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NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

9:30 a.m.

Meeting held in-person at
3050 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA – Suite #203

Notice of Teleconference Locations: One or more Directors will participate in this meeting via remote teleconference at the following locations: 
14151 Market St. Walnut Grove, CA 95690
1143 Crane St., Suite 200, Menlo Park, CA 94025
These remote locations are accessible to the public and the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board during all open session items at all locations.  

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*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***

1. Call to Order
Steve Mello, Chair

2. Closed Session
         The Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following items:
          i. Litigation regarding WaterFix Environmental Impact Report under CEQA. (Gov. Code 54956.9(d)(1));
          ii. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (three cases). 

 3. Closed Session Report
     Steve Mello, Chairman
      A. Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board on items discussed with legal counsel in Closed Session.

4. Approval of Minutes
      Steve Mello, Chairman
      A. ACTION:  Approve April 5, 2023, Board Meeting Minutes.
       04 05 23 NDWA Minutes.pdf
5. Director Election Process
     A. ACTION ITEM: Approve Resolution Calling for General District Election for Divisions 2 and 4.

6. Approval of FY 2023-24 Budget
Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manager
     A. Presentation of Financial Statements.

       Exhibit A.pdf

       Exhibit B.pdf

       Exhibit C.pdf

       Exhibit D.pdf
      B. Review and Approve Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget.

       NDWA contract payment chart_05.31.23.pdf

       Proposed 2023-24 Budget CT.pdf
      C. Disclose employee compensation.

7. Adoption of the FY 2023-24 Assessment Rate
      Steve Mello, Chairman
      A. Approve Resolution - Adoption of 2023-24 Agency Assessment Rate and Inflation Adjustment.
      B. Approve Resolution – Requesting Yolo County Collect NDWA Assessment on Property Tax Roll.

8. Manager Report
      Melinda Terry, Manager
      A. Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence; meeting with Sites Reservoir Proponents on Operational Effects in Delta.
      B. Succession Planning

9. Delta Activities Report
      Melinda Terry, Manager
      A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on water rights, water use reporting and other activities.
      B. Delta Habitat Projects – DSC certification filed for Prospect Island Tidal Restoration; Partial Recirculated Draft EIR for the Lookout Slough Habitat Project.
      C. Delta Conveyance Project – Update on Geotech drilling, permitting, and CEQA activities.
      D. Delta Conservancy – Update on Delta Drought Response Program and other activities.
      E. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) – Update on National Heritage Area Management Plan, DPAC, and other activities.
      F. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) – Update on Delta Adapts work groups and other activities.

 10. Engineer Report
 Anne Williams, MBK Engineers
     A. Water Quality and Hydrologic Conditions Update.
     B. Contract Payment – Update on effort to resolve acreage owned by DWR.
     C. Drought Claims Procedure – Delay in DWR paying claims.

11. Legal Report
      Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update.

     B. Sites Reservoir – Water Right application notice and protest process.  

12. Legislative Report
     A. Local agency website requirements - AB 1637.
     B. Water Rights – AB 460, AB 1337, SB 389.
     C. Budget Trailer Bill – Expedite construction of Delta Conveyance Project and Sites Reservoir.

 13. Announcements
June 22/23 - DSC meeting, 9:00 am
July 20 - DPC board meeting, 5:00 pm
August 2 - NDWA Board Mtg, 3050 Beacon Blvd, Ste 203, W. Sacramento, 9:30 am

14. Public Comment

15. Adjournment

June 7, 2023

NDWA Board Meeting Agenda