NORTH DELTA WATER AGENCY
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Pursuant to State of California Executive Orders N-25-20, N-29-20 and N-08-21, members of the North Delta Water Agency (NDWA) Board of Directors (Board) and members of the public will participate remotely in this meeting electronically by teleconference, as described below. The Board may utilize different call-in information for any Closed Session items.
The call-in information for the Board and members of the public for this board meeting is as follows:
Meeting ID: 850 8375 5018
Call in Numbers (Audio Only):
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 850 8375 5018
Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #11, or may email public comments to email@example.com and all comments will be read aloud during the meeting. During this period of modified Brown Act compliance, NDWA will use its best efforts to swiftly resolve requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will resolve any doubt whatsoever in favor of accessibility.
*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***
1. Call to Order
Steve Mello, Chairman
2. Closed Session
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9, the Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following items:
i. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) –four potential cases.
3. Closed Session Report
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
A.August 4, 2021 Board Meeting
5. Financial Report
A. Update on the County Assessment Roll Submissions.
6. Manager Report
A. Report on Meetings, Presentations, and Correspondence
i. Administrative – Update on Director Election Process for Divisions 1, 3, and 5.
ii. Correspondence - NDWA Response Letter to DWR Regarding Contract Art. 9(a).
7. Engineer Report
A. Water Quality - Review Quality at Contract Monitoring Stations.
B. SWP Operations - Update on Weekly Coordination with DWR Staff.
8. Legal Report
A. Drought Claims Procedure - Update on Status of Discussions with DWR on Agreement to Compensate NDWA Water Users Pursuant to Art. 4(b)(iv).
9. Report on Drought Activities
A. Curtailment Order – Compliance Certification and Public Workshop.
B. Delta Diversion Complaints – SWRCB Investigation and Response to Coalition of CVP/SWP Contractors Letter Claiming Illegal Diversions in the Delta.
C. Drought Barriers – DWR Meeting with Farmers re: Potential Barrier Installation Next Year in Sutter and Steamboat Sloughs.
D. Delta Dry-Year Response Plan – Update on Joint Effort with CDWA/SDWA to Identify Voluntary Conservation Measures with Financial Incentives.
10. Report on Delta Activities
A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on drought and water conservation efforts, water quality, water rights, water use reporting and other activities.
B. Delta Habitat Projects – Update on activities.
C. Delta Conservancy Activities – Update on activities.
D. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Update on activities.
E. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities –Update on DLIS, other activities.
11. Public Comments
September 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Agenda