June 3, 2020 Agenda


​​NORTH DELTA  WATER AGENCY

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Teleconference Only

AGENDA (PDF) 


Pursuant to State of California Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, 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:
Web Meeting: https://ccvfc.pgimeet.com/NDWA
Call-in Number: 1-719-387-1139 (Audio Only)
Meeting Passcode: 3589841975

 Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #12, or may email public comments to cindy@northdeltawater.net 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: EXISTING AND ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (three cases)
         Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9, 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. Litigation regarding Coordinated Operations Agreement Addendum (Gov. Code 54956.9(d)(1)).

          iii. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9.

3. Closed Session Report

     Steve Mello, Chairman

     AReconvene 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 February 5, 2020Board Meeting Minutes.
     B. ACTION:  Approve April 21, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes.

5. Engineer Report
     
Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers
     A. Water Quality Update.

6. Legal Report

     Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand

     A. Water Quality Control Plan Update.

7. Manager Report

     Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. Administration – New COVID-19 workplace guidance for public agencies, and agency banking.
     B. Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence.
          NDWA Manager Report March 2020.pdf

          NDWA Manager Report April 2020.pdf

          NDWA comment ltr Lookout Slough EIR 02-14-20.pdf

          Scoping Comments on NOP for DCP_04.16.20.pdf

          WEST-#1608423-v1-NDWA_2068_2060_CCVFCA_trans__ltr_lookoutDraft 03192020.pdf
 
8. Delta Activities Report
     Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster.

     B. Delta Habitat Projects – Cache Slough Restoration Projects (Lookout Slough & Little Egbert).
     C Delta Conservancy Activities – Carbon Credit Program.
     D. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Land Use & Resource Mngt. Plan.
     E. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities – Ecosystem Chapter Update and Covered Action Appeal Hearing on Yolo Ranch Restoration Project.

9. Approval of FY 2020-21 Budget
 
   Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manager
     A. ACTION: Discuss and Approve Fiscal Year2020-21 Budget.

          NDWA contract payment chart_05.27.20.pdf
     B. Disclose employee compensation.

10. Adoption of the 2020-21 Assessment Rate
   
 Steve Mello, Chairman
     A. ACTION: Approve Resolution - Adoption of 2020-21 Agency Assessment Rate and Inflation Adjustment.

          2020-01_Assessment Rate.pdf
     B. ACTION: Approve Resolution – Requesting Yolo County Collect NDWA Assessment on Property Tax Roll.
          2020-02_resolution Assessment Yolo County.pdf
 
11. Announcements
     A. June 25 - DSC meeting, 9:00 am
     B. July 6 – DSC appeal hearing, Yolo Ranch Restoration Project, 9:30 am
     C. July 16 - DPC board meeting, Walnut Grove, 5:30
     D. July 23/24 – DSC meeting, 9:00 am
     E. August 5 - NDWA Board Meeting, 14120 Grand Ave, Walnut Grove, 9:30 am
     F. August 28 – DSC meeting, 9:00 am

 12. Public Comment
        
13. Adjournment