ZONE 7 Meeting
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALAMEDA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
November 20, 2019
The following were present:
DIRECTORS: SANDS FIGUERS
ANGELA RAMIREZ HOLMES
MICHELLE SMITH MCDONALD
DIRECTORS ABSENT: NONE
ZONE 7 STAFF: VALERIE PRYOR, GENERAL MANAGER
OSBORN SOLITEI, TREASURER/ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, FINANCE
JARNAIL CHAHAL, ENGINEERING MANAGER
COLTER ANDERSEN, PRODUCTION MANAGER
CAROL MAHONEY, INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGER
MATT KATEN, PRINCIPAL GEOLOGIST
RHETT ALZONA, PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
JOE SETO, PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
BRANDON WOODS, ASSOCIATE ENGINEER
WES MERCADO, ASSISTANT ENGINEER
DONNA FABIAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
ALEXANDRA BRADLEY, COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
COUNSEL: DAVID ALADJEM, DOWNEY BRAND
Item 1 - Call Meeting to Order
The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. and the Board immediately went into Closed Session.
Item 2 - Closed Session
a. Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54954.5:
Agency Negotiator: Valerie Pryor/Osborn Solitei
Employee Organizations: Alameda County Management Employees Association; Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, Local 342, AFL-CIO; International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, AFL-CIO; Local 1021 of the Service Employees International Union, CTW; Unrepresented Management
b. Conference with Real Property Negotiators:
Property: APNs 99-525-2, 99-550-2-3, 99-550-3-2, 99A-2700-2-5, 99A-2700-6-6, 99A-2700-9- 8, 99A-2700-10, 99A-2700-11-3, 99A-2700-12-6, 99A-2700-12-7, 99A-2420-4-13, 96-420-2, 96-420-3, 96-429-6, 99A-2701-1, 99A-2701-2, 99A-2701-3.
Agency negotiator: Valerie Pryor, Jarnail Chahal and David Aladjem
Negotiating parties: Unknown
Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment
c. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d) (1): 2 cases. (1) Edwin Belshe and Ginger Belshe v. Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG17868354; (2) City and County of San Francisco v. City of Dublin et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. CIV MSN18-0928
d. Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov't Code section 54956.9(d) (4): 2 cases
e. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated litigation pursuant to Gov't Code section 54956.9(d) (2): 2 cases
Item 3 -
Open Session and Pledge of Allegiance
President Figuers called the meeting back into session at 7:05 p.m. and led the pledge of allegiance.
Item 4 -
Report Out ot Closed Session
President Figuers stated that there was nothing to report.
Item 5 -
There was no public comment.
Item 6 -
Director Ramirez Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 16, 2019, and Director Quigley seconded the motion. Director Quigley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of October 21, 2019, and Director Palmer seconded the motion. Director Ramirez Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of November 6, 2019, and Director Quigley seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a voice vote of 7-0.
Item 7 -
Director Palmer moved that the Consent Calendar Items be approved and Director Ramirez Holmes. Items 7a through 7f were approved by a roll call vote of 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-86 Request for Out-of-State Travel to Attend Upcoming Association of California Water Agencies' DC Conference (Item 7a)
Resolution No. 19-87 Authorization for As-Needed Professional Engineering Services (Flood Protection System) (Item 7b)
Resolution No. 19-88 Authorization for As-Needed Professional Services: Water Supply Planning (Item 7c)
Resolution No. 19-89 Award of Contract for Operated Mowing Equipment Supply for As-Needed Routine Maintenance Work (Item 7d)
Resolution No. 19-90 Agreement to Purchase Emergency Handheld Radios and Joining the East Bay Regional Communication Systems Authority (Item 7e)
Resolution No. 19-91 Amendment to NRC Environmental Services, Inc. Service Agreement (Item 7f)
Item 8 -
New Employee Introduction
Valerie Pryor, General Manager, gave a staffing update stating that Amanda Dalnoki joined Zone 7 on October 21, 2019, as a Human Resources Technician. The Board applauded Ms. Dalnoki in absentia.
Item 9 -
DVWTP Ozonation Project Quarterly Progress Presentation
Brandon Woods, Associate Engineer, gave a status update on the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant's Ozonation Project. Mr. Woods stated that the construction progress continues to do well. Mr. Woods mentioned that the plant is currently shut down until January 2020. It is anticipated that the plant will be back online in the spring of 2020 using ozone. Mr. Woods stated that there was a slight delay with some equipment, but the project is scheduled for completion within 2 weeks of the original schedule.
Item 10 -
2020 Tri-Valley M&I Water Demand Study - Contract Award
Wes Mercado, Assistant Engineer, presented the 2020 Tri-Valley M&I Water Demand Study report. Mr. Mercado stated that from time to time, to support water supply and infrastructure planning, Zone 7 seeks updated forecasts of long-term municipal and industrial water demand.
Mr. Mercado added that developing an accurate demand forecast for water supply planning purposes is critical because of the potential large investments required towards acquisition of new water supplies and construction of reliability infrastructure.
Mr. Mercado said that in the past, Zone 7 has relied on the retailers for these forecasts, and each retailer uses their own method to forecast their own demand. He said staff is seeking a more consistent method to estimate demands at a regional level.
Mr. Mercado said staff developed a scope of work for a 2020 Tri-Valley M&I Water Demand Study which is intended to use the perspective of an independent third party to help come to a collaborative understanding of what demands can be expected. This information will be helpful for the retailers as well.
Through Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals, Woodard and Curran have been found to be the best qualified to assist in the 2020 Tri-Valley M&I Water Demand Study. Therefore, staff recommends authorizing the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Woodard and Curran. Director Gambs moved to approve the item and Director Quigley seconded it. The motion was approved by a roll call vote of 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-92 2020 Tri-Valley M&I Water Demand Study - Contract Award (Item 10)
Item 11 -
Authorizations for Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant - Round 3 Grant
Matt Katen, Principal Geologist, presented an item asking for the Board's authorization to submit an application for a Prop 68 Sustainable Groundwater Management Planning Grant, and for the General Manager to execute a grant agreement with the Department of Water Resources (DWR), should they award the grant.
Director Palmer moved that the request be approved and Director Quigley seconded it. The motion passed with a voice vote of 7-0.
Resolution No. 19-93 Authorizations for Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant - Round 3 Grant (Item 11)
Item 12 -
a. Verbal comments by President
b. Verbal reports
Item 13 -
Items for Future Agenda-Directors
There was none.
Item 14 -
a. General Manager's Report
b. Legislative Update
c. October Outreach Activities
d. Monthly Water Inventory and Water Budget Update
e. Capital Projects Status Report
f. Investment Report as of September 30, 2019
g. Unaudited First Quarter Revenue and Expenditure (R&E) Report
h. Verbal reports
Item 15 -
The meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.