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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

February Board Meeting
Thursday, February 17, 2011



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA-2-17-2011.doc

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held February 17, 2011 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guest was Osha Meserve and Erik Rinelberg.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Joey Sanchez moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0.

It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Kenny Pucci to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $142,327.74 for the new mower and $58,676.91 and to issue warrants 2325 in the amount of $150,000 and 2326 in the amount of $60,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0.


OLD BUSINESS: Phase IV was discussed and Gilbert Cosio reported that an answer should come soon.

Record storage containers were discussed. Trustee Joey Sanchez reported that he is going by tomorrow to review the containers.

Chairman Pucci reported on the website development and submitted copies of logo designs.

Severiano reported on the new mower. He stated that he has worked about 16 hours and it appears that it should take care of about 60% of the mowing requirements.

Osha Meserve and Erik Rinelberg reported on the coalition development and the progress made. They indicated that funding is now going to more important and they submitted an expected 6 month budget of about $7,500 per month which would amount to anywhere from $3.00/ac to $1.50/ac. There was much discussion regarding all aspects of the project and the coalition. Ken Pucci volunteered to be on a discussion group for the coalition. After Ms. Meserve and Mr. Rinelberg left, the board discussed if the District was interested in helping to fund the coalition. There was no consensus regarding funding and the discussion will continue.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. The NDWA fees are going up from $1.80 to $3.08/ac. Water use statements are due from landowners by April 4. The Corps is having a meeting regarding inspection of pipes using cameras on the inside of the pipe.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that the old Hitachi will not start and was told to get it fixed. He was also instructed to get rid of the 1995 truck that is not working. Bill Powers will be testing the pumps next week 2/23/2011. He spoke to Caltrans who instructed him no to do any spraying until they did some trimming of grass along the road. Severiano was instructed to put out to bid the purchase of Roundup to be used for grass killing. There appears to be a wide range of prices for Roundup.

NEW BUSINESS: Form 700 reports due from the board were submitted for review and signatures.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.


March 17, 2011 @ 9:00 AM (for mower demo)

District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary Chairman
Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci