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Reclamation District 3

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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

January Board Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2011



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held January 20, 2011 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez (left 11:20am), Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla, Attorney Joe Schofield and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Buddy Fonseca. Guest was Steve Rankin from Aebi.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda and to move the mower review item with Steve Rankin from Aebi to the top of the agenda.. Motion passed 4-0-1.

It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $39,582.44 and to issue warrant 2323 in the amount of $40,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1.


OLD BUSINESS: Steve Rankin from Abei discussed the purchase of a model 240Terratrac mower. There would be no charge for shipping to Walnut Grove and training. Because this is a unique product attorney Joe Schofield stated a bid would not be needed. After much discussion Joey Sanchez moved to purchase the mower per the bid price of $151,746.49 with a farm exemption for the sales tax, Charlie McDowell seconded. Motion passed 4-0-1.

Joe Schofield reported on Phase IV and recommended in 2 weeks of non-response to sue. The board concurred. Joe will make one more attempt and then threaten a lawsuit.
Joey Sanchez reported he is in contact with the container company for the records storage container and will report back at the next meeting.

Kenny Pucci reported on the web page. After discussion it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Joey Sanchez to move forward on the website and to contract with Red Car Studios to develop the site with a cost of $5,650 plus $850 for artwork. Motion passed 4-0-1. Payment details would be worked out at a later date.

The Lawton encroachment permit was not acted on because he did not show up to the meeting.

The MOU with Bay Delta Conservation Plan was discussed. Joe Schofield will send a letter used by another district for the board to review and approve before the MOU will be approved. This will outline the understanding of the district. The board will decide at a later date how much to contribute.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. There was discussion regarding Empire Landscaping that currently wants $249,000. Gil Labrie suggested he propose to Empire a payment of $227,000 to settle the dispute.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the 150hp pump was leaking water and it was suggested to review the replacement of the pump. It will be added to the next agenda.

The pumps will be tested this month.

He suggested to spray around the guard rails and clean roads that are the responsibility of CalTrans. No action was taken.

NEW BUSINESS: It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Ken Pucci to approve Resolution 11-01, Subventions Work Agreement. Roll call vote indicated Aaron, Ken, Charlie -ayes. No nays, 2 absent.

Resolution 10-06 approved at the previous meeting was signed.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.


February 17, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary Chairman
Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci