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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

July Board Meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2011


PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held July 14, 2011 in the district office.  Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Buddy Fonseca.  Guest was Tracy Miller form Delta Pumps.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve 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 $35,394.23 and to issue warrant 2332 in the amount of $40,000 each to replenish cash.  Motion passed 4-0-1.    


OLD BUSINESS:  Nothing new to report on Phase IV. 

Kenny Pucci reported the storage container was purchased and will be installed. 

Kenny Pucci reported on the website.

The Coalition has been working on various issues.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. An email will be sent to the Delta Levees Maintenance Subventions Program commenting on the continuation of the current subvention reimbursement rate.

The Leary Rd project to be done by the County was discussed and certain requirements will be presented to the County for that repair work and the time which will be best for the farmers in the area that will be affected.  It was suggested by Gilbert Cosio to invite the County to the next meeting to discuss these issues.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Severiano Padilla introduced Tracy Miller from Delta Pumps who reported on the 125hp pump that is only pumping at 43% efficiency which is about 9,000 gal per min and it should be pumping about 17,000 gal per min.  He suggested that to replace the motor and propeller, but he was unsure as to why the pump was not pumping at a higher efficiency rate.  It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to have that work done at a cost of $36,604.  It should take about 12 weeks to get the new motor.  Motion passed 4-0-1.

It was also moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Charlie McDowell to have the 150hp switches repaired at a cost of $5,038.85.  Motion passed 4-0-1.

Severiano also reported that he is on the second burning and will mow after the burning is complete.

NEW BUSINESS:  It was moved by Kenny Pucci and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve Resolution 11-04 calling for elections of 3 board members, McDowell, Fonseca and Sanchez, on November 9, 2011.  Roll call vote indicated Sanchez, Beaver, McDowell and Pucci in favor with no nay votes.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:20 AM.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary: Bruce Pisoni
Chairman: Ken Pucci