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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

October Board Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2011


PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held October 20, 2011 in the district office.  Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Buddy Fonseca, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guests were Matt owner of the Ryde Hotel, Mike Garcia, Mike Meschi from the County of Sacramento. Absent was Joey Sanchez. 

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:10 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Aaron Fonseca seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion passed 4-0-1.  

It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $41,213.38 and to issue warrant 2337 in the amount of $50,000 each to replenish cash.  Motion passed 4-0-1.    

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Matt new owner of the Ryde Hotel requested information regarding the permit process for excavating weeds around the levee.  He was told by Gilbert Cosio that he would need a permit to do any work 20’ from the toe of the levee.


OLD BUSINESS:  Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that it is close to being completed and is waiting for information from MBK regarding how the assessment is calculated.

The Leary Rd culvert was discussed with the County people.  They proposed that the District provide help removing the existing pipe, dam the ditch and provide equipment to remove the old pipe.  The County would purchase the pipe and replace the old pipe and repair and expand the road.  It was expected to take about 2 weeks.  There was discussion on how to dam the waterway and many options were discussed.  It was decided to have the Board go to the sight and review options. 
ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to declare an emergency to provide for a non-competitive bid not to exceed $20,000 to provide for a change order on the vegetation cleaning.  Roll call vote indicated a unanimous aye vote with Joey Sanchez absent..

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Severiano Padilla reported on the mowing and said it would finish in about a week.  He was having trouble getting to a section near the cross channel.  He also questions if the District wanted him to run up hours on the machine to be able to get $48/hr reimbursement from the subventions program.  It was decided not to do that.

NEW BUSINESS:  Tabled until next meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:50 AM.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary: Bruce Pisoni
Chairman: Ken Pucci