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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

November Board Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2011


PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

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

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda with the exception to move the “Personnel Review (closed session)” as a separate line item on the agenda .  Motion passed 5-0-0.  
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 $275,404.42 and to issue warrants 2336 & 2337 in the amount of $50,000 and $245,000.00 to replenish cash.  Motion passed 5-0-0.    



OLD BUSINESS:  Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that it is close to being completed and is waiting for information from MBK.  The final bill from Red Car was to be held until completed.

The Leary Rd Project is nearly completed with only the paving to be done.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. Ken Pucci is to draft a letter to distribute to landowners along the levee discussing encroachments and what is not allowed.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Severiano Padilla reported that Delta Pump made a mistake and ordered the wrong motor.  The new motor will not be available until the end of January.  They re-installed the old motor and pump until the new motor arrives.  They will be no charge to the District for this.
Severiano replaced a belt on the new mower and ordered some new knives,

NEW BUSINESS:  There was discussion on the Leary Rd Dam project.  Joey Sanchez stated that it appears that the cost of the materials is much greater than thought and would cost about $22,000.  Aaron Beaver spoke to another supplier and thought it could be done for about $10,000 using plastic pipe.  Chairman Pucci requested Aaron Beaver to get the actual costs and report back at the next meeting.

Gilbert Cosio is to review the Encroachment Permit application submitted for the Sacramento Valley Fish Screens on Joey Sanchez’s property. 
It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Assessment Resolution #28.  Roll call vote indicated aye votes from Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell and Ken Pucci.  Motion passed 5-0-0.

The budget was reviewed and it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the budget as submitted with the exception to add a line item for “Contracted Mowing Expenses”.  Motion passed 5-0-0.

At 11:15 AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to open the closed session and requested non-trustees to leave the regular meeting.

At 12:00 PM the closed session was completed.  During the closed session, personnel adjustments were discussed regarding hiring a General Operations Manager to oversee the District’s operations. 

Meeting was adjourned at 12:05 PM.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary: Bruce Pisoni
Chairman: Ken Pucci