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2012 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

January 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680
The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held January 19, 2012 in the district office.  Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Aaron Beaver, Joey Sanchez, Buddy Fonseca, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio.. 
Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Buddy Fonseca seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0.  
 It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $80,010.09 and to issue warrant 2339 in the amount of $85,000 to replenish cash.  Motion passed 5-0-0.    
BORD MEMBER REPORTS:  Chairman Ken Pucci commented that the Sherriff removed the boats from the Stevies property and they have relocated near Frank Silva’s.
OLD BUSINESS:  Kenny Pucci reported that the website is about ready with some corrections.  Buddy Fonseca had some issues with some of the wording and it was decided to come back to that at the end of the meeting.
Joey Sanchez reported on the Leary Road dam and stated that he needs to go to Galt Pipe with Aaron Beaver to determine the cost of the project.  Aaron suggested that Dennis form Galt Pipe come out and see the site himself to get a better idea on the project.  Joey agreed and will call.  The Chairman wanted to have this done by the next meeting.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Severiano Padilla reported that the PGE bill will not change much even though it is a dry year.  He fixed the wall along the District office and asked if he should have Cal Trans install a guard rail.  The board approved of the idea.  He also asked about repairing the area around the pumps because it is dangerous.  The board approved.
NEW BUSINESS: It was moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve support for the Coalition in the same amount as last year.  It was reported that the Coalition received pledges from Ryer Island and Brannan-Andrus to participate in the Coalition.  Motion passed 5-0-0.
The insurance policy was reviewed and the Secretary reported that a letter had to be written to the insurance company explaining the unacceptable items on the DWR Fall inspection.  Gilbert is to write up an explanation of what the inspections encompass and maybe the insurance companies will not rely on those reports so much.
After reviewing the Secretary/Treasurer’s estimated time and costs, it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to allow the Secretary/Treasurer to submit all variable bills that relate to District expenses.  Motion passed 5-0-0.
Buddy Fonseca identified items that he felt should be corrected on the website.  There were no objections and Chairman Pucci will submit the changes.
At 10:35AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to move to the closed session.  Motion passed 5-0-0.  Items discussed included requirements and job duties of a general manager position and what the costs and benefits should be.  It was decided to have the Chairman prepare a job description for the general manger position and to analyze the cost requirements.  It was moved to adjourn the closed session at 11:20AM by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell.  Motion passed 5-0-0.
The Board scheduled Tuesday January 24, 2012 to do a site inspection.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:25 AM.

February 23, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

District Office
Respectfully submitted,
_____________________________________                      ______________________________
Secretary                                                                                 Chairman
Bruce Pisoni                                                                     Ken Pucci