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2012 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

February Minutes
Thursday, February 23, 2012



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680
The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held February 23, 2012 in the district office.  Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Aaron Beaver, Buddy Fonseca, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent Joey Sanchez.  Guests  Ron Baldwin, DPC and Tracy, Delta Pump.
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 4-0-1.   It was moved by Ken Pucci and seconded by Aaron Beaver to move Superintendent’s report to the top of the agenda after Public Comment.  Motion passed 4-0-1.
 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 $34,242.48 and to issue warrant 2340 in the amount of $35,000 to replenish cash.  Motion passed 4-0-1.    
PUBLIC COMMENT:  Ron Baldwin from the Delta Protections Commission reported on the DPC and what it is trying to accomplish and how it plans to it.  The DPC is trying to get grant money to the local level.  He is hoping to be able to get maps of the Delta as an effective way to plan for disasters and to get the government to go along with the plan.  He is to meet to tour the District on March 6, 2012.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Severiano Padilla had Tracy from Delta Pump report on the status of the new pump motor.  He suggested that the District get the pumps tested and then decide on what action to take to improve the efficiency of the pumping plant.
Severiano will begin spraying soon and he is putting a fence around the pump facility at Ryde.
Ken Pucci submitted a list of items that need to be taken care of by the Superintendent after the Trustees took a tour of the District.  Most of the items related to safety issues.  He also requested that the “Fish House” be taken care of.
OLD BUSINESS:  Tabled until next meeting.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum.
NEW BUSINESS: Gilbert Cosio reported on options to consider to revise permit fees.  He is to define the issue and report at the next meeting.  He felt the best way was to charge $200 plus engineering fees.
There was no objection to PGE replacing a pole on the District.  The request was approved and signed.
Forms 700 were distributed and signed.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:00 AM.
Personnel Review closed session was called to order at 11:00 AM.  Several items on how to proceed were discussed relating to job descriptions of all jobs within the District including the Secretary/Treasurer, engineer, superintendent and laborers. It was felt that better management of the District was needed and Buddy Fonseca is to set the priorities.  The board decided to have an organization workshop on March 8, 2012 at 14420 Hwy 160 to discuss this further.  Meeting adjourned 11:55AM.

March 15, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

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