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2010 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

December Board Meeting
Thursday, December 16, 2010



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680


The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held December 16, 2010 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. Guests were Steve Heringer and Joe Sanchez.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver moved seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1.

It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Joey Sanchez to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $41,295.34 and to issue warrant 2322 in the amount of $50,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Joe Sanchez commented about the assessment billing and how they are calculated. Some suggestions were made on how to improve the explanation of how the benefit assessment is calculated.

OLD BUSINESS: Steve Heringer reported on the Water Coalition activities. Joey Sanchez moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to have the District enter into a cooperative agreement with the Delta Local District Coalition. Motion passed 4-0-1.
Gilbert Cosio reported that the Phase IV is still being worked on.
Joey Sanchez reported on the storage containers and will be going by there shortly to look at the containers.

Ken Pucci reported that the cost to build a website is about $5,000 to $6,000 and was instructed to move forward on the project. There was some concern about who would maintain the site after it was developed.

There was no action on the vegetation project.

The mower was discussed and it was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Joey Sanchez to approve Resolution 10-6 to approve the purchase of the mower without bid because there is only one supplier west of Okalahoma and competitive bidding would have no potential to benefit the District. Motion passed 4-0-1 after roll call vote. The supplier, Teratrac, is to be invited by Kenny Pucci to the next meeting to discuss price and terms.

No action was taken on the encroachment permit for Lawton.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to accept the agreement to have the property conveyance to RD3 completed. Motion passed 4-0-1.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that cleaner of the canals was completed.

Sand bags and where sand is located was discussed. A manager from Hitachi was contacted, but he said he needed to contact his supervisor for authorization to replace the doors. The large pump was turned on and it appears that the one of the primers is not working , but the second one is working.
Severiano will be on vacation from December 22 to January 11.

NEW BUSINESS: The 2011 Budget was reviewed. It was stated by Gilbert Cosio that levee repairs could be as high as $1,000,000 and the budget should reflect that amount. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the 2011 budget as submitted with the $1M change in levee repairs. Motion passed 4-0-1.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM.


January 20, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

District Office.
Respectfully submitted,

Secretary Chairman
Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci