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2010 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

September Board Meeting
Thursday, September 16, 2010



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680


The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held September 16, 2010 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca (Arrived 10:15am), Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez (left 10:50am), Aaron Beaver (Arrived 9:05am), Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guest was Corey Abel.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Joey Sanchez moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 3-0-2.
It was moved by Kenny Pucci and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $27,310.34 and to issue warrant 2318 in the amount of $30,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 3-0-2.


OLD BUSINESS: Phase IV was discussed and Chairman Pucci expressed his frustration over the amount of time this has taken (approx. 9yrs) and wanted to pursue other approaches to finalize this item. It was decided to have Chairman Pucci contact the District’s attorney to determine a course of action.

Record storage containers were discussed. Trustee Joey Sanchez reported that the prices have gone up and was unable to locate one at a reasonable price. It appears that a 40’ container is about $3,200. He will stop by French Camp to see if he can get one.
It was decided by the board to move forward on the website development at a cost of $5,000. Chariman Pucci will contact the developer.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. There was discussion on the demo for a mower, which Trustee Sanchez stated was very impressive. It was decided at the next meeting to have the supplier come and demo the mower at Trustee Aaron Beaver’s property. The machine costs about $150,000.

It was moved by Trustee Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve Empire Landscaping as the low bidder for the vegetation project. The Bid was for $250,000. Motion passed 4-0-1.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that the Hitachi over-heated twice and the supplier Pape came out to repair. Chairman Pucci instructed the superintendent to have Pape replace the door with a tropical door and this should be done for free, if not have Pape call the Chairman. There appears to be 4 other Hitachi’s in the area that are having similar problems. Severiano is keeping a log on the Hitachi problem.

They have finished cleaning the canals and will have Terry with the goats start their work.

NEW BUSINESS: It was decided to have Steve Heringer come to a meeting to present the Coalition of Districts information.

Corey Abel reviewed the latest numbers on the solar project, which included a lease instead of a purchase. There was discussion regarding the combination use of windmills and solar, and if this was an option to pursue. There were several other issues questioned such as deletion of the demand charge by PGE, combining all sources of power into one meter, cleaning of panels and competitive bids. Corey is to try to get answers to these questions.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:15 AM.


October 21, 2010 @ 8:00 AM (for mower demo)

District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary Chairman
Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci