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2011 Meeting Minutes BACK TO MINUTES

March Board Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2011



PO BOX 104
RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA-3-17-2011.doc

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held March 17, 2011 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio (left at 9:50am). Guest was Topper van Loben Sels.

Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0.

It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $230,404.47 and to issue warrant 2327 in the amount of $200,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Topper van Loben Sels presented the NDWA increase in assessment election. He was reaching out to try to explain the position of the NDWA and urged a yes vote and wanted to see how he could reach out to RD3 landowners.

OLD BUSINESS: Phase IV was discussed and Gilbert Cosio reported that an answer should come soon.

Record storage containers were discussed. Trustee Joey Sanchez reported that the cost was $4,100 + $300 to paint + $250 delivery for a total of $4,650. He needs to go to Sacramento to discuss the transaction with the sales staff there. It was decided that the price increase was not significant and was authorized to move forward.

Chairman Pucci reported on the website development and stated a rough draft was completed and it appeared very user friendly and the website was scheduled to go online 4-15-11.

The Coalition was discussed and the amount of contribution was reviewed. It was voted 3 aye (Ken, Charlie, Joey) and 2 nay (Buddy, Aaron) to provide $.50 per acre as the Districts contribution for this period.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that the pump testing was completed and indicated that the 125hp was pumping about 9,000 gpm and it should be pumping about 15,000 which is only at 43% efficiency. The 150hp was leaking water and needs repair. There was much discussion about the pump repairs and what action should be taken. It was decided to have Severiano to contact Delta Pump and have them assess the situation and report back to the board. It appears that the Ryde plant is at 61% efficiency and the new pump is at 76-80%. The standard is 60% or over is good.

Levee inspection with Richard Willoughby was done last week and the results will be called in and areas that need work will be identified.

Severiano will be out of the country next week.

NEW BUSINESS: The 1994 truck was sold to Raul Gutierrez for $200.
The Secretary brought up the medical insurance costs and way to reduce the cost by increasing the deductible from $20 to a higher amount. Severiano also stated that his ex-wife does need to be included on the policy which would save over $500 per month. He said he would contact her and let her know that she would terminated from the policy.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.


April 21, 2011 @ 9:00 AM (for mower demo)

District Office.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary Chairman
Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci