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Time: 7:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Location:  District Office, 2370 Webb Ranch Road, Redwood Valley, California

  • All items listed below are considered action items unless otherwise noted.
  • The items listed below are numbered for convenience only and may not necessarily be heard in this order.

1. Roll Call.

2. Hearing of comments or questions from the attending public. See end of agenda for information regarding public comments .

3.  Consider hearing of urgent items received since the Agenda was posted. See end of Agenda for information regarding the hearing of urgent items.

4.  Approval of Consent Calendar.

  1. Financial Statement.
  2. 1.  Bills Paid since those approved at last Meeting.
     b.-2.  Bills Paid as approved at previous Meeting.
  3. Bills Payable.
  4. District Activity.

5.  Approval of Minutes as presented.

6.  Directors and Staff reports and discussion of non-action topics.

7.  Directors and Staff reports other than those listed in General Manager's Report. Action Topics.

8.  General Manager's Report February 2009  Action Items.

  1. Drought Status
  2. District Operations.
  3. Break-in.
  4. Fire Service Standby Charges.
  5. Payment of Irrigation Service in the absence of availability.
  6. Survey.
  7. Potential Emergency Well Field

9.  Financial Report.

  1. Discussion and possible action.

10.  Local Agency Formation Commission of Mendocino County – LAFCO.

  1. Discussion and possible action on LAFCO topics.

11.  Inland Water & Power Commission.

  1. Report of attendance at IW&PC Meetings.
  2. Proposed revision to the feasibility study cost sharing agreement.
  3. Discussion and possible comment on proposed tentative Eel River Settlement.
  4. Consider any correspondence concerning the IW&PC.
  5. Discussion and possible action on IW&PC topics.

12.  Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control & Water Conservation Improvement District.

  1. Report of attendance at MCRRFC&WCID meetings.
  2. Consider any correspondence concerning the MCRRFC&WCID.
  3. Discussion and possible action on Flood Control District topics.

13.  Report of attendance at agency meetings, i.e. City of Ukiah, County Board of Supervisors, other Special District's, County of Mendocino Planning Team/Housing Element, not listed separately herein.

14.  Sonoma County Water Agency.

  1. Consider any correspondence or reports concerning the Sonoma County Water Agency.
  2. Discussion and possible action on SCWA topics; water audits, conservation, etc.

15.  State Water Resources Control Board.

  1. Updates and possible action.

16.  Status report of Place of Use issues.

  1. Updates and possible action.

17.  Status report of 2800 acre-feet Storage Right.

  1. Updates and possible action.

18. Consider attendance at seminars, training events, conferences as received since last Meeting.


19. a.  Real Property Negotiations  -  Government Code Section 54956.8.
           Conference with Real Property negotiators.
           Address of Property:  Water within Lake Mendocino available to Russian River Flood Control & Water Conservation
           Improvement District, Sonoma County Water Agency, Mendocino County Water Agency or other water by substitution.
           Action Proposed:  No formal Action is anticipated.
           Action will be provided to the Real Property Negotiators consisting of the Attorney and Board of Directors representatives.

      b.  Real Property Negotiations; Report of Negotiator, Donald Butow, in regard to progress or lack of    progress in
           negotiations for access to water sources, rights of way, easements or  interests in real property related to transmission and
           storage of water.  No address available.
           Negotiations with County interests and other possibly effected landowners.  Government Code Section 54956.8.

      c.  Conference call with legal counsel re:  Existing Litigation  -  Government Code Section 54956.9.
           Complaint by SWRCB regarding Redwood Valley County Water District utilization of water  from Lake Mendocino. 
           Arbitration and Cease & Desist Order and Proceeding before the     SWRCB.
           Action Proposed:  The Board will not take action but instead provide guidance and direction to staff.


20.  Report of action taken in Closed Session Item No. 19.

  1. Real Property Negotiations.
  2. Real Property Negotiations.
  3. Existing Litigation/Arbitration.

POSTED: 04/10/09

Public Comments                                                                   return to agenda

Comments will be limited to matters under this District's jurisdiction that are not on the posted agenda and items that have not been previously considered by the Board of Directors.

Comments on a matter not on the agenda are limited to three (3) minutes per person and not more than ten (10) minutes for a particular subject.

No action will be taken. Individuals wishing to address the Board are welcome to do so throughout the Meeting.

Urgent Items                                                                            return to agenda

In accordance with Section 54954.2 (b)(2) of the Government Code Brown Act, Two-thirds Vote Required for Action Items. (Upon determination by a two-thirds vote of the legislative body, or, if less than two-thirds of the members are present, unanimous vote of those members present, that the need to take action arose after the Agenda was posted.)

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