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January 19, 2012

Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2012

RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held January 19, 2012 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Aaron Beaver, Joey Sanchez, Buddy Fonseca, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio.. 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 5-0-0. 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 $80,010.09 and to issue warrant 2339 in the amount of $85,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BORD MEMBER REPORTS: Chairman Ken Pucci commented that the Sherriff removed the boats from the Stevies property and they have relocated near Frank Silva’s. OLD BUSINESS: Kenny Pucci reported that the website is about ready with some corrections. Buddy Fonseca had some issues with some of the wording and it was decided to come back to that at the end of the meeting. Joey Sanchez reported on the Leary Road dam and stated that he needs to go to Galt Pipe with Aaron Beaver to determine the cost of the project. Aaron suggested that Dennis form Galt Pipe come out and see the site himself to get a better idea on the project. Joey agreed and will call. The Chairman wanted to have this done by the next meeting. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the PGE bill will not change much even though it is a dry year. He fixed the wall along the District office and asked if he should have Cal Trans install a guard rail. The board approved of the idea. He also asked about repairing the area around the pumps because it is dangerous. The board approved. NEW BUSINESS: It was moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve support for the Coalition in the same amount as last year. It was reported that the Coalition received pledges from Ryer Island and Brannan-Andrus to participate in the Coalition. Motion passed 5-0-0. The insurance policy was reviewed and the Secretary reported that a letter had to be written to the insurance company explaining the unacceptable items on the DWR Fall inspection. Gilbert is to write up an explanation of what the inspections encompass and maybe the insurance companies will not rely on those reports so much. After reviewing the Secretary/Treasurer’s estimated time and costs, it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to allow the Secretary/Treasurer to submit all variable bills that relate to District expenses. Motion passed 5-0-0. Buddy Fonseca identified items that he felt should be corrected on the website. There were no objections and Chairman Pucci will submit the changes. At 10:35AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to move to the closed session. Motion passed 5-0-0. Items discussed included requirements and job duties of a general manager position and what the costs and benefits should be. It was decided to have the Chairman prepare a job description for the general manger position and to analyze the cost requirements. It was moved to adjourn the closed session at 11:20AM by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell. Motion passed 5-0-0. The Board scheduled Tuesday January 24, 2012 to do a site inspection. Meeting was adjourned at 11:25 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 9:00 AM District Office Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

February 23, 2012

Meeting Minutes
February 23, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

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. BORD MEMBER REPORTS: None. 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. NEXT MEETING: Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 9:00 AM District Office Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

March 15, 2012

Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The meeting was convened at 8:00 AM and it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded Joey Sanchez to move to close session. Motion passed 4-0-1. During the session district operations were discussed. At 9:00 AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Joey Sanchez to move out of closed session. The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held March 15, 2012 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Buddy Fonseca, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Aaron Beaver. 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 Buddy Fonseca to add an emergency item regarding the injury to Trustee Aaron Beaver. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $56,845.78 and to issue warrant 2341 in the amount of $60,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. OLD BUSINESS: Website is complete and does show up on Goggle. Leary Rd dam was tabled. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to raise the permit fee to $400 plus any engineering fees above that. Motion passed 4-0-1. Gilbert Cosio is to report at the next meeting about the process for permit fees. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the new pump was installed and it was working at 80% efficiency. He also stated that the 60hp pump was operating at 50% and the other pump was working at 56%. 60%is considered good. He was instructed to take another test when the water was higher. Rebates from PGE are being submitted. He is continuing to spray until the wind or weather conditions prevents him doing it anymore. NEW BUSINESS: The emergency item regarding Trustee Aaron Beaver’s injury was discussed and how it would impact his duties as a trustee. It was decided that Chairman Pucci would go see Aaron and see what he wanted to do and if it would be necessary to either get a proxy or appoint a new trustee. Meeting was adjourned at 11:05 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday April 19, 2012 @ 9:00 AM District Office Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

April 19, 2012

Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The meeting was convened at 8:15 AM on April 19, 2012 and it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded Joey Sanchez to move to close session. Motion passed 4-0-1. During the session district operations were discussed and it was moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Aaron Beaver to hire David Robinson based on his proposal to start on Tuesday April 25, 2012. Motion passed 4-0-1. He is to have Joey Sanchez as his direct supervisor and over the next few months priorities are to be set. Since he will be using his own vehicle, insurance is to be reviewed. Potential trustee appointee, Jerry Dusa, was interviewed. At 9:00 AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Joey Sanchez to move out of closed session. The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held April 19, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s office located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guests were David Robinson, Jerry Dusa and Richard Wahl. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Joey Sanchez to move the item “Safety Consulting Services” under new business to the top of the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $62,791.02 and to issue warrant 2342 in the amount of $65,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. OLD BUSINESS: Leary Rd dam was tabled. Gilbert Cosio is to report at the next meeting about the process for permit fees. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the spring inspection was done with Richard Willoby from the DWR. It appeared that he was satisfied with the inspection but made some comments about certain encroachments and fixing some erosion sites which are being worked on. It was mentioned by the Secretary that PGE was having some trouble assessing their meters at the Ryde pumping plant. NEW BUSINESS: Richard Walh presented a proposal to help with OSHA and safety requirements. The base cost is $2,240 annually, but other organizations and business in the area using his service could be combined and the cost would be lower. It was suggested that Dave Robinson contact an appraiser to appraise the Stefani easement for the property that the District will need to fix the seepage berm project. It was agrees to table the audited financial statements until next meeting when the Trustees will have time to review the reports. Due to the resignation of Ken Pucci on April 29, 2012, it was moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Charlie McDowell to appoint Jerry Dusa to replace the open position. Motion passed 4-0-1. The appropriate letters will be sent to the County Board of Supervisors for their approval. Meeting was adjourned at 10:15 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 9:00 AM District Office Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “Buddy” Fonseca

May 17, 2012

Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held May 17, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s office located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Dave Robinson, Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio... Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:04 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Joey Sanchez seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and seconded Joey Sanchez to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $37,955.63 and to issue warrant 2343 in the amount of $40,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- Buddy Fonseca requested that Board continue to review the duties and responsibilities list. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni stated that subventions reimbursement was received in the amount of $354,255. Trustee Jerry Dusa had questions about how the program worked and Gilbert Cosio responded. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that the Stefani appraisal should be ready next week. It was suggested to the attorney review the appraisal before presenting it to Paul Stefani. Safety World has agreed to a $1,200 annual fee for their services. Dave is looking for a trap wagon for the diesel tank to be able to store diesel on site. The District will need to deal with waste oil and filters which will require an EPA number and the District will need a container. The 150hp pump leaks water and needs repair. Chairman Fonseca asked about an inventory of equipment the District has. Dave will work on this. It was decided by the Board to try and sell the old 125hp motor which was replaced. Mowing is being completed and Severiano is mowing everything that could e mowed. It appeared the only area that could not be mowed was from Walnut Grove to the Steamboat Bridge. There was discussion on how the mower was paying for itself and Gilbert Cosio will calculate how that is going. Dave met with the insurance agent to review the policy. It was suggested to increase the liability above the $1m amount. The Trustees are to review this and report back at the next meeting to determine if that amount should be increased. Dave asked about capital improvement projects and how that is determined. Next meeting that issue will be discussed. A credit card is to be issued to Dave Robinson by the District. Severiano brought up an issue with a ditch near Steamboat Orchard and whether or not the District should be cleaning the ditch. Dave is to look into the requirements of the District and this ditch. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. OLD BUSINESS: Leary Rd dam was tabled. The permit fees were reviewed with the Engineer’s report. The Stefani appraisal and the Safety Consulting items were discussed with the Manager’s report. NEW BUSINESS: The annual audited financial statements were reviewed. Jerry Dusa asked about the issue with property not being properly reported and what impact that may have on the District. The Treasurer explained that there would be very little if any impact. Resolution 12-02 regarding past due assessments being sent to the County for collections was presented. The resolution was passed and signed by the board. Meeting was adjourned at 10:50 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 9:00 AM District Office Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “Buddy” Fonseca

June 21, 2012

Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held June 21, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s shop located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guests were Robert Maragliano and Bunny Edwards. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Jerry Dusa moved and Joey Sanchez seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $42,612.66. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: Robert Maragliano stated he was selling off his equipment and offered it to the District. He is selling a JD7130- 30’ & a 25’ plus a JD6410 -21’. His prices were $90,000 for each of the JD7130 and $35,000 for the JD6410. If the District were to buy only the 2- JD7130 he offered them for $80,000 each and he offered all 3 tractors for $185,000. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and seconded by Aaron Beaver to have a special meeting Tuesday June 26 at 9AM to discuss this further. Motion passed 5-0-0. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- Buddy Fonseca wished to add to the agenda for the special meeting a report from Jerry Dusa about closed session meetings. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Charlie McDowell commented on cow carcasses along a district ditch. Joey Sanchez is to review the issue. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reported that the delinquencies have been sent to the county for collection. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that the Stefani appraisal should start next week. It was suggested to have the General Manager submit a list of items to the board ahead of the meeting so it would not take as much time during the meeting. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the Subventions Resolution for 2012-2013. Motion passed 5-0-0. OLD BUSINESS: Leary Rd dam was discussed and Joey Sanchez said it can wait until the Fall. NEW BUSINESS: It was suggested by the Chairman and agreed by the Board that the umbrella insurance policy should be increased to $5m and the 96 Chev that was sold should be deleted from the policy. Capital improvements will be discussed at the special meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 10:50 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “Buddy” Fonseca

July 26, 2012

Meeting Minutes
July 26, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held July 26, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s shop located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Jerry Dusa. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Aaron Beaver moved and Joey Sanchez seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $44,779.53 for June. Motion passed 1-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reported that the county will do the assessment billing by adding it to property tax bills. The main issue relates to what it may cost. The Treasurer will look into and report at a future meeting. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that the Stefani appraisal was completed and it came in at about $6,500 per acre. He thought Stefani wanted $10,000 per acre. It was suggested to have the attorney take it from here to negotiate with Stefani. He is working on the Emergency Action Plan and he reported that PGE is looking into who owns the transformers near Steamboat. The Ryde pump belts were replaced, but there is something else stuck in it and divers will have to go down and clean it. Wilcox put in 2-24” pipes through the levee and they have been informed and have agreed that if they need to be removed they will do it. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. OLD BUSINESS: The Stefani appraisal was discussed under the Manager’s report. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to purchase the equipment submitted by SunHarvest in the amount of $189,625.00 including sales tax. Motion passed 4-0-1. NEW BUSINESS: It was suggested by the Chairman and agreed by the Board that the umbrella insurance policy should be increased to $5m and the 96 Chev that was sold should be deleted from the policy. Capital improvements will be discussed at the special meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 10:10 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday August 16, 2012 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni

August 16, 2012

Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held August 16, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s shop located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. At 10:25 Osha Meserve from LAND entered the meeting for a presentation. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Joey Sanchez moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $229,307.73 for July and issuing warrant #2345 in the amount of $50,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: OSHA Meserve from LAND reported on several issues relating to the peripheral canal and its progress. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Joey Sanchez commented on how well David Robinson is working out. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reviewed the financial report with nothing new to add. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson report is attached. Buddy Fonseca requested research on what it would take to have an additional generator available if the District were to loose power from PGE in a flood situation. Jerry Dusa volunteered to be on an ad hoc committee working with Dave Robinson and Joe Schofield to determine the offer that should be made on the Stefani property. It was decided to begin working on the mowing for the fall inspection which will be requested to be done in September. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded Aaron Beaver to authorize the Treasurer Bruce Pisoni to sign on behalf of the District for the 2011-12 Subventions. OLD BUSINESS: The Stefani appraisal was discussed and Jerry Dusa is to work with Dave Robinson and Joe Schofield to try to get a resolution by next month. NEW BUSINESS: none. Meeting was adjourned at 11:10 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “Buddy” Fonseca

September 18, 2012

Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held October 18, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s shop located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Jerry Dusa moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $47,590.03 for September and issuing warrant #2347 in the amount of $60,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reviewed the financial report with nothing new to add. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that they are mowing along Hwy 160 with hand crews starting at the Isleton Bridge doing about 1 mile per day. It should take 2-3 weeks to complete. The 150hp pump is in place and the Ryde pump is almost done. The District has capacity for pumping is 128,000 per minute and 285 CF/sec. It would take about 1 month to drain the island in case of flood. To rent an emergency generator in the event PGE failed would cost about $50,000 per month. Charlie McDowell said the most time PGE was ever out was about 10-12hrs. The DWR inspection is scheduled for next Tuesday and the Corps PIR is to be done later. The Trustee tour of the island is set for November 12 @ 8am. The Callis property issue is still being worked on and is not completed. Gilbert Cosio suggested that it go back to Attorney Schofield to finalize any outstanding items. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. OLD BUSINESS: The Stefani easement is waiting for signature. Stefani is out of the country. NEW BUSINESS: None. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday at Ryde November 15, 2012 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand Fonseca

October 20, 2012

Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2012

RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held September 20, 2012 at Aaron Beaver’s shop located at 14420 Hwy 160, Walnut Grove. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Jerry Dusa seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Joey Sanchez and Jerry Dusa seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $73,279.84 for August and issuing warrant #2346 in the amount of $45,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reviewed the financial report with nothing new to add. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that they are mowing from Steamboat south. Two new employees have been hired to help with the mowing. It was moved by Jerry Dusa and seconded by Aaron Beaver to have the Secretary/Treasurer authorized to sign payroll checks if they become due prior to a meeting for signature. Motion passed 5-0-0. Martec is working on the pumps. Dave brought up the possibility of purchasing a parcel next to the pump house for storage. Buddy suggested the board taking a tour of the property which is to be scheduled in November. The Corps is to begin an inspection of the levees in mid-October where they walk the levee. Converting the pumps to different voltage appears to be too expensive to do at this time. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. OLD BUSINESS: The Stefani easement is waiting for signature. NEW BUSINESS: None. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday October 18, 2012 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “Buddy” Fonseca

November 15, 2012

Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held November 15, 2012 at the District office. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Aaron Beaver moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $61,354.71 for October and issuing warrant #2348 in the amount of $65,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- Recommended to the Board that if any topic is taking too much time to let the President know. He also suggested that the next meeting be held at MBK’s office in Sacramento. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: Jerry Dusa suggested that the Board meet every other month or as needed. This item will be put on the next agenda to discuss. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reviewed the financial report. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that the levee cleanup work will be done this week. He asked about a policy manual and if one should be developed if there was none. The USACE are doing inspections along the levee where they walk the levee and report on the condition of the levee. There was discussion about pipes and conduits in the levee that will be discovered by the USACE. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. Gilbert Cosio reported that the property at the south end of the island belonging to the government is a potential problem due to the condition of the levee and the elevation. OLD BUSINESS: It was moved by Jerry Dusa and seconded by Aaron Beaver to authorize Chairman Buddy Fonseca to sign on behalf of the District regarding the Stefani property and to authorize payment for ½ in 2012 and the other ½ at time of completion. Motion passed 5-0-0. NEW BUSINESS: The Treasurer distributed a proposed budget for 2013. It will be reviewed at the next meeting. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the resolution for the 2012 assessment call number 29. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the resolution for Work Agreements for 2012-13 Levee Maintenance. Motion passed 5-0-0. Insurance information was given to David Robinson to review and report at the next meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 10:15 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday at office of MBK December 20, 2012 @ 10:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand “

December 17, 2012

Meeting Minutes
December 17, 2012

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 1011 WALNUT GROVE, CA 95690

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held December 17, 2012 at the District office. Present were Chairman Buddy Fonseca, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Jerry Dusa, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, General Manager Dave Robinson, and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guests were Julie Lancaster (Brown & Meyer) and George Pappas from Alteris insurance. Chairman Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:03 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Joey Sanchez and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $75,510.86 for December and issuing warrant #2349in the amount of $70,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT- None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. TREASUSER’S REPORT- Treasurer Bruce Pisoni reviewed the financial report and stated another assessment billing would be done for accounts not paid. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: Dave Robinson reported that spraying was being done. The Army Corp walk of the levee was done and a report will be issued. When PGE works on their equipment the District is going to put the wiring underground to get rid of the poles. The 120hp pump is worth $150 for scrap. Dave was given permission to get rid of it. Emergency Response Plan requires certain supplies be on hand which Dave will take care of. Jerry Dusa moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to have an inspection done of the foreman’s house to determine if it is livable and what may be needed to fix the house. Motion passed 5-0-0. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. OLD BUSINESS: The $22,000 check to Stefani for ½ of the purchase price of the property was written. The budget was tabled until further review could be done. NEW BUSINESS: Employee Policy manual was tabled until Jerry Dusa could contact an HR company. Eminent Domain issue was tabled until Joe Schofield could attend a meeting to explain the ramifications. Julie Lancaster & George Pappas reviewed an insurance proposal for the 2013 year. The Board decided to have a special meeting to discuss the insurance further. Resolution to authorize Board President to sign documents was signed. RD3 Board Meeting Schedule was tabled. Meeting was adjourned at 11:30 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday at office of MBK February 22, 2013 @ 9:00 AM Respectfully submitted, _____________________________________ ______________________________ Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Armand Fonseca

2011

January 20, 2011

Meeting Minutes
January 20, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

MEETING MINUTES

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held January 20, 2011 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez (left 11:20am), Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla, Attorney Joe Schofield and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Buddy Fonseca. Guest was Steve Rankin from Aebi. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda and to move the mower review item with Steve Rankin from Aebi to the top of the agenda.. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $39,582.44 and to issue warrant 2323 in the amount of $40,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Steve Rankin from Abei discussed the purchase of a model 240Terratrac mower. There would be no charge for shipping to Walnut Grove and training. Because this is a unique product attorney Joe Schofield stated a bid would not be needed. After much discussion Joey Sanchez moved to purchase the mower per the bid price of $151,746.49 with a farm exemption for the sales tax, Charlie McDowell seconded. Motion passed 4-0-1. Joe Schofield reported on Phase IV and recommended in 2 weeks of non-response to sue. The board concurred. Joe will make one more attempt and then threaten a lawsuit. Joey Sanchez reported he is in contact with the container company for the records storage container and will report back at the next meeting. Kenny Pucci reported on the web page. After discussion it was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Joey Sanchez to move forward on the website and to contract with Red Car Studios to develop the site with a cost of $5,650 plus $850 for artwork. Motion passed 4-0-1. Payment details would be worked out at a later date. The Lawton encroachment permit was not acted on because he did not show up to the meeting. The MOU with Bay Delta Conservation Plan was discussed. Joe Schofield will send a letter used by another district for the board to review and approve before the MOU will be approved. This will outline the understanding of the district. The board will decide at a later date how much to contribute. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. There was discussion regarding Empire Landscaping that currently wants $249,000. Gil Labrie suggested he propose to Empire a payment of $227,000 to settle the dispute. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the 150hp pump was leaking water and it was suggested to review the replacement of the pump. It will be added to the next agenda. The pumps will be tested this month. He suggested to spray around the guard rails and clean roads that are the responsibility of CalTrans. No action was taken. NEW BUSINESS: It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Ken Pucci to approve Resolution 11-01, Subventions Work Agreement. Roll call vote indicated Aaron, Ken, Charlie -ayes. No nays, 2 absent. Resolution 10-06 approved at the previous meeting was signed. Meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

February 17, 2011

Meeting Minutes
February 17, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held February 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. Guest was Osha Meserve and Erik Rinelberg. 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 5-0-0. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Kenny Pucci to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $142,327.74 for the new mower and $58,676.91 and to issue warrants 2325 in the amount of $150,000 and 2326 in the amount of $60,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. 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 he is going by tomorrow to review the containers. Chairman Pucci reported on the website development and submitted copies of logo designs. Severiano reported on the new mower. He stated that he has worked about 16 hours and it appears that it should take care of about 60% of the mowing requirements. Osha Meserve and Erik Rinelberg reported on the coalition development and the progress made. They indicated that funding is now going to more important and they submitted an expected 6 month budget of about $7,500 per month which would amount to anywhere from $3.00/ac to $1.50/ac. There was much discussion regarding all aspects of the project and the coalition. Ken Pucci volunteered to be on a discussion group for the coalition. After Ms. Meserve and Mr. Rinelberg left, the board discussed if the District was interested in helping to fund the coalition. There was no consensus regarding funding and the discussion will continue. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. The NDWA fees are going up from $1.80 to $3.08/ac. Water use statements are due from landowners by April 4. The Corps is having a meeting regarding inspection of pipes using cameras on the inside of the pipe. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that the old Hitachi will not start and was told to get it fixed. He was also instructed to get rid of the 1995 truck that is not working. Bill Powers will be testing the pumps next week 2/23/2011. He spoke to Caltrans who instructed him no to do any spraying until they did some trimming of grass along the road. Severiano was instructed to put out to bid the purchase of Roundup to be used for grass killing. There appears to be a wide range of prices for Roundup. NEW BUSINESS: Form 700 reports due from the board were submitted for review and signatures. Meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday March 17, 2011 @ 9:00 AM (for mower demo) District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

March 17, 2011

Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA

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. NEXT MEETING: Thursday April 21, 2011 @ 9:00 AM (for mower demo) District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

April 21, 2011

Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA-4-21-2011.doc

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held April 21, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Charlie McDowell. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Joey Sanchez moved and Buddy Fonseca seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Kenny Pucci and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $55,854.91 and to issue warrant 2328 in the amount of $500,000 to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Nothing new to report on Phase IV. Joey Sanchez reported the storage container was purchased and will be installed next week. Kenny Pucci reported on the website, he submitted a mission statement for the board to review which was approved by the board for the website. A copy of the latest letter from the Coalition was presented that stated the supporters. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. Joey Sanchez presented an idea on how to minimize costs on draining the area near Leary Rd. It would cost about $6,000 for 2-40’ pipes with flaps. Gilbert has looked into the 1984 assessment roll and how it was calculated to provide landowners with the method of how their assessments came about. He said the assessment before the 1984 assessment was in 1929 and he is going to try to find the info on that assessment to help clarify how it is being done. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated he hired an employee for 3 days when the water was high due to late rain. He is going to add a pipe to pull air from the 125hp pump to see if it will improve efficiency. The doors for the Hitachi have finally been installed. He reported on the new mower which seems to be working well. It was advised to have someone else do the training on the Terratrac to have a backup. The board instructed him to have the building fixed where a car ran into it. NEW BUSINESS: The current medical insurance plan is up for renewal and it was advised to increase the co-pay from $20 to $50 to save 13.62% in premium costs. The secretary was instructed to submit the change. Meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

May 19, 2011

Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

RD3 AGENDA-5-19-2011.doc

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held May 19, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Buddy Fonseca, Joey Sanchez (Arrived 9:05), Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guest was Dick Ennis. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $47,384.08 and to issue warrant 2329 & 2330 in the amount of $20,000 each to replenish cash. The audit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was presented to the board for their review. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Nothing new to report on Phase IV. Kenny Pucci reported the storage container was purchased and will be installed. Kenny Pucci reported on the website. He reported that the website was getting closer to being completed and he requested certain information from the Engineer and the Secretary to be put on the website. The check to the Coalition is being sent in the amount of $8,122.50 for the District’s agreed upon amount of $.50 per acre of 16,245 acres. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. The DeGennare CCVFPB application was approved and signed by the Board. The Subventions 2011-12 CEQA Notice of Exemption is to be placed on next months agenda. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that Delta Pumps was scheduled to assess the 125hp and 150hp pump repair requirements. The pumps will require some repairs, but need to be pulled to determine the exact nature and extent of the repairs. The Board directed Severiano to get estimates and report back to the Board at the next meeting. The new pump needs a siphon replacement and it was decided to keep the siphon at the existing 12”. He reported that the new Aebi Terra Trac had gotten stuck, but had been successfully removed. Severiano stated he had sprayed the grass along side of the road and would contact CalTrans to spray along the railing. Severiano stated that a dumpster is needed for the District to dispose of garbage. As of now there is no dumpster or any other receptacle. He will look into. NEW BUSINESS: Dick Ennis, PGE consultant reported on new billing procedures from PGE. He will review the past year’s electric usage and report back at the next meeting to determine if the District is on the most efficient rate. His charges will be $100 per hour and should amount to $700 for the review. Resolution 11-03 “Delinquent Assessments” was approved and signed by the Board. The delinquent accounts will be sent to the County for collections. Meeting was adjourned at 10:20 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday June 16, 2011 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

July 14, 2011

Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held July 14, 2011 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. Guest was Tracy Miller form Delta Pumps. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $35,394.23 and to issue warrant 2332 in the amount of $40,000 each to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Nothing new to report on Phase IV. Kenny Pucci reported the storage container was purchased and will be installed. Kenny Pucci reported on the website. The Coalition has been working on various issues. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. An email will be sent to the Delta Levees Maintenance Subventions Program commenting on the continuation of the current subvention reimbursement rate. The Leary Rd project to be done by the County was discussed and certain requirements will be presented to the County for that repair work and the time which will be best for the farmers in the area that will be affected. It was suggested by Gilbert Cosio to invite the County to the next meeting to discuss these issues. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla introduced Tracy Miller from Delta Pumps who reported on the 125hp pump that is only pumping at 43% efficiency which is about 9,000 gal per min and it should be pumping about 17,000 gal per min. He suggested that to replace the motor and propeller, but he was unsure as to why the pump was not pumping at a higher efficiency rate. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to have that work done at a cost of $36,604. It should take about 12 weeks to get the new motor. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was also moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Charlie McDowell to have the 150hp switches repaired at a cost of $5,038.85. Motion passed 4-0-1. Severiano also reported that he is on the second burning and will mow after the burning is complete. NEW BUSINESS: It was moved by Kenny Pucci and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve Resolution 11-04 calling for elections of 3 board members, McDowell, Fonseca and Sanchez, on November 9, 2011. Roll call vote indicated Sanchez, Beaver, McDowell and Pucci in favor with no nay votes. Meeting was adjourned at 11:20 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary: Bruce Pisoni Chairman: Ken Pucci

August 18, 2011

Meeting Minutes
August 18, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held August 18, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Buddy Fonseca, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Joey Sanchez. Guests were Osha Meserve and Eric Ringelberg from the Delta Coalition. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Ken Pucci moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda. 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 $55,996.76 and to issue warrant 2335 in the amount of $50,000 each to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: The Delta Coalition update was moved to the front of the agenda. Qsha and Eric reported on the status and progress of the Delta Coalition and the obstacles facing the Coalition. They spoke about the concept of DWR condemning property to be able to do borings and other issues. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the contribution to the Delta Coalition of $.50 per acre which amounts to Nothing new to report on Phase IV. The storage container has not been installed yet. Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that they are now waiting on information to be included. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. The Leary Road project was discussed. The Cal Trans representative did not show. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported on the new mower and expected about 70% of the levees should be able to be mowed. Delta Pump fixed the switch and is working. He is not doing much spraying. Ken Pucci brought up the guard rails and the fact that Cal Trans is paying for the garland to be sprayed along the guard rail, but this is not being done now because of the affect it may have on crops nearby. He felt Cal Trans should take more responsibility in spraying the grass along the guard rail. Gilbert is to write a letter to Cal Trans to get them to take care of the guard rail before the next DWR inspection. NEW BUSINESS: Resolution 11-05, Delinquencies, was signed by the board at the request of the county to proceed with liens on those properties. Meeting was adjourned at 11:20 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary: Bruce Pisoni Chairman: Ken Pucci

September 15, 2011

Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held September 15, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Joey Sanchez, Buddy Fonseca, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Charlie McDowell. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:10 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Aaron Fonseca seconded to approve the agenda. 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 $40,374.06 and to issue warrant 2336 in the amount of $50,000 each to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BORD MEMBER REPROTS: None. OLD BUSINESS: Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that it is within 2 weeks of completion and will have a draft to look at by next meeting. It was discussed to have the next meeting at the Secretary’s office so the Board could review the website on a computer. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to give Ken Pucci authorization to sign for bids for vegetation maintenance. Motion passed 4-0-1. Ken Pucci questioned the necessity of the purchase of mitigation credits. Gilbert Cosio stated that the Board may need to declare an emergency and repair the erosion site in late October. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported on the mowing and said it was about done, maybe 1 more cutting. Raul knock over a power pole that PGE fixed without assigning blame. Joey Sanchez is to order 2 sections of 40’ pipe and 2- 4’ gates for the Leary Road project. Ken Pucci is to draft a letter to landowners regarding easement access. NEW BUSINESS: None. Meeting was adjourned at 9:50 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary: Bruce Pisoni Chairman: Ken Pucci

September 15, 2011

Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held September 15, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Joey Sanchez, Buddy Fonseca, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Absent was Charlie McDowell. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:10 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Aaron Fonseca seconded to approve the agenda. 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 $40,374.06 and to issue warrant 2336 in the amount of $50,000 each to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BORD MEMBER REPROTS: None. OLD BUSINESS: Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that it is within 2 weeks of completion and will have a draft to look at by next meeting. It was discussed to have the next meeting at the Secretary’s office so the Board could review the website on a computer. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to give Ken Pucci authorization to sign for bids for vegetation maintenance. Motion passed 4-0-1. Ken Pucci questioned the necessity of the purchase of mitigation credits. Gilbert Cosio stated that the Board may need to declare an emergency and repair the erosion site in late October. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported on the mowing and said it was about done, maybe 1 more cutting. Raul knock over a power pole that PGE fixed without assigning blame. Joey Sanchez is to order 2 sections of 40’ pipe and 2- 4’ gates for the Leary Road project. Ken Pucci is to draft a letter to landowners regarding easement access. NEW BUSINESS: None. Meeting was adjourned at 9:50 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary: Bruce Pisoni Chairman: Ken Pucci

November 17, 2011

Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2011

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held November 17, 2011 in the district office. Present were Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Charlie McDowell, Buddy Fonseca, Aaron Beaver, Joey Sanchez Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio.. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Charlie McDowell seconded to approve the agenda with the exception to move the “Personnel Review (closed session)” as a separate line item on the agenda . Motion passed 5-0-0. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $275,404.42 and to issue warrants 2336 & 2337 in the amount of $50,000 and $245,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS: None. OLD BUSINESS: Kenny Pucci reported on the website and said that it is close to being completed and is waiting for information from MBK. The final bill from Red Car was to be held until completed. The Leary Rd Project is nearly completed with only the paving to be done. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. Ken Pucci is to draft a letter to distribute to landowners along the levee discussing encroachments and what is not allowed. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that Delta Pump made a mistake and ordered the wrong motor. The new motor will not be available until the end of January. They re-installed the old motor and pump until the new motor arrives. They will be no charge to the District for this. Severiano replaced a belt on the new mower and ordered some new knives, NEW BUSINESS: There was discussion on the Leary Rd Dam project. Joey Sanchez stated that it appears that the cost of the materials is much greater than thought and would cost about $22,000. Aaron Beaver spoke to another supplier and thought it could be done for about $10,000 using plastic pipe. Chairman Pucci requested Aaron Beaver to get the actual costs and report back at the next meeting. Gilbert Cosio is to review the Encroachment Permit application submitted for the Sacramento Valley Fish Screens on Joey Sanchez’s property. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Assessment Resolution #28. Roll call vote indicated aye votes from Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell and Ken Pucci. Motion passed 5-0-0. The budget was reviewed and it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the budget as submitted with the exception to add a line item for “Contracted Mowing Expenses”. Motion passed 5-0-0. At 11:15 AM it was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to open the closed session and requested non-trustees to leave the regular meeting. At 12:00 PM the closed session was completed. During the closed session, personnel adjustments were discussed regarding hiring a General Operations Manager to oversee the District’s operations. Meeting was adjourned at 12:05 PM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 9:00 AM, District Office Respectfully submitted, Secretary: Bruce Pisoni Chairman: Ken Pucci

2010

June 17, 2010

Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

AGENDA-6-17-2010.doc

The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held June 17, 2010 in the district office. Present were Chairman Ken Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio and attorney Joe Schofield. Guest was Dick Ennis. Chairman Ken 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 Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $31,813.66. Treasurer reported that the delinquencies sent to the county will be sold by the County Treasurer July 1, 2010. Motion passed 5-0-0. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Joe Schofield reported on Phase IV information and stated that we are waiting for information from the State. Ken Pucci commented on the time it was taking to get this taken care of. Joey Sanchez reported on the record storage container. He stated that we may be able to get one for free from Sheldon Gas with shelves already inside. He will check into. The solar energy proposal was discussed. Dick Ennis reported that he thought the Nations proposal was a good presentation, but certain items were not clear such as customer, meter and demand charges. It appears that due to the type of project the District would have to get 3 bids at prevailing wage, which would probably make the project prohibitive. There was much discussion on what the next steps should be. It was recommended to appoint a 2-man committee to review the options and report back to the board, this item was tabled due to lack of a chairman for the committee. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to spend up to $10k for continued due diligence on the project to gather more information. Motion passed 4-1(Ken)-0. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that he has only had 1 burn day and spraying has stopped due to the wind. NEW BUSINESS: It was moved to approve Resolution 10-4 regarding the application for the 2010-11 Subventions. Roll call vote indicated all aye votes. Water Diversion reporting was discussed and it was decided to have the Secretary send out to all landowners the new requirements with a copy of the reporting form for reporting to the state. Joe Schofield requested the District pay for the surveying of the superintendent’s house property for Jill Callis. Payment was approved by the Board. The Closed Session was tabled. Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday July 22, 2010 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

July 22, 2010

Meeting Minutes
July 22, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

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The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held July 22, 2010 in the district office. Present were Chairman Ken Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez (Left 10:20am), Aaron Beaver (Arrived 9:15am), Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guest was Dick Ennis. Chairman Ken 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 Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Charlie McDowell to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $31,949.43. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Phase IV-tabled. Joey reported that Sheldon may have a record storage container. The price of the container have gone up and retail stores are now renting them. Dick Ennis reported on PGE rates and analysis relating to the solar energy review. It appears that the District should change the rating with PGE for 2 of its meters, which Dick will do. It also appears that there is not enough savings to go ahead with the solar energy program unless PGE would buy back any excess energy, which they do not currently do. It was decided to review the PGE rates annually around January. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that the excavator was turned on and it got hot again. It was suggested to contact the Hitachi and let them know it was getting hot. Pumps are running quite a lot and landowners with siphons (at least 5) should have regulators on them. He has been unable to do much burning due to conditions. NEW BUSINESS: The spring levee inspection was reviewed under the engineer’s report along with the DWR Agency Reporting and the County General Plan update. Each trustee was to fill out an profile update for the Flood Officials Directory. A review of medical rates was to be reviewed at the next meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday August 19, 2010 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

August 19, 2010

Meeting Minutes
August 19, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

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The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held August 19, 2010 in the district office. Present were, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez (Arrived 9:15am), Aaron Beaver, Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Chairman Ken Pucci was absent. Acting Chairman Buddy Fonseca opened the regular meeting at 9:10 A.M., Charlie McDowell moved and Aaron Beaver seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed 3-0-2. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Consent Calendar relating to the minutes of the previous meeting and expenditures of $46,865.66 and to issue warrant 2317 in the amount of $50,000.00 to replenish cash. Motion passed 3-0-2. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Phase IV and records storage-tabled. Medical insurance premiums were discussed and it was decided to follow up when the policy expires in June 2011. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. The District should receive about $375,000 in subventions for 2009-2010. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to authorize the Secretary, Bruce Pisoni sign the subvention final claim for 2009-2010. Motion passed 4-0-1. It was also moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Aaron Beaver to accept the bid from Asta Construction for the bank protection project in the amount of $49,913. Motion passed 4-0-1. Gilbert is to review the DWR request for access. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla stated that Terry with the goats was asking if the District wanted use them again this year. Gilbert Cosio is to contact him and discuss it. The Hitachi will be tested next week to see if it will overheat. NEW BUSINESS: There was discussion regarding the District using a mower on its own. It was decided to rent one to see how well it worked and maybe buy one at a later date if it worked out. Gilbert Cosio is to contact the company that sprays the levees from the waterside for vegetation control. It was decided to wait on the website issue until Brannan-Andrus have finished their website to see how well it worked. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday September 16, 2010 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

September 16, 2010

Meeting Minutes
September 16, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

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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. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. 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. NEXT MEETING: Thursday October 21, 2010 @ 8:00 AM (for mower demo) District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

November 18, 2010

Meeting Minutes
November 18, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

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The regular meeting of Reclamation District #3 was held November 18, 2010 in the district office. Present were, Chairman Kenny Pucci, Trustees Buddy Fonseca, Charlie McDowell, Joey Sanchez, Aaron Beaver (Arrived 9:30 am), Secretary Bruce Pisoni, Superintendent Severiano Padilla and Engineer Gilbert Cosio. Guests were Dan Lawton, Steve Heringer & Jeff Hart. Chairman Kenny Pucci opened the regular meeting at 9:05 A.M., Buddy Fonseca moved and Joey Sanchez moved seconded to approve the agenda and move items of old and new business, Coalition of North & Central Delta Districts and Vegetation Projects to the front of 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 (September 18, 2010) and expenditures of $149,202.31 and to issue warrants 2319, 2320, 2321 in the amounts of $50,000.00, $25,000.00 & $80,000.00 respectively to replenish cash. Motion passed 4-0-1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None. OLD BUSINESS: Steve Heringer solicited the District to join the Coalition of North & Central Districts to support that group’s efforts. There was discussion regarding the Coalition, its goals and its purpose as well as whether the District’s purpose could support the Coalition. It appeared that there was sufficient common purpose and it was moved by Ken Pucci and seconded by Charlie McDowell to support the Coalition and to investigate the legalities of providing financial assistance. Jeff Hart discussed planting rye grass to replace cattails at certain locations. The Board supported the effort and asked Gilbert Cosio to work with Jeff Hart. The item is to be added to the next agenda. Phase IV was discussed and it appears that it is being passed around at the Corps. Gilbert Cosio reported that nothing new has developed. Records storage was tabled. Ken Pucci reported that there has been no response from the website developer regarding the site. ENGINEER’S REPORT: See Memorandum. It was moved by Buddy Fonseca and seconded by Aaron Beaver to approve the Labor Compliance Contract with North Valley Labor Compliance Services. Motion passed 5-0-0. Gilbert Cosio directed the District not to pay the amount submitted by Empire Landscaping for $250,000 because the billing was not in agreement with the contract. He suggested submitting it to the District’s attorney for review and advice. It was moved by Aaron Beaver and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to send the contract to Downey Brand for review. Motion passed 5-0-0. Gilbert Cosio is to contact CalTrans to find out why the District has not received the spray chemicals the District was supposed to have gotten from CalTrans. The notice of completion on the bank protection project completed by Asta Construction is to be submitted to the county and the bill is to be paid. Gilbert Cosio is working on flood mapping for the county. It will include exit routes, where equipment is located and other items that may be needed in case of a breach of the levee. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Severiano Padilla reported that the Corps changed locks on the gates new keys will have to be obtained. Pape should have ordered the doors for the excavator, but the District has not heard from them. He will contact them. Some dead trees are to be removed from the levee and there is grass pile near the Mansion that needs to be cleaned up. Severiano will be on vacation from December 22 to January 11. NEW BUSINESS: The mower demonstration was discussed. It was moved by Joey Sanchez and seconded by Aaron Beaver to continue with the purchase process. It may have to go out to bid. Motion passed 5-0-0. Tree topping issue was tabled. It was moved by Charlie McDowell and seconded by Buddy Fonseca to approve the Assessment Resolution Call # 27 for 2010. Motion passed 5-0-0. Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM. NEXT MEETING: Thursday December 16, 2010 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci

December 16, 2010

Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2010

OFFICE OF RECLAMATION DISTRICT No. 3 GRAND ISLAND

PO BOX 104 RYDE, CA 95680

AGENDA-12-16-2010.doc

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. NEXT MEETING: Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 9:00 AM District Office. Respectfully submitted, Secretary Chairman Bruce Pisoni Ken Pucci