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  • Principal Office: 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 Website: www.smgwa.org

    Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

    Date: February 27, 2020 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location Scotts Valley City Council Chamber 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    1. CONVENE MEETING

    1.1 Call to Order and Roll Call

    1.2 Additions/Deletions to the Agenda

    1.3 Oral Communications on matters not on the Agenda

    2. ADMINISTRATIVE

    2.1

    2.2

    Approval of Minutes – January 23, 2020 Board Meeting

    Committee Meeting Reports – None

    3. CONSENT

    None

    4. GENERAL

    4.1 Informational Session – Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Elements

    4.1.1 GSP Roadmap – February 27, 2020

    4.1.2 Sustainable Management Criteria and Groundwater Quality – Georgina King (Montgomery & Associates), and Rosemary Menard (City of Santa Cruz)

    - Sustainable Management Criteria Overview

    - Basin Water Quality

    - Federal and State Water Policy Framework

    - Degraded Groundwater Quality statement of Significant and Unreasonable Conditions

    Recommendation: Receive information and provide input regarding a draft statement of significant and unreasonable conditions affecting groundwater quality.

    5. STAFF REPORTS

    -

    -

    Legal Counsel (Terry Rein)

    Memo: Alternate Directors Participation in Public Meetings

    Administrative (oral, Piret Harmon)

    6. DIRECTORS REPORTS

    6.1 Individual Directors’ Reports (oral) - Travel/Training

  • - Meetings

    6.2 Board Compliance

    7. FUTURE ITEMS

    - Fiscal Year 2021 Budget (April/May)

    - Records Retention Policy

    - Financial Controls for Borrowing Money

    Informational Sessions

    - Groundwater Sustainability Plan Elements

    - Water Demand Forecasting (March)

    8. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

    - -

    ACWA Groundwater Committee Meeting Notes, Montgomery and Associates, February 11, 2020 Establishing a Plan for 2022, Press Banner, February 2020

    9. EVENTS CALENDAR

    - 2020 ACWA Legislative Symposium, March 12, 2020 Sacramento, CA - 2020 ACWA Spring Conference and Exhibition, May 05 – May 08, 2020 Monterey, CA - Third Annual GSA Summit – Groundwater Resources Association of California, June 10 – June 11, 2020

    Sacramento, CA

    10. ADJOURNMENT

    The next scheduled Board of Directors meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on March 26, 2020 in the Scotts Valley City Council Chamber, 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, California.

    PURSUANT TO TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, THE SANTA MARGARITA GROUNDWATER AGENCY REQUESTS THAT ANY PERSON IN NEED OF ANY TYPE OF SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATION(S) IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE AT THE AGENCY’S PUBLIC MEETING PLEASE MAKE SUCH A REQUEST TO THE SANTA MARGARITA GROUNDWATER AGENCY AT 2 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066, OR BY CALLING (831) 438-2363 A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION WITHIN THIS GUIDELINE WILL ENABLE THE DISTRICT TO MAKE REASONABLE ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY.

  • Principal Office: 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 Website: www.smgwa.org

    Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

    Date: January 23, 2020 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Scotts Valley City Council Chamber 1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    1. CONVENE MEETING

    1.1 Call to Order and Roll Call Chair Perri called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

    Directors (Alternates acting as voting Directors shown in italics): J. Dilles, D. Engfer, L. Farris, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri

    Alternates (Present as non-voting observers): R. Moran

    Staff: C. Blanchard, P. Harmon, S. Hill, D. McNair, R. Menard, J. Ricker, R. Rogers, S. Ryan, N. Wallace

    Others: D. Ceppos, B. Maxfield, T. Rein, C. Tana

    1.2 Additions/Deletions to the Agenda None

    Director E. Cassidy entered the meeting at 5:32 p.m. Alternate J. Koopman entered the meeting at 5:34 p.m. and attended as a non-voting observer.

    1.3 Oral communications on items not on the Agenda

    None

    2. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS

    2.1 Approval of Minutes – December 11, 2019 Board Meeting MOTION: Stiles/Dilles to approve December 11, 2019 Board of Directors meeting minutes. AYES: E. Cassidy, J. Dilles, L. Farris, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri NOES: None ABSTAIN: Engfer ABSENT: A. Franklin, J. Leopold

    2.2 Election of Officers

    MOTION: Henry/McPherson to nominate C. Perri for Board Chair. AYES: E. Cassidy, J. Dilles, D. Engfer, L. Farris, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri

  • NOES: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: A. Franklin, J. Leopold

    MOTION: McPherson/Pollock to nominate L. Henry for Vice Chair. AYES: E. Cassidy, J. Dilles, D. Engfer, L. Farris, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri NOES: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: A. Franklin, J. Leopold

    MOTION: Stiles/Henry to nominate A. Franklin for Board Secretary. AYES: E. Cassidy, J. Dilles, D. Engfer, L. Farris, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri NOES: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: A. Franklin, J. Leopold

    2.3 Committee Meeting Reports None

    3. CONSENT AGENDA None

    4. GENERAL BUSINESS 4.1 Informational Session – Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Elements

    A. Franklin entered the meeting at 5:42 p.m.

    4.1.1 GSP Roadmap – January 23, 2020 4.1.2 Santa Margarita Basin – Preliminary GSP Projects and Management Actions - Introduction and Session Review - Report on Santa Margarita Basin Groundwater Model Update - Santa Margarita Basin – Preliminary GSP Projects and Management Actions - Facilitated Discussion

    C. Tana presented groundwater modeling information to the Board and responded to questions from the Board, Staff, and Public. Four public comments were heard.

    E. Cassidy requested clarification as to the speaking privileges of Alternate Directors attending as non- voting observers. P. Harmon and T. Rein stated that Agency Bylaws prohibit Board Alternates attending meetings as non- voting members from participating or acting in Board discussions.

    D. Ceppos presented potential Project and Management Actions (PMAs) information and facilitated a discussion among the Board, Staff, and Public. PMAs discussed were Direct Potable Reuse and Distributed Solutions. One public comment was heard.

  • 5. STAFF REPORTS

    Legal Counsel Update (oral, T. Rein) T. Rein reported no updates. Financial Report for the Period of October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (Stephanie Hill) P. Harmon reported on the new format for financial reports and responded to questions from the Board. The Board directed Staff to include itemized credit card statements in future financial reports. Administrative (oral, P. Harmon) - Miller Maxfield Contract Status

    P. Harmon reported on the current contract status with Miller Maxfield and responded to questions from the Board. The Board Directed Staff to provide periodic updates on Community and Public Outreach/Relations services.

    - Cost Share in FY 2018 vs. 2019 and 2020

    P. Harmon reported on cost share differences between fiscal year 2018, 2019, and 2020, and that Staff plans to revisit the current cost share ratio in 2022.

    6. DIRECTORS REPORTS

    6.1 Individual Directors’ Reports - Travel/Training

    - Meetings L. Henry reported on a SMGWA Study session hosted by San Lorenzo Valley Water District on January 16, 2020 and responded to questions from the Board.

    6.2 Correspondence/Requests from Individual Directors

    P. Harmon reported on the requests submitted to Staff and responded to questions from the Board. 6.3 Board Compliance

    The information was accepted without comment.

    7. FUTURE ITEMS - Records Retention Policy - Financial Controls for Borrowing Money

    - FY 2021 Budget

    Informational Sessions

    - Groundwater Sustainability Plan Elements

    - Water Demand Forecasting (Feb 2020)

    8. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS - ACWA Conference Groundwater Committee Notes, M&A, December 2019

  • - Notice of Potential CASGEM Monitoring Well Data Transfer for GSP Development, Department of Water

    Resources, November 2019

    R. Stiles commented on the language of this item.

    - Issues for Consideration on Development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans for Central Coast Groundwater Basins, Central Coast Water Quality Control Board, December 2019

    9. EVENTS CALENDAR

    - 2020 ACWA Legislative Symposium, March 12, 2020 Sacramento, CA

    - Third Annual GSA Summit – Groundwater Resources Association of California, June 10 – June 11, 2020 Sacramento, CA

    N. Wallace was designated as the point of contact for Directors wishing to attend these events.

    10. ADJOURNMENT MOTION: Stiles/Franklin to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m.

    AYES: E. Cassidy, J. Dilles, D. Engfer, L. Farris, A. Franklin, B. McPherson, D. Pollock, R. Stiles, L. Henry, C. Perri

    NOES: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: J. Leopold

    APPROVED BY: Chris Perri, Chair Date ATTEST: Angela Franklin, Secretary Date