Here is the link to the agenda and board package link for our Regular Helix Water District Board Meeting:
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2 p.m.
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942-0427
Item 6 (pdf page 41) River Valley Equestrian Center Lease Renewal: The proposed lease renewal of 21.6 acres and is located adjacent to the surplus properties currently under an option to sell to the San Diego River Conservancy. Increase lease amount to $2000 per year with five one-year options to extend with an adjustment annually by consumer price index.
Item 7 (pdf page 80) Mid-Year Adjustments to the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Capital Improvement Program Budget Schedules 64, 76 and 84: Due to the reduction in water use and revenue. The District is proposing mid-year adjustments of the Capital Improvement Program of an amount of decreased budget of $2.5 Million. These projects will be postponed. The staff recommended these cuts in lieu of using rate stabilization funding (see Committee Meeting Presentation attached 012716.pdf ).
Item 8 (pdf page 85) Drought Action Plan: Cumulatively we have reduced water use 23% compared to 2013, meeting the Governors 20% Reduction for Helix. However, in February the Governors implemented new Extended Drought Regulations, and has given Helix will be give a credit of 8% due to water purchased from our new Carlsbad Desalination Plant and due to inland increased temperature. Thus, for the time up to October 2016, Helix will have to maintain a 12% reduction compared to 2013 (instead of the 20% we have been required to comply with the last 8 months).
Item 10 (pdf page 90) East County Advanced Purification Project: Informational report to evaluate the feasibility of a regional water reuse project was completed January 2016.This was a collaborative effort with Padre Dam Municipal Water District. County of San Diego, City of El Cajon and Helix. The results of the study showed alternatives and costs. Padre Dam MWD awarded a contract of $3.5M to Kennedy Jenks Consultant this month. See UT article Padre Dam Pushing Water Purification Efforts At our Helix meeting we will discuss the next steps for Helix involvement.
Closed Session: General Manager Performance Evaluation
As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.
Per the request of the Helix Water District Board on May 16, 2012, the following language is to be added by all Board Directors in all outgoing Director correspondence. "This correspondence, and any documents attached hereto, reflects the individual opinions and positions of the above-named Director and does not represent the opinions or positions of the District's Board of Directors or the District. Pursuant to Section 9.1-11(A) of the Helix Water District Policies and Procedures Manual, individual Directors, except as otherwise authorized by the Board, shall have no power to act for the District or the District's Board of Directors."
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Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 5th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!