April 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

Consistent with Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20 and the March 16, 2020 Order of the Health Officer of Santa Clara County directing all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, the Governor has allowed local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconference and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body or state body to avoid public gatherings, and has suspended all contrary provisions of the Brown Act.

THIS MEETING WILL BE VIA TELECONFERENCE ONLY

1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: https://openspace.zoom.us/j/84444840091 or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833  or (346) 248-7799 (Webinar ID 844 4484 0091). 

2. Members of the public may provide written comments by submitting a public comment form at: openspace.org/public-comment 

  •     Comments on matters not on the agenda must be submitted prior to the time the board president calls for public comments.  
  •     Comments on agenda items must be submitted prior to the time public comment on the agenda item is closed.  
  •     All comments shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the board of directors meeting.  
  •     Electronic comments on agenda may only be submitted via the public comment form. Comments via text or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will not be accepted.  

Any comments received after the deadline, will be provided to the Board after the meeting. 

5:00  SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT

ROLL CALL

1. Select a design alternative for the La Honda Creek White Barn and Sierra Azul Beatty House (R-20-39)

Staff Contact: Tanisha Werner, Senior Capital Project Manager, Engineering & Construction Department

General Manager’s Recommendations:

  1.     Select a design alternative for the following structures:

           a.  La Honda Creek White Barn and

           b.   Sierra Azul Beatty House.

   2.     Direct the General Manager to return to the Board of Directors with a recommended award of contract to develop construction documents for the Board-selected design alternatives.

ADJOURNMENT

 

7:00 REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

This portion of the agenda is for members of the public to comment on items not on the agenda; however, the Brown Act (Open Meeting Law) does not allow action by the Board of Directors on items not on the agenda. Individuals are limited to one comment during this section.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

CONSENT CALENDAR

All items on the Consent Calendar may be approved without discussion by one motion. Board members, the General Manager, and members of the public may request that an item be removed from the Consent Calendar during consideration of the Consent Calendar.

1. Approve April 6 and April 8, 2020 Minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Award of Contract for Design Revisions and Construction Administration of the Alma Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

(R-20-40)

Staff Contact: Scott Reeves, Senior Capital Project Manager, Engineering and Construction Department

General Manager’s Recommendations: 

1.    Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with PGA Design, Inc., for design revisions and construction administration of the Alma Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $174,866.

2.   Authorize an approximate 15% contingency of $26,250 for additional unanticipated project support through end of construction and project closeout, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $201,116.

BOARD BUSINESS

Public comment on agenda items at the time each item is considered by the Board of Directors. Written public comments will be provided to the Board prior to the meeting and posted on the District’s website at www.openspace.org. All written comments submitted in accordance with the guidance posted on the District’s website will be read into the record.

4. Proposed purchase of the POST Gordon Ridge Property as an addition to Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve, located at 811 La Honda Road, San Gregorio in unincorporated San Mateo County (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 081-040-010, 081-022-010, and 081-022-020).
(R-20-41)

Staff Contact: Allen Ishibashi, Sr. Real Property Agent, Elish Ryan, Planner III

General Manager’s Recommendations:

  1.     Determine that the recommended actions are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as set out in the staff report.
  2.     Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of the POST Gordon Ridge Property and amending the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget accordingly.
  3.     Adopt a Preliminary Use and Management Plan, as set out in the staff report.
  4.     Withhold dedication of the property as public open space at this time.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS – Reports on compensable meetings attended. Brief reports or announcements concerning activities of District Directors and staff; opportunity to refer public or Board questions to staff for information; request staff to report to the Board on a matter at a future meeting; or direct staff to place a matter on a future agenda. Items in this category are for discussion and direction to staff only. No final policy action will be taken by the Board.

    A. Committee Reports

    B. Staff Reports

    C. Director Reports

ADJOURNMENT

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION

ROLL CALL

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54956.8) 
Property:  330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, Santa Clara County APN: 170-04-051 

Agency Negotiator: Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent  

Negotiating Party: Diane New, Santa Clara County and Chris Jordan, City of Los Altos 

Under Negotiation: Purchase Terms 

2. CONFERENCE WITH Legal COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION 
         Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)

ADJOURNMENT

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at the District Administrative Office - 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022.

Regular Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. Special Meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the District Clerk at (650) 691-1200. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Minutes usually are not available until two to four weeks after a Board meeting. Please note that formal meeting minutes are not taken at Committee meetings or some Special Meetings of the Board (that is, study sessions or public workshops).