November 28, 2018 - 5:30pm

REVISED A G E N D A

5:30 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION

ROLL CALL

1. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Government Code Section 54957(b)(1)
    Title of Employee:   Controller

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency designated representatives: Board of Directors
Unrepresented Employees:  Controller
                                     
2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54956.8)
Property:  San Mateo County APN(s): 079-080-090 and 079-080-080 (portions)
Agency Negotiator: Brian Malone, Assistant General Manager
Negotiating Party: Jim and Patty White
Under Negotiation: Lease Terms

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
The Board President will invite public comment on items not on the agenda.  Each speaker will ordinarily be limited to three minutes; however, the Brown Act (Open Meeting Law) does not allow action by the Board of Directors on items not on the agenda. If you wish to address the Board, please complete a speaker card and give it to the District Clerk. Individuals are limited to one appearance during this section.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY
• Introduction of staff
o -Scott Reeves
o -Tanisha Werner
o -Mazarin Vakharia
O -Lewis Reed
• Proclamation Honoring Paul McKowan on his Retirement
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 November 14, 2018 and November 20, 2018 Minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Award of Contract for Biological Services: American Badger and Burrowing Owl Habitat Suitability Study (R-18-136)

Staff Contact: Karine Tokatlian, Resource Management Specialist II, Natural Resources
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Authorize the General Manager to approve a contract with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory and sub-consultant Pathways for Wildlife to provide biological studies that will inform management actions for protecting American Badger and Burrowing Owl, for a base contract amount not to exceed $214,250 over a three-year period.
2. Authorize a 10% contingency of $21,425 to be reserved for unanticipated issues, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $235,675.

4. Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Supporting the Prohibition of Industrial Clearcutting in California Forests (R-18-137)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution supporting the prohibition of industrial clearcutting in California forests.

5. Contract Amendment for Environmental Services to Support the Ravenswood Bay Trail Project (R-18-138)

Staff Contact: Gretchen Laustsen, Planner III, Planning
General Manager’s Recommendations: Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with H.T. Harvey and Associates for additional environmental consulting services to support the Ravenswood Bay Trail Project in the amount of $138,000 for a not-to-exceed new contract amount of $204,700.
2.  Authorize an approximate 10% contingency of $13,500 to cover unforeseen conditions, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $218,200.

6. Board Response to Written Communications from Rob Huebschmann

Staff Contact: Matt Anderson, Chief Ranger/Visitor Services Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the proposed response to Rob Huebschmann.

7. Appointment of Ward 7 Director (R-18-141)

Staff Contact: Jennifer Woodworth, District Clerk/Assistant to the General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Adopt a resolution appointing Zoe Kersteen-Tucker as the Ward 7 Director.
2. Direct the District Clerk to certify the appointment and administer the Oath of Office.

BOARD BUSINESS
The President will invite public comment on agenda items at the time each item is considered by the Board of Directors. Each speaker will ordinarily be limited to three minutes. Alternately, you may comment to the Board by a written communication, which the Board appreciates.

8. Proposed Trail Names for Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Phase I Trails (R-18-139)

Staff Contact: Gretchen Laustsen, Planner III, Planning Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the proposed Phase I trail names for Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, as set out in this report and as recommended by the Legislative, Funding, and Public Affairs Committee.

9. Preserve Use Survey – Proposed Follow-up Implementation Actions (R-18-140)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation:  Receive a presentation and provide input on the proposed implementation actions to address the recommendations derived from the 2017-18 Preserve Use Survey.  No formal Board action required.

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM

• Hawthorns Public Access Planning Project
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

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).