September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

Consistent with Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20, 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/81114957813  or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Webinar ID 81114957813).

2. Members of the public may provide written comments by submitting a public comment form at: https://www.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.

A G E N D A

5:00  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:  San Mateo County APN: 080-282-080
Agency Negotiator: Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party: Jacob Guenther and Tamara J. Shimizu
Under Negotiation: Loan Terms

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

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency designated representatives: Board Appointee Evaluation Committee (Directors Holman, Riffle, and Siemens)
Unrepresented Employees:  Controller
                                      General Counsel
                                      General Manager

ADJOURNMENT
 

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

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 September 9, 2020 Minutes

2.  Claims Report

3. Award of Contract for Project Management of Fire Resiliency and Fuel Reduction Work and Associated Biological Monitoring Services at Coal Creek Open Space Preserve (R-20-103)

Staff Contact: Gordon Baillie, Interim Management Analyst II, Craig Beckman, Skyline Area Manager, and Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendations:
1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Overstory Land Stewardship for the base contract price of $62,627 to manage a project that will create and improve fuel breaks along existing open space roads and trails at Coal Creek Open Space Preserve.
2. Authorize a 10% contingency of $6,263 to be expended only if additional work is required beyond the base contract scope of work, for a not-to-exceed total contract of $68,890.

4. Second Reading and Adoption of the Revised “Ordinance for Use of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Lands” (R-20-105)

Staff Contact: Brad Pennington, Area Superintendent, Visitor Services
General Manager’s Recommendations:
1. Waive second reading, read by title only, and adopt the Ordinance for Use of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Lands.
2. Adopt the Bail Schedule as revised.

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.

5. Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020 Annual Year End Report (R-20-106)

Staff Contact: Ana María Ruiz, General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendations: No Board action required.

6. Authorization to enter into a Funding Agreement with Peninsula Open Space Trust to conduct a Newt Mortality and Population Study along Alma Bridge Road in collaboration with partners (R-20-104)

Staff Contact: Julie Andersen, Senior Resource Management Specialist and Interim Land & Facilities Manager
General Manager’s Recommendations: Authorize the General Manager to enter into a Funding Agreement and contribute $150,000 for Peninsula Open Space Trust and partner agencies to conduct a Newt Mortality and Population Study from October 2020 to June 2021.

7. Oral Update on Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District COVID-19 Response

Staff Contact: Ana Ruiz, General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendations: No Board action required. 

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM

• Beatty Parking Area and Trail Connections Project Update

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).