July 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

A G E N D A

5:15 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION

ROLL CALL

1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION. (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))
Name of Case: Burkhart v. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number 18CV329767.

ADJOURNMENT

6:00 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – STUDY SESSION

ROLL CALL

1.  Measure AA Bond Oversight Committee Interviews

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
• Pledge of Allegiance

• Introduction of staff
o Tom Reyes, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
o Sophie Christel, Planner I
o Aaron Peth, Planner II
o Loana Rich, Administrative Assistant
o Luke Mulhall, Administrative Assistant
O Audrey Paras, Administrative Assistant
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 June 27, 2018 Minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Extension to the American Tower L.P. License Agreement for Continued Use of Coyote Peak Radio Tower (R-18-78)

Staff Contact: Deborah Bazar, Management Analyst II, Land and Facilities Services
General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manager to approve a five-year extension of an existing license agreement with American Tower, L.P., with three additional renewal periods of five years each, totaling twenty years, for continued use of the Coyote Peak Radio Tower. The cost for the first year of the license agreement will be $23,187.36 (August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019), with an annual escalator of 3% effective each August 1 during the extension term and all renewal terms.

4. October Farm Grazing Lease at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (R-18-79)

Staff Contact: Susan Weidemann, Property Management Specialist II
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to enter into a five-year grazing lease with one five-year extension, with Doug Edwards, at October Farm in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

5. Proposed Agreement to Exchange Interests in Real Property between Eben and Carol Haber (Haber) and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to obtain access easements for properties located along Charcoal Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County (APNs: 351-15-033 & 351-15-007), at Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve requiring a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.  (R-18-60)

Staff Contact: Iain Reilly, Real Property Agent II
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 report.
2. By a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, adopt a resolution authorizing the Agreement to Exchange Interests in Real Property between the District and Haber.
3. Adopt the Preliminary Use and Management Plan for the Exchange Property.

4. Withhold dedication of the Exchange Property as public open space at this time.
6. Establishing Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Tax Levy for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s General Obligation Bonds - Series 2015A, Series 2015B and Series 2018 (R-18-78)

Staff Contact: Andrew Taylor, Finance Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for each of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties to establish an ad valorem property tax levy of $1.80 per $100,000 (or $0.0018 per $100) in assessed value for the General Obligation Bonds – Series 2015A,Series 2015B and Series 2018 (Measure AA).

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.

7. Approval of the General Counsel’s Employment Agreement (R-18-77)

Staff Contact: Candice Basnight, Human Resources Manager
Board President’s Recommendation:
1. Appoint Hilary Stevenson as the General Counsel for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District effective July 11, 2018.
2. Adopt a resolution approving the General Counsel’s Employment Agreement.
8. Annual Integrated Pest Management Report for Calendar Year  (R-18-81)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources
General Manager’s Recommendation: No Board action required.

9. Glyphosate Review Report (R-18-82)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources
General Manager’s Recommendation: No Board action required.

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

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