January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

A G E N D A

6:30 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT

ROLL CALL

1. Swearing in of New Board Members for the Term Starting January 2019

Staff Contact: Jennifer Woodworth, District Clerk/Assistant to the General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Administer the oath of office for the Board Members appointed/elected during the November 6, 2018 election.

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

1. Election of the Calendar Year 2019 Officers for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors (R-19-02)

Staff Contact: Jennifer Woodworth, District Clerk/Assistant to the General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Elect Officers of the Board of Directors for Calendar Year 2019.

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.
2. Approve November 28, 2018, December 6, 2018, and December 12, 2018 Minutes

3. Claims Report

4. Award of Contract for Botanical Services (R-19-03)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a multi-year contract with Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting of Berkeley, California to provide botanical services to support capital and operational projects for a base amount not to exceed $72,460.
2. Authorize a 10% contingency of $7,246 to be awarded if necessary to cover unforeseen conditions, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $79,706.

5. Board Response to Written Communications from Charlie Krenz

Staff Contact: Brian Malone, Assistant General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the proposed response to Charlie Krenz.

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.

6. District Legislative Proposals for 2019 (R-19-04)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation: Direct the General Manager to pursue two legislative proposals as outlined in the staff report during the 2019-20 State Legislative Session.

7. 2019 Legislative Program (R-19-01)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt, and amend as needed, the Legislative Program for 2019, which outlines the 2019 legislative priorities and policies for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
 
INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM

• Docent and Volunteer Structure Study – Implementation Update
• Administrative Office Remodel 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

*Times are estimated and items may appear earlier or later than listed. Agenda is subject to change of order.

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).