July 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

Special Meeting at 5 p.m., Regular Meeting at 7 p.m.

THIS MEETING WILL BE VIA TELECONFERENCE ONLY

1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: https://openspace.zoom.us/j/88448327625 or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Webinar ID 884 4832 7625).

2. Members of the public may provide written or oral 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. 
  • All written comments or requests to speak must 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 – STUDY SESSION

ROLL CALL

1. Santa Cruz Mountains Redwood Forest Conservation Management (R-21-100)

Staff Contact: Aaron Hébert, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive a presentation from conservation partner organizations on redwood forest management. No Board action required.

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

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY

• Introduction of District Staff
o Lindsey Contreras, Ranger
o Megan Maxwell, Ranger

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 the July 14, 2021 Board meeting minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Capital Equipment Purchase for Fiscal Year 2021-22 (R-21-101)

Staff Contact: Adriana Headley, Management Analyst II
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Authorize the General Manager to execute a purchase contract with the California Department of General Services and associated contract dealers for three patrol vehicles and one maintenance vehicle, for a total cost not-to-exceed $265,000. 
2. Authorize the General Manager to execute a purchase contract with the California Department of General Services and associated contract dealers for one agricultural tractor and one mini excavator for a total cost not-to-exceed $210,000.

4. Award of Contract to George Bianchi Construction, Inc., to complete the Alma College Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (R-21-102)

Staff Contact: Scott Reeves, Senior Capital Project Manager, Engineering and Construction Department
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with George Bianchi Construction, Inc., of San Jose, California, for a base amount of $2,258,742 plus a bid alternate amount of $379,291 for a total of $2,638,033.
2. Authorize a 15% contingency of $395,705 to be reserved for unanticipated issues, bringing the total contract to a not-to-exceed amount of $3,033,738.

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. The names of all commenters will be read into the record.

5. La Honda Forest Health Management Assessment – Findings and Contract Amendment for Expanded Scope (R-21-103)

Staff Contact: Aaron Hébert, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources Department
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Receive a presentation on the findings of the La Honda Forest Health Management Assessment
2. Authorize the General Manager to amend a contract with Sicular Environmental Consulting and Natural Lands Management of Berkeley, California in the amount of $15,300 to provide additional public outreach support and add the Woodruff Creek parcel as an addendum to the La Honda Forest Health Management Assessment; the amendment would bring the contract to a total not-to-exceed amount of $107,293.

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).