December 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Special meeting begins at 5:00pm; Regular meeting begins at 7:00pm

A G E N D A 

5:00     SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – STUDY SESSION 
    
ROLL CALL

    1.    Interpretive Design Development Options for the Mount Umunhum Summit Project (R-15-166)

Staff Contact:  Meredith Manning, Senior Planner
General Manager’s Recommendations:  
1.    Approve the Mid-Level Option for Fabrication, Installation, and Installation Oversight of the Interpretive Elements of the Mount Umunhum Summit Project at a cost not-to-exceed $315,000.
2.    Direct staff to proceed with the Preferred Option, which will form the basis for a Request for Bids package for fabrication.
    
  6:00    SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION
    1.    CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property:  Portions of the following properties identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Numbers 562-04-014, 562-08-012, and 562-22-017 
Agency Negotiator: Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party: Scott McQueen and Michael Rossetta
Under Negotiation: Terms of real property transactions

    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 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

    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 Board Meeting Minutes:
November 17, 2015

    2.    Approve Claims Report 

    3.    Communication Site Lease at Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve (R-15-169)

Staff Contact:  Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
General Manager’s Recommendations:  
1.    Determine that the recommend action is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, as set forth in the staff report. 
2.    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the approval of a Communication Site Lease at Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve with GTE Mobilnet of California Limited Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless. 

    4.    Annual Dedication of Certain District Lands and Dedication Status Report (R-15-158)

Staff Contact:  Elish Ryan, Real Property Planner III and Lupe Hernandez, Real Property Administrative Assistant
General Manager’s Recommendation:  Adopt a resolution dedicating interests in certain specified District lands for public open space purposes.

        
    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.

    5.    Resolution Approving an Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project and Related Minor Project Modifications (R-15-165)

Staff Contact:  Meredith Manning, Senior Planner
General Manager’s Recommendation:  Adopt a resolution approving an addendum to the certified Final Environmental Impact Report for the Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and related minor project modifications.

    6.    Consideration of approving a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District declaring the acquisition of certain real property rights necessary for the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and the Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project (“Project”), and authorizing the acquisition thereof and the transfer of funds therefor (Portion of Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Numbers: 562-04-014, 562-08-012 and 562-08-011, owned by Mount Umunhum Limited Partnership).  (R-15-167)

Staff Contact:  Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
General Manager’s Recommendation: 
The General Manager recommends that the Board of Directors approve a Resolution of Need and Necessity for the following acquisitions from Mount Umunhum Limited Partnership:
1.    A 60-foot wide general public access and drainage easement containing a total of 454,565.98 square feet on that certain property identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Numbers 562-04-014 and 562-08-012, as a critical public access route to the summit of Mount Umunhum in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. 
2.    A 60-foot wide patrol and maintenance easement containing 78,000 square feet on that certain property identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Numbers 562-08-012 and 562-08-011, as a critical District access and patrol route to the summit of Mount Thayer in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
3.    A 40-foot wide fee strip of property containing 36,220 square feet on that certain property identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Number 562-08-012, as a critical public access route to the summit of Mount Umunhum and critical District access to Mount Thayer in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, with an accompanying 20 foot wide easement granted back to Mount Umunhum Limited Partnership for access rights across said 40 foot wide fee strip.
4.    The General Manager further recommends that the appropriate amount of funds be transferred and that funds for immediate possession be allocated. 

    7.    Consideration of approving a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District declaring the acquisition of certain real property rights necessary for the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and the Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project (“Project”), and authorizing the acquisition thereof and the transfer of funds therefor (Portion of Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Number: 562-22-017, owned by Michael and Leonard Rossetta). (R-15-168)

Staff Contact:  Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
General Manager’s Recommendations:  
The General Manager recommends that the Board of Directors approve a Resolution of Need and Necessity for the following acquisitions from Michael and Leonard Rossetta: 
1.    A 60-foot wide general public access and drainage easement containing a total of 42,871.80 square feet on that certain property identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Number 562-22-017, as a critical public access route to the summit of Mount Umunhum in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. 
2.    A fee interest to a 19-acre (approximate) property boundary overlap over a portion of property identified as Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Number 562-22-017 from Michael Rossetta and Leonard Rossetta, to resolve a boundary line controversy and to ensure critical public access within the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
3.    The General Manager further recommends that the appropriate amount of funds be transferred and that funds for immediate possession be allocated.

    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 factual information; request staff to report back 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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