September 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

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

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

ROLL CALL

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

CLOSED SESSION: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency designated representatives: Board of Directors
Unrepresented Employees:  Controller
                                General Counsel
                                General Manager

2. CLOSED SESSION PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT (GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957)
Title:   General Counsel

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
• Introduction of staff
o Jessica Hoshen - Senior Capital Project Manager
o Leigh Guggemos - Capital Project Manager III
o Alicia Gonzales – Human Resources Supervisor
o Lisa Atwood - General Manager's Office Administrative Assistant
o Iain Reilly - Real Property Agent II
o Karine Tokatlian - Natural Resources Specialist II
o Adriana Rodriguez - Land & Facilities Administrative Assistant
o Lea Bair - Administrative Services Administrative Assistant
o Rob Scilingo - Open Space Technician

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 August 9, 2017 Minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Board Response to Written Communications from Mike Liebhold

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the proposed response to Mike Liebhold.

4. Amendment to the Preliminary Use and Management Plan for the Peninsula Open Space Trust (Conley) Property, portion of the Long Ridge Open Space Preserve located on Shingle Mill Road in unincorporated San Mateo County (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 085-170-020, 085-170-290, and 085-170-310) (R-17-109)

Staff Contact: Michael Williams, Real Property Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve an amendment to the Preliminary Use and Management Plan for the Peninsula Open Space Trust (Conley) property, as set out in the staff report.

5. Adopt resolution to reimburse expenditures related to the acquisition of 5050 El Camino from debt proceeds (R-17-112)

Staff Contact: Stefan Jaskulak, Chief Financial Officer/ Director of Administrative Services
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution which declares the District’s intent to reimburse prior expenditures related to the acquisition of 5050 El Camino from the proceeds of subsequent borrowing.

6. Approval of a Resolution for Application to the Habitat Conservation Fund Program for grant funds to assist in the purchase of the Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Johnston Ranch Uplands property as an addition to Miramontes Ridge Open Space Preserve (R-17-110)

Staff Contact: Melanie Askay, Grants Specialist, Administrative Services
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Determine that the recommended action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as set out in the staff report.
2. Adopt a Resolution of the Board of Directors approving an application for grant funds from the Habitat Conservation Fund Program to assist with the future purchase of the Johnston Ranch Uplands as an addition to Miramontes Ridge Open Space Preserve.

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. Award of Contract to Albion Environmental, Inc. for Archaeological Services at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in FY2017-18 and FY2018-19 (R-17-108)

Staff Contact: Matt Baldzikowski, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources Department
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Determine that the recommended action has been evaluated previously under the California Environmental Quality Act.
2. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a multi-year professional services contract with Albion Environmental, Inc. of Santa Cruz, California to provide archaeological services in Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 and FY2018-19 for a base contract amount of $160,937.
3. Authorize a 20% contingency of $32,188 to be expended only if necessary to cover unforeseen conditions, for a not-to-exceed total contract amount of $193,125.

8. Award of Contract for Environmental Services to Support the Ravenswood Bay Trail Project (R-17-111)

Staff Contact: Gretchen Laustsen, Planner III, Planning
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a multi-year contract with H.T. Harvey and Associates to provide environmental consulting services to support the Ravenswood Bay Trail Project for a base contract amount of $58,000.
2. Authorize a 15% contingency of $8,700, to be expended only if necessary to cover unforeseen conditions, for a not-to-exceed contract amount of $66,700.

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM

• Alma College Parking Area and Trail Crossing Project – Crosswalk Safety Review
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).