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YOLO HABITAT CONSERVANCY

January 27, 2020

MINUTES


 
The Yolo Habitat Conservancy Board met on the 27th day of January 2020, starting at 5:30 p.m. in regular session in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers in the Erwin W. Meier Administration Building, 625 Court Street, Woodland, California.
Present: Jim Provenza  
  Don Saylor  
  Pierre Neu  
  Will Arnold  
  Martha Guerrero  
  Xochitl Rodriguez  
  Matt Dulcich  
Staff Present: Dirk Brazil, Executive Director
Chris Alford, Deputy Director
Phil Pogledich, County Counsel
Shawna Stevens, Assistant to Director
             
5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER
             
1. Pledge of Allegiance  
             
2. Approval of the Agenda Order  
  Agenda item 8 was moved up to follow item 5 on the regular agenda.
             
3. Public Comment: This is time reserved for the public to address the Conservancy Board on matters not on the agenda.

There was no public comment.
 
             
4. Board Correspondence  
             
CONSENT CALENDAR
  Minute Order 20-01: Approved consent agenda item no 4.

MOTION: Saylor. SECOND: Rodriguez. AYES: Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor. ABSENT: Arnold.
             
5. Approved November 18, 2019 meeting minutes.  
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
6. Recognition of service for Board member Jim Provenza.  
             
7. Received and filed 2018-19 independent auditor’s report and presentation from Maze and Associates.  
             
8. Received FY2019 State Controller's Report from Mark Krummenacker.  
             
9. Elected Chair and Vice-Chair.  
  Minute Order 20-02: Approved Don Saylor as Board Chair.

MOTION: Rodriguez. SECOND: Provenza. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.

Minute Order 20-03: Approved Martha Guerrero as Board Vice-Chair.

MOTION: Provenza. SECOND: Neu. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
10. Received FY2019-2020 mid-year budget report.  
             
11. Received and filed grant tracking summary.  
             
12. Approved FY2020-2021 budget process and FY2020-2021 budget and organizational goals.  
  Minute Order 20-04: Approved recommended actions.

MOTION: Arnold. SECOND: Guerrero. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
13. Authorized the Executive Director to execute a Special Participating Entity Agreement and subsequent Certificate of Inclusion with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to allow the use of Yolo HCP/NCCP permit coverage for the PG&E S-648 Buckeye Station Upgrade.  
  Minute Order 20-05: Approved recommended action.

MOTION: Provenza. SECOND: Neu. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
14. Received and filed transmittal memo recommending the Woodland Reiff property for inclusion in the Yolo HCP/NCCP reserve system; approved Woodland Reiff as a candidate Yolo HCP/NCCP conservation easement site.  
  Minute Order 20-06: Approved recommended action.

MOTION: Guerrero. SECOND: Arnold. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
15. Approved update to Woodland Regional Park STAC evaluation to include suitability of site for wetlands restoration.
 
 
  Minute Order 20-07: Approved recommended action.

MOTION: Guerrero. SECOND: Rodriguez. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
16. Approved the Tule Ranch Mitigation Receiving Site updated conservation easement, authorized the Executive Director to make minor modifications to the conservation easement document if required by the Wildlife Agencies after consultation with Conservancy’s legal counsel, and authorized the Executive Director to proceed with steps necessary to enroll the property in the Yolo HCP/NCCP reserve.  
  Minute Order 20-08: Approved recommended actions.

MOTION: Provenza. SECOND: Neu. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
17. Authorized Executive Director to enter into a contract with Triangle Properties, INC., for $140,470 to plant at least 800 elderberry seedlings and native associates at the Woodland-Reiff property as required to comply with mitigation requirements of the Yolo HCP/NCCP, and in accordance with the developed planting plan for the site.  
  Minute Order 20-09: Approved recommended actions.

MOTION: Rodriguez. SECOND: Arnold. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
18. Approved amendment to Special Participating Entities policy.  
  Minute Order 20-10: Approved recommended action.

MOTION: Guerrero. SECOND: Neu. AYES: Arnold, Guerrero, Neu, Provenza, Rodriguez, Saylor.
             
19. Received Executive Director update.  
             
ADJOURNMENT
             
Next meeting scheduled for: March 16, 2020
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