2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95833

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 November 4, 2015

4:00 p.m.
(Meeting in 1st floor Large Conference room.)

Upcoming Regular Meetings

  • December 2, 2015
  • February 3, 2016
  • March 3, 2016

Call to order

1. Call to Order of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

ADMIN: The Board Chair will call the meeting to order if a quorum is present. Announcements by the Board Chair or Executive Director may be made at this time. Board members may make announcements at this time as well.

Public comment

2. Public Comments

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

Action item

3. Approval of the minutes

The Board Chair will request approval of the minutes and consent items of the Board of Directors meeting of October 7, 2015 and October 20, 2015.

Download the October 7, 2015 Minutes (PDF, 122 KB)

Download the October 20, 2015 Minutes (PDF, 96 KB)

Action item

4. Request for Proposals for Audit Services ““ Selection of Auditor

The Audit Committee has reviewed all RFPs submitted and will be prepared to make a recommendation to the Board for selection of an auditor for the Conservancy’s year-end financial statements including the year-end statements of December 31, 2015 through December 31, 2019.


5. City of Sacramento report

Report from the City of Sacramento regarding HCP-related activity and other topics.


6. Financial statement review

A financial statement will be provided for the period ended September 30, 2015 (unaudited).  Additional financial information will be provided.

Download the September 30, 2015 Financial Statements (PDF, 853 KB)


7. NCMWC ground water transfer program

Staff will provide an overall update on the Conservancy’s participation in the 2015 Groundwater Exchange Program.


8. Sterling Caviar and groundwater provision to Conservancy preserves

The Board has been briefed on several occasions about the efforts by Sterling Caviar to secure a permanent solution to the “cease and desist” order placed on it by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The effective date on the order is March 1, 2017. Sterling has requested that the Conservancy, the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company and Reclamation District 1000 engage with it in coming up with a solution that could be beneficial to all parties. Staff will brief the Board on the matter and seek guidance.

Download the Fish Farm Map (PDF, 2.4 MB)


9. Report back to the Board-groundwater well infrastructure detail

A Board member asked staff to brief the Board on the matter groundwater well details.  Staff will report.

Download the Well and Pump Information (PDF, 57 KB)


10. Report back to Board ““ advisability of installing variable frequency drives on groundwater well pumps

A Board member asked staff to brief the Board on the matter of the value of investing in variable frequency drives for Conservancy groundwater wells.  Staff will report.


11. Report back to Board ““ services provided to Conservancy by Sopwith Farms in “Land Management” budget category

A Board member asked staff to brief the Board on the types of services provided to the Conservancy by Sopwith Farms in terms of land management services.  Staff will report.

Download the Land Management Duties (PDF 41, KB)

Public comment

12. Public comments

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

Executive Session

13. Executive Session

Executive Session is planned for expected litigation.

Exective Report

14. Executive Director’s Report

Various matters for Board members’ general information will be presented by the Conservancy’s Executive Director.

Download the Ex Director’s Report (PDF, 2.7 MB)


15. Adjournment

Official adjournment of the meeting.