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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: Board of Public Utilities Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/6/2021 1:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: City Council Chamber 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
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21-529BPU 13.1Demand Fee UpdateBPU-Agenda Item2021 DEMAND FEE UPDATE - RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL Water and wastewater demand fees, which are one-time fees charged for new development, are updated periodically to adjust the fees based on current water and wastewater system valuation and customer usage. The last update was in 2014. In 2020, Santa Rosa Water worked with The Reed Group, Inc. to update the Water and Wastewater Demand Fee Study and develop a new fee schedule. The study session will provide an overview of the 2021 Demand Fee update.   Not available Video Video
21-208BPU 14.1April 15, 2021 - Regular Meeting MinutesBPU- MinutesApril 15, 2021 - Regular Meeting Minutes.   Not available Video Video
21-530BPU 15.1Water Administration Division OverviewBPU-Agenda ItemWATER ADMINISTRATION DIVISION OVERVIEW The Administration Division supports Santa Rosa Water’s financial stability goals as well as providing regulatory compliance monitoring and input. The division develops, tracks and maintains all budgets, revenues and expenditures for the entire department and provides regular updates to the Board of Public Utilities and other stakeholders. In addition, they monitor proposed and implemented legislation and regulations through actively participating in regional discussions and committees and state and national associations that develop consistent input to regulators and provide direction on compliance. The presentation will provide an overview of the work performed by this division. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Video Video
21-528BPU 15.2Recycled Water Supply UpdateBPU-Agenda ItemRECYCLED WATER SUPPLY UPDATE Staff will update the Board on recycled water supply issues. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Video Video
21-112BPU 16.1Landscape Maintenance F001673 Fourth AmendmentBPU- ConsentRESOLUTION - APPROVAL - FOURTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT F001673 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance and Water Departments that the Board of Public Utilities, by resolution, approve the Fourth Amendment to General Service Agreement F001673 for a one-year extension with a 3% increase in unit cost, adding, changing, and removing locations, and increasing compensation with New Image Landscape Company, Fremont, California, to provide landscape maintenance services, as required by the Water Department, for the total amount not to exceed $340,000, for a cumulative total not to exceed $1,406,840.   Not available Video Video
21-113BPU 16.2Acquisition of 7700-7750 Lakeville HwyBPU- ConsentRESOLUTION - RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES APPROVING THE ACQUISITION OF 7700-7750 LAKEVILLE HWY AND LEASE BACK OF 13.6 ACRES, DELEGATION OF SIGNING AUTHORITY TO THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER OVER THE OPERATIONS PORTFOLIO AND ADOPTION OF A MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Real Estate Manager and Water Department that the Board of Public Utilities, by resolution, approve the acquisition of 7700-7750 Lakeville Hwy and concurrent lease back of 13.6 acres more or less, delegate signing authority to the Assistant City Manager over the Operations Portfolio and adopt a Mitigation Monitoring Program.   Not available Video Video
21-305BPU 17.1Voluntary Water Use ReductionBPU- ReportREPORT - REQUESTING COMMUNITY-WIDE 20% REDUCTION OF WATER USE THROUGH VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES - RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL BACKGROUND: The Russian River Watershed is experiencing record low rainfall and extremely dry conditions for the second year in a row. Santa Rosa Water purchases approximately 95% of our water supply from Sonoma Water. Sonoma Water’s two reservoirs, Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma, are at the lowest levels ever recorded for this time of year. On April 21, 2021, the Governor of California declared a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties related to the existing conditions in the Russian River Watershed. On May 3, 2021 the Water Advisory Committee to Sonoma Water adopted a resolution requesting the Sonoma Water Contractors voluntarily reduce water use by 20% over 2020 levels. Santa Rosa Water continues to participate in a regional outreach campaign to increase water use efficiency awareness and help customers achieve water savings. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by Santa Rosa Water staff that the Board of Public Utilities, by    Not available Video Video
21-531BPU 114.1Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing LitigationBPU-Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9) Name of Cases: In the Matter of the City of Santa Rosa’s Petition for Review of Action and Failure to Act by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region, in Adopting Order No. R1-2020-0012 California State Water Resources Control Board, Water Quality Petition A-XXXX (not yet assigned, filed Sept. 18, 2020); and In the Matter of the City of Santa Rosa’s Petition for Review of Action and Failure to Act by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region, in Adopting Resolution No. R1-2018-0025 California State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality Petition No. A-2605.   Not available Video Video