Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MWD Director Update for Fullerton Water Ratepayers

Thomas S. Babcock
Director to the Metropolitan Water District
Representing the City of Fullerton, California

August 1, 2013

To: Mayor Bruce Whitaker
Mayor Pro Tem Doug Chaffee
Council Member Greg Sebourn
Council Member Jennifer Fitzgerald
Council Member Jan Flory

Report on MWD Director activities

August 2013 Events:
• August 13, 2013 - MWD Meeting MWD HQ
• August 15, 2013 – OC Caucus meeting
• August 17, 2013 – MWD “Sustainability” Inspection Trip
• August 19, 20, 2013 – MWD Committee meetings and Board of Directors Meeting
• August 23, 2013 – Meeting with Jennifer Medina, Fullerton Engineering Dept
• August 26, 2013 – Meeting with California Avocado Commission Representatives
• August 27, 2013 – Other MWD Committee Meetings
• August 27, 2013 – Attend Mayor’s “Talk around town” to discuss MWD CRA trip in October

I have also included the August summary report of Board meetings.
Planned September 2013 Events:
• September 3, 2013 - MWD CRA Planning Meeting
• September 4, 2013 – MWDOC Joint Board Meeting
• September 5, 2013 – Orange County Caucus Meeting
• September 9, 10, 2013 – MWD Committee meetings and Board of Directors Meeting
• September 24, 2013 – Other MWD Committee Meetings


Summary Report for
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Board Meetings
August 20, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING
Held a public hearing on the standby charge levy supporting Annexation No. 97 to Calleguas Municipal Water District and Metropolitan.

INDUCTION OF NEW DIRECTOR
Director Michael T. Hogan, was inducted to the Board of Directors representing the San Diego County Water Authority. DEFERRED TO SEPTEMBER (Agenda Item 5C)

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
None. (Agenda Item 5E)

TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/14
Received report on list of certified assessed valuations for fiscal year 2013/14 and tabulation of assessed valuations, percentage participation, and vote entitlement of member public agencies as of August 15, 2013. (Agenda Item 5G-1)

Adopted resolution maintaining the tax rate for fiscal year 2013/14. (Agenda Item 5G-2)

WATER PLANNING AND STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
Adopted the CEQA determination that the project is categorically exempt and authorized the General Manager to enter into an agreement with the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District consistent with the terms in Attachment 1 of the Board letter. REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR (Agenda Item 7-3)

AUDIT AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed actions are not subject to CEQA and adopted the policy principles in Attachment 1 of the Board letter; adopted the investigations procedures in Attachment 2 of the Board letter; and authorized $245,000 increase to the Ethics Department fiscal year 2013/14 budget. (Agenda Item 8-1)

FINANCE AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE
Adopted the CEQA determination that the project is not subject to CEQA and authorized the General Manager, with approval of the General Counsel, to execute a contract with CERBT to administer and invest Metropolitan’s pre-funding of OPEB benefits. (Agenda Item 8-2)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is not subject to CEQA and authorized the General Manager to sign a nonbinding Memorandum of Understanding stating Metropolitan’s intention to pay its proportionate share of the Hoover Dam Visitors Center and the Hoover Dam Air Slots debt obligations, as approved by the General Manager and General Counsel; and authorized the General Manager to provide approximately $26 million of available cash funding from the Water Rate Stabilization Fund to repay Metropolitan’s proportionate share of the Hoover Dam Visitors Center and the Hoover Dam Air Slots debt obligations. The exact amount will be determined at the time of the repayment. (Agenda Item 8-5)

ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is categorically exempt and appropriated $19.3 million; and awarded $11.11 million contract to Southern Contracting Company to construct the Stage 2 electrical upgrades at the Diemer plant. (Approp. 15380) (Agenda Item 8-3)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action has been previously addressed in the certified EIR and that no further environmental analysis or documentation is required and appropriated $5.65 million; and awarded $3,801,758 million contract to J. F. Shea Construction, Inc. for seismic upgrades to the Weymouth filter buildings. (Approp. 15369) (Agenda Item 8-4)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the action is not subject to CEQA, and adopted a Board resolution authorizing the General Manager to apply for Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund financing for two projects, with separate applications for: (a) the Palos Verdes Reservoir floating cover replacement, and (b) enhanced bromate control, coagulation, and filter biomass control at the Weymouth plant. (Agenda Item 8-6)

COMMUNICATIONS AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is not subject to CEQA and is categorically
exempt and authorized the General Manager to express Metropolitan’s opposition to SB 731 unless
amended as described in the Board letter. (Agenda Item 8-7)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is not subject to CEQA and is categorically
exempt and authorized the General Manager to express Metropolitan’s opposition to AB 52 unless
amended as described in the Board letter. (Agenda Item 8-8)

CONSENT CALENDAR
In other action, the Board:
Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is categorically exempt and authorized the General Manager to grant a permanent easement to San Diego Gas and Electric Company in San Diego County. (Agenda Item 7-1)

Reviewed and considered information provided in the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration and adopted the Lead Agency’s findings related to the proposed actions and adopted resolution granting Calleguas’ request for approval of Annexation No. 97 concurrently to Calleguas and Metropolitan; established Metropolitan’s terms and conditions for the annexation in Attachment 2 of the Board letter, conditioned upon approval by Ventura Local Agency Formation Commission, and upon receipt of annexation fee of $8,149.28; and adopted resolution to impose water standby charge at a rate of $9.58 per acre, or per parcel of less than one acre, within the proposed annexation area in Attachment 3 of the Board letter. (Agenda Item 7-2)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is categorically exempt and appropriated $610,000; authorized final design to replace the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment system at Metropolitan’s Water Quality Laboratory; and authorized procurement and installation of a new chiller unit. (Approp. 15391) (Agenda Item 7-4)

Adopted the CEQA determinations that the proposed action is categorically exempt and appropriated $350,000; authorized installation of pavement at Temescal Power Plant; and authorized preliminary design of pavement repairs at the Skinner area facilities. (Approp. 15441) (Agenda Item 7-5)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is categorically exempt and appropriated $175,000; authorized preliminary design to upgrade the surge tank system at the OC-88 Pumping Plant; and authorized preliminary design to replace a sectionalizing valve on the Santiago Lateral. (Approp. 15441) (Agenda Item 7-6)

Adopted the CEQA determination that the proposed action is not subject to CEQA and authorized agreements with AECOM, Black & Veatch, HDR Engineering, and MWH Americas, in an amount not to exceed $2 million per year each for a maximum period of five years, to provide engineering services. (Agenda Item 7-7)

OTHER MATTERS
Director Larry Dick, representing the Municipal Water District of Orange County received a 10-year
service pin. (Agenda Item 5D)

THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE MEETING.

Board letters related to the items in this summary are generally posted in the Board Letter Archive
approximately one week after the board meeting. In order to view them and their attachments, please
copy and paste the following into your browser http://edmsidm.mwdh2o.com/idmweb/home.asp

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The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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