TID Board Meeting Agenda Includes Budget Adoption, Rate Schedules

The TID Board of Directors will consider adopting the budget, electric service rate schedules, irrigation water charge rate schedule and schedules of other charges for calendar year 2011.

 
Over the past several months, the TID Board has been given budget and operation presentations by TID managers.
 
While there have not been plans to raise rates for the 2011 budget, there are plans to do so for the 2012 budget. With this in mind and taking into the consideration the current state of the economy, the TID Board has really given a clear interest and desired direction of efficiency.
 
Back in August, TID President Rob Santos questioned an automatic 3 percent planned increase in department budgets and if there had ever been a year where managers worked with no department budget increases. None of the managers in the room had experienced a 0 percent or status quo budget projection.
 
In general and as a majority, the TID Board has expressed strongly their concern for a true budget that eliminates “ghost” employee positions that have been funded but not filled, eliminating as much “waste” as possible whether TID can afford it or not, and cutting overtime pay while also discussing what projects to go forward with and how to improve customer service.
 
Employee salaries and salary increases have been an issue for the current TID Board. While some employee unions have a contract calling for a scheduled 3.75 percent salary increase, TID Directors issued a stop on all merit pay salary increases in January. Before former General Manager Larry Weis left in August, he issued salary increases to several employees and when the TID Board found out, a majority of them voted to rescind the pay increases.
 
The TID budget workshops have reflected TID managers’ acknowledgment of the Board’s desired general direction and the 2011 budget proposal should be a finalized presentation of all the workshops held that have gone through detailed organizational information.
 
 
View the Turlock Irrigation District Regular Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 9:00am.
 
Turlock Irrigation District
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
9:00am
 
Board Room
Main Office Building
333 East Canal Drive
Turlock, California
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael Frantz – Division 1
Charles Fernandes, Vice President – Division 2
Joe Alamo. – Division 3
Rob Santos, President – Division 4
Ron Macedo – Division 5
 
A. CALL TO ORDER
 
B. SALUTE TO THE FLAG
 
C. MOTION APPROVING CONSENT CALENDAR
All matters listed hereunder will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no individual discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate agenda item.
1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of November 23, 2010.
2. Approval of Turlock Irrigation District checks dated December 7, 2010.
 
D. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Interested persons in the audience are welcome to introduce any topic within the District’s jurisdiction. Matters presented under this heading may be discussed, but no action will be taken by the Board at this meeting.
 
E. PUBLIC HEARING – 9:00 A.M.
1. Resolution of Necessity for the Taking of Land to Construct an Electrical Substation
Conduct hearing and consider approval of a Resolution of Necessity for the taking of 10.9-acres of an existing 77.34-acre parcel to construct an electrical substation.
– Ed Jeffers, Interim Electrical Engineering Department Manager
 
F. WEEKLY UPDATES
1. Electrical Service Division Update
– Renee Cargill, Service Division Manager
 
2. Power Report
– Bill Bacca, Trading & Scheduling Division Manager
 
3. Water Report
– Jason Carkeet, Utility Analyst
 
G. ACTION ITEMS
1. Motion Approving Application for Installation of a 12-inch Sidegate in Lower Lateral 2 by Bill Ledbetter
Consider request from Bill Ledbetter to install a new 12-inch sidegate in Lower Lateral 2, to serve 17 acres of newly planted almond trees, which lies inside the TID irrigation boundary.
– Mike Kavarian, Water Distribution Department Manager
 
2. Motion Approving Application for Installation of a 16-inch Sidegate in Upper Lateral 3 by Bill Ledbetter
Consider request from Bill Ottman to install a new 16-inch sidegate in Lower Lateral 2, to serve 32 acres of newly planted almond trees, which lies inside the TID irrigation boundary.
– Mike Kavarian, Water Distribution Department Manager
 
3. Motion Approving Committee Appointments
Consider a revision to the existing designation of District representatives and alternates to various associations, agencies, authorities and committees.
– Casey Hashimoto, Interim General Manager
 
4. Resolution Approving the TID Investment Policy and Authorizing the Treasurer to Perform Investment Activity
Consider approval of the Investment Policy and delegation of the authority to the Treasurer to perform investment activity on behalf of the TID.
– Joe E. Malaski, CFO/AGM Financial Services
 
5. Resolution Approving the Turlock Irrigation District 2011 Budget
Consider adoption of the budget, electric service rate schedules, irrigation water charge rate schedule and schedules of other charges for calendar year 2011 and a copy ordered filed in the Secretary’s office.
– Joe E. Malaski, CFO/AGM Financial Services
 
H. REPORTS
1. Water Operations, Construction and Maintenance Administration Report
– Keith Cargill, AGM Water Operations, Construction and Maintenance
 
I. GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
 
J. BUSINESS OF THE BOARD
1. ACWA Conference Report
– Directors Santos, Fernandes and Macedo
 
K. MOTION TO ADJOURN
The next scheduled regular meeting is Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

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