MINUTES MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA) Regular Meeting 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 580 PACIFIC STREET MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA Directors Present:
Burnett, Edelen, Alt. Lucius, Pendergrass, Rubio, Della Sala
Executive Director, Legal Counsel, Clerk
President Della Sala called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Alternate Director Casey Lucius was present representing the City of Pacific Grove.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE REPORTS FROM BOARD DIRECTORS AND STAFF
No reports from Directors or staff.
President Della Sala invited public comments for items not on the agenda. Tom Rowley spoke representing the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association regarding Monterey Peninsula Water Management District use of Ordinance 152 funds, and is awaiting a decision by the judge regarding a submitted referendum. He thanked the Directors for not approving a study and for not supporting Measure O. Nelson Vega requested an update of the projects that make up the portfolio and spoke to the potential to size the desalination facility at over 12,000 acre/foot. David Lifland spoke to the proposed plan that the Seaside Basin would be a mixture of water from all three water projects, but questioned the intentions to price that water.
1. Receive, Discuss, Revise, and Approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Scope of Work for a Value Engineering (VE) Study of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP) Executive Director Cullem indicated that the Governance Committee voted for selecting and contracting directly with the Value Engineering firm for the design build contract to ensure public oversight and transparency. The purpose of the VE would be to look for fatal flaws and identification of efficiencies and reduced costs through design improvements and is most effectively done at 30% design build. The estimated costs is not to exceed $200,000 with all costs reimbursable by Cal Am. The Authority would solicit and acquire the value engineer, but the Governance Committee will select the firm. Vice President Burnett indicated the TAC