Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

December 12, 2019


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Salida Sanitary District was called to order by President Gary Horton at 6:00 p.m. in the Salida Sanitary District Boardroom.  Other Directors present were Gary Dew, Lana Moore, Donna Murphy, and Brad Johnson.  Others present were Attorney Stewart W. James, District Manager-Engineer Antonio Tovar, and Secretary Linda Walker.


Members of the public were invited to address the Board, but no comments were made.


The minutes of the regular meeting held November 14, 2019 were unanimously approved as submitted.


Bills of the District totaling $168,140.37 were presented for payment.  A motion was made by Director Murphy, seconded by Director Moore, and on vote unanimously carried to adopt Resolution No. 1702, “Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills”.


District-Manager Engineer Antonio Tovar reported the following:

1.       Johnson & Associates was on site December 20th to perform the annual financial audit for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, and prepare the 2018-2019 financial transaction report.

2.       The District’s new maintenance mechanic started on December 2nd.

3.       On November 20th, the District Manager-Engineer met with Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold regarding the City of Modesto’s intention to pursue a revised urban limit line in the November 2020 election as a ballot measure.  The proposed limit line will take approximately 580 acres from the Salida Community Plan’s established boundaries.  The City will now pursue a public outreach program to solicit input from interested parties on the proposed urban limit line.

4.       On December 10th, SSD staff televised the sewer main on Kiernan Road by Zinfandel Avenue, no blockage or problems were found.


Director Dew reported, at the J.P.A. meeting held December 10, 2019, the Mello Roos Bonds were refinanced at a much lower rate, and the term of the bonds was reduced by two years.


Attorney James reported the Brown Act is not clear on e-mailing agendas, but agendas were e-mailed to those who requested them.  A written request to receive agendas expires each year on December 31st.

Per the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, information on how to request a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the District’s meeting, was added to the agenda.


District Manager-Engineer Antonio Tovar reported that APN 136-042-003 was erroneously charged for sewer service, as it does not have sewer service.  A motion was made by Director Moore, seconded by Director Dew, and on vote unanimously carried to approve a refund of 2019/2020 sewer service charges in the amount of $533.02 for APN 136-042-003.








As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned.






President of the Board