July 1, 2020

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT

BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS

 

Chris Stephens, Chairman

Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman

Jackie Gardina, Secretary

Everard Ashworth, Commissioner

Michael Blumenberg, Commissioner

 

Brian D. Pendleton, General Manager

Todd Mitchell, Business Operations Manager

Andy Turner, Legal Counsel

Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board

PORT COMMISSION AGENDA

TELECONFERENCE

JULY 1, 2020

6 TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE

1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE

VENTURA, CA 93001


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE COUNTY OF VENTURA HEALTH OFFICER DECLARED LOCAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AND BE WELL AT HOME ORDER RESULTING FROM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, THE VENTURA PORT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT, THE GOVERNOR’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION, AND THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 25-20 ISSUED ON MARCH 12, 2020 TO ALLOW ATTENDANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE PORT COMMISSION BY TELECONFERENCE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE BROWN ACT.


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CALL TO ORDER: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

 ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)

The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items only on the Closed Session Agenda. Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair. Attendees can dial *9 or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom if they would like to speak during public comment periods.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA (1 hour 25 minutes)

See Attachment to Agenda-Closed Session Conference with Legal Counsel.


CALL TO ORDER: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA (3 minutes)

Consider and approve, by majority vote, minor revisions to agenda items and/or attachments and any item added to or removed/continued from the Port Commission’s agenda. Administrative Reports relating to this agenda and materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public review at the Port District’s office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura, CA during business hours as well as on the District’s website – www.venturaharbor.com.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (3 minutes)

The Minutes of the June 17, 2020 Regular Meeting will be considered for approval.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)

The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items not on today’s agenda. Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair. Attendees can dial *9 or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom if they would like to speak during public comment periods.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT (3 minutes)

Closed Sessions are not open to the public pursuant to the Brown Act. Any reportable actions taken by the Commission during Closed Session will be announced at this time.

BOARD COMMUNICATIONS (5 minutes)

Port Commissioner’s may present brief reports on port issues, such as seminars, meetings and literature that would be of interest to the public and/or Commission, as a whole. Port Commissioner’s must provide a brief summary and disclose any discussions he or she may have had with any Port District Tenants related to Port District business.

STAFF AND GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS (5 minutes)

Ventura Port District Staff and General Manager will give the Commission updates on important topics or items of general interest if needed.

LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT (5 minutes)

Legal Counsel will report on progress of District assignments and any legislative or judicial matters.

PROCLAMATION HONORING RICHARD PARSONS

CONSENT AGENDA: (5 minutes)

Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon by the Board at one time, without discussion, unless a member of the Board or the public requests an opportunity to address any given item. Approval by the Board of Consent Items means that the recommendation is approved along with the terms set forth in the applicable staff reports.

 

A) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Carpi & Clay, Inc.

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Carpi & Clay, Inc. in the amount of $60,000 to provide the District with Federal Advocacy Services from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

 

B) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Swift Chip, Inc.

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Swift Chip, Inc. not to exceed $115,000 to provide Information Technology services from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

 

C) Termination of Current Lease Agreement and Approval of New Office Lease Agreement for Ken Caparoni dba State Farm Agent

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Approve the termination of a Lease Agreement, dated July 1, 2019, for the premises located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive #210, consisting of 637 square feet; and
  2. Approve a new Office Lease Agreement for the premises located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive #210, consisting of 787 square feet between the Ventura Port District dba Ventura Harbor Village and Ken Caparoni dba State Farm Agent for a three-year term with a three-year option with tenant improvements.

 

D) Approval of New Office Lease Agreement for Gabriella Navarro Busch

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a new Office Lease Agreement between the Ventura Port District dba Ventura Harbor Village and Gabriella Navarro Busch for the premises located at 1575 Spinnaker Drive #204A&B consisting of a total of 1,686 square feet for a five (5) year term with a four (4) year option.

 

  1. Approval of Notice of Completion for the Ventura Harbor Village Commercial Dock Replacement Project

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No.3393:

  1. Accepting the work of Bellingham Marine Industries (BMI) for the Ventura Harbor Village Commercial Dock Replacement Project.
  2. Authorizing the filing of a Notice of Completion with the Ventura County Recorder.

 

STANDARD AGENDA:

 

1) Draft Navigation Risk Assessment for the Proposed Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Project

Recommended Action:  Informational.

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive an informational report on the draft Navigation Risk Assessment for the proposed aquaculture project referred to as the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise.

 

2) Adoption of Resolution No. 3394 Extending the COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3394  extending the COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program, which will allow for the abatement or deferment of all rental payments for those Harbor Master Tenants and Harbor Village Tenants who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic on a monthly basis for repayment of deferred rents within six months after all applicable government emergency orders are rescinded, no sooner than March 2021.

 

3) Approval of Portside Partners Loan Extension

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Approve a loan extension for the Portside Partners project; and
  2. Authorize the General Manager to execute such documents as may be necessary after review and approval by General Counsel.

 

4) Approval of the FY2020-2021 Final Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Adopt Resolution No. 3395, approving the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Ventura Port District Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan;
  2. Adopt Resolution No. 3396, establishing the Salary Schedule for Non-represented Employees for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  3. Implement a salary freeze and hiring freeze for FY20-21. The MOU with SEIU for Full-Time Harbor Patrol Officers will not be affected by the salary freeze.

ADJOURNMENT

This agenda was posted on Friday, June 26, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. at the Port District Office and online at www.venturaharbor.com – Port District Business – Meetings and Agendas.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Ventura Port District at (805) 642-8538. Notification 48 hours before the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility. (28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II)


ATTACHMENT TO PORT COMMISSION AGENDA

CLOSED SESSION CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020

  1. Conference with Real Property Negotiators – Per Government Code Section 54956.8:
a) Property:

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

1431 – 1691 Spinnaker Drive

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

All Ventura Harbor Village Tenants

COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program

b) Property:

 

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

Parcels 10A, 4, 9, 7, 15, 16, 18, 2, 3, 1, 19,

3A1, 3A2, 3A4, 20, 17, 6

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

All Master Tenants

COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program

c) Property:

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

1583 Spinnaker Drive #210

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

Ken Caparoni dba State Farm Agent

Termination of Current Office Lease Agreement and Terms of New Office Lease Agreement (Verbal Report)

d) Property:

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

1575 Spinnaker Drive #204A&B

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

Gabriella Navarro Busch

Terms of New Office Lease Agreement (Verbal Report)

e) Property:

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

Parcel 20

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

Derecktor Marine Holdings LLC

Terms of Approval of Assignment of Lease

 

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