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July 21, 2021

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT

BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS

 

Chris Stephens, Chairman

Michael Blumenberg, Vice Chairman

Brian Brennan, Secretary

Jackie Gardina, Commissioner

Everard Ashworth, Commissioner

 

Brian D. Pendleton, General Manager

Todd Mitchell, Business Operations Manager

Andy Turner, Legal Counsel

Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board

 

 

PORT COMMISSION AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021

 

TELECONFERENCE

5 TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE

1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE

VENTURA, CA 93001

 

CLOSED SESSION – 6:30PM

REGULAR MEETING – 7:00PM


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.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

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SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT VIA EMAIL

If you do not wish to speak live but would like to submit a written comment on a specific agenda item, please do so via email by 4:00PM on the day of the meeting. Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at jrauch@venturaharbor.com.

When sending an email, please indicate in the subject line, the agenda item number (i.e. General Public Comment or Consent Item A). Written comments should be no more than 1000 characters in length.  Written comments will be distributed to the Commissioners and will be posted as a supplemental packet on the District’s website at https://venturaharbor.com/board-meetings-minutes/.

PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE AT THE MEETING USING ZOOM

To speak on a specific agenda item during the live Zoom meeting, please fill out the Public Comment Slip and email the Clerk of the Board at jrauch@venturaharbor.com by 4:00PM on the day of the meeting so you can participate appropriately. You can use one (1) comment slip for multiple items.

If you decide to speak during the meeting and did not fill out a Public Comment slip, attendees can dial *9 if on the phone or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom.


CLOSED SESSION – 6:30PM 

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. Conference with Legal CounselAnticipated Litigation per Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): One Case.

ADJOURNMENT


OPEN SESSION – 7:00PM 

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 July 7, 2021 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.

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 Out-of-Town Travel Requests

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the out-of-town travel requests for:

a) Brian D. Pendleton, General Manager, to attend the California Special Districts Association Annual Conference in Monterey, CA; and

b) Todd Mitchell, Business Operations Manager, to attend the CMANC Fall Meeting in Santa Cruz, CA; and

c) Mike Blumenberg, Vice-Chairman and Dredging Liaison, to attend the CMANC Fall Meeting in Santa Cruz, CA.

 

B) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc. in the amount of up to $130,000 for environmental consulting, testing, monitoring, and reporting services.

 

C) Adoption of Resolution No. 3422 Approving the Updates to the Board of Port Commissioners Protocols and Policies Manual

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3422 approving the updates to the Board of Port Commissioners Protocols and Policies Manual and rescind Resolution No. 3315.

 

D) Approval of Notice of Completion for the Ventura Harbor Commercial Fishing Equipment Storage Improvement Project

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3423:

  1. Accepting the work of Staples Construction Company, Inc. for the Ventura Harbor Commercial Fishing Equipment Storage Improvement Project at 1410 Angler Ct.; and
  2. Authorize staff to prepare and record a Notice of Completion with the Ventura County Recorder.

STANDARD AGENDA:

1) Appointment of New Audit Liaison

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners appoint an audit liaison to work with staff and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP throughout the FY2020-2021 financial audit process.

2) Quarterly Update on the Ventura Port District Goals and 5-Year Objectives

Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive and file the quarterly update on the Ventura Port District 5-Year Objectives.

3) Award of Bid to JTEC Corporation, Inc. for the Ventura Harbor Village Wayfinding Signage Project

Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners award the Ventura Harbor Village Wayfinding Signage Project to JTEC Corporation, Inc. in the amount of $90,000.

4) Executive Order N-08-21

Recommended Action: Informational.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Receive a status report regarding Executive Order N-08-21 which authorizes members of the public and board members to attend meetings via teleconference (or other electronic means) for health and safety purposes until September 30, 2021; and
  2. Prepare for the transition to in-person public meetings by October 1, 2021 and discuss whether teleconferencing for board members and members of the public will be an option for public meetings held post-pandemic.

5) Ventura Port District Operations Update as it Relates to COVID-19

Recommended Action:  Informational. (Verbal Report)

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive an update on:

a) The COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program; and,

b) Status of Ventura Port District operations.

 

ADJOURNMENT

This agenda was posted on Friday, July 16, 2021 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 or the California Relay Service at 711 or (800) 855-7100. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility. (28 CFR 35.10

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