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October 7, 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

OCTOBER 7, 2020

5 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.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

  1. Join a Zoom meeting LIVE:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81729410163

Meeting ID: 817 2941 0163

1-669-900-6833
1-877-853-5257

 

  1. If you do not wish to speak but would like to submit a written comment on a specific agenda item, 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. Written comments will be distributed to the Commissioners and will be attached to the minutes of the meeting but will not be read aloud during the meeting.

 

  1. If you wish to speak on a specific agenda item when watching the live Zoom meeting, please email the Clerk of the Board at jrauch@venturaharbor.com by 4:00PM on the day of the meeting so you can participate appropriately.

Attendees can dial *9 or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom if they would like to speak during public comment periods.


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 September 16, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes 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.

 

STANDARD AGENDA:

1) Consideration of Adoption of Ordinance No. 53 Authorizing Execution of the Assignment of the Existing Parcel 20 Master Lease and an Option Agreement Between the Ventura Port District and Derecktor Marine Holdings for a New 50-Year Master Lease

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving input on proposed Ordinance No. 53;
  2. Waive reading and direct Clerk to place Ordinance No. 53 in the record of this meeting; and
  3. Adopt Ordinance No. 53, which authorizes execution of the Assignment of the Existing Parcel 20 Master Lease and Option Agreement between Ventura Port District and Derecktor Marine Holdings for a New 50-Year Master Lease.

 

2) Consideration of Preliminary Operations Plan and Draft Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Proposed Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Project

Recommended Action: Informational.

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive and consider public comment on the Preliminary Operations Plan and Draft Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Proposed Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Project.

 

3)Approval of Financial Statements and Checks for April through June 2020

Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopts Resolution No. 3399 to:

  1. Accept the following draft financial statements for the Quarter ended June 30, 2020, pending audit adjustments, and accounting for year-end GASB 68 and GASB 75 journal entries; and,
  2. Review the payroll and regular checks for April through June 2020.

 

4) Acceptance of Coastal Conservancy Grant for Fishing Facilities Enhancement Project

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3400 authorizing the General Manager to execute an agreement with the State of California Coastal Conservancy to grant a sum of $318,600 to the Ventura Port District towards the performance of the Ventura Harbor Commercial Fishing Facilities Enhancement Project.

 

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, October 2, 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, OCTOBER 7, 2020

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

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

Parcel 20

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

Derecktor Marine Holdings LLC

Terms of Assignment of Lease and 50-year Lease Option

(Verbal Report)

b) Property:

 

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

1431 Spinnaker Drive

1691 Spinnaker Drive #204, 206, 208, 101B, and 103

Brian Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

National Park Services

Terms of Extension of Lease

  1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation per Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2): 1 Case.
  2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation per Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Ventura Harbor Marine Associates vs. Ventura Port District; Ventura Co. Sup. Court Case No. 56-2020-00541974-CU-NP-VTA.

 

 

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