VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) Director’s meeting on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 7:30pm by Zoom.
Board Chair, Scott Boyd, introduces the agenda item and MWSD, General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier, lays out his plan to keep his community safe.
Review and Possible Action Concerning Changes to AB 361 and Transition to In-Person Meetings
The Governor’s office announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023. At that point government agencies in California will not be able to hold emergency teleconference meetings pursuant to AB 361.
Staff, Director Softky and Boyd developed a preliminary plan to allow the attendance of a quorum of directors as required after February 28 and continue to offer remote meeting via Zoom for the public, consultants and staff.
The primary idea is to space attendance as far apart as possible in the limited space available and increase airflow to a maximum. Box fans will be placed in the ocean side windows and the emergency exit will remain open, at least partially, as well as the door to the board room, with additional windows open in the office area. Two HEPA filter air purifiers will be placed in the corners of the map wall to further circulate air and remove contaminants.
To check for suficient airflow in all areas of the room a small moveable smoke machine that can be turned on or off quickly will be available. Additionally, a CO2 monitor with large display will be stationed central in the board room and can be moved around to ensure air quality is at the highest possible level.
Seating arrangement will be changed from T style to U style to give as much space as possible between directors. Public, consultants and staff are encouraged to attend virtually via Zoom. Staff persons that may want to attend the meeting in person will be placed in west section of the board room across the board table next to the cameraperson. To avoid technical difficulties the board is discouraged to use Zoom on their electronic devices during attendance in the board room. Instead a large screen TV will allow the board to view the Zoom meeting participants at all times. The in person camera feed will be a separate window in the Zoom meeting
Public participants that would like to address the board in person can first view the meeting outside in front of the District offices via large screen tv under a roof tent equipped with infrared heater. To speak to the board the public will be let into the board room one by one.
Inside the board room new, more efficient baseboard heaters were installed and additional infrared heaters will be mounted. Heat blankets will be available if needed.
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to email@example.com
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the District. Through their bi-monthly meetings they set policy, enact appropriate resolutions or ordinances, approve all payments to vendors, review and approve the budget, set Sewer Service Charge rates, establish connection charges, hire staff, approve contracts and other necessary actions needed to carry out the business of the District.
|Scott Boyd — President||Term 2020-2024|
|Ric Lohman — President Pro Tem||Term 2022-2026|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2020-2026|
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — Secretary||Term 2020-2024|
|Bill Softky — Director||Term 2022-2026|
All Board members may be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or writing the District office at: Montara Water and Sanitary District, P.O. Box 370131, Montara, CA 94037. Telephone: (650)728-3545; FAX (650)728-8556.
Clemens Heldmaier (650)728-3545 email