February 17, 2022 VRSD Board Meeting


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold a REGULAR MEETING by teleconference on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

In accordance with Government Code §54593, as amended by Statutes 2021, chapter 165, the California Governor’s Executive Orders declaring a State of Emergency and the County of Ventura Health Officer’s Local Health Emergency Declaration as a result of the threat of the Covid-19 virus, the VRSD Board of Directors meeting will be held via tele/video conference

This meeting is being held via Zoom and all attendees are muted by default. To join via computer, click the link on the meeting date and time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87609744725 .

If you do not have speakers or a microphone on your computer, you can dial in for audio. Call (669) 900-9128 or (253) 215-8782 and enter ID 876 0974 4725 .

If you would like to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, or if you would like to speak on a particular agenda item, please:


  1. ONLINE: Raise your hand, or use the Q&A panel to submit written comments;
  2. PHONE: press *9 to raise your hand, *6 to send a request to be unmuted before making any verbal comments; OR
  3. Public comment on an agenda item may also be accepted by email to JulietRodriguez@vrsd.com.All public comments sent via email must be received by 4:00 p.m. (PDT) on the day before the scheduled Board meeting, to be read into the public record. Please indicate in the subject line of your email, the agenda item number you are commenting on. Emailed comments received after the deadline above but before the end of the meeting will be made a part of the administrative record.

The business to be transacted is as follows:


The Board agenda is posted at least 72 hours preceding the Board Regular meeting, and contains all items on which Board action will be allowed pursuant to Government Code Section 54956. Action will be taken on unanticipated items only when an emergency (as defined in Government Code Section 54956.5) exists or as otherwise allowed under Government Code Section 54954.2(b). In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special accommodation/assistance to participate in a District event, please call the California Relay Service TDD line at (800) 735-2929 or the Clerk of the Board at (805) 658-4642 at least 48 hours prior. Notification prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to participate. Copies of individual reports may be requested from the Clerk of the Board or viewed on the District’s website, at www.vrsd.com.

1. Call Meeting to Order, Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Agenda Review General Manager/ Board of Directors)

Consider and approve, by majority vote, minor revisions to the Board agenda items or related attachments and any item added to, removed from, or continued from the Board agenda.

4. Public Comment (Items not on the agenda – 5 minute limit)

Opportunity for members of the public to briefly address the Board on items NOT on the agenda, In accordance with Government Code Section 54953(a). Persons wishing to comment on agenda items should email their comments (preferably before the meeting) to the Clerk at JulietRodriguez@vrsd.com. The Clerk will then read them into the record at the appropriate time.



CONSENT AGENDA (Item 5 only) Matters listed under Consent Agenda are considered to be routine, non-controversial, and are normally approved by one motion without discussion. If discussion is requested by a member of the Board on any Consent Agenda item, or if a member of the public wishes to comment on an item, that item may be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate action.

5. Approval of Minutes: February 3, 2022 Regular Meeting
6. Consideration and Adoption of Proposed VRSD Resolution No. 22-02 Authorizing Continued Use of Teleconference Meetings in Accordance with Government Code Section 54953, Subdivision (e) (AB 361)

Adopt proposed VRSD Resolution No. 22-02 Authorizing Teleconference Meetings of the Legislative Bodies of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District for the Period of February 20, 2022 through March 21, 2022.

REGULAR AGENDA (Item 7 only)

7, Approve, and Authorize Board Chair to Sign, Proposed VRSD Contract
No. 22-002 with SCS Engineers for Air Monitoring Services at the Toland Road Landfill in an Amount not to Exceed $200,000

  1. Approve, and Authorize the Board Chair to sign, proposed VRSD Contract No. 22-002 with SCS Engineers for air monitoring services in an amount not to exceed $200,000; and
  2. Authorize a budget appropriation of $200,000 from the Toland Fund.

INFORMATION ITEMS (Items  8 through 11)

It is recommended that the Board receive and file the following:

8. Quarterly Financial Report:  2nd Quarter (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31)
9. Disbursement Report: January 2022
10. Investment Report: January 2022
11. Future Meetings, Seminars and Conferences

  • Mar. 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – VRSD P&F Committee Meeting
  • Mar. 3, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – VRSD Board Meeting
  • Mar. 17, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – VRSD Board Meeting

 ORAL REPORTS (Items 12 through 15)

It is recommended that the Board receive and file the following:

12. Regulatory Compliance Report  (None)
13. Committee Reports (None)
14. Board Member Comments and Future Agenda Items

Opportunity for Board members to briefly comment on matters they deem appropriate to the business of VRSD. A Board member may ask a question of staff for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his or her own activities related to the VRSD.   A Board member may also provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, or request staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning a matter related to the VRSD business. The Board may also direct staff to place a matter of business on a future VRSD Board agenda. (Gov. Code §54954.2(a)(3))

15. General Manager Comments

Brief announcements and report on General Manager and VRSD workforce activities.

CLOSED SESSION (Items 16 and 17)

It is the intention of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board of Directors to meet in closed session to consider the following items:



Tina Rivera, VRSD Director of Finance; Mayra Rodriguez, Human Resources Technician; and Melonie Chaney, Special Labor Counsel, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore


Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 721

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 501

Non-represented Positions


Property: Bailard Landfill, 4105 E. Gonzalez Road, Ventura County, CA (APNs 138-0-190-290 and -480)

Agency Negotiators:  Chris Theisen, VRSD General Manager; Richard Jones, VRSD Director of Operations; and Tina Rivera, VRSD Director of Finance

Negotiating Parties:  Wellhead Electric Company, Inc., 650 Bercut Drive, Suite C, Sacramento, CA 95811; and Southern California Edison Company, 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA

Under Negotiation:  Potential terms and conditions regarding use of subject property.

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Regular Meeting to be held March 3, 2021, 8:30 a.m. via video conference.