January 18, 2024 VRSD Board Meeting


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold a REGULAR MEETING on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District office, 4105 W. Gonzalez Road, Oxnard, California.


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 clerk@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.


Approval of Minutes: December 7, 2023 Regular Meeting 


REGULAR AGENDA (Items 6 and 7) 


Approve, and Authorize the Board Chair to Sign, Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 22-018 with Dragomir Design-Build, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $43,000.00.

Approve, and authorize Board Chair to sign, Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 22-018 with Dragomir Design-Build, Inc. to evaluate and design the expansion of cell 4C to add more airspace and reclaim the soil for the final closure of the landfill and to increase the contract amount by $43,000 for a total compensation amount not to exceed $669,690.


Receive and File Oral Report on the Toland Road Landfill Gas Collection System Flare Replacement Project 

(No written materials)


INFORMATION ITEMS (Items 8 through 10)

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

8. Disbursement Report: November/December 2023
9. Investment Report: November/December 2023


Future Meetings, Seminars and Conferences
  • Jan 24-26, 2024 League of California Cities New Mayors & Council Members Conference
  • Jan 24-26, 2024 California  Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Winter Conference
  • Feb. 1, 2024, 8:30am – Regular Board Meeting 
  • Feb 6, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – P&F Committee Meeting, District Office

ORAL REPORTS (Items 11 through 14)

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


Regulatory Compliance Report 

Recent Newspaper Articles Regarding Regulatory Compliance at Chiquita Canyon Landfill and Sunshine Canyon Landfill.


Committee Reports (None)

13. 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))


General Manager Comments

Brief announcements and report on General Manager and VRSD workforce activities

Adjourn to Regular Meeting to be held February 1, 2024 , 8:30 a.m., at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District office.