October 13, 2021 VRSD Special Board Meeting


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold a SPECIAL MEETING by teleconference on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 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/87989520492.

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 879 8952 0492 .

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 24 hours preceding the Board Special 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. Consideration and Adoption of a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Legislative Bodies of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District for the Period of October 13, 2021 through November 11, 2021

Adopt VRSD Resolution No. 21-06 Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Legislative Bodies of the Ventura Regional Sanitation District

3. Pledge of Allegiance


4. 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.

5. 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 tim

 CONSENT AGENDA (Item 6 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.

6. Approval of Minutes: September  16, 2021 Regular Meeting

REGULAR AGENDA (Items 7 and 8)

7. Ratification of Change Order No. 6 to VRSD Contract No. 21-003 with Pride Engineering Construction Services for Excavation and Liner Construction Services at the Toland Road Landfill to Modify the Scope of Work and Reduce the Total Contract Amount by $11,550

Ratify the General Manager’s issuance of Change Order No. 6 to VRSD Contract No. 21-003 with Pride Construction Engineering Services, to alter the scope of services and reduce the total contract cost by $11,550 for a modified not to exceed total contract amount of $4,277,156.




Conduct Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Ventura Regional Sanitation District

  1. Receive and file the staff presentation.
  2. Conduct SWOT Analysis of VRSD.
  3. Provide direction, in any, to staff following completion of SWOT analysis.

INFORMATION ITEMS (Items  9 through 12)

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

9. Revenue and Expense Report:  None
10. Disbursement Report: September 2021
11. Investment Report: None
12. Future Meetings, Seminars and Conferences

  • Oct 21, 2021 – VRSD Board Meeting
  • Nov. 2, 2021 – VRSD P&F Committee Meeting
  • Nov 4, 2021 – VRSD Board Meeting

 ORAL REPORTS (Items 13 through 16)

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

13. Regulatory Compliance Report  (None)
14. Committee Reports (None)
15. 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))

167. General Manager Comments

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

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Regular Meeting to be held October 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m. via video conference.