YOLO HABITAT CONSERVANCY

September 20, 2021

MINUTES


 
The Yolo Habitat Conservancy Board met on the 20th day of September, 2021, via teleconference at 5:30 p.m. pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020), available at the following link.
Present: Victoria Fernandez  
  Chris Ledesma  
  Pierre Neu  
  Gary Sandy (joined late)  
  Don Saylor  
  Matt Dulcich (non-voting)  
Absent: Will Arnold
Staff Present: Alexander Tengolics, Executive Director
Kimberly Hood, County Counsel
Lupita Ramirez, Deputy Clerk
Attendees: Chris Alford, Alford Environment
Jeanette Wrysinski, Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCD)
Amy Williams, Yolo County RCD

             
5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER
             
   1. Pledge of Allegiance  
             
   2. Roll Call  
             
   3. Approval of the Agenda Order  
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-13: Approved agenda order.

MOTION: Saylor / SECOND: Ledesma
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold, Sandy.
 

             
   4. Public Comment: This is time reserved for the public to address the Conservancy Board on matters not on the agenda.  
             
         

There was no public comment.
 

             
   5. Board Correspondence  
             
         

There was no correspondence.
 


             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-14: Approved Consent Agenda Item Nos. 6-10.

MOTION: Ledesma / SECOND: Fernandez
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold, Sandy.
 


             
   6. Approve May 17, 2021 meeting minutes  
             
         

Approved the May 17, 2021 meeting minutes on Consent.
 


             
   7. Authorize signing authority for the Executive Director  
             
         

Approved recommended action on Consent.
 


             
   8. Receive FY 20-21 easement endowment report  
             
         

Approved recommended action on Consent.
 


             
   9. Approve the appointments of the three representatives from agricultural and wildlife organizations to serve on the Yolo Habitat Conservancy Implementation Advisory Committee   
             
         

Approved recommended action on Consent.
 


             
   10. Authorize Executive Director to finalize and execute a contract with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. not to exceed $81,000 for technical services to assist with preparation of the Lower Cache Creek Reserve Unit Management Plan  
             
         

Approved Agreement No. 21-06 on Consent.
 



             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
   11. Receive FY20-21 year-end fiscal report  
             
         

Received FY20-21 year-end fiscal report.
 


             
   12. Receive and file transmittal memo recommending the Gilmer site for inclusion in the Yolo HCP/NCCP reserve system; approve Gilmer site as a candidate Yolo HCP/NCCP conservation easement site  
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-15: Approved recommended action.

MOTION: Saylor / SECOND: Ledesma
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold, Sandy.
 


             
   13. Authorize the Executive Director to execute a new Certificate of Inclusion and the Special Participating Entity Agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to allow the use of Yolo HCP/NCCP permit coverage for the PG&E S-648 Buckeye Station Upgrade  
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-16: Approved recommended action by Agreement No. 21-07.

MOTION: Saylor / SECOND: Ledesma
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold, Sandy.
 


             
   14. Receive presentation and approve revised Yolo Habitat Conservancy roles, responsibilities and fees associated with Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle mitigation and hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution reducing the per acre valley foothill riparian fee and creating a per acre maintenance fee for elderberry bushes transplanted from non-riparian habitat  
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-17: Held public hearing and approved recommended action by Resolution No. 21-04.

MOTION: Ledesma / SECOND: Fernandez
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Sandy, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold.
 


             
   15. Authorize the Executive Director and agency counsel to finalize and execute endowment and expendable fund agreements and take all other necessary actions to transfer the pre-permit endowments and the post-permit endowment fund to the Yolo Community Foundation/Sacramento Region Community Foundation  
             
         

Minute Order No. 21-18: Approved recommended action by Agreement Nos. 21-08 and 21-09.

MOTION: Saylor / SECOND: Neu
AYES: Fernandez, Ledesma, Neu, Sandy, Saylor.
ABSENT: Arnold.
 


             
   16. Executive Director's Report  
             
         

Jeanette Wrysinski, Deputy Director for Yolo County RCD, addressed the Board and introduced Amy Williams, Project Manager at RCD, who will be the lead working with the Habitat Conservancy on the easement monitoring the program.

The Executive Director and Counsel Hood reported that Governor Newsom signed AB 361, which allows entities to continue meeting remotely; however, entities must evaluate the need to continue remote meetings every 30 days.  Given that the next Habitat meeting will be held on November 15, 2021, staff will work with the Chair and Vice-Chair to evaluate how the meeting will be held.
 



             
ADJOURNMENT
             
Next meeting scheduled for: November 15, 2021

    

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