Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors   

October 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m.  


In-Person:   Bales Board Room



Meeting ID: 878 6813 8823

Please see meeting information notice at the end of this agenda for more details.


Call to Order


Roll Call & Establishment of Quorum

Chair:          Jason Campbell, City of Seaside


Vice Chair: Jerry Blackwelder, City of Sand City

Directors:    Leo Laska, Pebble Beach Community Services District

Bruce Delgado, City of Marina

Carrie Theis, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Dan Albert, City of Monterey                                              

Kim Shirley, City of Del Rey Oaks

Wendy Root Askew, County of Monterey

Bill Peake, City of Pacific Grove

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Board on matters not appearing on the agenda may do so now.  Please limit comments to a maximum of three (3) minutes. The public may comment on any other matter listed on the agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Board. For information about submitting public comments in writing in advance of the meeting, please see the Meeting Information section of this agenda.


These matters include routine financial and administrative actions, which are usually approved by a single majority vote. Individual items may be removed from consent for discussion and action.

1.        Approve Resolution No. 2022-21, Regarding the Ralph M. Brown Act (California Government Code §§54950- 54963, hereinafter the “Brown Act”) and Assembly Bill 361, Making Certain Findings, Re-Ratifying the Proclamation of a State of Emergency by Governor Newsom on March 4, 2020 and Re-authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the District Board and its Standing Committees (i.e., Finance and Personnel) for the period October 21, 2022 through November 21, 2022. Pursuant to Applicable Brown Act Provisions

2.      Approve Minutes of September 23, 2022, Regular Board Meeting.

3.      Approve Report of Disbursements, and Board and Employee Reimbursements for September 2022.

4.      Authorize the General Manager to Execute a City of Marina MOU Agreement for Partial Funding of up to $75,000 in Support of an Odor Attribution Study Subject to Concurrence to Form by District Legal Counsel.

5.      Receive September 7, 2022 Finance Committee Minutes

6.      Receive September 7, 2022 Personnel Committee Minutes

7.       Approve 2023 Board Meeting Calendar

8.      Authorize staff to Prepare a Request for Bids (RFB) and Solicit Construction Bids from Qualified Public Works Contractors for the Scale House and Public Restroom Improvement Project.

9.      Approve the Amended SB 1383 Shared Costs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  



10.  Recognition of Efrain Lopez, Shop Maintenance Manager for 20 Years of Service.

11.   Recognition of Israel Mendoza, Heavy Equipment Technician III for 20 years of Service.

12.  Recognition of Abraham Meza, Hazardous Materials Technician for 20 Years of Service.

13.  Recognition of Leonardo Martinez, Sr Materials Recovery Facility Operator for 25 years of Service.


14.  Approve the Award of a Consulting Contract to GHD of Irvine, California for Phase 1 of the Joint Agency Feasibility Study for a Not-To-Exceed Amount of $720,478 and Authorize an Additional $150,000 of Funding to the Feasibility Study’s Budget.

15.  Approve $600,000 of Additional Funding to Amend the WMD-AWPF Medium Voltage Project Budget from $3.89 Million to $4.49 Million for Design Modifications to Develop MicroGrid Capabilities for this Electrical Connection.

16.  Authorize the General Manager to Execute CalRecycle’s ORG6-22-0002 Grant Agreement for CASP Composting Project Subject to Concurrence to Form by ReGen’s Legal Counsel.   

17.    Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) Operations Unit and Pay Schedule Effective September 20, 2022.

18.    Approve the Implementation of the Shipment Assist Stipends of 2.5% and 5.0% as outlined in the Letter of Understanding Between ReGen Monterey and Operating Engineers, Local No. 3, Laborers & Salesclerk Unit for the Implementation of the Shipment Assist Stipend

19.    Discuss Potential ReGen Monterey Website Content Including Video/Audio Recordings and Board Polices

20.  General Manager Compensation. Board to receive an oral report of a summary of any recommendation coming out of the Closed Session held on September 23, 2022, for the performance evaluation of the General Manager, and consider at this time the matter of taking any action on the compensation of the General Manager.

21.    Approve Early Site Closure on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Staff Reports 

22.  Review Finance, Operating, and Recycling Reports

23.  Report on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting.


Other Correspondence


General Manager Communications

Board Communications


24. Appoint Ad-hoc Nomination Committee to Consider Board Chair and Vice Chair Appointments

Closed Session

As permitted by Government Code Section 54956 et seq., the Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider specific matters dealing with litigation, certain personnel matters, real property negotiations or to confer with the ReGen Monterey’s Meyers-Milias-Brown Act representative.

1.        Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation

Public Employment Relations Board Matter – Case Name Unspecified: One case

Return to Open Session

Please note: A report out and announcement concerning the closed session will be provided. Anyone requesting a report out of closed session items may contact the board clerk. 



Next Meeting Date: November 21, 2022



Virtual & Regular Meeting Notice: The meeting will be held (1) virtually via Zoom and is compliant with California Government Code Section 54953(e)(1)(A), with Governor Newsom's executive Order N-29-20 and with the Recommendation of the Monterey County Health Official dated September 22, 2021, regarding social distancing including remote meetings of legislative bodies, which together allow local legislative bodies to hold public meetings electronically or via teleconference and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the local legislative body to avoid public gatherings, and which suspended all contrary provisions of the Brown Act, and (2) as a regular meeting.


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Public Comments: If you are unable to participate virtually or via telephone, you may also submit your comments by e-mailing the board clerk at with one of the following subject lines "Public Comment Item #" (insert the item number relevant to your comment) or “Public Comment - Non Agenda Item". Comments must be received by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled meeting. All submitted comments will be provided to the Board and may be read into the record or compiled as part of the record.

Posting Information

This agenda was posted at the ReGen Monterey administrative offices at 14201 Del Monte Blvd, Salinas, CA, 93908.  The agenda, including staff reports and additional information regarding these items, are available on our website at and our administrative office during regular business hours (additional fee may apply for copying).


This agenda is subject to revision and may be amended prior to the scheduled meeting. If amended, a final agenda will be reposted.



All meetings are open to the public. ReGen Monterey does not discriminate against persons with disabilities and the boardroom is wheelchair accessible.  In compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate, please contact Board Clerk, Ida Gonzales at 831-384-5313 or email Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Later requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Recordings of meetings can be provided upon request.