Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors   

September 23, 2022, 9:00 a.m.         


In-Person:   Bales Board Room – All attendees other than previously cleared Board Members

and Staff will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours or wear a mask at this in-person meeting.



Meeting ID: 874 0303 1901

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. 2022-20, 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 September 23, 2022 through October 22, 2022. Pursuant to Applicable Brown Act Provisions.

2.      Approve Minutes of July 22, 2022, Regular Board Meeting.

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

4.      Authorize the General Manager to Execute an Agreement with Pro Clean Janitorial Services of Watsonville, Ca for the District Facilities Janitorial Services in the Amount of $13,920 per month.

5.      Approve the Finance Committee Purpose, Responsibilities and Bylaws.

6.      Approve the Personnel Committee Purpose, Responsibilities and Bylaws.

7.       Authorize the General Manager to Execute a Contract with Western States Fire Protection Company of Roseville, CA for Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Fire Sprinkler System Piping Replacement in the amount of $88,770.

8.      Authorize Staff to Prepare a Request for Bids (RFB) and Solicit Construction Bids from Qualified Contractors for the Charles Benson Road Improvements.

9.      Receive Project Update Report for Landfill Module 7 Mass Excavation Phase 2.

10.    Authorize the General Manager to Execute a Contract with Salinas Steel Builders of Salinas, CA for “Z-Wall” Railing Replacement in the Amount of $40,452.

11.      Authorize the General Manager to Execute an Emergency Contract with Collins Electric of Stockton, CA to Underground the Overhead Utilities Servicing the Scalehouse for the Time and Materials Not to Exceed the Amount of $90,170.





12.    Approve a Revised Purchasing Policy to 1) Increase the General Manager’s Purchasing Limit to $75,000, 2) Amend the Assistant General Manager with Director of Finance and Administration as Secondary Authorized Approver of Purchases, and 3) Adding the Director of Operations as Tertiary Authorized Approver of Purchases in the Absence of Both the General Manager and Director of Finance and Administration.  

13.    Authorize the General Manager to Execute an Agreement with Frew and Associates of Monterey, CA for Leadership Development in an Amount Not to Exceed $50,000.  

14.    Authorize the General Manager to Execute the Interagency Cooperation Agreement Regarding the Monterey Microgrid and Renewable Energy Projects Agreement Between Monterey Regional Waste Management dba ReGen Monterey and Monterey One Water.


Staff Reports 

15.    Review Finance, Operating, and Recycling Reports

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


Other Correspondence

17.    Letter from Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes dated August 10, 2022 and Card from Meals on Wheels dated August 3, 2022


General Manager Communications






Board Communications


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 Labor Negotiators  

District Negotiators: Felipe Melchor, Helen Rodriguez and Berta Torres

Employee Organizations: Operating Engineers

2.      Public Employee Performance Evaluation: General Manager

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: October 21, 2022



Virtual & Regular Meeting Notice: The meeting will be held both (1) virtually via Zoom and in that regard 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 in-person meeting.


To join the Zoom webinar: Click on this link:

copy/paste the link into your browser, or type the link into your browser. If your computer does not have audio, you will also need to join the meeting via phone. To participate via phone, please call: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 874 0303 1901.


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.