Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

February 17, 2023, 9:00 a.m.


In-Person:   Bales Board Room



Meeting ID: 859 4334 3715

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


Call to Order at 9:00 a.m.


Roll Call & Establishment of Quorum

Chair:          Jason Campbell, City of Seaside

Vice Chair:  Kim Shirley, City of Del Rey Oaks


Directors:    Leo Laska, Pebble Beach Community Services District

Bruce Delgado, City of Marina

Jerry Blackwelder, City of Sand City       

Wendy Root Askew, County of Monterey

Bill Peake, City of Pacific Grove

Kim Barber, City of Monterey

Karen Ferlito, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea


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.        Board Teleconferencing Rules Effective as of March 1, 2023.

2.      Approve Minutes of January 20, 2023, Regular Board Meeting.

3.      Approve Report of Disbursements, and Board & Employee Reimbursements for January 2023.

4.      Receive January 4, 2023, Finance Committee Minutes.

5.      Receive November 2, 2022, Personnel Committee Minutes.

6.      Authorize the General Manager to Contract with Wood Brothers Incorporated of Lemoore, California to Reduce the Excess Thickness of the Vegetative Soil Layer over the Landfill’s Cover Material in the Amount of $500,000 (includes an estimated 15% contingency estimate).  

7.       Approve Amendment of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the County of Monterey and Monterey Regional Waste Management District dba ReGen Monterey to Continue Funding Litter Abatement for Two Additional Years, Not to Exceed $25,000 per Year.

8.      Authorize the Engine Rebuild of Landfill Equipment LF29 D8 Dozer in the amount of $250,000 to be completed by Quinn Caterpillar of Salinas, Ca.



9.      Presentation by Last Chance Mercantile Veterans Transition Center (VTC).



10.   Update of Joint Feasibility Study for Organic Waste Processing, Microgrid, and Renewable Energy.

11.     Discuss Monterey One Water (M1W) Co-digestion Project Supported by CalRecycle (Cycle 1) Grant Funds and Authorize the General Manager to Negotiate a Feedstock Agreement for Delivery of up to 10,000 tons of Source Separated Food Waste.


Staff Reports

12.    Review Finance, Operating, and Recycling Reports.

13.    Update on Public Education School Outreach Implementing Proper Sorting and Food Scrap Composting per SB 1383.

14.    Report on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and SB 1383 – January 11, 2023 Meeting.


Other Correspondence

15.    Letter from SDRMA Re: Notice of Nominations for SDRMA Board of Directors Elections 2023.

16.    Letter from CSDA Board of Directors Re: Call for Nominations.


General Manager Communications


Board Communications

17.    Committee 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 Labor Negotiators:

District Negotiators:          Felipe Melchor, Helen Rodriguez, and Berta Torres

Employee Organizations:  Operating Engineers – Laborers & Sales Clerks Unit


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: March 24, 2023



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.


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: 859 4334 3715.


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.