Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

May 19, 2023, 9:00 a.m.


In-Person:      14201 Del Monte Blvd, Salinas CA 93908 - Bales Board Room



Meeting ID:    822 9614 2112


Board Members will be attending this meeting In-Person: Bales Board Room (or otherwise virtually via applicable teleconferencing provisions set forth in the Brown Act). The public may attend this meeting under either option of a hybrid format: In-person, as noted above, or Virtually.


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


Call to Order at 9:00 a.m.


Just Cause Notifications and Emergency Circumstance Requests (AB 2449)


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.        Approve Minutes of April 21, 2023, Regular Board Meeting.

2.      Approve Report of Disbursements, and Board & Employee Reimbursements for April 2023.

3.      Receive April 5, 2023 Personnel Committee Minutes.

4.      Receive May 3, 2023, Finance Committee Draft Minutes.

5.      Received May 3, 2023 Personnel Committee Draft Minutes.

6.      Approve New Limited Lease of Land for Farming Operation with Neponset Ag of Monterey County, CA

7.       Approve the Purchase of Two New Liebherr L556X Wheel Loaders with 8CY Tink Roll-out Buckets from Bejac of Placentia, CA for $780,000 Plus the 7.75% Sales Tax Amount.

8.      Approve Agreement with Geo-Logic Associates, of Grass Valley, CA, for Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Monitoring of Module 7 Landfill Liner Construction. The cost for the required services will be billed on a time and materials basis, with prevailing wages, in the amount of $385,000 (includes 15% contingency). Funds have been included in the Capital Outlay portion of the Budget for FY 2022/2023 and are included in the Preliminary Budget for FY 2023/2024 for this work.

9.      Approve FY 2023-24 Amendments to Exhibits A & B of the MOU between ReGen Monterey and its Member Jurisdictions Regarding Compliance with California’s Senate Bill 1383.

10.    Adopt Resolution 2023-05 Recognizing Public Works Week of May 21-27, 2023.




11.      Presentation of Resolution 2023-05 Recognizing Public Works Week of May 21-27, 2023.


12.    Presentation of 2023 SB 1383 Contamination Monitoring Results by Blue Strike Environmental.


13.    Presentation of 2023 Artist in Residence Exhibit “A microcosm of Hope” by Jesse Villarruel.



14.    Receive Draft Budget for Fiscal Year 2023/24 and Provide Direction to Staff.


15.   Schedule a Public Hearing for the June 23, 2023 Board Meeting to Consider:

a.    FY2023/24 Tip Fee Increases for All Gate Rate Items. Effective July 1, 2023; and

b.   Single Stream Recycling Rates will remain at $40 per ton for all member agencies.


16.    Approve Lease and Feasibility Study Agreement for the Sitos Group Biochar Pilot Study.


Staff Reports

17.    Review Finance, Operating, and Recycling Reports.


18.    Report on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and SB 1383 – April 19, 2023 Meeting.


Other Correspondence


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)        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: June 23, 2023




Virtual & Regular Meeting Notice: The meeting will be held (1) as a regular in-person meeting and (2) virtually via Zoom. 


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: 822 9614 2112


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.