Including earlier start time
Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Westlands Water District will be held on March 17, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at the District’s Fresno Office, 3130 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93703.
Any member of the public may participate in the meeting through Zoom.
Join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone:
Meeting ID: 830 7069 3618
Dial-In Number: (669) 444-9171
Use the meeting id and passcode from above
After you join, please mute your line.
If you have problems using the Zoom, please contact the District’s IT staff at 559-224-1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for assistance made during the meeting may not be responded to timely.
Public Comment – Any member of the public may address the Committee concerning any matter on the agenda before or during its consideration of that matter. Public comment is limited to three minutes per person and no more than fifteen minutes per topic. For good cause, the Committee Chair may waive these limitations.
- Call to Order
- Public Comment – Any member of the public may address the Board concerning any matter not on the Agenda within the Board’s jurisdiction. Public comment is limited to three minutes per person and no more than fifteen minutes per topic. For good cause, the President may waive these limitations.
- Closed Session – The Board will meet in closed session pursuant to the Government Code sections noted to discuss the following:
- Public Employment/Public Employee Appointment (Govt. Code § 54957)
Title of Position to be Filled: General Manager
- Conference with Labor Negotiators (Govt. Code § 54957.6)
Agency Designated Representative(s): Jeff Fortune
Unrepresented Employee: General Manager
- Public Employment/Public Employee Appointment (Govt. Code § 54957)
- Report from Closed Session, if any, Required by Government Code Section 54957.1
- Board of Directors to Consider Adopting 2023 Policy for the District’s Use of Private Recharge Facilities
Order of Business
The order of business reflected in this Agenda is subject to change.
A person with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may request the District provide a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to facilitate that person’s participation in any public meeting of the District. Such assistance includes appropriate alternative formats for the agendas and agenda packets used for any public meetings of the District. Requests for such assistance may be made in person at the District’s Fresno office, which is located at 3130 N. Fresno St., Fresno, California, by telephone (559-224-1523), facsimile (559-241-6277), or written correspondence addressed to Westlands Water District, Attn: Karen Clark, P.O. Box 6056, Fresno, California 93703. Notifications of at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made.
Remote Participation by Members of the Public
At this time, the District permits any member of the public to participate in meetings of its Board and Committees from any location by telephone or video, or both. Remote participation by members of the public from any location is offered as a courtesy and is not required by law. Telephone and internet access and reliability varies widely, and District staff may not be able to assist members of the public with technical difficulties. To avoid issues that may arise from participating remotely by phone or video, members of the public who wish to provide public comment are encouraged to attend in person at a noticed location.
At the appropriate time to provide the comment, members of the public wishing to comment will be acknowledged by the Chair of the meeting. Members of the public participating by video should use the “Raise Hand” tool located in Zoom meeting link when seeking to provide public comment on an item.
Written material related to an item on this agenda that is distributed less than 72 hours prior to this meeting to at least a majority of the members of the legislative body will be available for inspection at the District’s Fresno office, which is located at 3130 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, California.
Written material distributed during a public meeting will be available for public inspection at the meeting, if prepared by District staff or a member of its legislative body, or after the meeting if prepared by some other person.
This agenda has been prepared pursuant to applicable laws of the State of California, including but not limited to, Government Code section 54950 et seq. The agenda and information to support items on the agenda have not been prepared to inform an investment decision concerning the District, including in any of District’s bonds, notes, or any other financial obligations. Any projections, plans, or other forward-looking statements included in the information in this agenda or the information supporting the items on the agenda are subject to a variety of uncertainties that could cause any actual plans or results to differ materially from such statements. The information in this agenda and the information supporting the items on the agenda are not intended to be used by investors or potential investors in considering the purchase or sale of the District’s bonds, notes, or other financial obligations. Investors and potential investors should rely only on information filed by the District on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Electronic Municipal Market Access System for municipal securities disclosures and the District’s Investor Relations website, maintained on the World Wide Web at emma.msrb.org and wwd.ca.gov/investor-relations, respectively. For purposes of this note, “District” means Westlands Water District, Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 1, Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 2, San Luis Unit/Westlands Water District Financing Authority, and/or Westlands Water District Financing Corporation.
Written materials related to an item on this agenda to be considered in open session that are public records and that are distributed less than 24 hours prior to the meeting will be made available for public inspection, (1) when distributed if said materials were prepared by the District or a member of the Board of Directors or (2) after the meeting if said materials were prepared by others, at the District’s Fresno office, 3130 N. Fresno St., Fresno, California during normal business hours.
A person with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may request the District provide a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in any public meeting of the District. Such assistance includes appropriate alternative formats for the agendas and agenda packets used for any public meetings of the District. Requests for such assistance and for agendas and agenda packets shall be made in person, by telephone, facsimile, or written correspondence.