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  • NORTHERN NEVADA WATER PLANNING COMMISSION ("NNWPC") AGENDA

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    1:30 p.m.

    Washoe County Commission Chambers 1001 East Ninth Street

    Reno, Nevada

    Notes:

    1. Items on this agenda on which action may be taken are followed by the term "for possible action". Non-action items are followed by an asterisk (*).

    2. Public comment is limited to three minutes per speaker and is allowed during the public comment periods, and before action is taken on any action item. Comments are to be directed to the Commission as a whole. Persons may not allocate unused time to other speakers. The public may sign-up to speak during the public comment period or on a specific agenda item by completing a “Request to Speak” card and submitting it to the clerk.

    3. Items on this agenda may be taken out of order, combined with other agenda items for consideration, removed from the agenda, moved to or from the Consent Items section, or delayed for discussion at any time. Arrive at the meeting at the posted time to hear item(s) of interest.

    4. Supporting material provided to the Commission for the items on the agenda is available to members of the public at the NNWPC offices, 1001 E. Ninth St., Reno, NV, from Jim Smitherman, Water Resources Program Manager, (775) 954-4657, and on the NNWPC website at http://www.nnwpc.us

    5. In accordance with NRS 241.020, this agenda closes three working days prior to the meeting. We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for persons who are disabled and wish to attend meetings. If you require special arrangements for the meeting, please call (775) 954-4657 no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    6. In accordance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted at the following locations: Reno City Hall (1 East First Street), Sparks City Hall (431 Prater Way), Sun Valley GID (5000 Sun Valley Blvd.), Truckee Meadows Water Authority (1355 Capital Blvd.), Washoe County Administration Building (1001 E. Ninth Street), South Valleys Library (15650A Wedge Parkway), the NNWPC website: http://www.nnwpc.us and the State of Nevada Website: https://notice.nv.gov

    1. Roll Call and determination of presence of a quorum. * 2. Public Comments. * (Three-minute time limit per person.) 3. Approval of agenda. (For Possible Action) 4. Approval of the minutes from the May 3, 2017, meeting. (For Possible Action)

    5. Discussion and possible approval of a scope of work and budget, not to exceed

    $21,000 from the Regional Water Management Fund (“RWMF”) for Phase 1 of the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (“TMRPA”) project to develop of a regional storm water drainage network Geographic Information System (“GIS”) map; and, if approved, authorize the Program Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement (“ILA”) with the Regional Planning Governing Board for that purpose, and provide limited in-kind services as specified in the scope of work – Jim Smitherman, Water Resources Program Manager and Jeremy Smith, TMRPA. (For Possible Action)

    6. Review and possible approval of the Western Regional Water Commission (“WRWC”) Routine Operating Budget for non-staff services for Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018, and possible direction to staff – Jim Smitherman. (For Possible Action)

    http://www.nnwpc.us/ http://www.nnwpc.us/ https://notice.nv.gov/

  • Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission Agenda for June 7, 2017 7. Discussion and possible approval of a proposal from the University of Nevada,

    Reno (“UNR”) for funding in an amount not to exceed $25,000 from the RWMF to support the Water Innovations Campus project; and, if approved, direct the Program Manager to execute an ILA with UNR for that purpose; and possible direction to staff – Jim Smitherman. (For Possible Action)

    8. Discussion and possible recommendation to the WRWC to approve three-month, no-cost time extensions for two ILAs with the Desert Research Institute (“DRI”): a) The Cloud Seeding project for the 2016 – 2017 season; and b) The Cloud Seeding Monitoring Gauges project. Possible direction to staff – Chris Wessel, NNWPC Water Management Planner and Jim Smitherman. (For Possible Action)

    9. Discussion and possible approval of a Second Amendment to the ILA with DRI for continuing maintenance of the Washoe Evapotranspiration project, extending the agreement for a term of one year, in an amount not to exceed $10,000 from the RWMF; and, if approved, authorize the Program Manager to execute the amendment for that purpose – Chris Wessel. (For Possible Action)

    10. Discussion and possible recommendation to the WRWC to approve a proposal

    from DRI for continuation of the regional precipitation monitoring project, in an amount not to exceed $20,000 from the RWMF; and possible direction to staff – Chris Wessel. (For Possible Action)

    11. Report on legislative activities, including Bill Draft Requests and Bills pending in

    the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature that may affect or are of interest to the WRWC / NNWPC – John Rhodes, WRWC / NNWPC Legal Counsel. *

    12. Program Manager’s Report – Jim Smitherman. * a. Report on the status of projects and Work Plan supported by the RWMF; b. Financial Report on the RWMF.

    13. Discussion regarding possible agenda items for or cancellation of the July 5, 2017

    NNWPC meeting, and other future meetings; and possible direction to staff – Jim Smitherman. (For Possible Action)

    14. Commission comments. * 15. Staff comments. * 16. Public Comments. * (Three-minute time limit per person.) 17. Adjournment. (For Possible Action) *Indicates a non-action item

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    DRAFT - MINUTES NORTHERN NEVADA WATER PLANNING COMMISSION

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The regular meeting of the Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission ("NNWPC") was held in the Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada and conducted the following business:

    The meeting was called to order by Chair Henderson at 1:30 p.m.

    1. Roll Call and Determination of Presence of a Quorum Voting Members Present: Danielle Henderson, Michael DeMartini, Michael Drinkwater, Bill Hauck, Mickey Hazelwood, John Martini, David Solaro, Mervin Wright, John Zimmerman

    Voting Members Absent: John Enloe, John Flansberg, Darrin Price Non-Voting Members Present: Cindy Turiczek Non-Voting Members Absent: Harry Fahnestock, My-Linh Nguyen, Thomas Pyeatte, Ron Penrose

    Staff Members Present: Jim Smitherman; Chris Wessel; Donna Fagan; and John Rhodes, Legal Counsel

    2. Public Comment None

    3. Approval of Agenda (For Possible Action) COMMISSIONER MARTINI MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER DRINKWATER. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY WITH NINE (9) MEMBERS PRESENT.

    4. Approval of Minutes from the April 5, 2017, Meeting (For Possible Action) COMMISSIONER MARTINI MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APRIL 5, 2017, MINUTES, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SOLARO. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY WITH NINE (9) MEMBERS PRESENT.

    5. Report on the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (“TMWA”) fiscal year 2016 – 2017 Water Usage Review Program; discussion and possible recommendation to the Western Regional Water Commission (“WRWC”) regarding a scope of work and funding request in the amount of $100,000 from the Regional Water Management Fund (“RWMF”) to continue the Program for fiscal year 2017 – 2018: and, possible direction to staff – Jim Smitherman, Water Resources Program Manager, and Andy Gebhardt, TMWA. (For Possible Action)

    Andy Gebhardt, TMWA, reported on last year’s program and presented the request for this year’s funding.

    COMMISSIONER MARTINI MADE A MOTION TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE 2017-2018 WATER USAGE REVIEW PROGRAM, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER HAUCK. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY WITH NINE (9) MEMBERS PRESENT.

    6-07-17: NNWPC Agenda Item 4

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    Draft NNWPC Minutes May 3, 2017 Page 2 of 3

    6. Report on action taken by the WRWC concerning the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (“TMRPA”) proposal for and NNWPC recommendation on the development of a regional storm water drainage network Geographic Information System (“GIS”) map, and possible direction to staff – Jim Smitherman and Jeremy Smith, TMRPA. (For Possible Action)

    Jim Smitherman reported that the WRWC approved a motion directing staff to move forward with Phase 1 of the proposal at a cost of $21,000 and after completion in approximately 4 months, return with a detailed project plan for the next phases. The project will start after July 1, 2017, which will result in a Phase 1 completion date sometime in October or November 2017.

    A detailed scope of work for Phase 1 will be presented to the NNWPC for approval in June.

    COMMISSIONER HAZELWOOD MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT, SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SOLARO. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY WITH NINE (9) MEMBERS PRESENT.

    7. Report on legislative activities, including Bill Draft Requests and Bills pending in the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature that may affect or are of interest to the WRWC / NNWPC – John Rhodes, WRWC / NNWPC Legal Counsel.

    John Rhodes, Legal Counsel, presented the staff report on this item. There were no questions from Commissioners.

    8. Program Manager’s Report – Jim Smitherman. A. Report on the status of projects and Work Plan supported by the RWMF

    B. Finan