Cambria services district directors will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, to get an advance look at the district’s draft 2015-16 fiscal-year operating budget and take care of some other items.
Although the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors meeting agenda had not been finalized by press deadline Tuesday, April 28, General Manager Jerry Gruber had outlined some of the potential topics during the board’s April 23 meeting.
In addition to discussing the draft budget — the first of three such opportunities for the board to publicly review the district’s fiscal roadmap for the next year, Gruber said — the meeting is expected to include:
• Consider modifying slightly the district’s emergency water restrictions imposed during droughts, so they include all the state’s new drought-related regulations, including ratepayers not being allowed to use district water to irrigate plants or for other outdoor uses within 48 hours after rainfall. The addition would bring the district’s restrictions in line with the state’s mandate, but is somewhat moot because CCSD’s current restrictions forbid any irrigation or other outdoor uses of district water.
• Hear an update from the district’s budget committee on a possible reserve financial policy that would set aside funds for specific future purposes..
• Approve various contracts related to the district’s emergency water-supply project (EWS), including Task Order 6 to CDM Smith, an RBF Consulting contract for the EWS environmental impact report and another contract for North Coast Engineering’s design work.
For information, go to www.cambriacsd.org, where the final agenda is expected to be posted, perhaps by the end of this week.