Valley of the Moon Water District serving the Valley since 1962

Guide to Understanding VOMWD Board Meetings


Regular Meeting:   Held on the first Tuesday of each month in the VOMWD boardroom. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

Special Meeting:   Occasionally held to consider specific items.

Workshop:   Held to provide background information to members of the Board of Directors.  No formal action is taken. All interested parties are invited to attend. (Check agenda for location.)

Meeting Notices and Agendas are posted at the district office, and the El Verano and Boyes Hot Springs Post Offices.

Public Comment:   An opportunity for the public to address the board on items not listed on the agenda.

Consent Calendar:    Contains matters that are considered routine or non-controversial.  Only one motion is needed for approval of all items listed on the consent calendar. Any board member or member of the public may request that any item be removed from the consent calendar for separate consideration.

Reports or Comments:   Informational reports by the Directors/General Manager/Counsel and staff.

Public Hearings:   Scheduled hearings are held on items for which hearings are required by law and on matters of special importance. At the close of the hearing, the board may consider action.

Closed Session:   Held for a specific purpose, such as addressing a personnel or litigation matter. For reasons of confidentiality, these sessions are closed to the general public.

Addressing the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors encourages the participation of ratepayers and other interested parties.  If you wish to comment on an agenda item or during public comment, you may simply raise your hand and wait to be recognized by the board president.

The public comment portion of the meeting provides an opportunity for interested members of the public to speak on items not listed on the agenda. Comments are limited to three minutes per person. The board president will call on those interested in speaking during this portion of the agenda.

The Board of Directors is limited by state law to providing brief responses, asking questions for clarification, or referring a matter to staff when responding to items that are not listed on the agenda.

For specific agenda items, the board president will recognize a member of the public to speak at the appropriate time.  You may come to the podium and state your name for the record.  The board president may set time limits for comments on specific items on the agenda.  In all cases, please address the board in a courteous manner – profanity or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

Common Terms

Motion:
  Formal statement of a proposal for board action.  May be used to approve, deny or continue items, accept reports, or establish board policy or procedures.

Ordinance:   A law adopted by the Board of Directors.

Resolution:   Formal expression of decisions, opinions, or intentions made by a board motion.  Resolutions usually become effective upon their approval.

For Further Information
If you need more information, please contact the board secretary at (707) 996-1037.

All board meetings comply with ADA accessibility standards.