DIVISION 1

Patrick O’Dowd

Director

 

DIVISION 2

Anthony Bianco

Director

 

DIVISION 3

John Powell

President

 

DIVISION 4

Peter G. Nelson

Director

 

DIVISION 5

Castulo Estrada

Vice President

 

 

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

January 22, 2019

 

8:00 AM

 

 

CVWD's Coachella Office Forbes Auditorium

 

 

51501 Tyler Street Coachella

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

ROLL CALL

 

3.

ADDITIONS/DELETIONS/ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA

 

In accordance with the section 54954.2 of the Government Code additions to the agenda require a two-thirds vote of the legislative body, or, if less than two-thirds of the members are present, a unanimous vote of those members present, which makes the determination that there is a need to take action, and the need to take action arose after the posting of the Agenda.

 

 

A.

Item(s) to be removed or continued from the Agenda

 

B.

Emergency Item(s) to be added to the Agenda

 

C.

Changes to the order of the Agenda

 

4.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This is the time set aside for public comment on any matter not appearing on the agenda or any item on the Consent Calendar.   Please address the Board at the podium, limit your remarks to three (3) minutes, and if you wish, state your name and address for the record.

 

 

5.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Consent calendar items are expected to be routine and to be acted upon by the Board of Directors at one time without discussion.  If any Board member requests that an item be removed from the consent calendar, it will be removed so that it may be acted upon separately.

 

 

A.

Approve minutes of the January 8, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors

 

B.

Accept and file General Manager's Report of Activities during the month of December 2018

 

C.

Accept and file General Manager's Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptances of Documents during the month of December 2018.

 

D.

Accept and file Secretary's Report of Written Instruments Accepted and Recorded during the month of December 2018

 

E.

Approve Schedule for Levying Replenishment Assessment Charges for the Water Supply and Replenishment Assessment Programs, Fiscal Year 2019-2020

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Capital Improvement Funding Plan, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Discussion of the Sites Project Authority Phase 2 Reservoir Project Agreement and authorization of expenditure of $650,000 for 2019 to fund CVWD's requested project share of 10,000 af, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager.

 

B.

Approve Resolution authorizing the submission of an application to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) for financing domestic water capital improvement projects, in an amount not to exceed $20,300,000 and use proceeds to reimburse the Domestic Water Fund for expenses occurring within 60 days of this date, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager

 

9.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

January 9, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

ii

January 10, 2019 through January 11, 2019 National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Leadership Forum (Director O'Dowd)

 

iii

January 10, 2019 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission (CVCC) Meeting and Tour (Director Bianco)

 

iv

January 10, 2019 Energy and Environmental Resources Committee Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

v

January 10, 2019 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

vi

January 15, 2019 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

vii

January 16, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Safe Drinking Water Funding Working Group Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

viii

January 17, 2019 ACWA Federal Affairs Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

ix

January 17, 2019 Meeting regarding San Diego County Water Authority's request to participate in DCP Discussions (Director Nelson)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

10.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

11.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION- Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 - Receipt of Claim: Claimant – Kreig & Gabrielle Hester

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Government Code Section 54956.8 - Property is described as and involves approximately 50 properties, within the following bounded area: Avenue 67 on the north, Harrison Street in the east, Avenue 86 on the south, and Van Buren Street on the west.

Agency Negotiator: David Wilson, Engineer Manager

Negotiating Party: Multiple parties

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Agency negotiator: Jay Trinnaman, Robert Cheng and Fran Neilon - Employees' organization: Association of Supervisory Support Evaluation Team (ASSET)

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - Government Code section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: Mission Springs Water District v. Desert Water Agency and Coachella Valley Water District, Case No. PSC 1600676

 

E.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Significant exposure to, and initiation of, litigation pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Two (2) potential cases

 

F.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

Title:  General Manager

 

G.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

Title:  General Counsel

 

H.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Government Code Section 54956.8 - Property is described as APN No’s: 691-070-015; 750-310-017; 750-310-009; 691-070-016; 691-070-017; 607-240-031 - Agency Negotiator: Carrie Oliphant, Assistant Director of Engineering; Negotiating Party: Multiple parties; Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

 

12.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

 

 


13.

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.

Discussion of proposed mechanism for revenue and cost sharing for Oasis, presentation by Thomas Rice, Financial Analyst.

 

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 02/12/2019, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert

 

 

Assistance for those with disabilities:  If you have a disability and need accommodation to participate in the meeting, please call the Clerk of the Board office at (760) 398-2651, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to ensure availability of the requested service of accommodation.  You may also contact the Clerk of the Board in writing at the Coachella Valley Water District, Post Office Box 1058, Coachella, CA 92236.

Writings relating to open session agenda items distributed to the Board of Directors less than 72 hours prior to a regular meeting are available for public inspection at the Coachella Valley Water District’s offices located at 51-501 Tyler Street, Coachella; and 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, California, during normal business hours.

 

The foregoing Agenda for the Board of Directors of the Coachella Valley Water District was posted on the District’s bulletin boards in Palm Desert and Coachella, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.

 

Dated: 01/18/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District