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

 

 

June 9, 2020

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Ln. East Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the June 9, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting will be conducted pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

 

In an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the public may view this board meeting online as there will be no public location for attending in person.  The meeting will be streamed live on the District’s website at http://cvwd.org/151/Board-AgendasMembers of the public, who wish to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the District or on any item on the agenda, may submit comments by emailing the clerk of the board, Sylvia Bermudez at sbermudez@cvwd.org before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., June 9, 2020. You may also contact Ms. Bermudez at (760) 398-2651, extension 2217. Comments will become part of the board meeting record.

 

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 24 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.

En un esfuerzo por proteger la salud pública y prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 (Coronavirus), y en cumplimiento con el decreto de ley N-29-20 dictado por el Gobernador, la junta directiva podrá ser vista en línea ya que no habrá un lugar público donde puedan asistir en persona. La junta se transmitirá en vivo por el sitio web del Distrito en http//cvwd.org/151/Board-Agendas. 

 

Los miembros del público que deseen comentar de algún asunto dentro de la jurisdicción del Distrito, o en cualquiera de los asuntos en la agenda, puede enviar sus comentarios por medio de correo electrónico a Sylvia Bermúdez, Secretaria de la Junta Directiva, sbermudez@cvwd.org antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 9 de junio, del 2020 o comuníquese con la Secretario de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217, 24 horas antes de la reunión. Los comentarios formaran parte del acta de la sesión.

 

Asistencia para personas con discapacidad: Si usted tiene una discapacidad y necesita asistencia para ser partícipe de la junta, por favor de contactar a la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651 extensión 2217, por lo mínimo con 24 horas de anticipo de la junta para asegurar la disponibilidad del servicio o asistencia que requiere. También puede contactar a la oficina de la secretaria de la junta directiva por escrito al siguiente domicilio Coachella Valley Water District, Post Office Box 1058, Coachella, CA 92236.   

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

June 9, 2020

8:00 AM

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

TELECONFERENCE

The June 9, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting will be conducted pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

 

3.

ROLL CALL

 

4.

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

 

5.

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

In an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the public may view this board meeting online as there will be no public location for attending in person. The meeting will be streamed live on the District’s website at http://cvwd.org/151/Board-Agendas. Members of the public, who wish to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the District or on any item on the agenda, may submit comments by emailing the clerk of the board, Sylvia Bermudez at sbermudez@cvwd.org before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., June 9, 2020. You may also contact Ms. Bermudez at (760) 398-2651, extension 2217. Comments will become part of the board meeting record.

 

En un esfuerzo por proteger la salud pública y prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 (Coronavirus), y en cumplimiento con el decreto de ley N-29-20 dictado por el Gobernador, la junta directiva podrá ser vista en línea ya que no habrá un lugar público donde puedan asistir en persona. La junta se transmitirá en vivo por el sitio web del Distrito en http//cvwd.org/151/Board-Agendas.

 

Los miembros del público que deseen comentar de algún asunto dentro de la jurisdicción del Distrito, o en cualquiera de los asuntos en la agenda, puede enviar sus comentarios por medio de correo electrónico a Sylvia Bermúdez, Secretaria de la Junta Directiva, sbermudez@cvwd.org antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 9 de junio, del 2020 o comuníquese con la Secretario de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217, 24 horas antes de la reunión. Los comentarios formaran parte del acta de la sesión.

 

 

 

6.

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 May 12, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Approve Minutes of the May 26, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

C.

Approve payment of 2020 CalDesal annual dues in the amount of $1,000

 

D.

Approve payment of 2020 National Water Resources Association - Municipal Caucus annual dues in the amount of $525

 

E.

Approve payment of 2020 Desert Valley's Builders Association annual dues in the amount of $1,375

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Bartel Associates, LLC, in the amount of $111,000 for the District's Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Biennial Actuarial Valuation for fiscal years 2019, 2021, 2023, and 2025 and Annual Financial & Accounting Reports for fiscal years 2020 through 2026

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Non-Potable Water Installation Agreement for Woodhaven Country Club NPW Pipeline Connection Project

 

H.

Adopt a Levy of $.10 per $100 of Assessed Value (AV) for the Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Roll for both Riverside and Imperial Counties and Adopt Resolutions Fixing Rates of Taxation Required in the Counties of Riverside and Imperial

 

I.

Authorize CVWDs continued participation in the Six Agency Committee and authorize the General Manager to execute the 2020 Amendment to the 1950 Six Agency Amendment

 

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Transfer of Delinquent and Unpaid Domestic Water and Sewer Service to Imperial and Riverside County, presentation by Scott Burritt, Director of Service

 

C.

Reports to be Filed

 

 

i

Receive and File the Coachella Valley Water District Fiscal 2020 Budget vs. Actual Report for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2020

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorization to Purchase Property and Liability Insurance Coverage for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $1,732,012, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager

 

B.

Approve payment of 2020 California Special Districts Association (CSDA) annual membership dues in the amount of $7,615

 

 

C.

Adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $376 Million, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

10.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Approval of Fiscal 2020-21 Canal Service and Construction Meter Rates and adopt Ordinances Authorizing No Increases in Rates for Canal Water Service, Ordinance No. 1428.3, and Construction Meter Charges, Ordinance No. 1429.3, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

B.

Approval of Fiscal Year 2020-21 Domestic Water Service Water Rates and Service Charges and Adoption of Ordinance No. 1439 Authorizing No Increase in Domestic Water Rates and Service Charges, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

May 26,2020 Conference call regarding Salton Sea (Director Estrada)

 

ii

May 27, 2020 Golf and Water Task Force Meeting (Director's Bianco and O'Dowd)

 

iii

May 28, 2020 Colorado River Water Users Association Board of Trustees Mid-year Meeting Teleconference (Director Powell)

 

iv

May 28, 2020 Board Finance Committee Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

v

May 28, 2020 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vi

May 29, 2020 ACWA Board of Directors Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

June 1, 2020 Follow up Conference Call regarding Federal Funding for Consolidation (Director Estrada)

 

viii

June 5, 2020 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

12.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

13.

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

One (1) potential case

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: Alfonso Cruz v. CVWD, Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1901551

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: Anastasia Dilberakis v. CVWD, Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1902479

Receipt of Claim: Anastasia Dilberakis

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Government Code Section 54956.8 - Properties are described as APN No’s: 751-100-007; 751-240-007; 751-240-013; 751-240-003;751-250-002;751-250-001;751-260-010;751-270-004;751-300-002;751-300-008;751-310-001;751-290-015;751-330-001;751-320-003;751-320-001;751-330-005;751-340-010;751-340-011;755-060-055;755-070-005;755-070-008;755-070-011;755-070-012;755-400-017;755-120-007;755-400-006;755-400-007;755-400-008;755-400-011;755-130-006;755-130-007;755-130-008;755-130-011;755-130-010;755-320-004;755-320-006;755-320-014;755-320-013;755-330-019;755-330-022;755-210-071;755-210-072;755-380-007;755-380-009;755-380-010;755-380-019;755-380-011;575-380-012;755-380-013;755-380-007;755-380-018;755-251-004;755-270-017;755-270-020;755-251-007;755-270-016;755-270-015;755-270-021;755-300-017;755-300-022;755-300-023;737-170-013;737-170-004;737-180-007;737-180-001;737-180-002;737-240-004;737-180-013;737-250-002;

Agency Negotiator: Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering; Negotiating Party: Multiple parties; Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 06/23/2020, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert

 

 

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: 06/02/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District