DIVISION 1

John Aguilar

Director

 

DIVISION 2

Anthony Bianco

Director

 

DIVISION 3

John Powell

President

 

DIVISION 4

Peter G. Nelson

Director

 

DIVISION 5

Castulo Estrada

Vice President

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

May 11, 2021

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, CA

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., May 11, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically or via Zoom, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, for instructions.

 

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, [email protected] antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 11 de mayo, del 2021. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono o Zoom, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 5:00 p.m. el lunes 10 de mayo para recibir instrucciones al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217.

 

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.


 

 

DIVISION 1

John Aguilar

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

 

May 11, 2021

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, CA

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

TELECONFERENCE

 

The meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors is being 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

 

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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., May 11, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically or via Zoom, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, for instructions.

 

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, [email protected] antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 11 de mayo, del 2021. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono o Zoom, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 5:00 p.m. el lunes 10 de mayo para recibir instrucciones al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217.

 

6.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Consent calendar items 6A through 6F, 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 April 20, 2021 CVWD Special Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

B.

Approve minutes of the April 27, 2021 CVWD Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Nonpotable Water Agreement for Mountain View Country Club

 

D.

Authorize the General Manager to execute the Reimbursement Agreement with the City of Cathedral City for the Whitewater Neighborhood Street Improvements, Phase II (CIP No. C08833) and Whispering Palms Neighborhood Street Rehabilitation (CIP No. C08831) Projects - Valve and Manhole Adjustments, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $156,024

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute On-Call Contract Services Agreements with water truck operators in the amount of $1,560,450 annually

 

F.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-13, A Resolution Declaring May 16-22, 2021 as Special Districts Week

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

SCADA Master Plan Update, presentation by Luis Maciel, Director of Information Systems

 

ii

Strategic Plan Update Fiscal Year 2021, Quarter 23(Jan  – Mar 21), presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager

 

C.

Reports to be Filed for the Record (No Presentation Required)

 

 

i

Receive and File the Coachella Valley Water District Fiscal 2021 Budget vs. Actual Report July 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Reject the bid protest of Ayala Engineering, Inc., and authorize the General Manger to execute a Construction Contract with Sancon Technologies, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder for the Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, Specification 2020-67, in an amount of $424,635, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $535,391, presentation by Armando Rodriguez, Engineer Manager

 

B.

Authorize the General Manager to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with McRae Family Limited Partnership, APN 691-070-011 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), total cost requested $1,824,576, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

April 28, 2021 CVWD & City of La Quinta Biannual meeting (Director's Powell and Nelson)

 

ii

April 30, 2021 Living Desert Board of Trustees Organization Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iii

May 3, 2021 Avenue 66 Transmission Main Project - Project Funding Request (Director Estrada)

 

iv

May 4, 2021 Public Finance Committee Meeting (Director's Aguilar and Estrada)

 

v

May 5, 2021 CVWD and City of Rancho Mirage meeting (Director's Aguilar and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

12.

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: Randall Roberts

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION; Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

One potential case

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 05/25/2021, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert

 

 

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: 05/05/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District