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

 

 

May 14, 2019

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building   Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert

 

 

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 and 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 April 23, 2019 CVWD Board of Directors meeting.

 

B.

Approve payment of the National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Membership Dues for 2019 in the amount of $2,000.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan application and pay the $100,000 for each application ($200,000 total) for the North Indio Regional Flood Control Project (North Indio) and the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Improvement Project between Avenue 54 and Thermal Drop (CVSC).

 

D.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Water Supply Assessment and Water Supply Verification for the DSRT SURF Specific Plan Project.

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 4 to the Professional Services Agreement with Southwest Protective Services, Inc. in the amount of $52,562 for Security Services for Whitewater Replenishment Activities and additional expenditures, for a total cost of $60,000.

 

F.

Approve Resolution No. 2019-13 and adopt CVWD’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

G.

Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Association of Supervisory Support Evaluation Team (ASSET) and Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD).

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorization to Include Sites Reservoir Project Costs on DWR Statement of Charges, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the Amount of $2,938,993 for the Trunked Radio System Replacement Project and approval of additional expenditures, for a total cost of $3,300,000, presentation by Dan Charlton, Director of Facilities & Maintenance.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the mailing of notices to all producers of record of proposed increases to the Replenishment Assessment Charge (RAC) in the West Whitewater River Subbasin Area for FY 2019-2020, presentation by Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Manager.

 

D.

Additional Personnel Requests for Fiscal 2020, presentation by Tina Donahue, Financial Analyst and Fran Neilon, Sr. Human Resources Specialist.

 

E.

Interfund Loan from the Domestic Water Fund to the West Replenishment Fund, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager.

 

F.

Forgive the Remaining Principal and Interest of the Interfund Loan from the Sanitation Fund to the Nonpotable Fund, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager.

 

9.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Consider approval of proposed Ordinance 1437, Canal Irrigation and Drainage System Rules and Regulations, presentation by Ty Mull, Zanjero and Control Supervisor and Scott Burritt, Interim Director of Service.

 

B.

Consider approval of proposed Ordinance 1425.11, Working Rules and Regulations, presentation by Tina Donahue, Financial Analyst and Fran Neilon, Sr. Human Resources Specialist.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

April 25, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Board of Director's Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

ii

April 26, 2019 Riverside County Water Task Force - Water Supply: Shared Resources, Shared Solutions (Directors Nelson and Estrada)

 

iii

April 26, 2019 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iv

April 26, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

April 26, 2019 The Living Desert Board of Trustees Organization Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

vi

April 30, 2019 ACWA Water Supply Subcommittee - Federal Affairs Committee Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

April 30, 2019 Meeting with General Manager Barrett and staff regarding domestic water rate increases (Bianco)

 

viii

May 2, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Ad HOC Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

ix

May 2, 2019 Salton Sea Action Committee Stakeholders Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

x

May 2, 2019 Meeting with General Manager Barrett and staff regarding Desert Land Ventures Project (Director O'Dowd)

 

xi

May 2, 2019 Legislative Committee Meeting (Directors Bianco and Estrada)

 

xii

May 3, 2019 Meetings with Lobbyist Chris Kahn (Directors Nelson and Estrada)

 

xiii

May 6, 2019 Board Study Session on Operating Budget, Additional Personnel & Motorpool (Directors Powell, O'Dowd and Bianco)

 

xiv

May 6, 2019 Growers' Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xv

May 7, 2019 to May 10, 2019 ACWA 2019 Spring Conference & Exhibition (Director O'Dowd)

 

xvi

May 9, 2019 Biennial Sexual Harassment Training (SB 1343) (Director Powell)

 

xvii

May 9, 2019 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

xviii

May 9, 2019 Energy and Environmental Resources Committee Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

xix

May 9, 2019 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

 

A.

General Manager

 

 

B.

Counsel

 

 

C.

Departments

 

 

i

Legislative Update

 

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: Claimant – Monte Sereno HOA

 

B.

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

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION - (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9) Name of case: Cruz, v. CVWD and Coachella Valley Water District Public Facilities Corp; Riverside County Case No. PSC1901551

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9) Name of Case: Dilberakis v. CVWD, Riverside County Case No. PSC 1902479

 

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  One (1) potential case

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 05/28/2019, at 8:00 AM at CVWD’s Coachella office; Dr. Forbes Auditorium, 51-501 Tyler Street, Coachella

 

 

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: 05/08/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District