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

 

 

April 09, 2019

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Ln. 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 the meeting minutes of the March 26, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Change Order No. 1 with Raven Construction, in the amount of $294,423 for additional work for the Water Reclamation Plant No. 10 Equalization Basin Floating Cover Replacement Project, Specification 2018-71, authorize Task Order No. 25 to Lee & RO in the amount of $14,125 for additional design, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $375,548.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 20 with Lee & RO in the amount of $99,920 for additional engineering services for the Burr Street Force Main Project, Specification No. 2017-26, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $119,920.

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

A.

Employee Recognition

Anniversary

·          Tommy Fowlkes, Development Services Supervisor, 25 years

Retirement

·          Heidi Keeran, Director of Human Resources, 27 years

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize Mailing Proposition 218 Notices for Proposed Replenishment Assessment Charge Increases in the East Whitewater River Subbasin Area of Benefit, presentation by Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Supervisor.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to Execute a Construction Contract with Pacific Hydrotech Corporation, as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $25,450,400 for construction of the Water Reclamation Plant No. 10 Secondary Effluent Pump Station Project, Specification No. 2018-77, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $27,689,943, presentation by Armando Rodriguez, Engineering Manager.

 

C.

Authorize Purchase of Local Area Networking Equipment from Insight Public Sector, Inc.in the Amount of $492,735 for the Creation of New SCADA System and Enterprise Networks at the Palm Desert Critical Support Service Building, presentation by Luis Maciel, Director of Information Systems.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

March 1, 2019 Water Education Foundation (WEF) Tour - Speaker (Director Nelson)

 

ii

March 2, 2019 Latino Leadership Development Program - Speaker (Director Nelson)

 

iii

March 13, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

iv

March 13, 2019 Basin States Principals DCP Check-in Call (Director Nelson)

 

v

March 15, 2019 Seven Basin States Principals DCP Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

vi

March 15, 2019 Conference Call with Wade Crowfoot and Tom Gibson CA Natural Resources (Director Nelson)

 

vii

March 16, 2019 DCP Discussion Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

viii

March 17, 2019 DCP Discussion Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

ix

March 18, 2019 Colorado River Board Special Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

x

March 19, 2019 Basin States Principals Letter Signing Event (Director Nelson)

 

xi

March 20, 2019 Follow up conference call on DCP (Director Nelson)

 

xii

March 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019 CLE 21st Annual Conference, Law of the Colorado River - Innovation & Collaboration in an Era of Drought (Director Nelson)

 

xiii

March 22, 2019 DCP Legislation Call (Director Nelson)

 

xiv

March 25, 2019 DCP Hearing Coordination Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

xv

March 25, 2019 DCP Discussion Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

xvi

March 27, 2019 Golf and Water Task Force Meeting (Directors Bianco and O'Dowd)

 

xvii

March 28, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Board of Director's Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

xviii

March 26, 2019 Meeting with DC Lobbyist Joe Findaro (Director Nelson)

 

xix

March 27, 2019 to March 28, 2019 Pre-meetings and testimony before House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans regarding Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan (Director Nelson)

 

xx

March 29, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Board of Directors' Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxi

March 29, 2019 ACWA Executive Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxii

March 29, 2019 Eastern Coachella Valley Water Infrastructure Tour (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xxiii

April 1, 2019 Growers' Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xxiv

April 1, 2019 to April 3, 2019 National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Federal Water Issues Conference (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxv

April 4, 2019 to April 5, 2019 California Water Policy Conference 28: The New Shape of Water (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

xxvi

April 5, 2019 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxvii

April 8, 2019 City of Indio/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors Powell and Nelson)

 

xxviii

April 9, 2019 Public Finance Committee Meeting (Directors Powell and Nelson)

 

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 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)

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 04/23/2019, 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: 04/03/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District