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

 

February 09, 2021

 

8:00 AM

 

 

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-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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., February 9, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 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 9 de febrero, del 2021. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 p.m. el lunes 8 de febrero 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

AMENDED

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

February 09, 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 February 09, 2021 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting 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

 

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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., February 9, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, for instructions.

 

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 9 de febrero, del 2021. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 p.m. el lunes 8 de febrero para recibir instrucciones al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217.

 

 

6.

STATE OF THE DISTRICT

 

A.

State of the District Address by Board President, John P. Powell, Jr.

 

7.

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 26, 2021 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's meeting

 

B.

Ratification of Tolling and Standstill Agreement concerning Net Proceeds between Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Valley Water District

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Nonpotable Water Agreement for The Plantation Golf Club

 

D.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order 22 in the amount of $57,282 with Woodard and Curran to apply for additional loan/grant funding with the United States Department of Agriculture

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order 9 for an additional amount of $26,998.00 with RMC Water and Environment for completion of support to the Colorado River Funding Area Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a successor three (3) year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Coachella Valley Water District (District) and the Association of Supervisory Support Evaluation Team (ASSET) for period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023

 

8.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

9.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Strategic Plan Update

Fiscal Year 2021, Quarter 2 (Oct – Dec ‘20), presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager

 

C.

Reports to be Filed (No presentation required)

 

 

i

Receive and file the Coachella Valley Water District
Fiscal 2021 Budget vs. Actual Report for the quarter ending December 31, 2020

 

10.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to award Task Order No. 29 for Professional Services to Krieger & Stewart for the Madison Club - Avenue 54 Meter Connection Project (C02104) in the amount of $67,000, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $83,700, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 20-14 to the Triennial Professional Services Agreement with Northwest Hydraulics Consultants, in the amount of $212,464 for engineering services for levee certification of the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel from Ramon Road to Country Club, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $255,714, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 10 to the Biennial Professional Services Agreement with Albert A. Webb Associates in the amount of $139,556, for engineering services for the Sun City Palm Desert Water Main Replacement Project – Phase 3A, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $180,000, presentation by Dan Ruiz, Engineer Manager.

 

D.

Award a Construction Contract to The Van Dyke Corporation as the lowest responsive bidder, for the Water Reclamation Plant No. 4 Process Optimization Project (WR4015), Specification No. 2020-55, in the amount of $731,760.50, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $870,047.50, presentation by Armando Rodriguez, Engineer Manager.

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

January 14, 2021 Desert Valley's Builders Association Teleconference meeting (Director Powell)

 

ii

January 19, 2021 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Teleconference meeting (Director Powell)

 

iii

January 27, 2021 Golf and Water Task Force Teleconference meeting (Directors Powell and Bianco)

 

iv

January 28, 2021 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Teleconference meeting (Directors Bianco and Estrada)

 

v

January 28, 2021 Probolsky Research "Water Agency Messaging Webinar" (Director Nelson)

 

vi

January 29, 2021 The Living Desert Board of Trustees & Advisory Council Teleconference meeting

 

vii

January 29, 2021 Salton Sea Authority North Lake Briefing Teleconference meeting (Director Estrada)

 

viii

February 1, 2021 Board Finance Committee meeting (Directors Aguilar and Estrada)

 

ix

February 2, 2021 Board Study Session - Canal & Domestic COSS Presentations (Entire Board present)

 

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

Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Two potential cases

 

B.

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: County of Imperial

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION  (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9)

Case Name:  De-Sa v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al. - Imperial County Case No. ECU001562

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION  (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9)

Case Name:  Araujo et al. v, Coachella Valley Water District, Imperial County – US District Court Case No. ‘20CV1800 AJB LL

 

E.

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: Courtney Moffatt

 

F.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION  Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: Anastasia Dilberakis v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1902479

 

 

G.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

Agency designated representative:  President John Powell

Unrepresented employee: General Manager

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 02/23/2021, 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: 02/02/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District