REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

July 27, 2021

 

 

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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

 

July 27, 2021

 

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, 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 July 13, 2021 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager’s Report of Activities June 2021

 

C.

Accept and file the General Manager’s Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptance of Documents during the month of June 2021

 

D.

Accept and file the Secretary's Report of Written Instruments Accepted and Recorded during the month of June 2021

 

E.

Authorize the Transfer of Delinquent and Unpaid Domestic Water, Sewer Service and Irrigation Water Charges to Imperial and Riverside County and approve Resolution Nos. 2021-28, 2021-29 and 2021-30

 

F.

Authorize the Transfer of Delinquent Irrigation Water Availability Charges to the Riverside County Tax Roll Fiscal Year 2021-22, and approve Resolution No. 2021-31

 

G.

Authorize the Transfer of Sewer Service Charges to Riverside County and Imperial County Tax Rolls for Fiscal Year 2021-22, and approve Resolution Nos. 2021-32 and 2021-33

 

H.

Authorize the General Manager to execute funding applications with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA)

 

I.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-34 for CVWD to file a Financing Application with SWRCB under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program for the Airport Boulevard Sewer Consolidation Project

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Anniversary

·         David Aguilar - Welder I, 20 years

 

8.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Domestic Water Service and Sewage and Waste Service Availability Assessment for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, presentation by Albert Galindo, Accountant.

 

B.

Conduct a Public Hearing to consider amendments to Ordinance 1403.2, An Ordinance of the Coachella Valley Water District Establishing a Schedule of Special Charges for Miscellaneous Services, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

9.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

CENSUS 2020 Redistricting, presentation by Sylvia Bermudez, Clerk of the Board

 

10.

ACTION ITEMS

 

 

A.

Approve prepayment of Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for Fiscal Year 2021-22, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with NewGen Strategies and Solutions, LLC, in the amount of $90,000 for a Five-Year Cost of Service Study on Sanitation Services, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $100,000, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

C.

Award a Construction Contract with Van Dyke, as the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $744,245 for construction of the Sewer Pipeline Rehabilitation Fairway Drive Project, Specification No. 2020-65 and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $907,097, presentation by Armando Rodriguez, Engineer Manager

 

D.

Approve the purchase of one (1) Caterpillar 320GC Excavator in the amount of $241,850, the trade-in of one (1) Salvaged Excavator to Quinn Caterpillar, and approval of Budget Amendment Resolution No. 21-22-01, presentation by Dan Charlton, Assistant General Manager of Operations

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Contract Services Agreement with A.C. Water Service for Water Tender Services for the Oasis Mobile Home Park, presentation by Ruben Rivera, Assistant Director of Operations

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

June 7, 2021 North Lake update Alternate 1/Alternate 1A with County and Salton Sea Authority (Director Estrada)

 

ii

June 7, 2021 CVWD Oasis meeting with State Water Board and EPA (Director Estrada)

 

iii

June 9, 2021 Colorado River Board of Director's Meeting (Director Estrada)

 

iv

June 9, 2021 Six Agency Committee Meeting (Director Estrada)

 

v

June 10, 2021 Discussion with County regarding Coachella Valley Housing Projects (Director Estrada)

 

vi

June 11, 2021 North Lake Update Alternative 1/Alternative 1A with County and Salton Sea Authority and State of California (Director Estrada)

 

vii

June 23, 2021 CVWD and City of Palm Desert meeting (Director's Bianco and Estrada)

 

viii

June 24, 2021 Salton Sea Authority Board of Director's meeting (Director's Bianco and Estrada)

 

ix

June 25, 2021 Meeting with Salton Sea Authority for updates (Director Estrada)

 

x

July 14, 2021 Colorado River Board of Director's Meeting (Director's Powell and Estrada)

 

xi

July 14, 2021 Six Agency Committee Meeting (Director's Nelson and Estrada)

 

xii

July 14, 2021 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board meeting (Director Powell)

 

xiii

July 16, 2021 Interview with Marco Revuelta, Telemundo (Director Estrada)

 

xiv

July 19, 2021 Agua Caliente Mediation Session (Director's Powell and Estrada)

 

xv

July 20, 2021 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Director's Powell and Estrada)

 

xvi

July 22, 2021 Colorado River Management Work Group Meeting for the 2022 Annual Operation Plan for Colorado River Reservoirs (AOP), Second Consultation (Director Nelson)

 

xvii

July 23, 2021 Joint Meeting between CVWD and City of Coachella (Director's Powell and Estrada)

 

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), and initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4), of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

One (1) potential case

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 08/10/2021, 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: 07/21/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District