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

 

 

February 12, 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 minutes of the January 22, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors.

 

B.

Approve minutes of the January 30, 2019, special meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors.

 

C.

Authorize the General Manager to execute the Esri Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), Amendment No. 2, to extend the Existing ELA three additional years in the amount of $165,506 annually, for a total cost of $496,518.

 

D.

Approve and authorize additional funds in the amount of $52,303 for the Whitewater Groundwater Replenishment Facility Intake Improvement Project.

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement for Acquisition of Real Property - Easement with Salammbo, LLC; and authorize expenditures in the total amount of $23,768.

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

A.

Employee Recognition

Anniversary

Steve Bigley, Director of Environmental Services, 30 years

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

i

Nonpotable Water Quarterly Update, presentation by Olivia Bennett, Non-Potable Operations Water Manager.

 

ii

Transition to CVWD's Administration of Recycled Water, presentation by Olivia Bennett, Non-Potable Operations Water Manager.

 

iii

Overview of the 2019 Outreach Campaign, presentation by Katie Evans, Director of Communication & Conservation.

 

iv

2nd Quarter FY 2019 Strategic Planning Update, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Expansion of assistance provided to Customers impacted by government shutdowns, presentation by Scott Burritt, Customer Service Manager.

 

B.

Approve CIP Budget Amendments for Domestic Water, General District, Sanitation, Non Potable Water, Stormwater, and West Replenishment Capital Improvement Funds, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Assistant Director of Engineering.

 

C.

Authorize Budget Amendment for the Fillmore Street Irrigation Ditch Project in the amount of $1,610,876 to reconcile budget and finalize project, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

D.

Authorize State Water Project Contract Extension Amendment (Amendment) Related Actions, Including Adopt Findings in the Department of Water Resources’ Certified Final Environmental Impact Report and to Authorize General Manager to Execute the Amendment, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager.

 

E.

Approval of Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan Agreement and Drought Contingency Plan Implementation Agreement Concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency Management and Operation, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

i

January 23, 2019 Golf and Water Task Force Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

ii

January 24, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Board team building and strategic business plan workshop (Director O'Dowd)

 

iii

January 24, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting (Director Estrada)

 

iv

January 25, 2019 ACWA Executive Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

January 25, 2019 ACWA Board of Directors Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vi

January 25, 2019 Conference Call with Lobbyist Chris Kahn to review February 6th testimony (Director Estrada)

 

vii

January 25, 2019 The Living Desert Board of Trustees & Advisory Council Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

viii

January 25, 2019 Integrated Regional Water Management and Human Right to Water Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

ix

January 28, 2019 Board Study Session on Canal Irrigation Rules & Regulations and SCADA Master Plan Progress Report (Directors Powell, Nelson, O'Dowd and Bianco)

 

x

January 28, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Finance Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xi

January 29, 2019 Infrastructure Funding Working Group Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

xii

January 29, 2019 Agency's Manager's Conference Call regarding DCP Status (Director Nelson)

 

xiii

January 30, 2019 Special Board Meeting

 

xiv

January 31, 2019 ACWA Region 9 Board Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xv

January 31, 2019 Conference call with Chris Harris (CRB) and Assistant General Manager Robert Cheng regarding DCP Status (Director Nelson)

 

xvi

February 1, 2019 ACWA Federal Affairs Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

xvii

February 1, 2019 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xviii

February 4, 2019 Growers' Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xix

February 6, 2019 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Assembly Joint Hearing (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

xx

February 6, 2019 Basin States Principals DCP Check-in Call (Director Nelson)

 

xxi

February 8, 2019 City of Rancho Mirage/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Amendments to Ordinance No. 1302.3, an Ordinance establishing a Landscape and Irrigation System Design Criteria, presentation by Katie Evans, Director of Communication & Conservation.

 

13.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

12.

ADJOURNMENT

 

14.

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)

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - Government Code section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of Case: California Department of Water Resources v. All Persons Interested in the Matter of the State Water Project Water Supply Contract Amendments etc., Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 34-2018-00246183.

 

C.

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

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

One (1) potential case

 

E.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

Title:  General Manager

 

F.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

Title:  General Counsel

 

15.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

16.

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.

Discussion of proposed mechanism for revenue and cost sharing for Oasis, presentation by Jim Barrett, General Manager.

 

B.

Approve Resolution No. 2019-05, A resolution expressing Support for federal funding under the 2018 Farm Bill to facilitate conservation reserve enhancement programs in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager.

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 02/26/2019, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert 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: 02/13/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District