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

 

June 11, 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 meeting minutes of May 28, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a One-Year Extension of Professional Services Contract with Keenan & Associates for employee benefits brokerage and consulting services.

 

C.

Approve Resolution No. 2019-16, authorizing the General Manager to submit a grant application to the Bureau of Reclamation for the WIIN Program.

 

D.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement Regarding Real Property with Date Palm Business Park, LLC.

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 14 to the Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. in the amount of $53,892 for a Facilities Security and Safety Assessment and additional expenditure for a total cost of $60,000.

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement, Joint Escrow Instructions (Partial/Easement) with Garo and Aroussiak Dekirmendjian, for a total cost of $48, 510.

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Replenishment Assessment Charges for the West Whitewater River Subbasin Area of Benefit.

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

 

A.

Written Communications

 

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Non-Potable Water Quarterly Update

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to Purchase Property and Liability Insurance Coverage for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, in the amount of $1,833,908, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager

 

10.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Consider Adoption of Domestic Water Rates and proposed Ordinance No. 1437, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager.

 

B.

Approval of Fiscal 2019-20 Canal Service and Construction Meter Rates and adopt Ordinance 1428.2, Authorizing No Increases in Rates for Canal Water Service and Ordinance 1429.2, Authorizing No Increases for Canal Water Rates for Construction Meter Charges, presentation by Thomas Rice, Financial Analyst.

 

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

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

 

ii

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

 

iii

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

 

iv

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

 

v

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

 

vi

May 15, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

vii

May 16, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Ad Hoc Finance Committee Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

viii

May 17, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

ix

May 20, 2019 Colorado River Basin States' Drought Contingency Plans Signing Ceremony (Directors Powell and Nelson)

 

x

May 21, 2019 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xi

May 22, 2019 ACWA Federal Affairs Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

xii

May 22, 2019 Golf and Water Task Force Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Bianco)

 

xiii

May 23, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

xiv

May 23, 2019 Meeting with California Water Boards Chair Joaquin Esquivel (Director Estrada)

 

xv

May 24, 2019 Eastern Coachella Valley Site Tour for State Officials (Director Estrada)

 

xvi

May 28, 2019 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water - Sacramento Strategy Conference Call (Director Estrada)

 

xvii

May 28, 2019 Coachella Valley Irrigated Lands Coalition Meeting (Director Powell)

 

xviii

May 29, 2019 Meeting with General Manager Barrett and staff regarding DaVall Estates sewer (Director O'Dowd)

 

xix

May 29, 2019 City of Rancho Mirage/CVWD triannual meeting (Directors Powell and O'Dowd)

 

xx

May 31, 2019 ACWA Executive Committee meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxi

May 31, 2019 ACWA Board of Directors' Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxii

June 4, 2019 Board Study Session (Directors Powell, Nelson, O'Dowd and Bianco)

 

xxiii

June 5, 2019 Emergency ACWA SLC Conference Call regarding AB 402 (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxiv

June 5, 2019 Imperial Irrigation District (IID)/CVWD meeting regarding AB 854 (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xxv

June 6, 2019 Public Finance Committee Meeting (Directors Powell and Nelson)

 

xxvi

June 6, 2019 Tour of Coachella facilities (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

12.

STAFF REPORTS

 

 

A.

General Manager

 

 

B.

Counsel

 

 

C.

Departments

 

 

i

Legislative Update

 

13.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

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

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Government Code Section 54956.8 APN: 691-070-011 - Agency Negotiator: Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering - Negotiating Party:  McRae   Under negotiation: Price and term  of payment

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 06/25/2019, 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: 06/06/2019

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District