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

 

AMENDED

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

August 11, 2020

 

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Ln. East

Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the August 11, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting will be conducted pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20.

 

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 sbermudez@cvwd.org before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., August 10, 2020. If you would like to provide comments telephonically, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00pm on Monday, August 10th 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, sbermudez@cvwd.org antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 10 de agosto, del 2020. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 pm el lunes 10 de agosto 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.  


 

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

August 11, 2020

8:00 AM

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

TELECONFERENCE

The August 11, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting will be 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

 

Members 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 sbermudez@cvwd.org before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., August 11, 2020. Comments will become part of the board meeting record.

If you would like to provide comments telephonically, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 pm on Monday, August 10 for instructions. You may contact Ms. Bermudez at (760) 398-2651, extension 2217.

 

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, sbermudez@cvwd.org antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 11 de agosto, del 2020.  Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 pm del lunes 10 de agosto para recibir instrucciones al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217.

 

 

6.

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 July 28, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Authorize Agreement For Acquisition of Real Property – Easement with Christ is Salvation Church over a portion of APN 757-080-005, and with Jose C. and Maria A. Meza over a portion of APN 757-080-021 for the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Improvement Project from Avenue 54 to the Thermal Drop Structure Project (SW0042)

 

C.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 20-4 to the Professional Services Agreement with Albert A. Webb Associates (Webb), in the amount of $303,100 for the North Indio Flood Control Project, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $352,000

 

D.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 20 with Krieger & Stewart, in the amount of $142,000 for the design of the Johnson Street Drain Improvement Project (IR2101), and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $177,000

 

E.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 8 and Task Order No. 9 to Professional Services Agreement with Michael Baker International, in the total amount of $274,200 for Irrigation Lateral 102.3 & Irrigation Lateral 101.3 Replacement Projects, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $344,200

 

F.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 2 to Professional Services Agreement with Dahl Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $144,544 for the Check Structure at MP 88.6 Replacement Project, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $194,544

 

G.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 21 to Professional Services Agreement with Krieger & Stewart, Inc. in the amount of $185,000 for Irrigation Lateral 123.45-1.3-3.2RT Replacement Project, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $215,000

 

H.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 10 with Michael Baker International in the amount of $212,000 for the Irrigation Lateral 123.45-1.3-2.8 Pipeline Replacement Project (IR2103), and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $255,200

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

8.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to Review the Solar Power Project Findings and Potentially Approve a Sole Source Procurement with Nobell Energy Solutions for the CVWD Palm Desert Campus, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

9.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Salton Sea Activities Update, presentation by William Patterson, Environmental Services Supervisor

 

ii

Coachella Campus Fire Update, presentation by Dan Charlton, Assistant General Manager of Operations

 

10.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize the Purchase of 30 Vehicles and Equipment in the Amount of $2,217,178 and the Disposal of up to 38 Fleet Units through Public Auction, presentation by Stewart Taylor, Fleet Manager

 

B.

Approve the Solar Power Purchase and Site Lease Agreements with Nobell Energy Solutions, Inc., for the CVWD Palm Desert Campus, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

C.

Authorize Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Bobby E. and Phyllis A. Stone, APN 750-310-013 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), and approve additional expenditures for a total request is $407,222, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

D.

Authorize Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Jonathan, Jacob and Goldist Roberson, APN 691-040-005 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $362,250, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

E.

Authorize Second Amendment to the Phase 2 Sites Reservoir Project Agreement, presentation by Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

July 22, 2020 Golf and Water Task Force Teleconference Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

ii

July 29, 2020 to July 30, 2020 Association of California Water Agencies 2020 Summer Virtual Conference & Exhibition (Director O'Dowd)

 

iii

July 30, 2020 Conference Call with Christopher Harris, Executive Director of the Colorado River Board of California (Director Nelson)

 

iv

July 30, 2020 ACWA Board of Director's Virtual Workshop (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

August 5, 2020 California Delegation National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Pre-Board Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vi

August 6, 2020 Southern California Water Coalition Virtual Conference - Stormwater Matters: Increasing Water Supplies While Reducing Pollution (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

August 6, 2020 NWRA Virtual Western Water Table Talk: Commissioner Burman, and the Evolving Legal World of Water (Director O'Dowd)

 

viii

August 7, 2020 NWRA Board Teleconference Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

ix

August 7, 2020 Conference Call with Lobbyist Chris Kahn and district staff regarding AB1720 (Director Estrada)

 

x

August 10, 2020 ACWA Executive Committee Teleconference Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xi

August 10, 2020 ACWA Board of Directors Teleconference Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

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) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9; Receipt of Claim – CRH California, Inc.

 

B.

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

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION  Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9 (a) Name of Case:  Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al., Case No. EDCV 13-883 JGB

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION  Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9 (a) Name of Case: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District, and Desert Water Agency, Case No. 5:20-cv-00174-JGB(SPx)

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 09/08/2020, 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: 08/06/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District