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

CLOSED SESSION – 5:00 PM

 

OPEN SESSION – 6:00 PM

 

March 26, 2019

 

6:00 PM

 

 

CVWD’s Coachella Office

Forbes Auditorium

 

 

51501 Tyler Street

 Coachella

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

ROLL CALL

 

3.

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: Claimant – Randall Roberts

 

B.

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)

 

OPEN SESSION – 6:00 PM

4.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

5.

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

 

6.

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.

 

 

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 the meeting minutes of the March 12, 2018 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors meeting.

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Activities for the month of February 2019

 

C.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptances of Documents during the month February 2019.

 

D.

Accept and file the Secretary's Report of Written Instruments Accepted and Recorded during the month of February 2019.

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Desert Princess Golf Course Lease with Desert Princess Homeowners Association and any additional documents related to transaction

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Bureau of Reclamation Water Conservation Field Services Program Grant Application for the Satellite Leak Detection Project

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 10 with Woodard & Curran in the amount of $115,233 to Provide Proposition 1 Round 1 Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Support to the Coachella Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Region

 

H.

Approve and authorize the General Manage to execute Task Order No. 5 in the amount of $58,056 to the Professional Services Agreement with WSP USA, Inc. to include Additional Scope of Work for the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Improvement Project - Avenue 54 to the Thermal Drop Structure, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $64,000

 

I.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 13 to the Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. and Task Order 19-14 with Northwest Hydraulics for the Design of the Palm Desert Groundwater Replenishment Project, Phase 2 in the amount of $27,997, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $66,596

 

J.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 19-13 to the Triennial Professional Services Agreement with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC), in the amount of $33,717 to include Additional Scope of Work for the East Side Dike Improvement Project from Dune Palms Road to Interstate 10.

 

K.

Approve and authorize the Purchase of Network Routers from Aviat Networks, Inc., in the amount of $354,394, including a 10% contingency, for SCADA Wide Area Networks Communications in support of the SCADA Master Plan Program

 

L.

Approve and authorize the Purchase of Computer Server Hardware from Dell Inc., in the amount of $136,908 including a 5% contingency allowance, for the New SCADA System Network at the Palm Desert Critical Support Services Building.

 

M.

Approve recommendation by Board's Legislative Committee to adopt a "Support if Amended" position on SB 669 - Safe Drinking Water Trust and Safe Drinking Water Fund.

 

N.

Approve a "Support if Amended" position on Federal Legislation S.611/H.R.1417 the "Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2019."

 

8.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

9.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Revolving Line of Credit presentation by Tyler Old, PFM Financial Advisor

 

10.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize Mailing of Proposition 218 Notice for the East Whitewater River Subbasin Area of Benefit and Proposed Rate Increase Notices for the East Whitewater River Subbasin, West Whitewater River Subbasin, and Mission Creek Subbasin Areas of Benefit, presentation by Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Supervisor.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to Award a Construction Contract to The Van Dyke Corporation, as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $2,002,735, for the Salton Sea Communities Water Main Replacement Project, Phase 1, Specification No. 2019-7 & Primrose Lane Water Main Replacement, Specification No. 2019-17, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $2,490,000, presentation by Dan Ruiz, Engineering Manager.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Single Sole Source Professional Services Agreement with Scipar, Inc., in the amount of $491,255, including a 15% contingency, for Development of a Micro-RTU Device Driver, presentation by Luis Maciel, Director of Information Systems.

 

D.

Approve adoption of the 2019-2020 Legislative Platform, presentation by Kristen Johnson, Communications Specialist

 

E.

Approve financial contribution to the California Farm Water Coalition for the Cultivate California Program

 

F.

General Manager Employment Agreement including: (1) cost of living adjustment to salary; and (2) a Fourth Amendment To General Manager Employment Agreement to incorporate a cost of living adjustment and performance goals for 2019, presentation by Counsel Jeff Ferre

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

March 12, 2019 Meeting between Imperial Irrigation District and CVWD regarding AB 854 (Director Powell)

 

ii

March 13, 2019 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors - Public Workshop on Proposed Canal Irrigation & Drainage Rules and Regulations (Powell, O'Dowd, Bianco, and Estrada)

 

iii

March 13, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

iv

March 13, 2019 Basin States Principals DCP Check-in Call (Director Nelson)

 

v

March 14, 2019 Board Study Session on Replenish Assessment Charges (RAC) (Directors Nelson, O'Dowd, Bianco and Estrada)

 

vi

March 14, 2019 Desert Valley Builders Association (DVBA) Public Officials Luncheon featuring Supervisor V. Manuel Perez (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

March 14, 2019 DVBA Board of Directors Meeting (Director Powell)

 

viii

March 15, 2019 Basin States Principals DCP Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

ix

March 15, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

x

March 15, 2019 ACWA Special Executive Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

xi

March 16, 2019 DCP Discussion Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

xii

March 17, 2019 DCP Discussion Conference Call (Director Nelson)

 

xiii

March 18, 2019 Joint Water Policy Advisory Committee Meeting (Directors Nelson, Powell and Estrada)

 

xiv

March 18, 2019 Meeting with Director of Finance and staff to review Canal and Replenishment Assessment Charge (RAC) rates (Director Powell)

 

xv

March 18, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Executive Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (Director Estrada)

 

xvi

March 19, 2019 State Water Resources Control Board Public Workshop on Salton Sea Management Program and California Natural Resources Agency Annual Report (Director O'Dowd)

 

xvii

March 19, 2019 Basin States Principals Letter Signing Event (Director Nelson)

 

xviii

March 19, 2019 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xix

March 20, 2019 Imagine H20 Demo Day (Director O'Dowd)

 

xx

March 20, 2019 BIA Desert Region's Annual Mayor's Luncheon (Director Bianco)

 

xxi

March 20, 2019 Follow up call on DCP (Director Nelson)

 

xxii

March 20, 2019 City of Indian Wells/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

xxiii

March 21, 2019 Imagine H2O Water Innovation Summit (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxiv

March 21, 2019 Palm Desert Chamber - State of the City Luncheon (Director Bianco)

 

xxv

March 21, 2019 California Water Policy Conference Panel Discussion Conference Call (Director Estrada)

 

xxvi

March 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019 21st Annual Conference, Law of the Colorado River - Innovation & Collaboration in an Era of Drought (Director Nelson)

 

xxvii

March 22, 2019 Senior Inspiration Awards 2019 (Director O'Dowd)

 

xxviii

March 22, 2019 AB 854 Stakeholder Meeting (Directors Bianco and Estrada)

 

xxix

March 22, 2019 DCP Legislation Call (Director Nelson)

 

xxx

March 25, 2019 Imperial Dam Advisory Board Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

xxxi

March 25, 2019 ACWA Region 9 Event Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

12.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

13.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 04/09/2019, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert

 

 

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: 03/22/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District