REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

June 22, 2021

www.cvwd.org

 

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-Agendas. 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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., June 22, 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

AMENDED

 

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

June 22, 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.

TELECONFERENCE

The June 22, 2021 meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors is being 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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting or they may join the meeting via Zoom.

 

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, [email protected] antes de la junta que inicia, o pueden unirse a la reunión a través de Zoom.

 

6.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Consent calendar items 6A through 6J 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 minutes of the June 2, 2021 special meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors meeting.

 

B.

Approve the minutes of the June 8, 2021 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors meeting.

 

C.

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

 

D.

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

 

E.

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

 

F.

Approve payment for State Water Contractor Member Dues, Bay-Delta Fund, Energy Fund, and Delta Conveyance Project Fund for fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22) in the amount of $437,312.

 

G.

Approve payment for the Six Agency Committee budget for fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22) in the amount of $396,500

 

H.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Consulting Agreement Task Order with CGR Management Consultants LLC, in an amount not to exceed $396,000, for Assistance with Implementation of the SCADA Master Plan in Fiscal Year 2022

 

I.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Sixth Amendment to Consulting Agreement with Northern Digital, Inc., in the amount of $251,240, for Additional SCADA System Development, PLC Programming and Fieldwork, extending the contract term to June 30, 2023

 

J.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-23 and authorize the General Manager to execute a $66,290.00 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water (SADW) Agreement for the Oasis Mobile Home Park Emergency Drinking Water Project.

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 


 

8.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

ANNIVERSARIES

·         William "Bill" Blankenship - Accounts Receivable Technician, 35 years

·         Christina "Chris" Freeman - Accounts Receivable Technician, 30 years

 

RETIREMENTS

·         Sandra Villalobos - Development Services Technician II, 30 years

 

9.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.

Public Hearing and Adoption of the 2020 Regional Urban Water Management Plan, Water Shortage Contingency Plan, and Appendix L to the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan, presentation by Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Manager.

 

10.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

11.

ACTION ITEMS

 

**OASIS BOARD ACTION

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Budget Amendment for the Oasis In-Lieu Recharge Project (C02001), in the amount of $3,000,000, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

B.

Authorize the General Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to Certify the Levees located along the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel (WWRSC) between Vista Chino and Ramon Road, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

C.

Authorize an Increase in the General Manager’s Signing Authority from $75K to $150K for the Hydraulic Review of the CV Link Project, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

D.

Rescind RFP No. 2021-10 for OPEB Trust Administrative and Investment Management Services and authorize staff to execute an Amendment to the Existing Contract with PFM Asset Management for Continuation of Services, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance.

 

 

12.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

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

 

ii

June 9, 2021 Six Agency Committee Meeting (Director's Nelson and Estrada)

 

iii

June 10, 2021Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iv

June 10, 2021 Desert Valley's Builders Association Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

v

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

 

vi

June 11, 2021 Discussion with General Manager Barrett regarding Duroville Mobile Home Park (Director Aguilar)

 

vii

June 15, 2021 Special Board Meeting - Budget Adoption

 

viii

June 21, 2021 Meeting with District staff to discuss potential agricultural growth in the Coachella Valley (Director Nelson)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

13.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

14.

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 Claims: Randall Roberts (two claims filed)

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

One (1) potential case

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-  EXISTING LITIGATION: Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9 (a) Name of Case: Rancho Mirage Mobile Home Community, LP., v. Coachella Valley Water District; US District Court, Central District

Case No. 5:20-cv-02359 JWH (SHKx)

 

15.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

16.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 07/13/2021, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75515 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: 06/17/2021

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District