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

 

May 26, 2020

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Ln. East Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the May 26, 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., May 26, 2020. You may also contact Ms. Bermudez at (760) 398-2651, extension 2217. Comments will become part of the board meeting record.

 

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 26 de mayo, del 2020 o comuníquese con la Secretario de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217, 24 horas antes de la reunión. Los comentarios formaran parte del acta de la sesión.

 

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

 

May 26, 2020

 

8:00 A.M.

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

TELECONFERENCE

 

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., May 26, 2020. You may also contact Ms. Bermudez at (760) 398-2651, extension 2217. Comments will become part of the board meeting record.

 

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 26 de mayo, del 2020 o comuníquese con la Secretario de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217, 24 horas antes de la reunión. Los comentarios formaran parte del acta de la sesión.

 

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 May 12, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Authorization, Executions, and Acceptances of Documents during the month of April 2020

 

C.

Accept and file the Secretary's Report of Written Instruments Accepted and Recorded during the month of April 2020

 

D.

Accept and File the General Manager's Report of Activities during the month of April 2020

 

E.

Adopt Coachella Valley Water District’s Fiscal Year 2021 Strategic Initiatives

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 8 to Professional Services Agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc. for Environmental Services to Prepare a CEQA-Plus Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the FY 2020-2021 Non-potable Water Connections Project, in the amount of $78,321; and approve additional expenditures in the amount of $20,000, for a total request of $98,321.

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with CorVel Enterprise Comp., Inc. for Workers’ Compensation Third-party Administrator Services, in the amount of $243,600 for FY 2020-2023; and provide authorization for one 3-year renewal for FY 2023-2026, for a total request of $552,321, which includes a 10% contingency.

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Update on Federal Response to COVID-19, presentation by Ana Schwab and Lowry Cook, BB&K Federal Advocacy Team

 

ii

California Legislative Update, presentation by Chris Kahn, Lobbyist

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with James R. Brockman, for the purchase of APN 750-310-017 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), for a total cost of $309,750, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager.

 

 

B.

Approve the Non-Potable Water Installation Agreement for Oasis Country Club NPW Pipeline Connection Project, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering.

 

C.

Provide direction on initiating a Solar Power Purchase and Site Lease Agreements with Nobell Energy Solutions, Inc., for the CVWD Palm Desert Facility Campus and the preferred method of procurement for the project, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

May 13, 2020 Colorado River Board of Directors Meeting (Directors Powell and Nelson)

 

ii

May 14, 2020 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iii

May 14, 2020 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board of Directors Meeting (Director Powell)

 

iv

May 14, 2020 ACWA State Legislative Committee Region 9 Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

May 15, 2020 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vi

May 15, 2020 Conference call with Assemblymember Garcia and Chairman Esquivel regarding update on Oasis Mobile Home Park (Director Estrada)

 

vii

May 20, 2020 South Coast AQMD- AB 617 Community Steering Committee Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

viii

May 21, 2020 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

12.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

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

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) - Name of cases: Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1825310

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. PSC 1904774

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. PSC 1905977

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1904943

Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1905897

Receipt of Claim: Randall C. Roberts

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 06/09/2020, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert

 

 

 

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: 05/19/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District