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

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

February 23, 2021

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, CA

 

 

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-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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., February 23, 2021.  If you would like to provide comments telephonically, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 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, [email protected] antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 23 de febrero, del 2021.  Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 p.m. el lunes 22 de febrero 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.


 

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

 

February 23, 2021

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, CA

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

TELECONFERENCE

 

The February 23, 2021 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors Meeting 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

 

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 [email protected] before the start of the meeting at 8:00 a.m., February 23, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, for instructions.

 

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, [email protected] antes de la junta que inicia a las 8:00 a.m. el 23 de febrero, del 2021. Si desea hacer comentarios por teléfono, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de las 4:00 p.m. el lunes 22 de febrero 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 the minutes of the February 9, 2021 Regular meeting of the CVWD Board of Directors

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager’s Report of Activities during the month of January 2021

 

C.

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

 

D.

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

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Special Sanitation System Installation Agreement with DSA Management, LLC

 

F.

Approve payment of 2021 annual dues for National Water Resources Association (NWRA) - Municipal Caucus in the amount of $525

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize Preparation and Mailing of Proposition 218 Notices for the Proposed Canal Rate Increases for Fiscal Year 2022 through 2026 and to Receive and File the Cost of Service Study Report for Canal Rates, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

B.

Follow-up discussion regarding February 16, 2021 RAC and SGMA Cost of Service Rate Study, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

10.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Adopt Ordinance 1427.2 amending Regulations Governing Sanitation Service, presentation by Adam McWey, Management Analyst

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

February 10, 2021 Colorado River Board of California Teleconference meeting (Director's Nelson, Powell and Estrada)

 

ii

February 11, 2021 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board meeting (Director Powell)

 

iii

February 16, 2021 Board Study Session - RAC and SGMA Cost of Service Rate Study (Director's Powell, Bianco and Aguilar)

 

iv

February 17 - 18, 2021 Urban Water Institute 2021 Virtual Conference (Director's Nelson and Aguilar)

 

v

February 22, 2021 California Farm Water Coalition Teleconference meeting (Director Nelson)

 

vi

February 22, 2021 Standing CVWD Legislative Committee Teleconference meeting (Director's Aguilar and Estrada)

 

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 - 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 LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

Agency designated representative:  President John Powell

Unrepresented employee: General Manager

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 –

Agency negotiator: Jay Trinnaman, Robert Cheng, Scott Hunter and Bill Walters

Employees' organization: Coachella Valley Water District Employee Association (CVWDEA)

 

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 03/09/2021, 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: 02/17/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District