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

 

June 25, 2019

8:00 AM

 

 

CVWD's Coachella Office Forbes Auditorium

 

 

51501 Tyler Street Coachella

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

1.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

2.

ROLL CALL

 

3.

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

 

4.

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.

 

 

5.

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 June 11, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors.

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Activities during the month of May 2019.

 

C.

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

 

D.

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

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Third Amendment to Ground Lease with STC One LLC - Bighorn Faux Rock Cell Site.

 

F.

Approve payment of annual membership dues to Desert Valleys Builders Association in the amount of $1,375.

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with JJ Kane Associates, dba Ken Porter Auctions for Auction Related Services.

 

H.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Means Consulting, LLC for the Coachella Valley Water District's Fiscal Year 2021 Strategic Plan, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.

 

I.

Approve Resolution supporting Director G. Patrick O'Dowd for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Region 9 Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term

 

J.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 34 to Professional Services Agreement with Lee & Ro, Inc. for Irrigation Lateral 123.45-1.3-2.2 Replacement Project - Phase II, in the amount of $76,990 and approval of additional expenditures for a total cost of $96,990.

 

K.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a consulting agreement Task Order with CGR Management Consultants LLC for Assistance with Implementation of the SCADA Master Plan (SMP) in Fiscal Year 2020, in the amount of $489,720.

 

L.

Adopt a Levy of $.10 per $100 of Assessed Value (AV) for the Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Roll for both Riverside and Imperial Counties and Adopt Resolutions Fixing Rates of Taxation Required in the Counties of Riverside and Imperial.

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Anniversaries

·         Scott McCue - Canal Distribution System Crew Chief, 25 years

·         Gus Nuno - Senior Warehouse Keeper, 20 years

·         Jan Noffsinger - Accounts Receivable Technician, 25 years,

·         Sergio De La Cruz - Meter Reader Crew Chief, 25 years

 

Retirement

·         Karen "Kathy" Keely - Supervisory Control Operator II, 22 years

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications - none

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve prepayment of the Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for Fiscal Year 2019-20, presentation by Karrie Swaine, Controller.

 

B.

Approve a Resolution Establishing Fiscal Year 2019-20 Assessment District and Community Facilities District Special Taxes, presentation by Karrie Swaine, Controller.

 

C.

Approve a Resolution Establishing the Appropriations Limit of the District for Fiscal Year 2019-20, presentation by Karrie Swaine, Controller.

 

D.

Approve a Resolution authorizing the execution of a Revolving Credit Agreement with Bank of the West in an amount of $75 million and a Master Resolution to allocate revenues and to secure the payment of debt obligations, presentation by Teri Vorster, Budget and Grants Manager.

 

E.

Adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 operating and capital improvement budget in the amount of $393 million, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

June 12, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

ii

June 13, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Region 5 Spring Event: California Central Coast Program & Tour - Montecito Debris Flow Response and Adapting to Changing Water Supplies (Director O'Dowd)

 

iii

June 13, 2019 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iv

June 13, 2019 Energy and Environmental Resources Committee Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

v

June 13, 2019 Desert Valleys Builders Association Meeting (Director Powell)

 

vi

June 14, 2019 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

June 17, 2019 Imperial Dam Advisory Board Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

viii

June 18, 2019 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Directors Powell & Estrada)

 

ix

June 19, 2019  Meeting with Granite and CVWD (Director Powell)

 

x

June 20, 2019 Salton Sea Authority Board of Director's Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

xi

June 24, 2019 California Farm Water Coalition Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

xii

June 24, 2019 City of Palm Desert/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors Powell and Bianco)

 

xiii

June 24, 2019 Coachella Valley Association of Governments 2019 General Assembly (Directors Nelson and O'Dowd)

 

xiv

June 24, 2019 Salton Sea North Lake  Plan Workshop (Directors Estrada and O'Dowd)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

 

A.

General Manager

 

 

B.

Counsel

 

 

C.

Departments

 

 

i

Legislative Update

 

12.

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 - Claimants: Patrick & Donna Audett

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION - Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: Rancho Mirage Mobile Home Community v. CVWD, Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1705021

Receipt of Claim – Rancho Mirage Mobile Home Community

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION  - Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of case: James Monge v. CVWD, Riverside County Case Number PSC 1800066

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - Pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Name of Case:  Worker's Compensation Claim Numbers: CV-01-0500031; CV-01-0500058; CV-03-0500010;  CV-05-0500054; CV-06-0500062; CV-07-0500008; CV-08-0500069; CV-10-0500021; CV-11-0500034; CV-12-0500036; CV-14-001052; CV-16-001051; CV-17-001021; CV-18-001046(WCAB ADJ368157;ADJ1050110; ADJ7257860; ADJ384593; ADJ9642467; ADJ10582329; ADJ10581472)

 

E.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Significant exposure to, and initiation of, litigation pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9  One (1) potential case

 

F.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Government Code Section 54956.8 -

Property is described as: 669-040-009, 669-160-016, 669-220-004, 552-140-005,    552-130-005, 552-130-003, 552-130-002, 552-130-006, 552-120-002, 552-070-002, and 552-080-061

Agency Negotiator: Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

Negotiating Party: Bureau of Land Management

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

 

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 07/09/2019, 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: 06/19/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District