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

 

June 8, 2021

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert, CA

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

The meeting will be streamed live on the District’s website http://cvwd.org/151/Board-Agendas. Members of the public may provide comments orally at the public hearing or by submitting written comments in advance of the meeting via mail to: Coachella Valley Water District, Attn.: Sylvia Bermudez, Clerk of the Board  PO Box 1058, Coachella, CA  92236 or via email to [email protected]. You may also provide public comment via telephone or pursuant to the Districts online meeting platform (Zoom). For more information on how to provide public comment at the meeting, contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 398-2651 or via email at [email protected] prior to the start of the meeting.

 

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 at (760) 398-2651 ext. 2217, 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.


La junta será transmitida en vivo en el sitio web del Distrito http://cvwd.org/151/Board-Agendas. Los miembros del público pueden presentar sus comentarios oralmente durante la audiencia pública o pueden enviar por correo sus comentarios por escrito antes de la junta: Coachella Valley Water District, A/A: Sylvia Bermúdez, Secretaria de la Junta Directiva P.O. Box 1058, Coachella, CA 92236; o por correo electrónico a [email protected]. También puede presentar sus comentarios por vía telefónica o en línea conforme a la plataforma (Zoom) que el Distrito utiliza durante la junta. Para más información de cómo presentar su comentario público durante la junta, contacte a la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva al (760) 398-2651 extensión 2217, o por correo electrónico a [email protected] antes de que la junta de inicio.

 

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

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 08, 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 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 may provide comments orally at the public hearing or by submitting written comments in advance of the meeting via mail to: Coachella Valley Water District, Attn.: Sylvia Bermudez, Clerk of the Board  PO Box 1058, Coachella, CA  92236 or via email to [email protected]. You may also provide public comment via telephone or pursuant to the Districts online meeting platform (Zoom). For more information on how to provide public comment at the meeting, contact the Clerk of the Board prior to the start of the meeting.

 

Los miembros del público pueden presentar sus comentarios oralmente durante la audiencia pública o pueden enviar por correo sus comentarios por escrito antes de la junta: Coachella Valley Water District, A/A: Sylvia Bermúdez, Secretaria de la Junta Directiva P.O. Box 1058, Coachella, CA 92236; o por correo electrónico a [email protected]. También puede presentar sus comentarios por vía telefónica o en línea conforme a la plataforma (Zoom) que el Distrito utiliza durante la junta. Para más información de cómo presentar su comentario público durante la junta, contacte a la Secretaria de la Junta Directiva antes de que la junta de inicio.

 

 

6.

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Consent calendar items 6A through 6I, 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 meeting minutes of the May 25, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Nonpotable Water Agreement for The Madison Club

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Special Domestic Water System Installation Agreement with A0685 Cathedral City, LP

 

D.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Nonpotable Water Agreement for The Hideaway Club

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Joint Community Facilities Agreement between CVWD, City of Palm Desert, and University park Investor, LLC relating to City of Palm Desert Community Facilities District No. 2021-1 (University Park), and approve Resolution No. 2021-18

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Southwest Protective Services, Inc., in the amount of $422,066 for Annual Security Services, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $462,000

 

G.

Approve and authorize payment of Fiscal Year 2021-22 Desert Valleys Builders Association membership dues in the amount of $1,375

 

H.

Approve and authorize payment of Fiscal Year 2021-22 Urban Water Institute, Inc. Public Member dues in the amount of $1,250

 

I.

Approve the 2021-2022 Salton Sea Authority membership dues in the amount of $150,000

 

7.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

8.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.

Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Domestic Water Rates and Charges for Fiscal Years 2022 to 2026, and adopt proposed Ordinance 1441, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance.

 

9.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Transfer of Delinquent and Unpaid Domestic Water and Sewer Service to Imperial and Riverside County Tax Rolls, presentation by Albert Galindo, Accountant.

 

10.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to reject the single submitted bid for the Coachella Campus Roof Access and Ion Exchange Treatment Plants Safety Improvements Project, Specification No. 2020-17, presentation by Dan Ruiz, Engineer Manager.

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 6 with Dudek in the amount of $601,842 for Consulting Services for the design of the Avenue 66 Transmission Main, Phase 2 Project, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $775,000, presentation by Dan Ruiz, Engineer Manager.

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to Purchase Property and Liability Insurance Coverage for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 through Willis Towers Watson, Insurance Brokers, for an amount up to $1,919,986, inclusive of a 5% contingency, and select alternative carriers should an insurer amend or withdraw its quote prior to the July 1, 2021 renewal, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager.

 

11.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

May 20, 2021 Meeting with CVWD staff regarding HR 3286 (Director Estrada)

 

ii

May 20, 2021 Water Education Foundation - Lower Colorado River Virtual Tour (Director Estrada)

 

iii

May 25, 2021 Eastern Coachella Valley Region meeting (Director Estrada)

 

iv

May 26, 2021 Golf and Water Task Force meeting (Directors Powell and Bianco)

 

v

May 27, 2021 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors meeting (Directors Bianco and Estrada)

 

vi

May 28, 2021 Basin States Principals meeting: CRSS Basin Modeling Program (Director Nelson)

 

vii

May 30, 2021 Chris Harris meeting: White Paper Review 2026 Guideline Principles (Director Nelson)

 

viii

June 2, 2021 Special Board Meeting - RAC Rate Public Hearing

 

ix

June 2, 2021 Coachella Valley Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony (Director Bianco)

 

x

June 3, 2021 First Consultation - Colorado River Management Work Group Meeting for the 2022 Annual Operation Plan for Colorado River Reservoirs (AOP) (Director Nelson)

 

xi

June 3, 2021 Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training (Director Aguilar)

 

 

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 – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Two (2) potential cases

 

14.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

15.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 06/22/2021, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 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 by contacting the Clerk of the Board’s office.

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: 06/03/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District