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

 

 

 

REVISED AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

May 12, 2020

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building  Board Chambers

 

 

75-515 Hovley Ln. East

Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the May 12, 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 12, 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 12 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. 


 

REVISED AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

May 12, 2020

 

8:00 A.M.

 

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

 

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 12, 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 12 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.

 

 

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 Minutes of the April 21, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Special Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

B.

Approve Minutes of the April 28, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

C.

Authorize Additional Funds in the amount of $17,806 to a Cost Recovery Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management for the North Cathedral City Stormwater Master Plan Project (SW0001) Right-of-Way Grant Application

 

D.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 10 to the Professional Services Agreement with AKEL Engineering Group Inc., in the amount of $9,904 for Additional Design Services for the Non-Potable Water (NPW) Master Plan Project, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $24,904

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize Contract Renewals for Outdoor Advertising up to the General Manager's spending limit of $75,000 each year as necessary for Outreach Purposes, presentation by Katie Evans, Director of Communications and Conservation

 

B.

Authorize the General Manager to execute the Authorization and Reimbursement Resolutions for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan in the amount of $20,000,000 for the Tri-Palms Phase 1, Sun City Phase 2, and Adams Street Water Main Replacement Project, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

C.

Authorize Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Julio and Regina Castro at APN 691-070-007, Felipe and Cecilia Villalobos at APN 691-070-004, and Rina R. Eliashar at APN 691-040-006 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), total request of $2,625,447, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

D.

Authorize Deposit/Reimbursement of Funds to the County of Riverside in the amount $6,224,560 for Domestic Water, Stormwater, and Irrigation Infrastructure for the Avenue 66 Grade Separation Project, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $7,182,941, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

9.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

April 29, 2020 SAFER Program/Policy Review (Director Estrada)

 

ii

April 30, 2020 SAFER Advisory Group Meeting & Notice of Safer Question and Answer Webinar (Director Estrada)

 

iii

April 30, 2020 Various conference calls with Southern California Water Coalition, National Water Resources Association and Headwaters Workgroup (Director O'Dowd)

 

iv

May 1, 2020 National Water Resources Association May Federal Affairs Committee Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

May 5, 2020 State Water Board Meeting (Director Estrada)

 

vi

May 5, 2020 Coachella Valley Irrigated Lands Coalition Meeting (Director Powell)

 

vii

May 6, 2020 Association of California Water Agencies Federal Affairs Committee Infrastructure Funding Workgroup Webinar (Director O'Dowd)

 

viii

May 11, 2020 Board Study Session - Operating Budget and Rates

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

10.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

11.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION  (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9) - CVWD v. Mission Clay Products, LLC; Ken Thompson, Inc.; Safeco Insurance Company of America, Riverside County Superior Court, Case No. PSC1801033

 

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. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California et al, petitioners/plaintiffs vs. California Department of Fish and Wildlife et al., respondents/defendants/real parties; California Natural Resources Agency, real party, Fresno County Superior Court Case No: [TBD].

 

 

12.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

13.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 05/26/2020, 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 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: 05/05/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District