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

 

January 26, 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., January 26, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically, please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 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 26 de enero, 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 25 de enero 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

 

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

January 26, 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 January 26, 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., January 26, 2021. If you would like to provide comments telephonically please contact the Clerk of the Board by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 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 26 de enero, 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 25 de enero para recibir instrucciones al (760) 398-2651, extensión 2217.

 

6.

PRESENTATION

 

A.

Discussion regarding Lake Cahuilla, presentation by Kyla Brown - General Manager/Parks Director, Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District; Kevin Kalman - General Manager, Desert Recreation District and Linda Evans - Mayor, City of La Quinta

 

7.

ACTION ITEM

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Letter Agreement for a one year extension to the existing Lease and Agreement dated March 22, 1971, between CVWD and the County of Riverside for the use of land at Lake Cahuilla, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

8.

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 January 12, 2021 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager’s Report of Activities during the month of December 2020

 

C.

Accept and file the General Manager’s Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptance of Documents during the month of December 2020

 

D.

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

 

E.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-02, changing CVWD Board appointments to the Colorado River Board

 

F.

Approve Payment of 2021 Annual Contribution to Water Education Foundation in the amount of $7,500

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 8 to CDM Smith in the amount of $49,480 for the Sanitation System Master Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report

 

9.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

10.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

Anniversary

·        Ruben Montiel - Development Services Aide, 20 years

 

Retirements

·        Rodney Nason - Canal Maintenance Supervisor, 35 years

·        Karen Frane - Administrative Assistant II, 6 years

·        Patrick McDaniel - Stormwater Supervisor, 35 years

·        Art Vasquez - Domestic Crew Chief, 33 years

·        Rick Bennett - Senior Domestic Water Serviceworker, 29 years

 

11.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

State Legislative "look ahead", presentation by Chris Kahn, Lobbyist

 

ii

Congressional "look ahead" and Administrative transition review, presentation by Ana Schwab and Lowry Crook, Federal Advocacy Team - BB&K

 

12.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve and authorize the General Manger to execute a Special Domestic Water System and Sanitation System Installation Agreement with EC Rancho Mirage Holdings, ECRM Residential Limited Partnership, ECRM Commercial Limited Partnership, and ECRM Resort Limited Partnership, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

B.

Approve and adopt the proposed changes to the district Reserve Policy, presentation by Karrie Swaine, Controller

 

C.

Rescind Resolution No. 2018-46 regarding authority to take action of Government Tort Claims and approve updated proposed Resolution No. 2021-03, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager

 

D.

Rescind Resolution No. 2018-47 regarding the authority to settle Workers Compensation Claims and approve updated proposed Resolution No. 2021-04, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a professional services agreement to Willis Towers Watson for a term of three years, with one optional three-year contract extension, for Property and Casualty Insurance Broker Services, and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $313,500, presentation by Elizabeth Tan, Risk Manager

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to approve a check request in the amount of $208,087.08 to Imperial Irrigation District to relocate existing transmission poles for the North Indio Regional Flood Control Project (SW0005), and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $228,896, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager

 

G.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Continental East Fund IX, LLC APN 607-240-031 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), and approve additional expenditures for a total request of $162,750, presentation by David Wilson, Engineer Manager

 

13.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

January 13, 2021 Colorado River Board Teleconference Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

ii

January 14, 2021 Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Teleconference Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iii

January 14, 2021 Energy & Environmental Resources Committee Teleconference Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iv

January 14, 2021 American Ground Water Trust CA TCP Webinar (Director Nelson)

 

v

January 14, 2021 Desert Valley's Builders Association Teleconference Meeting (Director Powell)

 

vi

January 19, 2021 Desert Shores Channel Restoration Project & Potential Water Sources (Director's Bianco and Estrada)

 

vii

January 19, 2021 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Teleconference Meeting (Director's Powell and Estrada)

 

viii

January 25, 2021 Standing CVWD Legislative Committee Meeting (Director's Aguilar and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

14.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

15.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Agency negotiator: Jay Trinnaman, Robert Cheng and Bill Walters-

Employees' organization:  Association of Supervisory Support Evaluation Team (ASSET)

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

Agency designated representative:  President John Powell

Unrepresented employee: General Manager

 

16.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

17.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 02/09/2021, 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: 01/21/2021

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District