REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

July 13, 2021

 

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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

 

July 13, 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.

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. For Zoom participants, please wait to be called on by the Clerk.

 

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 minutes of the June 15, 2021 Special Meeting of the CVWD Board of Directors

 

B.

Approve the minutes of the June 22, 2021 Regular Meeting of the CVWD Board of Directors

 

C.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Coachella Valley Irrigated Lands Coalition

 

D.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-24, establishing the Appropriations Limit of the District for FY 2021-22

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Update on the Developer Fee Cost of Service Study for the Water System Backup Facilities Charge, Supplemental Water Supply Charge, and Sanitation Capacity Charge, presentation by Dan Ruiz, Engineer Manager

 

ii

Update on drought emergency, presentation by Katie Evans, Director of Communication & Conservation

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve an increase to the Help2Others stipend from $100 to $150 for eligible residential customers once every 12 months, starting August 1, 2021, presentation by Steven Schipper, Customer Service Supervisor

 

B.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Contract Services Agreement with A.C. Water Service for Water Tender Services for the Oasis Mobile Home Park, presentation by Ruben Rivera, Assistant Director of Operations

 

C.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-25, establishing Fiscal Year 2021-22 Assessment District Assessments and
Resolution No. 2021-26, Community Facilities District 102 Special Taxes, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

D.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute an Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for the SGMA Fee Analysis and Annual Update Services, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

E.

Approve Resolution No. 2021-27, Closing Resolution to Authorize the Execution and Delivery of the Financing Agreement with State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Agreement No. D2001010 for the WRP 10 Non-Potable Water (NPW) Pipeline Connection Project 2017-18 (Phase 1) in the amount of $33 Million, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

9.

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

A.

Repeal Ordinance No. 1429.3 and Adopt Ordinance No. 1429.4, An Ordinance approving the Canal Construction Meter Rates for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2026, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

B.

Repeal Ordinance No. 1422.5 and adopt Ordinance 1422.6, adopting the Water Shortage Contingency Plan, presentation by Katie Evans, Director of Communication and Conservation

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

June 7, 2021 North Lake Update Alternate 1/Alternate 1A with County and Salton Sea Authority (Director Estrada)

 

ii

June 7, 2021 CVWD Oasis meeting with State Water Board and EPA (Director Estrada)

 

iii

June 9, 2021 Colorado River Board of Director's Meeting (Director's Nelson and Estrada)

 

iv

June 9, 2021 Six Agency Committee Meeting (Director's Nelson and Estrada)

 

v

June 10, 2021 Discussion with County regarding Coachella Valley Housing Projects (Director Estrada)

 

vi

June 11, 2021 North Lake Update Alternative 1/Alternative 1A with County and Salton Sea Authority and State of California (Director Estrada)

 

vii

June 21, 2021 Zoom meeting - Potential Agricultural Growth in the Coachella Valley (Director's Powell and Nelson)

 

viii

June 23, 2021 CVWD and City of Palm Desert meeting (Director's Bianco and Estrada)

 

ix

June 24, 2021 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting (Director's Bianco and Estrada)

 

x

June 25, 2021 Meeting with Salton Sea Authority for updates (Director Estrada)

 

xi

June 28, 2021 California Farm Water Coalition meeting (Director Nelson)

 

xii

July 8, 2021 Desert Valley's Builders Association Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

A.

General Manager

 

B.

Counsel

 

C.

Departments

 

12.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

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

Name of case: Navajo Nation v. U.S. Department of Interior et al, Ninth Circuit Case No. 19-17088

 

B.

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

Name of case: CVWD v. State Water Resources Control Board; Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region

 

C.

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

Two (2) potential cases

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 07/27/2021, 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 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: 07/08/2021

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District