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

 

 

April 28, 2020

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building Board Chambers

 

 

75515 Hovley Ln. East

Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the April 28, 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., April 28, 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 28 de abril, 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. 


 

 

 

 

 

 


AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

April 28, 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., April 28, 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 28 de abril, 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 session.

 

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 14, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Activities during the month of March 2020

 

C.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptances of Documents during the month of March 2020

 

D.

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

 

E.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 10 to Professional Services Agreement with Krieger & Stewart, Inc., in the amount of $37,000 to Include Additional Scope of Work for the Oasis Country Club Non-Potable Water (NPW) Pipeline Connection Project and Consolidate Projects for Bidding and Construction Purposes, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $50,500

 

F.

Authorize the General Manager to execute revised Task Order No. 16 to Rincon Consulting, Inc., in the amount of $67,816 to complete Clean Water Act Permit documents for the Phase 2 Palm Desert Groundwater Replenishment Facility Project, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $76,871

 

G.

Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order No. 20-4 in the amount of $183,516 to Northwest Hydraulics Consultants (NHC) for the West Shore of Salton Sea Stormwater Master Plan Phase II, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $213,516

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

 

B.

Informational Reports to the Board

 

 

i

Nonpotable Water Quarterly Update, presentation by Jignesh Ladhawala, Senior Engineer

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Authorize Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Castro at APN 750-310-002 and Ridge Concepts, LLC at APN 750-310-009 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005), and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $1,147,400, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

B.

Presenting the 2020-2021 Engineer’s Report on Water Supply and Replenishment Assessment for the Mission Creek Subbasin, West Whitewater River Subbasin, and East Whitewater River
Subbasin Areas of Benefit to the Board of Directors, presentation by Zoe Rodriguez Del Rey, Water Resources Manager

 

9.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

April 17, 2020 SAFER Webinar (Director Estrada)

 

ii

April 21, 2020  Grant Funding Update on DAC projects (Director Estrada)

 

iii

April 21, 2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors (Entire Board participated)

 

iv

April 22, 2020 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) FAC Infrastructure Workgroup Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

v

April 23, 2020 Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting (Directors O'Dowd and Estrada)

 

vi

April 23, 2020 ACWA DAC Drinking Water Initiative Task Force Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

April 24, 2020 ACWA State Legislative Committee Meeting (Director O'Dowd)

 

viii

April 24, 2020 The Living Desert Board of Trustees Organization Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

ix

April 27, 2020 California Farm Water Coalition Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

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 – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

One potential case

 

12.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

 

13.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 05/12/2020, 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: 04/22/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District