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

AMENDED

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

April 23, 2019

 

8:00 AM

 

 

CVWD's Coachella Office Forbes Auditorium

 

51501 Tyler Street Coachella

 

 

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, limit your remarks to three (3) minutes, and if you wish, state your name and address for the record.

 

 

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 meeting minutes of the April 9, 2019 regular meeting of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors

 

B.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Activities for the month of March 2019

 

C.

Accept and file the General Manager's Report of Authorizations, Executions, and Acceptances of Documents during the month of March 2019.

 

D.

Accept and file the Secretary's Report of Written Instruments Accepted and Recorded during the month of March 2019.

 

E.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Special Sanitation System Installation Agreement with Seyed Hani and Azar Hani for El Rancho Grande project.

 

F.

Approve and authorize the General Manager to execute a Partial Assignment and Assumption of Domestic Water, Sanitation System Installation and Irrigation Service Agreement with Sunrise LQ, LLC and CM Wave Development, LLC.

 

G.

Award sole-source contract for Districts IXTP brine waste hauling to K-VAC Environmental in the amount of $486,184 per year, for two years with an optional three year extension; and authorize the General Manager to execute contract.

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

A.

Employee Recognition

Anniversary

 Mark Young, Irrigation Water Technician, 25 years

 

Retirement

 Bob Keeran, Multimedia Specialist, 28 years

 

8.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications

 

9.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Approve a resolution adopting the 2018 Coachella Valley Integrated Regional Water Management & Stormwater Resource Plan Update, and authorize the General Manager to execute agreements with the California Department of Water Resources to Obtain Proposition 1 Grant Funding, presentation by Michael Nusser, Water Resources Associate.

 

B.

Presenting the 2019-2020 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, Water Resources Supervisor.

 

C.

Award Construction Contract for the WRP7 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Upgrade Project, Specification No. 2019-2 to CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $2,737,800 and approve additional expenditures, for a total request of $3,626,205, presentation by Armando Rodriguez, Engineer Manager.

 

D.

Authorize the Purchase of Two Radio Towers for Wide Area Microwave Communications in Support of the SCADA Master Plan Program, in the amount of $1,198,811, including a 10% contingency, presentation by Luis Maciel, Director of Information Systems.

 

E.

Consider financial contribution to the California Farm Water Coalition for the Cultivate California Program.

 

10.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

April 9, 2019 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Board Steering Committee Conference Call (Director O'Dowd)

 

ii

April 10, 2019 Colorado River Board Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

iii

April 11, 2019 Energy and Environmental Resources Committee Meeting (Director Bianco)

 

iv

April 11, 2019 Desert Valley's Builders Association (DVBA) Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

v

April 12, 2019 Rancho Mirage State of the City Luncheon (Director O'Dowd)

 

vi

April 12, 2019 Conference call interview with Kevin Fitzgerald of Coachella Valley Independent (Director Estrada)

 

vii

April 15, 2019 City of Cathedral City/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors Powell and O'Dowd)

 

viii

April 16, 2019 Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

ix

April 16, 2019 Bruce Underwood Project Dedication Lower Colorado River Multispecies Conservation Program (Director Nelson)

 

x

April 17, 2019 Board Study Session on CIP Budget

 

xi

April 17, 2019 Agricultural Water Advisory Group (Directors Powell and Bianco)

 

xii

April 18, 2019 Coachella Valley Business Conference and Economic Forecast (Directors Powell, Nelson and O'Dowd)

 

xiii

April 18, 2019 DVBA Networking Night (Director O'Dowd)

 

xiv

April 22, 2019 California Farm Water Coalition Meeting (Director Nelson)

 

xv

April 22, 2019 City of Coachella/CVWD Triannual Meeting (Directors Powell and Estrada)

 

C.

Approval of per diem for meetings reported

 

11.

STAFF REPORTS

 

 

A.

General Manager

 

 

B.

Counsel

 

 

C.

Departments

 

 

i

Legislative Updates

 

12.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A.

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

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

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

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Receipt of Claim: Claimant – Rancho Mirage Mobile Home Community

 

C.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

(Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)

Name of Case: Monge v. CVWD, Riverside County Court Case No. PSC 1800066

 

D.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

(Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)

Name of Case: Dilberakis v. CVWD, Riverside County Case No. PSC 1902479

 

E.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION

(Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9) Name of case: Cruz, v. CVWD and Coachella Valley Water District Public Facilities Corp;  Riverside County Case No. PSC1901551

 

F.

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

One potential case

 

13.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

 

14.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 05/14/2019, at 8:00 AM at the Steve Robbins Administration Building; 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert CVWD’s Coachella office

 

 

 

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 48 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.

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: 04/19/2019

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District