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 14, 2020

 

8:00 AM

 

 

Steve Robbins Administration Building Board Chambers

 

 

75-515 Hovley Ln. East

Palm Desert

 

 

www.cvwd.org

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: the April 14, 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 14, 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 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.


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 14 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 14, 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 14, 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 14 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 March 24, 2020 Coachella Valley Water District Board of Director's Meeting

 

B.

Approve Water Supply Assessment and Water Supply Verification for the Coral Mountain Specific Plan

 

C.

Authorize Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions with Magana, Corona, and Leon at APN 691-040-002 for the North Indio Flood Control Project (SW0005)

 

D.

Authorize the General Manager to execute a two-year agreement with NEOGOV, in the amount of $120,032, with three additional one-year options to provide online human resources software platforms in the areas of: recruitment, onboarding and employee performance services

 

E.

Award a Construction Contract to TE Roberts, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $240,485, for the Avenida Juarez Sewer Pipeline Rehabilitation Project, Specification 2019-38, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $318,663

 

F.

Award a Construction Contract to Sancon Technologies, as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $391,061, for the Sewer Pipeline and Manhole Rehabilitation Project FY 2020, Specification 2019-60, and authorize additional expenditures for a total request of $498,561

 

6.

DISCUSSION OF ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR

 

7.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

A.

Written Communications Received

 

8.

ACTION ITEMS

 

A.

Award a Construction Contract to Desert Concepts Construction, Inc., as the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $257,900 for Installation of Four Emergency Stand-By Generators for Well Nos. 3405-2, 4615-1, 5683-1, and 6734-1 Project, Specification No. 2020-03, and authorize additional expenditures for a grand total of $1,050,000, presentation by Carrie Oliphant, Director of Engineering

 

B.

Authorize Mailing Proposition 218 Notice for Proposed Replenishment Assessment Charge Increase in the East Whitewater River Subbasin Area of Benefit, presentation by Geoffrey Kiehl, Director of Finance

 

9.

BOARD COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 

A.

Board Member General Comments

 

B.

Meetings and Conference Reports

 

 

i

March 5, 2020 Salton Sea Authority meeting with Supervisor Perez' office to discuss budget request, follow up to meeting with Department of Finance and California Natural Resources Agency (Director Estrada)

 

ii

March 11, 2020 Salton Sea Authority Conference call regarding draft response to California Natural Resources Association (Director Estrada)

 

iii

March 16, 2020 Conference call follow-up meeting with Supervisor Perez' office regarding budget request to Department of Finance and California Natural Resources Agency (Director Estrada)

 

iv

March 20, 2020 Conference call with CVWD staff and County of Riverside regarding Oasis Mobile Home Park (Director Estrada)

 

v

March 23, 2020 Salton Sea Authority Conference Call to discuss final response to Department of Finance and California Natural Resources Agency (Director Estrada)

 

vi

March 30, 2020 Association of California Water Agencies Webinar - Communicating During a Crisis (Director O'Dowd)

 

vii

March 31, 2020 Bureau of Reclamation Webinar: Review of the effectiveness of the Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead (Nelson)

 

viii

April 7, 2020 Board Study Session

 

ix

April 8, 2020 FAC Infrastructure Webinar (Director O'Dowd)

 

x

April 9, 2020 Desert Valleys Builders Association Board Meeting (Director Powell)

 

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: Government Code Section 54956.9 (d) (1)

Name of cases: Five

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1825310

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. PSC 1904774

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. PSC 1905977

Randall C. Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1904943

Roberts v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al., Case No. RIC 1905897

 

B.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION: Pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9

Name of Case:  Worker's Compensation

Claim Numbers: CV-95-0500069; CV-03-05-050071; CV-0500026; CV-05-0500050; CV-06-0500041; CV-05-0500025 (WCAB ADJ3227239; ADJ4331982; ADJ3559429; ADJ1091914)

 

 

12.

RECONVENE

 

A.

Report out of Closed Session

 

 

13.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next scheduled Board meeting is 04/28/2020, 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: 04/08/2020

 

 

Sylvia M. Bermudez

Clerk of the Board

Coachella Valley Water District