PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by DGM Nomura.

 

CALL TO ORDER
1. Roll Call
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS - Public Affairs Officer

Ms. Coady introduced the following guests:

 

Geoff Bowman and Pete Evich, Van Scoyoc Associates; Erin Niemela, Niemela Pappas & Associates

 

I. PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

II. EXECUTIVE REPORTS
A. General Manager's ReportItem Updated
documentGM Report Printout
B. DGMs / AGMs Reports (Kanetis, Nomura, Mouawad, Wall)

DGM Nomura noted that with the development of “EMWD Assist”, customers meeting the provisions of SB998 can apply for longer term payment plans to prevent water disconnection due to nonpayment.  Changes to the District’s website outline the program and include the posting of EMWD’s delinquency policy informing customers of the timeline for discontinuation of service, and scenarios where service will be terminated for nonpayment

 

DGM Kanetis noted that since the Inland Empire Energy Center has been decommissioned, they no longer have a need for the 1.2 million gallons of capacity that they have under agreement with the District and have elected to terminate the agreement. Due to the termination of the agreement, the District will no longer need to acquire additional capacity.

 

AGM Mouawad noted that a meeting was held with the Soboba Tribal Administrator who is interested in acquiring EMWD property on the corner of Romona Expressway and Lake Front Drive.  Once key terms and agreement on the terms has been agreed upon, it will be brought back to the Board of Directors for consideration.  He also noted that on Saturday, February 8, 2020, a tour has been coordinated for the Cal Poly Pomona Engineering Department. The District is expecting 87 students and faculty to attend the tour of various District facilities.

 

AGM Wall provided a presentation on the Perris Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility Biofilter Media Replacement Project.

III. CONSENT CALENDAR
A. Approve Board Meeting Minutes
1. Minutes of Jan 22, 2020 9:00 AM
B. December Meeting Summary and Expense Reports of the Board of Directors; Expense Report of the General Manager
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a. Exhibit A - Meeting Summary and Expense Report, All Board Members
b. Exhibit B - Expense Report, General Manager
C. Approve and Authorize an Amendment to the Agreement with Michael Baker, International ($42,820), for Preliminary and Final Design of Redlands and Cottonwood Booster Electrical Replacement Project, and Additional Appropriation of $47,300
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a. Exhibit A - Location Map
b. Exhibit B - Proposal
c. Exhibit C - Cost Estimate
IV. ITEM CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF CONSENT CALENDAR

It was noted that Director Corona had a potential conflict with item IV.A. Approve and Authorize an Amendment to the Agreement with Krieger and Stewart ($24, 353) for Final Design of Skinner Lift Station #1 Replacement Project.  Director Corona proceeded to exit the meeting while this item was discussed and voted on.

A. Approve and Authorize an Amendment to the Agreement with Krieger and Stewart ($24,353) for Final Design of Skinner Lift Station #1 Replacement Project
documentAction/Info Item Printout
a. Exhibit A - Location Map
b. Exhibit B - K&S Proposal
c. Exhibit C - Cost Estimate
d. Exhibit D - County Budget Approval Letter
V. ACTION CALENDAR
A. Approve and Authorize Award of Contract with Leed Electric, Incorporated, ($2,257,000) for the Pala Lift Station Electrical System Upgrade, and Additional Appropriation of $3,357,400

AGM Mouawad provided a presentation on this item

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a. Exhibit A - Project Location
b. Exhibit B - Bid Summary
c. Exhibit C - SPEC Services Proposal
d. Exhibit D - Cost Estimates
e. Presentation
B. Approve and Authorize Award of Contract with SCW Contracting ($1,566,000) for the Temecula Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility Hot Water Boilers Installation Project, and Additional Appropriation of $2,176,277

Mr. Jorgensen provided a presentation on this item

documentAction/Info Item Printout
a. Exhibit A - Location Map
b. Exhibit B - Bid Summary
c. Exhibit C - Consultant ESDC Proposal
d. Exhibit D - Cost Estimate
e. Presentation
C. Approve and Authorize Agreements for As-Needed Environmental Emission Source Testing Services in the Full-Term, Not-to-Exceed Total Amount of $350,000

Mr. Howell provided an oral presentation on this item

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VI. INFORMATION ITEMS / PRESENTATIONS
A. 2020 State and Federal Lobbyist Update (Jones/Walsh)

Mr. Evich and Ms. Niemela provided an oral presentation on this item

B. Customer Information and Billing System Replacement Informational UpdateItem Updated

Mr. Howell, Mr. Kamweru, and Mr. Malone provided a presentation on this item

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a. Presentation
C. Fiscal Year 2019-20 First Quarter Enterprise Performance Measures Update

Mr. Ward and Ms. Regalado provided a presentation on this item

documentAction/Info Item Printout
a. Exhibit A - Summary Report
b. Presentation
VII. RECEIVE AND FILE
A. Reports
1. Change Orders to Specifications
documentAction/Info Item Printout
a. Exhibit A - Report
B. Committee Meeting Notes
1. Minutes of Jan 16, 2020 2:00 PM
2. Minutes of Jan 23, 2020 3:30 PM
VIII. CALENDAR REVIEW / DIRECTOR ATTENDANCE REPORTS

The respective board members reported on their District activities for the period of

January 22, through February 4, 2020

A. Board Calendar Review (Perkins)

Ms. Perkins reviewed the Board’s EMWD calendar and special events for February through April 2020

B. Meetings (Paule)
1. Quarterly Deferred Compensation Administrative Oversight Committee Meeting - January 23
2. Southern California Water Coalition Quarterly Luncheon - January 24
3. CalDesal Executive Committee Teleconference - January 27
4. Building Industry Association Inland Empire Economic Forecast - January 28
5. Education Program Opportunities - January 30
6. Bi-Monthly Update with Deputy General Manager Nomura - February 3
C. MWD Meetings (Record)
1. Joint Inland and Orange County Caucus Meeting - January 9
2. Finance and Insurance Committee Agenda Review - January 9
3. Standing Committee and Board Meetings -
documentMWD Update Printout
a. Exhibit A - Hydrology Report
4. Monthly Update with General Manager - January 15
D. Meetings (Slawson)
1. Quarterly Deferred Compensation Administrative Oversight Committee Meeting - January 23
2. Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Commission Workshop - February 4
E. Meetings (Sullivan)
1. Meeting with City of Menifee - January 24
2. Update with General Manager - January 29
3. Western Riverside Council of Governments Executive Committee - February 3
IX. DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

None

X. CLOSED SESSION
A. Performance Evaluation for General Manager

Government Code Section 54957

 

Discussion was held, no formal action taken

XI. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board, President Sullivan adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m., to be reconvened on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.