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Coachella Valley
Conservation Commission agenda
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:00 a.m.
 
CVAG Offices
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 119
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-1127
 
Teleconferencing will be available at:
Imperial Irrigation District
321 S. Waterman Ave. Suite 200
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 482-3456

This meeting is handicapped accessible.
Action may result on any items on this agenda.

1.

CALL TO ORDER - Chair Michael Wilson, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Indio

2.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Public Comments

This is the time and place for any person wishing to address the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission on items not appearing on the agenda to do so.

5.

Committee Member/Director Comments

6.

Consent Calendar

7.

Discussion/Action

RECOMMENDATION:  

1)
Approve a three-year contract with the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), paid at an hourly rate for actual work performed, in an amount not to exceed $70,000 per year for the first 12 months. The not-to-exceed amount shall increase by 3% annually in each of the following two years, to $72,100.00 in the second twelve months and to $74,263.00 in the third twelve months.
RECOMMENDATION:  

1)
Approve Resolution 17-005 authorizing acquisition of two parcels totaling approximately 50.13 acres in the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and Delta Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $400,000.00 plus closing costs not to exceed $3,500. 
2)
Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as required for the acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION:  

1)
Approve Resolution 17-006 authorizing acquisition of thirteen parcels totaling approximately 4.12 acres in the Willow Hole Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $156,000.00 plus closing costs not to exceed $3,500.00.
2)
Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION:  

1)
Approve Resolution 17-007 authorizing acquisition of three parcels totaling approximately 3.75 acres in the Willow Hole Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $15,500.00 plus closing costs not to exceed $1,500.00. 
2)
Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION:   Authorize the Executive Director to:

1)
Approve the expenditure of up to $26,750 in funds received through a Bureau of Reclamation Grant for disease analysis.
2)
Execute a contract for disease and health analysis of Peninsular bighorn sheep in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains with UC Davis for not to exceed $40,000. 
F.
Biological Monitoring Update - Dr. Cameron Barrows, Associate Research Ecologist, Center for Conservation Biology, UC Riverside

8.

INFORMATION

9.

Announcements

Next scheduled meeting at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Room 119, Palm Desert:

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming CVAG Meeting:
General Assembly - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

10.

Adjournment