Coachella Valley Association of Governments

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Coachella Valley
Conservation Commission agenda
 
Thursday, June 8, 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

A.

Election of CVCC Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2017/2018 - Tom Kirk

RECOMMENDATION:  Elect a CVCC Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve Resolution No. 17-008 adopting the 2017/18 Fiscal Year Annual Budget.
RECOMMENDATION:   Approve Resolution 17-009 authorizing acquisition of three parcels totaling approximately 46.18 acres in the Thousand Palms Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $165,000.00 plus closing costs not to exceed $2,500.00.
RECOMMENDATION:  Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary revisions of the Restrictive Covenant on APN 517-180-004 to allow Southern California Edison (SCE) to use up to 4 acres of CVCC property for expansion of their existing right-of-way.
RECOMMENDATION:   Approve a contract with the University of California Riverside's Center for Conservation Biology to implement biological monitoring for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 at a cost not to exceed $250,000.
RECOMMENDATION:   Approve a Technical Assistance Agreement with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to implement desert tortoise monitoring and genetic analysis for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 for a not to exceed amount of $200,000.
G.
La Quinta Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Barrier Project update Katie Barrows
RECOMMENDATION:   Information only

8.

INFORMATION

9.

Announcements

Upcoming Meetings at the Miramonte Resort & Spa, 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells:
  • Executive Committee - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • General Assembly - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

10.

Adjournment