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Coachella Valley
Conservation Commission agenda
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
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 Richard W. Kite, Councilmember, City of Rancho Mirage

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 2016/2017 - Tom Kirk
RECOMMENDATION:  Elect a CVCC Chair and Vice Chair for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.
B.
Major Amendment Approval - Tom Kirk

An oral report will be given.
RECOMMENDATION:
1)
Accept a Conservation Easement from the City of Cathedral City for approximately 18.7 acres in the East Cathedral Canyon area.

2)Approve a Long Term Management Plan, including acceptance of a $75,000 endowment, for management of the conservation easement lands.
RECOMMENDATION 
1)
Approve Resolution 16-009 authorizing acquisition of four parcels totaling approximately 13.88 acres in the Willow Hole and the adjacent Whitewater Floodplain Conservation Areas at a cost not to exceed $50,500 plus closing costs not to exceed $3,165; and

2)Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION 
1)
Approve Resolution 16-010 authorizing acquisition of two parcels totaling approximately 640.0 acres in the Thousand Palms Conservation Areas at a cost not to exceed $397,000 plus closing costs not to exceed $2,250; and 

2)Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as are necessary for the acquisition. 
RECOMMENDATION 
1)
Approve Resolution 16-011 authorizing acquisition of seven parcels totaling approximately 305.35 acres in the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and Delta Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $2,138,000 plus closing costs not to exceed $6,600.00. 

2)Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
 
RECOMMENDATION 
1)
Approve Resolution 16-012 authorizing acquisition of one parcel totaling approximately 39.37 acres in the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and Delta Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $394,000 plus closing costs not to exceed $2,250.00. 

2)Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
RECOMMENDATION 
1)
Approve Resolution 16-013 authorizing acquisition of three parcels totaling approximately 90.73 acres in the Willow Hole and Upper Mission Creek/Big Morongo Canyon Conservation Areas at a cost not to exceed $756,888 plus closing costs not to exceed $3,550; and

2)Authorize  the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and take such other actions as necessary for the acquisition.
I.
Update on Peninsular Bighorn Sheep La Quinta Barrier Project - Katie Barrows

An oral report will be given.

8.

INFORMATION

9.

Announcements

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

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

10.

Adjournment