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Coachella Valley
Conservation Commission agenda
 
Thursday, November 10, 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 Michael Wilson, Councilmember, 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:  Approve Amendment #1 to the contract with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc to install and monitor groundwater monitoring wells as part of the In-Lieu Fee Program Development Plan, in an amount not to exceed $26,280.
RECOMMENDATION:  
1)
Approve Resolution 16-014 authorizing acquisition of six parcels totaling approximately 53.53 acres in the Willow Hole Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $168,750 plus closing costs not to exceed $5,450; and

2)Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and documents and take such other actions as necessary to effect the acquisition of the Property.
RECOMMENDATION:  
1)
Approve Resolution 16-015 authorizing acquisition of five parcels totaling approximately 90.11 acres in the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and Delta Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $671,460 plus closing costs not to exceed $5,000. 

2)Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts and documents and take such other actions as necessary to effect the acquisition of the Property.
RECOMMENDATION Approve Resolution 16-016 to add one additional parcel in the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and Delta Conservation Area to a previously approved acquisition, increasing the number of parcels from seven to eight parcels, totaling approximately 373.35 acres, and increasing the cost from $2,138,000 to not to exceed $2,614,000 plus closing costs not to exceed $7,100.
RECOMMENDATION Information only
F.
Update on Peninsular Bighorn Sheep La Quinta Barrier Project - Katie Barrows
An oral report will be given.

8.

INFORMATION

1)

2)CVCC's Investment Report as at September 30, 2016

3)

4)
Report on contracts under $25,000

5)
Friends of the Desert Mountains - National Public Lands Day, Nov. 19, 2016

9.

Announcements

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

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

10.

Adjournment