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Division 1
Silvia Paz
Director


Division 2
Rudy Gutierrez
Director

Division 3
Joanne Gilbert
Vice President

Division 4
Rudy Acosta
President

Division 5
Laura McGalliard                 
Director


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGULAR MEETING


June 24, 2020

Indio Community Center
45-871 Clinton Street
Indio, CA 92201

 
SPECIAL NOTICE
Teleconferencing and Telephonic Accessibility:

Pursuant to Executive Orders N-25-20, N-29-20, N-33-20, and N-35-20 executed by the Governor of California in response to the state of emergency relating to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and enabling teleconferencing accommodations by suspending or waiving specified provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code Section 54950 et seq.)  the regular/special/emergency meetings of the Desert Recreation District Board of Directors will allow members of the public to attend and address the District Board during the open session of the meetings telephonically and allow members of the public wanting to listen to the open session of the meeting by:

(1) Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/693750432?pwd=T0lkaGNRdnZKZjA3MG1HS25DUkJjdz09, Meeting ID: 693 750 432, Password: 06242020 or
(2)  Dial-in Number 1 669 900 9128, Meeting ID: 693 750 432, Password: 06242020

Members of the public wanting to address the District Board, either during public comment or for a specific agenda item, or both, are requested but not required to send an email notification to the Desert Recreation District Clerk at dgranados@drd.us.com up until one (1) hour prior to the posted time of meeting convening.  The email notification must specify the following information:

1) Full Name; 2) City of Residence; 3) Phone Number; 4) Public Comment or Agenda Item No.


The District will facilitate the ability for a member of the public to be audible by the District Board and the general public during the board meeting for the item(s).  Only one person at a time may speak by telephone and only after being recognized by the President.

Please be mindful that the teleconference will be recorded as any other person is recorded when appearing before the District Board, and all other rules of procedure and decorum will apply when addressing the District Board by teleconference.  Finally, it is requested that any member of the public attending while on the teleconference to have his/her/their phone set on “mute” to eliminate background noise or other interference from telephonic participation.
CLOSED SESSION
5:30 P.M.

 
1.  
 
  CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
 
2.       PUBLIC STATEMENTS

Any person wishing to address the Board of Directors is requested to complete a Request to Speak form in advance and hand it to the District Clerk. You may address the Board on an Agenda item when it is discussed or make a general comment at this time.  To make a comment, you are asked to state your name and address, wait to be recognized by the Board President and limit your comments to three minutes.

Please note that if you are addressing the Board on items not on the Agenda, the Brown Act does not allow Board comments on or discussion of such items because they are not on the Agenda and thus were not noticed publicly.  The Board may refer such matters to staff or ask to have matters placed on a future agenda.


 
3.       ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION
 
    A.   CLOSED SESSION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956(d)(3) and 54956.9(d)(4) One Case
 
    B.   CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8
Property:  Lake Cahuilla, 58075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA
Agency Negotiator:  Kevin Kalman, General Manager
Negotiation Party:  County of Riverside
Negotiation:  Price and Term

 
    C.   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
 
        Agency Designated Representative:  President
Unrepresented Employee:  General Manager

REGULAR SESSION 6:00 P.M.
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
 
2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
3.   APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Adjustments to Agenda:  Government Code Section 54954.5(b)(2) provides “upon a determination by a two-thirds of the members of the legislative body present at the meeting, or if less than two-thirds of the members are present, a unanimous vote of those members present, that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of the local agency subsequent to the agenda being posted as specified in subdivision (a)”
 
4.  
PUBLIC STATEMENTS

Any person wishing to address the Board of Directors is requested to complete a Request to Speak form in advance and hand it to the District Clerk. You may address the Board on an Agenda item when it is discussed or make a general comment at this time.  To make a comment, you are asked to state your name and address, wait to be recognized by the Board President and limit your comments to three minutes.

Please note that if you are addressing the Board on items not on the Agenda, the Brown Act does not allow Board comments on or discussion of such items because they are not on the Agenda and thus were not noticed publicly.  The Board may refer such matters to staff or ask to have matters placed on a future agenda.
 
5.   PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, AND PROCLAMATIONS
 
A.   Proclamation declaring July 2020 as “Parks & Recreation Month” Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To Declare July 2020 as “Parks & Recreation Month.”
 
6.   REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
 
A.   CLOSED SESSION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956(d)(3) and 54956.9(d)(4) One Case
 
B.   CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

Property: Lake Cahuilla
Agency Negotiator: Kevin Kalman, General Manager
Negotiation Party: County of Riverside
Negotiation: Price and Term
 
C.   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

Agency Designated Representatives: President
Unrepresented Employee: General Manager
 
7.   CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the Board of Directors or audience request specific items to be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action under Section 7. Consent Items Held Over of the Agenda.
 
A.   MINUTES
 
a.   Request for Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting of June 10, 2020 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 10, 2020.
 
B.   WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE

None.
 
C.   PAYROLL REGISTER(S)
 
a.   Request for Approval of Payroll Register(s) Dated June 10, 2020 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To approve as presented.
 
D.   WARRANT LIST(S)
 
a.   Request for Approval of Warrant List dated June 4, 2020 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To approve as presented
 
E.   FINANCIAL REPORT(S)
 
a.   Request for Approval of Financial Reports as of April 2020 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To approve as presented.
 
b.   Request for Approval of Financial Reports as of May 2020 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To approve as presented.
 
8.   CONSENT ITEMS HELD OVER
 
9.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
A.   Public Hearing on Amending and/or Approving the Engineer's Report and Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for ReAssessment District 01-1 (Indio Community Center)  for Fiscal Year 2021 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To conduct the public hearing.
 
B.   Public Hearing on Amending and/or Approving the Engineer's Report and Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for Assessment Districts 93-1 (District Wide), 97-1 (Thousand Palms), 02-1 (Coachella – Placitas De La Paz), and 03-1 (Mecca – Mexicas/Huerta De Mecca, Tract Maps 29165 & 31027) for Fiscal Year 2021 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To conduct the public hearing.
 
10.   STUDY ITEMS

None.
 
11.   ACTION ITEMS
 
A.   Resolution No.  20-20, Amending and/or Approving the Engineer’s Report and the Levy and Collection of Assessments for ReAssessment District 01-1, Fiscal Year 2021; and Resolution No. 20-21 Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for ReAssessment Districts 01-1, Fiscal Year 2021 Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To pass Resolution No.  20-20 and No. 20-21.
 
B.  
Resolution No.20-22  Amending and/or Approving the Engineer’s Report and the Levy and Collection of Assessments for Assessment District 93-1, 97-1, 02-1, and 03-1 Fiscal Year 2021; and Resolution No. 20-23 Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for Assessment Districts 93-1, 97-1, 02-1, and 03-1, and Fiscal Year 2021
Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To Pass Resolution No.20-22 and 20-23.
 
C.   California Special Districts Association Board of Directors Election for 2021-2023 Term Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  For the presiding officer to vote for Daniel K. Jaggers to represent the District’s Network for Seat C and authorize the general manager to cast the vote in electronic format.
 
D.   November 3, 2020 General District Election Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  Approve the Notice of General District Election as submitted.
 
E.   Request for Approval of COVID-19 Resumption of Operations Plan Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To approve COVID-19 Resumption of Operations Plan as presented or modified.
 
F.   Resolution No. 20-24 Amending the FY2020 Final Budget Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To pass Resolution No. 20-24 Amending the FY2020 Final Budget.
 
G.   Request for Adoption of the FY2021 Preliminary Budget Click to View
 
  RECOMMENDATION:  
 
  To adopt the FY2021 Preliminary Budget
 
12.   STAFF REPORTS

Discussion items that will not result in formal action taken by the Board of Directors at this meeting.
 
13.   GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT/BOARD COMMENTS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/REQUEST FOR AGENDA ITEMS

Discussion items that will not result in formal action taken by the Board of Directors at this meeting.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Scheduled Meetings: The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at 45-871 Clinton Street, Indio, CA 92201.

DECLARATION OF POSTING: I declare under penalty of perjury, that I am employed by the Desert Recreation District. That the foregoing Agenda was posted on June 19, 2020, at 45-871 Clinton Street, Indio, CA; 45-305 Oasis Street, Indio, CA; and on the District’s website http://www.myrecreationdistrict.com/.


In the District’s efforts to comply with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals who need auxiliary aids and/or services for effective communication or to participate at a District public meeting, must inform the District's ADA Coordinator, Barb Adair no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting by telephone #760-347-3484 or email badair@drd.us.com

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the District’s Office, 45-305 Oasis Street, Indio, California and/or posted on the website at http://www.myrecreationdistrict.com. Materials prepared by the District will be available at the meeting. Those provided by others will be available after the meeting.

    

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