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IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 9, 2011 Part 1
W. R. Condit Auditorium
1285 Broadway Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 339-9477; (760) 339-9392 fax


Board of Directors
Div. 1 – Matt Dessert

Div. 2 – John Pierre Menvielle, Vice President
Div. 3 – Jim Hanks Kevin E. Kelley, General Manager
Div. 4 – Stella Mendoza, President Jeffrey M. Garber, General Counsel
Div. 5 – Anthony Sanchez Gloria A. Rivera, Secretary to the Board

All public records relating to an agenda item are available for public inspection at the time the record is distributed to all or a majority of the directors in the office of the secretary to the board located at 333 E. Barioni Boulevard, Imperial, California, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays, or by visiting IID’s website (www.IID.com). Please remember to shut off all cell phones, pagers or electronic devices upon entering the auditorium.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special assistance is needed to participate in the board meeting, please contact the board secretary during regular business hours at 760.339.9477. Notification received 48 hours before the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable accommodations.

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER – 10 a.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
A. Conference with labor negotiators (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54957.6)
B. Conference with real property negotiators re offer to purchase 400 acres of Western Farms land at Lindsey English and Young roads (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.8)
C. Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: Rio Vista Substation environmental issue (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9).
D. Conference with legal counsel re anticipated litigation: open access transmission tariff issues (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
E. Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: Western Electricity Coordinating Council compliance issues (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

RECONVENE REGULAR SESSION – 1 p.m.


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY

PRESENTATIONS
August Team of the Month – Centennial Committee ……………………………………………………………………… 1

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
●Items to be pulled from the agenda
●Order of agenda items

PUBLIC COMMENTS (limited to 5 minutes per speaker)
This is a public meeting and this is the time for public comment. At this time you may address the board on items that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of IID, but not an item on the agenda. Those who wish to address the board should come to the microphone and state your name and address for the record. Any action taken as a result of public comment shall be limited to direction to staff.

COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS●LEGAL●GENERAL MANAGER

CONSENT
Executive:
1. Approval of board minutes:
a. July 19, 2011, regular meeting ……………………………………………………………………………………..
b. July 26, 2011, regular meeting ……………………………………………………………………………………..
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2. Acknowledge directors’ expense reports ……………………………………………………………………………. 20
Legal:
3. Review/deny claim for damage filed by County Line Harvest, Inc. (No. 10695.1CE) …………… 29
General Services:
4. Approve quitclaim deed in favor of Leanne G. Herbert as trustee of the Herbert family trust ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
32
Energy:
5. Amendment No. 4 to Service Agreement No. 81-1218 with Horizon Air Measurement Services, Inc. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
36

Direction may be provided to staff on any information item, but no action will be taken.

INFORMATION
Legal:
6. Report on district legal fees for 2010 and first half of 2011 ……………………………………………….. 39


Energy:
7. General matters ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 40
8. Request to issue service agreement with Clean Power Consulting Partners to replace project manager for El Centro Unit 3 repower project ……………………………………………………….
41
9. Review Major Work Authorization No. P-6797 re upgrade of Coachella Valley to Ramon/Devers 230-kV transmission line (Path 42 related) …………………………………………………
44
10. Review Major Work Authorization No. 100030 re upgrading distribution circuit out of Frances Way Substation in city of Palm Desert …………………………………………………………………..
48
11. Major Work Authorization No. 100167 relates to site a separate system operation control center in La Quinta …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
88
12. Review a major work authorization covering customer service proposals Nos. 60065685 and 60068990 in Thermal …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
117
Water:
13. General matters ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 143
General Services:
14. Update on cleanup of illegal dump sites throughout Imperial Valley …………………………………. 144
15. Information on discovery of Asian tapeworm at district’s grass carp hatchery ………………….. 

 

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