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IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 23, 2011
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 Altamirano Mendoza, President Jeffrey M. Garber, General Counsel
Div. 5 – Anthony Sanchez Gloria A. Rivera, Secretary to the Board

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MEETING CALLED TO ORDER – 10 a.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
A. Conference with real property negotiators (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.8) re:
• Terms of sale for 1,592.73 acres of Western Farms property (Midway Substation site)
• Terms of sale for 926.55 acres East Highline property
• Escrow extension for 1,728 acres of Western Farms land: LightSource-Sempra
B. Conference with legal counsel re existing litigation: Bob’s Northshore Farm, Inc. v. IID, Imperial County Superior Court Case No.: ECU05890 (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
C. Conference with legal counsel re existing litigation: Foy V. IID, Riverside County Superior Court Case No.: INC08219 (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
D. Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: CARB re fleet air quality requirements (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
E. Conference with labor negotiators (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54957.6)

RECONVENE REGULAR SESSION – 1 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
PRESENTATIONS

Service awards to 20 employees for dedicated service to Imperial Irrigation District ……………………… 1

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
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PUBLIC COMMENTS (limited to 5 minutes per speaker) [00:16:53]
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. Board minutes for August 9, 2011 regular meeting …………………. 4
2. Approval of fiscal year 2011-12 funding for Imperial Valley Economic Development
Corporation ………………16
Legal:
3. Review/deny claim for damage filed by Norman Andrews (No. 10934.1IE) ….. 17
Energy:
4. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Service Agreement No. 81-1191 with Power Engineers, Inc., for relay work ………………………………….. 19
General Services: 
5. Approval of Major Work Authorization No. 100168 for Rio Vista Substation remediation ... 20

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

INFORMATION
Water:
6. General matters
………………………………………………………………35
7. Additional information on the illegal dump sites remediation …………………… 36
Energy:
8. General matters  ………………………………………………………………………… 43
9. Review major work authorization re installation re Ice Bear thermal energy storage pilot 44
Finance:
10. First review of the 2012 resource budget covering Centralized Services
…… 67

ACTION
Executive:
11. Scope of work for Charles T. DuMars from Law & Resource Planning Associates re Quantification Settlement Agreement strategic plan ……………………… 73
12. Adopt resolution in support of Senate Joint Resolution 13, authored by Senator Juan Vargas, re effect of cross-border transmission lines on local economy …....78
Water:
13. Adopt resolution designating general manager or his designee to act on IID’s behalf re Bureau of Reclamation water conservation grant ……………………82

14. Approval of organizing principles of agricultural-to-urban water transfers 
a. Reasonable/beneficial use standard and protection from Part 417 challenges
b. Sustainability of region’s economy
c. Right to agricultural-to-urban water transfers
d. Fiduciary responsibility to ensure region is made whole 84
15. Requests for amendments to three contractors, per RFQ No. 778, to supplement internal forces with labor, equipment and materials as needed ……………87
Energy:
16. Approval and authorization for president to execute a generator interconnection agreement with Green Light Energy, Corp. for its Seville solar project …………97
17. Approval to enter into service agreements with four firms, per RFQ No. 805, for professional engineering services on an as-needed basis …………98
Finance:
18. Acknowledge receipt of financial update through June 30, 2011 ….. 108
Human Resources:
19. Approval of new policy to allow donation of vacation hours to employees with catastrophic situations …………………………………………………………………134

CONSENT ITEMS ADDED TO ACTION AGENDA

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