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IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT                                                                REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 19, 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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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.
 
CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
A.           Conference with labor negotiators (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54957.6)
B.            Conference with real property negotiators  (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.8) re:
·   Potential sale of .050 acres of property located near Imperial
·   Potential purchase of approximately 18 acres of property east of Dogwood and north of Villa Rd
·   Potential sale of 926.55 acres of Western Farms land near Calipatria
C.            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)
D.           Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation, QSA contract and environmental mitigation issues (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
E.             Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation, use of Colorado entitlement water for environmental mitigation, Colorado River disputes (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
F.            Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation, Western Facility Coordinating Council compliance and potential penalties (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)
 
 
RECONVENE REGULAR SESSION – 1 p.m.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY   
 
PRESENTATIONS
Recognition of Employee of the Month for October 2011 …………………………… ......1
Service awards to13 employees for dedicated service to Imperial Irrigation District .... 2
Presentation of proclamation commemorating Adelante Valle’s 10 years of existence. 4
Certificates recognizing Emergency Relief Fund members
 
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA 
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●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 September 13, 2011 regular meeting …………………………  5
2.  Authorization to solicit requests for proposals for regulatory audit and authorize general
Manager to execute contracts with selected vendor ………………………………..15

Legal:
 
3.       Review/deny claims for damages:
a.       Fernando Caballero (No. 10889.1IE) ……………………………………. 21
b.      Vinda B. Maytorena (No. 10889.5IE) …………………………………….. 23
c.       Javier Tavera (No. 10889.4IE) ……………………………………………. 26
 
Water:
 
4. Approve Amendment No. 5 to Service Agreement No. 81-1026 with GEI Consultants …… 28
 
Direction may be provided to staff on any information item, but no action will be taken.
 

INFORMATION
Water:
 
5. General matters ………………………………………………………………………… 45
6. Update on Colorado River water issues ……………………………………………... 46
7. Update on All-American Canal siphon repairs …………………………………........ 47

Energy:
 
8. General matters ………………………………………………………………………… 55
 
ACTION
Executive:
 
9. Internal Auditing general matters …………………………………………................. 56

10.Adoption of resolution declaring an emergency due to storm of September 13, 2011 ....57
Water:

 
11. Adoption of resolution approving a water supply agreement and environmental compliance report for CE Obsidian Energy, LLC, Black Rock 1, 2 and 3 geothermal power project …… 59
12. Overview of USBR/IID partnerships and approval of bureau agreement for removal of sedimentation near All-American Canal Station 120+00 (No. 11-XX-30-W0558) ................. 102
 
CONSENT ITEMS ADDED TO ACTION AGENDA
 
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