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IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 20, 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



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 – 9 a.m.



PUBLIC COMMENTS



CONVENE CLOSED SESSION

A.


Conference with labor negotiators (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54957.6)

B.


General counsel performance evaluation (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54957)

C.


Conference with real property negotiators re terms of offer to purchase Western Farms land surplus of 1,592.73 acres located northeast of Calipatria, CA (Cal. Gov. Code sec 54956.8)

D.


Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: SB X1-2 renewable portfolio standard enforcement plan resolution (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

E.


Conference with legal counsel re existing litigation: QSA Coordinated Cases, Sacramento Superior Court Case No. JCCP 4353, on appeal before the Third Appellate District as No. C064293 (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

F.


Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: water storage issues (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

G.


Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: QSA environmental mitigation issues (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

H.


Conference with legal counsel re potential litigation: use of Colorado entitlement water for environmental mitigation, storage of water for international use, and other Colorado River disputes (Cal. Gov. Code sec. 54956.9)

RECONVENE REGULAR SESSION – 1 p.m.



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Pastor Ron Valenzuela, Harvest Church, El Centro



REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY



PRESENTATIONS

Ceremonial presentation of public benefits rebate check to Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District.



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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 2012 board meeting calendar ……………………........................................ 2

2. Acknowledge directors’ expense reports …………………………………………………....4

3. Ratification of appointment to the Energy Consumers Advisory Committee .................. 26

Administrative Services:

4. Approval of changes to Policy No. 7200, critical infrastructure protection system ................. 27

5. Adoption of resolution declaring certain items as surplus and ready for disposal ...................32

Energy:

6. Approval of Major Work Authorization No. P-6448 re upgrades to New Jackson Substation.. 36

7. Amendment No. 1 to major work authorization for projects related to CalTrans Utility Agreement No. 21214 (Rte 86S/Airport Blvd)…………………………………………………………...................37

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

INFORMATION

Executive:

8. Appearance by attorney Charles DuMars ………………………………………………………...... 42

9. Review revisions to Policy No. 1080 covering the major work authorization process ……….....43

Energy:


10. General matters …………………………………………………………………………………….....57

11. Public benefits program update and presentation of 2012 programs with budget allocations ..58

12. Review of requirements under Senate Bill X1-2 regarding renewable portfolio standards …...66

Water:

13. General matters …………………………………………………………………………………....... 73


ACTION

Executive:

14. Internal auditing general matters ………………………………………………………………….. 74

15. Audit covering analysis on Western Farms land sales ………………………………………......75

Energy:

16. Adoption of resolution in support of proposed pilot project by FOG Companies, LLC, to collect/process fats, oils and grease from residential/commercial cooking processes and construct plant to manufacture collection devices ……………………………………………………………......81

17. Approval and authorization for staff to procure 1,500/MMBTU/day of biogas through Element Markets Renewable Energy, LLC ……………………………………………………………………....116

18. Presentation of energy cost adjustment report for November 2011 ....……………………….. 121

Water:

19. Approval and authorization for staff to begin the fallowing program contracting process for 2012-13 to meet water transfer schedule requirements ……………………………………………..126

Finance:

20. Acknowledge financial report for October 31, 2011 ...……………………………………………128

21. Adoption of resolution covering the passage of the IID budget and staffing plan for 2012 ….143

22. Adoption of resolution for IID to reimburse itself for certain expenditures related to financing of IT equipment/projects and vehicles ………………………………………………………………............145



CONSENT ITEMS ADDED TO ACTION AGENDA



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