Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
41923 Second Street, Fourth Floor
Temecula, CA 92590
I. PRELIMINARY FUNCTIONS
Call to Order, 4:00 p.m., meeting recorded by Rose Corona
Roll Call/Establish a Quorum
Directors Present: Rose Corona (President), Dave Kuhlman (Vice President), Stacy Kuhns (Treasurer)
Directors Absent: Michael Newcomb, Judy Gugliemana
Associate Directors Absent: Randy Feeney
Office Manager: Barbara Dalton - Present
District Counsel: Ward Simmons, Best, Best & Krieger - Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS): Robert Hewitt - Absent
Guest Speakers: None
Public Guests: Mandy Parks; Lou Parks
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of bills from Riverside Flood Controls five projects, namely: Tucalota Creek 1 & 2, Tucalota Creek 3, Palomar-Corydon, Murrieta Creek Line F, and Helash.
Director Kuhlman moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0.
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, III. CORRESPONDENCE & IV. GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona asked for a motion to approve the Consent Calendar, all Correspondence and General Information.
Director Kuhlman moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Call for vote. Motion passed unanimously 3-0
III. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item 1: Discussion and potential approval to decide destination of funds that expired CD on December 10, 2018.
President Corona stated the expired CD is about $60,000. The options are one, two or five year(s). President Corona recommended that it be put in a two year to have it in line with the larger CD. Director Kuhlman stated he is looking into a bank that has no term limits on CD’s and pays around 2% interest. President Corona suggested a conversation with County Council as to where they would recommend the best place to get the CD.
President Corona asked for a motion to give the President authorization to put the funds from the expired CD in the best banking institution once all the information has been gathered and reviewed. Director Kuhlman made the motion. Seconded by Director Kuhns. No further discussion. Motion passed unanimously 3-0
IV. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1: Discussion and update on final agreement for professional services between TEAM RCD and SAWA.
President Corona stated the agreement is finalized, noting the most important aspect is the specific language restricting SAWA from going directing to Flood Control. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Discussion and update on final agreement for Flood Control vegetation removal report.
President Corona stated she would be meeting with Jeff Brandt to review the 2018 annual report. Pending approval from Fish and Wildlife, we hope to use some of the additional funds to go back to past project sites to rework. No motion necessary.
Item 3: Discussion and potential approval of account interest for existing and future CD’s.
No discussion. No motion necessary.
Item 4: Discussion and update on Bio monitoring at Greer Ranch and Benton Channel.
Associate Director Neugebauer states the reports are still being prepared. No further discussion. No motion necessary.
V. NEW BUSINESS
Item 1: Discussion and potential approval authorizing President to negotiate with Fish and Wildlife and SAWA the parameters for habitat restoration at Benton Channel.
President Corona stated she would be meeting with Fish and Wildlife and SAWA to discuss the specifics for the habitat restoration at Benton Channel. Associate Director Neugebauer volunteered to help follow through on this project. No motion necessary.
VI. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
TEAM RCD – DIRECTOR REPORTS
Rose Cornoa - President Corona stated she is in communication with the new property management company at Bear Creek and has indicated the need for a discussion and payment that has been owed to TEAM RCD for the last three years.
Dave Kuhlman - no report
Stacy Kuhns - no report
Rick Neugebauer – Associate Director Neugebauer states SAWA is working on expanding the Board to include San Bernardino.
With no further business, President Corona asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Kuhns made the motion. Director Kuhlman seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:27 pm