Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2019 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), Randy Feeney, Jack Fleming
Directors Absent: None
Associate Directors Present: Newt Parkes
Office Manager: Barb Dalton – Absent
District Counsel: Ward Simmons, Best, Best & Krieger – Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS): Robert Hewitt – Absent
Guest Speakers: None
Public Guests: None
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the agenda.
Director Kuhlman moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, CORRESPONDENCE & GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona called for a motion to approve the consent items, consent calendar, financials, and correspondence.
Director Kuhlman moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0
III. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item 1: Discussion and potential approval to renew membership of $100.00 with National Association of Conservation Districts.
President Corona asked who is reading this material. Most of the members were unclear as how to access the information from NACD. After further discussion of the potential benefits of keeping this membership President Corona asked for a motion. Associate Director Parkes made a motion to approve and Director Feeney seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0
IV. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1: Discussion and potential update on Riverside County Flood Control projects- SAWA portion and billing and future projections.
President Corona stated due to Associate Director Neugebauers absence, this item would be discussed at the next regular meeting. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Discussion and update on Website information and how to improve our website.
Director Feeney stated reports and other information were posted to the website, but now it needs more direction and content. Members of the Board agreed to due a short biography on themselves. Director Kuhlman and Director Feeney will work on a new format and functionality for the website. No motion necessary.
Item 3: Form 700 and Harassment and Ethics training.
V. NEW BUSINESS
Item 1: Discussion and update on Annual Audit.
President Corona stated there were no substantial findings from our annual audit. Each member of the board was given a copy of the annual audit. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Discussion and potential approval to nominate a director to work with the Benton Channel Project Design in coordination with Fish and Wildlife for Pulte Homes endowment.
President Corona stated TEAM RCD would be partnering with SAWA to start building habitat and restoring Benton Channel. This project will move slowly and efforts will be made to keep the cost of the project to a minimum. Director Kuhns volunteered to work with President Corona on this project. President Corona made a motion for Director Kuhns to work with her on the Benton Channel Project Design in coordination with Fish and Wildlife. Director Feeney seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
Item 3: Discussion and potential approval to tour TEAM RCD conservation easements. Associate Director Neugebauer to possibly transport Directors Fleming, Feeney and Parkes and President Corona to transport Director Kuhns.
President Corona reported Associate Director Neugebauer will have dates put together by the next regular meeting for a tour of the conservation easements. No motion necessary.
Item 4: Discussion regarding CropSwap and AEIP programs and potential approval of CropSwap Program Customer Feedback Questionnaire. Form will be provided at meeting as a handout.
Director Fleming stated he would be speaking with the customers that have participated in the CropSwap and AEIP programs to get their feedback on how well the programs are working for the customers, as well as ways we might improve the programs. No motion necessary.
Item 5: Discussion, update and potential approval for Fairway Estates Restoration and Vegetation.
President Corona reported she had spoken with Juan Romero of Fairway Estates and sent him our bid. Currently, we are looking to hear from Juan Romero or Tiffany Klisovic of the Homeowners Association. No motion necessary.
VI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
VII. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
Director Fleming reported he received information on an upcoming symposium on climate and agriculture at Cal State San Marcos.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORTS
With no further business, President Corona asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Kuhlman made the motion. Director Feeney seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:40 pm