Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 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), Stacy Kuhns (Director), Randy Feeney (Director), Lisa Battiato (Director)
Directors Absent: Dave Kuhlman (Vice President)
Associate Directors Absent: None
Office Manager: Barb Dalton – Present
District Counsel: Ward Simmons, Best, Best & Krieger – Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS): Robert Hewitt – Present
Guest Speakers: None
Public Guests: None
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the agenda with the following modifications; Remove item 2 of New Business and replace with discussion and potential of NRCS draft document.
Director Feeney moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 4-0.
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, CORRESPONDENCE & GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona called for a motion to approve the consent calendar, financials, and correspondence and Director Feeney moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 4-0
III. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item 1: New Form 700 coming in January 2020.
President Corona stated Ms. Battiato is on vacation and we will address this at our next meeting. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Discussion and potential approval to renew CSDA Membership.
President Corona stated every three years TEAM RCD has a full audit done. On the off years, a compilation is done. The cost of the compilation this year is $1,750.00 plus a $250.00 submission fee. President Corona made a motion to approve the authorization of the $1,750.00 for the yearly compilation to Nigro & Nigro plus the $250.00 submission fee. Director Feeney seconded. Motion passed unanimously 4-0
IV. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1: Update and discussion on Flood Control Projects.
President reported TEAMRCD has not received payment from Flood Control. TEAMRCD will also be receiving deposits from Flood Control for the projects that were added to the original project. Work has begun on the additional six projects that were approved by Fish and Wildlife. Flood Control should have our payment sometime in December. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Update and discussion on CDFW transition.
President Corona stated Jeff Brandt has been moved to the cannabis division. President Corona and Director Kuhns will be meeting with Mr. Brandt and his replacement Ms. Pert to discuss the Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement, Homeless Monitoring, and the Clinton Keith property. No motion necessary.
Item 3: Update on Homeless Task Force.
Associate Director Parkes reported no indication of homeless in the Tucalota project area. Associate Director Parkes is going to follow up with Temecula Law Enforcement to chart if the area remains clear for a minimum of 90 days. At that point TEAMRCD may be able to go in and restore some of the area. TEAMRCD is working with local law enforcement agencies to help identify homeless encampments in Flood Control areas and get the homeless needed resources. No motion necessary.
Item 4: Update and discussion on Anza cannabis seizers.
Director Kuhns reported an anti-grow group has formed called “Take Back Anza”. The group is working with the Hemet Sheriff Department and they are encountering some dangerous chemicals. Residents are contacting Director Kuhns and asking if these chemicals are contaminating the local water supply. No motion necessary.
Item 5: Update and discussion on Website.
Director Feeney stated there are no updates at this time. We will re-address this at our next regular meeting. No motion necessary.
Item 6: Update and discussion on Robin Hood Estates.
Mr. Hewitt reported the area has been cleaned out. If additional assistance is needed it will have to be requested after the rain has caused damage. No motion necessary.
Item 7: Update and discussion on conversation easement monitoring reports from IERCD SAWA.
V. NEW BUSINESS
Item 1: Discussion and potential approval to eliminate HOA’s from TEAMRCD scope of work.
President Corona stated there doesn’t appear to be a benefit working with HOA’s. President Corona made a motion to remove HOA’s from TEAMRCD scope of work. Motion passed unanimously 4-0.
Item 2: Discussion and potential approval of NRCS draft Memorandum of Agreement.
President Corona stated this item would be addressed at another meeting after we have received the necessary paperwork. No motion necessary.
Item 3: Discussion and potential approval to cancel December meeting.
President Corona made a motion to cancel the December meeting. Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 4-0.
VI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
VII. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORTS
With no further business, President Corona made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:57 p.m.