Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2020 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), Lisa Battiato (Director) Randy Feeney (Director), Stacy Kuhns (Director), Newt Parkes (Director)
Directors Absent: None
Associate Directors Present: Rick Neugebauer
Associate Directors Absent: None
Office Manager: Deborah Getty – Present
District Counsel: Ward Simmons, Best, Best & Krieger – Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS): Robert Hewitt – Absent
Guest Speakers: Jeff Brandt, Fish & Wildlife – Cannabis Division
Public Guests: None
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Director Parkes moved and Director Battiato seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, CORRESPONDENCE & GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona called for a motion to approve the consent calendar, financials, and correspondence. Director Parkes moved and Director Battiato seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
III. GUEST SPEAKER
Jeff Brandt with Fish & Wildlife – Cannabis Division provides a presentation with an introduction to the Cannabis program. Very informative and well received. Mr. Brandt is looking for feedback and any suggestions on the presentation.
IV. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item 1: Discussion and potential approval of changing location of TEAM RCD records.
This item was skipped and tabled until the next meeting.
Item 2: Discussion and potential approval of CD rates for Conservation Easement account.
Director Parkes reports there is not much being offered at this point and it makes sense to let the CD that just currently matured sit until January when the other CD matures so they can be reinvested together. No motion necessary at this time.
Item 3: Discussion and potential approval of going dark in December, 2020 and January, 2021.
As a general rule the Board generally goes dark in December for the holiday. President Corona has travel obligations in January, 2021. Director Parkes motions that the Board goes dark in December, 2020 and January, 2021 unless it is necessary to convene a special meeting. President Corona seconds. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
Item 4: Discussion and potential approval of TEAM RCD website enhancements at a cost NTE $100.00.
General discussion on potential website options being explored to further present to the Board. In the meantime, there are website housekeeping items that need to be addressed. President Corona motions to approve website enhancements at a cost not to exceed $100.00. Director Battiato seconds. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
Item 5: Discussion and potential approval of payment of CDFW for yearly charges.
Discussion to approve the yearly fees for projects done and completed under the Long Term Streambed Agreement which include a yearly fee and individual fees for the Flood Control projects. With the 11 Flood Control projects and the base fee the amount is approximately $3,800.00. All fees with the exception of the base fee are being collected from Flood Control in our contract. President Corona calls for a motion to approve payment of the CDFW yearly charges. Director Battiato moved and Director Feeney seconded. Motion passed unanimously 5-0.
V. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1: Update on Homeless Task Force.
Director Parkes reports that during the month of October there were no new issues to report. Robin Gilliland who was the coordinator for the Temecula region has retired. Mike Wooten has taken her role. Director Parkes has emailed to make an introduction. The Lake Elsinore rehab facility is called The Anchor is expected to be completed by December of this year. No motion necessary at this time.
Item 2: Update and discussion on AEIP and CropSwap reports.
Director Battiato reports that she has been working with Justin and Lance to get things facilitated. Additional follow up needed to get billing submitted from Lance. No motion necessary at this time.
.Item 3: Update and discussion on CDFW cannabis program.
Director Kuhns reports there is no new infomation.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VII. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
Bob Hewitt not present.
President Corona reports that she spoke with Chris Gray of WRCOG. They have postponed some of the grants and the hope is the one that would be most effective for Meadowview has been extended. She will continue to reach out and work with Chris Gray to find grants for TEAM RCD.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORTS
VIII. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
With no further business, President Corona makes a motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Battiato seconds. Motion passed unanimously 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 5:03 p.m.