Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
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Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Truax Building
41923 Second Street, Fourth Floor
Temecula, CA 92590



Resource Conservation District

Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.

Truax Building

41923 Second Street, Fourth Floor

Temecula, CA 91590


Items may be added to the Agenda in accordance with section 54954.2(b)(2) of the Government Code (Brown Act), upon a determination by a two-thirds vote of the members of the legislative body present at the meeting, or, if less than two-thirds of the members are present, a unanimous vote of those members present, that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District after the agenda was posted.


Call to Order – Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call/Establish a Quorum

Approval of Agenda

Public Comment

Any person may address the Board at this time upon any subject not identified on this Agenda but within the jurisdiction of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District. Please note that for items not listed on the agenda, the Brown Act imposes limitations on what the Board may do at this time. The Board may not take action on the item at this meeting. As to matters on the Agenda, persons will be given an opportunity to address the Board when the matter is considered. If you wish to speak during public comment, please fill out a “Speaker Request Form” and give it to the Board Secretary. When the Board President calls your name, please immediately begin by giving your name and address for the record. Each speaker will be given three (3) minutes to address the Board.


Consent Calendar items are expected to be routine and non-controversial, to be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. All items appearing on the Consent Calendar may be disposed of by a single motion. Items shall be removed from the Consent Calendar if any member of the Board of Directors, staff member, or interested person requests removal prior to a vote on a motion to approve the items. Such items shall be considered separately for action by the Board.

  1. Consider approval of Minutes of the Board of Directors Regular Meeting of August 11, 2016.

  1. Consider approval for current and past Months Financials: August 2016 Financials and Management Reports for August 2016. (to be distributed at meeting-Bank Reconciliations will not arrive prior to required posting date of packet)

  1. Consider Approval for current bills and reimbursements

  1. Bills to be paid or reimbursements:

Bills Paid:

  1. American Express-Transcription-Go Translate-Speech to Text-$82.09

  2. American Express-Scribie Charge-Scribie-Charge and refund $81.64

Bills to be paid:

  1. Big Horse Feed-#1159-$17.11- Reimbursement for postage expenses

  2. Mission Resource Conservation District-Invoices for Water Audits for Johnson, Carabellos and Hart-$1445.00

Approve all Correspondence and General information listed below as received on Consent Calendar

  1. NACD-Conservation Clip List- August 5, 2016

  2. Jeffries Journal-August 1, 2016

  3. SDRMA-Special District Risk Management Authority notice to post Federal Employment notices

  4. NACD Conservation Clip List-August 12, 2016

  5. CDFW Warning regarding reports of Two Cases of Zika-Related Birth Defects in California

  6. NACD- Survey from NACD from each of the board members on their views and experiences regarding the conservation planning process. E-mail with link can be sent directly to directors upon request

  7. NACD- E-resource Weekly News brief- August 16, 2016

  8. E-mail and response from Rose Corona to Adam Kotin of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture explaining the challenges for local districts in regards to the SWEEP grant program and local farmers inability to meet CDFA requirements to obtain grants.

  9. CSDA e-News-August 16, 2016

  10. Conservation Clip List-August 19, 2016

  11. SCDA 3 News-August 23, 2016

  12. SDRMA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

  13. NACD News-August 23, 2016

  14. NACE e-Resource-August 23, 2016

  15. CSDA’s Audit Legislation Heads to Governors Desk for Signature

  16. Changes for Special Districts Hearing-August 24, 2016

  17. SDRMA Management News-Special Webinar on Technology Infrastructure Solutions

  18. NACD e-Resource-August 30, 2016

  19. CSDA E-News –August 30, 2016

  20. Jeffries Journal – September 1, 2016

  21. NACD Conservation Clip List 9-2-2016

  22. LAFCO notice of Public Hearing-Sphere of Influence Amendments to Temescal Valley Water District and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.

  23. Fallbrook Fire Safe Council Fire Protection Meeting-Sept 12 6:30 pm


  1. Draft Action Agenda Items for the Santa Margarita River Watershed Nutrient Initiative Group Meeting

  2. Minutes from CARCD SoCaL Inland Region Spring Area Meeting


  1. Update of Meadowview project-Bob Hewitt

  2. Discussion and potential approval of new logo for TEAM RCD-All

  3. Discussion and potential approval of letter designating alternate(s) for the Santa Ana Watershe Association Board Meeting Sept. 22, 2016. Rick Neugebauer cannot attend.-Rick Neugebauer

  4. Discussion, update and potential approval of any documentation regarding potential MOU with RCA and partnership with TEAM RCD- Melissa Cushman

  5. Discussion and potential approval of Conflict of Special Interest Codes drafted by District Counsel to be approved by the Board-Direction and authorization for District Counsel to draft a Conflict of Special Interest Code to be adopted by the Board within 90 days of submission of changes to Clerk of the Board-Melissa Cushman

  6. Information on the CSDA Annual Conference in San Diego Oct. 10-13. Discussion and potential approval to send one Board Member or Associate Director to the Conference and pay expenses for registration, meals and gas to and from convention. Also update and discussion on CARCD meeting in November in regards to scholarship funds-Rose Corona

  7. Discussion and potential approval to direct District Counsel to draft a resolution to replace the annual audit required by the state with a policy to change the audit process to an audit every three years with additional requirements to meet Riverside County Controller/Auditor requirements. Also discussion and potential approval to forward resolution to the Board of Supervisors in order to obtain unanimous approval of the Board of Supervisors in order to change District policy. Resolution must include a financial compilation conducted at specific intervals as recommended by the county auditor with a financial compilation and financial review in accordance with the appropriate professional standards that shall be determined by the county auditor-Rose Corona/Melissa Cushman

  8. Discussion and potential approval to notify the Board of Supervisors of Board appointment and/or re-appointment possibilities with ending terms to Carol Lee Brady and Dave Kuhlman-Melissa Cushman


1. Discussion and potential approval of update on RFP’s for conservation easements.-Carol Lee Brady

2. Discussion, update and potential approval of extension of Water Audit Agreement with Mission RCD to June 30, 2017-Rose Corona

3. Water Audit updates-Dave McElroy

4. Discussion of Benton Channel project and potential approval of letter and endowment information to be sent to Mission Pacific/Jason Keller –(Hand-out) Melissa Cushman

5. Update and discussion on letter to Flood Control regarding the current Maintenance agreements with Valley Wide-Rose Corona

6. Update of Ongoing MOU’s with other RCD’s in our area (Inland Empire, San Jacinto, Antelope Valley etc.-Rose Corona




1. District Counsel Gregory P. Priamos/Melissa R. Cushman

2. TEAMRCD Director Reports Open

Rose Corona

Dave Kuhlman

Carol Lee Brady

Vicki Long

Michael Newcomb

3. Associate Director Reports Open

Rick Neugebauer

Dave McElroy

Randy Feeney

4. SAWA/Fire Safe Reports Rick Neugebauer, Representative

5. Bob Hewitt-NRCS


  1. Conference with legal counsel-anticipated litigation. Potential initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (d)(4) of Government Code Section 549569:one potential case


  1. Update, discussion and potential approval on potential projects for High School volunteer hours-Mike Newcomb/Dave Kuhlman/Randy Feeney

  2. Update and discussion regarding ad hoc committee for additional content for website and potential approval for process in presentation of content to the Board for approval and approval of content by Counsel.-Mike Newcomb/Dave Kuhlman/Randy Feeney

  3. Discussion and possible approval of creating policy for e-mail use-Carol Lee Brady

  4. Discussion and possible approval of creation of ad-hoc committee to create more specific board procedures and policies-All

  5. Discussion and potential approval to begin scanning and digitizing files-All

  6. Discussion and update of Country Roads Maintenance Agreement-Rose Corona



Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by §202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation on order to participate in a meeting should direct such request to the District at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible.

Next Meeting: October 13, 2016