Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 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); Michael Newcomb, Judy Gugliemana
Directors Absent: Stacy Kuhns -Absent; Dave Kuhlman -Absent
Office Manager: Bea Dale -Present
District Counsel Absent: BB&K-Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS) Present: Bob Hewitt-Absent
Guest Speakers: None
Public Guests: None
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the Agenda.
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, III. CORRESPONDENCE & IV. GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona asked for comments, there were none. She then called for a motion to approve the Consent Calendar, all Correspondence and General Information.
Director Gugliemana so moved. Director Newcomb seconded. Call for vote. Motion passed 3-0
V. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item :1 Discussion and potential approval of fiscal budget for 2018/2019
President Corona noted that based on the past year TEAM RCD will estimate to have revenue of approximately $67,100.00 excluding money from Boot Strap Grant. She then said that the expenses are estimated to be around $29,847.00 leaving the estimate income for the upcoming year to be around $37,253.00
Motion made by Director Gugliemana to approve the 2018/2019 fiscal budget. Seconded by Director Michael Newcomb. No further discussion. Motion passed 3-0
Item 2- Discussion and update on the audit terms
President Corona reported that TEAM RCD has been approved for an audit every 3 years and that the County Controller/Auditor refused the request to change it to every 5 years. President Corona then asked for a motion to get competitive bids for an audit this year. Judy Gugliemana so moved, Michael Newcomb seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Item 3- Discussion and update for TEAM RCD officers, President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer.
Based on discussions between the members present, it was decided that the officer positions in TEAM RCD would remain the same by the same member with no changes. Director Newcomb made a motion to elect the same members to hold their current positions for the next year. Second by Judy Gugliemana. No further discussion. Motion passed 3-0
Item 4- Discussion and potential approval to cancel July 2018 meeting.
President Corona state that most members will be taking time off for vacations and therefore recommended that the July meeting be canceled. No further discussion. Michael Newcomb move, Judy Gugliemana seconded. Motion passed 3-0
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1-Discussion and update on Crop Swap and Water Audits
President Corona stated that the water audits will continue to go slowly through the summer. No further discussion. No mtions necessary.
Item 2-Discussion and reminder for Form 700’s, Ethics Training and Harassment Training
President Corona reminded everybody about turning in forms 700 and harassment and ethics training. Director Gugliemana and Director Newcomb are working on both the form 700 and the training. President Corona mentioned that members will have support from the office manager on how and where to complete the training.
Item 3- Discussion and update on the Funding Agreement with FVS Parners regarding dealines for signature for the implementation of funding Agreement between FVS Partners, LLC and TEAM RCD for Conservation Easement at Benton Channel with appropriate changes made by District Counsel
President Corona did not have any updates as FVS Partners has not responded to TEAM RCD regarding the initial follow up letter. FBS Partners have until September 30th to respond. President Corona confirmed that she will be following up with the group to get the answers needed.
Item 4- Discussion and update on MOU with Riverside County Flood Control
President Corona had a meeting with Flood Control and SAWA about potentially partnering up with Flood Control on an MOU. Although numbers have been submitted to TEAM RCD from SAWA regarding the 11 different sites that Flood Control wishes to address on a yearly basis, Fish and Wildlife has come back to ask SAWA to provide cubic years of biomass to be calculated. President Corona reported tat TEAM RCD is going to be setting a template for how to appropriately re-establish, recreate and restore habitat.
Director Newcomb made a motion to allow President Corona to sign an MOU with Flood Control with a “not to exceed” limit on signing documentation and work orders up to $500,000.00 The MOU will also state how amendments and future work will be handled above that limit giving President Corona authority to sign proper documentation with consultation from District Counsel and Board approval that is in the best interests of TEAM RCD.
Judy Gugliemana seconded. No further discussion. Motion passed 3-0
Item 5-Discussion and update on Greer Ranch and Adeline Farms quarterly report
Ofice manager Bea Dale reported the condition of both easements. Bea Dale pointed out the area where there is debris, trash and no native plants. President Corona stated that HOA and Jonathan Ingrahm will be notified, so the area can be cleaned.
VIII ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
1.NRCS- Bob Hewitt- Absent.
2.TEAMRCD – DIRECTOR REPORTS
Stacy Kuhns- absent
Judy Gugliemana- no report
Randy Feeney- no report
XI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
With no further business, Director Gugliemana made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Newcomb seconded. Motion passed 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:32 pm