Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, September 12, 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)
Directors Absent: Dave Kuhlman (Vice President)
Associate Directors Present: Newt Parkes,
Office Manager: Barb Dalton – Present
District Counsel: Ward Simmons, Best, Best & Krieger – Absent
Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS): Robert Hewitt – Present
Guest Speakers: Mandy Parkes, IE Resource Conservation District
Public Guests: None
Approval of Agenda
President Corona called for a motion to approve the agenda.
Director Feeney moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0.
II. CONSENT CALENDAR, CORRESPONDENCE & GENERAL INFORMATION
President Corona called for a motion to approve the consent items, consent calendar, financials, and correspondence and Director Feeney moved and Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0
III. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR
Item 1: Swearing in of new Board Director Lisa Battiato
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 authorize fees for yearly compilation for Nigro & Nigro.
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 3-0
Item 3: Discussion and update on TeraCor mitigation and request for refund.
President Corona explained the mitigation work TEAM RCD did for TeraCor 12 years ago; namely vegetation removal, and mapping, among other things. TEAM RCD completed all the project mitigation necessary at that time and was paid in full. No refund is due to TeraCor. No motion necessary.
IV. OLD BUSINESS
Item 1: Update on tour of TEAM RCD conservation easements.
Ms. Parkes reported that new photo points have been done for the properties for efficiency and to save money. At this time, we are just waiting on the end of nesting season and the review of the MOU, and then we can begin the physical work in the habitat areas. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Update on Homeless Task Force.
Associate Director Parkes reported he has met with various homeless task forces in the area. Associate Director Parkes discussed the role of TEAM RCD and how we can work with the local agencies to clear out homeless encampments and restore the habitation. No motion necessary.
Item 3: Update and discussion on Website.
Director Feeney does not have an update on the website at this time. No motion necessary.
Item 4: Update and discussion on Robin Hood Estates.
Mr. Hewitt reported that Rubicon and Flood Control have cleaned out the channel. When bad rains hit the channel, NRCS will reconsider a request for funding to correct the issues in the channel. No motion necessary.
Item 5: Update on Fairway Estates Project.
President Corona stated after providing a great deal of legal clarification for the Fairway Estates property manager, we gave them a thirty-day deadline to sign the agreement. Fairway Estates has not sent us any monies or signed the agreement. No motion necessary.
Item 6: Discussion and potential approval of TEAM RCD and SAWA to convene meeting with HOA prior to any implementation of contract.
President Corona commented that this item would be discussed at a later time. No motion necessary.
V. NEW BUSINESS
Item 1: Update and discussion on Flood Control Projects.
President Corona stated its nesting season. We are waiting for nesting season to be over and the monies due to complete the final six projects. We are also going to go back to the original five projects and perform the necessary measures to ensure the vegetation stays manageable. No motion necessary.
Item 2: Discussion and potential approval to cancel October meeting.
President Corona made a motion to cancel the October meeting. Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0.
VI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
VII. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS
Director Kuhns reported in the Anza area on June 5, 2019 the Riverside County Sheriff’s and a member of a water board were conducting site investigations during an executed search warrant to assess environmental impact to the water quality and water supply of that area.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORTS
Mr. Hewitt stated the NRCS would like the Board to review Memorandum of Agreement between TEAM RCD, NRCS and CARCD. This document will be discussed at the next regular meeting.
With no further business, President Corona made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Director Kuhns seconded. Motion passed unanimously 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m.