MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
KUYLER CROCKER – Vice Chairman
PETE VANDER POEL
J. STEVEN WORTHLEY – Chairman
Board of Supervisors
JASON T. BRITT
County Administrative Officer
DEANNE H. PETERSON
2800 W. Burrel Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
FAX (559) 733-6898
9:00 A.M. Board Convenes
Board of Supervisors Chambers
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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6. PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program prepared for Special Use Permit No. PSP 16-006/Final Site Plan No. PSR 15-006 and Tentative Parcel Map No. PPM 15-040/PSR consistent with the Planning Commission Resolution No. 9563. Conditionally approve Special Use Permit No. PSP 16-006/Final Site Plan No. PSR 15-006 consistent with the Planning Commission Resolution No. 9564 to provide entitlement for a 7,500 sq. ft. Dollar General retail store on a 1.34-acre portion of a 28.23-acre parcel in the PD-F-M (Planned Development Foothill Combining Special Mobilehome) Zone, located on the north side of State Route 190, at the intersection with Montgomery Drive, southwest of the Community of Springville. Conditionally approve Tentative Parcel Map No. PPM 15-040/PSR, with the requirement to file a final map consistent with the Planning Commission Resolution No. 9565.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Background information has been provided to the Board on all matters listed under the Consent Agenda, and these items are considered to be routine by the Board. All items under the Consent Agenda are normally approved by one motion. If discussion is requested by any Board member or member of the public on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda.
19. Accept the Visalia Wellness and Recovery Center Project as complete. Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 28575 with Atkins Bergreen, Inc. to increase the contract amount by $6,148.39, from $692,820 to $698,968.39, and increase the contract time by 30 calendar days.
20. Authorize staff to purchase furniture and equipment for the South County Detention Facility in an amount not to exceed $360,000, directly from the following vendors: Norix Furniture, Motorola, Metrasens, and J&E Restaurant Supply. Waive the bid process otherwise required by the Purchasing Ordinance.
22. Approve an Administrative Services Agreement with Chimienti & Associates Insurance Services to perform administrative services related to the Tulare County Flexible Benefit Plan, effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
23. Approve a Participation Agreement with the San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority for the purpose of participating in the SJVIA health insurance programs (medical, dental, vision and prescription) for eligible employees, retirees, and special districts, effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
24. Approve a side letter agreement with the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (TCDSA) Unit 13 and Unit 15 regarding language changes to the TCDSA Memorandum of Understanding to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Janus v. AFSCME and Senate Bill 866.
25. Approve the Climate Action Plan 2017/2018 Annual Progress Report. Direct the Resource Management Agency Director, or designee, in concert with the County Administrative Officer, to take all necessary and proper action to implement the Climate Action Plan and satisfy the terms of the Stipulated Settlement.
26. Authorize the filing of four (4) Notices of Partial Non-Renewal for the following Land Conservation Contracts, as provided in the Williamson Act. The request fulfills conditions resulting from three (3) Tentative Parcel Maps, and one (1) Lot Line Adjustment: PNR 08-035 Williamson Act Contract No. 4484, Ag Preserve No. 1392, located on the west side of Road 80 approximately 1,960 feet north of the intersection of Avenue 392 and Road 80, south of Dinuba (APN 030-040-029, and 030-040-030), (Walter S. Peacock and Lynda Sue Peacock, and Wawona Packing Co., LLC) (1.5 acres to be non-renewed as a condition of Tentative Parcel Map No. PPM 07-125) (37.62 acres subject to contract amendment). PNR 08-042 Williamson Act Contract No. 13203, Ag Preserve No. 3869, located on the east side of Road 124 (State Route 63) approximately 860 feet south of the intersection of Avenue 340 and Road 124, north of Visalia (APN 051-150-100, and 051-150-101), (Antonio Ambrosio Nunes and Mary Alice Nunes) (1 acre to be non-renewed as a condition of Tentative Parcel Map No. PPM 08-007) (96.65 acres subject to contract amendment). PNR 09-002 Williamson Act Contract No. 3418, Ag Preserve No. 725, located on the west side of Road 104 approximately 1,300 feet south of the intersection of Avenue 412 and Road 104, south of Sultana (APN 021-220-042, 021-220-043 and 021-220-044), (Michael Garcia George and Katherine Martha George, and David Krauss President of Wonderful Citrus II, LLC) (3 acres to be non-renewed as a condition of Tentative Parcel Map No. PPM 08-096) (35.26 acres subject to contract amendment). PNR 08-029 Williamson Act Contract No. 3035, Ag Preserve No. 413, located on the southeast corner of Road 192 and Avenue 136, south of Cotton Center-Poplar (APN 302-020-043 and 302-020-044), (Charles B. Pitigliano, Jr. and Nancy Pitigliano, and Alden Highstreet Executive Member for Hope Almond Ranch, LLC) (1 acre to be non-renewed as a condition of Lot Line Adjustment No. PLA 07-063) (80 acres subject to contract amendment). Approve the execution of the amendments to the Land Conservation Contracts as condition of approval for the aforementioned Partial Non-Renewals.
27. Approve the Earlimart Annual Christmas Parade to be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the unincorporated community of Earlimart. Approve the Earlimart Annual Christmas Parade to be an on-going event for future years until such time as conditions of the event and/or the location change, and subject to timely submittals of complete application for each annual event.
28. Approve a grant award agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for the School Resource Officer Program to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $37,571, retroactive from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2020.
29. Approve an extension and budget adjustment from the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County to provide pre-release job training services to Tulare County Inmates in an amount not to exceed $13,808, retroactive from September 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Approve the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).
30. Authorize the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office to apply for the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Financial Aid Program for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Authorize the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Financial Aid Program for the 2019/20 fiscal year, following Board approval of an agreement between the County and the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways.
(Items Not Timed)
31. Receive a presentation from the Fire Department regarding the Local Assistance for Tree Mortality Program. Authorize the Fire Chief to hire ten (10) additional Extra Help Seasonal Firefighters. Authorize the Fire Chief, or their designee, to procure Tree Mortality project related tools, equipment, and personal protective gear in an amount not to exceed $31,000. Authorize the Fire Chief, or their designee, to provide safety training in an amount not to exceed $24,000. Approve the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).
32. Request from the Resource Management Agency to approve a Statutory Exemption consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) and Section 15061(b)3, the general rule exemption. Adopt the Climate Action Plan 2018 Update Inclusive of a Comprehensive Inventory Update to satisfy the Sierra Club GPU settlement requirement for a Comprehensive Inventory Update, due by August 20, 2019.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
As provided in the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code sections 54950 et seq., the Board of Supervisors may meet in closed session with members of its staff, county employees and its attorneys. These sessions are not open to the public and may not be attended by members of the public. The matters the Board will meet on in closed session are identified below or are those matters appropriately identified in open session as requiring immediate attention and arising after the posting of the agenda. Any public reports of action taken in closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code section 54957.1.
Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))]
See today’s Public Hearing Agenda Item regarding the Community Block Development Grant Application.
Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]
See today’s Public Hearing Agenda Item regarding the Dollar General Final Impact Report and Related Entitlements.
[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]
Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 276291
[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4)]
(Government Code Section 54956.96)
Discussion will concern: Closed Session CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION (Gov. Code, § 54956.9, subd. (d)(1)) — San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority v. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Fresno County Superior Court Case No. 17CECG01632, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California Case No. 1:17-cv-00861-LJO-EPG
Name of Local agency representative on JPA board: Supervisors Pete Vander Poel, Steve Worthley, & Kuyler Crocker
Consultants or other representatives attending closed session: Human Resources Director, Rhonda Sjostrom
(Government Code Section 54957.6)
Employee Organizations: All Certified Employee Organizations
Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees.