MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

KUYLER CROCKER – Chairman

District One

 

PETE VANDER POEL – Vice Chairman

District Two

 

AMY SHUKLIAN

District Three

 

EDDIE VALERO

District Four

 

DENNIS TOWNSEND

District Five

 

County Seal b&w

 

Board of Supervisors

 

Agenda

 

JASON T. BRITT

County Administrative Officer

 

DEANNE H. PETERSON

County Counsel


MELINDA BENTON

Chief Clerk

 

 

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA  93291

(559) 636-5000

FAX (559) 733-6898

 

April 2, 2019

 

4:00 P.M. Board Convenes for Closed Session

Board Chambers, Administration Building

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

 

6:30 P.M. Board Reconvenes for Open Session

Strathmore Veterans Memorial Building

23100 Avenue 196

Strathmore  CA 93267

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Moment of Silence

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

At this time, members of the public may comment on any item not appearing on the agenda.  Under state law, matters presented under this item cannot be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time.  For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to make comments at the time the item comes up for Board consideration.  Any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes so that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak with a total of fifteen (15) minutes allotted for the Public Comment Period.  At all times, please use the microphone and state your name and address for the record.


(Public Comment Period)

 

Documents related to the items on this Agenda, submitted to the Board after distribution of the Agenda packet, are available for public inspection in the Board of Supervisors Office, 2800 W. Burrel Avenue, Visalia, CA during normal business hours.  Such documents are also available online, subject to staff's ability to post the documents before the meeting, at the following website: www.co.tulare.ca.us/countygovernment/boardofsupervisors/boardagendas

 

As a courtesy to those in attendance, please turn off or place in alert mode all cell phones and pagers.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for disability-related modification or accommodation needed in order to participate in the meeting must be made to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (559) 636-5000 no later than Monday at 9:00 a.m.

 

1.               Board of Supervisors matters.

2.               Present a Proclamation recognizing the week of April 1 through April 7, 2019, Healthy Tulare County Week.

3.               Public Comments.

 (Closed Session)

 

 

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Numbers 4 through 14)

 

 

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 members or member of the public, on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda if separate action is required.

 

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector

4.               Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 25245 with Great-West Life & Annuity to include additional recordkeeping and communication services on behalf of the Defined Contribution Plan, effective April 2, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

County Counsel/Risk Management

5.               Waive the second reading and adopt an ordinance adding section 170 to the General Provisions of the Ordinance Code of Tulare County, pertaining to claims and demands against the County and/or its officers or employees.

General Services Agency

6.               Waive the second reading and adopt an ordinance adding Article 32 to Chapter 3 of Part I, and amending Sections 1-03-1070 and 1-03-1075 of Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Part I, of the Ordinance Code of Tulare County, pertaining to the establishment of a General Services Agency.

Health & Human Services Agency

7.               Approve an agreement with Fresno Pacific University to allow students to gain field experience through an internship program within the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, effective April 2, 2019 through November 2, 2020. There is no cost associated with this Memorandum of Understanding.

8.               Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 17-94170 with the California State Department of Health Care Services to increase the agreement by $30,306 to a maximum of $6,635,313 for Net Negotiated Funds to provide Substance Use Disorder services, modify the reporting procedures, payment provisions, and expand on the authorized services.

9.               Approve the renewal of an agreement with Air Methods Corporation for the provision of emergency air ambulance services within the boundaries of Tulare County, retroactive from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2021.

Resource Management Agency

10.           Approve the Plans, Special Provisions, Proposal and Contract (Bid Documents) for the construction of the Community Accessibility Enhancement Project. Approve the advertisement for bids for the Community Accessibility Enhancement Project. Adopt the Categorical Exemption prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines General Rule Exemption per Section 15300.4 Application by Public Agencies and Section 15301 Existing Facilities, respectively, for the Community Accessibility Enhancement Project. Authorize the Environmental Assessment Officer, or designee, to sign and file the Notice of Categorical Exemption with the County Clerk.

11.           Certify the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the  proposed M348 over South Fork Kaweah River Bridge Project as complete and in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines. Approve the Project as described in the Mitigated Negative Declaration. Approve and adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration, including the accompanying Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Authorize the Environmental Assessment Officer, or designee, to sign and file the Notice of Determination with the Clerk-Recorder.

12.           Approve the Measure R Program Supplement for Development and Establishment of the Under 20-foot Bridge Preventive Maintenance Program in the amount of $250,000.

13.           FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Bid Opening Results for the CNG Fueling System at the Transit Operations and Management Facility.

CONTRACTOR                                              BID AMOUNT

Hobbs Construction Inc.                                  $2,497,629.00

EFS West                                                       $2,622,548.50

Fueling and Service Technologies (FASTECH)  $2,698,973.00

 

 

Engineer’s Estimate                                      $2,510,256.75

 

Sheriff/Coroner

14.           Waive the second reading and adopt an ordinance amending or repealing Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Part II of the Tulare County Ordinance Code, pertaining to General Provisions of the use of Public Rivers and Streams, Article 5 of Chapter 3 of Part II of the Tulare County Ordinance Code, pertaining to Boating and Swimming on the Kings River, and Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Part II of the Tulare County Ordinance Code, pertaining to boating, water skiing and swimming.

 (Items Not Timed)

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

15.           Receive a presentation from the Tulare County General Services Agency and Tulare County Fire Department regarding the summary update of station project remodels and an update on Station 1.

16.           Receive a presentation from the Tulare County Flood Control District regarding the Strathmore Creek Flood Control Project

 (Closed Session)

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

CLOSED SESSIONS

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 the closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code sections 54957.1

 

It is the intention of the Board to meet in closed session concerning:

Sitting as the Tulare County Board of Supervisors

ITEM A

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]

Number of Potential Cases: 2

ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

Name of Case: Chan, Albert vs. County of Tulare et al  

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. VCU269829

ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

Name of Case: Rodriguez-Mason, Caridad vs. County of Tulare and 

Kent Henry, Tulare County Superior Court Case No. VCU277520  

ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

Name of Case:  George Jones v. County of Tulare

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board No.: ADJ11314119

ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representatives: Rhonda Sjostrom, Jason T. Britt

Employee Organizations:  All Certified Employee Organizations      

Unrepresented Employees:  All Unrepresented Employees.