MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
PETE VANDER POEL – Chair
AMY SHUKLIAN – Vice Chair
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
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6. Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 29128 with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to extend the term of the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program agreement to December 31, 2020, and increase the total project cost from $270,060 to $405,089, which includes $303,817 in grant funds and $101,272 in County matching funds, effective June 30, 2020.
8. Ratify and authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Department of Health Care Services on October 18, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $579,503 in funding to be used in creation of the Medi-Cal Enrollment Navigators Project. Find that the Board had authority to submit this application as of October 18, 2019, and that it was in the County’s best interest to submit it on that date. Accept the Medi-Cal Enrollment Navigator Project award in the amount of $579,503 from the California Department of Health Care Services. Approve the Allocation Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services, retroactive from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for the Medi-Cal Navigator Project. Find that the Board had authority to approve the allocation agreement as of January 1, 2020, and that it was in the County’s best interest to approve it on that date. Authorize the necessary budget adjustment per the attached AUD 308 (4/5ths vote required).
10. Authorize the submission of a Request for Public Assistance to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration DR-4482. Approve the Governing Body Resolution to appoint Authorized Agents to act on behalf of the County in securing and administering Public Assistance grant funds. Authorize the Clerk of the Board to sign the attached Governing Body Resolution. Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Project Application for the California Disaster Assistance Act Program and authorize the submission of this application to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services contingent upon the availability of California Disaster Assistance Act funding.
11. Approve the attached resolution in support of Senate Bill 974 that would create a California Environmental Quality Act exemption for drinking water projects for small disadvantaged communities and schools.
12. Approve the Plans, Special Provisions, Proposal and Contract (“Bid Documents”) for the construction of the Avenue 80 Railroad Crossing Improvements Project near the community of Teviston. Approve the advertisement of bids for the Avenue 80 Railroad Crossing Improvements 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 Avenue 80 Railroad Crossing Improvements Project. Authorize the Environmental Assessment Officer, or their designee, to sign and file the Notice of Exemption with the Clerk-Recorder.
13. Approve an agreement with NEC Corporation of America to provide maintenance and repair services for Tulare County law enforcement agencies Automated Fingerprint Identification System in an amount not to exceed $112,850, retroactive from November 23, 2019 through November 22, 2020. Authorize the Auditors Office to make the payment to NEC Corporation of America for maintenance and repair services in the amount of $112,850. Authorize the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).
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15. Request from the Board of Supervisors' staff to go on record in opposition to the early release of offenders due to the threat of COVID-19. Direct staff to send appropriate letters to the California Judicial Council and other state and local officials stating the Board’s opposition to such releases.
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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.
Number of Potential Cases: 1
The General Contractor on the County’s South County Detention Facility construction project, Bernards Bros., Inc., and its subcontractor Lawson Mechanical, have requested the County engage in contractual mediation over delays in completion of the project, the County’s claims for delay damages, and the contractor’s and subcontractor’s claims for additional compensation.
Agency Negotiators: John Hess; Daniel Richardson; Brooke Sisk; Laura Silva
Negotiating Party or Parties: Judicial Council of California
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment
Number of Potential Cases: 1
Consultation with: Tulare County Sheriff Staff
Agency Designated Representatives: Rhonda Sjostrom, Jason T. Britt
Employee Organizations: All Certified Employee Organizations
Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees.