MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One C. BRIAN HADDIX

County Administrator

CONNIE CONWAY

District Two KATHLEEN BALES-LANGE

County Counsel

PHILLIP A. COX

District Three MICHELLE BALDWIN

Chief Clerk

Board of Supervisors

AgendaJ. STEVEN WORTHLEY-Chairman

District Four ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

JIM MAPLES Visalia, CA 93291

District Five (559) 733-6271

FAX (559) 733-6898

 

 

 

 


SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND

THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY BOARD

 

 

March 14, 2006

 

9:00 AM Board Convenes

 

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. At all times, please use the microphone and state your name and address for the record.


 

 

(Public Comment Period)

1.                  9:00 a.m. Recognition of O. Gerald Fields for his 27 years of service and dedication to the people of Tulare County.


 

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

 

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to authorize the submittal of a 2005/2006 Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Over-the-Counter Grant application for funding up to $1,575,000 to provide new construction and infrastructure improvements on Sequoia Field Airport as follows: Infrastructure Improvements ($1,456,875); and General Administration ($118,125). Authorize the Chairman, or authorized designee, to execute in the name of the County of Tulare, the Agreement with the State of California, subject to County Counsel review and approval, and so long as said agreement does not substantially differ from prior similar grant agreements previously approved by the Board. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, to act on the County's behalf in all other matters pertaining to the application.

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the appeal submitted by Walther Enterprises, Inc. for Special Use Permit No. PSP 04-098 (ZA) to allow the assemblage of people for entertainment purposes (banquet facility), and the sale of alcoholic beverages under an on-sale license in conjunction with the banquet facility on a 27.86 acre parcel in the AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural - 20 acre minimum) Zone, on the property located on the north side of Avenue 296 (Highway 198), approximately 1,000 feet east of Road 168, east of Visalia.

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to deny the appeal by Miramonte Sanitation and uphold the Planning Commission's decision to deny Special Use Permit No. PSP 02-028 to allow a solid waste recycling and transfer facility in the AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural - 20 acre minimum) Zone.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 5 through 19)

 

 

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 on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda if separate action is required.

 

 

 

Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

5.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide State subvention funding to offset costs of enforcement of cotton plowdown regulations, effective February 1, 2006 through March 31, 2006.

 

District Attorney

6.                  Authorization to re-apply for continued grant funding from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Victim/Witness Assistance Center Program in the amount of $281,244. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Grant Award Face Sheet and Certification of Compliance.

7.                  Authorization to re-apply for continued grant funding from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Special Emphasis Victim Assistance Program in the amount of $110,000 with a County Match of $27,500. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Grant Award Face Sheet and Certification of Compliance.

Health & Human Services Agency

8.                  Reaffirm Declaration of State of Emergency in the Tulare County New Year's Storm 2006/2007.

9.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Health Services for the California Healthcare for Indigents Program (CHIP) funds in amount of $438,525 for Fiscal Year 2005/2006, retroactive to July 1, 2005.

10.             Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the San Joaquin Valley College for student interns volunteering to gain work experience in their selected fields.

11.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 20844 to increase the hourly rate with Dr. Herbert Cruz, M.D. for developing Mental Health medical service policies and procedures relative to our direct services, as well as directing, and evaluating the work of psychiatric staff.

12.             Authorization to apply for Albertsons Corporate Contributions funds in the amount of $5,000 for projects related to health and nutrition, education and youth development hunger relief, volunteerism, and environmental affairs.

13.             Authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue Purchase Order(s) under the FOCUS Program sponsored by Merced County under agreement with SBC Datacomm to provide the telecommunication services necessary to install the previously-purchased telephone system for the Processing Center and network the system to Government Plaza for a total amount not to exceed $285,840.32.

Resource Management Agency

14.             Affirm the 33rd Annual Springville-Sierra Rodeo Parade to be held on April 29, 2006 in the Community of Springville.

15.             Affirm the Jackass Mail Run to be held on April 22, 2006 on State Highway 190 in the Community of Springville.

16.             Approve the Program Supplement with the State of California, Department of Transportation, in the amount of $127,000 for reimbursement of costs associated with construction on Betty Drive/Riggin Avenue from State Route 99 to Road 80 realignment and widening from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

17.             Authorization to submit an application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for the Workforce Housing Reward Program to fund acquisition of capital assets or the construction of public improvement projects. Agree that the County will use the funds for eligible capital asset(s) or public improvement(s) in the manner presented in the application as approved the Housing and Community Development and in accordance with the Notice of Funding Availability Program Guidelines and application package. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, to act on the County's behalf in all other matters pertaining to the application. Authorize the Chairman, or authorized designee, to execute the Agreement, subject to County Counsel approval as to form and any and all other documents or instruments necessary or required by Housing and Community Development for participation in the Workforce Housing Reward Program.

18.             Approve the Special Provisions and Contract documents for the advertisement of bids for placing and maintaining traffic stripe paint and pavement markings on County Roads. SET BID OPENING FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2006 AT 10:00 A.M.

19.             Authorize the purchase and installation of two fixed assets as replacement equipment for an ice machine and a dishwasher for the kitchen at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5th vote)

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

20.             Approve an agreement with the California Department of Health Services to provide an Immunization Program in Tulare County, retroactive to January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

21.             Request from Resource Management Agency to allow GPI 05-009 (Mr. Gary Austin) to proceed as a General Plan Amendment to change the Urban Development Boundary and the land use designation from Agriculture to Residential Reserve to construct residential units.

22.             Bi-weekly Update of Progress of Emergency Repairs to the Visalia Courthouse Cooling and Heating Water Distribution System.

23.             Public Comments.

24.             Board of Supervisors Matters.

(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

 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

 

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 - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Paula Salyer v. County of Tulare

Case No. FRE 0217179

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Retha McQuire v. County of Tulare WCAB

Case No. FRE 184121

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Claim by Fresno Community Hospital for treatment of TCMS patient

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Appeal by Miramonte Sanitation on Special Use Permit Application No. PSP 02-028

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Appeal by Walthers Enterprises, Inc. on Special Use Permit Application No. PSP 04-098

 

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Jack Hughes, Brian Haddix

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected Officials

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Sitting as the Tulare County IHSS Public Authority Board

ITEM G

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Jack Hughes, Brian Haddix

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees

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