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,

THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY BOARD, AND

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

 

March 28, 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. Declare April to be National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Tulare County.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from County Administrative Office to approve the Issuance of Bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for the Family Healthcare Network.

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to receive comments regarding the close-out of Tulare County Community Development Block Grant No. 03-STBG-1853. Authorize the Chairman, or authorized designee, to sign the final Grantee Performance Report. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, to sign the Final Close-out Certification documents. Authorize the submittal of all signed close-out documents to the State Department of Housing and Community Development. Adopt CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Participation Guidelines for use in administering the CDBG program and in accordance with CDBG requirements.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 16)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Auditor/Controller

4.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 14242 with Canadian Government Inc./American Management Systems (CGI/AMS) for the upgrade of Advantage Financial (AFIN) system from release 2.2 to release 3.5 or greater. Approve the purchase of additional third party software to run AFIN 3.5 or greater. Approve an agreement with Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) to provide consulting services for the migration of Advantage Financial from the current version to the upgraded version. Approve the payment of back maintenance in order to receive the upgraded software free. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Board of Supervisors

5.                  Reappoint Joanne Ledbetter to the Museum Board for a term ending February 13, 2009.

6.                  Reappoint Jeff Belknap, Susan Halford, and Marcia Williams to the Alta Cemetery District for terms ending March 10, 2010.

 

Child Support Services

7.                  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to exceed the current spending limits and sign the agreement amendment with Sterling Security Service to continue to provide security service for the Department of Child Support Services through the current Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2006. Authorize the Purchasing Agent to begin a Request for Proposal (RFP) or utilize a similar procedure for this service that will lead to a three-year contract beginning July 1, 2006.

County Administrative Office

8.                  Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement No. 22174 with Jay W. Powell to increase the contract amount by $7,000.68 per month for a total annual amount of $154,803.89 to provide defender services in cases that the Court finds that because of conflict of interest or other reasons, the Public Defender has properly refused to represent a person entitled to assigned counsel.

District Attorney

9.                  Approve an agreement with American Corrective Counseling Services, Inc. to provide continued service to collect payments from Bad Check writer for the restitution to the victim, conduct training on the proper identification of bad check writing, conduct diversion class program for those Bad Check writers who qualify, disburse collected funds monthly to the victims with a detailed voucher of each Bad Check writers payment, and provide the District Attorney's Office a monthly audit report at the time of disbursement of funds.

Health & Human Services Agency

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

11.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21887 with the Department of Health Services, Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Branch for the California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families Program which promotes wellness in Tulare County by providing education and resources to increase knowledge and awareness of nutrition and physical activity.

12.             Approve an agreement with Global Drug Testing Services to provide drug testing, assignment of group numbers, maintenance of random access call-in, and the input of related data into the system for the Tulare County Recovery Courts.

13.             Approve a "template" Memorandum of Understanding for all subgrantees of the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program grant for the purpose of disbursing funds and equipment to various hospitals, clinics, and ambulance companies in order to be prepared for a public health emergency. Delegate the Memorandum of Understanding authority to the County Administrative Officer for all HRSA MOUs between HHSA/Bioterrorism Program and the subgrantees.

 

 

Probation

14.             Authorize and approve the purchase of a pick-up truck (fixed asset) in the amount of $16,800 to be utilized by the Probation staff to transport paint, supplies, and equipment to community service clean-up sites. Approve the necessary budget adjustments to the 2005/2006 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Agency 280 budget. (4/5ths vote)

Resource Management Agency

15.             Approve the Engineer's Report for proceedings to form Assessment District No. 05-759-VISALIA to pay for the continuing cost of maintenance of the public streets within Subdivision Tract No. 759, located north of the City of Visalia. Approve the Proposed Boundaries Map and direct the Clerk of the Board to file certified copies with the County Recorder. Declare the Board's intention to levy and collect assessments. Approve the form of the notice of public meeting and hearing and ballot, and direct the County Engineer to mail the notice and ballot to each record owner within Subdivision 759. Direct the County Engineer to post and publish the Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing and receipt of the Engineer's Report in accordance with law.

SET THE PUBLIC MEETING FOR MAY 9, 2006

SET THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR MAY 16, 2006

 

Sheriff/Coroner

16.             Approve and ratify the submission of an Anti-Violence Grant application to the regional U.S. Attorney General's Office for funding that will pay for equipment and personnel related to the Project Safe Neighborhood Grant Program.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

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

18.             Review and action regarding the appeal filed by Marilu Lopez for Denial of Application for Public Dance Hall Business License for El Campesino.

19.             Presentation from Health and Human Services Agency, Health Services Branch, on the disaster preparedness exercise conducted at the Heritage Complex on March 16, 2006.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

20.             Authorize the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency to purchase a 3.9 acre portion of property owned by the South Tulare County Veteran's Memorial District for the appraised value of $133,000 using funds from Budget No. SG3-SG3-2200-4324 to construct a dual-purpose stormwater drainage basin/recreation park as a component of the Richgrove Stormwater Drainage, Air Quality Improvement, and Recreation Project. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Purchase Agreement. Authorize the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

21.             Request from Resource Management Agency to allow GPI 06-001 (Rancho Sierra) to proceed with a General Plan Amendment application to subdivide an existing golf course facility (114.6 acres) located on both sides of Liberty Avenue (Avenue 264), east of Road 124, south of the City of Visalia into 175 single family residential lots. Include the entire project area within an Urban Development Boundary. Change the land use designation of Assessor's Parcel Number 126-170-005, 011, and 025 from Rural Residential to Planned Residential. Change the land use designation of Assessor's Parcel Number 150-060-008 from Agriculture to Planned Residential. Change the Policy III B in GPA 81-08 and GPA 92-07 B/C to remove test requiring residential development in conjunction with the existing golf course.

22.             Request from the County Administrative Office to approve the proposed Fire Department organization structure which identifies the Fire Department management and administrative support organization. Approve the Duty Description/Statement for the employment classification of Fire Department Division Chief. Authorize the Fire Chief as the Fire Department appointing authority to recruit, review qualifications, and hire three (3) Division Chiefs to complete the approved Executive/Command Staff positions of the Fire Department's management organization.

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

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

Name of Case: Plata v. County of Tulare, Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 05-215597

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

El Campesino Appeal of Denial of Dance Hall Business License

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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

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ITEM D

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

ITEM E

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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