April 25, 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. Recognize volunteers from the Master Gardener Program and the 4-H Program.

2.                  9:00 A.M. Recognition of employees selected by their department or agency for meritorious service in 2005. Announce and select the Employee of the Year 2005.

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

Auditor/Elections/Purchasing

Cooperative Extension

Diane Cisneros

Doreen Hutchings

Shari Connelly

Bill Deavours

 

 

 

Child Support Services

County Counsel

Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

Nicole Ferreira

Amy-Marie Costa

Linda Cantu

Maria Gutierrez

 

Tim Mathos

Maria Nino

District Attorney

Don Smith

Veronica Ritenour

Vickie Rabago

 

Rebecca Weber

Peggy Story

 

 

Tricia Wafford

Fire Department

Health and Human Services Cont'd

Human Resources & Dev.

Doug Beutler

Dolores Lopez

Judy Wiens

 

Carolyn Lott

 

Health and Human Svs Agency

Susan Macaluso

Resource Management Agency

Nancy Aguilar

Diane MacDonald

Michael Betzinger

Barbara Arias

Sheryl Montanez

Lynnel Dunkin

Mindy Balaam

Vianey Moreno

Karen Edwards

Jessica Benevento

Patricia Nalls

Karishma Fazalbhoy

Diann Benson

Charles Patmore

Roger Hunt

Delia Bigelow

Maggie Pruneda

Oscar Melgar

Janice Bilbrey

Robin Purves

Laurie Mercer

James Briggs

Luke Raper

Daniel Moreno

Janice Brodersen

Teri Rhyman

Frank Ruiz

Edward Burckhardt

Elizabeth Rios

Susan Simon

Josephine Carrillo

Jeninne Roden

Fred Stephens

Paul Charpentier

Lawrence Salgado

Shirley Wallace

Vicky Cheung

Elea Sanchez

 

Ann Contreras

Mona Sauceda

Sheriff's Department

Salvador Cortez

Anna Schaefer

Jeff Federico

Mary Cossio

Pam Schott

Jesse Guzman

David Crawford

Stacie Scott

Florence Hall

Kenneth Cruickshank

Deborah Sherry

Alvin Jenkins

James Dunn

Dori Silveria

Alan Jones

Stacy Figueira

Ann Sullivan

Tamara Pinon

Linda Fischer

Elaine Taylor

Robin Skiles

Marie Focha

Michelle Toledo-Cantrell

Rolinda Smith

Sharon Gayden

Yolanda Trevino

Kyle Stark

David Guerrero

Sally Troncozo

 

Beverly Hancock

Marco Valenzuela

Treasurer/Tax-Collector

Shelia Howland

Reyna Vasquez

Margie Flores

John Hughes

Heidi Warmerdam

 

Deborah Hunter

Juliet Webb

Workforce Investment Dept.

Sheri Jefferis

Karen Whited

Michelle Medina

Margaret Johnston

Mary Wilcoxson

Cecilia Perez

Jay Jones

Courtney Wilson

 

Nancy Loliva

Joshua Yarbrough

 


 

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to consider a 10 percent fee increase for County Service Area No. 1: El Rancho, Tooleville, and Yettem sewer systems and the Delft Colony water system effective July 1, 2006.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 17)

 

 

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.                  Authorize the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year not-to-exceed $55 million. The maturity of the 2006 tax and revenue anticipation notes will not exceed 13 months and will be dated July 5, 2006 to be issued through a statewide financing program jointly sponsored by the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities.

Board of Supervisors

5.                  Appoint Walter Stammer as District No. 1 Alternate to the Tulare County Association of Governments.

Health & Human Services Agency

6.                  Reaffirm Declaration of State of Emergency in the Tulare County Winter Storm 2006/2007.

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

8.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19959 with Kaweah Delta Health Care District to delete Section 6.1(e)(2) County Provision of Psychiatrists and Psychologists and replace with the new Section 6.1(e)(2) indicating that Kaweah Delta no longer contracts with psychiatrists to provide professional fees through this agreement, retroactive to July 1, 2005.

9.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22171 with the Department of Health Services to increase the total budget from $10,000,000 to $33,100,000 and to extend the term of the Agreement through June 30, 2007 for the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, retroactive to July 1, 2004. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

10.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21273 with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. to decrease the contract amount from $1,050,000 to $780,000 for Fiscal Year 2005/2006 and to incorporate the increased daily rate as initiated by the State to $133.09 daily.

11.             Approve Tulare County Child Protection Coordinating Council's request for funding in the amount of $24,000 from the Promoting Safe & Stable Families Family Support budget. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

12.             Approve Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment grant awards to six non-profit agencies as recommended by the Tulare County Child Protection Coordinating Council for State Fiscal Years 2005 through 2008 with the following community-based organizations: Family Services of Tulare County $90,000; Central California Family Crisis Center $82,500; Boys & Girls Club of Tulare County $36,300; Tulare Youth Service Bureau $82,500; Tulare County Office of Education Foundation $80,700; and Tulare County Child Protection Coordination Council $35,397, for total recommended awards of $407,397.

13.             Approve Child Abuse Prevention grant awards to six non-profit agencies from the County's Children's Trust Fund as recommended by the Tulare County Child Protection Coordination Council for State Fiscal Year 2005/2006 as follows: Family Services of Tulare County $12,000; Central California Family Crisis Center $11,990; Synchrony of Visalia $8,400; CASA of Tulare County $11,648; Tulare Youth Service Bureau $12,000; and Tulare County Office of Education Foundation $3,962 for total recommended awards of $60,000.

14.             Approve Community Based Child Abuse Prevention grant awards to two non-profit providers as recommended by the Tulare County Child Protection Coordinating Council for State Fiscal Year 2005/2006 as follows: Synchrony of Visalia $16,000; and Tulare County Child Protection Coordination Council $7,200 for total recommended awards of $23,200.

Probation

15. Approve submittal of a grant application to the Corrections Standards Authority for funding under the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program, 2006 in the amount of $25,660 to partially offset the costs of one full-time Probation Officer III to focus on juvenile gangs and juvenile crime. Confirm grant funds will not be used to supplant expenditures.

Resource Management Agency

16. Approve and award the Contract to Safety Striping Service, Inc. of Goshen for applying traffic stripe and pavement markings on County roads in the amount of $672,864. Authorize the Chairman to sign the contract contingent upon receipt of the signed agreement and upon approval of required Bonds and Insurance, subject to review and approval by County Counsel.

Retirement

17. Approve and adopt the actuary's recommended employer and employee contribution rates, effective with the first pay period of Fiscal Year 2006/2007 (pay period 15, 2006).

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

18. Request from District Attorney to declare April 23-29, 2006 as "Victims' Rights Week" in Tulare County and to urge all citizens to join in this important observance.

19. Presentation by the Purchasing Department regarding the County Surplus Store and the Alliance Program with Office Depot and other Government entities.

20. Presentation by the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer regarding the Tulare County Annual Crop and Livestock Report for the 2005 crop year.

21. Request from Auditor/Controller to approve the purchase of 109 replacement vehicles at an estimated cost of $3,817,655 and authorize payment for those vehicles through a 3-year or 5-year loan from the Worker's Compensation Insurance Fund.

22. Request from Library to accept a grant award and approve Special Project Grant Commitment Terms and Conditions from First 5 Tulare County in the amount of $27,600 to fund six Peek-A-Book kiosks, books, and incidental materials. Amend Fiscal Year 2005/2006 Library Fund. (4/5ths vote)

23. Request from County Administrative Office to approve the donation of two 2003 surplus Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicles to the City of Exeter Police Department.

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

25. Request from Resource Management Agency to receive a presentation and adopt a resolution endorsing the proposal to designate a portion of Highway 198, extending eastward from Road 248, through the gateway community of Three Rivers, ending at the Sequoia National Park boundary as a California Scenic Highway.

26. Public Comments.

27. 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: Ira Watley v. County of Tulare

T.C.S.C. Case No. 05-216077

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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

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, 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 D

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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