SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,

THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY BOARD, AND

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

 

May 23, 2006

 

9:00 A.M. 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.                  1:30 P.M. Strategic Business Plan Joint Workshop with Agency and Department Heads.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Assessor/Clerk-Recorder to waive the second reading and adopt an Ordinance pertaining to the proposed fee increases set out in the Ordinance to cover the cost of services. Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the Summary Ordinance after adoption.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 3 through 20)

 

 

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

3.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 20159 with Taylor Brothers, Inc., d.b.a. RESCOM, extending the term of the agreement to cover the period from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009 and amend Exhibit B, to provide glassy-winged sharpshooter treatment.

4.                  Approve the projects recommended by the Tulare County Fish & Game Commission for the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 and authorize the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to approve disbursement of the funds for these projects upon adoption of the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 budget for the Fish and Game Fund. Approve the Notice of Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines. Direct the Clerk of the Board to file the Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk.

Child Support Services

5.                  Authorize and direct the Purchasing Department to take the necessary actions needed to purchase the State approved computer switches to replace the computer switches currently in use by the Department of Child Support Services. Recognize these computer switches as assets as defined by the County of Tulare. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

District Attorney

6.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22276 with the State of California, Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board for an increase of $7,606 to the contract, not to exceed a total of $311,832.

Health & Human Services Agency

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

8.                  Reaffirm Declaration of State of Emergency in the Tulare County Winter Storm 2006.

9.                  Authorization to apply for grant funds through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program through the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems.

10.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21628 with George Plumlee, d.b.a. Plumlee's Guest Home, a licensed augmented board and care facility to extend the term of the agreement through June 30, 2007.

11.             Approve an agreement with the California Department of Health Resources and Services Administration in the amount of $355,709 for hospital preparedness and $841,578 from the Centers for Disease Control's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, retroactive to September 1, 2005. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Certification Regarding Lobbying. Approve the fixed asset of a Nuaire Biological Safety Cabinet for the Public Health Laboratory in the amount of $10,000. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

12.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tulare County Superintendent of Schools to receive $177,578 for the continued provision of mental health services to Special Education Pupils pursuant to the requirements of Assembly Bill 3632 for the 2005/2006 Fiscal Year, retroactive to July 1, 2005. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

13.             Approve and award the Request for Proposals for the following contractors for the immediate startup and delivery of mental health services as detailed in the Mental Health Services Act Request for Proposal and begin contract negotiations with these contractors: Turning Point, Inc. One-Stop Center (North); Living Ministries, Inc., One-Stop Center (South); Turning Point, Inc., Mobile Unit (North); Kings View Corporation, Mobile Unit (South); and, Families First, Transitional Supportive Housing. Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreements, subject to review and approval by County Counsel. Approval to begin the initial planning for the Capital and Technology phase of the Mental Health Services Act.

14.             Approve and accept the Identified Child Care Priorities for State Preschool, General Child Care, and Migrant funding submitted by the Tulare County Local Child Care Planning Council. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Local Planning Council County Priorities Report Forms.

 

 

 

Resource Management Agency

15.             Approve an agreement with the California Department of Boating and Waterways in the amount of $256,932 for Fiscal Year 2006/2007, subject to approval of the Governor's 2006/2007 budget, for participation in the Boating and Safety and Enforcement Program. Authorize Resource Management Agency Director, or his designee, to submit claims for reimbursement.

16.             Approve an agreement with the City of Lindsay to authorize the Resource Management Agency to perform surface maintenance work on the following two City of Lindsay streets as reimbursable projects for an estimated cost of $49,500: 1) Hermosa Street from Tulare County/Lindsay City limits to State Route 65; and 2) Hickory Street from Lafayette Avenue to Page Avenue.

17.             Approve the Tulare County Race-Neutral Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for use on federally funded transportation projects. Authorize the Director of Transportation to sign said program. Authorize the Director of Transportation to sign and submit all subsequent reports and forms required pursuant to Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Guidelines for Race-Neutral Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs.

18.             Consider the intent to vacate Dawkins Drive between Balaam Drive and Road 30 in the town of Waukena. The road is not within Tulare County's Maintained Road System and is considered to be unnecessary for present or prospective public use.

1.                  SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 27, 2006 AT 9:30 A.M.

2.                   

Sheriff/Coroner

19.             Approve an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for law enforcement patrol services at Lake Success commencing on or about May 26, 2006, through no later than September 30, 2006.

20.             Approve an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for law enforcement patrol services at Lake Kaweah commencing on or about May 26, 2006, through no later than September 30, 2006.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

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

22.             Presentation by the University of California Cooperative Extension introducing the new Dairy Advisor and program update.

23.             Request from Human Resources and Development to approve an agreement with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., in the amount of $55,000 per year for three years to assist the County in the selection and coordination of employee benefits.

24.             Request from Sheriff-Coroner to approve an agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in the amount of $90,240 to continue the Countywide Gang Prevention Specialist Program for Fiscal Year 2006/2007.

25.             Request from Health and Human Services Agency to accept funding in the amount of $494,128 from the State Department of Mental Health for the 2005/2006 Fiscal Year, retroactive to July 1, 2005; $4,088,851 for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year; and $4,237,976 for the 2007/2008 Fiscal Year for oversight and management of contract service providers and mental health services created by the Mental Health Services Act. Approve the Personnel Resolution to add five new positions for Mental Health Services Act: (2) Staff Services Analyst IIIs; (1) Case Manager IV - Bilingual; (1) Client Advocate; and (1) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), effective July 1, 2006. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

26.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the expenditure of $65,000 for the purchase and installation of a 2,280 square foot building, including structures, fueling tank, solar power installation, site preparation, and perimeter lighting intended to house the Tulare County Construction Trades Training Program equipment at Sequoia Field. Make the supporting findings as contained in the Staff Report supporting the expenditure of tax increment funds outside of the Redevelopment Project Areas of Goshen, Cutler-Orosi, Traver and Ivanhoe. Direct staff to file the Notice of Exemption with the Clerk-Recorder in compliance with the requirements for the California Environmental Quality Act. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

27.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the Fixed Asset Budget Adjustment in the General Fund Budget 001-230-4151-6896 and budget line, in General Fund Budget, 001-230-4151-5324, for the purchase and installation of a structure, which is intended to house the north County portion of the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency sponsored Tulare County Construction Trades Training Program equipment at Sequoia Field. Make required supporting findings as contained in the staff report for the expenditure of tax increment funds outside of the Redevelopment Project Areas of Goshen, Cutler-Orosi, Traver and Ivanhoe. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

28.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve a 5 year exclusive agreement with California Business Machines for the rental of new Kyocera Mita Digital Photocopiers for use by all County departments. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Rental Financing Agreement with Key Municipal Finance.

29.             Request from Resource Management Agency, Code Compliance Division, Development Services Branch, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Visalia for joint participation in Administrative Hearing Officer duties for both jurisdictions to expedite the processing of violation cases.

30.             Request from Resource Management Agency to support the Tulare County Historical Society's and California Cultural and Historical Endowment grant application for the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture project to be funded from the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2004. Approve in principle the 20 year lease of space to Tulare County Historical Society for the museum expansion and provision of operations and maintenance of the facility by the County. Reserve the funds for the project.

31.             Request from County Administrative Office to delegate the investment authority for the Treasury Investment Pool to the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector per County Ordinance Section 1-03-2061(d)(1). Transfer the investment/management of the Liquid Investment Pool (LIP) from Public Financial Management (PFM) to the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector. Approve the modification of the agreements with Public Financial Management (PFM) and Chandler Asset Management for each firm to manage approximately 50 percent of the Treasury Investment Pool, excluding the portion that will be managed by the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, at an annual fee of 0.06 percent of the managed portfolio. Request from Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector to prepare and present to the Board a statement of investment policy within 60 days.

32.             Public Comments.

33.             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

CONSIDER WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9(c)]

Number of Potential Cases: 2

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley and 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 C

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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