SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND

THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

 

September 26, 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)


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

1.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to deny the appeal filed by Albert and Fredrica Remmer and uphold the decision of the Administrative Hearing Officer made on June 19, 2006 for Violation No. B397-052, located at 12997 Avenue 80 in Pixley. Deny the request to waive the $300 filing fee for their appeal. Further, uphold all liens (not recorded due to the pending appeal), fines, fees, and interest on said property.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 2 through 13)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors

2.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Ellen Brandt as Exeter's Senior of the Year.

3.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Tulare County Adult Drug Court on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary.

County Counsel

4.                  Authorize the setting of a Public Hearing for October 17, 2006 regarding the proposed use of tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of a 70 unit multi-family affordable housing project in Visalia. Authorize the Clerk of the Board to publish a notice of public hearing in the Visalia Times Delta.

Health & Human Services Agency

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

6.                  Reaffirm Proclamation of Local Emergency executed on July 20, 2006 due to the high number of livestock deaths and an associated reduction in available rendering services.

7.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21966 with Community Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Effort Inc. to extend the term, update compensation, and update budget information for the purpose of providing outpatient alcohol and drug education counseling and rehabilitation to the residents of Tulare County, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

8.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22003 with Kings View Corporation, Inc. d.b.a. Kings View Substance Abuse to extend the term of the agreement, update services listed, update compensation, and update the budget for the provision of a methadone maintenance program, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

9.                  Approve an agreement with Tulare County Alcoholism Council, Inc. d.b.a. New Hope to provide 24-hour residential care for six (6) adult women with an alcohol and/or drug dependence and a co-occurring mental disorder, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

10.             Approve an agreement with Earlimart School District for Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, as the Local Government Agency, to act as the claims processing agent of Medi-Cal Administrative Activities claims on behalf of their school district, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Resource Management Agency

11.             Authorization to submit a grant application to the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Recreational Trails Program, for funding in the amount of $250,000 to install two historic bridges and construct new trails that will connect to other trails and walkways within Mooney Grove Park.

12.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Tulare and the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency for engineering services for the Richgrove Stormwater Drainage, Air Quality Improvement and Recreation Project, as required by the United States Department of Agriculture.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

13.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Tulare and the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency for engineering services for the Richgrove Stormwater Drainage, Air Quality Improvement and Recreation Project, as required by the United States Department of Agriculture.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

AND RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

14.             Request from Health and Human Services Agency to accept the presentation regarding the Youth Transitions Program, which will provide life skills and work experience necessary for long-term success for youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Approve the Job Classification for Extra Help HHSA Trainee. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

15.             Public Comments.

16.             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: Christian Zapata v. County of Tulare, et al.

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 06-220001

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Appeal by Albert A. and Fredrica M. Remmer regarding Violation No. B397-052, site located at 12997 Ave. 80, Pixley

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ITEM C

CONSIDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR THE POSITION OF:

Details

Title: County Counsel

(Government Code Section 54957)

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ITEM D

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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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representatives: Tim Huntley, Brian Haddix

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees

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