October 3, 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.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation honoring Comcast for producing a half-hour public information television show called Tulare County Reports, which airs on Channel 14.

2.                  9:00 a.m. Acknowledge prior donations by Deloria Gregg-Martin, Sence Foundation, and the Visalia Harley Owners Group, which collectively raised $30,000 to purchase and train three new K-9 dogs for the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. Accept new donation from the Friends of Tulare County in the amount of $4,002 to be used in the Sheriff's K-9 Program. Approve the necessary budget adjustment. (4/5ths vote)


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to adopt the findings and approve the Tentative Subdivision Map Tract 777 as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 8179 and 8180, submitted by Gary Benton who proposes a single family residential subdivision of 16.94 acres into 14 residential lots in the R-A-43 (Rural Residential-43,000 sq. ft. minimum) Zone on property located on the southeast corner of Avenue 280 (Visalia Road) and Cornucopia Road (Road 182) west of Exeter. Adopt the Negative Declaration and find that said subdivision map will not have a significant effect on the environment. Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the Notice of Determination to the Resource Management Agency for future filing with the County Clerk.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 50)

 

 

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

4.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide State subvention funding in an amount up to $29,660 to offset costs of nursery stock and seed inspection services, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Auditor-Controller/Registrar of Voters

5.                  Approve an agreement with SST Benefits Consulting & Insurance Services to renew deferred compensation consulting services for another three years, retroactive to July 1, 2006.

6.                  Request from the Registrar of Voters to approve the Resolution consolidating Municipal and Special Districts with the General Election and any other election which may be held within the jurisdiction of said Districts on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Authorize the election official to perform all necessary and required services to the aforementioned districts relating to the conduct of the Consolidated Election. Each individual District shall reimburse the County in full for the services performed in connection with these elections, upon presentation of a bill from the election official to the District. The election official will prepare a certified statement of the results of the election and submit it to each governing body within 28 days of the election.

 

Board of Supervisors

7.                  Ratify Proclamation declaring October 1-8 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Tulare County.

8.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Silvia Thomas as Tulare County Office of Education's School Employee of the Year.

9.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Susan Mathews as Tulare County Office of Education's Teacher of the Year.

10.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Manuel Lucero as Tulare County Office of Education's Administrator of the Year.

11.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Frank Ruiz as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Community Development Recipient.

12.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Ramon Figueroa as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Law Enforcement Recipient.

13.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Adrian Holguin as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Government Recipient.

14.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Juan Guerrero as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Government Award Recipient.

15.             Ratify Proclamation honoring George Sandoval as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Government Award Recipient.

16.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Javier Rodriguez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Entertainment Recipient.

17.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Leonard Velasquez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Entertainment Recipient.

18.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Vincent Salinas as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.

19.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Victor Perez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.

20.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Yolanda Valdez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Education Recipient.

21.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Frank M. Chavez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Education Recipient.

22.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Self-Help Housing Enterprises as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Business of the Year.

23.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Stanley S. Simpson as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's President's Award Recipient.

24.             Ratify a Proclamation honoring Blas Diaz as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's President's Award Recipient.

25.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Ernie Hernandez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Hall of Fame Recipient.

26.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Lali Moheno as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Hall of Fame Recipient.

27.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Jesus Gamboa as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Hall of Fame Recipient.

28.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Valeriano Saucedo as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Hall of Fame Recipient.

29.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Joey Arjona as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Future Leaders of Tulare County Recipient.

30.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Felipe A. Martinez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Future Leaders of Tulare County Recipient.

31.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Suzi Picaso as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Future Leaders of Tulare County Recipient.

32.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Sequoia Beverage Company as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Corporate Responsibility Award Recipient.

33.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Blue Cross of California as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Corporate Responsiblity Award Recipient.

34.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Sgt. Chris Douglass as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Law Enforcement Recipient.

35.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Scot Townsend as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Community Development Recipient.

36.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Mary Garcia as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Health Recipient.

37.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Mario Celaya as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Health Recipient.

38.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Olga Duran as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Community Service Recipient.

39.             Proclamation honoring Graciela Martinez as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Community Service Recipient.

40.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Roberto De La Rosa as Tulare County Hispanic Roundtable's Community Service Recipient.

41.             Appoint Bette George as Member-At-Large to the Delta Vector Control District for a term ending December 31, 2007.

County Administrative Office

42.             Approve the Revocable License for Use of Real Property with the Administrative Office of the Courts for a time period not to exceed June 30, 2011. The revocable license allows the Tulare County Superior Court usage of 4,172 square feet on the basement level of the Visalia Courthouse located at 221 Mooney Boulevard.

43.             Approve a Resolution of Intent regarding support for a new court facility in Porterville. The Administrative Office of the Courts intends to make a Fiscal Year 2007-2008 funding request to the Governor and the State Department of Finance to construct a new nine courtroom facility in or around the City of Porterville.

District Attorney

44.             Accept continued grant funding from the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, for the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program in the amount of $66,523 with an in-kind match of $16,631 for a total grant amount of $83,154. Certify that the grant funds received hereunder shall not be used to supplant expenditures controlled by this body and will hold the Department of Justice harmless from any claims that may arise from the use of grant funds.

Health & Human Services Agency

45.             Approve an agreement with the State of California, Environmental Protection Agency, to accept the Local Enforcement Agency Grant in the amount of $25,137.89 to provide funding to support solid waste facilities permit and inspection programs.

46.             Approve an agreement with the Porterville Development Center for the Intern Program to recruit and retain Clinical Dietitians, retroactive to August 1, 2006.

Resource Management Agency

47.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19660 with Hyde Rentals to extend the term of the agreement for one (1) year for the lease of office space located at 3500 W. Mineral King, Suite A, Visalia to house the Health and Human Services Agency, Adult Services Division.

48.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22699 with Key Government Finance, Inc. regarding the language concerning the "Ownership and Title" of equipment property. Transfer the title of the equipment to the County for the term of the agreement.

49.             Accept the work as complete by Glen Wells Construction for the asphalt concrete overlay construction of Road 152 from Avenue 144 (State Route 190) to Avenue 192. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Notice of Completion. Direct the Clerk of the Board to have the Notice of Completion recorded.

Workforce Investment Board

50.             Appoint William DeLain as the Chairperson to the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Board of Directors for a term ending November 14, 2007.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

51.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve a full or partial waiver of the filing fees (in the amount of actual time billing) for Special Use Permit No. PSP 06-068 (AA) requested by Jenny Lomeli for the establishment of a second residence on a 6,950 sq. ft. parcel in the R-1 (Single Family Residential) Zone.

52.             Request from Resource Management Agency to lift the Septic Tank Moratorium imposed by Board Resolution No. 86-0423-E for the community of Seville. Allow for the use of private sewage disposal systems in accordance with applicable State law and County Ordinance Code. Require the installation of dry sewer lines, where necessary, to allow for the connection to the Seville Community Sewer System when capacity becomes available. Require the connection to the Seville Community Sewer System within 270 days of the sewer system capacity becoming available or within the time frame required by any funding agency, whichever is more restrictive. Require the payment of appropriate sewer connection fees at the time connection occurs.

53.             Public Comments.

54.             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: Megargee, et al. v. County of Tulare, et al.

United States District Court, Eastern District Case No. 1:06 - CV - 00684 - AWI - LJO

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: County of Tulare v. Mannix Vasquez

Office of Administrative Hearing No. N2005070933

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Blue Shield Premium Reconciliation

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ITEM E

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 F

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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