October 17, 2006


9:00 A.M. Board Convenes




Moment of Silence






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. Introduction of Dan Weldon, Executive Director of the Farm Bureau.

2.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation declaring October as Domestic Violence Preparedness Month.

3.                  9:15 a.m. Request from Resource Management Agency to provide a presentation demonstrating the on-line processing of building permit applications by the Permit Center.




(Timed Items)

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: The Housing Authority of Tulare County has requested that the Board of Supervisors conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed use of tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of a 70 unit multi-family affordable housing project on approximately 9.6 acres located along the south side of Mill Creek Parkway west of Manzantia Avenue in Visalia.

5.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the Tentative Map for Tract 776/PSR, submitted by DCM Enterprises, Inc. for a single family residential subdivision of 67 acres into 40 residential lots in the PD-F-M (Planned Development - Foothill Combining - Special Mobilehome) Zone on property located 1,600 feet north of Avenue 176, one mile west of Road 320, southwest of Springville and adopt the Findings, subject to the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission Resolution No. 8168. Certify the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for Tentative Map 776/PSR and find that although said subdivision map may have a significant cumulative effect on the environment, there will not be a significant effect in this case because the mitigation measure described in the conditions of approval have been incorporated into the application. Adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to return the Notice of Determination to the Resource Management Agency for future filing with the County Clerk.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 6 through 23)




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

6.                  Approve a Resolution declaring a potential pollution problem and adopting a time schedule for compliance for the Richgrove Community Services District Wastewater Treatment and Disposal.

7.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Violeta Lumabao Bacobo on a lifetime spent in education.

8.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Gabriel Pena as Latino Peace Officers Association's Man of the Year.

9.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Nicole Parra as Latino Peace Officers Association's Woman of the Year.

10.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Gerald Martinez as Latino Peace Officer's Association's Award Recipient.

11.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Richard Standridge as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

12.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Matthew Sanchez as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

13.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Roy Frakes as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

14.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Frank Zaragoza as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

15.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Phillip M. Lozano as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

16.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Thaddeus Ashford as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

17.             Ratify Proclamation honoring Eddie Huerta as Latino Peace Officers Association's Award Recipient.

County Administrative Office

18.             Ratify and approve the County Administrative Officer's delegated actions regarding Contracts and Personnel/Payroll changes for the month of September 2006.

Health & Human Services Agency

19.             Authorize the County Purchasing Agent to release a Request for Proposal for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Authorize the Purchasing Agent to expend up to $10,000 for advertising and other costs related to the administration of the Request for Proposal. Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign a contract with the selected vendor, subject to review and approval by County Counsel, not to exceed $300,000.

20.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21844 with the Department of Health Services for Preventive Health Care for the Aging to provide outreach and prevention services targeted to persons age 55 and over, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Amendment and the Contractor Certification Clause.

Human Resources & Development

21.             Approve renewal of the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Program for 2007 with the traditional HMO model and increased co-pays for doctor visits and preventative care and a new hospital admission fee.



Resource Management Agency

22.             Approve an agreement with Central Valley Christian Housing Development, Inc. for project management of the County's 2005 Home Investment Partnerships Program Grant No. 05-HOME-1691 for housing rehabilitation activity.

23.             Approve the Final Map of Subdivision Tract No. 756 for 31 residential lots on 37.3 acres located on the south side of Pleasant Oak Drive, approximately one mile east of its intersection with State Highway 190, five miles south of Springville. Approve an agreement with Lynn and Sally Shafer to complete all required public improvements for Subdivision Tract No. 756. Accept the Road Right of Way dedications of Subdivision Tract No. 756 , subject to road construction completion and acceptance of public improvements. Accept the Grant Deed for one-foot reserve strip. Accept the Easement Deeds for road purposes.

(Items Not Timed)



Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order


24.             Request from Fire Department to abolish the Extra-Help Volunteer Firefighter 1 and 2 classifications and their associated 1991 By-Laws effective July 1, 2007. Establish the classifications of Fire Battalion Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant, Extra-Help Fire Engineer, and Extra-Help Firefighter and adopt the associated class specifications and designations. Reclassify an Office Assistant IV-K to Department Secretary. Allocate the positions as shown in the attached Resolution. Adopt the recommended compensation package for the newly established County Fire Department classifications. Direct the Fire Chief and the Human Resources & Development Director to begin the recruitment, testing and hiring process in order to meet the July 1, 2007 fire service transition date.

25.             Request from Health and Human Services Agency to approve an agreement between Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, Tulare County Nutrition Collaborative, United Way of Tulare County, and Capacity Builders, Inc. to work collaboratively to reduce obesity through advocacy and policy change within the Scope of Work of the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Project, retroactive to May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2009.

26.             Request from Resource Management Agency to adopt, pursuant to Government Code Section 65858, as an urgency measure, an Interim Zoning Ordinance prohibiting radio, microwave, and television towers seventy-five feet in height or less for an interim period of time in the unincorporated areas of the County of Tulare. Set a Public Hearing for November 7, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. and direct the Clerk of the Board to notice such hearing in accordance with Government Code Section 65858 in order to consider this Ordinance and a proposed extension thereof prior to the expiration of the Ordinance in forty-five days (December 1, 2006).

27.             Board of Supervisors matters.

28.             Public Comments.

(Closed Session)




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






It is the intention of the Board to meet in closed session concerning:


Sitting as the Tulare County Board of Supervisors





(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of Case: People v. Landeros

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 05-216982

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Sitting as the Tulare County IHSS Public Authority Board




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Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees

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