November 7, 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. Recognition of Brenda Sanchez as Blue Cross Medical Assistant of the Year.

2.                  9:00 a.m. Update from Chief Steve Sunderland on the process for recruiting new firefighters.


 

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

3.                  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.

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to consider a proposed extension of Tulare County Ordinance No. 3333 adding Part 95 of the Supplementary Zoning Map of the County of Tulare pertaining to the limitation of development of radio, microwave, and television tower uses in designated areas of the County for an additional period of ten (10) months and fifteen (15) days. Receive, consider, approve and issue a written report from the Tulare County Resource Management Agency describing the measures taken by Tulare County to alleviate the condition which led to the adoption of Tulare County Ordinance No. 3333. Adopt pursuant to Government Code Section 65858, the proposed Ordinance extending Tulare County Ordinance No. 3333 for an additional period of ten (10) months and fifteen (15) days. (4/5ths vote) Approve the summary of the Ordinance extending the Interim Zoning Ordinance and direct the Clerk of the Board to publish such summary within five (5) days and to post a certified copy of the complete Ordinance within fifteen (15) days as required by law.

5.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to deny an appeal filed by Nina Hood regarding Violation No. V103-010 and uphold the decision of the Administrative Hearing Officer.

(Consent Calendar)


CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 6 through 11)

 

 

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

6.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Edison AgTAC on its 10th Anniversary.

7.                  Approve the short-term appointments to Special Districts in Lieu of Election for terms ending December 5, 2008:

Alta Healthcare District Exeter Ambulance District

Leonard Higdon Daymon Qualls

 

Kaweah Delta Hospital District Lindsay Hospital District

Maria Teresa Ramos Cynthia Ruiz Baker

Pixley Public Utility District

Linda Roberts

Robert Chandler

Jeffery Galbraith

 

8.                  Approve the appointments to Special Districts in Lieu of Election for terms ending December 3, 2010:

Goshen Community Services District Kings River Conservation District

Margarito Gomez Norman B. Waldner

Maria S. Jimenez

Darrel Key

 

Alta Healthcare District Exeter Ambulance District

Joanne McGuire Billy See

John Kunkel

 

Lindsay Hospital District Dinuba Memorial District

Alicia Serna Davis Ernest Rubalcaba

Lawanda Wollenman Robert Bridge

 

Orosi Memorial District Springville Memorial District

Victor Quintana Jerry McCleary

Gabriel Pena Perry G. Patterson

 

 

Tulare Memorial District Pixley Public Utility District

George Maness William W. Van Scyoc

Albert Sa Billy Harris

 

Health & Human Services Agency

9.                  Recognize November 12-18, 2006 as Tulare County In-Home Supportive Services Caregiver Recognition Week.

10.             Approve an agreement with Pioneer Home Outreach d.b.a. Pioneer Twelve Step Youth Program to provide non-residential Drug/Medi-Cal substance abuse services to youth in the Porterville area. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Sheriff/Coroner

11.             Accept grant funding in the amount of $202,624 from the California Office of Emergency Services to fund operations of the Inter-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (I-NET) for Fiscal Year 2006/2007.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

12.             Approve an agreement with the United States Department of Justice for the Gang Resistance Education and Training Project. Accept grant funding in the amount of $249,820. Approve the Human Resources and Development Resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 position allocation listing to add two (2) Probation Officer II positions. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

13.             Request from Resource Management Agency for authorization to issue a Request for Proposal to construct a Solar Power Electrical Generation System at the Government Plaza in Visalia.

14.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Tulare and the Yokohl Valley Ranch Company, LLC to define the relationship for processing a General Plan Amendment and the financial and consultant sub-agreements. Approve the Reimbursement Agreement with Yokohl Valley Ranch Company, LLC to set the rates for reimbursement of the County's costs for all internal staff time and incidental expenses associated with the project and direct costs for a consultant's preparation of the California Environmental Quality Act documentation and other consultants or services as needed. Approve the Consulting Agreement with Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. for the preparation of a programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Yokohl Ranch Plan in compliance with CEQA and any technical studies deemed necessary to peer review or validate findings in the Environmental Impact Report.

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

CONSIDER WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Name of Case: Jungk v Tulare County

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 06-220509

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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

Public Hearing on Hood Appeal, Code Enforcement Violation No. V103-010

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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

Tentative Subdivision Map Tract 776/PSR, Planning Commission Resolution No. 8168

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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

Proposed extension of Tulare County Ordinance No. 3333 (Cell Tower Interim Ordinance)

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Gov. Code Section 54956.9(c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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 G

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representatives: Tim Huntley, Brian Haddix, Jack Hughes

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees

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