MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA Chairman

District One

 

CONNIE CONWAY

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX

District Three

 

J. STEVEN WORTHLEY

District Four

 

MIKE ENNIS

District Five

 

 

Board of Supervisors

 

Agenda

 

 

 

 

C. BRIAN HADDIX

County Administrator

 

KATHLEEN BALES-LANGE

County Counsel


MICHELLE BALDWIN

Chief Clerk

 

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SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND

THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

 

May 15, 2007

 

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 Health and Human Services Agency to consider the proposed increase in fee adjustments for the Environmental Health Services Health Fees to cover costs for Fiscal Year 2007/2008. Approve the permanent adjustment/increase in fees. Adopt the fees recommended and authorize Environmental Health Services to implement the increase in fees beginning July 1, 2007.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 2 through 17)

 

 

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.                  Appoint Rose Hachigian to the Alta Cemetery District for term ending March 10, 2008.

3.                  Proclamation declaring the month of May 2007 as National Military Appreciation Month to recognize the contributions of veterans, those on active duty within all branches of the Armed Forces, the National Guard and Reserves, and the families of these service men and women.

County Counsel

4.                  Approve an agreement with InterCare Insurance Services for Workers' Compensation Third Party Claim Administration Services. Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement between County of Tulare and InterCare Insurance Services when finalized and approved by County Counsel.

County Administrative Office

5.                  Authorize the County Purchasing Agent to issue a purchase order for the extension of Comcast fiber optic cable to three County offices, not to exceed $190,000.

Fire Department

6.                  Ratify and approve the Cooperative Fire Programs Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement with Cal Fire, previously California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, for fire protection services, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2006 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

7.                  Waive the second reading and adopt the Ordinance adding Section 1-03-2040 to Article 23 of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of the Ordinance Code of Tulare County, pertaining to the establishment of a Tulare County Fire Department and Office of the Tulare County Fire Chief.

Health & Human Services Agency

8.                  Reaffirm Declaration of State of Emergency in the Tulare County Winter Freeze 2007.

9.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with Golden State YMCA 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 social district, retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2006 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

10.             Ratify and approve an agreement with Foodlink for Tulare County for Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, as the Local Government Agency, to act as the claims processing agent of Medical Administrative Activities claims on behalf of their social district, retroactive to October 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2006 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

11.             Ratify and approve an agreement with Family HealthCare Network in the amount of $111,559 to provide Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Outreach, Enrollment, Retention, and Utilization services, retroactive to October 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2006, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

12.             Approve an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board to provide funding for the Local Oversight Program in Tulare County for Fiscal Year 2007/2008 for the investigation and remediation of leaking underground storage tanks.

13.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22831 with Psynergy Programs, Inc. to update compensation information, add fee for service information, and the cost report, reconciliation, and settlement, for providing adult residential services at their licensed adult residential service facility, Nueva Vista in Morgan Hills, retroactive to July 1, 2006. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendment as of July 1, 2006 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment on that date.


14.             Ratify and approve an agreement with the California Department of Health Services for Outreach, Enrollment, Retention and Utilization County Allocation Program, retroactive to October 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2006, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Authorize the Chairman to sign County Allocation Certification Statement authorizing acceptance of the following funding amounts not to exceed $342,638 for Fiscal 2006/2007 (10/01/06 through 06/30/07), $547,995 for Fiscal 2007/2008, and $547,995 for Fiscal Year 2008/2009. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5th votes)

Probation

15.             Approve an open-end-date agreement with Vitalchek Network Inc. for processing credit card payments, effective May 15, 2007.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Resource Management Agency

16.             Approve an amendment to Tulare County Redevelopment Agency Agreement No. RA- 153 with Community Services and Employment Training, Inc to provide labor for the Goshen Community Trail Project.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Sheriff/Coroner

17.             Authorize the transfer of funds in the amount of $34,142 from the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund No. 449 into the Sheriff's Budget. Approve a fixed asset purchase of four (4) all-terrain vehicles and accessories. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5th vote)

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

18.             Presentation by Rita Woodard, Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector/Registrar of Voters, to introduce assistants and key employees and review achievements and goals of the department.

19.             Request from County Administrative Officer to consider, modify as needed, and approve the response to the 2006/2007 Grand Jury Report regarding Bob Wiley Detention Facility Sanitation and authorize the Chairman to sign the response.

20.             Request from County Administrative Officer to consider, modify as needed, and approve the response to the 2006/2007 Grand Jury Report regarding Jail Holding Cells and authorize the Chairman to sign.

(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).)

National Resources Defense Council v. County of Tulare, et. Al; Real Parties in Interest Sam Etchegaray, Etchegaray Dairies; Superior Court for the County of Tulare Case #07-2233

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

The People of the State of California v. County of Tulare, County Board of Supervisors; Real Parties in Interest Sam Etchegaray, Etchegaray Dairies, Superior Court for the County of Tulare Case #07-223393

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Allensworth Community Council, et al. v. County of Tulare, et al; Real Parties in Interest Sam Etchegaray, Etchegaray Dairies; Superior Court for the County of Tulare Case No 07-223397

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1).)

Significant Exposure to Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 8

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ITEM E

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

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Sitting as the Tulare County IHSS Public Authority Board

ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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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