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

 

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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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

 

June 26, 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)

 

1.                  9:00 a.m. Introduction of Adam Peck, Workforce Investment Department Administrator.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Health and Human Services Agency to consider the proposed fee adjustments for the Department of Mental Health to offset costs of conserved clients residing in an Institution for Mental Disease for Fiscal Year 2007/2008. Approve the adjustment in fees. Adopt the fees recommended and authorize the Department of Mental Health to implement the increase in fees beginning July 1, 2007.

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Health and Human Services Agency to consider the proposed fees for the Public Guardian to offset costs of Case Management, Clerical, Accounting, and Representative Payee Services for Fiscal Year 2007/2008. Approve the proposed fees. Adopt the fees recommended and authorize the Public Guardian to implement the fees beginning July 1, 2007.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 47)

 

 

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 for the detection/suppression of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010. Designate the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner to be the local public entity to receive funds allocated by the California Department of Food and Agriculture for local assistance in regard to Pierce's Disease and its vectors. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Contractor Certification Clauses.

5.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for providing services in support of the eradication of Japanese Dodder within the County of Tulare, 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. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Contractor Certification Clauses.

6.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for disbursement of funds to the County for costs incurred in the enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act, effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Contractor Certification Clauses.

7.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for purpose of regulating maturity and freeze damage of all oranges, lemons, and mandarins being produced and/or processed in the County, effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Contractor Certification Clauses.

8.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22018 with Harley D. Greenwood in the amount of $198,000 for continuing to provide microcomputer and software support services, effective August 1, 2007 through August 1, 2010.

9.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22387 with Judy Stewart-Leslie in the amount of $630,000 for continuing to provide services as the Field Coordinator for the County's Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Area Wide Management Program, effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector

10.             Adopt the amended method of calculating actual supplemental tax administration costs mandated by the State Controller. Direct the Auditor to allocate that cost per Revenue & Taxation Code 75.60.

Board of Supervisors

11.             Reappoint Vic Corkins and Jim Zimmerman to the Southern Tulare County Citrus Pest Control District for terms ending July 6, 2011.

12.             Reappoint Laura Silva (previously Laura Huerta) as Social Service Agency Representative to the Community Health Center Board for a term ending April 18, 2011.

13.             Reappoint Jim Young, District One Representative to the Assessment Appeals Board for a term ending July 1, 2010.

14.             Reappoint Steve Sunderland, County Representative and Cameron Hamilton, Mutually Selected Member to the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee for terms ending June 30, 2009.

15.             Reappoint David Whaley, County Representative and Neil Smith, Mutually Selected Member to the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee for terms ending June 30, 2010.

16.             Appoint the following individuals to the Tulare County Water Commission: Paul Boyer, District 1; Dale Brogan, District 2; Bruce George, District 3; Chris Kapheim, District 4; Richard L. Schafer, District 5; Dennis Keller, At Large; Laurel Firestone, At Large; and Keith Watkins, At Large.

17.             Appoint Peter E. Alvitre to the Tulare County Pest Control District for term ending April 23, 2011.

 

 

County Administrative Office

18.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 18367 with Computer Associates to extend the term of the Agreement through June 2012 for software installation and maintenance services for the County Mainframe.

Health & Human Services Agency

19.             Approve an amendment to Agreement #21585 with Sterling Security Service to increase the contract amount by $60,000 to a maximum amount of $477,183 through June 30, 2007 for uniformed Security Guard services at County facilities designated in the Agreement. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

20.             Approve an agreement with Global Drug Testing Services in the amount of $103,847 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 to provide drug testing services for the Tulare County Recovery Courts and also the Tulare County Drug Court Program.

21.             Approve an agreement with the Tulare County Alcoholism Council, Inc., in the amount of $816,027 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for the continued provision of alcohol and drug prevention and/or treatment services at Pine Recovery Center, New Visions, Mothering Heights, and New Heights for residents of Tulare County.

22.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21296 with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. PATCH in the amount of $215,000 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for Day Treatment PATCH services that augment basic mental health services by providing additional treatment hours over the required amount.

23.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22016 with Pioneer Home Outreach, Inc. dba Twelve Step Outpatient Youth Program in the amount of $104,832 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 to provide non-residential substance abuse services for adolescents between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17).

24.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21968 with A S.T.E.P., Inc. in the amount of $200,210 from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for the continued alcohol and drug treatment services for adults in Tulare County.

25.             Authorize the submittal of the Household Hazardous Waste Infrastructure Grant (16th Cycle) application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board in the amount of $155,780 on behalf of Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and the participating cities to collect and recycle hazardous waste from October 2007 through March 2010. Authorize and empower the Chairman of the Board to execute and sign all grant related documents, subject to approval as to form by County Counsel, necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant projects.

26.             Authorize the submittal of the application to the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in the amount of $97,738 for the Emergency Management Performance Grant to support comprehensive emergency management at the State, Tribal, and local levels from October 2006 through September 2007. Authorize and empower the Chairman of the Board to execute and sign all grant related documents, subject to approval as to form by County Counsel, necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant projects.

Human Resources & Development

27.             Approve Out of County/Ordered Duty Pay of $250 per day for Fire Division Chiefs. Approve annual Uniform Allowance, up to $600 reimbursement, for County Fire Chief and Fire Division Chiefs. Approve a 2 percent Assignment Pay for a designated Division Chief for special assignment as "Acting Chief". Amend and adopt compensation for County Fire Captain-Administrative classification, Range 715, $73,478 Annual, Step 5. Establish a 7-day work period, 56 hours a week, for the period of May 27, 2007 through June 30, 2007. The authority for the Board to take retroactive action is permitted in salary resolutions or labor contracts. Establish 24-day work period cycle for Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant classifications to qualify for the 207K Overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, effective July 1, 2007.

Probation

28.             Approve an agreement with Community Services and Employment Training, Inc. to provide four 5-day summer camps at their Quail Flat Camp facility located near Hume Lake which will allow 120 local youths the opportunity to participate in environmental education, gang resistance education, conflict resolution, civic engagement, goal setting and traditional camp activities from July 9, 2007 to August 3, 2007.

29.             Approve an agreement with the State of California, Department of Corrections and rehabilitation, Corrections Standards Authority, to accept Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program funds for Fiscal Year 2007/2008. Agree to provide all matching funds required for said project, and abide by the statutes and regulations governing the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program as well as the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement as set forth by the Corrections Standards Authority. Find that the grant funds received hereunder shall not be used to supplant expenditures controlled by this body.

30.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21688 with the City of Woodlake and Agreement No. 21719 with the Tulare Joint Union High School District to provide the services of Probation Officers for the continued operation of the Thunderbolt Delinquency Prevention Program effective July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

31.             Approve an amendment to the Probation Department's Fiscal Year 2006/2007 Budget for the Standards and Training for Corrections Program. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Resource Management Agency

32.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21028 between Tim Bullock, Frank Golden, and the County of Tulare to extend the lease for offices located at 160 N. "L" Street in the City of Tulare for the Health & Human Services Agency, Child Welfare Services.

33.             Approve an amendment to License Agreement No. 18561 with Louie Medina Jr. for food service concession at the Visalia Courthouse.

34.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 13944 with the Woodlake Fire Protection District for office space and two apparatus bays at 216 E. Naranjo, Woodlake.

35.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19253 with the United States Department of the Army for the continued use of a 20' x 20' parcel of land at Kaweah Lake as a Radio Repeater Station, which will continue to provide communication capabilities for the lake patrol for an additional five years.

36.             Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement No. 21757 with Omni-Means LTD extending the time to complete services under this agreement to June 30, 2009 to provide preliminary engineering and environmental services to assist the County with the Avenue 280 Widening Project.

37.             Approve the Sixth Amendment to Agreement No. 20702 with Quincy Engineering, Inc. to extend the completion date to December 31, 2008 for preliminary engineering and environmental services for the Avenue 416 Widening Project.

38.             Approve the 2007/2008 Transit Agreement with Orange Belt Stages to provide public transit on its common carrier services in Tulare County.

39.             Approve the 2007/2008 Transit Agreement with the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging to provide senior citizens the opportunity for transit services to access various nutrition centers throughout the County.

40.             Approve the Final Map for Subdivision Tract No. 778, located on the north side of Avenue 393, west of Road 34, southeast of the City of Kingsburg. Approve the Agreement with Casey Hollnagel to complete all required private improvements for Subdivision Tract No. 778.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

41.             Approve and accept the proposed State of California Master Agreement between the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency and the California Department of Transportation for Safe Routes to School grant funding in the amount of $450,000 for the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District for safety improvements at State Route 63 and Avenue 408 and installation of concrete sidewalk along School Avenue. Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreements and the Secretary of the Board of Directors to attest to the resolution.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Sheriff/Coroner

42.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19540 with Alternative Services, Inc. for counseling services provided to the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for male inmates with drug addiction problems who will be in custody for a minimum of 5 months from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

43.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22548 with Transcor America LLC to transport prisoners to Tulare County who flee after being arrested on a Tulare County warrant for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

44.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 23093 with Family Services of Tulare County to extend the term of the Agreement from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 for the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Grant Program.

45.             Approve an agreement with Microcorre Diagnostic Laboratory for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009 to provide forensic pathology services.

46.             Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the State of California Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Program for the period of July 1, 2007 through October 30, 2007.

47.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22057 with the State of California, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, to house State inmates at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

48.             Accept the resignation of Chief Ed A. Wristen as Tulare County Fire Warden. Receive a presentation from Chief Ed A. Wristen on the overall transition activities including recognition of key Cal Fire employees.

49.             Request from Sheriff's Department to approve an Internet application for the Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant of $163,037 through the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement between the County of Tulare and the City of Visalia over expenditure of Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds.

50.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the Measure R Transit Expansion Plan as recommended by staff. Delegate authority to the Director of Transportation to sign all Transit Program Supplements to the Measure R Cooperative Agreement for expenditure reimbursements.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

51.             Request from Resource Management Agency to waive the second reading and adopt an Uncodified Ordinance amending Section 321 of the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency's Cutler-Orosi, Earlimart, Goshen, Ivanhoe, Pixley, Poplar-Cotton Center, Richgrove and Traver Project Areas. Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the full ordinance.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

52.             Request from Risk Management to approve an agreement with CSAC-EIA Joint Powers Authority for Worker's Compensation Excess Insurance.

53.             Request from County Administrative Office to approve a resolution requesting the State and Federal government to increase fuel reduction activities in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests.

54.             Public Comments.

55.             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).)

Doreen Caetano-Jungk, Diana Gruber vs. County of Tulare, Tulare County Board of Supervisors, and Western Milling, LLC, (Real Parties in Interest), Fifth District Court of Appeal Case No. F052897 (Superior Court of the County of Tulare Case No. 06-22059)

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM C

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 D

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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