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

 

 

 

 

KRISTIN BENNETT

Interim 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,

THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT, AND

THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

 

July 31, 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.                  1:30 p.m. Tulare County General Plan 2030 Update Study Session to review, comment on, and approve the public release of a substantially modified Draft Goals and Policies Report. Authorize staff to coordinate with the Clerk of the Board to set a Joint Public Hearing with the Planning Commission when the Draft Environmental Impact Report is approved for public review by the Environmental Assessment Officer.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to approve placing delinquent sewer and water service charges, including a delinquent penalty and the Auditor's collection charge, for all of Community Service Area No. 1 and Community Service Area No. 2 on the 2007/2008 Tax Rolls.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to approve placing delinquent sewer and water service charges, including a delinquent penalty and the Auditor's collection charge, for the Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance District on the 2007/2008 Tax Rolls.

ADJOURN AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to adopt by reference the findings as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 8225 for Tract 793, Badger Creek Development proposed to divide approximately 377 acres into 74 lots in the PD-F-M-217 (Planned Development - Foothill Combining - Special Mobilehome - 217,000 sq. ft. minimum) Zone, on property located between State Highway 245 and Hogback Road (County Road D-254), north of the intersection of State Highway 245 and Road M465 in Badger. Find there is no substantial evidence that said Tentative Subdivision will have a significant effect on the environment and certify the Negative Declaration, which has been completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, as amended. Approve the Tentative Map for Tract 793 with exceptions pertaining to lot sizes and lot width and depth, subject to the conditions recommended by the Planning Commission in Resolution No. 8225 and the additional conditions of approval recommended for fire protection. 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.

5.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to authorize the submittal of a 2007 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Freeze Allocation Application and provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the expenditure of CDBG Program Income funds. As required by State regulations, authorize submittal of a 2007 CDBG Freeze Allocation application for $300,000 in funding to be distributed as follows: Public Services, $277,500; and General Administration, $22,500. Authorize commitment of local leverage for these activities as follows: Tulare County Redevelopment Agency $20,000. Authorize the program reallocation of $200,000 in CDBG Program Income funds out of the Housing Revolving Loan Account and commit those funds to be expended as local match to the Public Services activity. Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, or authorized designee, to sign the completed application and accompanying documents on behalf of the County. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, to act on the County's behalf in all other matters pertaining to the application. Authorize the Chairman of the Board, or authorized designee, to act on behalf of the County, to execute in the name of the County of Tulare, the Standard Agreement, with the State of California, subject to County Counsel review and approval, and any and all other documents or instruments necessary or required.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

6.                  Request from Resource Management Agency to authorize the commitment and expenditure of Tulare County Redevelopment Agency funds in the amount of $20,000 from the following sources: Cutler-Orosi ($10,000); Ivanhoe ($5,000); and Poplar-Cotton Center ($5,000) to be used as local match for the 2007 Community Development Block Grant Freeze Application. Find that leveraging financial resources for job training and job assistance in these communities: (a) is consistent with the adopted Redevelopment Plans for Cutler-Orosi, Ivanhoe, and Poplar-Cotton Center; (b) implements the affected redevelopment plans by assisting in the eradication of economic blight caused by a lack of job opportunities; (c) is consistent with the current Implementation Plans adopted November and December 2004, pursuant to Health and Safety Code 33131 (a) and (c) and 33133; and (d) will directly benefit low- or moderate-income persons. Find that there is no other reasonable and available means of financing the local match for proposed activities, and that the County does not have available funding for this purpose.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 7 through 22)

 

 

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

7.                  Ratify the following Proclamations:

1.                  Honoring Bob Reynolds for his years of service to the City of Tulare

2.                  Honoring Morris Knudsen Celebrating Eighty Years of Life

3.                   

8.                  Appoint the following individuals to the Emergency Medical Care Committee to serve at the pleasure of the Board:

No.

Position

Agency

Primary

Alternate

1

Advanced Life Support Fire

Tulare City Fire Department

John Binaski

Steve Facchini

2

Advanced Life Support Fire

Visalia City Fire Department

Kevin Gildea

 

3

Ambulance Dispatch

TCCAD

Stephen Harrell

 

4

Ambulance Provider Agency

American Ambulance of Visalia

 

Stephen Celata

5

Ambulance Provider Agency

Mobile Life Support

T. J. Fischer

Lester Costa

6

Ambulance Provider Agency

Imperial Ambulance

Cindy Camarena

Trent Fiori

7

Ambulance Provider Agency

LifeStar Ambulance

Donald Schultz

Jshondo Beavers

8

Ambulance Provider Agency

Exeter District Ambulance

Lori Trowbridge

 

9

Ambulance Provider Agency

Dinuba Fire/Ambulance

 

Chad Thompson

10

Ambulance Provider Agency

3-Rivers Volunteer Ambulance

David Vasquez

Sylvia Diaz

14

Base Hospital

Tulare District

 

Martha Heavrin

15

Base Hospital

Sierra View

Kris Chatterton

Robert Davis

17

Child Safety Advocate

 

David Rogers

 

18

Citizen At Large

 

Fred Wu

 

20

Federal Parks

 

 

Jason P. Bauwens

22

Fire Agency County

Tulare County Fire Dept.

John Crivello

Claudia Whitendale

24

Law Enforcement - City

 

Mario Kristic

 

27

Paramedic

 

Ralph Herrera

 

28

Public Health

Tulare County OES

Doug Kennedy

Amy Raymond

29

Public Health

County Health

Jennifer Hesse

 

 

Child Support Services

9.                  Approve a Proclamation to recognize and acknowledge the month of August 2007 as Child Support Awareness Month on behalf of the Tulare County Department of Child Support Services and the California Department of Child Support Services. Approve employee recognition activities during Child Support Awareness Month for the staff of the Tulare County Department of Child Support Services for their efforts to be the best in obtaining support.

Health & Human Services Agency

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

11.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21583 with RX Relief Pharmacist Specialists in the amount of $150,000 to extend the agreement through June 30, 2008 for providing qualified licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to temporarily assist in staffing at Hillman Health Center Pharmacy during vacancies, vacations, and illnesses, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed Agreement as of July 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the Agreement on that date.

12.             Approve an Agreement with Star View Adolescent Center, Inc. in the amount of $150,000 to provide specialty mental health services for children under the jurisdiction of Tulare County who are residing in Los Angeles County through June 30, 2008.

13.             Ratify and approve an Agreement with the California State Association of Counties related to the Welfare Client Data Systems Consortium in the amount of $78,883 for the operations and management of the CalWin application, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the Agreement on that date.

14.             Ratify and approve an Agreement with the Department of Health Services for Tulare County to participate in the Targeted Case Management Program to assist Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed Agreement as of July 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the Agreement on that date.

15.             Ratify and approve an Agreement with the State Department of Mental Health in the amount of $11,401,017 to provide services related to the development, implementation, and performance reporting of the Mental Health Services Act that support County Mental Health programs, retroactive to April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed Agreement as of April 1, 2006 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the Agreement on that date.

Human Resources & Development

16.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 20810 with The Holman Group to extend the existing Tulare County Employee Assistance Program contract for three months from August 1, 2007 to October 31, 2007.

17.             Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Tulare County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and the United Domestic Workers of America, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, retroactive to November 2006.

18.             Reclassify the position of Hazard Abatement Officer (#3106 vacant) to Fire Inspector, Salary Grade 188, effective August 5, 2007. Reclassify position of Budget Technician (#6392) to Budget Analyst, adopt new class designation and job specification for Budget Analyst, Salary Grade 226, Step 5 ($58,945), effective August 5, 2007. Reclassify position of County Media Officer (#8162) to Media and Tourism Manager, adopt new class designation and job specification for Media and Tourism Manager, Grade 127, Step 5 ($76,464), effective August 5, 2007. Adjust compensation for Division Manager HHS-Child Welfare Services (vacant) position from Grade 255, Step 5 ($77,136) to Grade 751, Step 5 ($81,378), effective August 5, 2007. Reclassify position of Emergency Programs Manager (#0804), Grade 278 ($64,084) to Office of Emergency Services Specialist, Grade 278 ($64,084) and adopt new class designation and job specification for Office of Emergency Services Specialist, effective August 5, 2007. Allocate one full-time position of Office of Emergency Services Manager, Grade 775, Step 5 ($75,470) and adopt class designation and job specification, effective August 5, 2007.

Resource Management Agency

19.             Approve an Agreement with the Tulare Irrigation District and Styrotek, Inc., for the transfer and conveyance of Class I Water. Authorize the Resource Management Agency and Dennis R. Keller to take necessary actions to comply with the provisions of the Agreement.

20.             Approve an Agreement with the Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District and Frasinetto Farms, for the transfer and conveyance of Class I Water. Authorize the Resource Management Agency and Dennis R. Keller to take necessary actions to comply with the provisions of the Agreement.

21.             Approve the 2007/2008 Transit Agreement with the City of Woodlake to provide service to County residents in the Woodlake Service Area, retroactive to July 1, 2007. Determine that the Board had the authority to enter into the 2007/2008 Transit Agreement with the City of Woodlake, retroactive to July 1, 2007; and that it is in the County's best interest to enter into the Agreement as of that date.

22.             Authorize the filing of Notices of Partial Non-renewal for 16 Land Conservation Contracts as provided in the Williamson Act as follows:

PNR 05-009 - Williamson Act Contract No. 09600, Agriculture Preserve 03324, southeast of Exeter (Lavinder)

PNR 05-012 - Williamson Act Contract No. 13557, Agricultural Preserve 03965, west of Dinuba (Peters)

PNR 05-013 - Williamson Act Contract No. 09249, Agricultural Preserve 03244, south of Terra Bella (Barnett)

PNR 05-017 - Williamson Act Contract No. 03830, Agricultural Preserve 00934, south of Pixley (Williams)

PNR 05-020 - Williamson Act Contract No. 04792, Agricultural Preserve 01475, southwest of Dinuba (Fukushima)

PNR 05-021 - Williamson Act Contract No. 08779, Agricultural Preserve 03064, west of Lindsay (Lewis)

PNR 05-023 - Williamson Act Contract No. 03853, Agricultural Preserve 00895, northwest of Woodlake (Malli)

PNR 05-025 - Williamson Act Contract No. 10310, Agricultural Preserve 03593, north of Lemon Cove (Marks, Fly)

PNR 05-026 - Williamson Act Contract No. 02827, Agriculture Preserve 00330, southwest of Tulare (Wilbur)

PNR 05-027 - Williamson Act Contract No. 06932, Agriculture Preserve 02363, west of Dinuba (Pereschica)

PNR 05-028 - Williamson Act Contract No. 10838, Agriculture Preserve 03678, west of Visalia (Johnson, Correia)

PNR 05-030 - Williamson Act Contract No. 02669, Agriculture Preserve 00270, south of Waukena (Machado)

PNR 05-032 - Williamson Act Contract No. 05116, Ag Preserve 01987, north of Visalia (Macklin)

PNR 06-001 - Williamson Act Contract No. 10122, Ag Preserve 00047, west of Springville (Tallon)

PNR 06-008 - Williamson Act Contract No. 07163, Ag Preserve 02503, west of Lindsay (Bonilla)

PNR 06-011 - Williamson Act Contract No. 01756, Ag Preserve 05646, north of Visalia (Gunn Family Trust)

 

 

 

 

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

23.             Request from County Administrative Officer - Capital Projects to approve an exemption pursuant to Section 15061 (b) (3) of the State of California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines for staff solicitation of proposals and donations for the Mooney Grove comprehensive master plan on the basis that there is no possibility that said activities may have a significant impact on the environment. Direct the County Administrative Officer to execute and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk. Authorize staff to solicit proposals from qualified firms for the completion of a comprehensive multi-phase master plan for Mooney Grove Park. Authorize staff to solicit donations from local government agencies and other parties interested in participating in the development and implementation of a long range master plan for Mooney Grove Park.

24.             Public Comments.

25.             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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Consideration on Tentative Map Number 793 on this agenda

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Number of Potential Cases: 3

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM E

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT

Details

(Government Code Section 54957)

Consider Public Employee Appointment/Employment for the Position of

County Administrative Officer

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Kristin Bennett

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 G

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representatives: Tim Huntley, Kristin Bennett, Jack Hughes

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees

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