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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Visalia, CA 93291

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FAX (559) 733-6898


SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY,

 

August 7, 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. Presentation given by the Workforce Investment Department regarding the 2007 Career Connection Summer Youth Project.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency asking that the Board provide direction to staff regarding the appeal filed by Mangano Homes for Planning Commission's denial of Planned Development No. PD 07-001 and Tentative Map for Tract 774, for a single family residential subdivision of 113 acres into 176 residential lots, two common area lots and one public facility lot, located east of the intersection of Road 124 and Liberty Avenue (Avenue 124) south of Visalia.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 3 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.

 

 

 

Auditor-Controller/Registrar of Voters

3.                  Approve an agreement between Springville Memorial District and County of Tulare to collect and distribute special taxes/assessments on the Secured property tax roll.

Board of Supervisors

4.                  Ratify Proclamation declaring August 6-12, 2007 Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Tulare County.

Health & Human Services Agency

5.                  Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21965 with Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. (ART) d.b.a. BAART in the amount of $1,155,948 for the provision of a Drug/Medi-Cal and Drug/Medi-Cal Perinatal Methadone Maintenance Program, retroactive from 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.

6.                  Ratify and approve an Agreement with Family Services of Tulare County, Inc. in the amount of $165,500 to provide a community-based Family Preservation, Family Support, and Family Reunification Program, 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.


 

7.                  Approve and authorize the submission of an application to the California Office of County Health Services for California Healthcare for Indigents Program (CHIP) Funding for Fiscal Year 2007/2008 to help finance the delivery of health care to low-income individuals not otherwise eligible for State or Federally sponsored assistance.

Resource Management Agency

8.                  Authorize the submittal of an application to the Department of Housing and Community Development, in response to the 2007 Notice of Funding Availability, for an allocation of funds not to exceed $800,000 of Home Investment Partnerships Program funds to implement an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program in the unincorporated communities of Tulare County. Authorize the waiver of building permit fees in the amount of $12,000 which is consistent with the County's Adopted Housing Element Program. Agree that, if the application for funding is approved, the County hereby agrees to use HOME funds for eligible activities in the manner presented in its application as approved by Housing and Community Development and in accordance with the statutes and regulations cited above. 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 application, the Standard Agreement, subject to County Counsel approval as to form, and any and all other documents or instruments necessary or required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or Housing and Community Development for participation in the HOME Program. Adopt HOME Housing Rehabilitation Participation Guidelines for use in administering the HOME Program.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

9.                  Authorize the commitment of Tulare County Redevelopment Agency Housing Set-aside funds in the amount of $30,000 to be provided by the Earlimart budget RE4-RE4-2000 ($20,000) and Pixley budget RP4-RP4-2000 ($10,000), as local leverage for the 2007 Home Investment Partnerships Program grant application, which, if funded, would rehabilitate approximately seven (7) substandard residences fo income-eligible households in the unincorporated communities of Tulare County. Find that leveraging financial resources to achieve the greatest return possible for these communities: (a) is consistent with the adopted Affordable Housing Components of the Redevelopment Plans for areas mentioned above; (b) implements the affected redevelopment plans by assisting in the eradication of blight caused by vacant or empty lots, and deteriorated and dilapidated housing units; and (c) is consistent with the affected implementation plans adopted pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 33490. Find that there is no other reasonable available means of financing local match/leverage, and that the County does not have available funding for this purpose.

10.             Consider and adopt the Preliminary Report for the Pixley Redevelopment Project Area Redevelopment Plan Amendment.


 

11.             Accept the donation of a modular office building from the Richgrove Community Services District to be used as a classroom and office for the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency's Construction Trades Training Program at Sequoia Field Airport.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

12.             Request from the Auditor-Controller/ Registrar of Voters to approve the Special District Candidate Statement Regulations and Printing Fees for the November 6, 2007 Consolidated Districts Election. Require each candidate filing a statement to pay in advance the estimated cost. The estimated fees will be adjusted to actual upon completion of the election. Candidates will be refunded or billed for the difference. Limit each Candidate's Statement to no more than 200 words for Special Districts.

13.             Authorize the formation of an assessment district for the Three Rivers Community Services District as required by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for the upgrade of an aging water system. Approve the proposed resolution of intention for the Three Rivers Community Services District. Approve the plat or map showing the boundary line for the proposed assessment district for the Three Rivers Community Services District.

14.             Public Comments.

15.             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).)

Hager vs. County of Tulare, et al.,

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223615

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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:

Appeal by Mangano Homes RE: PD 07-001 and Tentative Map Number 774

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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: 4

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ITEM D

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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