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

 

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SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

 

August 14, 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. BizTalk 2007 Business Conference announcement of Keynote Speaker by Stan Simpson and Harlan Hutson.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from County Fire for Fire Hazard Abatement Cost Recovery. Confirm the accounting as modified. Order that the costs as confirmed be recorded in the office of the Tulare County Recorder. Order that the Tulare County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector place such costs on the County tax roll as special assessments against the respective parcels of land.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to hold a Public Hearing recommending the adoption of the Pixley Redevelopment Plan, First Amendment. Consider and approve the mitigation measures outlined in the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Recommend introduction and waiver of the first reading of the Ordinance adopting the Pixley Redevelopment Plan, First Amendment. Recommend waiving the second reading and adopting the Ordinance of the Pixley Redevelopment Plan, First Amendment.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to introduce and waive the first reading of the Ordinance adopting the Pixley Redevelopment Plan, First Amendment. Hold the Public Hearing. Consider and adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration certified by the Tulare County Redevelopment Agency and the report prepared pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 33352. Identify and adopt the mitigation measures outlined in the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Waive the second reading and adopt the Ordinance of the Pixley Redevelopment Plan, First Amendment.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 5 through 16)

 

 

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

5.                  Approve the extension and ratify the agreement with Integrity Systems for computer software and maintenance for the period November 11, 2004 through December 20, 2011.

Board of Supervisors

6.                  Ratify proclamation honoring Bob Felts for his outstanding community service.

Cooperative Extension

7.                  Authorize the submittal of an application to the California Department of Food and Agriculture for grant funds not to exceed $50,000 per year for the Tulare County Weed Management Area Early Detection, Eradication and Containment Projects for Fiscal Years 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.

Health & Human Services Agency

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

9.                  Approve the sole source purchase of a DEXIS Mobile/Forensic Digital X-Ray System for the Tulare County Coroner's Office and Forensic Odontologist in the amount of $30,975 to increase the diagnostic capabilities and provide for dental identification in the field. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

10.             Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the California Endowment's Cover California's Kids Program in the amount of $358,000 to subsidize premiums for the Tulare Healthy Kids 6-18 Program.

11.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19959 with Kaweah Delta Health Care District for the provision of 24-hour medically necessary acute psychiatric inpatient mental health services from Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through 2015. 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.

12.             Ratify and approve an Agreement with California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. in the amount of $385,000 to provide mental health rehabilitation services to Tulare County residents who are severely and persistently mentally disabled, 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.

Human Resources & Development

13.             Amend the Probation Department's probationary period from 13 pay periods (6 months) to 26 pay periods (1 year) for the following classifications: Probation Division Manager, Probation Institutions Supervisor and Supervising Probation Officer.

 

 

 

 

Probation

14.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21681 with Pleasant View School District and an amendment to Agreement No. 21737 with the City of Tulare to provide the services of Probation Officers for the continued operation of the Thunderbolt Delinquency Prevention Program retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendments to the agreements as of July 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

Resource Management Agency

15.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21285 with TAC, LLC (formerly Invensys Building Systems, Inc.) effective September 1, 2007 to terminate the Performance Guarantee aspect of the contract (Article 5). Authorize an amendment to Agreement No. 21756 with TAC, LLC for Support Services to continue the maintenance aspects of the Agreement.

16.             Accept the grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways for the use of a 2001 Jetcraft patrol boat to be used by Lake Patrol and the Sheriff's Department Dive Team on an as needed basis.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

17.             Presentation given by Health and Human Services Agency to approve the Tulare County System Improvement Plan, which is part of Assembly Bill 636, known as California's Child Welfare System Improvement and Accountability Act of 2001 to improve outcomes for children. Authorize the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and Tulare County Probation Department to sign the System Improvement Plan and submit the System Improvement Plan to the California Department of Social Services.

18.             Request from Auditor-Controller to determine that the existing statutory immunities adequately protect members of the Deferred Compensation Committee and this Board, for operation of the Tulare County 457 Deferred Compensation Plan ("Plan") and decisions made by the Deferred Compensation Committee within the scope of its delegated authority from possible claims made by plan participants; or, determine that the existing statutory immunities do not adequately protect members of the Deferred Compensation Committee and this Board. Direct the Committee to purchase fiduciary liability insurance to protect the Deferred Compensation Committee and this Board from Liability for the operation of the Plan.

19.             Public Comments.

20.             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

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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: 4

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Pixley Redevelopment Area, First Amendment - Board of Supervisors

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Pixley Redevelopment Area, First Amendment - Tulare County Redevelopment Agency

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ITEM E

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 F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(c).)

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ITEM G

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT

Details

(Government Code Section 54957)

Consider Public Employee Appointment/Employment for the position of Board Representative I/II

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ITEM H

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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