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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FAX (559) 733-6898


 

August 21, 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 Probation Department to introduce the Department's new drug-detection trained canine, "Leo".

2.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation given by Fire Chief Sunderland regarding the status of Fire Department operations.

3.                  1:30 p.m. Joint Work Study Session with the Board of Supervisors and the Public Facilities Corporation to review and comment on the final draft of the Countywide Preliminary Facility Evaluations and New Civic Center Master Plan.

 

SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Request from County Administrative Office - Capital Projects to select Civic Center site for future Civic Center expansion and consolidation. Direct staff to continue master planning and CEQA activities as required including developing implementation strategies Countywide.

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from County Fire Department to conduct a public hearing 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 Clerk-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.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 5 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-Treasurer/Tax Collector

5.                  Approve the Treasurer/Tax-Collector's Statement of Investment Policy for Fiscal Year 2007/2008.

Board of Supervisors

6.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring Celebrant Singers on the occasion of their 30th Anniversary.

Health & Human Services Agency

7.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21631 with Access Capital Services, Inc., retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009, to provide account collection services for the Health Services Division of Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. 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.

 

 

8.                  Approval of amendment to Agreement No. 21667 with Financial Credit Network, Inc., retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009, to provide account collection services for the Health Services Division of Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency. 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.

9.                  Approve an Agreement with Golden State Health Center, Inc. d.b.a. Sylmar Health and Rehabilitation Center in the amount of $1,000,000, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, to provide stabilization and long-term maintenance for mentally disabled clients. 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.

10.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21706 with Tulare County Superintendent of Schools in the amount of $300,000, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, for the Administration of the More Opportunities for Viable Employment (MOVE) Program that provides relocation of TulareWORKs families to obtain employment outside of Tulare County. 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.

11.             Authorize submittal of an application for and administer the Fiscal Year 2007 State Homeland Security Grant Program Funds in the amount of $824,381, to provide for the emergency preparedness to prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from, threats and/or incidents of all hazards. Authorize the Chairman to sign all grant related documents necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant projects subject to approval of form by County Counsel.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

12.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve and award the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Elite Landscaping, Inc., in the amount of $1,573,500. Authorize the Chairman to sign the contract upon receipt of certificates of insurance, bonds and contracts after review and approval as to form by County Counsel and evidence that the contractor possesses a valid State contractor's license. Allow funds for contingencies of 5% of the contract amount, or $78,675, to cover the cost of unexpected construction conditions. Approve the Proposition 40 Per Capita Grant Project for the renovations and upgrades of the Irrigation Systems at Mooney Grove Park. Approve an exemption pursuant to section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on the basis that the renovation is the replacement of an existing system, and involves negligible or no expansion of an existing use. Authorize the Chairman to sign the California State Parks' California Environmental Quality Act Compliance Certification Form.

13.             Public Comments.

14.             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

CONSIDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT

FOR THE POSITION OF:

Details

County Administrative Officer

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Kings River Conservation Committee, Valley Advocates vs. County of Tulare et al,

(Real Parties in Interest David Rosenbaum and Beatrice Rosenbaum, Riverland Real Property Investment, Inc. et al),

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 07-223908

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

City of Dinuba, et al. vs. County of Tulare et al, California Supreme Court

Case No. S143326, California Fifth District Court of Appeal Case No. F046252,

Tulare County Superior Court No. 03-205854

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Romans v. White, et al.,

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 06-221062

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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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Number of Potential Cases: 3

ACS Contracts/Restrictions Re: Hiring

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ITEM G

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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