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

 

 

 

 

JEAN ROUSSEAU

County Administrator

 

KATHLEEN BALES-LANGE

County Counsel


MICHELLE BALDWIN

Chief Clerk

 

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October 9, 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. Recognize the Auditor's Office for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Law Library to consider a $3.00 allocation increase to the fee distributed to the Law Library from the Uniform Civil Filing Fees to defray the expenses effective January 1, 2008.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 3 through 14)

 

 

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

3.                  Designate October 21 through October 27, 2007 as "National Save for Retirement Week." Support the goals and ideals of National Save for Retirement Week, including raising public awareness about the importance of adequate retirement savings and the availability of employer-sponsored retirement plans.

Board of Supervisors

4.                  Appoint Scott L. Harris, Primary Member to the Emergency Medical Care Committee to serve at the pleasure of the Board.

5.                  Appoint John Baker, Alternate Ambulance Provider Agency to the Emergency Medical Care Committee to serve at the pleasure of the Board.

6.                  Ratify the following Proclamations: Declaring October 13-21 as Bi-National Health Week in Tulare County; Honoring Maria Hinojosa as the Tulare County Office of Education's School Employee of the Year; Honoring Rick Pence as the Tulare County Office of Education's Teacher of the Year; Honoring Katherine Johnson as the Tulare County Office of Education's Administrator/Manager of the Year; Honoring Dahl Cleek as Latino Peace Officers Association's Man of the Year; and Honoring Susi Picaso as Latino Peace Officers Association's Woman of the Year.

7.                  Certify results of the Special Election of the Third Member of the Tulare County Employees Retirement Board for a term ending December 31, 2007 as follows: Gail Henry - 246 votes; Roland Soltesz - 182 votes; and Sherman Dix - 62 votes. Certify results of the General Election of the Third Member of the Tulare County Employees Retirement Board for a term commencing on January 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2010 as follows: Gail Henry - 242 votes; Roland Soltesz - 173 votes; and Sherman Dix - 69 votes. Direct the Clerk of the Board to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of Alan David Galloway as the Seventh Member of the Tulare County Employees Retirement Board for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2009 since he was the only Safety Member that was duly nominated as a Write-In Candidate for that position. Direct the Clerk of the Board to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of Patricia A. Crawford as the Eighth Member of the Tulare County Employees Retirement Board for a 3-year term commencing on January 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2010 since she was the only Retired Member that was duly nominated for that position. Direct the Clerk of the Board to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of Shirley Van Wormer as the Alternate Retired Member of the Tulare County Employees Retirement Board for a 3-year term commencing on January 1, 2008 and ending on December 31, 2010 since she was the only Alternate Retired Member that was duly nominated as a Write-In Candidate for that position.

County Administrative Office

8.                  Approve and ratify the County Administrative Officer's delegated actions regarding Contracts and Personnel Changes during the month of September 2007.

Health & Human Services Agency

9.                  Introduce and waive the first reading of an Ordinance that repeals Ordinance Code Section 1-21-1005 of Chapter 21 of Part 1 of the Tulare County Ordinance Code and adds Section 1-21-1005 of Chapter 21 of Part 1 to the Tulare County Ordinance Code pertaining to Animal Control Officers; and repeals and adds various sections of Chapter 7 of Part IV to the Tulare County Ordinance Code pertaining to the control of animals. Waive the second reading and adopt the Ordinance on October 30, 2007.

Human Resources & Development

10.             Approve the Side Letter Agreement between the County of Tulare and the Central California Association of Public Employees (CCAPE) concerning compensation for Nurse Practitioner classifications.

Resource Management Agency

11.             Affirm the Annual Veterans Day Parade to be held on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in the communities of Orosi and Cutler.

12.             Ratify and approve the 2007/2008 Transit Agreement with the City of Porterville for providing transit services to County residents in the Porterville Service Area, 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.

13.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22578 with Self -Help Enterprises to adjust the activity budget to include the Infill Housing Construction funds.

 

 

14.             Adopt a Negative Declaration for the Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Notice of Determination. Approve the plans and specifications for the construction of a Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility. Authorize the Chairman to sign the plans. Approve the advertisement of the project. Set the bid opening date for Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

15.             Presentation regarding a new electronic service that will be offered on the Tulare County Library web page called Tutor.com.

16.             Presentation from the Freeze Relief Task Force with an update on the status of the freeze relief efforts. Approve a request from HHSA to rescind the Declaration of Emergency that was adopted January 17, 2007 with Resolution No. 2007-0045.

17.             Request from Sheriff/Coroner to accept grant funding in the amount of $499,266 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to establish the Rural Domestic Violence Program in Tulare County. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Grant Award Agreement. Approve and authorize a Personnel Resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2007/2008 position allocation for the Sheriff's Department, adding two (2) Detectives. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

18.             Request from Resource Management Agency for direction regarding the adoption, pursuant to Government Code Section 65858, as an Urgency Measure, the Interim Ordinance pertaining to the limitation of special use permit approval in the designated buffer zone surrounding Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park for an interim period of time.

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- EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

James Li v. Michael Sheltzer, et al.

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Case No. 1:07-CV-01039-AWI (NEW) TAG

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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: 3

ACS/Restrictions Re: Hiring

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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: 6

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ITEM D-1

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 D-2

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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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: 3

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Significant Exposure to Litigation

No. of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM G

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Jean Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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