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

 

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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November 27, 2007

 

9:00 AM. 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 to the Auditor-Controller's Office for receiving the State Controller's Award for the 2006 State Controller's Report.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to authorize the submittal of a 2007 CDBG PTA application for $35,000 to perform a blight analysis in the communities of Terra Bella, Ducor and Strathmore. Authorize the commitment and expenditure of Community Development and Redevelopment Division funds in the amount of $700 to be used as local match for the PTA application. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the application and accompanying documents. Authorize the County Administrative Officer to act on the County's behalf in all other matters pertaining to the application. Authorize the Chairman of the Board 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.

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management to deny an appeal by Seng and Nina Saephan of General Plan Amendment No. GPA 06-004 and Change of Zone No. PZ 06-006 on a 4.71-acre site located on the northwest corner of State Highway 63 (Road 124) and Avenue 322, north of Visalia.

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to receive comments on the Proposed Negative Declaration for the Avenue 416 and Road 56 Intersection Improvement Project. Direct staff to summarize and respond to comments in the environmental document.

5.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to hold a Public Hearing to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Program Income Funds. Authorize the commitment of $24,000 in CDBG Program Income funds to the 06-STBG-2598 CDBG Grant for Public Works Emergency Assistance. Approve a loan in the amount of $24,000 from the Tulare County CDBG Program Income Fund to the Allensworth Community Services District. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Loan Agreement upon approval as to form by County Counsel. Authorize the County Administrative Officer to act on behalf of the County in all administrative matters pertaining to this agreement. Request the Auditor-Controller to issue warrants.

6.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Resource Management Agency to hold a Public Hearing to approve the Issuance of Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for the Pixley Ethanol LLC Project. Require that the County Administrative Officer/Clerk shall forward a certified copy of the resolution to Bond Counsel.

(Consent Calendar)


CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 7 through 43)

 

 

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.

 

Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

7.                  Ratify and approve an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for providing services in support of the eradication of Japanese Dodder within the County of Tulare, effective 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. Authorize the Chairman to sign Form CCC-307.

8.                  Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an Application for Federal Assistance, effective period December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Cooperative Agreement between the County of Tulare and the United States Department of Agriculture for an area wide Glassy-winged Sharpshooter management program effective December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008. Authorize and empower the Chairman of the Board, pursuant to resolution, to execute and sign all grant related documents, subject to approval of form by County Counsel, necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant projects. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Auditor/Controller

9.                  Establish the 2007-2008 GANN Appropriations Limit for the County of Tulare to be $1,195,171,168.

10.             Review and accept the Certified Statement of Vote as submitted by the Registrar of Voters for those Offices/Measures for which the Board of Supervisors is the governing body.

Board of Supervisors

11.             Reappoint David Kehler as the Full Time County Employee Member to the Deferred Compensation Committee for a term ending November 30, 2011.

12.             Reappoint Rebecca Carr as the Full Time County Employee Member to the Deferred Compensation Committee for a term ending November 30, 2011.


13.             Approve the short-term appointments to Special Districts in Lieu of Election for terms ending December 4, 2009:

COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allensworth Community Services Districts

Ponderosa Community Services District

Shah Saleem, Director

 

 

Linda Bailey, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ducor Community Services District

 

 

 

 

 

Darlene Marie Long, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Cove Fire District

 

 

Strathmore Fire District

 

Darryl Hofer, Commissioner

 

 

William Van Leer, Commissioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Irrigation District

 

 

Porterville Irrigation District

Gregory V. Crosson, Director Division 1

David E. Gisler, Director Division 2

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Borba, Director Division 4

Pixley Irrigation District

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell James Schott, Director Division 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Memorial District

 

 

Ivanhoe Memorial District

 

Bob Sperry, Director Non-Veteran

 

Jeffrey A. Rachal, Director Non Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanhoe Public Utility District

 

Strathmore Public Utility

 

Betty Vicars, Director Seat 5

 

 

Ted H. Iles, Director Seat 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porter Vista Public Utility District

 

Woodville Public Utility District

Bob Sahlberg, Director Seat 5

 

Lupe Romero, Director Seat 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Creek Water District

 

 

 

 

 

Guy Wollenman, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.             Approve the appointments to Special Districts in Lieu of Election for terms ending December 2, 2011:

COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allensworth Community Service District

 

Poplar Community Services District

James Curley, Director

 

 

 

Billy G. Walker, Director

 

 

Nettie M. Morrison, Director

 

 

Frankie Walker, Director

 

Valeria Contreras, Director

 

 

Gloria Calvillo, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine-Sequoia Comm. Services District

 

Sultana Community Services District

Douglas J. Mead, Director

 

 

Norman Schendel, Director

 

Kurt Mauritz Wendelyn, Director

 

 

Shawn Reagan, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ducor Community Services District

 

Teviston Community Services District

Stan Carter, Director

 

 

 

Migdalia M. Vasquez, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Community Services District

 

Three Rivers Comm. Services District

Dorothy M. Keltner, Director

 

 

Dennis S. Mills, Director

 

Augustine Gonzales, Director

 

 

Vincent D. Andrus, Director

 

Bartolo Castro, Director

 

 

 

David L. Mills, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterson Tract Comm. Services District

 

Tipton Community Services District

Danny Holquin, Director

 

 

 

Connie Penrod, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Cardoza, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ponderosa Community Services District

 

Tract 92 Community Services District

John M. Kracik, Director

 

 

 

Thomas D. Peck, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Ray Land, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strathmore Fire District

 

 

Woodlake Fire District

 

Adelaida "Adele" Sanchez

 

 

Heriberto Rodriguez, Commissioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruben M. Urbena, Commissioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaugh Irrigation

 

 

 

Orange Cove Irrigation District

 

Stan Joiner, Director Division 1

 

 

Arlen D. Miller, Director Division 4

 

Virgil Cotter, Director Division 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alta Irrigation District

 

 

 

Pixley Irrigation District

 

Jerry W. Halford, Director Division 3

 

 

Frank Eugene Junio, Director Division 5

Norman Waldner, Director Division 4

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District

 

Porterville Irrigation District

 

Anton G. Caratan, Director Division 4

 

Marvin L. Hughes, Director Division 1

Pete Hronis, Director Division 5

 

 

Robert Saak, Director Division 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ducor Irrigation District

 

 

Saucelito Irrigation District

 

Kenneth Roy Jones, Director

 

 

Lucille N. Demetriff, Director Division 1

Herbert H. Zimmerman, Director

 

 

Mark O. Merritt, Director Division 2

 

Henry Owens, Director

 

 

 

Eric R. Merritt, Director Division 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Irrigation District

 

 

Stone Corral Irrigation

 

David S. Dungan, Director Division 2

 

David D. Dir, Director

 

 

Joseph E. Ferrara, Director Division 3

 

Thomas Runyon, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

David C. Roberts, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanhoe Irrigation District

 

 

Terra Bella Irrigation District

 

Bob Felts, Director

 

 

 

Glen R. Fowler, Director Division 4

 

Craig W. Peltzer, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.M. Smith, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard M. "Dick" Moss, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindmore Irrigation District

 

 

Tulare Irrigation District

 

A. Leroy Spuhler, Director Division 3

 

 

Scott E. Rogers, Director Division 3

 

John A. Arnold, Director Division 5

 

 

Richard S. Borges Jr., Director Division 4

 

 

 

 

 

David Bixler, Director Division 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation

 

 

Vandalia Irrigation District

 

James Robison Williams, Director Division 3

 

Loretta Scranton, Director Division 4

 

Rex Pursell, Director Division 4

 

 

Harrison B. Smith, Director Division 5

Danny Lopez, Director Division 5

 

 

Dennis Laux, Director Division 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Tule River Irrigation District

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Alan Fernandes, Director Division 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Memorial District

 

 

South Tulare County Memorial District

Johnny A. Carr, Director Veteran Seat

 

Jose R. Villalobos, Director Seat 4 Veteran

Leamon H. Smith, Director Veteran Seat

 

Floyd Field, Director Seat 5 Veteran

 

Henry G. Simpson, Director Veteran Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanhoe Memorial District

 

 

Terra Bella Memorial District

 

Maurice Wilson, Director Veteran Seat

 

Juan Lopez, Director Seat 4 Veteran

 

Elmo Haggard, Director Veteran Seat

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Flatt, Director Veteran Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay-Strathmore Memorial District

 

Three Rivers Memorial District

 

John M. Moreno, Director Seat 3 Veteran

 

Shirley Conway, Director Seat 4 Non Vet.

Lynn Harris, Director Seat 4 Non Veteran

 

Robert W. Zapoli, Director Seat 5 Veteran

Michael Stout, Director Seat 5 Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porterville Memorial District

 

 

Woodlake Memorial District

 

Michael K. Rooke, Director Seat 5 Non Vet

 

Viola Faubel, Director Seat 3 Non Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

Lino E. Moran, Director Seat 4 Non Vet.

Sequoia Memorial District

 

 

Bobby Lee Whited, Director Seat 5 Vet.

James M. Gordon, Seat 4 Non Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Jones, Seat 5 Veteran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutler Public Utility District

 

 

Springville Public Utility District

 

Armando Porras, Director Seat 1

 

 

Nancy Bruce, Director Seat 3

 

Robert Rodriguez, Director Seat 2

 

 

Carol A. Brumett, Director Seat 4

 

Javier E. Hernandez, Director Seat 4

 

Michael Corcoran, Direcgtor Seat 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanhoe Public Utility District

 

 

Strathmore Public Utility District

 

Julie Galindo, Director Seat 1

 

 

Rodney J. Sanders, Director Seat 2

 

Victor R. Box, Director Seat 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porter Vista Public Utility District

 

 

Woodville Public Utility District

 

Richard A. Corbit, Director Seat 1

 

 

Armando Lopez, Director Seat 1

 

Albert W. Turner, Director Seat 3

 

 

Kenneth D. Phelps, Director Seat 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANITATION DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Cove Sanitary District

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael C. Lampman, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

William F. Pensar, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atwell Island Water District

 

 

Lewis Creek Water District

 

Douglas W. Jackson, Director

 

 

Clarence Hill, Director

 

 

Monte Mitchell, Director

 

 

 

Jay Edward Murray, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea Pot Dome Water District

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Peltzer, Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Galbraith, Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administrative Office

15.             Certify that the Motor Pool Relocation project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act and direct the Clerk of the Board to file a Notice of Determination with the County Clerk Recorder. Approve the Bid Documents. Authorize staff to advertise for bids.

16.             Approve the Tax Sharing Letter Agreement with the City of Visalia for Two Island Annexations (Tulare Avenue Island Annexation No. 2006-05 and Goshen Avenue Island Annexation No. 2006-06). Authorize the Chairman of the Board to execute the letter agreement.

District Attorney

17.             Accept continued grant funding from the Office of Emergency Services for the Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution Program in the amount of $105,000 with a County match of $35,000 for a total of $140,000 included in the 2007-2008 budget. Approve the Grant Award Agreement and ratify the Chairman's signature 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. Certify that the grant funds received hereunder shall not be used to supplant expenditures controlled by this body.

Health & Human Services Agency

18.             Approve the Organizational Chart implementing the Project Management Unit. Approve the job specification for the position of Division Manager-Project Management. Approve the Personnel Resolution. Development and addition of these positions are to replicate and expand on the Project Management Unit that was so successful in implementing CalWIN and the business process changes that the computer application brought to TulareWORKS. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5th vote)

19.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 20820-A with the California Department of Public Health, for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) that provides assistance to HIV Positive/AIDS clients for AIDS drugs that are not covered by insurance or other means, 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.

20.             Approve a grant application submittal to the Health Resources and Services Administration for the New Access Point, New Grant Competition, targeting the Farmersville Health Care Center service area. Allow the Community Health Center Board to act as the co-applicant to demonstrate public entity compliance with Federal grant requirements under section 330 of the Public Health Services Act. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign a Letter of Support for the Farmersville New Access Point Application.

21.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21903 with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. for the provision of nonexclusive clinical laboratory services for the primary care clinics of Tulare County, 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.

22.             Ratify and approve an agreement with Sterling Security Services to provide security guard services at County facilities as designated, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010. 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.

23.             Ratify and approve the agreement with Visalia Unified School District for a clinical training program for students enrolled in licensed vocational nursing classes, retroactive to October 1, 2007 through October 1, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

24.             Ratify and approve the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Agreement No. 23046 between Blue Cross of California and Affiliates (Blue Cross) and Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), regarding the Tuberculosis (TB) Program and Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) to support TB prevention and control activities, 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.

25.             Approve the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council's (CAPC) request for funding in the amount of $20,000 from the Children's Trust Fund (CTF) that allow for the intervention and treatment; to facilitate training of professionals in the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Resource Management Agency

26.             Initiate proceedings to form Assessment District No. 07-792-VISALIA to pay for the continuing cost of maintaining the storm drainage system improvements located within Subdivision Tract No. 792 in Visalia. Designate the County Engineer as the Engineer for the purpose of these proceedings. Direct the Engineer to prepare and file a report with the Clerk of the Board.

27.             Initiate proceedings to form Assessment District No. 07-767-VISALIA to pay for the continuing cost of maintaining the storm drainage system improvements located within Subdivision Tract No. 767 in Visalia. Designate the County Engineer as the Engineer for the purpose of these proceedings. Direct the Engineer to prepare and file a report with the Clerk of the Board.

28.             Initiate proceedings to form Assessment District No. 07-792R-VISALIA to pay for the continuing cost of maintenance of the public streets and roadways within Subdivision Tract No. 792 located west of the City of Visalia. Designate the County Engineer as the Engineer for the purpose of these proceedings. Direct the Engineer to prepare and file a report with the Clerk of the Board.

29.             Initiate proceedings to form Assessment District No. 07-767R-VISALIA to pay for the continuing cost of maintenance of the public streets and roadways within Subdivision Tract No. 767 located north of the City of Visalia. Designate the County Engineer as the Engineer for the purpose of these proceedings. Direct the Engineer to prepare and file a report with the Clerk of the Board.

30.             Approve the State Program Supplement Agreement No. 034-N with the State of California, Department of Transportation in the amount of $45,000 for cost reimbursement to purchase one hybrid (gasoline-electric) vehicle.

31.             Approve an Agreement with the California Department of Transportation for cost reimbursement to purchase a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Transit bus, Drive Cam Video Security System, and provide operating funds for general expenses of the County transit services. Authorize the Chairman to sign the reimbursement requests upon purchase of the assets.

32.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 19660 between the County of Tulare and Hyde Children Family Partnership II, & David G. Hyde and Shelley Hyde, dba D&S Rentals for office space located at 3500 W. Mineral King, Ste. A, in the City of Visalia. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of August 31, 2007 and that it is in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

33.             Approve an amendment to Sub-License Agreement No. 23124 between the County of Tulare and Comision Honorifica Mexicana Americana Inc. for modification of the consideration option from monthly to quarterly.

34.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22260 with the State of California, Department of Transportation, for a cost increase in the installation of flashing beacons at State Route 43 and Avenue 144.

35.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Porterville, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, Pixley Irrigation District, Porterville Irrigation District, Saucelito Irrigation District, Tea Pot Dome Water District, Terra Bella Irrigation District, Vandalia Irrigation District, Deer Creek & Tule River Authority and the County of Tulare for the preparation of an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the Tule Basin. Proposition 84 which was approved in November 2006 allows the State to sell $5.4 billion in general obligation bonds for safe drinking water, water quality and water supply; flood control; natural resource protection, and park improvements.

36.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Visalia, Exeter Irrigation District, City of Lindsay, Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District, and the County of Tulare for the preparation of an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the Kaweah Basin. Proposition 84 which was approved in November 2006 allows the State to sell $5.4 billion in general obligation bonds for safe drinking water, water quality and water supply; flood control; natural resource protection, and park improvements.

37.             Approve the cooperative agreement with the City of Dinuba for the County to acquire right of way in the City of Dinuba for the Road 80 widening project. Tulare County is the lead agency on the project to widen Road 80 from Avenue 304 (Goshen Avenue) in the City of Visalia to Avenue 416 (El Monte Way) in the City of Dinuba from two to four lanes. Additional right of way is needed to accommodate the road widening. A portion of the project is within the city limits of Dinuba.

38.             Approve the cooperative agreement with the City of Visalia for the County to acquire right of way in the City of Visalia for the Road 80 widening project. Tulare County is the lead agency on the project to widen Road 80 from Avenue 304 (Goshen Avenue) in the City of Visalia to Avenue 416 (El Monte Way) in the City of Dinuba from two to four lanes. Additional right of way is needed to accommodate the road widening. A portion of the project is within the city limit of Visalia.

39.             Adopt the Tulare County Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan.

Sheriff/Coroner

40.             Accept a Grant for $784,153 from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services under the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team Grant (Cal-MMET) Program to continue the Sheriff's Clandestine Lab Enforcement Unit.

41.             Ratify and approve a Memoranda of Agreement for Weed & Seed grant program retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008, with the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, United Way of Tulare County and Jorge Vargas, a professional artist. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreements on October 1, 2007, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into that agreement on that date. Authorize the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5th vote)

42.             Ratify and approve an agreement with United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, retroactive to October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008 to defray the overtime cost for Sheriff's law enforcement personnel in the Narcotics Division participating in designated drug cases. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the Agreement as of October 1, 2007, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

43.             Request from County Administrative Office to introduce and waive the first reading of an Ordinance to amend Section 1-21-1010 and add Section 1-21-1025 to Chapter 21 of Part 1 of the Tulare County Ordinance Code and repeal the current Part VI and adopt a new Part VI of the Tulare County Ordinance Code pertaining to new provisions and reorganization of business license requirements for Junk Dealers, Peddler, Hawkers, Mobile Food Vendors and other Itinerant Vendors, Public Eating Places and Retailers of Aerosol Paint, Large Marker pens, Paint Sticks and Etching Tools. Direct the Clerk to publish the Ordinance summary and post a full copy of the Ordinance in the Office of the Clerk of the Board. Approve the attached personnel resolution adding one (1) Code Compliance Officer to the Resource Management Agency and adding one (1) County Financial Technician III to the Tax Collector's position allocation.

44.             Request from Resource Management Agency to direct staff to accept the application filed by residents of Mehrten Valley to abandon Powell Drive between Fritz Drive and Palm Drive subject to; the applicants executing an indemnification agreement holding the County harmless from any litigation resulting from the Boards action on the abandonment and applicants to be financially responsible for the preparation of the environmental document required by the California Environmental Quality Act.

45.             Request from Resource Management Agency to review the Traffic Engineering staff findings regarding the intersection of Road 36 and Avenue 264 four-way STOP sign request based on a study conducted in accordance with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD). Provide direction to implement one of the following actions: Continue the intersection as a two-way STOP, or pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21354, install a four-way STOP at the intersection of Road 36 and Avenue 264, near the Community of Ivanhoe.

46.             Request from Resource Management Agency to review the Traffic Engineering staff findings regarding the intersection of Road 172 and Avenue 336 four-way STOP sign request based on a study in accordance with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA-MUTCD). Provide direction to implement one of the following actions: Continue the intersection as a two-way STOP, or pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21354, install a four-way STOP at the intersection of Road 172 and Avenue 336, near the Community of Ivanhoe.

47.             Public Comments

48.             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

Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Proposed claim related to motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 20, 2007

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Proposed claim related to motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 20, 2007

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

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(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

William Keenan v. County of Tulare;

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223395

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

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(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Uriah Elijah B., a minor, by and through his Guardian Ad Litem v. County of Tulare;

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-25512

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 3

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM G

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases:

Revenue Bond for Pixley Elthanol Project

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ITEM H

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases:

Appeal RE: Denial of Number General Plan Amendment 06-004 and Change of Zone Number 06-006

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ITEM I

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 3

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ITEM J

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 3

ACS/Restrictions Re: Hiring

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ITEM K

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

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Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (B)(1).)

Number of Potential Cases: 6

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ITEM L

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

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(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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