MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

CONNIE CONWAY Chairman

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

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 733-6271

FAX (559) 733-6898


 

March 11, 2008

 

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 of a Plaque to George Finney for his 42 years of County Service.

2.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation of a Plaque to Mike Milhous for his 37 years of County Service.

3.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation of a Proclamation to the Girl Scouts Golden Valley Council declaring March 1, 2008 "World Thinking Day" in Tulare County.


(Timed Items)

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 10)

 

 

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

4.                  Authorize and approve a revision to Agreement No. 22923 with the United States Department of Agriculture to decrease the grant funding amount by $199,762.80 used for the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Management Program, retroactive to October 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2006, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Authorize the Chairman to execute and sign all grant related documents, subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Board of Supervisors

5.                  Appoint Mayra Rojas to the Housing Authority of the County of Tulare as Tenant Commissioner for a term ending December 18, 2009.

6.                  Ratify the following Proclamations: Honoring Zakaria Alsumari Youth of the Year; Honoring Substation Business of the Year; Honoring Tori Johnson Woman of the Year; Honoring Gregorio Gonzalez Jr. Man of the Year; Honoring Robert Groeber Spirit of Woodlake; Honoring Karla Thompson Youth of the Year; Honoring Judith Vaccaro Lifetime Achievements Award; Honoring Jackie Groeber Spirit of Woodlake; Honoring Exeter Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Gerald Haggard Exeter Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2007; Honoring Ted Macaulay as the Exeter Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year 2007; Honoring Alana Montgomery Exeter Chamber of Commerce Heritage Award 2007; Honoring Bruce Montgomery Exeter Chamber of Commerce Heritage Award 2007; Honoring Garuda International, Inc., J. Roger Matkin as the Recipient of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award 2007; and Honoring Tricia Kirksey as the Exeter Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year 2007.

Probation

7.                  Approve an agreement with the Visalia Reaching Youth to make available at no cost, voluntary non-denominational Protestant/Christian services, bible studies, and one-to-one religious counseling for detained/committed minors located within the Probation Department facilities for the period of March 11, 2008 through June 30, 2008.

8.                  Approve an agreement with the City of Visalia to provide work crew services through the Juvenile Work Program for the period of March 11, 2008 to June 30, 2008.

Resource Management Agency

9.                  Approve the Agreement for Purchase of Property from T.E.C. Doe Properties, a General Partnership, for the Road 80 Widening Project. Authorize the Resource Management Agency Director, or his designee, to open an escrow and sign all documents to facilitate the escrow for this acquisition to be completed within six months of the date of this action. Direct the Auditor to draw a warrant in the amount of $41,000 in favor of Chicago Title Company.

Sheriff/Coroner

10.             Ratify and approve an Operational Agreement for the Tulare County Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Unit under the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team Program, retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreements on July 1, 2007, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreements on that date.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

11.             Recognize the Resource Management Agency/Support Services/Facilities Management Division for receiving the California Counties Facilities Services Association 2007 Award of Excellence.

12.             Request from Resource Management Agency to authorize Pena Disposal Inc., to file a General Plan Amendment application to change the land use designation of approximately 6.71 acres from Residential Reserve to Industrial and the remainder 11.3 acres from Industrial Reserve to Industrial, located at the northeast corner of Avenue 408 and Road 120 in the community of Cutler.

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

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

The People of the State of California v. County of Tulare, County Board of Supervisors;

Real Parties in Interest Sam Etchegaray, Etchegaray Dairies.

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223393

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

National Resources Defense Council v. County of Tulare, et al; Real Parties in Interest Sam Etchegaray, Etchegaray Dairies

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223394

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Troy Randall Hagar v. County of Tulare, et al

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223615

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Kings River Conservation Committee, Valley Advocates v. 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 Number 07-223908

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM F

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

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ITEM G

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

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ITEM H

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM I

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property: 8040 Doe Avenue, Visalia, California

Agency Negotiator: Robert Newby, Jean Rousseau and Phil Souza

Negotiating Parties: Doug Guillon, Guillon, Inc.

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ITEM J

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property: 1819 N. Dinuba Boulevard, Visalia, California

Agency Negotiator: Robert Newby, Jean Rousseau and Phil Souza

Negotiating Parties: Joe & Cora Gong Family Limited Partnership

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ITEM K

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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