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

 

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March 18, 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. 2008 Calendar Art Presentation with student winners presented by Patricia Stever, Tulare County Farm Bureau. Recognize March 16-22, 2008 as National Ag Week.


 

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 2 through 8)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors

2.                  Ratify the following Proclamations: Honoring Douglass Stewart Farmersville Fire Department Volunteer of the Year 2007; Honoring Scott Shade Farmersville Police Department Officer of the Year 2007; Honoring Bill Phillips Exeter Police Department Officer of the Year 2007; Honoring Kyrie Hubbard Exeter Fire Department Firefighter of the Year 2007; Honoring Ben Iosefa California Highway Patrol Officer of the Year 2007; Honoring James Howell Tulare County Sheriff's Department Officer of the Year 2007; and Honoring Jeff Smith Tulare County Fire Department Officer of the Year 2007.

Fire Department

3.                  Approve the deletion of the Three Rivers Fire Station location at 40900 Highway 190 as a designated Safe Baby Surrender Site. Approve the designation of Three Rivers Fire Station #14 at 41412 South Fork Drive, Three Rivers as a Safe Baby Surrender Site. Approve the designation of Lemon Cove Fire Station #13 at 32490 Highway 198, Lemon Cove as a Safe Baby Surrender Site.

Probation

4.                  Approve an agreement with the Tulare County Office of Education, Reconnecting Youth Program in an amount not to exceed $8,081 to provide services to detained youth for the period of March 18, 2008 through June 30, 2008.

Resource Management Agency

5.                  Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), Targeted Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Incentive, in the amount of $175,000 for the overlay of Avenue 256 from Road 116 (State Route 63) to Road 140. Authorize the Chairman to sign all grant related documents, subject to County Counsel approval to form.

6.                  Limit the number of vehicles to a maximum of 650 in Mooney Grove Park on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Close the parking lot at Government Plaza on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. Post signs at Mooney Grove Park on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008 with the following language: "Anyone exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be removed from the park."

 

Sheriff/Coroner

7.                  Acknowledge and accept a monetary donation of $4,000 from Friends of Tulare County designated for the Sheriff's Search & Rescue Unit.

8.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, retroactive to January 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the Agreement as of January 1, 2008, 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

 

9.                  Public Comments.

10.             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)]

Jesus Gonzales et al, v. Castro

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223552

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)]

Troy Randall Hager v. County of Tulare et al

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 07-223615

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ITEM C

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 D

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 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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