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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SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

 

April 8, 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. Proclamation declaring April 8, 2008 as Adult Literacy Day in Tulare County.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

2.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to deny an appeal filed by Linda McClung and uphold the Zoning Administrator's denial of Zone Variance No. PZV 07-028 (ZA) to allow more than the maximum number of animals allowed on a 1.98-acre parcel site located on the west side of Mustang Drive (16433 Mustang Drive) approximately 350 feet north of Palomino Drive, Springville.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 3 through 13)

 

 

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

3.                  Ratify a letter opposing the proposed rail line abandonment of 39.57 miles between Exeter and Jovista, California.

4.                  Ratify Proclamation honoring the Retirement of David M. Liebowitz.

5.                  Reappoint Harvey Bailey to the Tulare County Pest Control District for a term ending April 23, 2012.

District Attorney

6.                  Declare April 13 - 19, 2008 as Victims' Rights Week in Tulare County.

Resource Management Agency

7.                  Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22813 with the Earlimart School District for office space located at 782 E. Washington in the Community of Earlimart to be used by Health and Human Services Agency.

8.                  Approve an amendment to Lease Agreement No. 16693 with Guillon Inc., A California Corporation, that currently provides storage and office space located at 8040 Doe Avenue in Visalia for both Department of Child Support Services and Health and Human Services Agency to: 1) Segregate the areas leased by Department of Child Support Services and the Heath & Human Services Agency into separate Agreements; 2) Provide for certain alterations and deferred maintenance needed by Department of Child Support Services; 3) Increase the amount of rent paid; 4) Extend the term of the Agreement; 5) Allocate overflow parking stalls on Guillon Inc.'s adjacent property for use by Department of Child Support Services; and 6) Provide for the annual prepayment of rents.

9.                  Approve the new Lease Agreement with Guillon Inc., A California Corporation, to provide office space and storage space located at 8040 Doe Avenue in Visalia for the Health and Human Services Agency separate from the Department of Child Support Services.

10.             Approve a Development Plan outlining the goals, organizational structure and implementation schedule for a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) designed for each wastewater treatment facility and sewer lift station for Delft Colony, Tooleville, Traver, El Rancho, Seville, Yettem, Tonyville and Wells Tract Zones of Benefit, all within County Service Areas No. 1 and 2.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

11.             Approve a Development Plan for the Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance District outlining the goals, organizational structure and implementation schedule for a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP).

ADJOURN AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Retirement

12.             Approve reimbursement to Tulare County Employees' Retirement Association Trustees and certain staff for the costs of premiums associated with waivers of recourse for fiduciary liability insurance.

Sheriff/Coroner

13.             Authorize the fixed asset purchase of a replacement mid-size pick-up truck in the amount of $16,000 to be used for the Inmate Programs Division. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

14.             Public Comments.

15.             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).)

Name of Case: Jesus Gonzales et al v. Castro (Tulare County Superior Case No. 07-223552)

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases:

Appeal by Linda McClung of the Zoning Administrator's denial of Zone Variance No. PZV 07-028 (ZA) pertaining to the maximum number of animals allowed on a 1.98-acre parcel site located on the west side of Mustang Drive (16433 Mustang Drive) approximately 350 feet north of Palomino Drive, Springville.

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

The Cities of Dinuba and Tulare dispute the costs incurred by the County to administer the Triple-flip calculations. Dinuba has asked for reimbursement and recalculation of the past two year's fees.

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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 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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