MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

PETE VANDER POEL

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX - Chairman

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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Visalia, CA 93291

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FAX (559) 733-6898


SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

 

March 3, 2009

 

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 with a total of fifteen (15) minutes allotted for the Public Comment Period. At all times, please use the microphone and state your name and address for the record.


(Public Comment Period)

 

1.                  Recognize the Peace Corps on its 48th Anniversary.

2.                  Public Comments.

3.                  Board of Supervisors matters.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the County Fire Department to confirm the accounting as modified for Fire Hazard Abatement Cost Recovery. Order that the costs, as confirmed, be recorded in the office of the Tulare County Clerk-Recorder. Order that the Tulare County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector place such costs on the County Tax Roll as special assessments against the respective parcels of land.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 5 through ##)

 

 

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

5.                  Reappoint Steven Tree to the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee, Alternate Mutually Selected Member for a term ending June 30, 2011.

6.                  Approve the Step Up Youth Activities Grant contracts with the following non-profit organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California, Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias, Boys and Girls Club of Tulare County, Community Services and Employment Training, Cutler-Orosi Community for Youth Foundation, Proteus, Inc., Pro-Youth/HEART, Self-Help Enterprises, Tulare Athletic Boxing Club, Tulare County Youth for Christ, Tulare County Sheriff's Police Activities League, Visalia Police Activities League, and Young Life.

County Counsel

7.                  Approve changes in designated positions and disclosure categories in the County Conflict of Interest Code as recommended by County departments and agencies.

Health & Human Services Agency

8.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with First 5 Tulare County for Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency to provide a Children's Dental Disease Prevention Program to conduct oral and health screenings for school children from preschool through sixth grade, retroactive to September 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of September 1, 2008 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

 

9.                  Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22423, which is the sub-agreement between Proteus, Inc. and Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency to provide prevention services to youth throughout Tulare County aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy, retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2008 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

Resource Management Agency

10.             Approve the Measure R Program Supplement to Tulare County/Tulare County Transportation Authority Cooperative Agreement for Phase I of the Mooney Grove Park Bike and Trail Project in the amount of $425,000 to construct a bridge over Cameron Creek.

11.             Approve the designation of STOP T-intersections, in accordance with Section 21354 of the California Vehicle Code, at Avenue 70 at Road 256, near the community of Ducor and Avenue 276 at Road 100, south of the City of Visalia. Authorize the installation of STOP signs on the westbound lane of Avenue 70 at Road 256 and on the eastbound lane of Avenue 276 at Road 100.

12.             Authorize participation in a joint application for Enterprise Zone Designation with the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

13.             Ratify and approve the Grant Agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the County for the FAA Airport Improvement Program Grant to fund the prior excess administration design engineering costs and preparation of new bid documents for the Sequoia Field Airport Taxiway Rehabilitation Project. Find that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors had authority to enter into the Grant Agreement as of February 24, 2009 and it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Authorize the Resource Management Agency Director, or his Designee, to execute all grant documents necessary to secure grant funds, reimbursements and implement the approved grant project. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Sheriff/Coroner

14.             Approve the fixed-asset purchase of one police service dog in the amount of $6,142. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

15.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22690 with Cutler-Orosi Unified School District for campus law enforcement services, retroactive to February 9, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed amendment as of February 9, 2009, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment on that date.

16.             Ratify and approve amendments to Agreement No. 22949, 22950, 22951 and 22952 with Alpaugh Unified School District, Earlimart School District, Pixley School District and Tipton Elementary School for campus law enforcement services, retroactive to January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed amendments as of January 1, 2009, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendments on that date.

17.             Ratify and approve an agreement with the City of Exeter to provide emergency dispatch services for Exeter Police Department during daytime hours Monday through Friday from December 15, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the agreement on December 15, 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

 

18.             Receive a presentation from the Health and Human Services Agency regarding the AlertTC Notification System.

19.             Receive a presentation from the Auditor-Controller regarding an update on Tulare County Cash Flow.

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Fire hazard abatement cost recovery - accounting for costs, recording, and placing on tax roll as special assessments against respective parcels of land. Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item, March 3, 2009.

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Name of Case: County of Tulare v. City of Tulare, et al

Tulare County Superior Court Case Number 09-231275

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Name of Case: County of Sacramento v. State of California, et al

Case Number Pending

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).)

Name of Case: County of Tulare v. Judicial Council of California, et al

Sacramento County Superior Court Case Number 07AS00376

Third District Court of Appeals Case Number C060856

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 3

The cities of Dinuba, Tulare and Farmersville are contemplating filing suit against the County for issues related to the Triple Flip tax issues.

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

The City of Visalia is contemplating filing suit against the County for issues related to the Triple Flip tax issues.

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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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Sitting as the Tulare County IHSS Public Authority Board

ITEM H

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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