MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

PETE VANDER POEL

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX

District Three

 

J. STEVEN WORTHLEY

District Four

 

MIKE ENNIS - Chairman

District Five

 

 

Board of Supervisors

 

Agenda

 

 

 

 

JEAN M. ROUSSEAU

County Administrator

 

KATHLEEN BALES-LANGE

County Counsel


MICHELLE BALDWIN

Chief Clerk

 

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 636-5000

FAX (559) 733-6898


SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

 

February 1, 2011

 

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 Manuel Jimenez as a recipient of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture 2010 National Extension Diversity Award.

2.                  Receive a presentation from Health and Human Services Agency regarding the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System in Tulare County.

3.                  Presentation from multiple departments who provided emergency services during the local State of Emergency flooding declared last December 21, 2010.

4.                  Public Comments.

5.                  Board of Supervisors matters.

 

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

6.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to approve the California Statewide Communities Development Authority's issuance of tax-exempt revenue obligations through its Housing Bond Program on behalf of Community Preservation Partners, LLC, for the acquisition and rehabilitation of four apartment complexes within Orosi, CA. Approve the resolution regarding the issuance of these bonds.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 7 through 16)

 

 

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

7.                  Ratify the following Proclamations: Honoring H.K. Nelson for his Longstanding Efforts with the Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District; Honoring Michael Threlkeld upon his Retirement from the Tulare Fire Department; Honoring Yvette Botello Cutler-Orosi Chamber of Commerce 2011 Woman of the Year; Honoring Jose Trevino Cutler-Orosi Chamber of Commerce 2011 Man of the Year; and Honoring Cutler Rexall Pharmacy Cutler-Orosi Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business of the Year.

General Services/Property Management

8.                  Accept a portion of the Irrevocable Offer to dedicate real property along the east side of Road 40 south of Avenue 416 near the Kings River that was offered for dedication by Irrevocable Offer to Dedicate Real Property recorded in the Office of the Tulare County Recorder on December 30, 1988 in Volume 4786 Page 614 of Official Records more particularly described as "the East 10 feet of the West 30 feet of the North 365 feet of the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 16, Township 16 South, Range 23 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian." Direct the Clerk of the Board to cause a Certified Copy of the Resolution accepting the Irrevocable Offer of Dedication to be recorded in the Office of the Tulare County Recorder.

 

 

Health & Human Services Agency

9.                  Reaffirm the Declaration of State of Emergency pertaining to flooding set out in Resolution No. 2010-1016 and adopted December 21, 2010.

10.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 24739 with Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross, Inc. to allow Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) Physicians to provide Fee for Service comprehensive health care to eligible individuals under the Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Program (MCMCP), retroactive to January 1, 2011. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendment as of January 1, 2011, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment on that date.

11.             Pursuant to Government Code Section 31000.1, establish the Tulare County Health Advisory Committee. Adopt the By-Laws of the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Health Advisory Committee. Direct the Clerk of the Board to post the list of vacancies in accordance with the Maddy Act.

Human Resources & Development

12.             Ratify and approve a Side Letter of Agreement with the Professional Association of Tulare County Physicians(Bargaining Unit #16), retroactive to January 18, 2011. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as January 18, 2011, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

13.             Ratify and approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Tulare In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and the California United Homecare Workers Union (a joint affiliation of the State, County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union), retroactive to July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2010, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Resource Management Agency

14.             Affirm the Annual Veterans Day Parade to be held during the month of November of each year in the communities of Orosi and Cutler. Affirm the Veterans Day Parade to be an on-going event for future years until such time as conditions of the parade and/or the parade route change.

15.             Affirm the Annual Springville Apple Festival to be held during the month of October of each year in the community of Springville. Affirm the Annual Springville Apple Festival to be an on-going event for future years until such time as conditions of the event change.

16.             FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Bid Opening results for the Visalia Landfill Entrance Facility and Recycling Center.

Contractor

Base Bid

Base + Additive Bid

BMY Construction Group Inc.

$ 1,974,792.00

$ 3,689,569.00

Agee Construction Corporation

$ 2,060,000.00

$ 3,770,000.00

Lewis C. Nelson & Sons, Inc.

$ 2,080,000.00

$ 3,780,000.00

Davis Moreno Construction Inc.

$ 2,100,000.00

$ 4,328,000.00

Granite Construction Inc.

$ 2,103,000.00

$ 3,815,000.00

A. Tiechert & Son

$ 2,140,840.00

$ 3,749,940.00

RJ Berry Jr. Inc.

$ 2,149,100.00

$ 3,916,300.00

Diede Construction Inc.

$ 2,162,000.00

$ 3,898,000.00

Seals Construction Inc.

$ 2,175,000.00

$ 4,061,000.00

Roebbelen Contracting Inc.

$ 2,190,000.00

$ 4,049,000.00

American Paving Co.

$ 2,256,000.00

$ 4,293,000.00

Specialty Construction Inc.

$ 2,260,000.00

$ 4,260,000.00

Lee Paving Inc.

$ 2,365,000.00

$ 4,565,000.00

Emmett's Evacation

$ 2,531,000.00

$ 4,342,000.00

Engineer's Estimate

$ 1,697,710.00

$ 4,526,067.00

 

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

17.             Request from Resource Management Agency to review the eligible uses and options for the expenditure and allocation of a Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) Grant. Provide direction to staff to use all of its NSP3 allocation within the unincorporated area of the County.

18.             Request from the County Administrative Office to accept a report on the Governor's Proposed State Budget for Fiscal Year 2011/2012.

(Closed Session)


 

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

 

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: Atkinson, Beth and Kurt Brackob v. County of Tulare,

Detective William Seymour;

United States District Court Case Number 1:09-CV-00789-OWW-DLB

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property Description: a 30.57 mile line of railroad between Strathmore, CA milepost 268.60 and Jovista, CA milepost 299.17 in Tulare County

Agency Negotiator: Jean Rousseau

Negotiating Parties: Union Pacific Railroad Company

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

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ITEM E

CONSIDER EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS FOR THE POSITIONS OF:

Details

Board Representative and Media Officer

(Government Code Section 54957)

 

 

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Rhonda Sjostrom, Jean Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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