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

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Visalia, CA 93291

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FAX (559) 733-6898


April 12, 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 Gary Edde upon his retirement from the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder's Office for his 36 years of County service.

2.                  Proclaim April 12, 2011 as Adult Literacy Day in Tulare County.

3.                  Service Award Presentations

DISTRICT 1 - Supervisor Allen Ishida

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Roseann Bean

Sheriff's Department

15

Michael Giefer

Sheriff's Department

15

Greg Gomez

Information Technology

15

Pam Weller

Information Technology

15

Marvin Clark

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

20

Alan Knight

Sheriff's Department

20

Teresa Saucedo

County Counsel

25

Kevin Bohl

District Attorney

30

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2 - Supervisor Pete Vander Poel

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Edna Blackhurst

Co-operative Extension

15

Melodee Haney

Probation Department

20

Patricia McCurry

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

20

Sherry Franco

Child Support Services Dept

30

Greg Dunbar

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

35

Ken Swearingen

Assessor

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 3 - Supervisor Phillip Cox

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Abel Bejarano

Sheriff's Department

15

Dennis Bonwell

Probation Department

15

Michelle Bonwell

Probation Department

15

Judy Chapman

County Counsel

15

David De La Cruz

Sheriff's Department

15

John Hernandez

Information Technology

15

Elsa Mejia

Sheriff's Department

15

Brian Parks

Information Technology

15

Carol Pightling

County Administration Office

15

David Rendahl

Public Defender

15

Katherine Rodriguez

Sheriff's Department

15

Connie Sartuche

Probation Department

15

Linda Cantu

Assessor-Clerk/Recorder

20

Bobette Cotta

Sheriff's Department

20

Jay Jones

Information Technology

20

Phil Kelly

Probation Department

20

Carol Laird

County Counsel

20

Angela Rose

Information Technology

20

Sally Vanciel

Probation Department

20

Judy Wiens

Human Resources & Development

20

Marsh Carter

Sheriff's Department

25

Evelyn Smethers

Human Resources & Development

25

Diane Stie

Child Support Services Dept

25

Gerald Westbrook

Assessor

25

Harold Wood

County Counsel

25

Thomas Wright

Sheriff's Department

25

Wynona Byer

Sheriff's Department

30

Margie Flores

Auditor/Tax Collector

30

Christine Olvera

Probation Department

30

Gary Edde

Assessor

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 4 - Supervisor Steven Worthley

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

David Billhimer

CAO/Capital Projects/Facilities

15

Jennifer Brown

Probation Department

15

Rebecca Weber

Child Support Services Dept

15

Dan Bigham

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

20

Sandra Burnitzki

Child Support Services Dept

20

Carol Harland

Child Support Services Dept

20

Sylvia Olsen

County Counsel

20

Gary Chambers

Sheriff's Department

25

Nora Barrera

Assessor-Clerk/Recorder

35

Jim Hinesly

Sheriff's Department

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 5 - Chairman Mike Ennis

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Joseph Cox

Sheriff's Department

15

Melody Flores

District Attorney

15

George Luna

Probation Department

15

Karma Wilbourn

Probation Department

15

Donna Ellis

County Library

20

Eleanor Westmoreland

Information Technology

20

David Gould

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

40

 

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 15999 Ave. 327, L.P., for the acquisition, construction, and development of a 72-unit multifamily rental housing project within Ivanhoe, CA. Approve the resolution regarding the issuance of these bonds.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 7 through 26)

 

 

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

7.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in the amount of $94,424 for collection and data processing of pesticide use reports required by the Food Safety Act of 1989, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

8.                  Approve additional funding for unclaimed gas tax payment of $71,970 and an additional Pesticide Mill Assessment payment of $181,558 from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Approve the vehicle capital asset purchase for replacement vehicles in the amount of $253,528. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote required)

Board of Supervisors

9.                  Reappoint Cameron Hamilton to the Tulare County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee as a Mutually Selected Member for a term ending June 30, 2012.

10.             Appoint Ed Needham to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District-Citizens Advisory Committee as Industry/Agriculture -Alternate for a term ending January 31, 2012.

11.             Appoint Gloria I. Court to the Community Health Center Board, Mental Health Position for a term ending April 18, 2014.

County Administrative Office

12.             Approve sending a letter of support for H.R. 758 (Nunes) which would amend the Act popularly known as the "Antiquities Act of 1906" to require revised procedures for designating national monuments, including a public hearing requirement, an impact assessment, and Congressional approval. Approve sending a letter of support for H.R. 759 (Nunes) which would require the Director of National Drug Control Policy to develop a Federal Lands Counter Drug Strategy, including identification of required resources, to submit to Congress once every two years. Approve sending a letter of support for H.R. 760 (Nunes) which would authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to designate certain parts of California's San Joaquin Valley as a rural area for purposes of programs under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

Capital Projects

13.             Accept the Fleet Services Phase 2 Build Out Project as a completed project. Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign the Notice of Completion for the subject project. Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to record the Notice of Completion for the subject project with the office of the Tulare County Recorder.

14.             FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Bid opening results for the Bob Wiley Detention Facility Chiller Installation Project.

CONTRACTOR

BID AMOUNT

Emcor - Mesa Energy

$60,840

American, Inc.

$67,670

 

 

Engineer's Estimate

$125,000

 

District Attorney

15.             Declare the week of April 10 through April 16, 2011 as Victim's RIght Week in Tulare County.

General Services

16.             Accept the Chevron Energy Solutions Bob Wiley & Adult Pre-Trial Detention Facilities Energy Improvement Project as a completed project. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Notice of Completion. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Certificate of Final Completion. Direct the Clerk of the Board to record the Notice of Completion for the subject project with the office of the Tulare County Recorder.

Information Technology

17.             Approve purchase from Bear Data Systems, Inc., for licenses and maintenance support for Websense in the amount of $118,280, retroactive to April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed purchase as of April 1, 2011 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the purchase on that date.

18.             Approve the purchase from CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. to provide maintenance support for CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. 3.x Advantage financial system in the amount of $213,147.40, retroactive to April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed purchase as of April 1, 2011, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the purchase on that date.

Resource Management Agency

19.             Affirm the Annual Hungry Buzzard Bike Race to be held during the month of May of each year in the City of Visalia. Affirm the Hungry Buzzard Bike Race to be an on-going event for future years until such time as conditions of the event and/or the event route change.

20.             Approve the Measure R Program Supplement to Cooperative Agreement for the Avenue 416 from Road 32 to Road 56 Widening Project in the amount of $16,996,409.

Sheriff/Coroner

21.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 23119 with United States Army Corps of Engineers for law enforcement services at Kaweah Lake Recreation Area.

22.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Tulare County Sheriff's Department and the State of California Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) Program for the period of June 15, 2011 through October 30, 2011.

23.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 23051 with United States Forest Service (USFS) to provide law enforcement services on Forest Service land, in the amount of $50,000, retroactive to October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2010, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

24.             Ratify and approve an amendment to Agreement No. 23050 with the United States Forest Service (USFS) for operations to suppress manufacturing and trafficking of controlled substances on or affecting National Forest Services land, in the amount of $32,000, retroactive to October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of October 1, 2010, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

25.             Authorize the submission of an online application for up to $500,000 from the United States Department of Justice for the Fiscal Year 2011 SMART Policing Initiative Grant Program.

Superior Court

26.             Proclaim May 9-13, 2011 as Juror Appreciation Week in Tulare County.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

27.             Request from the County Administrative Office to consider, modify as needed, and approve the response to the Tulare County Grand Jury 2010/2011 Interim Report - Excessive Mail Cost. Authorize the Chairman to sign the response letter.

28.             Authorize the continuance of the temporary receivership for the Seville Water Company for an additional 24 months until June 30, 2013 subject to the same terms and conditions as enumerated as items 1 through 11 inclusive in the Order Granting Petition for Appointment of Receiver dated June 11, 2009.

(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 - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Next Item(s) Sitting as...

ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)]

Name of Case: Michael Scott vs. County of Tulare

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Number ADJ-1817385

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)]

Name of Case: Martha Alaniz-Akin vs. County of Tulare

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Numbers: ADJ-1834821, ADJ-4457493, ADJ-2969643 ADJ-1780086, ADJ-240049

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)]

Name of Case: Kevin Elium (Deceased) vs. County of Tulare

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Number ADJ-501511

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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: Rhonda Sjostrom, Jean Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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