MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

PETE VANDER POEL -Chairman

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX -Vice Chairman

District Three

 

J. STEVEN WORTHLEY

District Four

 

MIKE ENNIS

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


 

May 7, 2013

 

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 Joe Takemoto, Resource Management Agency upon his retirement for his many years of County service.

2.                  Present Proclamation recognizing May 2013 as Community Action Month in Tulare County.

3.                  Request from Health and Human Services Agency to adopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of May 2013 as "Mental Health Awareness Month" in Tulare County.

4.                  Present Proclamation recognizing May 9th as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Tulare County.

5.                  Presentation from the Leadership Visalia Class of 2012/2013 regarding the Fingerprint Visalia Project. Present Proclamation recognizing May 2013 as National Missing Children's Month in Tulare County.

6.                  Service Award Presentations.

DISTRICT 1 - Supervisor Allen Ishida

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Sue Curtis

Child Support Services

15

Tammy Wightman

County Counsel

15

Patricia Myers

Child Support Services

20

Tony Boland

Resource Management Agency

25

James Fansett

Sheriff's Department

25

David Mello

Resource Management Agency

25

Robin Skiles

Sheriff's Department

25

Joe Takemoto

Resource Management Agency

40

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2 - Chairman Pete Vander Poel

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Sheryl Pasalakis

Probation

15

Diane Renteria

Assessor-Clerk/Recorder

20

Diane Alonzo

Tulare County Fire

25

Dane Clark

Probation

25

Nelda Sell

Resource Management Agency

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 3 - Supervisor Phil Cox

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Dina Antunovich

Probation

15

Brian Boudakian

Information Technology

15

Lori Garcia

Sheriff's Department

15

Mark Gist

Sheriff's Department

15

Marciano Gonzalez

Probation

15

Sheila Michael

Child Support Services

15

Sandra Mendoza

Child Support Services

20

Clint Sims

County Counsel

25

Linda Skoglund

Human Resources & Development

25

Kathleen Walker

Public Defender

25

Maryann Berumen-Loza

Probation

30

Joe DeRose

Probation

35

Christie Myer

Probation

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT 4 - Supervisor Steve Worthley

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Cheryl Cereghino

Sheriff's Department

15

Tom Guinn

Sheriff's Department

20

Roger Keller

Probation

20

 

 

 

DISTRICT 5 - Supervisor Mike Ennis

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Paula Keeney

Sheriff's Department

15

Alexander Remigio

Child Support Services

15

Mike Boudreaux

Sheriff's Department

25

Joseph Campos

Sheriff's Department

25

Scott O'Neill

Sheriff's Department

25

 

7.                  Public Comments.

8.                  Board of Supervisors matters.

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

9.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to approve the Agricultural Preserve Diminishment No. PAD 11-001 for the diminishment of a portion of Agricultural Preserve No. 2272, a total of 640 acres in two parcels owned by Atwell Island Water District, located 1.5 miles northeast of the intersection of Road 40 and County Line Avenue, 4.5 miles south of Alpaugh. Approve the Categorical Exemption consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines, pursuant to Title 14 California Code of Regulations, Section 15305, Class 5, pertaining to Minor Alterations to Land Use Limitations that do not result in changes in land use or density; and General Rule Exemption, Section 15061 (b) (3) and direct the Environmental Assessment Officer to file the Notice of Exemption with the Tulare County Clerk.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 10 through 17)

 

 

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

10.             Ratify a Proclamation honoring the City of Lindsay on its 40th Anniversary as an Ono Sister City.

County Administrative Office

11.             Approve sending a letter of opposition to SCA 11 (Hancock), which would lower the voter approval threshold for special taxes to 55 percent, and SCA 8 (Corbett) and SCA 9 (Corbet), which would lower the threshold for special taxes to 55 percent for transportation and community and economic development projects respectively.

12.             Proclaim May 13-17, 2013 as Juror Appreciation Week in Tulare County.

Health & Human Services Agency

13.             Approve the agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/California Correctional Health Care Services in an amount not to exceed $9,000 for the TulareCare Low Income Health Program, retroactive from March 15, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of March 15, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

14.             Ratify and approve the signature of the Chairman of the Board on an agreement with Tulare Community Health Clinic to allow Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), Visalia Health Center Pharmacy, to become a contract pharmacy to dispense medication at 340B pricing to clients enrolled in TulareCare, the Low Income Health Program, retroactive to April 15, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into this Agreement as of April 15, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

Information & Communications Technology

15.             Approve the renewal with AutoMon, LLC in an amount not to exceed $104,582 to provide maintenance and support for Caseload Explorer for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Resource Management Agency

16.             Approve the Plans, Special Provisions, Proposal and Contract for construction of pedestrian improvements in the Main Street Transportation Enhancement Project in the community of Pixley, subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel. Authorize the Chairman to sign the plans. Approve the advertisement of the Main Street Transportation Enhancement Project. Set the bid opening date for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

17.             Approve an agreement with Fresno County for inspection services at two Tulare County owned open pit surface mines. Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement, subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel.

(Items Not Timed)

 

 

(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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2)]

Number of Potential Cases: 2

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

[Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1)]

Name of Case: Jeremy Rocha vs. County of Tulare, Deputy Gabriel Macias

Tulare County Superior Court Case No. 13-251547

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2)]

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Application for Leave to Present Late Claim filed by the claimant Timothy Lee Johnson

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Jeff Cardell, Jean Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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