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

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 636-5000

FAX (559) 733-6898


SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

 

 

July 23, 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.                  Presentation given by the Agricultural/Commissioner Sealer regarding the 2012 Tulare County Agriculture Crop.

2.                  Public Comments.

3.                  Board of Supervisors Matters.


 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to consider and approve the placement of County Service Area No. 1 and County Service Area No. 2 delinquent sewer and water service fees, delinquent penalties and Auditor's collection charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll.

5.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to consider and approve the placement of Seville Water Company delinquent water service fees, delinquent penalties and Auditor's collection charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

6.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to consider and approve the placement of Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance District delinquent sewer service charges, delinquent penalties and Auditor's collection charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll.

ADJOURN AS THE TERRA BELLA SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICT AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Solid Waste Department to consider applications for Refuse Hauling Licenses for Area D and Area E from Mid Valley Disposal. Approve the applications for Refuse Hauling Licenses for Area D and Area E from Mid Valley Disposal. Direct the Tax Collector to collect the fee and issue the licenses to Mid Valley Disposal for Area D and Area E.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 8 through 20)

 

 

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

8.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for providing State subvention in the amount of $34,999 to offset costs of providing Nursery inspection services, retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed Agreement as of July 1, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

Capital Projects and Facilities

9.                  Award the contract for the Youth Facility Roofing Project at 11150 Avenue 368, Visalia to the lowest responsible bidder, Cool Roofing Systems, Inc., 1286 Dupont Court, Manteca, CA 95336, in the amount of $196,000.00. Authorize the Chairman to sign the construction agreement upon receipt of certificates of insurance, bonds, license verification and contract, subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel.

County Administrative Office

10.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21234 with First 5 Tulare County to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2014 for support services, retroactive to July 1, 2013. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

Health & Human Services Agency

11.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 24080 with the Department of Health Care Services for the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program, retroactive to June 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendment as of June 1, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment on that date.

12.             Approve an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Public Health Associate Program from July 23, 2013 through July 8, 2015.

13.             Approve the Low Income Health Program Federal Funds Claiming Agreement with Tulare Local Health Care District for the TulareCare Low Income Health Program, retroactive to 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.             Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Tulare County and Visalia Breakfast Rotary Community Support Association for the donation and dissemination of Automated External Defibrillators into the community.

Human Resources & Development

15.             Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Tulare and the District Attorneys Criminal Investigators Association of Tulare County, Bargaining Unit 22.

16.             Approve the adoption of changes in the terms and conditions of employment for employees in Unit 2- Crafts/Trades.

Resource Management Agency

17.             Approve the submission of the grant application to the Highway Safety Improvement Program for Avenue 152 Corridor Improvements in the amount of $1,500,000. Authorize the Assistant Director - Public Works to sign the grant application.

18.             Approve the submission of the grant application to the Highway Safety Improvement Program for Various Intersection Improvements in the amount of $1,500,000. Authorize the Assistant Director - Public Works to sign the grant application.

Sheriff/Coroner

19.             Approve an agreement with the Visalia Unified School District for the Sheriff to provide a School Resource Officer at Charter Alternatives Academy from August 15, 2013 through June 6, 2014. The agreement does not apply to the district's Christmas vacation period of December 23, 2013 to January 10, 2014.

20.             Approve an agreement with Microcorre Diagnostic Laboratory in the amount of $264,000 to provide pathology services for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of July 1, 2013, 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

 

21.             Request from the County Administrative Office to consider, modify as needed, and approve the response to the Tulare County Grand Jury 2012/13 Final Report regarding the report entitled, "Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility." Authorize the Chairman to sign the response letter.

22.             Request from the County Adminstration Office to approve sending a Letter of Position for the 2014 Water Bond.

23.             Request from the Resource Management Agency to receive a report regarding the protest letters received protesting the user fee increase proposed for the El Rancho Sewer, Delft Colony Sewer, Tonyville Sewer, Tooleville Sewer, Yettem Sewer, Wells Tract Sewer and Wells Tract Water zones of benefit in County Service Areas 1 and 2. Acknowledge that a written protest against the proposed user fee increase was received from a majority of the owners/tenants of the properties affected by the proposed user fee increase in the El Rancho Sewer, Tonyville Sewer, Tooleville Sewer, Wells Tract Sewer and Wells Tract Water zones of benefit. Approve the user fees with no change in the user fees that were adopted on August 14, 2012 as Resolution No. 2012-0662 for El Rancho Sewer, Tonyville Sewer, Tooleville Sewer, Wells Tract Sewer and Wells Tract Water zones of benefit.

24.             Presentation given by Resource Management Agency regarding the accomplishments of the Planning Branch during Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

(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: 1

Request from Resource Management Agency to consider the placement of County Service Area Number 1 and County Service Area Number 2 Delinquent Sewer and Water Service Fees, Delinquent Penalties and Auditor's Collection Charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing July 23, 2013

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Request from Resource Management Agency to consider the placement of Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance District Delinquent Sewer Service Charges, Delinquent Penalties and Auditor's Collection Charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing July 23, 2013

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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

Request from Resource Management Agency to consider the placement of Seville Water Company Delinquent Water Service Fees, Delinquent Penalties and Auditor's Collection Charges on the 2013/2014 Tax Roll

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing July 23, 2013

 

 

 

 

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 2

A Public Hearing to Consider Applications for Refuse Hauling Licenses for Areas D and E from Mid-Valley Disposal

Board of Supervisors Agenda July 23, 2013

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1)

Name of Case: Hollingsworth v. O'Connell, et al.

(Roland P. Hill, in his official capacity as Assessor/Clerk-Recorder of Tulare County)

Supreme Court of California Case Number S211990

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1)

Name of Case: SEIU Local 521 v. County of Tulare

Public Employment Relations Board Charge Number SA-CE-748-M

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ITEM G

CONSIDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT FOR THE POSITION OF:

Details

Interim Human Resources & Development Director

(Government Code Section 54957)

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ITEM H

CONSIDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT FOR THE POSITION OF:

Details

Interim Solid Waste Director

(Government Code Section 54957)

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ITEM I

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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