MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

PETE VANDER POEL

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX -Chairman

District Three

 

J. STEVEN WORTHLEY

Vice Chairman

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


April 22, 2014

 

9:00 A.M. Board Convenes

 

Board of Supervisors Chambers

2800 W. Burrel Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

 

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.                  Board of Supervisors matters.

2.                  Present Proclamation adopting a resolution proclaiming April 22, 2014 as Adult Literacy Day in Tulare County.

3.                  Presentation given by Information & Communications Technology of the 2013 Tulare County Digital Photography Contest Winners.

4.                  Service Award Presentations.

DISTRICT 1 - Supervisor Allen Ishida

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Amy-Marie Costa

County Counsel

15

Eric Coyne

Resource Management Agency

15

David Taylor

Resource Management Agency

15

Michael Wallace

Probation Department

15

Cynthia Hilton

Health and Human Services Agency

20

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2 - Supervisor Pete Vander Poel

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Jorge Abad

Information Technology

15

Patricia Jones

Child Support Services Department

15

Robert Haines

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 3 - Chairman Phil Cox

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Chris Douglass

Sheriff's Department

15

Christopher Dushane

Probation Department

15

Lupe Gomez

Probation Department

15

George Graham

County Counsel

15

Michael Hickey

Information Technology

15

Robert Hill

Information Technology

15

Catherine Lobato

Child Support Services Department

15

Eric Martin

Human Resources and Development

15

Theodore Smalley

TC Association of Governments

15

Marilyn Kinoshita

Ag Commissioner/Sealer

20

Julia Langley

County Counsel

20

Robert Stickler

Resource Management Agency

20

Judy Summers

Probation Department

20

Robert Dempsie

District Attorney

25

Jerry Mayberry

Sheriff's Department

25

Amado Rivera

General Services

25

Gregory Scroggins

Probation Department

25

Johnny Wong

Resource Management Agency

25

Timothy Hood

Information Technology

35

 

 

 

DISTRICT 4 - Supervisor Steve Worthley

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Jennifer Childress

Probation Department

15

Shirley Ito

Resource Management Agency

15

Jose Rivas

Probation Department

15

Julian Lopez

Resource Management Agency

20

 

 

 

DISTRICT 5 - Supervisor Mike Ennis

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Esther Figueroa

Child Support Services Department

15

Lupe Herrera

Child Support Services Department

15

Miguel Padilla

Information Technology

15

Laura Soto

Child Support Services Department

15

 

5.                  Public Comments.

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

6.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector/Registrar of Voters to approve the proposed fee schedule.

7.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Health & Human Services Agency to adopt the fees recommended for the Public Guardian, Environmental Health, Public Health, and Health Operations divisions to cover costs, effective July 1, 2014.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 8 through 41)

 

 

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 member or member of the public on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate action if required.

 

 

Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

8.                  Approve an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture in the amount of $2,880 for the Cross County Enforcement Pilot Project for the County Certified Producer Program, retroactive to April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of April 1, 2014, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Approve the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).

Auditor-Controller/Registrar of Voters/Treasurer-Tax Collector

9.                  Authorize the issuance of one (1) replacement warrant for the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff's Association (warrant #2883057) in the amount of $27,334.22.

10.             Authorize the County Tax Collector to accept partial payments of delinquent unsecured taxes per Revenue & Taxation Code Section 2927.6.

Board of Supervisors

11.             Appoint Nilsa Gonzalez, Tulare County Environmental Health to the Health Advisory Committee for a term ending February 1, 2017.

12.             Reappoint/Appoint the following to the Community Health Center Board for terms ending April 18, 2018: Fern Haller, Community Member; and Dr. Alisa Huff, Psyd, Mental Health Agency Member.

13.             Appoint Tracy Molina,Trustee and Kayode Kadara, Trustee to the Deer Creek Storm Water District for terms ending December 31, 2017.

Child Support Services

14.             Approve an agreement with the California Department of Child Support Services regarding the use of an Extra Help Attorney in an amount up $27,521, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

County Administrative Office/General Services

15.             Ratify actions taken by the County Administrative Officer during the month of March 2014 regarding Personnel/Payroll changes and Good Works Funding agreements.

16.             Approve signing a message from a broad coalition concerning the development of a balanced 2014 Water Bond.

17.             Approve the following documents and authorize their submittal to the California Board of State & Community Corrections pursuant to the requirements of the AB 900 program for the South County Detention Facility: Plans and Specifications; Staffing Plan & Staffing/Operating Cost Analysis; Project Scope & Project Schedule; and Cost Estimate by Phase & Preliminary Plan Estimate.

18.             Approve an agreement with the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction for the purchase of natural gas for the operation of the cogeneration unit at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility in Visalia for a five year period ending June 30, 2019.

19.             Mutually approve the termination of the Woodville Site Lease with Cambrian Energy Woodville LLC, Tulare County Agreement No. 18068 and the Woodville Landfill Gas Lease with LFG Woodville, LLC, Tulare County Agreement No. 18069. Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Acceptance Certificate and Consent to Record attached to the two Quitclaim Deeds for: a) the Woodville Site Lease; and b) the Woodville Landfill Gas Lease. Direct the Clerk of the Board to send both Quitclaim Deeds to the County Recorder's office for recordation.

 

 

Health & Human Services Agency

20.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 24233 with the City of Porterville for the Recycle-Only Household Hazardous Waste Program, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

21.             Approve amendments to Agreement No. 25524 with Kings River Union Elementary School District and Agreement No. 25586 with Alpaugh Unified School District for Tulare County Health & Human Services, as the Local Government Agency, to act as the claims processing agent of Medi-Cal Administrative Activities claims on behalf of their school district, retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendments as of July 1, 2013, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendments on that date.

22.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 25654 with Netsmart Technologies, Inc. to add additional users in an amount of $35,289, retroactive to March 31, 2014 through August 31, 2017. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed amendment as of March 31, 2014, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment on that date.

23.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 26350 with Community Services and Employment Training (CSET) for the Youth Transitions Program for an additional $12,414, effective July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014, which changes the original agreement amount from $605,946 to a total not to exceed $618,360.

24.             Approve an agreement with Ducor Union Elementary School District for Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, as the Local Government Agency, to act as the claims processing agent of Medi-Cal Administrative Activities claims on behalf of their school district, retroactive to April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of April 1, 2012, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

25.             Approve a Software License Agreement and a Software Maintenance Agreement with Panoramic Software Incorporated in an amount not to exceed a total of $132,000 for both agreements for the provision of user software license, subscription, and support, effective April 22, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

26.             Approve an agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.- PATCH Services in the amount of $285,000 for the provision of augmented intensive care referred to as "PATCH" Services and to extend the agreement, retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Find that the Board had 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.

27.             Approve an agreement with Qiagen, Inc. to provide onsite repair services for the Tulare County Public Health Lab in an amount not to exceed $5,725, retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016. Find that the Board had 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.

Information & Communications Technology

28.             Approve the Capital Asset purchase of a router in an amount not to exceed $129,895. Approve the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).

29.             Approve an agreement with The Strategic Growth Council for sharing of digital parcel data.

Probation

30.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21656 with the City of Dinuba in the amount of $32,942 to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015 for the Non-Custody Intake Program.

31.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21657 with the City of Lindsay in the amount of $34,529 to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015 for the Non-Custody Intake Program.

32.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21672 with the Cutler-Orosi Unified School District in the amount of $45,482 to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015 for the Campus Probation Officer Program.

33.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21680 with Earlimart School District in the amount of $45,482 to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015 for the Campus Probation Officer Program.

34.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 26287 with the Porterville Unified School District in the amount of $112,954 to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2015 for the Campus Probation Officer Program.

35.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 25257 with BI Incorporated in an amount up to $189,611 for electronic monitoring services, retroactive to March 14, 2014 through March 14, 2015. Find that the Board had the authority to enter into the proposed amendment to agreement as of March 14, 2014, and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the amendment to agreement on that date.

Purchasing

36.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 24385 with the Tulare Local Healthcare District - Mineral King Laboratory to extend the term of the agreement to July 31, 2014 for providing drug screening, analysis, and testing.

Resource Management Agency

37.             Authorize the submittal of Federal Transit Act Section 5311 grant application to Caltrans in the amount of $220,000 for transit operating assistance funds.

Sheriff/Coroner

38.             Approve the Capital Asset purchases of a camera security system for the Main Jail and Bob Wiley Detention Facility in the amount of $275,000; forensic extraction device not to exceed $15,000; tactical electronics long pole search system not to exceed $10,000; in-car digital video recording systems not to exceed $310,000; dual band radios not to exceed $29,000; and an ICOP server not to exceed $20,000. Authorize the Purchasing Agent to waive the formal bidding process for the purchases of the in-car digital video recorder systems and the camera security system. Approve the necessary budget adjustments (4/5ths vote required).

Solid Waste

39.             Require Licensed Refuse Haulers to deliver waste and residual material collected within their Service Area to a County operated Solid Waste Facility effective May 1, 2014.

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

40.             Presentation from the Tulare County Association of Governments on the following activities: Draft Regional Transportation Plan; Draft Federal Transportation Improvement Program; Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis; and Draft Environmental Impact Report Update.

41.             Approve the application with refinements as necessary and program participation in the amount of $17,593,147, for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act Grant for the Genesee & Wyoming Short Line Rail Project, calculated as follows: TIGER Grant Request $14,074,518;Private Matching Funds $3,518,629; Total Project Cost $17,593,147. Direct that the application be submitted to the United States Department of Transportation and other affected public entities, as the case may be. Authorize and direct the Chairman of the Board to sign the completed application and accompanying documents on behalf of the County. Authorize and direct the County Administrative Officer to act on the County's behalf in all matters pertaining to this application. Authorize and direct the Chairman of the Board to enter into and sign the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act Grant Agreement, and any subsequent amendments thereto, with the United States Department of Transportation for the purpose of this grant, and any additional documents, materials, or certifications, subject to County Counsel review and approval as to form. Authorize and direct the Resource Management Agency Director, Associate Director or Grants and Development Manager to sign funds requests and other program-supporting documentation. Request the Auditor-Controller to issue warrants. Direct the Clerk of the Board to provide a certified copy of the resolution.

(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

Board of Supervisors Agenda Item today pertaining to Requiring Licensed Haulers to Deliver Waste and Residuals to County Landfills

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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

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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

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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: 1

Application for Leave to Present Late Claim

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Rhonda Sjostrom, Jean M. Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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