Board Minutes February 05, 2002

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County of Inyo

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, met in regular session at the hour of 9:10 a.m., on Tuesday, February 5, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Linda Arcularius presiding, Julie Bear, Ervin R. Lent, and Michael Dorame.  Supervisor Hambleton was absent.  Supervisor Dorame provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Lent led the Pledge of Allegiance.                

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Ms. Kathy White, Independence Chamber of Commerce, provided a copy of the brochure envelopes which each Chamber is using at the Travel shows and invited the Board to drop by the Lions Club House to view the travel booth which is being displayed during the noon hour.  Sheriff Lucas updated the Board on the Search and Rescue operations.  Ms. Jean Dickinson, Assistant Director of Health & Human Services, informed the Board that the comments made in a “Letter to the Editor” in the Inyo Register were made by a group who is not known to nor has had any direct dealings with the County Staff.  Ms. Dickinson commended the Health & Human Services Staff for the excellent, caring job they do.  

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Copier Paper P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award the quotation for and authorize the purchase of 160 cartons of 8-1/2” x 11” copier paper to the lowest qualified bidder, as determined by Staff, from quotations due on February 7, 2002.   Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent. 

 

CAO-Info Serv./ WSCA Computer Purchases

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the purchase of desktop computers for various departments through the WSCA Contract System, from Gateway Business of North Sioux City, South Dakota, in an amount not to exceed $28,470, plus applicable taxes and delivery.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Parks/P.V. Campground Lease

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the lease between the County of Inyo and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power for the Pleasant Valley Campground property for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2006, at the rate of $360 per year; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ Leave-of-Absence

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve a 90 day leave-of-absence without pay for a County employee, for the period of February 6, 2002 through May 6, 2002, in accordance with the Inyo County Personnel Rules and Regulations.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

H&H-Health Serv./Children’s Trust Fund Annual Receipts

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to A) name the Inyo County Children’s Services Council as the local voluntary council to carry out the purposes of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 18965 et al; and B) require that the Children’s Trust Fund annual receipts be used to benefit children and families countywide, based on a formula linked to funding from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, as recommended by Staff.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth Serv./ Maxwell & Hallis Contract Amend.

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Maxwell & Hallis, LLP for the provision of professional accounting, reporting and consultation services for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, increasing the amount by $3,000 to an amount not to exceed $10,000; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

P.W./Parcel Map #333 Approval

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve Parcel Map #333 and acceptance of the Offer of Dedication for road purposes as shown on the map.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Rd. Dept./Truck Purchase

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the purchase of a Chevrolet 1-ton, 2wd, pickup truck and chassis through the State CMAS Contract System, from Maita Chevrolet, in an amount not to exceed $21,976 plus applicable taxes and fees.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

BofS/Committee Assignments

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the 2002 Board of Supervisors committee assignments as recommended.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Planning Dept./ $5-million DOE Research Grant

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the submittal of the application for a U.S. Department of Energy Research Grant for a three-year hydrologic research program in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 and designate the Planning Director to sign the grant application and any other documents required to facilitate the application, on behalf of the County.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth/Monitoring Plan Report

Dr. Gail Zwier, Director of Behavioral Health Services presented and reviewed in detail and at length the October and November, 2001, Mental Health Continuous Data Monitoring Plan Report.   Additionally, Dr. Zwier, briefly reviewed preliminary statistics for January, 2002.

 

Ord. 1050/ Wireless Service Facilities

The Chairperson opened the public hearing, at 10:05 a.m., to consider the enactment of an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, enacted as an Interim Urgency Measure pursuant to Section 65858 of the Government Code, instituting Interim Regulations on Siting and Construction of Wireless Service Facilities in Open Space, Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts of the County”  which will extend the standards in Ordinance No. 1039 for three months.  The Planning Director reviewed the Staff Report and recommendations regarding the proposed interim ordinance.  He explained why this interim ordinance was being proposed and the time-line for the adoption of a permanent ordinance.  There being no one from the public wishing to comment on this item, the Chairperson closed the public hearing at 10:15 a.m.  

 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to find that the adoption of the interim ordinance extending the standards in Ordinance 1039 is an action taken by a regulatory agency for protection of a natural resource and of the environment and to be exempt from the requirements of the California Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15307 and 15308, respectively, of the CEQA Guidelines.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

On a motion by Supervisor Dorame and a second by Supervisor Lent, Ordinance No. 1050 entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Enacted as an Interim Urgency Measure pursuant to Section 65858 of the Government Code, Instituting Interim Regulations on Siting and Construction of Wireless Service Facilities in Open Space, Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts of the County”  was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.  

 

Planning Dept./ Ordinance on Wireless Service Facilities

The Chairperson announced that the request by the Planning Department for the Board to A) conduct a public hearing on a proposed ordinance entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, adding Chapter 18.76 to the Inyo County Code relative to Wireless Communications Facilities, Amending Title 18 of the Inyo County Code and Repealing the Interim Ordinance;” and B) at the conclusion of the public input on this proposed ordinance continue the Public Hearing to 10:05 a.m., February 19, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center, in Independence, had been pulled from the Agenda at the request of the Department.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth/State Contract Managed Care Services

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Lent to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and the State of California Department of Mental Health for managed care services for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $102,573; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

CAO/Policy on Placement of Plaques on and Naming of County Facilities

The County Administrator presented the proposed policy establishing the criteria for evaluating requests for naming or placing plaques on County owned facilities.  The Board took a few moments to review the policy.  The Board and Mr. Mendez discussed the policy, with the County Administrator explaining that there are several requests which may be forthcoming regarding the naming or placement of plaques at the Bishop Airport.  Supervisor Dorame asked that under Section II, No. 2., the word “and” be replaced by “and/or.”  Additionally the County Administrator indicated that the word commemorate in Sections IV and V should be changed to commemorative.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to accept and approve the policy, as amended, setting the criteria for evaluating requests for naming or placing plaques on County owned facilities.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 10:30 a.m., reconvening at 10:40 a.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Hambleton.

 

Parks/Improve-

ment Plan Update and Tennis Court Improvement Project

The Deputy County Administrator reviewed the Staff report and information provided in the Park Improvement Plan Project Status Report and Usage and Revenue Analysis.  Supervisor Lent asked that Mr. Hamilton look into improvements at Isaac Walton Park, including repairs to the bridge.  The Board and Staff discussed in detail the information provided by Mr. Hamilton and at the end of his verbal presentation, Mr. Hamilton presented a brief slide presentation, showing pictures of the various improvements at the Parks and Campgrounds.   The Board and Staff also discussed Staff’s recommendations regarding the tennis courts located at various County Parks.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to accept the Staff’s recommendations for the Tennis Court Improvement Project.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Minutes of the January 15, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Fish & Game/ Fine Fund Expenditure

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve a $2,000 expenditure from the Fish and Game Fine Fund to go towards the purchase of one 400 gallon guzzler to add capacity to an existing 1,000 gallon wildlife water system and 55 gallon drinker units, tank floats, stainless steel drinking trays, plumbing and other material needed for new watering sources.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Hambleton absent.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed open session at 12:10 p.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Hambleton.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including constituent meetings, a meeting with the Bishop Tribe concerning Animal Control, upcoming Arts Council and Children and Families Commission meetings, and the RCRC Meeting and the Induction of Officers at which time Supervisor Linda Arcularius assumed the office of Chairperson of RCRC.  The County Administrator notified the Board that the Forest Service Payment had been received and the Schools’ portion had been inadvertently paid without the required public input process being followed.  Mr. Mendez explained that while the Board had declared their intention to share the money with the Schools the public input process had to be followed prior to distribution of the funds.  He indicated that the Schools would return the money, and the money would not be redistributed until all requirements had been met.  Mr. Mendez also informed the Board that next Tuesday, February 12, 2002, is a County Holiday and that no Board Meeting is scheduled for that day. Mr. Mendez also informed the Board that he would be traveling to St. George, Utah, to meet with the SkyWest Organization about the Bishop Airport. 

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 2:20 p.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Hambleton to discuss Agenda Item No. 20.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) – Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Title – ICEA – Negotiator – County Administrative Officer & Personnel Analyst.

 

Report on Closed Session 

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 3:45 p.m., to convene in open session to receive a report on closed session.  County Counsel reported there were no items discussed in closed session which were required by law to be reported on in open session.  

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 3:45 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., February 19, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center in Independence. 

 

                                                                                                ________________________________________
    Chairperson, Inyo County Board of Supervisors

Attest:   RENÉ L. MENDEZ
            Clerk of the Board  

    by:        ___________________________________

                    Patricia Gunsolley, Assistant

 

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