Board Minutes - March 26, 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, March 26, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Linda Arcularius presiding, Ervin R. Lent, Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., and Michael Dorame.  Supervisor Bear was absent.  Supervisor Lent provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Dorame led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Environmental Health Director, Robert Hurd, informed the Board of an upcoming CalEPA Meeting which will be held April 3, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center, in Independence, to consider a CUPA designation for the County.  Mr. Andrew Remus, Yucca Mountain Project Coordinator, informed the Board of the award of the DOE grant for Inyo County to perform hydrologic studies in the Death Valley Area.  Mr. Remus also informed the Board that the DOE has fast tracked this grant and funds will be available this fiscal year. 

 

Motor Pool/  Equipping Sheriff Vehicles

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve a purchase order to Nielsen’s Equipment Maintenance in an amount not to exceed $20,540.74 for the equipping of five (5) Sheriff’s Department vehicles.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol. #2002-17/ 8th Cycle Waste Oil Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Dorame and a second by Supervisor Lent, Resolution No. 2002-17 was adopted to allow Inyo County to participate in the Waste Oil Recycling Grant – Eighth Cycle for the period of 2002 through 2005:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Integ. Waste/ Mobile Office 

P. O. 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to award Bid No. 2001-13 for and approve the purchase of a mobile office from Martin Container, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $7,503.52.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

E. Health-Mos. Abat./Chemical P.O. 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the purchase of mosquito abatement chemicals as recommended by Staff from Fennimore Chemicals, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $4,994.21.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Mental Hlth Brd./Appointments

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to appoint Betty Hinga and Sharon Partridge to the Mental Health Board to complete unexpired terms ending June 30, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent. 

 

Water Dept./Evap-

otranspiration Equipment P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to declare Campbell Scientific Systems as the sole-source provider of evapotranspiration equipment and approve the purchase of two eddy correlation (EC) systems from Campbell Scientific Systems in an amount not to exceed $44,966.18, plus tax and shipping.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Fixed Asset Policy

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to adopt the “Fixed Asset Policy” which will establish $1,000 as the amount at which Inyo County will capitalize its equipment, and establish procedures for maintaining the “Fixed Asset Inventory” and authorize the Auditor-Controller to remove from the existing “Fixed Asset Inventory” all equipment that has a historical value of less than $1,000.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Clerk-Election/ Statement of Votes Cast

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to accept the Statement of All Votes Cast at the Consolidated Primary Election held March 5, 2002 and declare elected those offices and declare passed or failed those measures under their jurisdiction for this election, according to the number of votes for each as shown on the Statement of All Votes Cast.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Rd. Dept./Ft. Indy Road Resurfacing

The Public Works Director, Jeff Jewett, provided the Board with a recap of the bids submitted for the Ft. Independence Road Resurfacing Project and recommended the Board award the contract for this project to the low bidder, Reid Construction in the amount of $229,750.  The Board and Mr. Jewett discussed other STIP Projects, with Mr. Jewett indicating that his department is working aggressively to meet the deadlines for the projects.  Mr. Jewett also informed the Board that he would be approaching the local LTC to fund a Pavement Management position.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to award the bid and approve the Contract for the Ft. Independence Road Resurfacing Project to Reid Construction in the amount of $229,750; authorize the Chairperson to sign contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute all other contract documents, including contract change orders, to the extent permitted by Public Contract Code Section 20142, and other applicable law.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

The Clerk requested the Board amend the minutes of the March 12, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting by add the name Sierra Trout Foundation in reference to the Friends of the Sierra Trout in the first paragraph of page three.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting as amended.  Motion carried unanimously on a three-to-zero vote, with Supervisors Arcularius, Hambleton and Dorame voting yes, with Supervisor Lent abstaining and with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Proclaiming Cesar Chavez Day

The County Administrator reviewed the request to proclaim April 1, 2002, as Cesar Chavez Day in Inyo County, commending the works of Cesar Chavez and supporting the proclamation.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to proclaim April 1, 2002, as Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning in Inyo County.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including constituent meetings, the CSAC Legislative Conference, an Interagency Visitor’s Center Board Meeting, the LTC Meeting, the upcoming PUC Meeting, with Supervisor Lent providing a detaied report on his trip to Washington, D.C. for the NACo Conference.

  

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson announced that Agenda Item No. 12. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Title: ICEA – Negotiator – County Administrator and Personnel Analyst, would not be discussed in closed session.  The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 11:50 a.m., reconvening at 1:00 p.m., in closed session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear. 

 

Closed Session

The Board met in closed session to discuss Agenda Item No. 13. PERSONNEL (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957)– Public Employee Performance Evaluation – Title:  Director of Water Department.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 2:30 p.m., to reconvene 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 2:30 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 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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