Board Minutes - September 10, 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 9:15 a.m., on Tuesday, September 10, 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, Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., and Michael Dorame.     Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Bear led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Ms. Virginia Reynolds, Chairperson of the Inyo County Mental Health Board addressed the Board to talk about the County’s Mental Health Program.  She read a letter into the record, which identified some of the Board’s concerns.  Supervisors Hambleton and Arcularius praised Ms. Reynolds and the other members of the Mental Health Board for their continuing dedication to the Mental Health Program in Inyo County and thanked Ms. Reynolds for her leadership of the Board.  Ms. Jan Almquist, in commemorating the one-year anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, shared excerpts of President Bush’s speech after last year’s 9-11 attacks entitled “Freedom Enjoyed.”  Supervisor Lent expressed his concern with a letter, which was, dated 8-30-02, sent by the Chairperson, Supervisor Arcularius, opposing SB1828 and SB483, which would have a detrimental effect on Inyo County mining operations.  Supervisor Lent indicated that he was not involved in the process and the letter was not submitted for full Board approval.  Supervisor Arcularius and the County Administrator explained that the letter was formulated based on the County’s previously approved legislative platform and as such the issuance of the letter was within the scope of the Chairperson’s authority.  The County Administrator went on to explain that when next year’s County Legislative Platform is presented for Board consideration he will include a discussion on the complete process.  The Chairperson, in commemoration of September 11, 2001, reflected on the events of that day, shared some of her own personal feelings with regard to the attacks and paid, on behalf of the County,  her heartfelt remembrances and condolences to those effected by the events of 9-11-01. 

 

Planning Dept./ Keating App. For Water Rights

Supervisor Arcularius, declared a conflict on the item regarding the Keating Appropriative Water Rights Application, because of her family’s ownership of water rights at Pine Creek, asked the Vice Chairperson, Supervisor Dorame to preside as Chairperson for the item and left the Board Room.    Ms. Andrea Clark, Resource Management Coordinator, reviewed the letter and responded to questions from the Board.  The Board and Staff discussed various aspects of the project and the effects on the surrounding land, resources and community.  Ms. Jan Almquist addressed the Board asking the Board to support the letter opposing the project.   Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the letter protesting Appropriative Water Rights Application 31265 submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, by Mr. Joseph M. Keating; and authorize the Planning Director to sign on behalf of the County.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The presiding Chairperson recessed the meeting at 10:10 a.m., reconvening at 10:20 a.m., with all Board Members present, including Supervisor Arcularius who resumed her duties as Chairperson.  She acknowledged Ms. Marylou Priest, Field Representative for Assemblyman Phil Wyman, thanking her for visiting the Board’s Meeting on behalf of the Assemblyman.

 

Integ. Waste/

L.P. Landfill Generator and Independence Transmission Lines

The County Administrator responded to questions from the Board regarding the Staff recommendations for providing power to the Lone Pine and Independence Landfills.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to a) authorize the purchase of an Onan 17-kilowatt, 120/240 volt LPG-powered generator for use at the Lone Pine Landfill, from Cummins West, Inc., of Bakersfield, in an amount not to exceed $8,436.83 and b) authorize a purchase order to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the construction of electrical power transmission lines to the Independence Landfill in an amount not to exceed $9,924.60.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Treasurer/Appt.  Oversight Comm.

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to accept the resignation of Mr. Paul Greggersen from the Treasury Oversight Committee and confirm the appointment of the County Treasurer’s nominee for the position, Mr. Joe Andrews to the Committee.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Mixed Asphalt Materials Contract

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to award and approve the contract for the provision of plant mixed asphalt surfacing materials to Intermountain Slurry, dba Desert Aggregate of Bishop, in an amount not to exceed $158,380; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the minutes of August 13, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously on a three-to-zero vote, with Supervisors Lent, Hambleton and Dorame voting yes, and with Supervisors Arcularius and Bear abstaining.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously on a four-to-zero vote, with Supervisors Arcularius, Bear, Lent and Hambleton voting yes, and with Supervisor Dorame abstaining.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously on a three-to-zero vote, with Supervisors Bear, Hambleton and Dorame voting yes and with Supervisors Arcularius and Lent abstaining.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth./Merced Manor Contract

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Bear to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Merced Manor for residential placement for adults in a locked facility, for the period of July 16, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002-03 budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including a request by Supervisor Dorame to have a discussion on HR 7893 grant funding for Mosquito Abatement agendized, and a request to have a letter regarding RSIP Funding placed on next week’s agenda, a thank you to the Bishop Airport Advisory Committee from Supervisor Bear and a report on the  RCRC Meeting by Supervisor Arcularius.  The County Administrator notified the Board that (a) the Final Budget Adoption has been rescheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, September 24, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center, in Independence; (b) the Standing Committee Meeting scheduled for September 26 has been rescheduled for sometime during the week of October 21-25, 2002.

 

Report on Closed Session

There was no closed session agendized or considered at this meeting and there was no report on closed session given.

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 11:30 a.m., to 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 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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