Board Minutes - January 21, 2003

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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 9:35 a.m., on Tuesday, January 21, 2003, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Linda Arcularius presiding, Julie Bear, Ted Williams, Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., and Michael Dorame.  Supervisor Dorame provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Bear led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Mr. Rich White, representing the Coalition of Chambers of Commerce, updated the Board on the Coalition and various Chambers activities.  Ms. Joy Melgard, Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee, thanked the Board for her recent reappointment to the Committee.

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  The County Administrator updated the Board on the results of the recent training in Death Valley with the LADWP on dispute resolution, indicating he would be presenting a formal report to the Board in the near future.  Ms. Andrea Durocher-Cortez, Health and Human Services Prevention Program Director and Leann Williams, Mentoring Program Coordinator, updated the Board on the County’s Youth Mentoring Program.  Dr. Susan Holgate, Director of Health and Human Services, provided the Board with information from her association which is being disseminated as a result of the Governor’s proposed budget cuts to health and human services.  Dr. Holgate indicated that she was refraining for backing the positions of her association until the Board’s position on the State budget is determined.  The County Administrator went on to explain that while the various departmental associations positions may differ from that of the County, the individual department heads are expected to support the Board’s position, and should avoid supporting any positions at this time.

 

H&H-Soc. Serv./ Mentoring Proclamation

The Chairperson read the proclamation, proclaiming January as Youth Mentoring Month into the record.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to proclaim January, 2003, as Youth Mentoring Month.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H-Emg. Serv./CPR Training

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve a $1,200 expenditure from the Emergency Medical Services Trust for Red Cross Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training for eight staff.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./5-Pr. Telephone Cable Installation

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to ratify the proposal and authorize the purchase from Irish Construction for the installation of 5-pair telephone cable from west Payne Street to Independence chlorination shed in amount not to exceed $8,352.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W.-Bishop A/P/Dishwasher Lease

The request for approval of the Lease between the County of Inyo and Marlin Leasing for the lease of an ADS undercounter dishwasher at the Bishop Airport Restaurant was pulled at the request of the Department.

 

Resol. #2003-04 Restoration of VLF

The County Administrator provided an update on the State budget.  He identifed approximately $1.1 million in impact on the County budget over the next two years should the VLF be shifted.  The Board and staff discussed the impact of a shift in VLF on County services.  Additionally, direction was provided by the Board that the resolution be disseminated to RCRC and CSAC and other appropriate entities.  On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Bear, Resolution No. 2003-04, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, County of Inyo, State of California, Urging the California Legislature to Reject the Governor’s Proposed Shift of Local VLF Revenues and to Honor the 1998 Commitment to Restore the VLF,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

BofS/McKeon Visit

The Board welcomed Representative Buck McKeon, thanking him for taking the opportunity to visit Inyo County.  The Board Members identified the following areas of concerning asking the Congressman to focus on: protection of children and families in the reauthorization of welfare, PILT funding protection, continued LORP funding, discretionary funding for infrastructure and  homeland security efforts, airport development, Yucca Mountain nuclear waste transportation issues, protection of senior program funding and protection of geothermal royalties.  Members of the audience who addressed the Congressman to share personal viewpoints were Don Owen, Keith Bright, Joy Melgard, Andy Selters and Lisa Yeager.  At the conclusion of the comments, the Board once again thanked Congressman McKeon for his visit.

 

Ordinance 1061 Z.R. Jellison

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Ordinance No. 1061  entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2002-4/Jellison and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, by Reclassifying a 1,500 Square Foot Portion of a 15,349 Square Foot Parcel Located at 2476 Dixon Lane From RMH-7,200 (Single Residence or Mobilehome Combined - 7,200 Square Feet Minimum) to R-2-14,000 (Multiple Residential - 14,000 Square Feet Minimum),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Ordinance 1062

Z.R. Brunetti

On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Hambleton, Ordinance No. 1062 entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2002-5/Brunetti and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, by Reclassifying a 0.45 Acre Property Located at 33 Elias Road in the Community of Tecopa Hot Springs From C-2-1.0-MH (Highway Services and Tourist Commercial - 1.0 Acre Minimum - Mobilehome Overlay) to RR-1.0-MH (Rural Residential - 1.0 Acre Minimum - Mobilehome Overlay),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Parks/BBQ Grills & Benches

The County Administrator provided additional information and further explanation on the request to install BBQ grills and park benches at Izaak Walton and Millpond.  He also responded to a question from Supervisor Hambleton indicating that an update on the Parks and Campground Improvement Plan would be scheduled.  Additionally, Mr. Mendez informed the Board that recent information from the Department of Water and Power indicates that a portion of the money allocated for the improvement projects might need to be used for a LORP Recreation Plan.  Mr. Mendez confirmed, in response to a question from Supervisor Arcularius, that no other recreation area in the County had a recreation plan.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the  purchase of barbecue grills and park benches for Izaak Walton Park and Millpond Recreation Area from R. J. Thomas Manufacturing Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $2,309.08.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Hoerner Vigen Alliance Contract

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, provided additional information and further justification for the approval of a new contract for architectural services of the new Courts building.  In response to a question from Supervisor Hambleton, Mr. Jewett confirmed that work has proceeded on the design of the building and that the contract is being ratified as opposed to being approved.  The County Administrator provided additional information on the impact of the State’s proposal to shift more of the Court fines to the Trials Courts.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Hoerner Vigen Alliance for architectural services in an amount not to exceed $248,575; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Planning/Budget Amendment

The County Administrator asked that the budget amendment be changed to reflect an appropriation of $72,291 instead of $84,571.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to amend the FY 2002/03 Planning and Zoning Budget 023800 by increasing estimated revenue in Services and Fees (Revenue Code #4819) by $72,291 and increasing appropriations in Professional and Special Services (Object Code #5265) by $72,291.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

The request for approval of the minutes of the January 7, 2003, was pulled from consideration at the request of the Clerk. 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 12:00 p.m., reconvening at 1:27 p.m., with all Board Members present.

 

 

Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 1:30 p.m., to convene in a workshop, with all Board Members present to discuss the Bishop Sunland Landfill Groundwater Monitoring.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 2:25 p.m., to reconvene in open session.  The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including an RCRC Meeting, constituent meetings, an Arts Council Meeting,  a Caltrans Meeting on STIP funding, a Yucca Mountain Meeting, the Bishop High School Government Panel, and the upcoming Interagency Visitors Center and BLM Steering Committee meetings.  The County Administrator updated the Board on the status of the EIR on the Laws Rewatering Plan and informed the Board that a report on the County’s plan to address the West Nile Virus, would be forthcoming in the near future.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 2:45 p.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present to discuss Agenda Items No. 16.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR [Pursuant to Government Code Section 4957.6] - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits - Employee Organization: ICEA - Negotiators: County Administrator and Personnel Analyst; No. 17. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6] - Instructions to Negotiators re:  wages, salaries and benefits - Employee Organization: Elective Officials Assistant Association (EOAA) - Negotiators: County Administrative Officer & Personnel Analyst; and No. 18.  PERSONNEL (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957) - Public Employee Appointment - Title - New Director of Health & Human Services.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 7:30 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 7:30 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., January 28, 2003, 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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