Board Minutes - February 25, 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 9:25 a.m., on February 25, 2003, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Michael Dorame presiding, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, Ted Williams, and Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr.  Supervisor Dorame provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Hambleton led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 9: 25 a.m., to convene in closed session with all Board Members present to address Agenda Item No. 14.  PERSONNEL (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957) - Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Title: Director of Health and Human Services.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 11:30 a.m., to reconvene in open session, with all Board Members present.  County Counsel reported there were no items discussed in closed session, which were required by law to be reported on in open session. 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period and there was no one from the public wishing to address the Board.

 

Co. Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Reports period and there were no reports forthcoming. 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Child Support Office Furniture

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to award the bid for and approve the purchase of office furniture for Child Support Services from Sierra Office Supply in an amount not to exceed $1,928 plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth/Mental Hlth Board Appt.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to appoint Marsha Fuentes to the Mental Health Board to complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Computer P.O.’s Through State CMAS

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the purchase, through the State CMAS Contract System, of A) two (2) Gateway Microcomputers from Gateway in an amount not to exceed $4,139 plus applicable tax and shipping charges, to be paid from the Transportation and Planning Trust Budget Unit 504605; and B) two (2) Gateway Microcomputers from Gateway in an amount not to exceed $3,566 plus applicable tax and shipping charges to be paid from the Road Department Budget Unit 034600.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

E. Health/West Nile Virus

The Chairperson recessed open session at 11:40 a.m., to convene in a workshop with  Environmental Health Department personnel on the West Nile Virus Disease Prevention Plan.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 12:50 p.m.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson reconvened in open session at 12:50 p.m., to immediately recess, reconvening in open session at 2:10 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Arcularius, who had excused herself from the remainder of the meeting due to travel requirements.

 

Motor Pool/ Vehicle Purchase

The Board and Staff discussed staff’s recommendations regarding the purchase of motor pool vehicles.  In response to a request from the Board, Staff presented a list prioritizing the vehicles.  Supervisor Hambleton explained his position of wanting to put off the purchase of these vehicles for six months until the next budget cycle, in order to save money.  Supervisor Williams expressed his desire to purchase the vehicles as recommended.  Staff presented the Board with additional information, which included a prioritization list for the vehicles.  Staff and the Board continued to discuss alternatives to purchasing the vehicles, with the County Administrator suggesting that the Board request additional information on mileage and repair and maintenance costs on the vehicles, which are being proposed to be replaced. 

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton with no second to defer the purchase of the vehicles as recommended by Staff for six months, until FY 2003/04.  Motion failed on a one-to-three roll-call vote, with Supervisor Hambleton voting yes and with Supervisors Bear, Williams and Dorame voting no, and with Supervisor Arcularius absent.

Moved by Supervisor Williams with no second to award A) the bid to Eastern Sierra Motors for the purchase of four (4) 4x4 utility vehicles in an amount not to exceed $91,876.24, four (4) full-size 4-door sedans (Police package) in an amount not to exceed $95,992.32, one (1) 3/4 ton cab & chassis with tow package in an amount not to exceed $18,854.10, three (3) intermediate 4-door sedans in an amount not to exceed $52,793.19 and one (1) full size 4-door sedan (Police package - Admin.) in an amount not to exceed $23,847.23; and B) the bid to Rotolo Chevrolet for the purchase of two (2) 3/4 ton cab & chassis in an amount not to exceed $36,931.48 and one (1) 1/2 ton regular cab pickup in an amount not to exceed $15,830.82.  Motion failed on a one-to-three vote with Supervisor Williams voting yes and with Supervisors Bear, Hambleton and Dorame voting no, and with Supervisor Arcularius absent.

At the conclusion of the two failed motions, Supervisor Bear made and after additional Board discussion, withdrew a motion to authorize the purchase of the first 8 vehicles identified in Staff’s prioritization list.  The Board directed Staff to resubmit the request for vehicle purchases to be considered at next week’s Board Meeting, and to include mileage, repair and maintenance costs, and any other information used to evaluate the replacement of a vehicle.

 

Org./Cal Expo Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 3:00 p.m., to convene in a workshop with representatives of the Coalition of Chambers of Commerce on the continuation of the Cal Expo Exhibit.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 4:20 p.m., to reconvene in open session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Arcularius. 

 

CAO-Budget/ Budget Status

The County Administrator reviewed the Monthly Budget Status Report, with the Board complimenting the County Administrator on the understandability of the form and on how informative the report was, and indicating they were looking forward to subsequent reports. 

 

H&H-Hlth Serv./ Bioterrorism Preparedness  Contract Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve Amendment No. 2 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Bioterrorism Preparedness Consulting for provision of consultation services  changing the scope of work to include development of the County Smallpox Vaccination Plan and Manual and the preparation and submission of the Bioterrorism Plan Progress reports; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Arcularius absent.

 

E. Health/Well Permits

Mr. Bob Hurd, Environmental Health Director, and Mr. Randy Jackson, Hydrologist, provided supplemental information, further clarification and additional justification for approving monitoring well permits.  Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve  Monitoring Well Permits for five monitoring wells on LADWP lands, located on the alluvial fans on the west side of the Owens Valley from the Taboose-Aberdeen Wellfield in the north to the Bairs-George Wellfield to the south.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Arcularius absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2003, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear abstaining and Supervisor Arcularius absent.

 

Parks/Tecopa Operations Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 5:15 p.m., to convene in a workshop with Deputy County Administrator Chuck Hamilton on the Tecopa Hot Springs Park and Campground Operations.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop to reconvene in open session at 6:35 p.m.

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 6:35 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., on March 4, 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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