Board Minutes - March 28, 2003

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County of Inyo

Board of Supervisors

 

SPECIAL MEETING

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, met in special session at the hour of 8:25 a.m., on Friday, March 28, 2003, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Michael Dorame presiding, Linda Arcularius, Ted Williams, and Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr.  Supervisor Julie Bear was absent.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Arcularius led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period and there was no one from the public wishing to address the Board. The Chairperson, Supervisor Dorame, read into the record Resolution No. 2003-17, honoring the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces, which the Board had directed be drafted by Staff and approved at the Annual Death Valley Meeting.

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  Assistant County Counsel, Allen Berrey, updated the Board on the status of the Coso Tax Litigation, announcing that the presiding Judge in the matter has issued the Statement of Decision and the County of Inyo has prevailed.  At the conclusion of his remarks the Assistant County Counsel provided the Board Members with a copy of the “Decision.”

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Lewis Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Sally Lewis for personal services for the purposes of maintaining the purchasing function, for the period of April 1, 2003, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $5,000; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Info Serv./Insight P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to designate Insight Public Sector as sole-source provider for Microsoft software products through January 31, 2005, extending the date to coincide with the Microsoft Agreement.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Integ. Waste/Tire Amnesty Event

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to A) authorize Integrated Waste Management to conduct a two-day Waste Tire Amnesty Event on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2003; and B) authorize waiving the fees associated with the disposal/recycling of waste automotive tires for the two-day event.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

County Counsel/ Conflict Biennial Reports & Conflict Code

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to receive and approve the 2002 Conflict of Interest Code Biennial Reports from the Local Agencies as recommended by Staff and receive and approve the Lone Pine Community Services District Conflict of Interest Code.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 8:45 a.m., to convene in closed session with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear, to discuss Agenda Items No. 3.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits –  Employee Organization - ICEA - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst; No. 4.  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 Administrator and Personnel Analyst; and No. 5.  PERSONNEL   [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957] - Public Employee Appointment - Title: Director of Planning.  Supervisor Dorame left the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Vice-Chairperson, Supervisor Hambleton, acting as Chairperson reconvened in open session with all Board Members present, except Supervisors Bear and Dorame.  The County Administrator reported there were no items discussed in closed session, which were required by law to be reported on in open session. 

 

Parks/Parks Advisory Comm. Appointments

Supervisor Arcularius explained that Supervisor Bear had conveyed her desire to have Joy Melgard appointed to the Parks Advisory Committee from the Second District.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to appoint Mr. Gayle Holbrook representing the First District, Ms. Joy Melgard representing the Second District and Mr. Shane Huntley representing the Fourth District, to serve on the Parks Advisory Committee to complete two-year terms ending December 8, 2004.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Bear and Dorame absent.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth/Pysc. Salary

At the request of the County Administrator the item from the Health and Human Services Department regarding consideration of an increase in salary for the County Psychiatrist from a flat rate of $7,025 per month to a flat rate of $9,000 per month, effective April 1, 2003, was pulled from consideration.

 

Planning Dept./ USGS DV Ground Water Monitoring Program

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to ratify the Agreement between the County of Inyo and the United States Geological Survey for hydrologic support services for the period of March 14, 2003, through September 20, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $186,832, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of future budgets and the DOE’s funding of the Death Valley Regional Ground Water Monitoring Program; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Bear and Dorame absent.

 

Planning Dept./ Hydrodynamics Contract For DV Ground Water Program

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Hydrodynamics Group L.L.C., for hydrologic support services for the period of February 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $288,136, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of future budgets and DOE’s funding for the Death Valley Regional Ground Water Monitoring Program; and authorize the Chairperson to sign contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Bear and Dorame absent.

 

Org./L.P. C of C/ Marathon

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to support the 25th Annual Wild Wild West Marathon to be held on May 3, 2003, and authorize the Public Works Director to issue permits as required.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisors Bear and Dorame absent.

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the special meeting at 1:10 p.m.

___________________________________
   Chairperson, Inyo County Board of Supervisors

Attest:   RENÉ L. MENDEZ
         Clerk of the Board

    by:        ___________________________________
                   
Patricia Gunsolley, Assistant

 

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