Board Minutes - October 07, 2003

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County of Inyo

Board of Supervisors

October 7, 2003

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, met in regular session at the hour of 9:20 a.m., on, 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 Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Supervisor Dorame talked about his family’s personal fight with breast cancer, reminding everyone that October it Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  He encouraged everyone to support the events, which will be taking place to raise money to help find a cure for this treacherous disease.  

 

County Dept. Reports

Ms. Leslie Klusmire, Planning Director, provided the Board with a survey regarding the Collaborative Planning efforts. 

 

Resol. #2003-59/ Eastern Sierra College Dedication

Supervisor Arcularius reported on the recent ceremony dedicating the new Eastern Sierra College Center.  On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Bear, Resolution No. 2003-59 was adopted, commemorating the dedication of the Eastern Sierra College Center.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Org.-Wild Iris/ Domestic Violence Awareness

The Domestic Violence Coordinator for Wild Iris, provided additional information and statistics regarding the effects of domestic violence and presented the Board with “ribbon” pins, which are to be worn to promote domestic violence awareness.  Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to proclaim the month of October 2003, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Inyo County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO/Special Mtg.

Supervisor Bear requested a discussion of the Board regarding the possibility of scheduling a special meeting for tomorrow afternoon in Bishop to accommodate a closed session item regarding employee negotiations.  Supervisor Williams explained that he wanted to have the opportunity to discuss upcoming mediation efforts regarding the negotiations prior to the mediation session scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2003.  The Board indicated their willingness to call the special meeting and took a five-minute recess in order for Staff to confirm the availability of the Conference Room, at the Administrative Services Office at 785 N. Main Street, in Bishop.  The Chairperson  reconvened open session, with all Board Members present.  Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to schedule a Special Meeting and direct the Assistant Clerk of the Board to publish an agenda for a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors for 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003, in the Conference Room, at the Administrative Services Offices at 785 N. Main Street, in Bishop, to discuss labor negotiations with ICEA and the upcoming mediation.  Motion carried unanimously.  At 9:55 a.m., at the conclusion of this motion, the Chairperson recessed the regular meeting, reconvening at 10:12 a.m., with all Board Members present.

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Laptop P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to award Bid No. 2003-04 for and approve the purchase of two laptop computers from Gov Connection in an amount not to exceed $3,858 plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Change in Laptop P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to a) rescind the Board Order of August 19, 2003, approving the purchase of laptop computers through a State purchasing contract; and b) ratify the purchase of two laptop computers for Public Health Preparedness from the low bidder GHA Technologies.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Parks/Glacier View Camp-ground Lease

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Lease Agreement between the County of Inyo and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the Glacier View Campground property, for the period of April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2008, at the annual rate of $480 for the period of April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004 and $500 annually for the remainder of the term; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Parks/Diaz Lake Campground Lease

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Lease Agreement between the County of Inyo and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the Diaz Lake Campground, for the period of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008, at the annual rate of $500; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H-First 5 Comm./Peterson Appointment

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to appoint Ms. Margaret Peterson as the Health and Human Services Director’s designee to the Inyo County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Inyo County).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H-First 5 Comm./Retention Incentives and Office of Ed Contracts

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve A) the Agreement between the County of Inyo and the California Children and Families Commission for the Retention Incentives for Early Care and Education Providers Matching Funds Awards Program; and B) the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office to manage the awards program locally; and C) authorize the Chairperson to sign the agreements.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2003-60/ Notice of Compl. D.V. Rd. Project

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-60 was adopted, accepting the improvements and authorizing the recording of the Notice of Completion for the Death Valley Road Resurfacing Project: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Rd. Dept./Yellow Traffic Paint P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the purchase of 275 gallons of yellow traffic paint from TMT Pathways, of Salem Oregon, in an amount not to exceed $2,029.74.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Starlite Community - Rd. Closure

With regard to the request from the residents of the community of Starlite Estates for the Board to  order the developers Beach and Clark to remove the closure gates and restore the environment to its pre-existing condition before the closure and right-of-way restrictions were illegally placed [dirt road at the end of the paved portion of Startlite Drive] and direct that Inyo County become the Primary Legal Intervener in this matter, Supervisor Arcularius provided a brief history of the events, which have led to this request.  She reported that the County has received a letter from the Attorney for the developers requesting that the discussion be postponed until October 21, 2003, when he could be present.  Supervisor Arcularius said that it was her desire to hear from the people who were in the audience at today’s meeting and provide the developer’s Attorney the opportunity to address the Board on the 21st.  Proponents and members of the community who spoke advocating for the removal of the gates were Dr. Stacy Brown, Mr. Ray VanDeWeerd, Mr. Stan Conger, and Ms. Ceal Klinger.  The Board, Staff and members of the audience discussed the request, including: (a) prescriptive right-of-ways, (b) historical uses of the road, (c) public access, (d) RS2477 rights, (e) safety and evacuation routes, (f) emergency access, (g) acts of vandalism, as well as personal property rights and CSD authority.  At the conclusion of the discussion the Board indicated their desire to have a workshop to learn more about prescriptive easements, and discussing the need for the County to develop a policy for involvement in prescriptive easement issues. 

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to direct County Counsel and Staff to schedule a workshop on prescriptive easements and the development of a policy for the County’s involvement in these types of issues.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to send a letter inviting Mr. Pemberton, Attorney for Beach and Clark, to address the Board to present their position on this issue, during the October 21, 2003, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

   

Ord. 1073/ Zone Reclass 2003-03/ Kirchnavy

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Hambleton, Ordinance 1073 entitled  “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2003-03/Kirchnavy and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, by Reclassifying Two 5,000 Square Foot Pieces of Property Located at the Northwest Corner of East Mountain View Street and North Jackson Street in the Community of Lone Pine From C-3-7,500-D (Administrative and Professional Offices - 7,500 Square Feet Minimum - Architectural Design Control) to R-1-5,800 (One Family Residences - 5,800 Square Feet Minimum),” was enacted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 12:10 p.m., reconvening at 12:15 p.m., with all Board Members present.

 

P.W./So. Inyo Airport Adv. Comm. Appointments

The Assistant Clerk of the Board requested that the Southern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee appointments be amended to accommodate the request for reappointment which was received from Mr. Kirk Peek prior to the deadline and which was inadvertently misplaced.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint the following to the Southern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee to complete four year terms ending June 1, 2007: Ms. Lynne Bunn, Mr. Joe Cappello, Mr. Kirk Peek and Mr. Dean Vanderwall and Mr. Robert Gracey to complete an unexpired term ending June 1, 2004.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Rd. Dept./Tyler Douglas Memorial Walk

Supervisor Williams expressed his support of the Tyler Douglas Weaver Memorial Walk.  Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to support the Tyler Douglas Weaver Memorial Walk to be held on November 11, 2003, along Brockman Lane, West Line Street and Barlow Lane in Bishop and direct the Road Commissioner to issue all necessary permits.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

District/Mesa CSD Appointment

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to, per Government Code Section 17809(c)(2), waive the 60-day period and appoint Mr. Fred Brauer, Jr., to the Mesa Community Service District Board of Directors to complete an unexpired term ending December 5, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Supervisor Arcularius requested clarification on the Board Members and Staff Reports portion of the September 16, 2003, minutes, asking about the reference to the “Owens Valley Committee Meeting.”  Supervisor Williams clarified that the meeting being reported on was the Interagency Committee on Owens Valley Land and Wildlife.  Supervisor Williams asked that the record be corrected to reflect the correct committee.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2003, Board of Supervisors Meeting, as corrected.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week including an RCRC Meeting, Great Basin Meeting, Independence Civic Club Meeting, and the Sierra Business Council Conference.  Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Deputy County Administrator, reported on a paving project at Izaak Walton Park. 

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 1:10 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., October 14, 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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