Board Minutes - November 04, 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 9:05 a.m., on Tuesday, November 4, 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 Bear was absent.  Supervisor Dorame provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Arcularius led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  The Assistant Clerk of the Board read into the record a letter dated November 3, 2003, from Ms. Linda Arnold of Bishop, regarding no pay phone service in the Courthouse.  Supervisor Dorame responded to Ms. Arnold’s letter explaining that the phone companies control the placement of pay phones, which is based on revenues being generated by the phones.  Mr. Richard Cervantes, Lone Pine Resident, addressed the Board to complain about the lack of phone service in the Charleston View area of the County.  Supervisor Dorame provided a brief history of his and the County’s efforts to work with the California PUC to resolve this issue.  Supervisor Dorame explained once again that the phone service is provided by the phone companies, which are governed by the PUC and not the local jurisdictions.

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  The Public Works Director provided the Board with the report regarding the Town Water Systems and the Department’s recommendations regarding the rate change.  Mr. Jewett indicated that the information would be available in the County Library Branches and on the County’s web page, as well as in the Public Works Department.

 

Workshop/Rd. Closure Policies on Federal Lands

The Chairperson recessed open session at 9:20 a.m., to convene in a workshop with representatives of the Inyo National Forest, and the Bishop and Ridgecrest Bureau of Land Management offices, regarding road closure policies on Federal lands.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 11:15 a.m., to convene in open session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear.

 

Resol. #2004-64/ Jobs Housing Incentive Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2003-64, entitled “Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, County of Inyo, State of California, Authorizing the County of Inyo to Participate in a Jobs Housing Balance Incentive Grant Program,” was adopted:  and approval was granted for the Jobs Housing Balance Incentive Grant Standard Agreement authorizing the acceptance of a $1,000 grant; and authorizing the Chairperson to sign:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Maximus Contract Property Tax Admin. Serv.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Maximus, Inc., for preparation of the FY 2003-2004 Property Tax Administration Services in an amount not to exceed $2,500; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Maximus Contract for State Mandated Costs Claim

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Maximus, Inc., for preparation of the FY 2003-2004 SB90 State Mandated Costs Claim in an amount not to exceed $16,800; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/PRM Contract County Cost Plan

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Public Resource Management Group (PRM) for preparation of the FY 2003-2004 Countywide Cost Plan for use in FY 2004-2005, in an amount not to exceed $6,000 and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Mental Hlth Advisory Board Appointment

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint Ms. Debra Breazele to the Mental Health Advisory Board to complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Mental Hlth Advisory Board Appointments

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint Ms. Betty Hinga, Ms. Sharon Partridge and Ms. Virginia Reynolds to the Mental Health Advisory Board to complete unexpired terms ending June 30, 2006.   Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Children Serv. Council Appointments

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to establish the membership total and quorum for the Children Services Council; and appoint members for FY 2003-2004 as recommended by Staff.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

P.W./B.P. Street- light Relocation Project Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to award and approve the contract for the Big Pine Streetlight Relocation Project to TDS Engineering in an amount not to exceed $19,490; authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute all other contract documents, including contract change orders, to the extent permitted by Public Contract Code Section 20142, and other applicable law.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 2:15 p.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear, to discuss Agenda Items No. 20.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(c) - One Case - Logistic Systems, Inc., Claim No. 23-07; and No. 21.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators - re: wages, salaries and benefits - Title - IHSS - Negotiator - Carolyn Williams & Mike Noda - Community Solution Services.  The Chairperson recessed closed session at 3:40 p.m., to convene in open session which all Board Members present except Supervisor Bear.

 

Resol. #2003-65/ Transfer of Duties & Property to County Board of Education

The County Administrator provided additional information on, further justification for, and responded to questions regarding the transfer of duties and property from the County to the County Board of Education.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the overall concept to transfer duties and property in the Community of Independence from the County of Inyo to the County Board of Education and (A) find that that the transfer of the land from the County of Inyo to the County Board of Education, is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines 15312 “ sales (or transfers) of surplus government property; (B) find that pursuant to Government Code Section 25365, the property is “not required for County use;” (C) adopt Resolution No. 2003-65, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Modifying the Transfer of Duties and Function to the Inyo County Board of Education in Resolution 74-81; Transferring Certain Real Property to the Board of Education; and Discharging Certain County Obligations to the Board of Education; and (D) authorize the County Administrator to sign and execute the Grant Deed to transfer the property.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor absent.

 

Planning/Rd. Abandonment #2003-02/ Watterson

The Chairperson opened the public hearing, at 4:10 p.m., on Road Abandonment No. 2003-02/ Watterson to consider a proposed resolution entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring its Intent to Vacate that Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite and Setting and Providing Notice of a Public Hearing on Said Vacations.”   Ms. Adena Fansler, Planning Department, reviewed the Staff report and recommendations, asking at the conclusion of her presentation that the staff report and the Planning Commission Report be accepted into the record.  They were marked Exhibit A and B.  The Clerk of the Board asked that a letter from the applicant supporting the road abandonment be accepted into the record and it was marked Exhibit C.  There being no one from the public wishing to address this item, the Chairperson closed the public hearing at 4:30 p.m.

 

Resol. #2003-66/ Intent re: Road Abandonment #2003-02/ Watterson

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-66, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring its Intent to Vacate that Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite and Setting and Providing Notice of a Public Hearing on Said Vacations” was adopted:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

Planning/Rd. Abandonment #2003-01/ Dierdorff & Mack

The Chairperson opened the public hearing at 4:30 p.m., on Road Abandonment No. 2003-01/Dierdorff and Mack, to consider a proposed resolution entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring its Intent to Vacate That Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite and Setting and Providing Notice of a Public Hearing on Said Vacations.”  Ms. Adena Fansler, Planning Department, reviewed the Staff Report and recommendation, asking at the conclusion of her comments that the Staff Report and the Report to the Planning Commission be accepted into the record.  They were marked Exhibit A and B.  The Clerk  asked that a letter supporting the project from the Applicant be included in the record and it was marked Exhibit C.   There being no one from the public wishing to address this issue, the Chairperson closed the public hearing at 4:35 p.m.

 

Resol. #2003-67/ Intent re: Dierdorff &

Mack Road Abandonment

On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2003-67, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring its Intent to Vacate That Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite and Setting and Providing Notice of a Public Hearing on Said Vacations” was adopted; motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol. #2003-68/ CERT Program Grant Application

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to authorize the submittal of a FY 2003 CERT Program Grant Application in the amount of $5,425 and adopt Resolution No. 2003-68, authorizing the County Administrator to approve all grant documents, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Clerk-Elections/ Statement of Votes 10-7-03

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to order accepted the Statement of All Votes Cast at the Statewide Special Election held October 7, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Clerk-Elections/ In Lieu of Election 11-4-03

Ms. Beverly Harry, Inyo County Clerk-Recorder, asked that the record reflect Dan not Don Totheroh as the appointee to the Starlite Community Board.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to issue an order declaring appointed in lieu of election those candidates submitted for the Special Districts for the November 4, 2003 UDEL election.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings as follows: A) the Regular Meeting of October 7, 2003; B) the Regular Meeting of October 14, 2003; C) the Regular Meeting of October 21, 2003; and D) the Special Meeting of October 22, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the minutes of the Special Board of Supervisors Meeting of October 8, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Audit Findings

The request by the Auditor-Controller, for a discussion and possible direction to Staff regarding Draft Property Tax Audit Findings, was pulled at the request of the Department.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

Supervisor Williams reported on the recent tour of the Furnace Creek Road in the White Mountains conducted by the Forest Service.

 

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 5:20 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., November 25, 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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