Board Minutes - December 02,2003

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County of Inyo

Board of Supervisors

December 2, 2003

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, December 2, 2003, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Vice-Chairperson Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., presiding as Chairperson, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, and Ted Williams.  Supervisor Dorame was absent.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Ms. Joy Melgard, Bishop Resident, addressed the Board to provide statistics on the number of rock climbers who have visited the Bishop area and to request the County provide solar shower and toilet facilities at Millpond and Pleasant Valley Campgrounds to facilitate the rock climbers. 

 

 

County Dept. Reports

The County Administrator updated the Board on the failure of the Laws Water system, which resulted in the users having to boil water.  He commended the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the swift and cooperative response to the County’s need for assistance in this matter.  Additionally, Mr. Mendez notified the Board of a cyanide spill near the Briggs Mine in Balleratt, explaining that Briggs was responsible for and facilitated the clean-up with no problems.

 

 

Resol. #2003-70/ Round Valley 100th Anniversary

Supervisor Arcularius reviewed the history of the Round Valley School and read into the record the Board’s resolution commemorating the School’s 100th Anniversary.  On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-70, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, County of Inyo, State of California, Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Round Valley School at its Current Site,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

 

District/Pioneer Cemetery District Appointment

Supervisor Bear thanked the applicants for their interest in serving on the Pioneer Cemetery District, nominated Ms. Leslie Scott for the position, and offered her special thanks to departing Trustee, Shirley Fendon, for her years of service.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint Ms. Leslie Scott to the Pioneer Cemetery District Board of Trustees to complete an unexpired term ending June 1, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Hand-Held Radio P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to declare Motorola as a sole-source provider of MT2000 hand-held radio systems and approve the purchase of four MT2000 hand-held radio systems with required accessories from Motorola in an amount not to exceed $5,838.76 plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Emergency Supplies P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award Bid No. 2003-05 for and approve the purchase of emergency supplies from Adamson Industries in an amount not to exceed $11,886.06, plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent

 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Chemical Resistant Equipment

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award Bid No. 2003-06 for and approve the purchase of chemical resistant equipment from Fisher Scientific Company, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $23,669.04 plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent

 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Defibrillator P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award Bid No. 2003-07 for and approve the purchase of six defibrillators to Medtronic Physio-Control Corp. in an amount not to exceed $14,255.67, plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent

 

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Generator P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award Bid No. 2003-08 for and approve the purchase of seven generators from Gardner’s True Value in an amount not to exceed $4,995.86 plus tax and freight/shipping charges.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

CAO-Purchasing/ Emergency Equip. P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award Bid No. 2003-09 to and approve the purchase of emergency equipment from Fisher Scientific Company, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $13,094.38, plus tax and shipping/freight charges.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent

 

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including the Table Top Emergency Exercise, the Great Basin Air Pollution Control Board Meeting, Aspendel Avalanche Meeting, the Fair Appreciation Dinner, the Owens Valley Interagency Meeting, Bishop Airport Advisory Meeting, and an Arts Council Meeting.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 10:00 a.m., reconvening in open session, at 10:15 a.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Dorame. 

 

Resol. #2003-71/ Watterson Road Abandonment  & Parcel Merger

The Chairperson opened the public hearing, at 10:15 a.m., on a proposed Resolution entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring the Vacation and Abandonment of Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite” regarding Road Abandonment No. 2003-02/Watterson and Parcel Merger No. 2003-05/Watterson.  Ms. Adena Fansler, Planning Department, presented the staff report and recommendations, requesting that the Staff Report and the minutes of the Board of Supervisors November 4, 2003, Meeting be included in the record and they were marked Exhibits A and B respectively.  There being no one from the public wishing to address this issue, the Chairperson closed the public hearing at 10:20 a.m.  On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Bear, Resolution No. 2003-71, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring the Vacation and Abandonment of Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite” was adopted:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Resol. #2003-72/Dierdorff & Mark Road Abandonment & Parcel Merger

The Chairperson opened the public hearing, at 10:21 a.m., on a proposed resolution entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring the Vacation and Abandonment of Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite” regarding Road Abandonment No. 2003-01/Dierdorff & Mack and Parcel Merger No. 2003-03/Dierdorff and Mark.  Ms. Adena Fansler, Planning Department, presented the staff report and recommendations, requesting that the Staff Report and the minutes of the Board of Supervisors November 4, 2003, Meeting be included in the record and they were marked Exhibits A and B respectively.  There being no one from the public wishing to address this issue, the Chairperson closed the public hearing at 10:25 a.m.  On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-72, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Declaring the Vacation and Abandonment of Portions of Third Avenue and an Unnamed Alley in Darwin Townsite” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted. 

 

Planning Dept./ Yucca Mnt. 

Mr. Jon Gervers, Latir Energy Consultants, addressed the Board to provide an update and status report on the issues pertaining to the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 11:30 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Dorame.

 

BofS/Sierra Business Council

Dr. Amy Horn, representing the Sierra Business Council and author of Investing for Prosperity made a presentation to the Board on the publication. 

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 2:10 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., December 9, 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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