Board Minutes - January 27, 2004

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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 9:03 a.m., on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Carroll “Butch” Hambleton presiding, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, Ted Williams, and Michael Dorame.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Dorame led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

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

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director informed the Board that with regard to the STIP MOU projects, the other counties are committed to continuing the projects.  Mr. Jewett indicated that he would be bringing an item in the future for Board discussion on the STIP projects.  Ms. Linda Anisman, Director of Child Support Services, reported on a CSS Directors Association meeting, informing the Board that she has been elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

 

Probation/Every 15 Minutes Program

Representatives of the Inyo County Probation Department provided information on the Every 15 Minutes Program which is a Statewide Program targeting teen drivers and the ramifications to driving under the influence.  The Board viewed the moving and very sobering video produced by the participants of the Program.   The Chairperson, Supervisor Hambleton, presented the participants in the Every 15 Minutes Program with Certificates of Recognition.  Additionally, the Chairperson recognized three Big Pine High School Students who were shadowing Ms. Freda Lindsay, the Channel 12 representative, video taping the Board Meeting.

 

Fish & Game/Bait Caught Trout Study Results

Mr. Dick Noles, representing the Friends of Sierra Trout, presented the final report on the Catch and Release of Bait Caught Trout Study that has been reviewed and published in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  Mr. Noles thanked the Board of Supervisors for their ongoing support of this project, indicating that this report will have a very positive impact on the conservation of trout resources.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 9:50 a.m., reconvening at 10:00 a.m., with all Board Members present.

 

Motor Pool/Truck Repair

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to authorize the repair of one Water Department pickup and approve the payment to Warren’s Auto Repair in an amount not to exceed $3,294.24.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Info. Serv./ Printer P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the purchase of printers and associated accessories from TECH DEPOT, in an amount not to exceed $5,850.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Info. Serv./ Computer and Software P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to A) approve the purchase of desktop computers from Gateway Business of North Sioux City, South Dakota, a CMAS vendor, through the WSCA Contract Program, in an amount not to exceed $31,875; B) approve the purchase of Microsoft software for the computers from Insight Public Sector, in an amount not to exceed $6,950; and approve the purchase of other software from CDW-G, in an amount not to exceed $454.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Info. Serv./ Laptop Computers and Software P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to A) approve the purchase of laptop computers and associated accessories from Gateway, a CMAS vendor, in an amount not to exceed $13,072; B) approve the purchase of necessary Microsoft software for the laptops from Insight Public Sector, a CMAS vendor in an amount not to exceed $2,435; and C) approve the purchase of other software from CDW-G in an amount not to exceed $159.  Motion carried unanimously.

Resol. #2004-01/ Agency-State Agreement

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2004-01, was adopted, approving Program Supplement No. M007, for Administering Agency-State Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 09-5948; and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Agreement: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

CAO-Info. Serv./ Telecom & Data Wiring

Mr. Brandon Shults, Information Services Director, Mr. Jim Moffett, Chief Probation Officer, and Ms. Linda Anisman, Director of Child Support Services, responded to questions from the Board regarding the office space lease and the request to rewire the premises. At the conclusion of the discussion Supervisor Arcularius requested, and the other Board Members concurred with the request, that when office space leases are presented for Board approval that all costs associated with the Lease be disclosed, in order for the Board to have a complete picture of the cost to relocate the offices.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to award the bid for and approve the purchase order for installation of telecom and data wiring services for the Probation and Child Support Services Offices at 787 N. Main Street, to Southwest Electric in an amount not to exceed $9,994. Motion carried unanimously.

 

E. Health/DWP Agreement for Mosquito Abatement Services

Mr. Ernie Poncet, Mosquito Abatement Program Representative, responded to questions from the Board regarding the agreement with the City of Los Angeles, whereby the County will provide Mosquito Abatement Services.  The County Administrator clarified the language regarding sensitive information explaining that it was standard contract language.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Agreement between the County of Inyo and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the provision of Mosquito Abatement Services for a five-year period for the County to be compensated at a monthly billed rate of actual time and expenses not to exceed $50,000 per year; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

HHS-Hlth. Serv./ Change in Authorized Strength

Ms. Jean Dickinson, Director of Health and Human Services, provided additional justification and further clarification on the request to change the Department’s authorized strength levels.  At the conclusion of the discussion, Supervisor Hambleton asked the County Administrator to provide the Board with the total number of A-par and B-par positions in the County workforce. Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve a change in authorized strength by A) deleting an A-par Dental Case Manager position and B) adding a B-par Dental Case Manager position and authorize the recruitment and filling of the .70 FTE Dental Case Manager position at Range 60 ($14.39/hr. - $17.47/hr.)  Motion carried unanimously.

 

HHS-Behavioral Hlth./Sierra Vista Placement Contract

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Williams to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Braswell Enterprises dba Sierra Vista for the provision of mental health placement services for the period of October 24, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $32,000; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

HHS-Mental Hlth Serv./Managed Care State Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Bear to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and the State of California Department of Mental Health for managed care services for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in the amount of $120,911; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Probation/Healthy Communities Contract

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Williams to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Healthy Communities for a Delinquency Prevention Program, for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $30,510; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Budget Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to A) amend the FY 2003/04 County Budget as follows: increase appropriations in Deferred Maintenance Budget Unit 011501, Other Equipment (Object Code #5670) by $1,700, from unappropriated reserves; (4/5’s vote required) and B) approve the purchase of two hot water storage tanks from Western Nevada Supply, in an amount not to exceed $1,700.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

District/Pioneer Cemetery District Appointment

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint Diane Corsaro to the Pioneer Cemetery District, to complete a four-year term ending December 27, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including an upcoming PUC Meeting to be held in Independence to discuss telephone service to rural areas, a tour of the Southeast portion of the County that Supervisor Dorame took with Congressman Buck McKeon and Kathleen Clark the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, an RCRC Meeting, an Interagency Committee on Owens Valley Land and Wildlife Meeting, a Fish and Game Advisory Commission Meeting, an Inyo First 5 Commission Meeting, a Bishop Area Access Circulation Study Meeting, an LTC Meeting, and a LAFCO Meeting.

 

Closed Session

The County Administrator pulled the closed session Item No. 18.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits - Employee Organization - Elected Officials Assistant Association (EOAA) - Negotiators - County Administrative Officer & Personnel Analyst.

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 12:50 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., February 3, 2004, 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

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