Board Minutes - October 11, 2005

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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 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Ted Williams presiding, Linda Arcularius, Susan Cash, Jim Bilyeu, and Richard Cervantes.  Supervisor Cervantes provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Arcularius led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Supervisor Bilyeu applauded Assemblyman Cogdill and Assemblyman Maze for their efforts to get AB 7 and AB 193 passed.  Supervisor Arcularius echoed Supervisor Bilyeu’s sentiments and added that the County will have to remain vigilant to ensure that the Governor’s concerns with AB 7 are addressed.  Supervisor Cervantes acknowledged the efforts of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce in supporting these Bills.  Supervisor Williams added his thanks to everyone who had worked so hard over the past several years to get legislation such as AB 7 passed to secure funding for the hatchery program. 

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  Mr. Phil McDowell, Acting Water Director updated the Board on the progress to revise the Green Book.  He indicated to the Board that future updates would be agendized in order to provide the Board with an opportunity to discuss this issue.  Mr. Paul Bruce, County Counsel, introduced Ms. Susanne Parsons, Deputy County Counsel to the Board.   Mr. George Milovich, Agricultural Commissioner, updated the Board on several issues including the mosquito abatement program, the weed management program, the impact of Lahaton Water District’s interpretive changes on local grazing, and pending pesticide legislation.  Mr. Milovich also informed the Board that he would be presenting the Crop Report next week.    Supervisor Arcularius announced that she would be providing the Board Members and the department heads with the RCRC’s Request for Legislative Proposals Form.  Ms. Jean Dickinson, Director of Health and Human Services, notified the Board that the County had received its allotment of flu vaccine, explaining that there was sufficient supply to ensure that no shortages would occur.  She also added that the Department and local health care providers are monitoring the avian flu concerns as they develop.  Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Deputy County Administrator, reviewed information regarding the campground usage, confirming that the County’s occupancy figures are showing an increase in the numbers.  Mr. Hamilton also notified the Board that the County had received tentative acceptance of the Keeler Landfill closure, explaining that he would be expecting the State to certify the closure in the near future.   

 

Resol. #2005-51/ Water Dept. Grant Application The Board and Staff had a discussion regarding the details of filing the application for a Resource Agency Grant.  On a motion by Supervisor Cash and a second by Supervisor Bilyeu, Resolution No. 2005-51 was adopted, supporting and authorizing the Water Department to submit a grant seeking $631,000 for approximately two and one-half years, in funds under the California Resources Agency California River Parkways Grant Program: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Parks/Tecopa Sewage Pond

The Chairperson recessed open session at 9:55 a.m., to convene in a workshop, with all Board Members present, to discuss the issues concerning the Tecopa Sewage Pond.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 10:50 a.m., to reconvene in open session with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Cervantes, who had briefly left the meeting.

 

Ord. 1103/VSO Qualification and Salary Change

On a motion by Supervisor Cash and a second by Supervisor Bilyeu, Ordinance 1103, entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors, County of Inyo, State of California, Amending Section 2.30.050 of the Inyo County Code Changing the Qualifications and Compensation of the County Veterans Service Officer,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Cervantes absent.  Supervisor Cervantes rejoined the meeting prior to the Board’s consideration of the next item. 

 

HHS-First 5 Comm./Oral Health Serv. Contract Changes

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Regents of the University of California for the provision of oral health service to move funds on the Schedule of Fees from one service category to another and to modify the Scope of Work and Work Plan as appropriate in Year 2 of the three year contract; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

HHS-Soc. Serv./ Community Serv. Solutions Contract Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Community Service Solutions to work with the State of California Quality Assurance Staff to write the State required Quality Assurance Plan, oversee implementation of the plan, train staff and review the first set of routine case reviews for statutory compliance for an additional amount not to exceed $7,500, for a total contract amount not to exceed $291,441 for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2005-52/ Notice of Comple-tion ESRA Water Distribution Prjct.

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Cash Resolution No. 2005-52 as adopted accepting the improvements and authorize the recording of a Notice of Completion for the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport Water Distribution System Project: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

P.W.-Transit/ Bishop Transit Office Lease

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve the lease between the County of Inyo and David Hasle for the former Greyhound terminal building at 210 South Warren Street in Bishop at the rate of $650 per month for the period of December 5, 2005 through November 30, 2007, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of future budgets; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Rd. Dept./Auto-Desk Renewal

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve the purchase order for the AutoDesk Subscription Renewal from DLT Solutions, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $3,116.13.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 10:55 a.m., reconvening at 11:00 a.m., with all Board Members present.

 

Clerk-Elections/ BofS Meeting Cancellation

The Chairperson announced that the request from the Clerk-Recorder for the Board of Supervisors to consider changing their meeting schedule to accommodate the elections was pulled for consideration by the Clerk-Recorder

 

HHS-Soc. Serv./ Notice of Intent to Provide Prevention Services

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cervantes to approve the Notice of Intent for Inyo County to provide prevention services through either contract or direct administration of the funding allocations for Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment (CAPIT), Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) for the period of July 5, 2005 through June 30, 2008 and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol #2005-53/ Valley Market Liquor License On a motion by Supervisor Bilyeu and a second by Supervisor Cervantes, Resolution No. 2005-53, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Issuing Findings that Public Convenience and Necessity Will be Served by the Proposed Off-Sale of Alcoholic Beverages at Valley Market, 130 S. Edwards Street, Independence, California,” was approved: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Planning/Hydrody-

namics Contract

The Board and Planning Staff discussed the delay in getting the Hydrodynamics Contract to the Board for approval.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Hydrodynamics Group, L.L.C., for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, in an amount not to exceed $356,000; authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained; and direct Staff to bring back future contracts in a timely manner to ensure they are in place prior to June 30, 2006.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Transit/Operations Superv. Position

Moved by Supervisor Cash and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to waive the hiring freeze and authorize the filling of one Transit Operations Supervisor at Range 60 ($2,595 - $3,151.)  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Parks/Lawn Mower P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve the purchase of two riding mowers from Bishop Nursery in an amount not to exceed $33,649.25.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Supervisor Bilyeu asked that “interested constituent” be included in the Public Comment portion of the minutes to reflect where the survey and suggestion for a reduced winter campground rate came from.  Moved by Supervisor Cervantes and seconded by Supervisor Cash to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2005 Board of Supervisors meeting, as corrected.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Moved by Supervisor Cash and seconded by Supervisor Cervantes to approve the minutes of the October 4, 2005, Board of Supervisors meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Arcularius abstaining.

 

Board and Staff Member Reports The Board Members briefly reported on their activities during the preceding week, including an RCRC Board of Directors Meeting, a Sierra Nevada Conservancy Meeting, a CSAC Board of Directors Meeting, and a Big Pine Civic Club Boys and Girls State Awards Ceremony.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 12:10 p.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present, to discuss Agenda Items No. 18.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) – Northern Manor I Townhouse Association, an Arizona non-profit corporation v. Robert Young, Department of Child Support Services, Bishop, California, et al, In the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Maricopa Case No. CV20005-014605; and No. 19.  PERSONNEL (Pursuant to Government Code §54957) – Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Title – Director of Health and Human Services.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 12:33 p.m., to reconvene in open session to receive a report on closed session.  County Counsel reported that with regard to Agenda Item No. 18.    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) – Northern Manor I Townhouse Association, an Arizona non-profit corporation v. Robert Young, Department of Child Support Services, Bishop, California, et al, In the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Maricopa Case No. CV20005-014605, the Board, in a unanimous vote, with Supervisors Arcularius, Cash, Williams, Bilyeu and Cervantes voting yes, authorized and directed the Office of County Counsel to defend the County in this matter.

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson adjourned the regular meeting at 12:35 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., October 18, 2005, in the Board of Supervisors Room, at the County Administrative Center, in Independence.

 

 

                                                                                                ________________________________________
                                                                                               
Chairperson, Inyo County Board of Supervisors

   

Attest:   RON JULIFF
         Clerk of the Board

 

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