Board Minutes - May 16, 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 special session at the hour of 1:10 p.m., on Monday, May 16, 2005, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Ted Williams presiding, Linda Arcularius, Susan Cash, and Jim Bilyeu.  Supervisor Richard Cervantes was absent.  Supervisor Bilyeu provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Arcularius led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  There was no one from the public wishing to address the Board.


Planning/Wilderness Management Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 1:10 p.m. to convene in a workshop with representatives of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and the Forest Service to receive a presentation on and discuss the following: (a) an overview of the Wilderness Act of 1965 and subsequent wilderness legislation; (b) the Forest Service Wilderness Management Implementing Regulations and Policy; (c) the National Park Service Wilderness Management Implementing Regulations and Policy; and (d) the BLM Wilderness Management Implementing Regulations and Policy.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 2:43 p.m., to reconvene at 2:55 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Cervantes.


Planning/Resource Management

The Board convened in a workshop with representatives of the Inyo County Planning Department regarding the County’s resource management activities.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 3:15 p.m., to convene in open session.  The Board and staff discussed how to respond to environmental documents, which are presented to the County regarding local resource management issues.  The Board indicated their desire for Staff to review the various resolutions and comments which have been provided in the past by the County on like issues and utilize those documents to help staff determine what issues to bring before the Board, so the Board has the opportunity to formulate Board responses to future issues which relate to and/or will effect our local lands, including the recreational opportunities, our economy, and our water resources.



The Chairperson adjourned the special meeting at 3:25 p.m.



Chairperson, Inyo County Board of Supervisors


Attest:   RON JULIFF
         Clerk of the Board



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