Board Minutes - January 15, 2002

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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 9:15 a.m., on Tuesday, January 15, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Julie Bear presiding, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, Ervin R. Lent, Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., 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.  Mr. James Bassage and Lefty Irwin addressed the Board to comment on the appeal of a lot split in the McLaren area and a General Plan amendment which is planned to come before the Board which will affect the opposition to the lot split.

 

Introductions

Mr. Robert Hurd, Environmental Health Director introduced Robert Miller, Mosquito Control Technician in the Environmental Health Department to the Board.  The County Administrator introduced Brandon Shults the Information Services Manager to the Board.  The County Administrator also acknowledged the Board’s appointment of Mr. Robert Hurd as the Environmental Health Director and welcomed Mr. Hurd as the County’s newest Department Head.

 

BofS/Election of Officers

The Chairperson turned the meeting over to the Assistant Clerk of the Board for the Election of Officers.  The Clerk called for nominations for Chairperson.  Supervisor Dorame nominated Supervisor Arcularius and the nomination was seconded by Supervisor Hambleton.  The Clerk closed the nominations and called for a motion to elect.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to elect Supervisor Linda Arcularius as Chairperson.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Clerk called for  nominations for Vice-Chairperson.  Supervisor Bear nominated Supervisor Dorame and the nomination was seconded by Supervisor Hambleton.  The Clerk closed the nominations and called for a motion to elect.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to elect Supervisor Dorame Vice-Chairperson.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Disaster Ser./ Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 9:45 a.m., to convene in a workshop with the  Bioterrorism Response Team to receive an update on the County’s policies.  The Chairperson recessed the workshop at 10:50 a.m., to reconvene in open session, with all Board Members present.

 

P.W./Town Water System

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Lent to amend the FY 2001-02 Laws Water System Upgrade Budget 152302 by a) increasing estimated revenue in Contributions from DWP (Revenue Code #4563) by $135,150 and b) increasing appropriations in Professional Services (Object Code #5265) by $135,150.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Probation/ Extended Day Program Contract

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Inyo County Office of Education for an Extended Day Program, for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $30,000; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Probation/Bar-O-

Boys Ranch Increase

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to authorize a $15,200 increase to the Bar-O-Boys Ranch Contract for a total not to exceed of $25,200, for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Probation/ Delinquency Prevention Program

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Healthy Communities for a Delinquency Prevention Program, for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $30,259; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H/Alexander Contract Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Lois Alexander, FNP for Family Nurse Practitioner services, changing the hourly rate to $35.50 and increasing the amount of the Contract by $899 to a total not to exceed $2,130; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H/Immuniza-

tion Local Assist.

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Immunization Local Assistance Application for Calendar Year 2002 and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Contractor Certification Page.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2002-03/

Parks Grant Application

On a motion by Supervisor Hambleton and a second by Supervisor Lent, Resolution No. 2002-03 entitled “Application for Grant Funds for the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program Under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000;” authorize the submittal of a grant application to the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $399,924 for the Pleasant Valley Campground Improvement Project” was adopted and the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Planning/DOE Hydrologic Grant

The Board and Staff discussed the DOE hydrologic research grant.  Mr. Andrew Remus, Yucca Mountain Project Coordinator, responded to questions from the Board explaining that the grant could be expanded to a three-year grant totaling $4.9 million and explaining that the current contract for hydrologic studies was ending thereby freeing Staff for this new grant. Mr. Remus also explained that the time-line for submittal of the grant was very short and this application would have to be in Las Vegas by 5:00 p.m., next Tuesday.  The County Administrator, in an effort to facilitate this grant application, suggested the Board approve the Grant Application and authorize the Chairperson to sign contingent upon County Counsel’s review.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the Hydrologic Research Grant application to the U.S. Department of Energy in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and authorize the Chairperson to sign contingent upon County’s Counsel’s legal review.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff/CAD/RMS

Project Budget

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Bear to A) amend the FY 2001/2002 County Budget by establishing a new budget unit (number to be determined by Auditor) for the Sheriff’s Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System (CAD/RMS) Project, by increasing the estimated revenue in COPS (Revenue Code #4488) by $279,432 and State Other (Revenue Code #4499) by $141,885 and increasing appropriations in Professional Services (Object Code #5265) by $421,317; and B) approve the service, license and maintenance agreement between the County of Inyo and Logistic Systems, Inc. for the CAD-RMS Project in an amount of $421,317 which includes hardware purchase addendum; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 11:55 a.m., reconvening at 1:35 p.m., with all Board Members present.

 

CAO/Outside Project Eval. Criteria

The County Administrator and the Board reviewed the proposed criteria for evaluating outside projects submitted for County A) funding support; B) to sponsor, oversee and fund; and/or C) to endorse.  Mr. Robert Enis of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, addressed the Board to comment on the criteria.  The Board discussed combining recommendations No. 2 and 9, as well as 1 and 3.  They also discussed the point designation with the Board wanting a more detailed point breakdown within the individual categories.  The CAO explained that he would finesse the recommendations and bring a final version for Board’s consideration next week. 

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 2:25 p.m., to convene in closed session to discuss Agenda Items No. 15.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION [Pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(a)(c)]. One Case - Bishop Paiute Tribe v. County of Inyo,  United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Docket No. 01-15007 (United States District Court for the Eastern District  Case No. CIV F-00 6153 REC LJO)’ No. 15.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION [Pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(a)(c)]. One Case - Sierra Club v. City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power,  Inyo County Superior Court Case No. SICVCV01-29768;  No. 17.  PERSONNEL [Pursuant to Government Code §54957] - Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Title:  Director of Health and Human Services; No. 18.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR [Pursuant to Government Code §54957.6] - Instructions to Negotiators re:  Wages, salaries and benefits - Title:  Director of Health and Human Services – Negotiator - Member of Board of Supervisors as designated; and No. 19.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR [Pursuant to Government Code §54957.6] – Instructions to Negotiators re:   wages, salaries and benefits - Title:  ICEA - Negotiator:  County Administrative Officer & Personnel Analyst.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 5:10 p.m., to reconvene in open session to receive a 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 5:10 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., February 5, 2002, 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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