Board Minutes - March 19, 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 March 19, 2002, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Linda Arcularius presiding, Ervin R. Lent, Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr., and Michael Dorame.  Supervisor Bear was absent.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Lent led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Kathryn Guidero, Independence Resident, addressed a problem of finding a place to copy in Independence now that the Information Services no longer provides this service.  The County Administrator indicated that he would look into the matter and agendize a discussion of this for the April 16, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Dr. Susan Holgate, Director of Health & Human Services, updated the Board on a meeting she had attended regarding pending legislation on in-home services employees.  Ms. Monika Watterson, Transit Program Director, informed the Board of rural grant funding which has been awarded to the County in the amount of approximately $755,000.  Ms. Watterson explained that the grant funding had an 11% County match and that the funding would be used to furnish the new bus terminal offices and to replace fleet vehicles.

 

H&H-Misc./Bishop Plaza Office Lease

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve exercising the lease option to renew the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Parsons Family Trust for office space at 1351 Rocking W Drive (Bishop Plaza), at the rate of $3,702.40 per month for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of future budgets and authorize the Health & Human Services Fiscal Director to provide the Parsons Family Trust with written notice exercising the option to renew the lease.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

 

Coroner/Franke Contract

The County Administrator responded to a question from Supervisor Dorame, explaining that the $.60 mileage reimbursement rate will be paid only if there are no reimbursement funds available from other sources.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Robert A. Franke, for Deputy Coroner services, in an amount not to exceed $760 per month; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.   Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Ag Comm./Cargo Container P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to award the quotation for and approve the purchase of a 20 ft. x 8 ft. x 8.5 ft. reconditioned steel cargo storage container from the low bidder, Martin Container, Inc., in the amount of $2,477 plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Ag Comm./Weight Truck for Mule Days

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the use of the weight truck for the Mule Pulling Contest, Sunday, May 26, 2002, during the Mule Days events at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Ag Comm./Intern Services Invoice.

Supervisor Bear joined the meeting at 9:45 a.m.  With regard to the request to approve an invoice for intern services for the Agricultural Commissioners office, Supervisor Dorame asked for clarification of the item which indicates the use of a vehicle, asking why the amount was so high for just a week which is what is reflected on the invoice.  The Ag Commissioner responded that he believed the amount was for use for the season.  The Board postponed, until later in the meeting, further discussion on this item asking the Ag Commissioner to get an answer to Supervisor Dorame’s question as quickly as possible.  

 

Transit/Change in Authorized Strength

Ms. Monika Watterson, Transit Program Director, provided additional information and further justification for the request to add a Transit Dispatcher and a Driver to handle the demands of the Mono County dial-a-ride program.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve a change in authorized strength by adding one Transit Dispatcher position at Range 50 ($1,976 - $2,401) and one Driver position at Range 43 ($1,682 - $2,045) and authorize an open recruitment to fill these positions.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

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

 

Ordinance 1052/ Wireless Communications Facilities

On a motion by Supervisor Dorame and a second by Supervisor Lent, Ordinance 1052 entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, adding Chapter 18.76, entitled ‘Regulation of Wireless Communications Facilities,’ to the Inyo County Code and Repealing Ordinance No. 1039,” is adopted and direction is given to the Planning Department Staff to file the required Notice of Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Ag Comm./Intern Position Invoice

The Ag Commission responded to the question regarding the amount reflected in the Eastern Sierra Institute of Collaborative Education’s invoice for the use of a vehicle.  He confirmed that the amount reflected in the invoice was for the three month period of the program and not for a week as noted.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to authorize the payment of Invoice #50 from Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education for intern services in the amount of $8,500.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2002-16/ Sunland Cemetery Property Transfer

Representatives of the Bishop Paiute Tribe thanked the Board for consideration of the action which will transfer the Sunland Cemetery property to the Tribe.  On a motion by Supervisor Lent and a second  by Supervisor Bear, Resolution No. 2002-16 entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Approving and Authorizing the Transfer of the Sunland Cemetery Property to the Bishop Paiute Tribe” is adopted and authorization is given for the County Administrator to execute on behalf of the Board and the County any documents, including any deed or deeds, necessary to effectuate the conveyance authorized by the Resolution was approved: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Chairperson suspended Board Members Reports because of the need for several Board Members to travel to Sacramento for the CSAC Legislative Conference and for Supervisor Bear to travel to Southern California for a Children and Families Commission Conference.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 10:30 a.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present, to address Agenda Items No. 10.  PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8) – Conference with Real Property Negotiator – Property – APN3-155-11 and 12, North Main Street, Big Pine, CA; Negotiating Parties-County of Inyo and Ms. Dorothy Chorovich, Stella Davidovich, Silva Simpson and Robert and Mary Lee; Under Negotiation – Price and Terms and No. 11. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Title: ICEA – Negotiator – County Administrator and Personnel Analyst.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 11:20 a.m., to convene 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 11:20 a.m., to 9:00 a.m., March 26, 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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