Board Minutes - July 09, 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 9:010 a.m., on July 9, 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 Julie Bear was absent.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Dorame led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Ms. Roberta Matlick provided information concerning the upcoming Good Ole Days Celebration at the Law’s Museum.  Mr. John Treacy, Treasurer-Tax Collector, notified the Board that the last of the special districts bearer bonds had matured.  Mr. Treacy also requested the Board’s help to recruit a member to serve on the Treasury Oversight Committee.  Mr. Treacy indicated that he hoped to recruit a representative from one of the Special Districts who participate in the County Treasury.

Integ. Waste/ ESJPA Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Agreement between the County of Inyo and Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA) for consultant services for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $165,401, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a 2002/2003 Budget, and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Dev. Disabilities Brd. Appointment

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to appoint Mr. Daniel Owen to the Developmental Disabilities Area Board #12 to complete an unexpired term ending December 12, 2004.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Soc. Serv./ IHSS Consultant Contract

Supervisor Hambleton expressed a desire to have the Contractor make a presentation to the Board concerning their findings.  Dr. Susan Holgate, Director of Health & Human Services, provided additional information, explaining that a workshop on the In-Home Supportive Services Program had been scheduled for the Board Meeting of July 16, 2002, which has been cancelled.  She indicated that the workshop and the presentation by Newlin & Newlin would be rescheduled.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Newlin & Newlin Consulting for the provision of In-Home Support Services  Program consulting for the period of July 10, 2002, through December 31, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $5,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Behavioral Hlth/Symons  Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Symons Emergency Specialties, Inc. for the provision of emergency transportation services for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $25,000 contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H/Behavioral Hlth/Charis Youth Center Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Charis Youth Center for the provision of mental health placement services for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $53,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-Mental Hlth/ State Contract for Managed Care

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve (a) 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, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in the amount of $102,573, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget and (b) the Contractor Certification Clause; and authorize the Chairperson to sign both documents.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

H&H-AODS/ Administrator Signature Authority

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to designate signature authority to the Inyo County Alcohol and Drug Administrator for the purpose of submitting program certification documents to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Probation/ Madera Juvenile Correctional Camp Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and the County of Madera Juvenile Correctional Camp for the supervision of juvenile commitments for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, at the rate of $90 per day for a total not to exceed $32,400, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

P.W./Pressure Washer P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the purchase of an Aaladin 3423 Stationary Pressure Washer from Dave’s Auto Parts in an amount not to exceed $6,649.66 (including tax and freight.)  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Rd./Repair Parts Blanket P.O.

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve blanket purchase orders to various vendors in varying amounts as recommended by Staff for the purchase of repair parts, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Rd./Bishop Rd. Shop Lease

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Dorame to approve the five-year Lease with the City of Los Angeles for the Bishop Road Shop for the period of May 1, 2002, through April 30, 2003, at the rate of $360 per year, and May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2007, at the rate of $500, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of subsequent budgets; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ H&H and Transit Prgm. Positions

The County Administrator introduced the item requesting new positions in the Health and Human Services Department and the Transit Program, with the Board again deciding to address each request individually.  The Board asked questions regarding one of the scores on the criteria form, with Mr. Mendez, explaining why some areas may have received a higher number than was explained on the scoring form and indicating that the additional explanation for higher numbers would be added to the form. 

 

CAO-Personnel-H&H-Hlth. Serv./. Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Susan Holgate, Director of Health and Human Services, Ms. Jean Dickinson, Assistant Director of Health and Human Services and Ms. Tamara Pound, Director of Clinical Health, provided additional information and further justification for the request to change a full time Nurse Practitioner position to a part-time position and to recruit and fill the part-time nurse practitioner position.  Staff explained that while the request is reducing the number of hours for this position the salary is remaining at the full-time level.  Staff explained that recruitment for this position at the County’s pay scale is problematic, and presented the Board with the results of a salary study performed for this position, noting that the County’s salary is one of the lowest.  Supervisor Dorame clarified that in relation to other counties, Inyo County’s salary appears to be on par and in relation to the salaries paid by local health care providers,  if you include the County’s benefit package, the County is also on par.  Dr. Holgate clarified that locally the benefit package is not an incentive because most of the people qualifying for the position have the benefits provided through their spouses.  She went on to say that the actual earnings coupled with free time are the main attractors for this position.  Ms. Dickinson and Ms. Pound added that this position offers the program the capability of providing mandated services without requiring increased  physician hours, as well as affords the Department a higher level positions for other program services.  Dr. Holgate and the County Administrator confirmed that Stated funding for this position is not in jeopardy at this time, within the confines of the currently known State Budget information. 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve a change in authorized   strength by adding one Bpar Family Nurse Practitioner position and deleting one full-time Family Nurse Practitioner position and authorize the recruitment and filling of this position.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel-H&H-Behavioral Hlth./Behavioral Aide Position

Dr. Holgate and Ms. Dickinson, provided additional information and further justification for the request to hire one Therapeutic Behavioral Aide.  Dr. Holgate explained that the vacancy was essential to carry out the Children’s System of Care function and that this position generates 200% of its salary.  Ms. Dickinson provided program detail on how the position interacts with other aspects of the program.

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to authorize the recruitment and filling of one Therapeutic Behavioral Aide position in the Health & Human Services Department.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ H&H-WIC/ Dietician Position

The County Administrator apologized for the omission of the completed criteria form for this position and provided the Board with copies of the form.  The County Administrator and Dr. Holgate provided additional information and further justification for the request to add a full-time Registered Dietician position and to delete the part-time position.  They explained that this would be a shared position with the Senior Program and confirmed that this positions fulfils the County’s requirement for Dietician services as required by the State in both the Senior Program and the WIC Program. 

 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve a change in authorized strength in the Health and Human Services Department by adding one full-time Registered Dietician position and deleting one Bpar Registered Dietician position; authorize the recruitment and filling of the full-time position; and direct that funding for this full-time position be shared between the Inyo-Mono Senior Program and the Health and Human Services Department.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ H&H-Social Serv./Eligibility Worker

Dr. Holgate and Ms. Snyder of the Health and Human Services Department, provided additional information and further justification for the request to fill a vacant Eligibility Worker position.  Dr. Holgate, in response to a question from Supervisor Arcularius, provided an update on the interaction between the County and Tribe’s TANF Programs.  Ms. Snyder provided additional program and staffing information, confirming that this position generates 100% of its salary for the program.  Ms. Snyder also clarified that there is one remaining Eligibility Worker position, which will remain vacant.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to authorize the recruitment and filling of one Eligibility Worker position.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ Transit Prgm./ BPAR Driver Positions

Ms. Monika Watterson, Transit Program Director, provided additional information and further justification for the hiring of three part-time Transit Drivers.  Ms. Watterson explained that the positions would provide the program with the flexibility to provide current program services, detailing scheduling scenarios where services may be required to be reduced should drivers not be available to cover “short” shifts.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Lent to authorize the recruitment and filling of two Bpar Transit Driver positions for Bishop and one Bpar Transit Driver position for Mammoth.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ Transit Prgm. APAR Driver

Ms. Watterson reiterated that this Apar position would provide additional flexibility to allow the program to continue to provide service.  She explained that the demand for transit services increases during the summer months as a result of special programs and events.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to authorize the recruitment and filling of one Apar Transit Driver position for Bishop.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Maximus Contracts for Property Tax Admin. and SB90 Claims

The Auditor-Controller, Mr. George Holland, provided additional information and further justification for the request to contract for the preparation of the SB90 Claim and for Property Tax Administration services.  Mr. Holland explained that current staffing levels in the Auditor’s office do not provide sufficient resources to complete these tasks in-house.  Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contracts between the County of Inyo and Maximus, Inc., for preparation of a) the FY 2002/2003 SB90 State Mandated Costs Claim in an amount not to exceed $16,800; and b) Property Tax Administration services in an amount not to exceed $3,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Great Basin Financial Services Contract

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District for the provision of financial services for the period of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $18,250, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Bartig, Basler & Ray Great Basin Audit Contract

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Bartig, Basler & Ray, CPA’s for the provision of audit services for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District for fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $5,500, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

Auditor/Bartig, Basler & Ray County Audit Contract

The Auditor provided additional information and further justification for the request to contract with Bartig, Basler and Ray for the County Audit, explaining that three years ago an RFP for these services was issued, which had resulted in this Contract.  Mr. Holland and the Board discussed the need to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the County’s audit services, with Mr. Holland explaining that while governmental accounting policies and procedures do not dictate that audit firms be changed every several years, he was recommending that the County issue an RFP for these services to better evaluate the services which are available.  The Board and Staff discussed the audit process, with the County Administrator indicating that he and the Auditor would work on bringing an RFP forward for the Board’s review sometime this year.  Mr. Mendez went on to clarify that while the RFP would be issued, he was recommending the selection of the Audit Firm be delayed until the new Auditor takes office.  Mr. Holland concurred with this recommendation, explaining that the preparation work for this RFP is time-consuming and in order to have the contract in place in sufficient time to allow for the FY 2003/04 audit, initial work on the RFP would need to begin soon.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Bartig, Basler & Ray, CPA’s for the provision of audit services for the County for fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed $49,500, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Auditor/Public Res. Mngmt. County Cost Plan

With regard to the request to contract for the preparation of the County Cost Plan, Mr. Holland provided additional information regarding the recommendation that the County Contract with a new firm.  He explained that an employee of the firm who has been providing this work has ventured out on his own and submitted a proposal to perform the Cost Plan.   Mr. Holland expressed his satisfaction with the work performed by this individual in the past and supported the County contracting with his firm to provide the County Cost Plan information for next year’s budget.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Public Resource Management Group for preparation of the FY 2002-2003 Countywide Cost Plan for use in FY 2003/2004, in an amount not to exceed $6,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2002/2003 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Planning/Support of NACo’s Resolution on DOE’s Policy for the Transport of Radioactive Waste

Mr. Andrew Remus, Yucca Mountain Coordinator, reviewed the proposed County letter supporting NACo’s resolution requesting DOE to develop policies on the transportation of radioactive waste, noting that the Chairperson’s name would be changed to reflect the name of the current Chair, Supervisor Arcularius.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the letter supporting the proposed joint resolution by NACo’s Environment, Energy, and Land Use Committee and Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, requesting the U.S. Department of Energy develop national policies regarding the transportation of radioactive waste; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

P.W./Old Jail Asbestos Abatement Contract

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, provided additional information and further explanation on the Asbestos Abatement Project, as well as the overall Old Jail Demolition Project.  In response to a question from the Board, Mr. Jewett, reviewed the additional projects, which had surfaced as a result of preparing for the demolition of the old Jail, which were a) the water line relocation project; b) the asbestos abatement certification project and c) this project for the actual abatement itself.  Mr. Jewett went on to explain that the price bid for demolition work came in much lower than the amount budgeted for the project, which resulted in the project budget being able to absorb the additional costs. 

 Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to award and approve the Contract for the Old Inyo County Jail Asbestos Abatement Project to the low bidder, Action Environmental Enterprises, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $16,648; authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained; and authorize the Public Works Director to execute all other contract documents, including contract change orders, to the extent permitted by Public Contract Code Section 20142, and other applicable law.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

P.W./L.P. Phase II & III Water System Improv. Project

The Public Works Director presented the Board with Staff’s recommendation for the award of the contract for the Lone Pine Phase II & III Project, which is the final phase of the entire Town Water Systems Upgrade Project.  Mr. Jewett reviewed the recommendation, explaining that the bid had been issued with two versions, Alternate A and B, which identified the type of bedding material being used. 

He went on to explain that the low bidder had not distinguished a price difference for either alternative and, as a result, that the County was choosing Alternative A, which allows the Contractor to make the choice on what type of bedding material is used.  He confirmed that the type of bedding material  used must meet certain specifications as required by the Plans and Specifications. 

The Board, Mr. Jewett and the County Administrator discussed the resounding success of the entire Town Water Systems Upgrade Project, with the Board commending County Staff for their accomplishments in providing a much better system than what was originally identified and for bringing the project in under budget.  

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Lent to award the bid and approve the contract for the Lone Pine Phase II & III Water System Improvement Project to Sierra Cascade Construction, Inc., for Alternate A in an amount not to exceed $522,470.49, authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained and authorize the Public Works Director to execute all other contract documents, including contract change orders, to the extent permitted by Public Contract Code Section 20142, and other applicable law.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Recess Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed open session at 12:10 p.m., reconvening in closed session at 1:20 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear.

 

Closed Session

The Board met in closed session to discuss Agenda Items No. 26.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(c) – One Case - LORP Pumpback Station Dispute between LADWP and County of Inyo, Adjudication of Dispute Pursuant to the Long Term Water Agreement entered June 1997 as Stipulation and Order of Judgment, Inyo County Superior Court, Case 12908; No. 27.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(c) – One Case - 2002-2003 Pumping Plan Dispute between LADWP and County of Inyo, Adjudication of Dispute Pursuant to the Long Term Water Agreement entered June 1997 as Stipulation and Order for Judgment, Inyo County Superior Court, Case No. 12908; No. 28.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(c) – One Case - Laws/McNally Canals Dispute between LADWP and County of Inyo, Adjudication of Dispute Pursuant to the Long Term Water Agreement entered June 1997 as Stipulation and Order of Judgment, Inyo County Superior Court, Case 12908; No. 29.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL EXISTING/ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a)(c) – One Case - Irrigation of Laws Ranch Dispute between LADWP and County of Inyo, Adjudication of Dispute Pursuant to the Long Term Water Agreement entered June 1997 as Stipulation and Order of Judgment, Inyo County Superior Court, Case 12908; No. 30.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Employee Organization - ICEA - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst; No. 31.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Employee Organization - Law Enforcement Administrators’ Association (LEAA) - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst; No. 32.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Employee Organization - Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst; and No. 33.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits – Employee Organization - Elective Officials Assistant Association (EOAA) - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst.

 

 

Water Dept./

Instructions to Standing Comm. Reps.

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 3:00 p.m., to convene in open session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear.  Mr. Greg James, Water Director, addressed the request for instructions to the County’s Representatives to the Standing Water Committee.  He explained that because the Board will not be meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, this item was being presented prior to the finalization of the Agenda for the July 19, 2002, Standing Committee Meeting.  Mr. James informed the Board that as soon as the Standing Committee Meeting Agenda is finalized it will be provided to the Board.  He went on to clarify that along with the regular reports and items presented for discussion at these meetings, he is envisioning two additional items which will be discussed which will require Board direction. 

Mr. James identified the first item as being the Annual Operations Program.  He explained that Staff was recommending the Board accept the Technical Group’s recommendation regarding this year’s Operations Plan which allows a little over 86,000 acre feet to be pumped.  Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to direct the County’s representatives to the Standing Committee to support the Technical Group’s recommendation regarding this year’s Annual Operations Plan.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

Mr. James went on to identify the second item as the rewatering of the Laws Ranch area.  Mr. James explained that the County, through the Water Department, received just yesterday from the Dept. of Water and Power, a proposal for the irrigation of the Laws Area.  Mr. James provided a brief history of the Laws Ranch rewatering issues and reviewed the proposal in detail.  He explained that 500 acres would be irrigated via sprinklers and 800 acres would be flood irrigated.  Mr. James recommended the Board tentatively accept this proposal subject to three conditions which are 1) the project is subject to CEQA requirements and an environmental document is done on the project; 2) that the Long Term Water Agreement be modified to incorporate this proposal and identify the specific areas and the exact mitigation measures; and 3) that the Technical Group adopt a mitigation plan for the area.  The Board and Staff discussed the conditions, with Mr. James explaining that the Agreement would be amended very specifically for this project only. 

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to tentatively accept the Department of Water and Power’s proposal regarding the rewatering of the Laws Area, subject to the following three conditions: 1) the project is subject to CEQA requirements and an environmental document is done on the project; 2) that the Long Term Water Agreement be modified to incorporate this proposal and identify the specific areas and the exact mitigation measures; and 3) that the Technical Group adopt a mitigation plan for the area.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Child Support Serv./Regionali-

zation MOU with Mono County

The County Administrator briefly explained the proposed MOU with Mono County establishing the ground rules for the regionalization of the Child Support Services in Inyo and Mono Counties.  He informed the Board that the regionalization concept was presented by the State and, that in their infinite wisdom, while they requested Inyo and Mono Counties regionalize, they were unwilling to confirm the requirement for regionalization in writing.  Mr. Mendez went on to explain that while the MOU provides for a regional approach, there will be no commingling of functions, funds, or staff.  He explained that this MOU will provide for the combined reporting and communications network which it appears the State is looking for, and which will be initially headed up by Inyo County’s Director, Linda Anisman. 

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Inyo and the County of Mono establishing a governance structure for the operation of Eastern Sierra Child Support Services, a regional child support agency for the term of July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2006.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Trial Courts/MOU for County Support Services

The County Administrator reviewed the MOU with the Courts for the provision of County services.  Mr. Mendez explained that the Courts have agreed to accept the County’s requirements which include a) the Court’s personnel services will parallel those of the County, re: policies and procedures, wages, salaries and benefits; b) that the County will own the new Courthouse Complex; and c) the dedication of the Courthouse Construction funds to the construction of a new Courthouse Complex.

 

Moved by Supervisor Lent and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Court, for support services, for the period ending June 30, 2003, providing for the  option to extend the MOU for one year, and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

The Clerk requested that the minutes for the June 25, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting be pulled from consideration.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Lent to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2002, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 3:40 p.m., to reconvene in closed session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear, to continue discussion on those closed session items previously identified.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 4:40 p.m., to reconvene in open session to receive a report on closed session.  County Counsel reported that 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 4:40 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., August 6, 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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