Board Minutes - March 11, 2003

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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 9:10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Michael Dorame presiding, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, Ted Williams, and Carroll M. Hambleton, Jr.   Supervisor Dorame provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period.  Supervisor Dorame took the podium to “set the record straight” on a report on a comment which was attributed to him during a broadcast on KDAY news.  Supervisor Dorame took umbrage with the newscaster’s editorialization of his comments, which erroneously reflected he had said, “that the people never know what they are voting on.”  Supervisor Dorame said he did not make the statement and said he felt it was insulting to the people.  He expressed his support of the people’s ballot measure decisions and confirmed his commitment to protecting the rights of the voters.

 

County Dept. Reports.

The Chairperson opened the County Reports period.  Ms. Andrea Clark, Resource Management Coordinator, reported that the County has received grant funding for the printing of the Off Road Map. 

 

Resol. #2003-14/ Waste Oil Recycling Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Hambleton and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2003-14 was adopted, to allow Inyo County to participate in the Waste Oil Recycling Grant - Ninth Cycle, for the period of 2003 through 2006: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

H&H-EMS/EMCC Committee Appointments

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to A) appoint the following agency-designated members to serve two-year terms ending December 31, 2004, on the Emergency Medical Care Committee:  Lloyd Wilson, Chief, Big Pine Fire Department; Mark Felton, Chief, Independence Volunteer Fire Department; Christopher Hacker, Liberty Ambulance; Henry Olson, Olancha/Cartago Fire Department; Mike Patterson, Sierra Lift Flight; Crystal Aldrich, Southern Inyo Fire Protection District; Sandy Manning, Southern Inyo Hospital; Judd Symons, Symons Emergency Specialties; Carol Pino, Lone Pine Fire and Rescue; and B) appoint Mr. Richard Gering, Lone Pine, as a member-at-large.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Rd. Dept./Fish Springs Rd. Right-of-Way

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to accept the control/maintenance of the relocated portion of Fish Springs Road; accept title to right-of-way of the relocated portion of Fish Springs Road, upon formal relinquishment by the State of California; and authorize the Road Commissioner to record the necessary documents evidencing the County’s acceptance of the right-of-way.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Sheriff/AAT Communication Lease for Mazourka Peak

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the renewal of the lease between the County of Inyo and AAT Communications for space rental on Mazourka Peak at the rate of $157.91 per month, for the period of May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2006, for a total not to exceed $1,894.96 per year, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of future budgets; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Rd. Dept./Utility Bed P.O.

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, responded to questions from the Board.  He explained that the bid contained two alternatives and that Douglass Truck Bodies, Inc., was the sole responder to the Bid.  He explained that he was recommending the purchase of the alternative which had the enhanced lift mechanism and that he was covering all his bases regarding the freight and delivery charges, in the unlikely event there were some unknown delivery expenses associated with the bid.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Bear to award the bid for and approve the purchase of a truck utility bed from Douglass Truck Bodies, Inc., of Bakersfield, California, in an amount not to exceed $8,248.76, plus any applicable tax, freight and/or delivery charges.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Integ. Waste/ Heavy Equipment Purchase Authorization

The Deputy County Administrator, Mr. Chuck Hamilton, provided additional information and further justification for the recommendation to purchase from Blaine Equipment John-Deere heavy equipment for Integrated Waste Management.  Mr. Hamilton confirmed that the specifications for the equipment on the second round of bids had increased from 5 summary pages to 27 detailed pages of specifications; that the John-Deere equipment did meet the specifications; that all information was provided with the bid; and provided the Board with additional endorsements and pictures of the John-Deere seals.  In response to a question from the Board regarding the remaining Integrated Waste Equipment which needs to be purchased, the County Administrator explained that an item will be returned in the future for Board discussion regarding the use of the savings associated with the purchase of this equipment and additionally the savings identified on the Sheriff’s side of the Banc of America Lease Purchase Agreement.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to A) find that the heavy equipment to be purchased by Inyo County Integrated Waste Management for use at the landfills have, at a minimum, the components as recommended by Staff; and B) authorize the County Administrator to acquire the specified equipment from Blaine Equipment of Las Vegas, Nevada, in an amount not to exceed $875,117, under the Banc of America Lease Purchase Agreement, previously approved by your Board; and authorize the County Administrator to sign all necessary documents.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Personnel/ Planning Director

The County Administrator explained that at the present time recommendations and alternatives regarding the Planning Director position were still being formulated.  He asked that the item be pulled from consideration, explaining that he would expect to bring recommendations forward next week for the Board’s consideration and direction. 

 

E. Health/Change in authorized Strength

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisors Arcularius to A) approve and authorize the implementation of the West Nile Virus Disease Prevention and Response Plan as presented by staff in the Board Workshop of February 25, 2003; and B) approve the change in authorized strength in the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) by deleting one (1) (3 month) Seasonal Mosquito Control Helper position at Range 42A and adding one (1) Full-time Mosquito Control Technician I position, at Range 50A.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Bof S/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2003, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Arcularius abstaining.

 

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2003, Special Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 9:45 a.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present to discuss Agenda Items No. 13.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)] - Claims filed by Northern Inyo Hospital District and Southern Inyo Healthcare District - Tobacco Settlement Proceeds and No. 14. PERSONNEL [Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957] - Public Employee Appointment - Title: Director of Planning.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 12:40 p.m., to reconvene at 1:40 p.m., as the Board of Equalization, with all Board Members present (See separate minutes.)

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson reconvened in closed session at 4:10 p.m., with all Board Members present to continue discussions on previously announced closed session items.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 4:20 p.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 4:20 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., March 18, 2003, 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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