Board Minutes - June 17, 2003

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County of Inyo

Board of Supervisor

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, June 17, 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 Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period and there was no one from the public wishing to address the Board.  Supervisor Linda Arcularius took the opportunity to share Brook Webster, Round Valley Eighth Grade Graduating Class President’s, commencement address, which was themed “can you hear me now.”

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period. Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Deputy County Administrator, addressed a letter received from Jennifer Viereck regarding the Tecopa Hot Springs operations and the Request for Proposal, which had resulted in responses from two parties who are interested in providing concessionaire services for the Campground.  Ms. Jean Dickinson, Assistant Director of Health and Human Services, introduced Ms. Lita Shepard, Fiscal Manager and Ms. Margaret Peterson, Director of Program and Fiscal Evaluation, to the Board.

 

Introduction

Mr. Art Maillet, District Attorney, introduced Ms. Edwina “Carolyn” Joncas, the new Victim Witness Assistant, in the District Attorney’s Office, to the Board.

 

Presentation

Representatives of the Inyo County Office of Education made a presentation to the Board on the  Bernasconi Outdoor Education Program.

 

Resol. #2003-31/ Repayment of Capital Expenditure

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-31, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, County of Inyo, State of California Determining Its Intent to Reimburse Itself for Certain Capital Expenditures,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

D.A./Indentix Contract

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Indentix, Inc., for the provisions of service and maintenance of Indentix Equipment for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $21,651.34, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2003-32/ Drug Suppression Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-32, was adopted authorizing the submittal of the reapplication for Inyo County Drug Suppression Task Force Grant to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning for FY 2003/04 and authorize the District Attorney to sign the application on behalf of the County:  motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Resol. #2003-33/ Vertical Prosec. Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-33 was adopted, authorizing the submittal of the reapplication for Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning for FY 2003/04 and authorize the District Attorney to sign the application on behalf of the County: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Resol #2003-34/ Victim/Witness Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2003-34 was adopted, authorizing the submittal of the reapplication for Inyo County Victim/Witness Assistance Center Grant to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning for FY 2003/04 and authorize the District Attorney to sign on behalf of the County:  motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

 

H&H-CalWorks/ Office of Ed Child Care Services Contract

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools for child care services for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $345,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

Planning/Amend- ments to Intermountain Slurry & SECO International  Contracts

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve Amendment Number Three to the Agreement between the County of Inyo and Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc., and Amendment Number Three to the Agreement between the County of Inyo and SECOR International, Inc., for the provision of environmental review and processing services, extending the contracts to June 30, 2004, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Amendment to Bishop Museum Contract

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve Amendment Number 3 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Bishop Museum and Historical Society extending the contract to June 30, 2004, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

P.W./Mazourka Peak Repeater Maintenance Contract

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and High Sierra Communications for the provision of OES 911 Repeater Maintenance Services at Mazourka Peak for the three year period beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2006, in an amount not to exceed $9,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of an FY 2003/04 and future budgets; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Rd. Dept./ Kleinfelder Contract Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Kleinfelder, Inc., extending the term of the Contract from June 30, 2003, to December 31, 2003, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

H&H-Social Serv./Friends of Tecopa Grant

Ms. Jean Dickinson, Assistant Director of Health & Human Services, provided additional information and further explanation on the proposal to provide one-time funding to support the Friends of Tecopa Hot Springs, Inc.’s, development of the Family Resource Center.  Supervisor Arcularius noted that this was an example of the kind of support the Board of Supervisors and the County continue to provide to the residents and visitors of the Tecopa/Shoshone Area.  Supervisor Dorame concurred with Supervisor Arcularius’ comments and expressed his belief that the Board of Supervisors remain proactive in addressing the needs of the Community.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and the Friends of Tecopa Hot Springs, Inc., for one-time funds to support the development and operation of the Family Resource Center, for the period of April 1, 2003, through June 30, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $9,150; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Ord. 1065/Z.R. 2002-1/Stanton

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Hambleton, Ordinance No. 1065, entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2002-1/Stanton and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, by Reclassifying a 5,300 Square Foot Piece of Property Located at 136 East Mountain View Street in the Community of Lone Pine from C-3-7,500-D (Administrative and Professional Offices - 7,500 Square Feet Minimum - Architectural Design Control) to RMH-5,800 (Single Residence or Mobilehome Combined - 5,800 Square Feet Minimum),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted. 

 

Ord. 1066/Z.R. #2002-3/Geris- Sample

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Ordinance 1066,  entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2002-03/Geris-Sample and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, Reclassifying two Parcels Located on the Northeast Corner of North Barlow Lane and U.S. Highway 395 (North Sierra Highway): One Parcel of 1.47-acres in Size From C-2-10,000-PP (Highway Services and Tourist Commercial, 10,000 square feet minimum, Precise Plan Overlay) and One Parcel of 0.51-acre in Size From C-1-10,000 (General Commercial and Retail, 10,000 square feet minimum) to R-3-2.0 (Multiple Residential - 2.0-acre minimum),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

 

Ord. 1067/Z.R. #2003-02/Kuznitz

 

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear, Ordinance 1067, entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2003-02/Kuznitz and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, Reclassifying a 1.20 acre Parcel Located at 250 Mill Creek Road Approximately Ten Miles North of Bishop from C-2-1.0 (Highway Services and Tourist Commercial - 1.0 acre minimum) to C-4-1.0-PP (Heavy Commercial - 1.0 acre minimum - Precise Plan Overlay),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Ord. 1068/Z.R. #2001-02/Black

 

 

On a motion by Supervisor Hambleton and a second by Supervisor Williams, Ordinance No. 1068 entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo State of California, Approving Zone Reclassification No. 2001-02/Black and Amending Ordinance No. 943, the Inyo County Zoning Ordinance, Reclassifying a 0.74-acre Property Located at 197 Collins Road, 0.5 miles West of U.S. Highway 395 in the Wilkerson Tract South of Bishop, from R-2-1.0 (Multiple Residential, 1.0-acre minimum) to C-2 (Highway Services and Tourist Commercial),” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Auditor-P.W./ Capital Asset Valuation Contract

The Auditor-Controller, Ms. Leslie Chapman, and the Public Works Director, Mr. Jeff Jewett, addressed the Board to provide more information and further explanation on the request to contract for valuation services required under GASB 34.  They changed the recommendation and asked that the contract for these services be awarded to American Appraisal Associates, Inc., which is the other company they had been awaiting a response from.  They explained that American Appraisal’s price at $22,250, which includes the optional services that the information be provided on disc, was substantially lower than that of Maximus, Inc.’s at $54,500.  The Board and Staff discussed the differences between the two bids.  Ms. Chapman confirmed that she had spoken with several other counties who had utilized American Appraisal’s services and as a result of the recommendations received, she felt comfortable in recommending American Appraisal for this contract.  Mr. Jewett, concurred with the recommendation and went on to explain that American Appraisal’s quote was based strictly on the estimated square footage provided by Staff, and should the amount of square footage be increased the contract price would increase as well.  Mr. Jewett and Ms. Chapman requested that in light of this possibility the Contract limit be set at an amount not to exceed $30,000, to provide flexibility, to eliminate the need for contract amendments and, to facilitate timely compliance with the GASB 34 requirements.  The County Administrator articulated how the values established through this contract would not have an effect on the County’s credit rating by explaining that since the County of Inyo does not borrow money there is no significant debt to affect the rating.  Mr. Mendez  went on to support contracting for capital asset valuation services, explaining that while the established values may not affect the rating,  non-compliance with GASB would very definitely affect the County’s credit rating.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and American Appraisal Inc., to assist with the financial reporting requirements of the GASB Statement 34, in an amount not to exceed $30,000, for the period of June 17, 2003, through June 30, 2004, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

DA/Budget Amendment

Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to amend the FY 2002/03 District Attorney Budget Unit 022400, by increasing estimated revenue in Restitutions (Revenue Code #4676) by $1,373 and increasing appropriations in Special Appropriations (Object Code #5321) by $1,373.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CAO-Risk-County Counsel/ Kirby Contract

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to approve the Agreement between the County of Inyo and John D. Kirby, A.P.C., for the provision of legal services for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $170,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of an FY 2003/04 Budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Special Meetings of A) June 4, 2003 and B) June 5, 2003.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

District/Pioneer Cemetery District Appts.

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to appoint Ms. Arlene Brierly Pearce and Shirley Rae Fendon to the Pioneer Cemetery District Board of Trustees, to complete four-year terms ending June 1, 2007.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including an IMAAA Meeting, a tour of the Gorge during DWP’s recent “flow test,” an RCRC Meeting, an Interagency Committee on Owens Valley Land & Wildlife Meeting, an LTC Meeting, a Big Pine Ditch Meeting, and the meeting with Congressman Gibbons concerning the status of his legislation concerning jurisdiction for the Coso Geothermal Operations.

 

Closed Session

County Counsel announced that closed session Agenda Items No.  28.  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 and No. 29.  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, were withdrawn and there will be no closed session conducted.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 12:05 p.m., reconvening at 1:40 p.m., with all Board Members present.

 

Resol. #2003-35/ Diaz Lane Resurfacing

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, asked the Board to consider the adoption of a resolution authorizing the Diaz Lane Resurfacing Project to proceed with County Staff.  Mr. Jewett explained that one bid for the project had been received and it significantly exceeded the engineer’s estimate.  Mr. Jewett went on to explain that because STIP funding for the project is being used, there is a need to follow the timeline for the project or the County may risk loosing the money.  He said that in light of the State budget situation he was concerned about the ability to get an extension for the project and explained that because the project is less than $70,000 State Statute provides the County with means to make the findings for County Personnel to perform the project after the initial bid is rejected.  Mr. Jewett estimated that the project cost using County Personnel would be about $32,000, plus $3,600 for the additional asphalt grinding work.  Mr. Paul Bruce, County Counsel, provided additional clarification on the County’s price, explaining that the County unlike private business is precluded from making a profit on projects.  On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2003-35 entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Adopted Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20150.10 Declaring That the Diaz Lane Resurfacing Project can be Performed More Economically by County Personnel and Authorizing the Project to be Constructed by County Personnel,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted. 

 

H&H/Managed Care Workshop

The Chairperson recessed open session at 2:10 p.m., to convene in a workshop, with all Board Members present to conduct a workshop with representatives of the Health and Human Services Department on Managed Care.  

 

H&H/Prop. 36 Workshop

At the conclusion of the previous workshop the Chairperson convened the workshop with Health and Human Services Personnel on Proposition 36. 

 

Adjournment

The Chairperson reconvened open session at 5:00 p.m., to immediately adjourn the regular meeting to 8:00 a.m., June 24, 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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