Board Minutes - July 15, 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 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 15, 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 Arcularius led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Public Comment

The Chairperson announced the public comment period and there was no one wishing to address the Board.

 

County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County department report period and there were no reports forthcoming.

 

Introduction

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, introduced Mr. Arden Wallum, Assistant Civil Engineer in the Public Works Department, to the Board.

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 9:15 a.m., to convene as the Board of Equalization.  The Chairperson reconvened the regular meeting at 9:25 a.m., with all Board Members present. 

 

Resol. #2003-39/ Disability of an Employee

On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2003-39 was adopted making the findings and determinations required by Government Code 21156 concerning incapacitation and disability of an employee: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Rd. Dept./Liquid Asphalt Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to A) declare the bid from VSS Emultech for liquid asphalt products as non-responsive; and B) award the bid to and approve the Contract with Western Emulsions, Inc., for liquid asphalt products, for the period of August 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $164,125, 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.

 

Rd. Dept./ Asphalt Surfacing Material Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc., dba Desert Aggregates of Bishop, for asphalt surfacing materials at the rate of $42 per ton for SC3000 or AR4000 asphalt and $48 per ton for PBA-6A asphalt for a total contract amount not to exceed $90,000 plus tax, for the period of August 1, 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.

 

Rd. Dept./ Concrete Products Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Intermountain Slurry, Inc., dba Desert Aggregates of Bishop for concrete products for the period of August 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $20,918.20, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2003/2004 budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Post Agenda/ Planning Director Contract

The County Administrator requested the Board consider a post agenda item to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Leslie Klusmire for Planning Director services.  He explained that request meets the post agenda test because the offer was accepted yesterday by Ms. Klusmire, which was after the Agenda for today’s meeting was posted, and the effective date of the Contract is July 16, 2003, which is prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting on August 5, 2003. 

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to find that the need to consider a contract between the County of Inyo and Leslie Klusmire for personal services as Planning Director, arose after the Agenda for the July 15, 2003, Board of Supervisors meeting was posted, and there is a need to take action on this item prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting, therefore this item is added as Agenda Item No. 12A.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Probation/Ord. For Collection of Probation Costs

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to waive the first reading of an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Inyo, State of California, Adopting Penal Code Section 1203.1b in the County of Inyo, State of California,” which authorizes the collection of cost of probation based upon the Probation Officer’s determination of the ability of the defendant to pay all or a portion of reasonable costs.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Resol. #2003-40/ Notice of Completion -  Bishop Airport  Demolition Project

Mr. Jeff Jewett, Public Works Director, informed the Board that the demolition of the old Bishop Airport Terminal Building has been completed and that the tower was salvaged and restored by a volunteer group.  The Board commented on the improved appearance of the Airport as a result of the restoration and demolition projects.  On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Bear, Resolution No. 2003-40 was adopted, accepting the improvements for and authorizing the recording of a Notice of Completion for the Bishop Airport Demolition Project: motion unanimously passed and adopted.

 

Treasurer-TEETER Plan Funding

The County Administrator, Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector discussed with the Board the recommendation to utilize the County Treasury to fund the TEETER Plan instead of using the County’s Economic Stabilization Fund.  The Board and Staff discussed the risks and benefits associated with changing the apportionment, as well as how the Teeter Plan is applied in Inyo County, the laws pertaining to the discontinuance of the Plan, the impact the Teeter Plan has on the cash flow of the General Fund, and the current status of Southern Inyo Fire Protection District’s Special Tax.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to authorize the use of the County Treasury for funding of the Alternative Method of Property Tax Apportionment (TEETER Plan), establish $2,000,000 as the yearly maximum amount and adopt all of the parameters identified in the Staff Report.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Supervisor Dorame noted an error in the July 8, 2003, Board of Supervisors Minutes, asking that on Page 2, Paragarph 2, Line 7, that is be changed to his.  Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Hambleton to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2003, Board of Supervisors Meeting, as corrected.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Planning/Klusmire Contract

The County Administrator and County Counsel reviewed the terms of the Contract with Ms. Leslie Klusmire for personal services as the Planning Director, including highlighting Ms. Klusmire’s professional qualifications.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Leslie Klusmire for personal services as Planning Director; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

District/Big Pine Cemetery Board Appointments

Supervisor Hambleton thanked Mr. Noel and Ms. Stewart, Ms. Hildebrand, Ms. Conner and Ms. Thomas, for their continuing dedication to the District and the residents of Big Pine.   He noted that this is a volunteer effort by this dedicated group of individuals who are doing a wonderful job of maintaining this important function in the Community.  Moved by Supervisor Hambleton and seconded by Supervisor Bear to appoint the following to the Big Pine Cemetery District Board: A) Bob Noel to complete a four-year term ending May 31, 2007; B) Dorothy Stewart to complete an un-expired four-year term ending June 15, 2005; C) Connie Hildebrand to complete an unexpired four-year term ending June 30, 2006; D) Bernadine Conner to complete an unexpired term ending November 1, 2006; and E) Ruth Thomas to complete a four-year term ending May 31, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

  

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including a First 5 Meeting, an Arts Council Meeting, a Fish and Game Advisory Commission Meeting, a Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee Meeting, notification of potential permanent road closures in the White Mountains located in the Fourth District, Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Board Meeting, the Junior Livestock Auction and a WEMO Meeting.  The County Administrator announced that the Budget packets would be delivered on Friday, July 25th, with Budget Hearings beginning bright and early on Monday, August 4, 2003, at 8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

Prior to the recess, County Counsel announced that Agenda Items No. 16. PERSONNEL (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957) - Public Employee Appointment - Title:  Director of Planning and No.  17.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits - Title Director of Planning – Negotiator – Member of Board of Supervisors as designated, had been withdrawn and would not be discussed in closed session.  The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 12:00 p.m., reconvening at 1:10 p.m., in closed session with all Board Members present.

 

Closed Session

The Board met in closed session to consider Agenda Items No. 14.  The Chairperson 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. 15.  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.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 3:00 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 3:00 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., August 5, 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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