Board Minutes - June 1, 2004

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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 9:05 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Carroll “Butch” Hambleton presiding, Linda Arcularius, Ted Williams, 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 and there was no one from the public wishing to address the Board.
County Dept. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  Ms. Jean Dickinson, Director of Health and Human Services, provided the Board with a copy of the Annual Report on the In-Home Supportive Services Program, from Community Service Solutions.

 

HHS-Children’s Services Council/ Hummingbird Funding

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve a purchase order to Hummingbird Family Resource Center for the purchase of consumable education supplies and general operating expenses, in an amount not to exceed $2,706.43, from the Children’s Trust Funds for FY 2003-04.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

HHS-Behavioral Hlth./Crestwood Behavioral Hlth. Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., for residential placement of adults in a locked facility for the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $66,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2004/05 budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

HHS-Behavioral Hlth./Vista Pacifica Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Contract between the County of Inyo and Vista Pacifica Center for the provision of mental health placement services for the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $50,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2004/05 budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Org./Coalition of Chambers Project Funding

Dr. Bob Meador, representing the Coalition of Chambers provided additional information on the two Coalition projects for which funding is being requested.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve amendments to the GIS contracts between the County of Inyo and the following for two Coalition of Chamber projects; and authorize the County Administrator to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained:  A) Big Pine Chamber of Commerce, increasing the amount by $2,500; and B) Bishop Chamber of Commerce, increasing the amount by $3,200.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol. #2004-17/ RCRC-BOS Scholarship

Supervisor Williams informed the Board that he was recommending that $500 RCRC-RAI-Board of Supervisors 2004 Scholarships be awarded to Bishop High School Graduates, Shannon Christy Ann Mera-Schreiner and Jose Manuel Huerta Muro.  On a motion by Supervisor Williams and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2004-17 was approved awarding two five hundred dollar ($500) RCRC-RAI-Board of Supervisors 2004 Scholarships as recommended by Supervisor Williams to Shannon Christy Ann Mera-Schreiner and Jose Manuel Huerta Muro:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol. #2004-18/ PARS Separation Incentive Plan

The County Administrator provided additional information and further clarification on the recommendation to offer a PARS Separation Incentive Plan, including (a) that the Plan would only be offered if there were sufficient savings to the County; (b) that the recommendation was to fill only 25% of those positions left vacant due to the Plan; (c) that once the County offers the Plan and it is accepted by the individual it is irrevocable; (d) that the Plan may be tailored to meet the needs of the County which is different from PERS which has mandated requirements; and (e) that the majority of those offered and taking the Plan will be retired by July 31, 2004. 

On a motion by Supervisor Dorame and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2004-18 was approved authorizing the establishment of the PARS Separation Incentive Plan to be administered by Phase II Systems, PARS Trust Administrator for County Employees and appointing the County Administrator or his/her designee as the Plan Administrator: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

CAO-Personnel/ MOU with EOAA

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to approve the Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Inyo and the Elected Officials Assistants Association (EOAA) for the period of July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005, and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol #2004-19/ PERS on PERS EOAA

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2004-19 was approved, electing to pay and report the value of employer-paid member contributions to the PERS Retirement System:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

County Counsel/ Kirby Contract

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius 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, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $170,000, contingent upon the Board’s adoption of a FY 2004/05 budget; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

HHS-Tobacco Prgm./Budget Amendment

Ms. Lita Shepard of the Health and Human Services Department, requested a correction to the recommendation, asking that the Revenue Code be changed from Operating Transfer In, #4998, to State Grants, #4498.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to amend the FY 2003/04 County Tobacco Tax Budget by A) transferring $43.14 of prior year fund balance from 2001/2002 Fund #6573 to 2003/2004 Fund #6390; B) transferring $15,734.39 of prior year fund balance from 2002/2003 Fund #6589 to 2003/04 Fund #6390; and C) appropriate additional revenue of $8,500 in the 2003/04 Budget Unit 640303, State Grants (Revenue Code #4498) along with transferred fund balance for a total of $24,277.53 to the following object codes: Other Benefits (Object Code #5043) by $1,101; Office and Other Equipment (Object Code #5232) by $5,000; Advertising (Object Code #5263) by $10,000, General Operating (Object Code #5311) by $4,676.53; Travel (Object Code #5331) by $2,500; and Motor Pool (Object Code #5333) by $1,000.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

P.W.-L.P. Airport/ L.P. Park Project

Moved by Supervisor Dorame and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to reject all bids received for the Lone Pine Park Rehabilitation Project.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

Resol. #2004-20/ L.P. Park Project

On a motion by Supervisor Dorame and a second by Supervisor Arcularius, Resolution No. 2004-20 was approved authorizing the Public Works Department to proceed with the Lone Pine Park Rehabilitation Project with County forces:  motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/Minute Approval

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2004, Board of Supervisors Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Bear absent.

 

BofS/CSAC

The County Administrator provided information regarding the Governor’s May Revise of the budget and the potential ramifications to the County.

 

Board Members & Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including a Mental Health Meeting, the RCRC Board Meeting, the SACPA Meeting, and with Supervisor Hambleton informing the Board that Mike Chrisman, the Secretary for Resources, has contacted him regarding the County of Inyo’s position on the proposed DWP Conservancy, explaining that he had indicated Inyo County’s desire to be kept informed and to participate in any discussions regarding the conservancy. 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the regular meeting at 11:30 a.m., to reconvene in closed session at 12:20 p.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Bear.

 

Closed Session

The Board met in closed session to discuss Agenda Items No. 14.  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 - Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) - Negotiators - County Administrator and Personnel Analyst;  and No. 16.  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.

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 1:04 p.m, to reconvene 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 1:05 p.m., to 9:00 a.m., June 8, 2004, 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

 

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