Board Minutes - November 30, 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 9:20 a.m., on Tuesday, November 30, 2004, in the Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, Independence, with the following Supervisors present:  Chairperson Carroll “Butch” Hambleton presiding, Linda Arcularius, Julie Bear, and Ted Williams.  Supervisor Michael Dorame was absent.  Supervisor Hambleton provided the Invocation, and Supervisor Bear led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Pubic Comment

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

 

County Depart. Reports

The Chairperson announced the County Department Report period.  Ms. Leslie Klusmire, Planning Director, updated the Board on the McLaren Advisory Measure.  She informed the Board that while the County, as a property owner in the area received a ballot, Staff was recommending that the County not participate.  She also informed the Board that two additional small parcels, which had been excluded were being provided ballots.  Ms. Jean Dickinson, Director of Health and Human Services, updated the Board on a Welfare Directors Meeting she had attended.  Mr. George Milovich, Agricultural Commissioner, updated the Board on the status of the Mosquito Abatement District’s Benefit Assessment, clarifying that Prop. 218  requires the County to contract for the Assessment services and the main reason for the need for the increase is for the Program to keep pace with employee COLA’s.  Mr. Chuck Hamilton, Deputy County Administrator, informed the Board that a Household Hazardous Waste Event would be taking place at the Independence Landfill on Saturday, December 4, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Mr. Hamilton also updated the Board on an OES tabletop exercise, which tested the communications capabilities of the participating organizations information service officers. 

 

Introduction

Ms. Jean Dickinson introduced Ms. Riannah Lummis, Account Clerk I, in the Health and Human Services Department to the Board.

 

Integ. Waste/ Jacobson Helgoth Contract

Supervisor Arcularius asked for clarification on the 10% administration fee on the per diem rate and asked that in the future this amount be negotiated out. Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and Jacobson Helgoth Consultants for technical/consultant services revising Attachment C - Schedule of Travel and Per Diem Payment; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Parks/Diaz Lake Playground Equipment

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to A) award the bid to and approve the contract with Contract Connections, Inc. of Jacksonville Beach, Florida for the construction of playground equipment at the Diaz Lake Campground in an amount not to exceed $37,635.24 for the period of November 16, 2004, through June 25, 2005; and B) adopt the Notice of Exemption and certify the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act have been satisfied.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

CAO-Purchasing/ RIMS Mapping Software P. O.

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to declare Sun Ridge Systems, Inc., the sole source provider of the RIMS Mapping Software and authorize the purchase, installation and one year technical support services of the RIMS Mapping Software for the Office of Disaster Services in an amount not to exceed $7,150, plus tax.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

HHS-Hlth Serv./ Cancer Detection Agreement

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Cancer Detection Section Provider Enrollment Agreement between the County of Inyo and the State of California Department of Health Services and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Auditor/Tobacco Settlement Litig. Payment The Deputy County Administrator, Mr. Chuck Hamilton, with regard to the request for a Contingencies appropriation relative to the tobacco litigation, requested that the amount of $54,000 be increased to $54,464.02 to more accurately reflect the amount to be paid to the hospitals.  Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to amend the FY 2004-05 County Budget as follows: A) increase appropriations in Tobacco Settlement Trust Budget Unit 500520, Fund Balance (Object Code #3000) by $54,464.02 and B) reduce appropriations in Contingencies General Budget Unit 087100, Contingencies (Object Code #5901) by $54,464.02.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Resol. #2004-58 CAO-Ag. Comm./ Milovich Reappointment

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to A) reappoint George L. Milovich to a four-year term as Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures effective November 30, 2004; B) approve Amendment No. 2 to the Contract between the County of Inyo and George L. Milovich for the provision of personal services as the County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, increasing the monthly salary from $6,304.00 to $6,700, effective November 30, 2004, and authorize the Chairperson to sign, contingent upon the appropriate signatures being obtained.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

On a motion by Supervisor Arcularius and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2004-58, entitled “A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors County of Inyo, State of California, Rescinding Resolution No. 2004-56 and setting Salary and/or Terms and Conditions of Employment for Appointed Officials Employed in the Several Offices or Institutions of the County of Inyo,” was adopted: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Museum/Lone Pine Film Museum

Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Bear to A) approve Amendment No. One to the Lease Purchase Agreement between the County of Inyo and the Southern Inyo Community Foundation, governing the Foundation’s use, purchase, and construction of a Film Museum on County-owned land in Lone Pine and authorize the Chairperson to sign; and B) direct Staff to initiate discussions with the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) on securing the use of the LADWP property south of the museum property for museum and community parking needs.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Clerk-Elections/ Statement of Votes Cast

Ms. Mary Roper, Assistant Clerk-Recorder, asked the Board to include in their order regarding the statement of votes cast the name of Rosetta Garza as being appointed in lieu of election to the Southern Inyo Healthcare District Board for Zone 1.  Moved by Supervisor Arcularius and seconded by Supervisor Williams to order accepted the Statement of All Votes Cast at the Presidential General Election held November 2, 2004, as amended to include the appointment in lieu of election of Rosetta Garza Director - Zone 1 on the Southern Inyo Health Care District, for a four-year term.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent. 

 

Recess/

Reconvene

The Chairperson recessed the special meeting at 10:10 a.m., reconvening in open session at 10:20 a.m., with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Dorame.

 

HHS-Behav. Hlth./ Account Clerk Recruitment Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to authorize the recruitment and hiring of an Account Clerk I, at Range 43 ($1,716 - $2,086) to fill an existing vacancy.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

HHS-Behav. Hlth./ Hall Contract

Moved by Supervisor Bear and seconded by Supervisor Williams to ratify the Contract between the County of Inyo and Kimberly Hall, Psy.D. for the provision of mental health services for the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $6,500; and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

HHS-HIV/Preven-

tion Counseling and Testing MOU

Moved by Supervisor Williams and seconded by Supervisor Arcularius to approve the Master Agreement and the Memorandums of Understanding between the County of Inyo and the State of California, Department of Health Services for HIV Prevention, HIV Counseling and Testing, and HIV/AIDS Surveillance for the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2007, in the amount of $217,800 ($72,600 per fiscal year); and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Motion carried unanimously, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Resol. #2004-59/ Ground Water Flow Model Grant

On a motion by Supervisor Bear and a second by Supervisor Williams, Resolution No. 2004-59 was adopted supporting and authorizing the submittal of a grant entitled “Development of a Groundwater Flow Model for the Bishop/Laws Area” seeking $132,616 in funds under the Local Groundwater Management Assistance Act of 2000, for the project period of October 2005 through May 2007: motion unanimously passed and adopted, with Supervisor Dorame absent.

 

Board Members and Staff Reports

The Board Members reported on their activities during the preceding week, including an update on the Forest Service’s Centennial Forum by Supervisor Arcularius, a Fish and Game Advisory Commission meeting, and a Child Development Policy Institute meeting.

 

Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed open session at 10:55 a.m., to convene in closed session, with all Board Members present, except Supervisor Dorame, to discuss Agenda Item No. 16.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) - Instructions to Negotiators re: wages, salaries and benefits - Title - Law Enforcement Administrators’ Association (LEAA) - Negotiator - County Administrative Officer and Personnel Analyst. 

 

Report on Closed Session

The Chairperson recessed closed session at 11:40 a.m., to convene in open session to receive a report on closed session.  Assistant County Counsel, Randy Keller, 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 special meeting at 11:40 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ________________________________________
                                                                                               
Chairperson, Inyo County Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:   RENÉ L. MENDEZ
         Clerk of the Board

 

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