At this time, members of the public may comment on any item not appearing on the agenda. Under state law, matters presented under this item cannot be
discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time. For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to make comments at the time the item comes up for Board consideration. Any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes so that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak with a total of fifteen (15) minutes allotted for the Public Comment Period. At all times, please use the microphone and state your name and address for the record.
(Public Comment Period)
Documents related to the items on this Agenda, submitted to the Board after distribution of the Agenda packet, are available for public inspection in
the Board of Supervisors Office, 2800 W. Burrel Avenue, Visalia, CA during normal business hours. Such documents are also available online, subject to staff's ability to post the documents before the meeting, at the following website: www.co.tulare.ca.us/countygovernment/boardofsupervisors/boardagendas
As a courtesy to those in attendance, please turn off or place in alert mode all cell phones and pagers.
3. PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to receive the Community Facilities District Report. Approve the Resolution of
Formation. Approve the Resolution(s) Calling for and Declaring the results of the Special Landowner Election. Introduce and waive the first reading of the Ordinance Levying a Special Tax Lien within the County of Tulare for Community Facilities District 2019-01 and Andersen Village Annexation Area. Approve Board findings related to the Formation of the Community Facilities District.
4. PUBLIC HEARING: Request from the Resource Management Agency to adopt the findings of approval to amend Section 18.7 Foothill Combining Zone B1 (h)
Uses Permitted without Site Plan Review to allow up to five accessory structures/buildings without a final site plan (allowable by-right) and modify section 18.7 B2 (d) accessory structures/buildings to require a final site plan for those properties with greater than five accessory buildings, as set forth in the Planning Commission Resolution No. 9609. Approve a Categorical Exemption consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines, pursuant to Title 14, Cal. Code Regulations Section 15061 (b) (3), Class 3, the General Rule.
Background information has been provided to the board on all matters listed under the Consent Agenda, and these items are considered to be routine by
the Board. All items under the Consent Agenda are normally approved by one motion. If discussion is requested by any Board members or member of the public, on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda if separate action is required.
15. Accept the CalFresh Employment and Training allocation in the amount of 320,856 from the California Department of Social Services. Approve an
agreement with Community Services and Employment Training, Inc. for administration of the CalFresh Employment and Training Pilot Program in an amount not to exceed 320,856, retroactive from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Approve the necessary budget adjustment (4/5ths vote required).
20. Approve the 340B Pharmacy Services Agreement with Rite Aid Headquarters Corporation, for the Discount Program that provides prescribed medication
to patients at Rite Aid pharmacies at a discounted rate, retroactive from June 16, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Approve Amendment No. 1 to the 340B Pharmacy Services Agreement with Rite Aid Headquarters Corporation to incorporate negotiated terms and conditions, retroactive from June 16, 2019.
22. Approve an agreement with Relias LLC to allow and expand the online learning capabilities to all of Tulare County Health Human Services Agency
staff and key partners in an amount not to exceed 555,000, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The maximum amount payable under the Agreement is 534,228, but an authorization of 555,000 is requested. The additional 20,772.64 would allow HHSA's Director to request additional services from Relias, as needed, under this same agreement.
24. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Professional Association of Tulare County Physicians, Bargaining Unit 16, effective July 1, 2019
through June 30, 2021.
Resource Management Agency
25. Approve the Measure R Program Supplement to Cooperative Agreement between the County of Tulare and the Tulare County Association of Governments
to fund the design, environmental, utility relocation and construction phases for the Avenue 416 Drainage Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed 300,000, effective upon approval of the Program Supplement through the completion of the project, which is anticipated to occur in July 2020.
26. Approve the Measure R Program Supplement to Cooperative Agreement between the County of Tulare and the Tulare County Association of Governments
to partially fund the design, right-of-way, and construction phases for the Harvest Avenue Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed 1,128,375.01, effective upon approval of the Program Supplement through the completion of the project, which is anticipated to occur in December 2020.
27. Approve the Plans, Special Provisions, Proposal and Contract (Bid Documents) for the construction of the 2019 Road Repair and Accountability Act
(RRAA) Project 2. Approve the advertisement for bids of the 2019 Road Repair and Accountability Act (RRAA) Project 2. Adopt the Categorical Exemption prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines General Rule Exemption per Section 15300.4 Application by Public Agencies and Section 15301 Existing Facilities, respectively, for the 2019 Road Repair and Accountability Act (RRAA) Project 2.
29. Set a Public Hearing for July 23, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers, Administration Building, 2800 West Burrel, Visalia, California, to
place delinquent sewer and water service fees, delinquent penalties and Auditors collection charges for the County Service Areas No. 1 and No. 2, on the 2019/2020 Tax Roll. Approve the Notice of Public Hearing.
31. Set a Public Hearing for July 23, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers, Administration Building, 2800 West Burrel, Visalia, California, to
place delinquent sewer service fees, delinquent penalties and Auditors collection charges for the Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance District, on the 2019/2020 Tax Roll. Approve the Notice of Public Hearing.
32. Approve No Parking/Stopping restrictions at various locations. Approve Limited Parking restriction. Approve Angled Parking at various locations.
Approve to Prohibit the Standing or Parking of Commercial Vehicles of 10,000 pounds or more at various locations. Approve a Categorical Exemption consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 15061(b)(3) common sense exemption. Find there is no substantial evidence that proposed activity will have a significant effect on the environment and determine the Categorical Exemption is consistent with the CEQA Title 14 CCR, Section 15061(b)(3) common sense exemption, that was prepared for the project reflects the independent judgment of the County and completed in compliance with the CEQA of 1970.
34. Accept grant funding from the California Department of Public Health for a total grant amount not to exceed 81,357 over three (3) years from
February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Approve the Grant Award Agreement with the California Department of Public Health for the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement program to accept grant funding in the amount of 27,119 each year for three (3) years, retroactive from February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, for a total grant amount not to exceed 81,357.
38. Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Naval Air Station Lemoore Search and Rescue to coordinate requests for immediate response from NAS
Lemoore, effective June 25, 2019 until terminated.
(Items Not Timed)
ITEMS NOT TIMED
Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order
39. Receive a presentation from the Health and Humans Services Agency on the CalVet Mental Health grant and the future service goals of the Veterans
Services Office. Pursuant to Government Code section 31000.1, establish the Tulare County Veteran Advisory Committee. Adopt the By-Laws of the Tulare County Veteran Advisory Committee. Direct the Clerk to post the list of vacancies in accordance with the Maddy Act (Government Code section 54972 et seq.).
42. Request from the Human Resources Department to approve salary increases for Unrepresented Employees in Specified Bargaining Units and other
benefits and compensation changes, revisions to the Personnel Rules, and the Section 125 Benefits Plan in accordance with the following: For Unrepresented employees in Bargaining Units 9, 10, 11, 19, 20 and 21 a 2 salary increase effective July 7, 2019 and a 2 salary increase effective July 5, 2020. (This does not apply to County Elected Officials and the Board of Supervisors.) Sunset of the Sick Leave Buy Back program with the last payouts occurring in February 2020. Continuation of the County's matching contribution ( 1.00 County dollar contributed for every 4.00 employee dollars contributed, up to a maximum of 1,500 County dollars per calendar year) in the Deferred Compensation program, but an increase from a maximum match of 1,500 County dollars per calendar year, to 1,750 per calendar year beginning January 1, 2020. Continuation of the funding for the Minimum Benefit Amount for Health Plan Years 2020 and 2021 for employees participating in the County health plan whose Benefit Amount may be less than the premium amount for 1,000 deductible employee-only plan. The County shall contribute an additional 100 per pay period (24 pay periods) for employees selecting Employee + Spouse, Employee + Child, or Employee + Family coverage effective with the 2020 Health Plan Year. The additional contribution of 100 per pay period will continue in the 2021 Health Plan Year to address employees who have dependents family. Increase life insurance from 10,000 to 30,000 for Unrepresented employees, effective January 1, 2020. Reinstating Code of Ethics Policy for HHSA Unrepresented employees. Revisions to Personnel Rules 13 Employee Grievance Procedure and Rule 14 Equal Employment Opportunity/Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Policy as detailed in the attached Resolution. This applies to Unrepresented employees upon adoption by the Board and upon completion of meet and confer for employees in represented Bargaining Units. Revision to the Section 125 Benefits Plan-Revised and Restated Document as detailed in the attached Resolution. This applies to Unrepresented employees upon adoption by the Board and upon completion of meet and confer for employees in represented Bargaining Units. Implementation of Medical Monitoring program for Unrepresented classifications. Implementation of DMV Pull Program for Unrepresented classifications.
As provided in the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code sections 54950 et seq., the Board of Supervisors may meet in closed session with members of
its staff, county employees and its attorneys. These sessions are not open to the public and may not be attended by members of the public. The matters the Board will meet on in closed session are identified below or are those matters appropriately identified in open session as requiring immediate attention and arising after the posting of the agenda. Any public reports of action taken in the closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code sections 54957.1