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5. Approve the Board of Supervisors cost of living increase of 2 consistent with the April 30, 2019, Resolution No. 2019-0287, and pursuant to Tulare
County Ordinance Code No. 3558, effective with the start of the first full pay period following sixty (60) days after the adoption of the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20, per Ordinance Code section 1-07-1060(e); and
These items are routine and usually approved by one motion. Before action by the Board, the Chairman will ask the Board Members and the public if
they wish to remove any item from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration. Items removed from the Consent Calendar may be heard immediately before or after the approval of the Consent Calendar, or may be set aside until later in the morning.
5. Approve 4,560 for projects upon adoption of the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Program (Fund 011) budget for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. Adopt the
Categorical Exemption prepared pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for projects recommended by the County Fish and Wildlife Commission. Authorize the Environmental Assessment Officer, or designee, to sign and file the Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk-Recorder.
22. Approve an agreement to accept grant funding from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety for the Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driver
Vertical Prosecution Program in the amount of 116,668 for the program period of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Authorize the Grant Director and the Fiscal or Accounting Official to sign two originals of the Grant Agreement.
24. Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 28931 with Atkins Bergreen, Inc. to increase the agreement amount by 55,838 from 1,432,700 to 1,488,538 and
add 73 calendar days. Accept the work for construction of the Probation Vocational Education Building as complete by Atkins Bergreen, Inc. Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to record the Notice of Completion for the project with the office of the County Clerk-Recorder.
25. Ratify and authorize the submission of the California Conservation Corps grant for improvements to Ledbetter Park in the form of either a
basketball court or baseball field. Ratify and delegate authority to the General Services Agency Director to sign a commitment letter to the California Conservation Corps acknowledging the County's responsibility to operate and maintain the basketball court for ten (10) years. Approve the construction of a basketball court at Ledbetter Park by the Community Services Employment Training (CSET) Sequoia Community Corps. Adopt the Categorical Exemption prepared pursuant to the California Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines per Class 1 Section 15301 Existing Facilities (C) Application by Public agencies. Authorize the Environmental Assessment Officer, or their designee, to sign and file the Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk-Recorder.
36. Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 28624 with Star View Behavioral Health, Inc. for the provision of Community Treatment Facility and
Psychiatric Health Facility beds and related mental health treatment for Tulare County Mental Health Consumers, retroactive from August 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 to add a supplemental fee for presumptive transferred youth.
41. Approve and award the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, American Paving Co. from Fresno, California, in the amount of
483,990.60 for construction of the Earlimart Park Sidewalk Improvements Project. Authorize the Chairman to sign the contract after review and approval as to form by County Counsel and upon receipt of certificates of insurance, bonds and evidence that the contractor possesses a valid State Contractors License. Waive the clerical error that was identified in the lowest bid and accept the correction submitted by the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Allow funds for contingencies in the amount 36,700 to cover unexpected construction conditions. Authorize the Director of the Resource Management Agency, or their designee, to approve contract change orders up to the amount of allowed funds for contingencies.
47. Authorize the filing of Notices of Partial Non-Renewal for the following three (3) Land Conservation Contracts, as provided in the Williamson
Act. The request fulfills conditions resulting from two (2) Lot Line Adjustments and one (1) Tentative Parcel Map: WAN 17-024 Williamson Act Contract No. 10674, Ag Preserve No. 1738, located at 36713 Road 196, on the west side of Road 196, approximately 473 feet south of Avenue 368, north of Woodlake; (APN(s): 053-090-030 and 053-090-035) (Damon Robert Terstegge and Stephen D. Terstegge) (2.92 acres to be Non-Renewed as a condition of PLA 16-037) (12.52 acres are subject to contract amendment). WAN 19-006 Williamson Act Contract No. 7019, Ag. Preserve No. 2376, on property located at 19051 Road 276, on the east and west side of Road 276, approximately 2,980 feet south of Avenue 196, east of Strathmore; (APN: 255-110-003) (Brett William Hesse) (4.30 acres to be Non-Renewed as a condition of PPM 18-007) (600.40 acres are subject to contract amendment). WAN 19-008 Williamson Act Contract No. 16502, Ag. Preserve No. 4276, on property located at 10573 Avenue 384, on the south side of Avenue 384, approximately 1,295 feet west of Road 108, south of Dinuba; (APN: 047-020-049) (WMJ Farms, Incorporated) (.13 acres to be Non-Renewed as a condition of PLA 18-036) (76.46 acres are subject to contract amendment). Approve the execution of amendments to the Land Conservation Contracts as conditions of approval for the aforementioned Partial Non-Renewals. Authorize the Chairman to sign the amendments to the Williamson Act Contracts.
55. Reject all bids received for construction of the Teapot Dome Landfill Entrance Project. Find, by a 4/5 vote, that the project can be performed
more economically by employees of the County. Authorize the Solid Waste Department to have the project constructed using County force account (employee) labor, all in accordance with Public Contract Code section 22038.
56. Request from the Human Resources Department to renew the Anthem Blue Cross PPO plan offerings provided by the San Joaquin Valley Insurance
Authority (SJVIA) with a 4.72 rate increase. Renew the Kaiser Permanente plan rates with no increase for the Traditional HMO and Deductible HMO plans, and .97 for the Senior Advantage Plan. Approve participation in the Delta Dental PPO Plan with no increase, and the DeltaCare HMO Plan with an increase of 4.07 . Approve participation in the Vision Service Plan with a 2 increase. Approve renewal from Anthem Blue Cross for Employee Assistance Program with an increase of 4 over the current rate. Authorize Human Resources and Development staff to launch a two-year pilot program with 98point6 to provide Virtual Primary Care services to County health plan members and dependents.
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 closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code section 54957.1.