Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 04-25-2023

Slightly different format.  Janet wasn’t available, but here’s a version of the Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

Here’s the link for today’s video where you can watch the full meeting.

Staff Announcements

Lisa Medina, Environmental Management Administrator, noted April is volunteer appreciation month and wanted to highlight Animal Service volunteers. Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) facilitates services and programs, including free rabies and microchip clinics. FOCAS also provides medical and adoption, support, spay and neuter programs, assists with direct shelter transfers to and from veterinarians, and rescue groups, shelter enhancements, and they also provide community education. Community dog volunteers, help with dog and human socialization, as well as walk and take care of the dogs the volunteers put in 561 hours of their own time during the month of March. Cat volunteers help take care of the shelter animals. Ms. Medina received happy news this morning, Lou, one of the shelter dogs they have had for over six months, is being adopted by one of their volunteers at the shelter. Cat volunteers help with feeding, cleaning cages, and communal rooms, and socializing with other cats through exercise and play grooming which are other critical aspects of the shelter operations. She stressed the need for more cat volunteers to come and help with the kittens at the shelter. Volunteer applications are available on the Animal Services website. Ms. Medina also recognized the local veterinarians Dr. Sasha Greenlee, Dr. Jenny Ringette, Dr. Cathy Gatlin and Dr. Steve Gatlin who donate their time and come to the free rabies and microchip clinics. She thanked all of the volunteers, that help support the community and the animals.

Winter Storm Update

3. Informational Item – OES (ID # 7286) Receive an update presentation from staff on the winter storms which began on or about December 29, 2022.

John Osbourn, Director of Emergency Services, provided a winter storm update to the public and the Board. The first storm set for the late December/early January storms had a total of 14 projects, six of those projects have been completed. Locations of those projects included Gwyn Mine, Hunt Road, and South Petersburg Road. Future projects that are yet to be completed are Baldwin Lane, White Road, Blake Lane, Hawver Road, Campo Seco Turnpike, Meadowmont Way, and Ponderosa Way.
From the second set of storms in late February, Public Works has 11 projects located on Copper Cove, Gwin Mine, South Horseshoe Drive, Category, and Copper Cove. The Board thanked Mr. Osbourn for the work he has done for the county and for putting programs in place.

Recognition and Acknowledgments

4. Proclamation – Library (ID # 7273) Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing the week of April 23-29 as National Library Week and April 26th as National Outreach Day in Calaveras County.

Supervisor Folendorf read into record a proclamation recognizing the week of April 23rd through 29th as National Library Week and April 26th as National Outreach Day in Calaveras County.  Adopted.

5. Proclamation – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7278) Adopt a proclamation recognizing April 30, 2023, to May 6, 2023, as National Small Business Week in Calaveras County. Approved.

Consent Agenda

6. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Mar 28, 2023

7. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Apr 11, 2023

8. Action Item – Code Compliance (ID # 7283) Authorize County nuisance abatement, special assessment of the abatement costs, and the recordation of a notice of abatement lien on the property owned by Action Associates Inc., in case number CE22-0221, related to the property located at 2159 Andreas Vista, San Andreas; APN 044-009-037.

9. Action Item – Code Compliance (ID # 7290) Authorize County nuisance abatement, special assessment of the abatement costs, and the recordation of a notice of abatement lien on the property owned by Summer Winds Development Inc., Case No. CE22-0147, located at 6357 Gwin St, Paloma; APN 016-044-006.

10. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7285) Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas. RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Amanda Folendorf, District 4 Supervisor SECONDER: Benjamin Stopper, District 5 Supervisor AYES: Folendorf, Stopper, Tofanelli, Garamendi, Huberty

11. Action Item – Elections (ID # 7216) Appointment of Applicants to San Andreas Veterans Memorial District and Three Cent Flat Community Services District pursuant to Elections Code § 10515.

12. Agreement – County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 7294) Approve an Agreement in the not-to-exceed amount of $800,000 between Calaveras County and US Imaging, Incorporated, for imaging and indexing of official records ranging from 1850-1994. Authorize the Clerk-Recorder to enter into amendments to agreement so long as the total not-to-exceed amount does not increase.

13. Item Pulled from Consent

14. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 7279) 1. Authorize the Board Chair to sign the Intra-Agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Health and Human Services Child Welfare Program and First 5 to administer the Family Strengthening Program for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 for the not-to-exceed value of $156,897; and 2. Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign amendments to the MOU, so long as the not-to-exceed value does not change.

15. Agreement – Housing Program (ID # 7280) Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc. for residential care services for the period of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $1,050,000, to be utilized on an as-needed basis.

16. Action Item – Housing Program (ID # 7292) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to complete the application for the Behavioral Health Bridge Housing (BHBH) Grant, resulting in potential revenue up to $1,728,261.

17. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7281) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement between El Dorado County and Calaveras County for psychiatric health facility services in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for the period of January 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

18. Item Pulled from Consent

19. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7288) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a Letter of Support to Advocate for State General Fund to Provide CalFresh Administration Funding to County Human Services Agencies.

20. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7289) Approve the Health and Human Services Agency – Behavioral Health Division Mental Health Program’s (MHP) Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) FY 2022-23 Annual Update.

21. Action Item – Probation (ID # 7258) 1) Approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Probation Pretrial Release Program; and 2) Increase budgeted expenses and revenues in org key 10100340 by $60,000. Requires a 4/5ths affirmative vote of the Board.

22. Item Pulled from Consent

23. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7197) 1) Award Request for Proposals 22-1010-15-925 for construction management services for the 2019 Winter Storms Rail Road Flat Road Slide Repair Project, KCB-CALCO-0003-1; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement for construction management services for the 2019 Winter Storms Rail Road Flat Road Slide Repair Project with Dewberry Engineers Inc. in an amount not to exceed $146,705.30.

24. Resolution – Public Health Services 20230523r029 1) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with René Ramirez, M.D., to serve as the Calaveras County Health Officer for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, for the not-to-exceed amount of $166,400.04 and; and 2) Adopt a Resolution appointing René Ramirez, M.D., as the Calaveras County Health Officer, effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, in line with the aforementioned Agreement.

25. Action Item – Behavioral Health (ID # 7183) 1) Approve the request by Health and Human Services – Behavioral Health Division to submit the Grant Application for the Healthcare Infrastructure Development Matching Grant funds, and 2) authorize the Board Chair to sign a Letter of Commitment assuring the funds will be used for the intended purpose.

Wendy Alt, Mental Health Director, pulled the item due to the required draft letter template not being available at the time the agenda was posted. Ms. Alt presented a draft of the letter she wanted the Board to consider accepting and had copies for the public to review. The Board reviewed the letter and voted to approve the request.

26. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7275) 1) Award Invitation to Bid 22-1200-20-913 for construction of the Monge Ranch Road Bridge Replacement Project; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement for construction of Monge Ranch Road Bridge Replacement Project between Calaveras County and K.W. Emerson, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $3,455,974 with 155 working days.

Supervisor Foldendorf pulled the item and inquired how the timeline with work with the County’s local partners. Kelly Zahniser, Public Works included a separate bid for utilities. The contractor and CM firm will be working with UPUD. Kelly from Public Works the bridge is considered structurally deficient, and needs to be replaced. They have completed five of the 13 projects to the current date. Supervisor Garamendi asked for confirmation that grant funds were being used, Ms. Zahniser confirmed 80% Federal Funding 20% matching through the state.
Ms. Zahniser confirmed the existing bridge will be in use during the construction and there will be a minor disruption when they begin using
No public comment was given on this item.

Items 13, 18, 22, and 24:26 were withdrawn; all other items were either accepted or approved.

Regular Agenda

27. Informational Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7157) Receive the 2023 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Presentation.

Supervisor Huberty recused himself from participating on this item.
The Calaveras Visitors Bureau (CVB) provided a presentation to the Board. They shared that five award-winning photographers will be coming in to photograph the Frog Jump as well as areas throughout the County. The CVB ad was in National Geographic in the UK this year, Yosemite Journal, Sactown, Local Getaways and in over 13 of California’s Newspapers. In 2023/24 they will be seeking more radio ads. The CVB will be coming back at the end of Summer with final 2022 numbers and final 22/23 financials to share with the Board.

28. Informational Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7122) Receive a presentation from Informational Technology and Economic & Community Development about broadband projects and opportunities in Calaveras County.

Stan Moore, Chief Information Officer, and Kathy Gallino, Director Economic & Community Development presented the Board with broadband projects and opportunities.
The state will be deploying 10,000 miles of middle-mile broadband, and the County will be receiving 115 miles of projects. Calaveras is one of two counties in the first round of conceptual design for engineering work by Tilson. Mr. Moore noted they will come back to the Board with final recommendations provided by Tilson and at that time it will be an action item by the Board. Ms. Gallino was told there is no grant max amount for ISP.

29. Informational Item – Planning (ID # 7287) Receive a presentation on the 2022 Housing Element Annual Report to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Gabriel Elliott, Planning Director, provided the Board and the Public with a presentation on the Housing Element Annual 2022 Report.

30. Action Item – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 7025) 1) Receive a presentation from Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. on the Fee Study and Comprehensive Review of the County’s Solid Waste System, and 2) Provide direction to Integrated Waste Management to proceed with a Proposition 218 Notice of Public Hearing for a Parcel Fee Increase.

October 18th the BOS authorized the County to enter into a contract with GBB. Chris Lund, – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), and Thierry Boveri – Raftelis provided a presentation on the fee study and comprehensive review of the County’s Solid Waste System.

Projected rate increase is recommended to be increased in 2024 from $150 to $288.18.  Mr. Boveri reiterated the fees have not been adjusted since 1991, and recommended front loaded 120% revenue increase to $330 in 2024.
Public Comments – Please view the video for presentation and comments.
Board authorized staff to proceed with a Prop. 218 notice of public hearing for a parcel fee increase to $277.30 for single-family residences, which reflects an 8-year, no-interest payback of the General Fund loan, and using the staff’s alternative format for the commercial parcel fee increase.  Approved.

Supervisor Announcements

  • Chairman Tofanelli – attended CPPA Wednesday morning, and on Monday attended Central Sierra Child Agency with Supervisor Huberty.
  • Supervisor Garamendi – attended the 17th GSCA in Sacramento, meeting again tomorrow with RCRC, UMRA Friday, next week going to Houston for GSCA.
  • Supervisor Huberty – attended Central Sierra UCC meeting on April 19th and Central Sierra Child Agency meeting with Supervisor Tofanelli on Monday.
  • Supervisor Folendorf – shared the Copper Car Show is on May 6th, this coming May there will be no CCOG meeting, next meeting will be in June, participated at Ag Day last week it brings in 4th and 5th graders across the County.
  • Supervisor Stopper – reported May 6th will be Kids Fishing Day at Murphys Park, Fish & Wildlife meeting tomorrow, and Motherlode job training over a week ago Monday. Wants to bring back an information item Central Sierra Economic Development and how the board wants to work with them in the future.
  • Teresa Hitchcock, County Executive Officer – shared she had a good Strategic Plan meeting on Monday, went through the plan and the progress they are making.


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