Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 05/25/2021


The Calaveras Board of Supervisors meetings are much more important than you may realize.  One of our members, Janet, has generously been taking detailed notes which gives you a chance to follow along.

This link is from the 5/18/21 meeting.  If you’d like to see the actual meeting, a video is available through the County’s website.  If you’d like to download Janet’s notes, they can be found here: 20210525-bos-meetig-notes
  They include more of the discussion about various measures/ announcements.  It gives you a better appreaciation of the work our Supervisors and County personnel do.

We’ve mainly included the detailed notes here from general interest items like the Public Health Updates.  We list all items on the agenda but often only include the initial paragraph from Janet’s notes.  I refer you to Janet’s notes and the video for additional information.  Watching the whole video will give you complete information and an appreciation for Janet’s willingness to take these extensive notes.

Pubic meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m.

Staff Announcements

Susan – Calaveras Senior Provider met on Friday, May 21st re Covid 19 relief program – can give 80% of past due rent to landlords who participate in the program. The renter can apply and get 25% assistance if the landlord is not participating. Go to or call 833.430.2122. Produce dates are beginning – to get free produce call 209.736.4011 or 209.754.4011.
Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency – would like to honor our volunteers; average over 200 hours each month; visit our Facebook to adopt. Rabies and microchip were a success in May. Next free rabies clinic is at the Government Center on Saturday, June 5th. Last clinic until September. It is too hot to do clinics in July and August.
Laura Larsen – May is National Drug Court Month — Celebrating the journey and successes. Last year opened up the first dependency court. Shared an article that was in the Enterprise.
Julie Small – Chair – Regarding drug court – has been an amazing experience to watch; participants have been very open and honest; judge only focuses on positives even during struggles during this illness.
Cori Allen – by taking the word drug out of TEAM court you have allowed and lifted people who have worked hard to overcome this difficult disease. The program is called TEAM (Together We Achieve More).

Public Health Update

3. Public Health Services (ID # 6060) Receive an update presentation from staff on
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Cori Allen – HHSA Director – presented a PowerPoint presentation. 42,796 tests done to date, 2,159 cases, 8 active, 0 hospitals, 2,095 recovered, 56 deaths. 34,047 vaccines, continue in the orange tier. Hoping to continue on a good trajectory – continue to hand wash, get vaccines, wear masks. Seeing about 4.5 new cases per day per 100,000. We are slightly above the state average of 3.2. The positivity rate is 3.2% which is a bit higher than the state.
• June 15 – all industries can return to usual operations with common-sense risk reduction measures – masking, wash hands, and vaccinations. The state is holding the option to revisit the June 15 date if needed based on equitable vaccine distribution and test positivity rates. All businesses under the rules of OSHA will still require masks.
• Vaccines – 34,047; 44% one does; 34% fully vaccinated.
• Testing: today – consolidated fire, Jenny Lind, Valley Springs – J&J; tomorrow – San Andreas Library, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Pfizer.
• Homebound vaccinations – call 209-419-7314 – we will come to you, One-time vaccination.
• Schedule appointments at or 1.883.422.4255.
• Need to encourage testing.
Colleen Rodriquez – Regarding June 15 – will be providing guidance around schools; CalOSHA trying to work together to make sure they are having requirements as CDPH – OSHA. Should have more information in about a week or so after they have a meeting. Testing – Tuesday at Ironstone and daily at Sonora Fairgrounds.
Doug Archer – Mark Twain Hospital – last vaccine clinic was last Saturday and will continue to provide testing at San Andreas clinic. Need to make an appointment for testing but will do same-day testing. Will provide vaccination for in-patients if they want it.
Dr. Rene Ramirez – Calaveras County Health Officer – covid is still here even though we have decreased in rates. More people that get vaccine the quicker we can get back to normal.
Public Comments • None

Recognition and Acknowledgments

4. Human Services (ID # 6070) Approve a Proclamation declaring May 2021 as Military Appreciation Month.

General Public Comments

Consent Agenda

5. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – Apr 20, 2021 8:00 AM

6. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Apr 27, 2021 8:00 AM

7. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – May 10, 2021 10:00 AM

8. County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6075) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the County Clerk to execute an agreement with the Secretary of State for the purpose of receiving state reimbursement funds in the amount of $15,000 to assist with expenses incurred for outreach and education services provided to voters as part of the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act. The term of this agreement is January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021.

9. County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6077) Adopt a Resolution declaring the results of the canvass for the Special All-Mail Election held on May 4, 2021.

10. Code Compliance (ID # 6048) Retroactively ratify three summary abatement contracts for properties on John Eaph Trail and Smitty Lane in West Point, which cumulatively exceed $50,000, and authorize a lien for summary abatement costs for a property located on John Eaph Trail.

11. Economic & Community Development (ID # 6072) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a letter of support for the Golden State Finance Authority’s California Broadband Strategic Planning U.S. Economic Development Administration grant application.

12. First 5 Calaveras (ID # 6052) 1. Authorize the Board Chair to sign the Grant Award Notification for the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R); and 2. Authorize the Health and Human Services Director to sign the Agreement and any and all other required documents, resulting in revenue in the amount of $109,402 over the period of January 1, 2021 through December 30, 2022.

13. Human Services (ID # 6064) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the Emergency Solutions Grant with Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) resulting in revenue in the amount of $475,218 over the period of January 1, 2021 through July 30, 2022.

14. Public Works (ID # 6050) 1) Adopt the plans and specifications for construction of the O’Byrnes Ferry Road / Copper Cove Drive Intersection Improvement Project; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to incorporate any final changes into the bid documents before advertising for bids; and 3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to solicit formal construction bids.

15. Public Works (ID # 6018) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 01 to the Agreement with The Gordian Group, Inc. for the provision of Job Order Contracting services extending the contract term through June 30, 2022 with a not to exceed amount of $600,000.

16. Public Works (ID # 6051) Adopt a Resolution incorporating FY 2021-22 projects into the list of projects funded by SB 1, The Road Repair Accountability Act.

17. Public Works (ID # 6049) 1) Accept the work of the DeNova Homes for the improvements determined to be Supplemental Capacity; and 2) Reimburse DeNova  Homes in the amount of $236,173 as set forth within the terms of the Reimbursement Agreement.

18. Public Works (ID # 6058) Adopt a Resolution certifying the County Maintained Mileage to be 690.821 miles, pursuant to the requirements of Streets and Highways Code §2121(a).

19. Sheriff (ID # 6059) 1) Authorize Interclass Budget Transfer from object code 5499, Minor Equipment – Other, to object code 5701, Capital Equipment, increasing capital asset appropriations by $15,349.15 and decreasing minor equipment appropriations by the same amount in the Dispatch budget unit 10100330; 2) Direct the Auditor-Controller’s Office to post said Budget Transfer; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to adjust the FY 2020-21 Mid-Year Budget Capital Asset Schedule accordingly.

20. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 5999) Remove Erin Miley from the Mental Health Advisory Board due to significant non-attendance.

21. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6056) Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas.

Public Comments
Paul Feriani – Integrated Waste – pull items #24 and #25 and return on June 8th.
Chair Stopper – pull item #10 and move to June 8th meeting.

Motion to approve consent agenda items (with the exception of items #10, 24, 25) –
Passed 5 – 0.

Regular Agenda

22. Planning (ID # 6044) Conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution to approve LLA 20-31 for Roland and Franziska Schabram.

Gina Kathan – Planning Deptartment – two-part action; lot line adjustment – part 1 – requesting to adjust boundaries between two parcels they own. They want to include as much of their 700+ acre in the conservation easement. Recommend lot line adjustment.
Public Comments • None

Supervisor Tofanelli – familiar with the property and will be part of easement for wagon trail; in his district. Happy to move this item.
Motion to approve – Passed– 5 – 0

23. Planning (ID # 6045) Conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution disestablishingAgriculture Preserve Contract No. 313, 324 & 364 and simultaneously establishing Agriculture Preserve No. 382 pursuant to the Williamson Act for Roland & Franziska Schabram on behalf of the Schabram Family Trust.

Gina Kathan – Planning Department – part 2 – as a condition of lot one adjustment, applicants must re-establish new descriptions and will roll them into one contract from the previous three contracts.
Public Comments • None
• Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

24. Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6078) Adopt a resolution pursuant to Govt. Code § 25830 establishing the annual solid waste parcel fee schedule for the 2021-22 fiscal year and removing the exemption available to certain residences occupied on a part-time basis.

• Pulled until June 8th – no action taken.
Public Comments • None

25. Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6079) 1) Contingent upon adoption of the Resolution in Item 6078, introduce, waive full reading of, and 2) authorize summary publication of a repeal of Ordinance 2510 establishing a fee schedule and exemptions for solid waste systems.

• Pulled until June 8th – no action taken.
Public Comments • None

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Garamendi – need to have a conversation to set a philosophy regarding whether we want
our facilities centrally located or spread about the county as it is. We need to set a course as BOS. Need an agenda item on record. Chair Stopper – can add to study session in June.
Supervisor Folendorf – yesterday she and Supervisor Garamendi attended a strategic meeting and will bring by-laws back to BOS and will dictate the new committee; has been pretty successful. Tonight – meeting regarding bike trail feedback for the county can go to for feedback around Calaveras County. CCWD meeting in Copper tonight.
Chair Stopper – looking to bring Mono County in the fold and will bring to BOS for a vote. Fire Safe Regulations – moved forward by State Forestry – regulations are being pushed through regardless of comments put forward by rural communities. CalFire is being asked to be the
enforcement. Would like an item to be put on June 8th to comprise a letter of support for our RCRC’s perspective.  Supervisor Garamendi – RCRC will have a board meeting next month and discuss but these regs will really hurt us in rural counties, no choice but to dig in because otherwise, no one will be able to build a house here.  Chair Stopper – we need to adgendize this so the public can be aware. Supervisor Garamendi – will have RCRC help us with the presentation as they are much more knowledgeable.

Meeting adjourned at 10:18 a.m.




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