Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 07/27/2021

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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 7/27/221 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:20210727-bos-meeting-notes

The notes include more of the discussion about various measures/ announcements.  It gives you a better appreciation 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. She often includes notes about the public discussion which are worth reading as they give you an overview of the public discussion.

This meeting had two items covered in the closed session and seven consent items.  Items 10-15 were regular agenda items.

  • Item 10 has to do with acquiring a 5-year IT software package.
  • Items 11 & 12 have to do with County HR issues.
  • Item 13 was an informational item for the County’s administrative office regarding study sessions.
  • Items 14 & 15 have to do with the County’s Cannabis Control group and their fees.

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.

8:00 AM: Call to Order

Closed Session Agenda

1. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54957.6: conference with County-designated labor negotiator Judy Hawkins regarding the following employee organizations: Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) Local 1021; Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA).

2. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54957(a), threat to public services oPubic meeting called to order at 9:11 a.m.

9:00 AM: Pledge of Allegiance

Staff Announcements

Cori Allen – HHSA Director – new state public health office order effective 8.09.21 – working in congregate care – now required to be vaccinated or test weekly; high acute care – tested two times weekly; wearing masks will be required. All other health care settings will be required to wear masks. More to follow on how to roll out to the county.
Supervisor Callaway – what are you hearing regarding masks in public places.
Cori Allen – the focus is on health care settings but businesses are making decisions to help curb the increase.

General Public Comments
• None

Consent Agenda

3. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Jul 13, 2021 8:00 AM

4. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6184) 1) Award ITB 20-0110-26-JOC for implementation of job order contracting procedures for eligible maintenance and repair work deemed public projects relative to facility infrastructure and approved facility-related capital improvement projects (CIP) to Staples Construction Company, Inc. as the third-lowest, qualified, responsive bidder; and 2) Authorize the Chair to execute a Master Job Order Contract Agreement for same in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for a term to expire one year from the date of execution by the Board Chair.

5. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6185) 1) Award ITB 19-0110-41-JOC for implementation of job order contracting procedures for eligible maintenance and repair work deemed public projects relative to facility infrastructure and approved facility-related capital improvement projects (CIP) to Diede Construction Company, Inc. as the lowest, qualified, responsive bidder; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a Master Job Order Contract Agreement for same in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for a term to expire one year from the date of execution by the Board Chair.

6. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6186) 1) Award ITB 19-0110-41-JOC for implementation of job order contracting procedures for eligible maintenance and repair work deemed public projects relative to facility infrastructure and approved facility-related capital improvement projects (CIP) to Pride Industries One, Inc. as the second-lowest, qualified, responsive bidder; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a Master Job Order Contract Agreement for same in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for a term to expire one year from the date of execution by the Board Chair.

7. Resolution – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6182) Approve a Resolution authorizing the Integrated Waste Services Manager to submit applications for funding of the Used Oil Payment Program (OPP) to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for Fiscal Years 21/22 – 22/23.

8. Action Item – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6199) Direct the Purchasing Agent to issue a Blanket Purchase Order for Hunt and Sons in an amount not to exceed $140,000 for fiscal year 2021-22.

9. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6197) 1) Award Invitation to Bid 20-1200-28-913 for construction services for the O’Byrnes Ferry Road at Copper Cove Drive Intersection    Improvement Project; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Dirt  Dynasty, Inc. for construction of the O’Byrnes Ferry Road at Copper Cove Drive Intersection Improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $256,652 with a term beginning July 27, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Public Comments:
Supervisor Tofanelli – will be a no vote for items 4, 5, and 6.
Motion to approve consent agenda items 3 through 9 – Passed 5 – 0, with an exception on 4, 5, and 6 – no from Supervisor Tofanelli.

Regular Agenda

10. Agreement – Information Technology (ID # 6201) 1) Approve the attached quote from ePlus Technology for purchase of Palo Alto Network PA-5250 with five years of maintenance and threat prevention subscription for $495,920 plus applicable tax and shipping. 2) Approve 5 year Installment Payment Plan from ePlus Technology for purchase of the equipment as quoted. 3) Authorize the County Administrative Officer or designee to execute the agreement.

Stan Moore – CIO – part of layered cyber defense – equipment is approved in the budget, came in slightly under budget, competitive bid process. Will include an initial purchase of $238,000 with additional four years of payment of $64,000 each year. Payment made through five-year installment, next-generation firewall, gives us a lot more ability to watch traffic and who comes in. Monitors all traffic that comes in internally from the county. Have multiple components to help from malware, in cyber defenses. Specific to within county network. If conducting county business on county network, it would be protected, also using county emails.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

11. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6200) Adopt a Resolution authorizing changes to the Position Control List and adopting new job descriptions effective July 31, 2021, consistent with the fiscal year 2021/22 Recommended Budget.

Chair Stopper recused himself (left meeting) and turned it over to Supervisor Folendorf.
Judy Hawkins – Director HR and Risk Management – asking to reclassify assessment tax 3 and 4, GIS tech 1,2,3 to analyst 1,2 position and add classification of appraiser trainee, salary adjustment on assessment 2. Agreed with SEIU on these positions and job descriptions.
Public Comments

12. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6223) Adopt a Resolution authorizing changes to the Position Control List, changing the title of Deputy CAO-Solid Waste & Water Policy to Director of Solid Waste & Water Policy, updating job descriptions, and approving a new Position Control Number for the IWM Manager, effective July 31, 2021.

Judy Hawkins – Director HR and Risk Management – change to list, asking to update title for position of Director of Solid Waste and Water Policy. Only made a change to the title, no changes to duties. Seeking to fill this director position.
Supervisor Garamendi – concerned about water policy is a part of this but after discussing with CAO Von Lotta, will trust you and move forward with it.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

13. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 6205) Provide direction to staff regarding August 2021 through December 2021 study sessions.

Christa Von Lotta – CAO – presented PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comments • None
Informational item only – no vote required.

14. Resolution – Division of Cannabis Control (ID # 6191) Adopt a Resolution Establishing an Application Fee for Cannabis Permit Modifications.

• Greg Waylan – Director of Cannabis Control – presented PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information PowerPoint presentation for detailed information.
Public Comments
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

15. Informational Item – Division of Cannabis Control (ID # 6192) Receive a Status Update on Cannabis Metrics and Cannabis Enforcement from the Division of Cannabis Control with Participation from the Sheriff’s Office.

• Greg Waylan – Director of Cannabis Control – presented a PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comments
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Tofanelli – Central Sierra Cal Support Agency meeting yesterday and LAFCO meeting on Monday.
Supervisor Folendorf – attended a pro-connect meeting in Copper and kudos to park and rec commission regarding redistricting. Great to hear what the community had to say. Tomorrow she will be a guest speaker on a live webinar on how it is preventing equal representation. Receiving phone calls re Blue Cross and Dignity not reaching a contract and negotiations. The public is concerned about what that means and where it goes and how to calm the public.
Supervisor Garamendi – RCRC is going to make a push on the federal and state dollars for broadband over the next 12 months. The state and Federal government is being very encouraging to us. Exciting and will be participating in the JPA. Will serve on the steering committee and will keep us up to date. Know more work will need to be done and will update as it evolves.
Chair Stopper – CSEDD meeting – Ms. Gallino has been big assistance on the broadband issue so keep her in mind for assistance.

Meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

 

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