I understand that this was a long meeting. There was (to me anyway) a startling fact in Item 27. You’ll need to read through Janet’s notes to see it and for a lot more information.bos-meeting-notes-08-08-2023
Or watch the video. As always, an excellent job Janet!
• Jessie Fowler – Ag Commissioner and Director of Waste Management – National Farmers Market is this week. Recognizes more than 50 years of how Americans eat and shop. We
have 3 certified farmers markets: Angels Camp – 5:30 p.m. on Fridays; Murphys – Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; West Point – Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sheriff Rick DiBasilio – we have a staffing problem and have for years. We are losing people like there is no tomorrow. Approved Correctional Officers 1 and 2 made a huge difference. We
had 18 to 20 COs; by adding COs 1 and 2, our staffing levels are coming up as COs. The problem now is our dispatchers. We had a Sergeant running as a dispatcher on Sunday. Allocated 12 dispatchers, down to 7 or 8. We should have 2 people every day and 3 on the weekend. We are not able to do this with our staffing levels. We are in the same boat with our deputies. We have a 9-12 deputy shortage. In 2022, we hired 10 people and lost almost all of them. In 2023, hired 9 people, with retirements and leaving, we have lost 11 people. Sent 15 people through the academy last 2 years and lost more than that. You aren’t fighting with the union but the counties. We are still behind Amador and Tuolumne Counties in salary. We are getting to a point where I may have to cut services due to staffing. Have 4 detectives running themselves ragged. We have high morale within our office but the problem is they know they can go elsewhere. I have 3 corporals and 1 sergeant leaving in the next 3 weeks. They have a lot of experience and institutional knowledge. We are at a 22% to 23% attrition rate which is ridiculous. Have jail contracts with Shasta, Amador, and Tuolumne Counties which bring in millions of dollars. We need to redirect our focus to public safety. Asking you to redirect focus to public safety so we can keep our constituents safe. We are at critical levels.
• Nancy Giddens – County Librarian – Summer reading and lunch programs were extremely successful this year. 1,057 kids participated in summer reading; received 4 books and activities. The purpose is to help bridge the learning gap during summer break. 86% completed the program, a record high. Lunch at the library in 6 locations daily. We served 5,447 lunches to our children.
• Brian Galicia – Calaveras Veterans Service Office – next Monday will be doing our 4th annual women’s support group at San Andreas Library, which will happen every second and fourth Monday every month. Any questions, call at 209.754.6910 or 209-754-6624.
Recognition and Acknowledgments
1. Proclamation – Sheriff (ID # 7413) Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing Sheriff’s Sergeant Laurie Murray for 23 Years of Service to the Residents of Calaveras County and Congratulating Sgt. Murray on Her Retirement.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5 – 0.
General Public Comment
Please review Janet’s notes and the video for additional information.
2. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Jun 27, 2023, 8:00 AM
3. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Jul 11, 2023, 8:00 AM
4. Resolution – Auditor/Controller (ID # 7448) Approve Budget Transfers for Fiscal Year 2022-23, requiring a 4/5ths vote of the Board.
5. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7428) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the response to the June 19, 2023, Grand Jury Report regarding Animal Services.
6. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7429) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the response to the June 22, 2023, Grand Jury Report regarding Cannabis.
7. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7430) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the response to the June 19, 2023, Grand Jury Report regarding Calaveras County’s Health and Human Services Agency.
8. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7432) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the response to the June 19, 2023, Grand Jury Report regarding the Calaveras Office of Emergency Services and Fire Districts.
9. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7454) Find exempt from CEQA; Authorize and approve the 1) application for and acceptance of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program Grants in the amount of $450,000 for installation of a 200kW solar photovoltaic array, backup battery storage, and related equipment retroactive to July 14, 2023; and 2) direct the County Executive Officer, or designee, to administer the grant, approve the advertisement for competitive bidding on the solar project, and sign and submit all required documents for a period ending December 31, 2024.
10. Agreement – Code Compliance (ID # 7452) 1.) Approve the Agreement between Calaveras County and the Calaveras County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Authority to release funds to the County for the purposes of contracting with Sam Berri Towing to tow AVAqualified abandoned vehicles in an amount not to exceed $40,000 and term period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024; and 2.) Authorize the Board Chair to execute the vendor contract.
11. Agreement – Building (ID # 7359) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign 4 Leaf Contract Amendment 02 increasing the not to exceed amount to $375,000.00 for the period October 8, 2021, through June 30, 2024.
12. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7436) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Asha Brock, LMFT for the provision of mental health services in an amount not to exceed $70,000 for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.
13. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7440) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement between Calaveras County and North Valley Behavioral Health, LLC for inpatient psychiatric treatment services, for not to exceed the amount of $600,000 for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, to be utilized on an as-needed basis.
14. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7451) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with LocumTenens.com for the provision of certain mental health services, including psychiatry services, on an as-needed basis for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $600,000.
15. Agreement – Eligibility & Employment Services (ID # 7441) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Mother Lode Job Training for the provision of Expanded Subsidized Employment for the not to exceed the value of $55,643 for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.
16. Agreement – Public Health (ID # 7442) 1. Approve and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign Agreement 23-10308 with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB), for the provision of CalFresh Healthy Living Programs services for the three-year period of October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2026, resulting in $584,604 in revenue; and 2. Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to modify the scope of work on an as-needed basis with approval by the California Department of Public Health.
17. Agreement – First 5 (ID # 7443) 1. Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with First 5 Sacramento Commission for Home Visiting Coordination-Regional Technical Assistance through First 5 Calaveras County for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, resulting in revenue in the total amount of $93,202.92; and 2. Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign amendments to the Agreement, so long as the not-to-exceed value does not change.
18. Agreement – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 7405) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a professional services agreement with Vito Trucking, LLC for commercial hauling services for Integrated Waste Management in a not to exceed the amount of $200,000 over three (3) years for the term from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
19. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7423) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 08 to the Agreement with Consor North America, Inc. for additional subsurface exploration, modified stream diversion, and bridge design updates to avoid conflicts with culturally sensitive buffer zones, associated with the replacement of Dogtown Road Bridges, federal aid numbers BRLO- 5930(074), increasing the total amount of the Agreement by $44,000.
20. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7424) 1) Award Invitation to Bid 22-1020-34-912 for construction of the 2023-25 Striping Program; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement for construction of the 2023-25 Striping Program with Chrisp Company in an amount not to exceed $593,394 for a three-year term.
21. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7427) 1) Award Request for Proposals 22-1200-33-925; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement for construction management of the Roadway Safety Signage Audit Project, HSIPL 5930(095) and Guardrail Upgrades Project, HSIPL 5930(094) with Consor North America, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $428,959.25.
22. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 7455) Reject all bids received for the 2023 Road Resurfacing and Paving Program – District 2, CSA 8, CSA 12 (Project) opened on July 18, 2023, as the bids received exceeded the Project budget and value of the proposed work for CSA 8 and CSA 12.
23. Action Item – Sheriff (ID # 7445) Review Ordinance No. 20220726o3174 and Receive the Annual Military Equipment Report pursuant to Government Code §7071.
• Supervisor Folendorf wants to remove item 21.
• Teresa Hitchcock – CEO – wants to pull item 7 for a correction.
• Doug Oliver – pull item 10 for clarification/discussion.
• Bill McManus – pull items 6 and 18.
• Al Segalla – pull items 5 through 8.
Motion to approve consent items 2 – 23 – excluding 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 18, 21 – passed 5 – 0.
There was further discussion on the excluded items and then they were voted on. Please review the notes and video for additional information
Motion to approve consent item 5 – passed 5 – 0.
Motion to move item #6 to the first meeting in September – passed 5 – 0.
Motion to approve consent item 7 – passed 5 – 0.
Motion to approve consent item 8 – passed 5 – 0.
Motion to approve consent item 10 as amended by Doug Oliver – passed 5 – 0.|
Motion to approve consent item 18 – passed 5 – 0.
Motion to approve consent item 21 – passed 5 – 0.
24. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7465) Adopt a Statement Denouncing Antisemitic Materials Distributed in Calaveras County.
• Teresa Hitchcock – CEO – concern was brought up re material that was brought up over Calaveras County. Many great reasons to live here and it includes inclusivity.
Motion to approve action item – Passed – 5 – 0.
25. Informational Item – OES (ID # 7463) Receive a presentation regarding the Tree Mortality Project.
• Mike Desai – Director of Operation Services along with Tad Mason, tree mortality consultant – Powerpoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Informational Item Only.
26. Informational Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7260) Receive a presentation on the 2023 – 2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Calaveras County and seek input and direction for priority projects.
• No action/report made on this item.
27. Informational Item – Sheriff (ID # 7390) Receive a presentation by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office on the illegal cannabis grow eradication and abatement program.
• Sheriff Rick DiBasilio – Powerpoint presentation presented. Please review for detailed information.
• Started in 2016 with an emergency order. Told BOS it would take about 5 years to get the numbers to come down. 2019/20/21 were heavy years, doing up to 3-4 eradications per day for about 3 to 4 days per week. Once BOS made it legal in 2018/19, still a lot of illegal growers. With the help of code compliance, we had GIS do overflights, map lots, and was easy to determine if the lot/grow was legal or illegal. In 2022, numbers dropped significantly. Same in 2023 – gone down. The program is working and we are hitting the illegal grows which is keeping numbers down. Have seen the transition from outdoor grows to indoor grows. We work with PG&E and are informed of illegal indoor grows.
Informational Item Only.
28. Ordinance – Building (ID # 7426) 1) Find exempt from CEQA; 2) Conduct a public hearing; 2) Amend Ordinance Chapter 3.53 Building Department Services Fees; 3) Make a public benefit finding; and 4) Authorize summary publication of Ordinance.
• No action/report made on this item.
• Supervisor Huberty – on July 26, I attended CMCAA; on July 27 & 28, attended CSAC conference for new supervisors; on August 3 attended the Agency for Aging.
• Supervisor Garamendi – had to leave early to attend a committee meeting in Sacramento.
• Supervisor Folendorf – attended the meeting CMCAA on July 26; went to COG last week and voted to fund the regional project – wagon trail.
• Supervisor Stopper – attended a special meeting of CSCDD last week, moving forward on some of the planning grants of mapping for broadband – setting up RFP. Microphone/sound went out so I couldn’t hear the remainder of his report out.
• Chair Tofanelli – Microphone/sound went out so I couldn’t hear his report out.
• Teresa Hitchcock – CEO – Microphone/sound went out so I couldn’t hear her report out.