Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 08/10/2021

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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 8/10/21 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:20210810-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.

This meeting had 21 consent items and three informational items.  Items 25-28 were regular agenda items.

Public meeting called to order at 9:39 a.m.

Staff Announcements

Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency – In July, volunteers gave over 320 hours of time; if interested in volunteering, please visit our webpage or call 754.6509. Had several adoptions in July. Annual Calaveras County Residential Hazardous Waste Pickup will be on
— 09.11.21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Andreas Government Center and Arnold County Road Yard;
— 09.12.21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Point Cal Trans Yard.
Proof of residency required for Calaveras and Alpine County residents. Allowed – paint, stains, solvents, hazardous chemicals, motor oil, lawn and pool chemicals, batteries, medications, needles, etc. Not allowed – appliances, electronics, tires, explosives, radioactive materials, ammunition, etc.

Cori Allen – HHSA Director – urging community, residence, staff, Covid 19 pandemic is not behind us. We are reaching another surge and staff are impacted. We need to wear our masks, wash hands, socially distance, and get the vaccine.

Dr. Rene Ramirez – Calaveras County Health Officer – our numbers are surging; today we would be in the purple tier. As of June, we were averaging 7 cases in a 14 day period. As of yesterday, we are at 150 cases reported over the last two weeks. We have 3 hospitalizations, only 25 beds at the hospital; approximately 12% of hospitalizations are Covid; 18 out of 45 encounters at the hospital were covid-related complaints; that is almost one-half of all cases. This should alarm you and they are increasing daily. These numbers are very sad and should alarm you. Please spread the word about the importance of masking, washing hands, social distancing, and receiving the vaccine.

Mr. Packenger – working on construction management contract regarding inspection work needed to be done during construction. Contract went through, consultant selected. 09.28.21 should bring to BOS for an update. Contractors will be looking at plans, specifications, etc., and preparing bids – due on 9.23.21. Once we review documents, we expect to bring them to BOS for contract approval on 11.09.21.

General Public Comments

• None

Consent Agenda

3. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – Jul 20, 2021 8:00 AM

4. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Jul 27, 2021 8:00 AM

5. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 6209) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with O’Connell & Dempsey, LLC to provide Federal Advocacy for the period of July 10, 2021 through July 9, 2022, in the amount not to exceed $64,000.

6. Agreement – Agriculture (ID # 6214) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amended Agreement 20-0995-000-SA, an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Calaveras County Department of Agriculture to increase their cooperative noxious weed agreement funding allocation by $28,855.90 (from $28,855.90 to $57,711.80) for the period of January 15, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

7. Resolution – Auditor/Controller (ID # 6207) Approve Budget Transfers for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

8. Action Item – Code Compliance (ID # 6228) Authorize County abatement and assessment lien for the recovery of costs of the abatement pursuant to citation issued to Hong Yao Huang in case number CE19-0186, related to the property located at 8132 Center Drive, Wallace, APN 050-049-023.

9. Action Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6203) Authorize the Board Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with the University of California Cooperative Extension for the local provision of UCCE programs and services on the Government Center campus for a period of five years (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026).

10. Action Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6204) 1) Make a public benefit finding, and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of California Cooperative Extension for their local provision of a Master Gardener program and services at the Government Center campus for a period of ten years (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2031).

11. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 6221) Authorize 1) the Board Chair to sign an Agreement in an amount not to exceed $270,000 with Sierra Child and Family Services, Inc. to provide a Family Urgent Response System for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and 2) the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign amendment(s) to the Agreement, if any, so long as it does not affect the not to exceed amount.

12. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6224) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 02 to the Agreement between Calaveras County and North Valley Behavioral Health, LLC for inpatient psychiatric treatment services, increasing the total amount not to exceed to $1,650,000 and extending the term by one year, through June 30, 2022, to be utilized on an as-needed basis.

13. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6225) Approve two (2) lease agreements between Calaveras County and Norcal Star Property Management, LLC, for office space at 373 West St. Charles St in San Andreas: Suite E in an amount not to exceed $356,832 and Suite B in an amount not to exceed $271,872, for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.

14. Resolution – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6226) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the application for and acceptance of the Calaveras County Allocation Award (Round 2) under the Transitional Housing Program resulting in revenue of $10,400 to be expended by June 30, 2022.

15. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6229) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) & American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental Funding Allocation documents resulting in revenue in the amount of $189,594 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.

16. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6230) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) & American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental Funding Allocation documents resulting in revenue in the amount of $622,108.83 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.

17. Resolution – OES (ID # 6213) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

18. Resolution – OES (ID # 6215) Adopt a Resolution reaffirming the Director of Emergency Services’ Proclamation of a Local State of Emergency for the winter storm damage from extreme weather events that began on or around February 12, 2019.

19. Resolution – OES (ID # 6216) Adopt a Resolution continuing the Local State of Emergency for the Butte Fire.

20. Resolution – OES (ID # 6217) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the removal of hazardous trees caused by the Butte Fire with the imminent threat of severe winter weather.

21. Resolution – OES (ID # 6218) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the winter storm damage from extreme weather events that began on January 7, 2017 through the month of February 2017.

22. Resolution – OES (ID # 6219) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency on Tree Mortality.

23. Resolution – OES (ID # 6220) Adopt a Resolution Re-Affirming the Director of Emergency Services’ Proclamation of a Local State of Emergency Due to the Extreme Weather of January 2021.

24. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6212) Approve a Resolution in Support of Entering a 650 acre portion of the Historic Garamendi/McSorley Ranch into a Conservation Easement for the Robert Garamendi Family and the Mother Lode Land Trust.

Motion to approve consent agenda items 3 through 24 – Passed 5 – 0, with exception on item 24 – Supervisor Garamendi abstains.

Regular Agenda

25. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 6211) 1. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or designee, to sign the Treasury’s Acceptance of Award Terms. 2. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or designee, to sign the Assurances of Compliance With Civil Rights Requirements. 3. Authorize the County Administrative Officer, or designee, to apply for funding through the Treasury Submission Portal.

Christa Von Lotta – CAO – requesting to receive 8.9 million in rescue funding. Funds will come in two installments, the first one should receive quickly, the second one a year later. Done prelim evaluation and don’t feel we have lost revenue in the county-wide revenue. Feel we should focus on one-time funds. Will bring back recommendations to BOS in October 2021. Appreciates working with federal Advocate Mia McConnell.
Public Comments
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

26. Action Item – OES (ID # 6206) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a letter of support
to the California Fire Safe Council for the application of the 2021 County Coordinators
Grant by the Office of Emergency Services.

John Osborne – Director of Emergency Services – recommends signature of the letter for a grant. The purpose is to help coordinate and prioritize fuel mitigation plans and projects across the county. Grant gives us chance to participate in monthly meetings. Hope is to hire a limited-term analyst, would move forward in October if successful in the grant.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

27. Resolution – Division of Cannabis Control (ID # 6193) Adopt a Resolution Delegating Authority to the Office of the Administrative Hearing Officer to Hear Cannabis Tax Appeals.

Greg Waylan – Director of Cannabis Control – regarding the tax appeal process; currently two-step process – informal hearing and a right to appeal per Measure G. These requests are asking appeal to move to OAH versus the BOS. The tax collector has expressed support for this as well. OAH has worked well in other situations in the past.
• Supervisor Tofanelli – how many appeals; Greg Waylan – 3 currently pending.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed – 4 – 1.

28. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6227) Conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution denying Bill French’s appeal of the July 8, 2021 action by the Planning Commission, which upheld the Planning Department’s determination that 2005-082 Tentative Parcel Map expired April 17, 2017 and is ineligible for recordation as a final map.

Gina Kathen – Planner II – County Planning – tentative parcel map was approved on April 17, 2008, expired April 17, 2011. Due to the downturn in the economy, the state granted an extension – map qualified for an exemption to April 17, 2017. The applicant cited two statutes, but these are not applicable because they had to be granted earlier and he did not apply for them. The applicant
was notified he didn’t meet the extension and recommendation confirmation with the land surveyor. The applicant filed a county map and the parcel map had expired. Applicant filed appeal. Needed request in writing regarding stay of time and no evidence this was done. The applicant didn’t mention a specific moratorium, researched the matter, no moratorium regarding this parcel. No evidence to support the applicant’s claim. On July 8, the planning commission took all information, they denied the appeal on a 4-1 vote.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed – 5 – 0.

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Folendorf – will be attending the third series of the new orientation in Sacramento this week.
Supervisor Callaway – attended Aging meeting – discussion at state level of having the agencies become part of county versus separate agency. For rural counties, this will have a significant impact. Have been in touch with Cori Allen and Tuolumne County. We would probably lose a lot of services for seniors if the county had to absorb. Will keep BOSs informed. Rural counties oppose this. This Saturday will have community meeting with public works regarding the Blagdon Road bridge replacement project finally going to construction.
Chair Stopper – was on Double Springs Road where the Fish & Wildlife Commission with the lead of Maryanne Garamendi installed a memorial sign for Michael DeMasters. Wanted to thank them for the tribute they made to a great person and appreciate them doing this.

Meeting adjourned at 11:36 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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