In the General Public Comments, the discussion about issues with RV’s parking on streets and the problems it’s causing was interesting plus there was a shoutout for Habitat for Humanity. In the Regular Items, Item 18 on broadband, Item 19 on fire inspections, Item 20 on ATACC (Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency). There are other Items that were interesting, these were the ones that I found most interesting.
Or watch the video. As always, an excellent job Janet!
Supervisor Amanda Folendorf joined via Zoom.
Item #21 was pulled by staff and will be brought back at a later meeting.
Mike Massone – Director of Calaveras OES – wanted to remind the public we have a disaster loan outreach center that will take place at San Andreas Library from August 23 to August 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 26, disaster resource fair at the Government Center in San Andreas from 9 a.m. to noon.
General Public Comment
There were several comments made about the issue of RV’s effectively parking on public streets with their residents blocking businesses, not cleaning up after their dogs, and openly using drugs. Here’s one of them:
• Kate Allen – President of San Andreas Merchants Association – same concerns regarding RVs and would like an item on future agenda so we can start to resolve this issue. Believes this is an urgent problem, safety issue, quality of life issue, and affecting merchants. Don’t want San Andreas to look like some streets in Stockton, Lodi, Sacramento. This is an embarrassment to our County seat. I would like Public Works to work with you and CalTrans to find a solution. We need to deter overnight camping in these RVs and during the day. We need to find an appropriate place for people to live out of an RV if they want to.
• Christine Albertine – Regarding staffing for animal services – can’t just rely on volunteers, we need permanent staff. I would recommend an advisory committee to address this issue or something else that might work like using interns/ students, permanent intermittent
employees, and or retired annuitants.
• Dana Jorgensen – Field Rep for Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil – great to hear all your comments. I wanted to greet the new CEO. Wanted to offer to meet with the CEO and Chair regarding priorities in Calaveras County. We are looking for your priorities regarding the budget. Sent a letter to CCWD regarding a grant they are seeking. There are options out there for the county regarding vehicle abatement. There is a company in Sacramento and they take steel and pay you for it.
• Kathy Campbell – San Andreas – agrees with the above concerns and agrees with Christine regarding staff levels at the animal shelter. I am a volunteer board member at Habitat for Humanity. Our annual hoe down auction started Monday and goes through Saturday evening at 8 p.m. We also have zero to low-interest loans for Calaveras County residents. Our website is HabitatCalaveras.org – Please check out the website for all the information.
1. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Jul 25, 2023 8:00 AM
2. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Aug 8, 2023 9:00 AM
3. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 7493) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with the Calaveras County Visitors Bureau for Tourism Promotion for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026.
4. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7476) Authorize 1) the Board Chair to sign the Agreement with Sierra Child and Family Services, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,250,000 for specialty mental health services for the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024; 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.
5. Resolution – Behavioral Health (ID # 7477) Authorize 1) the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign Agreement Number 23-30088 to allow the Health and Human Services Agency to provide Drug Medi-Cal services for substance abuse treatment with the California Department of Health Care Services for the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027, resulting in increased revenue of up to $1,250,000 and 2) the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign subsequent amendment(s), if any, so long as it does not result in an increase of revenue under this agreement.
6. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7469) 1) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Central Star Behavioral Health, Inc. for the operation of a Crisis Residential Unit for the period of June 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $668,000 and 2) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to make modifications to the Agreement so long as they do not affect the not to exceed amount and approvals are provided by Risk Management, County Counsel, and Administration.
7. Action Item – Environmental Management Agency (ID # 7449) EMA – Animal Services Department Appropriation Increase for New Shelter Equipment. Requires a 4/5th vote of the Board.
8. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7453) 1) Award ITB 19-1200-35-912 for construction of the Thermoplastic Striping Project; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a contract with Chrisp Company for construction services for the Thermoplastic Striping Project in an amount not to exceed $1,835,226.90.
9. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7425) 1) Award RFP 19-1200-29-925 for construction management services for the Thermoplastic Striping Project; 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Albat for construction management services for the Thermoplastic Striping Project in an amount not to exceed $188,242.90 for the term of August 8, 2023, through June 30, 2024; and 3) Approve a budget transfer increasing revenue and expenditure appropriations associated with Thermoplastic Striping Project for FY 2023-24, requiring 4/5 affirmative vote of the Board of Supervisors.
10. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 7484) Approve a budget transfer for the Murphys Lighting District for the Murphys Street Light Upgrade project requires 4/5 affirmative vote of the Board of Supervisors.
11. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 7490) Approve a budget transfer for the Rail Road Flat Road Disaster Recovery project requiring 4/5 affirmative vote of the Board of Supervisors.
12. Resolution – Sheriff (ID # 7478) 1) Adopt a Resolution approving, and authorizing the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff to execute, reimbursement Grant Agreement Number 23-APP06 with the State of California, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), not to exceed the amount of $30,000 for the performance period from 07/01/2023 through 06/30/2024; 2) Grant the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff authority to execute future amendments and other grant-related documents within this ABC Grant Agreement term; and 3) Approve Budget Transfer Form for increases in revenue allocation and expense appropriations in the Patrol budget unit 10100320. Requires a 4/5th affirmative vote of the Board.
13. Resolution – Treasurer-Tax Collector (ID # 7468) Adopt a Resolution approving the Sale of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Power of Sale at Public Auction via internet (Revenue and Taxation Code Sections 3692.2 and 3694) and authorizing re-offer at the end of the Sale or within the 90 day period of any parcel which does not receive the minimum bid.
14. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7482) Appoint applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas.
15. Resolution – OES (ID # 7488) Adopt a Resolution re-affirming 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 December 29, 2022.
16. Resolution – OES (ID # 7489) Adopt a Resolution re-affirming 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 23, 2023.
• Supervisor Huberty – will rescue himself from item #3 because he is an employee of the Calaveras County Visitors Bureau.
• Al Segalla – Tax Payer Association – wants to pull items #3 and #6.
• Christopher Butner – wants to pull item #3
Motion to approve consent items 1 – 16, except 3 and 6 – passed 5 – 0.
Regarding Item #3:
• Christopher Butner – requesting removal – read from a written statement. Why did they change from a non-profit public benefit to a non-profit mutual benefit, what date did this occur, who was notified, and who approved this? Why did Calaveras County provide $2M to them? Where is the available public roster, and who is the president of the Board of Directors? Does the County understand the difference between the legal changes? I request the County schedule a public meeting before approving it.
• Supervisor Stopper – I spoke with County Counsel this morning. This is actually holding the Visitors Bureau accountable and what their responsibilities are. I am in support of this item.
Motion to approve consent item 3 – passed 4 – 0, 1 – absentia.
Re Item #6
• Wendy Alt – Rehabilitation Health – Central Star is actually a crisis center, a person can be on a voluntary hold and we do not have any facility in Calaveras County like this and the funds do not come from the general fund.
Motion to approve consent item 6 – passed 5 – 0.
17. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7325) Receive an informational presentation regarding the function of the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC).
• Barbara Hayes – RCRC Chief Economic Development Officer – represents 40 states and 58 counties regarding rural living. Powerpoint presentation presented. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comments:• None
Informational Item Only.
18. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7377) Make public benefit finding; authorize the Board Chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and License Agreement between Calaveras County and Golden State Connect Authority for the financing, ownership, operations, and maintenance of broadband infrastructure on public rights-of-way; and receive an update on high-level design of priority broadband project areas.
1:04 at video The map appears at 1:18
• Kathy Gallino – Economic & Community Development Director; along with Stan – IT Director, Barbara Hayes – RCRC Chief Economic Development Officer. Powerpoint presentation presented. Please review for detailed information
• Kathy Gallino – here regarding an MOU between the County and Golden State Connect Authority regarding ownership and operation of broadband.
• Barbara Hayes – GSCA was established in December 2021 for broadband and to provide technical assistance. GSCA is a form of government and it will be a municipal project; with an open-access, last-mile broadband model. We will finance, own, operate, and invite providers onto the network to compete for customers and offer different packages and prices. Our focus is on fiber last-mile – delivery to service of customer address. Background – focus on the deployment of this model on infrastructure. Partner is Utopia Fiber – the largest open-access provider in the US. Working with CPUC regarding the launch of the project. This is the first application for funds that we are going after which will occur over decades. We will apply for federal fund grants to augment base financing to develop these project areas. Calaveras County received a grant of $500,000 last Fall and entered an MOU with GSCA. We contracted for 39 grants that we are managing. Utopia Fiber is overseeing the work. Using data done by Tilson to evaluate project area against federal fund grant program. Once priority projects have been approved, we will apply for FFA grants. We will execute an MOU with Calaveras County prior to anything happening. GSCA will finance, own, and operate this infrastructure on behalf of the County.
• Stan – discussed map and spreadsheet. Showed areas included on the map. Originally, looking at 10,000 miles, cut back to 8,500 miles. Hwy 4 will cut off at Vallecito. Will not be going up to Arnold as originally hoped. San Andreas to Angels has been delayed as well.
Please read through the notes for additional comments.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve action item – Passed – 5 – 0.
19. Agreement – Building (ID # 7450) 1) Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Calaveras Fire Joint Powers Authority for the County to perform inspections and enforce minimum standards regarding fire safety and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute the Memorandum.
• Doug Oliver – Chief Building Official – this is a big deal, we have brought your vision in a form acceptable and compliant with regulations. On December 6, BOS adopted a strategic plan. We set to work to understand the codes and needs of the community. Provided presentation to BOS on May 5, 2023. You gave directions to bring forth an MOU. Worked with County Counsel and appreciate their help. Regarding MOU – item 11 – language is based on state law that clearly states it is the Fire Chief or State of CA. Discussed how the process would work. Item 10 – Standard legal indemnification policy. John Parks – retired Fire Captain, received numerous awards, from Palo Alto, arson inspector. He has been instrumental in building this program.
Motion to approve action item – Passed – 5 – 0.
20. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7481) Receive a presentation from the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) Regarding Services Available in Calaveras County.
2:50 at video
• Cori Allen – HHSA Director – expected a presentation, been spending the last few years on why some programs are being done by ATCAA. They wanted to go through a number of programs but the key program Calaveras wants to know about is energy and water support. SWEAT is a program that helps individuals in distress. The following programs are done through ATCAA – Housing programs. We spent the last two years updating JPA regarding water. ATCAA completes programs for Calaveras but works with Amador and Tuolumne counties. A service called SWEAT – helped during our floods last winter. We had a heat issue and the state activated the SWEAT program. It takes a lot of energy to try to get some of these services in Calaveras County. I am interested in bringing services locally. Mr. Joseph Bors, Executive Director of ATCAA, indicated he maximizes all spending available. I don’t know how much money is shifted from county to county. We have one goal – meeting the needs of our residents. We have people who don’t know programs exist. We don’t currently have an MOU, can’t collect data, and accountability to our residents. Outreach is subpar. First outreach since COVID-19. Will need to make minor adjustments to JPA and allow us to absorb other funding. Mariposa does their own in-house. Community Services Department – spoke with David. ATCAA would have to give up the program.
• CEO Teresa Hitchcock – Our office would be happy to draft a letter from our Board to the AFTCAA board. Will have it ready for the next board meeting. All BOSs agreed.
Public Comments:• None
Informational Item Only.
21. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7444) Receive a presentation from Public Access Television.
• Was pulled by staff and will be brought back at a later meeting.
22. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7494) Receive a Strategic Plan Update Presentation.
• Jamie ? – Powerpoint presentation provided. Please review for detailed information.
• Our Mission – To serve, support and strengthen our communities. Our vision – a prosperous rural environment with unlimited opportunities. Our Values – are integrity, service, people, sense of community.
• BOS were pleased this is a living document and we are doing things to implement items.
Informational Item Only.
23. Action Item – Human Resources (ID # 7492) Approve comparable agencies for the Classification & Compensation Study.
• Judy Hawkins – HR & Risk Management Director – bringing forward a countywide classification and compensation study. Covers all bargaining units, department heads, board members, and unrepresented. Given 20 targeted agencies, try to make sure each classification has 5 comparables. The more agencies, the more accurate our information will be. Some agencies are much larger than ours but they will take that into consideration. 22% of employees are living outside of county. Valley Springs has 1/3 of our employees, 190 employees. Overall, 62% easy to commute to other areas – Stanislaus and San Joaquin.
Public Comments: • None
Motion to approve action item – Passed – 5 – 0.
Recognition and Acknowledgments
24. Proclamation – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7433) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing August 2023 as Child Support Awareness Month in Calaveras County.
• Supervisor Huberty read the proclamation.
• Julie Prado – Executive Director – Central Sierra Agency – We operate and deliver service under the JPA format. Built back in 2001. We want to make sure we are out there so residents/ families know we are here and available with services for them. Our organization services 4,400 families in the area, 1,400 in Calaveras County. We have 28 staff, collect nearly $12M in child support. $3.6M goes to families in Calaveras County. We have the capacity to expand to more families and we feel more families need our services. The bulk of our caseload is here in Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties. We also serve in Alpine County. Contact us csca.org or email us or call our office.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5 – 0.
• Supervisor Huberty – attended CCWD town hall last Monday.
• Supervisor Garamendi – attended various Golden State Authority meetings in Sacramento.