Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 08/23/22


Not too many items: 11 consent, two regular items.   In the regular items, Item 18 has to do with tree clearance and Item 19 has to do with the affordable housing plan. Please read the .pdf document or view the video where you can watch the full meeting.  Going through the link, you can also access the background materials.

As always, an excellent job Janet!


Staff Announcements

• Sheriff DiBasilio – Sheriff – the lakes are really low and people are running into things out in the lake and people are backing up on the ramp farther than normal and getting hung up. Want people to be aware of the low water level and remind everyone to wear their life jackets and stay safe. We had one drowning and do not want any more.
• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – next rabi vaccine clinic is a drive-through one on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rabi’s only. The next clinic is Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m to noon, at the Government Center, for rabies, vaccines, and microchip.

General Public Comment

Please review .pdf document/video for details

Consent Agenda

6. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Aug 9, 2022 8:00 AM

7. Resolution – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6824) Adopt a resolution finding that the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency continues to present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees without a teleconference participation option.

8. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6832) Find project exempt from CEQA and authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment One to the Memorandum of Understanding with San Andreas Recreation & Parks District to expand Proposition 68 grant funded project scope to add the installation of playground equipment, dugout shade covers, and a pickleball court under its existing $70,000 allocation at Alex Quinones Park.

9. Action Item – Environmental Health (ID # 6861) Appoint the Environmental Management Agency Director as the Calaveras County representative to the Eastside Groundwater Sustainability Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee.

10. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6845) Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to Grant Agreement No. 19-10371 with the California Department of Public Health for the provision of CalFresh Healthy Living Program services for the period of October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2023, resulting in $600,000.00 in revenue.

11. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6849) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Mariposa, Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne (MACT) Health Board, Inc., for the provision of mental health prevention and early intervention services in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

12. Agreement – Human Resources (ID # 6773) Authorize the Board Chair to execute the amendment to the CPS HR Consulting contract extending the date to September 30, 2022, for the countywide salary survey.

13. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 6846) 1) Authorize the Board Chair to award RFP 21-1200-17- 925 for the Calaveritas Road Bridge Project plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E); and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Dokken Engineering, Inc. for final design, right-of-way, and construction support services in an amount not to exceed $551,853.22 with a term ending December 31, 2024.

14. Action Item – Sheriff (ID # 6852) 1) Authorize the Sheriff’s Office to purchase a mobile billboard trailer; 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to include this mobile billboard trailer in the FY2022-23 Budget Capital Asset Requests list; and 3) Approve Budget Transfer Forms to increase capital expense appropriations and contingencies adjustment in the amount of $14,000 to have AB443 funding pay for this capital equipment purchase. Requires a 4/5th vote of the Board.

15. Agreement – Sheriff (ID # 6853) 1) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute the 2022 Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Agreement with Kautz Vineyards, Inc., doing business as Ironstone Vineyards and Winery, for the Term from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025; and 2) Grant the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff authority to execute future amendments and other administrative contract-related documents within this contract’s term.

16. Agreement – Sheriff (ID # 6854) 1) Approve and authorize the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff to execute base Contract Number W9123822P0019 with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for law enforcement services at New Hogan Lake from May 1, 2022 through September 30, 2026, in the combined not to exceed the amount of $394,008.80; and 2) Grant the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff authority to execute future annual performance periods, option years, amendments, and other grant-related documents within this Contract W9123822P0019’s term.

17. Action Item – Sheriff (ID # 6847) 1) Find one dual-purpose German Shepherd canine, named Storm, to be no longer required for public use; 2) Authorize the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff to execute an agreement to formalize the ownership transfer of Canine Storm to Michael Jericoff, and 4) Approve Budget Transfer Form to increase Patrol Budget revenue and expense appropriations. Requires a 4/5th vote of the Board.

Public Comment • None
Motion to approve consent agenda items 6 – 17 – Passed – 5-0.

Regular Agenda

18. Informational Item – OES (ID # 6838) Receive a Tree Mortality Program Implementation Update from TSS Consultants.

John Osbourn – Director of Emergency Service. Introduced Project Manager Tad Mason from TSS Consultants. Presented PowerPoint presentation. Please see video for detailed information.
• Quarterly update. Completed 43 projects and over 11,800 hazardous trees have been removed.
• All county roads bordering private, US Forest Service, and BLM parcels outside the perimeter of the Butte Fire have been treated to remove hazardous dead trees at least once, some areas have been treated four times.
• During the summer of 2022, TSS will conduct surveys throughout the County to determine where there are previously existing or new hazardous trees.
• We are currently surveying for dead trees on National Forest land because there is a grant that can cover part of the costs for mitigating those trees.
• We are seeing a large burst of mortality in ponderosa pine and white fir. The pine mortality is due to resurging western bark beetle populations.
Public Comment• None
Informational Item Only.

19. Informational Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6848) Receive an update on the Calaveras County Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Fund program.

Cory Allen – HHS Director and Lee Kimball – Housing Programs Manager. Presented PowerPoint presentation. Please see the video for detailed information.
• Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PHLA) Grant – 2019-2024.
• Purpose – to provide an ongoing permanent source of funds to all local governments to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the stock and occupancy of affordable housing through five-year plans.
• Funds Awarded: currently awarded $539,081 from 2019 & 2020. Anticipated to be awarded a total of $1.2 million.
• Down payment assistance grant program and home accessibility modification grant programs. Serves to strengthen our housing needs.
• Down payment assistance grants: matching grant – client pays a share; maximum amount $30,000.
• Objective is to serve 20 households with down payment assistance grants. Eligibility – households may not exceed 120% of area median income.
• Process: call the office to schedule an application appointment; provide application and required documentation at appointment; have the home inspected for minimum housing quality standards, before accepting the home offer; submit required documents to our office after accepting the home offer; the grant will be sent to escrow company; at closing, closing documents sent to our office.
• Restrictions – deed restriction ensures that the home can only be sold or rented at an affordable rate for low to medium-income households. An addendum requiring the following for a 5-year period, or the grant must be paid back. The property owner(s) use the home as their primary residence; the property is not sold; property ownership does not change the title; the mortgage is not re-financed.
• How To Apply: Be pre-approved for a mortgage loan. Call our Housing Specialist at 209.754.6325. Program information is provided and appointments are scheduled.
• Home Accessibility Modification Grant Program – what the program provides; grants for home modification construction such as grab bars and wheelchair ramps: no cost to homeowners, advance payments directly to contractors.
• Objective: serve 24 households with the Home Accessibility Mobility grant.
• Eligibility – total household income may not exceed 80% of area median income. Have proof of disability and homeownership.
• Process; schedule application appointment. Provide applications and required documentation at appointment. Obtain written bids from licensed contractors. Secure and schedule a licensed contractor. The contractor must apply for permits if needed. The contractor fills out an advanced payment form for materials.
• Required documents to apply: program application; proof of income; proof of homeownership; proof of disability.
• Lee Kimball – Outreach – down payment assistance grant program: Calaveras County Association of Realtors; mortgage loan officers; website & advertisements. Accessibility Modification Grant Program: local health care providers.
• To apply or refer a client: housing specialist/screener, 209.754.6325,
• Further inquiries: Lee Kimball, Housing Program, manager, 209.754.6734,

Public Comment
Kathy Galino – Economic & Community Development Director – very excited about this program. We have worked well and hard with our partnerships. This is a very neat program and I appreciate all who are doing the heavy lifting. I am happy to be a part of this project.
Informational Item Only.

Supervisor Announcements

• Chair Folendorf – UC extension now has a national resource advisor representing multiple countries.  Yesterday I met with the Calaveras Planning Coalition and my constituents to discuss the Copper community plan. Listened to their issues and told them I’m waiting for staff to come back on this matter.


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