Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 09/28/2021

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The Calaveras Board of Supervisors meetings are much more important than you may realize.  One of our members, Janet, has been taking detailed notes which gives you a chance to follow along.

This link is from the 9/28/21  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:  20210928-bos-meeting-notes

The notes include more of the discussion about various measures/ announcements and are worth reading through.  We’ve mainly included the detailed notes here from general interest items like the Public Health Updates.  We list all items on the public agenda but often only include the initial paragraph from Janet’s notes.  The County’s link for this meeting includes all of their background information.

Besides the status report from Public Health, this meeting had 21 consent items and seven regular agenda items.  Please look through Janet’s (excellent) notes or review the video.

Public meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m.

Supervisor Garamendi not present.

Staff Announcements

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency – Appreciates community to say something if you see something. Last clinic for 2021 – free rabies and microchip to be held October 2 in San Andreas. Thanked animal service staff for all their work and time given to the animals.
Stan Moore – County CIO – Regarding national cyber security – partnering to raise awareness for cyber threats. The theme is to do your part to be cyber smart. I will be working with county staff weekly to help with cyber security awareness.

Public Health Update

3. Informational Item – Public Health Services (ID # 6323) Receive an update presentation from staff on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

• Cori Allen – HHSA Director – Presented PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information. 3,382 confirmed cases; active 95, hospitalized 3, eligible population fully vaccinated – 53.2%; tests conducted 60,254, deaths 71 – 2 additional will be reported today so 73 total. Youth population – 27.3% fully vaccinated – the state is at 55%, we are very low.
• Currently have Covid hotline 209-754-2896 – Monday – Friday – 8 am. to 4 p.m.
• Booster available now – the first group is immunocompromised, 65+ years old. How it works: must meet criteria, access through MyTurn.ca.gov, or mobile van, or CVS in Valley Springs and Angels or Rite Aid in Angels. Moderna – must be 28 days after the second dose and Pfizer – must be 6 months or longer after the second dose.
• Mobile for testing and vaccine – every day except Wednesday, walk in testing, vaccine available, cam make an appointment with MyTurn.ca.gov.
• Other testing opportunities – Sonora fairgrounds, open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• No rapid tests in Calaveras County.
• Region – during high transmission, which we have been in, CDC recommends schools cancel sports or increase masking and testing requirements. Outdoors and indoors, mask by all teachers, staff, students, game officials, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
• Vaccines are effective, delta variant is more contagious.
• Mark Twain has 1 positive Covid, not on a ventilator.
• Numbers are increasing with people getting fully vaccinated.
Public Comment • None

General Public Comment

• None

Consent Agenda

4. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 6292) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Forensic Consultants Medical Group to provide Autopsy Services for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 in an amount not to exceed $450,000.

5. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6307) Approve a Resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2021-22 County Budget for the County of Calaveras.

6. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6308) Sitting and taking action as the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District Board, adopt a Resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Air Pollution Control District (Fund # 2190) Budget in the amount of Two Hundred Sixty Eight Thousand Two Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars ($268,278.00).

7. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6309) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the  purchase of certain Capital Assets as part of Fiscal Year 2021-22 County Budget.

8. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6310) Sitting and taking action as the Calaveras County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, approve a Resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2021-22 In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (Fund #1100) Budget in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Three Hundred Seven Dollars ($552,307.00).

9. Resolution – Air Pollution Control District (ID # 6255) Sitting as the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District Board, authorize the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District to participate in the Carl Moyer Grant Program for fiscal years 2021/22 through 2026/27; and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to administer the Carl Moyer Grant Program for FY 2021/2022 through 2026/2027.

10. Ordinance – County Counsel (ID # 6304) Adopt an ordinance amending County Code Section 2.04.010 regarding the Board of Supervisors regular meeting schedule.

11. Action Item – District Attorney (ID # 6285) Approve the FY 2021/22 Cal OES Victim/ Witness Assistance Program grant in the amount of $296,071.

12. Action Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6303) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a letter of welcome for the Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s 2022 visitors’ guidebook.

13. Informational Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6269) Accept the Annual Report of the Calaveras County Mental Health Advisory Board for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

14. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6295) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Calaveras County Office of Education for the provision of the Friday Night Live Mentoring and Youth Leadership Program in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

15. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6319) Adopt a Resolution authorizing additional changes to the Position Control List for Fiscal Year 2021/22 Budget effective October 9, 2021.

16. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6321) Adopt a Resolution appointing Gina Kathan to the position of Interim Director of Planning, effective October 2, 2021.

17. Action Item – Information Technology (ID # 6289) Approve letters being sent to .Gov Domain Registration requesting .gov domain be delegated to Calaveras  County. Request Board Chair sign letters that will be sent to .Gov Domain Registration on behalf of Calaveras County.

18. Resolution – OES (ID # 6296) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

19. Resolution – OES (ID # 6297) 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.

20. Resolution – OES (ID # 6298) Adopt a Resolution continuing the Local State of Emergency for the Butte Fire.

21. Resolution – OES (ID # 6299) 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.

22. Resolution – OES (ID # 6300) 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.

23. Resolution – OES (ID # 6301) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency on Tree Mortality.

24. Resolution – OES (ID # 6302) 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.

25. Agreement – OES (ID # 6250) (1) Enter into facility use agreements with PG&E to establish Community Resiliency Centers at three County locations during Non-Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events through August 1, 2031, (2) Make public benefit findings, and (3) Pass any revenue resulting from these agreements or from the existing PSPS event agreements through to the County’s lessees, where applicable.

Public Comments • None
Motion to approve consent agenda items 4 through 25 – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

Regular Agenda

26. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 6268) Receive a report from Supervisor Tofanelli regarding the Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services (MVEMS) Agency.

Supervisor Tofanelli – Presented powerpoint. JPA between Calaveras, Alpine, Amador, Mariposa, Stanislaus County – to provide emergency medical services for five years. Contracts with ambulance providers, contracts with air ambulance providers, certifies EMTs and Paramedics, certifies trauma levels of hospitals (1, 2, or 3) provides monitoring and oversight of ambulance service, provides training for EMTs and Paramedics.
• Contract requires ambulance arrive within 10 minutes of an emergency. If high trauma, level 3, will be transported to Davis or Modesto.
Public Comments • None
No action is required.

27. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6317) Adopt a Resolution approving modifications to the Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the term of October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2026.

• Judy Hawkins – Director HR and Risk Management – happy to bring resolution to changes to SEIU MOU. Wanted to thank both bargaining teams for bringing a five-year agreement that they have never had before. Have COLA of 4% for the first year and 3% every year thereafter.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

28. Action Item – Agriculture (ID # 6288) Receive presentation and approve Calaveras County’s 2020 Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report.

• Jesse Fowler – Environmental Management Agency – submitted a report for 2020. Cows were leading livestock. Wine grape value decreased due to wildfires. 2020 – cattle and calves – raised 6% over 2019; timber prices were down – due to rotation schedule – when and where they will harvest. They were not focused on Calaveras County in 2020. Wine – prices are down due to lack of water and fire. Nursery – went up because of Covid – wanted to beautify home inside and out. Almonds are down because of lack of water and the market was saturated with almonds. Same thing with walnuts. Shortage in labor as well. Bees were down also because of water, lack of almond trees, and berries. Overall, Covid, smoke, and lack of water affected agriculture. Hoping this year ag industry will bounce back, they are very resilient but will wait and see.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

29. Action Item – County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6316) Appointment of Applicant to Calaveras Public Utility District Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10515.

Rebecca Turner – County Clerk – four submitted applications, interviews were conducted and a letter of recommendation for two applicants would be a better fit.
Motion to approve Jack Tressler – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

30. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6270) Conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution to approve LLA 21-24 for the Robert Garamendi Family and Chili Gulch Enterprises, LLC.

• Gina Tappan – County Planning Department – discussed Garamendi trust and distribution which was previously done. Still fine-tuning boundary lines. Discussed which land would be transferred to specific lots. Lot line adjustment requires seven findings and it is detailed in resolution.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

31. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6272) Conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution to disestablish California Land Conservation Contract / Agriculture Preserve No 368 & 371 and simultaneously establish California Land Conservation Contract / Agriculture Preserve No 386 for the Robert Garamendi Family & 387 for Chili Gulch Enterprises, LLC.

• Gina Tappan – County Planning Department – since lot line adjustment was approved, we move to the second request. Both parties agree to rescind the current contract and enter into a new contract with new boundaries
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

32. Action Item – Division of Cannabis Control (ID # 6305) Introduce and Waive Full Reading of an Uncodified Ordinance Establishing a Cannabis Tax Appeal Fee; Authorize Summary Publication.

• Greg Waylan – Director of Cannabis Control – Presented PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.  Proposed an ordinance for a fee for county hearing officer and fee study report prepared by DCC. November 3, Measure G passed and permitted a tax appeal fee. Ordnance would start the process of the adoption of the fee. Submitted a fee study report.
Public Comments • None
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 0 – 1 absent.

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Folendorf – Thank you to the Planning Department and Amber who is leaving for her time at the county and helping us out.
Supervisor Callaway – Yesterday at the CSAC HHS committee meeting and addressed to the state director that we do not support the hubs-and-spokes initiative they are proposing regarding Area Agency 12. THIS Will be an item on the board agenda in two weeks. Spoke with Cori Allen regarding issues. Feels they are looking to break up Area Agency 12 and have a model in mind. This county and other counties in JPA will have to watch in future years.

Meeting adjourned at 11:42 a.m.

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