Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 10-11-2022

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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!

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Staff Announcements

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – Had successful rabbi clinics in 2022 – administered over 150 rabbi vaccinations and 90 microchips. Last week was the last clinic for 2022. 916 rabbi vaccinations and 385 microchips given in 2022. Thanked the vets for donating their valuable time. Always looking for volunteers, please call 209 -754-6509. At capacity as of yesterday for dogs. Please view the animals on Facebook and their website.
Rick DiBasilio – Sheriff – On Sunday, October 9, 2022, received a 911 call regarding a person shooting in the Jenny Lind area. Calaveras Sheriff, CHP, and SWAT arrived. The suspect was unfortunately shot at the scene and a deputy was injured. No further information at this time but will release more later today. Thanked Tuolumne Sheriff’s Office and SWAT team, Calaveras DA’s Office. Very long days. We were there for 20 hours on the first day. OES provided us with generators and lights. Thanked OES and Calaveras Dispatch for letting people know to shelter in place. It wasn’t as smooth as could be but we will get better. Thanked animal service for their assistance. AOA for standing by at the Jenny Lind Fire Department. The CHP crime scene team and their Sergeant were phenomenal in coordination with us. Thanked our jail staff and inmates who helped provide food and drinks. It was a very big team effort and wanted to highlight how well this county works with all departments.
• Under Sheriff Jim Macedo retired on Friday, October 7, 2022. As of Saturday, October 8, 2022, promoted Rachelle Whiting to Under Sheriff. She stated it was an interesting day two on the job. Looking forward to continuing a good working relationship with the county. Many agencies showed great bravery on Sunday. We appreciate all our Sheriff does. He was there as long as the rest of us. He truly leads by example.

Recognition and Acknowledgments

4. Proclamation – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6928) Proclaim October 2022 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Calaveras County.

Supervisor Tofanelli read the proclamation.
Colleen Rodriguez – Calaveras Public Health – appreciates this proclamation. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. We recommend everyone get screened. We are here to support you.
• Doug Archer – Mark Twain Medical Center – excited to be able to offer all state of the art equipment. Hosting an event on October 21, 2022 – doing a tribute to those who passed from breast cancer and the survivors. Also, to show residents all the support our county can provide.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5 – 0.

General Public Comment

Consent Agenda

5. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Sep 27, 2022 8:00 AM

6. Agreement – Agriculture (ID # 6897) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between Calaveras County and four other counties for a Pesticide Disposal Event between November 2-4, 2022.

7. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6932) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment Centers and Schools, Inc., for the provision of specialty mental health services in an amount not to exceed $600,000 per fiscal year over the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024, to be utilized on an as-needed basis.

8. Agreement – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 6944) Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Willow Glen Care Center for residential mental health rehabilitation services for adults with serious mental illness, to increase the total not to exceed amount to $160,000 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

9. Agreement – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 6945) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 01 to the County’s Agreement with BHC Heritage Oaks Hospital, Inc. for psychiatric treatment services, extending the contract’s term and increasing the not to exceed amount to $180,000 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

10. Resolution – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 6946) 1) Adopt a Resolution approving the Agreement for the Mental Health Performance Contract No. 22-20096 between Calaveras County and the California Department of Health Care Services for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027; and 2) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign aforementioned Agreement.

11. Resolution – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6903) 1) Adopt a resolution for the application and acceptance of the 2022 California Department of Transportation (DOT) Aeronautics Airport Improvement Program Grant in the amount of $22,959 for airfield runway rehabilitation; and 2) direct the County Administrative Officer, or designee, to administer the grant, and sign and submit all required documents for a period ending September 30, 2023.

12. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6941) 1) Adopt the design plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) for construction of the Dogtown Road over Indian Creek Bridge Replacement Project, BRLO 5930(063); 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to incorporate any minor edits to plans and specifications; and 3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to solicit formal construction bids.

13. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6947) 1) Authorize the final Contract Change Order 05.1 for the 2021 Paving Program, Valley Springs, Jenny Lind, Community Service Area 4; 2) Accept the work of American Pavement Systems, Inc. as complete and authorize the Board Chair to sign and record the associated Notice of Completion; and 3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to release all retained funds.

14. Ordinance – Public Works (ID # 6955) Adopt an Ordinance establishing Chapter 12.09 of the County Code titled Outdoor Dining Encroachment Permits.

15. Resolution – OES (ID # 6934) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

16. Resolution – OES (ID # 6935) 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.

17. Resolution – OES (ID # 6936) Adopt a Resolution continuing the Local State of Emergency for the Butte Fire.

18. Resolution – OES (ID # 6937) 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.

19. Resolution – OES (ID # 6938) 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.

20. Resolution – OES (ID # 6939) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency on Tree Mortality.

21. Resolution – OES (ID # 6940) 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 23, 2021.

Public Comment • None
Motion to approve consent agenda items 5 – 21 – Passed – 5-0.

Regular Agenda

22. Ordinance – Planning (ID # 6933) 1) Conduct a Public Hearing; 2) Adopt Negative Declaration 2021-055; 3) find the Proposed Project to be a Later Activity Within the Scope of the October 22, 2019 Cannabis Program EIR; 4) Approve Zoning Amendment 2021-055 to Change the Zoning Designation of a 41-Acre Parcel from RA-20 (Residential Agriculture, 20-Acre Minimum) to A-1 (General Agriculture, 20-Acre Minimum) for Whiskey Slide Farms, LLC; and 5) Authorize Summary Publication and Brief Property Description.

• Gabriel Elliott – presented PowerPoint presentation. Please see the video and .pdf for detailed information.
Motion to approve – Passed 4 – 1 (Supervisor Tofanelli voted no).

23. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6873) 1) Introduce amendments to the County Storm Water Quality Ordinance; 2) Waive the first reading of the Ordinance; and 3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to publish a summary of the changes made to the Storm Water Quality Ordinance for public review.

• Robert Pachinger – Director of Public Works – we are supposed to have this in place as part of the State’s requirements. At times we get additional requirements from State and have to update our requirements. We must add pyrethrum requirements. See the handout for changes.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

24. Informational Item – Agriculture (ID # 6931) Receive a presentation on Calaveras County’s 2021 Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report.

Jesse Fowler – Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures – presented PowerPoint presentation. Please see the video and pdf for additional information.
• Gross Crop Values – The 2021 gross crop value for the County of Calaveras was $18,648.864. This is a 14.4% decrease from 2020 values. Livestock was in the top two positions for the highest gross commodity. Cattle was leading, $7.988,500, a 4.3% increase from last year. Poultry was the next highest commodity taking over timber which was second last year. Poultry was $2,788,310, 3.1% increase; timber had 41% decrease, $2,345,349. Livestock overall value saw a 4.6% increase from 2020.
Public Comment
Informational Item Only.

Supervisor Announcements

• Supervisor Stopper – have several meetings this week.
• Chair Folendorf – attended East Bay Mud and it was a great event.

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