Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 11-08-2022

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This was a meeting with a lot of discussions.  Please read through Janet’s notes for additional detail.  Or, for hours of fun, watch the video.  Interesting discussion from the County’s Veteran program.

Here’s the link for today’s video where you can watch the full meeting.

As always, an excellent job Janet!

bos-meeting-notes-11-08-22

Staff Announcements

Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – burn season opened on November 4, 2022. You are required to have an air control burn permit if 5 acres or more or operating as a business regardless of the size of the property. Permits cost $12 and are good for one year and can only be obtained in person or via mail. Call burn line 209.754.6600; Copper call 209-785-7664. CalFire requires a burn permit regardless of the size of the property. Go to burnpermit.fire.ca.gov and are free.
• Animal services – volunteers provided over 96 volunteer hours; 11 cats/kittens were adopted, dog walkers provided 472 volunteer hours, and 11 dogs were adopted to homes.
Rebecca Turner – Country Registrar – can mail ballots but must be postmarked today, at four locations for drop off. 15,000 ballots returned as of yesterday. Don’t forget to vote.

Recognition and Acknowledgments

3. Proclamation – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6974) Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing Animal Kindness at Mark Twain Medical Center.

• Supervisor Tofanelli read the proclamation.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5-0.

4. Proclamation – Human Services (ID # 6971) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing November 11, 2022, as Veterans Day.

• Chair Folendorf read the proclamation.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5-0.

5. Proclamation – Human Services (ID # 6979) Adopt a Proclamation honoring United States Army Veteran Ernest Hill for his unwavering bravery, service, and sacrifice.

• Supervisor Garamendi read the proclamation.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5-0.

6. Proclamation – Human Services (ID # 6980) Adopt a Proclamation honoring United States Marine Corps Veteran Melvin Randall Ogg for his unwavering bravery, service, and sacrifice.

• Supervisor Callaway read the proclamation.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5-0.

7. Proclamation – Sheriff (ID # 6948) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing November 8, 2022 as Law Enforcement Records and Support Personnel Day.

• Supervisor Stopper read the proclamation.
Motion to approve proclamation – Passed – 5-0.

General Public Comment

Please review .PDF notes

Consent Agenda

8. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Oct 11, 2022 8:00 AM

9. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Oct 18, 2022 9:00 AM

10. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6982) Adopt a Resolution approving the amended and restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between Calaveras and Alpine, Amador, and Mariposa counties and renaming the JPA from Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency to Mountain Counties Emergency Medical Services Agency; and authorize the Board Chair to execute the amended agreement.

11. Resolution – Auditor/Controller (ID # 6968) Adopt a Resolution establishing the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Appropriations Limits for the County of Calaveras and Special Districts.

12. Resolution – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6865) 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.

13. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6922) Find exempt from CEQA and authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with VSS International, Inc. to provide Federal Aviation Administration approved taxiway/runway rehabilitation services for the period of November 8, 2022 through 180-days from the issuance of a Notice to Proceed, in the amount not to exceed $330,120.

14. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6957) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a Sublease Agreement between the San Andreas Recreation and Park District and Calaveras Unified School District for “Field A” at the Alex Quinones Community Park in San Andreas with a term ending September 30, 2027.

15. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6959) By a 4/5 vote, 1) make a public benefit finding; and 2) authorize the Board Chair to sign a lease agreement renting the County property at 298 N. Railroad Flat Road, Railroad Flat CA to the Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council for a term ending October 24, 2027.

16. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6978) Find exempt from CEQA; Approve and authorize the 1) Acceptance of California Public Utilities Commission Local Agency Technical Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $500,000 for broadband design and engineering services; 2) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with Golden State Connect Authority for grant implementation assistance; and 3) Direct the County Administrative Officer, or designee, to administer the grant, and sign and submit all required documents for a period ending June 30, 2024.

17. Agreement – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6949) Approve and Authorize the Board Chair to execute a professional services agreement with Castle Tire Disposal, LLC for the disposal and recycling of waste tires for Integrated Waste Management in a not to exceed amount of $70,000 over two (2) years for the term from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024.

18. Action Item – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6996) Approve a budget transfer from Integrated Waste Management budget reducing appropriations in Maintenance of Equipment 5182 and increasing appropriations in Capital Equipment 5701 in the amount of $39,835 for the rebuild of the 966 Loader bucket.

19. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 6975) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to piggyback on Shasta Union High School District contract R6-2020 and issue a purchase order to Ray Morgan Company for the acquisition of a Canon TX 3100 wide format plotter scanning system in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

20. Resolution – Public Works (ID # 6976) Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Road Impact Mitigation (RIM) Fee Program Funds to be Used for the State Route 4 Wagon Trail Realignment Project as Matching Funds, Contingent Upon Receipt of Trade Corridor Enhancement Grant Funding.

21. Resolution – Public Works (ID # 6989) 1) Adopt a Resolution approving Traffic Order No. 331 establishing 45 mile per hour (MPH) speed zone on Garner Place (County Road No. 77) between State Route 26 and Baldwin Street; and 2) Find the project categorically exempt from CEQA.

22. Agreement – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 6984) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Willow Glen Care Center for residential mental health rehabilitation services for adults with serious mental illness, in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for the period of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

23. Agreement – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 6985) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute the Agreement with Kings View Corporation for the three-year period of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $1,013,861.30, for the Mental Health Program Electronic Health Record (EHR) software system.

24. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6988) Authorize the AuditorController to release by warrant to the Resource Connection of Amador and Calaveras Counties, Inc., Presley Funds and Domestic Violence Education and Training Fund Probation/Court Collections collected July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, supporting the Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Program in Calaveras County in the amount of $10,653.33.

25. Resolution – Human Services (ID # 6961) (1) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Health and Human Services Agency to eliminate the three-tiered foster care Specialized Care Increment (SCI) was previously adopted by the Board on February 26, 2013, and (2) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency to adopt the State-mandated Level Of Care Rate Determination Protocol (LOCP).

26. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 6986) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a Certificate of Compliance for the Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program with the California Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

27. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 6987) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a Certificate of Compliance for the Subvention Program with the California Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

28. Resolution – OES (ID # 6990) 1) Authorize the Director of Emergency Services to accept $136,597 in 2022 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding; and 2) Authorize the Director of Emergency Services, CAO, and/or Deputy CAO to sign the grant agreement and subsequent grant amendments and requests for payment. This recommendation requires a 4/5ths affirmative vote from the Board.

Public Comment
Motion to approve consent agenda items 8-28, with exception of 11 – Passed – 5-0.
Motion to approve consent agenda item 11 – Passed – 5-0.

Regular Agenda

29. Informational Item – Human Services (ID # 6981) Receive a report from the County Veteran Services Officer.

Brian Galicia – County Veteran Service Officer – Presented PowerPoint presentation.
Please review for detailed information.
• The report provides information taken from local records and covers the time period beginning July 1, 2022 through October 18, 2022, FY 2022/2023 to date.
• Phone calls 216, In-person Visits – 315, Outreach Events – 23, New contract From Outreach Events – 219.
• Claims – submitted 285, number of veterans – 190, compensation claims – 87, healthcare enrollments – 16, total contacts from county fair booth – 226. Awards – $252,862.90 – awards to veterans who filed claims. New month awards – $40,127.33, College fee waivers – 9, Monetary Value of College Fee Waivers – $74,596.00.
• What’s Coming – The PACT Act of 2022 was signed into law on August 10, 2022. This new law expands benefits and healthcare to veterans who may not have been eligible before. The PACT Act affects veterans in a few different ways, although, veterans from all eras who are enrolled in the VA Health Care system, will receive an initial toxic exposure screening beginning today, November 8, 2022, and will receive a follow-up screening at least every five years.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

30. Agreement – Assessor (ID # 6967) Approve the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement creating the California County Assessors’ Information Technology Authority and Authorize the County Assessor to execute the Agreement.

Leslie Davis – County Assessor – brought items two weeks ago to ask questions, etc. This is in the final agreement that is going out to all 58 counties. No changes since we last talked. Three-year grant program.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

31. Agreement – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6977) Approve and Authorize the Board Chair to execute an agreement with Caltrans to reimburse Integrated Waste Management for the cost incurred (not to exceed $75,000) as a result of hosting Free Dump Days.

Jennifer Casci – Integrated Waste Management – partner with CalTrans and Greater Valley Conservation Corp to bring free dump days for residents only. Will be an ID check at the entrance.
• First one is Saturday, November 12, at West Point Elementary School – accepting tires, mattresses, and appliances.
• Six days will be offered – No cap on items you can bring. Look for upcoming dates and participate in the one that is local to you. Rain or shine.
• November 12th, 2022 – West Point Elementary School – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
• November 19th, 2022 – Arnold – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
• December 10, 2022 – San Andreas – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
• January 14, 2023 – Angels Camp – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
• January 21, 2023 – Valley Springs – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
• February 25, 2023 – Copperopolis – Appliances, Tires (NO Rims), Mattresses.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

32. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6911) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution Establishing Agriculture Preserve and Williamson Act Contract 391 for a total of 270 acres for Robert and Ashley Friend.

Gina Kathan – Planner IV – County received application 391, one and a half miles south of Vallecito. Currently, the property is leased for 24 head of beef cattle, $18,000 annually, Feasibility study was done. Parcel meets the minimum requirement for Williamson Act and general zone. Land used primarily for ag. The area is in high fire area and will help reduce fire danger and manage brush on land and risk of wildlife exposure. The surrounding area is mostly working land and zoned for ag area. Existing land is used for cattle, hay, and growing grapes. The Ag Advisory committee met and voted to recommend you establish this contract. Staff finds this proposal consistent with the general plan and surrounding zone use.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Resolution – Passed 5 – 0.

33. Ordinance – Planning (ID # 6912) 1) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; 2) Authorize summary publication and a brief property description; and 3) conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance amending the zoning of APN: 057-015-024 and 057-018-008 from  General Agriculture (A1) to Agriculture Preserve (AP) for established Agriculture Preserve and Williamson Act Contract 391 totaling 270 acres for Robert and Ashley Friend.

Gina Kathan – Planner IV – the ag is consistent with the zone, and meets the minimum acre for ag, Ag Advisory committee met and voted to recommend this.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

34. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6909) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution Amending Established Agriculture Preserve and Williamson Act Contract 333 to include APN: 052-001-036, a 75.32-acre parcel, increasing the total Contract and Preserve to 438.49 acres for Dave Kassik and Libby Rader-Kassik.

Gina Kathan – Planner IV – County received application 333 to amend. Proposes to add a 75.32-acre parcel to their current 631 acres. Located on Poole Station Road. They have been using this land to graze for goat and cattle. Parcel meets the minimum requirements for Williamson Act and general zone. The Ag Advisory committee met and voted to recommend you establish this contract. Staff finds this proposal consistent with the general plan and surrounding zone use.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Resolution – Passed 5 – 0.

35. Ordinance – Planning (ID # 6910) 1) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; 2) Authorize summary publication and a brief property description; and 3) conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt an Ordinance amending the zoning of APN: 052-001-036 from General Agriculture (A1) to Agriculture Preserve (AP) for Amended Agriculture Preserve and Williamson Act Contract 333 totaling 438.49 acres for Dave Kassik and Libby RaderKassik.

Gina Kathan – Planner IV – the ag is consistent with the zone, and meets the minimum acre for ag, Ag Advisory committee met and voted to recommend this.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

Supervisor Announcements

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