Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 3/22/2022

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Another great set of notes from Janet on this Board of Supervisors meeting.  Taking the short amount of time to read through this will give you a good overview of what’s happening in our County.bos-meeting-notes-3-22-2022

I edit the notes and comments for brevity on what we post on this web page.  The detailed comments are well worth reading — especially today’s comments on Agenda 4.  Really.  Please read through the notes (or view the video).  This meeting also included a lengthy discussion on (Agenda 20) on various housing programs within the County.

If you’ve ever wondered why the Agenda items sometimes start down the list, it’s because we only list the public agenda items.  If you go back to the County’s links for the meetings, you can see any items discussed in the private session (things that legally can’t be discussed in a public meeting).  There are also links for the background materials that were made available to the Supervisors to study before the meeting.  We also include a link to the video so that you can watch the full meeting.

Staff Announcements

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – Successful rabies and microchip clinic, next one on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Government Center.

Recognition and Acknowledgments

4. Proclamation – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6586) Adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of April 2022 Child Abuse Prevention “BE THE ONE” Month in Calaveras County.

Chair Folendorf read proclamation.

Public Comment
• Cori Allen – HHSA Director – setting the stage for many activities. Robin Davis – Program Coordinator with First 5. Be the One Campaign and Light of Hope Campaign. March is Social Workers Appreciation Month and we want to thank them for all the work they do. Every child should be safe and well-loved. Safe and healthy relationships in schools, communities, and families. Light of Hope will be held virtually on April 20, 2002 and we hope you can join us and be inspired.
Motion to approve Proclamation – Passed – 5 – 0.

5. Proclamation – Administrative Office (ID # 6619) Adopt a Proclamation Expressing Support for and Solidarity with the People of Ukraine.

• Supervisor Callaway read proclamation.
Public Comment
Motion to approve Proclamation – Passed – 5 – 0.

General Public Comment

Consent Agenda

6. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Feb 15, 2022 8:00 AM

7. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – Feb 23, 2022 1:30 PM

8. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 6616) (1) Authorize, by a 4/5th vote, a Budget Transfer to decrease contingencies under org. key 55260000 object code 5990 by $32,737.00 and increase expenditures under object code (5628) by $32,737.00; and (2) Direct the Auditor-Controller’s Office to post said Budget Transfer; and (3) Adopt a Resolution Rescinding Resolution 2013-072; and (4) Request that the Calaveras County Superior Court remove all of the fines and fees associated with the Driving Under the Influence Reporters Reward (DUIRR) Program; and (4) Donate the fines and fees previously collected under this program and held in Calaveras County DUIRR Designated Fund to the Calaveras County Community Foundation and make a public benefit finding.

9. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 6617) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Amendment to the Agreement with Municipal Resource Group (MRG) for consulting services in an amount not to exceed $53,500 for the term of September 28, 2021 – June 30, 2023.

10. Resolution – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6579) 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.

11. Action Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6594) Accept the 2022 Calaveras County Parks & Recreation Commission Annual Report.

12. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6602) 1) Make public benefit finding; and 2) By a 4/5 vote approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with San Andreas Recreation and Park District for Neilsen Park with a term ending June 30, 2041.

13. Resolution – Elections (ID # 6607) Adopt a Resolution to rescind Resolution No. 20200714r074 and re-establish compensation rates for election officers.

14. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6592) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to execute an Agreement with Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) for funding in the amount of $97,242 for the period of September 15, 2021 through June 30, 2026 for the purpose of delivering services to eligible community members who lack stable housing.

15. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6600) Authorize the Board Chair to sign the Dual Language Learner Pilot Expansion Phase Funding Agreement with First 5 California resulting in revenue in the amount of $119,772.50 over the period of January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022.

16. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6588) Authorize a refund of Road Impact Mitigation Fees and Valley Springs Benefit Basin Fees associated with Assessor’s Parcel Number 074-019-002 in the amount of $5,691 to Rhonda Neufeld.

Motion to approve consent agenda items 6 – 16 – Passed – 5 – 0.

Regular Agenda

17. Resolution – County Counsel (ID # 6625) 1) By a roll call vote, adopt an amended Resolution to apply and accept the California Department of Parks and Recreation Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant allocation in the amount of $400,000; 2) Pre-approve State’s proposed grant contract terms; 3) Approve and authorize the Director of Economic & Community Development to administer the grant and sign and submit all required documents on its behalf; and 4) Establish the Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant reimbursement local program for a period ending June 30, 2024.

• Sarah Edwards – County Counsel – clean up based on what the BOS previously approved. The State wanted it changed from Department to Director so they can move forward.
• Kathy Gallino – Economic and Community Development Director – we were approved for grants but prefer word Director rather than Department and asking for that one-word change.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve resolution passed – 5 – 0.

18. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6620) Adopt a Resolution authorizing changes to the Position Control List for Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Mid-Year Budget Changes, and approve new job descriptions.

• Judy Hawkins – HR and Risk Management – bringing resolution memorializing changes approved at the March 8th BOS meeting and requesting three new classifications. These additions do not create FTEs. They are extra hires, vote centers, are temporary employees. LVN – the purpose is because we have a difficult time filling the nursing position which is an issue nationwide.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve resolution passed – 5 – 0.

19. Informational Item – OES (ID # 6601) Receive a presentation regarding the 2017-2019
Winter Storms Disaster Recovery Update.

• Jason Osborne – Director of OES – presented a PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

20. Informational Item – Planning (ID # 6596) Receive a presentation on the 2021 Housing Element Annual Report to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

• Gina Kathan – Interim Planning Director – presented a PowerPoint presentation. Please
review for detailed information.
• Public Comment – provide to: Lee Kimball, Calaveras County Housing Programs Manager, 209-754-6734, LKimball@co.calaveras.ca.us.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

Supervisor Announcements

• Supervisor Callaway – going to chamber dinner tomorrow and a strategic planning meeting on Friday.
Supervisor Garamendi – will be going to Salt Lake City as Chair of Golden State Connect Authority to make the Internet a public utility across rural California. Hopefully, will break ground in a twelve-month period.
• Supervisor Tofanelli – attended LAFCO last night, continued discussion on CSDs from last BOS Meeting, put on a committee to get all 9 CSDs together to have all road work done in all 9 districts so we can get a better price. Need cooperation from all CSDs. Will be putting out information for an upcoming meeting.
• Chair Folendorf – is there an appetite from the board to send a letter to the State regarding gas price increases and impact on public safety and rural area of traveling, more land to cover. Modoc County put a letter out. Would we entertain sending a letter to the State? Supervisor Callaway – I already contacted Assembly Member Bigelow on the matter. If we say lower the gas tax, what is the impact on cities and counties? Has not received a response yet from him.
All Supervisors agreed that they have an appetite to send a letter to the State. Chair Folendorf – let’s bring it back as an agenda item for their next meeting.

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