Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 4/19/2022


Taking the short amount of time to read through this page will give you a good overview of what’s happening in our County.  Taking the time to read Janet’s notes will give you a lot more information. This meeting only had two Regular agenda items one of which was withdrawn.  Lots of Consent agenda items.


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 – free microchip and rabies clinic on May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in San Andreas.

General Public Comment

• None

Consent Agenda.

2. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – Mar 25, 2022, 8:00 AM

3. Resolution – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6662) 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.

4. Resolution – OES (ID # 6636) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

5. Resolution – OES (ID # 6638) Adopt a Resolution continuing the Local State of Emergency for the Butte Fire.

6. Resolution – OES (ID # 6639) 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.

7. Resolution – OES (ID # 6641) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency on Tree Mortality.

8. Resolution – OES (ID # 6640) 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.

9. Resolution – OES (ID # 6637) 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.

10. Resolution – OES (ID # 6643) 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.

11. Resolution – OES (ID # 6642) 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.

12. Action Item – Planning (ID # 6595) Approve and Authorize the Board Chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Calaveras, Mariposa, Nevada and Amador Counties Formalizing Respective Responsibilities to Implement the REAP Regional Project.

13. Agreement – Agriculture (ID # 6614) Find exempt from CEQA; authorize the Board Chair to sign the 5-Year Cooperative Service Agreement and FY 2022/23 Financial Plan with USDA/APHIS- Wildlife Services in an amount not to exceed $79,635 for the provision of services to control wildlife causing livestock loss and safety concerns for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027; delegate execution of subsequent Financial Plans to the CAO through term of Agreement in an amount not to exceed $99,000 per Plan.

14. Resolution – Agriculture (ID # 6608) Approve a resolution extending authorization for the Agricultural Commissioner to execute routine contracts and agreements between the County of Calaveras and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, in amounts not to exceed $49,999 through the end of FY 24/25.

15. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6635) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an amendment to the Agreement with Jolie Chain for the provision of after hours psychiatric evaluation and crisis intervention services for the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, amending the contract to increase the not-to-exceed amount from $50,000 to $70,000.

16. Action Item – County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6661) Authorize the capital equipment purchase of an electronic mail opener to process vote by mail ballots and include said opener on the County Election’s capital equipment list.

17. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6655) Adopt a Resolution authorizing changes to the Public Works Deputy Director job description, effective upon Board adoption.

Pulled item 12 and item 17 was withdrawn.
Motion to approve consent agenda items 2 – 16 (with items 12 and 17 pulled and withdrawn respectively) – Passed – 5 – 0.

Re Item 12:
Gabriel Elliott – Director of Planning – introduced Lee Kimball.
Lee Kimball – re ADUs – split of four counties – Mariposa has staff expertise that we did not have available at that time. One product for all counties and Calaveras will get 100% of this product. We needed to participate in a regional project, required to work with state consultants who brought in Nevada and Alpine County. Mariposa and Calaveras were already together.   Please review the notes and video for extensive discussion.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve consent agenda items 12 – yes – 4, no – 1 (Supervisor Garamendi)

Regular Agenda

18. Informational Item – Economic & Community Development (ID # 6610) Discussion of the Central Sierra Broadband Roadmap draft final report, survey results, and recommended next steps.

• Withdrawn

19. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 6659) Discuss and provide staff direction regarding fleet management.

Christa Von Lotta – CAO – introduced Assistant CAO Marcus Munoz and Analyst Jamie Barger for presentation.
Jamie Barger – presented Powerpoint presentation. Please review for detailed information.
• Fleet Management: Background – centralized versus decentralized versus hybrid model. Calaveras County = Decentralized (ran by different departments)
• Overview of County Fleet – Over 300 vehicles – over $10 million. 19 owned by general fund – over 6.5 million, over 130 by non-general fund departments – over 3 million. Inservice Age – over 60 vehicles are 20 years or older, over 100 vehicles are 10-19 years, over 45 vehicles are 6-9 years, over 100 vehicles are 5 years or younger. The majority of vehicles are owned. Public Works leases 8 vehicles.
• Current Issues – no defined fleet management policy and procedures; too many vehicles in fleet; redundant vehicles.
Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Callaway – this Saturday is Earth Day and there will be an event at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Monday is the Central Sierra Child Support meeting
• Supervisor Garamendi – ? meeting on Friday and will be meeting with Insurance Commission Lara about home insurance.
Supervisor Stopper – 22nd annual kids fishing clinic, Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., grades 1st through 8th but bring all kids. Behind Murphy’s Hotel at the park.


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