Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 5/14/2024

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Closed Session Agenda

1. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54956.9(d)(2), conference with legal counsel re anticipated
litigation (one case) – significant exposure to litigation.

2. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54957.6, conference with County-designated labor negotiators Teresa Hitchcock, Marcos Munoz, and Judy Hawkins regarding the following employee organizations: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021; Sheriff’s Management Unit (SMU); Calaveras County Public Safety Employees Association (CCPSEA); Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA); Calaveras Management Union; Calaveras Supervisors Union; unrepresented employees.

3. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54956.8, conference with real property negotiator Marcos Munoz re potential purchase, price, and terms of payment for APN 042-033-014, negotiating party: CENTURY 21 Sierra Properties, Jessee Reyna-Gibbs.

4. Pursuant to Govt. Code § 54956.9(d)(2), conference with legal counsel re anticipated litigation (one case) – significant exposure to litigation.

Public Comment

• None

Staff Announcements

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – last rabbi clinic was successful, we gave out 105 rabbi vaccines, 52 microchips. Thanked FOCAS and volunteers. Next clinic Saturday, June 8, at the government center. Gearing up for monthly adoptions. Animal foster program for dogs is live on the website. Foster care is critically important in our county. Applications are on line and submit an agreement. Environment Health – upcoming pool season – public inspectors will be out inspecting all public pools. They do not inspect private pools. Info on website under environmental health.
• Marcos Munoz – Assistant CAO – introduced Erik Holt – grew up and went to school in Calaveras County before going into the military. Has bachelor and masters degrees. Worked his way up to Fire Chief.
• Erik Holt – it is profound to be home and can’t wait to serve this community for years to come.
• Rick DiBasilio – Sheriff – introduced new LT Tim McAllister from CHP office.
• Tim McAllister – I am excited to be here, been at CHP 15 years. I have stats I will bring to the next board meeting.
• Kathy Gallino – Economic Management Agency Director – On June 4, Chamber Building, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be hosting first outreach for economical resiliency fund, now called California Jobs First. Will reach out to community to find out what is important to them re health care, forest health, energy resiliency, and recreation.

Recognition and Acknowledgments

5. Proclamation – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7887) Adopt a Proclamation recognizing the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, May 16- 19, 2024.

• Supervisor Huberty read the proclamation.
• Laurie – honored to be here, gearing up for the 131st Calaveras County Faire. Excited for this event. This time of year we get to celebrate as a county. Jr. livestock will be amazing. Redid the old jail, excited to jump frogs, learn about our historical industries.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

6. Proclamation – Public Works (ID # 7920) Adopt a proclamation proclaiming the week of May 19-25, 2024 National Public Works Week in Calaveras County.

• Supervisor Folendorf read the proclamation.
Robert Pachinger – Director of Public Works – public works team is very lean but very strong, every member has an important part. Public doesn’t see all the work we do together but does see road repair work. This is an opportunity for everyone to see what goes on behind the scenes and the team effort. They are all dedicated to the county residents and an opportunity to recognize them for their dedication.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

7. Proclamation – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7904) Adopt a proclamation recognizing May 2024 as National Small Business Month in Calaveras County.

• Supervisor Tofanelli read the proclamation.
Kathy Gallino – Economic Management Agency Director – have some small business and Bob Adams from the governor’s office here. It’s all about the small businesses. She recognized them in the room.
Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

8. Proclamation – Behavioral Health (ID # 7874) Adopt a Proclamation Recognizing May 2024 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Calaveras County.

• Supervisor Stopper read the proclamation.
Wendy Alt – Behavioral Health – thanked the staff for all their hard work in supporting the community.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

General Public Comment

Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information.

Consent Agenda

9. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 7762) 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 29, 2022.

10. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 7764) 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 February 23, 2023.

11. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7906) Declare vehicles and equipment as surplus and subject to disposal and authorize the County Executive Officer to dispose of the vehicles and equipment pursuant to County Code.

12. Action Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7907) 1) Make a public benefit finding; and 2) approve a community organization district allocation in the total amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to Blue Mountain Players, Town Square Project.

13. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7902) Accept the 2023 Library Commission Annual Report.

14. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7921) Accept the 2023 Fish & Game Commission Annual Report.

15. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7903) Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas.

16. Resolution – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7869) Adopt a Resolution designating the Calaveras County Arts Council as the Official County Arts Agency and State- Local Partner to receive funds from State or Federal Grants for the Grant Activity Period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.

17. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7878) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Behavioral Health Center (BHC) Sierra Vista Hospital, Inc. for psychiatric inpatient hospital services for the term July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025 increasing the not-to- exceed amount to $250,000 and increasing rates for Adult Services Hospital inpatient from $1,126 per day to $1,324 per day; and 2) Director of Health and Human Services to execute amendments thereto after proper approvals have been obtained, so long as the not-to-exceed amount is not increased.

18. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7900) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to execute an Agreement with BHC Heritage Oaks Hospital, Inc., for psychiatric treatment services for the period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025 for the not-to-exceed amount of $250,000; and, 2) Director of Health and Human Services to execute amendments thereto so long as it does not increase the not-to-exceed amount and internal approvals have been obtained.

19. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7910) Approve and Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Changing Echoes for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024, increasing the not-to-exceed value of the Agreement to $136,000.

20. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7912) 1) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Orbit Health, Inc. for the not-to-exceed amount of $540,800 for the term of 7/1/2024 through 6/30/2025; and 2) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign subsequent Amendments so long as the not-to-exceed amount does not increase and internal routing is completed.

21. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7913) Authorize 1) the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with the County of El Dorado for psychiatric health facility services in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027; and 2) the Director of Health and Human Services to execute amendments thereto as long as they have gone through proper approvals and do not increase the total compensation.

22. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7877) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to execute the Amended and Restated Professional Services Agreement with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc., for the provision of as-needed drug and alcohol laboratory testing services extending the term through June 30, 2025 and increasing the compensation from $135,000 to a not-to-exceed amount of $350,000, and; 2) Director of Health and Human Services to execute amendments thereto so long as proper internal approvals have been obtained and the not-to- exceed amount is not increased.

23. Action Item – Library (ID # 7939) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute the MOU with Amador Unified School District for providing sack lunches to the Calaveras County Library for distribution to the County’s school children through the Lunch at the Library Program 2024.

• Motion to approve consent items 9 – 23 – passed 5 – 0

Regular Agenda

24. Action Item – Agriculture (ID # 7918) Introduce, waive first reading, and authorize summary publication of an ordinance amending Chapter 2.52 “Fish and Game Advisory Commission” to update and clarify the membership requirements.

• Jessie Flower – wanted to a change, grammatical, if they can’t fill position after 90 days, can they fill it, then if someone comes forward, they would have to step down. Having issues with meeting quorum and has had a vacancy for five years.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – passed 5 – 0.

25. Resolution – Animal Services (ID # 7917) By a roll call vote 1) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; 2) Adopt a Resolution authorizing submittal of a Grant application for Fiscal Year 2024/25; and 3) authorize acceptance of the State grant in the amount of $200,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency for Animal Shelter Operations Improvement Projects.

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – resolution to accept grant and done by Senator Alvarado-Gill. Purchase of livestock paddocks, animal service vehicle, animal cage, laptop installation, radios and communication for shelter and volunteers. Will bring back in a couple weeks as well.
Public Comment – Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information.
Motion to approve Resolution – passed 5 – 0.

26. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7919) Receive an update from the Administration Department regarding the Design and Construction Document options for the new Animal Shelter.

• Marcos Munoz – Assistant CAO – we submitted approval at March 26 meeting. After discussion item failed, April 9 meeting BOS directed us to work with architect. Two options in this item, one for the dogs – $565,000 – 5,350 sq feet; full design is $775,000 – 10,300 sq. ft. Both options have similar capacity needs. The longer the animals stay, more capacity is needed. We changed our business hours to stay open longer to reduce length of stay. Re facility, the environment causes them to stay longer. A new facility is more inviting and reduces stress of animals, limits their stay, and allows more animals to come in.
Public Comment – Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information
• BOS – Bring back an item for full project – BOS – 4 -1 (Chair Garamendi – no)
• Will bring back on May 28, 2024.
Informational Item Only.

27. Action Item – Building (ID # 7922) 1) Authorize a Transfer of $100,000.00 from the Building Reserve and 2) Authorize a General Fund Contribution up to $143,700.00 to offset Building Department Revenue Shortfall. Requires a 4/5th affirmative vote of the Board.

• Doug Oliver – Chief Building Official – have a significant shortfall. Discussed budget shortfall, revenues were not coming in. $900,000 in 2006-07, followed by significant shortfall. 2019 started to improve then COVID hit. Increase when people moved in to our county during COVID. 2021-22 downturn. This is the big drop and revenue has not come in – drop is about $1.2M. We will continue to see small decline over next 3 years. Mid-year projected $790,000 – build our reserve fund for this purpose. We have used that fund and it’s gone. We are asking to authorize $100,000 be transferred and $143,000 in general fund so we can end this fiscal year with same staff. Will bring change – which will include reducing staff but try to maintain services. Will bring more info at the June 11 budget meeting.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – passed 5 – 0.

28. Action Item – Eligibility & Employment Services (ID # 7788) 1) Receive the first CalWORKs System Improvement Plan (CalSIP) Report for the period covering July 2021 through June 2026 and 2) Authorize Board Chair to sign related certification.

29. Informational Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7819) Receive a presentation on the Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026.

Margo Illenumie – Interim Eligibility and Employment Services – Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information.
• Cal-OAR – CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review
Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – passed 5 – 0.

29. Informational Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7819) Receive a presentation on the Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026.

Cori Allen – HHSA Director – introduced Michael Magana – HHSA Assistant Director. Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information. Provided overview of her department staff and their vision for building relationship, confidence in leadership team and develop trust. Did strength based leadership program to focus on how to work on strengths to create a culture of mutual respect.
• Michael Magana – HHSA Assistant Director – presented the power point presentation. Strategic Plan 2023-2026 – An integrated agency is our commitment to addressing the physical, mental, and social well-being of Calaveras County.
• Overview – 1. Purpose & Overview; 2. Our Vision, Mission, and Organizational Values; 3. Guiding Principles; 4. Strategic Plan Goals; 5. Strategic Plan in Action; 6. Summary; 7. Acknowledgements. All staff voted on these items and have buy in of these items and what they thought were most important.
• Our Values – 5 core values – Connection, Integrity, Equity, Wellbeing, Purpose. Values are what brings our employees to the workplace and the work we provide to the community.
• Building a Stronger Integrated Agency for Our Community – 5 Guiding Principles for Integration: Holistic Approach, Improved Health Outcomes, Equity & Inclusion, Using Resources Wisely, Collaboration & Partnerships.
• Strategic Plan Goals (7) – 1. Foster Integrated Service Delivery; 2. Address the Social Determinants of Health; 3. Promote Health Equity and Inclusion; 4. Enhance Collaboration and Partnerships; 5. Strengthen Workforce Capacity and Development; 6. Engage and Educate the Community; 7. Measure and Evaluate Impact. These areas focus on collocation efforts and communication is key to that. Aligns with County Strategic Plan.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

30. Informational Item – Childrens Services (ID # 7830) Receive a presentation about the State of Families in Calaveras County.

Mayle Johnson – Deputy Director – Social Services – Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information. The State of Families in Calaveras County April 2024.
Please review .pdf and/or video for additional information.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.

 

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