Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 5/28/2024

Some meetings are longer than others.  This BoS meeting had 40+ items.  A lot of discussion about the Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor’s Bureau.

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Or watch the video.  As always, an excellent job Janet!

Closed Session Agenda

1. 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.

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

Public Comment • None

Staff Announcements

• Rick DiBasilio – Sheriff – Memorial Day Weekend – Melones – 90 boat inspections, 12 citations, 1 property damage accident; Camanche – 22 boat inspections, 1 citation; Hogan – 13 trailer cites, 4 car citations, 1 warrant; 1 unit did 35 boat inspections; 4 citations; no DUIs over the holiday weekend. One accident and one boat that got sunk. Several medical calls

  1. Reminder to wear life jackets, required if you are 12 and under; don’t drink and drive/boat, make sure to look who is beside you. When towing people, be aware of your surroundings. Need a boat license (since 2020). Fines are steep if you don’t have the license. Anything with a motor on it – boat, jet ski, etc.
  2. Couple of fires, please be aware of potential fires – lots of tall grass.
  3. Offered BOS to sit through what dispatchers do and go on a ride-a-long.

• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – June is National Adopt a Pet Month – free event, no adoption fee, on Saturday, June 1st. Saturday, June 8, free rabbi and vaccine event at the Government Center.

General Public Comment

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

Recognition and Acknowledgments

3. Proclamation – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7896) Adopt a Proclamation
Recognizing the 2024 Valedictorians from Calaveras High School.

• Supervisor Stopper read the proclamation.
• Cyndi Warmerdam – Assistant Principal Calaveras HS – these students worked so hard, cream of the crop, we are so proud of them.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

4. Proclamation – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7916) Adopt a Proclamation
recognizing May 2024 as National Foster Care Month.

• Supervisor Huberty read the proclamation.
Cori Allen – HHS Director – thank you for acknowledging foster care month. We have a strong network that find their way into foster home and back into homes and become ready adults in to society.
Fara Roberts – CASA Program Manager – appreciate the recognition to the families that take on this challenging position. There is a shortage of foster homes in our county. A lot of our kids are being placed out of county. I thank the great people who are fostering in our county.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

5. Proclamation – Adult Services (ID # 7946) Adopt a Proclamation declaring May 2024 as Military Appreciation Month in Calaveras County.

• Chair Garamendi read the proclamation.
Brian Glacia – Veteran Services Office – we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday. Read information re the unknown soldier.
Motion to approve Proclamation – passed 5 – 0.

Consent Agenda

6. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Regular Meeting – Apr 9, 2024 8:00 AM

7. Minutes of Board of Supervisors – Special Meeting – May 21, 2024 9:00 AM

8. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 7959) Approve a three-year agreement for Conflict Public Defender services with Fitzgerald, Alvarez, & Ciummo, in the amount not to exceed $705,071 effective May 28, 2024 through June 30, 2027.

9. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 7976) 1)Find project exempt from CEQA under Guidelines 15301 and 15302; 2)Authorize the Board Chair to execute an agreement with LDA Partners for the Phase 2 Design and Construction Documents for the Animal Shelter in an amount not to exceed $775,000 with a term ending October 31, 2024; and 3) Authorize the County Executive Officer to sign amendment(s) to the agreement, if any, so long as it does not affect the not to exceed amount.

10. Action Item – Airport (ID # 7923) Direct the County Purchasing Agent to issue a Blanket Purchase Order for EPIC Fuels not to exceed $150,000 for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

11. Resolution – Air Pollution Control District (ID # 7956) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control Officer (“APCO”) to (1) execute the FARMER SAP Master Agreement and the FARMER SAP Allocation Agreement for the CARB FY23-24 FARMER SAP funding allocation, and (2) Authorize the APCO, subject to internal review policies, to execute future FARMER SAP Allocation Agreements; to accept any associated funds allocated to the District in future years; and to negotiate, sign, and amend as needed, agreements and contracts related to administration and implementation of the FARMER SAP Master Agreement and any associated Allocation Agreements.

12. Resolution – Air Pollution Control District (ID # 7957) Adopt a resolution to (1) Authorize the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Shasta County Air Quality Management District to accept their unexpended funds from the Prescribed Burn Reporting and Monitoring Support Program; (2) Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to conduct all negotiations and execute and submit the MOU and, subject to internal review requirements, to execute and submit all documents necessary for the funds redirection; and (3) Approve a budget amendment increasing revenue to Special Revenue Fund 5494 by $39,269 in the current fiscal year.

13. Ordinance – Agriculture (ID # 7962) Authorize summary publication and adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 2.52 “Fish and Game Advisory Commission” to update and clarify the Commission’s membership requirements.

14. Action Item – Agriculture (ID # 7958) Approve the Calaveras Fish & Game Commission’s proposed amendments to its bylaws to reflect the changes to its membership criteria through the amendment of County Code 2.52 and to make other changes in conformance with current laws and practices.

15. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7899) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., for Residential Mental Health Rehabilitation Services in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025; and 2) Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute amendments thereto as long as proper internal approval have been obtained and the not to exceed amount is not increased.

16. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7941) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Kings View Corporation for the three year period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025 increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $112,578 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $1,126,439 for the Mental Health Program Electronic Health Record (EHR) software system.

17. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7963) 1) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Mental Health Management I, Inc., doing business as Canyon Manor, in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, to be utilized on an as-needed basis; and 2) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute subsequent amendments so long as proper internal approval has been obtained and the not-to- exceed amount does not increase.

18. Agreement – Behavioral Health (ID # 7965) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to sign the Agreement with the Calaveras County Office of Education to provide behavioral health services to students in local schools for the not-to-exceed amount of $60,000 for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025; and, 2) Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute amendments thereto as long as internal approvals have been obtained and the not to exceed amount does not increase.

19. Agreement – Childrens Services (ID # 7951) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Calaveras County Office of Education for the provision of the Independent Living Program (ILP) in an amount not-to-exceed $148,000 for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025; and 2) Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute amendments thereto so long as proper internal approvals have been obtained and the not-to-exceed amount is not increased.

20. Agreement – Environmental Management Agency (ID # 7974) Approve and Authorize CEO, or designee, to sign grant agreement in the amount of $200,000 for the Calaveras Animal Shelter Operations Improvement Project and Environmental Management Agency Administrator to facilitate grant expenditures.

21. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7905) 1) Make public benefit finding; and 2) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with San Andreas Recreation and Park District for Friedberger Park with a term ending June 30, 2029.

22. Agreement – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7909) 1) Make a finding of public benefit; and 2) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute the Murphys Creek Theatre Conservatory lease for the term June 1, 2024 to May 31, 2029 with an annual lease amount of $1.

23. Proclamation – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7911) Adopt a proclamation declaring May 2024 as CalFresh Awareness Month in Calaveras County.

24. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7964) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Psynergy Programs, Inc., for residential care services for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $600,000, to be utilized on an as-needed basis; and 2) Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute amendments thereto as long as internal approvals have been obtained and the not to exceed amount does not increase.

25. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 7943) Authorize 1) the Board Chair to sign an Agreement in an amount not to exceed $270,000 with Sierra Child and Family Services, Inc., to provide a Family Urgent Response System for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025; and 2) the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign amendment(s) to the Agreement, if any, as long as proper internal approvals have been obtained and it does not increase the not to exceed amount.

26. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 7948) Authorize the 1) Board Chair to execute an Agreement with Amador Residential Care, Inc., for residential board and care services for the period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 in an amount not-to-exceed $100,000; and 2) Director of Health and Human Services Agency to execute amendments thereto as long as proper approvals have been obtained and the not-to-exceed amount does not increase.

27. Action Item – Human Services (ID # 7979) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a Letter of Opposition regarding the May Revision Proposed Cuts in CalWORKs, Child Welfare Services, and Adult Protective Services.

28. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 7968) Approve a Resolution Y-Rating the Salary of the Employee Serving as Public Works Deputy Director Effective June 1, 2024.

29. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7953) 1) Award Invitation to Bid 23-1200-14-913 for construction services for the Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program Project, BPMP 10200760-5930 (092); and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute a contract for construction with T.P.A. Construction, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $796,069.

30. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 7961) Authorize Purchase Order to PSC II, LLC, DBA Modesto Steel Co. in the amount of $51,513.62 for steel and aluminum products needed for the Clean California Gateway Monument and Wayfinding Project.

31. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7940) 1) Award Invitation to Bid (ITB) 23-1200-17-912 for construction of the monument portion of Clean California Gateway Monument and Wayfinding Project; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Agreement 1020-2325 for the construction of the Clean California Gateway Monument and Wayfinding Project with R. Sutton Enterprises, LLC in an amount not to exceed $618,653.

32. Resolution – Treasurer-Tax Collector (ID # 7942) Approve a resolution for Discharge of Accountability for certain Delinquent Unsecured tax bills incorporating unpaid Personal Property bills, Mobile Homes and Supplemental Unsecured bills for Fiscal Years 2011-2012 through 2018- 2019.

 

Supervisor Stopper pulled item #28
Supervisor Tofanelli pulled item #12
Chair Garamendi pulled item #9
Motion to approve consent items 6 – 32 with the exception of 9, 12, 28 – passed 5 – 0
Item #9
Public Comment
Please review the .pdf and video for additional information.
Motion to approve consent item 9 – passed 4 – 1 – Chair Garamendi – no.
Item #12
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve consent item 12 – passed 5 – 0.
Item #28
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve consent item 28 – passed 4 – 1 – Supervisor Stopper – no.

Regular Agenda

33. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7967) Receive an update from staff on
the Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s tourism promotion activities.

• Supervisor Huberty recused himself from items 33 and 34.
• Jamie Andriola – County Representative of County Visitors Bureau (CVB) – reported out what they offer to visitors and how they reached out to them. Calaveras County brought in $269M last year. TOT is projected to bring in $2.45M this year. CVB maintains association with other local businesses. Last month CVB hosted events for journalists in other states and countries. CVB supports local events and businesses and promotes them. We have weekly blogs on each District and area in Calaveras County showcasing each area and the diverse offerings of our county. We generated 28 articles in popular newspapers, etc. We utilize our social media profiles as well. We do have concerns about hospitality employment. We are down 8% which is not unique to our county only.
Informational Item Only.

34. Informational Item – Administrative Office (ID # 7914) Receive an Update from the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce.

• Female Parks – Executive Director – Provided power point presentation. Please review
for detailed information.
Public Comment
Informational Item Only.

35. Informational Item – Adult Services (ID # 7947) Receive a Semi-Annual report from the County Veteran Services Office.

• Brian Glacia – Veteran Services Office – Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comment • None
Informational Item Only.
Did items #36 and 37 together

36. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 7954) Approve a Resolution giving notice of the intention to approve an amendment to the contract between the Board of Administration of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the County of Calaveras Board of Supervisors.

• Judy Hawkins – HR and Risk Director – Our contract allows us to add service credit in our safety contracts. Would like it in our miscellaneous contracts. CalPERS is unable to provide a cost because the way they cost out has to do with age of retirement, life expectancy, salary inflation and assumed rate of return on investments. These are calculated annually and given to us annually. Looking at retirement calculations – retiree at 62, after 20 years of service, their annual salary is $52,400, there retirement would be $1,747 per month, same info but after 24 years of service (they bought 4 years credit), their retirement would be $2,096 per month.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Resolution – passed 4 – 0 – 1 – Supervisor Stopper abstained.

37. Action Item – Human Resources (ID # 7945) Introduce, waive first reading, and authorize summary publication of an uncodified ordinance amending the County’s contract with the California Public Retirement System (CalPERS) in order to add the optional purchase of service credit for service within the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA, or AmeriCorps for local miscellaneous members.

Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Resolution – passed 4 – 0 – 1 – Supervisor Stopper abstained.

38. Resolution – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 7891) Adopt a Resolution accepting the Cal-Waste 4.62% rate increase for Contract Year 2024/25.

• Jennifer Cashe – Manager IWM – On 9/13/16, BOS entered into agreement re disposal and recycling. Proposing increase for 4.62%. The monthly consumer cost would increase by $1.36 for a 35 gallon cart, 65 gallon cart would increase by $2.67, 95 gallon cart would increase by $4.85.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Resolution – passed 5 – 0.

39. Action Item – Agriculture (ID # 7856) Introduce, waive first reading, and authorize summary publication of an ordinance amending Calaveras County Code Chapter 3.50 to update Annual Device Registration Fees for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices consistent with California Business & Professions Code Section 12240.

• Jesse Fowler – Ag Commissioner of Weights and Measures – Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – passed 5 – 0.

*40. Informational Item – Building (ID # 7934) 1) Hear an update presentation regarding the Fire Prevention Program and 2) Provide direction to staff on implementation of program activities.

• – Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comment
•Informational Item Only.

*41. Informational Item – Public Works (ID # 7977) Receive a presentation from the Department of Public Works related to the Wagon Trail Project.

• Provided power point presentation. Please review for detailed information.
Public Comment
• Informational Item Only.

*I was not able to listen to items #40 and 41. The meeting lasted over 6 hours

 

 

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