The Calaveras Board of Supervisors meetings are much more important than you may realize. One of our members, Janet, has generously been taking detailed notes which gives you a chance to follow along.
This link is from the 12/15/21 meeting. If you’d like to see the actual meeting, a video is available through the County’s website. If you’d like to download Janet’s notes, they can be found here: 20201215-Calaveras-BOS
We’ve only included the detailed notes here from the Public Health Updates. We’ve mentioned other items but refer you to Janet’s notes and the video for additional information. Watching the whole video will give you complete information and an appreciation for Janet’s willingness to take these detailed notes.
Pubic meeting called to order at 9:12 a.m.
Closed Session Agenda
1. Conference with Labor Negotiator
2. Public Employment
- Proposed zoning map – have access information on their website regarding zoning maps,
general plans, GIS, etc.
- Waste Management – effective January 1, 2021, treated wood waste can not go to the
landfills; has to go to Class 1 landfill and there is only one in the state (Kern County). The fee
is approximately twenty times the current cost. Waste Management is working on options for
Calaveras County. Concerned there is potential for this material to be disposed of illegally,
e.g., burn piles at homes, ditches, side of the road, etc.
Public Health Update
#4. Public Health Services (ID # 5757) Receive an update presentation from staff onCOVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
- As of December 14, 2020, Calaveras County has 642 confirmed cases, 84 active cases, 22
deaths. Information is updated two times per week.
- Mitigation measures are still very important. Currently, Calaveras County is at approximately
1% ICU capacity. Mark Twain has eight ICU beds, three filled, approximately 63% availability; 15% hospital use, one ventilator in use, seven available. ER has seen an increase of approximately 20%; 38 patients, 17 with COVID. The average number of patients in the ER is 31.
- Working to provide vaccines to staff once Calaveras County first responders have received them. The first round of shots coming at the end of this week. Health care workers, EMS, skilled nursing facilities will receive first; approximately 400 via Pfizer. Not ready for mass vaccinations yet.
- There is a statewide tool for smartphones for users to opt-in regarding being notified if you
have been exposed to COVID.
- Working to get additional testing and testing kits and mobile units for testing.
- Received new guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation. We need to continue to use preventative measures.
- Calaveras County will go on and off as a region but some come counties are coming off their previous tier.
The state will not allow Counties to be less restrictive than their region, can only do more
restrictive not less. Calaveras County is currently in the purple tier.
- Supervisor Mills stated we need to make sure Unemployment Insurance is getting to people.
Recognition and Acknowledgements
- Supervisor Mills stated it was a privilege to serve on the BOS and he will continue to be a
service to the community.
- Supervisor Tofanelli stated it was a pleasure working with Supervisor Mills at the BOS
meetings and the committees. Thanked him for his service.
- Supervisor Stopper presented Supervisor Mills with a coffee cup; stated he respected
Supervisor Mills’ work, level of preparation, and due diligence.