Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 1-10-23

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New supervisor, big storms.  Please read through Janet’s notes for additional detail.  Or, for hours of fun, watch the video.

Here’s the link for today’s video where you can watch the full meeting.

As always, an excellent job Janet!

bos-meeting-notes-01-10-23

Staff Announcements

Election of Chair and Vice Chair
3. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6919) Election of the 2023 Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

• Supervisor Garamendi nominated Supervisor Tofanelli.
Motion to approve – Passed.

Motion to approve – Passed.

Staff Announcements:

Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency Director – rabies clinic will start up again in April and will try to provide one in March. Reminder to build an emergency kit for your pets that includes water for 3 to 14 days, food, and medicine. More information is available on the website. If on a septic system, check your tanks to make sure levels are safe, and disinfect any areas that might have been infected, don’t drive over any leach lines.
Robert Pachinger – Director of Public Works – Road crews are doing everything they can to clean culverts and roads. They worked through the holidays, it is a small crew and most live locally and are affected by the storms as well and they have been doing a great job. Supervisors Stopper and Tofanelli – your crew has been doing a wonderful job.
Doug Oliver – Chief Building Official – has a storm damage repair policy tailored to rapid repairs, have had tree strikes and if you need rapid repair to structural damage, we are waiving construction documents, you can repair with like materials, over-the-counter permit, declare work and we issue a permit. Initial clearing and construction are common prior to a permit, can work with you to get permits issued. A permit is not required for carpet replacement, less than 200 square feet of siding or roofing, deck, sheet rock, etc. There is a broad scope of minor repairs that do not require permits. If any questions, please call their office.

Winter Storm Update
4. Informational Item – OES (ID # 7097) Receive an update presentation from staff on the ongoing winter storms which began on or about December 29, 2022.

John Osborne – Director of Emergency Services – as of this morning, info inbound has been a little slow due to communication issues. Had a series of tornado warnings – two occurred; one in the northwest of the county and the second in the western county close to Copper. Two road closures and four partial closures may be higher now due to current storms. PG&E – was down to 400 customers out of power as of yesterday. Continue to operate at level two which is limited. Thank you to all our partners – water utility, public works, cal trans district 10, HHSA, public health, sheriff’s office, probation, and City of Angels Camp. They have all been a huge help. 13 resource requests. Vallecito crew filled nearly 4,000 sandbags yesterday, delivered to 13 sites where bags are available. The vast majority of damages are in Valley Springs due to flooding, some in Arnold.
Kathy Galino – Economic & Community Development Director – business and residents that sustained damage, reports are online. We have received 60 so far, 18 major damage, 4 minor damage, and 38 affected. Of the major damages – 1 business, 17 homes. Minor damage – 2 businesses, 2 homes. Will be doing an SBA declaration for damages. Remind the community, if damage, go on the website under emergency operations.
Craig Pedro – Interim CAO – Red Cross, Animal Control, Cori Allen and HHS have all been a huge help to the residents and animals.

General Public Comment
Please review the .pdf notes

Consent Agenda

6. Resolution – Administrative Office (ID # 7046) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute a Funding Agreement to Implement a Tax _Neutrality Requirement.

7. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 7089) 1) Approve a five (5) year Lease Agreement for Real Property Located at 23 East Saint Charles Place, known as the Colombo Building, in the not to exceed the amount of $1,214,676, and; 2) authorize the Board Chair to sign the Lease Agreement.

8. Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 7090) 1) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with GRM Information Management Services (GRM) for records scanning services in an amount not to exceed $226,519; and 2) approve budget transfers, requiring a 4/5ths affirmative vote of the Board.

9. Resolution – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6983) 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.

10. Action Item – District Attorney (ID # 7078) Approve the Calendar Year 2023 Cal OES XC Victim Services grant award in the amount of $135,236.

11. Resolution – Economic & Community Development (ID # 7070) 1) Adopt a resolution for the application and acceptance of the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery Recycling Market Development Zone, Zone Incentive Funds in the amount not to exceed $12,924 per fiscal year to conduct program outreach and marketing; and 2) direct the Economic and Community Development Director, or designee, to administer the funding, and sign and submit all required documents for a period ending June 30, 2024.

12. Agreement – Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Program (ID # 7082) Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with the California Mental Health Services Authority for the provision of the Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program (BQHIP) for the not-to-exceed value of $72,650, expiring June 30, 2024.

13. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7053) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency or designee to 1) apply for the Crisis Care Mobile Units Program Early Implementation Funding; 2) sign and submit the required documentation to apply for said grant funding, resulting in revenue in an amount not to exceed $763,537 for the period of December 1, 2022, through December 31, 2023; and 3) execute any and all documentation required to receive and spend said funding, including subsequent amendments, if any, that does not change the amount.

14. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7072) Authorize the Board Chair to enter into an Agreement with Social Change Partners LLC for the provision of specialized consulting services for the period of November 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, for the not-to-exceed amount of $75,000.00.

15. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7077) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc., for the provision of as-needed drug and alcohol laboratory testing services for the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023, for the not-to-exceed amount of $135,000.

16. Resolution – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 7088) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the application for and acceptance of two program funding sources: 1. Transitional Housing Program (round 4) resulting in revenue of $26,568 and 2. Housing and Maintenance Program (round 1) resulting in revenue of $14,632.

17. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 7083) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with Mother Lode Job Training for the provision of Expanded Subsidized Employment for the not to exceed the value of $55,643 for the period of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

18. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 7079) Adopt a Resolution ratifying the appointment by the Honorable Timothy S. Healy and the Honorable David M. Sanders of Kim Craddock to the position of Interim Chief Probation Officer effective December 16, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

19. Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 7080) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Industrial Disability Retirement of Supervising Deputy Probation Officer Benny Leija.

20. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 7092) Approve Subdivision Agreement for North Vista Plaza, Tentative Subdivision Tract Map 2005-190. Motion to approve consent agenda items 6 – 20 – Passed – 5-0.

Regular Agenda

21. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6920) Adopt the 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting calendar.

Chair Tofanelli – calendar (in board packet) has gone back to where the third Thursday of the month has been clear and open for study sessions. We will meet two times per month and can add a special meeting if needed. Sarah Edwards – County Counsel – Second and fourth Tuesdays are designed as board meetings per law.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

22. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6918) Assign members of the Board of Supervisors to various committees for the calendar year 2023.

Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

23. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 7086) Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards, and County Service Areas.

• Supervisor Garamendi – Parks & Rec – I have an open spot on D2 and would like to pull that item for now, will come back later.
• Supervisor Tofanelli – a couple we have to make a choice on. Does anyone have any issues with the ones where there is only one candidate?
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item re: only one candidate positions – Passed 5 – 0.
• Chair Tofenelli – re Camanche Regional Park – proposes Natalie Swanson.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item re Camanche Regional Park – Passed 5 – 0.
• Chair Tofenlli – re Parks & Recs D1 – proposes Judy Allen.Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item re Parks & Recs D1 – Passed 5 – 0.
• Chair Tofenlli – re Conservation District – 2 openings, 4 candidates; Supervisor Stopper –
proposes incumbent Brady and Yvonne Tiscornia.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item re Conservation District – Passed 5 – 0.

24. Agreement – Planning (ID # 7081) Authorize Board Chair to sign a contract amendment extending the term of the County’s agreement with Miller Planning Associates to assist with the County’s Zoning Ordinance Update from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024; hear brief progress update from the Planning Department.

Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item – Passed 5 – 0.

25. Action Item – Public Works (ID # 7094) Provide direction to Department of Public Works staff regarding the Murphys Downtown Street Light Project (Project) to either: 1) Provide loan from the General Fund to the Murphys Lighting District to fund the shortfall for construction of the Project; or 2) Reject all bids received for Invitation to Bid 22-2040-04-912, revise Project Plans, Specifications, and Estimates, and issue a new Invitation to Bid.

Robert Pachinger – Director of Public Works – has been around for quite some time, the pandemic slowed us down, plans have been prepared and solicitation of bids came back too high. We come in, reject bids, adjust plans, and go back out again and hope it’s closer to what funding is available. Is there funding available through other means – we explored that option, but the general fund cannot help.  We only have one option which is to reject bids and bring the project more in line with available funds. Acknowledged work Kelly and Jacob have been doing on this project. Hoping this year it will be delivered.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve Action Item to reject bids and put out for new bids – Passed 5 – 0.

Supervisor Announcements

• Supervisor Stopper – has been a very interesting last few weeks due to the weather. It takes so many staff involved for the work they do during this challenging time. Thank you.
• Supervisor Garamendi – Will attend the RCRC board meeting in Sacramento next week.  Also, our crews have been working around the clock during this bad weather and have done a terrific job. We have come so far and are pleased with their work.
• Supervisor Folendorf – last night attended the Utica Power movie, it was a great movie and the turnout was unbelievable. I learned a lot more about the water system. I will be going to RCRC next week as well. Thank you Supervisor Huberty for coming on the BOS and welcome. Thank you, board, for your support last year for trusting and allowing me to lead the board, and thank you, staff.
• Supervisor Huberty – thank you and I am honored to sit here.
• Chair Tofanelli – thanked all the people involved in keeping everyone safe and the locations cleared. They have been working hard, long hours, and very diligently.

 

 

 

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