Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Notes – 11/16/2021

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The Calaveras Board of Supervisors meetings are much more important than you may realize.  One of our members, Janet, has been taking detailed notes which gives you a chance to follow along.

This article is from the 11/16/21  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: 20211109-bos-meeting-notes

Public meeting called to order at 9:09 a.m.

Staff Announcements
• Lisa Medina – Environmental Management Agency – thanked community volunteers, last month contributed over 320 volunteer hours, need additional volunteer dog walkers. Free drive-through microchip on Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ask you to bring a can
of dog or cat food or treat for the animals.

Public Health Update

3. Informational Item – Public Health Services (ID # 6400) Receive an updated presentation from staff on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

• Cori Allen – HHSA Director – 4,125 confirmed cased, 23 active cases, 1 active hospitalization, fully vaccinated 53.62%, 71,064 tests, 85 deaths to date. Eligible youth from 12 to 17 years vaccinated is 29.06%, eligible statewide is 60.62%.
• Now we have a need for contact tracing and investigation staff. Hope to have 5 CT/CI staff, delayed another week. Service will be in place for several months. Resident encouraged to respond to contact, will be an out of area phone number. Local recruitment underway, limited
response.
• Vaccine for 5 – 11 years old – still waiting for the vaccine. Once in place, will report on locations. Will have child-focused time frames.
• Vaccines and testing continue to happen in the mobile van. As the year ends, it will phase out as we near year-end. Will need to work through primary care providers and pharmacies. Testing and vaccine – testing is walk-in. Vaccine – should go to MyTurn.ca.gov and pre-register. Go to the website for detailed information on where the mobile van will be.
• Still following all state guidelines; including all activities at schools – sports, clubs, music, etc.
• Resources – covid hotline – 209.754.2896 and website – .http://covid19.calaverasgov.us.
• Supervisor Callaway – who monitors schools when school board doesn’t comply.
Coleen Rodriquez – have been working with CCOE. We do not have control over what the school boards do or don’t do. The state will have to address it.
• Doug Archer – Mark Twain Hospital – we have 2 in-house patients today. We peaked at 6 about 4 weeks ago. ER visits have declined over the past 2 to 3 weeks.
• Slight increase in staff going out who tested positive. Currently, only have 1 staff out. Lost 2 staff members who are on leave for 90 days. If they don’t get vaccinated they will be terminated at the end of the 90 days.
• Dr. Renee Ramirez – following all state guidelines at schools. There are potential financial sanctions the state can take against school boards that don’t follow the state guidelines. This is uncharted territory. We are all public figures and have accountability. We make decisions based on the safety and health of our entire community.
Public Comment • None

Consent Agenda

4. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6389) Authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment 01 to the Agreement with Calaveras County Office of Education for the provision of the Friday Night Live Mentoring and Youth Leadership Program in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

5. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6390) Authorize the Board Chair to sign an Agreement with JDT Consultants, Inc. for the provision of therapeutic behavioral services for a not to exceed amount of $400,000 for the period July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023.

6. Agreement – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6391) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to execute Amendment 03 to the Agreement with Shared Vision Consultants for the period of August 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $400,136 to provide analysis and reporting as required by California Department of Social Services.

7. Agreement – Human Services (ID # 6404) 1. Authorize the Board Chair to sign the Intra-Agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Health and Human Services Child Welfare Program and First 5 to administer the Family Strengthening Program for the period of October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for the not-to-exceed value of $156,897; and 2. Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign amendments to the MOU, so long as the not-to-exceed value does not change.

8. Resolution – OES (ID # 6343) 1) Authorize the Director of Emergency Services to accept $119,280 in 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds; 2) Authorize the Director of Emergency Services, CAO, or Assistant CAO to sign the grant agreement and subsequent grant amendments and requests for payment; 3) Authorize a budget transfer increasing revenue in the total amount of $119,280 (10100470-4529) and increasing appropriations in the amount of $119,280 (10100470-5499); and 4) Authorize and direct the Purchasing Agent to adjust the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget. This recommendation requires 4/5ths affirmative vote of the Board.

9. Resolution – OES (ID # 6392) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

10. Resolution – OES (ID # 6393) 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.

11. Resolution – OES (ID # 6394) Adopt a Resolution continuing the Local State of Emergency for the Butte Fire.

12. Resolution – OES (ID # 6395) 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.

13. Resolution – OES (ID # 6396) 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.

14. Resolution – OES (ID # 6397) Adopt a Resolution continuing a Local State of Emergency on Tree Mortality. Emergency Services’ Proclamation of a Local State of Emergency Due to the Extreme Weather of January 2021.

16. Agreement – Public Works (ID # 6306) 1) Award Request for Proposal 20-1200-25-925 for construction management services related to the Wagon Trail Project – Phase 1; and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute an Agreement with UNICO Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $2,869,772.49 for the term of November 16, 2021 through December 31, 2024.

17. Resolution – Sheriff (ID # 6405) 1) Approve and authorize the Sheriff and/or Undersheriff to execute Grant Number C21L0601 by the State of California, Department of Parks & Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways to award $121,649.00 to purchase a new patrol boat and trailer for the Sheriff’s Office; 2) Adopt a Resolution acknowledging grant acceptance to the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways; and 3) Approve Budget Transfer forms to adjust existing appropriation in Marine Safety and Sheriff AB443 SRF budget units. Requires a 4/5ths Board of Supervisors Approval.

Motion to approve consent agenda items 4 through 17 – Passed 5 – 0.

Regular Agenda

18. Action Item – Health and Human Services Agency (ID # 6386) 1) Conduct a Public Hearing to receive public comments relating to the return of Community Development Block Grant #20- CDBG-12076 funding in the amount of $250,000 as the Economic Development Micro Enterprise Technical Assistance and General Administration project did not provide any outcomes. 2) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, or designee, to approve, sign, and submit the Closeout Certification for Community Development Block Grant 20-CDBG-12076.

• Cori Allen – HHSA Director – introduced Laurie Adams – consultant – a little overfunded in development. Recommends declining grant and approve to sign out to return funds to the state.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve – Passed 5 – 0.

19. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6387) Find project exempt from CEQA; Conduct a Public Hearing; and Adopt a Resolution to Establish California Land Conservation Contract / Agriculture Preserve No. 388 totaling 232 aces for Kenton L. Stacy, Etal

• Gina Kathan – application submitted to establish a contract for 232 acres located at 9573 Rock Creek Road, south of Milton. On 2.28.72, ag contract was established in Milton and Salt Springs in the county. The land has been in ag production since 1972. Already zoned for ag.
Public Comment• None
Motion to approve  – Passed 5 – 0.

20. Resolution – Planning (ID # 6388) Find Project Exempt from CEQA; Conduct a Public Hearing and Adopt a Resolution to Establish California Land Conservation Contract / Agriculture Preserve No. 389 totaling 104.48 acres for Kathy Tillas, Trustee.

• Gina Kathan – – this item is like the previous one. The land has been left abandoned and an application was submitted located on 9064 Rock Creek Road, south of Milton. Already zoned for ag.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve  – Passed 5 – 0.

21. Action Item – Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (ID # 6382) Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas.

Supervisor Tofanelli – recommends Robert Van Bibber for Camanche Regional Park Advisory Board; Children and Families Commission – First Five – Jenna Settlemoir; Mental Health Board – Joseph Kincaid.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve – Passed 5 – 0.

22. Action Item – County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6416) Introduce an ordinance repealing Ordinance 2993 establishing the 2010 supervisorial district boundaries, waive first reading, and authorize summary publication. Redistricting Public Hearing

Rebecca Turner – County Clerk – Formality to adopt map line by resolution and repeal this ordinance.
• Supervisor Tofanelli – will it take 30 days. Sarah Edwards – County Counsel – yes, 30 days for the challenge. The resolution will presume BOS will adopt the new map on December 7 and will take effect right away. Can make the argument this is a formality re adopting new map. This is not adoption and will come back to the board for approval. Will always have boundaries in place.
Public Comment • None
Motion to approve – Passed 5 – 0.

23. Informational Item – County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters (ID # 6415) Conduct a public hearing and receive a presentation regarding the 2021 redistricting process and provide staff direction regarding map alternatives.

Rebecca Turner – County Clerk – presented PowerPoint presentation. Please review for detailed information. Reviewed information provided at previous meetings. No new communities of interest since the last public hearing. Citizens in Angels want BOS to adopt map 6. Copper – would like to keep Diamond XX with Copper. Murphys Pine in either D3 or D4.  Keep Rancho and Jenny Lind together. Rancho supports draft map 6. 7.68% deviation – splitting San Andreas, Rancho Calaveras, and Valley Springs Hills Estates.

Supervisor Announcements

Supervisor Callaway – last night discussed community service districts that LAFTCO is required to do for the road, some don’t have board members and/or monies. Decisions we make now have impact 30 and 40 years down the road. Trying to decide what to do with CSDs that are struggling and do not increase their fees and what are their options. Supervisor Folendorf has some critical ones in her district. Will have to deal with in the near future. Have to do an audit on CSDs not CSAs but same issues – no boards, money.

Supervisor Tofanelli – he and Supervisor Callaway had a long day yesterday, attended Central Sierra Child Support Agency and LAFTCO meeting last night. Thanked Supervisor Callaway for her direction at LAFTCO last night. She did a great job.

Meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

 

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