Board of Supervisors 9/6/17


The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on September 5, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following              email:
Heather Foster, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.REGULAR AGENDA


  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance- Supervisor Adams
  • Roll Call -Supervisors Adams, Beard, Huebner,
  • Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved 5/0 except Supervisor Jim Beard voted NO approval to Regular Agenda for some unexplained reason.


COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Adams reported on the Finance Committee and Auditor/ROTC Van Maddox reported how things look better in future years. The Veterans budget has not been cut despite rumors… still the same. Western County EMS adhoc committee is looking at a citizens initiative to support the Paramedic EMS program in western Sierra County. Supervisor Huebner reported on the Reno Planning Commission and the development in Washoe County and it’s potential negative affect on Sierra County, Supervisor Schlefstein complimented the SC Road Dept on Lemon Cyn repairs on county roads from storm damage, Supervisor Roen talked about Sierra Conservancy meetings.

  • RCRC August 16, 2017 Board Meeting Highlights. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Director Tim Beals gave a report on meeting with Pacific Crest Trail hikers, USFS and other involved agencies to solve some of the issues brought up from use. He also mentioned the lack of planning process in Nevada regarding impacts of traffic, growth, water and many other issues caused by 10,000 residential unit and Sierra County has little to none ability to address issues that will affect our county.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – No Yuba Ranger District Ranger Karen Hayden says free wood permits are not going to be possible. PCT reroute going on near Packer Saddle. The County and USFS put in for Prop 1 grant for implementation of Yuba Project north of 49 and east of Gold Lake Rd which should be started soon. Also a fuels reduction Prop 1 Grant. Thanked Sierra County F&W for assistance with Packer Lake Fish Day. Interjection by Adams he complimented the pretty face (Milly or maybe Jill, they’re hard to tell apart except Milly is the nice one)  in the press desk rather than the usual grumpy Russell….




Recognition of the Sierra County Fish and Wildlife Commission for the 19th Annual Packer Lake Kid’s Fishing Day. (CHAIR HUEBNER) Supervisor Huebner reported that 106 children 92 adults enjoyed fishing day and an unforgettable event thanks to many agencies and people enjoyed the day. Bob Latta and Sieg Ostrom talked about the great time kids had and credited Marilyn Tierney for all her help, every kid got a stuffed toy or fishing rod, seeing wildlife, Ospreys, a great family experience, over 50 fish were caught, the program is funded by donations and fines from F&W program.


Presentation by Mary Ervin of Silver Ribbon award presented to Sierra County for the 2017 California State Fair county exhibit. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Mary Ervin presented the Silver Ribbon to the County and thanked the Board and volunteers for their help at the California State Fair 


Discussion/direction regarding the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Statement of State Watermaster Services for Plumas and Sierra Counties for the Middle Fork Feather River service area. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Supervisor Roen talked about the frustration of water users receiving bills for litigation that they have no input on the case.



Discussion/direction regarding contracting for architectural/engineering services for the purpose of remodeling 207 Front Street (Wellness Center) of approximately 370 square feet, in addition to a new Behavioral Health building located at 704 Mill Street of approximately 2400 square feet.  Director Salas reported on how funding is received and used for the remodeling . Request to search for architect for development on  existing site. Adams said the Finance Committee had no problem accepting the project as reasonable. Maddox agreed to use the money available to begin the project. Project turned over to Building and Planning .

Documents: Board Request.pdf



Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – Public Employee Release.

 No action taken



Resolution determining a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) member’s disability, pursuant to Government Code section 21156. Approved 5/0 but Beard and Schlefstein disliked the process involved 


Second reading and adoption of an ordinance repealing and replacing Section 3.03.031 of Sierra County Code Personnel Policies and Procedures pertaining to past employment verification and background checks. Approved 5/0


Items placed on the Consent Agenda are of a routine and non-controversial nature and are approved by a blanket roll call vote. At the time the Consent Agenda is considered, items may be deleted from the Consent Agenda by any Board member or Department Manager and added to the Regular Agenda directed by the Chairman.

Permission to hire a vacant Social Worker I-III position. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:SWI-III Board.pdf


Agreement between Sierra County Child Abuse Council and Sierra County Behavioral Health to conduct the Nurturing Parenting Program. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)


Agreement between CalRecycle and Sierra County for the Local Enforcement Agency Grant for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. (PUBLIC HEALTH)



Resolution approving Interlocal Agreement for Forensic Pathology Services between Sierra County and Washoe County, NV. (SHERIFF)


Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County Emergency Management Performance Grant for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 grant years. (OES)


Amendment to Agreement 2015‐080 with PG & E for use of a portion of the yard at the Alleghany Maintenance Facility, extending the termination date until December 31, 2017 and corresponding fee for an additional period of four months. (PUBLIC WORKS)


Resolution declaring a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, former Assessor’s vehicle, as surplus, and approval of inter‐agency vehicle transfer to the Downieville Fire Protection District. (PUBLIC WORKS)


Minutes from the regular meeting held on August 1, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)


Minutes from the regular meeting held on August 15, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)




Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber submitted by Eric Sweet on behalf of Sierra Pacific Industries located in Sierra County approximately 2(+) miles northeast of Sierra City, CA.


Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by JW Resorts.