Board of Supervisors 5/17/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA -BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on May 16, 2017 in the Loyalton Social Hall, Loyalton City Park, Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.
The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following email:
Heather Foster clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.govThe Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.REGULAR AGENDA
1.

9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS

  • Call to Order – by Chair Peter Huebner
  • Pledge of Allegiance –led by Supervisor Adams
  • Roll Call – Supervisors Adams, Beard, Huebner, Roen, Schlefstein present
  • Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved as presented
2.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – None

3.

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Supervisor Schlefstein spoke on the upcoming Ham Radio Class. Supervisor Adams talked about the CSAC Legislative meeting his week.
4.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Director Tim Beals spoke on a number of upcoming issues (listen to the Board Tape
5.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE

Update by Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood also spoke on items that may affect the County of Sierra. listen to the recording
6.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS  

6.A.

Discussion/direction to staff regarding development of a priority list for potential transportation projects to be funded under SB 1. Sent to the Road and Transportation Committee approved  4/1 Supervisor Beard voted NO Doesn’t support SB 1 taxes.

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6.B.

Resolution approving application for grant funds from the Federal Lands Access Funding Program for the Smithneck Creek Road Rehabilitation and Smithneck Creek Bicycle Trail Project. Approved 3/2 Supervisors Roen and Adams voted No.

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7.

PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

 7.A.

Discussion/direction to staff regarding Loyalton Mobile Home Park Estates. – Discussion, no action Code enforcement to start, listen to tape

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8.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 8.A.

Discussion/direction regarding letter from Irving Christensen, Downieville Fire Protection District in regards to AT&T lines and equipment throughout the western portion of Sierra County. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS) Letter supporting the DFPD letter approved, Supervisor Adams to draft letter for Chair Huebner to sign.

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8.B.

Ordinance rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (FINANCE COMMITTEE)  Didn’t pass 3/2 Supervisors Adams and Roen voted to take all longevity pay away, Supervisors Huebner, Schlefstein and Beard voted No …you’ve got to listen to recording

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8.C.

Appointment to the Cemetery District #5. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Gretchen Selfridge of Sierraville  was re-appointed. 

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9.

CLOSED SESSION – No Action direction given to Staff

9.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – public employment – Director of Health & Human Services.

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9.B.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (c) – initiation of litigation – 1 case.

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10.

CONSENT AGENDA

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.
10.A.

Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Sharon Lane, applicant and Mudita, LLC, landowner: Consideration of an amendment to a Conditional Use Permit on Big Springs Gardens to allow expansion of the resort with additional buildings and overnight guests, and for a Site Plan Review on the project. The project site, identified as APN 008-110-022, is located at 32613 Highway 49, Sierra City. (PLANNING)

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10.B.

Resolution approving agreement for Federal Apportionment Exchange Program and State Match Program California Department of Transportation-NonMPO County (X17-5913(072). (PUBLIC WORKS)

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10.C.

Public Works Contract with Campbell’s Carpets of Nevada in the amount of $8,638.73 for replacement of flooring at the Health and Human Services office at 704 Mill Street. (PUBLIC WORKS)

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10.D.

Amendment 04 to Agreement 2016-128 between the California Department of Public Health and Sierra County. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

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10.E.

California Automated Consortium Eligibility System Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

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10.F.

Memorandum of Understanding between the California Automated Consortium Eligibility System and the County of Sierra. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

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10.G.

Endorsement of nationwide Save Our Air Medical Resources (SOAR) program to amend federal medicare reimbursement for air ambulance services. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

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10.H.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 4, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

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ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 5/3/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
REGULAR MEETING
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on May 2, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov. so listen here
The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses:
Heather Foster:  clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.govThis has been a rough week for everyone and so you will have to read the Mountain Messenger report on the Board actions and for education, entertainment, horrification and other reaction please listen to the recording of the meeting… no commercials …The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.REGULAR AGENDA
1.

9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS

  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board
2.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

3.

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Board members will report on committee meetings and/or activities. Board members or members of the public may ask questions for clarification but no action will be taken.

  • RCRC Release – Sierra County Supervisor Lee Adams appointed to Commission on State Mandates. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE

Update by District Ranger on items that may affect the County of Sierra.
6.

AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOX

6.A.

Resolution approving the Sierra County Courthouse Complex Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

Documents:

  1. Complex item.pdf
7.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.

Governing Body Resolution authorizing application for the 2016/2017 OHV Grant for development of the OSV Trailhead at Bassett’s Station, including replacement of vault restroom and parking lot improvements.

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7.B.

Update on TA3 Tire Grant and upcoming free tire disposal event scheduled for May 20-21-22, 2017.

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7.C.

Resolution of support and commitment for a joint application with Plumas County for grant funds from the Federal Lands Access Program for Gold Lake Forest Highway (in Plumas County) and Gold Lake Highway/other highway segments (in Sierra County).

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7.D.

Lease Agreement with Alliance for Workforce Development for the modular office at the Sierraville School Complex.

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7.E.

Approval of vehicle disposal fee amnesty event at the Loyalton Landfill.

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7.F.

Resolution rescinding the former “Solid Waste Task Force” and adopting a resolution establishing a revised structure for the “Sierra County Solid Waste Task Force.”

Documents:

  1. SW Task Force.pdf
7.G.

Appointments to new Solid Waste Task Force.

8.

PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

8.A.

Resolution renewing the proclamation of local emergency resulting from the February winter storms.

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9.

COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors.
9.A.

Discussion/direction initiating the process for creating a service area zone in County Service Area 4 for fire protection services in Verdi.

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9.B.

Discussion/direction to staff regarding the process for creating a service area zone in County Service Area 4 for fire protection services in Long Valley.

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10.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

10.A.

Discussion/direction with respect to directing county health officer with respect to emergency medical services oversight. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

10.B.

Resolution declaring that Sierra County complies with federal immigration laws, and does not constitute a “sanctuary” jurisdiction. (SUPERVISOR BEARD)

11.

TIMED ITEMS

11.A.

11:00AM TRUCKEE-DONNER LAND TRUST

Presentation by Truckee-Donner Land Trust on the Webber Lake property.
12.

CLOSED SESSION

 12.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – public employment – Director of Health & Human Services.

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12.B.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 – conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation – 1 case.

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13.

CONSENT AGENDA

13.A.

Approval to amend grant period of California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) 2016/2017 Victim/Witness Grant. (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

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13.B.

Resolution approving the surplus of a 1999 Ford Taurus to the general fund departments. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

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13.C.

Resolution approving the Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement No.17-LE-11051360-020 for 2017-2022 between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. (SHERIFF)

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13.D.

Resolution approving the Cooperative Law Enforcement annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan, Agreement No. 17-LE-11051360-020 Modification No. 001, between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. (SHERIFF)

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13.E.

Resolution approving the 2017 Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Drug Operations Plan and Financial Plan, Agreement No. 17-LE-11021360-020 Modification No. 002 between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. (SHERIFF)

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13.F.

Authorization to fill vacancy for Public Water/Service Facility Operator position. (PUBLIC WORKS)

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13.G.

Resolution authorizing Auditor to implement changes to the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Transportation Budget to update the budget to align with the approved budget amendment by the Sierra County Transportation Commission. (PUBLIC WORKS)

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13.H.

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 August 27, 2017 and corresponding fee for an additional period of seven months. (PUBLIC WORKS)

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13.I.

Resolution re-authorizing delegation of investing authority and approval of the Sierra County Investment Policy. (AUDITOR)

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13.J.

Resolution amending 2016/2017 Final Budget for transfers to cover the cost of jail incarceration. (AUDITOR)

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13.K.

Cash Audit Report for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. (AUDITOR)

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13.L.

Treasurer’s Investment Report and Statement of Liquidity for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. (AUDITOR)

13.M.

Resolution of appreciation for Dave Soto, Senior Program Manager, Agency on Aging Area 4. (SUPERVISOR SCHLEFSTEIN)

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13.N.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 4, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

13.O.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 18, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

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14.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

14.A.

Letter from Karma Hackney, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services regarding U.S. Department of Agriculture Designation.

Documents:

  1. CalOES.pdf
14.B.

Letter from Sam Boland-Brien, State Water Resource Control Board regarding Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation deadline.

Documents:

  1. Water Boards.pdf
14.C.

Letter from Steve Keithley, Field Representative regarding the May 5, 2016 California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) 2014-2016 biennial inspection of the Sierra County temporary holding facility pursuant to Penal Code Section 6031 and Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 209.

ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 4/19/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on April 18, 2017 in the Loyalton Social Hall, in the Loyalton City Park, Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.  NOTICEThe Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following email: Heather Foster clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.govThe Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.
REGULAR AGENDA
1.

9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS

  • Call to Order by Chair Huebner
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Beard
  • Roll Call Supervisors Adams, Beard, Huebner, Roen, Schlefstein present
  • Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board Approved 5/0 with one item added due to time frame for letter of support re: Loyalton Millsite.
2.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITYSupervisor Beard reminded everyone of Pat Whitley Memorial Service in Loyalton this Saturday. Supervisor Schlefstein spoke emotionally about his feelings of losing Pat Whitley and her contribution to the community.

3.

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Supervisor Lee Adams announced the May 3rd Community Meeting in Downieville regarding the Paramedic ALS program development for western Sierra County with Downieville Fire Protection District Ambulance and Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, Inc. 

4.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTSProbation Chief Jeff Bosworth talked about the new Probation Office in Loyalton and invites the public and supervisors to stop by. Sheriff Tim Standley talked about a missing aircraft that left Truckee on Monday and was last pinged in the Webber Lake area. A husband and pilot wife  were onboard and SCSAR, SCSO and Civil Air Patrol are involved in the search. (see press release from SCSO this issue).

5.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE –  District Ranger Quentin Youngblood USFS personnel are involved in search for missing plane. They expect to be fully staffed this year and seasonal staff will be mobilized on May 1st. Opening campgrounds hopefully for fishing season opening depending on snow and weather.

6.

PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH

6.A.

Resolution approving a budget transfer request to cover installment of cyber security program.  Approved 5/0

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6.B.

Resolution approving a budget transfer request to cover installment of internet and phone system at new probation office in Loyalton. Approved 5/0

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7.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.

Request for contingency appropriation in the amount of $15,000 to restore and repair caretakers apartment at the Kentucky Mine Museum. Approved 5/0

7.B.

Consideration of request from City of Loyalton for technical assistance in the disaster recovery process. Approved 5/0

7.C

Status report on progress of solid waste disposal plan and closure/post closure plans and processes for Loyalton Landfill. Director Beals gave update to Board and should have documents for review shortly. Should be a smooth transition, nothing will change from residents use of transfer stations. Approved 5/0

7.D.

Status report on severe winter storm recovery efforts Countywide. –  Director Beals reported on additional damage being found as snow melts, documentation and paperwork for process of claims are ongoing. Gold Lake Road will be an ongoing project to open after May 1st, there are slides and still 10 to 15 feet of snow on the road. Will hopefully be working on Sardine Lake Road on the first couple of weeks in May.  

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8.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

8.A.

Discussion/direction regarding local update of contacts for 2020 Census with Sierra County. (CHAIR HUEBNER)  Board appointed Supervisor Roen and Director Beals to be Census contact.

Documents:

  1. Census.pdf
8.B.

Introduction and first reading of an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 and rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS) This Ordinance would keep the Board at present salary and not exceed the raises of county employees. Current salaries would stay the same till the end of their term Anyone elected into office after January 1, 2018, (including current county supervisors) would be brought in to same compensation so county supervisors candidates would be on equal level and there would be no more longevity pay for Board members. Supe Adams his fixes enquity in salaries between new and old supervisors. Vote failed by 3/2 with Supervisors Beard, Schlefstein and Huebner voting No, and Adams and Roen voting yes. Which means that Adams and Roen were voting against a raise for themselves and Beard, Schlefstein and Huebner want more money for themselves. 

8.C.

Appointment of two members of the Sierra County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District’s bi-county finance committee pursuant to Section 9.3 of the Joint Powers Agreement between the counties of Plumas and Sierra. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Supervisor Adams, Huebner appointed Approved  5/0

8.D.

Appointments to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Supervisors Roen and Huebner reappointed and as  Alternate Schlefstein  Approved 3/2. 

8.E.

Appointments to the Sierra County Mental Health Advisory Board. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Sara Wtight go Sierraville and Json Purvis of Loyalton were reappointed Approved 5/0

8F. Letter in support of grant application for Loyalton CoGen Plant – Approved 5/0
9.

CONSENT AGENDA

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.
9.A.

Resolution authorizing the Auditor to implement changes to the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Budget to increase revenues and expenses in the Road Fund for the STIP project identified as the rehabilitation of the North Fork Yuba River Bridge at Jim Crow Road. (PUBLIC WORKS)

9.B.

Amendment to Sierra County Agreement 2016‐099 with Omni‐Means, LTD increasing compensation and extending term through project completion. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:

  1. Omni-Means Item.pdf
9.C.

Resolution of appreciation to Lou Foxworthy, transportation program manager. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

9.D.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 21, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

10.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

10.A.

Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Small Business Administration Private Nonprofit Organizations Physical Disaster Declaration.

Documents:

  1. Cal OES.pdf
10.B.

Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Department of Agriculture Designation.

Documents:

  1. CalOES.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 4/5/17

 

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session commencing at 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

NOTICE

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses:Heather Foster clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS

  • Call to Order by Chair Peter Heubner
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call- Supervisors Adams, Roen, Heubner, Beard, Schlefstein present.
  • Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board
2.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

3.

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Board members will report on committee meetings and/or activities. Board members or members of the public may ask questions for clarification but no action will be taken.

  • RCRC March 15, 2017 Board meeting highlights. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)
4.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE

6.

AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOX

6.A.

Discussion/direction regarding Wells Fargo Bank Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating downgrade.

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6.B.

Agreement for professional services between the County of Sierra and Smith & Newell CPAs to conduct Sierra County’s financial audit.

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7.

PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

 7.A.

Resolution renewing the proclamation of local emergency resulting from the February winter storms.

8.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

8.A.

Report and recommendation from Public Works, Roads & Solid Waste Committee resulting from continued meeting of Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

8.B.

Approval of letter of support for a Nevada County Federal Lands Access Program project which involves widening of approximately 15 miles (10 in Nevada County and 5 in Sierra) of Stampede Dam Road to Class II bicycle lane standards with pullouts and paved parking improvements.

8.C.

Resolution authorizing transfer of funds from trust account to the Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District for heating system replacement in the modular at Sierraville School as provided for in Sierra County Agreement 2013‐120, between Sierra County and the School District.

8.D.

Resolution authorizing and supporting sponsorship of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project on Coldstream and direction to Director of Transportation to contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist and request evaluation of the site and preparation of a damage survey report in relation to a potential project.

Documents:

  1. EWP.Item.pdf
9.

SIERRA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meeting of the Sierra County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (SCFC & WC) Board of Directors.
9.A.

Resolution authorizing and supporting sponsorship of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project on Coldstream and direction to Director of Transportation contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist and request evaluation of the site and preparation of a damage survey report in relation to a potential project.

9.B.

Governing Board resolution for designation of applicant’s agents for Sierra County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

10.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

10.A.

Discussion/direction regarding the composition of the Board of Supervisors Committee on Economic Development. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

10.B.

Discussion/direction regarding fire protection services on the eastern side of Sierra County. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

10.C.

Discussion/direction regarding the hiring of extra help employees who are currently working for, or have previously worked for an agency who participates in the California retirement system and update regarding CalPERS guidelines for hiring employees who have retired. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

Documents:

  1. CalPERS.pdf
10.D.

Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 and rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (FINANCE COMMITTEE)

11.

CLOSED SESSION

11.A.

Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – public employment – Director of Health and Human Services.

12.

TIMED ITEMS

12.A.

10:00AM CAMPTONVILLE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Presentation by Regine Miller regarding the Forest Biomass Business Center (FBBC) and update on the Camptonville Community Partnership.
12.B.

11:00AM THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

Presentation by Chris Fichtel, Independence Lake Project Director, of The Nature Conservancy regarding activities at Independence Lake.
12.C.

11:30AM CALIFORNIA POET LAUREATE

Introduction/presentation by Dana Giola, California Poet Laureate regarding the art of poetry in classrooms and boardrooms across the state.

Documents:

  1. Poet Laureate.pdf
13.

CONSENT AGENDA

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.
13.A.

Professional services agreement between Nevada County Department of Health and Human Services and County of Sierra for Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Services. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

13.B.

Approval to fill vacancy of Assessment Technician position. (ASSESSOR)

13.C.

Resolution approving Boating Safety and Waterways Financial Aid Program Agreement for 2017-2018 between Sierra County and California State Parks Boating and Waterways. (SHERIFF)

Documents:

  1. Board Packet.pdf
13.D.

Resolution naming Director of Transportation as the designated representative for Sierra County with regard to the administration of the management of the Sierraville School and provisions of the Cooperative Use Agreement and subsequent amendments thereto with Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District. (PUBLIC WORKS)

13.E.

Resolution certifying County roads contained in maintained mileage system for submittal to the State of California. (PUBLIC WORKS)

13.F.

Resolution declaring April 2017 as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month” in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

13.G.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on September 6, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

13.H.

Minutes from the special meeting held on February 14, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

13.I.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 7, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

14.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

14.A.

Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Small Business Administration Physical Disaster Declaration.

Documents:

  1. Cal OES.pdf
14.B.

Letter of support from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors regarding Assembly Bill 211 (Bigelow): An act to amend Section 4214 of the Public Resources Code relating to fire prevention.

14.C.

Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sabrina Terasa Smith.

ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 3/22/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session  on March 21, 2017 in the Loyalton Social Hall, in the Loyalton City Park, Loyalton, CA. This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

Heather Foster – clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Peter Heubner
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Adams
Roll Call– Supervisors Heubner, Adams, Roen, Schlefstein present, Supervisor Beard was absent.
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved 4/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY- Ernest Rembird at Loyalton Mobile Estates  believes Supes are being mislead, they’ll never get their money back. David Allen also lives in LME Park has no where else to live, hopes someone will come in and run park. Nona Griesert. Business Mgr for SPUSD was introduced by Supt. Dr. Merrill Grant. Michael Perry of LME says something has to be done, needs to know who runs disaster plan, as a Ham Operator could help out more than police department could. Mark Marin, Mayor of Loyalton said $5,000 dollars a month costs on sewer and water from LME City doesn’t own lines in Park. 

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Roen talked about Co-Gen Plant is still an ongoing planning process

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS- Director Beals talked about recovery and applicant meetings for OES and FEMA, no final restoration work is to be done until there is joint inspection by FEMA and OES and funding approved for financial recovery, it will be a long term process and likely all damaged roads will not be opened this year, the county cannot control the process, he asked  Board “not to shoot the messenger” #2 – RAC project requests include tree mortality and invasive species. #3 Webber Lake will be open for first time in history to general public. #4 New building codes are in place effective January 1st this year. #5 On the LME an inspection was done by state, there will be a meeting at 9 a.m. on April 19th at Loyalton Social Hall complicated, social, economic, emotional issue and hopefully some information could result in some solutions.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Update by Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood on items that may affect the County of Sierra. RAC meeting will be rescheduled due to  Dept of Agriculture probably in May. NID working with District on Jackson Meadows facilities, time to look at shared operation of campground facilities.
6.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER – LAURA A. MARSHALL

6.A.
Discussion/direction regarding the use of personal devices by County employees. All personal communication devices and personal email accounts not be used by county employees for county business. Adams says send to Finance Committee, Schlefstein asked to go to Government Committee. Goes to Government Committee on Tues March 28 1 p.m. at Downieville Courthouse. Bring back recommendation to Board.

Documents:
ROP Personal Device Discussion_Direction.pdf
7.
SHERIFF/CORONER – TIM STANDLEY

7.A.
Discussion/direction regarding adoption of resolution and approval of Cooperative Law Enforcement Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Operating and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Board Packet.pdf
8.
PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH

8.A.
Resolution approving agreement between the City of Loyalton and the County of Sierra to lease an office for the Probation Department in Loyalton. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Probation Office in Loyalton.pdf
9.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

9.A.
Services Agreement with Hansen Bros. Enterprises for emergency work for slide removal and erosion repair on Kanaka Creek Road due to the January 2017 storms. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Hansen.Kanaka.Item.pdf
9.B.
Services Agreement with Hansen Bros. Enterprises for emergency work for mudslide cleanup on Goodyears Creek Road due to the January 2017 storms. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Hansen.GYC.Item.pdf
9.C.
Authorize letter of support for SB 1 (Beall) Transportation Funding and Reform Packages. Approved 4/0

Documents:
SB 1.Item.pdf
9.D.
Authorize letter of support for AB 1 (Frazier) Transportation Funding and Reform Packages. Approved 4/0

Documents:
AB 1.ITEM.pdf
9.E.
Progress report and discussion on landfill closure process. There will be little interruption to the residents of the county, transfer stations will still be the place to take our trash. That’s what is most important to me.

Documents:
Progress Report.Landfill.Item.pdf
10.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

10.A.
Approval of letter to Mr. Ben Metcalf, Director California Department of Housing and Community Development regarding the Loyalton Mobile Home Park – County of Sierra Workshop. (CHAIR HUEBNER) Approved 4/0

Documents:
Loyalton Mobile Home Letter.pdf
10.B.
Discussion/authorization to move forward with the purchase of property located at 202 Front Street, Loyalton, CA for the Sierra County Department of Health and Human Services. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Approved 4/0

Documents:
202 Front Street HHS Building.pdf
10.C.
Discussion/direction to refer to the Board of Supervisors Finance Committee the hiring of employees who are currently working for, or have previously worked for an agency who participates in the California retirement system. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) 4/0 but stay tuned

Documents:
California retirement system.pdf
10.D.
Appointments to the Downieville Fire Protection District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Irving Christensen of Indian Valley, and Michael Galan of Downieville were reappointed. 4/0

Documents:
Appointment Downiville Fire Protection District.pdf
10.E.
Appointments to the Sierra County (Calpine) Waterworks District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Russell Rosewood, Christine Lindberg and Salli Wise all of Calpine were reappointed.

Documents:
Appointment Calpine Waterworks District.pdf
10.F.
Approval of letter of support for SB 447 re: Multicounty assessment appeals boards. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS) Approved 4/0

Documents:
SB 447 Letter.pdf
11.
CLOSED SESSION –  No action reported on 11A /11B

11.A.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) – anticipated litigation – Sierra County v. Department of Finance for the State of California.

Documents:
Closed Session Anticipated Litigation.pdf
11.B.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) – conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation – 1 case.

Documents:
Closed Session Anticipated Litigation.pdf
12.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
12.A.
Amendment to Agreement 2016-061 for professional services between Thomas E. Bittker, MD, LTD and the County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Bittker Amendment Board.pdf
12.B.
Resolution approving the submittal of an application for the Local Enforcement Agency Grant and authorizing Director, Interim Director, or Assistant Director to execute the necessary application for the securing of grant funds. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents:
LEA Application.pdf
12.C.
Resolution approving the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) plan for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents:
CMS Plan Board.pdf
12.D.
Resolution adopting pay tables for the County of Sierra and Special Revenue Funds. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
pay tables resolution.pdf
12.E.
Resolution adjusting the approved baseline increase from the Long Valley Groundwater Management District to the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District for the 2016/2017 Budget. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Budget adjustment Groundwater Districts.pdf
12.F.
Resolution authorizing inter‐agency vehicle transfer from Sierra County to the Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Surplus Vans.Item.pdf
12.G.
Resolution updating listing of authorized representatives to acquire surplus property through the auspices of the California State Agency for Surplus Property, and authorization to complete and submit new application for eligibility for the State and Federal Surplus Property Program through the California Department of General Services. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
DGS.Item.pdf
12.H.
Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for the designation of applicants agents for the purpose of obtaining federal financial assistance due to the winter storms. (OES)

Documents:
disaster_authorized signature resolution.pdf
12.I.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Billy and Kathleen Epps, Applicants and Landowners for consideration of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the use of a travel trailer while constructing a single family residence. The project site, identified as APN 002-130-028, is located at 215 Gold Bluff Road, Downieville. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Epps_Indemnification Packet.pdf
13.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
13.A.
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration declaring certain counties in the State of Nevada and California a disaster area.

Documents:
CalOES Letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 3/8/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on March 7, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was  recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster Clerk of the Board of Supervisors clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Peter Heubner
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Paul Roen
Roll Call Supervisors Adams, Heubner, Roen, Schlefstein present Super Beard was traveling through Russia  Germany.
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved 4/0 with item 11A moved to regular agenda as 9C.  11C is pulled from the agenda.
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Rick Featherman made a fervent idea about the use of magnets helping the county by putting them around pipes, keeps sediment from building up. Worried about black mold growing on trees on river trail. He uses sap from special trees for medical treatment. Many ides for using tree grindings. Complimented Veterinarian Dennis Spence for his service to the dogs/cats of Sierra County.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS- Supervisor Schlefstein reported on March 16th  Lassen, Plumas Sierra Community Action Committee will be meeting in Susanville.  Special Meeting will be held April 19th at 9 a.m. at Loyalton Social Hall. Supervisor Adams SRS funding bill will be safe for two years.
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sheriff Standley talked about traffic through county when Hwy 80 is closed. Once again another employee is unable to work part time because of software county is using won’t allow payroll on part time basis. (this is crazy – in today’s world we can’t figure out how to do payroll for part time employees… hmmmm I wonder what other counties do….) How about doing a manual paycheck… there has to be an easy way, so why doesn’t the Auditor/Tax Collector/Risk Manager and Ruler of All Things who gets a lot of money figure this out… Has to be on next agenda to discuss further per County Counsel

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Prevention Officer Larry Peabody is at meeting with No Yuba District Ranger Karen Hayden. Hayden talked about the beatings the roads have been taken with rain, snow, slides both county and USFS roads it is not clear what roads will be available to use when winter is over, much work to be done. Let her know of any damage you may be aware of, some funding will be available and will try to be effective in a timely manner. Working on repeaters with Sheriff Standley. OHV green sticker grants to replace the toilet facility at Bassetts.
6.
PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH

6.A.
Resolution approving amendments to 2016-2017 Community Corrections Partnership budget. Approved 4/0 Probation Chief Jeff Bosworth clarified treatment program costs for reducing recidivism 

Documents:
CCP Budget FY2016-2017.pdf
6.B.
Discussion/direction regarding Probation office space in Loyalton. Direction was given to bring back lease agreement to next Board meeting.

Documents:
Probation Office in Loyalton.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Report and recommendation from Public Works, Roads & Solid Waste Committee resulting from meeting of Monday, March 6, 2017.  Just 2 or 3 months left to use the Loyalton Landfill. Not a lot of options, two viable are short term 1 or 2 years with  Plumas Co and Intermountain Waste Removal, maybe longer and/or Lockwood in Nevada, depends on county’s ability to negotiate tipping fees. 

Documents:
Solid Waste Comm.Item.pdf
7.B.
Resolution authorizing application for the 2016‐2017 Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant for development of the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Trailhead at Bassett’s Station, including replacement of vault restroom and parking lot improvements. Approved 4/0

Documents:
OSV Grant ROP.pdf
8.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Resolution renewing the proclamation of local emergency resulting from the January winter storms. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Renewing Jan storms proclamation.pdf
8.B.
Resolution renewing the proclamation of local emergency resulting from the February winter storms. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Renewing Feb storms proclamation.pdf
9.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

9.A.
Discussion/direction of letter supporting AB 174 (Bigelow) regarding transportation issues in California. (SUPERVISOR SCHLEFSTEIN) Approved 4/0

Documents:
AB 174 letter of support.pdf
9.B. – Pulled from agenda before meeting…
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 and rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (FINANCE COMMITTEE)

Documents:
Ordinance County Supervisors.pdf

9A = 11A – 
Amendment to Agreement No. 2016-087 for professional services between Toddler Towers, Inc. and County of Sierra. (SOCIAL SERVICES) Approved 4/0

Documents:
Toddler Towers Amendment.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION – PHIL CAMMACK
Presentation of Resolution of Appreciation to Mr. Phil Cammack for his 19 years of service as a Commissioner on the Sierra County Planning Commission. see story this issue in the Prospect and the Mountain Messenger
Documents:
Cammack resolution of appreciation.pdf
10.B.
10:15AM COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PARTNERSHIP (CCP)
Presentation/approval of Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) compliance report by Fred Campbell with the Criminal Justice Research Foundation (CJRF). Referred to CCP for revisions
Documents:
Community Corrections Partnership Compliance Report 2017.pdf
11.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.

11.B.
Amendment to Agreement No. 2016-104 for professional services between Community Recovery Resources and County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
CORR Ammendment.pdf
11.C. Pulled from the Agenda
Approval to recruit for possible opening in the Probation Department for Probation Specialist/Collaborative Court Coordinator. (PROBATION)

Documents:
Probation Specialist-Drug Court Coordinator.pdf
11.D.
Resolution adopting the approved staffing pattern for the County of Sierra and Special Revenue Funds for the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year. (AUDITOR)
Documents:
Mid year adjustment to 2016-17 Budget.pdf
11.E.
Letter in opposition to SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
SB-Oppose letter.pdf
11.F.
Resolution declaring the week of April 2 – April 8, 2017, “Safety Seat Checkup Week” in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Safety Seat Checkup Week.pdf
11.G.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 7, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
02072017 minutes.pdf
11.H.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 21, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
02212017 minutes.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) stating the U.S. Small Business Administration declared primary counties a disaster area.

Documents:
US Department of Small Business Administration.pdf
12.B.
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program that has been made available for primary counties due to the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occured January 3-12, 2017.

Documents:
US Department of Agriculture.pdf
12.C.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sabrina Terasa Smith.

Documents:
Alcoholic Beverage License.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 2/22/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AGENDA REGULAR MEETING

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on February 21, 2017 in the Loyalton Social Hall, in the Loyalton City Park, Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster – clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order – by Chair Peter Heubner
Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Supervisor Adams
Roll Call – Supervisors Adams, Beard, Heubner, Roen and Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – All approved as is.
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – None
3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Supervisor Schlefstein announced a Child Abuse Council meeting. Supervisor Paul Roen commended the Sierra County Road crews for their work in the past few watery weeks.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lia Salas from H&HS discussed a new Social Worker supervisor, possibly mid March before full time. Preparing desk audit for Hospital and Emergency Preparedness. Van Maddox said recruitment for Directors of H&HS is in process. Supervisor Adams complimented Lia Salas for her oversight of the department, “quiet and not drama”.
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Update by Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood on RAC proposals that are coming in and the first meeting might be rescheduled to later March or first week in April.  Sardine Lookout has been successful as no fee rental and now going to go through process for Fee Rental program.
6.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Discussion and adoption of resolution authorizing Director of Planning to execute applications for federal assistance for various projects under Title II RAC on behalf of Sierra County including continuation of a County AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) program which includes public outreach, monitoring, and inspection for Lakes Basin and for the Little Truckee Drainage as may be required as well as development and implementation of a Tree Mortality Task Force. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Title II RAC.pdf
6.B.
Resolution approving grant agreement between the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the County of Sierra for California Aid to Airports Program for the Slurry Seal and Re-Stripe Runway at Sierraville Dearwater Airport. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Airport Grant.pdf
6.C.
Services agreement with Al Pombo, Inc. for emergency streamwork in the Sierraville area. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Pombo Emergency Streamwork.Item.pdf
6.D.
Services agreement with Folchi Logging & Construction, Inc. for emergency streamwork on Smithneck Creek. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Folchi Emergency Streamwork.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.A.
Introduction and first reading of an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 and rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (FINANCE COMMITTEE) Approved 3/0

Documents:
County Supervisors Ordinance.pdf
7.B.
Discussion/direction to set public hearing on an appeal of the Sierra County Planning Commission’s denial of extension of the special use permit for the Sierra Valley Lodge filed January 30, 2017 by Michael O’Connor. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Hearing set for March 21st 1 p.m. in Calpine.  Approved by consensus.

Documents:
SVL Appeal.pdf
8.
CONSENT AGENDA – All Approved
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.
8.A.
Cash audit report for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Cash Audit Report DEC 31, 2016.pdf
8.B.
Treasurer’s investment report and statement of liquidity for the period October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Treasurers investment report and statement of liquidity for the period OCT 1 2016 through DEC 31 2016.pdf
8.C.
Amendment to Agreement No. 2015-099, between the County of Sierra and Dudek extending the Operative Provision 2 (Term), and increasing Operative Provision 3 (Payment), for environmental consulting services on the Sierra Hot Springs project. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Dudek Amendment to Agreement.pdf
9.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
9.A.
Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber submitted by Greeneland Company on behalf of Greeneland Company located in Sierra County, 2600 feet east of Delahunty Lake and 2 miles east of Gibsonville in portions of sections 16, 20 & 21T, 22N, R10E MDBM.

Documents:
Intent to Harvest Timber.pdf
9.B.
Letter from Lori Simpson, Chair, Plumas County Board of Supervisors regarding the re-appointment of Tim Gibson to the Plumas-Sierra County Ag Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures.

Documents:
Plumas-Sierra County Ag Commissioner.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supes Special Meeting 2/15/17

COUNTY OF SIERRA
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Listen Here :
SPECIAL TELECONFERENCE MEETING

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in a special teleconference meeting at 2:00 p.m. on February 14, 2017. Locations available to the public to attend the teleconference meeting were in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA, the Health and Human Services Building, 202 Front Street, Loyalton, CA, and the Old Sierraville School, 305 S. Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA.

The Clerk of the Board Heather Foster may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at :                                    clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order
Roll Call
Approval of Regular Agenda
2.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) -TIM BEALS

2.A.
Resolution ratifying a proclamation of local state of emergency issued by the Director of Office of Emergency Services on Thursday, February 9, 2017 due to the continuing winter storms and the flood damages within the County of Sierra.

Documents:
Emergency Proclamation February.pdf
ADJOURN

Mountain Messenger (no raise for you) 2/8/17

I do know at the Sierra County Board of Supervisors this week they voted 3/2 to not give a raise to the Supervisors (themselves) of course as always you can listen to the events at the Board on the recording of the meeting on the Sierra County Board of Supervisors Agenda website . And of course read the Mountain Messenger as I am sure the Editor, Don Russell, will have plenty to say about what the vote was and the feelings in the room.

This isn’t Don Russell it is a photo of the Board of Supervisors back in 2013, they’re all still there.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send in as below or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect…..

Board of Supervisors January 3, 2017

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors DID NOT MEET in regular session on January 3, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting recorded recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster  clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order THE MEETING WAS NOT CALLED TO ORDER IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Passing of gavel to new Board Chairman
Selection of Vice-Chairman
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Update by District Ranger on items that may affect the County of Sierra.
6.
PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH

6.A.
Resolution approving the annual review of Probation’s electronic monitoring program rules per Penal Code sections 1203.016 and 1203.018.

Documents:
Electronic Monitoring Rules.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.A.
Presentation of California State Fair Counties Exhibit plaque and approval of 2017 State Fair Counties Exhibit Entry Form. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

Documents:
State Fair Presentation.pdf
7.B.
Continued discussion/action regarding letter from Steve Traverso, Sierra Buttes Snowbusters pertaining to the Tahoe National Forest Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Proposal. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

Documents:
Over Snow Vehicle Proposal.pdf
7.C.
Resolution reorganizing the Departments of Health and Human Services.

Documents:
reorganizing HH.pdf
7.D.
Approval of job descriptions for Administrative Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Health and Human Services and Clinical Director of Behavioral Health.

Documents:
job disc.pdf
7.E.
Resolution appointing the Administrative Director of Behavioral Health.

Documents:
apointing Admin Director of BH.pdf
7.F.
Resolution directing the submission of credentials to the State of California for Clinical Director of Behavioral Health.

Documents:
MH Dirct send to State.pdf
7.G.
Approval of appointments to commissions, boards and associations; standing committees; term appointments made by full board; and ad-hoc committees for the 2017 Calendar Year. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
BOS Committee Lists.pdf
8.
CLOSED SESSION

8.A.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (c) – initiation of litigation – 1 case.

Documents:
Closed Session Initiation of Litigation.pdf
8.B.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – performance review regarding County Counsel.

Documents:
Closed Session.pdf
9.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
9.A.
Resolution approving updated Sheriff’s Office Records Retention Schedule. (SHERIFF)

Documents:
Sheriffs Office Retention Schedule.pdf
9.B.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make certain changes to the 2016/2017 Final Budget for Sheriff’s vehicles. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Budget Adjustment Sheriff Vehicles.pdf
9.C.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on December 6, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
12062016 minutes.pdf
9.D.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on December 20, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
12202016 minutes.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 12/20/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – REGULAR MEETING

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on December 20, 2016 in the Loyalton Social Hall, in the Loyalton City Park, Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

NOTICE

IThe Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster – clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Beard
Roll Call- Supervisors Huebner, Roen, Beard, Adams & Schlefstein
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board Approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – none

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Jim Beard reported the Loyalton Convalescent Hospital suffered a heating loss and residents were rekicated to a Portola facility until the problem is fixed.
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS- Sheriff Tim Standley suggested everyone should have Merry Christmas and that everything was fine in the Sheriff’s Office. They will be purchasing two Ford Expeditions with grant funds and so no cost to the county General Fund .
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE- Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood reported on various timber sales, the successful Christmas Tree cutting program on Yuba Pass and Sierraville. The comment period is open for fee structure on Sardine Lookout rental during summer and affirmed the structure was in consideration for  Historical Registar.

6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

6.A.
Authorization to apply, and if accepted, enter into another agreement for internship with National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP).Approved 5/0

Documents:
NEPHIP.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.A.
Review of applications and make appointments to fill three (3) positions on the Sierra County Planning Commission which terms will expire on December 31, 2016. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Mike Filippini of Loyalton, Janet Baldridge of Calpine were appointed and Liz Fisher, Downieville was reappointed.

Documents:
Planning Commission Appointments.pdf
7.B.
Discussion/direction regarding the status of the Loyalton Mobile Home Park. (CHAIR ADAMS) This ongoing issue is still awaiting State action which has stated the process of revoking the license to operate as a mobile home park has begun. Apparently when the State shuts down this type of housing, relocation funds may be available to residents, that is the hope of the County at any rate.

Documents:
Loyalton Mobile Home Park.pdf
7.C.
Continued discussion/action regarding letter from Steve Traverso, Sierra Buttes Snowbusters pertaining to the Tahoe National Forest Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Proposal. (CHAIR ADAMS) This will be discussed again at the first meeting in January 2017.

Documents:
Over Snow Vehicle Proposal.pdf
7.D.
Authorization for the Sierra County Historical Society to seek National Register of Historical Sites status for the Sierraville School. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Approved 5/0 after an especially eloquent presentation by Bill Copren. Supervisor Adams asked Bill if he had attended Sierraville School as a child, Bill said yes, and Adams immediately noted then of course the school was very old and likely of historical significance.

Documents:
Sierra County Historical Society.pdf
7.E.
Discussion/direction regarding appointments to commissions, boards and associations; standing committees; term appointments made by full board; and ad-hoc committees for the 2017 Calendar Year. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) There was a lot of discussion who would do what and when and it wasn’t real clear to me what happened, we should know by the first meeting in January or when the Clerk of the Board, Heather Foster posts the results on the county website.

Documents:
BOS Committees Lists.pdf
7.F.
Appointments to the Pliocene Ridge Community Services District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0 

Documents:
Pliocene Ridge Appointment.pdf
7.G.
Appointment to the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents:
SVRCD Application.pdf
7.H.
Appointment to the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents:
Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District appointment.pdf
8.
CLOSED SESSION

8.A.
Conference with labor negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6, Margaret Long Negotiator, all bargaining units.

Documents:
Closed Session Labor Negotiations.pdf
9.
COUNTY COUNSEL – DAVID PRENTICE

9.A.
Approval of Memorandum of Understandings between the Road Workers Unit, Sheriff Employees Unit and Miscellaneous/Clerical Unit for wage increases and other changes to employment provisions.

Documents:
Employee MOUs.pdf
9.B.
Presentation on Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization and the options available to the county. Deputy County Counsel Joe Lameroux went over the basic information on Prop 64 and what the ramifications or issues are the county might need to address.

Documents:
Proposition 64 presentation.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Meeting of the Sierra County Board of Equalization

Call to order
10.A.i.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on April 5, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER) Approved 5/0

Documents:
04052016 BOE minutes.pdf
10.A.ii.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on November 1, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER) Approved 5/0

Documents:
11012016 BOE minutes.pdf
10.A.iii.
Hearing on timeliness of Applications for Changed Assessment filed by Ms. Mary Moreau for APNs 015-010-005-0 & 013-110-094-0, No. 2016/2017-006 through 2016/2017-030. Although there was a long discussion between the Board and Ms. Moreau regarding notices received and dates her request based on timeliness was denied by a 3/2 vote with Supervisor Beard and Schlefstein voting No. Ms Moreau has the option of filing through the court system.

Documents:
Moreau Hearing.pdf
10.A.iv.
Stipulation to Assessed Valuation – Sierra Pacific Industries Assessment Appeal 2015/2016-001. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Stipulation 15 – 16 – 001.pdf
10.A.v.
Stipulation to Assessed Valuation – Sierra Pacific Industries Assessment Appeal 2016/2017-031. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Stipulation 16-17- 031.pdf
11.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
11.A.
Authorization to recruit and fill an Eligibility Worker I – Integrated Case Worker II position. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
EW I – ICWII Permission to recruit and Hire.pdf
11.B.
Agreement for professional services between Derek Clark and Sierra County Health and Human Services. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
Clark, Derek Contract.pdf
11.C.
Lease/maintenance Agreement between Ray Morgan and the Sierra County Health and Human Services Office in Downieville. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

Documents:
Ray Morgan Agreement.pdf
11.D.
Resolution approving the Sierra County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Annual Plan Update. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
MHSA Annual Update and Resolution.pdf
11.E.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make certain changes to the 2016/2017 Final Budget for the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) and approval of professional services agreement between Sierra County and Skyler Myers. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Skyler Myers.pdf
11.F.
Authorization to reimburse the Pliocene Ridge Community Services District in the amount of $6,750.00 utilizing Title III funds for work done on federal lands in accordance with the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools Act, Sierra County Resolution 2016-010. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
PRCSD TITLE III BILL NOV 2016.pdf
11.G.
List of appointive terms expiring during the 2017 Calendar Year. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
2017 expiring terms list.pdf
11.H.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on December 6, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
12062016 minutes.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Letter of protest from Joseph Arata regarding second solid waste fee assessed against his property.

Documents:
Letter for Solid Waste Protest.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 12/7/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on December 6, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster   clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Roen, Adams, Beard, Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Rick Featherman spoke but I can not report on what as the recording isn’t working but I do know he couldn’t complete his statement as the Chair called time.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Update by District Ranger on items that may affect the County of Sierra.
6.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Update on fire protection services for Verdi (California portion) and Long Valley.

Documents:
Fire District.ROP.pdf
6.B.
Resolution establishing pay of Road Maintenance Lead Worker while performing the additional duties of Road Maintenance Supervisor, retroactive to September 25, 2016. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Compensation.Item.pdf
6.C.
Resolution waiving formal bid requirements in Chapter 5.04.030 of the Sierra County Code and authorizing alternative methods of procuring vehicles for the Road Department, subject to budgetary approval. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Vehicle Aquisition.Item.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.A.
Continued discussion/action regarding county costs incurred for drug enforcement activities on national forest system lands. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Drug Enforcement letter.pdf
7.B.
Continued discussion/action regarding letter from Steve Traverso, Sierra Buttes Snowbusters pertaining to the Tahoe National Forest Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Proposal. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Over Snow Vehicle Proposal.pdf
7.C.
Resolution adopting the the Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update 2016. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Approved 5/0

Documents:
IRWMP Update 2016.pdf
7.D.
Designation of the 2017 Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA), Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) and Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Delegates and Alternates. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents:
Rural Counties Delegates and Alernates for 2017.pdf
7.E.
Appointment to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Board. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents:
Plumas – Sierra County Fair Board.pdf
8.
TIMED ITEMS

8.A.
10:00AM TREE MORTALITY
Presentation from Mr. Danny Cluck, Entomologist for the Lassen, Plumas, and Tahoe National Forests heading up tree mortality and bark beetle issues impacting national forest system lands. Excellent presentation and the Board thanked Director Tim Beals for arranging the informational item
Documents:
Tree Mortality.pdf
8.A.i.
Resolution updating Resolution 2014‐066, Proclamation of Local Emergency due to wildfire threat, to include the tree mortality element. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Emergency Proclamation Item.pdf
8.A.ii.
Resolution authorizing creation of local Tree Mortality Task Force. Approved 5/0 Supervisor Roen will Chair Task Force

Documents:
Tree Mortality Task Force.Item.pdf
8.A.iii.
Resolution authorizing Director of Emergency Services to prepare and execute a Project Application and supporting documentation to the California Disaster Assistance Act Program on behalf of Sierra County in order to obtain disaster assistance funding for removal of hazardous tree that affect public infrastructure.

Documents:
CDAA application rso.Item.pdf
8.B.
11:00AM SIERRA COUNTY FIRESAFE AND WATERSHED COUNCIL
Update by the Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council on the Sierra City and Residential Chipping projects funded through the CAL-Fire SRA funding.
Documents:
Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council.pdf
8.C.
11:15AM CPS HR CONSULTING SERVICES
Presentation and approval of agreement for consulting services with CPS HR Consulting for the recruitment of a Director of Health and Human Services. Approved 4/1 with Supervisor Beard voting No
Documents:
CPS HR Consulting.pdf
9.
CLOSED SESSION

9.A.
Conference with labor negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6, Margaret Long Negotiator, all bargaining units. Asst. County Counsel Long will negotiate for county and direction given to Staff

Documents:
Closed Session Labor Negotiations.pdf
10.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
10.A.
Approval of hiring a Social Worker I at step E. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
SW I Step E.pdf
10.B.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to continue accrual of leave time for an employee that has reached their cap. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

Documents:
Request for continued accrual.pdf
10.C.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Sierra County Department of Human Services and the Sierra County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) for Drug Court Treatment Funding. (PROBATION)

Documents:
Drug Court Treatment Funding.pdf
10.D.
Agreement between the Sierra County and Fred Campbell, Criminal Justice Research Foundation (CJRF) for a Compliance Report on the SB 678 and AB 109 Integrated Criminal Justice Realignment Plan. (PROBATION)

Documents:
Integrated Criminal Justice Realignment Plan.pdf
10.E.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Brendan McCormick Applicant and Megan Meschery, Landowner for consideration of a Lot Line Adjustment to correct an encroachment of a septic system. The project site, identified as APN 015-052-005 and 015-052-009, is located at 110 S. Lincoln Street, Sierraville.(PLANNING)

Documents:
McCormick Indemnification Agreement.pdf
10.F.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Geary and Debbie Jones, Applicants and Landowners for consideration of a Special Use Permit to allow the occupancy of a travel trailer while constructing a single family residence. The project site, identified as APN 016-230-014, is located at 27 Sage Road, Loyalton. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Jones Indemnification Packet.pdf
10.G.
Resolution approving plans and specifications and authorizing bidding for the Slurry Seal and Re-Striping Project at Dearwater Airport. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Slurry Seal PandS Item.pdf
10.H.
Certified statement of the results of the canvass for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. (ELECTIONS)
Documents:
Official Canvass 11_08_16 General Election.pdf
10.I.
Approval of recommended appointments to the Nevada County Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
NCRCD Appointments.pdf
10.J.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on August 16, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
08162016 minutes.pdf
10.K.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 15, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
11152016 minutes.pdf
11.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
11.A.
Letter from Rick Brush, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority regarding the EIA’s 2016 Annual Report. (Copy of report available for review in the Clerk’s Office)

Documents:
CSAC EIA 2016 Annual Report.pdf
11.B.
Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber submitted by Siller Brothers, Inc. (the project if located in Plumas and Sierra Counties; S 2,3,10 T20N R8E, S 3,4,9,10,16 T20N R9E, S 33,34 T21N R9E; 3.7 miles NE of Strawberry Valley and 6 miles SW of La Porte).

Documents:
Noice of Intent to Harvest Timber.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 11/15/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

I have totally failed you but you can hear everything you need to know by clicking on this link, I promise it will be fascinating..http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/CivicMedia?VID=109
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on November 15, 2016 in  Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses:

Heather Foster – clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Schlefstein
Roll Call -Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Roen, Schlefstein, Adams present.
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board -Approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Rick Featherman is back talking about aluminum, make sure you listen to Public Comment.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Sierraville  District Ranger Quentin Youngblood
6.
AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOX

6.A.
Resolution pertaining to duties of the Risk Management Committee and authorizing the Risk Manager to settle small claims.

Documents:
Risk Committee.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

7.A.
Resolution setting the pay of the Assistant Director of Health and Human Services while performing additional duties. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
ROP HHS Interm Director.pdf
7.B.
Discussion/action regarding letter from Steve Traverso, Sierra Buttes Snowbusters pertaining to the Tahoe National Forest Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Proposal. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Sierra Buttes Snowbusters.pdf
7.C.
Discussion/direction regarding fire protection agreements between Sierra County Service Area 5 and the City of Loyalton. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Fire Protection Agms.pdf
7.D.
Appointments to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Board of Directors. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Sierra Valley Co Fair Board of Directors.pdf
7.E.
Appointments to the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Applications for Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District.pdf
8.
CLERK-RECORDER/ELECTIONS – HEATHER FOSTER

8.A.
Appointments to the Sierra Valley Hospital District.

Documents:
SVHD appointments.pdf
9.
CLOSED SESSION

9.A.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(2) – anticipated litigation – 1 case.

Documents:
Closed Session.pdf
10.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
10.A.
Resolution of appreciation to Jacie Epperson for service to the Downieville Fire Department. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Resolution of appreciation Epperson.pdf
10.B.
Agreement for professional services with Dudek, Inc. for Environmental Studies on the Camp Wamp Conditional Use Permit for an organized camping facility for youth with physical disabilities. The project site is located off of Gold Lake Road (Sec.24, T21.N,R.12E,M.D.B.M.). (PLANNING)

Documents:
1639_Agreement for Prof Services.pdf
10.C.
Amendment A03 to Agreement 2015-033 between the California Department of Public Health and Sierra County Public Health for PHEP, HPP, and Pan Flu for Fiscal Years 2014-2017. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents:
A03 PHEP Pan Flu HPP.pdf
10.D.
Agreement between Northern California EMS, Inc., Local Emergency Medical Services Agency (LEMSA), Deliverables Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and County of Sierra for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents:
Northern California EMS.pdf
10.E.
Agreement between the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and Sierra County. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents:
LEA Signed Agreement.pdf
10.F.
Agreement between the Department of Health Care Services and the County of Sierra for 2016-2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Mental Health Performance Contract.pdf
10.G.
Agreement between Children’s Alliance of Kansas (CAOK), Sierra County Office of Education and Sierra County Social Services. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
CAOK Agreement.pdf
10.H.
Resolution authorizing the Chair of the Governing Board of Nevada-Sierra Regional In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority as the employer of record to submit on behalf of the County of Sierra authorization implementing the wage increase for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Independent Providers to the State Department of Social Services. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
IHSS Minimum Wage Increase.pdf
10.I.
Cash Audit Report for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Cash Audit Report SEPT 30, 2016.pdf
10.J.
Treasurer’s Investment Report and Statement of Liquidity for the period June 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Treasurers Investment Report.pdf
10.K.
Resolution approving appointments in lieu of election to the Sierra City Fire District. (ELECTIONS)
Documents:
Sierra City Fire District.pdf
10.L.
Sierra County Child Care Local Planning Council’s (LPC) Certification Statement regarding composition of LPC membership. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
LPC Certification Statement.pdf
10.M.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 1, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
11012016 minutes.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 11/2/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following address: Heather Foster   clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call – Supervisors Beard, Roen, Adams, Schlefstein, Huebner present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
No, none, nothing
3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTSAdams mentioned a meeting with USFS regarding marijuana costs of prosecution is coming up. Schlefstein mentioned a meeting on 11/10 Lassen/Plumas/Sierra Action committee for grants finalizing. Roen talked about Solid Waste Committee meeting on November 7th.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTSTreasurer/Auditor/Real Estate Mogul Maddox gave update on sale of LoyaltonTrailer Park, three serious inquiries. Sheriff Tim Standley talked about the child abduction event happening in Downieville and the search performed by law enforcement. The only name he mentioned was the suspects. 

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
No Yuba District Ranger Karen Hayden reported burning piles progress all done with no injuries. Thanks Road Dept, Bryan Davey and Tim Beals for keeping area closed off while burning. Plum Timber Sale almost finished. November 9th a meeting 10 to 12 at Downieville Work Station to go over coordinated issues with County.  Tahoe Plan Revision are moving forward together Plumas, Tahoe and ElDorado and Stanislaus, land an resource management plans. 
6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – 

6.A.
Approval to partner with California State University, Chico in their Master of Social Work program.  Approved 5/0
Documents:
CSUC.pdf
6.B.
Discussion, direction, and request for payment/reimbursement for three budgeted expenditures totaling $476.16. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Expenditure Direction and Request.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Discussion/direction to staff on schedule for Loyalton Landfill and Solid Waste Transfer Stations during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Holiday weekend as the holidays are observed on Friday the 23rd and Monday the 26th, and 24th and 25th are on Saturday and Sunday.  Keep landfill and transfer stations on 26th Approved 5/0

Documents:
Holiday Schedule.ROP.pdf
8.
CLOSED SESSION

8.A.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider employee discipline/dismissal/release.

Documents:
Closed Session.pdf
9.
COUNTY COUNSEL – DAVID PRENTICE

9.A.
Adoption of an urgency ordinance allowing the appointment of an interim Public Guardian. Approved 5/0 

Documents:
Interim Public Guardian Ordinance.pdf
9.B.
Discussion and appointment of an interim Public Guardian for the County of Sierra. Leila Salas was appointed interim Public Guardian Approved 5/0

Documents:
Interim Public Guardian appointment.pdf
10.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

10.A.
Discussion/direction regarding temporary organization of the Department of Health and Human Services and direction on the recruitment process for the position of Director of Health and Human Services. (CHAIR ADAMS)  Direction to staff to head hunt Approved 5/0

Documents:
HHS organization and recruitment.pdf
10.B.
Discussion/action regarding county costs incurred for drug enforcement activities on national forest lands and letter to Regional Forester. (CHAIR ADAMS) Hold letter to meeting in two weeks 11/15

Documents:
Cultivation Trespass.pdf
11.
TIMED ITEMS

11.A.
10:00AM SIERRA BUSINESS COUNCIL
Presentation by Paul Ahrns, Sierra Business Council Project Manager regarding energy use in Sierra County, and the goals and potential savings associated with the implementation of the Energy Action Plan (EAP).
Documents:
Energy Action Plan.pdf
11.B.
10:30AM BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Meeting of the Sierra County Board of Equalization

Call to order
11.B.i.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on July 19, 2016.

Documents:
Board of Equalization minutes.pdf
11.B.ii.
Request for reconsideration of denial due to timeliness of Applications for Changed Assessment filed by Ms. Mary Moreau for APNs 015-010-005-0 & 013-110-094-0, No. 2016/2017-006 through 2016/2017-030. Motion to approve appeal hearing 4/1 with Adams voting No

Documents:
Moreau Request for Reconsideration.pdf
11.C.
11:30AM RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
Resolution of appreciation to Nicole Kaiser for her immediate reaction resulting in the safe return of an at risk seven month old infant. (CHAIR ADAMS)  (see Nicole story)
Documents:
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION.pdf
12.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
12.A.
Authorization to recruit and fill a Social Worker Supervisor I‐II position. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
Social Worker Supervisor.pdf
12.B.
Approval to recruit, interview and hire a replacement Public Health Assistant I-III. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
Public Health Assistant I-III.pdf
12.C.
Approval to recruit, interview and hire a replacement Account Technician I-III. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

Documents:
Account Technician I-III.pdf
12.D.
Resolution rescinding Sierra County Agreement 2016-106 due to clerical errors and approving a corrected Facilities Use Agreement with PG & E for use of a portion of the yard at the Alleghany Maintenance Facility, extending the termination date and corresponding fee for a period of six months. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
PGE Amendment.Item.pdf
12.E.
Resolution approving Agreement for Waste Disposal with Recology Ostrom Road, Inc. to dispose of contaminated soil from a diesel spill at the Goodyears Bar Road Maintenance Shop. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Recology.Item.pdf
12.F.
Resolution designating the Sierra County Arts Council as the Local Arts Agency for 2017/2018. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Sierra County Arts Council.pdf
12.G.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 4, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
10042016 minutes.pdf
12.H.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 18, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
10182016 minutes.pdf
13.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
13.A.
Resignation letter from Laurenc DeVita for the Sierra County Citizens Committee for Solid Waste/Local Task Force.

Documents:
Solid Waste Task Force resignation letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 10/18/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on October 18, 2016 in Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded and posted on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

Heather Foster, Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Adams
Pledge of Allegiance-led by Supervisor Roen
Roll Call Supervisors Adams, Beard, Huebner, Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board Item 12C moved to 6B approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY- None

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Supervisors Adams and Huebner met with Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, Inc. regarding reinstating emergency care in western Sierra County. Supervisor Paul Roen talked about Solid Waste Committee met to start discussions.

RCRC September 30, 2016 Board meeting highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
BoardMeeting Highlights 09-30-16.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Director Tim Beals talked about Solid Waste Committee, many discussions and recommendations will be presented to the Board on November 1st.
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – USFS Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood reported on Timber Sale with one bid which was too high. Thinking of making it into two smaller sales, the market is just not there. Campground season is winding down. D3 hunting season, hunters will be able to use no fee campgrounds but water will be off.

6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM

6.A.
Authorization to recruit and fill a Social Worker I-III position. H&HS Director Darden Bynum appeared to answer any questions. This is a new position to assist with growing number of Adult services. Supervisor Huebner asked how many cases there are seven. Supervisor Schlefstein requested number of cases for IHSS, Bynum expects the numbers to grow. This conversation with Director Bynum between he, the supervisors and Auditor resulted in the item being tabled to bring back after other open positions have been filled.

Documents:
Social Worker I-III.pdf
6.B.
Agreement for professional services between Sierra County Child Abuse Council and the County of Sierra. Supervisor Schlefstein said it was good and it was approved 5/0

Documents:
SCCAC.pdf

6.C =12.B.
Request for convening of Health and Social Services Committee meeting regarding Social Services and Facilities Management. (HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES) Director Bynum talked about opportunity to build place for combined services and premise at the Loyalton Landfill or possibly at the CoGen Plant to consolidate rents and have solar energy etc. Supervisor Beard moved to approve request, however during discussion it was decided to put together an AdHoc Committee  of Supervisors Huebner and Schlefstein.

Documents:
Health and Social Services.pdf

7.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) -TIM BEALS

7.A.
Rescission of Resolution # 2016-025 and adoption of replacement resolution to reflect amended expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Grant. Cleanup resolution to adjust final accounting. Approved 5/0

Documents:
SHSG 15 Amended Expenditures.pdf
8.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Resolution approving proposed budget for the CalRecycle City/County Payment Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016/2017 and adopt the attached budget.Approved 5/0
Documents:
REC AWD 16-17 Packet.pdf
9.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

9.A.
Discussion/direction regarding response from Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood pertaining to county costs incurred for drug enforcement activities on national forest system lands. (CHAIR ADAMS) No way to provide meaningful reimbursement for costs of marijuana eradication. Don’t think the problem is going away. Quentin is committed to Sierra County working on this issue. The pollution and hazardous waste left by illegal marijuana grows should be addressed by the USFS on federal land. Have not heard from Congressman LaMalfa in terms of this issue. Supervisor Beard suggests seizing control of federal lands. Sheriff Tim Standley mentioned the costs of deputies doing the job are well over what the Grant funding allows.. Supervisor Huebner says send the bill of what it costs. Treasurer Tax Collector/Auditor/Risk Manager and Ruler of All Things Left Unassigned believes the problem will eventually be solved through the political process, if we’re going to send a bill have it as a greater plan. A lot more was said by the Supervisors and Depts and you can listen to the record of the meeting to hear the long discussion… A vote

Documents:
Marijuana costs.pdf
9.B.
Approval of letter of support for Western Sierra Health Clinic’s Section 330(e) Service Area Competition Application (HRSA-17-054). (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents:
Western Sierra Health Clinic.pdf
9.C.
Appointment to the Mental Health Advisory Board. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Jason Purvis of Loyalton was appointed 5/0

Documents:
Mental Health Advisory Board Appointment.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM APPEAL HEARING – NOTICE TO ABATE
Continued appeal of Notice to Abate Unlawful Marijuana Cultivation filed by Sarah J. Lang (Grew) and Tristan Grew, Property Owners and Jennifer L. Lahm and Ryan J. Romero, Property Occupants, APN 006-130-027-00. Motion to deny the appeal was approved 5/0
Documents:
Abate hearing Grew.pdf
11.
CLOSED SESSION

11.A.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – performance review regarding Director of Health and Human Services. Direction to Staff

Documents:
Closed Session performance.pdf
11.B.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider employee discipline/dismissal/release. Direction to Staff

Documents:
Closed Session.pdf
12.
CONSENT AGENDA
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.
12.A.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make certain changes to the 2015/2016 final budget for the Sheriff’s fixed asset purchase. (SHERIFF)

Documents:
Sheriffs budget adjustment.pdf

12.C.
Rescission of Agreement 2016-103 due to name changes in the agreement and approval of agreement for professional services between Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. and County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Crestwood.pdf
12.D.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Heather and Matt Fraser, Applicants and Landowners: Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the occupancy of a travel trailer during building of a single family residence. The project site, identified as APN 013-110-145 is located at Parcel 2 of the Frank Amodei Subdivision, Sierraville, CA. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Fraser_Indemnification Agreement.pdf
12.E.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Tristan and Sarah Grew, Applicants and Landowners: Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the occupancy of a travel trailer during the building of a single family residence. The project site, identified as APN 006-130-027, is located at 21 Ranch Court, Pike, CA. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Grew_Indemnification Agreement.pdf
12.F.
Approval of Conflict of Interest Code for the Sierra County Office of Education. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Conflict of Interest Code Office of Education.pdf
13.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
13.A.
Response from the Sierra County Board of Supervisors to the 2015/2016 Grand Jury Report.

Documents:
Boards response to GJ report.pdf
13.B.
E-mail correspondence regarding interdistrict attendance agreements affecting Verdi, California children.

Documents:
e-mail correspondence verdi children.pdf
ADJOURN

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