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 email@example.comThe Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.
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.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Supervisor 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.
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.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Probation 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).
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.
PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH
Resolution approving a budget transfer request to cover installment of cyber security program. Approved 5/0
Resolution approving a budget transfer request to cover installment of internet and phone system at new probation office in Loyalton. Approved 5/0
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS
Request for contingency appropriation in the amount of $15,000 to restore and repair caretakers apartment at the Kentucky Mine Museum. Approved 5/0
Consideration of request from City of Loyalton for technical assistance in the disaster recovery process. Approved 5/0
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
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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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.
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.
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
Appointments to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Supervisors Roen and Huebner reappointed and as Alternate Schlefstein Approved 3/2.
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
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)
Amendment to Sierra County Agreement 2016‐099 with Omni‐Means, LTD increasing compensation and extending term through project completion. (PUBLIC WORKS)
Resolution of appreciation to Lou Foxworthy, transportation program manager. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)
Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 21, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Small Business Administration Private Nonprofit Organizations Physical Disaster Declaration.
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Department of Agriculture Designation.