COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on August 16, 2016 in the Loyalton Social Hall, in Loyalton, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/CivicMedia?VID=98
The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster – email@example.com
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order- Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supv. Jim Beard
Roll Call –Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Roen, Schlefstein and Adams present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board Approved as amended 5/0
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Richard Featherman arrived late and missed the comment period. Don Yegge Veterans Advocate announced free dental clinics for Veterans in Reno contact him or Jim Beard for more information.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sierra County Housing Weatherization program brought to attention by Supervisor Schlefstein.
Chair Adams asked for Moment of silence for former Loyalton Fire Chief Joe Marin
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sheriff Tim Standley reported on the Downieville Brewfest, “a lot of people”. Lot of people in confined area, tempers flare, a fistfight ensued, fortunately no one went to jail or was seriously injured and he wants to meet with organizers to talk about remedying the situation for next year. Boston Whaler patrol boat is 33 years old needs to be replaced and will be funded by state grant.
H&HS Director Darden Bynum gave information on Zika virus. It remains low in California. Director Beals reported on cell tower in Sierraville was approved by Planning Commission, another hearing for Plumas Rural Electric to install a tower for wireless service in Sierra Brooks will be held on August 25th in Downieville. Stampede Dam work will cause road to be closed for two years, USFS has leased group camp to the contractor, Beals is concerned about Solid Waste costs impact to the county. Cutting a lot of dead trees within roadside limits being cut down. GPS and photos of each tree to be used for reimbursement.
Richard Featherman made a comment about selling beatle dead trees removed mixed with human waste as a compost, I think.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
District Ranger Quentin Youngblood is on a well deserved vacation, USFS Wilson district Biologist for 20 years, campgrounds been full and fantastic year. Finished painting Sardine Lookout, rentals are going well. Been very lucky with fire situation just a couple of small fires quickly suppressed. Thinning project will be finished up this week near Calpine. Saddle Sale, a SBA sale and the Castle sale is coming up. No biomass removal or fire. Marijuana issues this year, six sites eradicated, thousands of plants, thanks Sierra County for assistance. Supervisor Schlefstein asked about Sardine Lookout rental, not available in the winter, free rent in summer.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM
Discussion/direction regarding partnering with Western Sierra Medical Clinic for Wellness Outreach. Director Bynum talks about proposed collaboration with WSMC. Basically the move across the state is for existing public and private social services agencies to import services into H&HS outreach to the primary care platform. Two part time county employees would be administratively based out of Loyalton but supervised by WSMC staff using peer support to augment existing services. Chair says would like to see with existing staff.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS
Authorization to execute quitclaim deed to Jerome L. McCaffrey on ownership interest in an unnamed alley previously abandoned by the Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2016. Approved 5/0
Discussion/direction with regard to denial of claim filed with Liberty Energy for reimbursement of costs incurred at the Sierra Brooks Water System due to power failure in November, 2015. PUC has regulatory oversight. Recourse would be through the PUC. Beals with work with County Counsel on this issue by Board consensus.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS
Report on the Reno City Council meeting held on August 3, 2016 and further direction to staff on position to be considered before the Reno City Council on Long Valley development issue. Board authorize letter to City Council to notify all property owners. Mitigation is the goal for Sierra County.
Long Valley Development.pdf
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Continued discussion/direction regarding response to the 2015/2016 Sierra County Grand Jury Report. (CHAIR ADAMS) OK have to October to reply
Grand Jury Report.pdf
Discussion/action regarding county costs incurred for drug enforcement activities on national forest system lands. (CHAIR ADAMS) Busy season and costs are high to the county if prosecution etc. remains in County hands. It would cost $9000 a month to keep four suspects in custody. County needs to be able to recoup some of the costs. Adams thinks we should keep track of all costs to see if we can have financial reimbursement if the County ends up being the main prosecution role. Richard Featherman needs to know if the chemicals used are poisonous.
Adoption of letter to executive director of the Wildlife Conservation Board regarding proposed purchase of additional wildlife conservation lands in Sierra County. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0
Wildlife Conservation Board.pdf
10:00AM PUBLIC HEARING – SOLID WASTE FEE
Conduct public hearing on question of imposing solid waste fees for 2016/2017 as set forth in Resolution 2016-068 and adoption of resolution certifying the results of the Proposition 218 protest proceedings regarding solid waste fees. Conducted public hearing- Mr.Featherman talked about steel dumpster with metal wants to know how much they are getting for it… maybe 3 to 5 cents a lb. Financial money in the steel bins we are losing revenue. Sean Felkincrest is protesting fee, a caretaker structure on the property doubled his fee. We should have a fee for one trashcan dump. Another unnamed protestor of the fee failed to give his name, but saying he protested yearly seems to be Mr. Arrata in Sierra City. Another person did not say name… another recreation residence owner.
11:00AM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND COUNTY SERVICE AREAS JOINT MEETING
Board of Supervisors to convene as Board of Directors for County Service Area (CSA) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 4A5A (Sierra Brooks Water) and to hold joint meetings as both the County Board of Supervisors and the CSA Board of Directors.
Conduct public hearing on setting Appropriation Limits for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year for the County of Sierra. Approved 5/0
Public Hearing County Appropiation.pdf
Conduct public hearing on setting Appropriation Limits for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year for the County Service Areas 2, 3 and 4A5A (Sierra Brooks Water).
Public Hearing CSA Appropriation Limit ROP.pdf
Conduct public hearing and direction to staff on the 2016-2017 Final Budget for the County of Sierra.
Public Hearing County Final Budget.pdf
Conduct public hearing and direction to staff on the 2016-2017 Final Budget for the County Service Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4A5A (Sierra Brooks Water).
Public Hearing County Final Budget CSA.pdf
1:30PM APPEAL OF NOTICE TO ABATE – LESTER STROHBIN
Appeal of Notice to Abate Unlawful Marijuana Cultivation filed by Mr. Lester Strohbin, APNs 004-090-021 and 004-090-023. Since Supervisor Schlefstein had to leave early for his daughters birthday, this left a tie vote of 2/2, so no resolution and will be back at the next Board Meeting, the good news for Mr. Strohbin is he will have time to harvest his medical crop before the deadline.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(2) – anticipated litigation – 1 case.
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.
Cash Audit Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)
Cash Audit Report.pdf
Treasurer’s Investment Report and Statement of Liquidity for the period April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)
Treasurers investment report.pdf
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Jerome McCaffrey Applicant and Landowner: Consideration of a Parcel Merger to merge adjacent commonly owned parcels. (PLANNING)
McCaffrey Indemnification packet.pdf
Agreement for professional services between National Council on Crime and Delinquency and Sierra County for Internet Access to Safe Measures. (SOCIAL SERVICES)
Internet Access to Safe Measures.pdf
Resolution approving amendment A03 to Agreement 2014-123 between the Department of Health Care Services and Sierra County Behavioral Health for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for fiscal years 2014-2015 through 2016-2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)
Resolution of appreciation for James A. Curtis, Sierra County Counsel. (CHAIR ADAMS)
Resolution of appreciation Jim Curtis.pdf
Resolution of appreciation to Christian Curtis, Deputy Sierra County Counsel. (CHAIR ADAMS)
Resolution of appreciation Christian Curtis.pdf
Minutes from the regular meeting held on June 7, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)
Minutes from the regular meeting held on July 19, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)
Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber submitted by Eric Sweet for Sierra Pacific Industries (the project is located 1.0 to 5.5 miles west and north of Webber Lake).
Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber.pdf