COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session commencing on October 4, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/AgendaCenter/Board-of-Supervisors-5/.
The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: Heather Foster email@example.com
The Board of Supervisors may hold a Closed Session as the agenda schedule permits.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order – by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Peter Huebner
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Roen, Schlefstein, Adams present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Rick Featherman appeared and told the Board he would be unable to attend Bd Mtgs in the future. It wasn’t real clear why he wouldn’t be able to appear in the future however this is sad, as his comments to the Board were always interesting with innovative ideas.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisors Adams and Huebner reported on a meeting with emergency responders and representatives from Sierra Frontier Medical Resources on the efforts to rebuild an integrated Primary, Urgent and Emergency Care system in western Sierra County.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS- H&HS Director Darden Bynum reported on a meeting with Sacramento Water Quality people along with Sierra County Environmental Health Specialist Elizabeth Morgan. Sheriff Tim Standley talked about gun safety during hunting season citing an incident this weekend with an accidental gunshot to the leg with a 457 magnum, which makes me wonder what are you hunting with a pistol. At any rate he wasn’t careful enough, shot himself in the leg up by Saddleback Ridge, loss a lot of blood and luckily made it back into town for medical assistance via the DVFD Ambulance and a helicopter. I guess some prey out there lucked out this time. Meanwhile Rick Simi’s Western Sierra Firearms has a new October Specials up and he gives a great gun safety and use class.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
No Yuba District Ranger Karen Hayden discussed various items and introduced the new Conservation Officer Pamela Martine. The campgrounds on the TNF had a good season, lightning fires are an ongoing concern this time of year and trail work and timber sales are proceeding.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS
Resolution authorizing use of Title 3 funds in the total amount of $15,707.93, $14,306 left from allocations made under Resolution 2012‐022, and $1,401.93 from allocations made under 2006‐010 to reimburse the Sierra County Public Works in the amount of $9,160.90 and Sierra County Service Area 5 in the amount of $6,547.03, for costs of support to the associated California Conservation Corps project of clearing/landscaping within 200 feet of most homes in order to increase protection of people and property, including adjacent federal lands, around the communities of Sierra Brooks in the Bear Valley Road area in response to the current proclamation of local emergency due to wildfire danger severity as proclaimed in Board Resolution 2014‐066. Approved 5/0
Title 3 CCC Project.Item.pdf
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Continued discussion/direction regarding response to the 2015/2016 Sierra County Grand Jury Report. (CHAIR ADAMS) A draft letter response developed by committee of Supervisors Huebner and Roen was approved 5/0
Grand Jury Report.pdf
Appointment of a board representative and alternate to the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Board of Directors for 2017. (CHAIR ADAMS) Supervisor Lee Adams was reappointed the CSAC Board of Directors for the 2016-17 year beginning November 29, 2016, Supervisor Peter Huebner was appointed Alternate.
10:00AM ALLIANCE FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Presentation on the Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. operations in Sierra County.
Kayte Puckett Resource Coordinator presented this Discussion Paper:
Briefing on the Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. operations in Sierra County
1. Purpose: It is with pleasure that I take this opportunity to update you on the activities at the Sierra Business and Career Network (BCN), your local One-Stop Employment Center. Our mission is to serve as a common point of access for job seekers, employers and community members for the purpose of education, training, employment, referral and supportive services. AFWD delivers federal and state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs for Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth of Sierra County.
2. Discussion: AFWD provides workforce development services in six northern California counties; Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas and Sierra. As a thriving One Stop Career Center, AFWD’s purpose is to create an atmosphere for both the job seeker and the employer – A place where they can success in all endeavors by using the services available to them.
AFWD contracts with the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC) to provide various workforce development programs. Supervisor Huebner represents Sierra County on the NoRTEC Governing Board. We continue to put an emphasis on the business first philosophy, as embraced by NoRTEC. The new WIOA legislation acknowledges and puts priority on ensuring businesses are included in the design and implementation of workforce development programs.
We are in year two (2) of WIOA, which was passed in July 2014. This legislation brings big change to the workforce development system. The most significant change is the requirement to better align all partners in the workforce system to meet employer need. This leads to an increase in partnerships, program alignment and unified regulations. In addition the new legislation provides for a stronger emphasis on career pathways and industry sector focus.
Sierra County’s unemployment rate for August 2016 stands at 6.7%, while the state’s unemployment rate is at 5.6%. This is up from August 2015, where the unemployment rate was 6.5%.
Staff work with job seekers and local employers to ensure that employers find the most qualified individuals for the job and our job seeking customers obtain sustainable work. All efforts are tied to enhancing the workforce development, economic vitality, and a stable and prosperous business community throughout Sierra County.
Business and Career Network 305 South Lincoln Street Sierraville, CA 96126
Main: (530) 994-3349
Fax: (530) 994-3368
- Customers July 1, 2015– June 30, 2016: A total of 222 individuals utilized the many services available through the Sierra Business and Career Network.
- Business Services: We provided 54 businesses with a range of services including, business retention, expansion, recruitment, job postings, labor market information, human resource support, layoff assistance and access to interviewing and meeting space. A total of 92 services were provided to the 54 businesses, indicating multiple contacts/services are being provided to these employers. This further demonstrates that AFWD is developing long term relationships and that employers continue to use the services available through our organization.
- Rapid Response Activities: For July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, we assisted 2 individuals who were laid off from one business in Sierra County. These individuals were provided career advising, job search assistance and worked with staff to obtain employment.3. Program Highlights:Employer Based Training: AFWD worked with an employer in the county to provide employer based training to an individual who lacked all of the necessary skills for her new job. The program reimburses employers a percentage of an individual’s wages to assist with the additional costs associated with the extra training required of these individuals. A total of $1,747 in employer reimbursements were provided to this Sierra County business for hiring our client through this program.State of the Workforce Discussion: AFWD and NoRTEC hosted a “State of the Workforce” discussion in Sierra County on May 12th.
- The goal of the discussion was to gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges for Sierra County. Other topics for discussion included: Identification of the support businesses need to grow their business.
- How to cultivate a workforce that is qualified to meet employer needs.
- Identify education and training programs that are most responsive to employerdemand.Information from the discussion will be used to assist with the development of the NoRTEC Regional Workforce Plan. The Regional Workforce Plan will be complete by the Spring of 2017. The results of which will be shared with this board and other stakeholders in Sierra County.Conclusion: AFWD is pleased to offer WIOA services in Sierra County and will continue to provide valuable services to business and job seekers. All of our efforts are geared towards creating a solid workforce, economic vitality and a stable and prosperous business community throughout Sierra County. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (530) 994-3349.
For more information about AFWD activities, please visit our website, www.afwd.org and click on CC Reports. Here you will find quarterly reports for each of AFWD’s county operations. Thank you for your time.
10:30AM PUBLIC HEARING – ZONE AMENDMENT
Conduct public hearing on a County Initiated Zone Amendment from General Forest (GF) District to Rural Residential-5 (RR-5) District on a 4.13 acre parcel identified as APN 006-120-003, to bring the zoning into conformance with the General Plan.
Resolution approving the zone amendment from General Forest (GF) District to Rural Residential-5 (RR-5) District and CEQA exemption.
Introduction and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 15.12.320 .80 (e) of the Sierra County Code to rezone 4.13 acres from General Forest (GF) District to Rural Residential-5 (RR-5) District to be consistent with Sierra County General Plan. Both were Approved 5/0
11:00AM APPEAL HEARING – NOTICE TO ABATE
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. A request for an extension resulted in an agreement they had until the 18th of the month to remove the plants or the Sheriff’s Office would remove them on the 19th.
Grew Abatement Appeal.pdf
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – performance review regarding Director of Health and Human Services. No Action taken
Closed Session Performance Review.pdf
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(a) to discuss the following litigation: Thomas Moellman v. County of Sierra, Sierra County Superior Court Case No. 7614. Directions were given to Staff.
Closed Session Moellman.pdf
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.
Approval to move forward with Mark Warren, MAI, for proposed appraisal services for 202 Front Street in Loyalton, CA 96118. (HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES)
202 Front Street Appraisal.pdf
Rescission of Agreement 2016-091 and approval of a professional services agreement between Placer County and the County of Sierra. (MENTAL HEALTH)
Approval to fill vacancy of Account Technician position. (AUDITOR)
Account Tech Vacancy.pdf
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Scott Carruth, Applicant and Landowner for consideration of a Tentative Parcel Map in the Rural Residential 1.5 zoning on a 5.81 ac vacant parcel. The project site, identified as APN 023-150-045, is located in the Glen Tara Subdivision in Verdi, CA. (PLANNING)
Resolution approving proposed budget for the CalRecycle OPP6 (Oil Payment Program 6) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016/2017. (PUBLIC WORKS)
OPP6 Budget BOS Packet.pdf
Approval to declare entire list of obsolete items as surplus and to give authority to dispose said items. (PUBLIC WORKS)
Surplus-Osbolete Items BOS Packet.pdf
Minutes from the regular meeting held on August 2, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)