Board of Supervisors 8/17/16

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 – clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
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
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITYRichard 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.

3.
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
4.
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.
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5.
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.
6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM

6.A.
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.

Documents:
WSMC Proposal.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
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

Documents:
McCaffrey.Merger.Item.pdf
7.B.
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.

Documents:
Liberty.Utilities.Item.pdf
8.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

8.A.
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.

Documents:
Long Valley Development.pdf
9.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

9.A.
Continued discussion/direction regarding response to the 2015/2016 Sierra County Grand Jury Report. (CHAIR ADAMS)  OK have to October to reply

Documents:
Grand Jury Report.pdf
9.B.
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.

Documents:
Drug enforcement.pdf
9.C.
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

Documents:
Wildlife Conservation Board.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
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. 
Documents:
SW Hearing.pdf
10.B.
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.
10.B.i.
Conduct public hearing on setting Appropriation Limits for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year for the County of Sierra. Approved 5/0

Documents:
Public Hearing County Appropiation.pdf
10.B.ii.
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).

Documents:
Public Hearing CSA Appropriation Limit ROP.pdf
10.B.iii.
Conduct public hearing and direction to staff on the 2016-2017 Final Budget for the County of Sierra.

Documents:
Public Hearing County Final Budget.pdf
10.B.iv.
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).

Documents:
Public Hearing County Final Budget CSA.pdf
10.C.
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.
Documents:
Strohbin Hearing.pdf
11.
CLOSED SESSION

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

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.
Cash Audit Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Cash Audit Report.pdf
12.B.
Treasurer’s Investment Report and Statement of Liquidity for the period April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents:
Treasurers investment report.pdf
12.C.
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)

Documents:
McCaffrey Indemnification packet.pdf
12.D.
Agreement for professional services between National Council on Crime and Delinquency and Sierra County for Internet Access to Safe Measures. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
Internet Access to Safe Measures.pdf
12.E.
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)

Documents:
SUD-3.pdf
12.F.
Resolution of appreciation for James A. Curtis, Sierra County Counsel. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Resolution of appreciation Jim Curtis.pdf
12.G.
Resolution of appreciation to Christian Curtis, Deputy Sierra County Counsel. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
Resolution of appreciation Christian Curtis.pdf
12.H. Removed
Minutes from the regular meeting held on June 7, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
06072016 minutes.pdf
12.I.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on July 19, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
07192016 minutes.pdf
13.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
13.A.
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).

Documents:
Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 8/3/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on August 2, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA.

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
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order – Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance – led by Supervisor Schlefstein
Roll Call – Supervisors Lee Adams, Peter Huebner, Paul Roen and Scott Schlefstein present, Jim Beard was absent working on the fire in Monterey.
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – 11I pulled to regular Agenda 7 L & 7 F removed – Approved as amended
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Richard Featherman “make more money for the county, maybe a metal detector on county equipment would work. Trees on top of the mountain being ground up, don’t grind them up they are worth thousands and thousands… Tourism bring people to come up to start businesses etc. I’ve come up with a lot of ideas”.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor draws attention to the programs on cost saving tips for weatherization energy assistance and ways to assist Sierra County households, talk to Scott or Director Bynum of H&HS. Bynum has applications for those programs.
Plumas and Sierra County Energy Assistance and Housing Weatherization informational pamphlets. (SUPERVISOR SCHLEFSTEIN)
Documents:
Plumas and Sierra County pamphlets.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sheriff Tim Standley reported on marijuana grows out in national forest land. He demonstrated areas where the public would go on normal hiking, fishing and outdoor recreation with families citing the possible danger to people and safety hazards. In the past week the SO made arrests for marijuana grow operations, some items found inside grow areas were weapons,  ammunition, strong pesticides, deadly to flora and fauna, many dead birds and rodents in the areas. 15,000 marijuana plants were located in the Smithneck area. 10,000 in another area, and 20,000 plants in the Cold Creek area, all the arrested individuals were Mexican nationals, not local people, a commercial operation. F&W, USFS and SO were involved in the operation. Sheriff Standley stressed these people were not legal Prop. 215 medical permits, they were illegal for profit commercial growers. Supervisor Schlefstein thanked the Sheriff for their good work in clearing out the danger. Supervisor Adams talked about receiving some financial relief from the Feds for the costs of drug eradication, incarceration and all the other prosecution type expenses.

H&HS Darden Bynum talked about an article in the Nevada County Grass Valley Union newspaper about the Peer Support model, an expansion of what they are already doing. Will come back as an agenda item soon.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – USFS Yuba River District Ranger Karen Hayden thanked Board for support and help on Packer Lake Fish Day, almost 300 people attended. The biggest fish was big, no fish story. Campgrounds are full, people enjoying the county, national forest, public lands. The Loganville Fire was put out at 4 acres thanks to volunteers, and all the responders. 

6.
AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOX

6.A.
Resolution approving sale of Loyalton Mobile Home Park subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell. Approved 4/0 – Auditor lots of phone calls, lots of interest but no one to actually bid. If you sell it for little to nothing everyone will be eating a lot lost taxes. Taxes owed are over $400 thousand. Bidding days are based on historical information of best bidding time. $265+ thousand is the minimum price, penalties and interest get paid before taxes.  Paul Roen said the state requires we try to sell it again. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Tax Sale LMHP.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Discussion/direction to staff regarding Proposition 1 Sierra Nevada Conservancy Grant, application deadlines in March and/or September of 2017 to implement the Forest Service Yuba Project. Director Beals discussed two opportunities for funding  which will benefit the county – Approved 4/0

Documents:
Yuba Project.pdf
7.B.
Professional Services Agreement with Avalex, Inc. for professional engineering services associated with the proposed perimeter landfill gas probe installation and the passive landfill gas vent pilot study work at the Loyalton Landfill. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Avalex.LFG Projects.Item…pdf
7.C.
Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution awarding contract for the Jim Crow Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project (continued from meeting of July 19, 2016). Funds are secure from Feds through State but not until November 1st, so should be okay … more or less maybe Approved 4/0

Documents:
Jim Crow Project.Item.pdf
7.D.
Agreement for professional services with Omni‐Means, LTD. for construction management and materials testing for the Jim Crow Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Approved 4/0

Documents:
Const.Management.Item.pdf
7.E.
Resolution of intent to utilize Title III funding in the total amount of $15,707.93, $14,306.00 remaining from allocations made under Resolution 2012-022, and $1,401.03 from allocations made under Resolution 2016-010, to reimburse the Sierra County Public Works budget in the amount of $9,160.90 and Sierra County Service Area 5 in the amount of $6,547.03, for costs of support for work done in conjunction with the California Conservation Corps on Bear Valley Road which involves clearing/landscaping within the County right of way which is within 200 feet of most homes, and will “increase the protection of people and property from wildfires” and project adjacent national forest system lands. (Section 302)(a)(1) H.R.1424-145.  Approved 4/0

Documents:
Resolution of Intent..Item.pdf

7.f = 11I -11.I.
Resolution declaring 3Com Phone System owned by Health and Human Services as surplus and authorizing disposal in accordance with County Code. (PUBLIC WORKS) Approved 4/0
8.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Discussion and update on a meeting with the City of Reno regarding a proposed development in Washoe County in a portion of Long Valley. Update given by Director Beals, City of Reno continued item so property owners in area could be notified. Asst. Director Brandon Pangman gave out information, and a request was made to send a letter asking for a delay until the City of Reno’s Masterplan update is completed. Letter will be prepared and signed by Board Chair to send to take to City of Reno meeting tomorrow. Approved 4/0.

Documents:
Long Valley Developmnet Discussion.pdf
9.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

9.A.
Resolution calling an election for, and authorizing the submission to the voters of, an ordinance amending chapter 8.01 of the Sierra County Code regarding restrictions on marijuana cultivation, and consolidating the election with the November 8, 2016 Statewide General Election. (CHAIR ADAMS) Change Ordinance wording removing definition of where in the house plants are allowed be grown and some minor wording involving 2nd units and setbacks. The Resolution was Approved 4/0 with instruction to Staff and county counsel to address the wording to be on the November 2016 Election Ballot. 

Documents:
MJ election item 08022016 ROP.pdf
9.B.
Discussion/direction regarding response to the 2015/2016 Sierra County Grand Jury Report. (CHAIR ADAMS) Next meeting

Documents:
Grand Jury Report item.pdf
9.C.
Continued discussion/direction regarding notice from Larry Ostrom canceling Sierra County Agreement 2002-207 for Grant of Right of Way and Road Maintenance. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) – Director Beals there have been ongoing concerns and suggestions from the R.R.Lewis canceling the Right of Way agreement. Wild Plum Rd, Ostrom Way and 49er Dr are county roads and therefore the issue is public and is heard in a public manner. The position taken by the county is this agreement should not be amended, vacated or changed in any way. Nordice Ostrom spoke and is concerned if the agreement continues as is, that Mr. Larry Ostrom can use it again on a whim and she hopes the Supervisors condemn the road and take it over for continuity and to alleviate the potential of losing snow plowed. Supervisor Huebner agreed it is time to protect the property owners who live there and need to be able to access their homes in any weather, without this hanging over their heads every couple of months. Phil Cammack commented on maps and road width. SCVFD Chief Bryan Davey discussed the need for access during emergencies. Sieg Ostrom discussed his family has six residences, in the old days it would have been great to continue being private, now with Larry Ostrom always seeking revenge it would be better for all if the road is condemned (and becomes county road). Roen moves to deny application to cancel the Sierra County Agreement.

Documents: Ostrom.pdf

10.
CLOSED SESSION

10.A.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to discuss labor negotiations. Appointed negotiator

Documents:
Closed Session Labor Negotiations.pdf
10.B.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(2) – anticipated litigation – 2 cases. Direction given to Staff

Documents:
closed session anticipated litigation.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.
Agreement for professional services between Toddler Towers and the County of Sierra. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
Toddler Towers.pdf
11.B.
Rescission of agreement 2016-075 and approval of agreement for professional services between Yolo Community Care Continuum and County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
YCCC Revised.pdf
11.C.
Agreement for professional services between Don Stembridge, Ph.D., and the County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Stembridge Agreement.pdf
11.D.
Agreement for professional services between Kings View and Sierra County Behavioral Health. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Kings View.pdf
11.E.
Agreement for professional services between Placer County and the County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
Placer County Agreement.pdf
11.F.
Resolution approving amendment to agreement with the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, which has a Statewide inmate transportation system already in place, to provide inmate transportation for Sierra County inmates when appropriate and necessary. (SHERIFF)

Documents:
Board Packet.pdf
11.G.
Amended Approval of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) County Victim Services (XC) Program. (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
Documents:
2016-18 XC GRANT.pdf
11.H.
Amendment to Sauers Engineering Professional Services Agreement 2009‐044 for engineering services related to the Sierra Brooks Water System Phase 2 project, term extension. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Sauers Amend.Item.pdf

Documents:
Phone System Item.pdf
11.J.
Resolution approving plans and specifications and authorizing bidding for the Loyalton Landfill Passive Landfill Gas Pilot Study. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Passive.LFG.Item.pdf
11.K.
Resolution approving plans and specifications and authorizing bidding for the Loyalton Landfill Perimeter Gas Probe Installation Work. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
LFG Probes.Item.pdf
11.L.
Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG). (OES)

Documents:
EMPG Governing Board Resolution.pdf
11.M.
Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County for the Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSG). (OES)

Documents:
SHSG Governing Board Resolution.pdf
11.N.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Gerald & JoAnn Flavin, Applicants, and Robbie and Dianna Thingelstad Landowners: Consideration of a Special Use Permit to allow the placement of a manufactured home outside the allowable 150 feet distance from the primary residence in the Residential Rural 1.5 zoning district. The project site, identified as APN 023-080-027, is located at 155 Trelease Lane, Verdi, CA. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Agreement for Indemnification.pdf
11.O.
Amended and restated Joint Powers Agreement for Nevada-Sierra Counties connecting point public authority. (COUNTY COUNSEL)

Documents:
JPA Agreement.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Letter from Kevin De Leon, President Pro Tempore regarding major efforts the California Legislature is taking to combat homelessness and to call attention to new programs that are targeted to assist counties implement these initiatives.

Documents:
Senator Kevin De Leon letter.pdf
12.B.
Letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation regarding the Stampede Safety of Dams Modification Project.

Documents:
Stampede Safety of Dams Modification Project.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 7/20/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on July 19, 2016 in Loyalton, CA. This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/agendacenter

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

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance -Supervisor Peter Huebner
Roll Call – Supervisors Adams, Huebner, Roen, Beard & Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Add 12 A to regular agenda at 7 B Approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Pam Saporta of Pike talked about the Solid Waste issues concerned about equity of system. Richard Featherman talks about metal bin at transfer site and water issues in Downieville, also issues about tax money.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Roen thanked Peter Huebner for filling in at Natural Resources Committee
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chief Probation Officer Jeff Bosworth reported this week is proclaimed by Governor Brown as Probation Services Week. Sierra County probation department has an excellent working relationship with the Sheriffs Department. More information from Bosworth on the Board meeting recording on the website.  Sheriff Tim Standley reported the bullet resistant vests paid for by a Grant have arrived, the new vests allow equipment carry and helps prevent deputy back injury from heavy duty belts..  New deputy will have residence in duty area in Loyalton. Director Darden Bynum talked about Peer Support Staff, an emerging group working in Behavioral Health.
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Update by District Ranger Quentin Youngblood, slow fire season for us so far, they are fully staffed and it is dry out there with a lot of winds however humidity rather high which is a saving grace. Randolph/Sattley and Calpine meetings with well attended community citizens discussions on fire prevention with decrease in fire fuels. Castle Timber Sale is in review process at Supervisors Office. Been soliciting members for Sierra County RAC. First meeting third week in August and will be soliciting projects for decision in September. We are in fire restrictions. 
6.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution awarding contract for the Jim Crow Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The low bid is about $576,000 over the amount estimated by Engineer.  MCM Construction Inc is the apparent low bid but the State says they will allocate the necessary funds through Cal Trans so we can start the project. If we have to wait and rebid the cost will most likely be more next year. Consensus ask contractor to extend bid for 30 days to get more assurance from state re more funds.

Documents:
Jim Crow Bridge.Item.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
7.A.
Discussion/action regarding recommendation from Natural Resources, Planning & Building Inspection Standing Committee regarding marijuana ordinance. (CHAIR ADAMS) Committee met on Monday and reviewed two draft ordinances written by County Counsel, Supervisor Adams spoke about the happenings at the meeting and then Russell Roser of Calpine made comments regarding the Ordinance saying he was not a medical marijuana user and feels the individual property tax payer home owner who may need to grow a 10′ x 10′ patch of medicine legal rights are taken away by the restrictive ordinance being considered. Back on next agenda on August 2.

7.B. Response to Grand Jury response will be  discussed at next meeting in August.

Documents:
Marijuana Ordinance.pdf
8.
COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors.
8.A.
Amendment to Agreement No. 2003-192 between the County of Sierra and the Alleghany County Water District for funding for library rental space. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents:
ACWD Library Agm.pdf
9.
TIMED ITEMS

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

Call to order
9.A.i.
Stipulation to Assessed Valuation – Charles B. Hawley, Assessment Appeal No. 2015/16-006. Stipulation accepted Approved 5/0

Documents:
Hawley Stipulation.pdf
10.
CLOSED SESSION

10.A.
Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9 (2)-2 cases. Information and direction to staff was given according to County Counsel Prentice

Documents:
Closed Session.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.
Agreement between The Regents of the University of California, UC Davis Extension and Sierra County for skills training courses provided in fiscal year 2016-2017. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
UC Davis Ext Training Agm.pdf
11.B.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Billy & Kathleen Epps, Applicants and Landowners for consideration of a zone variance from the front yard setback to allow the placement of a single family residence. The project site, identified as APN 002-130-028, is located on Gold Bluff Road, Downieville. (PLANNING)

Documents:
Epps_Indemnification Agreement.pdf
11.C.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 97-068 with Bastian Engineering to increase compensation for Fiscal Year 2016. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Bastian Amendment.Item.pdf
11.D.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 2014-097 with MGE Engineering for time extension on the Plumbago Bridge Replacement Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
Amend.MGE.Plumbago.pdf
11.E.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 2014-096 with MGE Engineering for time extension on the Packer Lake Road Bridge Replacement Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
MGE Amendment.Packer.Item.pdf
11.F.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 2014-095 with MGE Engineering for time extension on the Salmon Lake Road Bridge Replacement Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
MGE Amendment.Salmon.Item.pdf
11.G.
Amendment to the Alleghany County Water District Conflict of Interest Code. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
Alleghany Water District Conflict of Interest Code.pdf
11.H.
Resolution approving contract for HAVA Section 301 Voting Systems Program Grant Funds. (ELECTIONS)

Documents:
HAVA 301 Contract.pdf
11.I.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 16, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
02162016 minutes.pdf
11.J.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on July 5, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents:
07052016 minutes.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A. –Moved to Regular agenda item 7.B.
Sierra County Grand Jury Final Report 2015/2016.

Sierra County Grand Jury 2015-16
12.B.
Letter from Diane Schermerhorn resigning from the Cemetery District #5.

Documents:
Cemetery 5 resignation letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 7/6/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on July 5, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/agendacenter.

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 Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance- by Supervisor Jim Beard                                                        Roll Call Supervisors Beard, Huebner, Adams, Schlefstein and Roen present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board –  Regular -7A removed and scheduled for July 19 meeting
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
Cherry Simi, President of DIG gave quick update for  Board on August 13th BrewFest 2016 from 2 – 6 p.m. and thanked Tim Beals and Bryan Davey for helping with Gazebo project in Gold Rush Park.
3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS -Supervisor Huebner reported the sale of the Western Sierra Senior Center building on Main St. He thanked the original Board of Drectors. Lee Adams

RCRC June 22, 2016 Board meeting highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS)
Documents: BoardMeeting_Highlights_June_22_2016Memo_FINAL.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Sheriff Tim Standley said no news is good news and both the Loyalton and Downieville events were successful. H&S Director Darden Bynum reported a parade of auditors has been passing through the County.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE -Yuba River District Ranger announced Joe Griffin is the Battalion Fire guy for the summer. Other positions have been filled with more than competent personnel for the fire season. Rick Weaver, has been promoted to Regional Foresters Office doing special projects. Thanks for law enforcement help with Indian Valley campground hosts and unusual occurrence. Wild Plum Ranger Station being worked on again for restoration. Craycroft Ridge Rd (514 Rd) is closed due to washout. Packer Lake Fish Day coming upon July 16th 8 am -12 p.m. 
Update by District Ranger on items that may affect the County of Sierra.
6.

David Prentice

David Prentice

COUNTY COUNSEL – DAVID PRENTICE – Chair Adams introduced David Prentice who discussed setting up a County Counsel department with other attorneys in his firm being involved and available for county use under his supervision.

6.A.
Introduction of new County Counsel; David Prentice, Prentice Long & Epperson LLP

7.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.Pulled to July 19 Agenda
Resolution authorizing acceptance and approval of Agreement for Grant of Right of Way and Road Maintenance for Squirrel Hollow.

Documents: Right of Way.pdf
7.B.
Resolution authorizing County Director of Transportation to make application for grant funding under the “California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery (CalRecycle)‐Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Clean‐Up and Abatement Grant Program for 2016‐2017” for the Hallelujah Junction‐Evans Ranch Wildlife Management Areas in cooperation with California Department of Fish and Wildlife which is proposing to abate a legacy series of illegal dumps on the wildlife area properties. Approved 4/1 Beard voted no

Documents: Cal Recycle Grant.Item.pdf
7.C.
Discussion/direction to staff regarding status of the Loyalton Mobile Estates Mobilehome Park located within the incorporated area and unincorporated areas of the County as follows: 1) Authorization to submit letter on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development-Division of Codes and Standards expressing concern over status of State issued permit to operate (#46-0009-MP) subsequent to the issuance by the State of a “Notice of Suspension” dated December 31, 2015; 2) Tax sale of property and status of delinquencies affecting property; and 3) Enforcement status. A volunteer committee of Supervisor Beard and Schlefstein was made with City of Loyalton.

Documents: Loyalton Mobile.Item.pdf
8.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Discussion/direction to staff on subdivision and zoning proposals before Reno City Council at Long Valley entitled Traintown Project (441 acres and 1300 new lots) and Heinz Ranch project (proposing 3800 new lots). Director Tim Beals will construct a letter to Washoe County to request Sierra County interests be represented. Approved 5/0

Documents: Long Valley Development packet.pdf
9.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
9.A.
Discussion/action regarding letter of support for USDA grant application of the Pike City Volunteer Fire Department. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved for letter of support 5/0

Documents: Pike City Volunteer Fire Dept. letter.pdf
9.B.
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance repealing Sierra County Ordinance No. 1071. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents: Ord Repeal Ord 1071.pdf
9.C.
Resolution denying Joseph Arata’s solid waste appeal of June 7, 2016, APN 009-142-001-0. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Approved 5/0

Documents: Res Denying Arata SW Appeal.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 approving an amendment of agreement between the Californnia Department of Public Health and Sierra County for the Women, Infants, and Children’s Program (WIC) and authorizing Darden Bynum, Director to sign documents related to this amendment. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: WIC Board.pdf
10.B.
Agreement for professional services between Celia Sutton-Pado, M.D. and Sierra County. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Sutton-Pado.pdf
10.C.
Agreement for professional services between M. Susan Haun and Sierra County. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Susan Haun.pdf
10.D.
Amendment to Agreement 2015-110 for professional services between the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and Sierra County. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: CDSS.pdf
10.E.
Agreement for professional services between Yolo Community Care Continuum and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Yolo Community Care.pdf
10.F.
Agreement for professional services between Sierra County Office of Education and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: SCOE.pdf
10.G.
Agreement for professional services between Willow Glen Care Center and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Willow Glen.pdf
10.H.
Resolution approving a Radio Communications agreement for Oregon Peak repeater site and authorizing Tim Standley, Sheriff to sign documents related to this agreement. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Radio Communications Agreement.pdf
10.I.
Resolution approving Program Supplement Agreement No. N 026 Rev. 1 to Administering Agency‐State Agreement Federal Aid Projects No. 03‐5913R, BRLO‐5913(055) Jim Crow Road Bridge Replacement. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Program Supplement..Item.pdf
10.J.
Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County for the Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSG). (OES)

Documents: SHSG Governing Board Resolution.pdf
10.K.
Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG). (OES)

Documents: EMPG Governing Board Resolution.pdf
10.L.
Approval of staffing change prior to the final budget. (AUDITOR)

Documents: Transfer of Safety Officer from TTC to AU office.pdf
10.M.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on May 17, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 05172016 minutes.pdf
10.N.
Minutes from the special meeting held on June 23, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 06232016 minutes spl.pdf
11.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
11.A.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Cassandra Shannon Martinetti.

Documents: Application for alcohol beverage license.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 6/22/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
REGULAR MEETING june 21, 2016

Sierra County BOS Agenda 6/21/16

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session  on June 21, 2016 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.

The Heather Foster Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following address: 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 Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Jim Beard
Roll Call – Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Adams, Roen, Schlefstein present.
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board- Approved with one item added to Regular Agenda a letter of support to RAC for Fish & Wildlife Grant w/ USFS for watershed development in Carman Valley near Calpine Sierra Valley and it was Approved.
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Nobody said nothing

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Schlefstein reported on an upcoming Loyalton Town Hall Meeting on Senior Citizen issues. Supervisor Huebner said the Gold Lake Ramp will remain open until August 8. Supervisor Adams reported the Finance Committee will consider  the issue of determining longevity payments for Management and the issue of a disparity in cost of an elected official if in fact they ran for office. It could be seen as an advantage to someone who did not receive longevity pay and could possibly skew the election.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS –  CHP Commander Sarah Richards reported they had hired Sgt. Don Peterson as the replacement for retired Sgt. Tony Prisco.  Sheriff Tim Standley reported he had hired a new Dispatcher and the Search & Rescue had been involved in a three day search for a missing PCT hiker. H&HS Kathryn Hill reported on something, sorry I missed that part.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – USFS Sierraville District Ranger talked about the upcoming fire season and more information and restrictions will be announced in July. The Calpine Lookout Station is presently being painted and the search for RAC members is ongoing.

6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM

6.A.
Agreement for professional services between Jane Lee, MFT and Sierra County. Approved 5/0

Documents: Lee Agreeement.pdf
6.B.
Agreement for professional services between Mary Lowe, MFT and Sierra County. Approved 5/0

Documents: Lowe Agreement.pdf
7.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Letter of support for the Truckee Donner Land Trust’s application for funding through the State’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for a Conservation Easement in Sardine Valley. Approved 4/1 Supervisor voted no with no comment as to why.

Documents: SV Conservation Easement.ROP.pdf
7.B.
Discussion/direction to amend the County floodplain management ordinance to relax restrictions on small projects (storage buildings, wood sheds, gazebos, etc). Approved 5/0

Documents: Floodplain ordinance.pdf
8.
ASSESSOR / SOLID WASTE ADMINISTRATOR – LAURA A. MARSHALL

8.A.
Resolution pertaining to Solid Waste Fees for the fiscal year 2016/2017. This was approved by a vote of 4/1 with no comment from Sup. Beard who voted no.

Documents: Solid Waste resolution.pdf
9.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

9.A.
Resolution approving proposed solid waste budget for fiscal year 2016/2017. Approved 4/1 Sup Beard saying no

Documents: Solid Waste Budget.pdf
9.B.
Update and direction to staff on the Sierra Pacific Industries property at Loyalton. Director Tim Beals and Supervisor Roen  reported on the positive progress.

Documents: SPI Prop Update.pdf
9.C.
Resolution authorizing use of Title III funding in an amount not to exceed $29,792 to reimburse Sierra County Road Department for work done in conjunction with the California Conservation Corps on Ridge Road which involved clearing/landscaping within the County right of way which is within 200 feet of most homes, and will “increase the protection of people and property from wildfires” and project adjacent national forest system lands (Section 302(a)(1) H.R.1424‐145). Approved 5/0

Documents: Title 3 funds.pdf
9.D.
Agreement for professional services with Avalex, Inc. for Solid Waste Consulting Services for fiscal year 2016/2017. Approved 4/0 (Supervisor Huebner had to leave meeting for a short time)

Documents: SW Consulting.Item.pdf
9.E.
Agreement for professional services with Avalex, Inc. for continued monitoring and reporting services at the Alleghany Maintenance Facility Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Site through fiscal year 2017. Approved 4/0 (Huebner absent)

Documents: Avalex.Luft Item.pdf
9.F.
Update and direction to staff on the current fire-defensible space project underway at Sierra Brooks by the California Conservation Corps. Done 4/0

Documents: Sierra Brooks Defensible Space ROP.pdf
9.G.
Sierra Brooks Water System-status report of water system project; review of appraisal update for the County’s acquisition and conveyance involving State Fish and Wildlife; and, discussion and direction on proposed water ordinance amendments to relax and reflect clarity on water conservation rules to be enforced at Sierra Brooks. Done 4/0

Documents: Sierra Brooks Status Update ROP.pdf
10.
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.
10.A.
Resolution setting the County and Special Revenue Funds Preliminary Budget for fiscal year 2016/2017. Approved 5/0

Documents: ROP Preliminary budget 16 17.pdf
10.B.
Resolution setting the County Service Area Preliminary Budget for fiscal year 2016/2017. Approved 5/0

Documents: ROP CSA Preliminary budget 16 17.pdf
11.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

11.A.
Contract between Prentice, Long & Epperson, P.C. and the County of Sierra for county counsel services. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: County Counsel Services Contract.pdf
11.B.
Discussion/action regarding the transition in the office of county counsel. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: Transition county counsel office.pdf
11.C.
Discussion/action to either adopt an ordinance repealing Sierra County Ordinance No. 1071 or adopt a resolution submitting the ordinance to the voters at the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election as a result of the certificate of results of the examination of the County Referendum Petition on County Ordinance No. 1071. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Well, Ordinance 1071 was repealed, a Committee will begin again to determine what if fair for “personal medical use only marijuana growth” determining how many plants … rethink the 2 acres parcel limit and the first meeting is scheduled for June 29th at 10 a.m. in the county courthouse in Downieville. 

Documents: Referendum.pdf
11.D.
Appointment to the Area 4 Agency on Aging Advisory Council. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Dick Devore of Loyalton was reappointed 4/0 (Huebner absent)

Documents: Area 4 Advisory Council Appointment.pdf
12.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

12.A.
Renewal and amendment of contract for Public Defender Services with J. Lon Cooper.

Documents: Public Defender 2016.pdf
13.
TIMED ITEMS

13.A.
11:30AM EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Presentation by Mike Beckstrand, California Office of Emergency Services, on emergency communications and the Mobile Interoperability Gateway Unit (MIGU).
Documents: emergency communications.pdf Sierra County OES Coordinator Lee Brown introduced Mr. Beckstrand for his presentation
14.
CLOSED SESSION

14.A.
Closed session pursuant to Govt. Code 54956.9(a) to discuss the following litigation: Morning Glory Gold Mines, et al v. County, et al, Sierra County Superior Court Case No. 7553. Something happened either action or no action, I’m not sure.

Documents: Closed Session – Miller v Co2.pdf
15.
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.
15.A.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Betty Brau (Trustee of the Thomas and Betty Vilas Revocable Trust), Landowner and Dennis McCreary, Applicant: Consideration of a Parcel Merger and Boundary Line Adjustment to bring multiple lots into compliance with County ordinances and to remove lot lines where structures have been constructed over property lines. The project site, identified as APN 003-101-007, is located at 205,209,301 & 305 Main Street, Downieville (known as Tommy’s parking lot, Post Office Building and Sierra Hardware Store). (PLANNING)

Documents: Indemnification Agreement.pdf
15.B.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Shannon McDougal,Verizon Wireless, Applicant and Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District, Landowner: Consideration of special use permit to install a telecommunication facility with corresponding equipment within an area leased from Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District. The project site, identified as APN 015-080-006, is located at 305 S. Lincoln St. Sierraville. (PLANNING)

Documents: Verizon Wireless Packet.pdf
15.C.
Resolution rescinding Resolution 2016-058 and terminating Agreement 2016-051 and approving agreement for transportation services in Sierra County between County of Sierra and Golden Rays Senior Citizens, Inc. for fiscal year 2017. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Golden Rays.Item.pdf
15.D.
Resolution rescinding Resolution 2016‐059 and terminating Agreement 2016‐052 and approving agreement for transportation services in Sierra County between County of Sierra and Incorporated Senior Citizens of Sierra County for fiscal year 2017. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Inc Seniors.Item.pdf
15.E.
Agreement for professional services between Suzanne Nobles and Sierra County. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

Documents: Nobles Agreement.pdf
15.F.
Agreement for professional services between Community Recovery Resources and the County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: CORR.pdf
15.G.
Agreement for professional services between Oliver Ocskay, Ph.D. and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Ocskay Agreement.pdf
15.H.
Agreement for professional services between Thomas Bittker, MD and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Bittker Conrtract.pdf
15.I.
Agreement for professional services between Progress House, Inc. and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Progress House Agreement.pdf
15.J.
Agreement for professional services between Ernest Teague and the County of Sierra. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: Ernest Teague.pdf
15.K.
Lease agreement between Richard and Sharon Elorza and the County of Sierra. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Elorza contract.pdf
15.L.
Certified statement of the results of the canvass for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. (ELECTIONS)
Documents: Certified Statement of Canvass Results June 7 2016.pdf
15.M.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 19, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 04192016 Minutes.pdf
15.N.
Minutes from the special meeting held on May 18, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 05182016 spl minutes.pdf
16.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG

16.A.
Letter from James LaPlante, regarding the continued service from the Plumas County Public Health Agency to veterans within Sierra County.

Documents: VSO Letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 5/18/16

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 May 17, 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 http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/AgendaCenter/Board-of-Supervisors-5/

I DID NOT ATTEND THIS MEETING DUE TO A PAIN IN THE BACK, A REALLY REALLY BAD PAIN, HOWEVER YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED BY READING THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER OR GOING TO THE ABOVE WEBSITE AND LISTEN TO THE RECORDING OF THE MEETING, WHICH IS ALWAYS INFORMATIVE AND ENTERTAINING DEPENDING ON YOUR PERSONAL VISION OF WHAT THE BOARD DOES.,…

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

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

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
.
5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE

6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM

6.A.
Agreement between National Environment Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) and Sierra County Environmental Health.

Documents: NEPHIP Board.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Discussion/direction on meeting conducted May 10, 2016 with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District regarding fire protection and EMS coverage for Long Valley, Verdi, 395 Corridor, and I-80 Corridor.

Documents: Fire and EMS ROP.pdf
8.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
8.A.
Introduction of Mr. Shane Starr, Field Representative for Congressman Doug LaMalfa. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: LaMalfa Rep.pdf
8.B.
Continued discussion/direction with regard to support for the University of California potential purchase of Sierra Pacific Industries property in Loyalton. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: SPI Property.Economic Workshop.ROP.pdf
8.C.
Appointment to the Area 4 Agency on Aging Governing Board. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Application for Agency Area 4 Governing Board.pdf
8.D.
Appointment to the Sierra County Citizens Committee for Solid Waste/Local Task Force. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Solid Waste Task Force Application.pdf
9.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

9.A.
Amendment to Agreement 2010-132 pertaining to the update of the zoning code with attorneys Abbott & Kindermann to update the billing rates, effective July 21, 2016.

Documents: AK zoning amendment.pdf
9.B.
Amendment to Agreement 95-030 pertaining to general advice with attorneys Abbott & Kindermann to update the billing rates, effective July 21, 2016.

Documents: AK general amendment.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM LITTLE TRUCKEE SUMMIT
Presentation on Little Truckee Summit Parking Area Improvements and approval of comment letter to United States Forest Service-Sierraville Ranger District in response to the project scoping.
Documents: LTS Parking Improve.Item.pdf
10.B.
10:30AM PERAZZO MEADOWS RESTORATION
Presentation from Truckee River Watershed Council on Project Development in Sierra County within the Truckee River System.
Documents: Perazzo Meadows Presentation.pdf
10.C.
11:00AM NORTHERN SIERRA OPIOID SAFETY COALITION
Presentation by Andrew Woodruff, Plumas County Program Chief and the Program Director for the Northern Sierra Opioid Safety Coalition, in regards to regional data, and the goals and strategies the coalition is using to prevent unnecessary death.
Documents: Opioid Coalition Board.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.
Resolution approving Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests 2016 Controlled Substance Annual Operating and Financial Plan. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Tahoe-Plumas.pdf
11.B.
Resolution approving Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Humboldt-Toiyabe-2.pdf
11.C.
Resolution approving Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Tahoe-Plumas-3.pdf
11.D.
Resolution approving Placer County Coroner’s Office Inter-Local agreement between Sierra County and Placer County for pathological and other autopsy examination services unexplained death investigations related to Coroner’s Cases. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Placer Co Board Packet.pdf
11.E.
Cash audit report for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. (AUDITOR)

Documents: Cash Audit report for the Quarter ended 12-31-2015 – Full with ROP.pdf
11.F.
Cash audit report for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents: Cash Audit report for the Quarter ended 3-31-2016 – Full with ROP.pdf
11.G.
Treasurer’s investment report and statement of liquidity for the period October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. (AUDITOR)

Documents: Treasurers investment report and statement of liquidity for the period Oct 1 2015 through Dec 31 2015.pdf
11.H.
Treasurer’s investment report and statement of liquidity for the period January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016. (AUDITOR)

Documents: Treasurers investment report and statement of liquidity for the period Jan. 1 2016 through Mar. 31 2016.pdf
11.I.
Resolution approving agreement with Betty T. Yee, Controller of the State of California, for services to prepare the Annual Road Report. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: State Controller Contract.Item.pdf
11.J.
Resolution approving plans and specifications and authorizing bidding for the Jim Crow Road Bridge Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Jim Crow Item.pdf
11.K.
Approve Purchase Order SCFD002 in the amount of $14,012 to be reimbursed from Title III funding in accordance with Resolution 2013‐117 adopted on December 3, 2013 which authorized the reimbursement to participating local governments for search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Title 3 Purchase Order.Item.pdf
11.L.
Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Grant Administration Agreement with the South Tahoe Public Utility District for a portion of the Little Truckee River Restoration and Bridge Replacement Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Prop 84 Agmt update.Item.pdf
11.M.
Lease Agreement with Alliance for Workforce Development for the modular office at the Sierraville School Complex. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: AWFD Lease.Item.pdf
11.N.
Resolution approving Agreement for Federal Apportionment Exchange Program and State Match Program California Department of Transportation‐NonMPO County (X16‐5913(071). (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Exchange Funds.Item.pdf
11.O.
Letter opposing Senate Bill 1170 (Wieckowski) which would prohibit a public entity from delegating to a contractor the development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) on public works projects. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Oppose SB1170 Item..pdf
11.P.
Authorization to issue a Request for Proposals for construction inspection and materials testing for the Jim Crow Road Bridge Project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Jim Cro CM RFP ROP.pdf
11.Q.
Resolution proclaiming May 2016 as Building Safety Month. (PLANNING/BUILDING)

Documents: 5-17-16 SAFETY.item.pdf
11.R.
Modification of Agreement No. 2010-086 with NorCal EMS for EMS Services within Sierra County, extending services for fiscal year 2016-2017. (COUNTY COUNSEL)

Documents: NorCal EMS 2016-17.pdf
11.S.
Resolution authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to employ extra help employees to provide outreach services to veterans within Sierra County. (COUNTY COUNSEL)

Documents: Res re HHS Veterans Svcs.pdf
11.T.
Amendment to the Pliocene Ridge Community Services District Conflict of Interest Code. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Pliocene Ridge Community Services Conflict of Interest Code.pdf
11.U.
Modification to Sierra County Agreement No. 2011-021 between DFM Associates and Sierra County for extension of the agreement term and modification of annual fee for the County’s Election Information Management System. (ELECTIONS)

Documents: DFM Modification Agreement.pdf
11.V.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on April 5, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 04052016 minutes.pdf
11.W.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 2, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 02022016 minutes.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Letter from Ken and Joan Bretthauer regarding their withdrawal as members of the Little Truckee Summit Protective LLC.

Documents: Little Truckee Summett Protective LLC.pdf
12.B.
Letter from Shana Horton-Alley regarding the Sierra County Fire Protection District #1 annual report on the status of mitigation fees collected, deposited and used for authorized capital investments.

Documents: Fire Protection District No. 1.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 5/4/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on May 3, 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

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

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance- led by I forgot….
Roll Call-Supervisors Huebner, Roen, Adams, Schlefstein, Beard present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board –  Items 9D, 9I & 9J were pulled from the Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda Stood. 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Sharon Dobija of Sierra City gave a report on the committee working on the State Capitol exhibit saying they were in the “homestretch” and mentioned Greg Bostrom had built a mine entrance, David Marshall made a replica set of the Ruby Mine gold and Darby Hayes is providing photos with frames so photos can be rotated through the years. Chair Adams mentioned the last update to the display was in 1996, he thanked all those working on the display and said it will represent both the east and west side of the county.

Will Clark of Downieville invited everyone to the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce mixer being held at the St Charles Saloon in Downieville on May 12th at 6 pm. He talked about the great strides made in the cooperation throughout the county working to improve life, jobs and recreation in Sierra County

3.

Supervisor Huebner presents a groundbreaking shovel for the Hwy 89 Wildlife Xing to Chair Lee Adams

Supervisor Huebner presents a groundbreaking shovel for the Hwy 89 Wildlife Xing to Chair Lee Adams

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTSSupervisor Huebner reported on the  Hwy 89 Wildlife Crossing Groundbreaking event (see story).

Supervisor Adams said the Agency on Aging Area 4 meeting last week in Downieville was well attended and an opportunity for seniors to voice their needs to those who can do something to help. Adams will be attending a meeting later this month in Colorado where PILT and SRS funds will be discussed. He also mentioned the SB1345 attempt to increase dual use roads in other counties besides the pilot program in Inyo failed due to the Sierra Clubs opposition, he expressed disappointment that the Sierra Club had not attempted to contact Sierra County to get our input or at least let us know their concerns. Supervisor Roen said there will be an overview of the Sierra Hotsprings project at the Lodge on May 18th.

RCRC April 21, 2016 Board meeting highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS)
Documents: BoardMeeting_Highlights_April_21_2016MEMO_V02.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS H&HS director Darden Bynum reported on the sudden loss of a Social Worker in the Children’s program and the need to find a replacement as this creates a burden on other workers and the people who need the help. He also said the TANF audit was successfully completed and the CalFresh audit for food stamps is in process. Sheriff Tim Standley said the USFS contracts are in the works, somewhat complicated working with two Forest, Tahoe and Toiyabe and two states, CA and NV. The sheriffs office also just hired a part time employee into a full time position. 

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATENo Yuba District Ranger Karen Hayden introduced the new FS Fuels Tech Graham Worley-Hood, a member of the Tahoe Hotshots. The FS Barracks in Downieville will be overflowing plus a couple of RV’s with personnel who prefer to live in Downieville. Campgrounds will be opening in the next couple of weeks Salmon, Sardine and Diablo. Hayden said that Biologist Marilyn Tierney and she were thrilled over the Hwy 89 wildlife crossings.

6.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Resolution of intent to utilize Title III funding in an amount not to exceed $29,792 to reimburse Sierra County Road Department for work done in conjuction with the California Conservation Corps on Ridge Road which involves clearing/landscaping within the County right of way which is within 200 feet of most homes, and will “increase the protection of people and property from wildfires” and project adjacent national forest system lands. (Section 302(a)(1) H.R.1424-145. This was approved with a slight change in wording as requested by Auditor Van Maddox for legal requirements 5/0

Documents: Title 3 Item..pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
7.A.
Discussion/recommendation/action regarding county counsel hiring process. (CHAIR ADAMS) With acting County Counsel out of the room (he is a candidate) the Board discussed how to continue with the hiring deciding to interview the final 5 candidates the field has been narrowed down to with the assistance in setting up the process with Attorney Tom Schulman who was contracted with for the process.

Documents: County Counsel hiring process.pdf
7.B.
Approval of letter of opposition to AB 2395 regarding telecommunications (Low). (CHAIR ADAMS) A long discussion about this because of the problems caused for the County and residents with Uverse service. AT&T wants to abandon landlines for all phone service going through the internet which doesn’t work in Sierra County when the power is out, internet is out and people are not even able to dial 9-1-1. The letter was approved 5/0

Documents: AB 2395 – Telecommunitcations.pdf
7.C.
Discussion/direction to support the University of California’s potential purchase of Sierra Pacific Industries property in Loyalton for the development of a regional educational facility for the U.C. system, including research and development into wood and forest product technology, bio fuels, biomass energy production and cogeneration, forest health, and other key components of a full service educational facility. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) A long discussion about being supportive of the project with information about a meeting on 5/17 with UC representatives and then a workshop in Sierraville on 5/18 from 10:30 to 3:30p.m. involving EDA, SDA, USDA, Seddcorp and county supervisors and then a tour of the area. This will be noticed as a Special Board Meeting to allow more than two supervisors to attend per Brown Act requirements.

Documents: University of California.pdf
7.D.
Resolution of support for the University of California Cooperative Extension Plumas‐Sierra Counties’ request for a Forestry and Natural Resources Position. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) This was approved 5/0

Documents: UCCE-ANR Position Support.pdf
7.E.
Continued discussion and direction to staff on the formation of the Sierra County Veterans Program authorized by the Board of Supervisors on April 19, 2016. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) It was discussed the merits of having those who work on behalf of Sierra County Veterans be taken in as Temporary Employees rather than on a contract basis. Supervisor Beard pointed out Irv Christensen, Don Yegge and Paul Bianco in the audience as being excellent advocates and tireless workers on behalf of Veterans. 

Documents: Veteran Services.pdf
8.
TIMED ITEMS

8.A.
10:30AM DOWNIEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE
Presentation/tour of the new ambulance for the Downieville Volunteer Fire Department. (CHAIR ADAMS) DVFD Chief Lee Brown addressed the Board outlining the cost of equipping and purchasing the new ambulance which is replacing a 20+ year ambulance and the cost is more than doubled, what cost less than $100,000 in 1996 now comes in at over $200,000 including the equipment to operate the ambulance. He respectfully asked the Board to once again put money in the budget for ambulance replacement as that is part of how they saved enough to purchase this one. 


Documents: DVFD Ambulance Tour.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.
Authorization to recruit and fill a Social Worker I-III position. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: SW Board.pdf
9.B.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to transfer funds from the Social Services realignment account to the Public Health realignment account for fiscal year 2015-2016. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: Realignment Transfer.pdf
9.C.
Resolution approving the Sierra County Allocation Funding Application, (AFA) and the Scope of Work, (SOW) for the ongoing Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program for fiscal year 2015-2016 and authorizing Darden Bynum, Director, to sign documents regarding the AFA. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: MCAH Program.pdf
9.D.
Professional Services Agreement between the County of Plumas and the County of Sierra for Ryan White HIV Services and adoption of resolution authorizing the Director of Human Services to execute said agreement. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Ryan White Agm.pdf
9.E.
Resolution approving delegation of investment authority to the County Treasurer and approving the Sierra County Investment Policy. (AUDITOR)

Documents: agenda investment policy 2016.pdf
9.F.
Resolution authorizing Auditor to implement changes to the fiscal year 2015-2016 Transportation Budget to update the budget to align with the approved budget amendment by the Sierra County Transportation Commission. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Transit Budget Item..pdf
9.G.
Agreement for indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Karl Moody, Applicant and Landowner: Consideration of a Special Use Permit to allow the temporary occupancy of an “RV” during the construction of a primary residence. The project site, identified as APN 012-162-017, is located at 212 Calpine Ave, Calpine. (PLANNING)

Documents: 1629-Moody Indem ROP.pdf
9.H.
Resolution approving continued use of a Master Bond for County Officials. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Master Crime Bond.pdf
9.I.
Modification to Sierra County Agreement No. 2011-021 between DFM Associates and Sierra County for extension of the agreement term and modification of annual fee for the County’s Election Information Management System. (ELECTIONS)

Documents: DFM Modification Agreement.pdf
9.J.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 2, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 02022016 minutes.pdf
10.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
10.A.
Letter from Carl Genasci resigning from the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District (SVGMD).

Documents: SVGMD resignation letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 4/19/16

I missed the meeting yesterday, here is the agenda. I will attempt to update the results tomorrow, however if you can’t wait go to this page for the audio tape of the meeting.  http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov/agendacenter

COUNTY OF SIERRA  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on April 19, 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.

Heather Foster,  Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: 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
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.
SHERIFF/CORONER – TIM STANDLEY

6.A.
Discussion/direction regarding adoption of resolution and approval of Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest for Fiscal Year 2016.

Documents: USDA-Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe.pdf
6.B.
Discussion/direction regarding adoption of resolution and approval of Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests for Fiscal Year 2016.

Documents: USDA-Forest Service Tahoe Plumas.pdf
6.C.
Discussion/direction regarding adoption of resolution and approval of Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Controlled Substance Operating Plan and Financial Plan between the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office and the USDA, Forest Service Tahoe and Plumas National Forests for Fiscal Year 2016.

Documents: USDA-Forest Service Tahoe Plumas Controlled Sub.pdf
7.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

7.A.
Discussion/direction resulting from April 14, 2016 meeting of the Sierra County Board of Supervisors Public Works, Roads & Solid Waste Standing Committee including solid waste services on National Forest Lands; community clean-up events; permit application with CalRecycle; Final Closure Plan; landfill gas monitoring and pilot study; Integrated Waste Management Plan/Siting Element update; future solid waste disposal planning; and Solid Waste Task Force membership.

Documents: SW Meeting Report.Item.pdf
8.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
8.A.
Authorization to coordinate a community clean-up event focused on the Sierraville community. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: Community Cleanup.pdf
8.B.
Resolution approving an easement proposal to the California Department of Conservation’s Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP) and United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Lands Easement Program (ALEP) for the Sierra Valley Working Lands Conservation Easement Acquisition. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: Martinetti Ranch Working Lands Conservation Easement Packet.pdf
8.C.
Update by the Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council on the Sierra County Residential Chipping Program funded through the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and request for potential support from the County Road Department for removal of chip piles. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: SCFWC Update.pdf
8.D.
Discussion/authorization to create a program for Veteran Services in Sierra County and direction to staff to develop the program policies and procedures. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

Documents: VS Program.pdf
8.E.
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending the Sierra County Code to repeal Chapter 2.24.030, amending Chapter 2.44.010, and adding Chapter 2.44.020, pertaining to the Office of Public Guardian. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents: Ord re 2.44 Public Guardian.pdf
8.F.
Appointment to the Sierra County Fire Protection District No. 1. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Sierra County Fire Protection District No. 1.pdf
9.
COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors.
9.A.
Minutes from the Board of Directors for the County Service Areas meeting held on January 5, 2016.

Documents: 01052016 csa minutes.pdf
9.B.
County Service Area 5 Professional Services Agreement with Hardey/Associates, Inc. for updated appraisal of parcels associated with the proposed land exchange in relation to the Sierra Brooks Phase 2 Water Project.
Documents: Appraisal.Item.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM PUBLIC HEARING – COUNTY INITIATED ZONE AMENDMENT
Conduct public hearing on a County Initiated Zone Amendment to amend Sierra County Zoning Code pursuant to Senate Bill 2 (Cedillo, 2007) pertaining to Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing needs; adoption of resolution approving amendments to Sierra County Zoning Code Chapters 15.08 and 15.10 and CEQA exemption; and first reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend Sierra County Code Chapter 15.08 to add definitions, and add subsection 050 to Chapter 15.10 pertaining to policies on Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing needs.
Documents: 2016-4-19 CIZA SB2 packet.pdf
10.B.
10:30AM MARIJUANA ORDINANCE
Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance amending Sections 8.01.030; 8.01.040; and 8.01.080 of the Sierra County Code; repealing Section 8.01.250 of the Sierra County Code; and adding Chapter 8.02 pertaining to administrative penalties for public nuisances created by cultivation of medical marijuana in violation of Chapter 8.01 of the Sierra County Code; and direction to staff to file a notice of exemption.  This passed by a 4/1 vote with Supervisor Huebner voting no.
Documents: Marijuana Ordinance.pdf
10.C.
10:45AM USDA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PRESENTATION
Presentation by United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) on financial assistance program becoming available in the form of grants, loans, and combination grant/loans available for community facilities, housing rehabilitation, and mortgage assistance.
Documents: USDA Presentation.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.
Agreement between Northern California EMS, INC. Local Emergency Medical Services Agency (LEMSA) Deliverables Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and County of Sierra for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: LEMSA Board.pdf
11.B.
Amendment to Agreement 2015-033 between the California Department of Pulic Health and Sierra County Public Health for PHEP, HPP, and Pan Flu for Fiscal Years 2014-2017. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Board.pdf
11.C.
Request for approval of a promotion of an Eligibility Worker I to an Eligibility Worker II. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: EW Promotion Board.pdf
11.D.
Authorization to recruit and fill a Social Worker I-II position. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents: SW Board.pdf
11.E.
Minutes from the special meeting held on March 23, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 03232016.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Letter from Molly Penberth, Division of Land Resource Protection Conservation Support Unit to Ms. Mary Moreau regarding appropriate method for a County to remove land from a Land Conservation (Williamson) Act contract.

Documents: Williamson Act Contract.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 4/6/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on April 5, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. 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- Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Paul Roen
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Roen, Adams, Beard and Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – everything approved with not changes.
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – none

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Roen reported on the Veterans Committee held after the Special Meeting and Supervisor Beard reported on an additional meeting. Supervisor Schlefstein announced upcoming meetings for Mental Health and Child Abuse Prevention.  Supervisor Huebner complimented Roen on his efforts in obtaining $107,000 grant money for Sierra Valley Ranchers.

RCRC March 16, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS)
Documents: RCRC March 16, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – H&HS Director Darden Bynum talked to the Board about the burgeoning Opoid addiction problem in California and the county. Supervisor Adams complimented Auditor/Tax Collector/Risk Manager/Personnel Director Van Maddox on the good report from the State on the Sierra County Audit.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – No Yuba Ranger District Karen Hayden talked about the Yuba Thinning project around Sierra City and reported that most or all of the Grazing Permits will be allowed this year, and Timber Guy Mark also was there to the delight of the Board.

6.
AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOX

6.A.
Discussion/direction regarding pursuing a new property tax software for the County. The Board decided by consensus to have Maddox take this to the Finance Committee

Documents: CREST.pdf
7.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER – LAURA A. MARSHALL

7.A.
Resolution adopting Sierra County Information Technology Policy. Adopted by a 5/0 vote

Documents: ROP IT Policy_Final Document.pdf
7.B.
Approval of Airespring managed redundant phone connectivity. Approved 5/0

Documents: ROP Airspring Phone Services.pdf
8.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Resolution amending fiscal year 2015/2016 budget and approving Public Works Contract with All Phase Heating and Air Conditioning for installation of air conditioning/heating unit improvements at the Health and Human Services building located at 202 Front Street Office. Approved 5/0

Documents: HHS Air Cond ROP.pdf
8.B.
Amendment to Agreement 2015-090 with Avalex, Inc. to amend the scope of work to include additional work tasks and increase compensation accordingly for the Solid Waste Consulting Services fiscal year 2016. Approved 5/0

Documents: Avalex.Amn.Item.pdf
9.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

9.A.
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 15.12.320.80(a) of the Sierra County Code pertaining to property in the Rural Residential-5 Acre District to correct an Assessor Parcel Number.  Approved 5/0

Documents: Amendment to Section 15.12.320.80.pdf
10.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
10.A.
Approval of letter of support for SB 1345, Sierra County Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) pilot project. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0  Supervisor Adams will testify on 4/19 to the Senate .

Documents: OHV pilot project.pdf
10.B.
Introduction and first reading of an ordinance amending the Sierra County Code to repeal Chapter 2.24 Section 030, and adding Chapter 2.44 Sections 010, et seq., pertaining to the Office of Public Guardian. (CHAIR ADAMS) H&HS Director Darden Bynum will act as the Public Guardian Approved 5/0

Documents: Public Guardian.pdf
10.C.
Discussion/direction regarding responses received to the County’s Request for Proposals for County Counsel services. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) The Chair, Vice Chair, District Attorney and Consultant Atty Rob Schulman will do a paper review to select candidates for interviews.

Documents: Responses to CC RFP.pdf
10.D.
Appointment to the Pliocene Ridge Community Services District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Grace Lundeen-Knowles of Pike City was appointed 5/0

Documents: Pliocene Ridge Appointment.pdf
11.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

11.A.
Agreement for services by the East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce for promotion of Sierra County for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Approved 5/0

Documents: East Sierra Chamber.pdf
11.B.
Agreement for services by the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce for promotion of Sierra County during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Approved 5/0

Documents: Sierra County Chamber Contract.pdf
11.C.
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Sections 11.42.040.030, 11.42.040.040, 11.42.040.060 and 11.42.050.020 of the Sierra County Code and adding Section 11.42.040.035 to the Sierra County Code pertaining to government vehicle use policy. Approved 5/0

Documents: Vehicle Use Ordinance.pdf
12.
TIMED ITEMS

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

Call to order
12.A.i.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on April 7, 2015.

Documents: 04072015 BOE minutes.pdf
12.A.ii.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on April 21, 2015.

Documents: 04212015 BOE minutes.pdf
12.A.iii.
Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on May 5, 2015.

Documents: 05052015 BOE minutes.pdf
12.A.iv.
Application for Changed Assessment No. 2014/2015-001 and 2014/2015-002, filed by Carroll Hayes, Assessor’s Parcel Number 008-120-030-0 and 008-120-039-0. Denied by 5/0 vote

Documents: Hayes Assessment Application.pdf
12.B.
11:00AM PUBLIC HEARING – VACATION OF UNNAMED ALLEY IN SIERRAVILLE
Conduct public hearing and adoption of resolution vacating an unnamed alley in Sierraville at the request of Jerome McCaffrey, as depicted in Book 15, Page 5 of Assessors Parcel Maps and as shown on attached Exhibit A to the resolution.
Documents: Vacation.Sierraville.Item.pdf  Approved 5/0
12.C.
1:30PM MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE
Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Sections 8.01.030; 8.01.040; and 8.01.080 of the Sierra County Code; repealing Section 8.01.250 of the Sierra County Code; and adding Chapter 8.02 pertaining to administrative penalties for public nuisances created by cultivation of medical marijuana in violation of Chapter 8.01 of the Sierra County Code. First Reading approved 4/1 with Supervisor Huebner voting  No.
Documents: Marijuana Ordinance.pdf
13.
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.
13.A.
Approval of the surplus of a vehicle to the general fund departments. (HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES)

Documents: Vehicle Surplus.pdf
13.B.
Approval of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update for fiscal year 2015-2016. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: MHSA Update Board.pdf
13.C.
Resolution approving the Sierra County Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Plan for fiscal year 2015/2016. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: CMS Board.pdf
13.D.
Resolution adopting Sierra County Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. (AUDITOR)

Documents: EEO Policy.pdf
13.E.
Request for approval to pay McSweeney & Associates for Conservatorship Accounting. (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

Documents: Approval to pay McSweeney (DA)2.pdf
13.F.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Richard DeVore, Applicant and Landowner. Consideration of an Applicant Initiated Parcel Merger for the purpose of estate planning. The project site, identified as APN’s 016-200-001; 016-200-002; and 016-180-028 is located at 936,938 & 940 Sierra Brooks Dr., Loyalton. (PLANNING)

Documents: DeVore Indemnification.pdf
13.G.
Resolution certifying County roads contained in maintained mileage system for submittal to the State of California. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Maintained Mileage.Item..pdf
13.H.
Resolution declaring April 2016 as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month” in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Child Abuse Prevention Month.pdf
13.I.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 1, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 03012016.pdf
14.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
14.A.
Sierra County Financial Statements together with Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ended June 30, 2015.

Documents: Budget item.pdf
ADJOURN

Dry Valley Races 4/6/16

Roads, Trails in Dry Valley Area will be Used for Motorcycle Races

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – Weekend back country explorers planning to visit the Dry Valley area east of Susanville the weekend of April 9 and 10 will encounter more people than usual, as a two-day motorcycle race is scheduled on public land. Competitors will begin arriving Friday, April 8.

Travel on some roads and trails including Dry Valley Road will be restricted by course marshals while races are in progress, according to Marisa Williams, an outdoor recreation planner with the Bureau of Land Management in Susanville.

Riders of all ages and abilities will use routes in the Dry Valley Special Recreation Management Area about 60 miles east of Susanville and 60 miles north of Reno. Racers will use courses ranging from two miles to 42 miles.

The Diamond Back Hare Scrambles are sponsored by the Lassen Motorcycle Club and the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada under a permit issued by the BLM. Spectators are welcome but must stay in the designated areas marked with signs.

To reach the Mission Wells Trailhead from Susanville, take State Route 36 south to the junction with Highway 395, turn left and continue about 15 miles to the Wendel Road and turn right. Continue about 21 miles across the Nevada state line (the pavement ends and the road becomes High Rock Road). Continue another 12 miles and turn left onto Sand Pass Road. Proceed for a mile to Dry Valley Road (just beyond the railroad tracks) and turn left. Signs will mark the route to the trailhead.

More information is available from Williams at the BLM office in Susanville, (530) 252-5303 or by visiting http://www.racemrann.com.

Board of Supes Special 3/23/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SPECIAL MEETING  Because this meeting is held on publication day, I may not have all the information as to what happened, you can listen to the recording of the meeting on the county website if you need/want to know any further information of any item on the agenda.

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in special session on March 23, 2016 in  Loyalton, CA. This meeting recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors’ website at http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

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

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
1:00P.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams – and a Moment of Silence for the events in Belgium on Tuesday.
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Peter Huebner
Roll Call- Supervisors Adams, Beard, Huebner, Roen, Schlefstein
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board. all approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY There was none.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Schlefstein reminded everyone there is a Child Abuse Council meeting on Thursday. Supervisor Jim Beard reported Pat Whitley is home after after emergency heart surgery. Supervisor Roen announced Supervisor Heubner was appointed as Chair of the County at the morning meeting Transportation Committee. Supervisor Adams thanked Director Tim Beals on his and his staffs work and completion of the kids park adjacent to the Downieville Tennis Courts.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS -Questions from applicants regarding the County Counsel position will be passed through Attorney Robert Schulman , who will maintain a record of questions asked. Preparation of the 2016/17 Budget are under way much to the delight of Auditor/Tax Collector/Scrooge Van Maddox.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – There was none

PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Request to set public hearing on Zoning Ordinance Amendment to comply with current housing law and Housing Element Guidelines regarding Emergency Shelters, Transitional and Supportive Housing. Approved 5/0

Documents: Zoning Ordinance Pulbic Hearing.pdf
6.B.
Resolution taking action on Irrevocable Offers of Dedication for the Evelyn Church Trust 1990 Parcel Map, and Robert Church Applicant. Approved 5/0

Documents: Church-Offer of Dedication.pdf
6.C.
Discussion/direction regarding continued analysis of the fire protection services at Verdi (California portion) and request for continuation of ad-hoc committee (Supervisors Huebner and Roen) including authorization to meet with Truckee Meadows Fire District, City of Reno, Sierra County Fire Protection District, and the community as may be necessary and to continue seeking long-term solutions to the delivery of emergency fire services. Approved 5/0

Documents: Verdi Fire Protection ROP.pdf
6.D.
Resolution amending County Water Policy Resolution (Resolution 2013-041) to clarify expectations of the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District involving lands and agricultural facilities and water diversion works within its district and/or within the Little Truckee River watershed that benefit agricultural users within its district boundary. Approved 5/0

Documents: SVRCD Watershed Item.pdf
6.E.
Approval and authorization to implement promotion that was mistakenly omitted from the approved County budget. Approved 5/0

Documents: Promotion Item.pdf
7.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) -TIM BEALS

7.A.
Resolution allocating funding provided to the County from the State Homeland Security Grant fiscal year 2015 in the amount of $78,146.00. Approved 5/0

Documents: FY 15 HSG Expenditures.pdf
8.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
8.A.
Approval of letter to state legislative budget committee regarding funding of state Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: PILT.pdf
8.B.
Resolution urging the state to provide new sustainable funding for state and local transportation infrastructure. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: State Transportation funding.pdf
8.C.
Discussion/action regarding Forest Service response to Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and cooperative law enforcement program issues. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: Forest Service TOT.pdf
8.D.
Discussion/direction regarding options for providing services to Sierra County veterans. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Supervisor Roen reported the committee, Supervisors Beard and Roen and Director of H&HHS Darden Bynum met with county veterans Don Yegge and Irving Christensen for Sierra County Veterans met on March 15th. Roen reported the committee agreed the representatives from each side of the county Christensen and Yegge along with Veteran Paul Bianco, a longtime veterans advocate in Plumas County, FNP Frank Lang and the county committee members were a good start for determining the best method to service Sierra County Veterans. Another meeting was scheduled to take place immediately after the Supervisors meeting today.

Documents: Veteran Services.pdf
8.E.
Appointment to the Cemetery District No. 2. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) Wayne Babros of Alleghany was reappointed to the Board.

Documents: Cemetery District 2 Appointment.pdf
9.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

9.A.
Resolution denying Wayne DeLisle’s solid waste fee appeals of February 2, 2016. The appeal was denied 5/0

Documents: Wayne DeLisle.pdf
10.
TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
1:30PM LOYALTON GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM
Resolution of Appreciation to the Loyalton High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team for an outstanding season and taking the team to the State Championship Game. (SUPERVISOR ROEN) Members of the Board congratulated the LHS Girls Varsity Basketball Team and presented them with a Resolution of Appreciation.
Documents: Loyalton Girls Basketball Team.pdf
10.B.
2:00PM SOLID WASTE LANDFILL
Presentation by Avalex Engineering and Consultants, and direction to staff, on the closure planning documents for the Sierra County Landfill.
Documents: Avalex Presentation.pdf The Board accepted the report on the Landfill Closure as presented by Craig Morgan from Avalex.
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.
Resolution authorizing the submittal of a regional application for the CalRecycle Beverage Container Recycling City/County Payment Program. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Beverage Container City-County Program.pdf
11.B.
Resolution approving Amendment to Agreement 2014-123 between the Department of Health Care Services and Sierra County Behavioral Health for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for fiscal year 2014-2015 through 2016-2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Substance Use Disorder.pdf
11.C.
Amendment to Agreement 2015-098 for professional services between Mary Lowe, MFT and the County of Sierra. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Mary Lowe.pdf
11.D.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on January 19, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 01192016 Minutes.pdf
12.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
12.A.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sherali Grocery Company, Inc.

Documents: Downieville Grocery Alcohol Beverage License.pdf
12.B.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sherali Food Company, Inc.

Documents: Two Rivers Cafe Alcohol Beverage License.pdf
12.C.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sherali Gas Company, Inc.

Documents: Downieville Motors Alcohol Beverage License.pdf
12.D.
Letter from Karma Hackney, CalOES regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration declaring Sierra County a disaster designation due to drought severity levels of D2 (for eight consecutive weeks), D3 or D4 as identified on the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Documents: U.S. Small Business Adminitration.pdf
12.E.
Letter from Karma Hackney, CalOES regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture granting a Secretarial disaster designation for Sierra County as reported on the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Documents: U.S. Department of Agriculture.pdf
12.F.
Letter from Michael Filippini resigning from the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District.

Documents: RCD resignation letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 3/1/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on March 1, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. http://www.sierracounty.ca.gov

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

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Vice Chair Peter Huebner
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Jim Beard
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Roen and Beard present, Adams and Schlefstein
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – Approved 3/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – None

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS -Supervisor Paul Roen who has been working diligently to make sure ranchers and farmers in the Sierra Valley are able to have a voice and seat at the table for impact on relief from the stringent requirements of the DWR groundwater rules, reported he, Director Beals, and Asst. Planning Director Pangman met with DWR discussing a GSA formation in the Sierra Valley.  Supervisor Beard reminded everyone of the Great Yuba Pass Chili Cookoff on Saturday March 5th encouraging everyones attendance.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Assessor Laura Marshall reported on the upgrade to the bandwidth for the county internet services.  Director Darden Bynum reported on something or other and the Personnel Committee needs to be involved.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE – Yuba River District Ranger Karen Hayden said there will be a Memorial Service for  USFS employee Wes Guthie on March 5th. Hayden mentioned a  good meeting with Sierra County.  Reminded everyone Packer Lake Fish Day is coming up “July will be here before you know it”.

6.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – DARDEN BYNUM

6.A.
Amendment to Agreement 2015-098 for professional services between Mary Lowe, MFT and the County of Sierra.  Auditor Van Maddox said this position will be an employee, they have no risk or cost of doing business, there are other contracts that may also  be a problem. Contracts need to be re-negotiated and brought back to the Board.

Documents: Lowe Board.pdf

6.B. =13B

Facilities Use Agreement between Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District (SPJUSD) and Sierra County Social Services to provide classroom space to administer required GED classes for Welfare to Work participants. (SOCIAL SERVICES) I think this gets brought back

Documents: SPJUSD Board.pdf

6.C. – 13C

Resolution approving Amendment to Agreement 2014-123 between the Department of Health Care Services and Sierra County Behavioral Health for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for fiscal year 2014-2015 through 2016-2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)  Bring back to next meeting

Documents: SUD A02 Board.pdf

7.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER – LAURA A. MARSHALL

I listened to the recording of the Board Meeting here 3/1/16 Bd of Supes Recording ISM Laura Marshall went over the changes to the existing policy acknowledging Auditor/Tax Collector/Risk Mgr/Keeper of the Secrets and no way in heck ever an Apple employee, Van Maddox was the mover and shaker behind this really bizarre (my thought) update. This new policy is  incredibly detailed and inflexible with draconian attitudes towards employees who would most likely take advantage (according to Maddox) of the county internet system if rules governing all their activity on the clock and off the clock are not put in place. A voice of reason, Director Tim Beals, addressed the issues that Sierra County employees deal with including the ability to check work email at night or weekends. From personal experience I know employees of Sierra County usually are responsible for more than one job or task at a time, multi-tasking and dedicated employees make our county into one of the best and the brightest in the state. Apparently Auditor/Tax Collector/Risk Manager/Ruler of Personnel Van Maddox, an elected official, only sees employees as minions who need to be kept in their place and controlled at all times, lest they sue the county. Listening to this recording is eye opening in terms of how employees are viewed. I suppose the history of Maddox’s own experience might be driving this issue, and maybe he should remember the glass house theory. Maddox says it only means the employee is warned and it will go through the personnel process to determine if any action is disciplinary. Anything the employee does has to be authorized. Maddox says he doesn’t like it but “outside forces” are causing this action. The issue will be brought back to the Board in April, Assessor Marshall just wants to “get it done”. A motion of intent to adopt and bring back to April meeting in Downieville was made and passed 3/0
IT Policy

7.B.
Discussion/direction regarding use of Dell KACE K1000 System Management Appliance. Found out every employee on the county site is classified as an administrator and sometimes unauthorized programs. Involves “Cloud” storage which is potentially dangerous to confidential information. This closure costs $17,000 plus tax for 3 years. Approved 3/0

Documents: ROP direction regaring Dell KACE K1000.pdf
8.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

8.A.
Continued discussion/direction regarding request of Sierra County Land Trust for input into a grant application to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for ultimate development of a land management plan for the Sierra Buttes-Lakes Basin, specifically the Packer Saddle, Sardine Lake, and Volcano Lake area. Approved 3/0 to send letter.

Documents: SCLT SNC Grant.ROP.pdf
8.B.
Letter of support for Proposition 1 Grant Application for a partnership project with the Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council, for fuels work to be done along the existing alignment of State Route 89 and in the Carmen Saddle, as presented by Ranger Youngblood at the meeting of February 16, 2016. Approved 3/0

Documents: Firesafe and Watershed Council.pdf
8.C.
Discussion/direction regarding closure of County waste disposal sites on official County holidays and on Easter Sunday, a non County holiday. Supervisor Roen moved that the Director is authorized to close all the County transfer stations and Landfill on Easter Sunday Approved 3/0.

Documents: Solid Waste Easter.ROP.pdf
9.
PLANNING / BUILDING – TIM BEALS

9.A.
Resolution amending Resolution # 2006-152 to correct the Assessor Parcel Number for the Roney project. Correcting a clerical error on the Parcel # Approved 3/0

Documents: Roney_Res_Packet.pdf
9.B.
Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Section 15.12.300.80(a) of the Sierra County Code pertaining to property in the Rural Residential-5 Acre District to correct an Assessor Parcel Number. Motion to Waive 1st reading Ordinance for the correction Approved 3/0

Documents: Roney_ORD_Packet.pdf
9.C.
Approval/direction to Planning Department to use Security Funds held by Sierra County under an approved Financial Assurance Agreement for the Reclamation of the Cole Cash Mine located in northwestern Sierra County. Approved 3/0

Documents: Cole Cash Mine.pdf
10.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
10.A.
Appointment to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Board. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) James Griffin of Calpine was appointed approved 3/0

Documents: Plumas – Sierra County Fair Board Appointment.pdf
11.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

11.A. –
Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Sections 11.42.040.030, 11.42.040.040, 11.42.040.060 and 11.42.050.020 of the Sierra County Code and adding Section 11.42.040.035 to the Sierra County Code pertaining to governmental vehicle use policy. I think something happened but don’t know what

Documents: Vehicle Use Ordinance.pdf
11.B.
Resolution providing for reimbursement to veterans who are residents in Sierra County for out of county travel to appointments with a Veterans Service Office. Supervisor Paul Roen said they still have not received information from Plumas County until this morning, and the contracts are coming so this should be tabled until next meeting. 

Documents: Veterans Services Resolution.pdf
11.C.
Amendment to Agreement No. 94-110, increasing the amount of compensation to the Public Defender’s contract, due to special circumstances. Auditor Maddox explained why there was an increase of work due to a special case that takes more work, just needs to approve enough to make it to the end of year. 3/0 approval

Documents: PD Amendment.pdf
11.D.Pulled to a future meeting
Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Sections 8.01.030; 8.01.040; and 8.01.080 of the Sierra County Code; repealing Section 8.01.250 of the Sierra County Code; and adding Chapter 8.02 pertaining to administrative penalties for public nuisances created by cultivation of medical marijuana in violation of Chapter 8.01 of the Sierra County Code.

Documents: Ordinance Re Medical MJ.pdf
12.
CLOSED SESSION

12.A.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) to discuss claims filed against the County by Randy Bendel. The claim was unanimously rejected 3/0/

Documents: Closed Session-claim against the County.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.
Approval to reclass previously approved Public Health Educator position. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Public Health Educator.pdf
13.B.-Documents: SPJUSD Board.pdf
13.C.- 6C
Resolution approving Amendment to Agreement 2014-123 between the Department of Health Care Services and Sierra County Behavioral Health for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for fiscal year 2014-2015 through 2016-2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: SUD A02 Board.pdf
13.D.
Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Russell Turner & Elva Ortiz Turner Revocable Trust, Landowner and Russell Turner, Applicant: Consideration of a Farmland Security Zone Contract on two separate parcels of land identified as APN’s 013-070-024; 012-014-055; 012-140-060, and 012-140-057. The project site is located on State Highways 49 & 89 surrounding the community of Sattley. (PLANNING)

Documents: Turner_Indem_Packet.pdf
13.E.
Approval of Road Department purchase of a salvage vehicle in the amount of $400 from a private party for a Ford truck to be used as a source of parts, or to be evaluated as an option for repair and utilization. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Salvage ROP.pdf
13.F.
Resolution declaring the week of April 3 – April 9, 2016, “Safety Seat Checkup Week” in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Safety Seat Checkup Week.pdf
13.G.
Resolution declaring the month of March American Red Cross month in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: American Red Cross Month.pdf
13.H.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on January 5, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 01052016 minutes.pdf
14.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
14.A.
Letter from Nate Beason, Chair, Agency on Aging Area 4 (A4AA) regarding Sierra County matching contribution for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Documents: Agency on Aging Area 4 letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 2/16/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session commencing at 9:00 a.m. on February 16, 2016 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.

The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses: hfoster@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 Vice Chair Peter Huebner
Pledge of Allegiance – led by Supervisor Roen
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Roen, Beard and Schlefstein present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board approved 4/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY – Nothing

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Supervisor Beard reported the City Center is the new location for Tele-communication in Loyalton. Supervisor Schlefstein reported on committee meetings of H&S.

4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS –Sheriff Tim Standley reported on changeover for new 9-1-1 service, very successful, main enhancement is a mapping program that shows on map where the call originated from. Trainee is almost ready to go by himself, will be all trained up in a couple of weeks. Another trainee is sitting in the wings. Another call from Verdi area people stuck in snow.

Director Tim Beals gave a report on meeting with No Yuba Ranger District regarding OHV and the proposed camping on corridor is having some issues and it may not be pursued. Some Grants coming up and some local issues. Cabins on USFS property are possibly delinquent. The USFS has reduced payments and it is not adequate for the responses required by SCSO and other county agencies.  SUPERVISOR LEE ADAMS THEN ENTERED THE ROOM. H&HS Director Darden Bynum addressed the Board, discussion with City of Loyalton regarding common ground space and a program through Ca Dept of Auto Repair, for eligible means tested residents. Call 993-6700 to get qualified (cash for clunkers).

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood talked about pile burning program continuing success. Weather conditions have been favorable for burning. Precipitation levels are on a very good projectory but the outcome remains to be seen. Green Sticker program meeting was discussed with favorable results.
6.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Resolution of intent to vacate an unnamed alley, at the request of Jerome McCaffrey, as depicted in Book 15, Page of Assessors Parcel Maps and as shown on attached Exhibit A to the resolution. First Stage was Approved 5/0

Documents: Vacate Alley.pdf
6.B.
Resolution authorizing application for grant funds from the California Department of Transportation Acquisition and Development Grant for a slurry seal project at Sierraville Dearwater Airport and directing allocation of matching funds to be included in the fiscal year 2016 budget.  Approved 5/0 

Documents: AandD Grant.Airport..Item.pdf
6.C.
Continued discussion and direction regarding request of Sierra County Land Trust for input into a grant application to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for ultimate development of a land management plan for the Sierra Buttes-Lake Basin, specifically the Packer Lake Saddle, Sardine Lake, and Volcano Lake area. This was discussed and will be brought back to the next Board Meeting

Documents: Land Trust item.pdf
6.D.
Discussion and direction on continuation of water restrictions by State Water Resources Control Board. The County only has two water systems under their jurisdiction, the Kentucky Mine Water and Sierra Brooks and they are in compliance.

Documents: Water Conservation item.pdf
7.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
7.A.
Resolution supporting renewal and expansion of pilot project regarding Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) opportunities. (CHAIR ADAMS) This was approved 5/0 much to Supervisor Schlefsteins delight.

Documents: Off Highway Vehicles.pdf
7.B.
Approval of MOU with Plumas County for services by Plumas County Veterans Service Office to veterans residing in Sierra County for fiscal year 2015/2016 and approval of certificates by County to California Department of Veterans Affairs to provide funding for veterans services in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD) The Board is still waiting for information from Plumas Co as to plans to give access to Veterans through Sierra County.  This will be brought back to the Board at the next meeting.

Documents: Veteran Services.pdf
8.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

8.A.
Introduction and first reading of an Ordinance amending Sections 8.01.030; 8.01.040; and 8.01.080 of the Sierra County Code; adding Section 8.01.045 and repealing Section 8.01.250 of the Sierra County Code; and adding Chapter 8.02 pertaining to administrative penalties for public nuisances created by cultivation of medical marijuana in violation of Chapter 8.01 of the Sierra County Code. There were comments from advocates and a few things were changed in the Ordinance. There will not be a required registration. There will remain a restriction to 10 plants, height of 10′ max, Another 10 starter plants in case some don’t make it but only 10 healthy growing plants  in a 100 sq ft space but can be broken up into boxes 3’x3′ Because of the changes County Counsel Jim Curtis will redraft the Ordinance and the first reading will be the next meeting, the effective date of the Ordinance will be May 1, 2016

Documents: Marijuana Ordinance.pdf
8.B.
Resolution calling an election for an advisory measure on commercial marijuana activities in Sierra County and consolidating the election with the June 7, 2016, Statewide General Election. Approved 5/0

Documents: Advisory measure marijuana activities.pdf
9.
TIMED ITEMS

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

Call to order
9.A.i.
STIPULATION TO ASSESSED VALUATION – TODD AND CHRISTINA L. WOLF
Stipulation to Assessed Valuation – Todd and Christina L. Wolf Assessment Appeal 2015/16-002. Vote was 5/0
Documents: Stipulation Assessment Appeal.pdf
10.
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.
10.A.
Resolution approving Boating Safety and Waterways Enforcement Financial Aid Program Agreement for fiscal year 2016/2017. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Boating and Waterways item.pdf
10.B.
Resolution approving amendment to agreement 2014-123 between the Department of Health Care Services and Sierra County Behavioral Health for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for fiscal year 2016/2017. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Board DHCS SUD.pdf
10.C.
Approval of letter of endorsement confirming the hiring of Kathryn Hill, MFT, as Assistant Director for Behavioral Health. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Kathryn Hill.pdf
10.D.
Resolution approving the Sierra County Allocation Funding Application, (AFA) and the Scope of Work, (SOW) for the ongoing Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program for fiscal year 2015/2016 and authorizing Darden Bynum, Director, to sign documents regarding the AFA. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

Documents: Board item MCAH.pdf
10.E.
Approval of letter of support for Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship regarding trail maintenance grant letter of support. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents: Trail Stewardship Maintenance.pdf
10.F.
Approval of letter of support for Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for state Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) grant regarding Packsaddle trailhead, staging area, and multiple use trail. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents: Trail Stewardship.pdf
10.G.
Rescission of Sierra County Agreement No 2016-010 and approval of revised professional services agreement between Robert J. Shulman, Attorney at Law and the County of Sierra to correct the effective date of the agreement. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Revised Spcl Counsel Agm.pdf
10.H.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on January 5, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 01052016 minutes.pdf
11.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
11.A.
Letter from Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Commission regarding the closure of over half of all treatment facilities providing services for children and adolescents in California.

Documents: Residential Treatment for Foster Youth.pdf
11.B.
Letter from the American Lung Association announcing the release of the 14th annual State of Tobacco Control Report on February 3, 2016.

Documents: American Lung Association.pdf
11.C.
Letter from Sherrie Allen resigning from the Alleghany County Water District Board effective February 5, 2016.

Documents: Alleghany Water District Resignation Letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 2/2/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Sierra County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on February 2, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting was recorded and posted on the Board of Supervisors’ website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

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

REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order by Chair Lee Adams
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Paul Roen
Roll Call Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Roen, Schlefstein and Adams present
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board Correspondence 11A was moved to Regular Agenda for discussion Agendas approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY-  Bill Bates informed the Board of his frustration with the General Plan still being in the process and not completed. 

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS –Director of Public Works and Planning asked the Board recognize Miriam Dines as a 25 year employee in his department. Supervisor Peter Huebner reported that he had contacted NoRTEC http://www.ncen.org about programs to help county Veterans and there is money available to help county Veterans and will be pursuing this option. Supervisors Roen and Beard met with Veterans Service Officer and will be returning with an updated contract to the next Board mtg in Loyalton.  Supervisor Schlefstein reported on the CCP committee meeting and also a Mental Health Advisory Board meeting discussing resources in the community and issues with school programs. There will also be a meeting regarding Internet service for Loyalton On February 22nd at the Golden West in Loyalton at 6 p.m.

RCRC January 20, 2016 Board meeting highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents: BoardMeeting_Highlights_January_20_2016MEMO_FINAL.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – Chief Probation Officer Jeff Bosworth was elected as President of California Probation, Parole & Correctional Association. http://www.cppca.org (see story this issue). H&HS Director Darden Bynum discussed the possibility of renting the old Loyalton Museum site for his agency,

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
No Yuba District Ranger Karen Hayden reported to the Board on various projects throughout the district. Hayden, Heather Newell and OHV guy Paul of the USFS attended a meeting about the Red Ant Burn. 
6.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

6.A.
Resolution authorizing use of Title III funds in the amount of $29,163.86 to reimburse Sierra County Local Government Agencies for work done on federal lands in accordance with the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools Act. Approved 5/0

11A-Letter from Irene Davidson, Carson District Ranger, inviting the Sierra County Board of Supervisors to the Carson Ranger District second annual county partnership meeting to be held on February 18, 2016, to discuss projects and events occurring within Sierra County Supervisors Huebner and Roen will attend this meeting representing Sierra County 

Documents: Title 3.Item.pdf
6.B.
Discussion and direction regarding request of Sierra County Land Trust for input into a grant application to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for ultimate development of a land management plan for the Sierra Buttes-Lakes Basin, specifically the Packer Saddle, Sardine Lake, and Volcano Lake area. After discussion it was apparent this is something the county cannot legally do according to County Counsel Jim Curtis but will refer issue to SNC and the Firesafe Council.

Documents: SCLT Request..Item.pdf
7.
PROBATION – JEFF BOSWORTH

7.A.
Resolution approving agreement between Sentinel Offender Services, LLC and the Sierra County Probation Department to provide alcohol testing services and equipment. Approved 5/0

Documents: Sentinel 2016.pdf
7.B.
Resolution approving the annual review of Probation’s electronic monitoring program rules. Approved 5/0

Documents: Electronic Monitoring Program 2016.pdf
8.
TIMED ITEMS

8.A.
10:00AM COUNTY COUNSEL SERVICES

8.A.i.
Resolution adopting first amended policy on the scope of county counsel functions. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: Res amn cc functions.pdf
8.A.ii.
Approval of proposed draft contract for county counsel services and request for proposals, and direction to issue same. (CHAIR ADAMS) Approved 5/0

Documents: Proposed draft cc contract and RFP.pdf
8.B.
11:00AM MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE REVISIONS
Discussion regarding proposed revisions to Sierra County Ordinance No. 1055 regarding cultivation of medicinal marijuana and adoption of an urgency ordinance amending Sections 8.01.030 and 8.01.040 of the Sierra County Code and adding Section 8.01.045 pertaining to marijuana cultivation and related activities. (CHAIR ADAMS) Okay after 14 people talked about the changes in the Ordinance mostly not wanting the cutbacks in how many plants you can grow, County Counsel Jim Curtis said there were enough changes to need him to redraft the Ordinance and bring it back to the Board meeting in Loyalton in 2 weeks. By and large it will allow 10 plants on a 100 sq ft area to be grown outside if you have a minimum of 2 acres and then you can grow inside too but still limited to the ten plants and of course this concerns medicinal marijuana only, no recreation grows… unless the State allows that later on in our lifetime. I could be wrong about all of this, so be sure to read the Mountain Messenger this week to get the real skinny.
Documents: Marijuana Ordinance.pdf
8.C.
1:00PM SOLID WASTE APPEAL – Wayne DeLisle
Appeal of Solid Waste Assessment Fees for 2014/2015 filed by Mr. Wayne DeLisle for APN 006-130-024-0 Pike City Road and 006-130-025-0 Pike Short Cut Road.
Documents: DeLisle Solid Waste Appeals.pdf – Well in spite of Supervisor Beard’s heroic effort to side with Wayne by making a motion to uphold the appeal, no one gave a 2nd and so once again Mr. DeLisle’ appeal was turned down. The Appeal was denied by a 4/1 vote with Supe Beard voting no.
9.
CLOSED SESSION

9.A.
Closed session pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(2), to review a threat of litigation by Don Russell regarding Sheriffs’ office failure to provide records in response to his request. We don’t know what happened, but maybe the Sheriff and the media will work it out in a civilized fashion, the combination of secrecy and law enforcement is not a good thing.

Documents: Closed Session – Russell.pdf
10.
CONSENT AGENDA – approved 5/0
Items placed on the Consent Agenda are of a routine and non-controversial nature and are approved by a blanket roll call vote. At the time the Consent Agenda is considered, items may be deleted from the Consent Agenda by any Board member or Department Manager and added to the Regular Agenda directed by the Chairman.
10.A.
Approval/authorization to purchase 12 bulletproof vests and 8 outer carriers. (SHERIFF)

Documents: Bulletproof vest item.pdf
10.B.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 97-068 with Bastian Engineering to increase compensation for Fiscal Year 2016. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents: Bastian Amendment.Item.pdf
10.C.
Software license agreement between the County of Sierra and Democracy Live for online accessible sample ballot and voter guide access, and Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) electronic ballot delivery. (ELECTIONS)

Documents: Democracy Live Software License Agm.pdf
11.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
11.A. moved to regular agenda…
Letter from Irene Davidson, Carson District Ranger, inviting the Sierra County Board of Supervisors to the Carson Ranger District second annual county partnership meeting to be held on February 18, 2016, to discuss projects and events occurring within Sierra County.

Documents: US Forest Service Letter.pdf
ADJOURN

Board of Supervisors 1/5/16

COUNTY OF SIERRA – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

1.
9:00A.M. STANDING ORDERS
Call to Order- by Chair Jim Beard
Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Paul Roen in his usual professional and kindly manner.
Roll Call – Supervisors Huebner, Beard, Adams, Roen, Schlefstein present
Passing of gavel to 2016 Board Chairman Lee Adams – Supervisor Beard was presented an Honorary Gavel from the Board and County Clerk Heather Foster
Selection of Vice-Chairman – Supv. Beard nominated Supervisor Huebner as Vice Chair and he was approved 5/0
Approval of Consent Agenda, Regular Agenda and Correspondence to be addressed by the Board – All agendas were approved 5/0
2.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITYJason Christian discussed the Governor’s Proclamation regarding issues with tree mortality in the county, he believes there is a strong role for county participation.  Tom Dotta spoke to the Board and apparently Supervisor Huebner is not his favorite Supervisor.

3.
COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

RCRC December 9, 2015 Board meeting highlights. (CHAIR ADAMS) Adams spoke briefly on RCRC activities and Darden Bynum
Documents: Board Meeting_Highlights_December_09_2015MEMO_FINAL.pdf
4.
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS’ REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS  – Sheriff Standley reported the Loyalton Sub-station heater is working again. A new dispatcher is on duty and another is up for hiring. H&S Dept. Mgr. Darden Bynum mentioned environmental health and water quality issues that Local Agency Management Program for water quality and county is required to respond regarding our intentions. He will be working with Planning Director Beals in view of costs that will be occurring.

5.
FOREST SERVICE UPDATE
Nobody was there from USFS to discuss lack of adequate funding for USFS patrol by the SCSO.
6.
AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR – VAN MADDOx

6.A.
Discussion/direction on setting the minimum bid for four (4) tax defaulted parcels subject to the Tax Collector’s power to sell that have previously been offered for sale and have not sold. After presentation by Auditor/Treasurer/Tax Collector/Scrooge Maddox this item will come back to the Board in the future with more information regarding unsold delinquent taxes properties, one of which is the Loyalton Trailer Park.
Documents: ROP Memo to Board Taxsale.pdf
7.
ASSESSOR / SOLID WASTE ADMINISTRATOR – LAURA A. MARSHALL

7.A.
Agreement for professional services between Allen A. Haim and the County of Sierra to provide legal services to the Assessor. This was approved 5/0

Documents: Haim ROP_Agmt.pdf
8.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER – LAURA A. MARSHALL

8.A.
Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution approving agreement between the County of Sierra and Ultra Link Cabling Systems, Inc for the Network Cable Addition Project. Three bids were received and the contract was awarded to the low bidder. 5/0

Documents: Network Cable Addition.pdf
9.
PUBLIC WORKS / TRANSPORTATION – TIM BEALS

9.A.
Discussion/direction on policy for winter season issues related to certain county maintained highways. After a long discussion involving various conflicting issues with USFS, many calls for rescue on vehicles stuck in snow in Dog Valley and other remote areas, and safe and sane use by locals understanding the condition the issue was referred to the Road Committee Supervisors Huebner and Roen to bring recommendations back to the Board.

Documents: Road Issue.pdf
10.
COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meeting of the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors.
10.A.
Resolution determining and approving a budget appropriation to cover the costs of repairs to the Sierra Brooks Water System caused by power failure and power surges which occurred in November, in the amount of $10,000 and direction to file a claim with Liberty Energy for reimbursement of costs incurred. This was approved 5/0after determining the funds would come from a Bond to be reimbursed.

Documents: CSA5 Pump Repair.Item.pdf
11.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
11.A.
Resolution declining to join the proposed State of Jefferson and advocating improved representation of rural California counties. (CHAIR ADAMS) Well, the issue here is the State of Jefferson proponents decided to bring a declaration to the State of California stating that Sierra County was supporting SOJ and taking this action with unverified signatures. The Board decided they must take action as the citizens of Sierra County representatives. First Supervisor Beard made a motion to support the SOJ. This failed 3/2 with Huebner, Roen and Adams voting No. Then Schlefstein made a motion to not make any Resolution and stay neutral, this failed 3/2 with Huebner, Roen and Adams voting No because SOJ had already proclaimed inaccurately that Sierra Co was a proponent. Finally a motion was made by Supervisor Huebner to approve the Resolution and this passed 3/2 with Schlefstein and Beard voting no.

Documents:State of Jefferson
11.B.

Chair Lee Adams, Mary Ervin and Supervisor Jim Beard

Chair Lee Adams, Mary Ervin and Supervisor Jim Beard

Mary Ervin, Vice President of the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce, pictured here with Board Chairman, Lee Adams, and Supervisor Jim Beard in the background, presented the Board of Supervisors, at their regular meeting on January 5, 2016, with a plaque showing a photo of Sierra County’s exhibit from the California State Fair in July 2015. Sierra County won a Gold Medal, Best in Division for Community Built Exhibit, and the People’s Choice Award for Most Fun Exhibit. Mary informed the Supervisors that she had submitted the application for Sierra County to participate at the California State Fair in 2016.

Mary Ervin, Vice President of the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce, pictured here with Board Chairman, Lee Adams, and Supervisor Jim Beard in the background, presented the Board of Supervisors, at their regular meeting on January 5, 2016, with a plaque showing a photo of Sierra County’s exhibit from the California State Fair in July 2015. Sierra County won a Gold Medal, Best in Division for Community Built Exhibit, and the People’s Choice Award for Most Fun Exhibit. Mary informed the Supervisors that she had submitted the application for Sierra County to participate at the California State Fair in 2016.

Presentation by Mary Ervin of the Sierra County Exhibit Committee, California State Fair 2015 participation plaque. (CHAIR ADAMS) Mary Ervin presented the Plaque to the Board who thanked her for her dedication and enthusiasm in continuing the wonderful job and efforts for the county exemplified by Kathy Breed.
12.
COUNTY COUNSEL – JAMES A. CURTIS

12.A.
Resolution providing for reimbursement to veterans who are residents in Sierra County for out of county travel to appointments with a Veterans Service Office. Many suggestions were considered including a possible fee waiver in the local transportation system. The issue will be brought back to the Board at the next meeting and a committee of Supervisors Roen and Beard will look at possibilities.

Documents: Veterans Services Office.pdf
13.
TIMED ITEMS

13.A.
10:00AM SOLID WASTE APPEAL – LESLIE GENE SCOTT
Appeal of Solid Waste Assessment Fees filed by Mr. Leslie Gene Scott for APN 003-050-025-0; located at 23 Johnson Way, Downieville, CA. The appeal was based on part time occupation of a residence and as in other such appeals was denied 5/0.
Documents: Solid Waste Appeal – Les Scott.pdf
14.
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.
14.A.
Amendment to Agreement No. 2015-006 between Kings View Corporation and Sierra County. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents: Kings View 1.pdf
14.B.
Amendment to Agreement # 2015-099 with Dudek for increased scope of work to cover additional CEQA background studies on Sierra Hot Springs project. (PLANNING)

Documents: Amendment to 2015-099_packet.pdf
14.C.
Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make certain changes to the 2015/2016 Final Budget to reflect HAVA Section 261 grant funding and increase expenditures in the Elections budget. (ELECTIONS)

Documents: Budget Changes Elections.pdf
14.D.
Approval of appointment of Patricia Kiehl to the Nevada County Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents: Nevada County Resource Conservation District.pdf
14.E.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on December 1, 2015. (CLERK-RECORDER)

Documents: 12012015 minutes.pdf
ADJOURN

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