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STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SIERRA
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AGENDA
REGULAR TELECONFERENCE MEETING

Lee Adams, Vice-Chair, District 1

P.O. Box 1 - Downieville, CA 95936 - 530-289-3506 - supervisor1@sierracounty.ca.gov
Peter W. Huebner, District 2
P.O. Box 349 - Sierra City, CA 96125 - 530-565-6055 - phuebner@sierracounty.ca.gov
Paul Roen, District 3
P.O. Box 43 - Calpine, CA 96124 - 209-479-2770 - supervisor3@sierracounty.ca.gov
Jim Beard, Chair, District 4
P.O. Box 1140 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-565-6092 -jbeard@sierracounty.ca.gov
Sharon Dryden, District 5

P.O. Box 246 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-913-9218 - sdryden@sierracounty.ca.gov


The Sierra County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session commencing at 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020 via teleconference.  This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors' website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sierra County Board of Supervisors will hold meetings via teleconference.  The Board of Supervisors' Chambers will remain closed until further notice.

The public may observe and provide public comments by using the Webex options below:

By Phone: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 961 733 185

By PC: https://tinyurl.com/scbos04072020
Access Code: 961 733 185

NOTICE

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Federal Rules and Regulations adopted in implementation thereof, can be made with the Clerk of the Board and CA Relay Services 711 prior to the meeting.  The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following address:

Heather Foster
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
P.O. Drawer D
Downieville, CA 95936
 
clerk-recorder@sierracounty.ca.gov

All items posted on the agenda, including under correspondence, may be acted upon by the Board of Supervisors.  However, matters under committee reports and department manager's reports may be briefly addressed by the Board or Staff but no action or discussion shall be undertaken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda. (GC 54954.2)

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




REGULAR AGENDA

1.
9:00A.M.

STANDING ORDERS

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

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board not on this posted agenda may be addressed by the general public during the Public Comment Opportunity time. No action may be taken or substantive discussion pursued on matters not on the posted agenda. Public comment is regulated by the Sierra County Board of Supervisors' Rules and Procedures. You may obtain a copy of the Public Comment rules from the Clerk. The Board limits public comment to three minutes per person and not more than three individuals addressing the same subject.
3.

COMMITTEE REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

4.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS' REPORTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Department Managers may provide brief reports on activities within their departments. Board members or members of the public may ask questions for clarification but no action will be taken.
5.

FOREST SERVICE UPDATE

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

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES - Vickie Clark


6.A.

Resolution authorizing the acceptance of COVID-19 Crisis Response Funding.


Documents:
  1. COVID-19 Board.pdf
6.B.

Second reading and adoption of proposed ordinance adding Subsection C to Section 36.05.050 and amending Section 36.05.060, Subsection B and Section 36.05.070 of the Sierra County Code Pertaining to Storage of Hazardous Substances In Underground Tanks.


7.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Lea Salas


7.A.

Discussion/direction regarding the approved 60% FTE Behavioral Health Associate position.


Documents:
  1. BHA Board.pdf
8.

PERSONNEL DIRECTOR - Margaret Long

8.A.

Discussion/adoption of revised resolution establishing interim personnel policies.


9.

COUNTY COUNSEL - David Prentice


9.A.

Resolution appointing a member of the Board of Supervisors as a liaison to the Human Resources Department.


10.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Tim Beals


10.A.

Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution awarding Public Works Contract for the Sierra County Wellness Center Foundation Construction.

Documents:
  1. Foundation.Item.pdf
10.B.

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

Documents:
  1. AFWD Lease.Item.pdf
10.C.

Approval of letter in support of Senate Bill 1191, related to organic waste management.


10.D.

Resolution adopting a list of road maintenance projects to be funded by SB 1 funds for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Documents:
  1. SB1.Item.pdf
11.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


11.A.

Discussion/action with respect to a waiver of permit fees for the Pliocene Ridge Community Services District with respect to a USDA funded improvement project at the Alleghany fire station. (Supervisor Adams)


11.B.

CONTINUED COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY UPDATE: Report from Sierra County Public Health, County Office of Emergency Services, County Department Managers, Forest Service Representatives, and other local agencies on recent developments relating to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and possible direction to staff. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


Documents:
  1. COVID-19 Item.pdf
12.

COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Minutes from the County Service Area Board of Directors meeting held on September 3, 2019. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


12.B.

Minutes from the County Service Area Board of Directors meeting held on October 1, 2019. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


12.C.

Approval of Contract Change Order #2 for the Sierra Brooks Water System Project making contract deletions and additions to conform to approved project budget.


13.

CLOSED SESSION


13.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) - conference with legal counsel regarding the following litigation: ARP - Loyalton Cogen LLC Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - United States Bankruptcy Court Central District Case No. 8:20-bk-10535-ES.


14.

TIMED ITEMS


14.A.
10:00AM

TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX MEASURE

Continued discussion/direction to staff regarding special election for countywide increase in the transient occupancy tax (TOT) to support fire/rescue/EMS services within local fire districts.
Documents:
  1. TOT measure.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.

Amendment to Agreement 2019-057 and amendments 2019-089 and 2019-133 between Clean & Sober Recovery Services, Inc. and the County of Sierra to increase contract amount. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)


15.B.

Memorandum of Understanding and Data Sharing Agreement between Plumas County and Sierra County regarding the Housing Tools Contract and the No Place Like Home (NPLH) Technical Assistance (TA) Grant. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)


15.C.

Resolution authorizing the Sierra County Auditor to make certain changes to the 2019-2020 Final Budget - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act funding. (PUBLIC HEALTH)


15.D.

Resolution approving the Memorandum of Understanding between the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance and the Sierra County Department of Human Services in regards to the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) and authorizing the Director of Social Services to sign the Memorandum of Understanding. (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Documents:
  1. CAPI Board.pdf
15.E.

Agreement between the California Department of Social Services and the County of Sierra to provide services or activities related to the Resource Family Approval (RFA) program. (SOCIAL SERVICES)


Documents:
  1. CDSS RFA Board.pdf
15.F.

Approval of Interim Amendment to the Social Services General Relief Plan. (SOCIAL SERVICES)


15.G.

Resolution approving Tolling Agreement with AT&T which allows for an extension of processing time for a Conditional Use Permit Application, Sierra County Planning Department File No. 1669. (PLANNING)


15.H.

Resolution approving Lease Option Renewal, Fifth Amendment with Pacific Bell for use of property at Sierra City Community Park. (PUBLIC WORKS)


15.I.

Cash Audit report for the quarter ending June 20, 2019. (AUDITOR)


15.J.

Treasurer's investment report and statement of liquidity for the period April 2019 through June 2019. (TREASURER)


15.K.

Resolution adopting the Sierra County Lactation Accommodation Policy. (PERSONNEL)


15.L.

Resolution establishing policy for the award of county property to retiring employees. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


15.M.

Certified statement of the results of the canvass for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. (ELECTIONS)


15.N.

Resolution approving appointments in lieu of election to the Sierra County Democratic Central Committee. (ELECTIONS)

15.O.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on February 18, 2020. (CLERK-RECORDER)


15.P.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 17, 2020. (CLERK-RECORDER)


15.Q.

Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for the designation of applicants agents for the purpose of obtaining Federal Financial Assistance due to the COVID-19 Emergency. (PUBLIC WORKS)


16.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

16.A.

Letter from Mr. Gerald R. Bushore inquiring about purchasing Sierra County owned vacant land in the town of Downieville, APN 003-031-007.


Documents:
  1. Bushore Letter.pdf
16.B.

Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber submitted by Sierra Pacific Industries and located in Sierra County in portions of Sections 7, 9, and 31, T19N, R10E, MDBM.


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