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

Lee Adams, 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, Vice-Chair, District 3
P.O. Box 43 - Calpine, CA - 530-565-6048 - supervisor3@sierracounty.ca.gov
Jim Beard, District 4
P.O. Box 1140 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-565-6092 -jbeard@sierracounty.ca.gov
Scott A. Schlefstein, Chair, District 5

P.O. Box 192 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-913-9218 - supervisor5@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session commencing at 9:00 a.m. on November 6, 2018 in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville, CA. This meeting will be recorded for posting on the Board of Supervisors' website at www.sierracounty.ca.gov.

NOTICE

If requested, this agenda can be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Federal Rules and Regulations adopted in implementation thereof.  Persons seeking an alternative format should contact the Clerk of the Board for further information.  In addition, a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation, in order to participate in a public meeting should telephone or otherwise contact the Clerk of the Board as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  The Clerk of the Board may be reached at 530-289-3295 or at the following addresses:

Heather Foster
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
County of Sierra
100 Courthouse Square, Room 11
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.
5.A.

Presentation and adoption of Resolution of Appreciation to Marilyn Tierney, USFS Wildlife Biologist for the North Yuba Ranger District.


6.

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES - Vickie Clark


6.A.

Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sierra pursuant to California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 – Resolution for exception to the 180-day wait period in accordance to California Government Code Sections 7522.56 & 21221(h).


Documents:
  1. Board.pdf
7.

PROBATION - Jeff Bosworth


7.A.

Further discussions on Bail Reform (AB10) and the implications for Sierra County.


8.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Tim Beals


8.A.

Resolution of intent to vacate Oregon Creek Road (#295) as depicted on attached Exhibit A to the resolution.

8.B.

Professional Services Agreement with MGE Engineering, Inc. for Professional Engineering and Environmental Services for 2017 Storm Damaged FHWA ER Projects.

8.C.

Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 2018-07 with MGE Engineering, Inc. for Phase 2 of the engineering and design services for the 2017 flood sites.

Documents:
  1. MGE Fema Item.pdf
8.D.

Update on Tire Grant TA4 170055 and upcoming free tire disposal event scheduled for November 17, 18, and 19, 2018.

8.E.

Discussion and direction on setting a date and time for formal Board review and adoption of any comments on the Plumas National Forest Over‐Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).


8.F.

Continued discussion and direction regarding points raised during presentation by CalFire Unit Ranger George Morris III on September 4, 2018.

8.G.

Resolution authorizing Director of Transportation to execute official ballots on behalf of the County of Sierra for County Service Area 5, County of Sierra Assessment District 2015‐01 (Sierra Brooks Water System) Ballot Proceeding for Assessor's Parcel Numbers 016‐110‐041‐0, 016‐110‐043‐0, and 016‐110-042-0.


Documents:
  1. SBH2O Ballots.pdf
8.H.

Discussion of status of Sierra County snow grooming program for 2018‐2019 and adoption of resolution authorizing Director of Transportation to seek and secure an equipment lease agreement for a snow groomer and authorization create a temporary extra help position to provide a grooming program for the 2018‐2019 grooming season.

9.

PLANNING / BUILDING - Tim Beals


9.A.

Discussion and direction for approval of priority list for First Responder Network (FirstNet) Broadband Service in Sierra County.


9.B.

Resolution authorizing the Auditor to allow certain county employees to continue to accrue vacation hours over the maximum allowed hours.


10.

CLERK-RECORDER - Heather Foster


10.A.

Authorization to fill an Account Technician I-III in the Auditor's office and a Deputy Clerk-Recorder I-III in the County Clerk-Recorder's office due to vacancies within said offices.


10.B.

Request for the Sierra County Board of Supervisors' Personnel Standing Committee to meet to discuss employee recruitment and retention issues including review of the current salary and benefit structure and the proposed parity study.


11.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


11.A.

Discussion/action to approve letter to Pacific Gas & Electric Company regarding concerns of new policy to shut off commercial power during times of high fire danger conditions. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)


Documents:
  1. PG and E.pdf
11.B.

Designation of the 2019 Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) and Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) Delegates and Alternates. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


12.

COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Discussion/action regarding the continuation of the agreements between the City of Loyalton and County Service Area 5 and County Service Area 5A for fire protection services.


13.

TIMED ITEMS


13.A.
10:00AM

TAX EXCHANGE - EASTERN PLUMAS HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

Resolution approving a tax exchange between the County of Sierra and Eastern Plumas Health Care District for the annexation of the Sierra Valley Hospital District.
13.B.
10:15AM

TAX EXCHANGE - SIERRA COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1

Resolution approving a tax exchange between the County of Sierra and the Sierra County Fire Protection District No. 1 for the annexation of certain property into the Fire District.
13.C.
11:00AM

CLOSED SESSION

Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - public employment - Chief Technology Officer.
Documents:
  1. Closed Session.pdf
14.

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.
14.A.

Approval of Board of Supervisors Travel Reimbursement for Lee Adams, RCRC annual meeting September 18-21, 2018. (AUDITOR)


14.B.

Approval of Board of Supervisors Travel Reimbursement for Lee Adams, CSAC Executive Committee October 3-5, 2018. (AUDITOR)


14.C.

Approval of Board of Supervisors Travel Reimbursement for Peter Huebner, August 2018. (AUDITOR)


14.D.

Approval of Board of Supervisors Travel Reimbursement for Peter Huebner, September 2018. (AUDITOR)


14.E.

Resolution approving the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) 2018/2019 Victim/Witness Grant. (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)


Documents:
  1. 2018-19 WVGrant.pdf
14.F.

Governing Body Resolution naming authorizing agents for Sierra County Emergency Management Performance Grant for the Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Year (OES). (PLANNING)


14.G.

Acceptance of surplus trailer from Downieville Fire Protection District for use in Solid Waste, valued at $399.00 and authorization to add to solid waste equipment inventory. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
  1. Trailer.Item.pdf
14.H.

Approval of purchase order (SW‐216) to Cretecraft Concrete Construction, Inc. for construction of a concrete slab at the Loyalton Transfer Station which will accommodate the compactor. (PUBLIC WORKS)

14.I.

Review and approval of applications for expiring terms on the Nevada County Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


14.J.

Minutes from the special meeting held on September 28, 2018. (CLERK-RECORDER)


14.K.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 2, 2018. (CLERK-RECORDER)


14.L.

Minutes from the special meeting held on October 22, 2018. (CLERK-RECORDER)


15.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

15.A.

Letter from Luis Rodriguez, P.E., Director for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding notifications on March 3, 2014 and August 19, 2015 of proposed modified flood hazard determinations affecting the Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for the unincorporated areas of Sierra County.


Documents:
  1. FEMA.pdf
15.B.

Letter from Alison Kearns, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding Sierra Valley Flood Study and Mapping Project.


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