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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
Lila Heuer, District 2
 P.O. Box 485 - Sierra City, CA 96125 - 916-580-5608 - lheuer@sierracounty.ca.gov 
Paul Roen, Vice Chair, District 3
 P.O. Box 43 - Calpine, CA 96124 - 209-479-2770 - supervisor3@sierracounty.ca.gov
Terry LeBlanc, District 4
 P.O. Box 387 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 707-489-0314 -tleblanc@sierracounty.ca.gov
Sharon Dryden, Chair, 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 November 7, 2023, 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.

This meeting will be open to in-person attendance and available to the public via teleconference.

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

 By Phone: 1-323-892-2486
 Access Code: 521 066 922#
 
 By PC: https://tinyurl.com/11072023BOS

 
NOTICE
 
Accommodations for individuals 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, 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 addresses:
 
 Heather Foster
 Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
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.
6.

SHERIFF/CORONER - Mike Fisher


6.A.

Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make changes to the 2023/2024 Final Budget pertaining to the use of the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Funds (LATCF) for the purchase of two vehicles for the Sheriff's Department.

7.

PUBLIC HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

7.A.

Introduction and waive first reading of an ordinance amending sections 2.91.030, 2.91.040 and 2.91.050 of the Sierra County Code regarding the Partnership Health Plan of California Commission.

7.B.

Resolution approving remote work flexibilities at the Director’s discretion for the Public Health Epidemiologist.

8.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Bryan Davey

8.A.

Discussion/direction on the status of the Downieville Community Center remodeling project.

9.

PLANNING / BUILDING - Brandon Pangman

9.A.

Agreement for Professional Services with Willdan Engineering for Building Department on-call plan review and inspection services.

9.B.

Set a public hearing for a County-Initiated Zone Amendment per a petition to the Board of Supervisors by the property owner, Ms. Suzanne Pride Bryan for 755 Highway 89, Sierraville (APN 019-020-007). The requested action is to re-zone a 240-acre parcel in Onion Valley from Planned Development (PD) to General Forest-Scenic Highway Corridor (GF-SH) District consistent with the General Plan.

9.C.

Set a public hearing for three entitlements on behalf of Russell Turner. The project includes 1) a County-Initiated General Plan Amendment; 2) a County-Initiated Zone Amendment; and 3) a Williamson Act contract amendment. The project site is a vacant 75.79-acre parcel (APN 012-140-060) between State Highway 89 and Westside Road in Sattley.

10.

CLERK-RECORDER/ELECTIONS - Heather Foster


10.A.

Resolution approving the option under Elections Code section 9170 (d), to not list supporters and opponents for county, city, district and school measures on future county ballots.

11.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


11.A.

Designation of the 2024 Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA), Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA), and Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA) Delegates and Alternates. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

11.B.

Waive second reading and adopt an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
  1. BOS Salary Ord.pdf
12.

TIMED ITEMS

12.A.
10:00AM

RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA (RCRC).

Presentation by Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) regarding the strategic plan, organizational priorities, and work of affiliate entities. 

12.B.
10:30AM

SIERRA COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE

Presentation by Sierra County Search and Rescue regarding recent search and rescue missions, highlighting the search for Helen Freesh and the mutual aid response from numerous agencies.  

12.C.
11:00AM

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION

Presentation of Resolution of Appreciation and recognition of retirement for Mark Helm, Sierra County Assistant Plant Manager.

13.

CLOSED SESSION

13.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) - conference with legal counsel - anticipated litigation - 3 cases.

13.B.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957 – Public Employment – Director of Health and Social Services.

13.C.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957 – performance review regarding Personnel Director.

13.D.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957 - performance review regarding Chief Technology Officer.

13.E.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8 - Conference with Real Property Negotiators. Property: 105 Beckwith Street Loyalton CA. Rhetta Vander Ploeg, Negotiator. Negotiating parties: County of Sierra and City of Loyalton. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

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.

Resolution authorizing payment for invoice W53135 to North Valley Diesel for transmission repair on County Equipment #327. (PUBLIC WORKS)

14.B.

Resolution approving the Sierra County Sheriff's Office to apply for Boating Safety and Waterways Financial Aid Program Agreement for Fiscal Year 2024/2025. (SHERIFF)

14.C.

Resolution authorizing acceptance of grant funding and approval of grant agreement with Justice & Security Strategies, Inc for the Sheriff's Office Body-Worn Camera Program and authorizing the Auditor to make changes to the 2023/2024 Final Budget. (SHERIFF)

14.D.

Professional Services Agreement between Sierra County Child Abuse Council and Sierra County Social Services. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

Documents:
  1. SCCAC Board.pdf
14.E.

Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2023/24 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP), Pandemic Influenza, and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) budgets in the amount of $292,371.00 for the time period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

14.F.

California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) Participation Agreement through December 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $60,000 for the development of an Implementation Plan to meet Mental Health Plan obligations. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

Documents:
  1. CalMHSA Board.pdf
14.G.

Resolution approving the consolidation of district elections with the Presidential Primary Election to be held on March 5, 2024. (ELECTIONS)

14.H.

Approval of vote for Richard Forster, Amador County for County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Governing Board, Supervisor Representative for Group 1 Counties for a new term beginning 1/1/2024 through 12/31/2026. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

14.I.

Resolution designating the Sierra County Arts Council as the Local Arts Agency for 2024/2025. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

14.J.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 17, 2023. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

15.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

15.A.

Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sierraville Fuel, Inc.

15.B.

Letter from California State Controller, Malia M. Cohen, regarding the Award for County Financial Transactions Reporting.

ADJOURN