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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 21, 2023, at 105 Beckwith Street, Social Hall, Loyalton, 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: 642 553 471#
 
 By PC: https://tinyurl.com/11212023BOS

 
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.

PLUMAS-SIERRA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER - Willo Vieira

6.A.

Resolution adopting the Sierra County Disaster Livestock Access Pass (AG PASS) Program.

Documents:
  1. Sierra AG PASS.pdf
7.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) - Sheriff Fisher

7.A.

Resolution authorizing the purchase of an Incident Command Mobile Trailer and necessary equipment utilizing Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding.

8.

PUBLIC HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

8.A.

Waive second reading and adoption 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.

9.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Sheryll Prinz-McMillan

9.A.

Resolution deferring the implementation of changes made to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5008 by Senate Bill 43 (2023-2024 Reg Session) pertaining to the state’s involuntary detention and conservatorship laws.

Documents:
  1. SB 43 Board.pdf
10.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Bryan Davey

10.A.

Professional Services Agreement with Phebus Engineering, Inc. to provide routine road maintenance for the northwestern area of the County (La Porte).

11.

AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Van Maddox


11.A.

Agreement between the County of Sierra and Rentalscape, Deckard Technologies to provide short-term rental compliance and analytic services to the Sierra County Treasurer/Tax Collector.

11.B.

Resolution authorizing the Auditor to make certain transfers from the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) and to adjust the 2023/2024 Final County Budget for the Sheriff's Department and Road Department. (4/5 affirmative vote required)

11.C.

Resolution authorizing the use of Title III funds in the amount of $15,000 for payment for cost of repairs to the Calpine Reservoir for fire suppression.

11.D.

Resolution authoring the use of Title III funds in the amount of $20,000 for payment for costs for cleaning the Calpine Reservoir for fire suppression.

11.E.

Discussion/possible direction on Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector/Risk Manager/Budget officer's responsibilities.

Documents:
  1. Autitors memo.pdf
12.

PERSONNEL DIRECTOR - Rhetta Vander Ploeg

12.A.

Resolution establishing the positions of Assistant Director of Public Health and Assistant Director of Social Services as Mid-Management positions in the Department of Health and Social Services and making appointments to the positions.

12.B.

Introduction and waive first reading of an ordinance amending Section 2.44.010 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to the office of Public Guardian.

13.

TIMED ITEMS

13.A.
9:30AM

PLUMAS SIERRA COUNTY 4-H

Presentation by the Plumas Sierra County 4-H on programs and activities in Sierra County.

Documents:
  1. 4H Presentation.pdf
13.B.
10:00AM

PUBLIC HEARING - COUNTY-INITIATED ZONE AMENDMENT - ONION VALLEY

  1. Conduct Public Hearing on a County-Initiated Zone Amendment to re-zone one (1) parcel in Onion Valley from Planned Development (PD) District to General Forest-Scenic Highway Overlay (GF-SH) District to bring the zoning into consistency with the General Plan; and, 
  2. Resolution finding that the project is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and approving the proposed zone change to be consistent with the Sierra County General Plan; and, 
  3. Introduction and adoption of an ordinance amending Sierra County Code Chapter 15.13 to remove the former Planned Development (PD) designation and add APN 019-020-007 to the list of parcels rezoned as General Forest (GF) District, plus - Scenic Highway (SH) Overlay.
13.C.
10:30AM

PUBLIC HEARING - COUNTY-INITIATED GENERAL PLAN & ZONE AMENDMENT, & WILLIAMSON ACT CONTRACT AMENDMENT - RUSSELL TURNER

  1. Conduct Public Hearing on a County-Initiated General Plan Amendment and Zone Amendment, and amendment of Williamson Act (WA) Contract #77-8 (R. Turner, applicant and landowner); and, 
  2. Resolution finding that the project is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and approving the proposed General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to be consistent with the Sierra County General Plan, and approving the Williamson Act Contract amendment, as revised and recommended by Planning Department staff and the Planning Commission; and, 
  3. Introduction and adoption of an ordinance amending Sierra County Code Section 15.13.020 to re-zone APN 012-140-060 from Open Space Residential District (OS-20) District to Agricultural (A1) District.
14.

CLOSED SESSION

14.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(2) - conference with legal counsel - anticipated litigation - 1 case.

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.

Resolution approving the Federal Financial Assistance Award of Domestic Grant with the USDA, Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management to fund the Sierra County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). (PUBLIC WORKS)

15.B.

Resolution approving the Federal Financial Assistance Award of Domestic Grant with the USDA, Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management for the implementation and administration of the Sierra County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). (PUBLIC WORKS)

15.C.

Resolution approving the Sierra County Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Plan for Fiscal Year 2023/2024. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

15.D.

Treasurer's investment report and statement of liquidity for period ending September 30, 2023. (TREASURER)

15.E.

Cash audit report for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. (AUDITOR)

15.F.

Resolution approving the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Grant for the Cooperative Agreement 2023/2024, Project Agreement Number G23-03-55-L01, between Sierra County and the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation – Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. (SHERIFF)

15.G.

Renewal of agreement between the County of Sierra and CivicPlus, LLC for annual website hosting and support services. (INFORMATION SYSTEMS)

15.H.

Resolution approving appointment in lieu of election to the Downieville Public Utility District. (ELECTIONS)

15.I.

Resolution approving appointments in lieu of election to the Sierraville Public Utility District. (ELECTIONS)

15.J.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on October 3, 2023. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

15.K.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 7, 2023. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

15.L.

Minutes from the special meeting held on November 13, 2023. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

ADJOURN