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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 December 4, 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.
6.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Tim Beals


6.A.

Approval of Agreement for Snow Grooming Services with Sierra Snowcats, Inc. for snow grooming services.

6.B.

Authorization to commission the preparation of a historic resources report and National Register application for the historic county vault (Public Works Office).


Documents:
  1. Vault..Item.pdf
6.C.

Discussion/direction to staff regarding request to vacate an unnamed alley, at the request of Rafael Gonzalez on behalf of Los Dos Hermanos, CP, as depicted in Book 15, Page 5 of Assessors Parcel Maps and as shown on attached Exhibit A to the resolution.


6.D.

Discussion/direction to staff on formal communication with the Secretary for Agriculture and Secretary of the Interior and USFS Chief on County’s continued position regarding fire severity, fire prevention, and biomass removal and disposal.


7.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


7.A.

Discussion/direction regarding request from the Downieville Fire Protection District to create a committee to address the District’s funding deficit and its ability to provide basic Emergency Medical Services. (SUPERVISORS ADAMS AND HUEBNER)


7.B.

Discussion/direction regarding the dates of the Board of Supervisors meetings to be held in January 2019. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


Documents:
  1. BOS Meetings.pdf
7.C.

Designation of the 2019 Rural Counties' Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA) Delegate and Alternates. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


7.D.

Appointment to the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


8.

COUNTY SERVICE AREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Resolution confirming assessments for Assessment District No. 2015-01, ordering proposed improvements to be made, providing for notice of recording of assessment and designating the County Treasurer-Tax Collector to collect and receive money.


8.B.

Resolution calling a public hearing on proposed water rates for the Sierra Brooks Water System. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)


8.C.

Minutes from the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors meeting held on September 18, 2018.


8.D.

Minutes from the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors meeting held on November 15, 2018.


9.

TIMED ITEMS


9.A.
10:00AM

PUBLIC HEARING - VACATE OREGON CREEK ROAD

Conduct Public Hearing and provide direction to staff with regard to resolution of intent to vacate Oregon Creek Road (#295) in its entirety.
10.

CLOSED SESSION


10.A.

Conference with labor negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6, Margaret Long Negotiator, all bargaining units.


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.

Governing Board Resolution naming authorizing agents for State Homeland Security Grant Fiscal Year 2018. (OES)


11.B.

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


11.C.

Addendum to Master Agreement for Funding Firewise Community Projects to be Undertaken by the Sierra County Firesafe and Watershed Council, Agreement No. 2012-111, to provide Sierra County residents on the west side of the County with access to a dump trailer for hauling green waste from their property. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)


11.D.

Resolution of appreciation for Jim Branham, Executive Officer for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, upon his retirement. (BOARD OF SUPERVISORS)


11.E.

Certified statement of the results of the canvass for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election. (ELECTIONS)

11.F.

Resolution approving contract for HAVA (Help America Vote Act) Section 251 Polling Place Accessibility Training Program Grant Funds. (ELECTIONS)


Documents:
  1. HAVA Contract.pdf
11.G.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on November 6, 2018. (CLERK-RECORDER)


12.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

12.A.

Letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding revised Flood Insurance Study (FIS) materials and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels for Sierra County and Incorporated Areas prepared by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


ADJOURN