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STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SIERRA
 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
 AGENDA
 REGULAR MEETING
 
Lee Adams, Chair, District 1

P.O. Box 1 - Downieville, CA 95936 - 530-289-3506 - supervisor1@sierracounty.ca.gov
Peter W. Huebner, Vice-Chair, 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
Terry LeBlanc, District 4
P.O. Box 387 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 707-489-0314 -tleblanc@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 September 7, 2021 in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, Courthouse, Downieville. 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: 500 548 141#
 
By PC: https://tinyurl.com/09072021BOS

 
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.

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES - Vickie Clark


6.A.

Introduction and waive first reading of ordinance adding Chapter 2.91 to the Sierra County Code to authorize the County of Sierra to join the Partnership Health Plan of California Commission and to establish rules related thereto.

7.

PLANNING / BUILDING - Tim Beals


7.A.

Discussion and direction to staff on the request of the City of Loyalton for the County to consider assuming Planning and Building inspection services for the City.

7.B.

Discussion and approval of amendment to Agreement 2021-026 with Feather River Forestry, LLC to increase the contract amount and to amend the scope of work.

Documents:
  1. Forester Item.pdf
7.C.

Discussion and adoption of a resolution establishing budgets and expenditure authorizations for three immediate forestry needs which include the Forestry Services Agreement, the Green Acres Forest Health Project and the Upper North Yuba Forest Health and Resilience Project.

7.D.

Discussion and direction to staff on the proposed grant for funding the consolidation analysis for water systems within the community of Sierra City.

8.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Tim Beals


8.A.

Continued discussion regarding wildfire risk, restrictions from the County and/or US Forest Service and continued meetings of the County Disaster Council.

8.B.

Consideration and action on Assembly Bill 1346 which, as authored, accelerates the adoption of regulations by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to prohibit engine exhaust and evaporative emissions from new small off road engines (SORE).

Documents:
  1. AB1346 Item.pdf
8.C.

Request for additional budget appropriation in the amount of $3,930.59 for maintenance overhaul for the Sierra County Courthouse boiler, and authorization for Auditor to pay invoice to Kendrick Boiler Works, Inc. in the amount of $13,930.59. (PUBLIC WORKS)

Documents:
  1. Boiler ROP.pdf
9.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


9.A.

Resolution approving the Golden State Connect Authority Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the purpose of expanding broadband access and quality in rural counties. (CHAIR ADAMS)

Documents:
  1. GSCA JPA.pdf
9.B.

Discussion/approval of letter to Senator Diane Feinstein supporting a language change to US Code 579C to allow counties to recover settlement funds related to the loss of National Forest timber to catastrophic wildfire. (SUPERVISOR ROEN)

10.

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND COUNTY SERVICE AREAS JOINT MEETING

Board of Supervisors to convene as the County Service Area (CSA) Board of Directors and to hold joint meetings as both the County Board of Supervisors and the CSA Board of Directors.

10.A.

Resolution adopting Appropriation Limits for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year for the County Service Areas 2, 3 and Sierra Brooks 5A.

10.B.

Resolution adopting Appropriation Limits for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year for the County of Sierra.

10.C.

Resolution adopting the 2021-2022 Final Budget for County Service Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5A (Sierra Brooks).

10.D.

Resolution adopting the 2021-2022 Final Budget for the County of Sierra.

11.

AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Van Maddox


11.A.

Discussion/adoption of resolution allocating State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) under the American Recovery Plan Act.

11.B.

Discussion and review of Title III funding and authorized uses.

12.

TIMED ITEMS

12.A.
10:00AM

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Meeting of the Sierra County Board of Equalization

Call to order


    12.A.i.

    Selection of the Board of Equalization Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2021 Calendar Year. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

    Documents:
    1. BOE Chair VC.pdf
    12.A.ii.

    Application for Changed Assessment filed by Dorothy Parrish, Trustee for APN 003-103-007 - Assessment Appeal No. 2020/2021-001.

    12.A.iii.

    Minutes from the Board of Equalization meeting held on December 1, 2020. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

    12.B.
    11:00AM

    PUBLIC HEARING - COUNTY INITIATED ZONE AMENDMENT

    1. Conduct public hearing on a County Initiated Zone Amendment (CIZA) from Residential One-Family (R-1) to Community Commercial Zone District (CC) on a vacant 1.5-acre parcel identified as APN 015-072-004, to bring the zoning into conformance with General Plan.
    2. Resolution approving zone amendment from Residential One-Family (R-1) to Community Commercial Zone District (CC) and CEQA exemption.
    3. Introduction and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 15.13.010 of the Sierra County Code to rezone a 1.5 acre parcel know as APN 015-072-004 from Residential One-Family(R-1) to Community Commercial Zone to be consistent with Sierra County General Plan.
    13.

    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.
    13.A.

    Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for Frank Wang, applicant and landowner. Consideration of a zone variance application for property located at 12711 Hwy. 89 in Sierraville, APN: 018-050-036. (PLANNING)

    13.B.

    Amendment to Professional Services Agreement 2009-044 with Sauers Engineering on the Sierra Brooks Water System Improvement Project Phase 2 to increase compensation needed in order to conduct the required well test and close out the project. (PUBLIC WORKS)

    Documents:
    1. Sauers.Item.pdf
    13.C.

    Resolution increasing preliminary budget for Kentucky Mine Flood Damage Repairs to $25,000 and authorizing expenditure to Premium Concrete for concrete floor finishing in the amount of $13,600. (PUBLIC WORKS)

    13.D.

    Resolution authorizing purchase of a water truck based on the invoice from Grover's All Wheels, LLC dated July 22, 2021. (PUBLIC WORKS)

    13.E.

    Authorize payment of invoice number 6144 to CPOC Initial Consortium for 2021-2022 Membership Fee in the amount of $2500.00. (PROBATION)

    13.F.

    Agreement between Karpel Computer Systems Inc. (Karpel Solutions) and the County of Sierra for providing internet based software hosting service. (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

    Documents:
    1. Karpel.pdf
    13.G.

    Local Enforcement Agency Grant Agreement EA32-21-0001, for the time period of July 1, 2021 through October 28, 2022, in the amount of $15,022.00. (PUBLIC HEALTH)

    Documents:
    1. LEA Board.pdf
    13.H.

    Minutes from the regular meeting held on August 3, 2021. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

    14.

    CORRESPONDENCE LOG

    14.A.

    Letter from the Sierra County Arts Council regarding COVID Recovery funds distribution to local organizations.

    14.B.

    Email from Jacqui Moore, El Dorado County resident, commending the Sierra County Board of Supervisors on the recent ban of open flames in Sierra County.

    ADJOURN