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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, Chair, District 2
P.O. Box 349 - Sierra City, CA 96125 - 530-862-1004 - supervisor2@sierracounty.ca.gov
Paul Roen, District 3
P.O. Box 43 - Calpine, CA - 209-479-2770 - supervisor3@sierracounty.ca.gov
Jim Beard, District 4
P.O. Box 1140 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-414-8126 -jbeard@sierracounty.ca.gov
Scott A. Schlefstein, Vice-Chair, District 5

P.O. Box 192 - Loyalton, CA 96118 - 530-993-4900 - supervisor5@sierracounty.ca.gov

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session commencing at 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2017 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.

  • RCRC March 15, 2017 Board meeting highlights. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

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.
AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Van Maddox

6.A.
Discussion/direction regarding Wells Fargo Bank Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating downgrade.

6.B.
Agreement for professional services between the County of Sierra and Smith & Newell CPAs to conduct Sierra County's financial audit.

7.
PLANNING / BUILDING - Tim Beals

7.A.
Resolution renewing the proclamation of local emergency resulting from the February winter storms.

8.
PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - TIM BEALS

8.A.
Report and recommendation from Public Works, Roads & Solid Waste Committee resulting from continued meeting of Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

8.B.
Approval of letter of support for a Nevada County Federal Lands Access Program project which involves widening of approximately 15 miles (10 in Nevada County and 5 in Sierra) of Stampede Dam Road to Class II bicycle lane standards with pullouts and paved parking improvements.

8.C.
Resolution authorizing transfer of funds from trust account to the Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District for heating system replacement in the modular at Sierraville School as provided for in Sierra County Agreement 2013‐120, between Sierra County and the School District.

8.D.
Resolution authorizing and supporting sponsorship of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project on Coldstream and direction to Director of Transportation to contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist and request evaluation of the site and preparation of a damage survey report in relation to a potential project.

Documents:
  1. EWP.Item.pdf
9.
SIERRA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meeting of the Sierra County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (SCFC & WC) Board of Directors.
9.A.
Resolution authorizing and supporting sponsorship of an Emergency Watershed Protection Project on Coldstream and direction to Director of Transportation contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist and request evaluation of the site and preparation of a damage survey report in relation to a potential project.

9.B.
Governing Board resolution for designation of applicant's agents for Sierra County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

10.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

10.A.
Discussion/direction regarding the composition of the Board of Supervisors Committee on Economic Development. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

10.B.
Discussion/direction regarding fire protection services on the eastern side of Sierra County. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

10.C.
Discussion/direction regarding the hiring of extra help employees who are currently working for, or have previously worked for an agency who participates in the California retirement system and update regarding CalPERS guidelines for hiring employees who have retired. (CHAIR HUEBNER)

Documents:
  1. CalPERS.pdf
10.D.
Second reading and adoption of an ordinance amending Section 2.04.070 and rescinding Section 2.04.100 of the Sierra County Code pertaining to compensation for County Supervisors. (FINANCE COMMITTEE)

11.
CLOSED SESSION

11.A.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - public employment - Director of Health and Human Services.

12.
TIMED ITEMS

12.A.
10:00AM CAMPTONVILLE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Presentation by Regine Miller regarding the Forest Biomass Business Center (FBBC) and update on the Camptonville Community Partnership.
12.B.
11:00AM THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Presentation by Chris Fichtel, Independence Lake Project Director, of The Nature Conservancy regarding activities at Independence Lake.
12.C.
11:30AM CALIFORNIA POET LAUREATE
Introduction/presentation by Dana Giola, California Poet Laureate regarding the art of poetry in classrooms and boardrooms across the state.
Documents:
  1. Poet Laureate.pdf
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.
Professional services agreement between Nevada County Department of Health and Human Services and County of Sierra for Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Services. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

13.B.
Approval to fill vacancy of Assessment Technician position. (ASSESSOR)

13.C.
Resolution approving Boating Safety and Waterways Financial Aid Program Agreement for 2017-2018 between Sierra County and California State Parks Boating and Waterways. (SHERIFF)

Documents:
  1. Board Packet.pdf
13.D.
Resolution naming Director of Transportation as the designated representative for Sierra County with regard to the administration of the management of the Sierraville School and provisions of the Cooperative Use Agreement and subsequent amendments thereto with Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District. (PUBLIC WORKS)

13.E.
Resolution certifying County roads contained in maintained mileage system for submittal to the State of California. (PUBLIC WORKS)

13.F.
Resolution declaring April 2017 as "Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month" in Sierra County. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

13.G.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on September 6, 2016. (CLERK-RECORDER)

13.H.
Minutes from the special meeting held on February 14, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

13.I.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 7, 2017. (CLERK-RECORDER)

14.
CORRESPONDENCE LOG
14.A.
Letter from Karma Hackney, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) regarding U.S. Small Business Administration Physical Disaster Declaration.

Documents:
  1. Cal OES.pdf
14.B.
Letter of support from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors regarding Assembly Bill 211 (Bigelow): An act to amend Section 4214 of the Public Resources Code relating to fire prevention.

14.C.
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License submitted by Sabrina Terasa Smith.

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