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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 August 3, 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: 173 903 534#

 By PC:
 https://tinyurl.com/08032021BOS

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.

AUDITOR / TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Van Maddox


6.A.

Discussion and direction to staff on allocating the remaining funds for Title III.

6.B.

Resolution of intent to allocate Title III funds for reimbursements to Sierra County local governments for work done on federal lands within Sierra County.

Documents:
  1. Title III Res.pdf
6.C.

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

Documents:
  1. COVID Funding.pdf
6.D.

Report from the Finance Committee and direction to staff regarding County health insurance for the 2022 calendar year.

7.

PLANNING / BUILDING - Tim Beals


7.A.

Report on ad hoc committee meeting held July 27, 2021 in Sierraville to discuss the Fire Safe Coordinators Grant Program available to Sierra County, and discussion/direction on filing a formal application for a grant in the amount of $175,000.

7.B.

Continued discussion and direction on Nuisance Abatement and progress update for property owned by Tim Diltz in Sierraville.

7.C.

Set public hearing on September 7, 2021 in Downieville, California to consider a recommendation of the County Planning Commission dated July 15, 2021 to approve a County-Initiated Zone Amendment for APN 015-072-004, Sierraville, California (Skutt, Record Owner) from "R-1"-Residential Single Family District to "CC"-Community Commercial District.

8.

PUBLIC WORKS/TRANSPORTATION - Tim Beals


8.A.

Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution for award of Public Works Contract to Hansen Bros. Enterprises for the 2017 Storm Damage Repair at Sailor Ravine Road, FEMA Project Number PA-09-CA-4308 - PW 1258.

8.B.

Presentation of bids and adoption of resolution for award of Public Works Contract to Westcon Construction Corp. for the 2017 Storm Damage Repair at Oxford Mine Road, FEMA Project Number PA-09-CA-4301 - PW 822.

8.C.

Discussion of the 2017 Storm Damage Repair Project for Gold Bluff Road Project and actions as follow: 1) Adoption of resolution rejecting bid filed by Edward T. Navickis on June 25, 2021 based on staff report outlining findings; 2) Direction to staff to proceed with the bid rejection process; 3) Adoption of resolution awarding construction contract to next lowest reposonsible bidder, Westcon Construction Corporation, in the amount of $448,075.00 and authorizing the Chairman to execute the construction agreement as presented.

8.D.

Request for authorization to submit request for financial assistance with the California State Water Resources Control Board to secure sufficient funding to commence a consolidation analysis of the Sierra City Water Systems.

8.E.

Resolution approving Emergency Land Use and Facilities Agreement with the US Forest Service for emergency use of the Sierraville Dearwater Airport as a heliport base during the Beckwourth Complex Fire. (PUBLIC WORKS)

8.F.

Review of status of Rule 20A Overhead Utility Conversion Funds program and review direction on project status for Sierra City Main Street.

Documents:
  1. Rule 20A ROP.pdf
8.G.

Review and approval of grant application filed with the USDA to provide 75% of the cost of acquiring a used water truck for the County Road Department and authorization to provide security (down payment) to hold selected vehicle.

9.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


9.A.

Waive second reading and adoption of an ordinance prohibiting open fires on public and private property within the unincorporated area of Sierra County due to extreme fire danger. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

Documents:
  1. Fire Ordinance.pdf
9.B.

Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Sierra County Fire Protection District #1. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

9.C.

COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY UPDATE: Report from Sierra County Public Health, County Office of Emergency Services, County Department Managers, Forest Service Representatives, and other local agencies on recent developments relating developments to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and possible action/direction to staff. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

Documents:
  1. COVID-19.pdf
10.

TIMED ITEMS

10.A.
10:00AM

PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS

  1. Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds to refund certain pension obligations of the County, approving the form and authorizing the execution of a trust agreement, authorizing judicial validation proceedings relating to the issuance of such bonds and authorizing actions related thereto.
  2. Agreement for legal services between the County of Sierra and Quint & Thimmig LLP.
10.B.
10:30AM

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION

Presentation of Resolution of Appreciation to Mr. Malcolm R. Cooper who recently tendered his resignation after a long-term length of service as a Sierra City Fire District Commissioner.

10.C.
11:00AM

PRESENTATION BY THE DOWNIEVILLE IMPROVEMENT GROUP

Presentation by the Downieville Improvement Group (DIG) of a donation in the sum of $70,000.00 for the renovation project of the Downieville Community Hall. (SUPERVISOR ADAMS)

11.

CLOSED SESSION


11.A.

Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - Public Employment - All Department Directors/Managers.

12.

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.
12.A.

Renewal of Regional Facility Agreement with Butte County for Sierra County juvenile hall placements. (PROBATION)

12.B.

Professional Services Agreement between Sierra Agape Therapeutic Services and Sierra County for Behavioral Health services. (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH)

12.C.

Professional Services Agreement between Toddler Towers, Inc. and Sierra County Social Services for early childhood care and education, parent support and respite care services. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

12.D.

Professional Services Agreement between Sierra County Child Abuse Council and Sierra County Social Services to provide the community outreach and education, as well as skills training and resources to achieve goals essential to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in Sierra County. (SOCIAL SERVICES)

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

Agreement for Indemnification and Reimbursement for Extraordinary Costs for William O'Connor, applicant and landowner. Consideration of a zone variance for property located at 20 Busch Street, Sierra City, CA, APN: 009-141-012. (PLANNING)

12.F.

Approval of payment to Plumas County in the amount of $29,268.74 for road maintenance work provided by Plumas County to Sierra County roads in the Howland Flat-Scales region of the County. (PUBLIC WORKS)

12.G.

Authorize request for quotes and subsequent construction of concrete pad at for Tesla Battery at Sierra County Courthouse in an amount not to exceed $11,850 and authorization for Auditor to pay purchase order upon presentation. (PUBLIC WORKS)

12.H.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on June 15, 2021. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

12.I.

Minutes from the regular meeting held on July 6, 2021. (CLERK OF THE BOARD)

13.

CORRESPONDENCE LOG

13.A.

Letter from the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) regarding their proposal to allocate funds for a grant to enhance forest health and improve wildfire resilience by restoring meadow habitat on privately owned land in Sierra and Nevada Counties.

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