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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Summary & Video for September 21, 2010
San Andreas, CA...It was another over 5 hour long meeting. In additions to the usual public comments and other matters the Joint Powers Agreement and the Calaveras County Council of Governments and it's operational scope were the subject of much discussion. Much of this has stemmed from some in the County and City Governments who think the CCOG has ventured into planning areas that are traditionally served by the planning and public works depts. They also discussed the best road alignments for entrance and egress from the new Criminal Justice Center. The complete meeting and summary are enclosed...
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SUMMARY OF THE MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF CALAVERAS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
HELD ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
PRESENT: Merita Callaway, Chair; Thomas Tryon, Vice-Chair; Gary Tofanelli, Steve Wilensky and Russ Thomas, Supervisors; James Jones, County Counsel; Jeanne Boyce, County Administrative Officer; and Madaline Krska, Deputy Clerk
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
(On a motion by Supervisor Wilensky, seconded by Supervisor Thomas, consent agenda items 1-6 and 8-12 were unanimously approved: Unanimous approval was made on the following agenda items: #7 on a motion of Supervisor Thomas, seconded by Supervisor Wilensky; #13 on a motion of Supervisor Wilensky, seconded by Supervisor Tryon and # 14 on a motion of Supervisor Tryon, seconded by Supervisor Wilensky.) 1. MINUTES of a regular Board of Supervisors meeting held on August 24, 2010 2. CORRESPONDENCE: September 3-9, 2010 3. RESOLUTION appointing an applicant as a trustee on the Altaville Cemetery District for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2013 4. MINUTE ORDER appointing an applicant to serve on the Fish and Game Commission to complete an unexpired term ending 12/31/2011 5. MINUTE ORDER authorizing the Planning Department to issue a refund, in the amount of $10,953.12, to applicant Waste Management, Inc. for outside consulting fees that are no longer needed 6. MINUTE ORDER approving the West Point Veterans Memorial District’s request for a waiver of the State’s annual audit requirement to be replaced with a financial review in accordance with Government Code section 26909 7. RESOLUTION to adopt a public utility easement vacation in Diamond XX Subdivision 8. MINUTE ORDER upholding Code Compliance Administrative Citation 10-13, regarding Wendell Akens, authorizing abatement of all remaining code violations, and the assessment of a lien on the subject property for the recovery of administrative costs, administrative fines, and abatements costs 9. MINUTE ORDER upholding Code Compliance Administrative Citation 10-14, regarding The Bank of New York Mellon, authorizing abatement of all remaining code violations, and the assessment of a lien on the subject property for the recovery of administrative costs, administrative fines, and abatement costs 10. MINUTE ORDER upholding Code Compliance Administrative Citation 10-15, regarding Harold Bunnell, authorizing abatement of all remaining code violations, and the assessment of a lien on the subject property for the recovery of administrative costs, administrative fines, and abatement costs 11. MINUTE ORDER upholding Code Compliance Administrative Citation 10-16, regarding Donald and Phyllis Perazzi, authorizing abatement of all remaining code violations, and the assessment of a lien on the subject property for the recovery of administrative costs, administrative fines, and abatement costs 12. MINUTE ORDER upholding Code Compliance Administrative Citation 10-18, regarding Michael and Alice Jurek, authorizing abatement of all remaining code violations, and the assessment of a lien on the subject property for the recovery of administrative costs, administrative fines, and abatement costs 13. RESOLUTION recognizing Tammy Drew for her 10 years 5 months of service, as she retires from the Calaveras County Probation Department 14. RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring Terrance Jordan for thirty-three years of distinguished service in the Public Works Department R E G U L A R A G E N D A 15. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Colleen Tracy, Director Health Services Agency, announced National Child Passenger Safety Week, free and low cost safety seats with evaluations and fittings. The annual Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital Heath Fair is this Saturday with the Public Health Department participating and offering free Tetanus Pertussis booster shots. Bonnie Newman, Double Springs, announced today is World Alzheimer’s Disease Day and referenced education and support groups for health care workers providing aide to people with chronic health care needs. Michelle Morelan, realtor, expressed her appreciation to Supervisor Thomas for his assistance regarding the subject property on consent agenda item #7. Darryl Rusk, Burson, supports Ms. Newman’s comments on Alzheimer’s Disease. Concerns were stated for comments made by Darren Spellman regarding negotiations and an implied accusation to the entire Board. Al Segalla, representing Calaveras County Tax Payers Association, offered suggestions for County budget issues. Concerns for San Joaquin Delta College District exclusion of Calaveras County were stated. Report was given on Tea Parties held in the County and petitions were submitted into the record regarding constitutional property rights. A request was submitted for candidate’s names for outstanding public service. Ed Ballard, Captain Sheriff’s Department, reported on a meeting he attended with the State Public Works Board. State recognition was given to the County jail project and an approval for a $26,388,000 bond allocation. Terry Baker, Railroad Flat, spoke of the removal of his gate by a neighbor and stated appreciation for the conduct of the responding Sheriff. Documentation was read and submitted into the record requesting an explanation at the next Board of Supervisors meeting concerning County Agriculture Code 14.02.040-Nuisance. An appointment with the CAO was requested regarding Agriculture operations. Lora Most, Valley Springs, referenced home health care workers with a plea made for citizens to assist one another. Tom Garcia, Public Works Director, announced a community workshop for the Highway 12/26 intersection improvements on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Valley Springs Elementary School. Marti Crane, Valley Springs, announced a Delta College Trustee meeting tonight. Encouragement was stated to immunize against Tetanus. Marti and her husband asked for support for them as contestants in the annual hospital foundation “Dancing with the Sierra Stars”. Appreciation was expressed for Calaveras Enterprise reporter Brionna Friedrich for her unbiased reporting of the September 15th Valley Springs Community Consensus Plan meeting. 16. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER authorizing the Board Chair to execute a Notice of Non-renewal for California Land Conservation Contract No. 199 – Torres; approved 5-0 17. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER authorizing the Board Chair to execute a Notice of Non-renewal for Calaveras County Agricultural Preserve Contract No. 133 – Ponte; approved 5-0 18. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER authorizing the Board Chair to execute a Notice of Non-renewal for California Land Conservation Contract No. 233 – Mattson – continued for two weeks An off agenda urgency item discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER authorizing the County Administrative Officer to sign Obliging Document for Award from FEMA for reimbursement funds and approve a Resolution establishing a FEMA Award designated fund; approved 5-0 19. Discussion and possible direction of a carry over item from the August 24, 2010 Study Session to provide direction regarding alternatives for access road alignment to the new Calaveras Criminal Justice Center; Option #1 was approved 4-1 NOES: Callaway 20. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER approving the revisions to the Joint Powers Agreement establishing the Calaveras Council of Governments as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for Calaveras County and approving the Organization and Procedures Manual; approved, as amended for submission to the City of Angels Camp and to return to the Board on October 12th for approval. 21. Review of correspondence, reports and various matters of concern: Supervisor Tryon had nothing to report. Supervisor Wilensky on Wednesday will attend a Mother Lode Job Training meeting and will participate in a telephone interview with a Deputy Associate Director from the White House. Saturday will attend the Garamendi BBQ and Monday a Mokelumne Hill Town Hall meeting. Supervisor Tofanelli on Thursday, with Supervisor Callaway will attend a Highway 12/26 intersection workshop, Friday will attend an Emergency Medical Services meeting and Saturday evening the Concours De Elegance. Supervisor Thomas on Wednesday will conduct a Town Hall, Thursday will attend a Highway 12/26 intersection workshop and Friday will attend a Town Hall meeting. Supervisor Callaway tonight will meet with a homeowners board regarding a polling location, Wednesday will attend a Fish and Game Commission meeting, Thursday a Juvenile Justice Commission meeting, Friday with attend with Supervisor Tofanelli an Emergency Medical Services meeting, Saturday, will attend events for the Arnold Rim Trail, Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital and the Garamendi BBQ and Monday will attend the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway meeting. Supervisor Callaway reported on a Central Sierra Child Support meeting regarding a new JPA to include Tuolumne County. Supervisor Wilensky requested a procedure be initiated for large policies revisions to show these changes within the document being revised. CAO Boyce reported today is the 83rd day without a state budget. County Counsel Jones had nothing to report. 22. A CLOSED SESSION, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9; conference with labor negotiators; CCPSEA – Director Human Resources and Risk Management was continued for one week.
23. A CLOSED SESSION was held: pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9: conference with legal counsel re: existing litigation - (three cases) Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV35775; Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV35721; Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV36297 resulting in no action taken.
24. A CLOSED SESSION, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b)(1); conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation – significant exposure to litigation (one case) was continued for one week.
____/s/ Karen Varni __________
County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk
to the Board of Supervisors of the
County of Calaveras, State of Calif.