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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/05/2008 12:40 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/06/2008 11:05 AM
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting Video with Summary for June 3, 2008

San Andreas, CA...Yesterday the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors kicked off their June Meetings with a session that lasted just over 3 hours. Mountain Lions even made the show. In addition to the normal items that attracted attention one seemingly minor item took up a large portion of the discussion time. The county was looking at trying to save about $17,000 in general fund money by eliminating 1/2 of a position. From the discussions it seems that this may be $17,000 that needs to be cut elsewhere. The Meeting video 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 JUNE 3, 2008

PRESENT: Steve Wilensky, Chair; Russell Thomas, Vice-Chair; Bill Claudino, Thomas Tryon and Merita Callaway, Supervisors; James Jones, County Counsel; Robert Lawton, County Administrative Officer; and Carol Gates, Supervising Board Clerk

ABSENT: None
C O N S E N T A G E N D A

Minutes of a regular Board of Supervisors meeting held on May 20, 2008 - Board action: approved 5-0
CORRESPONDENCE: May 16-22, 2008 - Board action: approved, as processed, 5-0
RESOLUTIONS honoring Senior Citizens of the year - Board action: approved 5-0
RESOLUTION authorizing Calaveras Unified School District to Issue and Sell its "Series 2008 Bonds"; County Counsel - Board action: approved 5-0
MINUTE ORDER authorizing Board Chair to sign Standard Agreement 07-0750- with CDFA on behalf of Calaveras County - Pest Exclusion: High-Risk Inspection and Enforcement (air freight and nursery); Dept. of Agriculture - Board action: approved 5-0
RESOLUTION authorizing the lease/purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD truck funded through the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency; along with a BUDGET TRANSFER in conjunction therewith (requires 4/5 vote); Environmental Management Agency - Board action: approved 5-0
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Bruce Castle, Murphys, CA addressed the Board regarding the Calaveras County Bicycle Master Plan and the Arnold Rural Livable Community-Based Mobility Plan. Mr. Castle represents bicycling interests of approximately 60 seniors of the Calaveras Cycling Club (Angels Camp to Camp Connell region). He expressed concern that no action has been taken to move the Bicycle Master Plan forward. He recommended the installation of “Share the Road Signs” for safety reasons; e.g. Murphys Grade Road. He spoke of road maintenance including maintenance of road shoulders. Mr. Castle stated that it is his vision for Calaveras County to become known as a destination point for bicyclists.
Supervisor Thomas introduced and acknowledged the fact that 9 year old Zachary Toberer, from Copperopolis, CA has earned the title of “World Champion Youth Packer. Zachery stated that he won this title while competing in the 17 and under age group, in Bishop, CA. Zachery


06/03/08 SUMMARY

introduced his brother Jake, his sister Grace and parents, Michael and Michele Toberer. Zachery stated that in 2001 his father won the World Champion Packer title. Michael Toberer spoke of taking 13 children to a packing show in Squaw Valley. Four of the 13 continued on to the Bishop Mule Days competition in Bishop, CA with all 4 finishing in the top 6.
Lakhmir Grewahl, Air Pollution Control Officer, referred to the district receiving complaints relative to prescription burns in the upper Highway 4 Corridor. He emphasized that no one is to burn once the burn season is over. Lakhmir stated that the Pollution Control District has total authority in letting the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire burn as long as the burns are not creating a nuisance. If complaints are received, investigated and deemed to be a nuisance, said burns are discontinued. Lakhmir stated that the basic interest of the District is the protection of public health.
8. Discussion and possible action re: the adoption of an ORDINANCE amending Calaveras County Code, Chapter 14.02, Section 14.02.010 (Definitions) and 14.02.100 (Dispute Resolution); Department of Agriculture - Board action: approved 5-0
MINUTE ORDER authorizing Board Chair to sign Annual Work Plan/Financial Plan Agreement No. 09-73-06-0249-RA between the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services and the County of Calaveras, for Fiscal Year 2008/2009; (continued item from 05/20/2008); Department of Agriculture - Board action: continued for 2 weeks, to the meeting of June 17, 2008
10. PUBLIC HEARING and possible Board action re: 2006-182 ZONING AMENDMENT FOR LAWRENCE SMITH - Community Development Agency - Board action: approved, as submitted, 5-0
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER supporting modification of EMS transport services billing rates for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District; Supervisor Callaway; Ebbetts Pass Fire District - Board action: approved 5-0
12. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER approving a contract with Cyril R. Ash for Conflict Public Defender Services from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009; County Counsel - Board action: approved 5-0
13. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER upholding the findings and recommendations of the Administrative Hearing Board, dated April 24, 2008, in Code Compliance Case #08-06 regarding Allen W. Nordstrom, 11730 Main Street, Valley Springs, CA 95252; APN 070-042-015; Code Compliance – Board action: approved 5-0


06/03/2008 SUMMARY

14. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER upholding the findings and recommendations of the Administrative Hearing Board, dated April 24, 2008, in Code Compliance Case #08-07 regarding Mark Freeborn, 12209 Pattison Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252; APN 048-033-008; Code Compliance - Board action: approved 5-0
15. Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER upholding the findings and recommendation of the Administrative Hearing Board in Code Compliance Case #08-09 regarding John B. Overton Jr., 2695 Vista Del Lago Dr., Valley Springs, CA APN 074-012-010; Code Compliance - Board action: upheld findings, as amended – if violations are eliminated within 60 days of the date the grading plans are approved, the fine will be reduced to zero; if changes or corrections are required prior to approval, the plans will be re-submitted to Public Works within seven days; grading permits are to be obtained within 60 days; administrative costs, administrative fines and abatements costs and future costs, to be assessed as a lien on the real property; approved 5-0
16. Discussion and possible action re: the adoption/second reading of an ORDINANCE re: 2008-15 County Initiated Text Change, to consider revisions to the current County Zoning Code General Access Requirements to provide the interim measures while the County considers permanent solutions to the legal access issue; Community Development Agency - Board action: approved 3-2 NOES: Tryon & Callaway
Review of correspondence, reports and various matters of concern. Supervisor Tryon had nothing to bring before the Board at this time.
Supervisor Thomas referred to a Calaveras Leadership meeting on Wednesday.
Supervisor Callaway, this week, will attend the Council of Governments meeting; Area 12 Agency on Aging meeting, a Central Sierra Child Support meeting; stated that she would like the bicycle/pedestrian master plan approved prior to the general plan.
Supervisor Claudino had nothing to bring before the Board.
Supervisor Wilensky will participate in an awards scholarship presentation at the High School on Wednesday; Thursday and Friday will represent 5 counties at the Sierra Conservancy Board Conference in Shasta County; will not be available for normal office hours on Thursday or a 1st Five Board meeting on Friday – Supervisor Thomas will attend said meeting; will not be able to attend Friday’s Family Support meeting – Supervisor Callaway will be attending; next Monday will attend an Economic Development meeting at Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital; announced that the Upper Story Group, working in conjunction with UC Davis, have developed a video/pictorial documentary of a number of projects and community efforts in the Blue Mountain Community area – they would like to show the video before the
06/03/008 SUMMARY

Board – this will be done in the form of a study session on July 8, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
Robert Lawton, County Administrative Officer and James Jones, County Counsel had nothing to report.
18. ADDENDUM/CLOSED SESSION: pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(c) conference with legal counsel; possible initiation of litigation; (one case); County Counsel – Board action: nothing to report




_______/s/ Karen Varni__________________
County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk
to the Board of Supervisors of the
County of Calaveras, State of Calif.

PUBLISH: June 10, 2008

CALAVERAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PRELIMINARY AGENDA, June 3, 2008

BILL CLAUDINO DIST. 1 ROBERT C. LAWTON SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS
STEVE WILENSKY, Chair DIST. 2 COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER COURTS & LEGAL BUILDING
MERITA CALLAWAY DIST. 3 GOVERNMENT CENTER
THOMAS TRYON DIST. 4 JAMES JONES 891 MT. RANCH ROAD
RUSSELL THOMAS, V-Chair DIST. 5 COUNTY COUNSEL SAN ANDREAS, CA 95249

KAREN VARNI, COUNTY CLERK AND EX-OFFICIO CLERK TO THE BOARD
(209)754-6370 FAX (209)754-6733

"CALAVERAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT'S MISSION STATEMENT"
The Mission of Calaveras County Government is to provide service, infrastruc-
ture, leadership, and vision necessary to advance a safe community, maintain a high quality of life, while preserving local history and culture, and to protect personal liberties for all of its citizens.

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR MEETINGS WHICH ARE SCHEDULED EACH TUESDAY. YOUR INTEREST AND PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED AND APPRECIATED.

* * * PLEASE TURN OFF CELL PHONES IN BOARD CHAMBERS * * *

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE WISHES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON AN AGENDA ITEM, PLEASE COME TO THE ROSTRUM AND GIVE YOUR NAME AND YOUR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE SPECIFIC SUBJECT UNDER DISCUSSION. TIME LIMITS SHALL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR.

O P E N I N G
9:00 A.M.: CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
C O N S E N T A G E N D A

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ROUTINE AND NON-CONTROVERSIAL. THEY WILL BE ACTED UPON BY THE BOARD AT ONE TIME WITHOUT DISCUSSION. ANY BOARD MEMBER, STAFF MEMBER OR INTERESTED PARTY MAY REQUEST REMOVAL OF AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR LATER DISCUSSION.

Minutes of a regular Board of Supervisors meeting held on May 20, 2008 - Board action:
CORRESPONDENCE: May 16-22, 2008 (see attached) - Board action:
RESOLUTIONS honoring Senior Citizens of the year - Board action:
RESOLUTION authorizing Calaveras Unified School District to Issue and Sell its "Series 2008 Bonds"; County Counsel - Board action:
MINUTE ORDER authorizing Board Chair to sign Standard Agreement 07-0750- with CDFA on behalf of Calaveras County - Pest Exclusion: High-Risk Inspection and Enforcement (air freight and nursery); Dept. of Agriculture - Board action:
RESOLUTION authorizing the lease/purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD truck funded through the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency; along with a BUDGET TRANSFER in conjunction therewith (requires 4/5 vote); Environmental Management Agency - Board action:
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
9:10 A.M.: PUBLIC COMMENTS/DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
PUBLIC COMMENTS: 5 minutes per person; 15 minutes per topic
Discussion and possible action re: the adoption of an ORDINANCE amending Calaveras County Code, Chapter 14.02, Section 14.02.010 (Definitions) and 14.02.100 (Dispute Resolution); Department of Agriculture - Board action:
MINUTE ORDER authorizing Board Chair to sign Annual Work Plan/Financial Plan Agreement No. 09-73-06-0249-RA between the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services and the County of Calaveras, for Fiscal Year 2008/2009; (continued item from 05/20/2008); Department of Agriculture - Board action:
9:30 A.M.: PUBLIC HEARING/COMMUNITY DEVELOP0MENT AGENCY/ZONING AMENDMENT
PUBLIC HEARING and possible Board action re: 2006-182 ZONING AMENDMENT FOR LAWRENCE SMITH - The applicant is requesting a Zoning Amendment to accommodate a Boundary Line Adjustment application involving 2 contiguous parcels (BLA No. 06-101) The Zoning Amendment is to rezone from RR-5 (Rural Residential - minimum 5 acres), and from RR (Rural Residential) to RA-5, the entire 3.56 acre adjusted Parcel 1 . The remaining portion of Parcel 2 would remain unchanged with the RR-5 zoning. The subject property is located on the north side of French Gulch Road, just west of the intersection with Murphys Grade Road in the Murphy/Douglas Flat Community Plan area. (APN's 68-011-029 & 68-011-028 are a portion of SE ¼ of Sec 6 T03N, R14E, MDM); Community Development Agency - Board action:
9:45 A.M.: EBBETTS PASS FIRE DISTRICT/COUNTY COUNSEL
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER supporting modification of EMS transport services billing rates for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District; Supervisor Callaway; Ebbetts Pass Fire District - Board action:
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER approving a contract with Cyril R. Ash for Conflict Public Defender Services from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009; County Counsel - Board action:
10:00 A.M.: CODE COMPLIANCE
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER upholding the findings and recommendations of the Administrative Hearing Board, dated April 24, 2008, in Code Compliance Case #08-06 regarding Allen W. Nordstrom, 11730 Main Street, Valley Springs, CA 95252; APN 070-042-015; Code Compliance - Board action:
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTER ORDER upholding the findings and recommendations of the Administrative Hearing Board, dated April 24, 2008, in Code Compliance Case #08-07 regarding Mark Freeborn, 12209 Pattison Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252; APN 048-033-008; Code Compliance - Board action:
Discussion and possible action re: MINUTE ORDER upholding the findings and recommendation of the Administrative Hearing Board in Code Compliance Case #08-09 regarding John B. Overton Jr., 2695 Vista Del Lago Dr., Valley Springs, CA APN 074-012-010; Code Compliance - Board action:
10:15 A.M.: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY/BOARD MATTERS
Discussion and possible action re: the adoption/second reading of an ORDINANCE re: 2008-15 County Initiated Text Change, to consider revisions to the current County Zoning Code General Access Requirements to provide the interim measures while the County considers permanent solutions to the legal access issue; Community Development Agency - Board action:
Review of correspondence, reports and various matters of concern.
12:00 P.M.: NOON RECESS - THE BOARD WILL BE ATTENDING THE SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON AT THE METROPOLITAN, MAIN STREET, SAN ANDREAS, CA

C O R R E S P O N D E N C E

THE BOARD MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS OF CORRESPONDENCE:

May 16, 2008
From: State of CA Dept. of Corrections Authority, re: intent to award conditional funding; cc: Board, Admin., County Counsel, Auditor and Sheriff
From: County of Nevada, re: Firefighter staffing on U.S. Forest Service Lands; cc: Board, Admin., County Counsel, Sheriff, OES & Environmental Health
From: State of CA Office of Emer. Services, re: County disaster designation, extreme cold agriculture loss; cc: Board, Admin., Ag and Auditor
From: CCWD, re: Special meeting agenda 5/21; Board & post
From: Agricultural Advisory Committee, re: May 22 meeting agenda; cc: Board and post
From: California Home Economics Education Foundation, re: request to fill vacancy; cc: Board
From: U.S. Dept of the Interior, re: 2008 California Public Lands 2008 brochure; Board as addressed
From: Office of the Governor, California Volunteers, re: web site information; cc: Board & Tech Services
May 19, 2008
From: Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Mgmt Plan, re: May 21 meeting agenda; cc: Board & post
From: Bear Valley Estate, re: short term rentals in residential areas; Board,Tax Collector, Sheriff Planning & Assessor
From: Robert Garamendi, re: letter to Public Works; Supervisors Claudino & Wilensky
From: Rite of Passage, re: Newsletter; cc: Board
From: CA Chamber of Commerce, re: Newsletter; Board as addressed
May 20, 2008
From: Deborah Dowling, re: funding for background checks for Humane Society Volunteers; cc: Board & Sheriff
From: Linda O'Keefe, re: funding for live scans for prospective volunteers for the animal shelter; Board as addressed & Sheriff
From: Evelyn McCleskey, Copperopolis, re: Diamond XX dirt bike concerns; cc: Board, Sheriff & Public Works
From: Darcy Zimmerman, Vallecito, re: background security funding for Human Society volunteers; cc: Board and Sheriff
May 21, 2008
From: Don Fry Realty, re: lot on Patricia in Arnold drive way slope; cc: Board and CDA
From: Comcast, re: invitation to be local edition guest; Supervisor Tryon as addressed
From: SPI, re: newsletter; Board as addressed
MAY 22, 2008
From: Rural Community Assistance Corporation re: SEEDS - Spring 2008; individual copies to Board
From: Bret Harte Union High School District re: distribution plan for the school bus replacement grant funds; cc: Board, Admin.
From: Senator Barbara Boxer re: illegal drugs and drug related crimes; individual letters to Board; cc: Behavioral Health; Probation; Sheriff
From: CA Dept. Forestry & Fire Protection re: notice of preparation, Fischer Family Living Trust, 2.0 miles west of town of White Pines on Forest road 5N56; cc: Supervisors Wilensky & Callaway; post

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF CALAVERAS
STATE OF CALIFORNIA





ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF
JUNE 3, 2008




10:15 A.M.: CLOSED SESSION/COUNTY COUNSEL
18. CLOSED SESSION: pursuant to Government Code section
54956.9( c); conference with legal counsel; possible initiation of
litigation; (one case); County Counsel – Board action:



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