BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
707 NEVADA ST
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
ADDRESSING THE BOARD
*Any person desiring to address the Board shall first secure permission of the presiding officer.
*Speaker cards are provided so that individuals can bring to the attention of the presiding officer their desire to speak on a
particular Agenda item. Cards are available on the table by the door and shall be completed and presented to the Clerk in
advance of speaking.
*Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on the Agenda, may be addressed by the Public at the time provided in
the Agenda under Public Comment. The Board limits testimony on those items to three minutes per person and no more than
three individuals shall address the same subject.
*As required by Govt. Code Section 54957.5, any public record distributed
to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to this meeting in
connection with any agenda item shall be made available for public inspection
at the office of the Clerk of the Board,
*Next Resolution in line for adoption: No. 09-002
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MAY RECESS AT 11:45 AM AND RECONVENE AT .
THE BOARD MAY HOLD CLOSED SESSION AS THE AGENDA SCHEDULE PERMITS.
A. 9:00 A.M. CALL TO ORDER
1. PUBLIC COMMENT (Suggested for addressing items to be considered under Closed Session)
2. CLOSED SESSION
Announcement of items to be discussed in Closed Session.
1) Conference with Legal Counsel: Significant exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (if needed).
2) Employee performance evaluation: Agriculture Commissioner Jim Donnelly
B. 9:30 A.M. OPENING CEREMONIES
Pledge of Allegiance and invocation.
1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
2. AGENDA APPROVAL, ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
C. PUBLIC HEARINGS
(These matters are scheduled at the time stated, and will be heard by the Board as close to the time stated as possible.)
SUBJECT: Public hearing to consider assessing the costs of abatement as a lien on property owned by William Brooks located at 436-720 Highway 395, Doyle, CA (Assessor's Parcel Number: 141-160-02). The lien is being considered due to the owner's failure to pay the costs of abatement.
ACTION REQUESTED: 1) Conduct public hearing; 2) adopt resolution, directing staff to record a lien assessing the costs of abatement against the property described above, to be collected in the same manner as property taxes.
D. MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN
(These matters have been set at the time stated to accommodate the participants, and will be heard by the Board as close to the time stated as possible.)
SUBJECT: Title III request for funding from the Lassen County Fire Safe Council, Inc. in the amount of $139,400 for fiscal year March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010, for 1) planning; 2) grant writing; 3) agency collaboration and coordination; 4) community organization; and 5) public awareness and education.
ACTION REQUESTED: Allocate Title III funds as requested to the Lassen County Fire Safe Council, Inc.
E. STUDY SESSION
F. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
LASSEN COUNTY GENERAL PLAN VISIONING AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SUBJECT: Susanville to Hallelujah Junction General Plan Revision: project update, budget and appointment of committee members (File NO. 765.01.23).
ACTION REQUESTED: Receive report, authorize expenditure of up to $5,000 for incidental project expenses and appoint members to (Lassen County) General Plan Visioning and Advisory Committee.
LASSEN COUNTY WATERWORKS DISTRICT
SUBJECT: Vacancies on the Lassen County Waterworks District Board due to resignations of Sam Anderson and Arlene Sealock.
ACTION REQUESTED: Consider making appointment. (Applicant: Curtis R. Darnell)
HISTORIC BUILDING REVIEW COMMITTEE
SUBJECT: Vacancy on the Historic Building Review Committee.
ACTION REQUESTED: Consider making appointment. (Applicant: Barbara White)
G. INFORMATION/CONSENT CALENDAR
(These matters are routine in nature and usually approved by a single vote. Prior to action of the Board, the public will be given the opportunity to comment on any consent item.)
COUNTY CLERK ITEM
SUBJECT: Minutes of January 13, 2009.
ACTION REQUESTED: Approve.
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES ITEM
SUBJECT: Declaration of Intent Not to Apply for FY 2008/2009 Emergency Medical Services Appropriation (EMSA).
ACTION REQUESTED: Approve and authorize the CAO to execution the declaration.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
SUBJECT: Program Supplement Agreement No. MO27-Rev. 2 to Administering Agency-State Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 02-5907, Leavitt Lane Bridge 7C-61 replacement project.
ACTION REQUESTED: Approve the execution of Program Supplement Agreement No. MO27-Rev. 2 to Administering Agency-State Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 02-5907 for Leavitt Lane Bridge 7C-61 replacement project and the corresponding Resolution and authorize the Chairman to sign.
MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS
a. Susanville City Council, Susanville Community Development Agency, Susanville Municipal Energy Corporation, Susanville Public Finance Authority meeting agenda for January 21, 2009.
H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
SUBJECT: Power point presentation by Planning Division staff on the recent attendance of a "Sierra Foothill Regional Smart Growth Conference: A Sustainable Approach to Community Development."
ACTION REQUESTED: Receive report.
SUBJECT: Contract with VESTRA Resources, Inc., to analyze and verify that the Hayden Hill Gold Mine Reclamation Plan's reclamation activities completed to date equals the proposed partial bond release amount. Lassen Gold Mine, Inc., is requesting a partial bond release in the amount of $1,702,726. The project site is located west of Highway 139 on Hayden Hill Road, approximately 64 miles north of Susanville (File #2000-04(A-E)).
ACTION REQUESTED: Authorize the CAO to enter into a contract with Vestra Resources not to exceed $11,800.
SUBJECT: Training authorization request for Sergeant David M. Schmidt to attend the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute Course. Training costs will exceed $2,000 and requires advanced Board Authorization pursuant to the Lassen County Travel Policy. Training costs will come from the conferences and training line of the Sheriff's budget (130-0522-3002901). Total training costs are $4,871.51; the County will receive full reimbursement for this training program.
ACTION REQUESTED: Approve.
SUBJECT: Purchase of 5 new Special Service Sport Utility Patrol Vehicles to replace existing patrol vehicles that are high mileage and need to be retired. This is a State contract purchase through the Department of General Services. The total purchase price for all 5 vehicles is $183,320.20 which includes all applicable taxes and fees. This purchase will come from the equipment line of the motor pool budget (135-0352-3006200).
ACTION REQUESTED: Approve the purchase of 5 vehicles from Down Ford Sales through the Department of General Services (DGS) (contract #1-09-23-20) in the amount of $179,164.70 plus DGS fees of $4,155.50.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
SUBJECT: Letter in support of grant application for improvements to Gallatin Marina.
ACTION REQUESTED: Review, approve and authorize Chairman to sign letter.
J. BOARD MEMBERS ACTION ITEMS
K. AGENDA ADDENDUM
January 27, 2009 – 9:00 a.m. – Board Meeting