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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

707 NEVADA ST

SUSANVILLE, CALIFORNIA

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

9:30 AM

 

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS:  PYLE, CHAPMAN, DAHLE, KEEFER, HANSON

 

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, 220 S. Lassen St., Suite 5, Susanville CA 96130.  Public records distributed during the meeting will be available for public inspection at the meeting if prepared by the County.  If the public record is prepared by any other party and distributed at the meeting, it will be made available for public inspection following the meeting at the office of the Clerk of the Board.

 

*Next Resolution in line for adoption:  No. 09-018

 

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MAY RECESS AT 11:45 AM AND RECONVENE AT 1:30 PM.

THE BOARD MAY HOLD CLOSED SESSION AS THE AGENDA SCHEDULE PERMITS.

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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)                   Conference with Legal Counsel:  Existing litigation pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9: Mountain Meadows Conservancy, Sierra Club, and Sierra Watch, Petitioners, v. County of Lassen, Lassen County Board of Supervisors, Respondents, Dyer Mountain Associates LLC, Real Parties in Interest, Superior Court, County of Lassen, Case No. 45938.

3)                   Conference with Legal Counsel:  Existing litigation pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code section 54956.9: Dyer Mountain Associates petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Northern District of California, Federal District Court of California, Case No. 08-30499.

4)                   Claims:  Tort claim of Judith E. Davis received April 30, 2009.

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.)

1.                   10:00 a.m.:  PUBLIC HEARING - SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES, REZONE APPLICATIONS (2006-59 A, B, C, & D)

SUBJECT: Public Hearing, Sierra Pacific Industries, Rezone Applications (2006-59 A, B, C & D).  Proposal would rescind prior Ordinances: 467-A-353 (incorrectly labeled 467-A-343 after adoption); 467-A-354; 467-A-355 and 467-A-356.  The proposal would repeal the rezone of approximately 5498 acres of land from T-P-Z to A-F.  As a result, the lands would remain zoned T-P-Z.  The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines.

ACTION REQUESTED: 1)  Conduct a public hearing.

2)  Adopt Resolutions rescinding the referenced Ordinances.

3)  Introduce and adopt, by title only, Ordinances, thereby rescinding the subject rezones.

2.                   10:45 a.m.:  PUBLIC HEARING - SHERIFF'S OFFICE

SUBJECT: Public Hearing - The Edward Byrne Competitive Grant Program under the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act.

ACTION REQUESTED: Conduct a public hearing regarding the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act of 2009 for the Edward Byrne Competitive Grant Program as authorized by the Board of Supervisors on April 14, 2009, and approve proposed project.

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.)

1.                   UNAGENDIZED REPORTS BY BOARD MEMBERS (Immediately following public comment and no later than 10:00 a.m.)

2.                   10:15 a.m.: PROCLAMATION

SUBJECT: Proclamation recognizing BettyTrevitt (Health and Social Services) on her retirement from Lassen County.

ACTION REQUESTED: Adopt.

3.                   RECOGNITION COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS

SUBJECT: 10 Years:  Paula Lawton (District Attorney); LeAnn Christensen (District Attorney)

15 Years:  Treasurer / Tax Collector Richard Egan

 

RETIREMENT:  Betty Trevitt

 

SEVENTH ANNUAL "IRENE DOYLE EXCELLENCE IN COUNTY SERVICE AWARD":  Assessor Ken Bunch

ACTION REQUESTED: Present awards.

E.                  STUDY SESSION

(As necessary)

1.                   1:30 p.m.:  PUBLIC HEARING - DRAFT LASSEN COUNTY HOUSING ELEMENT OF GENERAL PLAN - Continued

SUBJECT: Public Hearing in consideration of the draft Lassen County Housing Element of the General Plan (File #700.05.03), and associated draft Negative Declaration #2009-010.

ACTION REQUESTED: 1)  Receive the Planning Commission's recommendation;

2)  Hold a public hearing on the Negative Declaration and Draft Housing Element Update;

3)  Adopt the Negative Declaration and Draft Element by Resolution and direct staff to forward them to the State Department of Housing and Community Development for Certification.

F.                  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

MILFORD FIRE DISTRICT

1.                   VACANCY

SUBJECT: Vacancy on Milford Fire District.

ACTION REQUESTED: Consider making appointment.  (Applicant:  Rick Washabaugh)

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

1.                   MINUTES

SUBJECT: Minutes of April 21, 2009.

ACTION REQUESTED: Approve.

AUDITOR & TREASURER DEPARTMENTS ITEM

2.                   REPORT

SUBJECT: Treasurer's Fund Balance Report and Auditor's verification for the month of April, 2009.

ACTION REQUESTED: Receive and file.

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES ITEM

3.                   HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

SUBJECT: Contract modifications for Health and Social Services for FY 2008/2009.

ACTION REQUESTED: Approve the listed modifications to the Health and Social Services contracts and authorize the CAO to sign agreement documentation.

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ITEM

4.                   VEHICLE

SUBJECT: Request to purchase a full size, four wheel drive extended cab truck through California Department of General Services CMAS Contract.  This vehicle will be used by a Sergeant who is assigned to the Lassen County Narcotics Task Force, to be paid from California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (CAL-MMET) grant.

ACTION REQUESTED: Authorize purchase.

TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR ITEM

5.                   REPORT

SUBJECT: Treasurer's Investment Report for April, 2009.

ACTION REQUESTED: Receive and file.

PRISON TRIAL COSTS ITEMS

6.                   PRISON TRIAL COSTS REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM ITEMS

SUBJECT: Recap of CCC Prison and High Desert State Prison Trials Cost Reimbursement Billing for July 2008 through April 2009.

ACTION REQUESTED: Receive and file.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS

7.                   ACTION REQUESTED:  Receive and file the following correspondence:

a.  Lassen County Planning Commission meeting agenda for May 6, 2009.

b.  Lassen County Technical Advisory Committee meeting agenda for May 13, 2009.

c.  Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - Janesville Payless, 463-770 Main Street, Janesville, CA 96114.

d.  Susanville City Council Notice of Special Meeting for April 29, 2009; Susanville City Council, Susanville Community Development Agency, Susanville Municipal Energy Corporation and Susanville Public Financing Authority meeting minutes of February 4, 2008 and Susanville City Council, Susanville Community Development Agency, Susanville Municipal Energy Corporation and Susanville Public Financing Authority meeting agenda for May 6, 2009.

e.  Lassen County Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board meeting agenda for May 11, 2009.

f.  PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging agenda for Joint Meeting of Executive Board and Advisory Council on May 4, 2009.

g. Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) of Lassen County meeting agenda for May 11, 2009.

h. Lassen Transit Service Agency meeting agenda for May 11, 2009.

i.  Big Valley Newsletter dated May 2009.

j.  Lassen County Mental Health Advisory Board meeting agenda for May 11, 2009.

H.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

1.                   CONTRACT

SUBJECT: Ambulance Service Contract Renewal.

ACTION REQUESTED: Approve First Amendment to Contract with Sierra Emergency Medical Services Alliance (SEMSA) for an additional five year term.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS

SUBJECT: Resolution: Urging the State Legislature and the Governor to adopt Lawsuit Reform.

ACTION REQUESTED: Adopt Resolution.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

3.                   LETTER

SUBJECT: Letter to David Young, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document Manager, Western Area Power Administration, regarding the Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project.

ACTION REQUESTED: Approve and authorize the CAO to sign.

COUNTY COUNSEL

4.                   AGREEMENT

SUBJECT: Agreement for Purchase and Sale by Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) and Lassen County for certain real property described as Portion of APN 139-210-59.  Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative has need to expand its adjoining electrical substation and wishes to purchase this property from the County of Lassen by negotiation rather than eminent domain.

ACTION REQUESTED: 1)  Adopt the "Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Lassen, State of California, authorizing transfer of property to Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative in lieu of Exercise of eminent domain" authorizing the County Administrative Officer to execute the proposed "Agreement for Purchase and Sale" and to sign all other documents and to do all things necessary to complete the transaction on those terms and conditions, or

2)  Not approve the terms proposed by Plumas-Sierra REC, and give direction to staff as to whether to oppose the likely ensuing eminent domain proceedings, or to seek other terms and conditions for the sale of the real property (such may be the subject of a closed session with the County's real estate negotiator at a future meeting).

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

5.                   COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES

SUBJECT: California Department of Social Services Supplemental Security Income Interim Assistance Reimbursement Agreement #08-6040.

ACTION REQUESTED: 1)  Adopt Resolution authorizing the County to enter into the Agreement 08-6040 with the California Department of Social Services.

2)  Authorize the CAO to execute the agreement and required certification.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

6.                   SUBJECT:  Stimulus funding update.

7.                   SUBJECT:  Information for the Board of Supervisors.

I.                    CORRESPONDENCE

J.                   BOARD MEMBERS ACTION ITEMS

K.                  AGENDA ADDENDUM