BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

   Rodrigo Espinoza, District 1

     Lee Lor, District 2

      Daron McDaniel, District 3

          Lloyd Pareira, District 4

          Scott Silveira, District 5

                                                                                                                                                     Phone: (209) 385-7366 Fax: (209) 726-7977

 

AGENDA

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

 

Closed Session – 9:00 a.m.

Regular Meeting – 10:00 a.m.

 

Merced County Administration Building

2222 M Street

Board Room, Third Floor

Merced CA 95340

www.countyofmerced.com

 

 

The Board of Supervisors welcomes you to its meetings which are regularly held on a scheduled Tuesday and your interest is encouraged and appreciated.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Public opportunity to speak on any matter of public interest within the Board’s jurisdiction including items on the Boards’ agenda, except for those items specifically scheduled as public hearings (testimony limited to three (3) minutes per person).

 

The Agenda is divided into three sections:

     •     CONSENT CALENDAR – These matters include routine financial and administrative action and usually are approved by a single vote.

     •     SCHEDULED ITEMS: These items are noticed hearings, work sessions and public hearings.

     •     REGULAR CALENDAR – These items include significant policy and administrative actions. Immediately after approval of the   

           CONSENT CALENDAR, if the time of the hearing of SCHEDULED ITEMS has not arrived, the REGUALR CALENDAR will be considered.

 

CLOSED SESSION: Is the portion of the meeting conducted in private without the attendance of the public or press to discuss certain confidential matters specifically permitted by the Brown Act. The public will be provided an opportunity to comment on any matter to be considered in closed session prior to the Board adjourning into the closed session.

 

ANY MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON A MATTER ON THE AGENDA:  Please raise your hand or step to the podium at the time the item is announced by the Board Chairperson. In order that interested parties have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

 

BOARD AGENDA AND MINUTES: Board agendas, minutes, and copies of items to be considered by the Board of Supervisors are posted on the Internet at least 72 hours preceding a Tuesday meeting at the following website www.countyofmerced.com/boardagenda/ 

 

AUDIO/VIDEO BROADCAST: All Board meetings are normally broadcast live and replayed on local cable television. A list of cable channels and broadcast times are available at the following website: www.countyofmerced.com

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Persons who require accommodation for any audio, visual or other disability in order to review an agenda, or to participate in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors per the American Disabilities Act (ADA), may obtain assistance by requesting such accommodation in writing. Please address your written request to the Clerk of the Board, 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340 or telephonically by calling (209) 385-7366. Any such request for accommodation should be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting for which assistance is requested.

 

Spanish and Hmong interpreters are available.

 

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SCHEDULED ITEMS

Closed sessions

9:00 A. M.              THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA-

TESTIMONY IS LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON

CLOSED SESSION - CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION:

It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session concerning Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1):  Emerich, et al. v. County of Merced, Merced Superior Court Case no. 17CV-02038.

CLOSED SESSION - CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION:

It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session concerning Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1):  In the Matter of Billy Bush, CSMCS Cast No. ARB-17-0062.

GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54954.2 COMPLIANCE (LATE AGENDA ITEMS)

10:00 A. M.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE BOARD'S AGENDA, EXCEPT FOR THOSE ITEMS SPECIFICALLY SCHEDULED AS PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to three minutes per person)

PRESENTATION:

Nomination of Chairman and Vice Chairmen for the Year 2019

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA CALENDAR (Items #1 - 26)

PUBLIC HEARING/SCHEDULE ITEM

PUBLIC WORKS - FIRST READING - PROPOSED ORDINANCE

Conduct First Reading of a proposed ordinance amending the refuse service fees, which increases refuse service fees by 4.27% for the County Solid Waste Franchise Areas 1 through 5, in unincorporated areas of Merced County north of Highway 140 (Amends Ordinance No. 1957 and Chapter 5.90 of the Merced County Code).

RECOMMENDATION:

1) Conduct a first reading of a proposed ordinance amending the refuse service fees, which increases refuse service fees by 4.27% for County Solid Waste Franchise Areas 1 through 5 in unincorporated areas of Merced County north of Highway 140; 2) Waive further reading of proposed Ordinance; and 3)Set a Second reading and possible adoption of the proposed ordinance for January 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Amends Ordinance No. 1957 and Chapter 5.90 of the Merced County Code).

TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR - PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSED ORDINANCE

Introduce Proposed Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance amending the Merced County Treasurer-Tax Collector Fee Schedule" (Amends Ordinance No. 1964 and County Code Chapter 5.56.10).

RECOMMENDATION:

1) Introduce the proposed Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance amending the Merced County Treasurer-Tax Collector Fee Schedule" (Amends Ordinance No. 1964 and County Code Chapter 5.56.10); 2) Waiver further reading of the proposed ordinance; 3) Open Public Hearing and received testimony; 4) Close the Public Hearing; and, 5) Adopt the Proposed Ordinance.

Session Items (Placeholder Section)

REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION

County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Board of Supervisors Members

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items # 1-26)

Public Works

1.         Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $75,000 for ADA improvements required for the Winton Kitchen Remodel.

2.         Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $2,724,681 to increase Atwater Merced Expressway (AME) appropriation to complete the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PAED) phase.  (4/5 Vote Required)

3.         Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2017086 (JOC-05) with T & S West for Building Construction Remodeling, Repairs and Maintenance Services.

Health

4.         Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2015185 with FirstWatch Solutions, Inc. for Real-Time Early Warning System Software.

5.         Ratify Amendment Contract No. 2013102 with California Forensic Medical Group for Correctional Health Services and authorize the Chairman to sign amendment.

Human Services Agency

6.         Proclaim the month of January 2019 as "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month".

Workforce Development

7.         Accept Modification (16) to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Subgrant K7102042 (Amendment Contract No. 2016167) with the State Employment Development Dept. for the Storm National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) 2017 Project.

8.         Accept Modification (11) to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Subgrant K8106644 (Amendment Contract No. 2017211) with State Dept. of Employment Development for the Storm NDWG 2017 Project.

9.         Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2018137 with Merced County Office of Education to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth services.

10.      Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2018258 with Merced College to implement the Infrastructure Construction Boot Camp Training for three cohorts.

11.      Accept Modification (3) to Subgrant K9110025 (Amendment Contract No. 2018218) for deobligation of $400,000 of National Dislocated Worker funds from the Storm NDWG 2017 Project; and approve related budget transfer.

12.      Accept Modification (4) to Subgrant K9110025 (Amendment Contract No. 2018218) with State Dept. of Employment Development Dept. incorporating Second Round Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) formula funding to provide employment related services to adults and dislocated workers in Merced County.

Sheriff

13.      Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $30,000 to increase appropriations for patrol vehicles being purchased for the Civil Bureau.  Capital assets will be reimbursed by the Civil Vehicle Assessment Fund 02631.  (4/5 Vote Required)

Executive Office

14.      Approve travel request received from Human Services Agency and Assessor as recommended by Executive Office.

15.      Act on Claims for Damages submitted by Deanne Moore, Jimmie Renteria, Megan Machado, Johnny Lopez, Cynthia Margarita Vazquez Quilon and Luciano Rodriguez as recommended by Risk Management and County Counsel.

Board of Supervisors

16.      Approve minutes for November 20, 2018 and December 18, 2018.

Board Recognition

17.      Authorize Certificate of Recognition for Stone Ridge Christian High Volleyball Team as Nor-Cal Division 6 Champions.

18.      Authorize Certificates of Recognition to Jim Price for dedicated service as the Mayor of Atwater and James Vineyard for dedicated Service as City of Atwater Councilman.

19.      Authorize Certificates of Recognition to various individuals selected as recipients of the Merced County Association of Realtors Annual Awards.

20.      Authorize Certificate of Recognition to Golden Valley Health Centers-Merced Dental for Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.

21.      Authorize Certificate of Recognition to Israel Acosta for Graduation from Veterans Treatment Court.

22.      Authorize Certificates of Recognition to various individuals for graduation from the Parent Leadership Training Institute.

23.      Authorize Certificate of Recognition to Dick Monteith in Celebration of 12 Years of Service to Stanislaus County Community as County Board of Supervisor.

24.      Authorize Certificates of Recognition to various individuals for dedicated service to the Los Banos Golden Agers Club.

25.      Authorize Certificates of Recognition for completing the LiUNA Infrastructure Construction Boot Camp to Nicole DiLeva, Eunice Isler, Tyriqa Estella Turner, Daniel Ibarra, Theresa Tillery, Charlotte Key, Abel Guerra and Contrail Dixon.

26.      Authorize Certificate of Recognition to Tech Sergeant Douglas Reed in Honor of Service in the United States Air Force.

REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD ACTION

PUBLIC WORKS

27.      Relieve the Public Works Roads and Building Services of accountability of the following fixed assets inventory: #0040013 Smartnet Mostar, #0045489 HP Laser Jet III Printer, #0023333 Semi Tilt Bed Trailer, #0023361 CAT Motor Grader, #0039871 Airless Paint Striper, #0056757 Panasonic DP-8045 Copier, #0056801 Konica Minolta Bizhub 601, #0040072 Water Truck, and #0037846 Simpson Power Washer; and approve the Auditor Controller to remove the items from the Public Works Roads and Building Services Fixed Asset Inventory.

28.      Retainer Agreement with Quincy Engineering for On-Call Roadway and Bridge Design Services; authorize the Chairman to execute the Agreement; and, authorize the Director of Public Works to execute individual Project Supplements upon review by County Counsel.

29.      Retainer Agreement with Drake Haglan and Associates for On-Call Roadway and Bridge Design Services; authorize the Chairman to execute the agreement; and authorize the Director of Public Works to sign individual Project Supplements upon review by County Counsel.

30.      Contract with Pad-Yak Shack for kayak and paddle board rental service and picnic supply concession at Lake Yosemite.  (4/5 Vote Required)

AG. COMMISSIONER

31.      Contract with California Dept. of Food and Ag. for Asian Citrus Psyllid detection and survey program.

32.      Contract with California Dept. of Food and Ag. for Bee Safety Inspection activities.

HEALTH

33.      Approve submission of an application to the California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention - Road to Resilience Grant; ratify the electronic signature of the non-binding Application by the Director of Public Health; and return to the Board if awarded.

34.      Approve submission of an application to the United States Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Community Food Systems - Farm to School Grant; ratify the electronic signature of the non-binding application by the Director of Public Health; and return to the Board if awarded.

35.      Contract with California Dept. of Health Care Services for funding of Medi-Cal Administrative Activities; authorize the Chairman to sign the contract; and adopt the resolution.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

36.      Contract with Lifestyle Management Inc. for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services oversight of Lifestyle Management's First Offender and Multiple Offender Drinking Driver Program services.

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

37.      Authorize Administrative Services Support Services, in conjunction with Human Services Agency, to prepare and release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for DoWith services; select the most responsive provider; negotiate an agreement; and return to  the Board with a negotiated contract for final approval.

38.      Authorize Administrative Services Support Services, in conjunction with Human Services Agency, to prepare and release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for National Family Caregiver Support Program Services; select the most responsive provider;  and return to the Board with the negotiated contract for final approval, upon review by County Counsel.

39.      Authorize Administrative Services Support Services, in conjunction with Human Services Agency, to prepare and release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Home Visitors Services; select the most responsive provider; negotiate an agreement; and return to the Board with the negotiated contract for final approval, upon review by County Counsel.

40.      Authorize Human Services Agency to apply and accept the California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program Grant; adopt resolution; and, approve budget transfer in the amount of $2,383,716.  (4/5 Vote Required)

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT

41.      1) Approve the FY 2019-2020 budget for the Central Delta-Mendota Activity Agreement, as recommended by the Agreement's Management Committee, for the performance of services necessary to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); 2) Approve the FY 2019-2020 budget for the Northern Delta-Mendota Activity Agreement, as recommended by the Agreement's Management Committee, for the performance of services necessary to comply with SGMA; and, 3) Authorize payment to the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority for Merced County's allocation of the Central and Northern region Delta-Mendota Activity Agreement budgets in the approximate amounts of $29,595 and $4,623, respectively.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

42.      Interdepartmental Contract with Merced County Dept. of Public Works to provide temporary worksite for eligible participants under the Storm National Dislocated Worker Grant for clean-up and recovery efforts of the winter 2017 storms.

43.      Contract with California Employers Association to provide a dedicated Human Resource Hotline to Merced County Employers.

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

44.      Contract with Calserve, Inc. for service of process, and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract.

45.      Memorandum of Agreement with California Dept. of Child Support Services for the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE) Discretionary Grant #90FD0215-01-0; and, authorize the Director of Child Support Services, or designee, to sign and execute all necessary documents related to the grant; and approve related budget transfer.  (4/5 Vote Required)

ELECTIONS

46.      Ratify Contract with the Secretary of State for reimbursement of costs related to the HAVA Polling Place Accessibility Training Program.

SHERIFF

47.      Contract with U.S. Dept. of Justice-Bureau of Justice Statistics for NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program; and authorize the Sheriff to sign the cooperative agreement.

PROBATION

48.      Approve the AB 109 FY 2018/19 budget modification as recommended by the Community Corrections Partnership; approve the addition of (1) Sheriff Community Services Technician I/II (Class 7662/7663, Range 62.0/65.0) in Budget Unit 22100 to assist with evidence processing; approve the amending resolution to the Position Allocation Resolution 06-120/A; and approve the corresponding budget transfer.  (4/5 Vote Required)

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

49.      Approve changes to the Bylaws of the Santa-Cruz-Monterey-Merced Managed Medical Care Commission.

50.      Appoint Jorge De Nava Jr., Executive Director of Central Valley Opportunity Center to serve on the Merced County Workforce Development Board, filling an unexpired term until, June 30, 2019 as a Workforce Representative.

51.      Appoint Thomas Min as the Board of Supervisors ex officio in place of the County Board Chair, and George Leavell as an additional trustee to the Law Library Board of Trustees for 2019.

52.      Reappoint Jose Resendez to serve on the Housing Authority of the County of Merced, representing Tenant Appt./Public Housing-At Large and Evelyne Dorsey representing Tenant Appt./Sec. 8-At Large, until October 19, 2020.

53.      Appoint Melissa Cearley to serve as a member of the Library Advisory Commission, representing District 4, filling an unexpired term until August 31, 2019.

BOARD INFORMATION & POSSIBLE ACTION

54.      Health Dept. re: Memorandum of Understand Contract No. 2008015 with San Joaquin County is currently in effect with an option to automatically renew until canceled by a 30 day notice, effective 1/8/2019.

55.      Health Dept. re: Amendment of Contract No. 2010280 with Central California Alliance for Health for Physician Services.

56.      Administrative Services Dept re: Purchase of contraband detection equipment for the Fire Department pursuant to Ordinance No. 1678, Chapter 5.12.040, category 1.

57.      Public Works re: Contract No. 2017086 (JOC-05) was awarded to T & S West, Linden, CA, an amount Not-to-Exceed $1,500,000 for Building Construction Remodeling, Repairs and Maintenance Services.

58.      Public Works re: Contract No. 2017087 (JOC-06) was awarded to Haus Construction, Fresno, CA an amount Not-to-Exceed $1,500,000, for Building Construction Remodeling, Repairs and Maintenance Services.

59.      Public Works re: Contract No. 2018222 awarded to Commercial Construction of Merced, in the amount of $467,990, for Board Office and Board Chambers Accessibility and Security Project.

60.      Federal Emergency Management Agency re: Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill Determination Document (Removal).

POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

January

            January 29, 2019

            Board Meeting

February

            February 5, 2019

            Board Meeting

            February 26, 2019

            Board Meeting