BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

   Rodrigo Espinoza, District 1

     Lee Lor, District 2

      Daron McDaniel, District 3

Chairman Lloyd Pareira, District 4

          Scott Silveira, District 5

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

 

AGENDA

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

 

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.

 

Interpretes de espanol y hmong estan disponibles.

 

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SCHEDULED ITEMS

Closed sessions

GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54954.2 COMPLIANCE (LATE AGENDA ITEMS)

10:00 A. M.               INVOCATION/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)

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA CALENDAR (Items #1 - 7)

SCHEDULED ITEM:

PUBLIC WORKS - CONTINUED FROM JANUARY 29, 2019 - PROPOSED ORDINANCE

Proposed ordinance amending the refuse service fees, which would increase 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 (Amends Ordinance No. 1957 and Chapter 5.90 of the Merced County Code).

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt proposed ordinance amending the refuse service fees, which would increase refuse service fees by 4.27% for County Solid Waste Franchise Areas 1 through 5, an area that includes roughly all unincorporated areas of Merced County north of Highway 140 (Amends Ordinance No. 1957 and Chapter 5.90 of the Merced County Code).

Session Items (Placeholder Section)

REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION

County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Board of Supervisors Members

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items # 1-7)

Public Works

1.        Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $7,050 to purchase 300 gallon road-rated trailer with pressure washer.

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

2.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2014109 with Guardco Security Services for security services at the inpatient unit and other facilities; and approve related budget transfer.

Community and Economic Development

3.        Set Joint Zoning Code Update Study Session with the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission at 1:30 p.m. on February 26, 2019 in the Board Chambers following the regularly scheduled Board Meeting that same day.

Sheriff

4.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment Contract No. 2012095 with Swanson Services Corporation for the provision of commissary services to the adult inmates of the Sheriff's Correctional Facilities.

Executive Office

5.        Act on Claims for Damages submitted by Socorro Meza and Freddy Velasquez Meza as recommended by Risk Management and County Counsel.

Board Recognition

6.        Authorize Certificates of Recognition to Clara Harman (Atwater High), Ana Veloz (Buhach Colony High), Karen Godinez-Ramos (El Capitan High), Udhayraj Kahlon (Golden Valley High), Fatima Cheema (Livingston High), Daniela Torres (Merced High), and Makinna Dulcich (Mariposa High) for being selected by the Merced River Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution as Good Citizens of the Year.

7.        Authorize Certificate of Recognition to Center of Vision Enhancement in Celebration of 10th Anniversary and new location Grand Opening.

REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD ACTION

PUBLIC WORKS

8.        Authorize the expenditure of up to $18,000 from zone 121, Harmony Ranch Drainage and Park Maintenance, or County Service Area Number 1 for the purchase and installation of two (2) solar powered lights at the Harmony Ranch Park in Delhi; and approve related budget transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

9.        PULLED

10.     Approve the agreement for purchase of real property between Merced County and the Chavez Family for acquisition of property located on Lobo Avenue (APN: 057-380-033) in the Franklin Beachwood area for the Lobo Avenue Active Transportation Project (ATP) at a cost of $2,100; 2) Authorize the Chairman to sign the agreement listing the terms and conditions of the acquisition; 3) Adopt Resolution accepting the Grant Deed from the Chavez Family for acquisition of property for the Lobo Avenue ATP; and 4) Approve payment to a title company for the accepted value of property plus escrow and any other transaction fees.

HEALTH

11.     1) Approve submission of an application to the First 5 Merced County Mini-Grant Program by February 15, 2019; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Health to sign the application; and 3) Return to the Board if awarded this grant.

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

12.     Accept an allocation in the amount of $747,080 for the Home Safe program from the California Department of Social Services.

13.     Accept an allocation in the amount of $482,419 for fiscal year 2018-2019 and an anticipated amount of $964,838 for fiscal year 2019-2020 for the Home Visiting Initiative from the California Department of Social Services; and approve related budget transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

FIRE

14.     1) Appoint Mike VanLobenSels as the Acting Merced County Fire Chief and the Merced County Office of Emergency Services Director pursuant to County Ordinance No. 1567; 2) Appoint Jeremy Rahn as the Merced County Division Chief and the Merced County Office of Emergency Services Deputy Director-Operations pursuant to County Ordinance No. 1567; 3) Appoint John Slate as the Merced County Office of Emergency Service Battalion Chief and the Merced County Office of Emergency Services Deputy Director-Administration pursuant to County Ordinance No. 1567; and 4) Adopt resolution to designate authorized agents for the Merced County Office of Emergency Services.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT

15.     Contract with California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) for prison to employment initiative planning grant; and approve related budget transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

16.     Contract with Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board (FRWDB) to provide a career ladder for each of the eight (8) Workforce Development Boards' demand sectors as it is related to the State Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

17.     Contract with Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board (FRWDB) for reimbursement of its planning efforts in the Prison to Employment Initiative Planning Grant.

18.     Contract with Madera County Workforce Development Board for reimbursement of its planning efforts in the Prison to Employment Initiative Planning Grant.

ELECTIONS

19.     Contract with the California Secretary of State for reimbursement of costs related to Voting System Replacement.

LIBRARY

20.     Accept the California Library Literacy Services, Family Literacy Grant 2019 for the Read and Succeed Adult Literacy program to expand services to include family literacy in the amount of $45,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019; and approve related budget transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

SHERIFF

21.     Authorize a onetime retroactive pay adjustment for 12 pay periods for one Sheriff's Deputy/Coroner II employee ID 8040 in the gross amount of $1,805.28 applicable to all withholdings and retirement contributions in accordance with Human Resources Rules and Regulations.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

22.     Contract with Meea Kang, LLC for consulting services related to the development and planning for the Navigation Center; and approve related budget transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

23.     Approve and adopt the 2019 Board Assignments as designated.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

24.     Reappoint Grey Roberts and Bill Spriggs to serve as members of the Assessment Appeals Board, until September 6, 2021.

25.     Appoint Sandra Powers to serve as a member of the Dos Palos Cemetery District until February 4, 2023.

BOARD INFORMATION & POSSIBLE ACTION

26.     Public Works re: Contract No. 2018231 was awarded to George Reed, Inc. from Modesto, CA in the amount of $2,245,978 for the Walnut Avenue and California Street Complete Street Upgrades (Phase 2) Project.

27.     Public Works re: Contract No. 2018146 was awarded to Tim Paxin's Pacific Excavation, from Elk Grove, CA in the amount $386,326 for the Campus Parkway and Childs Avenue Intersection Signalization Project.

28.     Fish and Game Commission re: Notice of proposed regulatory action relative to subsection (b)(91.1) of Section 7.50, Title 14, California Code of Regulations, relating to Klamath River Basin sport fishing regulations, which was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on January 18, 2019.

29.     Fish and Game Commission re: Notice of proposed regulatory action relative to subsections (b)(5), (b)(68), (b)(124), and (b)(156.5) of Section 7.50, Title 14, California Code of Regulations, relating to Central Valley salmon sport fishing, which was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on January 18, 2019.

30.     Fish and Game Commission re: Notice of proposed regulatory action relative to amending sections 502 and 509, Title 14, California Code of Regulations, relating to waterfowl (migratory) hunting regulations, which was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on January 18, 2019.

31.     United States Dept. of Interior-Bureau of Reclamation re: Petitions for Temporary Transfer - License 1986 and Permits 11885, 11886, and 11887 (Applications 23, 234, 1465 and 5638), Friant Division, Central Valley Project, California.

POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

February

            February 26, 2019

            Board Meeting

March

            March 12, 2019

            Board Meeting

            March 26, 2019

            Board Meeting