Rodrigo Espinoza, District 1
Josh Pedrozo, District 2
Chairman Daron McDaniel, District 3
Lloyd Pareira, District 4
Scott Silveira, District 5
Phone: (209) 385-7366 Fax: (209) 726-7977
Regular Meeting – 10:00 a.m.
Merced County Administration Building
2222 M Street
Board Room, Third Floor
Merced CA, 95340
It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session concerning Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): 1) BNSF Railway Company v. Alameda County, California, et al., United States District Court, Northern District Case No. 4:19-cv-07230-HSG; 2) Chavez v. County of Merced, et al., Merced Superior Court Case No.: 20CV-01929; 3) Trudy Winder v. County of Merced, Workers Compensation Appeals Board Case Nos. ADJ4595245, ADJ4078319, ADJ9783212, ADJ10892422, and ADJ10679733; and, 4) Timothy Mitchell v. County of Merced, Workers Compensation Appeals Board Case Nos. ADJ2219091 and ADJ2368759.
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)
1) Introduce and conduct the first reading of an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Relating to Illegal Dumping on Public and Private Premises and Amending the Imposition of Administrative Penalties in Connection with the Maintenance of a Public Nuisance, Establishing Violation Categories and Increasing Potential Penalty Amounts" (Amends Chapter 9.08 and 9.70 of the Merced County Code);
2) Waive further reading of the proposed ordinance; and,
3) Set a second reading, and possible adoption of the proposed ordinance, for February 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
1) Introduce and conduct first reading of an Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance relating to Amendments to the Merced County Fire Prevention Ordinance and the California Fire Code," amending section 9.24.055 of Chapter 9.24, Title 9, and section 16.30.020, Chapter 16.30, Title 16, of the Merced County Code;
2) Waive further reading of the proposed ordinance; and,
3) Set a second reading and possible adoption of the proposed ordinance for February 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
1. 1) Adopt the Resolution designating the intersection of Shoreen Street and Bloss Avenue in the Hilmar area as an all-way stop intersection; and, 2) Direct the Director of Public Works to post stop signs on the Bloss Avenue approaches to its intersection with Shoreen Street.
2. Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $25,000 to establish appropriation for a replacement emulsified liquid asphalt hand spray and distributor bar trailer for the Merced Roads yard. (4/5 Vote Required)
3. Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $54,689 to establish appropriation to replace vehicle #49956 from the Sheriff's office that was involved in an accident, sustained extensive damaged and deemed a loss. (4/5 Vote Required)
4. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2010280 with the Central California Alliance for Health to update referral rates to the current Medicare fee schedule, adjust payment rates in the same percentage as the California Department of Health Care Services, and that new benefits will not be reimbursed at less than the Medi-Cal rates.
7. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2019070 (State Contract No. 18-10553) with the California Department of Public Health - Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health to accept supplemental funding in the amount of $99,000; and approve related Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)
8. Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $448,577 to increase appropriations and related revenue for the county-wide replacement of emergency medical care provider AEDs in the field that are nearing the end of their service life. (4/5 Vote Required)
9. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2020121 with Kings View Corporation for administrative support, psychiatric services and oversight to the department, extending the contract and revising Exhibit C.
10. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2018129 with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Merced County for Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention, for capacity building activities and support services, amending the pricing conditions, revising Exhibits B and E and extending the contract term.
11. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2015109 with AMS.NET, Inc. for a FOCUS Program agreement providing telecommunications technology solutions and the extension announcement letter.
12. Accept Modification one (1) to Subgrant AA111015 (Amendment to Contract No. 2020141) incorporating the First Round Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Formula funding for Program Year 2020-21 in the amount of $591,440, to provide employment-related services to adults and dislocated workers in Merced County.
13. Accept Modification two (2) to Subgrant AA111015 (Amendment to Contract No. 2020141) incorporating the National Dislocated Worker Second Increment funding for the 2018 Opioid Crisis NDWG project into grant code 1207 in the amount of $572,402, to create temporary employment and/or training for individuals who are affected by the opioid crisis.
14. Accept Modification three (3) to Subgrant AA111015 (Amendment to Contract No. 2020141) incorporating Second Round Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Formula funding under grant codes 202, 293, 502 and 541 for Program Year 2020-21 in the amount of $2,821,691, to provide employment-related services to adults and dislocated workers in Merced County.
15. Accept Modification eight (8) to Subgrant AA011015 (Amendment to Contract No. 2019275) to incorporate original exhibits to the Workforce Accelerator Fund 8.0 PY 2019/2020 project in grant code 1173.
16. Accept Modification nine (9) to Subgrant AA011015 (Amendment to Contract No. 2019275) to incorporate additional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 25% Dislocated Worker Rapid Response funding in the amount of $50,000 and extend termination date to the Underserved COVID-19 Impacted Individuals Grants; and approve related Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)
18. Approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors meetings of October 6, 2020, October 20, 2020, November 3, 2020 and November 17, 2020; and approve the minutes of the Chowchilla GSA Meeting of October 20, 2020.
19. 1) Authorize the Department of Public Works to circulate a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to experienced and qualified consultants to provide geotechnical material testing services for County projects; and 2) Authorize the Department of Public Works to review and rank the statements of qualifications as well as negotiate retainer contracts to be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for consideration upon review by County Counsel and Risk Management.
27. Retroactively approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Administrative Services Contract No. 13268 with Livingston Community Health for services provided through the Cultural Brokers Program, as part of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program, updating the pricing conditions, amending exhibit B and C, extending the contract term and increasing the contract amount.
28. Retroactively approve contract with Livingston Community Health to provide services through the Integrated Primary Care program for Mental Health Services Program as part of the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention.
32. 1) Ratify submission of a grant application by Merced County Department of Workforce Investment to Public Health Institute submitted on December 10, 2020 in the amount of $25,000; 2) Approve contract with the Public Health Institute; 3) Retroactively authorize the Director of Workforce Investment to sign the Together Toward Health Grant agreement; and, 4) Approve related Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)
33. Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Merced governing the dispersal of funds from the FY 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program to the City of Merced to reimburse the purchase of advanced types of equipment.
34. Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Merced governing the dispersal of funds from the FY 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program to the City of Merced to reimburse the purchase of advanced types of equipment.
35. Approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign the Letter of Agreement and supporting documents with the Drug Enforcement Administration to accept funding in the amount of $200,000 for the 2021 Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCESP) for the eradication of illegal cannabis in Merced County.
36. 1) Approve the Law Enforcement Memorandum of Agreement (LEMA) between Merced County Sheriff's Office and Madera County Sheriff's Office for mutual aid services provided during the Creek Fire; and, 2) Authorize the Sheriff to sign the LEMA in concurrence with CEO and Counsel approval.
38. 1) Adopt the resolution to call for an election on March 30, 2021 to fill the vacant Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) Board seats for #2 General, #7 Safety and #8 Retired Alternate; and, 2) Authorize the Elections Division of the Registrar of Voters to procure and furnish those election services required by MCERA as more fully set forth in their Resolution, and to submit a cost bill to MCERA for reimbursement of the election services provided to them.
39. 1) Change the Chief of Mapping & Title Services salary range for position 49 in Budget Unit 11200 to 76.7; 2) Change the Chief Deputy Recorder salary range for position 1 in Budget Unit 28000 to 76.7; 3) Change position 14 in Budget Unit 28000 from an Office Assistant I/II to a Recorder Clerk I/II/III; and 4) Approve amendments to the Position and Salary Allocation Resolutions 06-120A and 06-120.
41. Accept 2020 Local Agency Biennial Notice for the Conflict of Interest Code from the Ballico-Cressey School District as submitted with no amendment required, and authorize notification to the agency of action taken.
44. Reappoint Robert Acheson to serve as a member of the Planning Commission, representing District Two until October 1, 2024; and reappoint Mark Erreca to serve as a member of the Planning Commission, representing District Five until October 1, 2023.
45. Appoint Skye Emery, Esq. as the Board of Supervisors ex officio trustee in place of the County Board Chair and Sara Rosenthal, Esq. as an additional trustee to the Merced County Law Library Board of Trustees for 2021.
46. Elections re: Final certified results for the election held on November 24, 2020 for the Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) Board #3 General Member Seat, #8 Retired Member Seat and #8 Alternate Retired Member Seat for a new term commencing January 1, 2021.
47. Fish and Game Commission re: Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action relative to amending sections 360 and 363, and adding section 708.19, Title 14, California Code of Regulations, relating to Mammal Hunting regulations.
48. Fish and Game Commission re: Notice of Receipt of Petition. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2077 of the Fish and Game Code, the California Fish and Game Commission, on November 13, 2020, received from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife a five-year status review concerning Milo Baker's lupie (Lupinus milo-bakeri) recommending up-listing the species from threatened to endangered status.
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