BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 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

 

AGENDA

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

 

Closed Session – 8:30 a.m.

Regular Meeting – / Proposed Budget - 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.

 

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: http://www.co.merced.ca.us/1581/Comcast-Ch-96-Broadcast

 

Live stream of the Board of Supervisors meetings at https://www.facebook.com/MercedCounty/ or https://www.co.merced.ca.us/2206/Board-of-Supervisors-Meetings.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: 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 (3) minutes per person).

 

All comments for items on the agenda other than those scheduled as public hearings will be taken at the beginning of the Board Meeting during the public comment period. 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. Please raise your hand when requested and you will be directed to the podium.  Please note that in order to maintain social distancing only one person may speak at a time, at the podium

 

PUBLIC COMMENT (Voicemail): You may also submit a general public comment for items not on the day’s agenda or comment on an agenda item via voice message by calling 209-385-7319.  All voicemails received prior to 9:00 am on the day of the meeting will be played during the meeting, as time allows.  Voicemails will be limited to three minutes in length.  Please submit one comment per voicemail and if commenting on an agenda item, please identify the agenda item number in your voicemail.  If you wish to do so, please identify yourself in your voicemail.  Phone numbers will not be made part of the record of the meeting.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT (Email): Email public comments will not be read during the meeting, but will be delivered to the Board of Supervisors prior to the meeting if received by 5:00pm on the Monday prior to the Board meeting. Please send email public comments to the Clerk of the Board at publiccomments@countyofmerced.com.  These comments will be made part of the record.

 

In an effort to assist the Clerk in identifying the agenda item relating to your public comment please indicate in the Subject Line, the meeting body (i.e. Board of Supervisors Agenda) and item number (i.e. Item No. 10). If you wish to do so, please identify yourself in the email.  Email addresses will not be made part of the record of the meeting.  Comments made on Facebook are not considered part of the official record and will not be shared with the Board.

 

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 REGULAR CALENDAR will be considered.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS: (In Person)

Public opportunity to provide testimony is limited to three (3) minutes per person.  Please raise your hand and you will be directed to the podium.  Please note that in order to maintain social distancing only one person may speak at a time, at the podium.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS: (Via Voicemail) Public comment for public hearings will be taken in person and by voicemail.  Voicemails directed to the public hearing will be accepted up to and during the public hearing.   The Board of Supervisors will take a brief pause during the public hearing for persons using voicemail. Please call 209-726-2755 to leave your voicemail.

 

In an effort to assist the Clerk in identifying the Public Hearing agenda item relating to your public comment please identify the subject matter in your voicemail. If you wish to do so, please identify yourself in your voicemail.  Phone numbers will not be made part of the record of the meeting.

 

CLOSED SESSION: This 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.

 

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 

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Persons who require accommodation for any audio, visual or other disability or Spanish or Hmong interpretation 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

8:30 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 REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR:                                           

It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session concerning a Conference with Real Property Negotiator(s) Dana Hertfelder, Director of Public Works pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 as follows:

Property: APN #022-010-025 a 2-acre parcel in the Livingston area; APN #022-010-021 a 1.98-acre parcel in the Livingston area; APN #146-143-019, (+/- 1.86 acre) 7099 California St., and APN #146-143-020 (+/- acre) adjacent lot, in the Winton area.

Agency Negotiator: Dana Hertfelder, Director of Public Works

Negotiation Parties: JEG Livingston Ranches LLC; the Livingston Health Clinic; and Andy Krotik, American Realty, Inc. respectively

Under Negotiation: To request authority to negotiate proposed purchase

 

CLOSED SESSION:

It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54947: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT, Title: County Executive Officer.

 

 

 

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 - 16)

FISCAL YEAR 2021/2022 PROPOSED BUDGET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION

County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Board of Supervisors Members

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items # 1-16)

Public Works

1.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2020143 with Merced Pipeline, LLC to complete a biogas pipeline route encompassing approximately 35 miles of County right-of-way as generally described and identified in revised Exhibit A of licensure agreement amendment for a new annual licensing fee.

2.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2016118 with GHD, Inc. for transportation studies, plans, and estimates; and authorize the Director of Public Works to approve up to $500,000 for individual project supplement agreements.

3.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2016121 with Mott MacDonald Group, Inc. for Intersection Signalization and Channelization Design Services, changing the company name from Hatch Mott MacDonald to Mott MacDonald Group, Inc. and authorize the Director of Public Works to approve up to $500,000 for individual project supplement agreements.

4.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2005007 with Mark Thomas & Company to provide design support services on the Campus Parkway Segment 3 Project in the Merced area.

Health

5.        1) Accept the Corporate name change to Goodfellow Occupational Therapy, Inc.; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2017050 with Goodfellow Occupational Therapy, Inc. to provide occupational and physical therapy services.

6.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2012038 with Supplemental Health Care Services Inc. to provide medical therapy services for the California Children's Services - Medical Therapy Program.

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

7.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2008321 with Cerner Corporation for the electronic prescribing for controlled substance tokens.

8.        Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2019255 with California Mental Health Services Authority for the Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Human Services Agency

9.        Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2020181 (State Revenue Contract #MI-2021-31) with the California Department of Aging for The Medicare Improvement for Patient and Provider Act (MIPPA) Program; and approve the associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

10.     Approve and authorize Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2021031 with Aspiranet for the Family Urgent Response System.

Community and Economic Development

11.     Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2019053 (Standard Agreement (CalSTA18-001) with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA); and authorize the Chairman to execute related grant agreement documents as requested by CalSTA.

Sheriff

12.     Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2020203 with CFMG to provide jail intake nursing services.

13.     Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment to Contract No. 2016143 with Trinity Services Group, Inc. for food services management.

Recorder

14.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $50,867 for withdrawal of California Electronic Recording Transaction Network Authority (CERTNA) system and for Merced County's proportionate share of the SBCERA retirement liability through June 30, 2021. (4/5 Vote Required)

Fire

15.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $250,000 due to reduced benefit rates to facilitate the relocation and installation of a modular building being donated by the Merced Irrigation District.

Executive Office

16.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $167,935.19 to reimburse CARES eligible salaries and benefits to Child Support related to DOC operations from July 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. (4/5 Vote Required)

REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD ACTION

PUBLIC WORKS

17.     1) Contract with NV5, Inc. for on-call geotechnical material testing and special inspection services; and 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute project supplement agreements.

18.     Adopt a Resolution accepting the Easement Grant Deed for Public Utility Easement (APN # 207-130-042) executed on May 16, 2021 by Jeffery R. Braga and Barbara A. Braga, Trustees of The Braga Family Revocable Trust Agreement U/T/D May 25, 2000.

19.      1) Authorize the Director of Public Works to submit an submit of an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) funds in the amount of $24,204,000 for construction of Atwater-Merced Expressway Phase 1B Enhanced, and execute all documents related to the grant application; and 2) Direct the Director of Public Works to return to the Board of Supervisors with the application results and to accept award.

20.     1) Adopt the Resolution for the Summary Vacation of the alley in block 2, Range 4 as shown on the Map of the Town of Snelling recorded in 1856; and 2) Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to record the adopted Resolution.

21.     1) Approve the Draft Operation and Management Agreement authorizing the Castle Veterans organization to operate and maintain the Atwater Veteran's Hall for an initial term of five years; and 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute amendment agreement in substantial conformance to the Draft Agreement after review by Risk Management and County Counsel. 

22.     1) The Director of Public Works requests the Board find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the water pipes at the Le Grand Veterans Memorial Building at 12560 Le Grand Road in Le Grand, such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action is necessary to respond to the emergency. (4/5 Vote Required); 2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20134, approve replacing the water pipes serving the Le Grand Veterans Memorial Building at 12560 Le Grand Road without adopting plans, specifications strain sheets or working details and authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into contracts after review by County Counsel and Risk Management to have the work performed; and 3) Approve the associated Budget Transfer.

23.     1) The Director of Public Works requests the Board find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the HVAC system at the Los Banos Spring Fair, Germino Building located at 403 F Street, Los Banos, such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action is necessary to respond to the emergency (4/5 Vote Required); 2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20134, approve replacing the HVAC system serving the Los Banos Spring Fair, Germino Building without adopting plans, specifications, strain sheets or working details and authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into contracts after review by County Counsel and Risk Management to have the work performed; and 3) Approve the associated Budget Transfer.

24.     1) The Director of Public Works requests the Board find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the building access system at seven (7) different Sheriff’s locations throughout Merced County, such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action is necessary to respond to the emergency. (4/5 Vote Required); 2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20134, approve replacing the building access system serving the Merced County Sheriff’s Department without adopting plans, specifications strain sheets or working details and authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into contracts after review by County Counsel and Risk Management to have the work performed; and 3) Approve the associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

AG. COMMISSIONER

25.     Memorandum of Understanding with Cooperative Agricultural Support Services (CASS) to provide agricultural support services in plant pest detection, trapping, quarantine, eradication, and/or other services.

26.     Contract with the Regents of University of California for Invasive Shot-Hole Borer Detection Trapping activities.

HEALTH

27.     1) Ratify the submission of the application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Response and Resilient Communities Grant; and 2) Return to the Board if awarded this grant.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES

28.     1) Adopt the Resolution authorizing the submission to the Department of Health Care Services and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the Mental Health Services Act Annual Update and Innovation Plan, including all comments and any updates from the May 4, 2021 Behavioral Health Board Public Hearing; 2) Authorize the Auditor-Controller to sign the necessary document in this Annual update certifying fiscal accountability of the Mental Health Services Act Programs; 3) Authorize the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director to sign all necessary documents for submission; and 4) Adopt and authorize for submission to the Department for Health Care Services and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Mental Health Service Act Annual Update and Innovative Plan, including all comments and any updates from the May 4, 2021 Behavioral Health Board Public Hearing.

29.     Contract with Beacon Health Options of California, Inc. for operation of the Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for Statewide Systems (Access) line in Merced County.

30.     Contract with Kings View Professional Services for Behavioral Health Management Information Services and Support.

31.     Retroactively approve Memorandum of Understanding with County of Yolo for the Data Driven Recovery Project-Cohort 2 to identify ways to overcome barriers and increase data linkages across systems.

32.     Retroactively approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Contract with Gods Love Outreach Ministries (GLOM), for Specialty Mental Health Services.

33.     Retroactively approve Memorandum of Understanding with Merced County Office of Education – Family Resource Center for the Adverse Childhood Experiences Aware Initiative, Network for Care Collaboration.

34.     Contract with Turning Point Community Programs for leasing agreement to occupy the premises at 200 E. 15th Street, Merced.

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

35.     Contract with Stanislaus State for Counselor Education Field experience to provide internship opportunities in the field of counseling.

36.     Contract with Taher, Inc. for Congregate Meals Production Program for seniors and other eligible caregiver persons.

37.     Contract with Taher, Inc. for Frozen Home-Delivered Meals Program for seniors and other eligible caregivers.

38.     Approve the acceptance of a no cost allocation of twenty-two tablets computers from the California Department of Aging (CDA) to be distributed to individuals 60 years of age and older, and family caregivers as part of the Connections, Health, Aging and Technology (CHAT) project.

39.     1) Authorize the Human Services Agency Director to sign and submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) in response to a grant funding opportunity for an Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Financial Exploitation and Abuse Program; and 2) Direct the Human Services Director to return to the Board to accept the grant award and process grant documents.

FIRE

40.     Accept the grant award from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) in the amount of $365,237.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

41.      1) Ratify the submission of the grant application for the District Attorney's participation in the Workers  Compensation Insurance Fraud Program to the California Department of Insurance for continued funding in  the requested amount of $314,848 for FY 21/22; and  2) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District Attorney to execute on behalf of the County of Merced any  actions necessary for the purpose of obtaining Workers Compensation Grant funding from the CA  Department of Insurance.

42.     Contract with Merced County Office of Education and Merced County School Districts for the implementation and maintenance of a county wide truancy officer to implement the "Here to Learn Program".

TREASURER

43.     Acceptance of Quarterly Investment Report for the Quarter ended March 31, 2021.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

44.     1) Approve the following departmental personnel actions: 1) Sheriff – Budget Unit 22100, Allocate: EH Code Compliance Specialist I, Establish & Allocate: EH Code Compliance Specialist II; 2) Community & Economic Development – Budget Unit 28500, Change: 2 Code Compliance Specialist I/II (Pos 1,22) from B/U 28500, To: Code Compliance Specialist I/II in B/U 22100; and 2) Approve the amendments to the Position and Salary Allocation Resolutions 06-120A/06-120.

45.     Adopt a Resolution establishing the guidelines and billing process for court-appointed indigent defense services.

46.     Consideration of extension or repeal of Proclamation of a Local Health Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

47.     Consideration of extension or repeal of Proclamation of a Local Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

48.     Consideration of extension, modifications to, or repeal of Proclamation of a Local Economic Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

49.     Appoint Ted Schelby to the Emergency Medical Care Committee as the Nurse Representative until, June 30, 2023.

FISCAL YEAR 2021/2022 PROPOSED BUDGET

50.     1) Adopt the Proposed Budget for FY 2021-22 as an operating budget until the Board adopts a Final Budget; 2) Authorize the County Executive Officer, or designee, to approve Out-of-State travel submitted between Proposed and Final Budget; 3) Direct that no capital assets recommended in the Proposed Budget be purchased or Capital Projects be started until the adoption of the Final Budget, except those listed in Attachment A entitled Proposed Budget Recommended Capital Projects/Assets Fiscal Year 2021/2022; 4) Approve the capital asset name change for the following assets to accurately reflect project scope: a. BU 17000 Account 85508  BHRS Livingston Project to BHRS North County Facility; b. BU 17000 Account 86294  Gustine Vets Hall ADA to Gustine Vets Hall Improvements; c. BU 17000 Account 86295  Livingston Vets Hall ADA to Livingston Vets Hall Improvements; 5) Authorize the Director of Public Works to utilize Job Order Contracting to deliver those Capital Projects approved to be started with the adoption of the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget; 6) Request the Clerk of the Board make available copies of the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget to all interested people and advertise the final budget hearings to commence on September 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.; 7) Schedule the Public Hearing on Proposition 4 Appropriation Limit on September 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

51.     1) Change EH Election Worker, Class 0156 and EH Elections Technician, Class 0490 from minimum wage to up to $18/hour; 2) Approve the modifications to the Election Specialist I/II job classification specifications; 3) Approve the amendments to the Position and Salary Allocation Resolutions 06-120 / 06-120/A; 4) Approve the amendments to the Merced County Human Resources Rules and Regulations 2007-22.

BOARD INFORMATION & POSSIBLE ACTION

         

52.     Information Only - Effective July 1, 2021, Merced County must cease the charging and collection of criminal justice fees repealed by AB 1869. In addition, all unpaid balances of these fees must be discharged.

POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

July

            July 13, 2021

            Board Meeting

            July 27, 2021

            Board Meeting

August

            August 10, 2021

            Board Meeting

            August 24, 2021

            Board Meeting