BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Rodrigo Espinoza, District 1

Josh Pedrozo, 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, JANUARY 25, 2022

 

Closed Session – 9:00 a.m.

Regular Meeting – 10:00 a.m.

 

Zoom

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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.

 

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TELECONFERENCE INFORMATION

This meeting will be held in person and via teleconference. Members of the Board may be attending from remote locations. As authorized by AB 361, dated September 16, 2021, a local agency may use teleconferencing without complying with the teleconferencing requirements imposed by the Ralph M. Brown Act when a legislative body of a local agency holds a meeting during a declared state of emergency and local officials have recommended or imposed measures to promote social distancing or the body cannot meet safely in person and the legislative body has made such findings.

 

Members of the public may participate via the Zoom Webinar, including listening to the meeting and providing public comment, by following the instructions below.

 

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To provide public comment, press the “Raise Hand” button on your screen.

 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

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 (see information below regarding public hearing public comments) 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.

 

In PersonPlease raise your hand when requested and you will be directed to the podium. 

 

Zoom: Please press the “Raise Hand” button on your screen. If you are joining by telephone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to mute/unmute when called upon.

 

EmailEmail 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.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS – PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Public opportunity to speak regarding public hearings will be heard following the reading of the public hearing. 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.

 

In Person: Please raise your hand when requested and you will be directed to the podium

 

Zoom: Please press the “Raise Hand” button on your screen. If you are joining by telephone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to mute/unmute when called upon.

 

EmailEmails directed to the public hearing will be accepted up to and during the public hearing. Emails will not be read during the meeting, but will be delivered to the Board of Supervisors. Please send email public comments to the Clerk of the Board at specialmeetingcomments@countyofmerced.com. These comments will be made part of the record.

 

In an effort to assist the Clerk in identifying the public hearing agenda item relating to your public comment please indicate in the Subject Line, the subject matter. 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.

 

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.

 

The REGULAR MEETING is divided into three sections:

     •     CONSENT CALENDAR: These matters include routine financial and administrative action and usually are

              approved by a single vote.

     •     REGULAR CALENDAR: These items include significant policy and administrative actions.

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

 

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.

 

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9:00 A.M. – CLOSED SESSION

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 (TESTIMONY LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON)

CLOSED SESSION:                              

It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 concerning a Conference with County of Merced Staff Negotiators concerning negotiations with:  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Units 4, 5, 6 and 8; United Public Employees (UPE), Unit 3; Merced County Attorney Association (MCAA), Unit 7; Teamsters (Corrections), Unit 2; Merced County Law Enforcement Sergeants, Unit 30; Merced County Deputy Sheriff Association (DSA), Unit 10: Teamsters (Non-Safety Corrections), Unit 12; Merced County Public Safety Services Unit (MCPSSU), Unit 14; and Probation Supervising Employees, Unit 11.  Agency Negotiator:  Marci Barrera

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) Mark Hendrickson, Director-Community and Economic Development pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 as follows:

Property: Approximately 6,500 feet of existing rail trackage located generally at the southwest corner of Castle Commerce Center

Agency Negotiator: Mark Hendrickson, Director, Community and Economic Development

Negotiation Parties: Patriot Rail LLC

Under Negotiation: To request authority to negotiate proposed lease of facilities and value

 

GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54954.2 COMPLIANCE (LATE AGENDA ITEMS)

 

 

10:00 A.M. – REGULAR MEETING

 

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)

 

REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION

County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Board of Supervisors Members

 

Session Items (Placeholder Section)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items # 1-19)

Public Works

1.        Adopt a Resolution that designates the intersection of August Avenue and Columbus Avenue in the Hilmar area as an all-way stop intersection and authorizes the installation of stop signs on the August Avenue approaches to its intersection with Columbus Avenue.

2.        Adopt a Resolution that designates the intersection of El Capitan Way and Cortez Avenue in the Delhi area as an all-way stop intersection and authorizes the installation of stop signs on the El Capitan Way approaches to its intersection with Cortez Avenue.

3.        Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency continues to exist regarding the drinking water well at the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action to replace the drinking water well is necessary to respond to the emergency. (4/5 Vote Required)

4.        Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency continues to exist regarding the HVAC units in the kitchen area at the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action to replace the two HVAC units is necessary to respond to the emergency. (4/5 Vote Required)

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

5.        Adopt a Resolution to approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment A01 to Contract No. 2018157 (State Standard Agreement No. 17-94595) with the California Department of Health Care Services for the Managed Care Mental Health Plan for FY 2017-2022, to revise the conditions and requirements to comply with federal regulations.

Human Services Agency

6.        Approve Amendment No. 1 to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) No. 2021055 with Castle Family Health Centers for office space, modifying the term end date from December 31, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and increasing the number of days of use to three (3) per week, with no monetary change to the original no cost MOU.

7.        Approve Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2020007 with Mission Merced, Inc. for providing distributive housing units to our homeless population, modifying the term end date from January 31, 2022 to May 31, 2022, increasing the contract amount from $1,405,411 to $1,514,908, and updating the vendor name from Merced Rescue Mission to Mission Merced, Inc.

8.        Approve Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 2020123 with Mission Merced, Inc. for Navigation Center Operations decreasing the contract amount from $4,909,495 to $4,799,998 and update vendor name from Merced Rescue Mission to Mission Merced, Inc.

9.        Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021243 with Mission Merced Inc. for Congregate Meal Site Management Services, increasing the contract amount from $328,196 to $336,796, and update vendor name from Merced Rescue Mission to Mission Merced, Inc.

10.     1) Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to the Area Plan Program Contract No. 2021114 (State Agreement No. AP-2122-31) to increase the contract by $106,610 for a new contract amount of $1,650,559; and 2) Approve the associated Budget Transfers. (4/5 Vote Required)

11.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $36,385 to increase appropriation to the Collaborative Applicant budget. This unanticipated revenue is 100% Federal funds awarded by HUD for the Merced County CA Coordinated Entry System. (4/5 Vote Required)

12.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $91,521 to increase appropriation to the Homelessness Resources budget. This unanticipated revenue is 100% Federal funds, funded by the Emergency Solutions Grant - COVID-19 (ESG-CV), and will be transferred through HSA for Operation Safe Harbor (OSH). (4/5 Vote Required)

Probation

13.     Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020246 with BI Incorporated for juvenile and adult GPS monitoring increasing the contract amount to include BI Mobile from $500,000 to $750,400 effective November 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022.

District Attorney

14.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of January 2022 as Human Trafficking Awareness month.

Spring Fair

15.     Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $49,000 to increase appropriations to the Spring Fair budget due to increased operational support funds from the State to be used for needed repairs and supplies this fiscal year. (4/5 Vote Required)

Sheriff

16.     Approve Amendment No. 7 to Contract No. 2021188 with Global Tel*Link for inmate telephone services, extending the contract until March 31, 2022.

Human Resources / Risk Management

17.     1) Act on Claim for Damages submitted by Pedro Alvarado Canela as recommended by Risk Management and County Counsel; and 2) Approve Assistant County Executive Officer, or designee, to send notice of said action on claim.

Board of Supervisors

18.     Ratify Summary Action Minutes for December 8, 2020 through December 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meetings.

Board Recognition

19.     Confirm Proclamation for the celebration of Golden Valley Health Centers 50th Anniversary, presented on January 20, 2022.

REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD ACTION

PUBLIC WORKS

20.     1) Adopt a Resolution conditionally awarding a design-build agreement to Sletten Construction Company for the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) SB 863 Phase 1 Improvements Project in the maximum amount of $65,983,829, and authorizing the Director of Public Works to finalize and execute said agreement, and any amendments or change orders thereto, contingent on State approval to proceed; and 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to issue a Notice of Award to Sletten Construction Company once final approval is given by the BSCC.

21.     Adopt a Resolution authorizing the submittal of proposal for funding in the amount of $4,540,000 from the California Department of Water Resources Division of Flood Management for the Black Rascal Creek Flood Control Project and designate the Director of Public Works to sign the funding agreement and any amendments thereto.

22.     Approve and authorize the Director of Public Works to execute a Ground Lease Agreement allowing Merced College to operate a truck driving training program at the bus yard at Thornton Road and Wardrobe Avenue in the Merced area, for a term of one (1) year.

23.     1) Approve County-State Master Agreement No. 10-5939S21 for State-funded projects; 2) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute County-State Master Agreement No. 10-5939S21, any amendments thereto, all program supplemental agreements; fund exchange agreements; fund transfer agreements; and/or any amendments thereto, with the California Department of Transportation, upon review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

24.     1) Authorize the Director of Public Works to submit an application to the California Department of Transportation for participation in the Clean California Local Grant Program, effective March 2022 through June 2024, in the amount of $2,909,813 for renovations of Winton Community Park; and 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to return to the Board to accept the grant, if awarded.

25.     1) Approve an agreement for the purchase of real property located on the corner of Luis Avenue and Vera Cruz Drive in Santa Nella (Assessor's Parcel Number 373-010-045) from K. Hovnanian Forecast Homes, Inc., for one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), and one half of the associated escrow fees, subject to final review by County Counsel; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute said agreement and all other documents associated with closing the purchase; 3) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to perform all acts necessary to accept the associated Grant Deed; 4) Find the purchase not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act because the purchase does not constitute a project under CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(a); and 5) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

26.     1) Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the Solar Power Inverter at the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) solar field 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); and 2) Approve the associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

27.     1) Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the fire hydrant and isolation valve at the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) adjacent to Building 2, and the Fire Department Connection such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the fire hydrant replacement is necessary to respond to the emergency(4/5 Vote Required); and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

28.     1) Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the collapsed stone wall along the water edge at Lake Yosemite such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from solicitation for bids, and that the action to repair the wall is necessary to respond to the emergency (4/5 Vote Required); 2) Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20134, approve replacing the collapsed stone wall, without adopting plans, specifications, strain sheets or working details and authorize the Director of Public Works to perform the work in-house; and 3) Approve the associated Budget Transfers. (4/5 Vote Required)

29.     1) Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) battery backup system at the John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action to replace the UPS is necessary to respond to the emergency (4/5 Vote Required); and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer.

30.     1) Approve a Two-Cart residential refuse collection system in service areas 6 and 7 for the implementation of organics recycling program that complies with Senate Bill 1383; 2) Approve a Three-Cart residential refuse collection system in service areas 1 through 5 and South Dos Palos for the implementation of organics recycling program that complies with Senate Bill 1383; 3) Direct staff to prepare and return to the Board with a local enforcement ordinance that would require residents and businesses to subscribe to the refuse collection and recycling services as mandated by SB 1383; and 4) Return to the Board with agenda items for both a revise refuse rate structure for two-cart and three-cart collection systems and amendments to franchise agreements.

HEALTH

31.     Authorize the Public Health Director to submit an application with the AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah for participation in the AAA Child Passenger Safety Donation Program, effective January 30, 2022 through December 18, 2022, in the amount of $5,000.

32.     1) Ratify the submission of a grant application submitted by the Merced County Department of Public Health to California Department of Public Health for participation in the Workforce Development Funding, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023, in the amount of $810,622; 2) Approve the addition of one (1) Staff Services Analyst I/II, classification 1050/1040, salary range 70.2/74.6, to budget unit 40004; and one (1) Communicable Disease Investigator, classification 1422, salary range 68.2 to budget unit 40004; 3) Approve the amendment to the Position Allocation Resolution 06-120/A; and 4) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

33.     Approve the Business Associate Agreement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (State Agreement No. 1107-BAA-2021-MER), with the California Department of Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA) as required by HIPAA rules.

34.     Approve a retroactive contract (No. 951-WET-2021-MER), with California Mental Health Service Authority for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Workforce Education and Training program, effective September 15, 2020 through June 30, 2026, in the amount of $444,995.09.

35.     Approve the rate-based contract with Mariposa County for special services which consist of Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) services, for the treatment of Mariposa's consumers at the Marie Green Psychiatric Health Facility, effective January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.

36.     Accept the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant allocations for the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, in the amount of $695,600.78 and the American Rescue Plan Act, in the amount of $609,283.44.

37.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT404) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Adult Crisis Outpatient, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $65,586.99; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

38.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT406) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Innovative Strategist Network (Justice and Community Integration), effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $94,415.46; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

39.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT410) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Adult Outpatient Los Banos, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $14,240.70; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

40.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT409) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Marie Green Psychiatric Healthcare Facility, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $71,601.91; 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

41.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT411) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Adult Outpatient Merced, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $45,710.71; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

42.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT408) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Children's System of Care/Youth Outpatient, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $83,233.18; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

43.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT403) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $12,903.82; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

44.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT405) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Recovery for Assistance for Teens (R.A.F.T.), effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $29,915.22; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

45.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT407) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: The Center, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $80,283.35; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

46.     1) Ratify acceptance and approve the Contract (CA21MAT412) with Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management ("The Center") for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) SOR 2 Coronavirus Telehealth Project to enhance telehealth infrastructure at site location: Los Banos Clinic, effective November 20, 2021 through November 30, 2022 in the amount of $76,358.63; and 2) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

47.     Approve the California Department of Veterans Affairs "Annual Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance" document needed for the application and qualification of Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Medi-Cal cost avoidance funds for Veterans Services.

48.     Approve the California Department of Veterans Affairs "Annual Subvention Certificate of Compliance" document needed for the application and qualification of Fiscal Year 2021-2022 subvention funds for Veteran Services.

49.     Approve a contract with Central Valley Opportunity Center to operate the Housing for Harvest Program, effective January 25, 2022 through April 30, 2022, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,184,680.

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

50.     Approve a contract with Mountain Valley Environmental for Castle Commerce Center Water Systems Operations and Maintenance, effective February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2025, for a total contract amount not to exceed $792,000 (figure includes the two one year extensions, if exercised).

51.     1) Direct the Division of Environmental Health to record an abatement lien against the real property identified as APN: 057-301-010 in the total amount of $9,080.93; and 2) Direct the Auditor-Controller to specially assess the real property identified as APN: 057-301-010 in the total amount of $9,080.93, representing the County's nuisance abatement costs, if the property is not sold at the February 2022 tax auction.

52.     1) Approve the addition of one (1) Accounting Technician position, classification 1008, salary range 66.8 in Budget Unit 40016; 2) Change one (1) Environmental Health Technician I/II, position number 122, classification 4463/4467, salary ranges 61.6/63.6 to a Staff Services Analyst I/II, classification 1050/1040, salary ranges 70.2/74.6 in Budget Unit 40016; and 3) Approve amendments to the Position Allocation Resolution 06-120A.

53.     1) Introduce an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance relating to Groundwater Mining and Export", and waive further reading; and 2) Set possible adoption of said ordinance on the February 8, 2022 Board Agenda.

LIBRARY

54.     1) Accept the California State Library - Library Services and Technology Act Award in the amount of $10,000 to create a Pop-up Makerspace for Teens; 2) Authorize the County Librarian or designee to sign all documents related to this award; and 3) Approve associated Budget Transfer. (4/5 Vote Required)

SHERIFF

55.     Authorize the Sheriff to accept funding and sign documents from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for participation in the ELC Detection and Mitigation of COVID-19 in Confinement Facilities Grant, effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2024, in the amount of $220,981.11.

56.     1) Approve the Law Enforcement Memorandum of Agreement (LEMA) between Merced County and El Dorado County for mutual aid services provided during the Caldor Fire; and 2) Authorize the Sheriff to sign the LEMA with CEO and Counsel approval.

SPRING FAIR

57.     1) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the County Executive Officer, or his designee, to submit a Public Benefit Grants Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase Grant Application and any other documents related to or supporting the application to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; and, 2) Authorize the County Executive Officer, or his designee, to sign the Standard Agreement with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for participation in the Public Benefits Grants Program, if awarded.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

58.     1) Approve the 2022 Legislative Agenda with any revisions as recommended by the Board of Supervisors; 2) Authorize the Board Chair and the County Executive Officer to periodically provide letters of support or opposition, as needed, based on any benefit or detriment to the County of Merced; and 3) Direct staff to forward the 2022 Legislative Agenda to Merced County's legislative representatives and advocates.

59.     Approve submission of the following Merced County projects for this year's One Voice agenda and direct staff to complete the proper documentation and send to MCAG: a) Atwater-Merced Expressway; b) Homelessness funding/support; and c) Funding related to public safety grants and technology.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

60.     Approve and adopt the 2022 Board Assignments, as designated.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

61.     Appoint Manvindar Kaur to the vacant District 1 position and Theodore W. Werner to the vacant District 2 position on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board until June 30, 2025.

62.     As requested by the current Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, appoint Rodrigo Espinoza in place of the Board of Supervisors Chairman as ex officio Trustee and reappoint Sara Rosenthal, Esq. and Claudia Juarez, Esq. as additional trustees to the Merced County Law Library Board of Trustees, to serve for a term of one year.

63.     Appoint a Board member to serve as a primary commission member to the Merced County Local Agency Formation Commission, until May 5, 2025.

64.     Appoint a Primary and Alternate Board member to serve on the Solid Waste Independent Hearing Panel for a four-year term, expiring December 31, 2025.

 

POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

February

            February 1, 2022

            Board Meeting

            February 8, 2022

            Board Meeting

March

            March 1, 2022

            Board Meeting

            March 22, 2022

            Board Meeting