Rodrigo Espinoza, District 1
Josh Pedrozo, District 2
Daron McDaniel, District 3
Chairman Lloyd Pareira, Jr., District 4
Vice Chairman 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
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)
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) Yvonne Herrera v. County of Merced, Workers Compensation Appeals Board Case Nos. ADJ10095722, ADJ10016920, and ADJ10095951; and 2) Barboza v. County of Merced, et al., Federal Case No.: 1:21-cv-01426-JLT-SKO.
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
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 Unrepresented Management, Unit 20. Agency Negotiators: Supervisor Lloyd Pareira and Supervisor Scott Silveira.
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 and 70 acres 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
PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION EXCLUDING ITEMS ON THE BOARD'S AGENDA (TESTIMONY LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON AND TWENTY MINUTE TOTAL).
1. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021284 (JOC-017) with Ardent General, Inc., for building construction remodeling, repairs and maintenance services, to increase the total contract amount from $1,500,000 to $5,000,000.
2. Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency continues to exist 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)
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. Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $50,000 to shift funds from the Planada Fire Remodel project to the Station 81 Apron Replacement project, to cover costs associated with moving a drainage structure, as required by the California Department of Transportation.
6. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 02 to Contract No. 2019187 with California Forensic Medical Group, Inc., for comprehensive health care services for detainees in the adult and juvenile facilities in Merced County, to increase the annual fiscal year contract amount not to exceed $7,608,549.37; this includes a one-time increase in the amount of $599,890.48 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The term of this contract remains the same.
7. Approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $60,250 to establish a Capital Asset identified as "Mercy Medical Center Merced Western Shelter", to purchase a medical shelter tent for surge purposes, as approved by the California Emergency Preparedness Office
9. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2019058 with Wireless Watchdogs, LLC., for wireless telecom expense management services, modifying the term end date from February 28, 2022 to February 28, 2024 and increasing the total contract price from $200,000 to $334,000.
10. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 6 to Contract No. 2016287 with Axon Enterprise, Inc., for the purchase of additional body worn camera licenses, effective July 1, 2022 through March 31, 2026, for a total contract amount not to exceed $80,626.50.
11. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021376 with the City of Livingston to provide a Merced County Sheriff Lieutenant to act as Interim Police Chief, modifying the term end date from May 21, 2022 to September 30, 2022, with no change to the contract amount.
12. Act on Claims for Damages submitted by Abel Barragan, Jorge Arias Salinas, Cindy Drummond and David Meissonnier as recommended by Risk Management and County Counsel; and 2) Approve Assistant County Executive Officer, or designee, to send notice of said action on claims.
17. Ratify Certificates of Recognition to various individuals for being selected by their school districts as 2022 Association of California School Administrators Merced County Charter “Every Student Succeeding” Honorees, presented April 29, 2022.
19. 1) Approve the short list of Design Build Entities (DBEs) as a result of the Request for Statement of Qualifications for the Main Administrative Building HVAC replacement project; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to distribute a Request for Proposal to the short list DBE's; and 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to negotiate and award a contract to the DBE with the highest ranked proposal, after review by County Counsel and Risk Management.
20. 1) Establish a Capital Improvement Project identified as "Castle Buildings Demolition Project"; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to award and execute a contract in the amount of $478,000 with Garrison Demolition and Engineering, Inc. of San Ramon, CA, for the Base Bid - Building 1038 and partial demo of Building 1230, Alternate 1 - Buildings 262, 264 and 265, and Alternate 2 - Building 411, after review by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 3) Approve the associated budget transfer.
21. 1) Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a Retainer Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. of Fresno, CA, for on-call environmental assessment and remediation services, effective May 10, 2022 through June 30, 2027, in a not-to-exceed amount of $2,500,000; and 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute project supplement agreements in amounts up to $500,000.
22. 1) Find that substantial evidence demonstrates that an emergency exists regarding the two water heaters at the Navigation Center such that the emergency will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the action to replace the water heaters is necessary to respond to the emergency; and 2) Approve associated budget transfers. (4/5 vote required)
23. 1) Ratify submission of the pre-award and grant documents submitted by the Public Health Director, as an authorized signer, to the California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch for participation in the Tuberculosis Subvention Program funding, effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 for an annual base amount of $51,125 with an additional Food, Shelter, Incentives and Enablers (FSIE) allocation of $3,107 for a total award amount of $54,232.
24. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a no-cost Agreement with Dignity Health, dba Mercy Medical Center, for placement of Triage Crisis Unit Clinicians staff at Mercy Medical Center’s clinic to provide mental health services for the period of April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.
25. Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a new rate-based contract with California Psychiatric Transitions, for Mental Health Rehabilitation Center services, effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.
27. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Community and Economic Development Director, or designee, to submit an online grant application and any administrative requests necessary to secure grant funds and implementation of the project when approved; and authorizing the Board Chair to sign the Standard Agreement with the State of California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for participation in the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency Program effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, in the amount of $19,042.
28. 1) Request the Board to approve the sale of Buildings 1147, 1146, 1110, 1107 and 5.32 acres of land to Gemenii, LLC for $600,000 and authorize the Board Chair to execute all necessary documents to effectuate the sale and transfer of Buildings 1147, 1146, 1110, 1107 and 5.32 acres of land within Castle Commerce Center to Gemenii, LLC. (4/5 vote required); and 2) Authorize the Board Chair to execute Quitclaim Deed upon close of escrow.
29. 1) Authorize the County Executive Officer to sign the Petition to Form the Downtown Merced Property-based Business Improvement District (PBID), approving the proposed maximum annual assessment of $6,544.17 on County-owned real property located at 550 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340 (APN 031-144-038) and at the northeast corner of West 16th Street and M Street (APN 031-144-039); and 2) Authorize the County Executive Officer to execute in the affirmative any subsequent ballot regarding PBID formation and levy of maximum annual assessment.
30. 1) Ratify a Contract with KNN Public Finance, LLC for municipal advisory services for the financing of Phase II of the Correctional Facility Project at John Latorraca Correctional Center, in the amount of $112,500 effective February 8, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
31. Reappoint Dennis Pierre and Danny Drumonde until January 2, 2023 and Rosemary Ouse until January 6, 2025; and appoint Brad Bellamy until January 6, 2025 and Lloyd Vierra until January 5, 2026 to serve as members of the Merquin Cemetery District board of trustees.
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