BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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

 

AGENDA

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022

 

Closed Session – 9:00 a.m.

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.

 

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

Time allotted to each speaker is determined by the Board Chair. At his/her discretion, the Chair may modify public opportunity to speak by reducing individual speaking time limits and/or expanding the allocated total time limit(s) set forth below. 

 

At the designated times, please raise your hand and you will be directed to the podium.

 

CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

Public opportunity to speak on any matter to be considered in Closed Session will be taken prior to the Board adjourning into the Closed Session. In order that interested individuals have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEMS

Public opportunity to speak on any matter of public interest within the Board’s jurisdiction will be taken at the beginning of the Board Meeting. In order that interested individuals have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. The Non-Agenda Item Public Comment period will be limited to twenty (20) minutes total. The Board may not take action on any item that does not appear on the posted agenda.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

Public opportunity to speak on items on the Board’s Agenda will be heard following announcement of each section or subsection of the Agenda. In order that interested individuals have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per section or subsection of the Agenda. Please note, the Consent Calendar is considered one section.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public opportunity to speak regarding public hearings will be heard following the reading, and if applicable, presentation of the public hearing. In order that interested individuals have an opportunity to speak, any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

 

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT INFORMATION

Speakers may not yield their time to another person.

 

Comments made on social media are not considered part of the official record and will not be shared with the Board.

 

The Public may provide email or telephonic comments to the Board of Supervisors at any time, however, these comments will not be made part of the official record.

 

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 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 and are divided into subsections by Department

     •     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 by 4:00 PM the Friday 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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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:  Public Employee Performance Evaluation Title: County Counsel

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 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

 

GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54954.2 COMPLIANCE (LATE AGENDA ITEMS)

 

 

10:00 A.M.  REGULAR MEETING

 

INVOCATION led by Dave Britton, New Beginnings Christian Center-Delhi/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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).

 

 

 

 

Session Items (Placeholder Section)

REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION

County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Board of Supervisors Members

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items # 1-29)

Public Works

1.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2019321 with TJKM, dba TJKM Transportation Consultants, for on-call small civil engineering and design services, modifying the term end date from December 31, 2022 to June 30, 2025.

2.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2017135 with Beacon Integrated Professional Resources, Inc., dba Hamner, Jewell & Associates for on-call right-of-way services, modifying the term end date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2025.

3.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2017128 with Galvin Preservation Associates, Inc. (GPA) for environmental services for small County projects, modifying the term end date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2025.

4.        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)

5.        Approve a budget transfer in the amount of $40,000 from Contingency to Maintenance Equipment to address the replacement of existing damaged playground equipment at the El Capitan and Hollywood Est. Zone 265 lighting district playground. (4/5 Vote Required)

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

6.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2018281, with C & D's Guest Homes, Inc., for residential care of consumers, modifying the term end date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and adding required COVID-19 language.

7.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2020244 with Merced Lao Family Community, Inc., under the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention component, for services provided through the Cultural Brokers Program, removing County fax information, updating insurance information, adding COVID-19 language, replacing exhibits A and B, extending the contract term end date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2025, and increasing the total contract amount from $178,844 to $474,869.

8.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020243 with Merced Lao Family Community, Inc., under the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention component, for services provided through the Integrated Primary Care program, updating insurance information, adding COVID-19 language, replacing exhibits A and B, extending the contract term end date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2025, and increasing the total contract amount from $185,179.50 to $565,486.50.

9.        Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021318 with Sutter Valley Hospitals, dba Memorial Hospital Los Banos, to modify the grant period end date from December 31, 2024 to November 30, 2025.

Human Services Agency

10.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of June 2022 as "All Dads Matter Month" in Merced County.

11.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2021074 (DAS Contract No. 13038) with Alliance for Community Transformations, for Family Violence Advocate Services, to extend the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $146,056 to $220,266.

12.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020020 with Aspiranet, for Home Visitors Services, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $703,682 to $1,059,604.

13.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021100 with Aspiranet, for Transitional Housing Program Plus, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $360,760 to $677,714.

14.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021086 with Aspiranet, for Child and Family Team Meeting Services, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $267,814 to $561,814.

15.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021073 with Merced County Office of Education for Stage One Family Resource Council, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $230,000 to $460,000.

16.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020080 with Merced County Office of Education, for Child Development Specialist, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and increasing the contract amount from $443,518 to $704,128.

17.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 2020007 with Mission Merced Incorporated, for providing distributive housing units to homeless population, extending the term end date from May 31, 2022 to June 30, 2022, with no change to the contract amount.

18.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2021235 with Taher, Inc., for the Frozen Home-Delivered Meals Program, increasing the contract amount from $473,045 to $701,201.

19.     Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2021301 (State Agreement No. MI-2122-31), with California Department of Aging, for the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Program, increasing the contract amount from $31,135 to $34,551.

20.     Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2022052 (State Agreement No. SP-2122-31), with California Department of Aging, for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), increasing the contract amount from $85,858 to $134,942.

Community and Economic Development

21.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2022038 with Foster Townsend Railroad Logistics, LLC, granting assignment of said contract to Merced County Central Valley Railroad.

Probation

22.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. 2009101 with Codding Enterprises LP, to lease the premises located at 3191 "M" Street, Merced, CA 95340, modifying the term end date from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023, and increasing the contract rental amount from $16,186.52 to $16,672.12 per month.

23.     Approve a budget transfer in the amount of $100,000 to increase appropriations based on increased revenue from the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA), to establish a capital asset and purchase a coffee trailer. (4/5 Vote Required)

Sheriff

24.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020077 with NEC Corporation, to upgrade the NEC Multimodal Biometric Identification System (MBIS), modifying the billing schedule, annual service fee, and adding SmartScan Solution and Deliverables, with no increase to the contract amount.

Spring Fair

25.     Approve a budget transfer in the amount of $53,095 to increase Jr. Livestock Auction revenues and expenses. (4/5 Vote Required)

Human Resources/Risk Management

26.     1) Act on Claims for Damages submitted by Nellie A. Caudillo, Amna Ismail, Brandy Jean White, Jose Manuel Zamudio-Melgarejo, Manuel Torres and Carrina Mendez 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.

Board of Supervisors

27.     Approve the Summary Action Minutes for the April 26, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Board Recognition

28.     Ratify Certificate of Recognition to Stevinson Pentecost Association in support of their 2022 Annual Religious Parade to be held on June 19, 2022.

29.     Ratify Certificate of Recognition to John Adame for being chosen as the Grand Marshal for the Planada Community Day Parade held on May 7, 2022.

REGULAR CALENDAR

BOARD ACTION

PUBLIC WORKS

30.     1) Adopt the Resolution endorsing the Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant application for the Valeria Street and Bryant Avenue Shared Bike-Pedestrian Path Improvement Project in the Dos Palos area; 2) Approve submission of an ATP grant application to Caltrans by June 15, 2022 for the Valeria Street and Bryant Avenue Shared Bike-Pedestrian Path Improvement Project and, if awarded direct the Department of Public Works to accept the award and return to the Board with an informational item at a later date.

31.     Adopt a Resolution 1) prohibiting the stopping, parking, or standing of vehicles in the Winton area along the west side of Winton Way from the northwest corner of Doris Avenue for a distance of approximately 90 feet to the north, and 2) directing the Director of Public Works to install signage to inform motorists of the prohibition.

AG COMMISSIONER

32.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a contract with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services (USDA-APHIS-WS), to update the Financial Plan of Contract No. 2004158 (APHIS-WS Agreement No. 18-73-06-0262-RA), to provide predatory animal control in Merced County, effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, for a total contract amount not to exceed $86,678.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

33.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a contract with Aspiranet, to provide specialty mental health services and full-service partnership services for the Wraparound, Empowerment, Compassion, and Needs Program, effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025, for a total contract amount not to exceed $9,900,000.

34.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a no cost agreement with the California State University Stanislaus for placement of Professional Clinical Counseling student interns to complete their field practicum requirements with Merced County Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, for the period of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2027.

35.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a contract with Central California Alliance for Health, for the Student Behavioral Health Incentive Program, to build infrastructure, partnerships, and capacity for school behavioral health services, effective from date of final execution through December 31, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

36.     Approve the termination of Contract No. 2011061, with Chae Sun Lee, for the "Month-to-Month" tenancy of the property located at 1471 "B" Street, Suites L, N, and O, Livingston, California 95334, effective June 30, 2022.

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

37.     Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a contract with Merced County Office of Education, to provide support to clients and their children through the CalWORKs Home Visiting Program, effective June 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, for a total contract amount not to exceed $669,636.

38.     1) Authorize Merced County Human Services Agency to submit a grant application to the California Department of Social Services for funding to continue to operate a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024; 2) Authorize the Merced County Human Services Director to sign the grant application and any related documents; 3) Direct Merced County Human Services Agency staff to return to the Board to accept funding upon notification.

SHERIFF

39.     1) Introduce an ordinance entitled, "An Ordinance Relating to the Abatement of Abandoned, Wrecked, Dismantled, or Inoperative Vehicles", which repeals and replaces Chapter 9.14, Title 9, of the Merced County Code, and waive further reading; and 2) Set possible adoption of said ordinance on the June 7, 2022 Board Agenda.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

40.     1) Confirm the designation of Adam Amaral to serve as the designated Director of the Office of Emergency Services, or designee representative on the Emergency Medical Care Committee; 2) Appoint Steven Melander to serve as the Emergency Medical Services Educator representative on the Emergency Medical Care Committee, until June 30, 2025.

41.     Appoint Lucinda Martinez to serve as a member of the Planada Municipal Advisory Council, to fill an unexpired term ending March 31, 2025.


POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS


June

            June 7, 2022

            Board Meeting

            June 21, 2022

            Board Meeting

July

            July 12, 2022

            Board Meeting

            July 19, 2022

            Board Meeting