AGENDA
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF MONO
STATE OF CALIFORNIA



Regular Meetings: The First, Second, and Third Tuesday of each month. Location of meeting is specified just below.

MEETING LOCATION Board Chambers, 2nd Fl., County Courthouse, 278 Main St., Bridgeport, CA 93517

Regular Meeting
October 11, 2016


TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS: 1) First and Second Meetings of Each Month: Mammoth Lakes CAO Conference Room, 3rd Floor Sierra Center Mall, 452 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, California, 93546; 2) Third Meeting of Each Month: Mono County Courthouse, 278 Main, 2nd Floor Board Chambers, Bridgeport, CA 93517. Board Members may participate from a teleconference location. Note: Members of the public may attend the open-session portion of the meeting from a teleconference location, and may address the board during any one of the opportunities provided on the agenda under Opportunity for the Public to Address the Board.

NOTE: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Shannon Kendall, Clerk of the Board, at (760) 932-5533. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the County to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (See 42 USCS 12132, 28CFR 35.130).

Full agenda packets are available for the public to review in the Office of the Clerk of the Board (Annex I - 74 North School Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517), and in the County Offices located in Minaret Mall, 2nd Floor (437 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546). Any writing distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board (Annex I - 74 North School Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517). ON THE WEB: You can view the upcoming agenda at www.monocounty.ca.gov. If you would like to receive an automatic copy of this agenda by email, please send your request to Bob Musil, Clerk of the Board:bmusil@mono.ca.gov.

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED BY TIME, ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR EITHER THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSIONS WILL BE HEARD ACCORDING TO AVAILABLE TIME AND PRESENCE OF INTERESTED PERSONS. PUBLIC MAY COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS AT THE TIME THE ITEM IS HEARD.


9:00 AMCall meeting to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
1.OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
on items of public interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. (Speakers may be limited in speaking time dependent upon the press of business and number of persons wishing to address the Board.)
2.APPROVAL OF MINUTES - NONE
3.RECOGNITIONS - NONE
4.BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
The Board may, if time permits, take Board Reports at any time during the meeting and not at a specific time.
5.COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
CAO Report regarding Board Assignments
Receive brief oral report by County Administrative Officer (CAO) regarding work activities.
6.DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION REPORTS
7.CONSENT AGENDA
(All matters on the consent agenda are to be approved on one motion unless a board member requests separate action on a specific item.)
A.Hiring Policy Variance Request - Maintenance Worker at B Step
Departments: Public Works

An existing Road Maintenance Worker III vacancy in Benton resulted in several applicant interviews. The most qualified applicant has extensive equipment operation and road maintenance experience warranting hiring at a B Step. 

Recommended Action: Approve variance of Mono County Personnel System, Section 080 - Salary Upon Hire, policy to allow the Public Works Department to hire one qualified Maintenance Worker III Range 57, Step B.

Fiscal Impact: A Maintenance Worker III at an A Step has an annual cost of $79,517 (salary $40,464 / benefits $39,053).  A Maintenance Worker III at a B Step has an annual cost of $82,400 (salary $42.492 / benefits $39,908).  The difference is $2,883.  
B.Letter to John Laird, CA Secretary of Natural Resources
Departments: CAO

Proposed letter to Secretary of Natural Resources asking him to correct the omission of Liberty Utilities from Senate Bill 1122

Recommended Action: Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a letter to Secretary Laird asking him to add  Liberty Utilities/California Pacific Electric Co. as an Investor Owned Utility under SB 1122. The inclusion of Liberty Utilities/California Pacific Electric Co. in SB 1122 and related legislation would provide a better opportunity to pursue the benefits associated with a biomass-to-bioenergy facility including improved forest and watershed health, reduced risk due to catastrophic wildfire, and a stronger sustainable local economy.

Fiscal Impact: None
C.Planning Commission Meeting Schedule Change
Departments: Community Development

Adopt proposed ordinance amending section 2.36.040 A of the Mono County Code, pertaining to regular meetings of the planning commission.  Provide any desired direction to staff.

Recommended Action: Adopt proposed ordinance.

Fiscal Impact: None
8.CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
All items listed are located in the Office of the Clerk of the Board, and are available for review. Direction may be given to staff regarding, and/or the Board may discuss, any item of correspondence listed on the agenda.
A.Letter from Best Friends Animal Society re: AB1825, Vicious Dog Ord.
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Correspondence dated September 22, 2016 regarding AB 1825, redefining Calfornia's definition of a "vicious dog".
B.Letter from USDA re: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fuels Reduction Project
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Correspondence dated September 22, 2016 regarding the Mammoth Lakes Basin Fuels Reduction Project.
C.October 2016 Update from Inyo/Mono Agricultural Commissioner
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Monthly update from the Counties of Inyo and Mono Agricultural Commissioner's Office.
D.Letter to CalTrans re: ORD16-04; Sonora Pass
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Correspondence from Helene T. Frakes to the California State Transportation Agency regarding Mono County Ordinance 16-04, recommending the prohibition of vehicles and combination vehicles with an overall length greater than 38 feet kingpin-to-rear-axle on an easterly segment of State Route 108.
E.Letter to Inyo National Forest from LVPUD re: Special Use Permit
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Correspondence from the Lee Vining Public Utility District to Ed Armenta, Inyo National Forest, regarding additional information on Lee Vining Special Use Permit Proposal as requested by Supervisor Alpers.

 

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9.REGULAR AGENDA - MORNING
A.MOUs with Bridgeport Indian Colony
Departments: Public Works, Animal Control
15 minutes (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Stacey Simon) - Proposed MOUs with Bridgeport Indian Colony pertaining to use of the Bridgeport Cemetery and utilization of Animal Control services by the Colony.

Recommended Action: Approve County entry into proposed MOUs and authorize Chair to execute said MOUs on behalf of the County. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.Information Technology Restructure and Allocation List Changes
Departments: Information Technology; Human Resources
20 minutes (10 minute presentation; 10 minute discussion)

(Nate Greenberg) - The structure and position titles for the 11 member IT Department has remained unchanged since it was incepted in 2000 and no longer supports the current needs of the department. The proposed restructure addresses allocated positions (addressing position titles, job descriptions, and career pathways), and overall department structure (moving from a flat organization to three business focused divisions).

Recommended Action: Approve proposed restructure of the Information Technology Department by adopting proposed resolution Authorizing the County Administrative Officer to amend the County List of Allocated Positions to add a Communications Manager, Two System Administrators, Four IT Specialist I/II/III, a GIS Specialist III, and a Cadastral Analyst and remove a Cadastral Mapper, GIS Specialist I, IT Specialist I, IT Specialist II, and IT Specialist III in the Information Technology Department.

Fiscal Impact: Budget savings resulting from vacant positions will be used to fully offset the cost of restructure for this year.
C.Planning Commission Appointment
Departments: Community Development
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Scott Burns, Chairman Stump) - Appoint Roberta Lagomarsini to fill the remainder of the District 2 four-year term on the Mono County Planning Commission.

Recommended Action: Appoint Roberta Lagomarsini to fill the remainder of the District 2 four-year term on the Mono County Planning Commission, expiring March 1, 2017, as recommended by Chairman Stump.

Fiscal Impact: No impact.
10.OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
on items of public interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. (Speakers may be limited in speaking time dependent upon the press of business and number of persons wishing to address the Board.)
11.CLOSED SESSION
A.Closed Session--Human Resources

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6. Agency designated representative(s): Stacey Simon, Leslie Chapman, and Dave Butters. Employee Organization(s): Mono County Sheriff's Officers Association (aka Deputy Sheriff's Association), Local 39--majority representative of Mono County Public Employees (MCPE) and Deputy Probation Officers Unit (DPOU), Mono County Paramedic Rescue Association (PARA), Mono County Public Safety Officers Association  (PSO), and Mono County Sheriff Department’s Management Association (SO Mgmt).  Unrepresented employees:  All.
B.Closed Session - Initiation of Litigation

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9. Number of potential cases: Three.
C.Closed Session - Performance Evaluation - CAO

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Government Code section 54957. Title: CAO.
D.Closed Session - Exposure to Litigation

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION. Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9. Number of potential cases: one. 
ADJOURN
Minutes have not been generated.