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 Mammoth Lakes BOS Meeting Room, 3rd Fl. Sierra Center Mall, Suite 307, 452 Old Mammoth Rd., Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Regular Meeting
August 16, 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 the Clerk of the Board at (760) 932-5534. 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
A.Board Minutes
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 19, 2016.
B.Board Minutes
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 2, 2016.
3.RECOGNITIONS
A.American Planning Association Award
Departments: Community Development

(Rob Terry, Professional Development Officer, Central Section CA APA) - Presentation of California Central Section American Planning Association award plaque for Mono County Resource Efficiency Plan.

Recommended Action: Receive award plaque from American Planning Association.

Fiscal Impact: No impact.
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.Request for Authority to Hire at Salary Step E
Departments: Social Services

Request by Department of Social Services to fill a Social Worker Supervisor I position at Step E. 

Recommended Action: Authorize Director of Social Services to fill a Social Worker Supervisor I position at Step E.

Fiscal Impact: There is no new cost to the Mono County General Fund; the cost for this position this year, and in subsequent fiscal years, is primarily covered by state and federal Social Services funds. The remaining fiscal year 2016-17 impact is approximately $117,810 consisting of $64,549 in salary and $53,261 in benefits. The 2017-18 fiscal impact would be approximately $137,195 consisting of $78,228 in salary and $58,967 in benefits. There is sufficient budget to cover this request. The position is currently budgeted at a Social Worker Supervisor II.  Hiring at the Supervisor I level, while higher in cost initially due to the E Step, results in long-term salary savings to the Social Services budget.
B.Proposed Letter to California Water Commission re: Owens Valley Groundwater Basin Boundary Modification
Departments: County Counsel

Proposed letter to California Water Commission in support of Inyo County's proposed basin boundary modification under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act ("SGMA"), seeking subdivision of basin into Owens Valley and Tri-Valley subbasins.

Recommended Action: Approve proposed letter to California Water Commission; authorize Supervisor Stump, as Chair, to sign and send on behalf of Mono County and its Board of Supervisors. Provide any desired comment and/or direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None at this time. Assisting the Tri-Valley Groundwater Management District to comply with SGMA will very likely require additional staff time, particularly from the County Counsel’s office; impact is likely to be greater if basin boundary modification is approved.
8.CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED (INFORMATIONAL)
All items listed are located in the Office of the Clerk of the Board, and are available for review.
A.Application for ABC License by Big Rock Resort
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Application for ABC License by Big Rock Resort, LLC in June Lake.
B.Letter from BLM re: Bodie Hills Sagebrush Restoration
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Letter from the Bureau of Land Management dated July 29, 2016 regarding three proposed sagebrush habitat restoration units in the Bodie Hills.
C.Letter from Wildlife Conservation Board re: Wheeler Ridge
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Letter and agenda from the Wildlife Conservation Board dated August 1, 2016 regarding the Wheeler Ridge, Expansion 5, land acquisition program.
9.REGULAR AGENDA - MORNING
A.Mono Lake Update
Departments: CAO
40 minutes (25 minute presentation; 15 minute discussion)

(Geoffrey McQuilkin, Executive Director, Mono Lake Committee) - Presentation by Geoffrey McQuilkin, Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee will present an update on the impacts of the drought on the Mono Lake water level, water exports to Los Angeles and the land bridge.

Recommended Action: Hear presentation followed by questions and discussion.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.Friends of the Inyo -Trail Maintenance Project Report
Departments: Economic Development/Community Development
30 minutes (20 minute presentation; 10 minute discussion)

(Laura Beardsley, Executive Director, Friends of the Inyo) - Presentation by Laura Beardsley, Executive Director of Friends of the Inyo regarding the 2016 Trails Maintenance Project, partially funded through Mono County.

Recommended Action: None (informational only). Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None.
C.Economic Development/Tourism Presentation
Departments: Economic Development
30 minutes (15 minute presentation; 15 minute discussion)

(Alicia Vennos, Jeff Simpson) - Presentation by Economic Development staff regarding highlights of Mono County Economic Development, Tourism and Film Commission programs in 2015-16, as well as upcoming projects. 

Recommended Action: Information and discussion only.

Fiscal Impact: None.
D.Maternal Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) Agreement Funding Application (AFA) FY 2016-17
Departments: Health Department
20 minutes (10 minute presentation; 10 minute discussion)

(Sandra Pearce) - Proposed contract with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Maternal Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program pertaining to the Agreement Funding Application (AFA) for fiscal year 2016-17.

Recommended Action: Approve County entry into proposed agreement and authorize the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement Funding Application (AFA)/Update Form for the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program for FY 2016-17.  Additionally, provide authorization for the Public Health Director to approve amendments and/or revisions that may occur during the contract period, with approval as to form by County Counsel.

Fiscal Impact: There is no fiscal impact on the County General Fund.   MCAH funding is a mix of federal and local public health realignment dollars.  The local funding is required by the Federal Government to draw down the Title XIX funds.  The total MCAH budget for FY 2016-17 is $177,244.
E.Contract Award for the Stock Drive Realignment Project
Departments: Public Works
10 minutes (5 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

(Garrett Higerd) - Proposed contract with Meyers Earthwork, Inc. pertaining to realignment of approximately 575 linear feet of Stock Drive and Court Street adjacent to the southern property boundary of Bryant Field and reconstruction of the Court Street/State Highway 182 intersection.

Recommended Action: Based on accompanying staff report, in consultation with County Counsel, to administer that contract, including making minor amendments to said contract from time to time as the Public Works Director may deem necessary, and issue change orders to the contract in accordance with Public Contract Code regarding bids received in response to a bid solicitation: 1) identify Meyers Earthwork Inc. as responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid; 2) approve and authorize Public Works Director’s execution of contract with Meyers Earthwork Inc. for the Stock Drive Realignment Project in an amount not to exceed $396,550; 3) authorize Public Works Director, in consultation with County Counsel, to administer that contract, including making minor amendments to said contract from time to time as the Public Works Director may deem necessary, and issue change orders to the contract in accordance with Public Contract Code §20142, in an amount not to exceed $32,327.50 per change order, provided such amendments do not substantially alter the scope of work, do not cause spending on the project to exceed the budgeted authority, and are approved as to form and legality by County Counsel.

Fiscal Impact: The total project cost is estimated to be $555,150. The total impact to the Airport Enterprise Fund is expected to be $76,366.
F.Temporary Road Closure of a Portion of Stock Drive and Court Street for Road Construction
Departments: Public Works
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Garrett Higerd) - Consider and potentially adopt Resolution No. R16-___, “A Resolution of the Mono County Board of Supervisors Authorizing the Temporary Closure of a Portion of Stock Drive and Court Street for Road and Culvert Construction”.

Recommended Action: Adopt proposed resolution. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: The total project cost is estimated to be $555,150. The total impact to the Airport Enterprise Fund is expected to be $76,366.
G.Airport Engineering Contract Amendment
Departments: Public Works
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Garrett Higerd) - Amend existing contract with Reinard W. Brandley, consulting airport engineer, to extend contract term to December 31, 2017; adjust scope of work specifically to reflect engineering for the Stock Drive Realignment project; and incorporate other modifications as indicated.

Recommended Action: 1) Approve and authorize County Administrative Officer to execute amendment to existing contract with Reinard W. Brandley, consulting airport engineer, extending contract term through December 31, 2017; updating Mr. Brandley’s scope of work; making other modifications as indicated in attached “Agreement and Second Amendment”, and including any changes deemed necessary by County Counsel to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) guidelines, grant requirements, and applicable law. 2) Authorize Public Works Director to approve minor amendments to said agreement through remainder of term as Public Works Director may deem necessary, provided such amendments do not substantially alter the scope of work or budget and are approved as to form and legality by County Counsel.

Fiscal Impact: Existing contract allows for services not to exceed $417,500 in total, for work performed on various projects in existing scope of work. Proposed contract amendment is not expected to require any increase in total contract maximum. Services performed under this contract are charged on a time-and-materials basis consistent with the schedule of fees listed in Attachment A1 to the agreement. Ninety percent of most projects are eligible for reimbursement under the FAA Airport Improvement Program. The amount of County match may be further reduced for items eligible for Caltrans match grants. The County’s match requirements are paid out of the County Airport Enterprise Fund. Proposed amended scope of work allocates $91,500 to Stock Drive Realignment Project (with a negotiated reduction to $90,500, not appearing in the current documents).
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 - Public Employment - Public Health Director

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT. Government Code section 54957. Title: Public Health Director.
C.Closed Session - Existing Litigation

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9. Names of cases: In re: Walker Basin Water Rights litigation: (1) United States of America, et al. v. Walker Lake Working Group, et al (five cases with this name).; (2) United States of America, et al. v. Walker River Irrigation District, et al.; (3) United States of America, et al. v. United States Board of Water Commissioners, et al.; (4) United States of America, et al. v. Nevada Department of Wildlife, et al. (two cases with this name); (5) United States of America, et al. v. Walker River Irrigation District, et al. (and all related proceedings and/or sub-proceedings)
D.Closed Session - Public Employment - County Engineer

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT. Government Code section 54957. Title: County Engineer.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION WILL RECONVENE AT 1:00 P.M.
12.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.)
13.REGULAR AGENDA - AFTERNOON
A.Draft Comment Letter on the Inyo National Forest Plan Revision & Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Departments: Community Development
2 hours (30 minute presentation; 90 minute discussion)

(Wendy Sugimura) - Consider Draft Comment Letter on the Inyo National Forest Plan Revision & Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Recommended Action: 1.     Discuss draft letter and additional discussion topics, and provide direction and edits. 2.     Approve the Chair to sign a final letter that is updated by Board direction, edits, and discussion for submittal by the August 25 deadline.

Fiscal Impact: No direct impacts
ADJOURN
Minutes have not been generated.