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 3, 2017


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). 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 http://monocounty.ca.gov. If you would like to receive an automatic copy of this agenda by email, please subscribe to the Board of Supervisors Agendas on our website at http://monocounty.ca.gov/bos.

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.RECOGNITIONS
A.Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Departments: Clerk of the Board

(Susi Bains, Wild Iris Director) - Proclamation designating October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Recommended Action: Approve Proclamation designating October 2017 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
3.COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
CAO Report regarding Board Assignments
Receive brief oral report by County Administrative Officer (CAO) regarding work activities.
4.DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION REPORTS
5.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.Board Minutes
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Approval of  Board Minutes.          

Recommended Action: Approve minutes of the regular meeting held on September 12, 2017.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.Board Minutes
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Approval of Board Minutes.               

Recommended Action: Approve minutes of the regular meeting held on September 19, 2017.

Fiscal Impact: None.
C.Monthly Treasury Transaction Report
Departments: Finance

Treasury Transaction Report for the month ending 8/31/2017.

Recommended Action: Approve the Treasury Transaction Report for the month ending 8/31/2017.

Fiscal Impact: None
D.Proposed Lease with Mono County Office of Education
Departments: Health Department

Proposed lease with Mono County Office of Education pertaining to the property located at 37 Emigrant Street, Bridgeport, CA.

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

Fiscal Impact: The leased space will cost $1,333.34 per month, for a total annual amount of $16,000.00 per year.
E.Children's Medical Services (CMS) Plan 2017-18
Departments: Health Department

Adoption of the Children's Medical Services (CMS) Plan for 2017-18.  The Plan operates as a contract between the County and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) defining the scope of activities to be provided during the fiscal year.

Recommended Action: Approve County entry into proposed contract and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Mono County Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Plan for fiscal year 2017-18 to execute the contract on behalf of the County. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: There is zero impact to the Mono County General Fund. These programs are funded with a mix of Federal Title XIX (Medicaid), Federal Title XXI funds, State General Fund, and Realignment dollars totaling $252,230. 
F.Authority to Hire Tobacco Control Coordinator at Step B
Departments: Public Health

Authorize the Public Health Director to fill the Tobacco Control Program Coordinator position at a Step B, rather than Step A, salary level.

Recommended Action: Authorize the Public Health Director to hire Ms. Dustlyne Beavers at a B Step in the position of Tobacco Control Program Coordinator.

Fiscal Impact: There is no impact to the County General Fund.  The cost of this position in fiscal year 2017-18 is paid for by a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tobacco Control Program grant.  The fiscal impact for the remainder of fiscal year 2017-18 will be approximately $97,571 consisting of $45,626 in salary and $51,945 in benefits.
G.WIOA Phase II MOU
Departments: Social Services

Approval of Phase II MOU with Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties Workforce Development Board and One-Stop Partners for the WIOA Program

Recommended Action: Approve the proposed Phase II MOU between the Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties Workforce Development Board and the One-Stop Partners under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the period January 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.  Authorize the Mono County Director of Social Services, Kathryn Peterson, to sign the MOU on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

Fiscal Impact: None
H.Reappointment of Richard Liebersbach to Assessment Appeals Board
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Richard Liebersbach has been a member of the Assessment Appeals Board since 2005.  His current term expired on August 31, 2017.

Recommended Action: Reappoint Richard Liebersbach to the Assessment Appeals Board for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020.

Fiscal Impact: None.
6.CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED - NONE
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.
7.REGULAR AGENDA - MORNING
A.Conway Ranch Update and Grazing Request for Proposals
Departments: CAO
1 hour (30 minute presentation, 30 minute discussion)

(Tony Dublino) - Presentation by Tony Dublino regarding Conway Ranch.

Recommended Action: Receive update and consider issuance of grazing request for proposals. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None at this time.
B.Review of Need for Continuation of Local Emergency - Severe Winter Storms
5 minutes

(Leslie Chapman, Ingrid Braun) - On January 31, 2017 the Mono County Sheriff declared a state of local emergency as a result of extreme winter weather.  The Board of Supervisors ratified this declaration on February 7, 2017, and further declared a continuing state of emergency.  Mono County Code Section 2.60.080 requires that the Board of Supervisors review the need for continuing the local emergency every 14 days, and Government Code section 8630 requires that the Board review the need at least every 30 days until it is terminated.  This item is provided for that purpose.

Recommended Action: Review need for continuing the local emergency. If Board determines that need no longer exists, direct staff to prepare a declaration terminating local emergency. 

Fiscal Impact: None.
C.Review of Need for Continuation of Local Emergency - Snowmelt and Runoff
5 minutes

(Leslie Chapman, Ingrid Braun) - On March 20, 2017 the Mono County Sheriff declared a state of local emergency as a result of continuing snowmelt and runoff from severe winter storms beginning in January 2017.  The Board of Supervisors ratified this declaration on March 21, 2017, and further declared a continuing state of emergency.  Mono County Code Section 2.60.080 requires that the Board of Supervisors review the need for continuing the local emergency every 14 days, and Government Code section 8630 requires that the Board review the need at least every 30 days until it is terminated.  This item is provided for that purpose.

Recommended Action: Review need for continuing the local emergency. If Board determines that need no longer exists, direct staff to prepare a declaration terminating local emergency. 

Fiscal Impact: None.
D.Emergency Road Repairs – Upper Summers Meadow Road Bridge
Departments: Public Works
5 minutes

(Garrett Higerd) - Update on emergency road repairs. 

Recommended Action: 1. Receive update on Upper Summers Meadow Road emergency bridge project.  2. As established by Public Contract Code Division 2, Part 3, Chapter 2.5 “Emergency Contracting Procedures,” review the emergency action taken on August 1, 2017 and make a finding, based on substantial evidence set forth in the meeting, that the emergency continues to exist as to Upper Summers Meadow Road, and that continuation of the action to replace the washed-out bridge on that road is necessary to respond to the emergency (A 4/5 vote is required).  3. Direct the County Engineer to continue procuring the necessary equipment, services, and supplies to make emergency repairs to Upper Summers Meadow Road, without giving notice for bids to let contracts.  

Fiscal Impact: The Upper Summers Meadow Road bridge at Green Creek is eligible for 75% funding via the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) Program administered by Cal OES.  The total cost of replacement is estimated at $350,000.  The 25% local match will be paid with disaster funds left over from the Round Fire emergency. 
E.Mono County Law Library Update
Departments: County Counsel
15 minutes (10 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Stacey Simon) - Annual update and report to the Board of Supervisors regarding the status of the Mono County Law Library.

Recommended Action: Receive update and provide any comments or feedback.

Fiscal Impact: None.
F.Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Update
Departments: CAO, Community Development, County Counsel
30 Minutes (15 minute presentation, 15 minute discussion)

(Jason Canger) - Update on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority (Authority), and appointment of alternate board member to serve on Authority board.

Recommended Action: Appoint Supervisor Gardner, or another member of the Board of Supervisors at the Board’s discretion, to serve as the County’s Alternate Director on the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority’s Board of Directors. Discuss potential options regarding the County’s financial contribution to the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority and/or potential withdrawal from the Authority and preparation of a “Mono County” GSP.

Fiscal Impact: None at this time.  
8.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.)
9.CLOSED SESSION
A.Closed Session--Human Resources

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6. Agency designated representative(s): Stacey Simon, Leslie Chapman, Dave Butters, Janet Dutcher, and Anne Larsen. 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.
C.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.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION WILL RECONVENE NO EARLIER THAN 1:00 P.M.
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.REGULAR AGENDA - AFTERNOON
A.Cannabis Policy and Regulations Workshop
Departments: CDD
2 hours (30 minute presentation, 1.5 hour discussion)

(Wendy Sugimura, Michael Draper) - Presentation by Wendy Sugimura and Michael Draper regarding potential Mono County Cannabis Policy and Regulations.

Recommended Action: Conduct workshop.  Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: Unknown at this time. A fee structure and tax measure for the November 2018 ballot are under consideration.
B.Compliance Agreement re Short-Term Rentals -Connie Lear Rainbow Ridge Realty & Reservations
Departments: Code Enforcement
15 minutes

(Anne Larsen) - Compliance agreement with business licensee Connie Lear/Rainbow Ridge Realty & Reservations (Ms. Lear) pursuant to which Ms. Lear agrees to comply with all County requirements re short-term rentals and to pay a fine in the amount of $10,000.00.

Recommended Action: Consider and potentially approve proposed compliance agreement or, if agreement not approved, set the matter for hearing regarding revocation of Ms. Lear's business license. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: If the proposed Compliance Agreement is approved, Ms. Lear would pay the County a fine of $10,000.
12.BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
The Board may, if time permits, take Board Reports at any time during the meeting and not at a specific time.
ADJOURN
Minutes have not been generated.