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
November 7, 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.2017 CSAC Challenge Merit Award for Biomass Boiler Project
Departments: CAO
10 minutes

(Leslie Chapman) - Presentation of the 2017 CSAC Challenge Merit Award.

Recommended Action: The Board will be presented with the award, followed by an opportunity to comment.

Fiscal Impact: None.
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 the minutes from the Regular Board meeting of October 10, 2017     

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

Approval of Board minutes.

Recommended Action: Approve the minutes from the regular Board meeting on October 17, 2017.

Fiscal Impact: None.
C.Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) FY 17/18 Agreement Funding Application
Departments: Health Department

Approval of the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Agreement Funding Application (AFA) for fiscal year 2017-18.  The AFA operates as a contract between the County and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) defining the scope of work to be provided during the fiscal year.

Recommended Action: Approve County entry into proposed contract and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Agreement Funding Application (AFA) Agency Information Form for fiscal year 2017-18 to execute the contract on behalf of the County.  Additionally, provide authorization for the Public Health Director to approve minor amendments and/or revisions that may occur during the contract period provided they are approved by County Counsel and do not materially affect the County's rights.  Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: There is no impact to the County General Fund.  The MCAH program is funded with a mix of federal Title V and Title XIX dollars and Public Health Realignment, totaling $121,880.
D.Monthly Treasury Transaction Report
Departments: Finance

Treasury Transaction Report for the month ending 9/30/2017.

Recommended Action: Approve the Treasury Transaction Report for the month ending 9/30/2017.

Fiscal Impact: None
E.Code Enforcement Compliance Agreement - Connie Lear
Departments: Code Enforcement

Proposed compliance agreement with Connie Lear pertaining to short-term rental vacations by Rainbow Ridge Realty and Reservations.

Recommended Action: Approve entry into proposed compliance agreement requiring $15,000 payment to County and agreement to refrain from short-term rental activities in violation of County prohibitions.

Fiscal Impact: $15,000 in revenues to County.  Unknown loss of transient occupancy tax revenues.
F.Appointment to Mono County Child Care Council
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Appointment of Sofia Flores to the Mono County Child Care Council for a term of two years beginning 11/1/2017 and expiring 10/31/2019. This item is sponsored by Supervisor Corless.

Recommended Action: Appoint Sofia Flores to the Mono County Child Care Council, with a term expiring 10/31/2019. 

Fiscal Impact: None. 
6.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.Dream Mountain Drive Letter
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Letter from Alice Suszynski thanking the Board for their time given to the residents of Dream Mountain Drive in June Lake.          
B.Letter from Melissa Poore
Departments: Clerk of the Board

Letter from Melissa Poore, Swauger Creek resident, thanking the Board for CALFIRE presentation on Forest Practices Act at October 10 Board of Supervisors meeting.
C.Wilcox Letter

Letter from James Wilcox regarding the winter-time maintenance of Virginia Lakes road.
7.REGULAR AGENDA - MORNING
A.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.  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: Determine that need for declaration of emergency no longer exists, direct staff to prepare a declaration terminating local emergency.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.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.  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: Determine that need for declaration of emergency no longer exists, direct staff to prepare a declaration terminating local emergency.

Fiscal Impact: None.
C.Emergency Road Repairs – Upper Summers Meadow Road Bridge
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 this staff report and at 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. 
D.Ordinance Authorizing CAO to Purchase Real Property Deemed Appropriate for Use as a Site for Supportive Residential Housing
Departments: Behavioral Health; County Counsel; CAO
15 Minutes

(Robin Roberts) - Proposed ordinance ORD17- ___ An Ordinance of the Mono County Board of Supervisors Authorizing the COA to Perform Any and All Acts Necessary to Approve and Accept for the County the Acquisition of Any Interest in Real Property Deemed Appropriate for Use as a Site for Supportive Residential Housing and Ratifying the County Administrator’s Signature on an Agreement and Any such Other Documents as May be Necessary to Consummate the Purchase and Close of Escrow of Any Such Acquisition.

Recommended Action: Introduce, read title, and waive further reading of proposed ordinance. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None.
E.Snow Removal Policies, Procedures and Priorities
Departments: Public Works, Road Division
1 hour (15 minute presentation, 45 minute discussion)

(Tony Dublino, Brett McCurry) - Proposed annual resolution re-establishing snow removal policies, procedures and priorities for County-maintained roads.

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

Fiscal Impact: None.
F.Quarterly Investment Report
Departments: Finance
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Gerald Frank) - Investment Report for the Quarter ending 9/30/2017.

Recommended Action: Approve the Investment Report for the Quarter ending 9/30/2017.

Fiscal Impact: None.
G.Update on Owens Valley Groundwater Authority; Funding Commitment
Departments: CAO, County Counsel; Community Development
15 minutes (5 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion)

(Leslie Chapman, Jason Canger, Wendy Sugimura) - Update on activities of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority (OVGA) and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); Mono County funding commitment to the development of a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) for the Owens Valley Groundwater Basin.

Recommended Action: Receive update from staff on activities of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority (OVGA). Consider and approve amendment to 2017-18 Mono County Budget to appropriate up to $70,000, or such other amount as may be directed by the Board, from contingencies for GSP development by the OVGA (A 4/5 vote is required). Authorize the County’s Primary Director on the OVGA Board of Directors to enter into a legally binding obligation to fund the OVGA’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Development Budget pursuant to Article IV of the joint powers agreement forming and governing the OVGA up to the amount directed by the Board and subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel. Provide any other desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact:

$70,000, or such other amount as directed by the Board, from contingencies (4/5ths vote required).  It is anticipated that the Board would appropriate the same amount for each of the three years during which the GSP is under development.

 


H.Proposed Fee Increases in National Parks
Departments: CAO
1 hour (20 minute presentation, 40 minute discussion)

(Tony Dublino) - Mono County Position and Comments on Proposed Fee Increases at National Parks and Other Alternatives for Funding Deferred Maintenance at National Parks  

Recommended Action: Consider facts and analysis, consider whether to submit comments from Mono County, and if so, authorize Chair to sign letter and submit. 

Fiscal Impact: None.
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 - Initiation of Litigation
Departments: Code Enforcement
15 minutes

(Nick Criss) - 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:1.
B.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: 4.
10.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.