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
December 5, 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.Recognition of Jessica and Larry Anderson, Mono County Resource Family
Departments: Social Services
10 minutes

(Kathy Peterson, Michelle Raust) - Recognition and honoring of Jessica and Larry Anderson, the first certified resource family in Mono County.

Recommended Action: Recognize and thank Jessica and Larry Anderson in their new role as a Mono County Resource Family

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

Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors meeting on November 7, 2017. 

Recommended Action: Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors meeting on November 7, 2017. 

Fiscal Impact: None. 
B.Amendment #1 to Contract with Inyo County for Senior Services Funds
Departments: Social Services

Amendment #1 to Contract with Inyo County for a decrease of funds for FY 2017-18 pertaining to the Senior Services Program.

Recommended Action: Approve the proposed contract Amendment #1 to the contract with Inyo County for senior services for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020, and authorize the Board Chair to execute such Amendment on behalf of the County.  Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: The proposed contract amendment will decrease Mono County Senior Services revenue overall by $8,777 in FY 2017-18.  In anticipation of this decrease in funding, and the addition of an unknown amount of one-time-only funds, the Mono County Senior Services budget already reflects this proposed change. 
C.Ormat/USGS Hydrologic Monitoring Funding
Departments: Community Development

Proposed Ormat and USGS contracts pertaining to funding ongoing hydrologic monitoring in the Long Valley Caldera.

Recommended Action: Approve County entry into proposed contracts and authorize Director of Community Development to execute said contracts on behalf of the County. Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: No fiscal impact. Ormat will fund all monitoring activities in the 2018 USGS Joint Funding Agreement.
D.Out-of-State Travel Authorization for NACo Legislative Conference
Departments: Board of Supervisors

Out of State travel request for Supervisor Corless and Supervisor Gardner to attend NACo conference in Washington D.C.

Recommended Action: Approve out of state travel for Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless (the county’s NACo representative) and Supervisor Gardner (alternate) to attend the NACo Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. March 2 - 8, 2018. 

Fiscal Impact: Up to $2600 per person for conference registration, hotel stay, air travel. 
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.Letter to BLM Re: Rifle / Pistol Range Hours
Departments: Clerk of the Board
10 Minutes

Letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a change in the hours of operation of the Bridgeport Gun Club public rifle / pistol shooting range during migratory periods (April 1 through May 31 and October 14 through December 20) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends only (current hours) to 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily (proposed hours).

Recommended Action: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign letter of support.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.Resolution Superseding and Replacing Resolution R15-81, Creating a Revolving Loan Fund for the Purchase of Deed-Restricted Housing, to Remove Subordination to the Town of Mammoth Lake's Revolving Loan Fund
Departments: CAO, Finance
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Leslie Chapman, Janet Dutcher) - Resolution R15-81 authorized the creation of Mono County's revolving loan fund (RLF) to facilitate the purchase of deed-restricted properties by Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH).  The original resolution restricted the timing of these loans to disburse only after the Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) RLF had been exhausted.  The proposed Resolution removes this restriction, allowing the disbursement of loans without regard to the funding status of the TOML's RLF.

Recommended Action: Adopt proposed Resolution R17-__, Superseding and replacing Resolution 15-81 to remove subordination to the Town of Mammoth Lakes Revolving Loan Fund.

Fiscal Impact: Removing this restriction will allow Mammoth Lakes Housing to exercise an option on December 7 to purchase a deed-restricted home valued at approximately $190,000.
C.Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program (HDAP)
Departments: Social Services
10 minutes (5 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion)

(Kathy Peterson; Francie Avitia) - The Housing and Disability Advocacy Program is a county administered program that assists disabled individuals (including those in families) who are experiencing homelessness to apply for disability benefit programs while also providing housing  assistance. Authorization is sought for the Department of Social Services to receive the California Department of Social Services HDAP grant in the amount of $75,000 for Fiscal Years 2017-20.

Recommended Action: Authorize the Department of Social Services to receive from the California Department of Social Services a Housing and Disability Advocacy Program grant in the amount of $75,000 for Fiscal Years 2017-20.  

Fiscal Impact: The grant will provide up to $75,000 for fiscal years 2017-20, and requires a 100% match which has been identified through Mental Health Service Act funds and county general funds allocated to Social Services. No new county general funds will be required. 
D.2018 HAVA Contract Agreement #17G26125
Departments: Elections
5 minutes

(Helen Nunn) - The U.S. Elections Administration Commission, through the State of California, is offering HAVA (Help America Vote Act) federal reimbursement funding for travel and training expenses and to improve the administration of elections.  This funding will cover costs for one Elections staff member to attend HAVA training in January, the purchase of elections supplies and equipment needed to maintain polling place compliance with accessibility requirements, and accessibility training and education of poll workers.

Recommended Action: Authorize Shannon Kendall, Mono County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters, to enter into a contract with the State of California for the program known as “HAVA Polling Place Accessibility Training Program”.

Fiscal Impact: Up to $10,000 in grant funded reimbursement.
E.Implementation of Building Homes and Jobs Act Fee (SB 2)
Departments: Clerk-Recorder
30 minutes (10 minute presentation, 20 minute discussion)

(Shannon Kendall, Clerk-Recorder; Jason Canger, Deputy County Counsel) - Beginning January 1, 2018, a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) must be paid at the time of recording of every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each single transaction per parcel of real property.  The total fee may not exceed two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

Recommended Action: None. Informational only.

Fiscal Impact: None. Any administrative costs associated with implementation of SB 2 will be deducted from fees collected and remitted to the state quarterly.
F.Solid Waste Task Force Recommendations for Future Regional Solid Waste Services and Member Appointment
Departments: Public Works - Solid Waste
15 minutes (5 minute presentation; 10 minute discussion)

(Justin Nalder) - Recommendations for future regional solid waste services as provided by the Solid Waste Task Force. Appointment of Sandra DiDomizio to the Public at Large seat of the Solid Waste Task Force.

Recommended Action: Receive recommendations and approve appointment of Sandra DiDomizio to fill the Public at Large seat on the Solid Waste Task Force for a two-year term commencing on September 28, 2017 and ending on September 19, 2019.

Fiscal Impact: None.
G.Temporary Road Closure of Upper Summers Meadow Road for Emergency Bridge Construction
Departments: Public Works - Roads
10 minutes (5 minute presentation; 5 minute discussion)

(Garrett Higerd) - Qualcon Contractors Inc. has provided a preliminary construction schedule for the bridge abutments for the Upper Summers Meadow Road bridge. The contractor intends to start construction on December 4, 2017 and continue until approximately mid-January. Unfortunately, the abutment excavations need to be wider and deeper than originally expected and there is not enough room to keep the road open during construction of the abutments without significant cost and further delays.  

Recommended Action: Consider and potentially adopt Resolution #R17-___ , A Resolution of the Mono County Board of Supervisors Authorizing the Temporary Closure of Upper Summers Meadow Road at Green Creek Road for Emergency Bridge Construction.

Fiscal Impact: 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.
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 - Existing Litigation

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9. Name of case: Michael Hallum v. County of Mono, et al. (CV170086).
C.Closed Session - Public Employment: Public Works Director
Departments: County Administrative Office

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT. Government Code section 54957. Title: Public Works Director.
D.Closed Session - Public Employment: Community Development Department Director
Departments: County Administrative Office

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT. Government Code section 54957. Title: Community Development Department Director.
E.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: 1.
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.Public Hearing - General Plan Amendment 17-03 / Cannabis Policies - 1:00 PM
Departments: Community Development
PUBLIC HEARING - 1:00 p.m. - 1 hour (20 minute presentation, 40 minute discussion)

(Wendy Sugimura, Michael Draper) - Public hearing regarding new General Plan policy language in the Land Use and Conservation/Open Space Elements related to the legalization of commercial cannabis activities.

Recommended Action: Conduct public hearing. Consider and potentially adopt Resolution 17-__, with any desired changes, approving General Plan Amendment (GPA) 17-03 adding provisions to the Land Use Element and Conservation/Open Space Element for commercial cannabis activities, find that the proposed amendment is consistent with the County General Plan and applicable area plans, and find that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Business & Professions Code §26055(h)). Provide any desired direction to staff.

Fiscal Impact: None.
B.Cannabis Regulatory Program - Next Steps
Departments: CAO
20 minutes

(Tony Dublino) - Discussion of the County's Cannabis Regulatory Program, including next steps and timing of implementation.

Recommended Action: Consider different options for implementation and provide direction to staff. 

Fiscal Impact: None.
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.