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									                                      SUMMARY MINUTES
                                    BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
                               707 NEVADA STREET, SUSANVILLE
                                       JANUARY 19, 2010

9:07 A.M. CALL TO ORDER

PRESENT: Supervisors Lloyd Keefer, Bob Pyle, and Jim Chapman; County Counsel Craig
Settlemire, County Administrative Officer (CAO) John Ketelsen and Deputy Clerk of the Board
Susan Osgood. Public Defender David Marcus is present 9:08 a.m. – 9:23 a.m. Supervisor Dahle
arrives at 9:18 a.m. Closed session ends at 9:31 a.m.

ABSENT FOR DAY: Supervisor Jack Hanson.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION: Employee performance evaluation: Public Defender
David Marcus.

9:31 A.M. OPENING CEREMONIES: Following the flag salute, the invocation is offered by
Chairman Pyle.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION: 1) Conference with Legal
Counsel: Significant exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code
Section 54956.9 – No reportable action taken.
2) Employee performance evaluation: Public Defender David Marcus – By a vote of 4 to 0, the
Board gave Public Defender David Marcus an evaluation of “Excellent”.

AGENDA APPROVAL, ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS:
Supervisor Chapman requests the meeting be adjourned in memory of Charlie Brown (Northern
Rural Training and Employment Consortium Executive Director) and N. C. “Beng” Bengston (former
City Councilman). Supervisor Keefer requests the meeting also be adjourned in memory of Jack
Burke (former CDF Chief).
ACTION: Approve agenda with noted changes.
MOVED BY: Dahle                           SECONDED BY: Keefer          UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle        ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                  ABSENTEES: Hanson

PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

UNAGENDIZED BOARD REPORTS:
Supervisor Keefer: 1) Distributes a revised copy of letter to the Forest Service on the Travel
Management Plan (Agenda Item J2); states the one included in the agenda packet was a draft.
Reports he has been lobbied heavily to look at coordinating agency status; received a disk from
Recreation Outdoors Coalition (ROC) on that status; asks County Counsel to look into what legal
standing counties would have if they invoke the coordinating agency status; asks if they would have
a “hammer” or some position at the table. Notes that many documents, such as National Environ-
mental Protection Act (NEPA) and Land Management Act, contain wording that requires the Forest
Service coordinate with local government. Feels this should be discussed further. County Counsel
Settlemire: States he can look at it. 2) Attended the Air Board meeting but will let the Chairman do
that report.
Supervisor Dahle: 1) Reports on Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) meeting; states a lot
of other counties are having similar issues with the Travel Management Plan. As reported by
Modoc District Ranger Laurence Crabtree last week, Modoc came out with a good plan for the
people. 2) Actions taken at RCRC: passed open primary for elections and another action
regarding no property taxes on seismic retrofits on homes. Will check with Tom Esgate (Lassen
County Fire Safe Council) regarding Lassen County’s Wildfire Strategy Report; a copy of that
should be sent to RCRC. 3) Ana Matosantos from the State Department of Finance spoke on the
budget; notes there is a lot of staff turnover and new people. He feels Lassen County will have a
cash flow problem if a budget is not approved; that needs to be monitored. 4) Attended meeting in
Big Valley January 18 with Deputy Public Works Director for Facilities Peter Heimbigner; discussed
parks project; hopes to bring something to the Board soon.
Supervisor Chapman: 1) Received notification of appointments to the Northeast California
Resource Advisory Council; they advise the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management
on public land issues. Supervisor Chapman was named to fill an unexpired 3 year term and looks
forward to being part of that. 2) Reports that Violet Stout showed him a document from 1996 that
she will probably bring to the Board regarding martial law. It is regarding federal lands and defines
the ability for local jurisdiction to have a seat at the table and be a part of the process. States it
might relate to some of the issues Supervisor Keefer mentioned; feels the federal/local relationship
used to be a partnership but that does not seem to be the way it is now. Thinks ROC is frustrated
by that. 3) Attended Veterans Hall Memorial Task Force meeting January 13; Public Works will
bring some actions to the Board to ratify. 4) Notes that Best of Broadway will be coming in March.
Designates the following from his discretionary funds: $500 to Best of Broadway to support them
using the Veterans Memorial Building. 5) Notes there was a Sacramento Bee article regarding the
Governor’s January budget report that there would be a 4% surcharge regarding insurance but it is
not a tax. It could raise about $200 million but result in increases to premiums. CAO Ketelsen:
States there were several bills of this type last year and the Governor is announcing he will be
supporting them this year. Further discussion is held.
Supervisor Dahle, continued: 5) RCRC did support Assemblyman Dan Logue’s AB 118 to support
a suspension of AB 32 (global warming).
Supervisor Pyle: 1) The Air Board is looking at doing paperwork and re-permitting the old Sierra
Pacific generator mill to bring in chips and generate power. Notes there are new players and new
money; there could be a public hearing next month. Discussion is held on re-opening the mill and
whether that will be allowed by the State. 2) Susan River Fire Department held their annual dinner
meeting at the Johnstonville Fire Hall; well attended. 3) He and his wife attended a chowder cook
off in Westwood; states it was very good with about 200 attendees; the weather also turned out
well.

RECOGNITION COMMITTEE PRESENTATION
Sheriff Warren: Requests the presentations to his employees be postponed to the February
Recognition Committee presentations on February 16, 2010.

CONSENT CALENDAR
Supervisor Chapman requests Item G1 Minutes be removed for separate consideration.
ACTION: Take the noted action on the following Consent Calendar items:
MOVED BY: Keefer                          SECONDED BY: Dahle          UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle        ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                  ABSENTEES: Hanson

AUDITOR & TREASURER DEPARTMENTS ITEM - REPORT
ACTION: Receive and file Treasurer's Fund Balance Report and Auditor's verification for the month
of December, 2009.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ITEM - PROCLAMATION
ACTION: Adopt Proclamation honoring Susanville Fire Department Chief Stu Ratner on his
retirement.

PROBATION DEPARTMENT ITEM - JUVENILE HALL - TRAINING
ACTION: Approve travel authorization for Steve Nicola to attend the mandatory Standards &
Training for Corrections (STC) Juvenile Corrections Core, February 22, 2010 through March 19,
2010. The total estimated cost of training is approximately $2,644.

TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR ITEM - REPORT
ACTION: Receive and file Treasurer's Investment Report for December, 2009.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE ITEMS
ACTION: Receive and file the following correspondence:
a. Lassen Transit Service Agency meeting agenda for January 11, 2010.
b. Lassen County Transportation Commission meeting agenda for January 11, 2010.
c. Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) of Lassen County meeting agenda for January
11, 2010.
d. Lassen County Mental Health Advisory Board meeting agenda for January 11, 2010.
e. Lassen County Air Pollution Control District Governing Board meeting agenda for January 12,
2010.

COUNTY CLERK - MINUTES
Supervisor Chapman: Requests corrections be made to the minutes of January 12, 2010 regarding
the wording on the election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
ACTION: Approve minutes of January 12, 2010 with minor changes.
MOVED BY: Keefer                            SECONDED BY: Dahle       UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle          ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                    ABSENTEES: Hanson

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - PERSONNEL DIVISION
Personnel Director Nicole Berry: Confirms the date of January 21, 2010 for scheduled interviews
for Director of Child Support Services, in Board Chambers beginning at 1:30 p.m.

AUDITOR DEPARTMENT - AGREEMENT
Auditor Karen Fouch and Lassen County Superior Court Administrative Officer Rosemari Reed:
Present information on the request to terminate the agreement with GC Services (a private
collections agency) for the collection of court-ordered fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties and
assessments in favor of a contract with Shasta County Superior Court. Legislative changes
prompted Lassen Superior Court staff to research options for collecting fines, etc. It is projected
that the County could increase revenue from court collections by as much as $290,000 annually.
ACTION: Approve agreement with Shasta County Superior Court and Lassen County Superior
Court for the purpose of court collection services and authorize the CAO to sign.
MOVED BY: Dahle                                SECONDED BY: Keefer             UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle             ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                       ABSENTEES: Hanson

TITLE III FUNDING REQUEST - LASSEN COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL, INC.
Assistant to the CAO Julie Morgan: Presents information on the Title III request for funding from
the Lassen County Fire Safe Council, Inc. in the amount of $227,094 for fiscal year March 1, 2010
to February 28, 2011, for 1) carrying out the Firewise Communities program; 2) development of
community wildfire protection plans; and 3) reimbursement for emergency services paid for by
counties and performed on Federal land.
ACTION: Approve the request and authorize public posting.
MOVED BY: Dahle                              SECONDED BY: Keefer           UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle           ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                     ABSENTEES: Hanson

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
ROAD DIVISION
Public Works Director Larry Millar: Presents information on the request to transfer the Financial
Assurance for the Ray Herrington Pit.
ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 10-002 transferring the Financial Assurance for the Ray Herrington
Pit to Raymond and Verna Herrington.
MOVED BY: Dahle                             SECONDED BY: Keefer           UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle          ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                    ABSENTEES: Hanson

ROAD DIVISION
Public Works Director Larry Millar: Notes largest change to Q & D Construction, Inc. contract was
Caltran’s requirements for work within their right-of-way of approximately $122,000 or about 90% of
the total amount of changes.
SUBJECT: Contract Change Orders with Q & D Construction, Inc. for the Leavitt Lane Bridge 7C-
61 construction project.
ACTION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Contract Change Orders with Q&D
Construction, Inc. for the Leavitt Lane Bridge 7C-61 construction project, in an additional amount of
not-to-exceed $15,000 which will increase the total not-to-exceed contract amount to $1,314,120.
MOVED BY: Keefer                              SECONDED BY: Chapman UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle            ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                      ABSENTEES: Hanson

ROAD DIVISION
SUBJECT: Diesel Particulate Filter installation on Road Department Trucks.
ACTION: Authorize the Public Works Department to proceed with the installation of Active Diesel
Particulate Filters (Cleaire Horizon) on two Road Department trucks (X-2 and X-7) from Cummins
West, Inc., Arcata, CA in the total amount of $31,528.28.
MOVED BY: Keefer                              SECONDED BY: Dahle          UNANIMOUS: No
AYES: Pyle, Chapman, Keefer, Dahle            ABSTENTIONS: No
NOES: No                                      ABSENTEES: Hanson

BOARD MEMBERS ACTION ITEMS
SUPERVISOR KEEFER
SUBJECT: Board of Supervisors comment letter on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for
the Lassen National Forest Motorized Travel Management Plan.

Supervisor Chapman: Requests a portion of the letter be put in bold type so as to attract attention.
ACTION: Review comments and authorize Chairman to sign letter.

ADJOURNMENT IN MEMORY
There being no further business, the meeting is adjourned at 10:31 a.m. in memory of Charlie
Brown, N. C. “Beng” Bengston and Jack Burke.

ADJOURN: TO CONTINUED MEETING ON JANUARY 21, 2010
ACTION: Adjourn session to continued meeting on January 21, 2010 at 1:30 p.m., at the Board
Chambers, 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, California, to consider the following item:
CLOSED SESSION: Public Employee Employment, pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government
Code Section 54954.5: Child Support Services (CSS) Director.
THE BOARD RECONVENES JANUARY 21, 2010, 1:04 P.M.

PRESENT: Supervisors Chapman (Vice-Chairman), Keefer and Dahle, CAO John Ketelsen,
Personnel Director Nicole Berry and retired Child Support Services Director Beth Hyde. Deputy
Clerk of the Board Osgood enters at 1:15 p.m. Supervisors Pyle (Chairman) and Hanson enter at
1:25 p.m.

Mrs. Hyde: Presents information to the Board on the state of the Child Support Services
Department, its organization, the demands upon its director, highlights case management. Notes it
is a small department (12.5 Full Time Equivalent [FTE] positions) with two management positions,
the Director and the Office Manager. The Office Manager and Attorney answer to the Director. The
State provides performance measures and gives the budget; the department operates within the
budget provided.
Vice-Chairman Chapman: States he prefers to preserve Lassen County’s independent status as
opposed to merging with Plumas County as discussed previously. Presented history regarding the
State’s earlier plans to combine Lassen County and others with Nevada County.
Mrs. Hyde: Notes there is still a push at the State level to regionalize the program; indicates the
State’s desire to move CSS to the Employment Development Department (EDD) model within three
years. (Chairman Pyle and Supervisor Hanson enter at 1:25 p.m.) States she was approached by
Plumas County but had the situation been the reverse she would have done the same thing;
explained that if it were done correctly there would be cost savings.

Personnel Director Nicole Berry: Distributes information to the Board regarding possible questions
to ask the candidates.

1:40 p.m. – 2:14 p.m.: Maria Carlomagno-Brice, Napa County: Presents information on her
qualifications and work history and answers questions from the Board.

Recess 2:14 p.m. – 2:18 p.m.

2:18 p.m. – 2:38 p.m.: Robin Jones-Dowdy, current Lassen County Child Support Services Office
Manager: Presents information on her qualifications and work history and answers questions from
the Board.

CLOSED SESSION 2:39 p.m. – 3:18 p.m.: The Board meets in closed session for discussion of
the Child Support Services Director applicant interviews. (Supervisor Hanson is absent briefly at
3:04 p.m. and 3:16 p.m.)

ACTION: CAO Ketelsen: On a vote of 4 to 1 vote, the Board determined to make an offer for the
position of Child Support Services Director to Maria Carlomagno-Brice.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting is adjourned at 3:18 p.m.


                                                   ______________________________
                                                   Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

_________________________________
Susan Osgood, Deputy Clerk of the Board

								
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