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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/26/2014 12:23 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/26/2014 12:28 PM
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back in Action on Tuesday

San Andreas, CA...The Agenda for the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, January 28th Meeting is enclosed. Proclamations for Kindness Week & Honoring Doris Barger will get the public portion of the meeting rolling. CDBG Block Grants, $579,040 in Guardrail Improvements for Murphys Grade Road, Copperopolis Library Lease Extensions, $90,000 in County Postage, Board Rules & Procedures Priorities, Committee Assignments, FEMA Flood Mapping and a 2pm Joint Meeting with Planning Commission on the now 8 years and counting General Plan Update Process. The agenda is enclosed....



CALAVERAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLIFF EDSON – VICE CHAIR
DISTRICT 1
CHRIS WRIGHT
DISTRICT 2
MERITA CALLAWAY
DISTRICT 3
DEBBIE PONTE - CHAIR
DISTRICT 4
DARREN SPELLMAN
DISTRICT 5

LORI NORTON COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
JANIS ELLIOTT COUNTY COUNSEL
DIANE SEVERUD CLERK OF THE BOARD

891 MOUNTAIN RANCH RD SAN ANDREAS, CA 95249
TEL: (209) 754-6370
January 28, 2014

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
On the website, items with supporting documentation may be linked for viewing.
CALAVERAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY CALAVERAS COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
AND THE
CALAVERAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS 891 Mountain Ranch Rd, San Andreas, California
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 209/754-6370 at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Notification in advance will allow reasonable arrangements to be made to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Government Code §54954.2(a).
The agenda packet and supporting documentation are available for public review in the Administrative Office, during regular business hours.

8:00 AM: Call to Order
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
1. CLOSED SESSION: Public Employee Appointment pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (b)(1): Title: Public Works Director; Board action:
2. CLOSED SESSION: Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957; Board action:
3. CLOSED SESSION: conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation – significant exposure to litigation, (one case) pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9 (d)(2); County Counsel - Board action:

9:00 AM: Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements
RECOGNITION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
4. Adopt a RESOLUTION recognizing February 9 through 15, 2014 as Kindness Week and the County as a Random Acts of Kindness Zone; Administration – Board action:
5. Adopt a RESOLUTION honoring Doris Barger for her leadership and inspiration in support of health care programs and services in Calaveras County; Administration – Board action:
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9:00 AM to 9:30 AM: PUBLIC COMMENT
Any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board and is not posted on the Consent or Regular agendas may be addressed during the Public Comment period. California law prohibits the Board from taking action on any matter which is not posted on the agenda unless it is determined to be an emergency by the Board of Supervisors. If Public Comment is completed before the 30 minute allotted time period, the Board may immediately move to the Consent Agenda. If Public Comment is not completed during the allotted time period, it will be continued at the conclusion of the Regular Agenda in order to provide an opportunity for the remainder of comments to be heard.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent agenda items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. They will be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. Any board member, staff member or interested party may request removal of an item from the consent agenda for later discussion.
6. MINUTES of meetings held on January 7 and 14, 2014 – Board action:
7. Adopt a RESOLUTION authorizing submittal of Local Enforcement Agency Grant Applications to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery; Environmental Management – Board action:
8. Ratify the Agreement between the County and Day Wireless for the Installation of Radio Equipment in the amount not to exceed $35,428 for the New Sheriff’s Administration Building Communications Center; Sheriff – Board action:
9. MINUTE ORDER approving subrecipient agreements for: (1) The Resource Connection for Food Bank Public Service in the amount of $279,070 and; (2) Mother Lode Job Training for Job Training in the amount of $186,047 and; (3) Amendment of Agreement between County of Calaveras and Cox Consulting Grant Administration for the administration of the subrecipient agreements in the amount of $41,860 to implement the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) # 13-CDBG-8947 and (4) Authorizing the Director of Calaveras Health & Human Services to sign such agreements; Health & Human Services – Board action:
10. Adopt a RESOLUTION to approve the plans and specifications, accept bid, and authorize awarding a Construction Services Agreement between Calaveras County and Midstate Barrier, Inc. for the Murphys Grade Road Guardrail Improvements Project for an amount not to exceed $579,040 and a term to expire after 30 working days from the date of the Notice to Proceed; Public Works – Board action:
11. Approve the execution of a one (1) year lease, with two one year extensions, between the County of Calaveras and Ed and Dorene M Cardoza doing business as Cardoza Enterprises for library space for the Copperopolis Branch Library, located at Suite 106 in the Lake Tulloch Plaza, 3505 Spangler Lane, Copperopolis at $1,359/month, Including $0.75 base rent and $0.1938 common area maintenance for and approve with a four fifths vote a budget adjustment of $5,200 from contingencies to fund the increased cost of rent for the FY 2013/14; Administration – Board action:
12. Approve Change Order No. 2 to the Agreement with 4-Leaf, Inc. for Inspection Services in the amount of $70,000.00; Administration – Board action:
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13. Approve Change Order No. 3 to the Agreement with Construction Testing Services for Materials Testing an Inspection Services in the amount of $3,270.20; Administration – Board action:
14. Authorize a Blanket Purchase Order to Pitney Bowes for Countywide Postage in the amount of $90,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2013-14; Technology Services – Board action:
REGULAR AGENDA
If you wish to address the Board on an agenda item, please come to the rostrum and give your name and comments. Time limits and order of items shall be at the discretion of the Chair, including a break for lunch which generally will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 or 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted under Announcements.
15. Board Rules of Procedures; Administration – Board action:
16. Affirm Board Priorities; Administration – Board action:
17. Appointment of applicants to serve on various Committees, Commissions, Advisory Boards and County Service Areas; Administration – Board action:
18. Report of meetings attended and other matters of Supervisors and Department Heads.
19. 1:00 PM - Status Report on the County’s involvement in the FEMA Flood Mapping Program; Planning.
2:00 PM – Joint Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission
20. Status Report on the County’s General Plan Revision Program; Planning.
21. CLOSED SESSION: pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1): conference with legal counsel re: existing litigation – County of Calaveras, et al. v. Calaveras County Superior Court, et al., Calaveras County Superior Court, Case No. 13CV39804 - County Counsel - Board Action.


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Posted on: 2014-01-26 12:30:08   By: Anonymous
 
HIT THE ROAD MERITTA!


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    Posted on: 2014-01-26 12:32:52   By: Anonymous
     
    What is the latest on the proposed storage facility by Geezer Ghettos (Forest Meadows)?

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      Posted on: 2014-01-26 22:51:04   By: Anonymous
       
      FYI the developers of the storage facility withdrew their application after the Planning Commission voted denial. The developers could have appealed to the BOS but chose not to. And, contrary to some rumors, Merita did NOT endorse the project.

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    Posted on: 2014-01-26 14:05:02   By: Anonymous
     
    She (Callaway) is SO OVERDUE for leaving... Hit the road is right!!!

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      Posted on: 2014-01-26 14:23:26   By: Anonymous
       
      The only way that she will be knocked out of office is for people to finally vote for the best candidate which will not be her. Hopefully most of her long time voters will not be able to keep her in office anymore.

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        Posted on: 2014-01-26 16:40:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Finally we have someone we can put our hope into...Mike Oliveira. Let's breathe some new life into this position!

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        Posted on: 2014-01-26 16:40:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Finally we have someone we can put our hope into...Mike Oliveira. Let's breathe some new life into this position!

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      Posted on: 2014-01-27 18:50:05   By: Anonymous
       
      What amazes me is that the "proponents" of Mike O. are jumping on a bandwagon of someone that has lived here how long?
      I think Merita is past her prime, but what has this newcomer offered? Does he really know his constituents? There is another Mike in the race that hasn't made much noise yet. He has lived up here for most of his life, and has an understanding what our schools are facing(all of his kids went to local public schools), understands political structure(Fire Chief and builder), and is involved with his community.
      That guy's name is Mike Borean. I'd love to have him try and make a change in our county. I've known him for 25 years, and I think he cares about the community he lives in. Merits cares, but she is no longer affective.
      We need some fresh blood, but not someone that doesn't understand the dynamics of this diverse county. Old-timers, newcomers, transients, commuters, white collar workers, blue collar workers, farmers, loggers, wine snobs, beer drinkers, teetotalers, welfare bums, second home rich weekenders, and just about everybody in between is who our supervisors need to represent. I think Mike Borean is up for the challenge.

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    Posted on: 2014-01-26 16:19:01   By: Anonymous
     
    The storage facility proposal was withdrawn several days ago. As for Merita: when will you posters understand that the majority of voters in her district believe she is honest, works hard, and has the public interest at heart. Give it a break fellows, or come up with a candidate that is actually literate. Majority still rules.

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      Posted on: 2014-01-26 16:57:37   By: Anonymous
       
      You are wrong and you are one of the reasons that we have a lame duck such as Merita Callaway in District 3 continuing to do nothing but gives hope to her followers like you. When are you going to realize that nothing will change as long as she is in office? We need fresh new ideas and someone such as Michael who will make a change for our District 3.

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        Posted on: 2014-01-26 19:02:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Agreed. The only people who really support Calloway are people who don't really know what she is doing, or should I say NOT doing.

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          Posted on: 2014-01-27 06:21:45   By: Anonymous
           
          Exactly! Once anyone pays attention to her inaction, Self-serving CORRUPTION, and lies while she smiles for ANY photo-op, the phony veil is lifted and she will loose any support! PLEASE get her out of office and give this district and County a chance to one again prosper. Corrupt Callaway MUST go!

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            Posted on: 2014-01-27 06:23:28   By: Anonymous
             
            She just collects her cushy pay-check off the backs of this county's citizens and laughs all the way to the bank...get Meritta OUT of here!!


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              Posted on: 2014-01-27 07:07:32   By: Anonymous
               
              Like the lyrics in the song," Smiling Faces", beware of Merita's smiles and pats on the back are they are deceiving. She comforts you and makes you think that she will take care of your concerns but in the long run she does nothing to take care of the problems.

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                Posted on: 2014-01-27 08:36:32   By: Anonymous
                 
                Why do I get the feeling that almost all of the above entries were posted by the same person who appears to be involved in an strawman argument with either himself/herself?

                Please, take your meds, you're appearing a bit delusional.

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                  Posted on: 2014-01-27 08:57:39   By: Anonymous
                   
                  That's funny and exactly what I was thinking.

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                  Posted on: 2014-01-27 10:13:40   By: Anonymous
                   
                  This comment sounds like it is from Merita. If anyone needs to take meds it is you.

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                  Posted on: 2014-01-27 10:22:37   By: Anonymous
                   
                  I wanted to chime in as I have had personal contact with Supervisor Callaway on a few issues. I will always give someone a chance to respond and all I received was a "pass the buck" mentality and no problem solving capabilities. After her initial response to my concerns, I challenged her reply and never heard back from her and I find that disrespectful. Just because I didn't get the answer I wanted isn't why I won't vote for her. It's the fact that when I pressed her to really answer the questions, she ignored me. I want someone who is willing to stand-up and represent their community. I respect her time and past dedication to the community, but it appears her time is up. Sometimes we need to be willing to move forward with new energy and vitality and I am willing to give Mike Oliveira a chance. I have gotten to know Mike over the past few years and he is a bright, caring individual who has been willing to serve his community as a reserve deputy and is a great listener. Time for a change!

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                    Posted on: 2014-01-27 12:02:06   By: Anonymous
                     
                    If you are one of Merita's friends or a business owner in the community you might get results but if you are not one of them then she doesn't have time for you.

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                    Posted on: 2014-01-27 14:22:34   By: Anonymous
                     
                    I had a similar experience with Callaway, she accepted an invitation to speak to a group and was so late, she nearly missed the entire meeting, then NO apology, just an arrogant smile and IGNORED any substantive discussions. She's just not capable of serving the community. Past-due time for her to go.

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                      Posted on: 2014-01-27 15:05:42   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Just like the song, "Smiling Faces".

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                      Posted on: 2014-01-27 15:13:28   By: Anonymous
                       
                      The first opportunity I had to see her in action was at the Arnold Town Hall meeting sponsored by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department back in October of 2012. Her obvious disdain and dislike for the Sheriff's personnel was evident and appalling to those of us in attendance. I know that relationships can be difficult when you are asking for services and are denied and no one likes to be the "bad guy". But clearly the best interest of the safety of Arnold residents wasn't her priority and it felt as though she was taking punitive action towards the Sheriff's office just to get back at them instead of caring about the safety of the community she is paid to represent. I was so disappointed and saddened to see the lack of respect displayed. It's time to move on Merita.

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                        Posted on: 2014-01-27 15:21:52   By: Anonymous
                         
                        I had some issues that I wanted to discuss with Merita so I emailed her with no response. Since that did not work, I decided to leave a message on her voice mail and again no response. Maybe if I was an elected official she would have responded to my concerns instead of ignoring me. The month of June cannot come soon enough for me so I can cast my vote for someone who cares about the citizens in District 3. It is obvious that she does not give a damn.

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            Posted on: 2014-01-27 07:54:37   By: Anonymous
             
            how does one "loose" support?????

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              Posted on: 2014-01-28 07:33:49   By: Anonymous
               
              Simply put, she was PG&E trained and failed . One thing she did remember though is the training in how to avoid issues. "I'll get back to you" is the first term taught to prospective management. Second thing taught is have no intention of getting "back to anyone", unless it fits your insane agenda.

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