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- Due to technical issues, the Board approved discussing the Annual Solid Waste Workshop at the next board meeting on June 14.
- The Board approved a $7.9 million contract with Yarbs Grading and Paving, Inc. for the 2022 Countywide Pavement Rehabilitation and Overlay in Madera County. Jared Carter stated that the project will reduce costs since it will put roads in, “good shape.”
- Ginger Latimer urged the Board to be, “supportive,” of the Madera Theater Project, an initiative by the Madera County Arts Council and Madera Unified School District.
According to its website, The Madera Board of Supervisors is the legislative and executive governing body of the Madera County government. Each of the five supervisorial districts of the County elects one supervisor.
Within limits prescribed by State law, the Board enacts ordinances and rules, determines County policy, supervises the activities of County departments, adopts an annual budget, and fixes salaries.
The Board meets regularly on the first three Tuesdays of each month and occasionally on Mondays in the Board Chambers of the County Government Center in Madera. On Tuesday, May. 24, 2022, the meeting was at 9:00 am.
Madera County Board of Supervisors Members present:
- Brett Frazier (District #1)
- David Rogers (District #2)
- Robert Poythress (District #3)
- Letizia Gonzalez (District #4)
- Tom Wheeler (District #5)
- Jared Carter from the Department of Public Works
- Ginger Latimer
- Dan Metz from Trash Advisory Group
Ginger Latimer urges the Board to be “supportive” of the Madera Theater Project, an initiative by the Madera County Arts Council and Madera Unified School District.
The Board (5-0) unanimously approved items A to Z in the consent agenda.
A. 8242: Appointments to Madera County Behavioral Health Board:
1. The Board (5-0) appointed Sadek Alammari to fill the remaining term of Loni Williams, citing Alcohol and Drug/Substance Use Disorder (AOD/SUD) issues as a primary concern to represent District No. 1, ending March 1, 2023.
2. The Board (5-0) appointed Ginger Prentice to fill the remaining term of Nancy Lyday, citing Mental Health issues as a primary concern to represent District No. 5, ending July 1, 2023.
3. Consideration of approval to appoint Jennifer Mullikin to fill the vacancy of Sheila Shauback, citing AOD/SUD issues as a primary concern to represent District No. 5 for a three-year term ending June 1, 2025.
4. The Board (5-0) appointed Maria Simmons to fill the remaining term of Vera Coffeen, citing Mental Health issues as a primary concern to represent District No. 2, ending September 1, 2023.
5. The Board (5-0) appointed Nina J. Zarucchi-Mize to fill the remaining term of Rick Farinelli, citing Mental Health issues as a primary concern to represent District No. 1, ending March 1, 2023, and correcting action on June 8, 2021.
B. 8571: The Board (5-0) approved to submit of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Loan Program ongoing Annual MHSA Fund Release form to request the release of unencumbered funds from the California Housing Finance Agency (MHSA) account for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
C. 8570: The Board (5-0) entered into an agreement with North Central Fire Protection District for automatic and mutual aid.
D. 8559: The Board (5-0) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Superior Court of California and the Madera County Department of Probation for pretrial release program implementation for the Fiscal Years 2021-2024.
E. 8575: The Board (5-0) approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 21- 180 for $26,797.00 derived from the Covid Emergency Supplemental Funds-Fund Balance to Operations Transfer OutGeneral Fund for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
F. 8576: The Board (5-0) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Madera County Department of Public Health and Social Services Department for the Home Visiting Program (HVP) for eligible California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) families for Fiscal Years 2022-2024.
G. 8579: The Board (5-0) entered into an Agreement with Orchid Interpreting, Inc., not to exceed $50,000.00 per year for interpreting and translation services for Fiscal Years 2022-2024.
H. 8568:The Board (5-0) adopted a Resolution accepting offers of dedication of easements and authorizing the Chief of Development Services to sign and record the Acceptance of Dedication.
I. 8529: The Board (5-0) entered into an Amendment to MCC No. 11390-19 with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to modify the terms of data security provisions and certain online components previously provided.
The Board discussed the following:
7.a. 8577: Countywide Pavement Rehabilitation and Overlay in Madera County.
1. The Board (5-0) entered into an Agreement with Yarbs Grading and Paving, Inc. for $7,982,525.82 for the 2022 Countywide Pavement Rehabilitation and Overlay in Madera County.
2. The Board (5-0) authorized the Road Commissioner or his designee to issue the Notice to Proceed.
3. The Board (5-0) authorized the AuditorController to issue payments of contingencies up to 10 percent of the contract award amount per established County Policy.
4. The Board (5-0) authorized the Road Commissioner or his designee to issue and approve Contract Change Orders under Public Contract Code not to exceed authorized contingencies.
Supervisor Poythress urged Jared Carter from the Public Works Department to work with the Public information to provide maps for the public.
Jared Carter states that the Countywide Pavement Rehabilitation and Overlay in Madera County will reduce costs since it will put roads in “good shape.”
The Board held public hearings on the following:
6.a. 8607: Annual Solid Waste Workshop.
1. Discussion and consideration to adopt a Resolution approving increases to solid waste collection rates by the County’s franchisees and CPI increases to tipping fees for disposal at the Fairmead landfill and North Fork transfer station.
2. Annual Solid Waste Program update presentation, discussion, and direction.
Due to technical issues, the Board (5-0) approved tackling the 6.a in the next board meeting.
During the closed session, the board discussed the following items:
2.a. 8602: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54957.6
Conference With Labor Negotiators
Agency designated representatives: Joel Bugay, Deputy County Administrative Officer-Finance Michele May, Interim Human Resources Director; and Susan Carter, Human Resources Manager. Employee Organization: ALL UNITS
2.b. 8610: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) Conference With Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
Name of Case: County of Madera v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., San Bernardino Superior Court, Case No. CGC-20-587618, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4435.
The meeting lasted until noon. The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:00 am.
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