Here’s what you need to know
- During the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on September 20, 2022, Library Director Krista Riggs announced that the county would receive a $4.6 million Building Forward Infrastructure Grant from the California State Library for the North Fork Library. The grant will cover building improvements and maintenance related to life safety and other critical needs.
- Agricultural Commissioner Rusty Lantsberger said that the county’s gross production value in 2021 was $2.04 billion, a 4.9 percent increase from 2020. The top leading crops remain almonds, milk, mandarins, and tangerines. Labor and farm services take a large share of the costs.
- The supervisors approved the purchase of Tesoro Viejo Town Center Fire Station and Sheriff’s Substation for $2.8 million from Tesoro Viejo, LLC. The agreement also covers all costs incurred to enlarge the current station to accommodate additional full-time fire personnel and a third engine bay no later than the occupancy of the 2,600 residential units within the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan.
- Will the penalties affect the gross agricultural production value in 2022?
- Was the Tesoro Viejo Town Center Fire Station and Sheriff’s Substation planned incorrectly if it already needs to be expanded?
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, Sept. 20, 2022, the meeting was at 9 a.m.
Madera County Board of Supervisors Members present:
- Brett Frazier (District #1)
- David Rogers (District #2)
- Leticia Gonzalez (District #4)
- Tom Wheeler (District #5)
Madera County Board of Supervisors Members not present:
- Robert Poythress (District #3)
- Chief Clerk Karen Scrivner
- Library Director Krista Riggs
- Agricultural Commissioner Rusty Lantsberger
- Chief Of Development Services Matthew Treber
- County Health Officer Simon Paul
Library Director Krista Riggs announced that the county would receive a $4.6 million Building Forward Infrastructure Grant from the California State Library for the North Fork Library.
The grant will cover building improvements and maintenance related to life safety and other critical needs.
The board (4-0) unanimously approved items A to N in the consent agenda:
A. 8917: The board agreed with Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. to provide a Narcotic Treatment Program to Madera County residents for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
B. 8926: The board agreed with Heritage Oaks Hospital in amounts outlined in Exhibit A for psychiatric inpatient care for Madera County Behavioral Health Services clients for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
C. 8927: The board agreed with Sierra Vista Hospital for psychiatric inpatient care for Madera County residents, including Medi-Cal beneficiaries and disadvantaged residents who other third-party payers do not cover for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
D. 8951: Final Map for Tract No. 291, Parksdale.
1. The board entered into an improvement agreement with Self-Help Enterprise to defer improvements.
3. The board approved the Final Subdivision Map for Self-Help Enterprises, Tract No. 291, Parksdale, Phase 5.
4. The board authorized the Chief Clerk of the Board to sign and record Final Subdivision Map Tract No. 291, Parksdale.
5. The board allowed the recording of the Right to Farm Notice for Final Subdivision Map Tract No. 291, Parksdale.
E. 8953: The board entered into an agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc. for $801,067.84 for consultant services for the Madera County 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, Environmental Justice, Safety Element, and Environmental Impact Report for Fiscal Years 2022-2024
F. 8950: The board approved the Transfer of Appropriations No. 22-013 for a $24,988.00 transfer from Grounds Maintenance – MTCEEQUIPMENT to EQPT/FURNITURE>$5000 for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
G. 8952: The board entered into an agreement with Madera Sunrise Rotary for $1.00 for the use of the Old ASD building (Adult Services Division of Probation) to operate a haunted house from September 6, 2022, through November 7, 2022
H. 8955: The board adopted a schedule of Position Allocations for County Departments.
I. 8632: The board agreed with The Regents of the University of California, Merced, to provide internship opportunities for learning and professional work experiences to UC Merced students for a five-year term ending September 30, 2027.
J. 8843: The board entered into an amendment to MCC No. 12060-21 with Madera Unified School District updating the budget and extending the term for one year for COVID-19 support services through August 24, 2023.
L. 8909: The board agreed with Madera Unified School District for $128,260.20 for inmate education classes to prepare enrolled students for the High School Equivalency Test for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
M. 8944: The board adopted a resolution authorizing applying the Charge Up! Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
N. 8889: Investment Advisor for Treasury.
1. The board entering into an agreement with FHN Financial Main Street Advisors, LLC in the amount not to exceed $60,000.00 for investment advisory services for the remainder of the Fiscal Year 2022- 2023
2. The board approved the Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22- 050 for a $60,000.00 transfer from Treasurer – Services to Other Agencies to Professional Services for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
The Board discussed the following:
6.a. 8839: Presentation of the 2021 Madera County Crop and Livestock Report by the Agricultural Commissioner.
Agricultural Commissioner Rusty Lantsberger said that the county’s gross production value in 2021 was $2.04 billion, a 4.9 percent increase from 2020.
The top leading crops remain almonds, milk, mandarins, and tangerines. Forest and nursery products have decreased. Labor and farm services take a large share of the costs.
In 2021, the Department of Weights and Measures inspected more than 1,900 commercial devices, including 250 computing scales, 25 livestock and animal scales, 1,215 retail motor fuel meters (gas pumps), and 75 vehicle sales.
6.b. 8954: The board (4-0) agreed with Town Center Rm, LLC for purchase and sale and joint escrow instructions for the Tesoro Viejo Town Center Fire Station and Sheriff’s Substation in the amount of $2.8 million and all costs incurred for the design, permitting and construction of the expansion work to enlarge the current station as the permanent Tesoro Viejo Town Center Fire Station and Sheriff’s Substation.
Madera County and Tesoro Viejo, Inc entered into a Development Agreement (Contract No. 9736-C-2012), dated November 5, 2012, under which Tesoro Viejo, Inc. agreed to install fire protection facilities and equipment to serve the Rio Mesa Area Plan (“RMAP”) area.
The agreement also allowed for reimbursement to Tesoro Viejo, Inc. from Fire Capital Facility Impacts Fees collected from within the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan boundaries and all adjacent properties paying impact fees that this Fire Station serves as the primary response station.
This purchase agreement allows for an initial payment to the developer of the funds available within the Tesoro Viejo Fire Capital Impact Fees of approximately $500,000.
Subsequent payments will occur every quarter from those Fire Impact fees collected within the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan boundaries and other properties that this Fire Station serves as the primary response facility.
In no instance shall the developer be reimbursed greater than $2,866,299.51 for the current facility.
This agreement mandates the expansion of this facility to accommodate additional full-time fire personnel and a third engine bay no later than the occupancy of the 2,600 residential units within the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan.
That future expansion will be designed in coordination with the County of Madera and ultimately approved by the County of Madera.
Tesoro Viejo will be responsible for fully funding all costs associated with the future expansion. The developer shall not be entitled to any reimbursement above the true and correct cost of the future expanded facility.
The reimbursement will be anticipated over many years as the full buildout of the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan occurs.
6.c. 8986: The board (4-0) ratified the Declaration of a Local Health Emergency (Fork Fire) by County Health Officer Simon Paul
The Fork Fire started on or about Wednesday, September 7, 2022, in Madera County.
The Fork Fire has burned approximately 819 acres; 43 homes, commercial buildings, and other structures have been destroyed, accounting for hundreds of dollars in damage to public and private infrastructure.
On September 12, 2022, the Director of Emergency Service/Sheriff declared a local emergency as authorized by Section 8630 of the Government Code and Chapter 2.78 of Madera County Code when the County of Madera is affected or likely to be affected by the actual or threatened existence of conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons within the County.
On September 13, 2022, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Madera ratified the Emergency Proclamation by the Emergency Services Director and adopted a resolution proclaiming the local emergency status.
2.a. 8968: 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
Unrepresented Employees: All Classifications (Excluding Elected Officials)
2.c. 8945: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1)
Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
Name of Case: Keith Trout, as the proposed guardian ad litem of minor; et al. v. County of Madera et al. (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 3:21-cv-06061-TSH)
2.e. 8970: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1)
Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
Name of Case: Sandra Smith v. County of Madera (Madera County Superior Court, Case No. MCV082579)
2.f. 8984: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54957
Public Employee Performance Evaluation
Title of Position: Water & Natural Resources Director
2.g. 8985: Request for Closed Session: Government Code Section 54956.9
Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
Significant Threat of Exposure to Litigation Under Paragraph (2) or (3) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9
The meeting lasted until 8:43 p.m. The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9 a.m.
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