April 18, 2023 — Madera County Board of Supervisors

Documented by Trong Yang

Here’s what you need to know

  • The board (5-0) entered into an agreement with Placeworks Inc. for $397,214 to engage consultant staffing services for preparation of the Madera High-Speed Rail Station Transit Area Specific Plan entitlements for a term of 24 months. The process of procuring the property for the station has not been finalized.
  • The board (5-0) entered into an agreement with AGEE for $1,518,499.50 to begin construction of the Road 5½ Bridge Replacement Project at the Chowchilla River. The bridge was built in 1946 and had a catastrophic failure in 2015 that resulted in the closing of the road. This agreement will start the process of rebuilding it.
  • The board (5-0) entered into an agreement with CAPMC in the amount of $554,272 for the purpose of providing evidence-based parenting classes utilizing the “Strengthening Families Program” and “Positive Parenting Program” to qualifying families in Madera County for Fiscal Years 2023-2025.

Follow-up questions

  • How long will it take to build the high-speed rail station? Will a train be purchased specifically for this station? Is Placeworks Inc. covering these expenses as well?

Members of Madera County Board of Supervisors:

David Rogers, chair 

Robert L Poythress

Jordan Wamhoff

Leticia Gonzalez

Robert Macaulay

The Madera County Board of Supervisors meets on the first three Tuesdays of each month and occasionally on Monday in the Board Chambers of the County Government Center in Madera. Meetings are also made available through Zoom and Youtube. On Tuesday, April 18, the meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. 

Actions/Discussions/Public comment:

Public Comments

California Highway Patrol Madera California Highway Patrol Madera Lt. Cmdr. Hector Madrigal announced his May 2 retirement and introduced his replacement, Lt Cmdr. Ian Holguin.

Christina Beckstead, executive director of Madera Farm Bureau, notified the board and the public of their “Mimosas at the Mahil’s” event on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ceremony will be held at the event to recognize the 16 high school students who have been awarded scholarships totaling $70,000. Contact the Farm Bureau for tickets.

Jennifer Coronado of the Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC) said their annual Victims Memorial Display will take place on April 24 and April 27.

Consent Calendar

The board unanimously approved items A to Q on the consent calendar:

A.9441: entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Fresno in an amount not to exceed $900,000 to coordinate for Madera residents to obtain Crisis Stabilization Center and Crisis Residential Treatment services for a term retroactive to Dec. 29, 2022 for fiscal years 2022-2024.

Items B.9444, C.9446 and D.9447 are related to the Riverstone project: The board approved the three Final Subdivision Map Tract No. 317-319 – Village E Phase 1-3 Lennar Homes Riverstone.

E.9439: The board entered into an agreement with Ross Recreation Equipment Co., Inc. for $119,669.79 for the fabrication, construction and installation of a playground and shade structure project at Madera County Public Health for fiscal year 2022- 2023. The approval of Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22- 162 in the amount of $145,860 from Health Administration State-Health Realignment to Operating Transfers out-Capital Project for fiscal year 2022-2023 passed. The board also approved the Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22- 163 for $145,860 from Public Health Playground – Operating Transfers In to Buildings and Improvements for fiscal year 2022-2023.

F.9435: The board approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22-160 for $250,000 from Self Insurance General Liability – Miscellaneous Reimbursement to Judgments and Damages for fiscal year 2022-2023.

G.9438: The board adopted a resolution regarding California Elections Code section 9170 (d): Local initiatives.

H.9434: The board authorized Madera County Library to apply for the California State Library’s Local Competitive Grant for a redesign project of the Library Departments webpage for fiscal year 2023-2024.

I.9430: The board entered into an agreement with BI Incorporated for electronic monitoring services effective retroactively May 4, 2022 and term ending May 3, 2027.

J.9442: The board approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22- 165 for $91,000 from the Cal OES PU Grant-ST Grant Revenue to Interfund Expenses for the fiscal year 2022-2023.

K.9445: The board approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22- 164 for $13,944 from the Probation Administration – State-Correctional Training SB 924 to SB 924 Training for fiscal year 2022-2023.

L.9426: The board approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22-152 for $18,455 from Health Administration – State-Health Realignment to Operating Transfer Out for fiscal year 2022-2023. The board also approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22-153 for $18,455 from Public Health Building A – Operating Transfer In to Buildings/Improvements for fiscal year 2022-2023.

M.9428: The board approved Transfer of Appropriations No. 22-159 in the amount of $168,173 from Sheriff CalOES 2020-0095 – Equipment, Sheriff CalOES 202-0081- Equipment and Sheriff CalOES 2022-0043 – Special Departmental to Professional Specialized, Special Departmental and Equipment for fiscal year 2022-2023.

N.9431: The board entered into an agreement with CAPMC in the amount of $554,272 for the purpose of providing evidence-based parenting classes utilizing the “Strengthening Families Program” and “Positive Parenting Program” to qualifying families in Madera County for fiscal years 2023-2025.

O.9404: The board approved the scope for additional revisions and support services for Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Chowchilla Subbasin.

P.9407: The board entered into an agreement with Madera Ag Water Association in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to conduct workshops and partner in outreach and education for the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program for a term ending Dec. 31, 2023.

Q.9452: The board entered into an agreement with Madera County Farm Bureau for $75,000 to conduct workshops and partner in outreach and education for the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program for a term ending Dec. 31, 2023.

Discussion Items

6.a: Presentation of a certificate recognizing Ignacio Magos for his 29 years of service to the Courthouse Park Restoration Committee. 

“It seems like just yesterday. If it was something I loved, it was being a part of the county,” Mangos said.

6.b: Presentation highlighting the Madera South Boys’ Basketball Team’s outstanding 2023 season. They won the CIF CS Division 5 Championship and is now the first Madera Unified school to win a Central Section championship in 60 years.

6.c: The board entered into an agreement with Placeworks Inc. for $397,214 to engage consultant staffing services for preparation of the Madera High-Speed Rail Station Transit Area Specific Plan entitlements for a term of 24 months.

6.d: The board (5-0) adopted a resolution of support for staff to enter preliminary discussions related to the TradePort California JPA.

6.e: The board (5-0) approved Receipt of Unanticipated Revenue No. 22-161 for $738,560 derived from Madera Rescue Mission Triage – Operating transfers in to Buildings and Improvements for fiscal year 2022-2023.

6.f:  The board (5-0) approved amending the class specification for Emergency Services Technician. 

6.g: The board (5-0) adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 9.11 of Title 9 of the Madera County Code relating to smoking.

6.h: The board (5-0) adopted an ordinance amending Sections 10.35.070 and 10.35.080 of Chapter 10.35 of the Madera County Code related to speed limits.

6.i: The board (5-0) entered into an agreement with AGEE in the amount of $1,518,499.50 for construction of the Road 5½ Bridge Replacement Project at the Chowchilla River. The bridge was built in 1946 and had a catastrophic failure in 2015 that resulted in the closing of the road. 

6.j: The board (5-0) adopted a resolution adopting the grant rules for the Targeted Land Repurposing Program for the Madera Subbasin, and to declare the resolution exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines sections 15307, 15308, and 15061(b)(3), as well as Executive Order N-7- 22 from the governor of California.

Pending Legislation

The board (5-0) authorized a letter in support of SB 754 as authored by state Sen. Marie Alvarado-Gil, D-Modesto, relating to communications.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:18 p.m. The board is scheduled to meet again on May 2.


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