Calaveras County BOS: Board of Directors Receives Presentations from Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services and Military Equipment Use Policy | Calaveras County’s Most Trusted Source of Information

During the Supervisory Board meeting of July 12, two presentations were made as well as the adoption of a detailed agenda.

Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services

District 1 Supervisor and Vice President Gary Tofanelli provided an update to the Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services (MVEMS) Board of Directors. The agency includes Calaveras, Alpine, Amador and Mariposa counties.

Tofanelli explained that Stanislaus County opted out of MVEMS, which led to budget and staffing uncertainties.

He explained that the agency’s funding was based on population figures, so Stanislaus’ departure was a severe blow to the budget.

Tofanelli reassured the board that despite losing the Stanislaus County contract, there will be no effect on a patient’s access to a trauma center in Stanislaus or any other county should they be transferred.

The agency’s headquarters will also move from Modesto to Copperopolis.

Military Equipment Use Policy

The Board of Supervisors received a presentation from Sheriff Rick DiBasilio on Assembly Bill 481 (AB 481).

“AB 481 states that the acquisition of military equipment and its deployment in communities

have a negative impact on the safety and well-being of the public, “including an increased risk of civilian deaths,

significant risks to civil rights, civil liberties, physical and psychological well-being, and

increase in significant financial costs. The bill states that military equipment is “more

frequently deployed in low-income black and brown communities, which means the risks and

the impacts of police militarization are felt most acutely in marginalized communities,” according to the order document.

He continued, “AB 481 intends in part to provide a public forum for discussing the acquisition of military equipment, believing that decisions on such matters should be based on meaningful public input based on public right to know and participate in these questions.”

The list of what qualifies as military grade equipment was very extensive, from attack helicopters and drones to pepper balls.

District 3 Supervisor Merita Callaway expressed concern about law enforcement having such equipment, saying it was a dangerous road to travel.

Sheriff DiBasilio understood Callaway’s concern and explained that the bill means that if the sheriff’s office wishes to acquire equipment considered military-grade, it must first be approved by council.

The council eventually voted to pass the ordinance unanimously.

The same order was presented at the previous meeting of Angels Camp City Council by Angels Camp Police Chief Scott Ellis, which will be reviewed at the July 19 meeting.

  • Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 6778) Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign an agreement with O’Connell & Dempsey, LLC to provide federal advocacy for the period of July 10, 2022 through July 9, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $76,000.

  • Agreement – Administrative Office (ID # 6782) Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the funding agreement associated with the First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with the University of California Cooperative Extension approved September 2, 2021, in the amount of $157,597 for programs and UCCE services on the Government Center campus for a period of July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023.

  • Action Item – Code Compliance (ID #6772) Authorize the County’s abatement of an appraisal lien to recover the costs of the abatement pursuant to a subpoena issued to “Sparks Lloyd A & Dianne J Trustee c/o Sparks Randy” in Case Number CE22-0106, related at the property located at 8360 W Center St., Mokelumne Hill, APN 018-006-007.

  • Resolution – Supervisory Board Clerk (ID # 6687) Pass a resolution concluding that the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees without an option to participate in the teleconference.

  • Action Item – Elections (ID # 6800) Nomination of Candidates for the Copper Cove Rocky Road Community Service District pursuant to Section 1780 of the Government Code.

  • Resolution – Elections (ID # 6785) Pass a resolution declaring the results of the solicitation for the June 7, 2022 California statewide direct primary election.

  • Resolution – Elections (ID # 6792) To pass a resolution directing a special election, allowing Calaveras Unified School District, Circle XX Community Service District, and Middle River Community Service District to submit three separate measures to voters in said districts for approval and consolidating them with the general election of November 8, 2022.

  • Resolution – Elections (ID # 6793) To pass a resolution authorizing the consolidation of the special district elections with the general election to be held on November 8, 2022, pursuant to sections 10002, 10004 and 10401 of the Election Code.

  • Agreement – Health and Social Services Agency (ID # 6767) Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign an agreement with Jolie Chain for the provision of after-hours psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention services for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, for an amount not exceeding $70,000.

  • Resolution – Health and Social Services Agency (ID # 6761) Authorize 1) the Chairman of the Board to sign Amendment 01 to Agreement Number 20-10172 to permit the Health and Human Services Agency to provide Drug Medi-Cal services for the treatment of drug addiction with the California Department of Health Care Services for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023 resulting in increased revenue of up to $1,545,150 and 2) the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency must sign off on subsequent amendments, as applicable applicable, as long as they do not result in an increase in income under this agreement.

  • Resolution – Public Health Services (ID # 6763) To pass a resolution authorizing the Director of Health and Social Services to execute the third (3rd) amendment to grant agreement no. 17-10311 with the California Department of Public Health-California Immunization Program increasing revenue from $214,421 to $1,501,679 for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

  • Order – Human Resources (ID # 6759) Approve an order enacting a salary increase for the coroner/public administrator.

  • Resolution – Human Resources (ID # 6774) Pass a resolution approving the settlement agreement and side letter with the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), Local 1021, to resolve PERB Case No. SA-CE-1180-M.

  • Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6722) Direct the County Purchasing Officer to issue blanket purchase orders for Brannon Tires in an amount not to exceed $50,000; Foothill Materials for an amount not exceeding $50,000; Eastburn, LLC for an amount not to exceed $75,000; Calaveras materials for an amount not exceeding $125,000; Valley Pacific Petroleum for an amount not exceeding $150,000; HOLT of California for an amount not exceeding $225,000; Hunt and Sons for an amount not exceeding $300,000; and George Reed, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $500,000 for the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

  • Agreement – Public Works (ID # 6730) Authorize the Chairman of the Board to execute a Transportation Services Agreement with Sutton Enterprises, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for the period July 1, 2022 to June 20, 2024.

  • Action Item – Public Works (ID # 6770) 1) Adopt the construction plans and specifications of the 2021-22 Paving Program – Murphys Roads Project; and, 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to incorporate any final changes into the tender documents prior to the issuance of tenders; and 3) Authorize the Department of Public Works to solicit formal tenders for construction.

  • Resolution – Public Works (ID #6776) Rescind Resolution #20210427r043 which passed Traffic Ordinance #325 establishing “No Parking” zones and “fire lanes” on Parrotts Ferry Road, Route #35.

  • Resolution – Public Works (ID # 6777) Pass a resolution approving Traffic Ordinance No. 330 establishing “no parking” zones on O’Byrnes Ferry Road, Route No. 48 and declaring the project categorically exempt from CEQA.

  • Resolution – Public Works (ID # 6775) Pass a resolution approving Traffic Ordinance #329 establishing four “no stopping/fire lanes” on Parrotts Ferry Road, Route #35 and declaring the project categorically exempt from CEQA.

  • Action Item – Integrated Waste Management (ID # 6783) Approve a letter from the Board of Directors to Gambi Disposal, Inc. agreeing that a proposed transfer of 50% of Gambi Disposal Inc. stock from Jerry Rocca to Phil Giambastiani will not require any change to the county’s contract with the company.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6751) Pass a resolution extending the local state of emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6752) Pass a resolution reaffirming the Director of Emergency Services’ proclamation of a local state of emergency for winter storm damage resulting from extreme weather events that began on or about February 12, 2019.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6753) Pass a resolution extending the local state of emergency for the Butte fire.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6754) Pass a resolution extending the local state of emergency for the removal of dangerous trees caused by the Butte fire with the imminent threat of severe winter conditions.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6755) Pass a resolution extending the local state of emergency for damage caused by winter storms resulting from extreme weather events that began on January 7, 2017 until February 2017.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6756) Adopt a resolution extending the local state of emergency on tree mortality.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6757) Pass a resolution reaffirming the Director of Emergency Services’ proclamation of a local state of emergency due to extreme weather conditions in January 2021.

  • Resolution – OES (ID #6758) Pass a resolution reaffirming the Director of Emergency Services’ proclamation of a local state of emergency for winter storm damage resulting from extreme weather events that began on or about December 23, 2021.

The next meeting of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will be at 8 a.m. July 19 with limited seating at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, or online viewing through the county’s website.