LAKEPORT, Calif. – Due to worsening conditions at a north Lakeport subdivision, where several homes have been red-tagged due to a saturated hillside, the Board of Supervisors will consider declaring a local emergency when it meets this week.
The meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the board chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport. It will be broadcast live on TV8.
In an untimed item, the Board of Supervisors will discuss declaring a local emergency regarding the Lakeside Heights subdivision.
Over the last month, a large area of sinking ground has developed off of Lancaster Road, one of the roads that runs through the cluster of 29 homes on a hilltop off of Hill Road, leading to a potential landslide.
A geotechnical firm is trying to zero in on the causes of the ground saturation. A leak report suggested that it may be due to a leaking irrigation pipe owned by the Lakeside Heights Homeowners Association, but Special Districts Administrator Mark Dellinger told Lake County News that a final determination still hasn’t been made.
So far the Board of Supervisors has approved more than $55,000 for the investigation and the proposed borings to get water out of the hillside.
There also is the need to abate the red-tagged homes in the hopes of taking weight off of the hillside, but the county wants to give the property owners the first chance to do that, as county-hired contractors would be paid at the higher prevailing wage rage.
In other board business, at 9:10 a.m. the board will present proclamations designating the week of April 14-20, 2013, as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; and a proclamation designating April 2013 as National County Government Month.
At 9:15 a.m., the board will consider a policy on the use of county property for special events.
The full agenda follows. Some items are out of order due to an agenda addendum being issued.
9 a.m. A-1 to A-4: Approval of consent agenda, which includes items that are expected to be routine and noncontroversial, and will be acted upon by the board at one time without discussion; presentation of animals available for adoption at Lake County Animal Care and Control; consideration of items not appearing on the posted agenda, and contract change orders for current construction projects.
9:05 a.m.: Citizen’s input. Any person may speak for three minutes about any subject of concern, provided that it is within the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors and is not already on the agenda. Prior to this time, speakers must fill out a slip giving name, address and subject (available in the clerk of the board’s office, first floor, courthouse).
9:10 a.m., A-5: (a) Presentation of proclamation designating the week of April 14-20, 2013, as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; and (b) presentation of proclamation designating April 2013 as National County Government Month.
9:15 a.m., A-6: Consideration of policy on use of county property for special events.
9:30 a.m., A-7: Consideration of proposed agreements between the county of Lake County clerk and ExecuTime for automated time reporting payroll system.
A-8: Supervisors’ weekly calendar, travel and reports.
A-9: Consideration of declaration of local emergency regarding Lakeside Heights landslide.
A-10: Consideration of proposed budget transfers from the contingencies account in the geothermal resource royalties fund and from general fund contingencies to the Clear Lake Water Quality Improvement accounts.
A-11: Consideration of appointments to the Lake County Air Quality Management District Hearing Board.
A-12: (a) Consideration of request to waive formal bidding process; and (b) consideration of request to authorize the purchase of 2-2013 XR650 Honda dual purpose motorcycles with accessories for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Enforcement Program.
A-14: Approve out of state travel for two detectives to attend the 2013 Clan Lab Certification Training School No. 66 at the Clandestine Laboratory Training and Research.
A-13: 1.Conference with labor negotiator: (a) county negotiators: A. Grant, L. Guintivano, M. Perry, and A. Flora; and (b) Deputy District Attorney's Association, Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Lake County Correctional Officers Association, Lake County Employees Association and Lake County Safety Employees Association.
A-13: 2. Conference with legal counsel: Existing litigation pursuant to Gov. Code Sec. 54956.9(d)(1): Michael Fowler and Emily Ford v. County of Lake, et al., Case No. CV412464
A-13: 3. Conference with legal counsel: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov. Code Sec. 54956.9(d)(2)(e)(1): One potential claim.
C-1: Approve Minutes of the Board of Supervisors meeting held on April 9, 2013.
C-2: (a) Adopt Proclamation designating the week of April 14-20, 2013, as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; and (b) adopt proclamation designating April 2013 as National County Government Month.
C-3: Approve grant agreement between the county of Lake and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in the amount of $10,000 for FY 2013-14 spay/neuter services for community cats (including those within the city limits of Clearlake), and authorize the Animal Care and Control director to sign.
C-4: Approve first amendment to agreement between the county of Lake and Jeri Owens, MD, for specialty mental health services, for an increase of $47,000, and authorize the chair to sign.
C-5: Approve agreement between the county of Lake and Dazzling Janitorial for janitorial services at the Lakeport branch, in the amount of $10,200, and authorize the chair to sign.
C-6: Approve agreement between the county of Lake and Allvest Information Services Inc., dba Assessment.com, for access to Web-based juvenile and adult assessment software package, maintenance, consulting and staff training services, through Dec. 31, 2015, for a total amount of $17,820, and authorize the chair to sign.
C-7: Approve agreement between the county of Lake and PropertyRoom.com for public auction services for unclaimed property, and authorize the sheriff to sign.
LAKE COUNTY AIR QUALITY DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
C-8: Adopt resolution canceling a portion of the LCAQMD Small Business Assistance Program Reserve and transferring the funds into FY 12/13 LCAQMD Fund No. 299 Budget Unit 8799 ($449.84 to provide agricultural operations assistance with annual LCAQMD permit fees through the Agricultural Assistance Program).
LAKE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
C-9: (a) Approve easement deed and direct clerk to certify for recordation (APN 014-160-10 - Pablo Polanco and Marveli Polanco), and approve right of way agreement between the county of Lake and Pablo Polanco and Marveli Polanco for the construction of the wastewater force main sanitary sewer line, and authorize the chair to sign agreement.
C-10: Accept dedication and conveyance of mainline sewer extension for purpose of providing sewer service to property located at 22223 South State Highway 29, Middletown (APN 014-005-08 - Middletown Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians), and authorize the chair to sign.
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