LAKEPORT, Calif. – Lake County's sheriff is asking the Board of Supervisors to restore six positions to the jail staff in response to new demands created by correctional realignment, a request supervisors will consider at their meeting this week.
The board will meet beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the board chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport. TV8 will broadcast the meeting live.
Sheriff Frank Rivero's request that the six unfunded correctional officer positions be restored to the sheriff-jail budget in the current fiscal year – and be funded for the coming fiscal year – is an untimed item.
Because of the state's correctional realignment, which resulted from AB 109, some prison sentences are being served in county jails. As a result, Rivero's report said the Lake County Jail is nearing full capacity.
“Due to the influx of inmates caused by this legislation, these positions are needed to maintain minimum staffing levels for the supervision of these incarcerated individuals,” he said in his memorandum to the board.
Besides housing costs, other associated needs such as transportation between facilities, court transports and medical visits have increased, he said.
One correctional officer costs $5,100 for four weeks. If all six positions were to be hired by June 1 – which Rivero said is “highly unlikely” due to the number of eligible candidates on eligibility lists and the background process – the total cost would be $30,600, Rivero reported.
Rivero said there is sufficient money in his budget to cover the officers and no additional general fund monies will be required to fund the new hires.
In another untimed item, the board will consider appointments to its newly formed Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Advisory Board. The board is planning to begin the process of drafting a new cultivation ordinance as an alternative to Measure D, a marijuana cultivation initiative on the June 5 ballot.
The full agenda follows. Note: Some items are out of order due to an addendum being issued after the initial agenda was released.
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: Presentation of proclamation designating May 2012 as Mental Health Month.
9:15 a.m., A-6: Presentation of proclamation designating the month of May 2012 as National Military Appreciation Month.
9:20 a.m., A-7: Presentation on Microbetech’s technology and proposal for algae abatement services.
9:40 a.m., A-18: Presentation of proclamations to Bob Renker and Greg Campbell commending them on their years of service to the county of Lake.
A-8: Supervisors’ weekly calendar, travel and reports.
A-9: Consideration of the following appointments: Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Advisory Board.
A-10: Consideration of proposed ordinance amending Article 1 Section 5-4f.2 of Chapter Five of the Lake County Code relating to the sale, use and display of fireworks in the unincorporated area of the County of Lake (correcting typographical errors on Ordinance 2971).
A-11: Consideration of proposed renewal agreement between the county of Lake and Petdata for licensing services.
A-12: Consideration of request to authorize the redesign the Lake County Mental Health Department and AODS as the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery.
A-13: Continued from April 17, consideration of bid award for purchase of tables, benches and receptacles for Mt. Konocti Park.
A-14: Consideration of request to restore six unfunded correctional officer positions to the sheriff-jail budget.
A-15: Consideration of proposed agreement between the county of Lake and Michael T. Hardin Investigations, for pre-employment background investigation services.
A-16: Consideration of proposed first amendment to the agreement between the county of Lake and MGI-Madeira Group International, for pre-employment background investigation services.
A-19: Consideration of proposed joint resolution authorizing the cancellation of reserves in Lakebed Management and a budget transfer within Flood Control and Water Conservation District budget to purchase a full-sized, four wheel drive truck.
A-20: Consideration of proposed advanced step hiring of extra help Appraiser III Jim Campbell due to applicant’s extraordinary qualifications (fifth step salary range).
A-17: 1. Board of Supervisors/County Counsel 1.Conference with Labor Negotiator: (a) County Negotiators: A. Grant, S. Harry, L. Guintivano, M. Perry and J. Hammond; and (b) Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Lake County Correctional Officer's Association and Lake County Deputy District Attorney's Association.
A-17: 2. Conference with Legal Counsel: Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Sec. 54956.9 subd. (a): Friends of Cobb Mountain v. County of Lake, et al.
A-17: 3. Public employee appointment: County administrative officer/clerk of the board
C-1: Approve minutes of the Board of Supervisors meeting held on April 24, 2012.
C-2: Adopt proclamation designating May 2012 as Mental Health Month.
C-3: Adopt proclamation designating the month of May 2012 as National Military Appreciation Month.
C-4 Board of Supervisors Adopt Proclamation designating the month of May, 2012, as Building
C-5: Adopt resolution approving the standard agreement between the county of Lake and the State Department of Rehabilitation for vocational rehabilitation services Fiscal Year (FY) 12/13, and
authorizing the director of Mental Health to sign Agreement No. 28593.
C-6: Approve second amendment to agreement between the county of Lake and Jason K.T. Trent, MD, for pathology services (regarding timeliness of response), and authorize the chair to sign.
C-7: Approve agreement between the county of Lake and the Lake County Office of Education for Fiscal Years 2011, 2012 and 2013, for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) services, in an amount not to exceed the maximum state budget allocation for CBCAP services, and authorize the chair to sign.
C-8: Approve the memorandum of understanding between the Lake County Air Quality Management District and the North Coast Air Quality Management District to transfer remaining Year 12 Carl Moyer Grand Funds, including interest, in the amount of $128,446.62, to the North Coast Air Quality Management District, and authorize the air pollution control officer to sign.
C-10: Adopt proclamation commending Bob Renker for his years of service to the county of Lake.
C-11: Adopt proclamation commending Greg Campbell for his years of service to the county of Lake.
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