Supes meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Supervisors Chambers, 707 Nevada St. in Susanville.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in closed session with public comment, a conference with legal counsel (if needed); an employee evaluation of the county administrative officer; and a liability claim by GuideOne Insurance Company.

The open session begins at 9:30 a.m. with an announcement of items discussed during closed session; agenda approval; public comment; and unagendized reports by board members.

A public hearing regarding a proposed indemnification ordinance that would “require applicants to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the county from third party judicial challenges to determinations and approvals.”

Matters set for time certain include a 10 a.m. presentation by the Recognition Committee (Sarah Howe, Anita Elliot, Ed Fritzhenry and Carrie Insley for 10 years of service and Tiffany Armstrong for 25 years of service); a 10:15 a.m. presentation by the California Association of Counties regarding a general fund impact of approximately $80,015.28 for the National Center on Public Lands; and  10:30 a.m. presentation by CSAC regarding the agency’s AT HOME plan to address homelessness statewide.

Other items on the agenda include the information and consent calendar (a $1,000 discretionary funds donation by Supervisor Chris Gallagher to the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association; consideration of an agreement between the California Department of Food and Ag and Lassen County for noxious weed control; approval of a $20,535.16 expenditure to replace an stolen Ag sprayer; the treasurer’s investment report for June 2023; treasurer’s fund balance report and auditor’s verification for June 2023; minutes of July 25 and Aug. 8 meetings; Behavioral Heath agreement with CASA Serenity, LLC; Behavioral Heath agreement with Grandcare, LLC; Community Social Services Agreement with Crossroads Ministries Faith Works Program for a maximum amount of $243,000 ($78,000 per year July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026); Public Health agreement with Les Hall to assist with the administration of the Medi-Cal Administrative Activity from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026 for a maximum amount of $270,000 (up to $90,000 per year); correspondence; Department reports (waive second reading an adopt ordinance repealing Lassen County Code sections prohibiting the discharge of firearms within the Eagle lake Community Services District and the Lake Forest Fire Protection District; discussion of a board workshop to discuss board member priorities requested by Supervisor Tom Neely; consideration of an employment agreement between Lassen County and County Administrative Officer Richard Egan; consideration of an amendment to Lassen County’s Personnel Rules and Regulations to allow hiring/employment at Salary Step E; and information for the board of supervisors.

The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.