Four person board today - Pam Giacomini is absent again.
Sheriff Department Sgt. Marc St. Clair was recognized as the county employee of the month.
The county recognizes tomorrow as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Shasta County. County Veterans Service Officer Tommy Key is detailing tomorrow's event - which will begin in front of the Shasta County Courthouse just before 11 a.m.
There are two Navy War Veterans present. Key presents the two veterans.
Dean True, adult services director, is before the board on a few appointments for the Mental Health, Alcohol and Advisory Board.
The advisory board details its work in 2015. That includes expanding services including Laura's Law. Supervisor David Kehoe, who sits on the advisory board, points out a $30 million budget for mental health services.
We have arrived at the public comment time. There are none. The board moves onto the consent calendar.
Item C2 is pulled: That is for the approval of the last set of minutes. Supervisor Les Baugh thanks Public Works for the completion of a bridge project in Shingletown. "The work is perfect" Baugh says to Public Works Director Pat Minturn.
Supervisor David Kehoe refers to a page number on the minutes from the last meeting - a correction to the minutes.
The minutes from the last meeting show Kehoe motioned for an item. He was absent, so it is corrected.
Supervisor reports include holiday events, water management board and other meetings attended. Baugh attended a trash clean up in Cottonwood. He also notes LAFCO, which had financial troubles several years ago, is now showing "confidence" with a recent audit.
Supervisor Bill Schappell, acting as the vice chairman today with Giacomini's absence, details his appearances and meetings on behalf of the board.
Board moves on to R5: A mid-bargaining unit has a new MOU up for approval. Angela Davis director of support services is behind the podium to detail the new agreement which includes salary raises and a modified retirement plan.
Supervisor Baugh asks which county employee bargaining units have not jumped on to the new 401a plan - Davis says 9 units have agreed so far.
The board approves the MOU. Larry Lees says we cannot thank the labor department enough - He says there are some bargaining positions still in play. "100 percent of the remaining units have agreed to what we feel is a fair proposition" - One point, we cannot underestimate the importance of this, Lees says.
Lees says it is significant for this new 401a plan. I think it's important to recognize that - unique, but successful proposal.
Baugh: While other counties, cities have thrown their hands up, in Shasta Co. we have taken a positive lead to eliminate future liabilities. That is huge. I cannot express how huge that is. He points out the article in the Record Searchlight.
Moty: The SRTA has also looked into the 401a plan. Kudos to the auditor.
Kehoe: Ms. Davis, Mr. Lees mentioned the importance of the significance of the labor partners. Davis introduces the labor partners who received a modest smattering applause.
Treasurer Tax Collector Lori Scott is behind the podium now. Money sent out to individuals, like checks sent out that are not cashed, and have been in that limbo for three years, will now be transferred to the general fund. It's for $2,593.45.
This amount is for an individual who was incarcerated and is now missing. That person has been missing since 2012 - if that person is found they can come to us and the board could give that money back, according to Scott.
The board approves this transfer. We have arrived to the end of the regular calendar.