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Nevada County BOS Agenda June 18

Nevada County BOS Agenda June 18

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Agenda for a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, California
Agenda for a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, California

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COUNTY OF NEVADA
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Nate Beason, 1st District (Vice Chair) Ed Scofield, 2nd District Terry Lamphier, 3rd District Wm. “Hank” Weston, 4th District ( Chair) Richard Anderson, 5th District

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959-8617 Phone: (530) 265-1480 Fax: (530) 265-9836 E-Mail: bdofsupervisors@co.nevada.ca.us
View Live Web Streaming of Board Meetings: http://nevco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3 Supporting Documents for this Agenda are available here: Supporting Documents

****** Donna Landi, Clerk of the Board Richard A. Haffey, County Executive Officer Alison Barratt-Green, County Counsel

AGENDA
for a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, California
This meeting is being broadcast live on NCTV Channel 17, in the Western County and Truckee-Tahoe Community TV (TTCTV) Channel 18
The Board of Supervisors welcomes you to its regular meetings that are scheduled the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated. ANY MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON A MATTER ON THE AGENDA: Please approach the rostrum and, after receiving recognition from the Chair, give your name and comments or questions as all meetings are recorded. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please limit your comments to the specific item under discussion. Time limitations are explained on the last page of the agenda. The meeting room is accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting should contact the Clerk of the Board’s office by calling (530) 265-1480 at least four days prior to the meeting. TTY/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. The agenda and all supporting documents are available for review during regular business hours at the Clerk of the Board office, 950 Maidu Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Nevada City, California. The agenda and certain supporting documents may be obtained on the Clerk of the Board’s website at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/bos/cob. Please note that the on-line agenda may not include all related or updated documents. Proposed actions and supporting documents are considered draft until acted upon by the Board. All items listed on the agenda may be acted upon by the Board of Supervisors. *************************************************************

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REGULAR MEETING: 9:00 A.M. STANDING ORDERS: Call the meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance. Corrections and/or deletions to agenda. SCHEDULED ITEM: 9:02 A.M. 1. Special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1. Call meeting to Order. a. Resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1, Labor, Shared Operation, Maintenance, Capital Acquisition and Improvement Budgets for Lake Wildwood, Zone 1; Lake of the Pines, Zone 2; North San Juan, Zone 4; Gold Creek, Zone 5; Penn Valley, Zone 6; Mountain Lake Estates, Zone 7; Cascade Shores, Zone 8; Eden Ranch, Zone 9; Higgins Village, Zone 11; and Valley Oak Court, Zone 12, totaling $9,632,128, and the North San Juan Sewer Assessment Budget, totaling $3,806. Consent: These items are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. The Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 will act upon them at one time without discussion. Any Board member, staff member, or interested party may request that an item be removed from the consent calendar for discussion. 1. Resolution approving contract with H&R Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to provide manhole rehabilitation and repair, and collection systems repair at Lake Wildwood and Lake of the Pines, and other zones as needed, for a maximum contract price of $30,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District. (Dists. II and IV) 2. Resolution approving contract with Robinson Enterprises Investment Co., Inc. for transport and disposal of waste biosolids from Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 wastewater treatment facilities, for a maximum contract price of $40,000 for Fiscal Year 2013/14, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District. (Dists. II and IV) 3. Resolution approving contract with Sierra Foothill Laboratory, Inc. for bioassay laboratory testing for Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, and Cascade Shores wastewater treatment plants, and other lab services as needed, for a maximum contract price of $36,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District. 4. Resolution approving contract with West Yost and Associates to provide on-call Sanitation District engineering support services for Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Penn Valley, Cascade Shores, wastewater treatment facilities, and other zones as needed, for a maximum contract price of $50,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District.

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5. Resolution approving contract with California Laboratory Services for testing of samples from Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, and Cascade Shores wastewater treatment facilities, and other Zones as needed for Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1, in the maximum amount of $35,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District. 6. Resolution approving contract with Cranmer Engineering, Inc. for testing of Sanitation District provided samples from Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 wastewater treatment facilities, monitoring wells, and collection systems, for a maximum contract price of $50,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 to execute the contract on behalf of the District. 7. Acceptance of Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 minutes for June 4, and June 11, 2013. (Clerk of the Board) Adjournment. DEPARTMENT HEAD MATTERS: County Executive Officer: Richard Haffey 2. Resolution approving the Nevada County Appropriations Limitations for Fiscal Year 2013/14, in the amount of $62,896,124. 3. Resolution directing the Auditor-Controller to transfer 10% of the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Mental Health Realignment Subaccount Revenue to the Health Realignment Subaccount, totaling $247,024, as allowed by the Welfare and Institutions Code for the sole benefit of the Public Health Department, and amending the appropriate revenue budgets. Resolution confirming agreement for allocation of Proposition 172 Public Safety revenues for Fiscal Year 2013/14. Resolution adopting the Authorized Personnel Staffing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2013/14, and rescinding Resolution 12-213, as amended. Resolution adopting the Authorized Personnel Salary Resolution for Fiscal Year 2013/14, and rescinding Resolution 12-214, as amended. Resolution adjusting Commitments and Assignments for Fiscal Year 2012/13, with all fund balances not otherwise committed or assigned by resolution or generally accepted accounting principles, estimated to be $2,996,000, to be assigned for future purposes. Resolution adopting Final Budget Commitments and Assignments for Fiscal Year 2013/14, and directing the Auditor-Controller to decrease the assignment for use in Fiscal Year 2013/14 budget of General Fund Balance in the amount of $977,000, increase the Information Systems Infrastructure assignment of General Fund Balance in Fiscal Year 2013/14 in the amount of $250,000, and increase the Economic Development Infrastructure assignment of General Fund Balance in Fiscal Year 2013/14 in the amount of $129,000, with all fund balances not otherwise committed or assigned by resolution or generally accepted accounting principles to be committed for future purposes. Resolution adopting the Nevada County Fiscal Year 2013/14 Final Budget, totaling $183,473,716.

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CONSENT CALENDAR: These items are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. The Board of Supervisors will act upon them at one time without discussion. Any Board member, staff member or interested party may request that an item be removed from the consent calendar for discussion. Director of Behavioral Health: Michael Heggarty 10. Resolution approving contract with Helios Healthcare, LLC pertaining to neuro-behavioral health care services for mentally disordered adults, including skilled nursing care, for referred clients at the Contractor’s Idylwood Care Center facility, in the maximum amount of $105,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. 11. Resolution approving contract with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. pertaining to Institution for Mental Disease (IMD) services including skilled nursing care and specific treatment program services for chronic mentally ill clients, as well as transitional home program services, in the maximum amount of $385,075, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with 7th Avenue Center, LLC pertaining to long-term care for adults with serious mental illness in need of Institution for Mental Disease (IMD) and/or Mental Health Rehabilitation (MHRC) Services, in the maximum amount of $75,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Michael Lin., M.D. pertaining to direct clinical and other psychiatric services for children/adolescent clients of the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department, in the maximum amount of $201,750, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Joseph S. Marzano, M.D. pertaining to direct clinical and other psychiatric services for adult clients of the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department, in the maximum amount of $52,275, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with J. Gregory Long, D.O. pertaining to direct clinical and other psychiatric services for adolescents and/or adult clients of the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department, in the maximum amount of $107,100, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with CF Merced Behavioral, LLC, dba Country Villa Merced Behavioral Health Center pertaining to skilled nursing services plus long-term, 24-hour treatment program services for chronic mentally ill clients, in the maximum amount of $35,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County.

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Resolution approving contract with Jason Walenta, M.D. pertaining to direct clinical and other psychiatric services for adults and children/adolescents at the County’s Truckee Clinic, in the maximum amount of $46,404, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. (Dist. V) Resolution approving contract with Victor Treatment Centers, Inc. pertaining to specialized mental health treatment services for serious emotionally disturbed youth, in the maximum amount of $54,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 03, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Sue Haddon pertaining to adult education classes, case management and related specialized mental health services for County clients in the Behavioral Health’s New Directions Program, in the maximum amount of $34,413, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) pertaining to comprehensive residential treatment services for adults for the recovery of alcohol/drug dependency, in the maximum amount of $225,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Paradise Oaks Youth Services, Inc. pertaining to specialized mental health treatment services for serious emotionally disturbed youth, in the maximum amount of $40,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County.

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Director of Social Services: Nicole Pollack 22. Resolution approving contract with Area 4 Agency on Aging for services pertaining to Early Detection Depression Screening and Falls Prevention for Nevada County seniors as a component of the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program, in the maximum amount of $50,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Interim Director of Public Health: Tex Ritter 23. Resolution approving contract with Arly Helm, M.S. IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) pertaining to specific professional lactation consultation services for the Public Health Department, in the maximum amount of $60,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. 24. Resolution approving contract with Patty Cambra pertaining to case management services to persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), in the maximum amount of $39,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County.

Sheriff-Coroner: Keith Royal 25. Resolution authorizing execution of Amendment 2 to contract with California Forensic Medical Group, Inc. (CFMG) pertaining to health screening and health services at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility and Juvenile Hall (Res. 09-273), changing the contract term to June 30, 2014 and replacing the Schedule of Charges and Payments, Exhibit B, with the new schedule, in the amount not to exceed $1,805,038.54, for the period beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. (06/18/13) 6

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Resolution authorizing execution of contract with Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) pertaining to GED (General Educational Development) and Adult Secondary Education Programs for inmates housed at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, in the maximum amount of $40,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Resolution authorizing execution of agreement with the County of Placer for forensic pathology services and the use of the County of Placer Morgue, in an annual amount of $110,000 including up to 120 Coroner cases, for the period beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2015, with the option of two, one-year renewals after the expiration date, under the same terms and conditions, except with regard to cost adjustments. Resolution authorizing execution of contract with National Medical Services pertaining to forensic toxicology services, in a maximum amount of $100,000, with $50,000 encumbered for Fiscal Year 2013/14, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. Resolution authorizing execution of contract with Touchpay Holdings, LP pertaining to kiosk services for funding inmate accounts at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, at no cost to the County, for the period beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2016.

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Planning Director: Brian Foss 30. Resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement 2CA01520 with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for Fire Planner Services for Fiscal Years 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14, reducing the contract amount by $2,782 for Fiscal Year 2013/14 for a total revised contract amount not to exceed $272,514, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Nevada to execute the Agreement. Director of Public Works: Steven Castleberry 31. Resolution approving Amendment 3 to contract with Caston Land Surveying for professional land surveying services (Res. 09-285), extending the term of the contract expiration date for an additional one year from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and increasing the contract amount by $150,000 for a total maximum contract amount of $375,000, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Amendment on behalf of Nevada County. 32. Resolution approving Amendment 4 to contract with Dundas and Dundas for professional land surveying services (Res. 09-284), extending the contract expiration date for an additional year, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and increasing the contract amount by $150,000 for a total maximum contract amount of $375,000, and replacing Exhibit “B” (rate sheet) dated September 29, 2009 with Exhibit “B” dated May 22, 2013, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Amendment on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving Amendment 2 to contract with PAR Environmental Services, Inc. for professional environmental support services for various capital improvement projects (Res. 11-243), extending the term of the contract to June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Amendment on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving Amendment 1 to contract with Bender Rosenthal, Inc. for professional right-of-way support services for the Newtown Road Class II/III Bike Lanes Project (Res. 12090), extending the term of the contract to June 30, 2014, increasing the maximum contract amount to $219,350, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Amendment on behalf of Nevada County. (Dist. I)

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Resolution approving Amendment 2 to contract with Bender Rosenthal, Inc. for professional right-of-way support services on various capital improvement projects (Res. 11-407), extending the term of the contract to June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board to execute the Amendment on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving contract with Al Pombo, Inc. for snow removal, road sanding and snow pack removal for the Hobart Mills-Russell Valley area of Eastern Nevada County, in the maximum contract amount of $27,815, for the period November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. (Dist. V) Resolution approving contract with Top Dog Timber, Inc. for snow removal, road sanding and snow pack removal for the Glenshire Drive and Hirschdale and Boca Roads area of Eastern Nevada County, in the maximum amount contract amount of $41,105, for the period November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. (Dist. V) Resolution approving contract with Sugar Bowl Corporation for snow removal, road sanding and snow pack removal for the Soda Springs area of Eastern Nevada County, in the maximum contract amount of $175,134, for the period November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. (Dist. V) Resolution approving Amendment 4 to contract with Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers for on-call materials testing and construction inspection consulting services (Res. 10-219), extending the contract term to June 30, 2014, and updating Exhibit “B”, Schedule of Fees, to reflect current billing rates, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County. Resolution approving the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to utilize inmates, or wards, assigned to Conservation Camps, to perform roadside brushing and tree removal within County right-of-way, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the MOU and Conversation Camp Program Project Request and Record Form on behalf of the County of Nevada, in the maximum amount of $42,500, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Resolution reappointing Mr. Kevin Nelson as the County Surveyor for Nevada County, to serve at the will and pleasure of the Board of Supervisors, and approving contract with Nelson Engineering for professional surveying services for County Surveyor functions, in an amount not to exceed $95,000, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the contract on behalf of Nevada County.

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County Executive Officer: Richard Haffey 42. Resolution authorizing execution of contract with Peterson Consulting, Inc. and Shaw/Yoder/Antwih, Inc. pertaining to State of California Legislative Advocacy Services, in the amount of $3,000 monthly, for a maximum amount of $36,000 on an annual basis, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 43. Resolution authorizing execution of contract with Smith & Newell, CPAs, pertaining to the audit of the fiscal records of the County of Nevada and entities for Fiscal Year 2012/13, at a maximum cost to the County of $67,100, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

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Resolution authorizing execution of contract with Hinderliter, deLlamas and Associates (HdL), pertaining to sales tax audit and information services for recovery of misallocated sales and use tax for the County of Nevada for Fiscal Year 2013/14, at a cost of $325 per month plus 15% of all new sales and/or use tax revenues received by the County of Nevada as a result of audit and recovery work performed by the contractor, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Clerk of the Board: Donna Landi 45. Acceptance of Board of Supervisors minutes for June 4, and June 11, 2013. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2, Board members and County Executive Officer may make a brief announcement or brief report on his or her activities. Board members and County Executive Officer may also provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. DEPARTMENT HEAD MATTERS: Clerk of the Board: Donna Landi 46. Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Mr. Joe Christoffel, Deputy County Executive Officer/Chief Fiscal Officer, upon his retirement, for his outstanding years of service to the citizens of Nevada County. (Board of Supervisors) ADJOURNMENT: *(The Board of Supervisors can discuss these items at any time during the meeting.) Click Supporting Documents to access supporting documents on the Board of Supervisors Document Portal. To review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14, click on the following link: http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/ceo/Pages/budgetmain.aspx

This agenda was posted on bulletin boards 72 hours in advance of the meeting at the following locations: 1. Eric Rood Administrative Center; outside Board office, outside Board Chambers, and outside main entrance. 2. Madelyn Helling Library. 3. District V Board of Supervisors Conference Room. Posted: June 13, 2013. Notice was also posted at Grass Valley Library, Truckee Library, Truckee Joseph Center, and the Truckee Town Hall.

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PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD CONTROL OF MEETING: The Board Chairperson shall first caution any person at the meeting who is abusive, disruptive, or out of order, and then ask that person to leave if the person will not stop; additionally, the Chair reserves the right to recess the meeting until the person leaves or is escorted out and order is restored. PUBLIC COMMENT: Matters on the Agenda: The Board shall allow public comment on items appearing on the agenda during the time the agenda item is considered by the Board. The Chair may limit the total amount of time for comment on any agenda item to no less than 3 minutes for each individual. Comments by the public must be relevant to the item on the agenda being considered by the Board. PUBLIC HEARINGS: All members of the public shall be allowed to address the Board as to any item which is noticed on the Board's agenda as a public hearing. The Board may limit any person's input to not less than three (3) minutes. Any person may provide the Board with a written statement in lieu of or in supplement to any oral statement made during a public hearing. Written statements shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. Whenever a public hearing is conducted, the public hearing is closed, and the matter is continued to a subsequent meeting for Board deliberation and/or action, the Board shall not allow public comment and/or testimony on that item at the subsequent hearing. However, at the initial public hearing, prior to taking action, the Board may, at its sole discretion, elect to continue the matter and to reopen the public hearing. At the subsequent hearing, all information will be considered. The Board may also, at the initial public hearing, prior to taking action, announce that the public hearing is being continued for specific information and the public testimony will only be heard on new information specific to the Board’s direction. After the public hearing is closed, if the Board later decides to reopen the public hearing for public testimony, appropriate notices must be published. ORDER AND DECORUM: Individuals or organizations desiring to address the Board shall: 1) Address the Board from the podium after giving name and city of residence. Speakers shall direct their comments to the Board, not the audience; 2) Comment on the specific matter before the Board with reasons for the position taken; 3) A time limit of at least three minutes per speaker will be provided for all oral comments. Time limits may be increased at the Chair of the Board’s discretion; 4) The chair may, at his or her discretion allow five (5) minutes for those who are serving as a spokesperson for a group or organization; 5) A speaker may not yield time to another speaker; 6) No individual may speak more than once during the Public Comment period or on an item on the agenda unless recognized by the Chair as having new information; 7) In the interest of civil discourse, the same rules specified in the Board Order and Decorum (adopted every year by Resolution) and Robert’s Rules of Order (General Henry M. Robert) shall apply for this section as well, and are hereby incorporated by reference. It shall be the responsibility of the Chair to ensure public comments are conducted in such a manner that avoids disruptive activity, promotes mutual respect, keeps comments focused on issues, and avoids personal attack; and 8) Applicants, applicant representatives and appellants desiring to speak shall be permitted to speak first during the public comment portion of a public hearing for not more than ten (10) minutes (or fifteen (15) minutes at Appeal Hearings), unless different rules for conducting the hearing are provided by County code. Time limits may be increased at the Chair of the Board’s discretion. REFERENCES: Nevada County Resolution 13-050 (Public comment) Ralph M. Brown Act, California Government Code Sec. 54950, et. seq. (Open meetings law) Nevada County Land Use Code Sec. L-II 5.12 (Appeals)

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