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September 5, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health in the North Subregion. Members of the public are invited to participate in the field tour but are responsible for their own transportation and lunch. The tour will start in the back parking lot of the Hotel Niles located at 304 South Main Street in Alturas, CA. (MAP)
Reception 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at the Hotel Niles located at 304 South Main Street in Alturas, CA. (MAP)
I. Call to Order
II. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers
III. Roll Call
IV. Closed Session (This portion of the meeting is not open to the public.)
The Board may consider and take appropriate action on issues related to hiring and appointment of an executive officer. (Government Code section 11126(a)(1)).
V. Approval of June 7, 2018, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
ACTION: Boardmember Tom Wheeler moved, and Boardmember Randy Fletcher seconded, a motion to approve the June 7, 2018, meeting minutes. The motion passed unanimously.
VI. Board Chair’s Report
VII. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Proposition 1 Grant Award Recommendations (ACTION) // // Presentation
The Board may take action to adopt California Environmental Quality Act findings and award grants under the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Proposition 1 Grant Program for the project identified in Exhibit A.
ACTION: Boardmember Doug Teeter moved, and Boardmember Randy Fletcher seconded, a motion to (a) approve findings concurring with the Mitigated Negative Declaration and authorize the Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency for the Upper North Yuba Forest Health and Resilience Project (SNC 1023); and (b) authorize a grant award to Sierra County Public Works for the Upper North Yuba Forest Health and Resilience Project (SNC 1023) as described in Exhibit A for $500,000 and further authorize staff to enter into the necessary agreements to move forward with this project. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board will be provided an overview of Proposition 68 and Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration funding available to the SNC in the current fiscal year. Staff will provide a proposed plan of action for expenditure of funds.
IX. Master Good Neighbor Authority Agreement with Regions 4 and 5 of the United States Forest Service (ACTION) //
The Board will consider and may authorize the Board Chair and Executive Officer to execute a Good Neighbor Authority Agreement with Regions 4 and 5 of the United States Forest Service.
ACTION: Boardmember Randy Fletcher moved, and Boardmember Ron Hames seconded, a motion to authorize the Board Chair and Executive Officer to execute a Master Good Neighbor Authority Agreement with the USFS Regions 4 and 5, and staff to develop Supplemental Project Agreements with individual forests as needed and appropriate. The motion passed unanimously.
// // Attachment B // Presentation
The Board will review the draft Strategic Plan and may provide staff additional direction in development of a final draft Strategic Plan.
XII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Executive Officer Update
b. Administrative Update
c. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Update // Attachment A
d. Policy and Outreach Update //
e. Proposition 84 Grant Award Report
XIII. Boardmembers’ Comments
Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on items not on the agenda.
XIV. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for members of the public who have not previously addressed the Board to comment on non-agenda items. The Board Chair reserves the right to limit the time allocated for each person providing public comment.
Meeting Materials are available on the SNC Web site at www.sierranevada.ca.gov. For additional information, or to submit written comments on any agenda item, please contact Ms. Armstrong at (530) 823-4700, toll free at (877) 257-1212, via email at Tristyn.firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person or by mail at 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Armstrong at least five (5) working days in advance, including documents in alternative formats.
Closed Session – Following, or at any time during the meeting, the Board may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider pending or potential litigation, property negotiations, or personnel-related matters. Authority: Government Code Section 11126, subdivision (a)(1).