Sierra County was recently assessed for $1.5 million for two years of funding. Clark stated her team is looking at ways to use that money. Public Health Officer Celia Sutton-Pado and Clark have been working hard with Human Resources to keep staff safe and healthy, working on protocols that entail staff do a self-monitoring screen everyday. Supervisor Sharon Dryden felt it was imperative we keep our employees safe. Clark said they are working with local schools and aiming to open in person at the end of this month.
Planning Director Tim Beals spoke on behalf of the Office of Emergency Services and stated new signs are scheduled to be placed. Dryden felt they were more educational than the last ones. Beals said the PPE delivery was successful and thanked Sheriff Mike Fisher, Loyalton Mayor Sarah Jackson, Clark and her staff, Bryan Davey and Lee Brown and continued to extend thanks to Sierra Business Council, adding businesses were well represented. Gloves are not part of the PPE delivery, so Beals initiated a purchase for gloves.. He felt grant management and accounting people are being stretched to the max, adding sometimes getting the money is easier than managing it.
A CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER to extend the date of completion for the Sierra Brooks Water Project to November 9, 2020 an 81-day time extension was approved unanimously during the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday through teleconference. Planning Director Tim Beals said this change order came about when the well they drilled had to be converted from an alluvial well to a hard rock well. He stated this change in classification changed the pump testing, performance and pump design, which caused a significant delay in time. Beals said he was comfortable with the request and comfortable with the time frame, adding it is a no cost item. Supervisor Sharon Dryden who has this project in her district stated she was not happy about the extension but understood the delay and made the motion to approve.