A REQUEST FOR CONVENING of Health and Social Services Committee meeting regarding Social Services and Facilities Management was pulled from the consent agenda and added to the regular agenda on October 18th at the Sierra County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in Loyalton. Health and Human Services Director Darden Bynum reported on an email regarding facilities management around the concept for a county services annex. He called it an opportunity to combine different county functions together at one locale at the site of the county landfill to consolidate energy, rent, security and access simultaneously. Bynum said they could embrace state of the art solar efficiency on the north side of Santa Clara property, which is county owned. Bynum said through the lease buy-back program this would be an opportunity to have entities both in and out of county such as seniors, district attorney, Board of Supervisors, meeting rooms and conferences, combine clinics and ultimately have a smaller footprint. He stated it’s an opportunity to take a gesture toward the University of California system and their interest in the cogen plant. Bynum thought an ideal location would be the industrial park. Supervisor Jim Beard stated there were issues involving the county and the City of Loyalton and thought they should refer the matter to the Health and Social Services Committee. Adams felt it was far bigger than social services and mentioned the “tug-a-war” over the existing building that is a partnership with the city and county. He said the concept involved a lot of county government and felt it needed to be vetted to the county family through the Government Committee, or an adhoc committee. The Board voted unanimously to create an adhoc committee consisting of Supervisor Peter Huebner and Supervisor Scott Schlefstein.