GRANT FUNDING opportunities were discussed at the Sierra County Board of Supervisors’ meeting held Tuesday, April 16th in Loyalton. Under Prop 64 in the General Per Capita Program $185,000,000 is available for local park rehabilitation, creation, and improvement grants to local governments on a per capita basis, which could translate to approximately $400,000 for the County and $200,000 for the City of Loyalton, similar to the Proposition 40 program. Grant recipients are encouraged to utilize awards to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to the outdoors. Sierra County Planning Director Tim Beals asked the Board to tell him how they wanted to proceed with recreation projects. Supervisor Lee Adams made a pitch for District 1’s community hall in Downieville. Board Chair Paul Roen mentioned the Sierraville School. Beals stated in the past, funding was divided equally among districts, adding they would need to have something in place in the next 60 days and funding should be ready by July 1st. The Board agreed to an adhoc committee to bring back some recommendations.
SIERRA COUNTY DEPARTMENT MANAGERS reported during the Sierra County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in Loyalton on Tuesday, April 16th. Lea Salas, Behavioral Health Administrative Director stated they were still looking for clinicians.
With concern over obtaining reasonable bids for the Wellness Center, Salas stated they are looking at other options and mentioned possibly putting a modular on a foundation next to the Behavioral Health building.
Salas reported they have hired Cara Bowling in the Student-Parent Navigator position and Teia Miller has accepted the Office Manager position in Downieville.
Public Health and Social Services Director, Vickie Clark, showed off a trophy her Integrated Caseworkers received for the Best 30-day Timeliness for Cal- Fresh application processing. She said Sierra County was #1 in the State for Timeliness. Clark stated it meant a great deal, as it’s a lot of work and attention to detail.
Clark gave a shout out to Public Health and participating dentists for the recent Dental Fair, which performed 99 dental screenings.