Money-talk will dominate much of the upcoming Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting Tues-day, April 9. Three minute orders upholding code compliance violations will be up for adoption by the board. The items come on the heels of a recently released grand jury report, which found the county’s Building Department was backlogged with hundreds of complaints yet to be dealt with.
Rebecca Callen, the county’s auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, will request 1 percent of the current $150 solid-waste parcel fee continue to be allocated to both the auditor and treasurer departments to cover billing and collection. An identical resolution was already in place but had a sunset date in June 2012.
Callen will also seek supervisors’ direction regarding the repayment of nearly $600,000 to the state. The state controller’s office determined the county gave too little of its revenue to the educational revenue augmentation fund – a 1992 law that shifted partial financial responsibility for education funding to local government through moving local property tax revenues to ERAFs.
The state audit looked at property tax apportionment and allocation between 2003 and 2010.
The $594,512 owed – in sharp contrast to the $2.7 million the shortfall found by the state Controller’s office – represents 1 percent of fiscal year 2010 - 2011’s secured levy and will be paid out of the county’s general fund over a three-year period.
Supervisors will also consider the adoption of three purchase order contracts totaling $550,000 to fabricate, deliver and install new furniture for the new county courthouse and jail.
Other items up for discussion include the authorization of Public Works Director Tom Garcia to apply for federal funds through the California Department of Transportation and a final review of the short-term rental ordinance for Lake Tulloch subdivisions, adopted at a March 26 board meeting. That ordinance creates a permit system for homeowners who routinely rent their houses.
Two study sessions are also on the day’s agenda. At 1:30 p.m. an update on the county’s Animal Services Department will be discussed followed by a session reviewing Board of Supervisors policies and procedures at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the board chambers, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.