April 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Anderson City Council Chambers
1877 Howard Street, Anderson, California 96007
The Shasta Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) welcomes you to its meetings which are regularly scheduled for the first Thursday of every other month beginning at 9:00 a.m. This meeting is to be held as noticed above. Meeting times and locations may be changed from time to time when necessary. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated. If requested, the agenda and its documents shall be made available alternate formats to persons with a disability pursuant to Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. Upon receipt of written request, the requested materials will be mailed at the time the agenda is posted pursuant to Government Code 54954.2. Attachments for this meeting are available in PDF on the agenda posted on our website at: www.shasta.lafco.ca.gov . Please let us know if you have difficulties downloading the attachments.
1. CALL TO ORDER
a. Roll Call
b. Pledge of Allegiance offered by Commissioner Stephen Morgan
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public are invited to address the Commission at this time regarding any item that is not scheduled for discussion as part of this agenda, and that are within the jurisdiction of LAFCO. Comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. No action will be taken by the Commission at this meeting as a result of items presented at this time.
3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
a. Additions/Changes to the Agenda* Chair/Counsel
*Note: Only the following additions/changes are permitted: (1) To change the order of noticed agenda items, (2) determine to continue or not consider a noticed agenda item, or (3) Discussion/Action on an item not appearing on the posted agenda if a defined statutory emergency situation is determined to exist by a majority vote of the legislative body (GC 56954.2(b) (1) and GC 54956.5)
b. Business/Campaign Conflict Disclosures**
**Note: Government C ode Section 84608 requires that a Commissioner (regular or alternate) disqualify herself or himself and not participate in a proceeding involving an “entitlement for use” application if, within the last twelve (12) months, the Commissioner has received $250.00 or more in business or campaign contributions from an applicant, an agent of an applicant, or any financially interested person who actively supports or opposes a decision on the matter. A LAFCO decision approving a proposal (e.g., for an annexation) will often be an “entitlement for use” within the meaning of Section 84308. Sphere of Influence determinations are exempt under Government Code Section 84308. If you are an applicant or an agent of an applicant on such a matter to be heard by the Commission and you have made business or campaign contributions totaling $250.00 or more to any Commissioner in the past twelve (12) months, Section 84308(d) requires that you disclose that fact for the official record of the proceeding. The disclosure of any such contribution (including the amount of the contribution and the name of the recipient Commissioner) must be made either 1) in writing and delivered to the Secretary of the Commission prior to the hearing on the matter, or 2) By oral declaration made at the time the hearing on the matter is opened.
4. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS/APPOINTMENTS:
a. Fiscal Committee requests appointment of Bob Richardson (Alternate Public Member) to fill the vacancy on that Committee created by the resignation of Les Baugh on February 3, 2015.
5. CONSENT CALENDAR (Government Coded 56857):
a. Approval of minutes: None
b. Financial Status Reports: (To be removed from Consent Calendar for open discussion)
1) Chief Financial Officer Report; Attach A; Attach B; Attach C; Attach D; Attach E; Attach F
2) Working Draft Budget Estimated Through June 30, 2015
3) Current Balance Sheet
c. Notice of new or status of submitted applications (For information only)
1) #2012-03 – Mayers Memorial HD/Annexation #1; (application update meeting with District Board set for May 27, 2015)
2) #2013-03 – Mountain Gate CSD/Union School Road Reorganization (Property Tax Exchange still pending)
3) #2013-04 – Deschutes Reorganization (Certificate of Filing recorded; filing with the State Board of Equalization is pending)
4) #2014-01 – Shasta CSD/Foxwood #2 Reorganization received 07/10/2014 (Set for hearing on this agenda)
5) #2014-02 – Burney WD/Highmark Annexation received 07/15/2014 (Set for hearing on this agenda)
6) #2015-01 – CSA Dissolutions Request (8)/Shasta County BOS Application; Resolution of Application (New: received 03/18/2015)
6. Payment of Claims FY 2014-2015:
a. Foxwood #2 Reorganization/Shasta CSD: #2014-01
b. Highmark Annexation/Burney WD: #2014-02
7. Correspondence (Information only; no action) :
a. 02-21-2015 Record Searchlight article
b. 02-24-2015 Record Searchlight article
c. 02-24-2015 Mt. Echo articles
d. 02-25-2015 Letter to Baugh
e. 03-01-2015 Record Searchlight article
f. 03-03-2015 Mt. Echo articles
g. 03-10-2015 Mt. Echo articles
h. 03-17-2015 Mt. Echo articles
i. 03-19-2015 Record Searchlight article
j. 03-24-2015 Mt. Echo articles
8. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Please Note: Only those issues which are brought up at the public hearing described in this agenda or in written correspondence delivered to the LAFCO Commissioners at or prior to the hearing, may be raised in any legal challenge to the actions taken by the Commission. A copy LAFCO hearing protocols are available from the Clerk.
a. #2014-01: Shasta Community Service District/Foxwood 2 Reorganization consisting of annexation of territory to Shasta CSD; concurrent detachment of said territory from Centerville CSD and CSA #1; and adoption of a Negative Declaration pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 100% consent landowner application and resolution of application from Shasta CSD. Exhibit A; Exhibit B; Exhibit C; Exhibit D; Exhibit E; Exhibit F
b. #2014-02: Burney Water District/Highmark AnnexationHighmark Annexation and adoption of a Negative Declaration pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 100% consent landowner application. Exhibit A; Exhibit B; Exhibit C; Exhibit D; Exhibit E; Exhibit F
c. To consider review of a municipal service review and approval of an updated sphere of influence for the Fall River Valley Coordinated FPD Service Area SOI, and to consider and determine the project to be exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15262 of the CEQA Guidelines (Section 21083, Public Resources Code). Exhibit A; Exhibit B; Exhibit C; Exhibit D; Exhibit E; Exhibit F; Exhibit G; Exhibit H; Exhibit I; Exhibit J
9. NEW BUSINESS: Miscellaneous non-project or Commission initiated matters: (action requested)
a. Consider request of CSA #6 – Community Advisory Board to re-attach information presented for SOI/MSR approval for CSA #6 – Jones Valley SOI/MSR. Action requested: approve request for addition of background data presented.
10. OLD BUSINESS: (Action Requested)
a. Proposal between Jan Lopez and Shasta LAFCO for an 18-month agreement to provide Executive Officer services as an Independent Contractor; as revised on March 26, 2015; Lopez Attach; Past EO Attach;
11. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT:
a. Operations & Administration
12. CLOSED SESSION:
Members of the public may ask to address the Commission at this time regarding any item appearing below prior to the Commission adjourning to closed session. Comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. No action will be taken by the Commission on presented comments prior to entering closed session. Any actions taken by the Commission during the closed session on the matters listed below will be announced at the conclusion of the closed session in open session.
a. Confer With Legal Counsel Regarding Update on Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a): (Shasta LAFCO v. Mickelson-Beadle)
b. Consider Performance of Executive Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)
c. Consider the Appointment or Employment of an Executive Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)
d. Announcement of any actions taken by the Commission on the above matters where required to be reported.
13. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS
14. STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Next Special Meeting April 30, 2015: Draft Budget Hearing for FY 2015/2016, City of
b. Future proposed agenda items:
1) Final Budget Hearing for FY 2015/2016: June 4, 2015 (City of Shasta Lake)
2) #2015-01 – CSA Dissolutions Request (8)/Shasta County BOS Application
15. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING