February 6, 2012
Regular Meeting February 6, 2012
(These minutes are not intended to be a verbatim transcription of the proceedings and discussion associated with the business on the Commission’s agenda; rather, what follows is a summary of the order of business and general nature of testimony, Commission deliberation, and action taken.)
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Fust called the meeting to order at 9:00 am at the Redding City Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Avenue Street, in Redding, California. Commissioners Baugh, Farr, Fust, Haynes, Kehoe, Mathena and Alternate Commissioner Yarbrough were present. Executive Officer Mickelson and Clerk Marissa Jackson were present as staff. Alternate Commissioners Russell and Morgan were present as members of the audience.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioner Yarbrough led the Pledge of Allegiance.
There was no public comment submitted.
The amended minutes of December 1, 2011 were presented. At the request of Commissioner Kehoe, Executive Officer Mickelson read the amendments aloud. By motion made and seconded (Yarbrough, Mathena) the minutes were approved. Commissioner Haynes abstained.
BUDGET & FISCAL AFFAIRS
Fiscal Year 2011-12 2nd Quarter Transaction Register
The Fiscal Year 2011-12 2nd Quarter Transaction Register was presented for review and adoption. By motion made and seconded (Haynes, Baugh), the 2nd Quarter Transaction Register was approved.
Fiscal Year 2011-12 3rd Quarter Transaction Register
The Fiscal Year 2011-12 3rd Quarter Transaction Register was presented for review and adoption. By motion made and seconded (Mathena, Yarbrough), the 3rd Quarter Transaction Register was approved.
Consideration of Checking Account Statements
Ms. Mickelson presented the following bank statements: US Bank: two statements dated November 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011; Tri Counties Bank: three statements dated November 17, 2011, December 18, 2011 and January 17, 2012; and LAIF: two statements dated November 2011 and December 2011. The Commission approved (Yarbrough, Haynes) the bank statements as presented.
Fiscal Year 2011-12 Mid-Year Budget Review
Ms. Mickelson reported that the LAFCO budget is on track to end the year at or below budget, pending no unanticipated expenses. Overall, expenditures are at 48% of the projected year’s total through December 31, 2011 and revenue is tracking at 100% of expected. The Commission approved (Baugh, Yarbrough) the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Mid-Year Budget Review as presented.
Commissioner Jones entered the meeting at 9:15 and remained in the audience.
Discussion of a Possible Statewide Name Change
Ms. Mickelson reported Shasta LAFCO recently received communication from a CALAFCO Board Member regarding the possibility of changing the agency name (statewide) to something that would more accurately reflect what LAFCO does on a daily basis. Commissioner Yarbrough inquired as to costs related to such a name change. Ms. Mickelson estimated that it could cost up to $1,000 for Shasta LAFCO to make a name change. Commissioner Kehoe questioned the Brown Act compliance of the correspondence and stated that he did not support the change. Commissioner Fust agreed. The commission determined that a letter should be directed to CALAFCO and to the CALAFCO board member stating that not only did the Commission not support the name change proposal, but also indicating their displeasure at being contacted individually by a CALAFCO board member. The discussion was formed as a motion (Baugh, Kehoe) and passed unanimously.
Announcement of the Special District Commissioner Elections
The Executive Officer met with counsel prior to the meeting and ballot results were tabulated. Commissioners Morgan and Haynes will serve as Special District Commissioners and Commissioner Fust will serve as the alternate. Ms. Mickelson thanked Commissioner Morgan for his service as the alternate and Commissioner Haynes for her continued service. She thanked Commissioner Fust for his service as Chair and past Vice Chair.
Commissioner Haynes thanked Commissioner Fust for his service. Commissioner Farr reported that the City of Shasta Lake Council Chambers had not yet been completed, but that the new facility should be available for use very soon.
Ms. Mickelson announced that the next LAFCO Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:00 am at County of Shasta. She reminded the commission that her evaluation information would be distributed soon and asked them to complete the evaluation form when received. She also reminded the Commission that Form 700s are due to the LAFCO office no later than March 28th.
There being no further business, Chairman Fust adjourned the meeting at 9:25 am.
Clerk to the Commission