YREKA CA 96097

August 8, 2023


Ed Valenzuela, Chair

Supervisor, District 2

Michael N. Kobseff,

Vice Chair

Supervisor, District 3

Brandon A. Criss

Supervisor, District 1

Nancy Ogren

Supervisor, District 4

Ray A. Haupt

Supervisor District 5

Angela Davis

County Administrator


Natalie E. Reed

County Counsel


Laura Bynum

Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board


Siskiyou County offers teleconference participation in the meeting via Zoom as a courtesy to the public, who have the option and right to attend in person. If no member of the Board of Supervisors is attending the meeting via teleconference and a technical error or outage occurs, or if a Zoom participant disrupts the meeting in a manner that cannot be specifically addressed, the Board of Supervisors reserves the right to discontinue Zoom access and to continue conducting business.

Remote Listening and Public Comment via Teleconference:

Conference Call In Number: 1-669-900-6833, Meeting ID 828 8423 6385

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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors welcomes you to this meeting. This agenda contains a brief general description of each item to be considered. If you wish to speak on an item on the agenda, please complete a Speaker’s Card identifying the item(s) and return it to the Board Clerk. If you wish to speak on a matter that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so during the Public Comment period. Persons speaking during Public Comment will be limited to three minutes, or depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, it may be reduced to allow all members of the public the opportunity to address the Board. Except as otherwise provided by law, no action or discussion shall be taken/conducted on any item not appearing on the agenda. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments to individual Supervisors or staff are not permitted.

The Board may take action sitting as the Board of Supervisors and as the governing body of: Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board, Siskiyou Power Authority, County Service Area 3 Board, County Service Area 4 Board, County Service Area 5 Board, Airport Land Use Commission, and In Home Supportive Services Public Authority.


Pursuant to Government Code section 84308, members of the Board of Supervisors are disqualified and not able to participate in any agenda item involving contracts (other than competitively bid, labor, or personal employment contracts), franchises, discretionary land use permits and other entitlements if the Board member received more than $250 in campaign contributions from the applicant or contractor, an agent of the applicant or contractor, or any financially interested participant who actively supports or opposes the County’s decision on the agenda item since January 1, 2023. Members of the Board of Supervisors who have received, and applicants, contractors or their agents who have made, campaign contributions totaling more than $250 to a Board member since January 1, 2023, are required to disclose that fact for the official record of the subject proceeding. Disclosures must include the amount of the campaign contribution and identify the recipient Board member and may be made either in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors prior to the subject hearing or by verbal disclosure at the time of the hearing.

Availability of Public Records. All public records related to an open session item on this agenda, which are not exempt from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, that are distributed to a majority of the legislative body will be available for public inspection at 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka CA 96097 at the same time that the public records are distributed or made available to the members of the legislative body. All supporting documentation is available for public review in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located in the Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office, 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka, CA 96097, during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Clerk of the Board’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (530) 842.8084, or toll free at 1.888.854.2000, ext. 8084.

1.            9:00 A.M. - Flag Salute

2.            Invocation - Siskiyou County Sheriff Chaplain.

3.            Roll Call

4.            Presentations from the Public

PLEASE NOTEThis time slot is for information from the public.  No action or discussion will be conducted on matters presented at this time.  You will be allowed three (3) minutes for your presentation. The Chair can extend the time to five (5) minutes for appropriate circumstances. Written comments can be presented if so desired, by providing a minimum of 7 copies to the Clerk. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments should be limited to matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.

5.            Consent Agenda - The following consent agenda items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. They may be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. Any Board member, staff member, or interested person may request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion and consideration.  Approval of a consent item means approval of the recommended motion as specified on the Agenda Worksheet. Public comment for consent agenda items: - Please press *9 to ‘raise your hand’ to ask to speak during the ZOOM/teleconference meeting.

A.            County Administration

Approve letter to US Forest Service, Mt. Shasta Ranger District expressing support for the South Fork Sacramento Public Safety and Forest Restoration Project #61863.

B.            County Administration

Approve letter to the State Water Resources Control Board expressing support for the Grenada Sanitary District Sewer System Project, CWSRF Agreement No. D2001025, Project No. C-06-8410-110, exception.

C.           County Administration

Approve letter to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta McCloud Management Unit expressing support for the 2023 Guzzler Replacement Project.

D.           County Clerk

Adopt Resolution approving all requests for services relating to the conduct of any city or district election, all requests for consolidated election and providing reimbursement to the County for election services rendered.

E.            General County Fire

Approve agreement between Siskiyou Joint Community College District and Siskiyou County Fire Warden to provide education in the areas of standardized and certified training for potential and existing volunteer and career firefighters, at the rates specified in the agreement, for the term July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

F.            Public Works

Approve contract with Above Board Construction & Roofing, Inc. to provide services for re-roofing at the Bait and Brew buildings at Lake Siskiyou Campground and Marina, in an amount not to exceed $55,390, with a project start date of September 5, 2023.

G.           Public Works

Approve contract with Above Board Construction & Roofing, Inc. to provide services at the Grill and Brew buildings at the Lake Siskiyou Campground, in an amount not to exceed $133,434.25 with a project start date of September 5, 2023.

6.            Departmental Requests

A.            County Administration

Discussion and possible direction regarding City of Mt. Shasta's request to pursue a joint jurisdiction Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District.

B.            District Attorney

Update on current operations and activities within the Department.


7.            Flood Control and Water Conservation District

A.            Public Comment

B.            Minute Approval - Reconsider June 20, 2023 minutes.

C.           Adjournment

8.            County Service Area 3

A.            Public Comment

B.            Office of Emergency Services

Approve agreement with the McCloud Community Services District, to provide certain ambulance service to areas identified in Exhibit A, in an amount not to exceed $125,000 for the term July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028.

C.           Adjournment

9.            Board of Supervisors' Requests

A.            Supervisor Ogren/Public Works

Discussion and possible direction pertaining to Off Highway Combined Use Roadway sections within the County and associated Siskiyou County Off Highway Vehicle Ordinance.

10.         Closed Session - It is the intent of the Board to meet in closed session to discuss the following items:

A.            Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1), name of case: Ger Chong Ze Chang, et al., v. County of Siskiyou, et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, Case No. 2:22-cv-01378.

B.            Conference with legal counsel, anticipated litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9, Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(4), one case.

11.         Report on Closed Session

12.         Board and Staff Reports

*******Note:  Correspondence received by the Board of Supervisors is on file and available for review in the County Clerk's Office.  This document and other Board documents are available on-line at