SIERRA COUNTY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 * 2:00 P.M.
The Sierra County Children and Families Commission met on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Sierra County Probation Office and virtually on Zoom, led by Chairperson Mary Wright.
The meeting was called to order at 2:02 P.M. by Chairperson Mary Wright.
Mary Wright led the Flag Salute.
Present In Person: James Beard, Laurie Marsh, Anne Reugebrink, Shanna Anseth
Present via Zoom: Mary Wright
Absent: Andrea Ceresola White
Staff Members Present:
Allison Smith, Executive Director
Kelly Champion, Business Manager
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Discussion was had over whether the Personnel Committee that had been formed needed to be approved on the agenda and decision was made that the Committee was Ad Hoc and did not need approval, so “F. Approval of Personnel Sub-Committee” was removed from the agenda. Beard moved to approve the agenda as amended, Ms. Reugebrink seconded the motion, and the agenda was unanimously approved.
There was no public comment, as there was no public present.
AD HOC COMMITTEE MINUTES FOR JULY 20 AND 23, 2020
Discussion was held regarding questions around SCCFC Salary and Benefits policy and current practices—hourly versus salaried for Director position, Commission’s parity to County offices, historical pay rates for positions, Commission’s status as government agency versus nonprofit, communication between Business Manager and Commissioners.
CLOSED SESSION Pursuant to Government Code 54957. Review of Performance and Duties of Commission and Executive Director
Commission went into Closed Session at 2:54PM. Chairwoman Mary Wright rejoined via a new Zoom session. Executive Director and Business Manager left the room.
Executive Director invited back into room at approximately 4:20PM.
Business Manager invited back into room at 4:46PM. Chairwoman Ms. Wright rejoined via a new Zoom session. Open Session reinstated at 4:50PM by Ms. Wright.
Motion made by Beard to terminate Executive Director. No second. Beard stated motion failed.
Motion made by Ms. Marsh to put Director on probationary period while Commission reviews policies and procedures for one year. Beard seconded.
Votes: Ayes: Anseth, Marsh, Reugebrink, Wright
REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION
Beard reported that direction was given to staff.
Ms. Wright stated that Commission would table “I. Approve Policies regarding Annual Performance Evaluation and Salaries with Executive Director Evaluation Instrument” to next meeting. Beard requested that Ms. Champion send a copy of the Director and Business Manager job descriptions and the Policy. Ms. Marsh requested that purchase of laptop be put on the next agenda for action.
Ms. Marsh moved to adjourn, Ms. Anseth seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 4:58PM.
The next meeting of the SCCFC is planned for Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM. Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom.
Submitted by: Allison Smith, Executive Director