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File #: 19-0060    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/7/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/29/2019 Final action: 1/29/2019
Title: Environmental Management Department recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize a one-time budget transfer in the amount of $40,000, adjusting the budget for Fiscal Years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and potentially 2020-2021 to allow for an increase in the budget for West Slope Mosquito Control Program operations with an offset to the Health and Human Services, State Health Sales Tax revenue funds; and 2) Approve and authorize the Environmental Management Department to designate a portion of the budgeted amount, estimated at $25,000, as deferred funding to be used for future years' budgets for West Slope Mosquito Control Program operations until such funds are exhausted. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: Public Health Realignment funds (100%).
Attachments: 1. A - HHSA/EMD Budget Transfer Request - PE, 2. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 18-0340
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Environmental Management Department recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize a one-time budget transfer in the amount of $40,000, adjusting the budget for Fiscal Years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and potentially 2020-2021 to allow for an increase in the budget for West Slope Mosquito Control Program operations with an offset to the Health and Human Services, State Health Sales Tax revenue funds; and
2) Approve and authorize the Environmental Management Department to designate a portion of the budgeted amount, estimated at $25,000, as deferred funding to be used for future years' budgets for West Slope Mosquito Control Program operations until such funds are exhausted. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
FUNDING: Public Health Realignment funds (100%).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In response to citizen complaints regarding mosquitoes, the Board adopted Resolution 9-63 in 1963, which established County Service Area No. 3 (CSA 3) to provide services in both the City of South Lake Tahoe and the unincorporated area of the Tahoe Basin (East Slope). CSA 3 was established for the control or destruction of insects injurious to plant life and the eradication of insects which could introduce dangerous, infectious, or communicable diseases. In 1980, the East Slope vector control program (East Slope program) was expanded to a Vector Control District to provide a greater level of vector control services.

The East Slope program is fully funded by property taxes and CSA 3 parcel assessments, and provides comprehensive vector control services including, but not limited to: mosquito identification, breeding source identification, control, and treatment; dead bird testing; plague and hanta virus surveillance and response; yellow jacket suppression; and extensive public education and outreach. This East Slope program is staffed seasonally with up to six (6) Vector Control Technicians.

The West Slope Mosquito Control Program (West Slope Program) was initiated i...

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