Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-1428    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/25/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding by and between the Counties of Amador, El Dorado, and Placer, allowing for joint use of a weight truck and weight equipment. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Placer County MOU FY21-22, 2. B -Placer-Amador Shared Equipment MOU, 3. C - 21-1428 File 09-0283 Conty Contract 993, 4. Executed MOU Placer-Amador Shared Equipment
Related files: 09-0283
Title
Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding by and between the Counties of Amador, El Dorado, and Placer, allowing for joint use of a weight truck and weight equipment.

FUNDING: N/A
Body
DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Department entered into an agreement with Placer County on March 10, 2009 (Legistar Item # 09-1283) to pay a one-time $20,000 towards the purchase of a 26,000-Pound Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, two-wheel-drive, flatbed weight truck, at a cost of approximately $100,000. Each county currently uses the weight truck an average of four to six weeks per year for the specialized testing/inspecting of commercially used vehicle, winery, livestock and large capacity shipping and receiving scales. This agreement currently runs through March 10, 2024.

In Section two and three of the agreement, Placer and El Dorado acknowledged and agreed that to reduce the costs to each jurisdiction of the use and maintenance of the Weight Truck and Weight Standards and Cart, both jurisdictions would jointly pursue lease opportunities with other local counties

The MOU attachment is for limited use by Amador County of the truck for the FY 2021-22 year for the testing of livestock and large capacity shipping and receiving scales.

ALTERNATIVES
Per the agreement this type of attachment is allowed through the period of March 10, 2024, however the Board could choose to not approve this recommendation. The Department is reviewing this document as the signature request is to acknowledge the use between Amador County and Placer County.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
On March 10, 2009 the Board of Supervisors approved a one onetime payment and a 180 month agreement for the usage of Placer County's new weight truck and the use of El Dorado County's weights and weight mover (Legistar item #09-0283).

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
County Counsel, Placer County Agriculture Depar...

Click here for full text