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File #: 21-1447    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with Good Guard Security, Inc., for the provision of emergency guard services at Caldor Fire large animal temporary shelters provided under Agreement 5975 because (g) “the nature of the work involves urgent or emergency services;” and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to ratify the signature of the Health and Human Services Agency Director on Agreement for Services 5975 with Good Guard Security, Inc., for the provision of emergency guard services at Caldor Fire large animal temporary shelters, in the amount of $64,032, for the retroactive 3-month term beginning August 30, 2021. FUNDING: 100% General Fund; Health and Human Services Agency will seek Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursement.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS Agmt 5975 10/19/21, 2. B - Agmt 5975 with Good Guard Security 10/19/21, 3. C - Agmt 5975 Termination Letter 10/19/21
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with Good Guard Security, Inc., for the provision of emergency guard services at Caldor Fire large animal temporary shelters provided under Agreement 5975 because (g) “the nature of the work involves urgent or emergency services;” and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to ratify the signature of the Health and Human Services Agency Director on Agreement for Services 5975 with Good Guard Security, Inc., for the provision of emergency guard services at Caldor Fire large animal temporary shelters, in the amount of $64,032, for the retroactive 3-month term beginning August 30, 2021.

FUNDING: 100% General Fund; Health and Human Services Agency will seek Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursement.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On August 14, 2021, the Caldor Fire started east of Omo Ranch in the County, resulting in mandatory evacuation orders in several communities on the West Slope of the County and into South Lake Tahoe. These evacuation orders resulted in the Animal Services program receiving approximately 1,800 large and small animals whose owners were evacuated from the fire. By September 3, 2021, 1,079 large animals were housed primarily at two locations - Saureel Vineyard on Cold Springs Road and the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, CA. Management and care of these animals was provided by both County staff and volunteers. As the number of animals being housed at these locations grew, it became apparent on Saturday, August 28, 2021 that there was an urgent need to provide overnight security at these two locations.

The Health and Human Services Agency immediately began contacting security service organizations in El Dorado and Sacramento County, and located Good Guard Security, Inc. who agreed to have guards on site from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. effective August 30, 2021. Contracts wer...

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