Butte County Supervisors Must Consider Cash Flow Needs Following Disasters – Chico Enterprise-Record

OROVILLE – Still recovering from both the camp fire and the northern compound fire, Butte County will be looking at different cash flow needs through various scenarios proposed by its public works department.

Supervisors will benefit from a presentation on Tuesday that will outline the county’s needs.

According to the related agenda report, the public works department drew up a plan in August 2021 that required funding to repair and maintain roads that suffered extensive damage from wildfires, storms and other disasters.

“Butte County has been significantly affected by multiple disasters,” the report said. “Two catastrophic and life-changing events – the camp fire and the northern compound fire – fundamentally affected the county, while multiple storm-related disasters also impacted communities in the region. The roads and infrastructure maintained by the county have suffered significant disaster damage since 2017. ”

In total, repair projects amount to approximately $ 24.3 million.

Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have given approval for the repairs, with the FHWA possibly providing a financial distribution to help with the process.

The report says repairs are slated to begin in 2022 on roads such as Skyway, New Skyway and Pentz Road as well as Miners Ranch Road.

“Projects may require the county to provide local funds for short-term cash flow until the necessary funding can be allocated by our partners,” the report said. “The Department does not have the resources to provide $ 24.3 million in cash for projects. “

Possible forms of cash flow are in the form of PG&E settlement funding, external funding, and SB1.

Other business

The Butte County Supervisory Board is expected to receive a presentation, likely to be followed by discussion, of the county’s updated wages ordinance for the coming year.

New wage ordinances are adopted each year on the basis of budget adjustments and reports.

The board will review the adoption of priority platforms for consideration by federal and state legislatures.

“Each year, the supervisory board reviews and adopts priority-setting platforms for state and federal law and regulation,” the related agenda report says. “These platforms provide a basis for advocacy throughout the year. The Platforms 2022 project was prepared in consultation with department heads, input from board members, and assistance from county state and federal consultants. “

Multiple appointments for committees and boards are scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting.

The Butte County Oversight Board typically meets at 9 a.m. on the second and third Tuesday of the month at its premises located at 25 County Center Drive, Suite 205 in Oroville. Meetings are free and open to the public. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask in the building.