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Giuseppe RicapitoThe Union DemocratView belief and bio
The Tuolumne County Farm Bureau accepted that the Sonora Union High Academy Commune Lath of Advisers abolish the auction of 112 acreage of the Wildcat Agronomical acreage to the The Esplanade Foundation, a Sonora-area nonprofit, in a cease-and-desist letter issued to the commune on Jan. 3.
The letter said “actions taken” during bankrupt affair negotiations on Oct. 23 (where associates of the Esplanade Foundation were accustomed to sit in on a bankrupt session) and on Nov. 6 apropos the acceding of the auction of the agronomical constituted an actionable abuse of the Brown Act.
“The Board’s approval of the Acquirement and Auction Acceding was annihilation added than a elastic brand of the acceding which had been illegally discussed and agreed aloft in two actionable bankrupt sessions. Therefore, this activity charge be rescinded,” the letter said.
The commune accustomed the $1 actor auction on Dec. 4, one anniversary afore three anew adopted advisers of the five-member lath were seated. The new lath advised the auction during a appropriate affair Dec. 17 and bidding no affairs to abate the deal.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said the letter acclimated “misinformation” and arguable that no activity was taken during the bankrupt affair meetings.
“The alone acceding we fabricated is back we did the attainable affair and we voted on it,” he said afterwards the Lath of Advisers affair on Tuesday night.
Miller said the letter appeared to be agnate in ambit to Brown Act abuse allegations issued to the commune by Chinese Camp agriculturist Dick Gaiser and Shaun Crook, a Tuolumne County Farm Bureau lath member, over the Oct. 23 bankrupt session.
The commune issued an actual charge letter to the parties on Dec. 4 to acquit the commune from abeyant acknowledged action.
Crook, who is additionally a added carnality admiral of the California Farm Bureau, beneath to accommodate added advice on the acknowledged authorities cited in the letter and said it would be the accommodation of the absolute Tuolumne County Farm Bureau to absolution added information.
Crook was not in appearance at the affair on Tuesday.
The Tuolumne County Farm Bureau is represented by Kelly Aviles, an advocate from La Verne specializing in aboriginal alteration rights.
Aviles could not anon be accomplished for comment.
Crook said that there was a borderline to abide the cease-and-desist letter to the board, and he believed it was submitted to the commune aural time.
While additionally calling for the acceding to be nullified, the letter calls for the absolution of the “contents of the actionable discussions and decisions” fabricated during the Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 affairs and for those decisions to additionally be rescinded.
“The clandestineness with which this transaction was conducted flies in the face of the spirit of the Brown Act. Not alone were the accomplishments illegal, but they beggared associates of the attainable and my applicant a allusive befalling to participate in this important accommodation and the discussions and the accomplishments arch up to it,” the letter said.
The Tuolumne County Farm Bureau issued a letter to the commune gluttonous to attainable negotiations on the acreage on Dec. 4.
The letter additionally calls for the absolution of all communications (including on claimed devices) apropos the auction of the agronomical and communications amid commune admiral and Esplanade Foundation officials.
A acknowledgment is appropriate aural 30 days, or the the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau can seek “judicial invalidation” of the sale.
A appropriate affair was appointed for Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the commune affair allowance to abode the letter.
Miller said the commune had to acquaint with admonition afore any added capacity could be appear apropos a acknowledgment to the cease-and-desist letter.
Trustee Jeanie Smith additionally acclaimed that the letter included a attainable annal request, and Miller said the commune alone bare to accede the attainable annal appeal aural 10 canicule of its acquiescence rather than accelerate out all the documents.
The auction of the acreage is currently in escrow.
An escrow borderline was set for March 31, 2019, back $500,000 is due from the foundation. The phased acquittal action will aftermost until March 31, 2020.
The Esplanade Foundation has proposed a bounded esplanade on the 112 acres. The acceding additionally includes a joint-use acceding for commune use of tennis courts accepted to be congenital on The Esplanade Foundation acreage and for commune and attainable use of a cross-country advance that weaves through both parcels. The foundation will additionally advance basement developments attainable to the 25-acre bindle endemic by the district, which accommodate water, sewer, electrical, parking and roads, could bulk to as abundant as $2 million.
The commune proposed application the $1 actor and about $400,000 in a commune basic outlay armamentarium to body a barn on the actual 25 acres.
Board Admiral Dr. Jim Riggs was absent from the affair and about a dozen associates of the attainable were present.
Also during the meeting, Sonora High Academy Principal Ben Howell thanked the Chicken Agronomical Tribal Council for a $26,033.73 donation to the academy football affairs to acquirement new uniforms.
The commune additionally accustomed a admission acceding with the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Commune for a new bus that meets ammunition discharge standards. Chief Business Official Dana Vaccarezza said the commune would absorb about $20,000 to $30,000 out of the commune account for the bus, which costs about $130,000 total. As a claim of the grant, the bus it will alter will be destroyed instead of actuality appointed surplus acreage and sold, she said.