A G E N D A

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

CRESCENT CITY, CA  95531

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

 

REGULAR MEETING                                                                    10:00 AM

 

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Del Norte and the governing body of all other special assessment and taxing districts, for which said Board so acts, is now meeting in regular session.  Only those items that indicate a specific time will be heard at the assigned time.  All other items may be taken out of sequence to accommodate the public and staff availability.  Items followed with a ** indicate material attached in the agenda packet.

A closed session may be held at some time during the meeting to discuss litigation and/or personnel matters.  There is a 90-day statute of limitations relating to decisions rendered after a public hearing of the Board of Supervisors and a 60-day statute of limitations relating to ministerial actions of the Board of Supervisors.  NOTE:  If you challenge the decision of the Board of Supervisors in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing.  (Govt. Code § 65009).  When providing written correspondence to the Board of Supervisors you must provide a copy to the Clerk of the Board for inclusion in the official record.

CLOSED SESSION 8:30 A.M.

Public Comment on Closed Session items only.

Hold a closed session to consider and discuss litigation and personnel matters: I) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9; None.  (b) Anticipated litigation 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b) - two cases; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) – one case;  (c); III) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, Sheriff's Employees' Association, and represented and unrepresented bargaining units; IHSS Negotiations.

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M. Call the meeting to order and take roll.

·        Moment of Reflection

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to be led by Barbara Lopez, Treasurer-Tax Collector.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: None reported.

·        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: None reported.

·        The Chair requests any deletions, corrections or additions from Board members to the agenda at this time.  In order to add an item to the agenda, the matter must have come to the attention of the County subsequent to the posting of the agenda and the matter requires action before the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Action: Chair Finigan added an item to have the Board take action on Mountain Lion issues over in the Bertsch Tract area to keep the kids in that area safe.

·        Receive other brief reports or announcements relative to the County of Del Norte programs and projects, progress of the two by two committees, goal committees and/or Board and staff travel/training reports. In order to add an item to the agenda, the matter must have come to the attention of the County subsequent to the posting of the agenda and the matter requires action before the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Action: Supervisor Gitlin: Attended the Visitors Bureau meeting, attended the Inner-Governmental Relations Committee Meeting, had a few meetings with the Veterans Monument Committee, spent time at Ward Field with Firefighters, checked how the construction was going on the bridge up South Fork Rd., dealt with Constituent phone calls, met with Jeff Harris the new Superintendent of Schools, checked out the Summer Youth Training Academy, attended the LAFCO meeting and also attended the DNSWMA meeting. Supervisor Gitlin also gave direction to staff with the Boards consent to look into having mandatory drug testing as a part of the hiring process for future County Employees.

Supervisor McClure: Attended a meeting at the Senior Center to help put together Policy Development, met with the Historical Society, met with the Redwood Parks Association, attended the DNSWMA meeting, met with the RCT Association, visited local encampments involving the homeless and also dealt with Constituent calls regarding Elk issues. Supervisor McClure also gave direction to staff with the Boards consent to look into having a 2X2 with the City to get a crosswalk or stop sign on Cooper Street.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended a Pelican Bay Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, attended an LTCO meeting, met with Wes White in regards to the Harbor District, met with Supervisor Gitlin regarding blight issues in their joining district area, attended Agenda review, attended the RCD meeting, attended the Resource Environmental Goal Committee meeting, met with appropriate staff to see about a revolving budget account for blight issues and also attended a LAFCO meeting.

Supervisor Howard: Had a discussion with the CHP regarding stolen vehicles, attended a meeting with Green Diamond and also attended the Resource Environmental Goal Committee meeting.

Supervisor Finigan: Attended a Chamber Mixer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, attended a neighborhood watch meeting regarding the Bertsch Tract area, attended an Exploration Committee meeting, attended a First 5 meeting, attended CSAC Finance Corporation meeting, attended RCRC meeting, attended the Salmon Festival, attended the Safe and Healthy Families Goal Committee meeting and also participated in a CSAC Finance Corporation Conference call. 

 

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: CAO Sarina:  Attended numerous meetings with different departments, attended the Resource Environmental Goal Committee meeting, attended the Safe and Healthy Families Goal Committee meeting, worked on some budget prep, dealt with the OES and Emergency Operations Center to act upon the Emergency Declaration with the local fires and also attended the Hiouchi meeting regarding the local fire situation.

CONSENT AGENDA

Comments from members of the public may be heard at this time regarding matters on the Consent Agenda only.

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled item #7 for further discussion and Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from item #5 due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

1.    Approve and adopt the Minutes from the August 11, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Discuss and take action to appoint Elizabeth Cable, as Interim County Counsel, effective August 10, 2015 at Range A1(A), until such time as a permanent appointment is made, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and authorize a 30-year longevity step increase for Ed Fulton, Building Maintenance Supervisor, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming the month of September 2015 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as requested by Chair Finigan**

Action: Approved.

5.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement with Tidewater Contractors, Inc. for road materials supply as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-120 Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

6.    Approve and authorize the distribution of excess proceeds in accordance with R&T Code 4675 and 4676, as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

Action: Approved.

7.    Approve, authorize and adopt Resolution approving an application for funding from the 2014-2015 California Cultural and Historical Endowment Museum Grant program and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign and execute a grant agreement and any amendments thereto for the purposes of this grant, as requested by County Administrative Officer.

Action: Approved. DNCORESO#2015-064 Supervisor Gitlin pulled item for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement for Employee Benefits Brokerage Services between Alliant Insurance Services and  the County of Del Norte for the period of August 2, 2015 to July 31, 2016, in the amount of $40,000, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-121

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with North Valley Behavioral Health, LLC Yuba City, CA to provide acute inpatient psychiatric placement from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, not to exceed $278,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-122

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Grant Agreement for Immunization Services with the California Department of Public Health for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017, not to exceed $72,500, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-123

11. Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement with Turtle Medicine P.C. to provide medical services for County Jail Inmates and detainees at the County Juvenile Hall and Bar-O-Boys Ranch, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-124

12. Approve and authorize the Amended Agreement with Brim Aviation (DNCO AGREE#2013-131), as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-125

13. Approve and authorize the 2015 Exhibits A & B Annual Financial Plans for the Sheriff's Department 5 year Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-126; #2015-127

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

14. Approve Budget Transfer Number 06-24 which will allow unspent AB109 funds to offset the cost of housing realigned offenders at the Jail, as requested by Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-24

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

15. 10:25 A.M.COMMENT PERIOD:  Members of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board.  If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the agenda, you may be asked to hold your comments until the Board takes up that matter.  Please limit your comments to three minutes or less.

16. 10:30 A.M. Waive full reading, read by title only, introduce and conduct a Public Hearing on the updated Master Fee Ordinance, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

17. Approve, authorize, submit and file the County Response to the 2014/2015 Final Grand Jury Report, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

18. Approve and authorize the temporary closure of North and South Indian Road in Smith River, from the Howonquet Cemetery to the Howonquet Hall Community Center, from 7am to 5pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015, as requested by Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

19. Waive full reading, read by title only, and adopt proposed Amended Ordinance of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors to allow the First 5 Commission to expand its current membership from "not less than five nor more than seven" to "not less than seven nor more than nine", as requested by Director of First 5.**

Action: Approved. Ordinance #2015-005

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

20. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Del Norte and the Del Norte County Sheriff's Employees Association (SEA) effective September 22, 2015 through October 31, 2017, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-128

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

21. Discuss and direct staff to forward to the Department of Fish and Wildlife the Petition to Repeal the Blue Creek Closure decision.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor McClure suggested to CC the California Governor and the California Natural Resources Director on the letter.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

22. Approve and adopt Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency Requesting a Governor's Declaration, as requested by County Administrative Officer.

Action: Approved. DNCORESO#2015-065

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

23. Chair Finigan added an item to have the Board take action on Mountain Lion issues over in the Bertsch Tract area to keep the kids in that area safe.

Action: Approved. Board gave direction to Administration to work with the Sheriff and the Department of Fish and Wildlife for a strategy and gave the okay for an emergency contract if necessary.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Martha McClure

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

24. Consider miscellaneous legislative and budget matters pertinent to the County of Del Norte.  Authorize the Chair to sign and send appropriate letters with respect to matters pending before the state or federal governments.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted:  August 5, 2015

 

 

THE AGENDA AND ACTION SUMMARY ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE: www.co.del-norte.ca.us