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, SEPTEMBER 22, 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) - none; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt Code 54956.9(c) two cases;  (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 Roger Gitlin, District 1 Supervisor.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Cristina Ocegueda-Full time Office Tech in Information Technology

        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: None.

        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 Northcoast Unified Air Quality Management meeting, participated in two Community events in District 1, attended the Pen-Air ribbon cutting ceremony, attended the Visitors Bureau meeting regarding Sea Cruise, had numerous constituent calls regarding blight, participated in the Annual Beach Clean-up and also attended the City Council meeting.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Met with staff regarding selling of the Del Norte Golf Course, attended the LTCO meeting, participated in a discussion regarding Hwy 197/199 project and traffic issues at Pine Grove School, met with the new Superintendent of Schools Jeff Harris, attended the Pen-Air ribbon cutting ceremony, attended the Resource Conservation District meeting and also attended a meeting regarding whale interactions with Dungeness Crab gear.

Supervisor Howard: Participated in a conversation with the Roads and the Community Development Department regarding Low Divide Road, spoke with constituents regarding Fred Haight Drive, attended the Pen-Air ribbon cutting ceremony, attended the LTCO meeting, participated in numerous discussions regarding Elk, addressed issues with Kamph Park and also addressed concerns in Gasquet regarding culverts flooding at the airport.

Supervisor Finigan: Attended the Harbor 2X2, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the CTC_RUC meeting, attended the CSAC Finance Corp meeting and dealt with numerous constituent calls regarding Elk, Air Quality and Mountain Lion concerns.

 

        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: CAO Sarina:  Worked on Final Budget changes, reviewed applications for vacant positions, attended various meetings with department heads, had a discussion with the USDA Wildlife Services Director, participated in a call with State Parks regarding Howland Hill road closure, attended a meeting with the Yurok tribe regarding the Deputization MOU and also attended the Admin Office of the Courts meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

1.    Approve and adopt the Minutes from the September 08, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and adopt Proclamation declaring October 2015 as California Archaeology Month, as requested by the Society for California Archaeology.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and adopt Proclamation recognizing September 14-25, 2015 as Del Norte County High School Voter Education Weeks, as requested by the Del Norte County Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and authorize the Director of Child Support Services to enter into the annual agreement between Del Norte CSS and California DCSS effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-137

5.    Approve and authorize the application to the California Emergency Management Agency monies for the Victim Witness Program and approve and adopt Resolution for the continuing implementation of this program within the District Attorney's Office, as requested by the District Attorney.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2015-070

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with the County of Humboldt in order to continue the California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) as a partner of the Northcoast Tri-County Consortium (Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou) from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019 not to exceed $672,248.00, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-138

7.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement with Herbert A. Cruz, M.D. for Oversight and Direction of Drug Medi-Cal Services for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, not to exceed $4,200.00, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-139

8.    Approve and authorize the IHSS Public Authority Coordinator to sign the Recognition Agreement with SEIU Local 2015 to recognize SEIU Local 2015 as the official successor union to CUHW, AFSCME/SEIU Local 4034 and recognize that SEIU 2015 is the exclusive bargaining representative for IHSS Care Providers in Del Norte County, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-140

9.    Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming September National Senior Center Month.**

Action: Approved.

10. Approve and appoint Supervisor Hemmingsen as the representative on the Area One Agency on Aging Committee.**

Action: Approved.

11. Accept Supervisor Gitlin's resignation from the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority.**

Action: Approved.

12. Review, and adopt the 2015/2016 County Legislative Platform as presented as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

13. Approve and authorize Chair to sign a letter regarding comments for the Elk Hunting Regulation Initial Study as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

14. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-25 in the amount of $3,372.00 for the 14/15 FY within the Community Development Department Environmental Health Budget, as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-25

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0     

15. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-26 in the amount of $36,363 for the FY 14/15 within the Department of Health and Human Services EMS Budget, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-26

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0     

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

16. 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.

17. 10:30 A.M. Adjourn as the Board of Supervisors, reconvene as the Board of Equalization, and conduct a Public Hearing for a Change of Assessment (Butler),  APN 101-180-18A RY 13/14.**

Action: Due to 2-2 vote there is no action taken, therefore the Assessor's Valuation Upholds.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    David Finigan

Vote Yea:       2         David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen,

Vote Nay:       2   Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard         

Vote Abstain: 0     

18. 10:45 A.M. 1) Conclude the Public Hearing and adopt the 2015/2016 Fiscal Year Recommended Budget and all the Special District Budgets by Resolution as presented over the course of the budget hearings, and 2) Adopt Resolution 2015-068, a Resolution Fixing Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2015/2016 per Government Code; and 3) Adopt Resolution 2015-069 setting the appropriation limits for Fiscal Year 2015/2016, and 3) Adopt Attachment "A" outlining staffing changes, including establishing positions with an effective date of October 1, 2015 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Hemmingsen requested to move $100,000.00 out of the Contingency Fund and move it into a Reserve Fund.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0     

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

19. Approve and authorize Chair to sign a letter supporting the Broadband Lifeline Program for all low-income households from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as requested by Chair Finigan.**

Action: Approved. Chair Finigan requested that the California Emerging Technology Fund group be included to receive a copy of the letter.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

20. Review and approve the Amended Securitized Promissory Note Between Del Norte County and the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority (BCRAA) in relation to the change in use of loan funds, as requested by the Proactive Financial Goal Committee.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

21. Adjourn as the Board of Supervisors, reconvene as the Board of Equalization and discuss approval of an applicant's request to be excused from appearing for an upcoming Assessment Appeal hearing due to medical issues in accordance to Chapter 8 Section 1607 Rule 316 in Assessment Appeals Manual, as requested by the applicant Dwayne B. Smith.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

22. Discuss 2015 Community Development Block Grant Award Announcement, as requested by County Administrative Officer.

23. Continue Public Hearing to consider Planning Commission's recommendation to deny variance for over-height residence located at 625 S. Fred Haight Drive, as requested by Assistant Director of Community Development Department.

Action: Approved to deny variance.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    David Finigan

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

24. Direct staff to work with Elk Valley Rancheria in preparing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the County of Del Norte and the Tribe regarding the Tribe's contribution of Indian Health Services Grant Funds to the construction, improvement and rehabilitation of County Wastewater disposal facilities in return for credit toward future County connection charges to the County Service Area No. 1, as requested by Director of Community Development.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

25. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send letter to the Oregon State Office of the Bureau of Land Management supporting the five year mineral withdrawal proposal in aid of federal legislation H.R. 682/S.346, as requested by Director of Community Development.**

Action: Approved. Director of the Community Development Department also requested to add the Smith River Recreation Act in the second paragraph of the letter.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       4              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

26. The Board gave direction to the Community Development Department staff to Amend Title 21.

Action: Approved by consensus.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

27. 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:  September 10, 2015

 

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