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, JUNE 13, 2017

 

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: Conference with Legal Counsel- Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(1) Pacific Shores vs. County of Del Norte et. al CVPT 06-1454; Big Rock Community Services District v. Peeples et al. CVUJ 2016-1338; Two Worker’s Compensation cases; Conference with Legal Counsel- Anticipated litigation 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(2) – none; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(4) – none (c) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Jay Sarina, CAO and SEIU; (d) Pursuant to 54957(b)(1) Public Employee Appointment: Title: District Attorney; Public Employment: Interviews for Child Support Services Director

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 Heather Snow, Director of Health and Human Services.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

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

·        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.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

1.    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.

2.    10:30 A.M. Housing Report/Social Services Update (Heather Snow, DHHS Director; Julie Cain, Program Manager)

3.    10:45 A.M. 1) Conduct a Public Hearing to discuss revised amount of Community Development Block Grant Program Income to Complete the necessary On-Site Infrastructure work for the Connection of the West Park Property to the Northcrest Sewer Lift Station; 2) ​Adopt a Resolution Approving the Use of up to $110,000 in Program Income ​Funds ; and 3) ​Authorize the County Administrative Officer to begin Procurement Process (Issues a Request for Proposal) to obtain Contractor to Complete On-Site Infrastructure work.** (Toni Self, Administrative Analyst)

Action: Approved. RESO#2017-030

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

4.    11:00 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to provide an opportunity to hear and provide comments on the results of activities involved in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) 08-STBG-4642 and accept the final results as meeting the requirements of the grant, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

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 #9 for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

5.    Approve and adopt Minutes from the May 23, 2017 Board of Supervisors Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

6.    Approve and authorize the Assistant Director of Child Support Services to enter into an annual Agreement between Del Norte County Child Support Services and Charles Rafferty Investigations for local process service at a rate of $40.00 per service attempt, totaling no more than $20,000.00 per fiscal year as requested by the Assistant Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-059

7.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with the City of Crescent City to provide emergency public works services for Harding Avenue as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-060

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreements with the California Department of Social Services for the Agreement for Resource Family Approval (RFA) Appeals, Complaints and Psychosocial Assessment Services for the period of January 01, 2017 through June 20, 2019 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-061

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement for Adult Community Residential Care Services (Agreement #2016-118) with Willow Glen Care Center, Yuba City, CA for the period July 01, 2016 through June 30, 2017, not to exceed $315,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-062 Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Casa Serenity, LLC, Red Bluff, CA for Adult Residential Care Services for the period July 01, 2017 through June 30, 2018, not to exceed $47,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-063

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Swiderski Mortuary, Inc. for Indigent Burial Services from July 01, 2017 through June 30, 2018, not to exceed $28,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-064

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

12. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #05-07 in the amount of $1,700.00 within the Child Support budget to cover costs expected through June 30, 2017 that will exceed projected costs as requested by the Assistant Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#05-07

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

13. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-01 in the amount of $4,500.00 within the FY 16/17 Probation budget to cover the cost of housing AB 109 eligible clients as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-01

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

14. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-02 in the amount of $2,129.00 within the Child Support Services budget to cover maintenance of vehicles as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-02

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

15. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-03 in the amount of $11,700.00 within the Boating Safety budget unit to cover the additional payroll costs for the training period as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-03

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

16. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-04 in the amount of $9,000.00 within the Jail Budget unit to cover the 2016/17 year end reconciliation of the Pelican Bay State Prison Safekeeper account as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-04

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

17. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-05 in the amount of $23,000.00 within the Sheriff's budget unit to cover the 2016/17 year end reconciliation of accounts as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-05

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

18. Approve and adopt the Memorandum of Understanding with the Del Norte County Employees Association SEIU Local 1021 effective September 01, 2016, to coincide with the expiration of the previous Agreement as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2017-065

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

19. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter of support for HR 975 2017 the Yurok Tribe's Land Legislation as requested by the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.**

Action: Item tabled until the June 27, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting.

20. Approve and authorize the Director of the Community Development Department to prepare and sign a letter authorizing the use of the Hurdygurdy Creek Bridge Replacement Project as the Related Transportation Funding needed for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program Application which, if approved, will fund improvements to the Blue Creek Salmon Sanctuary as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

21. 1) Approve and adopt Resolution 2) approve and adopt Ordinance 3) Direct the Clerk Registrar of Voters to place the Ordinance on the June 05, 2018 ballot for consideration by the electorate and 4) direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to publish the Ordinance within fifteen (15) days after passage in a newspaper of general circulation with the names of the supervisors voting for or against the Ordinance as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2017-031;ORDINANCE #2017-003

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       3              Roger Gitlin, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       2              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard

Vote Abstain: 0             

22. Discuss and take possible action on formation of an appointment to an ad hoc committee to discuss and bring back to the Board recommendations regarding law enforcement consolidation with the City of Crescent City. Recommended committee members: Chris Howard and Gerry Hemmingsen as requested by Chair Howard.

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

23. Discuss and take possible action on formation of an appointment to an ad hoc committee to discuss and bring back to the Board recommendations regarding shared services with the City of Crescent City. Recommended committee members: Lori Cowan and Bob Berkowitz as requested by Chair Howard.

Action: Approved. Supervisor Berkowitz made a motion with a Second by Supervisor Gitlin to replace Supervisor Cowan with Supervisor Gitlin on the Committee. A Second Motion was made by Supervisor Hemmingsen with a second by Supervisor Cowan to keep the appointments as recommended by the Chair.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       3              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan

Vote Nay:       2              Roger Gitlin, Bob Berkowitz

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.**

25. Approve and accept the independent audit performed by Patel and Associates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 as requested by the Auditor-Controller.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

26. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter of support for AB 668 which places a bond measure on the June 2018 ballot for voter approval to appropriate $450 million to replace aging voting systems in California's 58 Counties as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

27. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter providing comments and additional information regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review of the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act as requested by the Natural Resources Goal Committee.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Lori Cowan

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

28. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter of opposition to Senator Hueso regarding SB 649 which allows wireless providers unfettered access to public property for placement of "small cell" structures without regard to aesthetic and environmental implacts of these facilities.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

29. Van Scoyoc Associates Update (Greg Burns; Mary Hardwick, Van Scoyoc Associates)

30. Supervisor Reports

Action: Supervisor Gitlin: Supervisor Gitlin expressed concern with the County budget and wanted to bring back the Meals on Wheels program in certain areas and increase funding in the CDD budget for possibly an additional Code Enforcement Officer. He attended the Healthcare District 2x2, attended the Memorial Day Services Ceremony, attended a viewing of the new water tank in Hiouchi by the Big Rock Community District Manager, attended the COAT meeting, participated in the Cannabis Workshop, attended the PBSP Advisory Committee meeting, attended the Annual College Scholarship Funds Ceremony and participated in numerous meetings with constituents. 

Supervisor Cowan:  Supervisor Cowan requested to place two items on the June 27, 2017 Agenda: 1) Discuss and direct staff to see options for making four uncontrolled intersections in Del Norte County safer which was approved by Consensus. 2) Discuss and direct County Counsel to review the legal terms referenced in a letter from Sutter Coast Hospital which was approved by consensus. She attended a meeting with representatives from Federal Highways to discuss Last Chance Grade, attended the Healthcare District 2x2, attended a meeting with the CAO to discuss constituent concerns within District 2, attended the BCRAA meeting, attended the Mental Health Board meeting, attended the City/County 2x2, participated in the Cannabis Workshop, attended a meeting with Dr. Duncan regarding Sutter Coast Hospital and attended a meeting with a TRUE North Representative. 

Supervisor Howard: Attended a meeting with Senator McGuire and Assemblymen Wood regarding AB 975, attended a meeting with representatives from Federal Highways to discuss Last Chance Grade, attended a Tri-Agency meeting, participated in a discussion with the CAO, Supervisor Hemmingsen and constituents regarding watercraft use on South Beach, attended a meeting with the CAO and County Counsel regarding the USDA Tri-Agency Loan, attended a meeting with a representative from TRUE North, attended a meeting with the Director of CDD regarding flooding issues with Morrison Creek, attended the NCUAQMD meeting, attended the Natural Resources Goal Committee meeting, attended the Memorial Day Services Ceremony, attended the City/County 2x2, participated in the Cannabis Workshop,  participated in Agenda review for DNSWMA and went to Washington DC to advocate concerns within Del Norte County. 

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Participated in a discussion with the CAO, Supervisor Howard and constituents regarding watercraft use on South Beach, attended the Tri-Agency meeting, attended the Harbor 2x2, attended the Memorial Day Services Ceremony, attended the BCRAA meeting, attended the Natural Resources Goal Committee meeting, participated in the Cannabis Workshop and went to Washington DC to advocate concerns within Del Norte County. 

Supervisor Berkowitz:  Supervisor Berkowitz requested to place an item on the June 27, 2017 Agenda: Approve and appoint Supervisor Berkowitz to the Federal Lands Policy Committee of NACO. He attended a Klamath Chamber of Commerce mixer, attended the Harbor 2x2, attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting, attended the Memorial Day Services Ceremony, attended a viewing of the new water tank in Hiouchi by the Big Rock Community District Manager, attended a pancake breakfast at the Fairgrounds, attended the Del Norte Community Health Fair and participated in the Cannabis Workshop.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted:  June 9, 2017

 

 

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