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, MAY 8, 2018

 

 

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- One Worker's Compensation Case Claim TIBS 600259; 600312; Anticipated litigation 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(2)-one 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(4) – one; Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Jay Sarina, CAO and Del Norte County Sheriff Employee Association and unrepresented bargaining units; Pursuant to 54957(b)(1) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Jay Sarina, CAO and Employee Organization: Del Norte County Employees’ Association; SEIU 2015 In-Home Support Services negotiation and SEIU 1021;

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 Chris Howard, Chair Board of Supervisors.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: None.

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

Action: None.

·        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: The Assistant Director of the Community Development Department pulled item #22 until a later date.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Approved. Supervisor Berkowitz pulled item #9, item #15 and item #16 for further discussion.

1.    Approve and adopt Minutes from the April 24, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation proclaiming May of 2018 as Older Americans Month as requested by the Area 1 Agency on Aging.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation proclaiming May 2018 as Mental Health Month as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation proclaiming the month of May 2018 as Foster Parent Appreciation during National Foster Care Month as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.

5.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation acknowledging the significant effort of staff, businesses and individuals in welcoming the Contingency from Rikuzentakata, Japan as requested by Chair Howard.**

Action: Approved.

6.    Approve and authorize an annual Merit/Step Increase for the Director of the Community Development Department as requested by the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Approved.

7.    Approve the Job Description for Assistant County Counsel and Paralegal I/II/III position (revised) as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement for Psychological Examinations for County Employees between the County and Ronn M. Johnson, Ph. D. as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-049

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement between the County of Del Norte and Area 1 Agency on Aging to provide an area service plan relating to services and support for elderly Americans in Del Norte County as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-050 Supervisor Berkowitz pulled item #9 for further discussion and requested the item to be tabled until a date when Supervisor Gitlin can attend and vote on the item but that failed due to lack of a motion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       1              Bob Berkowitz

Vote Abstain: 0             

10. Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign  the Side Letter of Agreement to amend Article IV, Section 4.27 of the Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the County of Del Norte and the Del Norte County Employees Association/SEIU Local 1021 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-051

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Sponsor Agreement with the California Conservation Corps for future fuels reduction work related to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pacific Southwest Fuel Management Partnership Grant as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-052

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement between the County of Del Norte and Cal Inc. in the amount of $34,094.00 for hazardous materials abatement, demolition and removal of the debris and structures located at 129 North Fred Haight Drive, Smith River as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-053

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Environmental Alternatives, Inc. for Transitional Housing Program-Plus services for the period July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018, not to exceed $75,120.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-054

14. Approve and authorize staff to finalize a grant application requesting funds from the State of California OHV Trust for development of the "Del Norte County OHV Area Access and Safety Improvement Project" as requested by the Assistant Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

15. Approve and appoint a representative from the Yurok Tribe to the Cannabis Working Group as requested by Chair Howard.

Action: Approved. Supervisor Berkowitz pulled item #15 for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

16. Approve and authorize the use of budgeted travel funds for Chair Howard and another Supervisor to travel to Washington D.C. for advocacy of the Del Norte County Federal Legislative Platform as requested by Chair Howard.

Action: Approved. Supervisor Berkowitz pulled item #16 for further discussion. Supervisor Cowan included in the motion to have Supervisor Hemmingsen travel with Chair Howard.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

17. Approve and authorize the use of budgeted travel funds for Chair Howard to travel to Rikuzentakata, Japan to continue the Sister City relationship and attend the Signing Ceremony in Rikuzentakata as requested by Chair Howard.

Action: Approved.

SCHEDULED ITEMS

18. 10:05 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.

19. 10:15 A.M. Area 1 Agency on Aging Presentation (Maggie Kraft, A1AA)

20. 10:25 A.M. Del Norte High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Presentation

21. 10:35 A.M. Child Abuse Prevention Council ACE Program Presentation (Angela Glore, First 5 Director)

22. 10:45 A.M. Conduct a public hearing and approve the attached Resolution and Ordinance amending the zoning and land use from TPZ and Timberland, respectively, to RR-3 (Rural Residential, 3-acre minimum parcel size) and Rural Residential (one unit per 3-acres) upon a ±46-acre portion of APN 105-020-40 with the remaining acreage (±213-acres) retaining the TBR and TPZ designations as requested by the Assistant Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: The Assistant Director of the Community Development Department pulled item #22 until a later date.

23. 10:55 A.M. Receive report from staff regarding status of 2018 update to Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan as requested by the Emergency Services Manager (Randy Hooper, Assistant Director of the Community Development Department)

24. 11:05 A.M. Receive a Presentation on the Craig's Creek Loop Trail (Joe Gillespie)

25. 11:15 A.M. Cannabis Working Group Update (Jesse Davis, Chairman)

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

26. 1) Approve the proposed Del Norte Cannabis Tax Ordinance by a 4/5 vote; 2) approve and adopt a Resolution placing the Ordinance on the November ballot by a 4/5 vote and 3) direct the Clerk of the Board to publish a summary of the Ordinance within 15 days as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Approved. ORDINANCE#2018-003; RESO#2018-013

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

27. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #04-05 in the amount of $222,500.00 within the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Budget as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-05

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

28. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #04-06 in the amount of $276,875.00 within the Road Fund Budget as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-06

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

29. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-01 in the amount of $34,094.00 between the Contingency Fund and Public Nuisance Fund Budget to pay for hazardous materials abatement, demolition and removal of the structures located at 129 N. Fred Haight Drive, Smith River as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-01

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

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.

30. Discuss Congressman Huffman's Letter, proposed draft legislation and request for comments pertaining to the Tolowa Di' Nee Nation and direct staff as appropriate as requested by Chair Howard.**

Action: The Board approved by Consensus to direct staff as long as the County has a "No Net Loss Policy" in place to remain under those circumstances but continue open dialogue with Congressman Huffman and the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation to find a way to mitigate the loss of fee lands that transfer into trust.

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

31. 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.

Supervisor Cowan:  Attended the Mental Health Planning meeting, attended a meeting with the CAO and the City Mayor regarding the Visitors Bureau, attended the Healthcare District 2x2, attended the Board of Realtors Candidates Forum, attended the BCRAA meeting and also attended the County Staff appreciation luncheon.

Supervisor Howard: Attended the RCRC meeting, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the True North Candidates Forum, attended the Board of Realtors Candidates Forum, attended a Local Town Hall meeting in Gasquet, attended the Habitat for Humanity dinner and fundraiser, participated in Agenda review, participated as a guest speaker at the Smith River Fire Protection District meeting, attended the Home Expo, attended the County Employee Appreciation Luncheon and also attended the Human Society Lip Sync Battle fundraiser.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended the RCRC meeting, attended the True North Candidates Forum, attended the Board of Realtors Candidates Forum, attended a meeting with Ryan Hensen from the Department of Cal Wild regarding the proposed Wilderness Bill, attended the Home Expo, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the Klamath Chamber Mixer at the Forest Café, attended the BCRAA meeting, attended the LEADN Awards Ceremony and also attended the Humane Society Lip Sync Battle fundraiser.

Supervisor Berkowitz: Attended the True North Candidates Forum, attended the Board of Realtors Candidates Forum, attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting, attended the Klamath Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Mixer for the Forest Café, dealt with District 1 constituent concerns while Supervisor Gitlin has been out due to medical circumstances, attended the Del Norte Women’s Republican meeting and also made contact with the Chinese Bridge Delegation. Supervisor Berkowitz requested to place on the May 22, 2018 meeting a request to attend the annual NACo Conference in July.

 

ADJOURNMENT (Next meeting is May 22, 2018)

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   May 4, 2018

 

 

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