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 28, 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- Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(1) Alice Brown v. United States et. al. Case No. CV- 16-7235; PERB Unfair Labor Practice Charge SF-CE-1438-M; 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) – none; 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; Public Employee Evaluation: Director of Health and Human Services, Director of Child Support Services. Public Employment Appointment: Interviews for Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures and Animal Control, pursuant to Government Code 54957(b)

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 Gerry Hemmingsen, District 4 Supervisor.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Sheriff's Office: Brian Donahue, Deputy; Michelle Greene, Coroner Assistant

·        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: None.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

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             

1.    Approve and adopt Minutes from the August 14, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting.

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors for Ending Homelessness in Del Norte County, as requested by True North Organizing Network.**

Action: Approved, RESO#2018-020

3.    Approve and authorize the submittal of the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form to Caltrans and further authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign said form, as requested by Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Approving the Community Development Department Acceptance of a Grant from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program, as requested by Assistant Director of Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2018-021

5.    Approve and authorize the establishment of two (2) positions to the District Attorney's office to fill a need to effectively prosecute cases arising out of Pelican Bay State Prison, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

6.    Approve and adopt a Resolution authorizing a Cooperative Agreement between the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Del Norte County Department of Agriculture and further authorizing the County Administrative Officer to sign the Agreement, as requested by Agricultural Weights and Measurements Inspector IV.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-131; RESO#2018-022

7.    Approve and adopt a Resolution authorizing the County Administrative Officer to sign the 2018-2019 County Retail Egg Inspections Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, as requested by Agricultural Weights and Measurements Inspector IV.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-132; RESO#2018-023

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Amendment to Agreement 2018-045 with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to perform fuels reduction in and around the community of Gasquet, as requested by Director of Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-133

9.    Approve and authorize the submittal of an application for the Coast Central Credit Union Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program seeking funding to allow for the restoration and resurfacing of the Del Norte County Recreation Gymnasium floors, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

10. Approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and accept two de-militarized Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPP) vehicles through the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) from the Sierra Defense Logistics Agency, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-134

11. Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Nursery Inspection Agreement between the Del Norte County Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, as requested by Agricultural Weights and Measure Inspector IV.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2018-135; RESO#2018-026

12. Approve and adopt the two attached Resolutions expressing appreciation and commendation for the many accomplishments of the Del Norte Association of Cultural Awareness (DNACA) and approving the application and authorizing the execution of a grant contract with DNACA as requested by the Executive Director of the Del Norte Association of Cultural Awareness.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2018-024; #2018-025

SCHEDULED ITEMS

13. 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.

14. 10:15 A.M. Review and discuss Treasurer's Report for quarter ending June 30, 2018 (Treasurer-Tax Collector)

15. 10:30 A.M. Cannabis Update

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

16. Discuss and take possible action on the Board's position on Proposition 6 as requested by Supervisor Gitlin.

Action: The Board voted to support Proposition 6

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       1              Lori Cowan

Vote Abstain: 0             

17. Discuss and take possible action to place port-o-potty’s on South Beach for a few months out of the year as requested by Supervisor Berkowitz.

Action: The Board directed staff by consensus to discuss with the Crescent City Harbor District about placing two port o potty's on South Beach for the month of September 2018 to see how it goes and discuss placing them there in the future. Supervisor Hemmingsen made a motion to table this item for a future date but it died due to lack of a second.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Roger Gitlin

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

18. Discuss and take possible action to send a comment letter to the National Park Services during the public scoping period for the Greater Mill Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project, as requested by Chair Howard.**

Action: The Board voted by consensus to direct staff to help draft a letter in response to the scoping document issues that addresses fire and the other three key points being aquatic habitat, road decommissioning and exhilaration of late characteristics of the forest.

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

19. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #08-10 in the amount of $10,028 for Community Corrections Sub Account within the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Budget (145-217), as requested by Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#08-10

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             

20. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer # 08-11 in the amount of $237,470 within the Probation Department AB 109 budget for year -end reconciliation, as requested by Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#08-11

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             

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.

21. Review and discuss the proposed 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Budget priorities and obligations, and provide direction to staff as to any new or re-prioritized positions or services; with general consensus, provide direction on 2018/2019 Fiscal Year priorities to assist in the preparation of a balanced recommended budget, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The Board approved by consensus with Supervisor Gitlin absent to keep the budget priorities as is and to direct staff to have Building Maintenance to allocate $1,000.00 total for the County contribution between Caltrans and the California Department of Corrections for inmate work crews, revitalize Tri-Agency and to create a specific budget line within the Board of Supervisors budget dedicated to the Sister City relationship with Japan totaling $2,500.00 per Fiscal Year.

22. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter of support regarding the Economic Development Administration proposal- Broadband Connectivity at Fairgrounds.

Action: Approved. This item was added as an urgency item.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Bob Berkowitz

Second:     Roger Gitlin

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

Vote Nay:         0             

Vote Abstain:   0             

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

23. 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 Gitlin: Supervisor Gitlin excused himself prior to this item due to a medical appointment.

Supervisor Cowan: Attended a meeting with Supervisor Cochrane to discuss different committees, attended a meeting with a constituent regarding the County’s plan for homelessness, attended the RCTA meeting, attended the DNSWMA meeting, attended a meeting with Sutter Coast Hospital CEO Mitch Hanna, participated in the College of the Redwoods curriculum of the RN Program, attended a meeting with Senator McGuire regarding homeless issues and Sutter Coast, attended a meeting with Grant Werschkull regarding Mill Creek and attended a Caltrans stakeholders meeting regarding Last Chance Grade.  

Supervisor Howard: Attended the Scoping meeting regarding Mill Creek, attended numerous discussions with RCD regarding the DWR issues with SIGMA, attended the DNSWMA meeting, attended a meeting with the CAO regarding the budget, attended agenda review, discussions with Assemblymen Wood’s office regarding Sutter Coast and attended a reception in San Francisco for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Consul General of Japan.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended the RCRC meeting, attended the Automation Goal Committee meeting, attended a meeting with a Senator McGuire Fisheries and Aquaculture representative regarding the listing of the upper Trinity/Klamath Spring Chinook Salmon being endangered, attended a meeting with Green Diamond and the Yurok tribe regarding the Little Jones Creek Timber Sale etc. and attended the Caltrans stakeholder meeting regarding Last Chance Grade.

Supervisor Berkowitz:  Attended the Klamath Salmon Festival, attended the Automation Goal Committee meeting and attended the Bi-County Economic Stakeholders Forum. Supervisor Berkowitz requested to have his travel to China placed on the September 11, 2018 Board of Supervisors Agenda for approval.

 

ADJOURNMENT

(Adjourn the regular meeting and reconvene at 1:30 p.m. in Closed Session to Conduct Public Employee Appointment: Interviews for Agricultural Commissioner Sealer of Weights and Measures and Animal Control  pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b).

(Next meeting is September 11, 2018)

 

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   August 24, 2018

 

 

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