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 13, 2019

 

 

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) Del Norte County, Nos. 18-16689, 19-15017; 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(2)-four 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(4) – one; Pursuant to 54957(b)(1) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Jay Sarina, CAO and Employee Organization: SEIU; Public Employee Evaluation: 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 Chris Howard, District 3 Supervisor.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Elizabeth Williams/Support Specialist for Sheriff’s Department; Cameron Stewart/Deputy Sheriff.

·        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

·        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.

Action: Supervisor Gitlin: Spoke with constituents, CDD and the Roads Dept. regarding Wonderstump Road concerns, attended a meeting with Wal Mart staff and attended a meeting with the private property owner adjacent to Wal Mart to clean up the blight in the area.

Supervisor Cowan: Attended a meeting at the DNSWMA meeting, attended a meeting with a constituent regarding overnight illegal camping, attended a luncheon with the Sutter Coast CEO,  attended the Republican Wine and Cheese fundraiser, attended a meeting with Daily Bread to provide an update on the homeless, attended a meeting with Tedd Ward regarding Solid Waste issues, attended a meeting regarding mobile showers for the homeless, attended a meeting with the CAO regarding recreation, participated in agenda review, participated in a field trip with Supervisor Hemmingsen to review Last Chance Grade alternate routes, participated in DNSWMA agenda review, attended a meeting with the City Manager, Mayor and CAO regarding City and County concerns and also participated in the local County Fair.

Supervisor Howard: Spoke with numerous constituents regarding Wonderstump Road issues, attended the CA Econ Center meeting and reception, participated in numerous Lands Legislation discussions, attended the Point of Honor dedication, attended several meetings with the Local Transportation Commission Director regarding the arrival of CTC to Del Norte County, attended the local County Fair, attended the E3 Youth Academy celebration, attended a meeting with Caltrans and CHP regarding major intersections of concern in Del Norte County, attended a meeting with Jeff Marszel and Joe Gillespie regarding Hurdygurdy Creek, attended a meeting with Jeff Marszel regarding thunderstorms possibly impacting Del Norte County,  attended a meeting with the Sheriff regarding solutions for curving the loss of deputies and took a trip to Japan to discuss economic development.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Participated in numerous Whale Entanglement and Dungeness crab conference calls, attended the RCD meeting, attended the local County Fair, participated in a NRPG conference call, attended a field trip with Supervisor Cowan to attend Last Chance Grade alternate routes and also dealt with numerous constituent concerns regarding Wonderstump Road.

Supervisor Berkowitz: Attended the Republican Wine and Cheese fundraiser, attended a meeting with the Caltrans District 1 Director regarding the Last Chance Grade contractor and also dealt with numerous constituent concerns regarding Wonderstump Road. 

 

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 #10 for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

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 July 23, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve the revisions of the Road Division classification descriptions that involve: 1) a commercial drivers' license to include revised DMV categories for commercial drivers' licenses; and 2) the years of experience required with an engineer's license for the Assistant Director of the Community Development classification description as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the 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#2019-117

4.    Approve and adopt the Memorandum of Agreement between the Yurok Tribe, Yurok Tribal Court, Del Norte County and the Del Norte County Superior Court regarding the Joint Jurisdictional/Family Wellness Court as requested by County Counsel and Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-118

5.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Annual Subvention Certificate of Compliance and Annual Medi-Cal Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved.

6.    1) Determine that from this point forward, the Del Norte Solid Waste Task Force will have five (5) members; and 2) appoint Eileen Cooper, Jeremy Herber and Joel Wallen to five (5) year terms on the Del Norte Solid Waste Task Force as requested by the Director of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority.**

Action: Approved.

7.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. (CBH), Sacramento, CA to provide psychiatric placement services for adults for the period July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $535,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-119

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) assuring Department of Health and Human Services, Public Assistance/Employment & Training Branch's compliance maintaining the privacy and security of Medi-Cal Personally Identifiable Information as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-120

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the California Department of Social Services assuring Department of Health and Human Services' compliance maintaining the privacy and security of Personally Identifiable Information as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-121

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Oxford House Lost Coast to provide clean and sober residential services from July 01, 2018 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $15,000.00 per fiscal year as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-122. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       2              Roger Gitlin, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Abstain: 0             

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Dr. Jennifer Wilson, M.D. for psychiatric consultation services for the period of July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $93,600.00 per fiscal year as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-123

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Gary C. Ernst Consulting for consultation on administrative and fiscal activities effective July 01, 2018 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $15,000.00 per fiscal year as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-124

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Sydney M. Clinton, dba Northcoast Health Screening for Alcohol and Drug Testing services from July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $42,100.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-125

14. Approve and authorize the Agricultural Commissioner to sign the Agreement between Del Norte County and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to perform pest exclusion inspections activities for targeting federal, foreign and state quarantine pests as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-126

15. Approve and adopt the updated Volunteer Policy (Administrative Manual Section 7.10- Volunteer Help) as requested by County Counsel and Human Resources/Risk Management Office.**

Action: Approved.

16. Approve and adopt the Amendment to Resolution 76-176, Employer-Employee Organization Relations Resolution as requested by County Counsel and Human Resources/Risk Management Office.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2019-031

17. Approve and adopt Resolution 2019-030, entitled, A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Del Norte Authorizing the County to Access State and Local Summary Criminal History for New Employee Background Information through the Department of Justice as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2019-030

18. Approve and authorize a salary range adjustment for the Social Worker Supervisor II classification and direct Human Resources staff to update the County Staffing Chart and the specific Classification Description with the new salary range as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

19. Approve and adopt the Del Norte County Emergency Office Closure, Inclement Weather, Electrical Outage and Hazardous Conditions Policy and authorize the County Administrative Officer or designee to address the extraordinary circumstances resulting in cessation of services and office closure during inclement weather, electrical outages or hazardous conditions as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

SCHEDULED ITEMS

20. 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.

21. 10:45 A.M. Modify conditions 10, 11 and 12 of Use Permit UP1916 resulting in their elimination as recommended by the Planning Commission and agree that the statements made in Section 12.01.110(A)(1-4) are substantiated by fact regarding 432 North Pebble Beach Drive in Crescent City, CA (APN 120-040-014) as requested by the Community Development Department Assistant County Engineer.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Cowan and Supervisor Hemmingsen recused themselves due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       3              Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

22. 10:55 A.M. 1) Approve and adopt a Resolution amending the General Plan Land Use designation for Assessor's Parcel Number 116-160-023 from General Commercial to High Density Multi-Family Residential (6-15 dwelling units/acre); and 2) approve and adopt an Ordinance amending Ordinance 67-10 and Title 20 Zoning by adopting a new Zoning Map for Area B-9 to rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 116-160-023 from C2 and R3 to PC (Planned Community) as requested by the Community Development Department Planner.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2019-032; ORDINANCE#2019-016

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

23. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the County Service Area No. 1's 2019 Proposition 1 Implementation Grant application for installing generators, fuel sources and protective structures at 11 lift stations as requested by the Community Development Department Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

24. Approve and adopt an Ordinance setting compensation of Members of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors as requested by County Counsel and the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. ORDINANCE#2019-009

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0             

25. Approve and adopt the Del Norte County Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Plan as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

26. Review the vacant property list and direct staff as appropriate as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: No action was taken.

27. Approve and authorize the use of budgeted travel funds for Supervisor Hemmingsen and Supervisor Cowan to travel to Washington DC in October of 2019 to meet with Thorn Run Partners and attend various meetings on behalf of the County as requested by Chair Cowan.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Berkowitz made a second motion with a second by Supervisor Gitlin to have Supervisor Cowan and Supervisor Gitlin travel to Washington DC but it failed (Yes: Supervisor Gitlin, Berkowitz No: Supervisor Cowan, Howard, Hemmingsen) Supervisor Gitlin made a third motion with a second by Supervisor Berkowitz to have Supervisor Berkowitz and Supervisor Gitlin to travel to Washington DC but it failed. (Yes; Supervisor Gitlin, Berkowitz No: Supervisor Howard, Hemmingsen, Cowan)

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

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

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0             

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

28. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-38 in the amount of $18,000.00 within the FY 18/19 Juvenile Hall budget to cover excess ward medical bills as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-38

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

29. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-39 in the amount of $5,000.00 within the FY 18/19 Juvenile Hall budget to increase revenue and expense to cover the cost of contracted mental health services as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-39

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

30. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-41 in the amount of $17,405.00 within the SNAP-Ed budget to reimburse more than was initially budgeted for reimbursement for Public Health as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-41

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

31. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-42 in the amount of $250.00 within the Agricultural budget to reimburse the Road Department for the purchase of two safety beacons they installed as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-42

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

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.

32. Direct staff to prepare a letter of support for the implementation of 2-1-1 service in Del Norte County as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Roger Gitlin

Second:     Chris Howard

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

Vote Nay:         0             

Vote Abstain:   0             

33. Discuss and take possible action to suspend for one year the annual $96,000.00 Airport Terminal Loan Agreement payment as requested by Supervisor Gitlin.

Action: Not Approved. Supervisor Gitlin made the motion to suspend the loan agreement payment for one year.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Roger Gitlin

Second:     Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:         2              Roger Gitlin, Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Abstain:   0             

ADJOURNMENT (Next meeting is August 27, 2019)

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   August 9, 2019

 

 

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