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, NOVEMBER 12, 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) Kane County v. US Case Nos. 17-739C and 17-1991C; Cumbra v. County of Del Norte, et. al. CVUJ-19-1077; Belcher v, County of Del Norte 18-CV-07379-RMI; In re Application of Pacificorp/ Klamath Renewal Corp. FERC P-2082-062, 14803-000; Amerisourcebergen Drug Corporation et. al CAE/1:18-cv-02732; Baldwin et. al. v. Sackler et. al 1:19-cv-02421; Cumbra v. County of Del Norte, et. al. CVUJ-19-1077; 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) – two; 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: Director of Information of Technology.

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 Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: None.

·        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.

Action: The Director of the Community Development Department requested to place a letter of commitment to be a partner in the primary applicants (TBD) Fire Prevention Program grant application. The item was added to the Agenda with a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and a second by Supervisor Howard with a 5-0 vote. (Yes: Supervisor Howard, Cowan, Gitlin, Hemmingsen, Berkowitz No: 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: Attended the LTCO meeting, dealt with constituent concerns on Wonderstump Road, attended the CTC meeting held in Del Norte County, attended the Senator McGuire, Assemblyman Wood and Congressman Huffman local Town Hall meeting, participated in the Veteran’s Day activities and attended a meeting with the Assessor and staff regarding the increase of property taxes. Supervisor Gitlin requested to place on the December 10, 2019 Agenda a presentation from the Assessor to report how the increase of property taxes will affect the General Fund.

Supervisor Cowan:  Attended the Assemblyman Wood update at the High School, attended numerous Sister City meetings, attended a meeting at TRUE North regarding homelessness, traveled to Washington DC to advocate for Del Norte County, attended a meeting with the City Manager, Supervisor Howard and McGuire regarding his Town hall meeting, attended a meeting with Senator McGuire regarding homelessness, Last Chance Grade, the Washington DC trip and the local RN Program, attended a meeting at Sutter Coast Hospital regarding logistics and upcoming events, participated in Sunrise Rotary’s “A Taste of Del Norte”, attended a meeting with Daphne from Daily Bread Ministries regarding homelessness, participated in Agenda review, attended the local Women’s Empowerment meeting, spent the day with members of the California Transportation Commission, attended the Senator McGuire, Assemblyman Wood and Congressman Huffman local Town Hall meeting, attended the CTC meeting held in Del Norte County, attended a meeting with Sue Masten regarding Klamath, attended the BCRAA meeting, attended a meeting with Grant Werschkull regarding Congressman Huffman’s Lands Legislation, participated in Solid Waste Agenda review and participated in Veteran’s Day activities.

Supervisor Howard:  Participated in Veteran’s Day activity, participated in numerous discussions regarding the upcoming Sister City visit, attended the CTC meeting held in Del Norte County, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the First 5 meeting, attended the Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery dinner fundraiser, attended a meeting with Senator McGuire for the local Town Hall prep, attended the Tri-Agency meeting, dealt with constituent concerns regarding Frosty Lane and Fred Haight Drive and participated in a conference call with the Communications Director VP of Visit California.Supervisor Howard requested to place on the December 12, 2019 Agenda a letter urging Congressman Huffman to endorse HR 4916 (Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019).

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended the RC&D Resource Conservation & Development meeting, participated in a shrimp webinar, attended a meeting with staff regarding the Railroad extension, traveled to Washington DC to advocate for Del Norte County, attended the LTCO meeting, attended a meeting with Congressman Huffman regarding the Lands Legislation Bill, attended a meeting with Senator McGuire prior to the Town Hall, attended the CTC meeting held in Del Norte County, attended the Senator McGuire, Assemblyman Wood and Congressman Huffman local Town Hall meeting, attended a Dungeness Crab gear innovations meeting, attended the BCRAA meeting and participated in Veteran’s Day activities.

Supervisor Berkowitz:   Attended the CTC meeting held in Del Norte County, attended the Senator McGuire, Assemblyman Wood and Congressman Huffman local Town Hall meeting, participated as a guest speaker for Rotary, participated in the Rotary Project for Kid Town, participated in Veteran’s Day activities and attended a meeting with Chief O’Rourke in regarding law enforcement on the Klamath River.

 

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 #6, #7, #8 and #9 for further discussion and Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from item #13 due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Roger Gitlin

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 October 22, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement between the County of Del Norte and Remi Vista, Inc. for mental health services for juveniles in the Del Norte County Juvenile Hall as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-158

3.    Approve and authorize the Registrar of Voters to sign the attached amended agreement/contract between the California Secretary of State and Del Norte County for the reimbursement of funds used for voting system replacement activities as requested by the Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-161

4.    Approve and adopt a Resolution authorizing the County Engineer and Community Development Department Director to execute requests for time extensions, including the Cooperative Work Agreement time extensions, and time extensions on behalf of the County for state and federal funding reimbursement as requested by the Community Development Department Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2019-048

5.    1) Approve the reappointment of Jeff Harris, Del Norte Unified School District/County Office of Education Superintendent, to the First 5 Del Norte Children and Families Commission for the term of November, 2019 to November, 2023 as proposed; and 2) revise the appointment of Cynthia Barcelo, Open Door Community Health Centers, to the First 5 Del Norte Children and Families Commission from Alternate Commissioner to Commissioner for the remainder of her term ending in June, 2022 as proposed, as requested by the Executive Director of the First 5 Children and Families Commission.**

Action: Approved.

6.    Approve and appoint Supervisor Hemmingsen as the Delegate as proposed and Supervisor Cowan as the Alternate as proposed to the Golden State Finance Authority Board of Directors for the 2020 year as requested by Chair Cowan.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item for further discussion.

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             

7.    Approve and appoint Supervisor Hemmingsen as the Delegate as proposed and Supervisor Cowan as the Alternate as proposed to the Rural Representatives of California (RCRC) Board of Directors for the 2020 year as requested by Chair Cowan.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item for further discussion.

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             

8.    Approve and appoint Supervisor Hemmingsen as the Delegate as proposed and the Director of the Solid Waste Management Authority Tedd Ward as the Alternate as proposed to the Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors for the 2020 year as requested by Chair Cowan.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item 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             

9.    Approve and appoint Supervisor Howard as the Delegate as proposed and Supervisor Hemmingsen as the Alternate as proposed on the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Board of Directors for the year 2020 as requested by Chair Cowan.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item 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             

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement with The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for Structured Decision Making (SDM) Services from July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020, not to exceed $44,595.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-162

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with Siskiyou Training and Employment Program, Inc. for office space at the Del Norte Workforce Center for the period of January 01, 2020 through December 31, 2020, not to exceed $5,174.40 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-163

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with BHC Heritage Oaks Hospital, Inc. for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services from July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $60,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-164

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Coast Auto Center, Inc. for the period July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $20,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-165. Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Roger Gitlin

Vote Yea:       4              Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Casa Serenity, LLC, for Residential Care Services for the period July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $75,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-166

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Aegis Treatment Center, LLC for Narcotic Treatment Services from July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed $15,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-167

16. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) for the Pre-Trial Felony Mental Health Diversion Programs from October 08, 2019 to October 07, 2022 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-168

17. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) requiring the County's Behavioral Health Branch to continue to adhere to community mental health program mandates from July 01, 2018 through June 30, 2021 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-169

18. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for use of the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) System, with a term of three (3) years from latest signature date as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-170

19. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Non-Financial Cooperative Agreement between United Indian Health Services (UIHS), located in Arcata, California, and the Behavioral Health Branch to coordinate mental health services that will become effective upon signing, and remain in effect until terminated as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-171

20. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the first amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), for the Local Innovation Grant on Housing which extends the term of the Agreement from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2021 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-172

21. Approve and adopt a Resolution and direct Community Development Department staff to sign the project agreement with California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) and accept an award of $40,950.00 to complete work detailed in the agreement as requested by the Community Development Department Planner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-173; RESO#2019-049

SCHEDULED ITEMS

22. 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.

23. 10:35 A.M. Cyber Security Update (Dan McCorkle, Information Technology Director) as requested by Supervisor Berkowitz.

24. 10:45 A.M. Quarterly Treasurer's Report for quarter ending on September 30, 2019 (Barbara Lopez, Treasurer-Tax Collector)

25. 10:55 A.M. Presentation and direction to staff regarding Cannabis retail distance from the local Juvenile Hall Facility. (Joel-Campbell-Blair, Deputy County Counsel)

Action: The Board approved by consensus to have staff working on splitting the lot the Juvenile Hall Facility is located on.

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

26. Adjourn as the Board of Supervisors, reconvene as the Board of Equalization and approve and adopt the Board of Equalization Local Rules as requested by County Counsel.**

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             

27. Approve and authorize the Waiver to Extend Hearing on Application for Changed Assessment for APN 118-410-001 (Safeway, Inc.) in accordance to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 1604(c) and Property and Tax Rule 309(b).**

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             

28. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Stipulation Agreement with Benita C. Maplesden (APN 106-151-012) as requested by the Assessor.**

Action: Approved.

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             

29. Adjourn as the Board of Equalization, reconvene as the Board of Supervisors and 1) Approve and adopt a Resolution approving the Agreement to Purchase Tax Defaulted Property for the sale of Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APNs) listed on the attachment; and 2) approve and authorize the Chair and County Administrative Officer to sign the Agreement to Purchase Tax Defaulted Property as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-174; RESO#2019-050

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             

30. 1) Consider the request (attached) submitted by the Crescent City - Del Norte Chamber of Commerce for "one-time funding for the Crescent City-Del Norte Chamber of Commerce / Visitors Bureau to hire a consultant to maximize the community’s marketing and exposure associated with the Sister City 2020 Olympic coverage; and 2) approve and adopt Budget Transfer #11-07 re-directing ten thousand dollars previously budgeted for economic development purposes (Tri-Agency JPA upon request) to revenue and expenditure lines within the Office of Administration for transfer to the Chamber of Commerce for the requested Marketing and Exposure strategy as requested by the Director of the Chamber of Commerce.**  

Action: Approved. BT#11-07. Supervisor Cowan recused herself due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Bob Berkowitz

Second:    Roger Gitlin

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

31. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Termination Agreement with Matthew S. Fearing ("Fearing"), an individual doing business as Front Street Plaza, LLC, for the property located at 1279 2nd Street, Suite C, Crescent City, CA 95531, effective November 30, 2019 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2019-175. Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself due to conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Roger Gitlin, Chris Howard, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

32. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter stating Del Norte County's commitment to be a partner in the primary applicants (TBD) Fire Prevention Program grant application as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.

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

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             

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

33. Approve and adopt a Budget Transfer #11-01 in the amount of $44,427.00 within the California Disaster Assistance Fund Budget Unit to initiate the W. Klamath Beach Road Repairs Project as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. BT#11-01

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             

34. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #11-02 in the amount of $500,000.00 within the Grants Budget Units as a result of the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award as requested by the Assistant County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#11-02

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             

35. Approve and adopt budget transfer #11-03 in the amount of $50,000.00 within the Administration Budget for the California Complete Count Census 2020 Agreement with Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#11-03

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             

36. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #11-04 in the amount of $40,950.00 for a grant awarded by the California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. BT#11-04

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             

37. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #11-06 in the amount of $90,600.00 within the Administration Budget as a result of the purchase and sale of fixed assets, parcels described in Attachment A as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#11-06

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             

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.

ADJOURNMENT (Next meeting is December 10, 2019)

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   November 8, 2019

 

 

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