A G E N D A

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

VIA Zoom (media.co.del-norte.ca.us)

CRESCENT CITY, CA  95531

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020

 

 

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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 issues, the Governor of the State of California has issued Executive Order N-29-20 and Order N-25-20 establishing social distancing measures and suspending provisions of the Brown Act. For this reason we ask that you:

 

PLEASE SUBMIT ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS AHEAD OF TIME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. Please visit http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/ for a public comment form. Your comment will be limited to 3000 characters. Your comment will be read aloud during the public comment period. Please submit only one comment per agenda item and only one general public comment. 

 

VIEW THE MEETING AND COMMENT REMOTELY. A link to view the meeting will be posted on http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/. Public comment on ALL agenda items as well as general public comment will be taken at the prescribed time for public comment via instructions provided on the website. Please submit only one comment per agenda item and only one general public comment.

 

IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO DISABILITY under the Americans with Disability Act that does not allow you to participate remotely or provide written comment ahead of the meeting YOU MUST notify the Clerk of the Board at least 24 HOURS in advance of the meeting and a reasonable accommodation will be made.

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: 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)—none ; 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; 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, SEA; Threat to public services/ facilities pursuant to 54954.5(e): Name of Applicable Agency Rep. and Title: County Administrative Officer/ Director of Emergency Services re COVID-19; Public Employee Evaluation: Director of Health and Human Services.

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 Supervisor Hemmingsen, Chair.

·        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: 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 about the California Endowment Billboard controversy, participated in the PIC Program clean up and welcomed the new local Italian Restaurant La-Cappellas. 

Supervisor Cowan:  Attended a meeting with constituent and neighbor regarding issues of parking and homeless, attended a meeting regarding homeless housing, attended a Behavioral Health meeting, attended a meeting with Beth from No Place like Home, attended a meeting with the DHHS Director and CAO regarding the upcoming Jail project and homelessness, attended the Republican Women’s monthly meeting, attended the BCRAA meeting and also attended a meeting with a Senator McGuire Aide regarding COVID numbers in prisons and other issues.

Supervisor Howard:  Attended a meeting with CDD staff regarding RSTP funding, attended a meeting with staff regarding Tri-Agency, attended a meeting with Commander Depee regarding vision on Elk Valley Cross Roads and Hwy 199, attended a meeting with Counsel and the USDA regarding Tri Agency, attended a meeting with the Tolowa Dee’ni’ Nation regarding issues being discussed on today’s Agenda and also attended a meeting with the Director of Building Maintenance and Parks regarding vegetation issues at the Klamath Boat Ramp.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended a meeting with CDD staff regarding RSTP funding, attended a meeting with staff to discuss Tri Agency, participated in Agenda review, attended the Future Facilities meeting, participated in a fishing vessels webinar, attended Focus Group meeting on Near Shore Fisheries, attended the BCRAA meeting and also attended the North Coast Cable meeting.

Supervisor Berkowitz: Spoke about the California Endowment Billboard controversy.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Approved. Supervisor Howard recused himself from item #6 due to a conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

1.    Approve and adopt the Minutes from the July 28, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Certification Statement regarding the Composition of Local Planning Council for Child Care & Development (LPC) membership as requested by the Del Norte Unified School District Office of Education Coordinator.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Crescent City and the County of Del Norte for the purpose of using Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Round 1 (CDBG-CV1) Funds for the operation of a Mobile Market/Pantry Program in Del Norte County as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-108

4.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Cooperative Agreement for Subaward Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding between the Office of Emergency Services and the City of Crescent City as requested by the Emergency Services Manager.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-109

5.    Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Agreement for Employee Benefits Brokerage Services between Alliant Insurance Services and the County of Del Norte for the period August 01, 2020 to July 31, 2021, in the amount of $40,000.00 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-110

6.    Approve and authorize the Agricultural Commissioner to sign the Cooperative Agreement between the California Department of Agriculture for Organic Inspection services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021 as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-111. Supervisor Howard recused himself due to a conflict of interest.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Lori Cowan, Bob Berkowitz

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

7.    Approve and authorize the Agricultural Commissioner to sign the Industrial Hemp Cultivation Program Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture beginning July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2022 in the amount of $2,000.00 as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-112

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) for State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-113

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Resolution with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for and receive funding from HCD, and authorizing Heather Snow, Director of Health and Human Services to sign all Homekey Program relating Agreements with HCD as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2020-037

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Shasta County Department of Housing and Community Action Programs for the purpose of participating in a collaborative effort known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) for the period July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $10,000.00 and authorize the Heather Snow, Director of Health and Human Services to sign the Agreement as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-114

11. Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the proposed Emergency Facilities and Land Use Agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and the County of Del Norte for the temporary use of the Bar-O Ranch as requested by the Parks and Building Maintenance Director.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-115

SCHEDULED ITEMS

12. 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.

13. 10:30 A.M. COVID-19 Update (Dr. Warren Rehwaldt, Del Norte County Public Health Officer)

14. 10:35 A.M. Tribal State Gaming Compact Presentation (Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation)**

Action: The Board directed staff by Consensus to send a letter of Support for SB 869 addressed to the California State Assembly and Senate.

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

15. 1) Introduce by title only "An Ordinance making nonsubstantive technical corrections and renumbering of the County Code and removing inoperable chapters; 2) waive further reading; 3) set a hearing on August 25, 2020 to adopt the Ordinance; and 4) designate County Counsel to prepare a summary of the Ordinance for publication as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Approved.

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             

16. Approve and authorize staff to remove stop controls on the Cooper Avenue approaches of the Cooper Avenue at Glenn Street Intersection as requested by the Assistant County Engineer.**

Action: Not approved. Supervisor Gitlin made a motion to approve this item but it died due to a lack of a second.

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

17. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-15 in the amount of $30,172.00 within the Public Safety Realignment Budget Unit for Juvenile Probation Funding as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-15

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

18. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-16 in the amount of $300,000.00 within the Mental Health Budget Unit to pay unexpected costs for services rendered due to 5150 placements as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-16

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

19. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-17 in the amount of $19,280.00 within the Public Health Budget Unit to pay unexpected costs to other county departments for services rendered due to the COVID-19 pandemic as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-17

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

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 #06-18 in the amount of $78,864.00 within the Inter-Governmental Transfer Budget Unit so the department can continue to operate at its regular capacity as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-18

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

21. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-23 in the amount of $41,000.00 within the Public Safety Realignment Budget Unit for Community Corrections Performance Incentives (SB 378) as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-23

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

22. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-24 in the amount of $250,000.00 within the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Budget for the Community Corrections Sub Account due to revenue and expenditures exceeding the anticipated amounts for Fiscal Year 2019/20 as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-24

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

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.

ADJOURNMENT (Next meeting is August 25, 2020)

 

Kylie Goughnour, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   August 7, 2020

 

 

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