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, OCTOBER 13, 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: 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) – 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, SEA; Public Employee Evaluation: Agricultural Commissioner; Director of Child Support 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 Chris Howard, District 3 Supervisor.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Dr. Patel, Deputy Public Health Officer.

·        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: Participated in the PIC Program, attended the PBSP Advisory Committee meeting, dealt with constituent concerns with ballot issues and also participated in the rally regarding the purchasing of Coastal Inn and Suites for Homeless housing.

Supervisor Cowan:  Attended the Local Behavioral Health Board meeting, attended the Visitor’s Bureau meeting, attended the Republican Women’s Dinner and dealt with constituent concerns on numerous issues.

 Supervisor Howard:  Participated in numerous discussions regarding litigation on Hwy 199, attended a meeting with the Code Enforcement Officer and County Counsel regarding the Pink Hotel property, attended a meeting with the University California Cooperative Extension, the Agricultural Commissioner and Caltrans regarding Sudden Oak Death, attended a briefing with the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation regarding the Sudden Oak Death, attended a meeting with the Green Diamond Resource Company, attended a meeting with the Library regarding Trustee replacements, dealt with constituent concerns due to loss in the Slater Fire and Elk issues, attended a meeting with the USDA regarding Tri-Agency debt and also dealt with constituent concerns on the purchasing of Coastal Inn and Suites for homeless housing.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Participated in a Whale Entanglement conference call, participated in Agenda review, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the Fishing Industry Working Group meeting, participated in the Golden State Finance Authority conference call, dealt with constituent concerns on the purchasing of Coastal Inn and Suites for homeless housing and other issues and also participated in the local Sea Cruise events.

Supervisor Berkowitz:  Attended the Rotary Club meeting and dealt with constituent concerns on the purchasing of Coastal Inn and Suites for homeless housing.

 

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 for further discussion.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

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 the Minutes from the September 15, 2020 Board of Supervisors Special meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and adopt Minutes from the September 22, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation proclaiming "Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday in October" as requested by Supervisor Cowan**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and adopt the revised job description for the Fiscal Manager I/II Classification series as requested by the Human Resources/Risk Manager.**

Action: Approved.

5.    Approve and adopt the revised job descriptions for the Account Clerk classification series as requested by the Human Resources/Risk Manager.**

Action: Approved.

6.    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 2021 as requested by Chair Hemmingsen.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled this item for further discussion. Supervisor Gitlin made a motion to table this item until January 2021 but it failed due to lack of a second.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

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 authorize the Chair to sign the Notice of Completion for the Big Flat Road at Hurdygurdy Creek Bridge Replacement Project as requested by the Assistant County Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

8.    Approve and authorize the Registrar of Voters to sign an Agreement between The Redwoods Community College District and Del Norte County to provide Del Norte County Elections and OES Workers with an Awareness, De-Escalation and Assertiveness training in preparation for manning the polling locations at the upcoming November 03, 2020 General Election as requested by the Del Norte County Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-137

9.    Approve and authorize the acceptance of a $24,224.75 grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life Non-Profit organization to ensure voting safety during the pandemic as requested by the Del Norte County Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved.

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. Dislocated Worker Grant Agreement (Non-Financial) to create disaster-relief employment for eligible individuals to assist with clean up and recovery activities  in response to severe storms occurring in February and March of 2019 as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-138

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an E-Services Agreement between Point & Pay, LLC and the County of Del Norte as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-139

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for Medi-Cal eligible children, youth and their families' mental health services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $1,920,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-140

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for Social Worker and Administration training from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $47,430.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-141

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for eligibility staff training from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $47,430.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-142

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Casa Serenity, LLC, for Residential Care Services for the period July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $75,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-143

16. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Aegis Treatment Center, LLC for Narcotic Treatment services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $15,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-144

17. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with North Valley Behavioral Health, LLC, Yuba City, CA to provide acute inpatient psychiatric care services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $350,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-145

18. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Amendment to the Agreement #2019-098 with Restpadd, Inc., Redding, CA to provide non-hospital acute psychiatric health care services from July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2021 which increases the budget for FY 2019/20 from $600,000.00 to $643,000.00 and FY 2020/21 from $300,000.00 to $500,000.00 for a total amount of $1,100,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-146

19. Approve the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) for State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage, and California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) to be the administrative agent for Del Norte County, and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign the MOU as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-147

20. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Vista Pacifica Enterprises, Inc. DBA Vista Pacific Convalescent and Vista Pacifica Center to provide Residential Support Services for the period June 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $300,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-148

21. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Transfer of Public Funds between the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services with the term being July 01, 2019 through December 31, 2023 and the estimated contribution amount is $955,990.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-149

22. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign this Agreement with Rich England Sr. LCSW for Tribal Consultation Services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $12,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-150

23. Accept COVID-19 Crisis Response reimbursement funding from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in the amount of $107,241.00 as requested by the Emergency Services Manager.**

Action: Approved.

24. Approve and authorize a Wireless Device Allowance for the new Assistant County Counsel Autumn Luna and the Administrative Analyst Cynthia Vineyard for the time period of October 16, 2020 through June 30, 2021 not to exceed a total amount of $2,200.00 as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Approved.

25. Approve and adopt a Resolution terminating the Proclamation of a local emergency due to the Slater Fire as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2020-046

26. Approve and appointment Ruth Rhodes, Robin Fornoff and Marie Jondal to the Del Norte County Library District Board of Trustees effective immediately as requested by the Angela Stanley, Del Norte County Library District Trustee.**

Action: Approved.

SCHEDULED ITEMS

27. 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.

28. 10:30 A.M. COVID-19 Update (Dr. Warren Rehwaldt, Del Norte County Public Health Officer)

29. 10:35 A.M. Sudden Oak Death Update (Justin Riggs, Agricultural Commissioner/Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor and County Director of University of California Cooperative Extension)

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

30. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the Washington Boulevard ADA Path Project as requested by the Assistant County Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Lori Cowan

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

31. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Amendment with Coastal Inn and Suites to provide emergency interim-housing during the COVID-19 pandemic with the term ending at the end of the Pandemic not to exceed $600,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-151

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Chris Howard

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

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

32. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Resolution authorizing the Chair to enter into the purchase and sale agreement, and authorizes the Director of Health and Human Services to take all actions necessary to acquire the property located at 665 L. Street Crescent City, CA 95531, not to exceed $1,900,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2020-047; DNCOAGREE#2020-152

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Lori Cowan

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

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

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0             

33. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation to provide housing project consultation services from July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2025, not to exceed $200,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2020-153

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Lori Cowan

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

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0             

34. Approve and authorize a newly hired Deputy Sheriff III to be advanced to a step D retroactive to his date of hire, September 18, 2020 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

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             

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

35. 1) Approve, authorize and accept a donation from the Humboldt Area Foundation COVID Del Norte Fund in the amount of $1,000.00; and 2) approve budget transfer #10-01 in the amount of $1,000.00 within the Fiscal Year 20/21 Administration Budget Unit to support radio ads in Spanish for the Office of Emergency Services as requested by the Assistant County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. BT#10-01

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             

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 October 27, 2020)

 

Kylie Goughnour, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California                 Date Posted:   October 9, 2020

 

 

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