A G E N D A

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100/VIA Zoom (media.co.del-norte.ca.us)

CRESCENT CITY, CA  95531

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021

 

 

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; Cumbra v. County of Del Norte, et. al. CVUJ-19-1077 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(2)—one 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov’t Code 54956.9(d)(2)- none 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Gov’t Code 54956.9(d)(4) – none; Pursuant to 54957(b)(1) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Neal Lopez, CAO and Employee Organization: SEIU, SEA, Mid-Management.

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 Darrin Short, District 1 Supervisor.

·        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 Short: Attended the Northcoast EMS meeting, attended the LAFCO meeting, attended the RCTA meeting, attended the Six Rivers National Forest Pre-Season Fire meeting, attended the farewell luncheon for former Public Health Officer Dr. Rehwaldt, attended the California Redistricting Commission meeting, dealt with constituent concerns about camping on South Beach, attended the LTCO meeting, participated in agenda review for DNSWMA, attended the Tri-Agency meeting and volunteered for the local 4th of July Festivities.

Supervisor Starkey:  Attended the DNSWMA meeting, dealt with constituent issues and solutions on discarding treated wood, reviewed more information about SB 1383, participated in Mental Health training, participated in a Cal-Ore Tour, attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting, participated in a KFUG PSA, attended the National Christmas Tree meeting, attended the LAFCO meeting, attended the RCTA meeting, attended the First 5 meeting, attended the farewell luncheon for former Public Health Officer Dr. Rehwaldt, participated in the Administration Manual Working Group, attended the Children’s Fair for Sandcastles by the Sea, attended the 4th of July Festivities and participated as a judge in some of them, attended the Harbor Commissioners meeting, participated in the Last Chance Grade Virtual Town Hall meeting, attended the Library District meeting and also participated in a tour of DN Ambulance.

Supervisor Howard: Attended the LTCO meeting, participated in Agenda review, attended a meeting VIA Zoom with the Legislative Analyst Office regarding the UC Cooperative Extension, attended the Tri-Agency meeting, attended a meeting with economic development contractors with the City regarding the future of Del Norte County,  attended a meeting with True North regarding homelessness, dealt with constituent concerns regarding congestion on US Hwy 199, participated in the Gasquet Raft Races and events, dealt with constituent concerns on Low Divide Road and has been reviewing SB 12.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended the RCRC Environmental JPA meeting, attended the Northcoast EMS meeting, attended the farewell luncheon for former Public Health Officer Dr. Rehwaldt, attended a Celebration of Life for Jeff Mitchell, attended a Class Reunion for the graduating class of 1970, participated in the 4th of July Festivities, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the Proactive Financial Goal Committee meeting and participated in a weapons training with the Sheriff.

Supervisor Berkowitz:  Dealt with constituent concerns on Last Chance Grade, participated in the Last Chance Grade Virtual Town Hall meeting, attended the farewell luncheon for former Public Health Officer Dr. Rehwaldt and also participated in the local 4th of July festivities.

 

 

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:    Darrin Short

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, Valerie Starkey, Darrin Short

Vote Nay:       0             

Vote Abstain: 0             

1.    Approve and adopt Minutes from the June 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve a Wireless Device Allowance for the Road Superintendent and Assistant Road Superintendent for FY 21/22 as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and adopt the amendment to the COVID-19 Injury and Illness Prevention Program Addendum as requested by the Human Resources/Risk Manager.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and adopt a Resolution declaring one car, three pickups and one excavator with attachments to be surplus authorizing the sale of such surplus property as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2021-033

5.    Approve and authorize the Sheriff-Coroner to apply for the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to assist in funding numerous needs within the Sheriff's Office as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved.

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Del Norte Mission Possible for Homeless COVID-19 Outreach Services from July 01, 2020, through June 30, 2021, not to exceed $11,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2021-096

7.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with BHC Sierra Vista Hospital, Inc. for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services from July 01, 2020, through June 30, 2022, not to exceed $90,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2021-097

8.    Approve and authorize our newly hired Public Health Nutrition Manager II, to start at Step B, beginning on the start date of the employee which will be July 09 or 23, 2021m as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.

9.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement with Turtle Medicine (Agreement 2018-079) for Medical Services for Jail Inmates and Juvenile Hall Detainees as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2021-098

10. Approve and adopt an Updated Bench Location Plan, Map and Policy with the Addition of Site #4 Pacific Avenue for placement of Donated Memorial Benches adjacent to and along Pebble Beach Drive as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreements with Joseph Futrell and Helen "Elly" Hoopes for Miscellaneous Panel Public Defender Services for Fiscal Year 2021/2022 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2021-099 (Futrell) DNCOAGREE#2021-100 (Hoopes)

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. Employee recognition: COVID-19 response (Heather Snow, Director of Health and Human Services)

 

REGULAR ITEMS

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

14. Approve and adopt Budget Transfer #06-04 in the amount of $10,000.00 within the Sheriff Budget Unit to offset the cost of canine training for the 20/21 Fiscal Year as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#06-04

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Darrin Short

Second:    Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, Valerie Starkey, Darrin Short

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.

15. Approve the inclusion of a smooth drum vibratory soil compactor (roller) as a fixed asset purchase in the amount of $150,000.00 within the Roads Division Budget for the fiscal year 2021/2022 and authorize the Community Development Department to purchase the roller prior to the adoption of the final fiscal year 2021/2022 budget as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:     Darrin Short

Vote Yea:         5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, Valerie Starkey, Darrin Short

Vote Nay:         0             

Vote Abstain:   0             

16. Approve and authorize the purchase of a Massey Ferguson MF 5710-D Utility Tractor with Diamond Mowers Side Mount Flail Mower at a price not to exceed $104,550.00 as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:     Bob Berkowitz

Vote Yea:         5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, Valerie Starkey, Darrin Short

Vote Nay:         0             

Vote Abstain:   0             

17. 1) Approve and authorize a salary range adjustments (see Attachment A) for the Licensed Vocational Nurse I/II and Registered Nurse I/II classifications as requested by the County Administrative Officer and Auditor-Controller; and 2) direct Human Resources staff to update the County Staffing Chart and the specific Classification Descriptions with the new pay ranges as requested by the County Administrative Officer and Auditor-Controller.**

Action: Approved.

Motion:      Move to approve

Move:        Valerie Starkey

Second:     Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea:         5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, Valerie Starkey, Darrin Short

Vote Nay:         0             

Vote Abstain:   0             

ADJOURNMENT (Next meeting is July 27, 2021)

 

Kylie Goughnour, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:   July 9, 2021

 

 

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