A G E N D A

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

 

CRESCENT CITY, CA  95531

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    8:30 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.

 

Present:     Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan

                  

Absent:       None

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: I) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County negotiator the County Administrative Officer and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, California United Home Care Workers Union, Sheriffs Employees' Association, represented and unrepresented bargaining units.  II) Conference with legal counsel – A) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a Lorenz v. DNC, Del Norte Superior Court, Case No. CVUT 11-1053 B) Anticipated litigation: 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b) - two cases; Discussion of the Elk Valley Rancheria’s Notice of Termination of the Drug Task Force Memorandum of Understanding. 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) - 1 case. Pursuant to Gov’t Code 54997, conduct annual evaluation of the Chief Probation Officer and the Building Maintenance Superintendent.

 

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M. Call the  meeting to order and take roll.

Action: The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M. and the Clerk took silent roll noting that all were present.

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Supervisor Hemmingsen.

Action: Supervisor Hemmingsen led the Pledge of Allegiance.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: No new employees were introduced.

·        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel stated no reportable actions from Closed Session.

·        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: No deletions, corrections, or additions were requested.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

1.     Receive other brief reports or announcements relative to County of Del Norte programs and projects, progress of the two by two committees, goal committees and/or Board and staff travel/training reports.  The Board may ask questions for clarification; make a referral to staff to take action to have a matter or business placed on a future agenda pursuant to Government Code 54954.2(a).   

Action: Supervisor Finigan reported on attending a press conference in Sacramento with Governor Brown regarding the implementation of AB109, and attending an Executive Board Retreat with CSAC where he met with the Finance Corporation regarding realignment and constitutional amendments.

Supervisor McClure reported on traveling to Huntington Beach for a Coastal Commission meeting, attending a Senior Center Board meeting, participating in the Health Fair, attending the Noll Surf Longboard Classic Competition, meeting with a constituent regarding an electricity issue, commented on the need to find constituents to fill the vacant positions on the Water Quality Control Board, and commented on visiting with her grandchildren.

Supervisor Hemmingsen reported on attending a Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority meeting on behalf of a fellow Supervisor, attending a Local Mental Health Board meeting, meeting with a couple City Council members regarding consolidation of services, attending a Border Coast Regional Airport Authority meeting, and attending Cookies for Cops.

Supervisor Sullivan reported on attending a Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority meeting, meeting with constituents regarding Solid Waste, attending a Border Coast Regional Airport Authority meeting on behalf of a fellow Supervisor, attending Cookies for Cops, attending the Sea Cruise, and attending the Del Norte High School Homecoming Football Game.

Supervisor McNamer reported on attending Cookies for Cops, participating in Agenda Review, participating in negotiations with the Barnts Family regarding the Health and Human Services Building, attending Sea Cruise, and commented on traveling to Corvallis to watch the BYU vs. Oregon State football game

2.     10:20 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.   

Action: Public Comment was given by Jon Alexander, District Attorney.

3.     10:30 A.M. Presentation of the Mental Health Services Act Innovation (MHSA) Workplan "Transition Age Youth Collaboration: Rural Connection for Leadership, Advocacy, and Support" presented by Gary Blatnick, DHHS Director and Crystal Markytan, Social Services Branch, Program Manager.   Document

Action: Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Human Services, introduced the Mental Health Services Act Innovation Workplan.

Crystal Markytan, Social Services Branch, Program Manager, presented the following aspects of the MHSA Workplan: MHSA Inovative funding, Innovations Planning Process, Rural Connections for Leadership, Advocacy, and Support, Connections within the plan, Del Norte County's TAY Collaborative, TAY Council, Social Networking, Goals Resources, and Project Outcomes.

Supervisor Sullivan commented that he would like updates regarding the program to be brought before the Board periodically.

4.     10:45 A.M. A Presentation by Cymphonee Robinson for Building Youth Power: Mapping Community Health Summer Youth Internship   Document

Action: Cymphonee Robinson, Community Health Initaitive Coordinator for the Wild Rivers Community Foundation an dthe California Endownment, Americorps VISTA, gave an overview of the Building Youth Power Internship.

5.     11:00 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing and after review concur with the Planning Commissions' recommendation to adopt a Resolution for the approval of GPA1201 to Amend Section Noise and Safety of the Del Norte County General Plan as requested by the Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**   Document

Action: Heidi Kunstal, Deputy Director of Planning, requested that the recommendation be amended to direct staff to send a certified copy of the Resolution and a cover sheet to the State OES Hazard Mitigation Branch which would allow them to have the documentation needed in order to consider the County for qualifying for additional reimbursement for disaster related projects.

Public Comment was given by Ernest Perry.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board adopted a Resolution for the approval of GPA1201 to Amend Section Noise and Safety of the Del Norte County General Plan.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       5              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

6.     11:10 A.M. Presentation by Frank Galea regarding a letter of support for an Elk Viewing Area in Smith River.**   Document

Action: Frank Galea spoke to the Board requesting support for a proposed Elk Viewing Area in Smith River.

Supervisor McClure suggested that a meeting between the Resource Conservation District and Green Diamond be held to discuss the idea and the needed steps She also commented that the Wildlife Conservation Board might be able to help fund a feasibility study if needed.

Supervisor Finigan commented that Mr. Galea should identify partners to help implement the plan.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Items #18 and #19 were pulled for separate discussion.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items #7 through #17).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       5              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

7.     Approve the Minutes for the September 27, 2011 Board of Supervisors' meeting.**   Document

Action: Approved

8.     Approve the draft plans and specifications for the Battery Point Lighthouse Project and direct staff to complete the bid process as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved

9.     Approve the request of the Director of Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to adjust the California Children's Services (CCS) Intake Worker Classification, effective immediately as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

10. Approve the Mental Health Services Act Innovation Workplan "Transition Age Youth Collaboration: Rural Connection for Leadership, Advocacy, and Support" for the period of October 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, and authorize the establishment of two Vocational Assistants I/II, Range 20/23, within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Social Services Branch.**   Document

Action: Approved

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Sandra Morrison to provide Clean and Sober Residential Services from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, not to exceed $15,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-165)

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for child welfare services access to SafeMeasures reporting commencing February 29, 2012 through February 28, 2014, for a total of $11,550.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-172)

13. Approve and adopt an agreement between the Del Norte County Sheriff and Sutter Coast Hospital for inmate medical services as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-166)

14. Approve and adopt an agreement between the Del Norte County Sheriff and Brim Aviation for aerial surveillance flying  services to support the Sheriff-Coroner's marijuana reconnaissance and eradication program as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-167)

15. Approve and adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Authorizing Submittal of Application for Tire-Derived Product Grant Program from the State of California and Authorizing the Execution of a Grant Agreement and any Amendments Thereto with the State of California for the Purpose of this as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2011-062)

16. Approve a contract with R.L. Hastings & Associates, LLC to provide Labor Compliance services for the implementation of a 2010 HCD/HOME Program grant related to the construction of the Summer Park Apartments - a 57 unit multi-family affordable housing development as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-168)

17. Approve and authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the Agreement between Bar-O Boys Ranch and Amador County for placement as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-169)

18. Approve the proposed expenditure of of Cal Recycle grant funds in the amount of $25,000.00 for Fiscal Year 11/12 in an Agreement for Services with Recology Del Norte and authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign as requested by the Director of Community Development.**   Document

Action: This item was pulled for separate discussion.

Supervisors Hemmingsen and Finigan recused themselves from this item due to conflict of interest.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the proposed expenditure of of Cal Recycle grant funds in the amount of $25,000.00 for Fiscal Year 11/12 in an Agreement for Services with Recology Del Norte and authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign. (DNCO Agreement 2011-170)

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       3              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer      

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

19. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement for Services with American Towing for the expenditure of Cal Recycle grant funds for services rendered on behalf of the County for the removal of waste and debris at 1901-1905 Parkway Drive as requested by the Director of Community Development.**   Document

Action: This item was pulled for separate discussion.

Supervisor Finigan recused himself from this item due to conflict of interest.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign an Agreement for Services with American Towing for the expenditure of Cal Recycle grant funds for services rendered on behalf of the County for the removal of waste and debris at 1901-1905 Parkway Drive. (DNCO Agreement 2011-172)

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

REGULAR ITEMS

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

20. Approve a Budget Transfer (09-03) in the amount of $5,140,000.00 within the Grants Administration Budget towards funding the construction of a 57-unit multi-family housing project known as Summer Park Apartments, Phase 1, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved a Budget Transfer (09-03) in the amount of $5,140,000.00 within the Grants Administration Budget towards funding the construction of a 57-unit multi-family housing project known as Summer Park Apartments, Phase 1.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Michael Sullivan

 

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

21. 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.   

Action: Supervisor McClure commented that she received an announcement that a Technical Assistance Grant had been approved for the Culinary Arts Training Center.

Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, commented on the veto of the bill for Harbor Assistance, as well as the chaptering of the following bills: SB 387,  the PIA bill, and the bill for oversized vehicles on 101 for cattle.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

22. Verbal Update. Information only.   

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, gave an update on the Townsite Boat Launch, Battery Point Lighthouse, and the tsunami work crews. Supervisor McClure commented on how wonderful Florence Keller Park looks. Supervisor Sullivan asked for a presentation outlining the upgrades done to the parks throughout Del Norte.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  October 14, 2011

 

 

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