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, February 28, 2012

    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.

 

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, Sheriffs Employees' Association, IHHS/CUHW, represented and unrepresented bargaining units. Discuss request by District of Attorney for Payment of Attorney’s Fees. II) Conference with legal counsel – A) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a) Tolowa Nations et. al. v California Dept. of Fish & Game et al. Sacramento Superior Court Case #34-2012-00117161; Jon Miller v. County of Del Norte et al, United states District Court for the Northern District of California, CA 11-00474; Zumbrun Law Firm v. County of Del Norte, et al, Sacramento Superior Court Case #37-2012-00118655(B) Anticipated litigation: 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b) - two cases; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) - 1 case. Public Employee DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) Deputy District Attorney( GC 54954.5 and 54957).. Pursuant to Gov’t Code 54997, conduct annual evaluation of the Director of Child Support Services, the Director of Community Development, and the County Administrative Officer. Discussion regarding Real Property Negotiations, Pappas; and Real Property Negotiations with the City of Crescent City regarding Sunset Circle.

 

 

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

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

·        The Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor McNamer.

Action: Supervisor McNamer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, introduced Christopher Thorpe as the new Veteran's Service Office.

·        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.

·        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. 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 First 5 Del Norte meeting regarding the VISTA program, attending a Tea Party meeting, attending an Adaptive Executive Leadership Symposium that was put together by CSAC, attending a CSAC Board meeting regarding AB109, pension reform, and post office closures; attending a CSAC Conference Planning Committee meeting,  additional, attending a meeting with RCRC, CSAC, and the Forest Service regarding an MOU, and traveling to Smith River School to look at the Early Learning Center.

Supervisor Hemmingsen commented on attending Klamath Management Zone Fisheries meeting, attending Solid Waste Management Authority agenda review, meeting with Stacy Lawson who is running for Congress, and attending a LAFCo meeting.

Supervisor McNamer reported on meeting with Stacy Lawson, attending the Open House for the IHHS workers, attending a LAFCo meeting, attending the Chamber Mixer at Frontier, attending a Chamber Board meeting, attending the Bayside Realty 25th Anniversary

Supervisor Sullivan reported on waiting for an update from RAC regarding certain projects, meeting with Stacy Lawson, meeting with the new manager at Wal-Mart inr regards to gaining sponsorship for the 4th of July fireworks show, commented on Davy Crockett passing, commented on an upcoming OES meeting in Gasquet tonight

   Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

          Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, reported on the Battery Point project and stated that is hoped to be completed by the end of the summer, commented on receiving a draft of the Six Rivers Travel Management Plan, and commented on doing mid year budget analysis.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Hemmingsen, the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items #1 through #5)

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the February 14, 2012 Board of Supervisors' meeting.**   Document

Action: Approved

2.     Approve a contract with Hi-Tech security to provide and install Access Security systems requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-029)

3.     Approve the proposed First Amendment to Agreement for Services with Curry Transfer & Recycling dba Roto-Rooter, and authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign it as requested by the Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-030)

4.     Approve and authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement for Bar-O Boys Ranch Placement with Shasta County as requested by the Probation Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-031)

5.     Approve and adopt the Resolution authorizing submission of the Application for Fund Allocation from the Caltrans Acquisition and Development Fund and Authorize the Chair to sign the application for the Ward Obstruction Removal Project and certify the availability of funds as requested by the Airport Director.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2012-003)

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: ALL BUDGET TRANSFERS WERE TAKEN AS ONE ITEM.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board approved Budget Transfers (02-04), (02-05), (02-06), (02-07) (02-08), and (02-09).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

6.     Approve a Budget Transfer (02-04) in the amount of $95,170.00 within the Department of Health and Human Services for mid-year reconciliation of accounts as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

7.     Approve a Budget Transfer (02-05) in the amount of $1,268.00 within the Department of Health and Human Services, TUPP, for mid-year reconciliation of accounts, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

8.     Approve a Budget Transfer (02-06) in the amount of $1,788.00 within the Department of Health and Human Services Budget, (Wraparound), for County Cost Plan expenses as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

9.     Approve a Budget Transfer (02-07) in the amount of $325,261.00 within the County Services Area Budget from Department Allotment to Maintenance of Grounds and Structures, Interfund-Engineering, Contracted Construction (CDBG) and Interfund Engineering as requested by the Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads.**   Document

10. Approve a Budget Transfer (02-08) in the amount of $7,500.00 within the Department of Health and Human Services Budget, Alcohol & Other Drug Programs, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

11. Approve a Budget Transfer (02-09) in the amount of $7,500.00 within the Department of Health and Human Services Budget as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

12. 10:35 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: No Public Comment was given.

13. 10:40 A.M. Presentation by Eugene F. Suksi, Sutter Coast Hospital CEO, regarding consolidation of the Sutter Coast Hospital into the West Bay Region of Sutter Health with an overview of upcoming changes in governance and operating structures.   

Action: Eugene F. Sukski gave an overview regarding consolidation of the Sutter Coast Hospital into the West Bay Region of Sutter Health.

Public Comment was given by Dwayne Reichlin.

Supervisor McClure expressed her concern that there has been no community involvement with this process so far. She stressed the importance of having representation on the Regional Board. She also urged that Sutter Coast enter into a public dialogue with the Healthcare District, the Board, and the community.

Supervisor Finigan agreed and commented that the concern is regionalization vs. representation. He stated that it is very important to have representation on the Regional Board.

Supervisor Finigan asked that direction be made to have a letter crafted that states that although regionalization is appreciated, as well as the partnership with Sutter Coast, it is asked that there be representation on the Regional Board given.

 

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

14. Approve a contract for 2002 Resources Bond Act Per Capita Grant; authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign a contract and related Deed Restrictions; and provide direction to staff on future actions regarding the 2002 Resources Bond Act- Per Capita Grant Program (Prop 40) as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, introduced this item.

Public Comment was given by Dwayne Reichlin.

Supervisor McClure made a motion that the Board approve a contract for the 2002 Resources Bond Act Per Capita Grant, authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign a contract and related Deed Restrictions, and that the final payment be secured through the new contract and a priority list be devleoped for remaining funds that come along with the new contract.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

15. Consider the nomination of Richard P. Cotta, Jr., Attorney at Law, as submitted by the remaining Public Defenders as a replacement attorney for Robert Drossel; and (1) Accept or reject the proposed replacement attorney by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors; and if accepted, (2) Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement 2010-176 replacing Robert Drossel with Richard P. Cotta, Jr. as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Chair Sullivan recused himself from the item and Vice-Chair McNamer took over for this item.

Robert Drossel introduced Richard P. Cotta, Jr. who then gave a brief overview of himself and his qualifications.

On a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and seconded by Supervisor Finigan, the Board accepted the proposed replacement attorney by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors; (2) approved the Second Amendment to Agreement 2010-176 replacing Robert Drossel with Richard P. Cotta, Jr.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

16. Review, make any necessary amendments, and adopt the 2012 Del Norte County Legislative Platform as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Supervisor Hemmingsen asked that the airport improvement projects, such as the terminal and runway safety projects, be referenced and adopted instead of the Airport Expansion project

Supervisor McClure stated that she would like to be on record as saying that the section regarding Donation or Acquisition of Land by Public Entities is a Property Rights Issue.

Supervisor McNamer asked about the ongoing issue of receiving property taxes from Fish and Game and the County Administrative Officer answered that contact is continuing to be made about the situation.

Public Comment was given by Scott Feller.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board adopted the 2012 Del Norte County Legislative Platform.

 

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

17. 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: Jay Sarina County Administrative Officer, commented on the ongoing process of mid-year budgets, AB 109, and legislative updates from CSAC and the County's advocates.

The Board reiterated that the Legislative Platform be sent to Congressman Thompson, Senator Boxer, Senator Feinstein, Senator LaMalfa, and Assemblymember Chesbro as well as be put on the County website.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  April 16, 2014

 

 

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