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, September 11, 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, represented and unrepresented bargaining units.  II) Conference with legal counsel – A) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a); 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. 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

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

·        The Pledge of Allegiance.

Action: Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Finigan.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Gary Blatnick, Director of Health & Human Services introduced Susan Patterson -Public Health Nurse.  Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer introduced Antoinette (Toni) Self -Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

·        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 McNamer:  Attended Solid Waste Meeting; attended the Backpack Giveaway - nearly 500 backpacks were given away.  The event was well organized and ran smoothly.  Supervisor NcNamer worked the K-3 grade table.  There was also a room that offered clothing and toys - which was empty by the end of the program - which shows the continued need for donations; Held a garage sale that did not go well but realized that may be a result of the County Wide Garage Sale this upcoming weekend; Commented on meeting with a recent tourist who was visiting and took part in the Frogmen / Fish Count and was glad he participated and that he enjoyed visiting Del Norte County;  Met with a few constituents as well as the County Administrative Officer.

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Attended the Solid Waste meeting as well as the Labor Day Breakfast where Jim Wood, a dentist from Healdsburg spoke regarding his outreach; Attended the services for Jamie Presler a friend of the Hemmingsen family; Received calls regarding the Cal-Fire Tax - suggested that the tax be paid in protest and go on-line to register for protest; Attended a presentation by the Sheriff at the Felony Investigative Unit Headquarters with Chair Sullivan - was very impressed by the presentation.

Supervisor McClure:  Participated in the celebration of the Stewarts of Tolowa Dunes;  Also attended the Solid Waste meeting; Will be attending the Coastal Commission meeting being held in Fort Bragg - commented that it has been over 40 years since it has been held in Fort Bragg; Attended the RAC meeting - commented that there are currently over $939k worth of proposals but only funding for a little over $239k available for projects;  Meeting with Jen Savage and Zac Larsen regarding the Monitoring Process from the MPA's and commented that there is $4M in funds available and would like to see some of the money invested locally rather than as in previous years focused in Central California, South Central California and Southern California organizations; Served as a  Job's Mother at the Soroptimist Tea and we received ½ of the proceeds to go towards the loss of the Masonic Lodge.

Supervisor Finigan:  Attended the Solid Waste meeting; Attended the RDA Meeting wherein some legislation changes regarding succession agencies were discussed;  Attended the Tri-Agency Meeting and commented that direction for the future was discussed; Attended the CSAC meeting where Proposition 31 was discussed;  Also attended meeting with Secretary Laird regarding the MPA's wherein the process, grants and need for local presence was discussed;  Also talked with constituents regarding the Cal-Fire tax which everyone thought would be repealed but wasn't and went into effect; Also discussed the Border Coast Airport Authority Meeting and the signing of FAA grants that will provide for the Final Design and Runway Safety work to begin.

Chair Sullivan:  Mentioned receiving complaints regarding the Cal-Fire Tax  and suggest that you register to protest at firetaxprotest.org;  Attended the RAC meeting with Supervisor McClure - commented that there is a large dollar project amount but will need to be creative as the actual available amount is considerably less; Attended the Solid Waste and Tri-Agency meetings; Met with Zac Larson regarding MPA's - local presence is a key component; Attended the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority meeting in Supervisor Finigan's absence - commented that the Airport project is showing progress - looking at 2016 - 2017 at completion of the Terminal project; Attended the presentation by the Sheriff's Office at the Felony Investigation Unit headquarters with Supervisor Hemmingsen - he too was impressed at the in-roads being made.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer reports that the Battery Point project in ongoing and making good progress; The Point St. George project is entering the environmental phase wherein there will be a conference call and possible field meeting to discussion Wetland Delineation; Continuing progress on the upgrades to the recreation fields with the rubber mulch; Continuing work on the Budget; Working on legislature regarding pension reform that will be signed by the Governor and implemented in January 2013 that will affect existing and future employees.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Items 2, 8, 9 & 11 were pulled for separate discussion.

Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from Item # 18 due to conflict of interest.

On a motion by Supervisor McClure and seconded by Supervisor Mcnamer, the Board approved the Consent Agenda, (Items 1; 3-7; 10; 12-16).

 

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

1.     Approve and adopt Meeting Minutes from Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Special Joint City/County Meeting. **

2.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Employment Benefit Brokerage Services between the County of Del Norte and Alliant Insurance Services for the period of August 2, 2012 to August 1, 2015.**

Action: This item was pulled for separate discussion. 

Approved (DNCO Agreement No.  2012-139).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

3.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign First Amendment to Agreement with the California Department of Public Health to extend the term by one year of the Community Nutrition Expansion Pilot Project (CNEPP) from November 1, 2011 through September 30, 2013, not to exceed $500,000, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement No.  2012-139).

4.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with Butte County Psychiatric Health Facility in Chico, CA for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, not to exceed $15,000, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  (DNCO Agreement No.  2012-141).

5.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with Victor Treatment Centers, Inc. to provide out-of-county mental health services for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, not to exceed $70,000, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  (DNCO Agreement No.  2012-142).

6.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with the County of Humboldt to implement the California Home Visiting Program as a partner of the Northcoast Tri-County Consortium (Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity) from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 not to exceed $214,549 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  (DNCO Agreement No. 2012-143)

7.     Direct staff to submit the attached map to the United States Forest Service (USFS) regarding dispersed campground within the NRA as requested by the County Administrative officer.**

8.     Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a memorandum of understanding between Del Norte County and Shasta County for the provisions of Del Norte County Jail services consisting of housing sentenced Shasta County inmates in the Del Norte County Jail for the amount of $77 per day per inmate, plus $3 per day for medical, effective as of the date signing for a period of one year as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved.  (DNCO Agreement No.  2012-144).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

9.     Authorize the Tax Collector to approve and execute the revised contract with Official Payment as requested by the Treasurer/Tax Collector.**

Action: Item tabled to September 25, 2012 hearing.

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

Action: Approved.  (DNCO Agreement No. 2012-145).

11. Adopt and Forward the attached resolution to the California State Association of Counties (CSAC).  The recommended Resolution establishes the County's acceptance of payment via the "State Payment" option under the Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination (SRS) Act, allocation of 85% towards Title I and allocation of the remaining 15% to Title II for the current funding cycle as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.  (Resolution 2012-023).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Letter of Support for the Wildlife Conservation Board Grant Application as requested by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.**

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of Support for the Coastal Conservancy Grant Application as requested by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.**

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of appreciation to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Mike Thompson in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation programs as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

15. Approve and authorize Chair to sign letter Advocating Increased Local Government Oversight of the dispersal of $4M in funds by Monitoring Enterprise for research in the  Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

16. Take action to appointment Antoinette Self as Clerk of the Board for Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

17. 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.

Action: Summer Moore-Clawson from the California United Healthcare Workers spoke regarding the need for funding (California Community First) for the IHHS Program.

18. 10:35 A.M. Approve a Deferred Improvement Agreement  at 1039 Harrold Street for the construction of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and underground storm drain improvements as well as the corresponding road improvement plans associated with Building Permit B32148 as requested by the Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement #2012-146).

19. 11:00 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to open final budget hearings for the 2012-13 fiscal year, review budget recommendations, and adoption of the Sheriff/Jail budget plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year, and direct staff to make appropriate changes and take action as recommended, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  Public Hearing continued to September 25, 2012

REGULAR ITEMS

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

20. 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: Regarding letters or legislation, it was discussed for an Op-Ed for the Appeal on the Cal-Fire; Goose Creek; US Forest Services and County MOU taking that as direction we will move forward with preparing those letters or getting those items on the Agenda.  Regarding legislation, we are receiving updates from Petersen Consulting regarding what potentially have an impact on the County.  The Josh Lacey Bill did not move forward.  Regarding the Budget, the hearing has just begun for the Budget.  There may be a need for a Special Meeting before the next hearing (9/25) but we are not sure with hopes that the matter could be resolved as this is the only gap in the budget process.  We will need to sit down with the Sheriff and D.A. to discuss the outcome of their negotiations.  We also hope that a resolution can be reached to save the positions.  We are moving forward to meet the goals and policies.  AB109 is a significant matter that we will need to stay on top of.

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

21. Accept the Assessment Appeal Withdrawal of Applicant, Otto Hinckelmann - APN 110-032-60.

Action: Approved.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, 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