981 H STREET, ROOM 100






Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    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:     Roger Gitlin, Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan


Absent:       None


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. II) Conference with legal counsel – Memorandum of Understanding with SRR; Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a) Resighini Rancheria, et al vs. Dean Wilson, US District Court, Northern District of California Case No.  C-11-6710 EMC; Verizon California Inc. vs. California State Board of Equalization, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2013-00138191; Brown vs. Del Norte County, United States District Court, Northern District of California C 13-1451. (B) Anticipated litigation: 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b) - one case; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) – one case.  Conduct annual evaluation of the Director of Information Technology (8:45 a.m.).



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

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to be led by Supervisor Finigan

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Jean Corrigan was introduced as the new Personnel Technician.

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

Action: Nothing to report as a result of 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.

·        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 Gitlin:  Attended meeting with the Del Norte Tea Party Patriots; attended his final New Supervisor training in Sacramento; Met with CHP Lt. Mike Rydell;  Constituent meeting at Senior Center; Attended the Masonic Lodge Ground Breaking Ceremony;  Met with Terry McNamara and Guy Towers regarding Jetty Safety; Meeting with Humane Society, Agricultural Department and County Administration regarding volunteer services; attended the Future Facilities meeting; attended the Chamber Economic Summit; Attended the North Coast Air Quality Meeting in Eureka and also attended the Youth and Family Fair - Earth Day Festival.

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Attended a staff meeting with Airport staff; attended the Automation Goal Committee regarding phone system; attended the Pelican Bay Citizens Advisory Committee meeting; participated in the LTCo meeting; attended the Masonic Lodge Ground Breaking ceremony and also attended the Resource Conservation District Meeting;  Participated in the Future Facilities meeting; and a meeting in Yreka for the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (who changed their name to North Coast Resource Partnership NCRP) meeting and as a result of this meeting suggests staff to research about the funding of property for the Yurok tribe and the different grants available for instance for a clean-up and abatement program.

Supervisor McClure:  After our last meeting attended the Coastal Commission meeting; from there traveled to Sacramento to attend the Democratic Convention; Met with Caltrans staff regarding 101 Corridor proposal; the Redwood Park Association has been able to confirm that the Hiouchi and Crescent City Visitors Center will remain open; Responded to the Sutter Board to review request for Proposal; later today will be attending the Senior Center Board Meeting;  requested a Moment of Silence for the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Supervisor Finigan:  Attended the Airport Meeting; traveled to Washington DC with Supervisor Sullivan and County Administrative Officer Sarina - attended 17 meetings in 2 days - meetings were held with Congressman Huffman; Senator Feinstein; Senator Boxer;  Congressman Walden; Congressman McClintock; Senator Liz Markowski; sat in on the Natural Resources Committee Meeting; Congressman LaMalfa; Representative Bishop; Congressman Thompson, Chief EAS DeVany; also met with the Airport Improvement Program Director; FAA; Tyler Hammond who is the Representative for Congressman Doc Hastings regarding the Safe and Rural Schools; Met with Congressman Peter DeFazio and Tim Garcia regarding the Forest Service- very fruitful meetings for a short period of time; participated in the weekly CSAC Officer Call;  attended the CSAC Executive Meeting in Southern California;  was honored to speak at the Children and Family Fair this past weekend as well as attended a social for new Judge Chris Doehle and just returned this morning from CSAC in Sacramento after meeting regarding Inmate Release.

Supervisor Sullivan:  After our last meeting traveled to Washington DC always good to have the opportunity for Federal Government and Local Government to have the opportunity to meet face to face; Congressman Huffman anxious to help Del Norte County as well as Congressman LaMalfa, Congressman Thompson and Congressman DeFazio; as well as Congressman Bishop from Utah to discuss similar issues regarding Forest Service communication issues; attended the Emergency Board Meeting and agenda review; also attended the Economic Summit; answered numerous Constituent calls and participated in the Lady Washington Tall Ships Festival.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: As Supervisor Sullivan and Finigan reported the meetings in Washington went very well and very encouraging; continuing with employee negotiations; Point St. George project is still moving forward; working on budgets which were due last Friday and will be brought back to the Board at the end of June; attended a Personnel Hearing and also the Masonic Lodge Ground Breaking Ceremony.


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

Action: Consent Agenda Item 11 has been pulled until such time as there is a Public Meeting held in Gasquet; Consent Agenda Item 13 was pulled for separate discussion.  Items 1-10; 12 approved.


Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Roger Gitlin


Vote Yea:       5              Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.    Approve the Minutes from the Board of Supervisors' April 9, 2013 Regular Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Adopt Proclamation proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, as requested by North Coast Rape Crisis Team.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Adopt Proclamation proclaiming April 2013 as Autism Awareness Month in Del Norte County, as requested by Redwood Coast Regional Center.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement for Blood Draw Services between Sutter Coast Hospital and County of Del Norte, as requested by County Administrative Office.**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement # 2013-034.

5.    Approve and authorize the Chair to signed the 2013 Exhibit B section of the Sheriff's Department 5 year Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service (Agreement 2011-035 - Forest Agreement No. 11-LE-11051360-219, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement # 2013-033.

6.    Approve and authorize the Sheriff's Department to fund award plaques for employees to be presented at the 19th Annual LEADN awards, as requested by Sheriff/Coroner.**

Action: Approved.

7.    Approve and authorize the Del Norte County Acting District Attorney to fund award plaques to be presented to staff and community members for outstanding service to the County during the 19th Annual LEADN awards,  as requested by Acting District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.

8.    Approve and authorize the Probation Department to finance award plaques for employees to be presented at the 19th Annual LEADN awards, as requested by Assistant Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved.

9.    Approve the attached Resolutions: (1) A Resolution approving the application and authorizing execution of a grant contract with the California Arts Council; and (2) A Resolution expressing appreciation of the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness as requested by the Executive Director of DNACA.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolutions 2013-016 and 2013-017.

10. Approve and authorize an expenditure of County Title III funds in an amount up to $9,061 to supplement the Hiouchi Mountain Conservation Easement Firebreak Project, as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

11. Review acceptance letter from Caltrans regarding Project CAAP #2-11-1 for Obstruction Removal (Trees) at Ward Field and authorize Chair to sign bid package and direct staff to begin the bid process, as requested by Airport Director.**

Action: Pulled from agenda and tabled until such time as a Public Meeting is held in Gasquet.

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with Coast Auto Center, Inc. for the period July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $20,000 per fiscal year, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-035.


Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Roger Gitlin


Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Recuse: 1              Gerry Hemmingsen

13. Approve and establish the position of Deputy Public Health Officer, effective April 23, 2013, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.


Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan


Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan         

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0              None


Action: Approved Budget Transfers 04-01; 04-03 through 04-06.


Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    David Finigan


Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

14. Approve Budget Transfer 04-01 in the amount of $3,596 within the Indian Gaming Budget, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

15. Approve Budget Transfer 04-03 in the amount $94,611 within the Department of Health and Human Services budget as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

16. Approve Budget Transfer 04-04 in the amount of $14,001 within the Community Service Area (CSA) budget to accommodate payment to the Road Division, as requested by Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads.**

17. Approve Budget Transfer 04-05 in the amount of $27,500 within the OES budget, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

18. Approve Budget Transfer 04-06 in the amount of $1,172 from the line items for Professional Services to the Inter-Fund Transfer Miscellaneous line item for the purpose of paying the Road Division for nuisance abatement clean-up services, as requested by Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**


19. 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: Richard Miles and Donna Westphall provided public comment.

20. 10:30 A.M. Roads Department Presentation (J. Daniels)

21. 10:45 A.M. Department of Health and Human Services Presentation (G. Blatnick).

22. 11:00 A.M. Introduction of new EFNEP Employee and 4-H Update (Dorina Espinoza)



23. 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: Just finalized annual request to delegates; looking into SD570 regarding mandatory credit card machines necessary for Public Records Requests.






Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  April 26, 2013