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, May 14, 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

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. II) Conference with legal counsel – Memorandum of Understanding with SRR; Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a) Verizon California Inc. vs. California State Board of Equalization, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2013-00138191; (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.).

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

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

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to be led by Supervisor Gitlin.

·        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: No reportable action 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:  Take a Bite Out of Blight Inauguration for a home on McNamara Street - thanks to all volunteers involved; next blight cleanup to receive the green light is the property adjacent to Wal-Mart; attended the Solid Waste Meeting; attended the Sea Cruise Car Show and Visitor Bureau meeting; attended the monthly Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee Meeting; participated in the Yurok Tribe Ground-breaking in Klamath; Meeting with the Chamber of Commerce; attended the Revolving Loan Committee Meeting; Area 1 Agency on Aging meeting; Redwood Coast Travel Authority meeting; attended the Republican Women Federated meeting; also attended the IGRC meeting at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, attended the Future Facilities meeting; also made contact with DHHS Director Blatnick after learning that an employee of Health and Human Services was un-expectantly attacked by an upset client who hurdled the counter at the Northcrest facility and I have asked for a report on what measures have been or will be taken to ensure employee safety at all mental health facilities and would hope that this report will be forthcoming to the Board of Supervisors; and attended the Del Norte County  Emergency Services presentation by Cindy Henderson. 

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  After the last BOS meeting attended the NORTEC meeting; attended a tour of the Sheve Rock Quarry with Supervisor Sullivan; attended a 2x2 with Redwood National and State Parks and met new Superintendent Steve Prokop;  attended the City/County 2x2 to set the agenda for the upcoming Joint City/County meeting; toured the Big Rock Water District Facility; attended the BCRAA meeting; participated in the Yurok Tribe 2x2 meeting in Klamath; attended the LTCo meeting as well as the LAFCO meeting; also worked with constituents to address concerns.

Supervisor McClure:   Attended the Senior Center meeting; RCTA meeting and the audit was approved; attended the Revolving Loan Committee Meeting; also attended the EMS Meeting; couple of calls regarding the dog training out at Lake Earl that it is being stopped and we need to follow up on that to make certain that this is able to continue; attended the Trades Union Celebration lunch; then attended the Coastal Commission meeting in Marin as well as dealing with multiple calls from constituents regarding Charter and Sutter Coast Study Plan.

Supervisor Finigan:  Talked with multiple constituents about speeding cars, barking dogs, etc.; attended the Yurok Ground-Breaking in Klamath; attended the 2x2 with State Parks and as Supervisor Hemmingsen mentioned met the new Superintendent and is encouraged by his attitude; then attended a meeting with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in San Francisco; then attended a meeting in Sacramento with Governor Brown regarding the Affordable Care Act;  then participated in a meeting with Heads of Probation, District Attorneys, Chiefs of Police and Governor Brown regarding prison population reduction; also attended the Yurok 2x2 meeting; participated in the weekly CSAC Conference Call and then participated in the CASA Golf Tournament.

Supervisor Sullivan:  Attended the BCRAA meeting and the Solid Waste Meeting; toured the Scheve Rock Quarry with Supervisor Hemmingsen;  attended the Humboldt Area Foundation meeting; participated in the Big Rock facility tour as well; attended the 2x2 meeting with the City to set the agenda for the City/County meeting on May 21, 2013; need to set up a meeting with Skywest to discuss service issues to the Crescent City Airport;  attended the Republican Central Committee meeting; also attended the LTCo meeting and the Chamber Mixer; then attended the County Wide Band Concert at the fairgrounds.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Budget meetings are continuing related to requested budgets; more specific information will be available at a later date; also working on the RFP for the 700 5th Street hazardous material removal and the remaining parts of Phase 1; also working on miscellaneous negotiations, personnel issues and will work on finalizing the Board Report addition of how the board action will affect the children.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Consent Agenda Items 1-4; 6-13; 15 & 16 were approved; Consent Agenda items 5 and 14 were pulled for separate discussion.

 

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 23, 2013 Regular Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Adopt Proclamation proclaiming May as Older Americans Month, as requested by Area 1 on Aging.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Authorize and accept the donation of gardening equipment from the Red Cross for the development of a small garden for Veterans and approve the development of a raised bed vegetable garden beside Veterans Memorial Hall, as requested by Veteran's Service Office.**

Action: Approved.

4.    Authorize and accept modest raffle items which have been donated by local businesses to the County Veteran's Service Office  for the Veterans Resource Day event, as requested by Veteran's Service Office.**

Action: Approved.

5.    Approve Supervisor McClure's participation in Sutter Health Hospital Study.

Action: After lengthy discussion, Supervisor McClure withdrew her name and participation in the study and therefore the Board amended the motion and directed staff to work with Dr. Duncan in order to prepare a letter (based on letter previously prepared by Dr. Duncan) regarding our not participating in the study unless  certain conditions are met and the study is collaboratively funded and developed we would participate.

 

Multiple members of the public provided comment on this agenda item:  Rita Moore; Doug Corrigan; Scott Feller; Ann Marie Duncan; Dr. Kevin Caldwell; Erik; Dr. Mark Davis; and Katherine Murray.

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement No. 2012-188 for Public Defender Services extending the term of the Agreement through June 30, 2014, and revises and clarifies Section 9(g) paragraph 5, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-037.

7.    Authorize and approve the temporary closure of Washington Blvd., from Inyo Street to Del Mar Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013; and authorize and approve the temporary closure of Washington Blvd., from Leif Circle to Summer Lane, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Thursday, May 23, 2013 for "Every 15 Minutes Program", as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

8.    Authorize and approve the temporary closure of First Street in Smith River, from Beckstead Avenue to Fred Haight Drive, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 and authorize the parking of the Del Norte County Stage on First Street from Friday, August 16, 2013 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 for the 9th Annual Smith River Days, as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

9.    Authorize and direct staff to submit an application for the Elk Valley Crossroad Project and request matching funds from the DNLTC; authorize chair to sign letter of support for the Elk Valley Crossroad Project, as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

10. Authorize and direct staff to pursue bridge funds under the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program for Salt Creek Bridge on Salt Creek Road, Hoppow Creek Bridge on Chapman Street and Gilbert Creek on Oceanview Drive, as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign contracts with James Fallman, Attorney at Law, and George Mavris, Attorney at Law for Public Defender Services for Pelican Bay State Prison Inmates, to be paid at a base rate of $100 per hour for the first thirty hours per month and $85 per hour for each additional hour.  The contracts for services commence July 1, 2013 and terminate June 30, 2015 with an automatic renewal clause for an additional year unless either party gives ninety (90) days' notice, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved  DNCO Agreement #'s 2013-038 & 2013-039.

12. Approve and adopt a Proclamation declaring May 2013 as Mental Health Month, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Second Amendment to the Agreement with California Department of Public Health for the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with Aids (HOPWA) Program for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, not to exceed $35,061, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-040.

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with Humboldt Moving and Storage effective May 14, 2013 to October 15, 2013 for $39,960, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-041.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign agreement with Davis Guest Home, Inc., Modesto, CA for Augmented Mental Health Residential Support Services for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 3014, not to exceed $60,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-042.

16. Ratification of the recommendation of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority to appoint Mary Wilson  as the Public Member for the Authority Board, as requested by Chair Sullivan.

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Budget Transfers 05-01, 05-03 and 05-06 are approved.  Budget Transfer 05-02 was not voted on as it is a duplicate of a Budget Transfer approved at the April 23, 2013 Board meeting.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Michael Sullivan, David Finigan    

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

17. Approve Budget Transfer 05-01 in the amount of $18,000 from the CSA "Maintenance of Structures" to the Interfund Engineering line within the CSA Budget, as requested by Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads Division.**

18. Approve Budget Transfer 05-02 in the amount of $14,001 from the CSA "Maintenance of Structures" to the "Interfund Roads" line, as requested by Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads Division.**

19. Approve Budget Transfer 05-03 in the amount of $12,000 within the "231" Sheriff budget unit, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

20. Approve Budget Transfer 05-06 in the amount of $8,000 within the Probation budget, as requested by Assistant Chief Probation Officer.**

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

21. 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: Eileen Cooper spoke regarding the safety design of Highway 199 /197 project.

Linda Sutter spoke regarding the need for the railway system from San Francisco to Eureka be back on track and the potential of the railway to be extended eventually to Crescent City.

Leroy Bieber provided comment regarding the Public Health Officer and the need for this person to be local  and the need to revise the Consent Agenda process.

22. 10:45 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to discuss the proposed use of $70,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income for the rehabilitation of Redwood Cove Senior Apartments; and Approve and Adopt Resolution 2013-018 entitled a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Authorizing the Reuse of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income Contingent on the Granting of a State Department of Housing and Community Development Waiver.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution # 2013-018.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin    

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

23. 11:00 A.M. Update Regarding Introduction of Ordinance adding Chapter 7.56, entitled "Social Host Ordinance" to the Del Norte County Code, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.

24. 11:15 A.M. Sutter Coast Hospital Update (Dr. Greg Duncan)

REGULAR ITEMS

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

25. 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.

26. Review, approve and authorize Chair to sign letter regarding Support of SB 191 Pediatric Trauma Care, as requested by North Coast Emergency Medical Services, as requested by Supervisor McClure.**

Action: Approved.

27. Review and provide direction regarding AB 468 Insurance: Disaster Management, Preparedness and Assistance Surcharge, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Requested staff to watch AB 468 to determine what position CSAC and RCRC take.

28. Authorize Chair to sign letter of support from the Board of Supervisors for AB 244, which is a bill to re-establish the "Veterans" license plate, and increase funding to California County Veterans Services Offices, as requested by Office of Veteran's Service Office.**

Action: Approved.

29. Authorize the Chair to sign letter opposing Assembly Bill 52 (Gatto) as requested by Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**

Action: Approved.

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

30. 10:30 A.M. Adjourn as the Board of Supervisors, reconvene as the Board of Equalization, and conduct a Public Hearing for a Change of Assessment,  APN 101-082-07, Roll Year 2011-2012, Parke.**

Action: The Board adjourned as the Board of Supervisors and Reconvened as the Board of Equalization.  After proper notice the applicant failed to show for the noticed hearing; therefore application is denied for lack of appearance.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted: 

 

 

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