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, July 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 and Gerry Hemmingsen

                  

Absent:       David Finigan

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) Renner vs. County of Del Norte, U.S. District Court Case No. CV 13-2193-NJV; (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) – two cases.

 

 

 

 

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 County Counsel Stuhr.

·        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 actions 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:  Met with Sutter Coast CEO Horn regarding Sutter Coast Hospitals future;  appointed by California State Assembly Member Tim Donnelly as the Del Norte County Chairperson; Cleaned up another home with Take a Blight Out of Blight; No Trespassing signs have been ordered and should be here soon for the County property by Wal-Mart and installed; happy home owners on Harrold Street - due to fast installation of 4-way stop signs;  attended the Solid Waste Management meeting; participated in a meeting with Pacific Power regarding Rule 20; constituent calls regarding 485 K Street with complaints of on-going public urination, nudity, unsupervised block parties and the concerns have been conveyed to the Director of Health and Human Services; attended the North Coast Air Quality meeting; attended the Tsunami Sirens roller derby on Saturday night; attended the North Coast Cliff Hangers Picnic and later Don Amador will speak regarding RS2477; Met with Greg Burns - Washington representative regarding Last Chance Grade, Hospital and Coastal Commission Mitigation at Airport;

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Meeting with staff regarding HSIP funding; LTCo meeting regarding HSIP projects and moving forward; staff meeting on Yurok 2x2; participated in the Yurok 2x2 meeting which will turn into monthly meetings regarding Hotel/Casino and roads to keep dialogue open; meeting with Pacific Power regarding Rule 20 which includes not only power but telephone and cable; attended the North Coast Resource Partnership meeting with Jim Barnts; met with Greg Burns lobbyist in Washington DC and discussed the forest service and airport;

Supervisor McClure:   Attended Coastal Commission in Ventura;  met with FPPC Commissioner Sandoval with Supervisor Finigan and staff regarding services needed in California and Basic Safety Service for low income that allows someone to have access to a phone line in the event of an emergency;  participated in the Health Care District 2x2 regarding the Court Settlement and public input regarding concerns; had a booth at the Farmers Market on Saturday; attended Rick Bennums 85th birthday; met with Greg Burns our lobbyist in Washington and discussed medi-cal and medi-care and the reimbursement designations and the significance of our hospital and also discussed the  Airport and its grant money; will be meeting at the end of the week with EMS; Along with Supervisor Sullivan will be attending the community meeting regarding Smith River Ray's; and will be attending the Senior Center meeting later this afternoon.

Supervisor Sullivan:  Attended the LTCo meeting; attended the memorial services for Eleanor Peeps; had numerous constituent calls regarding conflicts of interest dealing with the Planning Commission; participated in the ribbon cutting at the new Lucky 7 Hotel; also attended the memorial service for Rodney Jahn;  was able to catch the end of the Gasquet Raft races; attended the 2x2 with the Health Care District meeting; drove down Harrold Street and believes the stop signs are working and everyone is happy; had an interview with KIEM News regarding Last Chance Grade and Sutter Coast; attended Agenda review; meeting with Greg Burns; will be attending the community meeting in Smith River regarding Ray's closing;  and later this afternoon will be attending the Solid Waste Management Authority meeting.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Attended a meeting regarding Rule 20; working on Budget development for final budget; attended the Solid Waste Committee meeting; Research regarding State OHV solutions; research regarding yield tax; miscellaneous personnel tasks and issues; working with Tri-Agency to assist with the transition and we volunteered to help; attended the  Yurok Tribe 2x2; dealt with some Community Development Issues; MOU negotiations for Dispatch Services for Volunteer Fire Districts; Working on the 700 5th Street Building and are now at the RFP stage for abatement and there are some options but with budget issues hindering this process in the past and the Board can expect something coming forward in the near future.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: The consent agenda was approved minus items 3, 10, 11 & 12 were approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

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

Action: Approved.

2.    Review and approve the Plan of Cooperation between the Del Norte County Department of Child Support Services and the Del Norte County District Attorney, as requested by Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Authorize and approve contract and authorize the Chair to sign said contract for part-time child support attorney services at a rate of $68 per hour totaling no more than $73,000 for the FY 2013/2014, as requested by Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Item pulled for separate discussion.

Approved Del Norte County Agreement 2013-071.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

4.    Authorize and approve chair to sign the Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services between the County of Del Norte and Northwest California Resource Conservation and Development Council (NCRCD) to extend the term of the agreement, as requested by Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Agreement # 2013-072.

5.    Authorize and approve the Discharge of Accountability for Uncollectible Unsecured Tax Accounts as shown on the Application for Discharge of Accountability, as requested by Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

Action: Approved.  Resolution 2013-033.

6.    Approve the merit increase for County Counsel.

Action: Approved.

7.    Authorize and approve the Chair to sign the agreement for Web-Based Juvenile and Adult Assessment Software Package, Consulting and Staff Training, as requested by Assistant Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Agreement #2013-073.

8.    Review, approve and authorize the Director of Child Support Services to sign the Plan of Cooperation between the Del Norte County Department of Child Support Services and the Superior Court of California, County of Del Norte, as requested by Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved.

9.    Approve and authorize the replacement of one Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch vehicle from Coast Auto Center, Crescent City, California, not to exceed $27,012.34, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Adult Residential services with Willow Glen Care Center, Yuba City, CA for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, not to exceed $36,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Item was pulled for separate discussion.

Approved.  Del Norte County Agreement # 2013-074.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

11. 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, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $15,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Item pulled for separate discussion. 

Approved.  Del Norte County Agreement #2013-075.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with North Valley Behavioral Health, LLC, Yuba City, CA to provide acute inpatient psychiatric placement from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $200,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Item was pulled for separate discussion.

Approved.  Del Norte County Agreement # 2013-076.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

13. Approval of Resolution 2013-030 authorizing the County Agricultural Commissioner to sign an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for work related to the Organic Foods Act in the amount of $2,760, as requested by Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Resolution # 2013-030.

14. Approval of Resolution 2013-031 authorizing the County Agricultural Commissioner to sign an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for work related to Exotic Pest Detection in the amount of $4,196, as requested by Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Resolution # 2013-031.

15. Approval of Resolution 2013-032 authorizing the County Agricultural Commissioner to sign an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for work related to Nursery Inspection in the amount of $8,758,  as requested by Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Resolution # 2013-032.

16. Approval of Resolution of the County of Del Norte Authorizing on its behalf the submittal of a Used Oil Payment Program Application by the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, as requested by Director of Solid Waste Management Authority.**

Action: Approved.  Del Norte County Resolution # 2013-033.

 

 

17. Direct staff to prepare letter to Sutter Health / Sutter Coast at the request of Dr. Duncan reiterating previous opposition to Critical Access and Regionalization; request for Hospital Board to release minutes from February 3, 2011 and from August 2011 to the present and in the interest of transparency and trust to answer the unanswered questions of the public, as requested by Chair Sullivan.

Action: Staff directed to prepare letter to Sutter Coast and Sutter Health.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Budget Transfers 06-07, 06-09, 06-10, 06-12, 06-17, 06-18 and 06-20 approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Roger Gitlin, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

18. Approve Budget Transfer 06-07 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $29,088 within the Engineering Division budget to provide funds for the temporary part-time employee, as requested by Deputy Director Engineering & Roads Division.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-07.

19. Approve Budget Transfer 06-09 for FY 12/13  in the amount of $2,080 within the Capital Projects and CDD-Engineering budgets as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-09.

20. Approve Budget Transfer 06-10 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $25,000 within the 242 Jail Budget to allow for year end reconciliation of the Inmate Medical account, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-10.

21. Approve Budget Transfer 06-12 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $8,968 within the 101-212 budget line to cover wages for part-time investigators through June 2013, as requested by Acting District Attorney.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-12.

22. Approve Budget Transfer 06-17 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $5,700 within the OES budget, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-17.

23. Approve Budget Transfer 06-18 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $4,112 within the Flood Control 4C Budget to cover clean-up costs at the Klamath Levee, as requested by Deputy Director Engineering and Roads Division.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-18.

24. Approve Budget Transfer 06-20 for FY 12/13 in the amount of  $42,633 within the Technology Fund, as requested by Director of Information Technology.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-20.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

25. 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.

26. 10:30 A.M. Waive full reading, read by title only and Adopt an Ordinance Adding Chapter 7.65 entitled Relating to Partnership Healthplan of California Commission to Title 7 of the Del Norte County Code, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Del Norte County Ordinance 2013-004 adopted.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

27. 10:45 A.M. Redwood Coast Regional Center Presentation (J. Holden, PhD.)

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

28. Process for Abating a Public Nuisance and History of the Code Enforcement Division, as requested by Deputy Director Building and Planning and Code Enforcement Officer III.**

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

29. 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.

30. Department of Finance Notification of 2013-14 Suspended Mandates.**

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

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

 

 

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