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, August 27, 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) Jon Alexander vs. Board of Supervisors for the County of Del Norte, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Del Norte CVPT 13-1244 and Resighini Rancheria, et al vs. Dean Wilson, US District Court, Northern District of California Case No.  C-11-6710 EMC; (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) – two cases.

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 Hemmingsen.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: No new employees were introduced to the Board.

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

Action: Nothing to report as a result of Closed Session other than the Board will reconvene to Closed Session after the adjournment of Regular Session but there will no nothing to report.

·        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: Consent Agenda Items 4, 6 and 8 were pulled from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion.

·        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:  Another busy two weeks.  Pleased to give great news from Home Depot and Manager Alex Campbell.   Home Depot Headquarters has a program to help the Veterans - donations of man power, materials, etc. to the local VFW, and manager Alex Campbell will report on later during public comment; Jetty Update - met with Terry McNamara and Jim Barnts and Jim will sign off on improvements to keep all those who access the jetty safe and will be moving forward with our partner Army Corps; had a wonderful escorted tour of Trees of Mystery by the John and Debbie - owners; Special Session; attended the Solid Waste Meeting to discuss the interim director position; attended the Republican Center meeting; also attended the IGRC meeting; Blight update - another clean-up completed and the case was cleared from the Abatement Court; also was able to obtain a segment of fence for the area to be replaced at the County property near Wal-Mart and will be moving forward on replacement; read an article regarding Last Chance Grade and requested that those interested contact LTCo to write letters of support; attended the Senior Center lunch; attended the Sea Cruise and Visitor Bureau meetings.

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Attended the Citizens Advisory Committee at Pelican Bay - where the hunger strike was discussed which has been going on for approximately 37 days and no inmate has lost more than 10% of their body weight; was able to sit it on the presentation on new California Health Care Facility in Stockton that will house patient-inmates within the State prison system and approximately 722 patients-inmates will be housed there; Pelican Bay received the ACA Accreditation by American Correctional Association; attended the Special Session meeting regarding Sutter appointment to the Camden Study; received and assisted with calls from constituents regarding issues but three in particular Sutter, Last Chance Grade and Solid Waste; attended the Airport meeting with Congressman Huffman staff regarding issues and what can be done to assist and move things along; attended the LAFCo regarding Klamath Fire and Grand Jury Report.

Supervisor McClure:   Had several meetings and constituent calls - a number regarding the speed on Pacific to be reconsidered for those who walk and children in the area; travelled to Santa Cruz for Coastal Commission; attended the Redwood Park Association meeting regarding keeping the Second Street Visitor Center open; attended the Redwood Coast Transit meeting regarding trips from Smith River were discussed;  meeting with Jim Barnts regarding a drainage issue on Lake Earl; wanted to thank our Parks and Maintenance folks and to commend them on the placement of benches honoring community members in the area and they are seeing a lot of use; Has been in contact with National Parks regarding the rejection of the completion of the Hostel Analysis and stress concern that we want to keep this service going and that the location needs to be in Del Norte County; Conference calls and meetings with Lisa Ramer and Emily Rogers (Wes Chesbro's Office) regarding the 41st Agricultural District -  discussion regarding the possibility of creating a JPA with Del Norte County; also the Democrats are having a free picnic on Saturday for Labor Day at beach front; also want our thought to be with our firefighters and the fact that we need them to know that the job they do is incredible.

 

Supervisor Sullivan:  Just so you are aware, Supervisor Finigan in Sacramento meeting with the Governor today; attended the Special Session regarding Sutter Coast; Spoke with Angie Schwab regarding Ray's closure in Smith River and the need for getting food out there for folks unable to get into town for food;  Attended the Special Solid Waste meeting; also was able to participate in the Smith River Days which turned out to be a nice event to recognize the heritage of the community - the only problem was it was held at the same time as the Klamath Salmon Festival; also saddened to mention the passing of Floyd Claussen - Floyd was a Warriors commentator who will be greatly missed; received and handled Constituent calls regarding speed on Kings Valley; attended Agenda Review; a thank you to Code Enforcement Dave Mason for clearing encampment on Highway 199; attended the going away get together for Jeanine Lawickey who will be moving to New Zealand; had the opportunity to tour Crescent Elk; have met with LTCo and Caltrans regarding Last Chance and this has been elevated and is a deep concern with a substantial impact to this community; next week will be traveling to Sacramento to participate in the CSAC Board of Directors meeting.

Supervisor Finigan:   Absent.  Supervisor Finigan is in Sacramento meeting with the Governor.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: The last two weeks have been busy - time has been spent related to personnel negotiations and development on the budget; currently working on a balanced budget for the end of September; attended to various personnel matters; attended the Building Health Communities presentation regarding underage drinking - very well done; dealt with some infrastructure issues; also dealt with some issues relating to the Vets Hall; also the Roads Department has be working with Mark Warner regarding getting the docks in at Klamath; also been dealing with various risk management issues.

·        URGENCY ITEM

Action: Urgency Item - Letter in Support of H.R. 1526:  Direct Staff to prepare letter in Support of HR 1526 - Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities.   (H.R. 1526 provides a common sense approach for returning to sustainable forest management where the planned harvest can occur in a reasonable amount of time). 

Action: Urgency Item Added to the Agenda.

Motion:        Move to approve

Move:          Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:        Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:     0        None

Vote Abstain:         0        None

Action:         Urgency Item Approved - Staff directed to write letter of support of HR 1526.

Motion:        Move to approve

Move:          Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:        Roger Gitlin

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

Vote Nay:     0        None

Vote Abstain:         0        None

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Consent Agenda Approved minus items 4, 6 & 8 which were pulled for separate discussion.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.    Approve the Minutes from the Board of Supervisors' August 13, 2013 Regular Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and adopt Resolution 2013-037 designating the signature authority to the named individuals for the purpose of executing applications and documents for obtaining financial assistance for the County of Del Norte and accepting an application for funding from the FY 13/14 Emergency Management Performance Grant and Authorizing the execution of a grant award and any amendment hereto with the State of California for the purposes of this grant accepting the 2013 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and , as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution 2013-037.

3.    Approve and authorize the County Administrative Officer to enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Suburban Propane to assist and play a significant role in protecting their employees and the community during disasters; and authorize County Administrative Officer to sign any extension to the MOU's if needed, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-082.

4.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign Purchase and Sale Agreements for mitigation purposes associated with the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority's (BCRAA's) runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvement Project, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Board approved Item 4 and would like to add preference to use a local title company.

 

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

5.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement for Transportation services with BlackTalon Security Solutions for the period July 3, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $10,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-083.

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services assuring Department of Health and Human Services , Public Assistance/Employment and Training Branch compliance maintaining the privacy and security of Medi-Cal Personally Identifiable Information, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-084.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       3              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan 

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0              None

7.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for Structured Decision Making (SDM) Services from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, not to exceed $19,790, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-085.

8.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. (CBH), Sacramento, CA to provide psychiatric placement services for adults for the period July 1, 103 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $300,500, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.   DNCO Agreement #2013-086.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

 

 

 

9.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign the Agreement with American Abatement, Inc. to provide services for Asbestos and Lead Paint Abatement, Demolition and Disposal of County building located at 700 5th Street, Crescent City in the amount not to exceed $59,000, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-087.

10. Approve and authorize the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority (BCRAA) use of County owned propoert at Point St. George as a part of the mitigation pacakge for the Airport RSA project.**

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Budget Transfers 06-25; 06-26; 06-27 and 06-28 were approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

11. Approve Budget Transfer 06-25  for FY 12/13 in the amount of $6,408 within the Engineering Department budget from Professional Services to Intrafund CDD Admin for Fiscal Year 2012/13, as requested by Deputy Director Community Development.**

Action: Approved BT-06-25.

12. Approve Budget Transfer 06-26 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $7,208 within the Building Inspection budget from City Plan Check Fees to Intrafund CDD Admin for Fiscal Year 2012/13, as requested by Deputy Director Community Development.**

Action: Approved BT-06-26.

 

 

13. Approve Budget Transfer 06-27  for FY 12/13 in the amount of $4,254 within the Code Enforcement budget from various lines to Intrafund CDD Admin for Fiscal Year 2012/13, as requested by Deputy Director Community Development.**

Action: Approved BT-06-27.

14. Approve Budget Transfer 06-28 for FY 12/13 in the amount of $5,185 within the Planning Department budget from Environmental Services and Training/ Education to Intrafund CDD Admin for Fiscal Year 2012/13, as requested by Deputy Director Community Development.**

Action: Approved BT-06-28.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

15. 10:40 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.

16. 10:45 A.M. Veteran's Memorial Hall Donation - Dave Kettlewell.

17. 11:00 A.M. Del Norte County Sheriff Presentation of Ten-Year Deputy Uniform Badges.

18. 11:15 A.M. Assist and support the 41st District Agricultural Association in order to establish a long term solution as to the future of the Del Norte County Fair; and instruct the County lobbyist to support and assist the Fair Board to obtain approved legislation, as requested by 41st District Agricultural Association.**

Action: Board directed staff to work with and support the 41st Agricultural District Association to make the future of the Del Norte County Fair a part of the County priority list and asked that staff work together and assist with coordinating with the County lobbyist and County Counsel and to support SB 741.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

19. Direct staff to prepare letter to the International Pacific Halibut Commission in support of Resolution as prepared by the North Coast Local Agency Coordinating Committee, as requested by Supervisor McClure.**

Action: This matter was discussed and the consensus was that the matter should be returned and requested that a roundtable meeting be set up to include the Pacific Fishery Marketing Association.

20. Accept and file the Department of Health and Human Services Risk Assessment Investigation Report, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Board accepted Investigation Report and requested that CAO file said report.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

21. 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: Currently working on letter of support for HR 1526 as well as continuing efforts regarding the current budget; a Public Hearing notice will be drafted and a revised budget will be brought forward to the Board on September 10, 2013 and 14 days later a balanced budget will be presented for approval.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  August 30, 2013

 

 

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