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 10, 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; Del Norte Ambulance Agreement; 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) – three 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 Supervisor Finigan.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: No new employees to introduce.

·        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.

Action: ADDITION OF URGENCY ITEM

            Chair Sullivan requested an Urgency Item be added to the agenda regarding a request for a letter of support  for the Promote our Pool Foundation seeking financial support from Building Healthy Communities to prove 300 - fourth grade students in Del Norte County with swimming lessons.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

·        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:  Wearing his Lions Club Vest today to show that he as a proud member of this organization and the good that they do for the community; activities were less than hectic; attended the bi-monthly meeting on Agency 1 on Aging in Eureka; meetings and discussions with homeowners at Shelter Island relating to concerns regarding large trees that need attention;  asked the Community Development Department  prepare a cost analysis for what it would take to re-install the fencing that has been destroyed at the County property at Wal-Mart;  at yesterday's Sea Cruise meeting that the special guest that he has been talking about for the upcoming Sea Cruise Car Show is 2-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Funny Car Champion - Cruz Pedregon. 

            Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Received a call from a congressional staff member that CA Department Fish & Game was having a meeting on the Wolf Plan at UC Davis - we are listed but have not received notice contacted Karen Kovacs to voice concern about the introduction of the wolf into Del Norte County and maybe having to deal with habitat if they decide to introduce the wolf to our area; attended a meeting with the Fair Board to discuss future of Del Norte County Fair; filled in for Supervisor Sullivan at the North DEAL meeting facilitated by Charlie Fielder where multiple Del Norte County projects were discussed (Richardson Grove, the Gateway Project, HWY199/197 ; 197 Ruby 1/Ruby); Spoke with Scott McHenry of Federal Highways and Scott is going to take a look at Last Chance Grade when he is up in the area; attended meetings with staff regarding permit and zoning issues; also attended the Local Mental Health Board meeting; also, requested that staff look in to the possibility of putting a 4-way stop at Lake Earl and Moorehead – Supervisors McClure agreed.

            Supervisor McClure:   Primary focus was getting ready for a new school year; assisted with the Pre-Labor Day Picnic; attended the Senior Center meeting - where they are serving more meals at home rather than at the Senior Center; Calls with Chesbro' Chief of Staff Lisa Ramer regarding language regarding fair funding; watching closely the movement at State Capitol and cannot even predict what's going to come out; after today's meeting will be preparing to attend the monthly Coast Commission meeting in Eureka where the Border Coast Regional Airport will be discussed.

            Supervisor Sullivan:  Attended the Del Norte Solid Waste Management authority meeting; attended the Tri-Agency meeting; participated in Agenda Review; also attended the CSAC Board of Directors meeting and was impressed with how the Governor interacts with the Counties;  meeting with CalEMA Kirby Everhart regarding Big Rock Community Services District;  telephone call with Tamara Leighton of LTCo where she advised that the Last Chance Grade opening has been delayed until October 1st ;  telephone call and meeting with Scott Feller regarding CA Fish & Wildlife regarding Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) property which was budgeted but not appropriated and this money estimated at $500k which would be a big help to the County; attended the orientation at Crescent Elk.

            Supervisor Finigan:   Had discussions with the Fair Board regarding future and funding;  was invited to testify in front of Senate regarding receipt of public money wherein those monies are to be used as public money in order to lobby for the Counties;  Met with in Shasta with Director Cate (CSAC) and the Sheriff Association to discuss AB 109 and Early Release;  attended the Press Conference with Governor Brown where early release was discussed; attended meeting with First 5; attended the Tri-Agency meeting; back to Sacramento to attend the Board of Directors meeting for CSAC; participated in a meeting with Governor Brown in closed session regarding public safety and discuss support for Governor Brown's position which has become a reality with more money going into Community  Correction Plans; attended a meeting with JPA staff at Airport; had numerous telephone calls with constituents regarding issues.

Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Have been focusing work on the recommended budget along with employee negotiations; meeting with the Grand Jury Foreperson to discuss budget; attended meeting with the Red Cross regarding re-organization;  prepared staff evaluations; working on finalizing the legislative platform for presentation to the Board at the next meeting; and continuing to work with our advocates and the Fair Board; and dealing with miscellaneous issues that are brought forward to Administration on a daily basis.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.    Approve the Minutes from the Board of Supervisors' August 27, 2013 Regular Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and authorize the purchase of a chopper pump for the Wal-Mart lift station repair, as requested by Deputy Director - Engineering and Roads.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a renewed Contract with Barbara Lee for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested for Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-098.

4.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign a renewed contract with Jill Babitt for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-099.

5.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a renewed contract with Sandy Squires for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-100.

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a renewed contract with Cheryl Simon for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-101.

7.    Approve and authorize Chair to sign a renewed contract with Marla Bartow for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-102.

8.    Approve and authorize a renewed contract with Lora Schultz for psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-103.

9.    Approve the application to the California Office of Emergency Services Monies for the CHAT Program; and adopt the Resolution for the Continuing Implementation of this program within the District Attorney's Office, as requested by Assistant District Attorney.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution 2013-038.

10. Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into a State and Local Overtime and Authorized Expense Agreement for Fiscal Year 2013/14 as approved by the US Department of Justice.  This agreement, OCEDTF Case # SI-PA-004-10, The People's Initiative, shall be in effect from July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013, as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2013-104.

11. Approve and authorize the acceptance of a donation in the amount of $200 from Sunrise Garden Club to maintain, improve and continue the raised bed vegetable garden beside Veterans Memorial Hall, as requested by Veterans Services Officer.**

Action: Approved.

12. Authorize and approve the County Administrative Officer to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Noon & Associates Consulting Service to assist and play a significant role in protecting their employees and the community during disasters; and authorize County Administrative Officer to sign any extensions to the MOU's if needed, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-105.

13. Authorize and approve the County Administrative Officer to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gasquet Market to assist and play a significant role in protecting their employees and the community during disasters; and authorize County Administrative Officer to sign any extensions to the MOU's if needed, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved,  DNCO Agreement #2013-106..

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign agreement with Victor Treatment Centers, Inc., providing children's mental health services for the period f July 1, 2013 to June 30, 204, not to exceed $70,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-107.

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with American Star Security Corporation of Eureka, CA for the period of September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $20,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2013-108.

16. Approve and authorize the temporary closure of North and South Indian Road in Smith River, from the Howonquet Cemetery to the Howonquet Hall Community Center, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as requested by Community Development Department - Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

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

17. Approve Budget Transfer 06-29  in the amount of $24,100 within the Department of Health and Human Services budget from Welfare Assistance to Foster Care for Fiscal Year 2012/13, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 06-29.

 

 

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

18. 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.

19. 10:45 A.M. Open the public hearing to consider the Recommended Budget and all Special District budgets for the 2013/2014 Fiscal Year, and continue the hearing for 14 days; and consider Attachment ‘A’ outlining staffing changes, including the elimination or creation of positions, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Chair Sulllivan opened the Public Hearing.

            Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, presented this item.  CAO Sarina asked that the Board continue the Public Hearing until the 24th of September at which time the Budget will be adopted.

Public Comment was given by Susan White and Norma Williams of SEIU.

The Public Hearing was continued for 14 days to be held again on September 24, 2013.

20. 11:00 A.M. Administration Department Presentation.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

21. URGENCY ITEM - Direct staff to prepare letter of support on behalf of Promote our Pool Foundation seeking financial support from Building Healthy Communities to provide 300 - fourth grade students in Del Norte County with swimming lessons, as requested by Chair Sullivan.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

22. 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.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  September 13, 2013

 

 

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