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, October 22, 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) 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; Michael Riese v County of Del Norte et al United States District County Northern District of California, Case No. 12-3723 (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) – three case; II) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, Sheriffs Employees' Association, IHSS/CUHW, represented and unrepresented bargaining units. Conference with legal counsel – Memorandum of Understanding with SRR; Del Norte Ambulance Agreement; Pursuant to Gov’t Code 54997, conduct annual evaluation of the Director of Information Technology; and conduct annual evaluation of Building Maintenance and Parks Superintendent.

 

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 Chair Sullivan.

·        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 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:  Attended the Jefferson State presentation;  participated in the International Walk to School at Bess Maxwell; attended the Solid Waste Authority meeting; attended the LTCo meeting as an observer; participated in the Sea Cruise Car Show both days of the event; attended the Agency on Aging HiCap meeting on status of Sutter Coast; Health Benefits at Veterans Hall;  attended the North Coast Air Quality meeting;  attended the Future Facilities meeting Department of Health and Human Services Expansion; attended the Smith River Rancheria check presentation to the County Sheriff's Office; invited and attended the Citizens Advisory group meeting with Chuck Blackburn and Kurt Stremberg; also attended the Abatement Hearings;  

            Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Attended the Jefferson State presentation; participated in the Citizens Advisory Meeting at Pelican Bay and met the Acting Warden Ron Barnes; attended the LTCo meeting - presentation by the Engineer from the Confusion Hill project; attended annual Sea Cruise function; attended meeting regarding Future Facilities; also attended the Smith River Rancheria check presentation to the County for the Sheriff's department.

            Supervisor McClure:   Attended Coastal Commission meeting in San Diego; attending the Del Norte County Unified School District meeting on facilities planning;  meet with Paul Crandall new director of the Humboldt Area Foundation; participated in the North Coast EMS meeting; Redwood Park Association back open and survived the shut down - meeting this week to discuss future plans; a concern was brought forth regarding Ordinances on vacation rentals - fire alarms, safety issues, etc. would like for staff to look into other communities to see what is being done.

            Supervisor Sullivan:  Attended the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority Meeting; also attended the Smith River Rancheria Check Presentation to the County for the Sheriff's office; attended Agenda Review; watched the Jefferson State presentation online; attended one day of the Sea Cruise function; congrats on progress of the building at 700 5th Street project.

            Supervisor Finigan:   Had a few long meetings; attended the CSAC Executive Board Meeting - Evaluation of Annual Legislation; attended the Smith River Rancheria presentation of check to the County for the Sheriff's office; attended the Digital Divide Conference  and will be working within our County for Grants (Department of Health and Human Services, Juvenile Hall and Information Technology) for programs for youth providing a potential trade and provided to the impoverished; participated in the Parkway Drive Clean Up - over 40 people showed up and special thanks for to Heidi in our Community Development Department and Roads Division - the effort gathered 50 bags of trash.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: 700 5th Street project is near completion.  Also to let the public know, the County does not control who responds to Requests for Proposals and must take lowest responsive bid whether that company is local or not; participating in continued employee negotiations; still working on current legislation and other contracts coming due; special thanks to Barbara Drew for her work on 700 5th Street project.

·        Urgency Item Added to Agenda regarding Payment in Lieu of Taxes letter and invoice.

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

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: Motion to approve Consent Agenda minus items 11, 12 and 13 which were pulled for discussion.  Chair Sullivan recused himself from item # 14.

 

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' October 8, 2013 Regular Meeting.**

2.    Approve and adopt Resolution 2013-041 Reappointing Gerald D. Cochran to represent Del Norte County on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway Transportation District.**

3.    Approve and authorize County Administrative Officer to sign letter to the California Center for Rural Policy regarding Del Norte County's participation in the Redwood Coast Connect Broadband Agreement.**

4.    Approve and authorize the donation of eighty (80) LCD computer monitors to the Del Norte County Unified School District, as requested by Director of Information Technology.**

5.    Approve and authorize the acceptance of one-time funding from California Department of Veteran's Affairs for use in the following activities; (1) adding additional part time temporary staff to the Veteran Service Office; (2) purchase of equipment in order to facilitate the Veteran Service Office to perform outreach to Veteran's in various locations in the County; and (3) Implement a Veteran ID Card program for Del Norte County, as requested by Veteran Service Officer.**

6.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Public Safety Realignment Plan for fiscal year 2013-2014, as requested by Assistant Chief Probation Officer.**

7.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement for Clean and Sober Residence Services, as requested by Assistant Chief Probation Officer.**

8.    Approve and authorize the agreement with Brim Aviation Services, as requested by Sheriff/Coroner.**

9.    Approve and authorize an agreement with City of Crescent City (City) for Emergency Management Performance Grant Pass-Through Funding, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

10. Approve and authorize an agreement with Sutter Coast Hospital for Hospital Preparedness Program Grant Pass-Through Funding as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for Medi-Cal eligible children, youth and their families' mental health services from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $1,439,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

12. Approve and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Agreement with the State Department of Public Health for the period October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2016 for a total of $376,419, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

13. Approve and adopt Resolution 2013-043 Authorizing the Del Norte County Sheriff to sign and submit a request for proposal for the  SB 1022 Adult Local Criminal Justice Facilities from the State and Community Corrections Construction Financing Program, as requested by Sheriff/Coroner.**

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Network Support in the amount of $36,000 with Tech Wild, as requested by Director of Information Technology.**

Action: Chair Sullivan recused himself for item 14.

15. Approve and authorize the appointment of Matt Westbrook, Rich Wetherell and Blake Alexandre to the Board of Directors for the Del Norte Resource Conservation District, as requested by Del Norte Resource Conservation District Board of Directors.**

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

16. Approve Budget Transfer 10-01 in the amount of $10,000 to recognize the amended funding amount from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

17. Approve Budget Transfer 10-02 in the amount of $72,000 within the 233 ADA budget unit based on the new agreement with Smith River Rancheria, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

18. Approve Budget Transfer 10-04 in the amount of $43,113 within the Bioterrorism Preparedness budget and Budget Transfer 10-05 in the amount of $4,072 within the Health, Information Technology and Environmental Health budgets as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

19. Approve Budget Transfer 10-06 in the amount of $98,335 within the Hospital Preparedness budget as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

20. Approve Budget Transfer 10-07 in the amount of $72,117 within the OES budget as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

21. Approve Budget Transfer 10-08 in the amount of $95,051 within the OES budget as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

22. Approve Budget Transfer 10-09 in the amount of $25,729 within the Pandemic Influenza and health budgets as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

23. Approve Budget Transfer 10-10 in the amount of $100,500 which revises the Federal Title III budget to reflect prior allocations by the Board to fund projects of the Community Development Department (CDD), Planning and Road Divisions and Bar-O and establishes the appropriate line items for the Hiouchi Conservation Easement Firebreak project within the Planning Division Budget, as requested by Community Development Department - Interim Director.**

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

24. 10:35 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.

25. 10:45 A.M. Information Technology Department Presentation.

26. 11:00 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to provide the public an opportunity to hear and comment on the result of the following grant activities; (1) A study aimed at the feasibility analysis of a culinary arts training facility in Del Norte County (Culinary Arts Study) conducted by Rural Human Services; (2) A study aimed at the feasibility analysis of an ethanol production facility in Del Norte County (Bioenergy Study) conducted by Clean Vantage LLC; (3) An Assessment of improvements necessary for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act at the Smith River Community Hall (ADA Improvements) conducted by Smith River Community Services District; and Accept the final products produced through this grant as meeting the requirements of the grant and the various agreements between the County and consultant/subrecipients performing the work, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

 

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

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

27. Approve and authorize and direct staff to process the Title III funding application submitted by Sunset high School for the 2014 Forest Related Education program and return the item for final action by the Board after statutory requirements to notify the public and RAC have been fulfilled, as requested by Community Development Department - Planner.**

 

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

28. Approve and authorize Chair to sign letter to Energy and Natural Resources Committee supporting Healthy Forests, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

 

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

29. Approve and adopt Resolution 2013-042 Opposing Enactment of California Assembly Bill 1266, as requested by Supervisor Gitlin.**

Action: Motion to table Resolution approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       3              Martha McClure, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan         

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 1              Gerry Hemmingsen

30. Review and provide feedback if needed in relation to the Local Child Care and Development Planning Council Programs Summary of Self Evaluation Findings and Agency Annual Report, as requested by Coordinator for Local Planning Council for Child Care & Development.**

Action: No feedback needed for Local Child Care and Development Planning Council Programs Summary of Self Evaluation Findings and Agency Annual Report.

31. Urgency Item - Department of Fish & Wildlife PILT Monies Owed to Counties and direct staff to complete the following tasks in relation to the PILT Monies owed to Del Norte County: (1) Send an invoice to Department of Fish & Wildlife for the past due PILT monies owed to Del Norte County; (2)

32. Draft and send press release to local media; (3) Send an opinion editorial to the editor of our local newspaper;

33. (4) Draft and send letter with a copy of the finalized invoice to Governor Brown (with copies to Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency John Laird, the Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Charlton Bonham, and our Senate and Assembly representatives); and (5) Look into scheduling meetings with our Senate and Assembly Member to identify legislators that will actively advocate on behalf of counties and secure their commitment to assist in securing the past due monies owed and the resumption of annual PILT payments, as requested by Chair Sullivan.

Action: Staff directed to complete the necessary tasks in relation to the PILT monies owed to Del Norte County.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

32. 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:  October 25, 2013

 

 

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