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, January 14, 2014

    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, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan

                  

Absent:       Chris Howard

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; Steelhead Construction vs. County of Del Norte CVUJ 12-1275; Discuss and take possible action on a settlement proposal for 1 Workman’s Compensation Claim. II) Anticipated litigation 1) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9 – two cases (c); III) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator and the Del Norte County Employees’ Association, Sheriff’s Employees’ Association, and represented and unrepresented bargaining units.  Conduct annual evaluation of Director of Child Support Services; 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 Supervisor McClure.

Action: Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor McClure.

·        Nomination and Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

Action: Chair Sullivan opened the nomination for Chair.

 

Supervisor Gitlin nominated Supervisor Finigan for Chair.

 

By a 4-0 polled vote, the Board unanimously elected Supervisor Finigan as Chair of the Board.

 

Chair Finigan opened the nomination for Vice-Chair.

 

Supervisor Sullivan nominated Gerry Hemmingsen as Vice-Chair.

 

By a 4-0 polled vote the Board unanimously elected Supervisor Hemmingsen as Vice-Chair.

 

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: New employee Kylie Heriford was introduced as the new Account Clerk for the Community Development Department.

·        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:  Participated in the Our Daily Bread & Take A Out of Blight clean up at North East and South East corner of Macken & Inyo Street;  Attended the Solid Waste Agenda Review Meeting; Attended the Chamber of Commerce Retreat where the 50th Anniversary of the '64 Tsunami was discussed; also attended the Retirement Party for Steve Morris; was asked by a constituent to participate in a cemetery clean up on Saturday February 2nd;  Invitation to all for the Crescent Elk Academic Awards Celebration. 

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Participated with Jared Huffman on the tour of Last Chance Grade; Attended a meeting with the Sheriff and Doyel Shamely regarding Forest Service Issues; attended a 2x2 with Yurok Tribe; participated in a Tea Party function for Santa's workshop; attended the light display at the fairgrounds; celebrated the birth of a new grandson; attended the Border Coast Regional Airport meeting regarding financing; Meeting with Jim Wood who is running for State Assembly;  Attended the LTCO meeting where projects were discussed (Fred Haight and traffic calming project north and south of Crescent City);  District Ranger Mary Kay Vandiver retired and the Public Relations Officer Julie Ranieri has also retired.

 

Supervisor McClure:   Attended the Jared Huffman event;  traveled to San Diego for Coastal Commission; Meeting is scheduled with Jim Wood for Assembly (Healdsburg); Also meeting with Mike McGuire currently running for Senate Seat for District 2; did a site visit to the new bridge at Big Flat to ensure safety for those to continue to get their water supply; request that LAFCo look into the members of the Big Rock Community Services sending letters to recipients regarding State of Jefferson - if against sign and provide your contact information - most residents were afraid of the repercussions if they did respond and many did not leaving the District thinking that no response meant that you were in favor of the movement - not the proper way to do thing and this needs to be addressed.

 

Supervisor Sullivan:  Attended the Tea Party Christmas Potluck; also attended the Solid Waste Meeting; Also hosted a Chamber Mixer with the Film Commission at his office; attended a party for Supervisor Bass Party; Attended a Bar-O Meeting with Staff and Neighbors; participated in the Rotary Christmas Dinner; also met with Sheriff and Doyel Shamley regarding Forest Service; was honored to be able to join a Crab Fishing adventure - never experienced such a cool process;  also met with Mike McGuire running for State Senate.

 

Supervisor Finigan:   Also participated in the Toys for Tots; attended multiple Airport JPA Financing meetings; met with the Grand Jury; participated in a Yurok Tribe 2x2; Attended the First 5 meeting; also participated in the Last Chance Grade tour; had a meeting with County Counsel; was able to attend the last game at Candlestick; also attended a meeting with Jim Woods running for State Assembly; also participated in multiple CSAC calls; and attended Juvenile Court.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Attended a number of meetings regarding Airport financing; attending meetings with Del Norte Ambulance and Sutter Coast; participated in the 2x2 with the Yurok Tribe;  continuing work on the presentation for an upcoming workshop regarding finance; attended a meeting with the AG Department; Attended a meeting with the Solid Waste consultant; attended a meeting with Smith River Fire Protection District; also participated in the kick off for youth basketball over 400 participants this year;  also working with Office of Emergency Services regarding the Full Scale Evacuation that will coincide with Harbor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Consent Agenda minus items 16 & 17 were approved. 

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from items 4 and 5.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the December 10, 2013 Board of Supervisors Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.     Approve the 2014 Meeting and Holiday Schedule for the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.**

Action: Approved.

3.     Approve and authorize Chair to sign Grant Deed for transfer of the County Facility located at 450 H Street, Crescent City, California (Assessor Parcel # 118-130-23) to finalize the transfer to the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

4.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Amendment to Del Norte County Agreement 2013-150 with Tidewater Contractors for Road Materials Supplies, as requested by Community Development Department Deputy Director.**

Action: Approved DNCO Agreement # 2014-001.

5.     Approve and authorize chair to sign agreement with Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms to assist with improvements needed along Lower Lake Road, as requested by Community Development Department Deputy Director.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-002.

 

6.     Approve and authorize chair to sign agreement with Media Survival Group for Public Information Officer (PIO) Team Training and Exercise, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2014-003.

7.     Approve and authorize Chair to sign an Amendment to Agreement 2013-051 with VSS Emultech for asphalt oil supplies, as requested by Community Development Department Deputy Director.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-004.

8.     Approve and adopt Resolution Honoring Jesse La Forest for his 17-year term with the Del Norte County Planning Commission, as requested by Supervisor Finigan.**

9.     Approve and adopt Resolution authorizing the County Agricultural Commissioner to sign an Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for work related to Weighmaster Enforcement in the amount of $240.00, as requested by Deputy Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution 2014-001.

10. Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into a new and augmented agreement with Swanson Services Corporation in concurrence with EX Card for inmate commissary services, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-005.

11. Direct staff to research options for County contribution/financing for airport infrastructure projects, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The Board directed staff to research options for contribution/funding for airport projects.

12. Approve and accept the Coastal Commission's suggested modification to Del Norte County Resolution 2013-020 amending the Public Works Policy of the Local Coastal Program, as requested by Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Blood Draw Services between Sutter Coast Hospital and Del Norte County, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-006.

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with the State of California Department of Public Health for costs associated with the administration of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) enrollment process for the period July 1. 2012 through June 30, 2015 not to exceed $6,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2014-007.

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Immunization Services including a Certification Form with the California Department of Public Health for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017, not to exceed $100,000, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2014-008.

16. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with St. Helena Hospital located in St. Helena, CA for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $10,870, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-009.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       3              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan   

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0              None

17. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health located in Vallejo, CA for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital Services from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, not to exceed $10,870, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement # 2014-010.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       3              Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan   

Vote Nay:       1              Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0              None

18. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with California Department of Public Health for the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA) Program for the period July , 2013 to June 30, 2016, not to exceed $28,785, as requested by Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agreement #2014-011.

19. Direct CDD staff to review the next draft of the California Coastal Commission Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance Report and report back to the Board of Supervisors if necessary, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Chair directed staff to review the next draft of the California Coastal Commission Sea-Leval Rise Policy Guidance Report and report back to the Board of Supervisors.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Approved Budget Transfers 12-2, 12-3 and 01-01.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

20. Approve Budget Transfer 12-2 in the amount of $8,115 decreasing the current fiscal year budget by the amount of funds that were not rolled forward from the 12/13 FY budget, as requested by Auditor/Controller.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 12-02.

21. Approve Budget Transfer 12-3 in the amount of $5,000 from Veterans Trust Revenue Account to Office Supplies for the purposes of purchasing equipment to facilitate outreach activities as described in CalVet One-Time increased subvention finding, as requested by Veterans Service Officer.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 12-03.

22. Approve Budget Transfer 01-01 in the amount of $28,102 within the 232 Boating Safety budget unit, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved Budget Transfer 01-01.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

23. 10:20 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.

24. 10:30 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing regarding the Adoption of a Resolution of Application to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to form a Recreation and Parks District for the Purpose of Maintaining and Operating the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, as requested by 41st District Agricultural Association.**

Action: Approved.  Resolution 2014-002.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan    

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

25. 11:00 A.M.  Area 1 Agency on Aging Presentation, Maggie Kraft, MSW.

26. 11:15 A.M. Clerk/Recorder/Elections Department Presentation.

27. 11:30 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing regarding CDBG Final Performance Report.

Action: Public Hearing Opened.  No public comment was provided.  Board approved CDBG Final Performance Report.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       4              Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin    

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

28. 11:45 A.M. Tax Collector / Treasurer update relating to quarterly investments in accordance with Treasury Oversight Committee recommendation of 2012.

Action: Tax Collector / Treasurer was not available.  Presentation will be placed on the next Board Agenda.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

29. Discuss, take action and adopt Resolution Authorizing Membership with the California Coastal Trail Association - Coastwalk, as requested by Supervisor McClure.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution 2014-003.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan    

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

30. Discuss, take action to direct staff to research the costs associated with the installation of a gate on Union Street to prevent additional blight within the County Right-of-Way, as requested by Supervisor Gitlin.

Action: Chair directed staff to research costs associated with the installation of a gate on Union Street.

31. Discuss and take action in relation to Designation of 2014 RCRC and CHF Delegates and Alternates.**

Action: Board approved designation of Chair Finigan and Supervisor Sullivan as 2014 RCRC and CHF Delegate and Alternate.

 

32. Approve and authorize Chair to sign a letter of support on behalf of the Board of Supervisors for the Inter-Agency Visitor Center Preliminary Environmental Analysis and direct staff to send letter to the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Crescent City Harbor District, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

33. Discuss, take action and direct staff to provide notification to the California Department of Water Resources requesting to be designated as the Monitoring Entity for the Smith River Plain for collection of groundwater elevations in order to track seasonal and long term trends in groundwater elevations, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

34. Discuss and take action regarding interim appointment for position of District Attorney, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The Board has decided to leave the District Attorney position vacant until the next election.  The winner of the election will be appointed by the board at a meeting in June.

LAND USE:

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

35. Discuss and take action in support of advocating in Sacramento for an immediate increase to the Statewide allocation for the AB109 Program, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  January 17, 2014

 

THE AGENDA AND ACTION SUMMARY ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE:

www.co.del-norte.ca.us