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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

 

CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, February 11, 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, 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) Steelhead Constructors vs. Del Norte County Superior Court of the State of California, County of Del Norte, CVUJ 12-1275; 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; Brown vs. Del Norte County, United States District Court, Northern District of California Case No. 13-CV-01451-SC; (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) one case; II) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, Sheriffs Employees' Association, represented and unrepresented bargaining units. Conference with legal counsel Del Norte Ambulance Agreement and Real Property Negotiations; Conduct Annual Review of County Administrative Officer.

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 Sullivan.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: New Chief Probation Office Lonnie Reyman was introduced to the Board.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: The Board by consensus authorized the County Administrative Officer to sign an application relating to the Chapter 8 Sale of Pacific Shores lots.

        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: Revisions to the Agenda include the correction to Chair Finigan versus Chair Sullivan; item 17 should read Health and Human Services no Resources; item 30 to be revised to state Senator Nielson not LaMalfa.

        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: Was advised to speak into the microphone. Attended Chamber meeting to add new events to existing 2014 calendar; attended the Republican Central Committee to plan Wine & Cheese event; Advised that the Tea Party will be planning several election forums and guest speaker Tom Owen tonight; attended Solid Waste agenda review. Calls from Bess Maxwell student parents - regarding walking across the crosswalk; participated in a meeting with Veteran's Council regarding signage to read "Where Veterans are Honored"; also attended Jefferson State presentation last week.

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Out of town for last couple of weeks. Attended State of Jefferson Town Hall meeting and fielding calls regarding the same. Benefit dinner for Roslyn Coltra. Also sat in at the Yurok 2x2 and staff meeting. Attended granddaughters 2nd birthday.

Supervisor McClure: Attended schools success project, local schools/local funding control. Vocational programs are gaining significant ground (IT, medical and automotive). Attended Assembly hearing on water bond in 2014. Senior Center board met, attended a hearing regarding theft and program malfeasance and the possibility of having to return $300,000 to state in misused funds. Redwood Park Association meeting, gearing up for the summer and have exceeded $1 million in sales. Susan Bohan from Building Healthy Communities - regarding prosperity in local communities and analysis of fishing industry in Del Norte County. Fielded several calls on State of Jefferson issues. Addressing CDBG issue with cross over with services provided in the City and County. Attended the Circle of Change group - savings and project donations who need to be helped/augmented.

Supervisor Sullivan: Attended the Solid Waste meeting. Attended State of Jefferson Town Hall meeting. Fielded calls from community on implications after the town hall. Common theme is lack of representation. Attended School Success meeting. Attended Roslyn Coltra's fundraiser at the fire hall. Event raised about $15k. Will be attending Solid Waste meeting. Meeting in Gasquet tomorrow evening regarding airport tree topping and Thursday will be attending LTCO.

Supervisor Finigan: Attended CSAC officers meetings with corporate's and enhance services. Sat on a panel regarding renewable energy. Sat on panel regarding political forecast. Corporate heads of Dell and HP talking about how technology can help counties. Plane delays in Medford also experienced. Healthcare district to discuss future 2x2. Attended Yurok 2x2 meeting. Meetings with staff and department heads. Attended granddaughters 16th birthday party.

        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Meetings with various BOS members. Also attended the State of Jefferson town hall meeting; currently developing local financial data in response to questions. Attended OES training; also attended Risk Management training; still working on employee negotiations meetings.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Approved with Supervisor Sullivan recusing himself from Item # 5.

 

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

1.    Approve the Minutes from the January 28, 2014 Board of Supervisors Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.    Approve and authorize the appointment of David Gustafson to the Del Norte County Planning Commission, as requested by Chair Finigan.**

Action: Approved.

3.    Approve and authorize an agreement with Heather Holt for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant, as requested by Office of Emergency Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement #2014-020.

4.    Approve and authorize an agreement with Debra Wakefield for the Hospital Preparedness Program grants, as requested by Office of Emergency Services**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement #2014-021.

5.    Approve and authorize an agreement with Dennis Louy for the State General Fund Pandemic Influenza grant, as requested by Office of Emergency Services.**

Action: Approved with Supervisor Sullivan recusing himself. DNCO Agreement #2014-022.

6.    Approve and authorize the purchase of a dump truck from Pape Kenworth for the Road Division, as requested by Deputy Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

7.    Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into the Miscellaneous Equipment Grant #C8956107 with the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterway and the Del Norte County Sheriff's Department, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner**

Action: Approved.

8.    Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming the week of February 16th to 22nd as Engineer's week.

Action: Approved.

9.    Approve and adopt a Proclamation recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, as requested by the Del Norte Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.**

Action: Approved.

10. Approve the merit increase for the Director of Child Support Services.

Action: Approved.

11. Approve and authorize an agreement for professional services between Del Norte County Counsel's Office and Alyssa Babin, as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement #2014-023.

12. Direct staff to conduct a traffic study at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Dream Street, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

13. Approve and authorize the 2014 Exhibit B section of the Sheriff's Department 5 year Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCO Agreement #2014-024.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Approved Budget Transfers 01-06; 01-09-01-11; 02-01-02-03; 02-05.

14. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 01-06 in the amount of $5,169 within the OES budget, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

15. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 01-09 in the amount of $1,885 from Veterans Trust Revenue Account to Veteran's Printing Expense Account, as requested by Veteran Service Officer.

Action: Approved.

16. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 01-10 in the amount of $1,498 within multiple budget units as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

17. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 01-11 in the amounts of $16,000 for budget line 141-441 and $16,000 for budget line 101-513, as requested by Director of Health and Human Resources.**

Action: Approved.

18. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 02-01 in the amount of $10,867 for budget line 101-531-20280 and 10015, as requested by Veteran Service Officer.**

Action: Approved.

19. Authorize and approve a Budget Transfer 02-02 in the amount of $70,000 within the Housing Rehabilitation budget, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

20. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 02-03 in the amount of $1,645 within the Community Development Department Environmental Health budget, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

21. Authorize and approve Budget Transfer 02-05 in the amount of $38,916 to cover increase to Road Division cost plan charges, as requested by Interim Director Community Development Department.**

Action: Approved.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

22. 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.

23. 10:30 A.M. Code Enforcement Presentation.

24. 10:45 A.M. Environmental Health Department Presentation.

25. 11:00 A.M. Waive full reading, read by title only and Adopt Ordinances to Amend Section 20.04, 20.46 and 20.48.020 of the Del Norte County Code; and add Reasonable Accommodation and Density Bonus Ordinances to the Code, as requested by Community Development Department - Planner.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Michael Sullivan

Second: Roger Gitlin

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

26. 11:15A.M. Waive full reading, read by title only and Adopt Ordinance to Amend Section 21.00.030 of the Del Norte County Code, as requested by Community Development Department, Planner.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Michael Sullivan

Second: Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

27. Discuss and take possible action to direct staff to prepare an advisory ballot measure regarding whether the Board of Supervisors should adopt a Declaration of Support for the proposed separation from the State of California and formation of a 51st state, for possible placement on the 2014 General Election ballot.

Action: Consensus of the Board to direct staff to develop due diligence and bring it back to the Board as an action item at next meeting.

 

28. Review and approve the Treasurer's 2014 Statement of Investment Policy and Adopt the Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Del Norte Delegating Investment Authority to the County Treasurer, as requested by Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

 

Action: Approved.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Roger Gitlin

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

29. Discuss and take possible action regarding letter of opposition to the Red Flat Nickel Corporation plan to drill core samples in North Fork, Smith River.

Action: No action. Matter tabled.

30. Report/Update from Senator LaMalfa's Office (Scott Feller).

Action: Scott Feller is a representative for Senator Nielson not LaMalfa.

31. Discuss and take possible action to approve an agreement with Golden State Construction to provide services for Mold Remediation of Del Norte County Veterans Memorial Hall, as requested by County Administrative Officer.

Action: Matter pulled. Motion to reject all bids and go back out to bid carries by a simple majority.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Roger Gitlin

Second: David Finigan

 

Vote Yea: 2 Roger Gitlin, David Finigan

Vote Nay: 1 Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0 None

32. Direct staff to make contact with Assemblyman Chesbro and Congressman Huffman regarding outreach to Department of Housing and Community Development regarding CDBG Program.

Action: Motion to contact Assemblyman Chesbro, Congressman Huffman and Senator Nielson regarding outreach to Department of Housing and Community Development approved.

LAND USE:

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

33. 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.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

DEL NORTE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Antoinette Self, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: February 14, 2014

 

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