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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, March 25, 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) Jon Alexander vs. Superior Court, California Supreme Court, A140571; Steelhead Constructors vs. Del Norte County Superior Court of the State of California, County of Del Norte, CVUJ 12-1275; 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) - one 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; Discuss Yurok MOU negotiations.

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 Finigan.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Kimberly Armosino was introduced as the new Clerk of the Board.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: Nothing to report 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: Two urgency items were unanimously approved as consent agenda items, those items were:

1. Adopt the Resolution authorizing the County Clerk as Custodian of Records to access state and federal level criminal history information for the purpose of licensing and certifying process servers.

2. Proclamation supporting the designation of April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

        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 Visitor's Bureau meeting to discuss Sea Cruise show; the primary draft of the R3 report is available and posted on the solid waste website, attended a meeting with Amber Weir regarding social media; met with Our Daily Bread and participated in the clean-up of portions of the cemetery; attended futures facilities meeting regarding updates to chambers; attended the monthly air quality meeting; attended economic summit, met with Red Cross regarding status; attended the ribbon cutting at Harbor; participated in the walking tour of downtown for tsunami anniversary, and working on finalizing arrangements for District 1 town hall meeting.

Supervisor Hemmingsen: Attended Resource Conservation District mtg. regarding grazing leases; attended local transportation commission mtg; attended future facilities mtg. regarding updates to chambers; sat in for Chair Finigan at agenda review, participated with family in the walking tour for tsunami preparedness week, and attended the ribbon cutting at the Harbor.

Supervisor McClure: Attended Coastal Commission mtg. in Long Beach, also attended the Local Government Commission conference in Yosemite, and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harbor.

Supervisor Sullivan: Attended Del Norte Solid Waste mgmt. meeting, attended the Silver Ball, attended a company meeting in Grants Pass, met with Charlie fielder regarding lack of sufficient notice regarding the closure of 101 on 3/16/14, met with Senator Nielson in Sacramento and participated in a tour of the Capitol, attended the Local Transportation Commission mtg, attended a portion of the economic summit, participated in a tour of Ward field, and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harbor.

Supervisor Finigan: Attended a meeting CSAC with the Chief Justice, deposition was taken in relation to the tri-agency issue, attended the Smith River gym dedication, attended a meeting with CSAC Finance Corp., also attended a meeting with the CSAC revenue/finance committee, and attended/spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harbor.

        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: CAO Sarina: Conducted employee evaluations, attended several negotiation mtgs., attended future facilities mtg. regarding update to Board chambers, prepared for and spoke at the economic summit regarding County projects, participated in the Smith River gym dedication, and will be participating in the upcoming tsunami evacuation drill.

 

 

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

1.    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.

2.    10:30 A.M. Waive full reading and introduce proposed ordinance to Amend Chapter 10.04.04 of the Del Norte County Ordinance relating to Speed Limits as requested by the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department.** Document

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Michael Sullivan

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

3.    10:45 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to discuss submission of the 2014 Community Development Block Grant Application; Approve and adopt Resolution 2014-013 entitled A Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Approving an Application for Funding from the 2014 State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Authorizing the Execution of a Grant Agreement and any Amendments thereto with the State of California for the Purposes of this grant as requested by the County Adminstrative Officer.** Document

 

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

4.    11:00 A.M. Conduct a public hearing to discuss denial of variance request at the southwest corner of W. Madison Avenue and Wildwood Road without prejudice by adopting findings listed in Appendix A., as requested by Planner, Community Development Department.** Document

Action: Motion revised to approve variance with the addition of project conditions to add curb ramps and sidewalks, meeting the standards fo the County, Engineer and Applicant without precedence.

Chair Finigan recused himself from this item.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Michael Sullivan

 

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

Vote Nay: 1 Roger Gitlin

Vote Abstain: 0 None

5.    11:15 A.M. Waive full reading and introduce Ordinance repealing Ordinance no. 2006-12 of the Del Norte County Ordinance Code increasing the transient occupancy tax rate from eight percent (8%) to ten percent (10%), as requested by County Counsel.** Document

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Gerry Hemmingsen

Second: Michael Sullivan

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

6.    11:30 A.M. Border Coast Regional Airport Authority presentation regarding Ward Field obstruction clearance.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Consent agenda items approved.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Michael Sullivan

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

7.    Approve the Minutes from the March 11, 2014 Board of Supervisors Meeting.** Document

Action: Approved.

8.    Authorize and approve agreement between the Sheriff's Office and George's Auto and Diesel, as requested by Sheriff-Coroner.** Document

Action: Approved. DNCO AGREE #2014-035.

With Supervisor Hemmingsen recusing himself on this item.

9.    Authorize and approve Agreement for Professional Services between the County of Del Norte and Northwest California Resource Conservation and Development Council (NCRCD) for the preparation of envrionmental documents and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign it, as requested by Deputy Director of Community Development Department.** Document

Action: Approved. DNCO AGREE#2014-036

10. Review annual update, accept public comment, and direct staff to to transmit Annual Progress Report to the Governor's office of Planning and Research (OPR) and California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), as requested by Planner, Community Development.** Document

Action: Directed staff to transmit Annual Progress Report to the Governor's office of Planning and Research.

11. Authorize and approve modifications to the Board of Supervisors Audio Visual System, as requested by the Director of Information Technology.** Document

Action: Approved.

12. Authorize and approve the Probation Department to finance award plaques for employee to be presented at the 20th annual LEADN Awards, as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.** Document

Action: Approved.

13. Authorize and approve the Chair to sign the Children's Medical Services Plan for Del Norte County, which includes the Child Health & Disability (CHDP) Certification, California Children's Services (CCS) Certification, and Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) Certification effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 not to exceed $142,302, as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.** Document

Action: Approved. DNCO AGREE#2014-037

14. Appoint Heidi Kunstal as Director of Community Development effective March 25, 2014, as requested by the Chief Administrative Officer.** Document

Action: Approved.

15. Adopt the resolution authorizing the Conty Clerk as Custodian of Records to access state and federal level criminal history informaiton for the purpose of licensing and certifying process servers, as requested by Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved. DNCO RES#2014-014

16. Approve proclamation supporting the designation of April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Budget transfers 03-04 and 03--07 approved.

 

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

17. Approve budget transfer 03-04 in the amount of $10,750.00 to increase Revenues in line No. 313-084-90961 (assessment collections) and increase expenditures in line No. 313-084-30410 (bond redemption), as requested by the Director of the Community Development Department.** Document

Action: Approved. Budget transfer 03-04.

18. Approve budget transfer 03-07 in the amount of $20,000.00 from the General Fund Contingency Budget to Administration Professional Services Budget, as requested by County Administrative Officer.** Document

Action: Approved. Budget transfer 03-07.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

19. Direct staff to develop and submit an Active Transportation Program grant application for Bess Maxwell Elementary School; Authorize the CDD Director to sign as the Applicant and the County Engineer to sign as the Local Agency Official on the application; and Authorize staff to request match funding from the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission, as requested by Community Development Department.** Document

Action: Approved.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Michael Sullivan

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

20. Direct staff to develop and submit an Active Transportation Program grant application for Mary Peacock Elementary School, Authorize the CDD Director to sign as the Applicant and the County Engineer to sign as the Local Agency Official on the application; and Authorize staff to request match funding from the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission, as requested by Community Development Department.** Document

Action: Approved.

21. 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

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

 

 

 

Kimberly Armosino, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: March 28, 2014

 

 

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