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, July 22, 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:       Michael Sullivan

CLOSED SESSION 8:30 A.M.

Moment of Reflection.

 

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) James Jenkins v. Katherine Micks, et al. CVUJ14-1187; Jon Alexander vs. Superior Court, California Supreme Court, A140571; II) 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 – one case (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; and Conduct Annual Evaluation of County Counsel; and discuss and take possible action on a settlement proposal for a workman’s compensation claim.

 

 

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 County Administrative Officer, Jay Sarina.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Ed Fulton introduced new parks maintenance employee Brian Hicks; Dorothy Provencio introduced new Mental Health Clinical Services Manager Jack Braezeal.

·        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: As a result of closed session, the Board unanimously approved County Counsel to defend the Jenkins vs. Micks case.

·        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 his 50th High School Reunion down South; Chaired the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority meeting; sad to note the passing of Bob Burtschell; also we are losing another doctor - who leaving in September for Seaside Oregon and this leaves Del Norte County with one surgeon;  also attended First 5 luncheon.

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Participated in the Northwest California RC &D Council meeting here in Crescent City; also attended the Local Transportation Commission Meeting; covered Agenda Review for Chair Finigan; traveled to attend the Celebration of Life for wife's brother who passed away; also been handling calls from constituents regarding issues relating to Elk.

 

Supervisor McClure:  Also traveled due to a death in the family; attended Coastal Commission meeting regarding the Crescent City RV Park which was approved and moved to consent.

Supervisor Finigan:     Attended the NACO meeting - and participated in the Transportation Committee and as a WIR Representative discussing legislative updates;  participated in meetings with the County Administrative Officer and County Counsel; had conversations regarding the Wounded Warrior program; Participated in the Finance Corporation call for CSAC; Attended the First 5 meeting and luncheon with the State Chair for First 5 which was well represented; Direct staff to extend an invitation to Fish and Wildlife to a future meeting to discuss proliferation of elk and address who is responsible if on private property; also, direct staff to prepare a Resolution honoring Chief Plack at next meeting recognizing his accomplishments as Retiring Crescent City Police Chief; also look into the letter received from Smith River Rancheria regarding the reaction to the Planning Commission meeting  and look into how the matter was handled and provide response.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Currently working on the response to the Grand Jury Report; working on Clerk of the Board interviews; participated in meetings with Administrative Office of the Courts regarding fire system replacement and our portion of the Joint Occupancy Agreement that were not handled properly; met with Russian Film Crew regarding emergency services in Del Norte County - they were impressed with our ability to be self-sufficient for a rural area.

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:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the July 8, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.     Approve and authorize the one year extension agreement as submitted by Smith & Newell for auditing services which will cover the mandated independent audit for year ending June 2014, as requested by Auditor/Controller.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Agree#2014-106.

3.     Approve and authorize the establishment of one (1) Health Educator I/II/III at Salary Ranges 31/35/39 within the Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health Services Act Branch, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

4.     Approve and authorize the temporary closure of Klamath Blvd. in Klamath, from south of 190 Klamath Blvd. to north of 588 Klamath Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 for the 52nd Annual Yurok Salmon Festival, as requested by Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

5.     Approve and authorize the adoption of Proclamation honoring XIII BiNational Health Week to take place October 4th - 18th 2014, as requested by Del Norte Community Health Center.**

Action: Approved.

6.     Approve Contract Change Order #10 for the Pebble Beach Drive Safety Improvement Project and authorize County Engineer to Sign it; Accept the Change Orders to date and further authorize County Engineer to sign additional change orders totaling up to an additional five percent (5%) of the contract award or $29,318.06, as requested by County Engineer.**

Action: Supervisor McClure and Chair Finigan recused themselves.  Awaiting direction from County Counsel regarding vote.

7.     Approve and authorize the adoption of Proclamation honoring C. Ivan Stoltzfus for Changing Lives One Mile at a Time, as requested by Chair Finigan.**

Action: Approved.

8.     Approve and adopt resolution that sets forth a determination of an industrial disability retirement for Deputy Sheriff/Coroner Carrie Mello as required by Government Code, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.  DNCO Resolution 2014-032.

9.     Declare the list of vehicles as surplus per Title 2.33 of Del Norte County Code and direct that the subject equipment be offered for sale  through a public bid process as is, and with a "junk" title, as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Approved Budget Transfers 07-01; 07-04 and 07-05.  Budget Transfer 07-03 did not receive enough votes and will need to be brought back to the next meeting for approval.

10. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer Request 07-01 for Fiscal year 13/14 due to the increased cost of utilities, Juvenile Hall has exceeded the budgeted amount by $12,000 and a surplus exists in payroll which will cover the cost of the expenses, as requested by Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: Approved.

11. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer 07-03 for Fiscal Year 14/15 for the revenue and expenditure of $190,700 within the Community Development Department Road Division for the final phase of the Pebble Beach Drive Safety project, as requested by Director of Community Development.**

Action: Not enough votes - Budget Transfer will need to be brought back to next meeting for approval.

12. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer 07-04 for Fiscal Year 13/14  allowing the transfer of funds within the CSA Assessment District Budget to cover additional expenses related to the maintenance of the County Service Area sewer collection system, as requested by Director of Community Development.**

Action: Approved.

13. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer 07-05 in the amount of $160,000 from Sale-Fixed Asset to land Acquisition as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

14. 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.

15. 10:30 A.M. Public Hearing to Provide the Public an opportunity to hear and comment on the following CDBG Activities (Closing of CDBG Grant 09-EDOC-6038 Crescent City Harbor Inner Boat Basin Project; (2) Closing of CDBG Program Income Waiver for Redwood Cove Apartments; and (3) CDBG Program Income (PI) Changes - Update, as requested by County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved the closure of CDBG Grant 09-EDOC-6038 Crescent City Harbor Inner Boat Basin project and the Closing of CDBG Program Income Waiver for Redwood Cove Apartments.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

16. 10:45 A.M. Jeff Parmer, Chamber of Commerce Presentation

17. 11:00 A.M. Coastal Connections Youth Organizing Project Presentation - Addressing underage Access to Alcohol in our Community.

18. 11:15 A.M. 2014 Federal Legislative Agenda Update - Greg Burns of Van Scoyoc Associates.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

19. Approve and authorize Chair to sign letter of support for AB 935, which will allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to indicate whether an applicant is a Veteran directly on the State issued identification card or drivers license, as requested by Del Norte County Veterans Service Officer.**

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LAND USE:

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

20. 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

 

 

 

Kimberly Armosino, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  July 25, 2014

 

 

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