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, March 24, 2015

    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, Chris Howard, 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; 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 Cindy Henderson, Emergency Services Manager.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: None reported.

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

Action: None reported.

·        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: Approve invitation from Congressman Huffman regarding Last Chance Grade meeting to have David Finigan represent the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Howard pulled Item #20 for a later date for further discussion.

·        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 Air quality meeting, attended Grants Goals Committee meeting, had a discussion with the Chief of police, dealt with a constituent phone call regarding Washington BLVD, took a tour of Remi-Vista, attended the DNSWMA meeting, attended the Law Enforcement LEADN Awards, attended the Area 1 Agency meeting at the Senior Center, attended the Chamber Advocacy meeting, attended a LAFCO meeting.

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen:   Spoke at the Tea Party for a town hall meeting, attended a Resource Conservation District meeting, attended a few LTCO meetings, attended Healthcare District 2X2, attended a meeting with Mitch Hanna of Sutter Coast, attended Agenda Review, attended the Law Enforcement LEADN awards, and also attended a Local Area Formation Commission meeting.

 

Supervisor Howard:  Met with First 5 partners, participated in a discussion with Sheriff Apperson with the Smith River neighborhood watch, attended the Del Norte School Board meeting, participated in the Grants Goals Committee meeting, met with Charlie Helms from the Harbor, took a tour of DHHS, and attended a 2X2 with the Healthcare district.

 

Supervisor McClure: Attended a Coastal Commission meeting, attended the Local Government Commission 3 day conference in Yosemite, participated in a search for the Superintendent of Schools, working on AB694 regarding mitigation dollars,  attended a meeting with EMS, Senior Center had a fundraiser.

 

Supervisor Finigan: Attended a First 5 meeting, attended a SAR meeting, attended a meeting with Child Care Council at the Family Resource Center, attended a few LTCO meetings, attended National Forest County of Schools Coalition meeting, and also attended an RCRC meeting.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

Action: CAO Sarina:  Working on staff and Department Head Evaluations, had meetings with the public, meetings with departments and department heads at their request, working on year end budget meetings, participated in employee negotiations, had a meeting with the School District Superintendent, had a conference call with the Forest Services, had a conference call with the Northcoast CAO's regarding Marijuana, participated in a recreational discussion with the City, and also preparing for the Goal Workshop.

·        Moment of Reflection.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled items #7 & #8 for further discussion.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Roger Gitlin

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       5              Roger Gitlin, Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Martha McClure, David Finigan        

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the March 10, 2015 Board of Supervisors Meeting.**

Action: Approved.

2.     Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming March 19th through March 28th as "Tsunami Preparedness Week," as requested by the Emergency Services Manager.**

Action: Approved.

3.     Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming April 7, 2015 as the County Day of Recognition for National Service as requested by the Program Manager for the Corporation for National & Community Service of California.**

Action: Approved.

4.     Approve and authorize the Sheriff to fund award plaques to be presented to staff and volunteers of the Del Norte County Sheriff's Department during the 21st annual LEADN awards as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved.

5.     Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into an Agreement with the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation and Division of Boating and Waterways for the Fiscal Year 2015/2016 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-036

6.     Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement with Everbridge for the purchase of services for mass notification to our community members for disasters as requested by the Emergency Services Manager.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-039

7.     Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement for Transitional Housing Program Plus Foster Care (THP-Plus-FC) with Environmental Alternatives, Inc. (EA) not to exceed $175,908.00 for the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled for further discussion.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

 

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, David Finigan        

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

8.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with Environmental Alternatives, Inc. for Transitional Housing Program-Plus services for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, not to exceed $187,800.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. Supervisor Gitlin pulled for further discussion.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

 

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, David Finigan        

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

9.     Approve and adopt Resolution Honoring Donald (Don) Clausen as requested by Chair Finigan.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2015-017

10. Approve and adopt Resolution accepting real property interests in the Pacific Shores parcel (APN#108-022-08) as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2015-018

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

 

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, David Finigan        

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

11. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #03-04 in the amount of $18,200.00 with the Sheriff's 231 budget unit for insurance reimbursements, vehicle repairs and a small salary savings projected with mid-year budgets as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#03-04

12. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #03-05 in the amount of $150,000.00 within the Social Services budget for a necessary transfer due to the receipt of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to kids (CalWORKs) Family Stabilization allocation which is a component of the CalWORKs program that provides intensive case management and services to address immediate crisis situations and needs as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#03-05

13. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #03-06 in the amount of $11,300.00 within the Sheriff's 232 budget unit based on a reduction in general fund transfer from the Sheriff's budget and a salary savings projected with mid-year budgets as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. BT#03-06

14. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #03-07 in the amount of $22,650.00 within the 215 budget for an augmentation to the Victim Witness Grant that a budget request was never submitted for as requested by the District Attorney.**

Action: Approved. BT#03-07 & BT#03-08

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

15. 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.

16. 10:30 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to discuss submission of the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Application; and Approve and adopt a Resolution entitled A Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Approving an Application for Funding From the 2015 State Community Development Department Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Authorize County Administrative Officer to Execute a Grant Agreement and Any Amendments Thereto with the State of California for the Purposes of this Grant as requested by the County Administrative Officer.

Action: Approved. RESO#2015-016

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       5              Chris Howard, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

17. 10:45 A.M. Presentation regarding updates of the Area 1 Agency on Agings activities this year and to also share some data that has been collected from Seniors this year related to housing and service needs to remain independent.** (Maggie Kraft, MSW)

18. 11:00 A.M. Discuss and take possible action in relation to upholding the decision made by the Planning Commission denying the Leither Use Permit (UP1506C) for a Cat Shelter as requested by the Assistant Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: Chair Finigan and Supervisor Hemmingsen recused themselves due to Conflict of Interest. The Public Hearing was opened by Senior Supervisor McClure and at the request of the applicant the Hearing was continued at a further date set at the next Board of Supervisors meeting on April 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

19. Review annual update, accept public comment, and direct staff 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 the Assistant Director of the Community Development Department**

Action: Approved by a consensus vote.

20. Board of Supervisors approve and  take the following actions: Review and adopt a Resolution consenting to Inclusion of Properties within the County's Jurisdiction in CHF Community Facilities District No. 2014-1 (Clean Energy) to Finance Renewable Energy Generation, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Improvements; Review and adopt a Resolution consenting to Inclusion of Properties within the County's Unincorporated Area in the CHF PACE Program to Finance Renewable Energy Generation, Energy and Water Efficiency Improvements and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure; Review and adopt a Resolution approving and Authorizing Execution of the Agreement for Collection of Special Taxes and Contractual Assessments as may be applicable as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Supervisor Howard pulled the item for the next Agenda so there can be a presentation regarding this item.

21. Approve and authorize the Engineering and Traffic Survey (ETS) results for the following roads, or segments thereof, in the County of Del Norte.(Inyo Street, Northcrest Drive, Parkway Drive, Fred Haight Drive, Elk Valley Road, Pebble Beach Drive; Also direct staff to bring forward an amendment to Del Norte County Code Title 10 Vehicles and Traffic Chapter 4 Speed Limit as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Chris Howard

 

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Chris Howard, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin, David Finigan        

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

22. Replace the Public Members from the Local Transportation Commission upon the appointment of a third Supervisor as requested by Vice-Chair Hemmingsen.

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

Vote Yea:       5              David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Roger Gitlin, Martha McClure, Chris Howard       

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LAND USE:

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

23. 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.

24. Authorize Chair to send letter of support for Assembly Bill 203, which increases the payment due date of the Fire Prevention Fee from 30 days from the date of the assessment to 60 days as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea:       5              Chris Howard, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Roger Gitlin 

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

DEL NORTE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  April 10, 2015

 

 

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