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, April 14, 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; Jenkins v. County of Del Norte, et al, Del Norte Superior Court Case No. CVCV 15-2086; Yurok Arbitration II) Anticipated litigation 1) 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. Discuss and take possible action on a settlement proposal for 1 Workman’s Compensation Claim. Conduct final evaluation of the Community Development Department Director.

 

 

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M. Call the meeting to order and take roll.

·        Moment of Reflection.

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to be led by Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: None reported.

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

Action: Board voted unanimously to defend the Jenkins VS. County of Del Norte 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.

Action: Item 28 to be pulled for additional review by the Auditor Controller, Assessor and Treasurer Tax Collector.

·        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: Met with Jet Skiers and Surfer constituents regarding the watercraft issue,  attended the Area 1 Agency on Aging's Advisory Board meeting,  attended a meeting with Dan Bratton and a constituent regarding the rapid increase CAL-ORE Life Cards fees doubling, participated in a CSAC Conference call, attended the Penn-Air Open House, was a guest speaker at the 2nd Annual Academic Awards presentation for all 11 District Schools, attended RCTA meeting, attended the Economic Summit, attended the Northcoast Air Quality Management District meeting, and also helped out with a fundraiser for the Crescent City Lions Club.

 

Supervisor Hemmingsen:  Attended a staff meeting regarding a draft policy for Marijuana, attended a meeting with staff discussing verbiage for a Resolution supporting the Healthcare District, attended a Tri-Agency meeting, attended a Local Mental Health Board meeting, attended the Forest Service Listening Session, attended a NORTEC meeting, attended a Fisherman's Marketing Association meeting, and also dealt with a lot of constituents concerns over personal watercraft issues.

Supervisor Howard:  Met with Redwood National Parks, had some interactions with RCRC and CSAC regarding the PACE program, attended the Economic Summit, met with College of the Redwoods staff, met with the Smith River Rancheria,  and also attended a meeting with the School District.

Supervisor McClure: Met with the Juvenile Justice Commission and also met with two of its members, met with Assemblymen Wood, and also spoke with Heidi the Director of the  Community Development Department regarding vacation rentals, bed and breakfast etc.

Supervisor Finigan: Attended a stakeholder meeting with Congressmen Huffman, attended a class at Juvenile Hall and spoke with some of the children, attended a Broadband Summit, attended the last take off of the SkyWest Flight out of the Crescent City Airport, attended the Penn-Air open house, attended a meeting at the Family Resource Center, attended the LTCO meeting, attended the Airport JPA meeting, participated in a conference call with the National Forest County of Schools Coalition, and also dealt with constituents concerns over personal watercraft issues.

·        Receive a brief report from the County Administrative Officer.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Approved. Supervisor Finigan abstained from Item #9 due to conflict of interest.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the March 24, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting,**

Action: Approved.

2.     Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming April 2015 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month as requested by the North Coast Rape Crisis Team.**

Action: Approved.

3.     Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming April 2015 as Child Abuse Prevention Month as requested by the First 5 of Del Norte FRC/Facility Manager.**

Action: Approved.

4.     Approve and adopt Proclamation proclaiming the week of April 19-25, 2015 as the Week of the Young Child as requested by Chair Finigan.**

Action: Approved.

5.     Approve and adopt Proclamation recognizing April 23-25, 2015 as the Del Norte County High School Voter Education Weeks as requested by the Del Norte County Registrar of Voters.**

Action: Approved.

6.     Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into an annual Agreement with the DEA to defray the costs related to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-041

7.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement #2014-185 with Davis Guest Home, Inc., Modesto, CA for Augmented Adult Mental Health Residential Support Services for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, not to exceed $125,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-042

8.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement #2014-005 with Keith Taylor for professional services for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, not to exceed $30,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-043

9.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with Crescent City Properties, LLC. for office space located at 405 K Street, Crescent City, CA., totaling $2,189.22 per month as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-044 Supervisor Finigan abstained due to conflict of interest.

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with the County of Humboldt in order to continue the California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) as a partner of the Northcoast Tri-County Consortium (Del-Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 not to exceed $165,612.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-045

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Maintenance Agreement with the Yurok Tribe for the Klamath Gateway Project on Klamath Boulevard in Klamath, CA. as requested by the Community Development Department Assistant Engineer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-046

12. Approve and adopt Resolution exempting the county from the requirements of AB 1826, based upon findings as to the purpose and need for exemption as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. DNCOAGREE#2015-020

13. Approve and appoint Supervisor Howard to the Local Transportation Commission replacing the Public Member and appointing Supervisors McClure and Gitlin as Alternates effective immediately as requested by Vice-Chair Hemmingsen.**

Action: Approved. Supervisors Gitlin recused himself from being an Alternate for personal reasons and Supervisors McClure recused from being an Alternate due to conflict of interest.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Chris Howard

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

14. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #03-09 in the amount of $10,000.00 so the department can purchase a new server and laptop as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#03-09

15. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #04-01 in the amount of $2,500.00 within the SNAP-Ed budget as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-01

16. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #04-02 in the amount of $35,000.00 within the Road Division Budget requested by the Community Development Department Director.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-02

17. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #04-03 in the amount of $42,500.00 within the County Service Area #1 Budget as requested by the Community Development Department Director.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-03

18. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #04-04 in the amount of $8,060.00 within the Community Development Department Administration budget as requested by the Community Development Department Director.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-04

19. Approve and authorize Budget Transfer #04-05 in the amount of $3,560.00 within the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement budget as requested by the Community Development Department Director.**

Action: Approved. BT#04-05

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

20. 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

21. 10:30 A.M. Discussion regarding Sutter Coast Hospital given by Sutter Coast Hospitals CEO.

22. 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: Supervisor Finigan and Hemmingsen recused themselves due to conflict of interest; Senior Supervisor McClure re-opened the Public Hearing and notified the public that the applicant has withdrawn the Appeal and stated that the Planning Commission decision of denying the Application originally still stands.

23. 11:15 A.M. Presentation regarding PACE program to the Board to allow the Board multiple options when determining PACE program roll-out in Del Norte County.** (Mark Rogers)

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

24. Authorize and direct staff to process the Title III funding application submitted by the Roads Division for the Gordon Mountain Firebreak Project and return the item for final action after statutory requirements to notify the public and RAC have been fulfilled as requested the Community Development Department Assistant Director.**

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

25. Direct staff to submit the proposed project list (Attachment A) to Echelon Transportation Group for inclusion in the Countywide Active Transportation Plan as requested by the Community Development Department Director.**

Action: Approved. Consensus Vote. 5-0

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    None

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

26. Approve and adopt a Resolution and Children/Youth Bill of Rights and direct staff to prepare a Children's Budget as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Approved. RESO#2015-021

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Chris Howard

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

27. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the EIA Health Program between the County of Del Norte and CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority for participation in the EIA Health Insurance Program as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Item was pulled and requested to be put on the Agenda for the Special Meeting on April 21, 2015 due to the Union not having time to look over the MOU.

28. 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; Approve and adopt Resolution approving proposed revisions to the California Home Finance Authority (Formal Name Change to Golden State Finance Authority Pending) Joint Powers Agreement as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Item pulled for further review.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

29. 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.

30. Approve and authorize support for The Sustainable Forest Action Coalition (SFAC) for AB 590 which helps better safeguard our forests and state from the growing threat of wildfires which can devastate our watersheds, burn homes, emit harmful greenhouse gases and destroy wildlife habitat.**

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

31. Board discuss and take possible action to oppose AB 1347 Public Contracts Claims Process,  which would mandate a new overly broad claims resolution process on all public contracts with unfeasible timelines, disproportionate requirements and remedies, and it is duplicative of existing processes in current public contracts.

Action: Approved.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Roger Gitlin

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

32. Approve and authorize Chair to sign Appropriations Request Letters for Fiscal Year 2016 that express support for programs of interest to the county as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

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

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Kylie Heriford, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  May 27, 2015

 

 

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