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, May 23, 2006

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: Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels and David Finigan

Absent: None

CLOSED SESSION 8:30 A.M.

Hold a closed session to consider and discuss litigation and personnel matters: I) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County negotiators Personnel Program Manager and the County Administrative Officer and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, Sheriffs Employees' Association, represented and unrepresented bargaining units, II) Conference with legal counsel - anticipated litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(b); significant exposure to litigation, one case; III) Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a) one case, County of Del Norte vs. Beckett et al, Case No. CVUJ 05-1557; IV) Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9, 2 cases. Pursuant to Government Code 54997, conduct the annual evaluation of the 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 the Flag led by Supervisor Leslie McNamer.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: No new employees were introduced.

        This Board of Supervisors meeting is conducted in honor of the following employees' service to Del Norte County; Kennith Higgins, 15 Years; Joel Obuchon, 5 Years; and David Contreras, 5 Years.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel reported no final actions were taken in 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: Chair Sampels requested Item 26 be pulled.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Comments were heard from Richard Miles and Armand Trinitopoli regarding the California State Fair, Item 7.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 5 Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

1.     Approve and Adopt the minutes from the May 9 Meeting.**

2.     Adopt a Resolution entitled a Resolution Approving the California Organics Inspection Agreement No 06-0095 between the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Del Norte County and Authorization for the Agricultural Commissioner to Sign the Contract on Behalf of the County as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-033 DNCO Agreement 2006-081

3.     Appoint one member to the Local Child Planning Council as recommended by the Local Child Care Planning Council.**

Action: Appointed Jean Smith as an Alternate member.

4.     Approve the proposed amendments to the Local Child Care Planning Council By Laws as recommended by the Local Child Care Planning Council.**

5.     Adopt a Resolution titled a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors for Updating the Endangered Species Act as requested by RCRC.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-034

6.     Adopt a Resolution of the Board of Supervisors for the County of Del Norte, as members of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Group, Adopting Phase 1 of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-035

7.     Authorize Jeff Russell to coordinate the exhibit for Del Norte County at the 2006 California State Fair.**

8.     Receive and File the 2006 Del Norte County Treasurer's Statement of Investment Policy (Amended) as approved by the Treasury Oversight Committee at their April 26, 2006 meeting as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

9.     Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the "Release of Lien" between the County of Del Norte and Alex Orsini as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

10. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Standard Agreement with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-068

11. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for Child Welfare staff training not to exceed $30,600.00 from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-069

12. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for Adult Protective Services staff training not to exceed $11,900.00 from July 1,2006 through June 30, 2007 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-070

13. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for CalWORKs staff training not to exceed $40,800.00 from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-071

14. Approve and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the contract for Certified Public Accountant Services, Hallis CPA, for cost reporting as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-072

15. Approve and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the contract for Adult Residential Services with Willow Glen Care Center, Contractor as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-073

16. Approve and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the contract for Children's Residential treatment Services with Milhous Residential Treatment Program as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-074

17. Approve and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the contract for Adult Residential Services with Rosewood Care Center as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-075

18. Approve the First Amendment to the FY 05-06 contract for long term in-patient care with Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. (2005-112) as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-076

19. Authorize the Sheriff to enter into a lease agreement with Lynda Pozel to provide a rental home located in Eureka for academy employees as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-077

REGULAR ITEMS

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

20. 10:05 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.

Action: Comments were heard from Richard Miles and Vic Stratman asked about the status of the Charter Cable franchise.

21. 10:30 A.M. Public Hearing for Valerie Barth Rezone (R0605). Adopt the findings and Approve the Rezone by Approving an Ordinance Replacing Non-Coastal Zoning Map C-7 as requested by the County Planner.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-007

A brief presentation was given by the County Planner. The Board unanimously adopted the findings, approved the rezone and approved the ordinance.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: David Finigan

 

Vote Yea: 5 Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

22. Approve and Adopt the Del Norte County 2006-2008 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The County Administrative Officer commented briefly on the CEDS document. Supervisor McClure suggested that under infrastructure that there be a caveat line that includes additional infrastructure improvements in surrounding communities for wastewater. The Board unanimously approved and adopted the CEDS document with the friendly amendment by Supervisor McClure.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

23. Direct County Community Development staff to work with the California Highway Patrol, National Recreation Area staff and others as needed to identify and designate specific County roads as combined use roadways for OHV touring/access and street legal vehicles as requested by Supervisor Sampels.**

Action: Art Reeve and Jeff Daniels commented on their field trip with Supervisor Sampels and the NRA. Public comment was heard from Ron Plechaty, Vic Stratman, Richard Miles, Jack Burley, Clark Moore and Armand Trinitopoli. Supervisor McClure commented that the RAC may have dollars available for maintenance of these roads and to fill out the application.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 5 Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels, David Finigan

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

24. Consider a financing and loan request from First 5 Del Norte to complete the purchase and renovation of the Pacific Market site for a permanent and expanded Del Norte Family Resource Center (FRC) in the amount of $1.2 million.**

Action: County Counsel disqualified himself from working on this item. Comments were heard from Gary Blatnick, Patti Vernelson, Fred Campbell, Mick Miller and Armand Trinitopoli. After discussion by the Board, it was moved and seconded thet the Board loan First 5 $1.2 million with an interest rate of 5% for the term of 36 months, amortized over 20 years, all due in that 36 months. In no event should that interest rate be less than 1% above the pooled rate and no prepayment penalty.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

25. Approve Discharge of Accountability for uncollectible County Collection accounts, in these persons are deceased, as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5 Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, David Finigan, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

26. Approve Discharge of Accountability for uncollectible accounts as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

Action: This item was pulled from the agenda.

27. Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Race-Neutral Implementation Agreement between the County of Del Norte and the State of California, Department of Transportation and Adopt the D.O.T. overall goals for DBE participation as requested by the Deputy Director, Community Development Department.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-078

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

28. Approve the First Amendment to Multi-Year Contract for Fiscal Years 2005-06 through 2007-08 (Obligated thru 6/08) Department of Drug and Alcohol - Negotiated Net Amount Contract and Authorize the Director of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Programs to sign the contract and any associated or required documents as they relate to this contract as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-079

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

29. Approve the Plans and Specifications for the Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF) Project for Jack McNamara Field and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the documents as requested by the Airport Manager.**

Action: Airport Manager commented on the ARFF project.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5 Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels, David Finigan

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

30. Approve and Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the contract with Scott Hoxeng, Harry Liddicote, Jr., James Fallman and George Mavris, Attorneys at Law, for public defender services, to be paid an individual annual compensation of $81,600.00. First year compensation will be phased in over a period of four months during the transition period. The term of the contract is June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2008 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-080

County Counsel requested to add language to paragraph 16 after "In the event of litigation" insert "to enforce or interpret this contract". The Board unanimously adopted the contract as amended.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 5 Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, David Finigan, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

LAND USE:

31. Adopt a Resolution titled A Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Rescinding Resolution 2005-73 a Local Coastal Plan Amendment to the California Coastal Commission for Certification Review; Approve the minor change in the Zoning Map C-5 for the Wetherell Rezone (R0601C); and Adopt a Resolution titled a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Submitting a Local Coastal Plan Amendment (R0601C Wetherell and R0509C Alexandre) to the California Coastal Commission for Certification Review as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

Action: A brief explanation of the item was given by the Community Development Director.

Comments were heard from Mr. Hogberg and his concern about being dropped from the new resolution. Mr. Hogberg requested a two week extension so he would not have to wait until another "package" could be put together for the Coastal Commission. After discussion by the Board, the board unanimously rescinded Resolution 2005-073, approved the minor change in zoning map C-5 and adopted the Resolution as presented.

DNCO Resolution 2006-036

DNCO Resolution 2006-037

On an additional motion by Supervisor Blackburn, seconded by Supervisor Finigan, the Board adopted unanimously a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Submitting a Local Coastal Plan Amendment (R0504C/GPA0502C Hogberg) to the California Coastal Commission for Certification Review to be submitted with Resolution 2006-037 to the Coastal Commission if Mr. Hogberg submits the required information to the Community Development Department.

DNCO Resolution 2006-038

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 5 Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

32. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the revised plans and specifications for the Wonderstump Road/Yonker's Creek Culvert Stream Rehabilitation Project; Approve and Authorize the purchase of an aluminum culvert, wingwalls, headwalls, and footings from Big R Manufacturing to be used on the Wonderstump Road/Yonker's Creek Culvert Stream Rehabilitation Project; and Authorize the temporary closure of Wonderstump Road from Star Trek Drive to Donna Declue Road from July 17, 2006 to September 18, 2006, for rehabilitation of the Wonderstump Road Crossing at Yonker's Creek as requested by the County Engineer and the Road Superintendent.**

Action: The County Engineer reported on the project and handed out an updated quotation from Big R Manufacturing.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 5 Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, David Finigan, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

33. Receive other brief reports or announcements relative to 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 Finigan reported on attending an Economic Development meeting, IGRC meeting, LTCo Meeting, RCRC meeting in Sacramento and there is a Supplemental Packet from RCRC for review in the office, commented on the Infrastructure Bond and that Senator Aanestad was a major player in getting the County $1.8 million and the new Director of Local Government for the Governor is Brenda Quintana; Supervisor McNamer reported on attending the Future Facilities meeting, Healthy Workforce meeting, Senior Center meeting, LAFCO meeting, LTCo Meeting and RCTA meeting; Supervisor Blackburn commented on attending the Chamber 4th of July meeting, Chamber Board of Directors meeting, Economic Development meeting, a meeting for the Resources Day at the Fair and a Chamber Mixer at the Trees of Mystery; Supervisor McClure reported on attending the Coast Guard Auxiliary Chamber Mixer, the bond on the ballot in November for schools; Supervisor Sampels reported on attending the Trinity/Humboldt/Del Norte Resource Conservation District meeting in Willow Creek.

Supervisor McClure directed staff to follow up on a letter sent to Congressman Pombo and Congressman McCain regarding HR4983 and the status of the Grandfather Clause for the next Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisor McClure asked for an update on the Charter franchise to be brought back to the next Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisor Finigan requested staff look into updating the window for Del Norte County in Sacramento.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

34. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-05) within the Drug and Alcohol Budget in the amount of $2,240.00 as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: David Finigan

 

Vote Yea: 5 Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

35. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-06) within the Boating Safety Budget in the amount of $33,432.00 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

36. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-07) within the Sheriff Patrol Department Budget in the amount of $86,556.00 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 5 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

37. Consider miscellaneous legislative matters pertinent to the County of Del Norte. Authorize the Chair to sign the appropriate letters and/or positions with respect to matters pending before the state or federal governments.

Action: The County Administrative Officer reported CSAC has requested that Board members contact their legislators and remind them of the reimbursement to counties for the special election. Supervisor Finigan gave an update on the May Revise.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

38. Receive an update on various Capital Projects.

Action: The Administrative Services Manager gave an update on the Veteran's Hall renovations, Pykes Field, Florence Keller Park and Point St. George.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Sherri Adams, Deputy Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: May 25, 2006

 

 

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