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, June 27, 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) four cases, County of Del Norte vs. Beckett et al, Case No. CVUJ 05-1557; Tolowa Nation, et al vs. Department of Fish and Game, et al, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 04CS01254; Estate of Alberts vs. County of Del Norte, et al, Case No. USDCNDC 05-03216MJJ; Burns vs. Del Norte et al, Del Norte Superior Court Case No. CVUJ 03-1529; IV) Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9, 2 cases.

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 Sampels.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: New employees Calvin Maready and Lauren Stack were introduced by the Director Information Technology, Melissa Salcedo was introduced by the Director of Community Development, Patty Norman, Katrina Jackson and Bruce Swanson were introduced by the Interim Chief Probation Officer, and Christina Marks was introduced by the County Assessor.

        This Board of Supervisors meeting is conducted in honor of the following employees' service to Del Norte County; William Lewis, 5 years; Allen Winogradov, 10 years; Trish Culbertson, 5 Years; Lisa Dugan, 5 Years; and Mark Carpenter, 5 Years.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel reported on a motion by Supervisor Blackburn and seconded by Supervisor Finigan, and adopted on 4 to 0 vote with Supervisor McClure abstaining and not participating in the discussion, the Board approved an insurance settlement in the case of the Estate of Alberts vs. County of Del Norte.

        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: No deletions, corrections or additions were made to the agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: No public comment was heard.

 

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 June 13, 2006 meeting.**

2.     Adopt the Statement of Votes cast at the June 6, 2006 Gubernatorial Primary Election and a copy be lodged in the Office of the County Clerk as requested by the County Clerk-Recorder Registrar of Voters**

3.     Approve the Agreement between the County of Del Norte and the Del Norte County Sheriff's Employees Association as mutually recommended and Authorize the Chair to sign the document adopting the agreement as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-094

4.     Approve the Third Amendment to the FY 2004-2005 contract (2004-94) between the County and Remi Vista, Inc. increasing the amount from $520,000.00 to $562,000.00 due to increase in number of services provided as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-095

5.     Approve the FY 2006-2007 contract between the County and 7th Avenue Center in the amount of $112,420.00 for long term residential care services for adults with serious mental illness as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-096

6.     Approve the FY 2006-2007 contract between the County and Remi Vista, Inc. in the amount of $560,000.00 for Mental health Services for children, youth and families referred by Del Norte County Mental Health as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-097

7.     Approve and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the contract for Transcription Service, Scriveners The Word-Smiths as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-098

8.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreements for Wraparound Services with Linda Cairns, Lead Parent Partner; Valerie Wenning, Parent Partner; Danny Yeaman, Mentor; Amber Jokela, Mentor; and Joshua Costa, Mentor as requested by the Interim Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-099

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-100

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-101

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-102

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-103

9.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program certification ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-104

10. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the California Children's Services certification statement ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-105

11. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with Rural Human Services, Inc. (RHS) for office space at the Del Norte Workforce Center (DNWC) as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-106

12. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Redwood Coast Transit Authority (RCTA) for Local Public Transportation Services for CalWORKs participants as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-107

13. Authorize the Tax Collector to enter into an agreement for professional services between the County of Del Norte and Computer Logistics Corporation as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-108

REGULAR ITEMS

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

14. 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 Armand Trinitopoli, Richard Miles and Vic Stratman.

15. 10:15 A.M. Public Hearing for the Appeal by Mahlie and Ali Hooshnam Minor Subdivision, APN 115-180-19 (MS0622C).**

Action: Supervisor Finigan recused himself from this item. A brief report from staff was heard. Public comment was heard from Richard Miles. The owners of the property were not present.

After discussion by the board, Supervisor McClure moved that the Board of Supervisors uphold the Planning Commission, adopt the findings and approve the project with the conditions that are included in the report with one recommended change that an acknowledgment statement of potential contamination be added to condition 5, seconded by Supervisor McNamer.

 

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 4 Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 1 David Finigan

16. 10:30 A.M. Public Hearing for H50, LLC (Harry Harms, et al) Rezone, APN 103-100-04, 103-100-05 (R0606).**

Action: DNCO Ordinance Number 2006-08

A brief report was given by staff. Public comment was heard from Linda Tuetan, Richard Miles and Beverly Van Dyke. Comments were heard from Harry Harms, representing H50, LLC.

After discussion by the Board, Supervisor Finigan moved that the Board uphold the staff recommendations, adopt the negative declaration and findings and approve the Ordinance amending Non-Coastal Zoning Map D-4 and seconded by Supervisor McNamer.

 

 

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

17. 10:45 A.M. Physician Recruitment and Retention Presentation. Approve and Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the contract with California Center for Rural Policy for consulting services for a Health Care Provider Recruitment and Retention Plan in the amount of $32,450.00 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: Comments were heard from Gary Blatnick and presenters, Dr. Warren Rehwaldt, John Menaugh and Martin Love.

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-109

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

18. 11:00 A.M. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider and adopt the proposed budget for the County of Del Norte and special districts for which the Board of Supervisors has jurisdiction for fiscal year 2006-2007.**

Action: The County Administrative Officer commented on the proposed budget. Public comment was heard from Ron Plechaty. After discussion by the Board and on a motion by Supervisor McClure, seconded by Supervisor Blackburn the Board of Supervisors adopted and approved the following:

1. Approved and adopted the 2006-2007 FY Proposed Budgets as presented.

2. Directed departments to continue assisting County Administration and Auditor-Controller in reducing the budget shortfall.

3. Continue the Public Hearing and allocate time for budget workshops and fiscal goal setting on each Board of Supervisors Agenda between now and final budget hearings.

4. Directed the County Administrative Officer to comprehensively review and make a determination as to the effectiveness of each vacant position prior to filling. Any changes to staffing allocations would be subject to Board approval.

5. Directed departments to provide major goals and objectives that they hope to achieve during the next fiscal year in a format approved by the CAO. Required departments to be accountable for outcomes during mid-year updates and year end actuals.

6. Adopted a Resolution Establishing Benefits for Appointed Department Heads and a Resolution Establishing Benefits for Elected Officials.

DNCO Resolution Number 2006-045 and DNCO Resolution Number 2006-046

7. Established the following positions to meet State Board of Correction Standards for Juvenile Hall with a cost to the General Fund of $128,500 this fiscal year: Two Juvenile Corrections Officers Recruit I/II/III effective July 1, 2006, Two Juvenile Corrections Officers Recruit I/II/III effective October 5, 2006, and One Juvenile Corrections Officer Recruit I/II/III effective January 1, 2007.

8. Established an additional attorney position within the District Attorney's Office in response to large caseloads with a cost to the General Fund of $56,000: One Deputy District Attorney I/II/III effective July 1, 2006.

9. Establish the following position within the Technology Department to provide full time technology support to the Mental Health Department at no additional cost to the General Fund: One Systems Support Specialist I/II/III effective July 1, 2006.

10. Increased the Equipment Reserve Fund in the Roads budget from $100,000 to $200,000.

11. Established the following positions all effective July 1, 2006 within the new Mental Health Services Act budget to provide services as outlined in the adopted plan at no additional cost to the General Fund: One Mental Health Clinician I/II, Three Mental Health Specialists I/II, Three Vocational Assistants I/II, and One Administrative Analyst I.

12. Established the following position within Probation assigned to work at the Community School and paid by the School District at 85% with the balance of funding from Title IV-E: One Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III effective July 1, 2006.

13. Retain the Deputy Sheriff position within the Drug Task Force budget utilizing a combination of grant funds, including AB 443, with no General Fund dollars to be expended.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

19. 11:30 A.M. Goose Creek Acquisition and Mitigation Presentation.**

Action: Presentation made by Phillip Walling president of the Western Rivers Conservancy regarding the purchase of 9,500 acres inside the Goose Creek National Recreation Area. This land was previously owned by Green Diamond.

Public comment was heard from Ron Plechaty.

An agreement was made between county negotiators, Supervisor Finigan and the County Assessor, Mr. Walling and Mr. Wershkull. This agreement included a $450,000.00 payment to the County and a 17 acre parcel at the heart that was not turned over to the forest service. The conveyance has not been completed to the Forest Service, but Mr. Walling delivered a check in the amount of $210,000.00 as good faith money, with the balance due once the conveyance has been completed. Also part of the negotiations was the intent to work with the County in any fundraising ventures for important initiatives.

20. 1:00 P.M. Presentation by Vicki Frazier, County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters.

Action: The County Clerk Recorder recognized Mary Jo Duncan, Rachel Sarina, Dan McCorkle, Lisa Thompson, Allen Winogradov, Ed Fulton, Maurice Machado and Martha McClure for their work on the election.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

21. Waive full reading, read by title only and introduce an Ordinance of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Amending Title 2 of the Del Norte County Code by the Addition of Chapter 2.05 Establishing No Private Use of the County's Name as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance Number 2006-09

Public comment was heard from Jon Alexander. Directed staff to let county employees know the effective date of the ordinance.

 

 

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

22. Waive full reading, read by title only and introduce an Ordinance titled An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.04, Section 2.04.030 of the Del Norte County Code Establishing Compensation Scale for the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance Number 2006-10

County Counsel stated there was an error in the Board Memo and the effective date of this ordinance, if adopted, should be September 11, 2006.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

23. Waive full reading, read by title only and introduce an Ordinance titled an Ordinance Repealing the Exemption from Payment of Transient Occupancy Tax for Federal or State Officers or employees when on Official Business.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-11

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Sarah Sampels

 

Vote Yea: 4 Martha McClure, Sarah Sampels, David Finigan, Leslie McNamer

Vote Nay: 1 Chuck Blackburn

Vote Abstain: 0 None

24. Waive full reading, read by title only and introduce an Ordinance titled An Ordinance Increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax Rate from Eight Percent (8%) to Ten Percent (10%).**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-12

 

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

25. Waive full reading, read by title only and introduce an Ordinance titled An Ordinance Applying the Transient Occupancy Tax to the Rental of Spaces in Recreational Vehicle Parks.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-13

 

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

26. Approve the Plans and Specifications for Del Norte County Airport Security/Deer Fence and Obstruction Removal Projects for Jack McNamara Field and Authorize the Chair to sign as requested by the Airport Manager.**

 

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

27. Approve and Adopt the proposed Road Projects list for the Local Transportation Commission's update to the Regional Transportation Plan for Del Norte County as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: Supervisor McClure abstained from voting on any Pebble Beach Road Projects.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

28. Approve and Adopt the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal form for FY 2006-07 and Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign as requested by the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

29. 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 Blackburn reported on attending a Fourth of July Committee meeting, Five County Salmon Restoration Group meeting, Emergency Medical Services Meeting, Mill Creek Meeting, and a Klamath River Task Force meeting; Supervisor McClure reported on the RAC and the proposals received; Supervisor McNamer reported on attending a LAFCO meeting and a Senior Center Board Meeting; Supervisor Finigan reported on attending a First 5 Meeting, Scholarship Award Dinner, Airport Design meeting, RCRC meeting, met with Assemblymember Chesbro and Assemblymember Berg, attended a meeting at the Klamath Community Center, and attended an IGRC meeting with discussion regarding the library; and Supervisor Sampels reported on attending LAFCO and Air Quality meetings.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

30. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-14) within the Information Technology Budget in the amount of $51,797.00 as requested by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.**

 

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

31. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-15) within the Sheriff-Jail Budget in the amount of $3,000.00 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

 

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

32. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-16) within the Sheriff Patrol Budget in the amount of $19,200.00 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

 

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

33. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-17) within the Probation Department Budget in the amount of $3,000.00 as requested by the Interim Chief Probation Officer.**

 

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

34. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-18) within the Mental Health Budget in the amount of $118,575.00 as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

 

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

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

35. 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 commented on the Children's Health Initiative pending budget and that the supporting committment from Indian Gaming funding is vital.

36. Determine if an informational meeting in Crescent City regarding a proposed 4(d) rule to further the conservation of the Western Snowy Plover is warranted and Direct staff as needed.**

Action: Direct staff to write a letter requesting a meeting in Del Norte County.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

37. Receive an update on various Capital Projects.**

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Sherri Adams, Deputy Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: July 5, 2006

 

 

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