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, August 08, 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 and Sarah Sampels

Absent: David Finigan

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.

Action: County Counsel requested the Board add to closed session Norma Christiansen (sp) vs. Charles Cox, Case No. CVC 0322097 to consider a settlement.

On a motion by Supervisor Blackburn, seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board unanimously approved the addition of the item to the Closed Session Agenda.

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 County Counsel Robert Black.

        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: New employee Amy Harlick was introduced by the Interim Chief Probation Officer.

        This Board of Supervisors meeting is conducted in honor of the following employee's service to Del Norte County; Janelle Brown, 5 years.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel reported the Board added a case called Christiansen to the Closed Session Agenda for discussion of a recommended settlement from our workers compensation attorneys. The Board approved the settlement unanimously.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

        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.

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: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

1.     Approve and Adopt the minutes from the July 25, 2006 meeting.**

2.     Approve a longevity salary step increase within the corresponding salary range for Glenn Anderson, Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, effective June 30, 2006 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

3.     Approve a longevity salary step increase within the corresponding salary range for Alan Smith, Director of Bar-O Boys Ranch, effective June 30, 2006 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

4.     Approve and Adopt a Resolution entitled a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Approving an Application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for Funding under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; and, if Selected, the Execution of a Standard Agreement, any Amendments thereto, and any Related Documents Necessary to Participate in the HOME Investment Partnership Program as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-062

5.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the contract between the County and Humboldt Addictions Services Programs (HASP) as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-124

6.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign FY 06-07 lease agreement between the County and Remi Vista Inc. as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-125

7.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement for a Mentor for Wraparound Services with Heather Langston as requested by the Interim Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-126

8.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Bar-O Ranch Placement Agreement with Napa County as requested by the Director of the Bar-0 Boys Ranch.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-127

9.     Award the bid to VSS Emultech for asphalt oil based on the bid submittal for the upcoming fiscal year; Award the bid for pavement striping to Price Striping Service as per the attachments, which include a price listing for Paint Striping and Thermoplastic Striping (T-Plastic); and Award the bid to Granite Construction for asphalt mix based only on the attached submittal as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

10. Approve the Agreement for Services between the County and Smith and Newell, Certified Public Accountants for annual audit services and Authorize the Chair to sign as requested by the Auditor-Controller.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-128

11. Approve the lease of (4) network servers under the master lease agreement CAM222 with EPlus Group, Inc. as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**

12. Authorize the Chair to sign the "Release of Lien" between the County of Del Norte and Julie Moore as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

13. Approve the Children's Services Coordinating Council request for $7,800.00 from the Children's Trust Fund as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

14. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Declaration of Intent Not to Apply for Rural Health Services (RHS) Program Funding Fiscal Year 2006-07 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

REGULAR ITEMS

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

15. 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: Public comment was heard from Richard Miles.

16. 10:30 A.M. Tall Ships Festival Presentation by Scott Michael Potter.

Action: A brief presentation was given by Scott Michael Potter. The Board directed staff to write a letter of endorsement for a Tall Ships Festival in Del Norte County.

 

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: 0 None

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

17. Approve the following recommended staffing modifications to the 2006-2007 Proposed Budget as to better serve the County and meet the needs of the Departments as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The County Administrative Officer gave a brief overview of the requested staffing recommendations. Comments were heard from Richard Miles.

The Board approved the following:

1) Establish and Modify the following positions within the District Attorney's Office to better address the needs of the Department and funding availability: a) Establish (1) Legal Clerk I/II/III position effective August 11, 2006; b) modify the (1) Office Assistant position to a .5 FTE effective August 11, 2006.

2) Revise job descriptions for Mental Health Specialists within the Department of Mental Health and modify the salary ranges as follows: a) Mental Health Specialist I/II/III range 37/39/41; b) Supervising Mental Health Specialist range 45.

3) Reclassify the following positions within the Information Technology Department to best serve the needs of the County: a) System Administrator and System Analyst positions to System Support Specialists; b) Central Services Clerk and Printing Aide/Courier to Document Management Technicians.

The Board directed staff to review the salary ranges for the Document Management Technician and are to be referred to Personnel for a salary study and brought back to the Board for action.

 

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

18. Waive full reading, read by title only and adopt an Ordinance entitled an Ordinance Adding Chapter 8.05 of the Del Norte County Code Establishing the Duties, Liabilities and Responsibilities of Livestock Owners as to their Livestock as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance Number 2006-16

Comments were heard from Richard Miles, Ron Plechaty, and Michael Loftin.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

19. Authorize the purchase of a replacement vehicle prior to the adoption of the final budget as requested by the Agricultural Commissioner.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

20. Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife, regarding the Proposed 4 (d) Special Rule for the Pacific Coast Population of the Western Snowy Plover as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: Comments were heard from Eileen Cooper, Richard Miles, Ron Plechaty, Armand Trinitopoli, Pat Henderson and Michael Loftin comments.

 

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: 0 None

21. Approve the proposal for the Environmental Studies on the "Hobbs Wall Multi-Use Trail" submitted by Little and Associates and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the agreement for professional services as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-129

A brief presentation was given by the county engineer. Comments were heard from Richard Miles.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

22. Accept the grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for $525,000.00 for an environmental assessment of proposed new passenger terminal site; Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the Grant Agreement and the work order with URS; and Authorize County Counsel to sign the grant Certificate of Sponsor's Attorney as requested by the Airport Manager.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-132 (URS)

DNCO Agreement Number 2006-133 (Grant Agreement)

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

23. Reject the bid for the ARFF facility from Malloroy Construction and Authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign the work order with URS Corporation for redesign of the ARFF facility as requested by the Airport Manager.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-130

The Airport Manager gave brief presentation. Comments were heard from Ron Plechaty.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

24. Accept the low bid from, and award the fencing contract to, Miller Farms Nursery Inc. in the amount of $416,472.62, for the Jack McNamara Field Security/Deer Fencing Project and Authorize the County Airport Manager to execute individual change orders in an aggregate amount not to exceed a maximum of Ten Percent (10%) of the contract amount ($41,600.00) as requested by the Airport Manager.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-131

 

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: 0 None

25. Approve and Adopt a Resolution entitled a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Pursuant to Government Code Section 56654 Proposing Change of Organization of Pacific Shores Subdivision California Water District.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-061

Public comment was heard from Maxine Curtis, Michael Loftin, Ron Plechaty, Bill Erickson, Deborah Jaques, Terry Litz, Diane Beck, Bonnie Fruits, John Fruits, David Fruits, Sandra Jerabek, Eileen Cooper, Armand Trinitopoli, Pat Henderson, and Donna Thompson. Supervisor Sampels read a letter that was received August 7, 2006 from the Secretary of the Pacific Shores Subdivision Water District.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 3 Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 1 Chuck Blackburn

Vote Abstain: 0 None

26. Approve and Adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Addressing the Handling of Funds Derived from Chapter 8 Lot Sales in Pacific Shores.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-060

Public comment was heard from Maxine Curtis, Michael Loftin, Ron Plechaty, Bill Erickson, Deborah Jaques, Terry Litz, Diane Beck Bonnie Fruits, John Fruits, David Fruits, Sandra Jerabek, Eileen Cooper, Armand Trinitopoli, Pat Henderson, and Donna Thompson. Supervisor Sampels noted for the record a letter was received August 7, 2006 from the Secretary of the Pacific Shores Subdivision Water District.

County Counsel amended the resolution adding to the resolve clause, end of the second line, after "and to transfer all" and insert "Pacific Shores special tax proceeds". On a motion by Supervisor McClure, seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board approved the Resolution with the amendment to the resolve clause.

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 3 Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 1 Chuck Blackburn

Vote Abstain: 0 None

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

27. 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 McNamer reported on the interviews for the new LTCO Executive Director and Tamera Buchannan was appointed as the new Executive Director and commented on attending the Del Norte County Fair and the Miss Del Norte Pageant. Supervisor Samples reported on attending the LAFCO meeting.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

28. 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: No discussion was heard.

29. Consider support of Assembly Bill 1634, Special Statewide Election Expenses and send letters of support to Senator Sam Aanestad, Senator Kevin Murray and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

30. Update on various Capital Projects.**

Action: A written update was received.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Sherri Adams, Deputy Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: August 14, 2006

 

 

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