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, September 26, 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. Conduct interviews for Director of Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol.

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: New employee Michelle Carlson was introduced by the Director of Health and Social Services and Debra Poindexter was introduced by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.

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

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel reported no final action was 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: The Consent Agenda was unanimously approved.

No public comment was heard.

 

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

1.     Approve and Adopt the minutes from the September 12, 2006 meeting.**

2.     Adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Honoring Richard Miles.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-76

3.     Adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Celebrating Philanthropy in the Wild Rivers Community.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-77

4.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring September 30 and October 1, 2006 as "SURF'S UP WEEKEND".

5.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring October 19, 2006 as International Credit Union Day .**

6.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring October 2006 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.**

7.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring October 11, 2006 as Lights on After School Day.**

8.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring October 6-8, 2006 as "Sea Cruise Weekend".**

9.     Appoint Reweti Wiki to the Aviation Advisory Commission.**

10. Approve a longevity salary step increase within the corresponding salary range for Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Social Services, effective October 1, 2006.**

11. Authorize the Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt and Del Norte County for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-160

12. Authorize the County Administrative Officer to enter into an Agreement with Daryl Cox in the amount of $20,000.00 for Minor Repair Grant Program projects as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-161

13. Authorize the Sheriff to apply for the CAL-MMET funding program for the fiscal year 2006-2007 in the amount of $160,842.00 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

14. Approve and Authorize the Sheriff to enter into a cooperative agreement with the United States Forest Service for park patrol and law enforcement for the calendar year 2007 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-162

15. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Brim Aviation for aerial surveillance flying services for the purpose of marijuana detection and eradication as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-163

16. Approve and Authorize the Sheriff to enter into a cooperative agreement with the United States Forest Service for suppression of manufacturing and trafficking of controlled substance on National Forest Lands for the calendar year 2007 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-165

17. Approve the revised Standard Contract for Managed Care/Mental Health Plan and authorize the Director of the Mental Health Department 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 2006-165

18. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the 2005-2006 First Amendment (2005-68) between County and Gary Ernst Consulting for Technical Services as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-166

19. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Third Amendment to the FY 2005-2006 contract (2005-72) between the County and I.D.E.A. Consultants increasing the contract amount from $72,000.00 to $79,300.00 as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-167

20. Authorize the Director of Community Development Department to sign the letter submitting the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program's Road Maintenance Manual under Limit No. 10, section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

21. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Del Norte County to be a Contributing Signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Coordinated Approach to Restoring Fish Passage and Authorizing the Chair of the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program (5C) to sign MOU on Behalf of Del Norte County and the 5C as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-78

22. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Jessica Lynn Randolph for Mentor Wraparound Services as requested by the Interim Chief Probation Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-168

23. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Northcoast Health Screening for non-dependency drug and alcohol testing services from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 not to exceed $16,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-169

24. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Redwood Coast Transit Authority (RCTA) for Local Public Transportation services for CalWORKs participants for the period July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 not to exceed $38,399.94 as requested by the Director of Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-170

REGULAR ITEMS

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

25. 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 Donald Johnson and Richard Miles. County Counsel was directed to review the letter submitted by Mr. Johnson and provide comment.

26. 10:15 A.M. Nuisance Abatement Hearing for the Property at 884 Lauff Avenue, Crescent City, CA Assessor's Parcel Number 120-190-17.**

Action: Following discussion by the Board after hearing sworn testimony the Code Enforcement Officer and Beverly Craft, owner of the property, and on a motion by Supervisor Finigan, seconded by Supervisor McClure and carried unanimously, the Board declared the property a public nuisance. A 90 day extension was granted to the property owner with the Code Enforcement Officer to report on the progress to the Board at the end of the 90 days.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

27. 10:30 A.M. Nuisance Abatement Hearing for the Property at 371-391 Darby Street, Crescent City, CA Assessor's Parcel Number 115-150-04.**

Action: After hearing sworn testimony from the Code Enforcement Officer and Dennis Sutton, owner of the property, the Board continued this item to the October 10, 2006 Board of Supervisors Meeting.

28. 10:45 A.M. Nuisance Abatement Hearing for the Property at 430 Kern Street, Crescent City, CA Assessor's Parcel Number 120-111-05.**

Action: Following discussion by the Board after hearing sworn testimony the Code Enforcement Officer and Kendra Jones, owner of the property, and on a motion by Supervisor McNamer, seconded by Supervisor Blackburn and carried unanimously, the Board confirmed the existence of a nuisance and directed staff to work with Solid Waste to place a dumpster at the property. The Code Enforcement Officer is to monitor the progress weekly and report back to the Board in 60 days, 30 days if no progress has been made.

 

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

29. 11:00 A.M. Public Hearing for James Donnelly Rezone (R0609).**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-18

A summary of the project was given by the Community Development Director. Public comment was heard from Joe Hostler and Richard Smith, Mr. Donnelly's representative. On a motion by Supervisor McNamer, seconded by Supervisor Blackburn, the Board unanimously approved the project by adopting the Negative Declaration and Findings and adopted an Ordinance Replacing Non-Coastal Zoning Map C-3 Pursuant to Chapter 20-52 of the Del Norte County Code.

 

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

30. 11:15 A.M. Continuation of Budget Hearings and Adoption of the Final Budget.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-079 DNCO Resolution 2006-080

A summary of the proposed final budget was presented by the County Administrative Officer. Comment was heard from Dawn Ansell, President of the Del Norte County Employees Association, Interim Chief Probation Officer Connie Merrill, and Paul Dillard. The Board received written comments from Steve Hendricks, Juvenile Hall Superintendent and from the Del Norte County Employees Association.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan, seconded by Supervisor Blackburn, with Supervisor McClure voting no, the Board approved the following:

1. Approved the 2006-2007 fiscal year budgets and adopted a Resolution Fixing Tax Rates for 2006-2007 Fiscal Year (Excluding Effects of SB1096) and a Resolution Adopting General County and Special Budgets of Del Norte County, State of California.

2. Established the following positions as requested during the Proposed Budget hearings and deferred until the adoption of the final budget:

Building Maintenance:

(1) Custodian I/II effective 1/01/07

Information Technology:

(1) Assistant Information Technology Director effective 11/3/06

Sheriff Patrol:

(2) Deputy Sheriff I/II/III (funded with AB 443) effective 10/05/06

(1) Deputy Sheriff I/II/III (funded with DMV and AB 443) effective 10/05/06

(1) Deputy Sheriff I/II/III (tribal funded) effective 11/03/06

Jail:

(1) Cook I/II/III effective 11/03/06

(1) Correctional Officer I/II/III effective 10/05/06

Mental Health:

(1) Secretary I/II/III effective 10/05/06

3. Modified the following positions to provide the ability to reflect actual and future job assignments within the respective departments effective 10/05/06:

Veteran's Services:

(1) Veteran's Service Aid to an Account Clerk I/II

Agriculture/Animal Control:

(1) Secretary III to an Administrative Secretary

Administration:

(1) Administrative Services Manager to the Assistant County Administrative Officer

(1) Office Technician I/II/III to Senior Account Clerk

Drug & Alcohol:

(1) Office Assistant I/II to Senior Account Clerk

Mental Health:

(1) Office Assistant I/II/III to a Medical Records Clerk I/II

Health & Social Services:

(1) Part-time Health Educator I/II/III to full time effective 10/05/06.

4. Approved the restructuring plan as presented for both Probation and Juvenile Hall as follows:

Established (3) Supervising Deputy Probation Officers

Established (1) Legal Process Clerk

Eliminated the Juvenile Hall Superintendent position

Eliminated (2) Probation Aide positions

Eliminated (1) Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III

Reclassified (1) Juvenile Correction Officer Recruit I/II/III to Senior Juvenile Correctional Officer.

5. Authorized the staffing chart to be modified to reflect the changes.

 

 

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 1 Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0 None

31. 11:30 A.M. Klamath Beach Road Project and Presentation of Options by SHN. Take action as necessary.**

Action: SHN representatives Roland Johnson and Brian Freeman gave a brief presentation. On a motion by Supervisor Finigan, seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board unanimously approved the Preliminary Engineering and Geotechnical study for the Klamath Beach Road Repair Project submitted by SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc. as requested by FEMA and concur with their recommendation that Option 2, Soldier Pipe Wall Lagging with Tiebacks is the construction method the County wishes to restore Klamath Beach Road to predisaster function and capacity.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

32. Waive full reading, read by title only and adopt an Ordinance of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Amending Chapter 2.50, Section 2.50.040. Subdivision D of the Del Norte County Ordinance Code that amends the Children and Families Commission Ordinance to meet the requirements of new legislation as requested by County Counsel.**

 

Motion: Move to adopt

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

LAND USE:

33. Approve the Final Subdivision Map of the Crescent Pine Estates, Phase 2, Subdivision and Authorize the Clerk of the Board to sign as requested by the County Engineer.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 4 Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 1 Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0 None

COMMITTEE/ACTIVITY REPORTS:

34. 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 commented on attending the RCRC Annual Meeting; Supervisor Finigan reported on attending the RCRC Annual Meeting and commented on Pelican Bay Expansion and Supervisor McClure commented on attending Coastal Commission reception in Humboldt County.

Staff was directed to look at the Board of Supervisors Appeal Fees and possible restructure of the appeal fee for any coastal developments so that the County is not excluded in the appeal process.

Staff directed County Counsel work with the Airport Manager on a presentation of government options for the Airport to the Airport Advisory Commission.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

35. Approve a Budget Transfer (06-38) within the Road Division Budget in the amount of $1,200.00 as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Leslie McNamer

Second: Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

36. 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: Staff was directed by the Board to write a letter to the Governor requesting the veto of SB 1640 (Kuehl).

 

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

37. Consider support for Proposition 84, the Clean Water, Parks & Coastal Protection Bond of 2006. Take Action as necessary.**

Action: No action taken.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

38. Written update on various Capital Projects.**

39. Approve the plans and specifications and Direct staff to proceed with the advertisements for bids for guardrail installation as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

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

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

DEL NORTE COUNTY IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

40. Acting as the Public Authority, Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the agreement between Del Norte County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, the United Domestic Workers of America, NUHHCE, AFSCME ("the UDW") and the California United Homecare Workers Union, AFSCME/SEIU ("CUHW") as requested by the County Administrative Officer as the IHSS Employee Relations Director.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-171

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Sarah Sampels

Vote Nay: 1 Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0 None

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Sherri Adams, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: October 3, 2006

 

 

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