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, October 10, 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) Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9, 2 cases. Consider Public Employee Appointment: Position of Mental Health Director.

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 Chuck Blackburn.

        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; Gary Blatnick, 25 Years; Janet Turner, 20 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: Item 12 was pulled from the Consent Agenda. Item 14 was pulled for discussion by Supervisor McNamer. No public comment was heard.

 

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

1.     Approve and Adopt the minutes from the September 26, 2006 meeting.**

2.     Approve and Adopt the minutes from the September 28, 2006 special meeting.**

3.     Adopt a Proclamation declaring October 28, 2006 as "Make a Difference Day".

4.     Appoint Brad Cass to the Del Norte Solid Waste Task Force.**

5.     Approve and Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign an amendment to our existing ISDN-BRI Access Agreement with Verizon West Coast Inc. to extend the term of the agreement for an additional thirty-six (36) months as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-174

6.     Approve and Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign an amendment to our existing CentraNet Phone Service Agreement with Verizon West Coast Inc. to extend the term of the agreement for an additional thirty-six (36) months as requested by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-175

7.     Approve and Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Custom Microsoft Enterprise Enrollment Agreement for licensing Microsoft software products in the amount of $58,673.84 per year for five years as requested by the Director of the Department of Information Technology.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-176

8.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the FY 2006-2007 Contract between the County and BHC Sierra Vista Hospital as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-177

9.     Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the FY 2006-2007 contract between the County and BHC Heritage Oaks Hospital as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-178

10. Approve and Authorize the Third Amendment to the Psychiatric Consultation Services Agreement (2004-146) between Del Norte County and Raphaelle Butler, M.D. as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-179

11. Approve and Authorize the Third Amendment to the Psychiatric Consultation Services Agreement (2004-147) between Del Norte County and Robert Soper, M.D. as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-180

12. Appoint Robert Mize, Dale Watson and one member of the Board of Supervisors to the Local Enforcement Agency Independent Hearing Panel for a four-year term ending October 9, 2010 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: This item was pulled.

13. Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with the Criminal Justice Research Foundation (CJRF) to complete the Human Services Facility Master Planning and Feasibility Development Options Studies for Del Norte County, not to exceed $15,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement 2006-181

14. Adopt a Resolution of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Authorizing Destruction of Non-Felony Public Defender Records More than Eight Years After Final Disposition of the Case as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: DNCO Resolution 2006-081

This item pulled for discussion by Supervisor McNamer.

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 Roger White, Richard Miles, Susan Epperson and Janice Wilson.

16. 10:30 A.M. Public Hearing for Michael and Natalie Schaefer Rezone R0608/MS0633 - APN 124-020-47.**

Action: DNCO Ordinance 2006-019

A brief report was given by staff. No public comment was heard.

 

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. 11:15 A.M. Continuation of the Nuisance Abatement Hearing for the Property at 371-391 Darby Street, Crescent City, CA Assessor's Parcel Number 115-150-04.**

Action: This item was continued to October 24, 2006.

18. 11:30 A.M. Presentation by Chris Howard, President of the Crescent City/Del Norte Chamber of Commerce on recent meetings with State Officials.

Action: Chris Howard gave an update on the progress of the Chamber and meetings with State Officials in Sacramento.

Public comment was heard from Armand Trinitopoli, Eileen Cooper, Bill Bauman and Chris Opiet.

 

19. 11:45 A.M. Assemblymember Patty Berg

Action: Assemblymember Berg presented her End of the Year Update to the Board of Supervisors.

20. 1:30 P.M. Consider a request from the Pacific Shores Water District regarding issues relating to Board Action. Take Action as Necessary.**

Action: Public comment was heard from Terry Litz, Bill Erickson, Richard Miles, Janice Wilson, Armand Trinitapoli, Richard Broders, Eileen Cooper, Sandra Jerabek and Dewayne Smith, President of the Water District

A meeting was scheduled for October 11, 2006 with Supervisor Finigan, Supervisor Sampels, County Counsel, the Assessor and Mr. Smith to consider options for Pacific Shores.

Staff was directed to bring back this information on October 24, 2006 for possible action.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

21. Acknowledge the resignation of Robert N. Black from the position of County Counsel, effective December 31, 2006.**

22. The Board of Supervisors express its full confidence in, and appreciation of, Jeannine Galatioto as County Administrative Officer, and especially for her work on the 2006-2007 County Budget as requested by Supervisor Finigan.**

Action: The Board Members expressed their gratitude to the County Administrative Officer for her work on the 2006-2007 County Budget.

Public comment was heard from Armand Trinitopoli and Janice Wilson.

23. Consider issues related to the Public Defender Contract as presented by Leroy Davies, Attorney at Law.**

Action: Comments were heard from Leroy Davies, Attorney at Law regarding the new Public Defender Contract. The County Administrative Officer stated in her response that the offer of a 5% increase is what was budgeted.

The County Administrative Officer was directed to set up a lunch meeting with the four Public Defenders to continue negotiating the Contract.

24. Approve the job description and allocation of one Senior Document Management Technician position compensated at salary range 32; Approve the reduction of two Document Management Technician I/II/III salary range(s) 20/24/28 to one position; and Authorize the modifications to the staffing chart as requested by the Personnel Manager.**

Action: The County Administrative Officer and the Director of Information Technology provided comment on this item. The effective date of the position for Senior Document Management Technician is August 8, 2006.

Public comment was heard from Susan Epperson.

 

 

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

25. Approve and Authorize the following modifications to the County's Health Insurance Plan: 1) A premium rate increase for COBRA participants to 102% of the actual cost of the plan effective January 1, 2007 and Authorize the premium to be adjusted January 1st of each subsequent year to coincide with any increase/decrease in the cost of the plan; and 2) Modify the eligibility requirements to require any dependent whose employer offers health insurance benefits to be ineligible for coverage under the County's plan as primary participant as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: The County Administrative Officer advised the Board that additional modifications will be presented.

 

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

26. Approve in concept the District Attorney's request to establish a fee for misdemeanor diversions conducted by Western Corrections and Direct that this matter be brought back on your agenda on October 24, 2006, for a public hearing on the establishment of the fees as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: Comments were heard from County Counsel on this item. Supervisor Finingan moved to approve in concept the establishment of a misdemeanor diversion program with certain modifications to the resolution and ordinance submitted by the District Attorney and to conduct a public hearing for education and fee structure as part of the Master Fee Ordinance. Staff was directed to bring back on the agenda on October 24, 2006 for a public hearing on the establishment of the fees.

 

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

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 Finigan reported on attending First 5 meeting, commented on the Family Resource Center, reported on attending a Physician Retention and Recruitment Committee Meeting and asked that they report to the Board Supervisors, attended the Home Depot Grand Opening, reported on attending the Airport Advisory Committee meeting.

Supervisor Finigan directed County Counsel to put an item on the October 24, 2006 agenda for discussion and possible action that the Board of Supervisors enter into a joint powers agreement as a governance structure for the airport.

The County Administrative Officer commented on the community meetings regarding access to health care to be held in Gasquet, Smith River, Klamath and in Crescent City.

 

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

28. Approve a Budget Transfer (10-01) within the Capital Improvement Projects Budget in the amount of $340,000.00 as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: The Board directed staff to begin packaging Phase II.

 

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

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

29. 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.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

30. Written Capital Projects Update. Informational only.

31. Approve the Garth Beach Parking Lot design and Direct staff to proceed with implementation as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: ACAO

 

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

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

32. 11:00 A.M. Acting as the Board of Equalization, Hear a Request for Application for Change of Assessment, APN 122-310-24A (Paul W. Bayon).**

Action: Sworn testimony was heard from Bart Bailey, Gerald Cochran and Paul Bayon. Chris Doehle, Attorney for the Assessor was present.

After hearing comments from the Board Members and County Counsel, Supervisor McClure moved to uphold the assessment of APN 122-310-24A of $416,300.00, seconded by Supervisor Blackburn and approved unanimously.

 

 

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

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Sherri Adams, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: October 16, 2006

 

 

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