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, February 14, 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 David Finigan

Absent: Sarah Sampels

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. Whiterock Resort, Case No 00-1280; IV) Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9, 1 case. Pursuant to Government Code 54997, conduct the annual evaluation of the Agricultural Commissioner.

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 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 Tisue, 5 years; Darcee Taylor, 5 years; Caren Ratnour, 10 years; Mike Marks, 15 years.

        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel reported that no final actions were taken during 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: No additions, corrections or deletions were reported.

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.

Consent Agenda adopted unanimously with correction to to item 3 and item 9 pulled for discussion.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, David Finigan

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

1.     Approve and Adopt the Board Minutes for January 10, 2006.**

2.     Approve and Adopt the Special Session Minutes for January 19, 2006.**

3.     Approve the appointment list of the Board of Supervisor Members to Committees, Organizations and Agencies for 2006.**

Action: Approved the appointment list of the Board of Supervisors Members to Committees, Organizations and Agencies for 2006 with correction of the appointment of Chair Sampels to the Debt Advisory Committee.

4.     Appoint Gerald Cochran as Interim Veterans Service Officer effective March 1, 2006 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

5.     Approve the lease of six computers under the master lease agreement CAM222 with EPlus Group, Inc. as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**

6.     Receive and file the 2006 Del Norte County Treasurer's Statement of Investment Policy as approved by the Treasury Oversight Committee at their January 24, 2006 meeting.**

7.     Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Bid4Assets, Inc. to provide advertising and website services for a Public Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties and authorize the Treasurer/Tax Collector to sign the agreement as requested by the Treasurer/Tax Collector.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-14

8.     Adopt the proposed Resolution entitled a RESOLUTION OF THE DEL NORTE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ENGINEER TO SIGN REQUIRED RIGHT OF WAY CERTIFICATIONS FOR STATE AND/OR FEDERALLY FUNDED ROAD PROJECTS as requested by the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-05

9.     Approve a proposal by the DNCSEA to install a vending machine in the Del Norte County Sheriff's Lobby and use the profits to provide scholarships to the high school scholarship program.**

Action: Supervisor Finigan pulled this item for discussion. This item was referred to staff to be presented to the Future Facilities Committee for review.

10. Authorize the Chair to enter into an Agreement with the Del Norte Superior Court for Court Bailiff Services as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-15

11. Authorize the Chair to sign the Second Amendment to the NoRTEC Joint Powers Agreement that adds Sierra County to the Consortium.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-16

12. Approve the Reappointment of Dohn Henion, Marilyn Mullem and Robert N. Black to the Del Norte County Law Library Board as requested by County Counsel.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-09

13. Approve the contract between County and the State of California Department of Mental Health and authorize Michael F. Miller, Director of the Mental Health Department to sign the contract and any associated or required documents as they relate to the contract.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-17

14. Approve the First Amendment to the FY 02-03 Memorandum of Understanding between Del Norte County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programs and Probation as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-18

15. Approve the FY 05-06 Memorandum of Understanding between Del Norte County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programs and Probation as requested by the Director of Mental Health.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-19

16. Approve the and authorize the Chair to sign the contract with Peter Martin for temporary Child Support Attorney Services as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-20

REGULAR ITEMS

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

17. 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 Susan Epperson and Richard Miles.

18. 11:00 A.M. Sale of County Property - 595 G Street. Receive and open sealed bids and call for and receive oral bids pursuant to Government Code Sections 25530-25532.**

Action: No sealed or oral bids were received. The Vice Chair directed staff to investigate alternate methods of selling the property.

19. 11:15 A.M.Discussion regarding Tolowa Dunes State Park and the access at Kellogg Beach Road. Take action as necessary.**

Action: Comments were heard from Armand Trinotpoli, Patty Lund, Irma Gaxiola, Steve Bigham, Richard Miles, Eric Lund, Ed Salcedo, Jerry Hemmingsen, Ron Plechaty, Vince Tomiach, John McLaughlin, Brian Ferguson, Vic Stratman, Rocky Schneider, Ned Burgess, Stephanie May, Juni Mathias, and Helen Ferguson.

Supervisor Finigan moved to support Chair Samples' appointment of Martha McClure and Chuck Blackburn to an Ad Hoc Committee, seconded by Leslie McNamer and approved unanimously.

Supervisor Blackburn moved to direct County Counsel to prepare a document that can be transmitted to the proper authorities identifying the flaws in the process that has brought us to this point, seconded by Leslie McNamer and approved unanimously.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

20. Adopt a resolution entitled RESOLUTION REJECTING INSURANCE REGULATIONS PROPOSED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE as requested by the Administrative Services Manager.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-07 adopted unanimously. Vice Chair directed staff to send the RCRC generic letter to Senator Chesbro, Senator Aanestad and Assemblymember Berg and to join the Californians AGAINST Higher Insurance Rates.

 

Motion: Move to adopt

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 Leslie McNamer, David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

21. Review a request by the Aviation Commission regarding the ground lease rates for non-County owned hangars. Take action as necessary**

Action: Comments were heard from Richard Miles. No action was taken.

22. Review a request by the Aviation Advisory Commission recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the appointment of two advisory commission alternate members. Take action as necessary.**

Action: The Board unanimously approved to appoint alternates.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

23. Approve the License Agreement between Del Norte County and George W. Kostakos for a portion of Ward Field and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement as requested by the Airport Manager.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-21. By unanimous vote, the Chair was authorized to sign the License Agreement.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

24. Authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for Humboldt State University's proposal to the Economic Development Administration.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the Board authorized the chair to sign a letter of support.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

25. Adopt Resolution 2006-____ authorizing staff to apply for Proposition 40 Per-Capita funds for the repair and renovation of field lighting and irrigation system at Pyke Field.**

Action: DNCO Resolution Number 2006-08. By unanimous vote, the Board adopted the Resolution.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: David Finigan

 

Vote Yea: 4 Martha McClure, David Finigan, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

26. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Del Norte Healthcare District for interim financing of $3 million during the construction phase for the new Del Norte Wellness Center as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-2006-22. By unanimous vote, the Board approved the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Martha McClure

Second: David Finigan

 

Vote Yea: 4 Martha McClure, David Finigan, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

27. Review a request from the Harbor Commission to hold meetings in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. Take action as necessary.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the Board approved the request for the Harbor Commission to hold meetings in the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

28. Approve and authorize the Vice-Chair to sign the attached Agreement for Child Care Services between the County of Del Norte and the Del Norte Child Care Council (DNCCC) in the amount of $425,800.00 for fiscal year 2005-2006 as requested by the Director of Health and Social Services.**

Action: DNCO Agreement Number 2006-23. By unanimous vote, the Board authorized the Vice Chair to sign the Agreement.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

LAND USE:

29. Approve the breaching of Lake Earl at the level of 5 feet MSL or greater, on February 15th, as part of Army Corps Permit as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the Board approved the breaching of Lake Earl at the level of 5 feet MSL, or greater, on Februry 15th, as a part of the Army Corps Permit.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

30. Approve the expenditure of Title III funds in the amount of up to $10,560.00 for the revised Fire Facility Upgrade/Slurry Seal Project at Ward Field in Gasquet as previously submitted as requested by the Director of Community Development.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the Board approved the expenditure of Title III funds.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Chuck Blackburn

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

31. Approve the Engineering and Traffic Survey results on Howland Hill Road, waive full reading, read by title only, and introduce an ordinance entitled an ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 10.04 OF THE DEL NORTE COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE RELATING TO SPEED LIMITS ON COUNTY MAINTAINED ROADS for the speed limit on Howland Hill Road from Elk Valley Road to Bertsch Avenue to 40 miles per hour as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: No action taken.

32. Approve the Final Subdivision Map of the Redwood West Subdivision as presented and authorize the Clerk of the Board to sign it as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: Supervisor recused himself from this item. The Board approved the Final Subdivision Map.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: Chuck Blackburn

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 3 Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 1 David Finigan

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 the Chamber Dinner, LTCO meeting, meeting with State OES, RCRC Dinner and Installation where he was installed as Second Vice President; Supervisor McClure had no report; Supervisor Blackburn reported on the EMS meeting, meeting with Mr. Horowitz and Grange, Chamber Board of Directors meeting, Chamber Dinner, meeting with Hambros and Klamath River Task Force meeting; Supervisor McNamer reported on the Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting, Souper Sunday at the Senior Center and the Portuguese Fund Raiser Dinner.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

34. Approve a Budget Transfer Request (01-06) in the amount of $2,400.00 within the Sheriff's Department to allow for previously budgeted computer processing money to increase the computer lease expense line as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the budget transfer was approved.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

35. Approve a Budget Transfer Request (02-02) within the Child Support Services Budget in the amount of $3,025.00 from advertising/publications to fixed assets for upgrading outdated security equipment and in the amount of $25,000.00 from payroll to professional services for contract attorney services as requested by the Director of Child Support Services.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the Board approved the budget transfer.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure

Vote Nay: 0 None

Vote Abstain: 0 None

36. Approve a Budget Transfer Request (02-01) in the amount of $38,683.00 within the Office of Emergency Services budget to fully utilize available funding as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**

Action: By unanimous vote, the board approved the budget transfer.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Chuck Blackburn

 

Vote Yea: 4 David Finigan, Chuck Blackburn, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure

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 that the AIP funding in the Federal Budget has been cut, but are reviewing the Airport Grant Funding at RCRC, elimination of Community Service Block Grant and payment of BLM properties dollars.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

38. Receive an update on various Capital Projects.

Action: Community Development Director report on Klamath Beach road and a temporary solution to the closure,

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Donna M. Walsh, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: February 24, 2006

 

 

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