SPECIAL SESSION
AGENDA

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    9:00 A.M.

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 special 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. 

 

Present:     Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan

                  

Absent:       None

AGENDA ITEMS

1.     Pledge of Allegiance.

Action: Chair Hemmingsen led the Pledge of Allegiance.

2.     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 Eileen Cooper regarding ESHA, Parks and Recreation, and Coastal Act Policies.  Jamie Yarborough gave Public Comment on items 3 and 7.

3.     Open final budget hearings for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Open final budget hearings for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

 Review budget recommendation and direct staff to make appropriate  changes.Eliminate the following positions;

  (1) Senior Account Clerk (vacant) within the Auditor's office effective 7/1/09.

     (1) Administrative Analyst within the Treasurer Tax-Collector's office effective    10/1/09.

 (1) System Support Specialist I/II/III (vacant) within the Information Technology Department effective 7/1/09.

 (1) Deputy District Attorney I/II/III within the District Attorney's office effective 10/1/09.

(1) Appraiser Technician within the Assessor's office effective 10/1/09.

Transfer (1) Office Technician I/II/III position from Information Technology to    Administration effective 7/1/09. Direct staff to enroll the County in the Prop lA Securitization program through California Communities.

Continue Budget Hearings on an as needed basis through September 29, 2009 at which time the Board of Supervisors will ask to adopt the Final Budget.

Action: A discussion was held regarding recommendations for the final budget and securitization. No further meeting was scheduled to be held but if issues arise before the September 29th meeting, a Budget Hearing will reconvene.

Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Human Services commented on the Health and Human Services budgets, CWS funding, and a $200,000 reduction that is anticipated.  Motion included approval of recommendations above.

Motion: Move to approve                 Move: Michael Sullivan         Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5                  Supervisors: Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, David Finigan  

 

Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None

 

Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

4.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Resolution agreeing to be a supporting party to the Yurok Tribe's application entitled APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDING UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 - GRANTS FOR TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT GENERATING ECONOMIC RECOVERY "TIGER" DISCRETIONARY GRANTS FOR REQUA ROAD REHABILITATION AND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, DEL NORTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, YUROK RESERVATION

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McClure the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign a Resolution agreeing to be a supporting party to the Yurok Tribe's application entitled APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDING UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 - GRANTS FOR TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT GENERATING ECONOMIC RECOVERY "TIGER" DISCRETIONARY GRANTS FOR REQUA ROAD REHABILITATION AND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, DEL NORTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, YUROK RESERVATION.

Motion: Move to approve                 Move: David Finigan  Second: Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea: 5                  Supervisors: David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen       

 

Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None

 

Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

5.     Approve the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) request for the release of funds for an electronic security system not to exceed $35,000.00 prior to adoption of the final budget as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**

Action: Supervisor Sullivan recused himself from this item for conflict of interest.

On a motion by Supervisor McClure and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board approved the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) request for the release of funds for an electronic security system not to exceed $35,000.00 prior to adoption of the final budget.

Motion: Move to approve                 Move: Martha McClure         Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 4                  Supervisors: Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan                          

 

Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None

 

Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

6.     Authorize the temporary street closure of Indian Road at the Smith River Rancheria, from the Indian Health Clinic near the intersection of U.S. Highway 101, to Tribal Cemetery, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on September 26, 2009 as requested by the County Engineer.**

Action: Art Reeve, County Engineer presented this item.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board authorized the temporary street closure of Indian Road at the Smith River Rancheria, from the Indian Health Clinic near the intersection of U.S. Highway 101, to Tribal Cemetery, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on September 26, 2009.

Motion: Move to approve                 Move: Michael Sullivan         Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea: 5                  Supervisors: Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan       

 

Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None

 

Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

7.     Identify the significant issues of concern related to the California Coastal Commission review of the County's Local Coastal Program Update and direct staff to prepare alternatives ideas/language that will be presented to the Coastal staff and to the Coastal Commission as requested by the Senior Planner.**

Action: Heidi Kunstal distributed the presentation and asked the Board for direction. If you need further information regarding this item, please see the attached report.

Direction was made on the following within the presentation:

Items #1 and #2 needs to included the elimination of the Ag Gen 5 from the tiered process.

The recommendation for #3 was approved.

On Item #4, due to there being no mapping that shows any impact, the Board suggested that alternative language be added to defer taking action until mapping studies can be done. It was suggested that language be crafted saying that there is an agreement of need for mapping for the inundation zone, however, adoption of that segment is not to be considered until adequate mapping and public input is received.

On Item #5, the Board agreed on the need for mapping as well. Also, it was suggested that language should be added to include an elevation threshold and the distance from the ocean.

On Item #6,  At the Board's direction, if there are any future suggested modifications made by the Coastal Commission before October that affect the County, that we have input into the recommendation.

Heidi Kunstal asks for time to offer a status report to the Board on the 29th with a request for representatives from the California Coastal Commission to come and speak to the Board.

Ernie Perry asked that they have time to convey issues and discuss items with the Coastal Commission prior to adoption and Chair Hemmingsen directed staff to bring this issue back on the 29th.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  September 18, 2009

 

 

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