A G E N D A

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

 

CRESCENT CITY, CA  95531

 

 

  SPECIAL SESSION                          TUESDAY MAY 25, 2010                                        8:30 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 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. 

 

                           SPECIAL SESSION 8:30 A.M.

Teleconference Item: Consideration of an award of a public works contract for an overlay on Lake Earl Drive between Elk Valley Cross Road and Buzzini Road to Hemmingsen Construction and to authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign it; and authorize the designed representative from the Community Development Department to sign individual change orders up to Ten Percent (10%) of the contract award as requested by the Deputy Director of Roads and Engineering. Supervisor Finigan will be participating in this agenda item via teleconference authorized under Government Code section 54953(b). He will be either in the passenger ticketing area or the post-screening passenger waiting area of the terminal located at Del Norte County Regional Airport,Jack McNamara Field, 150 Dale Rupert Road, Crescent City, California, 95531. Public comment will be allowed from that location.

 

Action: Supervisor Finigan was present for this vote. Chair Hemmingsen and Supervisor Sullivan recused themselves from this item. On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board approved the award of a public works contract for an overlay on Lake Earl Drive between Elk Valley Cross Road and Buzzini Road to Hemmingsen Construction and to authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign it; and authorize the designed representative from the Community Development Department to sign individual change orders up to Ten Percent (10%) of the contract award.

 

Motion:  Move to Approve

Move:    David Finigan

Second: Leslie McNamer

 

Ayes:               3                            Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, David

                                                   Finigan

                         CLOSED SESSION 8:30 A.M.

Public Comment on Closed Session items only.

 

 

Hold a closed session to consider and discuss litigation and personnel matters: I) Personnel negotiations pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County negotiator the County Administrative Officer and the Del Norte County Employees' Association, Sheriffs Employees' Association, represented and unrepresented bargaining units.  II) Conference with legal counsel – A) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a), David L. Elsebusch v. Del Norte, DN Superior Court, Case No. CVCV06-2313; and Coyle v. James Marmon, et al., DN Superior Court Case No. CVPM07-1572; Jones & Jones v. County of Del Norte, et. seq. US District Court, Northern District # cv 08 3222BZ; Wigley v. Del Norte CVPI 06-1401; Chisman v. County US Dist Ct, Northern Cal Dist, # C084793MMC; Haley v. County, US Dist Ct, Northern Cal Dist, # CV084572WHA; Dickson v. County CV-UJ-08-0001485; PSSCWD v. LAFCo, Del Norte Superior Ct., CVPT08-1380; JHP LLC v Japp, Del Norte Superior Ct No. 09-1438; B) Anticipated litigation: 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b) - two cases; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) - 1 case.  .  Public Employee Mental Health Specialist II DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) ( GC 54954.5 AND 54957).

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR SESSION 10:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M. Call the  meeting to order and take roll.

Action: The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M. and the Clerk took silent roll noting that all were present with the exception of Supervisor Finigan.

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Supervisor Sullivan.

Action: Supervisor Sullivan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Human Services introduced Heather Hampson as a new Social Worker.

·        Report of any actions from closed session by County Counsel.

Action: County Counsel stated no reportable actions. Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, reported that on a 4-0 vote with Supervisor Sullivan recusing himself, the Board extended the Public Employee Mental Health Specialist II DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) ( GC 54954.5 AND 54957).

·        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 deletions, corrections, or additions were requested.

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

1.     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 Sullivan reported on meeting with Greg Burns, our lobbyist from Washington, D.C., attending a Neighborhood Watch Meeting with Sheriff Wilson, Tim Athey, Jay Sarina, and about 25 residents of Smith River, participating in action summary, participated in the Art Walk, part of which was held in his office, attending the Grange auction and Tri-Tip Dinner, attending the LRT Gala fundraiser at Veterans Hall, commented on SB1130 being voted on and passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee. He stated that it will now be going before the Senate Floor, and commended Paul Smith of RCRC, Bill Bailey from Senator Aanestad's officer, and Humboldt County for their support and work, and attending his son's First Communion.

Supervisor McNamer commented that she missed the last Board meeting due to illness, attending Agenda review for Solid Waste Management Authority, attending a Solid Waste Management Authority meeting, participating in a walk through with Gary Blatnick and Jay Sarina regarding Social Service's building upgrades, meeting with County supervisors of services regarding fees, attending Employee Recognition luncheon, and attending an Air Quality Management Board meeting in the Flynn Center. 

Supervisor McClure reported on attending a Senior Board meeting, attending a Solid Waste Management meeting, attending a Solid Waste Management Ad Hoc Committee meeting, attending a Historical Society General Membership meeting, meeting with Jeff Daniels from the Road Department, meeting  with Greg Burns, our lobbyist from Washington D.C, attending a Redwood Arts Association Board meeting, commented about a project that the Historical Society is doing, and walked all the docks at the harbor and commented on the damage that happened because of the tsunamis.

Supervisor Hemmingsen reported on meeting with Greg Burns, our lobbyist from Washington D.C., attending the Ribbon Cutting for the new jail visitation room, attending a Resource Conservation & Development meeting (RC & D), attending the Ruby Van Deventer Park re-dedication, attending the Grange dinner and auction, attending an Elk Valley Rancheria 2x2 meeting, commented that he was unable to attend employee recognition luncheon, meeting with Gary Blatnick, Supervisor Finigan, and Tom Crowell regarding school children, participating in agenda review, attending Sandy Pappas' Celebration of Life, commented that another friend of his passed away over the weekend, meeting with Ken Smith, Jim Buckles, and Amy Wilson, regarding Sudden Oak Death, and participated in a short meeting with County Counsel and some departments regarding contracts.

 

2.     10:25 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 given by Richard Miles regarding the Airport, and the item regarding homeless shelters , Zack Larson regarding Caltrans and highway sites for mitigation, and Patti Vernelson regarding the airport in Gasquet.

3.     10:30 A.M. Presentation of Recognition Awards for Employees.   

Action: Gary Blatnick presented the award for Department Supervisor of the Year to Lisa Hardy, Mental Health Branch; Team of the Year to the Mental Health Branch; and Employee of the Year to Jeff Wolsfeld, Health and Human Services.

Debbie Mayhue presented the award for Enthusiastic Employee of the Year to Jennifer Young, Child Support Services.

The Safe Employee of the Year award was presented to Nicole Burshem, Probation.

Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, extended his thanks to all the County's employees for their hard work and dedication.

4.     10:45 A.M. Presentation by David Nelson, representative of Trindel.**   

Action: This presentation was canceled.

5.     11:00 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing for a Del Norte County Rezone (Text Amendment) to Del Norte County Code Titles 12 and 20 Regarding Fencing and Other Obstructions on Corner Lots and take the following actions: 1) Adopt the findings listed in the Planning Commission Staff Report; and 2) adopt the attached Ordinance for text amendments to Titles 12 and 20 of Del Norte County Code as requested by the Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**   Document

Action: Heidi Kunstal, Deputy Director of Building and Planning, presented this item.

Chair Hemmingsen opened the Public Hearing. No Public Comment was given. Chair Hemmingsen closed the Public Hearing.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan, and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board adopted the findings listed in the Planning Commission Staff Report; and adopted the attached Ordinance for text amendments to Titles 12 and 20 of Del Norte County Code.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea:       3              Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Nay:       1              Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0              None

6.     11:15 A.M. Presentation by Zack Larson regarding the MLPA   

Action: Zack Larson, of Zack Larson & Associates gave an update regarding the MLPA. Some topics that were discussed included a brief background of the MLPA process, partners in the initiative, Marine Protected Areas, and examples of habitats that are being replicated within the MPA's.

7.     11:30 A.M. Receive the following presentations: (1) Presentation by the Director of Information Technology on the new website for the County of Del Norte;  (2) Receive an update from John Irwin of J Irwin Consulting on the status of Broadband Internet Access in Del Norte County; and (3) Receive a presentation from the Yurok Tribe regarding an agreement with Del Norte County for internet services for Klamath.   Document

Action: Dan McCorkle, Director of Information Technology, gave an overview of the new County Website.

John Irwin, of J Irwin Consulting, gave an update on the status of Broadband Internet Access in Del Norte County.

A presentation was given by the Yurok Tribe regarding an the agreement with Del Norte County for internet services in Klamath. They stated that they hoped to be seeing this service available by winter of 2010.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items 8-19).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

8.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached "Proclamation Honoring Foster Parents as part of National Foster Care Month" as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

9.     Accept Phase II funding from the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation in the amount of $33,440.00 for the hiring of an independent contractor to provide coordination and collaboration between stakeholders and during the development of Marine Protected Areas for the North Coast Study Region; and Authorize the Chair to sign an agreement with Zack Larson and Associates to provide said service for Phase II beginning in May 2010 and ending approximately October of 2010 as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-069)

10. Approve and authorize the Sheriff to enter into a License Agreement with Humboldt County for use of their Coroner Facilities for autopsies as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approve (DNCO Agreement 2010-064)

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement between the County of Del Norte and the Yurok Tribe to install microwave radio equipment on the Flynn Center, as part of an overall project that would enable the Yurok Tribe to provide internet services to the community of Klamath as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-065)

12. Approve and adopt the Information Technology Security Policies dated May 25, 2010 as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**   Document

Action: Approved

13. Approve and adopt the attached Proclamation setting aside the month of May 2010 as Mental Health Month as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement Number 10-NNA08 with the State of California, Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP), for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013, and authorize the Director, Department of Health and Human Services to sign any associated or required documents as they relate to this Agreement as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-070)

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Second Amendment to a Multi-Year Contract for Fiscal Years 2007-08 through 2009-10, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs- NNA Contract, and authorize the Director, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to sign any associated or required documents as they relate to this Agreement as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-071)

16. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement No. 10-1004 with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010, and delegate Gary Blatnick, Director, Department of Health and Human Services or his designee to sign the necessary applications, contracts, agreements, amendments, and payment request forms as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-072)

17. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter supporting AB 2018 by Assemblymember Skinner, which establishes an inter-county transfer process for Food Stamp recipients who move from one county to another as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

18. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter supporting AB 2322 authorizing counties to develop internal databases for use in preventing, identifying, managing, or treating child abuse and neglect as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

19. Approve and adopt the attached Resolution and authorize Dawn Langston, Treasurer/Tax Collector, to execute the Agreement with the Franchise Tax Board to collect certain delinquent accounts through the Court-Ordered Debt Program as requested by the Treasurer-Tax Collector.**   Document

Action: Approved (Resolution 2010-034)

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

20. Receive a report of the May 12, 2010 action of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority regarding gratis services that are required to be provided to the County under the terms of the Joint Powers Agreement as requested by the Director of Community Development.**   Document

Action: Kevin Hamblin, Director of Community Development presented this item and fielded questions from the Board.

Kevin Hendrick, Director of Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, also spoke on this issue.

Direction was made by the Board to have County staff to work with Del Norte County Solid Waste Management Authority for a solution regarding such things as grants and cleanup in order to be able to address the issue in the future. Also, direction was made to have the City and Ed Fulton included afterwards.

21. Provide review and comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 10/11 Budget for the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority and provide written comments to the Authority Board prior to final adoption of the Budget at 3:45 PM at the June 8th Authority Board Meeting as requested by the Director of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority.**   Document

Action: Kevin Hendrick, Director of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, presented the item.

The Board expressed their concerns about specific aspects in the Budget.

Direction was made to have staff forward these questions/concerns to Kevin Hendrick for his review.

22. Provide staff with direction regarding the preparation of a draft Ordinance for emergency shelters for the homeless in accordance with Sections 65582, 65583, 65589.5 of California Government Code and furthermore direct staff to forward said draft Ordinance to the Planning Commission for consideration as requested by the Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**   Document

Action: Heidi Kunstal, Deputy Director of Building and Planning presented this item.

Jeannine Galatioto, Administrative Analyst, and Doug Morgan of Community Assistance Network spoke to the Board on this item and the importance of the issue.

After discussion by the Board, direction was made to have staff forward the draft Ordinance to the Planning Commission for consideration. It was also directed to have community input on the matter, especially the residents within the areas that are being proposed.

23. Review an update on Hobbs Wall and take action as necessary.**   Document

Action: Tina McClendon, Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads presented this item to the Board.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board authorized the expenditure of Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Federal Exchange and State Match funds for the completion of environmental studies and design of the Hobbs Wall Trail; and directed staff to commence the process to amend the FSTIP to include the Hobbs Wall Project.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LAND USE:

24. Consider and conceptually approve the draft mitigation planning effort, focused on Pacific Shores as the primary focus area with adequate acreage, to support wetland mitigation required for the Runway Safety Area compliance project as requested by the Airport Director.**   Document

Action: The Board considered and conceptually approved the draft mitigation planning effort, focused on Pacific Shores as the primary focus area with adequate acreage, to support wetland mitigation required for the Runway Safety Area compliance project.

25. Review the Caltrans denial of a request to downsize the Caltrans Grant-Funded Ward Field fencing project and consider a request to decline the Caltrans grant offer in lieu of budget issues as requested by the Airport Director.**   Document

Action: James Bernard, Airport Director, gave a presentation on this item. The Board directed staff to cancel the capital improvement grant funded fencing project for Ward Field and to resubmit the Ward Field fencing project to the State Caltrans Aviation Capital Improvement Program for future grant funding with addendums.

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: ALL BUDGET TRANSFERS WERE TAKEN AS ONE ITEM

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McNamer, the Board approved Budget Transfers (05-04 through 05-11).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Leslie McNamer

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

26. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-04) in the amount of $7,510.00 within the Probation Department to increase STC funding as requested by the Chief Probation Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved

27. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-05) in the amount of $25,000.00 within the Department of Information Technology to purchase equipment as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**   Document

Action: Approved

28. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-06) in the amount of $4,100.00 within the Sheriff's Department for equipment purchase as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved

29. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-07) in the amount of $35,091.00 within the Sheriff's Department for equipment purchase as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved

30. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-08) in the amount of $91, 975.00 within the Department of Social Services as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

31. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-09) in the amount of $111,289.00 within the Alcohol and Other Drug budget as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

32. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-10) in the amount of $65,000.00 within the Mental Health budget as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

33. Approve a Budget Transfer (05-11) in the amount of $3,360.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

34. Consider miscellaneous legislative and budget matters pertinent to the County of Del Norte.  Authorize the Chair to sign and send appropriate letters with respect to matters pending before the state or federal governments.   Document

Action: A request was made to draft and send a letter of support to the Governor for funding for Veterans services.

Supervisor Sullivan requested that we contact CSAC regarding their support on SB1130

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

35. A Written Capital Projects Update. Information Only.**   Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, gave an update.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  May 28, 2010

 

 

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