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 14, 2010

    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:     Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan

                  

Absent:       Leslie McNamer

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), Otremba v DNC Del Norte Superior Ct., # CVUJ-10-1258, Wilson v. DNC, Cal. 1st App Dist # A127847, Hanover vs. DNC Road Dept, Del Norte Superior Ct., # CVCV 08-2300 , Danis v. DNC, U.S. Dist Ct, N Cal., # CV095924CRB, DNC v. U.S. Forest Srv, U.S. Dist Ct, N Cal., # CV10-2047JSW, Strom v. DNC, U.S. Dist Ct, N Cal., # CV08-4708MEJ, Coyle v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVPM07-1572, Dickson v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVUJ08-1485, Elsebusch v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVCV06-2313, JHP LLC v. Japp, Del Norte Ct # CVPT09-1438, Stewart v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVUJ09-1001, Whetstine v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVUJ-10-1199, Wigley v. DNC, Del Norte Ct # CVPI06-1401, 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). Public Employee Assistant District Attorney 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.

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

Action: Supervisor Finigan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: No new employees were introduced.

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

Action: County Counsel stated no reportable actions. Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, stated that the matter of the Public Employee Mental Health Specialist II DISCLIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) (GC 54954.5 and 54957) is to be continued in order to obtain transcripts.

·        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: Supervisor Hemmingsen asked that a Proclamation for Surf's Up Weekend be added to Item #3 subsequent to the posting of the agenda.

On a motion by Supervisor McClure and seconded by Supervisor Finigan, the Proclamation was added to the agenda.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

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 Finigan reported on traveling to Sacramento for a meeting at the Governor's office regarding the airport bill and the inclusion of the Smith River Rancheria, commented that he spoke with several legislators regarding the Disaster Relief Bill, attending an RCRC Homebuyer's Fund meeting, meeting with Administration regarding Bertch Park, attending an Economic Development Corporation luncheon at Good Harvest, attending a CSAC meeting in Sacramento regarding propositions as well as attending a Coastal Counties Association meeting, attending a meeting with Community Development regarding planning, and attending a youth football game on Friday.

Supervisor McClure reported on attending a Solid Waste Management Authority meeting, attending a Redwood Coast Transit Authority meeting regarding their positive cashflow and increase in ridership, attending a Redwood Parks Association meeting, meeting with Congressman Mike Thompson and commented that he visited Del Norte High School as well as visiting Vita Cucina, meeting with Wes Chesbro for the Labor Day breakfast, commented on the letter of support for the Lighthouse Tower project and that it was forwarded it to a number of agencies, commented that she was following the Emergency Medical Service's discussion on the intent for reorganization, attending a Resource Advisory Committee meeting, and attending a Coastal Conservancy meeting.

Supervisor Sullivan reported on meeting with Laura Olson from California Endowment and Geneva Wiki, commented on the improvements at Ruby Van Deventer Park, attending a Redwood Coast Transit meeting, attending a Local Transportation Committee meeting, attending a Tri-Agency meeting, attending a public meeting for State Parks regarding duck hunting, commented on the upcoming Parks Commission meeting on the 8th of October regarding duck hunting and the general plan for Mill Creek, participating in Action Summary, participating in the CASA golf tournament, attending a Chamber Board meeting, attending a Resource Advisory Committee meeting, participating in a conference call for Area 1 Agency on Aging, attending a meeting with Jay Sarina, Supervisor Hemmingsen, Jerry Cochran, and Robert Black regarding Hurdygurdy negotiations, attending Bob and Sally Sarina's 50th anniversary party, meeting with Community Development regarding Walker Road, meeting with Heidi Kunstal regarding zoning for a potential homeless shelter, attending the dedication for Officer Felio, attending Congressman Thompson's event at the Senior Center, attending a Del Norte High football game, and commented on his son's first day of third grade.

Supervisor Hemmingsen reported on attending the Tolowa Dunes reclassification workshop, attending a friend's 80th birthday party, commented that Supervisor McNamer is absent due to illness and wishes her a speedy recovery, attending a meeting in Brookings regarding the rationalization program within the groundfish industry, meeting with Supervisor McNamer, Kevin Hamblin, and David Mason regarding a parking ordinance, attending a Hurdygurdy negotiation meeting, attending the presentation at the Vet's Hall by Congressman Thompson, attending the 75th anniversary at the Senior Center, attending a settlement meeting regarding Pacific Shore, attending a meeting at the Harbor regarding the Salmon Disaster Relief money distribution, participating in Agenda Review, attending a Local Transportation Commission meeting, attending the Harbor Candidate's Forum at the Fairgrounds, meeting with County Counsel and the attorney for the Forest Services regarding a lawsuit.

2.     10:20 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: No Public Comment was given.

3.     10:30 A.M. Approve the following Proclamations and Resolutions: (1) A Resolution in honor of the 2010 North Coast Stand Down; (2) A Proclamation in recognition of Constitution Week, September 17-23, 2010; and (3) A Proclamation recognizing October 2010 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.**   Document

Action: A Proclamation for Surf's Up Weekend was added to the item.

Public Comment was given by Katie Gavin, Teri McCune, and Bev Noll.

 

 

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

4.     10:40 A.M. Open Final Budget Hearings for the 2010/2011 fiscal year, and give comment on the information provided.   Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer presented this item.  He stated that we will have another meeting on the Budget on September 28, 2010 which may be continued in order to have a quorum.

The Budget Hearings were continued to September 28, 2010.

No Public Comment was given.

 

 

5.     11:00 A.M. Presentation on South Fork Road.**   Document

Action: Jeff Daniels, Road Superintendent, gave a presentation on the progress of the South Fork Road Project.

6.     11:15 A.M. Presentation by Angela Goughnour and Jennifer Englund regarding declaring that our County is a "Let's Move" community to fight childhood obesity and approve the attached Proclamation.   

Action: Jennifer Englund presented this item.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board adopted the Proclamation designating Del Norte County as a "Let's Move" County.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

CONSENT AGENDA

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

Action: Item #26 was amended.

Public Comment was given by Louise Wilson.

Supervisor McClure asked about items #17 through #22 regarding the CHAT Grants.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       None

Second:    Michael Sullivan, David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen, David Finigan         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

7.     Approve the Minutes from the August 24, 2010 Board of Supervisors' meeting.**   Document

Action: Approved

8.     Approve starting the Mental Health Clinical Services Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch at Step C, effective date of hire as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

9.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign AB 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #EW-2010-06 with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for training from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, not to exceed $43,792.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-146)

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #CW-2010-06 with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) for training from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, not to exceed $38,640.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-147)

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for the County to provide office space located at 206 Williams Drive, Crescent City, CA for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-148)

13. Approve the new Mental Health Clinical Services Manager to receive a Wireless Device Allowance as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

14. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for Structured Decision Making (SDM) Services from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, not to exceed $30,600.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-149)

15. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for Medi-Cal eligible children, youth and their families' mental health services from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, not to exceed $1,439,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-150)

16. Approve the application to the California Emergency Management Agency for monies for the CHAT program and 2) adopt the Resolution for the continuing implementation of this program within the District Attorney's Office as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved

17. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Marla Bartow for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-151)

18. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Barbara Lee for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-152)

19. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Sandy Squires for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-155)

20. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Will Beegle for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-154)

21. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Cheryl Simon for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-153)

22. Approve a sign a renewed contract with Jill Babbitt for the psychological evaluation and treatment services for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) as requested by the District Attorney.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-156)

23. Approve the Agreement between the County of Del Norte and LACO Associates for the design of the Northcrest Drive Sewer Extension and authorize the Chairman of the Board to sign it as requested by the Deputy Director of Engineering & Roads.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-157)

24. Approve the proposed Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Crescent City and the County of Del Norte as requested by the Director of Community Development.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-158)

25. Approve an agreement between the County of Del Norte and Signature Research in the amount of $47,132.00 for the construction of a Challenge Course (aka. Ropes Course) at Florence Keller Park and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2010-159)

26. Approve a Resolution of the Del Norte County board of Supervisors as Successor in Interest of the Pacific Shores California Water District Temporarily Suspending Levy of Special Tax for Community Facilities District No. 1   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2010-051)

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

27. Approve an amendment to Del Norte County Agreement 2007-223 with Del Norte Ambulance, thereby approving the request for amended rates as outlined in attachment 'A' as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: This item was continued to the next meeting due the absence of a quorum.

28. Direct staff to amend Section 19.04.030 of the County Code to eliminate the "member of the general public" on the County Environmental Review Committee, leaving on the Committee only members who have expertise or stewardship over environmental issues as requested by the Director of Community Development.**   Document

Action: Public Comment was given by Roy Tedsen.

Direction was made by the Board to codify the previous action of the Board regarding the County Environmental Committee and that all members of the committee are to serve at the pleasure of the Board.

29. 1) Approve the elimination of the following vacant positions: 1 Staff Services Analyst I/II, 2 Supervising Child Support Specialists, 3 Child Support Specialist I/II/III, 1 Legal Clerk I/II, 1 Account Clerk I/II, and 1 Office Assistant I/II; and 2) Authorize County Personnel and the Director of child Support Services to proceed working with Merit Systems services for the purposes of determining which five (5) additional positions that are currently occupied should be eliminated to meet the operational needs of the department as request by the Director of Child Support Services.**   Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, and Debbie Mayhue, Director of Child Support, presented this item.

Public Comment was given by Lathe Gill.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved the elimination of the following vacant positions: 1 Staff Services Analyst I/II, 2 Supervising Child Support Specialists, 3 Child Support Specialist I/II/III, 1 Legal Clerk I/II, 1 Account Clerk I/II, and 1 Office Assistant I/II; and 2) authorized County Personnel and the Director of Child Support Services to proceed working with Merit Systems services for the purposes of determining which five (5) additional positions that are currently occupied should be eliminated to meet the operational needs of the department.

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

30. 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.   

Action: Supervisor Sullivan requested that a letter be sent to Pelican Bay State Prison regarding the proposed 12 hour shifts.

 

 

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    David Finigan

 

Vote Yea:       4              Michael Sullivan, David Finigan, Martha McClure, Gerry Hemmingsen         

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

31. Verbal Update. Information Only.   

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

ADJOURNMENT

Action: The Board adjourned to Closed Session at 12:32 P.M.

The Board came into back into Regular Session at 2:00 P.M.

Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, reported out that the item of Public Employee Assistant District Attorney DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) ( GC 54954.5 AND 54957) was continued to the next meeting.

The Board adjourned at 2:05 P.M.

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  September 17, 2010

 

 

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