SPECIAL SESSION
AGENDA

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

DEL NORTE COUNTY

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

981 H STREET, ROOM 100

 

CITY COUNCIL

City of Crescent City

 

 

SPECIAL SESSION

JOINT MEETING

Monday, April 18, 2011

5:00 PM

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.

 

 

SPECIAL SESSION

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

 

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

Absent: Martha McClure

AGENDA

AGENDA ITEMS

Pledge of Allegiance

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment

Action: Public Comment was given by Richard Miles and Victoria Dickey.

3.     Hold a Public Hearing regarding the Issuance by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds for the Summer Park Apartments and adopt the attached Resolution. Document

Action: The Board posed questions relating to property tax, law enforcement and emergency services, credit ratings, housing element, and future annexation issues.

Public Comment was given by John Cicerone, Victoria Dickey, Joseph Aliotti, Caitlin Lanctot, Richard Miles, and Connie Morrison

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Hemmingsen, the Board adopted the Resolution entitled A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITITES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS FOR THE SUMMER PARK APARTMENTS.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Gerry Hemmingsen

Vote Yea: 4 Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Leslie McNamer, David Finigan

Absent: 1 Martha McClure

Supervisor Finigan asked that an item be added to the agenda subsequent to posting due to a time constraint.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor Hemmingsen, the Board added a letter in support of the Yurok Tribal Court's Grant Application to the Department of Justice, Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Program to improve tribal justice, community safety, and victimization issues.

 

Motion: Move to approve

Move: David Finigan

Second: Gerry Hemmingsen

 

Vote Yea: 4 Supervisors: David Finigan, Gerry Hemmingsen, Leslie McNamer, Michael Sullivan

 

Vote Nay: 0 Supervisors: None

Vote Abstain: 0 Supervisors: None

 

 

 

 

ADJOURN TO

 

JOINT CITY/COUNTY MEETING

 

AGENDA

SPECIAL JOINT CITY/COUNTY MEETING

FLYNN CENTER

981 H STREET

CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531

 

 

Monday

April 18, 2011

5:30 p.m.

 

1. OPEN SESSION

Call to Order

Roll Call

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

 

PRESENT: Chair McNamer, Vice-Chair Hemmingsen, Supervisor Finigan, Supervisor Sullivan

ABSENT: Supervisor McClure

 

CITY COUNCIL:

 

PRESENT: Mayor Slert, Mayor Pro-Tem Murray, Councilmember Shellong, Councilmember Westfall, Councilmember Enea.

ABSENT: None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - Any member of the audience is invited to address the City Council and Board of Supervisors on any matter that is within the jurisdiction of the City of Crescent City and Del Norte County. Comments of public interest or on matters appearing on the agenda are accepted. Note, however, that the Council and Board are not able to undertake extended discussion or act on non-agendized items. Such items can be referred to staff for appropriate action, which may include placement on a future agenda. Any comments that are not at the microphone are out of order and will not be a part of

the public record. After receiving recognition from the Mayor or Chair, please state your name and City or County residency for the record. Public Comment is limited to three (3) minutes.

 

 

Action: The City/County Joint meeting was called to order at 5:40 P.M. and roll call was conducted, noting that all were present with the exception of Supervisor McClure.

Public Comment was given by Victoria Dickey, Joseph Aliotti, Caitlin Lanctot, Richards Miles, and Connie Morrison.

2.Discuss recent County tower climbing certifications, needed equipment, and a potential Memorandum of Understanding.

Action: Dan McCorkle and Fritz Ludemann presented this item, stating that the City and County would work together by the City purchasing the safety equipment and the County providing certified people for the work.

County Supervisor moved that their be a consensus between both the Board and Council that direction be made to staff to work on a agreement that supports this.

3.Discuss cooperative services between the City and County regarding Building/Planning/Engineering/Code Enforcement/County Service Areas Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, spoke on this subject. He suggested a discussion held between City and County staff to assess where Planning and County Service Areas can be jointly maximized.

Jeannine Galatioto, Interim City Manager, suggested that the agreement from 2007 be looked at to see whether updates or changes need to be made.

Councilwoman Murray stated that we should also take a look at Ficticious Business Statements as well as Law Enforcement when discussing possible cooperative services.

Councilwoman Shellong commented that the City should be more involved in supporting County Code Enforcement whether it be additional staff or funding.

Mayor Slert agreed and said that blight was an ongoing issue.

City Attorney Bob Black stated that the Council and Board might consider having a joint effort to have a local receivership services.

Public Comment was given by Richard Miles.

The City and County agreed that all these issues would be brought back later in the year at another City/County joint session with recommendations.

4.Presentation by staff regarding recent City/County Prop. 40 projects.

Action: Eric Weir, Utilities Director and Associate Engineer for the City, gave a presentation on the City's Proposition 40 projects including the Harbor Trail Project, new park equipment storage, B Street Pier lighting replacement, Peterson Park lighting replacement, and playground component replacement at Peterson Park. Jason Wiley, Field Superintendent for Public Works for the City of Crescent City, gave a presentation on Howe Drive Park Overlook, Stamps Ways, and Play Street area.

Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, gave an update to the Board and Council on Prop 40 projects that were done by the County. These included upgrades to Pyke Field; paving, striping, septic system overhaul, and equipment purchase for Ruby Van Deventer Park;and the Challenge Ropes Course and small playground addition to Florence Keller Park. He commended James Carnegie, Fiscal Manager, and Barbara Drew, Account Clerk, for their effort for the work done on Florence Keller.

Councilwoman Shellong commented that there should be a consistency in the resources used by both the City and County when doing improvements.

5.Receive report regarding the recent mock boiler explosion at Crescent Elk Middle School

Action: Fire Chief Steve Wakefield gave an overall presentation on this event. He commented that all fire departments, Del Norte Ambulance, and Sutter Coast were some of the agencies involved in the drill. He also stated that there were about 50 volunteers who posed in various states of "injury" in order for the fire departments to attempt rescue. In the span of two hours, all the volunteers were rescued.

Jeannine Galatioto stated that Sutter Coast Hospital's emergency response was tested as well as the mobile dispatch for the Sheriff's Department.

6.Discuss general support of future annexations

Action: The City and Board agreed to have staff come back with proposals to both Boards to look at areas of possible annexation.

Supervisor Finigan stated that the key to annexation was to have it be revenue neutral.

7.Discuss the options for Sunset Circle and take action as necessary

Action: Eric Taylor gave a presentation on the potential acquisition, proposed development, and the proposed area of the link to the Harbor Trail.

Supervisor Hemmingsen directed County staff to meet with City staff in regards to what the next steps should be.

Public Comment was given by Richard Miles.

8.Discuss future partnerships.

Action: Councilwoman Shellong commented on the Visitor's Bureau ongoing search for support and financing. She stated that she would like to see the City and County to continue funding, however, she would like to see them more successful.

Supervisor Sullivan stated that this is a gray area. He commented that it needs to be an independent agency but it needs permanent funding and that our economy is tourism-based.

Councilwoman Westfall stated that she did not think our City is a tourist destination, that it is more a of a "pass-through city". She encourages working toward something with a vision.

Mayor Slert stated that we need to continue to work on our community and to use Prop 40 money as we have been doing, but also state that we need to get the message out about what our City has to offer.

ADJOURNMENT

Board Action: The City/County joint meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California Date Posted: April 28, 2011

 

 

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