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, June 14, 2011

    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 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, Michael Sullivan, Gerry Hemmingsen and David Finigan

                  

Absent:       None

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; Olson v. Del Norte County, Case No. CVUJ 08-1513, 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. Update of Real Property Negotiations with the City of Crescent City

 

 

 

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 and the Clerk took silent roll noting that all were present.

·        The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by County Counsel.

Action: Deputy County Counsel Ian Trueblood 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: Deputy County Counsel, Ian Trueblood, stated no reportable actions from 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: On a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board added the following item to the agenda:

Authorize the Clerk of the Board to swear in Supervisor McClure in as a member of the California Coastal Commission.

The motion was approved unanimously.

The Clerk then swore in Supervisor McClure.

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 Terry Supahan from the Smith River Rancheria regarding County projects, attending a Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority meeting, attending a Chamber Board meeting, attending a meeting with the State Parks regarding Jedediah Smith Park, attending a Redwood Coast Transit Authority meeting, attending a CSAC quarterly meeting, meeting with the current Executive Director of Fish and Game and Chief Warden Nolan, meeting with the Executive Director of Cal-Fire, attending a retirement party for Tom Sweets, former Executive Director of CSAC Finance Corporation, meeting with Governor Brown, meeting with several Game Wardens , attending Judge Frank Petersen's Funeral Service, attending the Scholarship Banquet, meeting with Senator LaMalfa, and commented on there being a position available on the College of the Redwoods Board.

Supervisor Hemmingsen reported on attending a Harbor Workforce meeting regarding a Nor-Tec grant,  attending a Tri-Agency meeting in Supervisor Finigan's place, participating in Action Summary, meeting with Fred Kelley Grant regarding roads issues, attending a Border Coast Regional Airport Authority  meeting, attending a Coordination meeting with the Forest Service and the Coordination Committee,  attending a Harbor meeting, attending a Solid Waste Management Authority meeting, attending a meeting with staff regarding the Snowy Plover Habitat issue, mentioned that he visited Florence Keller Park to see the new renovation,  attending Judge Frank Petersen's Funeral Service, and attending a meeting with staff and Supervisor Finigan regarding the Airport and mitigation.

Supervisor McClure reported on the Redwood Parks Association still interviewing for a Director, attending a Senior Center Board meeting, meeting with Peter Douglas regarding the Coastal Commission, attending a Solid Waste Management Authority meeting, attending a Redwood Coast Transit meeting, meeting with the Harbormaster, and commented that our National Park Firefighters have been transferred to Arizona to help with the wildfires.

Supervisor Finigan reported on attending an Regional Council for Rural Counties Board meeting regarding AB109 and realignment, reported on the Governor's Budget, commented on AB885 as well as illegal dumping; reported on attending a CSAC Legislative Conference: meeting with Governor Brown, attending a CSAC Foundation meeting, traveling to Sacramento to testify regarding the Airport and Smith River Rancheria JPA Amendment, and attending a meeting with staff regarding mitigation for the Airport. He also gave direction to staff regarding the overabundance of Elk from Victory Lane through the Rancheria. He asked that the Road Department put up signage, and that the Fish and Game look into a management plan.

Supervisor McNamer reported on meeting with Greg Burns, our Legislative Advocate, attending a CMSP meeting, attending her nephews wedding, attending her granddaughter's graduation, attending a Coordination meeting with the State Parks, attending a meeting  with Gary Blatnick and the Barnts family regarding the lease for the Social Services building, meeting with Sarah Sampels and Kevin Hendrick to review the Ad-Hoc Committees response, commented on the new trash cans through Solid Waste, and commented that her grandson received a scholarship.

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: Public Comment was given by Richard Miles, and Zack Larson, Del Norte Fish and Game Commission.

3.     10:30 A.M. Update Report on the Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities Initiative - Presented by Laura Olson, Program Manager, The California Endowment.   

Action: Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Human Services spoke on upcoming presentations.

Laura Olson, gave an update on the following: Investments, policies,upcoming youth programs, volunteers, and progress of community projects.

Public Comment was given by Richard Miles.

4.     10:45 A.M. Waive full reading, read by title only and adopt an Ordinance of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Establishing a Master Fee Ordinance for the County of Del Norte as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Chair McNamer opened the Public Hearing.

No Public Comment was given.

Chair McNamer closed the Public Hearing.

On a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board waived full reading, read by title only and adopted an Ordinance amending the Master Fee Ordinance for the County of Del Norte.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Michael Sullivan

 

Vote Yea:       5              Gerry Hemmingsen, Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, 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: Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from item #8 due to conflict of interest.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items #5 through #11)

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

5.     Approve the Minutes from the Board of Supervisors meeting on May 24, 2011.**   Document

Action: Approved

6.     Approve a RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL and a RESOLUTION EXPRESSING APPRECIATION AND COMMENDATION FOR THE MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE DEL NORTE ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURAL AWARENESS.   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2011-040 and Resolution 2011-041)

7.     Approve a request for permission to close a portion of First Street in Smith River, California for Smith River Days as requested by the Chair of the Smith River Heritage Association.**   Document

Action: Kevin Hamblin spoke on this item regarding the encroachment permit and fees.

Approved.

8.     Approve the attached Agreement with VSS Emultech, Freeman Rock, Inc. and Tidewater Contractors, Inc. for road materials supply as request by the Engineering & Roads.**   Document

Action: Approved

9.     Approve the application to the California Emergency Management Agency for monies for the Victim Witness 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

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Resolution approving the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mental Health Branch Short-Doyle/Medi-Cal Service Rate Schedule as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

11. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement with Pasquale Romano for Certified Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Services from April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011, not to exceed $34,500.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

12. Discussion regarding the Visitor's Bureau Statistical Analysis for Del Norte County and take action as necessary.**   Document

Action: Bob Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau gave a review of the Analysis and presented their goals to the Board.

The Board member asked questions of the Executive Director and held a discussion.

13. Hold a discussion and approve and authorize the Chair to sign an agreement with Fred Kelly Grant, LLP for Professional Services.**   Document

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, presented this item.

On a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign the agreement with Fred Kelly Grant, LLP for Professional Services.

 

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Michael Sullivan

 

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

Vote Nay:       1              Martha McClure

Vote Abstain: 0              None

14. Consider and approve the proposed Special Aviation, BCRAA, and County Airport budgets for 2011/12 as requested by the Airport Director.**   Document

Action: Jim Bernard, Airport Director, presented this item.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the proposed Special Aviation, BCRAA, and County Airport budgets for 2011/12

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

15. Appoint an additional member to the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP).**   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor Finigan, the Board appointed the County Administrative Officer as a member to the Community Corrections Partnership.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    David Finigan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

16. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Fifth Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority and the County of Del Norte as requested by the Executive Director of Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority.**   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to sign the Fifth Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between Tri-Agency Economic Development Authority and the County of Del Norte

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Michael Sullivan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LAND USE:

17. Approve the Plans and Specifications and Contract Documents for the Northcrest Drive Sewer Extension Project and authorize staff to advertise for bids as requested by the Deputy Director of Engineering and Roads.**   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor McClure and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved the Plans and Specifications and Contract Documents for the Northcrest Drive Sewer Extension Project and authorize staff to advertise for bids.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Martha McClure

Second:    Michael Sullivan

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

18. 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: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, commented that the proposed budget is continually being worked on and that there have been proposals submitted to the bargaining units.

Supervisor Finigan commented on SB726.

The Board of Supervisors directed staff to send a letter on behalf of the Del Norte Fish and Game Commission regarding Smith River Chinook Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

19. Verbal Update. Information only.   

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, commented that all Prop 40 projects have been completed. He also thanked the Road Department for their help at the last minute. Updates were given on Point St. George and Battery Point Lighthouse projects.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Action: The meeting adjourned at 11:53 A.M.

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  June 18, 2011

 

 

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