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, November 22, 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(a); B) Anticipated litigation: 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(b), LeMunyon;

- two cases; 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(c) - 1 case. Pursuant to Gov’t Code 54997, conduct annual evaluation of the Director of Information Technology and the Building Maintenance Superintendent. Discussion regarding Real Property Negotiations with the City of Crescent City regarding Sunset Circle.

 

 

 

 

 

Action: Public comment was given by Jason Browne in regard to the cannabis industry.  As this item was not on the closed session agenda, Mr. Browne was referred to public comment during the open session.

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 McClure.

Action: Supervisor McClure led the Pledge of Allegiance

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors.

Action: Jay Sarina introduced Amy Cox as the new Staff Services Analyst in Personnel/Risk Management.

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

Action: County Counsel 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: 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 Finigan reported on attending a First 5 Commission meeting, participating in various California State Association of Counties calls, in which the main focus of discussion was the ballot initiative being brought forward by CSAC, attending a National Schools County Forest Coalition meeting, attending a public forum at the Fairgrounds in regards to the recent rise in burglaries in the County, and commented on spending time with family.

Supervisor McClure reported on attending a Building Healthy Communities meeting and forum, commented on being a recent guest speaker at a Sunrise Rotary meeting in regard to her work with the Coastal Commission, attending a meeting with Assemblyman Wes Chesbro in Smith River, attending the Veterans Day parade, attending the final Solid Waste Commission meeting in it's current makeup, attending an Information Technology Goal Committee meeting where the conversion to Google Apps was discussed, attending a public forum in regard to the recent rise in burglaries, participating in a conference call with North Coast EMS, and meeting with Vista volunteers in regard to their recent activities in the area.

Supervisor Hemmingsen reported on attending a Local Transportation Commission meeting in which action was taken to eliminate stipends for elected officials, attending the Veterans Day parade, attending funeral services for longtime resident Charlie Rossini, attending a town hall public forum in regard to the recent rise in burglaries, meeting with staff and the Barnts family regarding lease negotiations on the current Health & Human Services facility and reported a preliminary agreement has been reached, attending an Resource Conservation & Development meeting, and attending an airport terminal planning and design meeting.

Supervisor Sullivan reported on attending a Local Transportation Commission meeting along with Supervisor Hemmingsen, meeting with constituents with regard to fire protection on Low Divide and discussing concerns on how insurance rating standards are changing through the use of technology such as Google Maps, attending the Veterans Day parade and hosting a reception immediately following the parade, attending the Veterans dinner at the VFW Hall, and commented on his sons successful audition for a role in the upcoming spring production sponsored by Lighthouse Repertory Theatre.

Supervisor McNamer reported on attending agenda review, meeting with the Treasurer/Tax-Collector, attending an Information Technology Goal Committee meeting with Supervisor McClure, attending the final Solid Waste Commission meeting in it's current makeup and is looking forward to the new Board makeup, attending lease negotiations with Supervisor Hemmingsen and staff for the Health & Human Services facility, attending an Air Quality meeting in Eureka, and attending two bazaars in the Smith River area.

 

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 in regard to the obesity problems in Del Norte County and recent vandalism at the skate park facility.  Scott Feller presented a Certificate of Recognition from Senator LaMalfa with regard to the County's continued support of veterans.  Jason Browne appeared and gave comments on recent news articles surrounding dispensaries, and requested that a commission be formed to discuss issues surrounding the legality of these businesses in an open forum utilizing a public process.

3.     10:25 A.M. Approve the following Proclamations:(1)A Proclamation in Recognition of "Remember Pearl Harbor Week", the Week of December 7-13, 2011; and (2) A Proclamation Honoring Mark Hunter Standring on Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout.**   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board Approve the following Proclamations:(1)A Proclamation in Recognition of "Remember Pearl Harbor Week", the Week of December 7-13, 2011; and (2) A Proclamation Honoring Mark Hunter Standring on Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout.

Katie Gavin appeared and accepted the Proclamation in Recognition of "Remember Pearl Harbor Week" on behalf of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Supervisor McClure will present the Proclamation Honoring Mark Hunter Standring on Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony scheduled by the family.

 

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

4.     10:30 A.M. Conduct a Public Hearing to provide the public an opportunity to hear and comment on the results of the development of a business plan and conceptual drawings for the construction of affordable housing utilizing shipping containers (CAN Cottages Study) completed by Community Assistance Network through a sub-recipient agreement with the County of Del Norte; and (2) accept the final product produced through this grant as meeting the requirements of the grant and the agreement between the County and Community Assistance Network as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: The Chair opened the public hearing.

Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, provided a brief project description.  Doug Morgan, Executive Director of CAN and Kendra Howerton, also of CAN, provided a PowerPoint presentation with regard to the project.

Public Comment was received from Richard Miles urging the County to look at the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosure homes rather than these shipping containers.  James Nelson also provided public comment and questioned the price comparability versus a stick built home based on the current market conditions.  Also addressed by Mr. Nelson is the appearance that government may be competing with private landlords and that perhaps rather than this kind of project being funded, the annual allotment provided for HUD eligible housing should be augmented.

The Chair closed the public hearing.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor Finigan, the Board accepted the final product produced through this grant as meeting the requirements of the grant and the agreement between the County and Community Assistance Network

 

 

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

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 Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Sullivan, the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items #5 through #15).

 

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

5.     Approve the Minutes from the November 8, 2011 Board of Supervisors' meeting. **   Document

Action: Approved

6.     Adopt the Resolution accepting an application for funding from the FY 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant and Authorizing the execution of a grant award and any amendment thereto with the State of California for the purposes of this grant accepting the 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and designating the signature authority to the named individuals for the purpose of executing applications and documents for obtaining financial assistance for the County of Del Norte as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2011-067)

7.     Approve a Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Del Norte Reappointing Gerald Cochran to represent Del Norte County on the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway Transportation District.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2011-068)

8.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a contract between the Sheriff's Office and George's Auto and Diesel Electric for vehicle services.**   Document

Action: Supervisor Hemmingsen recused himself from this item due to conflict of interest.

Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-179)

9.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) services for the period July 1, 2011 to June 20, 2012, not to exceed $32,970.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-180)

10. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for Transitional Housing Program-Plus services for the period July 1,2011 to June 30, 2012, not to exceed $302,158.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Item pulled for separate discussion by Supervisor Sullivan.  Gary Blatnick, Director of Health and Human Services provided clarification on the contract amount, including the scope of services, and indicated that those served by this contract would be transitional age foster care individuals.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan, and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the Chair to sign the contract. (DNCO Agreement 2011-181)

 

 

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

11. Review the Local Planning Council Annual Report.**   Document

Action: Approved

12. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Google Apps for Government Customer Agreement with SADA Systems, Inc., in the amount of $29,036.00 as requested by the Director of Information Technology.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-182)

13. Direct County Staff to contact Coastal Commission staff to convey Board support for a Suggested Modification to Local Coastal Program Amendment DNC-MAJ-1-10 as requested by the City of Crescent City as the applicant and the Elk Valley Rancheria as a proponent of the Suggested Modification as requested by the Deputy Director of Building and Planning.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2011-069)

14. Consent to the use of the County Employer Identification (EIN) by First 5 Del Norte on the application to USDA for the refinancing of the Family Resource Center as requested by the Executive Director of the Family Resource Center.**   Document

Action: Approved

15. Approve the following actions: (1) Approve the annual renewal with Delta Health Systems that provides administrative services for the County's Health Care Benefit Plan; (2) Approve the agreement with QBE that provides reinsurance for stop loss coverage and life insurance benefits; (3) Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the agreements for the 2012/13 plan year.   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2011-183)

REGULAR ITEMS

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: ALL BUDGET TRANSFERS WERE TAKEN AS ONE ITEM.

On a motion by Supervisor Sullivan and seconded by Supervisor Hemmingsen, the Board approved Budget Transfers (11-01, 11-02).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Michael Sullivan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

16. Approve a Budget Transfer (11-01) in the amount of $16,000.00 within the OES and Roads Budget as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

17. Approve a Budget Transfer (11-02) in the amount of $247,250.00 within the Grants Administration and Administration Budgets as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

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 provided a brief update  on the budget.  The process for mid-year budget reporting will begin in December with a report due sometime in January or February. 

Supervisor Finigan provided an update on SRA fees, indicating that there is currently a 180 day comment open.

Supervisor McClure announced that her son is assisting in drafting legislation to make any increase in University of California fees subject to a public process.

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

19. Verbal Update. Information only.   

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, gave an update on the Townsite Boat Ramp.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  December 7, 2011

 

 

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