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, February 14, 2012

    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:     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. Discuss request by District of Attorney for Payment of Attorney’s Fees. II) Conference with legal counsel – A) Existing litigation pursuant to Government code 54956.9(a) Tolowa Nations et. al. v California Dept. of Fish & Game et al. Sacramento Superior Court Case #34-2012-00117161 (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 DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE (1) Deputy District Attorney( GC 54954.5 and 54957).. Pursuant to Gov’t Code 54997, conduct annual evaluation of the Director of Child Support Services, the Director of Community Development, County Administrative Officer, County Counsel, and the Agricultural Commissioner. Discussion regarding Real Property Negotiations, Pappas; and Real Property Negotiations with the City of Crescent City regarding Sunset Circle.

 

                            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 with the exception of Vice-Chair McNamer.

·        The Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor Finigan.

Action: Supervisor Finigan led the Pledge of Allegiance.

·        Introduction of new employees to the Board of Supervisors

Action: Kevin Hamblin, Director of Community Development, introduced two new Account Clerks: Julie Clark at CDD and Alyce Pearson at Roads

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

Action: County Counsel stated there were 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, additions, or corrections were requested.

·        Receive other brief reports or announcements relative to the 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 Hemmingsen reported on attending a Border Coast special meeting and regular meeting, attending a National State Parks 2x2 with Supervisor Sullivan, commented on working on the final touches to the lease for the Health and Human Services building, attending a Local Transportation Meeting, attending the Chamber Luncheon, attending a NORTEC meeting, and commented on his daughter having a baby.

Supervisor McClure reported on attending a California Coastal Commission meeting, attending a strategic planning meeting with the Parks Association, meeting with the Senior Board Executive Committee, participating in a Foster Grandparent program at her school, commented on working with CAN at her school regarding a gardening program, and commented on the recent earthquake.

Supervisor Finigan commented on attending a Solid Waste Management Authority Board meeting, attending a Tri-Agency meeting, attending a Special Border Coast Regional Airport JPA meeting as well as a regular session meeting, attending a CSAC State Association of Supervisors meeting, attending a meeting in Klamath regarding the Klamath Community Services District, and commented on legislation that allows sovereign nations to enter into joint powers authority.

Supervisor Sullivan reported on attending Agenda Review, attending a meeting regarding the coho recovery program with County Administrative Officer, Jay Sarina; attending a 2x2 meeting with National and State Parks and Supervisor Hemmingsen, meeting with Jay Sarina and Cindy Henderson regarding Neighborhood Watch in Gasquet, attending a meeting in Gasquet regarding Mountain School, commented on an upcoming program called Today in America that will feature Del Norte County, attending the Wild River's Annual Event which featured guest speak Jim Tunney, Former NFL Referee; attending a Tri-Agency meeting, attending the Chamber Luncheon, attending a Solid Waste Meeting, extended his congratulations to Supervisor Hemmingsen on his new grandchild, attending his niece's 5th birthday party, commented on future meetings Board Meetings being held in other locations in the County, and commented on an upcoming legislative platform for the County.

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 Finigan and seconded by Supervisor Hemmingsen, the Board approved the Consent Agenda (Items #1 through #10).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Gerry Hemmingsen

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

1.     Approve the Minutes from the January 24th, 2012 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.**   Document

Action: Approved

2.     Approve the following appointments to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission: Kendal Smith-District 3- Consumer Member, and Douglas Corrigan- District 5- Consumer Member.**   Document

Action: Approved

3.     Approve and find that the mobile home locate at Space 67 , Shangri La Trailer Park formerly owned by a Housing Rehabilitation client as surplus; direct staff to solicit closed bids through advertisement in the local newspaper and establish the minimum bid at the appraised value of $5,500; and authorize staff to re-bid the mobile at less than the appraised value if there are no responsible bids as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved

4.     Approve an amendment to the Agreement with Hunter Valley Community Service District (CSD) for Emergency Management Performance Grant Pass-Through Funding as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-024)

5.     Approve and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to accept a $10,000.00 Award (#20112141) from the California Endowment, Building Health Communities Initiative, Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands (BHCI-DNATL) to support Transition Age Youth (TAY) Collaboration: Rural Connections for Leadership, Advocacy, and Support as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

6.     Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to Agreement No. 2011-131 with Remi-Vista, Inc. for Medi-Cal eligible children, youth, and their families' mental health services from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, not to exceed $1,439,000.00 as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-025)

7.     Approved and authorize the Chair to sign the Amendment to Agreement Number 10-NNA08 with the State of California, Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP), for the period of 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 2012-026)

8.     Approve and adopt a Resolution entitled, A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FOR A CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT TO SELF INSURE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LIABILITIES as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Resolution 2012-002)

9.     Approve the 2012 Exhibit B section of the Sheriff's Department 5 year Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement with the U.S. Forest Services Agreement #2011-035 as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved (DNCO Agreement 2012-027)

10. Approve the re-appointment of Hilda Yepes-Contreras to the First 5 Del Norte Commission as a Public Member and David Finigan as a County Supervisors Member as requested by the Executive Director of First 5 Del Norte.**   Document

Action: Approved

BUDGET TRANSFERS:

Action: ALL BUDGET TRANSFERS WERE TAKEN AS ONE ITEM.

On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved Budget Transfers (01-10), (01-11), (02-01), (02-02), (02-03).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

11. Approve a Budget Transfer (01-10) in the amount of $6,294.00 within the Sheriff's Budget Unit for extension of grant period for CalMMET ARRA funding as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved

12. Approve a Budget Transfer (01-11) in the amount of $4,555.00 within the Sheriff's Budget Unit for reimbursement of advanced grant funds from the DEA as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner.**   Document

Action: Approved

13. Approve a Budget Transfer (02-01) in the amount of $3,631.00 within the Victim Witness Budget as requested by the Auditor/Controller.**   Document

Action: Approved

14. Approve a Budget Transfer (02-02) in the amount of $23,263.00 within the CHAT Grant Budget as requested by the Auditor/Controller.**   Document

Action: Approved

15. Approve a Budget Transfer (02-03) in the amount of $60,000.00 within the Health and Human Services Budget for vehicle replacement as requested by the Director of Health and Human Services.**   Document

Action: Approved

SCHEDULED ITEMS:

16. 10:35 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 Patti Vernelson and Sara Haug regarding a campaign for literacy and an upcoming event for a Community Forum regarding healthy food and beverages for children.

17. 10:40 A.M. Presentation by Karen Kovacs and Nancy Finley, Department of Fish and Game, Northern Region regarding the efforts by their agency for the potential for natural gray wolf expansion into California.   

Action: An overview was given by Karen Kovacs and Nancy Finley on the potential for wolf expansion as well as answered questions regarding a management plan, public safety concerns. An update was also given on the wolf, OR7, concerning it's whereabouts and activities.

Public Comment was given by Amaroq Weiss with the California Wolf Center; Felice Pace, and Eileen Cooper.

18. 10:55 A.M. Update by Cindy Henderson, Emergency Services Manager, on actions and projects in disaster response, mitigation and recovery in Del Norte County.   Document

Action: Cindy Henderson, Emergency Services Manager gave the Board an update on the following:

(a) FEMA Region 9 and 10 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami response plan for the North Coast.

(b) Regional Preparedness and Exercises and drill for Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties.

(c) Upcoming Assisted Living, Long Term Care facility tabletop exercise on March 15th, 2012 as well as a Nursing Home Incident Command System Training on June 6th and 7th.

(d) Updates to the EOC

(e) Medical Caches in the community.

(f) Contracts with several volunteers in the community.

(g) Disaster Resiliency Program

(h) Tsunami Signs in Smith River

(i) Upcoming Live Code Test for March 28th, 2012.

(j) Emergency Medical Preparedness Grant Purchases

(k) Her new position as a backup SWAT medic.

 

REGULAR ITEMS

GENERAL GOVERNMENT:

11. Accept the following report and give staff direction to contact NMFS to schedule a presentation on the proposed Draft Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coho Salmon, stay abreast of the issue, report to the BOS as necessary, and develop comments on the Draft Recovery Plan for Board review and approval prior to submitting as requested by the County Administrative Officer.**   Document

Action: The Board gave direction to staff to contact NMFS to schedule a presentation on the proposed Draft Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coho Salmon, stay abreast of the issue, report to the BOS as necessary, and develop comments on the Draft Recovery Plan for Board review and approval prior to submitting

12. Review and take possible action to appoint members to the Solid Waste Management Task Force.**   Document

Action: On a motion by Supervisor Finigan and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved the appointments of Andrew Larson, Mary Wilson, Richard Miles, Joel Wallen, Ray Martell, and Karen Sanders to the Solid Waste Management Task Force.

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       David Finigan

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

13. Approve and authorize the Chair to direct staff to prepare a letter of support to Ruth Coleman, Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation, supporting the agreed upon review and schedule for vegetation management work near Pacific Powers 69KV high voltage transmission line (Del Norte- Yurok).**   Document

Action: Supervisor McClure suggested that the Board invite the new District Ranger up to Del Norte County for a meeting. Supervisor Finigan suggested the language the letter that the Board will be sending be stronger.

Public Comment was given by Eileen Cooper and Scott Feller.

On a motion by Supervisor Hemmingsen and seconded by Supervisor McClure, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to direct staff to prepare a letter of support to Ruth Coleman, Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation, supporting the agreed upon review and schedule for vegetation management work near Pacific Powers 69KV high voltage transmission line (Del Norte- Yurok).

 

Motion:    Move to approve

Move:       Gerry Hemmingsen

Second:    Martha McClure

 

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

Vote Nay:       0              None

Vote Abstain: 0              None

LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET ISSUES:

14. 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 County's Legislative Platform will be brought to the Board at the next meeting for review and approval.  He stated that all departments are reviewing their mid-year budgets. He also commented on staff following pension reform and redevelopment legislation.

Supervisor Sullivan suggested that the County Administrative Officer report at the beginning of the meeting after the Supervisors.

Supervisor Finigan commented on the Highway Bill, funding for off-system bridges, and the FAA reauthorization for the Airport.

Supervisor McClure commented that Assemblymembers Chesbro and Huffman have reintroduced a stewardship for parks that are being closed in California, suggested that Assemblymember Chesbro be thanked for his help with the rural bus, and commented that AB 1500 and AB 1501 should be looked at.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:

15. Verbal Update. Information only.   

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer, gave an update on Battery Point Lighthouse.

ADJOURNMENT

Action: The Board adjourned at 12:03 P.M.

 

 

 

Jeremi Ruiz, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  February 16, 2012

 

 

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