TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1999 9:00 A.M.

Brad Wagenknecht

District 1

Mark Luce

District 2

Mel Varrelman

District 3

Kathryn Winter

District 4

Mike Rippey

District 5


Jay Hull

County Administrator

Mary Jean McLaughlin

Clerk of the Board

Robert Westmeyer

County Counsel









The Board of Supervisors meets each Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. at 1195 Third Street, Room 305, Napa, California 94559. If you require an assistive listening device, interpreter or any other special arrangement please provide the Clerk of the Board with 24-hour notice by calling 253-4580 (253-6088TDD).

The agenda is divided into three sections:

CONSENT CALENDAR - These matters include routine financial and administrative actions, as well as the final adoption of ordinances and are approved by a single majority vote.

SET MATTERS - These items are noticed hearings, work sessions and public hearings.

REGULAR CALENDAR - These items include significant policy and administrative actions and are classified by program areas. Immediately after approval of the CONSENT CALENDAR, if the time for hearing SET MATTERS has not arrived, the REGULAR CALENDAR will be considered.

ANY MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON A MATTER ON THE AGENDA please proceed to the rostrum and, after receiving recognition from the Chair, give your name, address, and your comments or questions. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please be brief and limit your comments to the specific subject under discussion. Time limitations shall be at the discretion of the Chair or Board.







1. Call to Order; Roll Call.


2. Pledge of Allegiance.



In this time period, anyone may address the Board of Supervisors regarding any subject over which the Board has jurisdiction but which is not on today's agenda. Individuals will be limited to a three-minute presentation. No action will be taken by the Board of Supervisors as a result of any item presented at this time.


4. Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.






  1. Sheriff requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 26 in the amount of $4,471 from the Fingerprint ID Trust to Maintenance:Equipment (Budget Unit 23500) for maintenance support of the "Live Scan" fingerprinting equipment.



  3. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 3737 with Curtis & Associates, Inc. for a maximum of $22,000 for the term October 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 to provide consulting and training services for CalWorks implementation.

  5. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 3960 with Solano Diversified Services, Inc. for a maximum of $17,326 for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for client mental health services.






    CONSENT CALENDAR – Continued

    HUMAN SERVICES – Continued


  7. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests authorization for out-of-state travel for Joanne Sorenson, Public Health Nurse, to attend the annual conference of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Washington, D.C. from November 28 – December 2, 1999 at no cost to the County.

9. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests the following actions regarding the Answers Benefiting Children (ABC) grant:

    1. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Child Or Parent Emergency (COPE) for a maximum of $292,968 for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for services identified in the grant; and

B. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 27 increasing grant revenue by $35,376 and transferring $45,661 from Human Services Delivery System (Budget Unit 50000) for a total of $81,037 for the grant.


  1. Director of Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) requests the following actions related to participation in a multi-county program administering payments to out-of-county providers of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) services to clients of HHSA Childrens’ Programs:

    1. Adoption of a resolution authorizing the transfer of $5,700 from the County’s EPSDT allocation to the California Department of Mental Health to initiate the program; and
    2. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with the California Mental Health Directors Association for overall management of the program, for the term beginning on approval by both parties and extending until terminated by either party.



11. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the "Napa County Administration Building Modernization of Two (2) Passenger Elevators Project," PW 99-18, authorization to advertise for bids and setting 3:30 P.M. on January 6, 2000 for the opening of sealed bids.


  1. Director of Public Works requests award of the construction contract for the "Health & Human Services Agency Emergency Generator Installation (Buildings A-H & J) Project," PW 99-08, to Russell Nobles Construction, Inc., dba Signal Electric, of Santa Rosa, California for their low bid of $37,000 and authorization for Chairman to sign the construction contract.

    CONSENT CALENDAR – Continued



  3. County Counsel requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Sandra Wiesenmaier, Trustee of the Sandra Gould Trust, providing for the future removal, under specified circumstances, of a combination fence and wall located adjacent to 700 Meadowood Lane (Assessor’s Parcel No. 025-110-026) and was included as a condition of approval for Variance No. 99059.

  5. Library Director requests authorization for the Napa City-County Library facilities to be open on five County holidays in 2000 and to follow the early closing schedule for November 22, 2000:
  6. Monday January 17, 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Open

    Friday February 11, 2000 Lincoln’s Birthday Observed Open

    Monday February 21, 2000 Washington’s Birthday Observed Open

    Friday November 10, 2000 Veteran’s Day Observed Open

    Wednesday November 22, 2000 Close American Canyon 5:00 p.m.

    Close Napa 5:30 p.m.

    Close Calistoga 6:00 p.m.

    Friday November 24, 2000 Day after Thanksgiving Napa open


  7. Personnel Director requests the following actions:

    1. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with NAPE/SEIU Local 614 regarding salary and other employment changes related to the CalWORKS Program (Copy of agreement on file with the Clerk of the Board);
    2. Amend the Table and Index and Departmental Allocation List for Social Services (Budget Unit 50100) to add twelve (12) Resource Specialists, three (3) Senior Resource Specialists and three (3) Supervising Resource Specialist positions. The corresponding positions (twelve (12) Eligibility Worker I/II, three (3) Eligibility Worker III, and three (3) Eligibility Supervisors) will be deleted as the new positions are filled; and
    3. Amend the Employer-Employee Relations Policy to add Supervising Resource Specialist to the list of supervisory classes.


16. County Administrator requests approval to amend the Table and Index for the Acting Job Training Director position in Training Employment (Budget 50500), effective November 27, 1999. (Details on file with the Clerk of the Board)







  1. County Administrator/Purchasing Agent requests authorization for the following:

A. Declare certain items as surplus and dispose of them at public auction (Complete list on file with the Clerk of the Board); and

    1. Declare a Sharp Model 7370 copier as surplus and authorize trade-in on a replacement copier.


18. Second reading and intention to adopt an ordinance related to the Napa County Children and Families First Commission amending Napa County Code Section 2.71.080 to clarify per diem payment and reimbursement of reasonable expenses for County employees who are members of the commission by virtue of their job assignment.

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Not subject to California Environmental

Quality Act (CEQA).


  1. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors’ meetings of November 2 and November 9, 1999.







21. 9:05 A.M. Napa County Commission on the Status of Women to present Annual Report. (Report on file with the Clerk of the Board)


22. 9:15 A.M. PUBLIC HEARING Board to consider appeal filed by Michael E. Williamson, on his behalf and on behalf of the Summit Lake Drive Preservation Coalition, to a decision by the Conservation, Development and Planning Commission on April 7, 1999 to adopt a Negative Declaration and approve Use Permit Request No. 98183-UP of Robert Craig Winery, L.P. to establish a new winery with a production capacity of 25,000 gallons/year (including custom production up to 5,000 gallons/year produced by a maximum, of two (2) custom production operations involving crushing, fermentation, barrel aging and bottling), the construction of 12,000 ± square foot winery building, retail sales and a marketing plan, located on a 20.19 acre parcel, the south side of Summit Lake Drive, approximately 1-1/4 miles west of its intersection with White Cottage Road, within an Agricultural Watershed (AW) Zoning District. (Assessor’s Parcel No. 018-060-072)

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Negative Declaration prepared.




  1. 9:30 A.M. County Counsel requests discussion of and direction to staff on a proposed ordinance relating to an increase in the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate from 10.5% to 12%.


24. 10:00 A.M. Discussion of ambulance Request For Proposals (RPP) and possible action to accept or reject the recommendation from the Proposal Review Committee to allow Exclusive Operating Area One (as identified in the Emergency Medical Services Plan) located generally north of Yount Mill Road including the communities of Oakville, Rutherford, Deer Park, the cities of St. Helena and Calistoga, and the Lake Berryessa resorts in the Spanish Flat Area to Piner Ambulance for ambulance service.



25. 10:30 A.M. Director of Conservation, Development and Planning Department requests the Board of Supervisors discuss and provide possible direction to Staff to set a Public Hearing on proposed ordinance relating to Viewshed Protection.










26. 11:00 A.M. PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 99055-ORD amending Title 18 of the Napa County Code to comprehensively revise the County’s Sign Regulations last substantially amended in August 1993 and which are effective Countywide. Specifically, the ordinance, if adopted, will amend Chapter 18.116 of the County’s Zoning Ordinance by adding new sections for signs in the Airport Industrial Area and for Agricultural Associations ("appellation"); substantially clarifying procedural requirements; revising the abatement schedule for nonconforming signs; adding size requirements for certain winery signs; and prohibiting large billboards.





27. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.


28. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.


29. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.


30. Closed Session: None scheduled.