TUESDAY                  APRIL 16, 2002                        9:00 A.M.



Brad Wagenknecht

District 1

Mark  Luce

District 2

Mel Varrelman

District 3

Bill Dodd

District 4

Mike Rippey

District 5


Jay Hull

County Executive Officer

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 typically include routine financial or administrative actions, as well as final adoption of ordinances that cannot be both introduced and adopted at the same meeting.  Any item on the CONSENT CALENDAR will be discussed separately at the request of any person.  CONSENT CALENDAR items are usually approved with a single motion.


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.



3.         Presentation of a proclamation to the Napa County Commission on the Status of Women proclaiming April 16, 2002 as Equal Pay Day.



4.         9:00 A.M.  PUBLIC COMMENT


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.



5.         Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.








6.         Director of Corrections requests approval of the following actions in connection with the purchase of a projection system:


A.        Establishment of a fixed asset (4/5 vote required);

B.        Reallocation of $16,999 in the current appropriation for fixed assets; and

C.        Authorization to purchase the system for the same amount.



7.         District Attorney requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 91 appropriating $72,074 in the District Attorney’s budget, with offsetting revenues from the Edward Byrnes Block Grant for the operation of the Narcotics Information Network.  (4/5 vote required)



8.         Chief Probation Officer requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 3629 with the California Youth Authority for a maximum of $10,000 for the term April 16, 2002 through June 30, 2002 for provision of temporary emergency housing for wards of the Juvenile Court.











9.         Sheriff requests the following actions regarding the Solano/Napa Regional Peace Officers' Training Center:


            A.        Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the Cities of Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia to establish the Solano/Napa Regional Peace Officers’ Training Association in the amount of $675,750 for the construction and operation of a firearms and training facility; and

B.        Appoint Sheriff Gary Simpson as a Director and Lieutenant Brian Banducci as an Alternate of the Board of Directors of the Solano/Napa Regional Peace Officers’ Training Association.






10.       Acting Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 4397 with True to Life Children’s Services for a maximum of $27,720 for the term November 13, 2001 through June 30, 2002 to provide residential mental health services.






11.       Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the “Maintenance of Traffic Markings on Various County Roads Project,” RDS 02-14, authorization to advertise for bids and setting 3:30 P.M. on May 23, 2002 for opening of sealed bids.



12.       Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chairman to sign an agreement with R.O.S.S. Disaster Assistance for a maximum of $20,000 for the term April 16, 2002 through June 30, 2003 for general administration and activity delivery services related to the 1998 Disaster Assistance Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).



13.       Director of Public Works/Aviation requests adoption of a resolution requesting the Local Agency Formation Commission of the County of Napa to take proceedings for an amendment to the sphere of influence of County Service Area No. 3.









14.       Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List with regard to a Limited Term Secretary in the Conservation, Development and Planning Department, effective April 27, 2002



15.       Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List with regard to an Associate Engineer in the Public Works Department, effective April 27, 2002.



16.       Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List with regard to a Limited Term Attorney I/II/III in the District Attorney’s Office, effective April 27, 2002.



17.       Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List with regard to a Limited Term Public Health Nutritionist in the Public Health Department, effective April 27, 2002.



18.       County Executive Officer requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 98 appropriating $75,000 in the Special Investigations Unit budget with offsetting revenue from Contingencies, for salaries and benefits.  (4/5 vote required)



19.       County Executive Officer/Purchasing Agent requests confirmation of the Purchasing Agent’s decision to waive competitive bidding requirements and make a sole source award to Westates Truck Equipment Corporation of Woodland, California, for the purchase of a Fire/Rescue truck body for the Gordon Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the total amount of $79,515.19.



20.       Adoption of a resolution proclaiming Cinco de Mayo 2002 as Farm Worker Appreciation Day.









22.       9:05 A.M.  PUBLIC HEARING  First reading and intention to adopt an ordinance adding Chapter 2.58 to the Napa County Code relating to the establishment of the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Napa County.



23.       9:15 A.M.  PUBLIC HEARING  First and final reading and adoption of an ordinance renumbering Chapter 18.102 adopted by Ordinance 1161 to be Chapter 18.101, and making technical corrections to the renumbered Chapter 18.101 and to Sections 2.04.010, 15.08.040, 18.104.300, 18.116.120 and 18.136.060 of the Napa County Code.


Section 15061(b)(3).



24.       9:20 A.M.  PUBLIC HEARING  Auditor-Controller requests consideration and possible adoption of a resolution establishing the property tax administration fee allocable to the public entities in Napa County, for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 for services rendered in Fiscal Year 2000-2001.



25.       9:30 A.M.  PUBLIC HEARING   Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests consideration and possible adoption of resolution determining:


            A.        Whether conditions at 450 Tower Road (Assessor’s Parcel No. 057-110-023) in the unincorporated area of the County, known as “Discount Auto Dismantlers and Towing,” constitute a public nuisance pursuant to Napa County Code Section 1.20.050; and

            B.        Whether the County should abate the nuisance, and if so, whether to levy an assessment against the property to recover the County’s cost of abatement.

            ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION:  Categorically Exempt.


             CONTINUANCE TO MAY 14, 2002 AT 9:30 A.M.)



26.       9:30 A.M.  Board of Supervisors meeting as a Board of Equalization:


            A.        Approve minutes of Board of Equalization meeting of  March 19, 2002.


            B.        Agenda review.








SET MATTERS – Continued


Item No. 26 – Continued



            C.        WITHDRAWALS*


                        01-15 & 01-16                        Houstons Restaurants, Inc.

                                                            (Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 030-160-002 and 030-160-016)

01-27                             01-27   Napa National Bank

                                                            (Assessor’s Parcel No. 001-521-016)

01-29                                         Hollywood Entertainment

                                                            (Assessor’s Parcel No. 800-048-148)

01-30                                       Peter Gasser

                                                            (Assessor’s Parcel No. 046-693-008)


*Withdrawals on file with the Clerk of the Board.



            D.        REQUESTS FOR CONTINUANCE*


99-78                           Austin Hills

                                    (Assessor’s Parcel No. 032-530-007)

                                    (CONTINUED FROM FEBRUARY 19, 2002)

01-23                           Philip E. and Kathryn A. Gumm

                                    (Assessor’s Parcel No. 005-051-013)

                                    (CONTINUED FROM MARCH 19, 2002)

01-24                                                     Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

(Assessor’s Parcel No. 001-521-019)


*Requests for Continuance on file with the Clerk of the Board.


           E.         HEARINGS


00-48                             00-48             California State Automobile Association

(Assessor’s Parcel No. 038-310-13)

01-05                             01-05   Ronald S. Citron

                                                           (Assessor’s Parcel No. 021-020-010)

                                                           (CONTINUED FROM MARCH 19, 2002)


F.         Adjourn to Board of Equalization meeting, Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. 




SET MATTERS – Continued



27.       10:00 A.M.   Director of Conservation, Development and Planning to report on the status of pending Erosion Control Plan applications and request consideration and possible adoption of a resolution amending the Napa County California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines pertaining to time periods in which applicants must respond to notices for the preparation of environmental studies and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs).


28.       10:30 A.M.  PUBLIC HEARING  Board to consider whether or not to reconsider its decision of November 20, 2001 granting appeal filed by John L. & Rue W. Ziegler, James & Margaret Watson, Erika Mee, Willis Blakewell to the Conservation, Development and Planning Director’s decision of June 19, 2001 to approve Nextel Communication/Athene Neal-Site Plan Approval Request File 00247-SPA to (1) construct an unmanned Nextel communication facility consisting of a new 50’ tall (from existing grade) “slimline” 12’2/4” diameter pole generally located south of an existing barn on the subject property, and (2) install a 3-panel array consisting of 6 antennas on the top of the pole, each having a height of 8’, a width of 5” and a depth of 12’, and (3) construct new ground-mounted telecom support equipment consisting of a primary radio cabinet, primary power cabinet, battery cabinet, telecommunication cabinet, telecommunication and power connections all located within the existing barn building on the subject property, and (4) install approximately 16 lineal feet of underground cable between the new monopole and the equipment room, and (5) construct two new air conditioning units on the roof of the equipment room, and (6) construct a new emergency propane-powered back-up generator within a 5’ by 8’ area immediately south of the new monopole, and (7) install a new propane storage tank  within  an area of 5’ by 10’, approximately 60 feet south of the generator with a new underground connection, and (8) install a new GPS antenna on the roof of the existing barn, and (9) install underground cable between the equipment room and an existing power pole west of the facility, and (10) install a facility identification sign per County requirements at the property access drive at Mee Lane, located on the south side of Mee Lane, approximately one quarter mile east of the intersection of Mee Lane and Highway 29 within an Agricultural Preserve (AP) Zoning District.  (Assessor’s Parcel No. 030-080-029)  953 (N) Mee Lane, St. Helena.

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION:  None Required (Ministerial Act).



             AT 9:30 A.M.)



29.       11:00 A.M.  Housing Director requests adoption of a resolution authorizing a $850,000 Acquisition, Pre-Development and Permanent Loan to Napa Valley Community Housing, with $70,387 allocated to land acquisition costs, $474,990 for pre-development costs and $304,623 to construction costs of a 32 unit affordable family rental development project located at 2000-2006 Imola Avenue, Napa, CA, and authorization for Chairman to sign the Loan Agreement and any related documents, approved as to form by County Counsel.


SET MATTERS – Continued



30.       11:10 A.M.  Board of  Supervisors to review the proposal submitted by the Housing Authority Board Subcommittee regarding the formation of a Joint (City-County) Housing Trust Fund Board.


31.       1:30 P.M.  Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (NCFCWCD) meeting.  (See NCFCWCD Agenda) 








32.       Clerk of the Board requests appointment of four (4) individuals to serve on the Wildlife Conservation Commission as follows:


A.        Appointment of one (1) member to serve as the Sportsperson-Angler Representative with the term of office to expire February 1, 2004:



            Louis Bors                                            Douglas A. Bridewell

            George Carl*                                       Niki Hall**

            Ed Kirscher                                          John J. Motty**

            William E. Mott                                    John R. Nelson**

            Bill Ryan**


B.        Appointment of one (1) member to serve as the Wildlife/Conservation Representative with the term of office to expire February 1, 2004:



                        Nadean Bissiri**                                  Niki Hall**

                        Stephen P. Rae**


C.        Appointment of two (2) Citizen Representatives with the terms of office to

            expire February 1, 2005:



                                    Nadean Bissiri**                                  Charles Burton

                        Jerry W. Gerald*                                  Susanna Morin Groom

                        Niki Hall**                                           John R. Nelson**

                        Stephen P. Rae**                                 Bill Ryan**

                        Jim Saylor                                            Gary Van Scyoc*

                        Michelle A. Sumner



**Applied in more than one category








33.       Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.



34.       Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.



35.       Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.



36.       Closed Session regarding:



Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9

(2 cases).  In one of these cases, a written communication threatening litigation is on

file with the Clerk of the Board and subject to public inspection.





APRIL 23, 2002 AT 9:00 A.M.