MINUTES OF THE

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

COUNTY OF NAPA

May 18, 1999

 

  1. Call to Order.

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1999 AT 1:15 P.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRMAN MARK LUCE, SUPERVISORS MIKE RIPPEY, MEL VARRELMAN, KATHRYN WINTER AND BRAD WAGENKNECHT.

  1. Public Comment.
  2. NONE

  3. Agricultural Commissioner requests:

    1. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 93 increasing revenues by $4,000 in the Pesticide Enforcement account, appropriating this amount to the Agriculture account, and transferring $12,500 from the Agriculture account to the Fixed Asset-Equipment account (Budget Unit 26400); and
    2. Authorization to purchase a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and a plotter for a total cost not to exceed $12,500.

APPROVED R-V-W-BW-L BT-93

  1. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization to purchase a fixed asset, low-band base radio station, to be used by the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley, Inc., for its VanGo operation at a cost of $5,602.
  2. APPROVED R-V-W-BW-L

  3. Library Director requests acceptance of donations from the following:
    1. Friends of the Napa Library in the amount of $6,938; and
    2. Friends of the Calistoga Library in the amount of $7,926.

APPROVED R-V-W-BW-L

  1. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisorsí meeting of May 11, 1999.
  2. APPROVED R-V-W-BW-L

  3. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.

NONE

 

Set Matters

  1. 9:00 a.m. - Continuation of Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors at Cakebread Cellars, 8300 Saint Helena Highway, Rutherford.
  2. (SEE BOARD OF SUPERVISORSí SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 18, 1999)

  3. 1:30 p.m. - Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District meeting. (Board of Supervisorsí Meeting Room).

(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)

  1. 2:30 p.m. - Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests discussion and possible action relating to the Watershed Task Force as follows:

    1. Acceptance of the Task Force Report as an initial framework for the management of the Napa River Watershed. (Copy on file with the Clerk of the Board)
    2. Acceptance of the recommendations of the Task Force as contained in the Report including:

1) Directing staff to implement the short-term recommendations, including methods to improve compliance with the Conservation Ordinance and the Ordinance application process (Recommendations 1-A through 1-J and 2-A and 2-B);

2) Supporting the continuation of the Task Force, utilizing the established participatory, consensus-based process;

    1. Directing staff to develop budget, funding, membership and scope of work for the next phase of the process;
    2. Directing County Planning staff (and/or Flood Control District staff) to coordinate with the appropriate agencies with proposed or potential studies/projects consistent and supportive of the Task Force efforts (see Section C of this Chapter for more details);
    3. Directing staff to write a letter on behalf of the Task Force and Board to the State Department of Fish and Game to encourage redirecting funds to complete fish surveys in the Napa River Watershed;
    4. Directing staff to write a letter on behalf of the Task Force and Board to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to initiate and complete a reconnaissance study of the Dry Creek Watershed;
    5. Directing staff to coordinate with the staff of the Flood Control and Water Conservation District on any subsequent phase of the Task Forceís efforts, including possible Task Force input on funding of up-coming flood control projects; and
    6. Directing staff to write letters to the appropriate State agencies to express support for the first phase of the Watershed Study proposed by the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and determine appropriate Task Force involvement in that study.

THE BOARD AGREED TO ACCEPT THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NAPA RIVER WATERSHED TASK FORCE, AND DIRECTED STAFF TO RETURN WITH A WORK PLAN, TIME-LINE AND BUDGET FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE PROJECT PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO SEEKING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER NON-COUNTY WATERSHED PARTNERS.

R-V-W-BW-L

11. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.

NONE

12. Board of Supervisorsí Committee Reports and Announcements.

SUPERVISOR WINTER ADVISED THE METHODOLOGY REPORT ON HOUSING IS FORTHCOMING.

SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REPORTED ON THE GANG TASK FORCE.

13. Board of Supervisorsí Future Agenda Items.

NONE

14. Department Headsí Reports and Announcements.

AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER DAVE WHITMER APPRISED THE BOARD OF A

SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING ON THE WINE INDUSTRY.

15. Closed Session: None scheduled.

CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD

 

Adjournment

ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSí REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,

MAY 25, 1999 AT 9:00 A.M.

MARK LUCE

Chairman

ATTEST:

PATRICIA GILMORE

Deputy Clerk of the Board

KEY

Vote: L = Mark Luce; R = Mike Rippey; V = Mel Varrelman; W = Kathryn Winter;

BW = Brad Wagenknecht

Notations under Vote: N = No; X = Excused; A = Abstained