MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
November 23, 1999
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1999 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRMAN MARK LUCE, SUPERVISORS MIKE RIPPEY, MEL VARRELMAN, KATHRYN WINTER AND BRAD WAGENKNECHT.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
MEMBERS OF THE NAPA COUNTY COMMISSION ON SELF-ESTEEM LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Public Comment.
AL CARDWELL ADDRESSED THE BOARD CONCERNING HIS PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT.
CANDACE ELIZA SPOKE REGARDING HER CONCERNS FOR THE HOMELESS IN NAPA.
MR. MILTON AND BRUCE CAMBIQUE, MEMBERS OF THE NAPA COUNTY COMMISSION ON SELF-ESTEEM THANKED THE BOARD FOR ITS CONTINUED SUPPORT.H >
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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
8. 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. 9. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests the following actions regarding the Answers Benefiting Children (ABC) grant:
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.
10. 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:
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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:
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
15. Personnel Director requests the following actions:
C. Amend the Employer-Employee Relations Policy to add Supervising Resource Specialist to the list of supervisory classes.
16. 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)
CONSENT CALENDAR– Continued
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION – Continued
County Administrator/Purchasing Agent requests authorization for the following:
A.A. Declare certain items as surplus and dispose of them at public auction (Complete list on file with the Clerk of the Board); and
B. Declare a Sharp Model 7370 copier as surplus and authorize trade-in on a replacement copier.
18.18. 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 DeterminationNVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Not subject to California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA).
November 9, 1999.
APPROVED AMENDING THE NOVEMBER 9, 1999 MINUTES,
NUMBER 29 (BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS) TO INDICATE THAT SUPERVISOR WINTER REPORTED ON NAPA COUNTY HOUSING TRUST FUND BOARD MEETING PROPOSAL TO PURCHASE JEFFERSON STREET PROPERTY FROM THE COUNTY OF NAPA (RATHER THAN CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF FORESTRY).
20. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.ISCUSSION OF ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 5 THROUGH 19, AS AMENDED. BW-W-R-V-L
21. 21. 9:05 a.m. - 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 - 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 DeterminationNVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Negative Declaration prepared.
(Continued from July 13, July 20, September 14 and November ONTINUED FROM JULY 13, JULY 20, SEPTEMBER 14, AND NOVEMBER 9,
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO JANUARY 11, 2000 AT 9:15 A.M.
THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN AND ATTACHED TO THE STAFF REPORT DATED NOVEMBER 23, 1999, AND INSTRUCTED STAFF TO REPORT BACK WITH THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTION ORDERING THAT AN ELECTION ON THE SPECIAL TAX BE SCHEDULED MARCH 7, 2000.
24. 24. 10:00 a.m. - 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.
(Continued from November 2, 1999)ONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 2, 1999)
SUPERVISOR VARRELMAN WAS EXCUSED DUE TO A POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
APPROVED RECOMMENDATION TO RE-RELEASE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP). BW-W-R-V-L
25. 25. 10:30 a.m. - 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 - 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.
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED – TESTIMONY PRESENTED
SUPERVISOR VARRELMAN MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR WINTER TO RESCHEDULE THE PUBLIC HEARING IN JANUARY 2000. HOWEVER, FOLLOWING DISCUSSION, SUPERVISOR WINTER WITHDREW HER SECOND TO THE MOTION.
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO JANUARY 11, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIONRegular Calendar
27. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.
28. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
29. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
COUNTY COUNSEL ROBERT WESTMEYER INDICATED THAT HE WILL PLACE AN ITEM ON THE DECEMBER 7, 1999 AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION OF AN ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF ELECTION RELATING TO AN INCREASE IN THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX FROM 10.5 PERCENT TO 12.5 PERCENT.
ADJOURN TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING.
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1999.
Supervising Clerk of the Board
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