MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
April 18, 2000
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2000 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: VICE-CHAIR KATHRYN WINTER, SUPERVISORS MIKE RIPPEY, MARK LUCE AND BRAD WAGENKNECHT. CHAIRMAN MEL VARRELMAN WAS EXCUSED.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
JOHN STEVENS LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
IRVING THOMAS REQUESTED THE BOARD REVIEW PICTURE OF TREES AT PINE RIDGE WINERY ON SILVERADO TRAIL ADJACENT TO HIS RESIDENCE. MR. THOMAS EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THE TREES BLOCK THE VIEW AND CREATE A TRAFFIC HAZARD WHEN EXITING HIS DRIVEWAY. MR. THOMAS REQUESTED RESPONSE WITHIN 30 DAYS.
5. Chief Probation Officer requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign renewals of the following agreements for court ordered placement of wards from Napa County for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000:
HELD FOR DISCUSSION L-R-W-BW-V
JOHN STEVENS, REPRESENTING THE NAPA SIERRA CLUB ADDRESSED THE BOARD CONCERNING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND FASTRACKING OF THE SENATE BILL AND THE TREATMENT OF THE GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTER.
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER DAVE WHITMER EXPLAINED THE LEGISLATION, THE TREATMENT PROPOSED BY THE WINE INDUSTRY AND THAT THE PROGRAM IS BASED ON ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEST. MR. WHITMER ADVISED HE HAS HEARD OF NO OTHER AERIAL SPRAYING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TEMECULA DUE TO THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION TO THE WINE INDUSTRY. HE ADVISED THAT A LOCAL TASK FORCE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AND WELCOMED REPRESENTATION BY THE LOCAL SIERRA CLUB.
MR. WHITMER FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS ALLOCATED RESOURCES FOR BIOCONTROL.
SUPERVISOR WINTER ADVISED OF THE ONGOING DEBATE AT THE STATE LEVEL.
SUPERVISOR RIPPEY REQUESTED THE AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER PROVIDE WEEKLY UPDATES.
District Manager requests adoption of a resolution declaring weeds a fire hazard on various parcels within the District and ordering their removal.
(SEE ITEM NUMBER 10 HELD FOR DISCUSSION)
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 5 THROUGH 9 AND
11 THROUGH 15.
17. 9:15 a.m. - Public Hearing - Board to consider appeal filed by Robert W. and Ariane M. H. Matschullat to the County of Napa Public Works Department’s approval of a plan for the construction of a left-turn lane to serve the Hagafen Winery on Silverado Trail.
(Continued from January 11, January 25, February 29 and March 21, 2000; Staff requests Continuance to May 16, 2000 at 9:15 a.m.)
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO MAY 23, 2000 AT 9:15 A.M. BW-R-L-W-V
18. 9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors meeting as a Board of Equalization.
(SEE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES)
(SEE LAKE BERRYESSA RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MINUTES)
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)
21. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.
22. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR WINTER REPORTED ON ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS (ABAG) METHODOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING TO DISCUSS ALLOCATION OF HOUSING UNITS, RECOMMENDATION FOR 50-50 SPLIT AND WHETHER RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE WITH COUNTIES OR CITIES. SUPERVISOR WINTER INDICATED THAT THE JOBS-HOUSING NUMBERS WERE ALSO DISCUSSED AND ABAG STAFF WILL FORWARD THE NUMBERS TO MEMBERS TO VOTE ON VIA E-MAIL. SUPERVISOR WINTER EXPRESSED THAT THERE WAS A GENERAL FEELING THAT THERE SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE.
23. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – NAPA SANITATION DISTRICT MANAGER
MIKE ALEXANDER AND CHAUDHARY & ASSOCIATES TO REPORT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. (SUPERVISOR LUCE)
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – STATUS REPORT REGARDING VIEWSHED ISSUES AND POSSIBLE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS. (SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT)
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – REPORT ON COST AND FEASIBILITY OF HAVING BOARD MEETINGS VIDEO TAPED TO BE TELEVISED IN THE CITY OF NAPA AND UPVALLEY. (SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT)
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – JOINT MEETING WITH THE CITY OF NAPA HOUSING AUTHORITY:
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON FARM WORKER HOUSING FOCUSING ON THE FOLLOWING:
(VICE-CHAIR WINTER AND SUPERVISOR LUCE)
A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation:
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5(c): (One Case)
B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(a)):
Name of Case: Sierra Club v. County of Napa, et al. (Napa County Superior Court Case No. 26-08229)
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORT
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY,
APRIL 25, 2000 AT 9:00 A.M.
MARY JEAN MCLAUGHLIN
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Deputy 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