MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
May 2, 2000
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2000 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRMAN MEL VARRELMAN, SUPERVISORS MIKE RIPPEY, MARK LUCE, KATHRYN WINTER AND BRAD WAGENKNECHT.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
BILL RYAN LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
APPROVED AS AMENDED TO INDICATE MENTAL HEALTH WORKER I/II (LT) (RATHER THAN MENTAL HEALTH WORKER II (LT).
12. Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests:
4/5 vote required)
13. Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests authorization to reinstate an employee’s vacation hours dropped as a result of a reclassification.
14. Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests authorization for Chairman to sign a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) regarding the proposed Regional Housing Needs Determination for Napa County.
15. County Fire Chief requests authorization for Auditor to pay an invoice for $102 which is over one year old for reimbursement of fire department related training.
16. County Fire Chief requests authorization for David Shew, Napa County Fire Marshal, to attend the National Fire Prevention Association World Fire Safety Conference in Denver, Colorado from May 15-18, 2000 at a cost not to exceed $1,500.
17. Director of Public Works requests approval of:
A. Budget Transfer No. 80 transferring $110,000 from a Capital Building and Maintenance account to establish an appropriation for the Napa County Space Study in Budget Unit 16000; and
B. Authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Michael Ross and Charles Drulis Architects & Planners in the amount of $95,830 for the term May 2, 2000 through March 31, 2001 for consultant services related to the study and analysis of County space and the preparation of a master space plan.
18. Director of Public Works requests adoption of a resolution authorizing the:
A. Filing of the Fiscal Year 2000/2001 Transportation Development Act (TDA) claim with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC); and
B. Director of Public Works to sign any necessary documents related to the claim.
No. 99-DRI-011) with the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
21. Board of Supervisors sitting as the Board of Directors of the Lake Berryessa Resort Improvement District:
(SEE LAKE BERRYESSA RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MINUTES)
22. County Administrator requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with James Rowland for a maximum monthly cost of $7,933 for the term May 1, 2000 through July 1, 2002 to coordinate and direct the work of the County Probation Department.
23. County Administrator requests approval to appoint the following interested persons to serve on the Tobacco Advisory Board with the term to expire January 31, 2002:
Applicants Category of Appointment
Elizabeth Miller (Incumbent) Health Care Organization
Diana Perez-Rhinehart Educational Institution
24. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors’ meeting of April 18, 2000.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 5 THROUGH 24, AS AMENDED. BW-R-L-W-V
26. 9:05 a.m. - Presentation of a Proclamation recognizing May 13, 2000 as National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Day.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED PROCLAMATION .
27. 9:10 a.m. - Presentation of the following to Jose Guillen, Court Executive Officer:
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED THE PROCLAMATIONS.
Self-Esteem recognizing a Community Hero.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED PROCLAMATION.
29. 9:20 a.m. - Job Training Director requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with the City of Napa for a maximum of $30,000 for the term July 1, 2000 through August 7, 2000 for the City Works Summer Youth Program.
30. 9:30 a.m. - Public Hearing - Board to consider appeal of denial by Director ofPublic Works of lot line application by Duffy’s Myrtledale, Inc./Duffy’s Triple D Partnership Ltd. et. al.
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED - NO TESTIMONY PRESENTED
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO JUNE 6, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.
31. 10:00 a.m. - Presentation by Napa Sanitation District’s General Manager on the State of the District.
32. 1:30 p.m. - Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (NCFCWCD) meeting.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)
33. Director of Public Works requests authorization to apply for two program grants from the California Department of Fish and Game in the following amounts:
A. $50,000, to develop and put on four locally-based Watershed Academies over a two-year period; and
APPROVED REQUEST W-BW-R-L-V
B. $150,000 per year for three years, to fund a Watershed Coordinator position
to develop and implement a Watershed Master Plan for Napa County.
CONTINUED TO LATER IN THE DAY PENDING DISCUSSION BY NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD AT 1:30 P.M.
APPROVED REQUEST BW-W-R-L-V
34. County Administrator requests approval of the following actions pertaining to the Napa Valley Vintners Health Center Project:
A. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Napa Valley Vintners Health Center, L.L.C., in the amount of $450,000 for the term July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for the construction of a health center for low income individuals and families of Napa Valley; and
B. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 81 in the amount of $150,000 increasing revenue and appropriations (funds previously approved during Final Budget Hearings Fiscal Year 1998/1999). (4/5 vote required)
35. Discussion and possible action including, but not limited to, the following legislation:
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD IN OPPOSITION OF SB 1492.
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF AB 212.
36. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR WINTER REPORTED ON A MEETING/RALLY ON FARM WORKER HOUSING HELD AT THE FARM WORKER CAMP. THE MEETING WAS WELL ATTENDED INCLUDING MEDIA COVERAGE AND ISSUES WERE AIRED WITH PROGRESS BEING MADE. SHE INDICATED TOM SHELTON, REPRESENTING THE VINTNERS, FARM BUREAU AND THE GRAPE GROWERS SPOKE CONCERNING THE PLEA FOR A SPECIAL TAX ASSESSMENT. THE INDUSTRY IS PROPOSING A 25 PERCENT RATHER THAN A VOLUNTARY 10 PERCENT ASSESSMENT IN ADDITION TO SOLICITING VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS.
IT WAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HOUSING IS A YEAR-ROUND ISSUE AND MORE ATTENTION NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO PROVIDING ADEQUATE HOUSING IN THE CITIES ON A PERMANENT BASIS. SUPERVISOR WINTER ADVISED THAT PETER DRIER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NAPA CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, DID A GOOD JOB REPORTING ON COORDINATED EFFORTS. THERE ARE MANAGEMENT ISSUES SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE ISSUES OF TOO MANY WORKERS.
SUPERVISOR WINTER FURTHER REPORTED THERE IS AN EFFORT UNDERWAY TO FIND PROPERTIES AND A WILLINGNESS OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO DONATE LAND FOR AN ADDITIONAL CAMP.
SUPERVISOR WINTER FURTHER ADVISED THAT HERB SCHMIDT WITH ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY, ANNOUNCED THE MONDAVI CAMP WILL OPEN MAY 17TH, FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS WHICH SHOULD PROVIDE THE NECESSARY HOUSING TO SOLVE THE IMMEDIATE CRISIS OF THE OVERFLOW AT THE CALISTOGA CAMP. THE MONDAVI CAMP IS WILLING TO REMAIN OPEN FOR ELEVEN MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR AND NEED TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD FOR ESTABLISHMENT AS HAS BEEN GRANTED TO THE CALISTOGA CAMP.
SUPERVISOR WINTER ALSO INDICATED THE BERINGER CAMP HAS SOME ISSUES REGARDING TREES THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO RESOLVE.
37. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
38. Closed Session: None Scheduled.
CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
MAY 9, 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