MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
March 27, 2001
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2001 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRMAN MIKE RIPPEY, SUPERVISORS MARK LUCE, MEL VARRELMAN, BILL DODD AND BRAD WAGENKNECHT
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PATRICK LYNCH LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Presentation of a Proclamation to Neal O’Haire, Emergency Services Manager, declaring the week of April 1 through 7, 2001 as Earthquake Preparedness Week in Napa County.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED PROCLAMATION
4. Public Comment
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF A 3% COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) FOR IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICE WORKERS:
LYNN PEREZ, ON BEHALF OF HUMAN SERVICES, ADVISED THAT THE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NAPA COUNTY IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES COMMITTEE AND THAT THE COLA WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD IN APPROXIMATELY THREE (3) WEEKS.
CHRIS MALAN, ON BEHALF OF THE SIERRA CLUB AND JUDITH SEARS SPOKE OF THEIR RESPECT FOR FORMER CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT PLANNING DIRECTOR JEFFREY REDDING AND HIS WORK AND THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT THAT HE IS NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY THE COUNTY.
GREG WILLIS PRESENTED RESULTS OF SAMPLES TESTED FOR
PIERCE’S DISEASE FROM DAVIS LABORATORY.
5. Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.
CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER JIM ROWLAND INVITED THE BOARD TO A GRADUATION EVENT FOR “WEEKEND BOOT CAMP” TO BE HELD AT 12:00 NOON ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2001 ON THE ATHLETIC FIELD AT JUVENILE PROBATION.
6. District Attorney requests authorization for out-of-state travel for Robert Greggins, Chief Deputy District Attorney-Criminal Division, to attend the National College of District Attorney's Office Administration training seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona, from April 22 through April 26, 2001 at an estimated cost of $1,700.
7. Sheriff requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 73 in the amount of $33,257 increasing SDE:Other by $5,975 and establishing a fixed asset for the purchase of six (6) video systems for patrol vehicles in the amount of $27,282 with offsetting revenue from Citizens' Options for Public Safety (COPS) Trust Fund related to the expenditure of Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund/COPS. (4/5 vote required)
8. Sheriff requests approval to submit a "Members Request" to Patricia Wiggins and
Wesley Chesbro in the amount of $150,000 to assist with funding a 15 passenger van, tournament expenses, building improvements and supplies for the Sheriff's Activities League.
9. Treasurer/Tax Collector requests approval of the County's Investment Policy.
10. Treasurer/Tax Collector requests approval of the following persons nominated to serve on the Napa County Treasury Oversight Committee with the terms of office to expire
March 31, 2002:
Pam Kindig Auditor-Controller.
Mike Rippey Representative selected by the Board.
Barbara Nemko County Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
Bruce Heid A representative selected by a majority of the presiding officers of
the governing bodies of the school districts and community college
Jill Techel A representative selected by a majority of the presiding officers of
the legislative bodies of the special districts in the County that are
required or authorized to deposit funds in the County Treasury.
11. Agricultural Commissioner requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 1812 with the California Department of Food and Agriculture increasing the amount by $2,500 for a new maximum of $35,814 for reimbursement of costs associated with insect detection trapping.
12. County Fire Chief requests the Board waive competitive bidding requirements and authorize a sole source award to Golden State Fire Apparatus of Modesto, California, for the purchase of a Pierce Saber Triple Combination Pumper for the Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department for the total amount of $274,540.
13. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign a Federal Apportionment Exchange Program and State Match Program Agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation (State Agreement No. X01-5921(022)) for Fiscal Year 2000/2001 to receive $337,648 into the County Road fund.
14. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the "Linda Vista Roadway Repair Project," RDS 00-27, authorization to advertise for bids and setting 3:30 P.M. on April 26, 2001 for opening of sealed bids.
15. Director of Public Works and Purchasing Agent request the following actions regarding County vehicles:
A. Adoption of amendments to the County of Napa Departmental Vehicle Assignments as of February, 2001; and
B. Authorization to declare certain vehicles and equipment as surplus, remove them from inventory, and dispose of them at public auction. (Surplus list on file with the Clerk of the Board)
16. Adoption of a resolution renewing the delegation of authority to the Napa County Treasurer/Tax Collector to invest and reinvest funds held in the County Treasury.
17. Clerk of the Board requests appointment of the following persons to serve on the Emergency Medical Care Committee with the terms of office to expire April 1, 2004, as listed below:
Thomas Everett Bishop* St. Helena Fire Department
Patty Vail* Napa Valley College
Jay Hull* Napa County Administrator
Neal T. O’Haire* Napa County Administrator, Alternate
Theodore McIntyre* Ambulance Company Operator
Bradley Thomas Setterlund* Ambulance Company Operator, Alternate
Michael Vagnerini* Central Dispatch
A. Charlene Everett* Central Dispatch, Alternate
Ed Stump, M.D.* St. Helena Hospital ER Physician
Charles Kitchens, M.D.* St. Helena Hospital ER Physician, Alternate
Ronald H. Lum CHP Helicopter
Aaron W. York* CHP Helicopter, Alternate
Joe W. Threat, Jr.* Consumer
Carol D. Garcia* Consumer
Charles R. Burton* Consumer
18. County Counsel requests amendment of the Departmental Allocation List to delete one (1) (C) Legal Secretary II and add one (1) (C) Paralegal, effective March 31, 2001.
19. Director of Emergency Services requests authorization to submit a grant application for federal funding to build initial response capability for the operational area for dealing with weapons of mass destruction/terrorism incidents.
20. Personnel Director requests approval of the revised Management Compensation Plan, effective June 27, 2000.
21. Regional Training Employment Coordinator requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the following One-Stop Subgrant Closeout Agreements for the term June 30, 1999 through December 31, 2000:
A. Agreement No. M965886, Part 1, in the amount of $80,000 for the Eligible Training Provider List and Individual Training Account training modules; and
B. Agreement No. M965886, Part 2, in the amount of $303,183 for One-Stop Implementation. A-4207
22. County Administrator requests the Board:
A. Accept and file the 2000/2001 Grand Jury Report pertaining to the District Attorney's Office with the Clerk of the Board; and
B. Direct the County Administrator to prepare a response to the Grand Jury Report by June 12, 2001 as prescribed by law.
(Report on file with the Clerk of the Board)
23. County Administrator and Personnel Director request:
A. Acceptance of resignation from Conservation, Development and Planning Director, Jeffrey R. Redding; and
B. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign severance agreement with Jeffrey R. Redding. (Agreement on file with the Clerk of the Board)
24. County Administrator and Personnel Director request the following actions, effective immediately:
A. Amendment of the Departmental Allocation List for Conservation, Development and Planning to add one (1)(M) Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning;
B. Amendment of the Table and Index adding Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning; and
C. Appointment of Richard C. Wilson to the position of Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning.
(Details on file with the Clerk of the Board)
25. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors’ meeting of March 6, 2001.
26. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 6 THROUGH 25.
27. 9:10 a.m. - County Fire Chief to present information on the Fire Department's Trading Card Program.
28. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.
29. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED THAT THE NAPA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AGENCY IS WORKING DILIGENTLY TO MEET A CRITICAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF CONTRACTS TO CAL TRANS WITH REGARD TO THE NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN IN ORDER TO AVOID FURTHER DELAY OF THE TRANCAS/HIGHWAY 29 INTERCHANGE PROJECT BY AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY (20) MONTHS.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REPORTED THAT CAL TRANS ESTIMATES REMAIN THE SAME.
SUPERVISOR LUCE REPORTED ON HIS RECENT COMMUTE FROM SACRAMENTO, SOUTH ON I-80, WHERE TRAFFIC WAS BACKED UP AT LEAST ONE-HALF MILE AND THAT TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON
I-80 HAS GONE BEYOND ACCEPTABLE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT ALSO REPORTED ON HIS AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR TERRY LONGORIA’S EFFORTS TO KEEP THE NAPA SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OPEN. CONGRESSMAN MIKE THOMPSON’S OFFICE INTERCEDED AND THE OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOUR (4) DAYS PER WEEK.
30. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
AB 1421, AB 1422 WITH REGARD TO MENTAL HEALTH AND AB 1424 (THOMSON) REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH:INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT
31. Closed Session regarding:
Conference with Labor Negotiator (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Agency Negotiator: Bruce Heid
Employee Organization: Napa County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORT
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2001 AT 9:00 A.M.
MARY JEAN MCLAUGHLIN
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Supervising Clerk of the Board
Vote: L = Mark Luce; R = Mike Rippey; V = Mel Varrelman; D= Bill Dodd;
BW = Brad Wagenknecht
Notations under Vote: N = No; X = Excused; A = Abstain