MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
April 3, 2001
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 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.
EMERGENCY SERVICES MANAGER NEAL O’HAIRE LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Presentation of a proclamation to Yvonne Robertson, Community Resources for Children, proclaiming April 1, 2001 through April 7, 2001 as the Week of the Young Child.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED PROCLAMATION TO MARCY CASTRO.
4. Presentation of a proclamation to Shaunna Schuknecht, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley, proclaiming April 5, 2001 as Pain to Promise Day.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED PROCLAMATION.
THE BOARD WAS ADVISED OF CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL TO BE HELD AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE.
5. Public Comment
JOE G. PEATMAN, PRESIDENT, THE PETER A. AND VERNICE H. GASSER FOUNDATION, ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING: ADHOC COMMITTEE OF NAPA CITIZENS AND OTHERS HAVE MET WITH NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY HOUSING (NVCH) TO ADDRESS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM THAT WILL BE CAUSED IF THE COLLIER APARTMENTS ARE SOLD, IMPROVED AND GO TO HIGHER RATES. NVCH HAS BEEN ASKED TO FIND A WAY TO PURCHASE AND MANAGE THE APARTMENTS AT AFFORDABLE RATES. THE FOUNDATION HAS OFFERED TO PAY NVCH COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INVESTIGATION. THE COMMITTEE HOPES THAT THE NAPA CITY COUNCIL AND THE BOARD WILL DETERMINE IF THERE IS INTEREST IN PURSUING THE MATTER AND REQUESTED THAT BOARD MEMBER(S) BE APPOINTED TO AN ADHOC COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE MATTER.
STAFF WAS INSTRUCTED TO PLACE THE MATTER ON THE AGENDA TO APPOINT SUPERVISOR BILL DODD AND SUPERVISOR
BRAD WAGENKNECHT, AS THEY CURRENTLY REPRESENT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON HOUSING BOARDS.
6. Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER DAVE WHITMER REPORTED THAT NAPA COUNTY WILL BE HOSTING A CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT STATEWIDE SCOPING SESSION ON APRIL 10, 2001 AT NAPA VALLEY EXPO IN REISLING HALL.
NEAL O'HAIRE, EMERGENCY SERVICES MANAGER AND
MARY JEAN MCLAUGHLIN, CLERK OF THE BOARD/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, CONDUCTED AN EMERGENCY "DUCK, COVER, AND HOLD" DRILL AS A KICK-OFF TO EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS WEEK 2001 FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
7. District Attorney requests approval of and authorization to sign a revenue-sharing agreement with Reports Unlimited for the term April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 for insufficient funds check collection services.
8. Superior Court requests amendment of the Table and Index for Court Accounting Manager, effective April 14, 2001.
9. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with ALDEA, Inc. for a maximum of $39,825 for the term July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 to provide Individualized Education Plan counseling to specific clients of the Children's Behavioral Health Program.
10. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests authorization for Chairman to sign
a letter requesting the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to enter into a direct contract with Alternatives for Better Living, a public benefit corporation, for the provision of Drug/Medi-Cal services.
11. Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests the following actions relating to conversion and digitization services of Napa County landslide maps:
A. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with VESTRA Resources, Inc. for $8,863 for the term March 6, 2001 through June 30, 2002; and
B. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 75 increasing appropriations for Professional Services:Other by $3,000 with offsetting revenues from the Seismic Education/Data Utility Trust Fund. (4/5 vote required)
12. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the "Napa County Animal Shelter Project," PW 01-05, authorization to advertise for bids and setting 3:30 P.M. on May 3, 2001 for opening of sealed bids.
13. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the "Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing of Various Roads in Napa County Project," RDS 01-06, authorization to advertise for bids and setting 3:30 P.M. on May 3, 2001 for opening of sealed bids.
14. Director of Public Works requests adoption of a resolution restricting parking along the northerly side of State Highway 121 between Mile Post 10.39 and Atlas Peak Road in the vicinity of the California Department of Forestry fire station driveway.
15. Director of Public Works requests authorization for Chairman to sign and file three Notices of Completion with the Clerk/Recorder for work previously accepted by the Board as complete, relating to the Napa Valley Gateway Unit 3 Subdivision.
16. Director of Public Works requests the following actions relating to funding for certain road projects in the Airport area:
A. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 74 to accomplish the following:
i) Establish appropriations for two new projects (for Devlin Road and Airport Boulevard) within the Roads budget unit;
ii) Transfer $750,000 from the Fagan Creek Project to the Airport Boulevard Project;
iii) Transfer $50,000 from the Fagan Creek Project to the Devlin Road Project; and
iv) Increase appropriations for the Devlin Road Project by $808,546 with offsetting revenue from Transportation Development Act funds for a new total appropriation of $858,546. (4/5 vote required)
B. Adoption of a resolution authorizing filing an amended claim with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for $808,546 in Transportation Development Act funds and reallocation of $800,000 from the Fagan Creek Project.
17. County Administrator/Purchasing Agent requests the Board waive competitive bidding requirements and authorize a sole source award to ATI Business Communications Systems of Emeryville, California for the purchase of an AVT Call Managing System in the total amount of $15,910.
18. Adoption of a resolution affirming an Operational Area approach to Emergency Management Planning and supporting an Operational Area exercise with Napa County, the Cities of Napa, Calistoga, St. Helena, American Canyon and the Town of Yountville.
19. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 7 THROUGH 18.
20. 1:30 p.m. - Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District meeting.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES).
21. 2:00 p.m.- Recess to the Napa County Flood Protection and Watershed Improvement Authority meeting.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD PROTECTION AND WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY MINUTES).
22. Discussion and possible action to appoint one (1) member to the Napa County Children and Families Commission with the term of office to commence immediately and expire January 1, 2003:
Applicants Category of Appointment
Beverly Saxon Leonard Member
Jorge B. Lopez, M.P.A. Member
George J. Monteverdi, M.D. Member
Craig Joseph Smith Member
THE BOARD APPOINTED CRAIG SMITH.
23. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.
THE BOARD WAS ADVISED OF A LETTER RECEIVED FROM THE COUNTY OF VENTURA, ADVISING THAT THEIR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOOK ACTION TO SUPPORT AB 947 (JACKSON), A BILL WHICH WOULD IMPROVE LOCAL COORDINATION AND REGULATION OF PESTICIDE USE.
STAFF WAS INSTRUCTED TO SCHEDULE AB 947 FOR CONSIDERATION.
STAFF WAS ALSO INSTRUCTED TO REPORT BACK ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND ENERGY.
24. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED ON METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING AND NEWS COVERAGE INDICATING THAT BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATES ARE ALL OVER ORIGINAL COST PROJECTIONS. SUPERISOR DODD ADVISED THAT CAL TRANS' RESPONSE WAS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NO BRIDGES BUILT SINCE 1957.
SUPERVISOR LUCE UPDATED THE BOARD ON THE NEW NAPA SANITATION PLANT THAT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE WINTER.
25. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
4/10/01 – APPOINTMENT OF SUPERVISOR BILL DODD AND SUPERVISOR BRAD WAGENKNECHT, WITH SUPERVISOR MARK LUCE AS THE ALTERNATIVE, TO POSSIBLE MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE NAPA CITY COUNCILON THE PROBABLE SALE OF THE COLLIER APARTMENTS.
NON-SPECIFIC DATE – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING LEGISLATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
AB 947 (JACKSON) REGARDING REGULATION OF PESTICIDE USE.
MENTAL HEALTH BILLS
26. Closed Session regarding:
A. Conference with Labor Negotiator (Government Code Section 54957.6)
i) Agency Negotiator: Bruce Heid
Employee Organization: Napa County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
ii) Agency Negotiator: Bruce Heid
Employee Organization: Napa Association of Public Employees
B. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): (Two Cases)
CLOSED SESSION HELD- NO REPORT
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 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