MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
April 10, 2001
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 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.
CHARLEY WILSON, ACTING DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND
PLANNING LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Public Comment
4. Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.
5. Director of Corrections requests authorization for Auditor-Controller to pay claims over one year old totaling $231.54 to The Earthgrains Company.
6. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Jodie Morgan for a maximum of $16,000 for the term April 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 to provide consultation and system development in connection with court supervised substance abuse treatment under Proposition 36.
7. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Psychiatric Resources, Inc. for a maximum of $20,000 for the term April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001 to recruit a psychiatrist for the Adult Behavioral Unit.
8. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 3402 with the California Department of Health Services increasing the amount by $9,620 for a new maximum of $1,135,767 for operation of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program.
9. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 3579 with the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs establishing a new total allocation of $1,334,483 for Fiscal Year July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.
10. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests amendment of the following Departmental Allocation Lists, effective April 14, 2001:
A. Behavioral Health:
i) Add one (1) Mental Health Counselor (Licensed)
ii) Delete one (1) Mental Health Counselor
B. Social Services:
i) Add one (1) Supervising Mental Health Counselor II (Licensed)
ii) Delete one (1) Supervising Mental Health Counselor II
iii) Delete one (1) Office Assistant I/II
C. Health and Human Services Administration:
i) Add one (1) Office Assistant I/II
11. Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests authorization to grant a 3% Cost of Living increase to In-Home Support Services providers, effective June 1, 2001.
12. Director of Health and Human Services Agency and Compliance Officer request acceptance of the Compliance Program Quarterly Report for the period ending April 3, 2001.
13. Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests the following actions to complete the processing of a land use application filed by Beringer Wine Estates to establish an agricultural processing facility in the Airport Industrial Area:
A. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 4446 with Donna Oldford increasing the amount by $11,400 for a new maximum of $28,900; and
B. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 78 increasing appropriation for Professional Services:Other by $11,400 in Budget Unit 29000 with offsetting revenue from Contingency. (4/5 vote required)
14. Acting Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests the following actions relating to the implementation of an Environmental Review Program for erosion control plan applicants:
A. Approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Lamphier-Gregory for a maximum of $594,000 effective March 1, 2001 and expiring October 31, 2001; and
B. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 77 increasing appropriation for Professional Services:Other by $594,000 in Budget Unit 29000 with offsetting revenue from Contingency. (4/5 vote required)
HELD FOR DISCUSSION BT-77
APPROVED AND STAFF WAS INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE UPDATE IN SIXTY (60) DAYS. D-BW-L-V-R
15. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with Riechers, Spence & Associates, Inc. for a maximum of $55,000 for the term April 10, 2001 through December 31, 2001 for engineering services related to the Airport Boulevard/Devlin Road Project.
16. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the following agreements with Terrance E. Lowell & Associates, Inc. related to County Service Area No. 3 (CSA 3):
A. Agreement for a maximum of $7,200 for the term April 10, 2001 through August 10, 2001 to prepare the 2001/02 annual assessments; and
B. Agreement for a maximum of $12,150 for the term April 10, 2001 through June 30, 2001 to prepare a Baseline Report for the Napa County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) as part of an annexation process.
17. Director of Public Works requests adoption of a resolution temporarily closing a portion of Berryessa-Knoxville Road from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, May 20, 2001 for the Third Annual Napa Valley Triathlon.
18. Director of Public Works/Aviation requests adoption of a resolution authorizing the Chairman to sign a California Department of Transportation $350,000 loan application, loan agreement and acceptance of funds and any supporting documents, to construct eleven (11) T-hangars at the Napa County Airport.
19. 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, 2003:
John R. Robertson, Jr. Napa County Sheriff
Kenneth Elwer Alternate
Douglas M. Uhlik California Highway Patrol
Michael D. Venning Alternate
20. Clerk of the Board requests appointment of the following persons to serve on the Tobacco Advisory Board with the terms of office to expire January 31, 2003:
Applicants Category of Appointment
Paige Pedri* Agency Concerned with Tobacco Related Diseases
Suellen Grace Barnett* Agency Concerned with Substance Abuse and Addiction
Jeanne Title* Educational Institution
Sally Sheehan-Brown* Agency Concerned with Tobacco Related Diseases
Emilie Kuhlman-Furrer Health Care Organization
21. Information Technology Services Director requests authorization for out-of-state travel for Patrick Kowta, Senior Information Systems Specialist, to attend Geographic Information System (GIS) training in Boulder, Colorado from May 7-11, 2001, at an estimated cost of $2,300.
22. County Administrator requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 76 increasing expenditures to fund retiree insurance payments ($398,000) and COBRA payments ($2,000) with offsetting revenues from Workers Compensation and Liability. (4/5 vote required)
23. County Administrator/Director of Emergency Services requests adoption of a resolution terminating the Proclamation of Local Emergency declared on February 20, 2001 relating to a major debris flow at the northern end of Lake Berryessa.
24. County Administrator/Purchasing Agent requests authorization to declare certain items as surplus and dispose of them at public auction. (Complete list on file with the Clerk of the Board)
25. Board to appoint Supervisors Bill Dodd and Brad Wagenknecht, with Supervisor Mark Luce as alternate, to possibly meet with members of the Napa City Council on the probable sale of the Collier Apartments.
26. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors’ meetings of March 13 and 20, 2001.
27. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
(SEE ITEM NUMBER 14)
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 5 THROUGH 13 AND 15 THROUGH 26. BW-D-V-L-R
28. 9:05 a.m. - Public Hearing - Director of Public Works requests Board consideration and possible adoption of a resolution abandoning a portion of Rancho Drive between West Park Avenue and West Pueblo Avenue. (Noticed Public Hearing by Clerk of the Board)
PUBLIC HEARING HELD
ADOPTED RESOLUTION AS MODIFIED
29. 9:10 a.m. - Agricultural Commissioner to present the Annual Crop Report for 2000.
30. District Attorney requests adoption of a resolution implementing a one dollar ($1) Vehicle Registration Assessment for enhanced efforts to prosecute crimes involving driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
CONTINUED TO APRIL 24, 2001 AND THE DEPARTMENT WAS INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
31. Clerk of the Board requests appointment of one (1) person from the following applicants to serve on the Napa County Commission on Self-Esteem with the term of office to expire January 1, 2002. Appointee to be nominated by District 3 Supervisor.
James G. Lemieux
Dana K. Talbot
SUPERVISOR VARRELMAN NOMINATED AND THE BOARD APPOINTED
DANA K. TALBOT. V-BW-L-D-R
32. Discussion and possible action including, but not limited to, the following legislation:
A. AB 121 (Leslie): Property taxation: postponement income limit.
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF AB 121. V-L-BW-D-R
B. Adoption of a resolution urging our legislators to maintain single Assembly, State Senate and Congressional Districts for Napa County following reapportionment.
ADOPTED RESOLUTION V-BW-L-D-R R-01-44
C. AB 1424 (Thomson): Mental Health: involuntary treatment.
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD TO TENTATIVELY SUPPORT AB 1424 IN ITS CURRENT FORM AND INSTRUCTED STAFF TO MONITOR THE BILL AND SCHEDULE FOR ACTION WHEN APPROPRIATE.
33. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED THAT HE AND SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT ATTENDED HOUSING TRUST FUND MEETING AND THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR DIRECTION ON THE EXPENDITURE AND THE PRIORITIZING OF THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS.
SUPERVISOR LUCE ECHOED SUPERVISOR DODD’S COMMENTS AND STATED THAT SERIOUS DISCUSSION NEEDS TO OCCUR AT THIS POINT.
COUNTY COUNSEL ROBERT WESTMEYER SUGGESTED THAT A REPORT BE PREPARED REGARDING DISCRETIONARY USES OF FUNDS.
CHAIRMAN RIPPEY ASKED THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO ADD TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ RETREAT AGENDA THE TOPICS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE HOUSING TRUST.
MURIEL FAGIANI SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO DISCUSS THE HOUSING ISSUES AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD FOR PUBLIC ATTENDANCE PURPOSES.
CHAIRMAN RIPPEY ADVISED MS. FAGIANI THAT THERE WILL BE OTHER MEETINGS ON THE SUBJECT TO ALLOW PUBLIC COMMENT AND ASSURED HER THAT THE RETREAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
CHAIRMAN RIPPEY REPORTED THAT HE WAS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF AN ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS' (ABAG) TASK FORCE TO MEET ON A QUARTERLY BASIS WITH REGARD TO THE CAL FED PROCESS. CHAIRMAN RIPPEY ADVISED THAT THE PROCESS INVOLVES STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND RELATES TO THE ALLOCATION OF WATER AND RESOURCES FOR THE STATE AND THE RESTORATION OF THE BAY AND DELTA TO ENSURE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY. HE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE TASK FORCE IS COMPRISED OF ABAG APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES, VARIOUS AGENCIES, AND WATER DISTRICTS AROUND THE BAY AREA.
34. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
35. Closed Session regarding:
A. Conference with Labor Negotiator (Government Code
Agency Negotiator: Bruce Heid
Employee Organization: Napa County Deputy
B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): (One case)
C. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(a))
Name of Case: Dylia J. Klatt vs. County of Napa, Contra
Costa County, Case No. C-00-01701
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORT
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 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