MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
July 16, 2002
1. Call to Order.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRMAN BILL DODD, SUPERVISORS BRAD WAGENKNECHT, MIKE RIPPEY, MEL VARRELMAN AND MARK LUCE.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
CARMEN GARCIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ACTION OF NAPA VALLEY, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Presentation of Retirement Resolution No. 02-136 to Jill Erramouspe, Mental Health Counselor, in recognition of over 12 years of service.
THE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED RESOLUTION R-02-136
4. Public Comment.
CARMEN GARCIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ACTION OF NAPA, DISTRIBUTED AND ADVISED THE BOARD OF LETTER FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REGARDING THE DELAY IN SIGNING OF THE BUDGET. SHE INDICATED THAT THIS PUTS A $280,000 ZERO INTEREST LOAN NEEDED TO CONTINUE THE LOS NINOS PROGRAM IN JEAPARDY AS WELL AS OTHER CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
THE CHAIRMAN ADVISED THAT STAFF WILL WORK ON THE ISSUE AND POSSIBLY FORWARD A LETTER IN THIS REGARD.
5. Department Heads’ Reports and Announcements.
CLERK OF THE BOARD MARY JEAN MCLAUGHLIN REPORTED ON NEW DIGITAL RECORDING EQUIPMENT FOR COUNTY MEETINGS HELD IN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING ROOM.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS ROBERT PETERSON INTRODUCED MARTHA BURDICK AS THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER AND
DON RIDENHOUR AS THE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.
MARTHA BURDICK AND DON RIDENHOUR MADE INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS.
6. Assessor/Recorder-County Clerk requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign two cost-sharing agreements with Shasta County for reimbursement of funds expended on Agreement Nos. 4645 and 4646 for base-year tracking and manufactured home/aircraft automated valuation enhancements to the Megabyte Property Tax System.
7. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 3857 with Andre Zunino dba Solution Computing for a maximum of $40,620 for the term July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 to provide consultation and technical support for automated operations.
8. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 4354 with Catholic Charities, Inc. for a maximum of $24,000 for the term July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 to provide property management services for the Casa Grande Housing Program.
9. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with BD Morgan Investment Group, Inc. dba BD MIG for a maximum of $5,000 for the term July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 to provide transportation and security guard services for clients transported to psychiatric hospitals.
10. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 4202 with the Napa County Flood Protection and Watershed Improvement Authority, increasing the amount by $780,000 for a new maximum of $1,020,000 and extending the term through June 30, 2003 for engineering services and construction relating to flood control projects in the unincorporated area surrounding the City of St. Helena.
11. Clerk of the Board requests reappointment of Julie L. Creason to serve on the Napa Valley Conference & Visitors Bureau with the term of office to expire June 1, 2003.
12. Clerk of the Board requests appointment of Conservation, Development and Planning Commissioner Larry Schoenke to serve as the Commission’s representative on the Wildlife Conservation Commission with the term of office to expire February 1, 2003.
13. County Counsel requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 4250 with Peter A. Firpo for a maximum of $61,800 for the term July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 for criminal defense Level II legal services.
14. Library Director requests adoption of updates to the Library’s policy manual regarding the “Behavior Policy” and “Checkouts”.
15. Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution correcting Exhibit A of Resolution No. 02-126, adopted June 25, 2002.
16. Acting Personnel Director requests the following actions regarding health and dental insurance and authorization for the Acting Personnel Director to sign the service agreements, effective September 1, 2002:
A. Adoption of a resolution revising total rates for Kaiser Plans; implementing total rates for CalPERS health plans; termination of Kaiser $0 and $10 plans; termination of PacifiCare plans; and
B. Adoption of a resolution revising monthly rates for Delta Dental and Pacific Union dental plans.
17. Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Table and Index with regard to the Board of Supervisors, effective July 1, 2002.
18. Acting Personnel Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Table and Index with regard to the Attorney classifications in County Counsel, effective July 6, 2002.
19. County Executive Officer requests approval of the May 2002 revision of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan of the County of Napa Illness and Injury Prevention Program. (Copy of Program is on file with the Clerk of the Board)
20. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for Chairman to sign an agreement with the Napa Valley Coalition of Non-Profit Agencies extending the term within which to use funding provided under Agreement No. 4682 through September 30, 2002 to provide training programs for members of the Coalition.
21. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR NUMBERS 6 THROUGH 21.
22. 9:05 a.m. - Special Meeting - Board of Supervisors sitting as the Board of Commissioners of the Napa County Housing Authority.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY MINUTES)
23. 9:10 a.m. - Regional Coordinator of Napa, Marin, Sonoma and Solano to present update on training and employment issues.
24. 9:15 a.m. - Public Hearing - County Counsel requests the following actions relating to County Service Area No. 4 (CSA No. 4):
A. Conduct a public hearing to consider objections or protests to the imposition of an assessment in the amount of $7.66 per planted vineyard acre, and allow submission, withdrawal, or changes to assessment ballots.
PUBLIC HEARING HELD
B. Adopt resolution directing the Clerk of the Board:
i) Together with Kristin Lowell and Kelli Lyerla, tabulate the assessment ballots.
ii) Report the results of the tabulation back to the Board on July 23, 2002.
APPROVED REQUEST BW-L-V-R-D R-02-142
C. Advise members of the public that any interested party may observe the tabulation process (but, that the number of observers may be limited due to space restrictions). Environmental Determination: This activity is included as part of establishing CSA No. 4, for which a Negative Declaration was previously approved.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE ADVISED REGARDING 24 C ABOVE.
25. 9:20 a.m. - Public Hearing - First and final reading and adoption of proposed Ordinance Amendment No. 02231-ORD making technical corrections to Sections 1.24.020, 3.10.020, 5.36.020, 15.60.090, 17.46.070, and 18.124.070 of the Napa County Code. Environmental Determination: General Rule (CEQA State Guideline Section 15061(b)(3) and Exemption Section 404 of the Napa County CEQA Guidelines).
PUBLIC HEARING HELD
THE BOARD WAIVED READING BALANCE OF ORDINANCE
ADOPTED ORDINANCE V-BW-R-L-D O-1202
26. 9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors meeting as a Board of Equalization.
(SEE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES)
27. 10:00 a.m. - Presentation on the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District by
Wesley Maffei, District Manager.
CONTINUED TO LATER IN THE DAY AT 2:30 P.M.
28. 10:15 a.m. - Closed Session:
Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b): (Two (2) Cases)
CLOSED SESSION HELD – THE BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO EXTEND THE TOLLING AGREEMENT THAT IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT UNTIL THE SECOND MEETING IN JANUARY 2003.
29. 10:30 a.m. - Public Hearing - Appeal filed by Michael Zatkin, Attorney on behalf of
Anthony Truchard, Eve Kahn, Ginny Simms and Get A Grip On Growth to an August 1, 2001 decision by the Conservation, Development and Planning Commission to approve Carneros Partners, Inc. – Use Permit Request No. 98511-UP to establish a 100-unit resort, including the construction of lodge structures and guest cottages, a 100-seat restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, banquet and meeting rooms, a maximum 10,000 square -foot retail facility including food and post office, administrative offices, recreational improvements, water treatment and sewage treatment facilities, a 10,000 square-foot public square and parking for 191 vehicles, located on three parcels totaling 10.48 acres adjacent to and northeast of the intersection of State Highway 12/121 (Carneros Highway) and
Old Sonoma Highway within a Commercial Limited (CL) Zoning District (Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 047-110-025 and 047-110-026), and "access parcel" (Assessor’s Parcel
No. 047-110-019) within an Agricultural Watershed (AW) Zoning District. The proposed project is adjacent to, and integrated with, the Carneros Inn Recreational Vehicle Park/Mobile Home Park Facility under construction (pursuant to Use Permit
No. 98290-MOD), and is more fully described and evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Carneros Lodge, the written public comment period for which was advertised and held between April 19 and June 4, 2001. Environmental Determination: Environmental Impact Report Prepared. (Continued from November 6, 2001, January 22, March 5, March 12, March 26, June 4 and July 9, 2002)
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO LATER IN THE DAY AT 2:30 P.M.
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO AUGUST 20, 2002. STAFF WAS INSTRUCTED TO REANALYZE THE WATER AND WASTEWATER BASED ON 75% AND 80% OCCUPANCY CUMMULATIVE FOR THE INN AND THE LODGE FOR INCLUSION IN THE REVISED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. BW-V-L-R-D
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REQUESTED STAFF REPORT BACK WITH REGARD TO THE PLACEMENT OF A TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT WITH LEAST AND BEST IMPACT ON TRAFFIC.
THE CLERK CLARIFIED THE PUBLIC HEARING WOULD BE CONTINUED TO AUGUST 20, 2002 AT 10:00 A.M.
30. 1:30 p.m. - Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (NCFCWCD) meeting.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)
31. 2:00 p.m. - Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) presentation on SB 1243 (Torlakson): Requires that on January 1, 2004, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) be renamed the Bay Area Land Use and Transportation Commission and assume land use responsibilities of ABAG.
32. 2:30 p.m. - Public Hearing - First and final reading and adoption of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment Request No. 02225-ORD of the Napa County Board of Supervisors to amend Chapter 18.108 (Conservation Regulations), Section .050 (Exemptions), Subsections I and J of the Napa County Code to: a) eliminate the current exemption from the County’s Conservation Regulations for timberland conversions authorized by a State Department of Forestry Timberland Conversion Permit; b) clarify that the current exemption does not apply to the State Department of Forestry's Less Than Three-Acre Timberland Conversion Exemptions; c) clarify when vegetation clearing/grading, authorized by other state or federal permits, is exempt from County regulation; and, d) clarify the extent of the County’s jurisdiction on projects other than timberland conversions when a portion of the project is authorized by a state or federal permit. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt.
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED – NO TESTIMONY PRESENTED
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO JULY 23, 2002 AT 10:25 A.M.
33. Clerk of the Board requests appointment of one (1) person from the following applicants to serve on the Napa City-County Library Commission with the term of office to expire June 30, 2005:
Thomas A. Gumina
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT NOMINATED AND THE BOARD REAPPOINTED TOM FEUTZ. BW-R-L-V-D
34. Napa County Child Care Planning Council requests appointment of a member of the Board of Supervisors to participate on the Everyone’s Business Coalition.
SUPERVISOR VARRELMAN NOMINATED AND THE BOARD APPOINTED SUPERVISOR BRAD WAGENKNECHT.
35. Discussion and possible action on the recruitment for a new County Executive Officer. (Supervisor Varrelman)
STAFF TO REPORT BACK WITH SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PROCEED.
36. Discussion and possible action regarding legislation.
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD IN OPPOSITION TO AB 1243 (TORLAKSON) WHICH REQUIRES THAT ON JANUARY 1, 2004, THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (MTC) BE RENAMED THE BAY AREA LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND ASSUME LAND USE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ABAG.
SUPERVISOR RIPPEY SUGGESTED THE NEED TO DEFINE THE PROBLEMS AND BENEFITS OF AB 1243.
37. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
38. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
JULY 23, 2002 AT 9:00 A.M.
Supervising Clerk of the Board
L = Mark Luce; R = Mike Rippey; V = Mel Varrelman; D= Bill Dodd; BW = Brad Wagenknecht
Notations under Vote: N = No; X = Excused; A = Abstain