MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
September 30, 2003
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRPERSON BRAD WAGENKNECHT, SUPERVISORS
MARK LUCE AND DIANE DILLON. SUPERVISORS BILL DODD AND MIKE RIPPEY WERE EXCUSED. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR WAGENKNECHT AT 9:02 A.M.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
GREG PIRIE, LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OFFICER, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Presentations and Commendations.
4. Public Comment.
5. Department Directors’ Reports and Announcements.
JOHN TUTEUR, ASSESSOR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK/REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
REPORTED THAT FOR THE March 2, 2004 election, signatures in LIEU provisions are available as of SEPTEMBER 26, 2003 for ANY SUPERVISOR SEEKING REELECTION.
MR. TUTEUR ANNOUNCED THAT YESTERDAY WAS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERED VOTERS TO MAIL IN A REQUEST TO HAVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILED TO THEM. HE STATED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT CAN BE OBTAINED IN PERSON FROM THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE, AND COMMENTED THAT EARLY VOTING IS NOW OCCURRING. MR. TUTEUR STATED THERE WERE 15,872 ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED OUT, AND APPROXIMATELY 5,000 HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO DATE. HE COMMENTED THAT THERE ARE 64,300 REGISTERED VOTERS IN NAPA COUNTY.
NATASHA MERKULOFF, DIRECTOR OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES, ANNOUNCED THAT AS OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2003, HER DEPARTMENT HAS THEIR NEW CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE. THIS WILL PROVIDE OUTREACH TO THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT COME IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
MS. MERKULOFF STATED THERE WERE 4,000 SURVEYS MAILED OUT TO EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES A BILL, AS WELL AS EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES
PAYMENTS. SHE STATED SOME OF THE FEEDBACK RECEIVED SO FAR FROM SURVEYS COMPLETED AND RETURNED INCLUDED DISSATISFACTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S VOICE MAIL SYSTEM, AND AS A RESULT OF THE FEEDBACK, THE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THAT SYSTEM. MS. MERKULOFF SAID THE SUCCESS OF THESE CHANGES WILL NOW BE MONITORED.
6A. District Attorney requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 2159 with Bernadette Defilippis for the term July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005 increasing the rate to $60 per draw and reconciling cost of living adjustments for prior years to provide blood sample collection services in connection with law enforcement activities.
THE AGENDA IS AMENDED TO REFLECT THE CORRECT AGREEMENT NUMBER OF 2129 RATHER THAN 2159. A-2129
6B. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 4089 with Sonoma County for $114,718 for the term September 30, 2003 through June 30, 2004 for emergency medical services administration.
6C. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign renewals of the following agreements with Telecare Corporation for the term July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004:
1) Agreement No. 4277 for a maximum of $10,000 to provide managed care inpatient mental health services; and A-4277
2) Agreement No. 4464 for a maximum of $10,000 to provide mental health services to uninsured clients. A-4464
6D. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the renewal of Agreement No. 4778 with Napa Valley Cab Company for a maximum of $7,500 for the term July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 to provide services to CalWORKs recipients for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program. A-4778
6E. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 3110 with the California Department of Health Services decreasing the amount by $4,692 for a new maximum of $153,081 for the term
April 1, 2001 through March 31, 2004 for services related to the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program. A-3110
6F. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 4880 with Smithson/Dillon Associates increasing the amount by $43,125 for a new maximum of $105,625 and extending the term through
June 30, 2004 to provide a part-time Executive Director for the Workforce Investment Board.
6G. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 6035 with COPE Family Center increasing the amount by $5,000 for a new maximum of $20,200 to assist in the implementation of a Child Welfare Service redesign. A-6035
6H. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the following agreements for the term July 1, 2001 through October 31, 2003 to provide services in the Mental Health Outpatient Managed Care Program:
1) Agreement with Del Domezio, LCSW, for $34,000;
2) Agreement with Persis Hamilton, MS RN, for $33,000;
3) Agreement with Kevin Kappler, Ph.D., for $66,000;
4) Agreement with Nina Woods, Ph.D., for $15,500; and
5) Agreement with Joni Yacoe, MFT, for $13,000.
ITEM REMOVED FROM AGENDA
6I. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the following agreements with Child Start, Inc./Napa Solano Head Start for food service for the Therapeutic Child Care Center:
1) A revenue agreement for a maximum of $26,736 for the term July 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004 for reimbursement for meals provided at the Therapeutic Child Care Center; and A-6135
2) An agreement establishing food service criteria guidelines. A-6136
6J. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign a Declaration Not to Apply for Rural Health Services Program Funding for Fiscal Year
6K. Library Director requests adoption of revisions to the Library’s policy manual regarding the
“Napa City-County Library Commission Bylaws.” (Details on file with the Clerk of the Board)
6L. Director of Public Works requests award of the contract for the “Milton Road Culvert Replacement Project,” PW 03-10, to Pat Nelson Construction, Inc. of Petaluma, California,
for their low bid of $48,000 and authorization for the Chair to sign the construction contract.
6M. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 4678 with the Napa Valley Unified School District for a leased modular building at the American Canyon Middle School located at 300 Benton Way, American Canyon, California, for the extended term July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, at an annual cost of $6,444.
6N. Auditor-Controller requests the Board accept and instruct the Clerk of the Board to file the Audit Reports for Child Support Services Department and Regional Training and Employment Center Division for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002. (Reports on file with the Clerk of the Board)
6O. Human Resource Director requests adoption of a resolution with regard to the following position in Public Health, effective September 30, 2003:
1) Amend the Table & Index and the Departmental Allocation List with regards to the Supervising Therapist; and
2) Approve the new class specification for Supervising Therapist. (Details on file with the Clerk of the Board) R-03-172
6P. Information Technology Services Director requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign a Contribution Agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the amount of $15,000 for high-quality ortho-photography and elevation data for the County of Napa. A-6134
6Q. Information Technology Services Director requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign an agreement with Neko Industries for a maximum of $26,906 for the term October 1, 2003 through July 31, 2004 to maintain and support the County’s document and image management system. A-6137
6R. Regional Training Employment Coordinator requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 4925 with Marin County Human Services Department increasing the amount by $315,125 for a new maximum of $713,249 and extending the term through September 30, 2004 to provide services to help people with disabilities obtain and retain employment. A-4925
6S. County Executive Officer requests adoption of a resolution creating the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Advisory Committee. R-03-173
6T. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 3583 with the Napa County Fair Association, to act as County’s agent for purpose of conducting Napa County Fair and managing fairgrounds in the City of Calistoga, for an additional term October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2008. A-3583
6U. Supervisor Mark Luce requests authorization for out of state travel to attend the Solid Waste Association of North America's Wastecon Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, from
October 12-16, 2003 with the Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority paying all expenses.
6V. Second reading and adoption of an ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Napa, separating the consolidated offices of Public Guardian and District Attorney-Public Administrator, terminating the designation of the District Attorney-Public Administrator as Public Guardian, and amending certain sections in chapters 2.24 and 2.32 of the Napa County Code to reorganize the office of the Public Guardian as authorized by Government Code Sections 27430, et seq.
ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the proposed action may have a significant effect on the environment and therefore CEQA is not applicable. [See Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, 14 CCR 15061(b)(3)] O-1229
6W. Approve minutes of Board of Supervisors’ meeting of September 16, 2003.
APPROVED AS AMENDED IN ITEMS 8F AND 10.
7. Discussion of Items Removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 6A THROUGH 6W, AS AMENDED AND NOTATED ABOVE. DD-ML-BD-MR-BW
8A. 9:15 A.M. County Executive Officer to discuss and request adoption of a resolution increasing rates by 10% charged by the Napa Valley Disposal Service, Inc. (NVDS) to Garbage Zone One, located generally in the unincorporated areas of Napa County in the vicinity of the Cities of Napa and American Canyon effective October 1, 2003.
PUBLIC HEARING HELD
ADOPTED RESOLUTION ML-DD-BD-MR-BW R-03-174
9. Administrative Items.
10. Legislative Items.
11. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR DILLON REPORTED THAT THE BOARD OF FORESTRY MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2003 TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003. AS A RESULT, SHE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE NEXT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING.
SUPERVISOR LUCE REPORTED THAT HE ATTENDED A JOINT MEETING LAST WEEK OF THE NORTH COAST COUNTY SUPERVISORS’ ASSOCIATION AND PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTORS REGARDING NORTH COAST TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. HE STATED THAT MANY OF THE CURRENT HIGHWAY PROJECTS ARE BEING IMPACTED BY THE STATE’S LACK OF FUNDS.
12. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
13. County Executive Officer Reports and Announcements.
WILLIAM CHIAT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, REPORTED THAT THE CODE COMPLIANCE ITEM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THE BOARD MEETING OF OCTOBER 7 TO OCTOBER 21, 2003.
MR. CHIAT ALSO REPORTED ON THE INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING HE ATTENDED LAST WEEK, STATING TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDED IMPACTS OF AGING POPULATIONS AND WORKFORCES, CONCERNS OVER THE USE OF LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS, THE STATE RECALL ELECTION, AND THE USE OF GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
14. Closed Session.
A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation
(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a))
Name of cases:
1) Jorge Deharo, Hector Olvera, Latinos Unidos de Napa, an Unincorporated
Association v. County of Napa et. al. (Napa County Superior Court Case
2) Napa Citizens for Honest Government et al v. Napa County Board of Supervisors (Case No. 26-04014)
CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD
3) City of American Canyon vs. Robert Lyle Couch, Jr. et. al. (Napa Superior
Court Case No. 26-07165)
4) The People of the State of California vs. Robert L. Couch, et. al. (Napa Superior
Court Case No. 64010)
CLOSED SESSIONS HELD – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 7, 2003 AT 9:00 A.M.
BRAD WAGENKNECHT, Chairperson
ATTEST: __________________________________ PAMELA MILLER, Clerk of the Board
Vote: BW = Brad Wagenknecht; BD = Bill Dodd; MR = Mike Rippey; ML = Mark Luce; DD = Diane Dillon
The maker of the motion and second are reflected respectively in the order of the recorded vote.
Notations under Vote: N = No; X = Excused; A = Abstain