MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
April 20, 2004
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2004 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRPERSON MARK LUCE, SUPERVISORS BRAD WAGENKNECHT AND DIANE DILLON. SUPERVISORS BILL DODD AND MIKE RIPPEY WERE EXCUSED. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR LUCE AT 9:01 A.M.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
MIRIAM CHAUM LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
Presentations and Commendations
3A. Presentation of Retirement Resolution No. 04-31 to Barbara Salinas, Office Assistant II, Public Health, in recognition of 12 years of service.
PRESENTATION MADE R-04-31
3B. Presentation of a proclamation declaring April 18-24, 2004 as “County Government Week” in Napa County.
3C. Presentation of a proclamation to the Napa County Commission on the Status of Women proclaiming Tuesday, April 20, 2004, as “Equal Pay Day”.
4. Public Comment.
HERBERT FORD SPOKE REGARDING THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE.
SUPERVISOR LUCE RESPONDED BY DIRECTING STAFF TO PLACE THE ITEM ON A FUTURE AGENDA.
5. Department Directors’ Reports and Announcements.
6A. Chief Probation Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign an agreement
with Dean R. Madeira dba Madeira Group International for a maximum of $15,000 for the term
April 20, 2004 through June 30, 2004, with an automatic annual renewal, for pre-employment background investigations of prospective public safety employees. A-6268
6B. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign renewals of the following agreements regarding the Transitional Residential Alliance and Integrated Network (TRAIN) grant for the term January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004:
1) Agreement No. 3989 with Community Action of Napa Valley, Inc., for a maximum of $86,629 to provide counseling services for adult homeless and administer rent subsidies;
2) Agreement No. 3990 with Napa Emergency Women’s Services, Inc. (NEWS) for a maximum of $31,000 to provide case management and referral for women and families including those with domestic violence issues; and A-3990
3) Agreement No. 3991 with Progress Foundation for a maximum of $28,938 to provide outreach and case management services to the homeless population.
6C. Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign an agreement with Terrance E. Lowell & Associates, Inc. for a maximum amount of $5,700 for the term April 20, 2004 through August 31, 2004 to prepare the Engineer’s Report required for the levy of assessments pertaining to the Napa County Winegrape Pest and Disease Control District for Fiscal Year 2004/2005. A-5062
6D. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 4846 with Bell Products, Inc. increasing the annual amount by $352 for a new maximum of $13,066, to reflect a price increase on the annual full maintenance of the Hall of Justice chiller units. A-4846
6E. County Counsel and the Napa Valley Housing Authority request approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign an agreement with Terrance E. Lowell & Associates, Inc. for a maximum of $5,700 for the term April 20, 2004 through August 31, 2004 to prepare the Engineer’s Report required for the levy of assessments pertaining to Napa County Service Area #4 (CSA#4) for Fiscal Year 2004/2005.
6F. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution regarding an application for an industrial disability retirement with the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) for a Sergeant, effective April 28, 2004. R-04-49
6G. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution approving the following actions in the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk-Elections Department, effective April 24, 2004:
1) Amend the Departmental Allocation List to add three (3) Senior Assessment-Records Assistant positions; delete two (2) of the resulting vacancies; and delete a vacant Assessment-Records Supervisor position; and
2) Amend the Table and Index to add Senior Assessment-Records Assistant.
6H. Local Enforcement Agency Manager requests adoption of a resolution authorizing application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a solid waste Local Enforcement Agency Grant in the amount of $18,400, and authorization for the Assistant County Executive Officer to execute the required documents. R-04-51
6I. County Executive Officer requests the appointment of Eric Sklar to the Napa County Farmworker Housing Oversight Committee representing the City of St. Helena with the term of office to expire September 30, 2005.
6J. County Executive Officer requests the reappointment of Patrick J. Garvey and Richard Salvestrin to the Farmworker Housing Advisory Committee representing the category of Planted Vineyard Land Owner with the term of office to expire April 23, 2007.
6K. County Executive Officer and Director of Health and Human Services request approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the Workforce Investment Act Title I Subgrant Closeout for the grant period April 1, 2001 through December 31, 2003.
7. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 6A THROUGH 6K.
8A. 9:20 A.M. First and final reading of an ordinance, pursuant to Section 9314 of the Public Resources Code, appointing one Director to the Board of Directors of the Napa County Resource Conservation District to fill an unexpected vacancy in lieu of holding an election, with the term of office to commence immediately and continuing until expiration of the current term of that position on November 30, 2004.
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)].
THE BOARD WAIVED READING THE BALANCE OF THE ORDINANCE.
ADOPTED ORDINANCE BW-DD-BD-MR-ML O-1236
8B. 9:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors meeting as a Board of Equalization.
(SEE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES)
8C. 10:30 A.M. Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures to present Annual Crop Report for 2003.
8D. 1:30 P.M. Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District meeting.
(SEE FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)
9. Administrative Items.
10. Legislative Items.
11. Board of Supervisors’ Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REPORTED THAT EARTH DAY WAS CELEBRATED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2004 AT CONNELLY RANCH. HE STATED NAPA COUNTY AND ALL THE CITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY WERE RECOGNIZED WITH THE PRESENTATION OF A PROCLAMATION FOR THEIR COOPERATIVE WORK ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.
SUPERVISOR DILLON REPORTED THAT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2004, SHE AND SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT READ TO THE CHILDREN AT THE COUNTY LIBRARY.
12. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REQUESTED A REPORT FROM THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ON THE RECENT RASH OF TRAFFIC RELATED DEATHS IN THE AREA, INCLUDING WHAT COULD BE DONE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS.
13. County Executive Officer Reports and Announcements.
NANCY WATT, ASSISTANT COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, REPORTED ON THE STATUS OF VEHICLE LICENSE FEE (VLF) PAYMENTS AND STATED THAT THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE BY WHICH VLF PAYMENTS ARE MADE, AND THAT THE FLOW OF PAYMENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) TO THE STATE CONTROLLER FOR COUNTIES HAS BEEN STOPPED. MS. WATT STATED THE COUNTY HAD RECEIVED NO REALIGNMENT PAYMENT SINCE FEBRUARY 2004. MS. WATT SAID THAT AB 1457, AUTHORED BY THE STATE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET, PASSED SENATE APPROPRIATIONS AND IS NOW IN THE STATE SENATE. THIS BILL WILL RESTORE THE DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE AND RESTORE THE ABILITY FOR DMV TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO THE COUNTIES.
MS. WATT GAVE A BRIEF REPORT ON AN ALTERNATE PROPOSAL PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR FOR EDUCATION REVENUE AUGMENTATION FUNDS (ERAF) AND STATED SHE WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE BOARD IN THE FUTURE AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
14. Closed Session.
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
(Government Code Section 54956.9 (a))
Name of case: Jorge Deharo, Hector Olvera, Latinos Unidos de Napa, an Unincorporated Association v. County of Napa et. al. (Case No. 26-22255)
CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD
B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9: (Two cases)
CLOSED SESSION HELD – ONE CASE ONLY – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
14. B. Continued
Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9:
CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD
C. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR (Government Code Section 54957.6):
Agency Designated Representatives: Dennis Morris, Human Resources Director
Employee Organization: SEIU Local 614 - NAPE (Employee Unit & Supervisory Unit of the County of Napa)
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2004 AT 9:00 A.M.
MARK LUCE, Chairperson
PAMELA MILLER, Clerk of the Board
Vote: ML = Mark Luce; DD = Diane Dillon; BD = Bill Dodd; MR = Mike Rippey; BW = Brad Wagenknecht
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