MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
February 8, 2005
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2005 AT 9:00 A.M. WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIRPERSON DIANE DILLON, SUPERVISORS BILL DODD,
HAROLD MOSKOWITE, BRAD WAGENKNECHT AND MARK LUCE. THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIR DILLON AT 9:01 A.M.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
HILLARY GITELMAN, DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
3. Presentations and Commendations.
4. Public Comment.
5. Department Directors' Reports and Announcements.
6A. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the
Chair to sign an agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley for a maximum of $8,500
for the term February 8, 2005 through June 30, 2005 for the development and implementation of
Friday Night Live, a substance abuse prevention program for middle and high school students.
6B. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the
Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 4649 with Gerane Park, LCSW, increasing the
amount by $750 for a new maximum of $1,500 to provide additional counseling services in the
Children’s Behavioral Health and Child Welfare Services Programs. A-4649
6C. Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission requests the following actions:
1. Consideration and approval of the following three (3) grant proposals:
a. $2,400 for McCormick Sanctuary, Inc.; dba Acorn Soupe for the Environmental Education and Youth Stewardship Expansion Project;
b. $2,220 for the Land Trust of Napa County for exotic plant removal on
Foote and Archer Taylor Preserves; and
c. $28,500 for the Land Trust of Napa County for acquisition of the Bandettini property located within the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park; and
2. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 63 transferring $4,620 within the Wildlife Conservation Commission budget. (4/5 vote required)
REMOVED FROM AGENDA
6D. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign
a Funding Agreement where the County subgrants $25,000 in Proposition 12 Park Bond revenue
to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for the term February 8, 2005 through December 31, 2007 for the design and construction of a 1.4 mile portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail public recreation system within the County of Napa. A-6402
6E. Director of Public Works requests adoption of a resolution temporarily closing a portion of
Silverado Trail, Oak Knoll Avenue, Big Ranch Road, and El Centro Avenue from 7:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2005 for the running of the Napa Valley Marathon.
6F. Director of Public Works requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 60 appropriating $700,000 in
the roads budget with offsetting revenues from available fund balance for ongoing work for the Silverado Trail Overlay and other surface treatment programs expected to be completed through
the end of the Fiscal Year. (4/5 vote required) BT-60
6G. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the “Napa County
Historic Courthouse Painting Project,” PW 05-08, authorization to advertise for sealed bids and
opening of the bids at a time, date and location to be published by the Director of Public Works
pursuant to Section 20150.8 of the Public Contract Code.
6H. Watershed Information Center and Conservancy Board request approval of and authorization for
the Chair to sign a letter in support of the Selby Creek Watershed Partnership's grant application to
the Department of Water Resources for the implementation of stream-bank and channel restoration
6I. Watershed Information Center and Conservancy Board request approval of and authorization for
the Chair to sign a letter in support of a joint grant application submitted by the San Francisco
Estuary Institute and Napa County Resource Conservation District to the California Agricultural Water Quality Grant Program to fund the development of a three-year project to develop a framework for identifying opportunities to solve management challenges related to improving the
water quality of the Napa River.
6J. Watershed Information Center and Conservancy Board request approval of and authorization for
the Chair to sign a letter in support of the State Coastal Conservancy's grant application to the
California Bay-Delta Authority Ecosystem Restoration Program to fund lower Napa River
watershed monitoring associated with the Napa-Sonoma Salt Pond restoration.
6K. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Conservation,
Development and Planning Departmental Allocation List to delete one (1) Senior Office Assistant
and add one (1) (M) Staff Services Manager, effective February 8, 2005. R-05-25
6L. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution regarding the following in
Connection with the Public Health division of the Health and Human Services Agency, effective February 8, 2005:
1. Amend the Table and Index to add Communicable Disease Investigator, Epidemiologist, and Health Education Specialist;
2. Amend the Departmental Allocation List to add one (1) .5 Communicable Disease;
3. Investigator - Limited Term (LT), one (1) Epidemiologist - Limited Term (LT), and one (1) Health Education Specialist - Limited Term (LT) through June 31, 2005; and
4. Amend appropriate policies to add Communicable Disease Investigator, Epidemiologist, and Health Education Specialist. R-05-26
6M. Human Resources Director requests adoption of Retirement Resolution No. 05-15 to Frank Brezel,
Supervising Mental Health Counselor II-Licensed, in recognition of 15 years of service.
6N. Local Enforcement Agency Manager requests adoption of a resolution authorizing:
1. Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a Waste Tire Enforcement Grant in the amount of $49,495, for the term July 1, 2005 through
June 30, 2006; and
2. Assistant County Executive Officer to execute the required documents.
6O. Treasurer-Tax Collector requests authorization to release excess proceeds on certain parcels sold at the last tax-delinquent property auction.
6P. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the renewal
of Agreement No. 3295-B with the Arts Council of Napa Valley for a maximum of $55,600 for
the term July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 to provide art therapy to patients at Napa State
6Q. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 1 to Agreement No. 4894 with Paula Stabler to establish new rates effective February 1, 2005
for space planning services. A-4894
6R. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign
Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. 4925 with the County of Marin to reflect a no-cost extension to December 31, 2004 for the Project COMPASS portion of the agreement to assist people with disabilities gain employment at or through the One-Stop Centers. A-4925
6S. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 2 to Agreement No. 6246 with Sonoma State University increasing the amount by $15,000 for
a new maximum of $187,795 amending the scope of work to include evaluation services for
Project DEVELOP and regional navigator support services for Projects COMPASS and CHOICE
to provide services to individuals with disabilities. A-6246
6T. County Executive Officer requests the appointment of Mary Welch to serve on the Napa County
Child Care Planning Council representing the child care provider category with the term of office
to commence immediately and expire June 30, 2007.
6U. County Executive Officer requests the Board accept the nomination of the Arts Council of Napa
Valley and reappoint Dorothy Lee Hansen as Napa County Poet Laureate, an honorary title, for
the term commencing immediately and expiring on September 8, 2006.
6V. County Executive Officer and Acting Director of Health and Human Services request the
following actions for the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on
1. Approval of a request from the Commission on the Status of Women to sponsor a self esteem workshop for high school freshmen;
2. Approval to dissolve the Commission on Self Esteem, effective immediately;
3. Authorization for the Commission on the Status of Women to use the remaining Self Esteem Commission trust fund ($1,431.55) for the self esteem workshop expenses (subject to approval of Item No. 1); and
4. Authorization for Commission on the Status of Women to accept donations and contributions toward the self esteem event (subject to approval of Item No. 1).
6W. County Executive Officer and Director of Compliance request acceptance of the Compliance
Report for the period ending December 31, 2004.
6X. County Executive Officer requests adoption of a resolution appointing Randolph Snowden as
Director of Health and Human Services to serve at the will of the Board of Supervisors.
7. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
SEE ITEM 6C.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 6A THROUGH 6X, AS NOTATED ABOVE.
Set Matters or Public Hearings
8A. 9:15 a.m. Discussion with the Conservation, Development and Planning Commission and possible action by the Board of Supervisors regarding:
1. The role of the Planning Commission in support of the General Plan update, and the resource allocation plan to support current planning projects, the General Plan update, and County wide water supply issues;
THE BOARD AGREED THAT SHOULD A GENERAL PLAN UPDATE TASK FORCE BE CREATED, THE PLANNING COMMISSION SHOULD HAVE REPRESENTATION, AND INVITED THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO PARTICIPATE IN GENERAL PLAN DISCUSSIONS AT THE BOARD RETREAT TO BE HELD ON APRIL 11
AND 12, 2005.
2. Dedication of staff to implement an ongoing audit program of Use Permit Conditions of Approval (COAs), and creation of greater penalties for those who violate those conditions;
DISCUSSION HELD – NO ACTION TAKEN
3. Design Review; and
DISCUSSION HELD – NO ACTION TAKEN
4. Other Commissioner/Supervisor comments or concerns regarding the Conservation,
Development, and Planning program.
DISCUSSION HELD – NO ACTION TAKEN
8B. 10:45 a.m. Presentation by Senior Senator Dr. Richard Lundin on the purpose, functions and current activities of the California Senior Legislature. (Supervisor Luce)
8C. 11:00 a.m. Director of Public Works requests the following related to Skyline Park:
1. Approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 5 to
Agreement No. 1654 with the Skyline Park Citizens Association, Inc. for the term February 20, 2005 through February 19, 2010 with no other changes to the terms and conditions; and A-1654
2. Concurrence with the five-year improvement plan as approved and recommended by the Skyline Park Citizens Association, for the concurrent term of Amendment No. 5.
APPROVED REQUESTS BW-BD-HM-ML-DD
9. Administrative Items.
10. Legislative Items.
11. Board of Supervisors' Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REPORTED THAT HE ATTENDED THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES’ (CSAC) BOARD MEETING HELD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005. HE STATED DON PETERSON, Napa County's Legislative Lobbyist, WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE. SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT DISTRIBUTED A DRAFT DOCUMENT OF PROPOSED GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 PENSION REFORM TO THE BOARD, WHICH WAS CREATED BY THE CSAC GOVERNMENT FINANCE AND OPERATION POLICY COMMITTEE.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED ON THE Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) MEETING OF FEBRUARY 7, 2005, AND STATED VICE- MAYOR HARRY MARTIN OF THE CITY OF NAPA MADE A REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO HAVE THE PERMANENT SEAT ON THE LAFCO BOARD RETURNED TO THE CITY. HE SAID THE LAFCO BOARD DID NOT SUPPORT THE REQUEST.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT COMMENTED ON THE STATEWIDE HOUSING TRUST FUND NEWSLETTER WHICH CONTAINED AN ARTICLE ON THE NAPA COUNTY CITY-COUNTY TRUST FUND THAT WAS CREATED TO ASSIST IN HANDLING THE GROWING HOUSING ISSUES WITHIN THE COUNTY AREA.
SUPERVISOR LUCE REPORTED THAT HE AND SUPERVISOR DODD ATTENDED A NAPA SANITATION DISTRICT (NSD) WORKSHOP WHERE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD TO IDENTIFY DISTRICT PRIORITIES. HE STATED THE PRIORITY IDENTIFIED WAS FOR THE DISTRICT TO WORK WITH WHOEVER IS WILLING ON THE ISSUE OF PROVIDING RECLAIMED WATER TO AREAS SUCH AS Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay OR CARNEROS.
12. Board of Supervisors' Future Agenda Items.
13. County Executive Officer Reports and Announcements.
14. Closed Session.
A. Conference With Real Property Negotiator (Government Code Section 54956.8)
Property: The property known as Skyline Park and certain adjacent areas of
open space located within all or portions of the following Assessor's Parcel Numbers: 046-450-041, 046-450-042, 046-380-001, 046-390-001, 045-350-002 and 045-360-001
Agency Negotiator: Don Ridenhour and Martha Burdick, Public Works Department
Negotiating Parties: State of California
Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment
CLOSED SESSION NOT HELD – CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2005
B. Conference With Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation
Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9: (One case)
CLOSED SESSION HELD
THE BOARD unanimously APPROVED AUTHORIZATION FOR THE COUNTY TO FILE A REQUEST WITH THE SUPREME COURT TO DE-PUBLISH THE CASE OF THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO VS. POCKET PROTECTORS, WHICH WOULD SUPPORT THE PREVIOUSLY FILED REQUEST FOR DE-PUBLICATION BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO.
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 15, 2005 AT 9:00 A.M.
DIANE DILLON, Chairperson
PAMELA MILLER, Clerk of the Board
Vote: DD = Diane Dillon; BD = Bill Dodd; ML = Mark Luce;
HM = Harold Moskowite; 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