MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
February 15, 2005
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 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 9:00 A.M.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
HELENE FRANCHI, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT ANALYST, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
Presentations and Commendations
3A. Presentation of Retirement Resolution No. 05-23 to Pat Dennett, Office Assistant II, in recognition of over 19 years of service.
PRESENTATION MADE R-05-23
4. Public Comment.
5. Department Directors’ Reports and Announcements.
TRENT CAVE, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, COMMENTED ON THE RECENT ARTICLES IN THE NAPA VALLEY REGISTER REGARDING THE RESTAURANT INSPECTION GRADING SYSTEM. HE STATED APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE FACILITIES IN NAPA COUNTY RECEIVE AN “A” OR “B” RATING ON THEIR INSPECTION REPORT. MR. CAVE REFERENCED THE SIGN THAT SHOULD BE POSTED IN THE FACILITY AND PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE OF THE SIGN TO THE BOARD. HE STATED WHEN THE LAW WAS FIRST PASSED, INSPECTORS VISITED EVERY FACILITY AND ENSURED ALL OF THEM HAD A SIGN TO POST. HE FURTHER STATED THAT INSPECTORS WOULD NOW BRING THE FACILITIES ANOTHER SIGN RATHER THAN WRITE THEM A VIOLATION WHEN THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR SIGN POSTED.
MR. CAVE REPORTED THAT LAST FALL HE MET WITH THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FROM THE CITIES OF NAPA, ST. HELENA AND CALISTOGA TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE, AND STATED THE GROUP DECIDED TO FOCUS ON THIS ISSUE AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.
MR. CAVE INDICATED THERE ARE MANY PROGRAMS THAT NAPA COUNTY CAN USE AS MODELS AND THE ACTION PLAN IS TO CONSULT WITH MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRY TO DETERMINE WHAT PROCESS WOULD WORK BEST FOR NAPA COUNTY. HE INDICATED HE FELT HE COULD REPORT TO THE BOARD ON THEIR PROGRESS IN APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH.
6A. Director of Corrections requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 65 in the amount of $13,000 within the Corrections budget and establishing a fixed asset for the purchase of video surveillance
equipment. (4/5 vote required) BT-65
6B. Acting Director of Health and Human Services Agency requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 4296 with Napa Ambulance Service, Inc.,
dba Piner’s, extending the term through February 28, 2008 and providing for the regulation of the
rates for the provision of emergency and advanced life support ambulance service in Exclusive
Operating Area 2. A-4296
6C. Acting Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the
Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 6217 with Drug Abuse Alternatives Center,
Santa Rosa, California, increasing the amount by $122,099 for a new maximum of $294,299 and
revising the daily bed rate for residential substance abuse services. A-6217
6D. Director of Conservation, Development and Planning requests the following actions as
recommended by the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission:
1. Consideration and approval of the following two (2) grant proposals:
a. $2,400 for McCormick Sanctuary, Inc.; dba Acorn Soupe for the Environmental Education and Youth Stewardship Expansion Project; and
b. $2,220 for the Land Trust of Napa County for exotic plant removal on Foote and Archer Taylor Preserves.
2. Approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign a funding agreement with the Land Trust of Napa County for a maximum of $28,500 for the term February 15, 2005 through June 30, 2007 for acquisition by the Land Trust of the Bandettini property located within the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park; and A-6403
3. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 63 transferring $4,620 within the Wildlife Conservation Commission budget. (4/5 vote required) BT-63
6E. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign a letter requesting technical support from The Trust for Public Land to conduct a feasibility study for the
purpose of developing a program to finance land conservation and a potential related ballot
measure funded by a foundation grant as recommended by the Napa County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee.
6F. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the “Cuttings Wharf Road Class 2 Bike Lane Project, Segment 3," RDS 05-07, and 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.
6G. Director of Public Works/Aviation requests the following actions relating to the 5-year Airport Capital Improvement Program:
1. Approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 5 to Agreement No. 4719 with Reinard W. Brandley Consulting Airport Engineer, increasing the amount by $138,600 for a new maximum of $611,472, amending the Scope of Work to include the Napa County Airport Apron Rehabilitation Phase I project for civil engineering design; and A-4719
2. Approval of Budget Transfer No. 67 appropriating $2,207,000 in the Airport Capital Improvement budget with offsetting revenues from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), State and the Airport Enterprise Fund for establishing a new Airport Capital Improvement project, AIP 20, for Apron Rehabilitation at the Napa County Airport. (4/5 vote required) BT-67
6H. County Counsel requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment No. 2 to
Agreement No. 3937 with Rossmann and Moore, LLP, adding a new associate, increasing the hourly rate and modifying the Scope of Work for legal services related to groundwater matters involving the County. A-3937
6I. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution regarding the following in connection
with the Public Works Department, effective February 26, 2005:
1. Amend the Departmental Allocation List to add one (1) Deputy Director of Public Works and delete one (1) Deputy Director of Public Works-General Services;
2. Amend the Table and Index to add Deputy Director of Public Works and adjust the salary of the Assistant Director of Public Works/District Engineer; and
3. Amend appropriate policies to add Deputy Director of Public Works.
6J. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List with regard to deleting 18 vacant unfunded positions and funded positions that have been vacant for more than six months, in compliance with Board approved Fiscal Year
2005-2006 budget policies, effective February 15, 2005. R-05-30
6K. Human Resources Director requests adoption of a resolution amending the Departmental Allocation List for the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk-Elections Department, adding one (1) Auditor-Appraiser II Limited Term position through June 30, 2005, effective February 15, 2005.
6L. Treasurer-Tax Collector requests authorization to release excess proceeds on certain parcels sold in the last tax-delinquent property auction.
6M. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 1 to Agreement No. 6157 with Community Impact Consulting, Inc. increasing the amount by $8,000 for a new maximum of $58,000 and revising the scope of work to include grant writing services related to the development of the proposed South Napa Homeless Shelter.
7. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 6A THROUGH 6M.
Set Matters or Public Hearings
8A. 9:15 a.m. Recess to the Lake Berryessa Resort Improvement District meeting.
(SEE LAKE BERRYESSA RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MINUTES)
8B. 9:15 a.m. Recess to the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District meeting.
(SEE NAPA BERRYESSA RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MINUTES)
8C. 9:30 a.m. Recess to the Board of Equalization meeting.
(SEE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES)
8D. 10:00 a.m. Recess to the Monticello Public Cemetery District special meeting.
(SEE MONTICELLO PUBLIC CEMETERY DISTRICT MINUTES)
8E. 1:30 p.m. Recess to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District meeting.
(SEE NAPA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT MINUTES)
9A. Discussion and possible direction to staff to prepare an ordinance to amend various sections of
Title 18 of the Napa County Code referring to signage particularly to political signs.
THE BOARD DIRECTED STAFF TO REFER THE SUGGESTED REVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE STAFF REPORT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMENDED ORDINANCE.
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 AND PATTI GARAMENDI WAS IN ATTENDANCE PROMOTING THE STATE FAIR.
CHAIR DILLON REPORTED THAT SHE ATTENDED THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW HOSPICE FACILITY ON FEBRUARY 12, 2005 AND COMMENTED IT IS A NICE FACILITY.
12. Board of Supervisors’ Future Agenda Items.
SUPERVISOR MOSKOWITE REQUESTED STAFF AGENDIZE AN UPDATE ON THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE PROPOSED TOLL INCREASE.
SUPERVISOR DILLON REQUESTED STAFF AGENDIZE THE RESTAURANT INSPECTION ISSUE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION, AND SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REQUESTED THE ITEM BE AGENDIZED PRIOR TO
APRIL 5, 2005. THE BOARD AND STAFF AGREED TO AGENDIZE THE DISCUSSION ON MARCH 15, 2005 AT 9:15 A.M.
13. County Executive Officer Reports and Announcements.
NANCY WATT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, REPORTED ON THE STATUS OF THE REFINANCING OF THE 1996 CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION AND STATED THE COUNTY RECEIVED AN UPGRADED RATING FROM STANDARD AND POORS TO A “DOUBLE-A MINUS” (AA-). MS. WATT STATED THE BONDS WENT ON THE MARKET LAST WEEK AND THERE WERE SEVEN BIDDERS.
THE COUNTY RECEIVED AN INTEREST RATE OF 3.23 PERCENT, WHICH RESULTED IN A $900,000 SAVINGS OVER THE LIFE OF THE BONDS, OR A 6.88 PERCENT SAVINGS.
MS. WATT STATED THE SUCCESS OF THE SALE COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO SEVERAL FACTORS INCLUDING THE COUNTY’S IMPROVED CREDIT RATING, AN INCREASE IN MARKET DEMAND FOR THE BONDS, A TIGHT FINANCING SCHEDULE, AND THE CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND Kelling, Northcross & Nobriga. SHE STATED WITH THE CURRENT INTEREST RATE, THE COUNTY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE CONCERNED RIGHT NOW with ARBITRAGE.
14. Closed Session.
A. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Government Code
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 HELD – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
B. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Government Code
Title: Director of Corrections
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
MARCH 1, 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