MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY OF NAPA
May 17, 2005
1. Call to Order; Roll Call.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, MAY 17, 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 9:02 A.M.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
ALICE HUGHEY, CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
Presentations and Commendations
3A. Presentation of Retirement Resolution No. 05-73 to Joe Hill, Principal Public Works Engineer, in recognition of 14 years of service.
4. Public Comment.
5. Department Heads' Reports and Announcements.
JIM FEATHERSTONE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, INTRODUCED DR. SUZANNE TAVANO, THE COUNTY’S NEW MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR.
DR. TAVANO STATED SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EVERYONE IN THE COUNTY AND SAID ATTENDING THE CELEBRATION OF FOSTER FAMILIES AND THE GRAND OPENING OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER WERE A NICE WAY TO START HER TENURE WITH NAPA COUNTY.
6A. District Attorney requests authorization for out of state travel to attend the North American Victim
Assistance Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from August 7 - August 12, 2005.
6B. Director of Corrections requests authorization to move unclaimed money from the Inmate Cash
Trust Fund to the Inmate Welfare Fund.
6C. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to
sign Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 4656 with Shameem Ghauri, M.D., increasing the
amount by $7,000 for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 for a new maximum of $37,000, establishing a
maximum of $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and incorporating agency-wide changes to the
General Terms and Conditions to provide psychiatric services to clients of the Therapeutic Child
Care Center. A-4656
6D. Director of Health and Human Services requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to
sign Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 6197 with Ocadian Care Centers, dba Medical Hill
Rehabilitation Center, incorporating agency-wide changes to the General Terms and Conditions
and increasing the amount by $75,000 for a new maximum of $175,000 to provide mental health
services in a skilled nursing facility. A-6197
6E. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 1 to Agreement No. 4779 with Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. increasing the amount by
$9,732 for a new maximum of $45,156 and extending the term through June 30, 2008 for quarterly
equipment technical support at the Carithers, 650 Imperial Way, Sheriff and Juvenile Justice
Center facilities. A-4779
6F. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 1 to Funding Agreement No. 6402 with the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council (BARTC)
amending the Project description and granting the BARTC right of entry to Skyline Wilderness
Park to construct 1650 feet (.31 mile) of recreational trail and a 26-foot bridge across Marie Creek
to become part of the planned Bay Area Ridge Trail. A-6402
6G. Director of Public Works requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign Amendment
No. 1 to Agreement No. 6420 with Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) for the
preliminary design phase of the Rutherford Dust Society river restoration project, extending the
term through December 31, 2006 and rescinding Exhibit B (Scope of Work) and replacing with
Exhibit B-1 to allow for a 10% adjustment among the identified tasks. A-6420
6H. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the “Health & Human
Services Agency Buildings G & H Roof Repair & Fascia Replacement Project,” PW 05-06,
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.
6I. Director of Public Works requests approval of plans and specifications for the "Energy
Efficient Mechanical Retrofit for the Hall of Justice and Administration Building Project,”
PW 04-15, 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
6J. Director of Public Works requests acceptance of the work as complete and authorization for the
Chair to sign and Clerk of the Board to file a Notice of Completion with the Clerk/Recorder for
Contract No. PW 04-02, “Cuttings Wharf Boat Launch Facility Project.”
6K. Director of Public Works requests acceptance of the work as complete and authorization for the
Chair to sign and Clerk of the Board to file a Notice of Completion with the Clerk/Recorder for
Contract No. PW 01-26, “Napa County Sheriff Facility Project.”
6L. Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk requests approval of Budget Transfer No. 81 transferring $12,000 from the Recorder's Modernization Trust Fund for the purchase of office equipment.
(4/5 vote required) BT-81
6M. Auditor-Controller requests the Board accept and instruct the Clerk of the Board to file the Fiscal
Monitoring Report of the County of Marin, Health and Human Services for the CHOICE,
DEVELOP, INCLUSION, COMPASS & TIME Grants distributed by the County of Napa
Regional Training and Employment Center for the period October 1, 2003 through
March 31, 2004.
6N. Auditor-Controller requests the Board accept and instruct the Clerk of the Board to file the Audit
Report of the County of Napa, Countywide Transportation and Travel Expenditures Accounts
Audit for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2003.
6O. Auditor-Controller requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign two agreements
with Improvement Districts Nos.1 and 2, respectively, of the Spanish Flat Water District,
authorizing the Auditor-Controller to act as the fiscal agent for these Improvement Districts in
regard to repayment of loans received from the State of California for water treatment plant
upgrades and to charge fees as appropriate to recover the cost of providing this service.
6P. County Executive Officer requests approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign the
United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy's Innovative Grantees project (Project DEVELOP) closeout package for $500,000 for the period September 30, 2002 to
March 31, 2005.
6Q. County Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services requests approval of Budget Transfer
No. 85 in the amount of $9,750 transferring funds within the Emergency Services budget to
establish a fixed asset for the purchase of a tactical communications package. (4/5 vote required)
6R. Approve minutes of the meeting held March 22, 2005.
7. Discussion of items removed from the Consent Calendar.
APPROVED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 6A THROUGH 6R.
Set Matters or Public Hearings
8A. 9:00 a.m. Recess to the Lake Berryessa Resort Improvement District meeting.
(SEE LAKE BERRYESSA RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MINUTES)
8B. 9:30 a.m. Recess to the Board of Equalization meeting.
(SEE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MINUTES)
8C. 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)
9. Administrative Items.
10A. Discussion and possible action concerning any and all issues related to Regional Housing
Needs Allocations. (Unanimous vote of the Board members present required)
ITEM NOT DISCUSSED
10B. Approval of and authorization for the Chair to sign a letter in opposition to AB 667 - Child
Support Enforcement. (Unanimous vote required)
THE BOARD WENT ON RECORD IN OPPOSITION TO AB 667.
11. Board of Supervisors' Committee Reports and Announcements.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED HE ATTENDED THE ANNUAL FOSTER PARENTS APPRECIATION DINNER ON MAY 13, 2005 AND EXPRESSED GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD TO THE FOSTER FAMILIES FOR WHAT THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY.
SUPERVISOR DODD REPORTED HE ATTENDED THE FIREWISE FORUM HELD ON MAY 13, 2005 AND ACKNOWLEDGED NEAL O’HAIRE, EMERGENCY SERVICES MANAGER, AND ERNIE LOVELESS, FIRE CHIEF, FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF NAPA FOR THIS PROGRAM.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT REPORTED HE ATTENDED THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARDS LUNCHEON ON MAY 16, 2005.
SUPERVISOR WAGENKNECHT ANNOUNCED THAT ON MAY 18, 2005, HE WILL BE ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IN MONTEREY ON 5500 DISTRICTS FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE.
CHAIR DILLON REPORTED SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY PROGRAM ON MAY 12, 2005 AT HOWELL MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND STATED IT WAS A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.
CHAIR DILLON REPORTED ON MAY 15, 2005, SHE ATTENDED THE NAPA COUNTY LANDMARKS ANNUAL AWARDS OF MERIT CEREMONY AT THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA. SHE SAID SOME OF THOSE HONORED FOR THEIR HISTORICAL LANDMARK RENOVATIONS WERE CHUCK WILLIAMS OF WILLIAMS SONOMA AND THOMAS KELLER OF THE FRENCH LAUNDRY.
CHAIR DILLON ANNOUNCED THAT FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS SHE WILL BE ATTENDING THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF RURAL COUNTIES (RCRC) MEETING IN SACRAMENTO.
SUPERVISOR LUCE REPORTED THE REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION’S (REA) EXISTING VISITOR CENTER AT PIER 39 IS NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP AND THE REA IS WORKING TO FIND A NEW LOCATION FOR THE CENTER. HE ALSO STATED THAT AS A RESULT OF FUNDING BEING REDUCED FOR TOURISM, THINGS ARE A BIT UNSTABLE AND THE REA IS WORKING THROUGH VARIOUS FUNDING ISSUES.
12. Board of Supervisors' Future Agenda Items.
13. County Executive Officer Reports and Announcements.
NANCY WATT, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ANNOUNCED THAT
PAMELA MILLER, CLERK OF THE BOARD, EARNED THE DESIGNATION OF CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK.
MS. WATT REPORTED THAT ON MAY 13, 2005, GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER released the may revise for the state’s fiscal year 2005-2006 budget AND REVIEWED THE FOLLOWING HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVISION:
· THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE (DOF) REPORTED THAT OF THE
$3.4 BILLION NEW CASH THAT CAME IN FROM THE TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM IN MARCH, THE DOF IS SHOWING A NET GAIN OF $200 MILLION, WITH THE REMAINING MONEY BEING COUNTY ENTRIES;
· PERSONAL INCOME TAX PAYMENTS ARE UP $2 BILLION IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, HOWEVER THE STATE IS ASSUMING THIS IS A ONE-TIME REVENUE AND PROJECTS A LOWER RATE OF OVERALL GROWTH IN THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS;
· THE STATE IS PROJECTING A $7 BILLION OPERATING DEFICIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007;
· THE GOVERNOR IS NOT PROPOSING TO USE THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY BONDS;
· RESTORATION OF RURAL AND SMALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S FUNDING (RASCLEAP), WHICH IS $500,000 ANNUALLY TO NAPA COUNTY;
· PARTIAL REPAYMENT OF THE LOAN GIVEN TO THE STATE OF THE COUNTY’S VEHICLE LICENSE FEE (VLF) IN FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004 ESTIMATED AT A TOTAL OF $2.3 MILLION, OF WHICH $1.3 MILLION WILL BE PAID BACK EARLY;
· NO CHANGES FROM JANUARY’S BUDGET IN CALWORKS FUNDING AND
IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES;
· $90 MILLION TO BE PAID BACK ACROSS THE STATE FOR MENTAL HEALTH MANDATES;
· THE ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO PROPOSE SHIFTING THOSE MANDATES FROM COUNTIES TO SCHOOLS, AS THAT IS WHERE THE PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED; AND
· $1.3 BILLION FOR FUNDING OF PROPOSITION 42 FOR TRANSPORTATION, $800,000 OF WHICH WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO NAPA COUNTY FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS.
SUPERVISOR DODD RESPONDED THAT NAPA COUNTY IS IN LINE TO RECOVER $5 MILLION FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ACQUISITION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH JAMIESON CANYON.
REPORTED THE STATE’S COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS WILL BEGIN WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS
UNTIL THE FINAL BUDGET IS ADOPTED AND STATED SHE WILL UPDATE THE BOARD ON
INFORMATION AS IT DEVELOPS.
14. Closed Session.
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION.
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9: (One case)
CLOSED SESSION HELD – NO REPORTABLE ACTION
ADJOURNED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ REGULAR MEETING, TUESDAY,
MAY 24, 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