COUNTY OF PLACER
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007
F.C. “Rocky” Rockholm, District 1 Thomas Miller, County Executive
Robert Weygandt, District 2 Anthony J. La Bouff, County Counsel
Jim Holmes, District 3, Vice Chairman Rich Colwell, Chief Assistant County Executive
Kirk Uhler, District 4 Mike Boyle, Assistant County Executive
Bruce Kranz, District 5, Chairman Holly Heinzen, Assistant County Executive
Ann Holman, Clerk of the Board
County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
FLAG SALUTE – Led by Supervisor Rockholm.
STATEMENT OF MEETING PROCEDURES - Read by Clerk.
PUBLIC COMMENT – Deborah Dahl, California Disability Network Advocacy Group, stated she will be sending a letter to the Board regarding the Department of Mental Health and mental health services. Major Ed Loomis, Salvation Army, thanked the Board and Placer County employees, for their financial generosity with the Auburn Thanksgiving Dinner. Jim Durfee, Facility Services Director, announced the Community Development Resource Center was selected as the best civic institutional building built in California last year by McGraw Hill Magazine and California Construction Magazine. Rick Ward, Commander, Auburn-Newcastle California Highway Patrol, provided an update on the Placer County Vehicle Theft Task Force.
SUPERVISOR’S COMMITTEE REPORTS – Supervisor Rockholm announced the Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board has vacancies and interested parties should contact Maureen Bauman. Supervisor Uhler advised Nevada County announced its intention to withdraw from the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, Joint Power Authority, and discussed potential impacts. Supervisor Weygandt spoke about the Sierra-Nevada Conservancy distributing its first block of money and that Placer County was the first county in the State to pass a resolution in support of creating the Agency.
1. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - Presented recipients of the Commemorative Coin awards with their coin. Recipients were: District 1, Carol Garcia, Bill and Norma Santucci; District 2, Stacie Longmire (in memory of her son Michael); District 3, Ruth Alves and E.J. Ivaldi; District 5, George Lay and Sandra Poulson (Posthumous Award). The recipients were personally chosen by the Supervisor for their district in recognition for either their acts of heroism, longstanding community service, or exceptional acts that have dramatically improved or impacted people’s lives.
2. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Resolution 2007-394 adopted reorganizing the Economic Development Board. MOTION Holmes/Rockholm/Unanimous
3. COUNTY CLERK/RECORDER – Public hearing closed. Ordinance 5496-B adopted amending Chapter 2, Section 2.116.150, relating to various County Clerk-Recorder fees and fee changes.
4. PUBLIC WORKS – Public hearing to consider approving an Engineering and Traffic Survey Study and Ordinance 5497-B adopted amending Chapter 10, Vehicles and Traffic, Article 10.04, regarding setting speed limits on several County roads as amended.
MOTION Rockholm/Holmes/Unanimous to close the public hearing and Ordinance 5497-B, adopted amending Exhibit A, Item 31a, Vineyard Road, from Crowder Lane to Cook-Riolo Road, from the proposed 40 miles per hour speed limit, with no radar enforcement, to 45 miles per hour, with radar enforced.
5. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY/PLANNING – Public hearing closed regarding agricultural preserves:
a. Liberty Ranch Big Hill Preserve (PAGP 20070687) - Resolution 2007-396 adopted approving an Open Space Agricultural Preserve Contract (Super Williamson Act), located in the Auburn area. MOTION Rockholm/Weygandt/Unanimous
b. Brenner Ranch Agricultural Preserve 133 (PAGP 20070619) - Resolution 2007-397 adopted approving an amendment to include an additional 30-acre parcel, located in the Lincoln area.
6. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH/FEE INCREASES
a. Public hearing to consider revising the permit, annual facility monitoring and inspection fees, as well as one-time construction plan check and inspection fees, in order to cover the cost of services provided by the Environment Health Division of the Health & Human Services Department.
b. Approve two resolutions revising Environmental Health fees as contained therein.
c. Adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 2.116.100 to remove references to current Environmental Health fees, which will be set by resolution.
Approved staff recommendation to withdraw and present at a meeting in February 2008.
7. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES – Received an update on Placer County’s fire response to Southern California/San Diego fires.
8. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/2008 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY PLATFORM:
a Adopted the 2008 Legislative/Regulatory Platform for Placer County, directed staff to pursue action items and support or oppose legislation in accordance with the Platform. Authorized staff to coordinate an advocacy program to support the goals and objectives of the 2008 platform.
b. Approved Federal Advocacy Contracts, in the amount of $186,000, with the firms of Holland & Knight, LLP ($144,000) and Van Scoyoc Associates ($42,000) for a 12-month period beginning January 1, 2008; approved State Advocacy Contracts, in the amount of $101.407, with the firms of Peterson Consulting, Inc., ($46,411) Conservation Strategy Group ($24,996) and Platinum Advisors, LLC ($30,000) for the same period of time. MOTION Rockholm/Weygandt/Unanimous
9. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY/PLANNING – Received an update on Waddle Ranch.
10. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS/PLACER COUNTY CONSERVATION PLAN (PCCP) - Supervisor Weygandt and Supervisor Uhler updated the Board on the status of the PCCP Ad Hoc Committee, deliberations since the Board took action to form the Ad Hoc Committee and approve a map for discussions with the Resource Agencies on January 23, 2007.
11. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES/PROCUREMENT – Resolution 2007-395 adopted authorizing the award of contract to Foresthill Telephone Company, in the amount of $2,248,763, for construction of the Community of Iowa Hill Telecommunications Infrastructure, funded by State of California Assembly Bill 140 Grant Program and approved a budget revision, in the amount of $665,100.
12. COUNTY EXECUTIVE – Received a report regarding the June 30, 2007 Actuarial Retiree Healthcare Valuation; approved agreement and the Election of Placer County to Prefund Other Post Employment Benefits through CalPERS and authorized the Chairman to sign two originals and Resolution 2007-398 adopted for Delegation of Authority to Request Disbursements.
13. PUBLIC WORKS - Approved a budget revision to appropriate $159,068 from a Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee grant for road repairs and resurfacing of Sunset Boulevard West and East Catlett Road in rural Lincoln.
MOTION Holmes/Weygandt VOTE 4:1 (Rockholm temporarily absent)
14. COUNTY COUNSEL/CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
(A) §54956.9 - CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
(1) Existing Litigation:
(a) County of Placer vs. Michelle Burris, et al., Placer County Superior Court Case No.: SCV-22068 – The Board received a request for a tender of defense by defendant Michelle Burris which was rejected by the Board of Supervisors. Direction was given to the Risk Management Division to communicate that decision.
(2) Anticipated Litigation:
(a) Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code §54956.9: Potential foreclosure proceedings regarding various properties in the Dry Creek-West Placer Community Facilities District – The Board received a report from County Counsel and gave direction with regards to the Dry Creek-West Placer Community Facilities District defaults including the potential of retaining outside Counsel with the discretion of County Counsel to be confirmed by the next Board meting in January.
(B) §54957.6 - CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR – The Board received a report from its negotiators with regards to DSA and gave input.
(a) Agency negotiator: CEO/Personnel Director
Employee organization: PPEO/DSA/Management
CONSENT AGENDA (Items 15-29) – Consent Agenda approved with action as indicated. The Board adjourned as the Placer County Redevelopment Agency Board for Item #26.
15. ORDINANCE – Second Reading:
a. Emergency Services – Ordinance 5495-B adopted amending Chapter 2 §2.08.010 of the Placer County Code and adding Chapter 2 §2.26 which, combined, reflects creating a County Fire Warden as an unpaid County Officer; and provided the Board authority to appoint the Fire Warden, delineate duties and provide for administration and oversight. This item is a necessary companion action to the Board’s October 23, 2007 adoption of the Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance.
16. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
a. Agreement - Approved one-year District Aide Employment Agreement with Linda Brown, at a base annual salary of $62,504 plus benefits, for general administrative and technical assistance to the District 1 Supervisor.
b. Agreement - Approved one-year District Aide, Tahoe Area, Employment Agreement with Collier Cook, at a base annual salary of $68,931.20 plus benefits, for general administrative and technical assistance to the District 5 Supervisor.
c. Agreement - Approved one-year District Aide Employment Agreement with Brian Jagger, at a base annual salary of $62,504 plus benefits, for general administrative and technical assistance to the District 4 Supervisor.
d. Commendation – Approved commendation recognizing Arthur Anderson, #8584, California Highway Patrol Assistant Commissioner, upon his retirement for over 30 years of service to the State of California.
e. Commendation – Approved commendation congratulating Jeff Finn, Wildlife Biologist, California State Fish & Game Department, upon his retirement.
f. Contract - Approved six-month contract with Roger Canfield, in the amount of $10,221.56, for Services for District 5 Web Page maintenance and other general administrative assistance.
g. Contract - Approved six-month contract with Kathy Carroll, in the amount of $10,221.56, for Services for District 1 Web Page maintenance and other general administrative assistance.
h. Contract - Approved six-month contract with Lyndell Grey, in the amount of $10,221.56 for Services for District 2 Web Page maintenance and other general administrative assistance.
i. Minutes – Approved minutes of October 2, 22, 23, November 6, 7 and 27, 2007.
j. Resolution – Resolution 2007-388 adopted commending Steve Eubanks, Supervisor, Tahoe National Forest, upon his retirement and recognizing his exemplary service to the people of the Tahoe region.
17. CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY - Rejected the following claims, as recommended by Counsel:
a. 07-115, Schallenberg, Frederick, Unstated, (Personal Injury).
b. 07-116, Denderuk, Viktor, $25,000+, (Personal Injury).
18. COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:
a. Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall Board – Accepted letter of resignation from Helen Kleckner, Seat 8 (VFW 1942 Aux.).
b. Foresthill Forum Municipal Advisory Council – Accepted letter of resignation from Brenda Dabovich, Seat 7.
c. Gold Run Cemetery – Approved reappointment of Al Baker to Seat 1, Karen Winter to Seat 2, Claudia Snyder to Seat 3, Daniel Ellison to Seat 4, Rosemary Frazelle to Seat 5, Richard Snyder to Seat 6 and Beverly Clark-Hunter to Seat 7.
d. Kings Beach Area Design Review – Approved appointment of Wyatt Ogilvy to Seat 6 and reappointment of Hugh McBride to Seat 1, Julie Wainscoat to Seat 2, Chris Oberle to Seat 3 and Andrew Ryan to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Kranz.
e. Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Advisory Board - Approved reappointment of Don Basham as a Public Interest Member for District 5; and appointment of Wesley Lamb as a Public Interest Member for District 2, and Kimberly Woodall as a Consumer Member for District 3.
f. North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council – Accepted letter of resignation from Georgia Emslie, Seat 1; and reappointment of Ken Gregory to Seat 2, Chuck Rydell to Seat 5 and David Keyes to Seat 7, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
g. Older Adult Advisory Committee – Approved appointment of Julie Nencini to Seat 5 (District 5), as requested by Supervisor Kranz.
h. Penryn Municipal Advisory Council – Approved reappointment of Mike Bishop to Seat 2, Judy Bennett to Seat 3 and Gayle Russell to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
i. Planning Commission - Approved reappointment of Larry Sevison to Seat 6 (At-Large).
j. Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council – Approved reappointment of Deirdre Lefty to Seat 4 and Karla McAnally to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
k. Squaw Valley Design Review – Approved reappointment of Russell Poulsen to Seat 4 and Christine Horvath to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Kranz.
l. Tahoe Cemetery District – Approved reappointment of Robert Scoville to Seat 2 and Steve Glazer to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Kranz.
19. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY:
a. Planning/Penryn Park Subdivision, Tract #947, Project #8381- The Department has inspected the construction of all improvements within the project, located adjacent to Boyington Road in Penryn, and find the work to be in accordance with the approved standards. The Board accepted the improvements as complete, authorized the Faithful Performance to be set at 25% immediately upon Board approval and Labor and Material at 50%, or the total of all claims, whichever is higher, for six months or longer if claims exist.
b. Planning/Refund Request - Approved Refund Request #PMLDT20070551 to Ron Baumgarten, in the amount of $1,200, for a Minor Land Division.
c. Planning/Request to Withdraw – Accepted a Request to Withdraw Appeal of the Premier Granite Bay Townhomes Project (PSUB-20070571).
20. COUNTY CLERK/ELECTIONS - Approved contract with Graebel Van Lines, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $175,411, for Election Drayage Services.
21. COUNTY COUNSEL - Approved a merit increase for Thomas Miller, County Executive Officer, from Grade 708, Step 3, to Grade 708, Step 4 at $101.02 per hour, retroactive to September 1, 2007.
22. COUNTY EXECUTIVE - Resolution 2007-389 adopted granting a special four-hour holiday for County employees during 2007 in observance of the Christmas or the New Year's holiday.
23. FACILITY SERVICES:
a. Agreement - Approved a blanket purchase order agreement with Placer County Resource Conservation District, in an amount not to exceed $30,000 per year, renewable for up to four years (not to exceed $120,000 in total for four years), to provide vegetation management, water pollution prevention and grant writing consultation services; and authorized the Purchasing Manager to execute.
b. Agreement - Authorized the Chairman to sign agreement with SCS Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $160,819, for water quality monitoring services at the Meadow Vista, Loomis, Foresthill and Eastern Regional Landfills.
c. Sheriff’s Boat Barn Relocation, Project #4796 - Approved plans and specifications and authorized staff to solicit bids for the project, located in the Placer County Government Center, in Auburn.
24. PROCUREMENT SERVICES - Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Blanket Purchase Order #14302, Credit Card Aviation Fuel Purchases/Sheriff – Renewed based on Defense Department Contract with Multi Service Corporation, in the maximum amount of $70,000.
b. Blanket Purchase Order #14330, Road Sweeping Services/Public Works – Renewed as a result of Competitive Request for Quote #RQ041472 with Wells Sweeping LLC, in the maximum amount of $80,000.
c. Blanket Purchase Order #14352, Passenger Car, Truck & Heavy Equipment Tires/Public Works – Renewed from a competitively bid Public Agency Cooperative Contract, in the maximum amount of $205,000.
d. Competitive Bid #9753, Various Chemicals/Facility Services - Awarded to Sierra Chemical Company, in the maximum amount of $80,000.
e. Sole Source Blanket Purchase Order #14281, Bio-Zyme Lift Station Maintainer/Facility Services - Renewed with Brulin & Company, in the maximum amount of $85,800.
f. Sole Source Blanket Purchase Order, Rescue Equipment//Placer County Fire Department – Awarded to L.N. Curtis & Sons, in the maximum amount of $60,000.
25. PUBLIC WORKS:
a. Amendment - Resolution 2007-390 adopted authorizing the Chairman to sign and approve Cooperative Agreement #03-0231, Amendment #2, with Caltrans which outlines changes in County and Caltrans responsibilities and secures additional funding for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project.
b. Blanket Purchase Order Contracts (BPO) - Resolution 2007-391 adopted approving BPO contracts with Andregg Geomatics, Inc., Carter-Burgess, Inc., David Evans and Associates, Inc., MHM-Sacramento, Mackay and Somps Civil Engineers, Inc., and Wood Rodgers, Inc., in an amount of $150,000 per contract, not to exceed a total combined amount of $900,000; for surveying services for various public works projects in Placer County west of Donner Summit and authorizing the Purchasing Manager to sign and execute and to transfer funds between BPO contracts as needed.
c. Tahoe City Transit Center - Resolution 2007-392 adopted committing matching funds, in an estimated amount of $40,000, to establish eligibility for Bicycle Transportation Account funding for the project.
26. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD - Resolution 2007-393 adopted approving the 2007 Annual Report of the Redevelopment Agency.
27. REVENUE SHARING – In approving the following appropriations, the Placer County Board of Supervisors makes the finding that each and every approved contribution serves a public purpose by promoting the general welfare of the County and its inhabitants; therefore, the County benefits.
a. Approved appropriation in the amount of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Roseville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
b. Approved appropriation in the amount of $150 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Woodcreek High School, Safe and Sober Grad Night “Cruz’n into the Future”, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
c. Approved appropriation in the amount of $400 in Revenue Sharing monies to The People to People Student Ambassadors Program, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm ($150) and Supervisor Weygandt ($250).
d. Approved appropriation in the amount of $150 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Roseville Host Lions Club, Christmas Food Basket Program, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
e. Approved appropriation in the amount of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Installation and Awards Dinner, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
28. SHERIFF - Approved modification to the Master Fixed Asset List and approved a budget revision for the Cal-MMET Program, in the amount not-to-exceed $20,000, for an Advanced Generation Tracking System; approved the sole source purchase of the system from Coleman Technologies, Inc. and authorized the Purchasing Manager to execute related documents.
***End of Consent Agenda***
29. TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR:
a. Placer Hills Fire Protection District - Approved the temporary borrowing of Treasury funds for FY 2007/08, in the estimated amount of $179,000, by the Placer Hills Fire Protection District.
b. South Placer Fire Protection District – Ratified the temporary borrowing of Treasury funds for FY 2007/08, for an additional amount estimated to be $850,000, by the South Placer Fire Protection District, Fund 531, Sub-fund 430.
ADJOURNMENT – The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2008.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING SCHEDULE:
January 08, 2008
January 22, 2008
February 05, 2008
February 26, 2008
March 11, 2008
March 18, 2008 (Strategic Planning)
March 25, 2008