COUNTY OF PLACER

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009

AGENDA

8:30 a.m.

 

F.C. “Rocky” Rockholm, District 1, Chairman                                                                                           Thomas Miller, County Executive

Robert Weygandt, District 2                                                                                                                   Anthony J. La Bouff, County Counsel

Jim Holmes, District 3                                                                                                         Rich Colwell, Chief Assistant County Executive

Kirk Uhler, District 4, Vice Chairman                                                                                               Mike Boyle, Assistant County Executive

Jennifer Montgomery, District 5                                                                                                  Holly Heinzen, Assistant County Executive

                                                                                                                                                                             Ann Holman, Clerk of the Board

County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA  95603

 

 

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8:30 a.m.

FLAG SALUTE – Led by Supervisor Montgomery.

 

STATEMENT OF MEETING PROCEDURES - Read by Clerk.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Persons may address the Board on items not on this agenda.  Please limit comments to 3 minutes per person since the time allocated for Public Comment is 15 minutes.  If all comments cannot be heard within the 15-minute time limit, the Public Comment period will be taken up at the end of the regular session.  The Board is not permitted to take any action on items addressed under Public Comment.

 

SUPERVISOR’S COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Pages 4-7) - All items on the Consent Agenda (Items 13 thru 26) have been recommended for approval by the County Executive Department.  All items will be approved by a single roll call vote.  Anyone may ask to address Consent items prior to the Board taking action, and the item may be moved for discussion.  Convene as the Redevelopment Agency Board for Item # 24a&b.

Action:

 

TIMED ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE TIME SHOWN

 8:40 a.m.

 1.   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Presentation of a Resolution honoring United States Congressman John T. Doolittle for over 28 years of public service in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District.

       Action:

 

 9:00 a.m.

 2.   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Presentation of a Resolution commending Lt. Chalmer “Chal” DeCecco for over 33 years of dedicated public service as an employee of the Sheriff’s Department.

       Action:

 

 9:05 a.m.

 3.   PLACER COUNTY 4-H All STARS – Presentation of Honorary 4-H Leadership Cards to the Board.

       Action:

 

 9:20 a.m.

 4.   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Presentation of a commendation honoring Annabell McCord on her 90th birthday and recognizing her numerous achievements in government service.

       Action:

 

9:30 a.m.

 5.   PROBATION - The Chief Probation Officer and Probation Managers will present an overview of the Probation Department’s Adult and Juvenile Alternative Sentencing Programs.

       Action:

 

10:30 a.m.

 6.   ASSESSOR – Public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance asserting Board of Supervisors authority under Revenue and Taxation Code Section 63.1(j)(2), to establish a processing fee for qualifying change in ownership exclusions not filed within sixty (60) days of the date, of the second notice of potential eligibility.

       Action:

 

11:00 a.m.

 7.   HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH/AB 885 (State Septic Tank Inspection Fees and Regulations – The Department is requesting the Board of Supervisor’s consideration of the following:

1.    Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to provide written comments by February 9, 2009 to the State Water Resources Control Board citing the issues as described in the staff analysis of the impacts.

2.    Authorize staff to coordinate with our Placer County state lobbyist and the state legislative delegation requesting their assistance with regulatory and/or legislative relief.

3.    Authorize staff to coordinate with the Regional Council of Rural Counties.

4.    Authorize other actions that your Board deems appropriate possibly including the presence of interested members of the Board of Supervisors who may wish to appear February 9, 2009, and speak on behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors on this issue to the State Water Resources Control Board.

5.    Provide periodic updates to your Board as this issue is addressed.

       Action:

 

DEPARTMENT ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACTION AS TIME ALLOWS

DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

 8.   COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES /HAZARDOUS VEGETATION ABATEMENT – Accept report on the results of the Hazardous Vegetation Abatement pilot program and introduction of an ordinance amending Chapter 9 PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY AND WELFARE; Article 9.32 FIRE PREVENTION; Part 4 Hazardous Vegetation Abatement On Unimproved Parcels; Section 9.32.250 to extend the term of the ordinance to April 30, 2010.

       Action:

 

 9.   FACILITY SERVICES:

a.    Natural Trading Company Agricultural Conservation Easement Acquisition - It is recommended that the Board take the following actions associated with the acquisition of an Agricultural Conservation Easement on the 40± acre parcel located at 5841 Fruitvale Road in Newcastle, also known as APN 031-340-005, owned by Bryan Kaminsky and Caren Hamilton of the Natural Trading Company (NTC Property):

1.    Delegate authority to the Director of Facility Services to execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale and the Agricultural Conservation Easement (CE) in the form as approved by County Counsel between the County and Bryan Kaminsky and Caren Hamilton, for the acquisition of a CE over the NTC Property for $665,000 based on the Material Terms whereby Close of Escrow is contingent on $337,500 in funding from the California Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Placer Land Trust; and

2.    Resolution authorizing the Facility Services Director, or his designee, to execute documents and take actions necessary to complete the transaction, disburse funds associated with this transaction and record the Deed of Agricultural Conservation Easement; and

3.    Authorize the Director of the Planning Department, or his designee, to execute all documents, following approval by County Counsel, as necessary to receive funding in the amount of $332,500 from the DOC Farmland Conservancy Grant Program (CFCP) and $5,000 from the Placer Land Trust to assist with the acquisition of the CE on the NTC Property; and

4.    Approve a Budget Revision canceling reserves in the amount of $339,327 in the Open Space Fund and appropriate the funds for this transaction; and

5.    Approve the addition of the property to the Master Fixed Asset List

Action:

 

b.    Sheridan Water Supply & Distribution Project, Grant Application & Budget - It is recommended that the Board take the following actions:

1.    Adopt a Resolution to: a) designate the Director of Facility Services as authorized representative to apply for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utility Services (RUS) grant, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and b) authorize the Director of Facility Services to negotiate and execute a grant contract and any amendments upon review and approval by Risk Management and County Counsel, and certify grant disbursements; and

2.    Approve a budget revision authorizing a contribution of $125,000 from the FY 2008/09 General Fund Contributions to Facilities and Infrastructure Budget to the Capital Projects Fund in FY 2008/09 to fund a new capital project known as the Sheridan Water Supply and Distribution Project.

Action:

 

10.  HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

a.    Children’s System of Care - Approve submission of this federal grant application for $728,686 in 2008-2009 funding, and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign all documentation, reports, and certifications as required.  This application will renew ongoing funding for counseling and therapy to children and adults with severe mental illnesses.  Receipt of this grant will not involve any County General Fund contribution and is reflected in the Department’s 2008/09 Final Budget.

       Action:

 

b.    Children’s System of Care - Approve an amendment to Contract CN012441 with FamiliesFirst Inc., to provide short-term intensive behavior stabilization and/or support services, increasing the amount from $482,000 to $544,000, an increase of $62,000, and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign this and subsequent amendments.  No County General Fund contribution is required and these costs are reflected in the Department’s 2008/09 Final Budget.

       Action:

 

11.  PUBLIC WORKS:

a.    Road Maintenance Division Budget Revision – Approve a Budget Revision to appropriate $2,062,500 in the Road Maintenance budget to various expenditure accounts and approve the addition of a new rotary snow blower to the list of Fixed Assets.

       Action:

 

b.    Proposition 1B (Transportation Board) – Adopt a Resolution to approve the project list for Proposition 1B funding and approve a Budget Revision amending the Public Works budget to reflect an additional $1,913,111 in State funding for County transportation infrastructure.

       Action:

 

12.  COUNTY COUNSEL/ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

Pursuant to the cited authority (all references are to the Government Code), the Board of Supervisors will hold a closed session to discuss the following listed items.  A report of any action taken will be presented prior to adjournment.

(A)   §54956.9 - CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

1.    Existing Litigation:

(a)   Kings Beach Business and Citizen Alliance, vs. County of Placer, et al.

       Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-23804

(b)   Jeanne Vaughan, et al. vs. County of Placer, et al.

       U.S.D.C. Eastern District Court Case No.: 2:08-CV-02041 LKK DAD

(c)   Misty Dawn Womack, vs. County of Placer, et al.

       U.S.D.C. Eastern District Court Case No.: 2:08-cv-00677-JAM-KJM

(d)   Luis Arroyo vs. State of California, County of Placer, et al.

       U.S.D.C. Eastern District Court Case No.: 2:08-cv-01493-GEB-KJM

 

(B)  §54957.6 - CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Agency designated representatives:  Tom Miller, Nancy Nittler, Mike Boyle, Gerald O. Carden, Anthony J. La Bouff

Employee organization: PPEO. DSA.

       CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

 

CONSENT AGENDA (Pages 4-7) - All items on the Consent Agenda (Items 13 thru 26) have been recommended for approval by the County Executive Department.  All items will be approved by a single roll call vote.  Anyone may ask to address Consent items prior to the Board taking action, and the item may be moved for discussion.  Convene as the Redevelopment Agency Board for Item # 24a&b.

Action:

13.  WARRANT REGISTERS – Weeks ending December 5, 12, 1 & 26, 2008 and January 2, 2009.

14.  AGRICULTURE:

a.    Approve an agreement terminating existing employment agreement with Nancyjo Riekse Agricultural Marketing Director effective January 31, 2009 and approve a new employment agreement with Nancyjo Riekse to provide services as Agricultural Marketing Director from February 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009 for a salary of $18,660 and benefits of $14,417 for a total of $33,077 in contract costs, which represents a 25% reduction in salary costs for the remainder of the 2008-09 Fiscal Year.

 

b.    Resolution authorizing the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to sign contract #08–0408 with the State Department of Food and Agriculture allowing for reimbursement from the State for up to $1,665 for Nursery Inspection Program.

 

c.    Resolution authorizing the Placer County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to sign contract #08-0344 with the California Department of Food and Agriculture allowing for reimbursement from the State for up to $16,740 for the Placer County Agriculture Department’s weed eradication program.

 

15.  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

a.    Confirm the Board of Supervisors 2009 Boards and Commissions Assignments as designated at the January 13, 2009 meeting.

 

b.    Resolution commending Lt. Chalmer “Chal” DeCecco for over 33 years of dedicated public service as an employee of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

 

c.    Resolution honoring United States Congressman John T. Doolittle for over 28 years of public service in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District.

 

16.  COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:

a.    Library Advisory Board – Approve appointment of Rhonda Tory to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Uhler.

 

b.   Older Adult Advisory Commission – Approve appointment of Alexis Shimonauff to Seat 2, representing the Board of Supervisors, Karla Gustufson to Seat 16, Margaret Riley to Seat 19 representing Senior Service Organizations and accept resignation of Candace Roeder Seat 17, effective January 20, 2009.

 

c.    Municipal Advisory Council (Foresthill Forum) – Approve reappointment of Martha Vroege to Seat 5 and Michael Wittle to Seat 7, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.

 

d.    Municipal Advisory Council (Granite Bay) – Approve appointment of Eric Teed-Bose to Seat 1, Gloria Freeman to Seat 2, David Gravlin to Seat 3, Tom Habashi to Seat 5 and Eric Sanchez to Seat 6 effective February 1, 2009, as requested by Supervisor Uhler.

 

e.    Municipal Advisory Council (Horseshoe Bar) – Approve reappointment of Sharon Roseme to Seat 3 effective February 1, 2009, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.

 

f.     Municipal Advisory Council (North Auburn) – Approve appointment of Larry Farinha to Seat 3 effective February 1, 2009, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery and reappointment of Jacquie Flecklin to Seat 6 effective February 1, 2009, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.

 

g.    Municipal Advisory Council (North Tahoe Regional) – Approve appointment of Megan Chillemi to Seat 1, Michael Lefrancois to Seat 6 and Brian West to Seat 7 effective February 1, 2009, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.

 

h.    Municipal Advisory Council (Weimar/Applegate/Colfax) – Approve appointment of Richard Taliaferro to Seat 2, Alan Shuttleworth to Seat 3, and reappointment of David Wiltsee to Seat 6, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.

 

i.      Municipal Advisory Council (Squaw Valley) – Approve appointment of Alisa Adriani to Seat 2, Brian Sheehan to Seat 4, and Ed Heneveld to Seat 5 effective February 1, 2009 and reappointment of Charles Luckhardt to Seat 3, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.

 

j.      Municipal Advisory Council (West Placer) – Approve appointment of John Hottel to Seat 2, Jeremy Morgan Lawson to Seat 3, Walter Wyllie to Seat 5 and reappointment of Claudette Mitchel-Weismantel to Seat 1 and Darryl Osborne to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.

 

17.  COUNTY COUNSEL - Appoint Anthony J. La Bouff, County Counsel, or a designated representative of his office, and Gregory Fayard, Placer County Bar Association President to the Law Library Board of Trustees.

 

18.  COUNTY EXECUTIVE:

a.    Approve a budget revision reducing appropriations in the General Fund and Public Safety Fund to address projected shortfalls including $6,063,769 in the General Fund and $1,685,354 in the Public Safety Fund for a total of $7,749,123 and using General Fund reserves of $1,747,946 implementing Board direction provided on December 9th, 2008.

 

b.    Authorize the Chairman to sign the 2008-09 Health & Human Services Budget Revision reducing expenditures by $945,187 to reflect decreased Realignment and Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) Revenues from the State of California in the same amount.

 

19.  COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES:

a.    Authorize the Chairman to accept the grant, sign a contract between the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Placer County to utilize joint funds to remove biomass from authorized areas within the Lake Tahoe Basin and approve a budget revision in the amount of $35,000.

 

b.    Approve a resolution to support a joint Placer/Nevada County USFS Tahoe National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) to be run by the Tahoe National Forest in support of Title II funding.

 

20.  FACILITY SERVICES/DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS 1, 6, 7, 8, 8M & 416, PROJECT NO. 4630D - Resolution accepting the Demolition of Buildings 1, 6, 7, 8, 8M & 416, Project No. 4630D, located in the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn, as complete and authorize the Director of Facility Services to execute and record the Notice of Completion.

 

21.  HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

a.    Children’s System of Care - Approve an agreement with Full Circle Treatment Center to provide addiction recovery services from August 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 in the amount of $45,000, and authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign the agreement and subsequent amendments up to 10% of the total contract amount.  A County General Fund contribution of $11,000, already contained in the Department’s current year approved budget is required.

 

b.    Human Services - Approve the purchase of three replacement vehicles for use by Human Services for daily transportation and welfare fraud investigation throughout Placer County, approve a Budget Revision to appropriate and transfer $79,400 to Public Works for purchase of two mid-size 4x4 SUVs and one hybrid sedan; authorize the Purchasing Manager to make the purchases, and add to the Master Fixed Asset List.  These purchases are fully funded by the State through the Welfare Fraud Incentives reserve account and do not require any County General Fund contribution.

 

22.  PROCUREMENT SERVICES - In accordance with County Policy, non-contested competitively awarded bids under $250,000 are placed on the Consent Agenda.  Authorize the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:

a.    Competitive Bid #9846 , Septic Pumping and Vacuum Truck Services/Facility Services - Award to APS Environmental, Quick Response and Curt’s Pumping, in the maximum aggregate amount of $85,000.

 

b.    Competitive Request for Qualifications #9859 , Sewer Line Video Inspection Services/Facility Services - Award to Competitive Request for Qualifications #9859 and Adopt a List of Qualified Firms.

 

c.    Competitive Bid #9868 , One Full-Size, ¾ Ton, 4X4 Pickup with Tow Package and One 4X4 Sport Utility Vehicle with Tow Package (as replacement vehicles)/Placer County Fire – Award to Future Ford, in the total aggregate amount of $61,243.06.

 

23.  PUBLIC WORKS/LAKE FOREST EROSION CONTROL PROJECT AREA  A (DOLLAR POINT), CONTRACT #1009 – Resolution accepting the Project as complete and approve and authorize the Director of Public Works to execute the Notice of Completion.

 

24.  REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD:

a.    Tax Increment Business Improvement Loan Program - Adopt two resolutions approving 1) Tax Increment Business Improvement Loan Program (revised) and increases in Commercial Rehabilitation Loan and Façade Loan Limits in the North Lake Tahoe, North Auburn and Sunset Industrial Redevelopment Project Areas to $150,000 and $30,000 respectively, and 2) delegation of authority to the Redevelopment Director to make administrative changes to the Tax Increment Business Improvement Loan Program.

 

b.    Tax Increment Funding - Adopt a resolution stating opposition to the taking of Redevelopment Tax Increment Funding by the State of California.

 

25.  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.    Approve appropriation of $450 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Child Abuse Prevention Council 11th Annual “Putting Children First” Awards Luncheon, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm ($200) and Supervisor Uhler ($250).

 

b.    Approve appropriations of $800 in Revenue Sharing monies to the High Sierra Resource Conservation District for the USDA Mandarin Bioavailability Synephrine Study, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm ($200), Supervisor Weygandt ($200), Supervisor Holmes ($200) and Supervisor Uhler ($200).

 

c.    Approve appropriation of $250 in Revenue sharing monies to the PEACE for Families 2nd Annual Have a Heart for PEACE Gala, as requested by Supervisor Uhler.

 

26.  SHERIFFApprove a budget revision in the amount not-to-exceed $40,000 to upgrade a jail van from the existing Inmate Welfare Fund; approve modification to the Master Fixed Asset List and authorize the Purchasing Manager to execute any related documents.

***End of Consent Agenda***

 

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:

27.  AUDITOR-CONTROLLER:

a.    Auditor Controller’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.

b.    Report of refunds of $5000.00 or less issued by the Auditor-Controller during the period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  Refunds of $5000 or less totaled $18,118.03.

28.  TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Treasurer’s Statement for the month of December 2008. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE:

February 10, 2009

February 24, 2009