COUNTY OF PLACER
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
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
PUBLIC COMMENT – None.
SUPERVISOR’S COMMITTEE REPORTS – Supervisor Uhler attended the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority (SPRTA) meeting in Yuba City regarding redistribution of the Tier 1 Analysis of the Placer Parkway Project. Sutter County supports Alternatives 4 or 5, which meet up with Sanke Road, not Alternatives 1, 2, or 3. Supervisor Uhler advised Counsel is in possession of the modified Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) for the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency that will come back to the Board for action. Chairman Rockholm attended the Miles of Smiles program, a partnership between the Placer County Health Department, Roseville City Schools, Sacramento-Sierra Dental Society, local dentists and the Rotary Club of Roseville. The program provides dental hygiene education and dental screenings and sealants to healthy molars of children in 2nd and 5th grades at seven elementary schools.
1. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Received a presentation regarding the Placer County Business Advantage Network.
2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY/PLANNING/third party appeal/hilt variance (pvaat20080229) – Public hearing closed to consider a third-party appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny an appeal and to approve a Variance to allow a 30-foot front yard setback (where a 50-foot setback from the edge of easement is required) in order to bring an existing residence into compliance with County Code. Subject property comprises 20 acres and is located on the north side of Ridgeview Road, approximately a third of a mile from the intersection of Sequoia Way and Ridge View Road in the Foresthill area.
MOTION Montgomery/Holmes/Unanimous to deny the appeal, approve the Variance and adopt the findings.
3. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY/PLANNING/Placer-Yuba Counties: Proposed County Boundary Line Adjustment - Public hearing closed. Ordinance 5546-B adopted approving a boundary line adjustment between Placer County and Yuba County to transfer real property from Placer County to Yuba County. (Continued from 1-13-09)
4. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/BUDGET UPDATE – The Board of Supervisors provided direction to staff with respect to the following actions:
1. Approved preliminary direction for development of the FY 2009-10 Placer County budget, taking into consideration comments made by the Board. MOTION Uhler/Holmes/Unanimous
2. Approved the following Management and Confidential employee actions:
a. Labor adjustments as recommended in this memorandum for Management and Confidential employees and directed the County Executive Office to return to the Board of Supervisors with a “no layoff” budget for those employees, with a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) dependent on the inflationary rate, not to exceed 2.5%.
b. Formation of an employee “Cost Saving Task Force” to analyze and develop implementation strategies for cost saving solutions as identified by the Management and Confidential Team for FY 2010-11. MOTION Uhler/Weygandt/Unanimous
3. Directed the County Executive Office to further engage the Placer Public Employee Organization (PPEO) to:
a. Discuss options for comparable labor adjustments for PPEO represented employees or discuss employee layoffs to be effective no later than July 1, 2009.
b. Authorized the County Executive Office to discuss work reassignment from declining work activity functions to other needed functions or initiate layoffs should agreement not be reached with PPEO. County Executive Office also directed to confer with Deputy Sheriffs Association as it relates to comparable cost savings, to spread equally, to retain highest level of service, countywide, hopefully with no layoffs. MOTION Uhler/Holmes/Unanimous
4. Approved policy direction of other cost saving measures as outlined:
a. Helicopter Acquisition and Program. County Executive Office to return with additional finance options in addition to those presented. Such options to include, at a minimum, lease purchase, financed through private lenders, financed through County Treasurer, etc.
b. Staff directed to expand Internal Department Audits. MOTION Uhler/Weygandt/Unanimous
c. Fleet Utilization and Replacement Policy. Return with formal policy for adoption with additional detail related to questions and comments provided by the Board.
d. Travel and Training Practices and Required Overnight Approvals. Departments to provide a full transportation and training plan as part of the budget submittal process.
e. Affirmed the current policy direction for current County activities such as hiring restrictions, use of extra help, overtime practices, communications utilization, fixed asset acquisition, etc.
ADJOURNED AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND
CONVENED AS THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
5. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES/PROCUREMENT – Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Renew Competitive Awarded Contract/Health & Human Services – Renewed competitively awarded contract with Symetra Life Insurance Co., for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for In-Home Supportive Services Homecare Workers in the maximum amount of $985,800. The County General Fund Contribution is $39,432 (4%) with State, Federal and Realignment Funding Making up the Remaining 96% of Funding. MOTION Weygandt/Uhler/Unanimous
ADJOURNED AS THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND
RECONVENED AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
6. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/COMMUNITY GRANTS AND LOANS – Resolution 2009-40 adopted authorizing the Chief Assistant CEO or his designee to execute a subrecipient agreement in an amount not to exceed $1,804,906 with the Placer County Redevelopment Agency for the management of the Rock Creek Plaza project and Resolution 2009-41 adopted approving the required budget revision in the amount of $305,250; and 2) made findings pursuant to Section 33445.
7. REMOVED FROM AGENDA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES/CHILDREN’S SYSTEM OF CARE:
a. Cancel contract number CN005255 with Whole Person Learning effective March 1, 2009 and,
b. Approved the selection of “Unity Care Group” as recommended as a result of a Request for Proposals for mandated Independent Living Skills services for eligible Placer County youth ages 16-21, approve a contract in the amount of $318,923 to provide services from March 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, and
c. Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services to sign subsequent amendments up to 10% of the total amount.
There are no County General Funds within this contract and these costs are reflected in the Department’s 2008/09 Final Budget.
ADJOURNED AS THE PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND
CONVENED AS THE PLACER COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD
8. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD:
a. FY 2008-2009 Budget – Resolution 2009-42 adopted approving a revision to the Redevelopment Agency’s FY 2008-2009 budget, increasing the total budget from $38,164,057 to $39,191,235. The budget revision adjusts for the taking of Tax Increment by the State to fund the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund, the addition of the Rock Creek Plaza capital project, and administrative adjustments to reserves. MOTION Holmes/Uhler/Unanimous
b. Subrecipient Agreement – Resolution 2009-43 adopted authorizing the Deputy Director of the Placer County Redevelopment Agency to execute a Subrecipient Agreement in an amount not to exceed $1,804,906 with Placer County for the management of the construction of public infrastructure improvements along Highway 49 and Bell Road; and Resolution 2009-44 adopted adopting findings to utilize tax increment funds (Health and Safety Code Section 33345) towards costs for the design and construction of public improvements.
ADJOURNED AS THE PLACER COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD AND
RECONVENED AS THE PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
9. COUNTY COUNSEL/CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
(A) §54956.9 - CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – The Board extended the existing contract for outside contract by $2,401.51 to close the contract out in the PG&E matter with the State Board of Equalization.
1. Existing Litigation:
(a) Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a corporation vs. State Board of Equalization; et al.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Case No.: CV026962-CP
CONSENT AGENDA (Items 10 thru 20) – Consent Agenda approved with action as indicated.
10. ORDINANCE – Second Reading:
a. Personnel - Ordinance 5545-B adopted implementing the required voter approved salaries for the classifications covered by Measure F and other associated law enforcement classifications, to be effective February 13, 2009, at 5:01 p.m. Percentage increases by classification are as follows: Undersheriff 7.33%; Assistant Sheriff 7.33%; Captain 5.58%; Lieutenant 5.73%; Sergeant 6.30%; Chief Deputy Coroner 6.30%, Deputy Sheriff I 6.33%, Deputy Sheriff II 6.31%; Investigator 6.29%; Supervising Investigator Welfare Fraud 6.29%, Investigator Welfare Fraud 6.29%.
11. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - Approved minutes of January 13 and 27, 2009.
12. COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:
a. Flood Control & Water Conservation District Board of Directors – Approved reappointment of Ken Yorde to Seat 9 representing the public-at-large.
b. Older Adult Advisory Commission – Approved appointment of Amy Bakker to Seat 17 representing Senior Service Organizations.
c. Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall Board – Approved appointment of Norman Harris to Seat 2, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
d. Municipal Advisory Council (Newcastle/Ophir) – Approved appointment of Joe Irvin to Seat 1 and Steven Palmer to Seat 2, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
e. Municipal Advisory Council (North Tahoe Regional) – Approved appointment of Rick Brown to Seat 5 and Gerald Wotel to Seat 8, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
f. Municipal Advisory Council (Squaw Valley) – Approved appointment of Kevin Strange to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
g. Municipal Advisory Council (Weimar/Applegate/Colfax) – Approved appointment of John Gagnon to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
13. CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY – Rejected the following claims, as recommended by Counsel:
a. 09-001, Whitcomb, Cody, $1,099.44, (Property Damage)
b. 09-007, Caines, Todd, $2,500, (Property Damage)
c. 09-012, York, Sarah, $267.69, (Property Damage)
d. 09-017, Brasher, Bryan, $1,854, (Property Damage)
14. COUNTY EXECUTIVE - Approved a 5% merit increase for Keely Scanlan, Information Technology Manager, from Grade 457 Step 4 to Grade 457 Step 5 at $56.61 per hour, retroactive to February 14, 2009.
15. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES – Resolution 2009-33 adopted approving an application for grant funds by Placer County from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 84 Grants program, for a Watershed Improvement Zone on the American River, and appointed the County Executive Officer as agent of the County to execute necessary documents.
16. FACILITY SERVICES:
a. Approved a refund request from CSA 2A3 Sunset Whitney Sewer in the amount of $103,180 to correct an over-charge of a Sewer Permit and directed the Auditor-Controller to pay said amount to the Placer Center LLC.
b. First Street Improvements, Project #4669 - Resolution 2009-34 adopted accepting the construction of First Street Improvements, Project #4669, located in the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn, as complete, ratified a Contract Change Order in the amount of $23,898 for a total construction cost of $196,206, and authorized the Director of Facility Services to execute and record the Notice of Completion.
17. PROCUREMENT SERVICES - In accordance with County Policy, non-contested competitively awarded bids under $250,000 are placed on the Consent Agenda. Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Request for Qualifications #9865/Facility Services - Awarded Competitive Request for Qualifications for Engineering and Consulting Services for Landfill Management and adopted Three Lists of Qualified Firms.
18. PUBLIC WORKS:
a. Abandonment Offer of Dedication for Road and Utility Easement, Newcastle – Resolution 2009-35 adopted to abandon an Irrevocable Offer of Dedication (IOD) for a Roadway and Utility Easement on parcel Map 76074, Newcastle, to be replaced by relocated easement and IOD from the Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) for the development of a pre-school and residential housing.
b. Compressed Natural Gas Tank Installation/Placer County Garage – Resolution 2009-36 adopted approving the project plans and specifications and authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a contract with TNT Industrial Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $198,376 for the installation of three new compressed natural gas storage vessels, with County Counsel and Risk Management’s review and approval of necessary bonds and insurance.
c. California Tahoe Conservancy Grant Application, Tahoe City Transit Center – Resolution 2009-37 adopted approving the preparation and submittal of a California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC) Public Access and Recreation program site improvement grant application for the bicycle trail components of the Tahoe City Transit Center in the amount of $200,000 and authorized the Director of Public Works to execute all subsequent CTC grant documents.
d. Lake Forest Erosion Control Project, Area B (State Clearinghouse #2008122067) – Resolution 2009-38 adopted approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration with the required findings for the Lake Forest Erosion Control Project, Area B.
e. Sacramento Regional Transit District – Approved Transfer Agreement between Placer County Transit and the Sacramento Regional Transit District and authorized the Chairman and Public Works Director to execute the Agreement.
f. County Maintained Roadways – Resolution 2009-39 adopted approving the Transition Plan for County Maintained Roadways, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and California Government Code Section 4450, pertaining to access for persons with disabilities.
19. 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 of $1,000 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Acres of Hope “A Taste for Hope Event” as requested by Supervisor Uhler ($1,000).
b. Approved appropriation of $200 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Lazarus Project 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
c. Approved appropriation of $200 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Child Advocates of Placer County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
d. Approved appropriation of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Placer County “Search & Rescue Organization”, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
e. Approved appropriation of $100 in Revenue Sharing monies to the 2009 Police Unity Tour, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
f. Approved appropriation of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Roseville High School Sober Grad Night Celebration, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
g. Approved appropriation of $1,000 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Roseville Historical Society Memorial Monument, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
h. Approved appropriation of $500 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Roseville Police Activities League (RPAL) Program, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm.
i. Approved appropriation of $1,000 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Sierra College Foundation “A Taste of Excellence Event”, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt ($500) and Supervisor Holmes ($500).
j. Approved appropriation of $100 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Child Abuse Prevention Council 11th Annual “Putting Children First” Awards Luncheon as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
20. TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Resolution 2009-45 adopted delegating the annual authority to invest certain funds under the control of the Board to the Treasurer pursuant to Government Code Section 27000.1.
***End of Consent Agenda***
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:
21. TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR - Treasurer’s Statement for the Month of January 2009
ADJOURNMENT – Next regular meeting is Tuesday, March 10, 2009.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE:
March 10, 2009
March 24, 2009
April 7, 2009
April 20, 2009 (Tahoe)
April 21, 2009 (Tahoe)