COUNTY OF PLACER
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2006
Bill Santucci, 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
Edward “Ted” M. Gaines, District 4 Mike Boyle, Assistant County Executive
Bruce Kranz, District 5, Vice Chair 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 Weygandt.
STATEMENT OF MEETING PROCEDURES - Read by Clerk.
PUBLIC COMMENT - Michael Murphy, Libertarian Party, spoke about having a more detailed Board of Supervisor's website that would indicate each supervisor's voting record on issues. Anita Yoder, Public Information Officer, advised that this information is provided on the Board's web page. Dale Smith talked about the possibility of a million-dollar mitigation levied against the proposed Home Deport to build a new Senior Center.
SUPERVISOR’S COMMITTEE REPORTS – Supervisor Gaines wanted to clarify the record regarding an article published about the Middle Fork American River Project stating he was not part of the agreement that revenue generated from power sales should go towards maintaining power and water infrastructures. His interests lie in transportation infrastructure within the County. He also commented about the Forest Service winning a court case on whether the Forest Service had properly evaluated the environmental impacts of logging in the Quincy area. Supervisor Holmes stated he had the honor of welcoming home the 184th Infantry Division, National Guard Unit, deployed in Iraq for 18 months. Supervisor Kranz spoke about a poll the American River Authority conducted in the Sacramento Community to determine if the public's interest had changed regarding the building of the Auburn Dam. The poll results indicated strong support for the Auburn Dam as an alternative to flood protection in the area.
CONSENT AGENDA – Items 6, 9d, 9e and 13 were moved for discussion. Michael Murphy, Libertarian Party, provided comments on Agenda Items 16a & 16b. Consent agenda approved as amended with action as indicated. MOTION Weygandt/Gaines/Unanimous
1. ORDINANCES – Second reading:
a. County Executive - Ordinance 5393-B adopted amending Chapter 3, Section 3.12.030, Schedule of Classifications and Salary Ranges for Unclassified Service, affecting classification of Assessor and Assistant Assessor.
b. Environmental Health – Ordinance 5394-B adopted amending Chapter 8, revising Article 8.24 of the Placer County Code, relating to on-site sewage treatment and disposal.
c. Personnel/Civil Service Commission – Ordinance 5395-B adopted amending Chapter 3, affecting classification, compensation and allocation of positions in the Assessor and Auditor/Controller.
2. CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY – Rejected the following claim, as recommended by Counsel:
a. 05-134, Beals, Debra, Reinstatement & $50,000 + (Personal Injury).
3. COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:
a. Agricultural Commission - Approved reappointment of William C. Morebeck to Seat 8 (Small Farm Industry) and Patricia L. Beard to Seat 9 (Foothill Farm Industry).
b. Placer County Resource Conservation District - Approved appointment of Claudia Ann Smith to Seat 3 (At-Large).
c. Placer County Transportation Planning Agency – Approved appointment of Ron McIntyre to Seat 3 (At-Large).
4. COUNTY CLERK/ELECTIONS - Resolution 2006-14 adopted authorizing the Chairman to execute an agreement with the State, in the amount of $34,586.44 in Federal reimbursement funds, for implementation of Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (EAID), as provided and funded by the 2002 Help America Vote Act, (HAVA), Section 261, provisions for polling place accessibility and related poll worker training and access information for voters.
5. COUNTY COUNSEL – Approved appointment of Anthony J. La Bouff, County Counsel, or a designated representative of his office, and David Tellman, Placer County Bar Association President, to the Law Library Board of Trustees.
6. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION/COUNTY EXECUTIVE - Authorize the Chairman to sign a letter in support of Senate Bill 2079, (Smith) “Forests for Future Generations Act” to improve the ability of the Federal Government to promptly implement recovery efforts in response to catastrophic events, including fire.
7. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES – Resolution 2006-15 adopted terminating the Declaration of Local Emergency made by the Board on January 10, 2006.
8. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/RISK MANAGEMENT - Approved emergency purchase orders with multiple vendors for repair and construction due to water damage at the former Placer County Finance and Administration Building and authorized the Risk Management Manager and Purchasing Manager to sign the documents.
9. FACILITY SERVICES:
a. Auburn Administrative Building Paving Project, #9129 - Resolution 2006-16 adopted accepting the project as complete and authorizing the Facility Services Director to execute and record the Notice of Completion.
b. Fulweiler Administrative Center Renovation, Project #4646 – Approved a budget revision, in the amount of $26,500, transferring funds to purchase and install a projection system and computer based training system at the Personnel Training Room, from the Fulweiler Administrative Center Renovation Project, to the Department’s operating budget; and authorized the addition of projection system equipment to the County’s Master Fixed Asset List.
c. Historic Courthouse Fire Alarm System, Project #4754 - Accepted a progress report and approved continuation of the project, pursuant to Section 22050 of the Public Contract Code and Section 1.3 (m) of the Purchasing Policy Manual.
d. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION - Recreation Area #5 (Meadow Vista/Auburn Area) - Approve use of Park Dedication Fees, in the amount of $35,000, from Recreation Area #5, for construction of the Meadow Vista Community Center and authorize the Chairman to execute the use agreement.
e. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION - Ronald L. Feist Park - Approve a joint use agreement with the Roseville Joint Union High School District for construction and use of tennis courts at the Ronald L. Feist Park.
a. Civil Service Commission – Ordinance introduced, first reading waived, amending Chapter 3, affecting classification, compensation and allocation of position for Community Development Resource Agency/Building Department, creating the position of Building Division Manager and to reclassify one Supervising Building Inspector position to a Building Division Manager.
b. Long Term Disability Rate – Approved a rate increase from $.35/$100 to $.37/$100 monthly payroll, from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, as requested by Jefferson Pilot Financial.
12. PLANNING/MEADOW VISTA ARBORETUM, PHASE 2 – Amended contract with Auburn Area Recreation and Park District, in the amount of $17,600, for additional planting, supplies and educational materials; and authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign.
13. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION – PROBATION - Resolution authorizing the Chief Probation Officer to submit and/or sign an agreement, in the amount of $450,012, for Juvenile Probation and Camps Funding and related contracts, amendments or extensions with the State.
14. PROCUREMENT SERVICES - Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Change Order, Remote Satellite Tracking & Monitoring/Probation – Approved Change Order #1 to Blanket Purchase Order #12461, with Pro Tech Monitoring Inc., in the amount of $16,500, and renewed Blanket Purchase Order #12461 through December 31, 2006, in the amount of $98,000.
b. Change Orders, Plumbing Supplies/Facility Services – Approved change order to Blanket Purchase Order #12765 with Anderson's Sierra Pine, in the amount of $15,000, and Blanket Purchase Order #12764 with General Plumbing Supply, in the amount of $11,000.
c. Purchase Order, Bio-Zyme Lift Station Maintainer/Facility Services - Approved a blanket purchase order with Brulin & Company, Inc., in the maximum amount of $85,000.
15. PUBLIC WORKS - Resolution 2006-19 adopted abandoning a portion of Lanny Lane, adjacent to Lot 3, Squaw Valley Estates, Unit #3.
16. REVENUE SHARING:
a. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve appropriation of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to Placer High School's Grad Night Alive, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
b. MOVED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve appropriation of $500 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Maidu Interpretive Center for the Taste of the Wild fundraiser event for new community exhibits, as requested by Supervisor Santucci and Supervisor Gaines ($250 each).
*** End of Consent Agenda ***
The following items were moved for discussion:
6. COUNTY EXECUTIVE - Authorized the Chairman to sign a letter in support of Senate Bill 2079, (Smith) “Forests for Future Generations Act” to improve the ability of the Federal Government to promptly implement recovery efforts in response to catastrophic events, including fire.
9. FACILITY SERVICES:
d. Recreation Area #5 (Meadow Vista/Auburn Area) - Approved use of Park Dedication Fees, in the amount of $35,000, from Recreation Area #5, for construction of the Meadow Vista Community Center and authorized the Chairman to execute the use agreement.
e. Ronald L. Feist Park - Approved a joint use agreement with the Roseville Joint Union High School District for construction and use of tennis courts at the Ronald L. Feist Park.
13. PROBATION - Resolution 2006-18 adopted authorizing the Chief Probation Officer to submit and/or sign an agreement, in the amount of $450,012, for Juvenile Probation and Camps Funding and related contracts, amendments or extensions with the State. MOTION Gaines/Weygandt/Unanimous
16. REVENUE SHARING:
a. Approved appropriation of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to Placer High School's Grad Night Alive, as requested by Supervisor Holmes. MOTION Holmes/Gaines VOTE 4:1 (Kranz No)
b. Approved appropriation of $500 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Maidu Interpretive Center for the Taste of the Wild fundraiser event for new community exhibits, as requested by Supervisor Santucci and Supervisor Gaines ($250 each). MOTION Holmes/Gaines VOTE 4:1 (Kranz No)
17. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES/PROCUREMENT – Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Bid #9477, Vehicle Purchases/Public Works & Procurement – Awarded to the lowest responsive bidders, in the maximum aggregate amount of $730,807.41.
18. BUILDING - Resolution 2006-21 adopted authorizing alternative dates and drawing locations for implementing the 2006 Tahoe Building Permit Allocation Program.
EXECUTIVE – Resolution authorizing a ballot measure for the June 5,
2006 primary election asking the electorate to repeal Measure F.
20. PLANNING/TAHOE CITY TRANSIT CENTER – Denied the appeals of Tavern Shores and Tahoe Tavern Property Owners Association and Richard Mallet et al. Resolution 2006-22 adopted certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report, adopted a Statement of Findings, as amended, regarding the Tahoe City Transit Center, and adopted the findings approving Conditional Use Permit #2657.
21. COUNTY COUNSEL/CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
PERSONNEL SESSION/LABOR RELATIONS
(A) §54956.9 – CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
(1) Existing Litigation:
(a) Sierra Watch, a nonprofit public benefit corp., et al vs. Placer County, et al, Placer County Superior Court Case No.: SCV-16652, (Martis Valley) – The Board received a status report.
(b) All American Towing v. County of Placer, et al., Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-18824 – The Board authorized the County Counsel Office to defend the County of the named employees with the standard reservations and rights.
(c) Haskin v. County of Placer, Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-17605 – The Board received a report on successful completion of the lawsuit on behalf of the County.
(d) Mosley v. County of Placer, Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-16652 - The Board received a report on successful completion of the lawsuit on behalf of the County.
(e) Young v. County of Placer, Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-17374 – The Board received a status report.
(f) City of Lincoln v. County of Placer, Anthem Telecom, Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-18234 – The Board received a report from Counsel and gave direction to Counsel.
(2) Anticipated Litigation:
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9 (one potential case) – The Board received a report from Counsel and gave direction.
(B) §54957.6 – CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR – The Board had a brief discussion with regard to DSA matters.
Agency negotiator: CEO/Personnel Director
Employee organization: PPEO/DSA
(C) §54957 - PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT – The County Executive Office announced Clark Moots is going to receive an appointment as the Administrative Services Director effective as soon as the appointment can be made.
Title: Administrative Services Director
22. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY – Resolution 2006-20 adopted approving a public road name assignment of "Mears Place" to be assigned to a public access easement between Mears Drive and the Blue Oaks Ranch Estates Development, located in the Lincoln area.
23. PLACER COUNTY 4-H ALL STARS – Presentation of Honorary 4-H Leadership Cards to the Board.
24. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Older Adult Advisory Commission 2005 Annual Report.
25. FACILITY SERVICES – Public hearing closed.
1. Resolution 2006-23 adopted affirming award of a contract to Sun Power & Geothermal Energy, Inc. (Sun Power), without public bidding, is in the public interest and is economically beneficial pursuant to the provisions of California Government Code Sections 4217.10 – 4217.18;
2. Found that the design and installation of photovoltaic electrical generation systems at Placer County Government Center should not be subject to the County’s Purchasing Policy Manual; and
3. Authorized the Facility Services Director to negotiate and execute, upon County Counsel’s review and approval of required bonds and insurance, a contract with Sun Power for the design and installation of photovoltaic electrical generation systems at the Placer County Government Center, in the amount of $1,741,070, and execute any documents necessary to effectuate the purposes of the contract, including application for rebates from the California Public Utility Commission’s Self Generation Incentive Program, Clean Air Grant funding from the Placer County Air Pollution Control District and any required change orders consistent with Section 20142 of the Public Contract Code.
4. Approved a Budget Revision transferring $991,751, within the Capital Projects Fund, from the Capital Projects Fund Reserves to the DeWitt Energy Generation project account.
26. SHERIFF – Presentation on the Placer County Sheriff Department School Safety Programs, School Resource Deputies and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs.
27. PLANNING/APPEAL/MODIFICATION CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT "DRY CREEK 76" – Public hearing to consider the appeal of a request from Darrell and Trudy Williams, on the Planning Commission’s decision to modify Condition K of CUP-2452 to limit the amount of bright color, on any side of the existing gasoline service station canopy, to not exceed 50 percent. The property (APN 051-220-048) is comprised of 1.1 acres, is zoned C3-UP-DC (Heavy Commercial, Combining CUP required, Combining Design Scenic Corridor) and is located at Dry Creek Road and Grass Valley Highway in the Auburn area.
MOTION Holmes/Kranz/Unanimous to close the public hearing, uphold the appeal, overturn the decision of the Planning Commission and modify Condition 3(K) allowing the applicant to design the canopy fascia as proposed.
28. LUNCH – At Steve's Place, 680 Auburn Folsom Road, Auburn/Agenda scheduling.
29. PLACER COUNTY CONSERVATION PLAN (PCCP) STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION:
1. Authorized staff to complete the reserve map alternatives for future consideration by the Board and other participating agencies.
2. Directed staff to prepare a conservation strategy that incorporates the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative (LEDPA) under the Federal Clean Water Act to comply with wetland regulatory requirements.
3. Directed staff to prepare a conservation strategy for oak woodlands that minimizes the costs associated with mitigation on rural residential (1 du/ac-10ac/du) properties.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:
30. AUDITOR/CONTROLLER - Report of refunds of $1,000 or less, from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005, In accordance with Resolution 2001-183 and Government Code Section 26906.
31. AUDITOR/CONTROLLER – Statement of Condition of Cash in the Treasury for the month ending December 31, 2005.
32. TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR – Treasurer's statement for the month of December 2005.
ADJOURNMENT – The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, February 7, 2006.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 2006 MEETING SCHEDULE:
February 07, 2006
February 21, 2006
March 07, 2006
March 21, 2006
April 3, 2006 (Tahoe)
April 4, 2006 (Tahoe)