COUNTY OF PLACER
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005
Bill Santucci, District 1, Vice Chairman Jan Christofferson, County Executive
Robert Weygandt, District 2, Chairman Robert Bendorf, Assistant County Executive
Jim Holmes, District 3 Anthony J. La Bouff, County Counsel
Edward “Ted” M. Gaines, District 4 John Marin, Administrative Officer
Bruce Kranz, District 5 Ann Holman, Clerk of the Board
County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
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FLAG SALUTE - Led by Supervisor Gaines.
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 - All items on the Consent Agenda (Items 1 thru 14) 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 will be removed from the Agenda for discussion.
1. ORDINANCES – Second reading:
a. Personnel/Civil Service Commission (PDF) – Ordinance amending Chapter 3, Section 3.12.010, Allocation of Positions relating to Health and Human Services and Sheriff.
2. WARRANT REGISTERS – Weeks ending December 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2004.
3. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
a. Approve contract with Joann Bates (PDF) to provide secretarial services to the Foresthill Forum Advisory Council, Meadow Vista Muicipal Advisory Council, North Aubrn Muncipal Advisory Council and the Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council.
b. Approve contract with Lois Clausen (PDF) to provide secretarial services to the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council and the Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council.
c. Approve minutes (PDF) of November 2, 23, and December 7, 14, 29, 2004.
4. CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY (PDF) - County Counsel recommends rejection of the following claims:
a. 04-130, Barnett, Virginia, $25,000+, (Wrongful Death).
b. 04-134, Christoff, Robert, $200,000+, (Bodily Injury).
c. 04-140, Saldivar, Brandon, $1,380, (Reimbursement of Fees).
5. COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:
a. County Parks Commission – Approve appointment of Rich Murray to Seat #7, (District #5) as requested by Supervisor Gaines.
b. Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council (PDF) - Approve appointment of Glenda J. Freeman to Seat #3, (District 3) as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
c. Horseshoe Bar Area Municipal Advisory Council (PDF) – Approve appointment of Dennis Gage to Seat #5, as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
d. In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee – Approve reappointment of Deborah Dahl to Seat #1, (Service Recipient/Parent/Guardian).
e. Library Advisory Board (PDF) - Approve appointment of Casey Klein to Seat #5 (District 5), as requested by Supervisor Kranz.
f. Planning Commission – Approve reappointment of James Forman to Seat #3 (District 3), as requested by Supervisor Holmes.
g. Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council (PDF) – Approve appointment of Deirdre E. Lefty to Seat #4, as requested by Supervisor Weygandt.
6. COUNTY COUNSEL:
a. Resolutions (13) amending the authorizing resolution for each Municipal Advisory Council (PDF) (hereinafter “MAC”) in the County of Placer to change the term of member appointments from two years to four years for MACs within supervisorial districts one, three, four, and five, reflect consistent language and format for each authorizing resolution, immediately vacate currently seated MAC members in district five, and fix the member terms for all MACs, except those in district two, to commence with supervisorial terms.
b. Approve appointment of Anthony La Bouff (PDF), County Counsel, or a designated representative of his office, and Timothy B. Balcom, Placer County Bar Association President, to the Law Library Board of Trustees.
7. COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
a. Approve a merit increase for Kristina Shramek (PDF), Deputy County Counsel II, from Step 2 to Step 3, retroactive to December 25, 2004.
b. Approve a merit increase for Kristen Spears (PDF), Assistant Assessor, from Step 1 to Step 2, effective January 22, 2005.
c. County Service Area #28, Zone of Benefit #165 (Dry Creek Fire) (PDF) - Resolution removing 3,162 acres of territory from County Service Area #28, Zone of Benefit #165, due to annexation of the area by the City of Roseville. As a result of the annexation, this territory is now within the service responsibility of the City of Roseville.
8. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PDF) – Resolution supporting renewal of the County of Placer's Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Program; adopt the Negative Declaration for the project to renew the Program, approve the submittal of an RMDZ renewal application to include the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Auburn, Colfax and the Town of Loomis and agree to administer the RMDZ Program.
9. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO) (PDF) – Introduction of an ordinance, amending Chapter 3, Section 3.08.070 and 3.12.030, relating to title and specification changes to the Local Agency Formation Commission Executive Officer/General Counsel position in the unclassified service and modify the salary to be commensurate with the newly adopted duties.
10. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES/ADULT SYSTEM OF CARE (PDF) - Approve acceptance of the Sutter Hospital 2005 Community Benefit Grant Program award, in the amount of $32,000, to receive funds for the Senior Peer Counseling Program and authorize the Director of Health & Human Services to sign the grant agreement.
11. PLANNING - Authorize the Chairman to sign letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (PDF) regarding proposed designation of "Critical Habitat" for certain species that inhabit vernal pools in Western Placer County.
12. PROCUREMENT SERVICES - In accordance with County Policy, non-contested bids under $100,000 are placed on the Consent Agenda. Authorize the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Bid #9300, Floor Covering & Services/Facility Services (PDF) – Renew bid with Contract Furnishings, in the maximum amount of $90,000.
b. Purchase Order #11842, Compressed Natural Gas/Public Works (PDF) – Approve Change Order #1 to blanket purchase order with Pacific Gas & Electric, in the maximum amount of $44,000.
c. Purchase Order #11918, Auto Painting & Repairs/Public Works (PDF) – Approve Change Order #1 to blanket purchase order with Maaco Auto Painting & Body Work, in the maximum amount of $30,000.
d. Purchase Order, Aviation Fuel/Sheriff (PDF) – Award blanket purchase order to Multiservice of Overland Park, in the maximum amount of $55,000.
13. PUBLIC WORKS/AUBURN RAVINE ROAD RIGHT-TURN LANE PROJECT, CONTRACT #73190 (PDF) – Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute the Notice of Completion for the project.
14. PUBLICWORKS/BICKFORD RANCH SUBDIVISION PROJECT:
a. Construction Management, Inspection & Testing Services, Contract #73186 (PDF) – Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to sign and execute Contract Amendment #1 with Bickford Holdings, LLC, to execute annual contract renewals and to execute documents and take other actions to implement the contract.
b. Construction Management, Inspection & Testing Services, Contract #020455 (PDF) – Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to sign and execute Contract Amendment #1 with Parson Brinckerhoff, Inc., to execute annual contract renewals and to execute documents and take other actions to implement the contract.
*** End of Consent Agenda***
15. COUNTY CLERK/ELECTIONS (PDF) – Approve budget revision authorizing payoff of the existing finance agreement for the Elections Optical Scan Voting System, as required for receipt of additional Proposition 41 Voting Modernization Funds from the State, authorize the Purchasing Manager to execute financial documents, and approve reserving the net funds received from the State for future required touch screen voting equipment purchases.
16. COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
a. Public Fireworks Displays (PDF) - Receive a formal update on proposed fireworks ordinance revisions and a report on the results of a public meeting held on January 10, 2005, in North Lake Tahoe.
b. Sierra Nevada Conservancy (PDF) - Appoint a member of the Board of Supervisors, to confer with appointed members from the other counties (El Dorado, Nevada and Yuba), within the central sierra sub region, to jointly select a County Supervisor from the sub region to serve on the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board.
17. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES:
a. North Tahoe Fire Protection District (PDF) - Resolution approving the North Tahoe Fire Protection District 2004 Capital Facilities and Mitigation Fee Expenditure Plan with a 1.0% Consumer Price Index-Urban Consumer fee increase.
b. Placer Consolidated Fire Protection District (PDF) - Resolution approving the Placer Consolidated Fire Protection District FY 2004/05 Capital Improvement Plan with a 2.1% Consumer Price Index-Urban Consumer fee increase.
PERSONNEL SESSION/LABOR RELATIONS
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) Western Placer Citizens for an Agricultural and Rural Environment (WPCARE), a California non-profit corporation, County of Placer and County of Placer Board of Supervisors; vs. Teichert, Inc., and Does 1-20, Placer County Superior Court Case No.: SCV-15349.
(b) Pacific Gas and Electric Company vs. State Board of Equalization, et al, Fresno County Superior Court Case No. 05-CE-CG-00003-MWS.
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
19. PRESENTATION (PDF) – Presentation of a resolution by Senator Aanestad to Supervisor Kranz congratulating him on his outstanding service as a Senate employee on his staff.
a. Public hearing to consider approving new solid waste tipping fees for disposal of television sets and computer monitors at the facility.
b. Approve a contract amendment incorporating the addition of recommended tipping fees.
c. Make a finding pursuant to Section 21080(b)(8) of the Public Resource Code that the new fees are derived directly from the cost of providing service and are necessary to meet operating expenses and are exempt from environmental review.
Placer County Administrative Center
County Executive Office, Conference Room 1
21. PERSONNEL/WORKFORCE PLANNING (PDF) - Receive information and findings from staff related to the Workforce Analysis and Planning project and direct staff to bring back, within the next two months, specific policy recommendations concerning recruitment, retention, training, and other related employment issues.
22. LUNCH – At the Placer County Administrative Center, Conference Room A, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn - Agenda Scheduling and the Year 2005 Committee Assignments.
23. PLANNING/APPEAL/MAJOR SUBDIVISION/CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT/SILLER RANCH (SUB-424/CUP-3008) AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)/STATE CLEARINGHOUSE (SCH) #2003022122 (PDF) - Continued public hearing to discuss the information and take final action to certify the EIR, adopt the statement of overriding considerations and proposed findings, approve the use permit and approve the tentative subdivision map, subject to any changes in findings or conditions deemed appropriate after the Board's deliberations. (Continued from 12-7-04)
The property (APN #080-160-005, 006, 011, 012; 110-030-002, 003) is located in Martis Valley, south of the Lahontan Subdivision, at the southern end of Schaffer Mill Road, and is currently zoned RS-BX 20-acre min.-PD 0.72, O, OP (Residential Single-Family, Combining Building Site of 20-acre min., Combined Planned Development of 0.72 dwelling units per acre, and Open Space and Office and Professional). The Board of Supervisors will also consider certification of the EIR for the project (SCH #2003022122).
The original hearing held on October 18, 2004 was held in order to consider the appeals from the Town of Truckee and from the law office of Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger, on behalf of Sierra Watch, the Sierra Club, the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, and the Planning and Conservation League. The appellants appealed the Planning Commissions’ certification of the environmental impact report (EIR) and approval of the Siller Ranch project proposed by Ron Parr/DMB Highlands Group. The Siller Ranch project consists of 726 residential units, an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, a par-3, 9-hole golf course, an amphitheatre and other recreational amenities, public and private trails and open space. The October 18, 2004 hearing was continued to December 7, 2004, to permit further discussion regarding trails and affordable housing requirements. On December 7, 2004, the Board held a public hearing and took testimony related to the trails and affordable/employee housing issues. The Board directed staff to collaborate with the Town of Truckee on the employee housing issue and return to the Board regarding the affordable/employee housing issue only. The December 7, 2004 hearing was continued to February 22, 2005 at 1:30 p.m., to further consider the affordable/employee housing requirements, and is now scheduled for January 18, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.
Public comment will be limited to the Project’s affordable/employee housing requirements.
24. PLANNING/CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT/"NORTHSTAR-AT-TAHOE, MOUNTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS"/PCPBT20040590) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) (PDF) - Public hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of a Conditional Use Permit entitlement package for the mountain improvements included in the certified Mountain Improvement Project EIR. After an appeal to the Board of Supervisors, the Mountain Improvements Project (MIP) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified in July 2004. The Echo Lift Replacement Project, a component of the MIP, was issued a Conditional Use Permit in July 2004 and an Improvement Plan approval in August 2004, and is currently being constructed. The remaining components of MIP are the subject of this appeal and include new ski lifts, replacements lifts and associated ski trails. All activities will occur on portions of the resort that are already developed for ski activity. The appeal has been filed by the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation. The APNs 080-260-008, 080-260-013, 110-030-062, 110-030-066, 110-050-017, 110-050-023, 110-050-024, 110-050-036, 110-050-041, 110-050-042, 110-050-043, 110-050-038, 110-050-040, 110-080-051, 110-080-052, and 110-080-059 are located at the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort properties.
25. PLANNING/MAJOR SUBDIVISION/CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT/"HIGHLANDS VILLAGE" (PSUB20040612) MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (EIAQ-3785) (PDF) - Public hearing to consider two appeals related to the Planning Commission's approval of a Major Subdivision/Conditional Use Permit to allow for a Planned Development (PD) of a +/- 13 acre property in the Dollar Hill area consisting of a mix of 50 market rate single-family housing units, 78 affordable senior apartments and +/- 4,800 sq. ft. of commercial development. One appeal was filed by the project applicant who seeks approval for a gated entry feature. The other was filed by the Highlands Homeowners' Association and challenges the environmental review of the project. The property (APN #093-160-072, -076, -077, -078, -065) is zoned PAS009B, consists of 13 acres +/- and is located at 3205 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:
a. Report of Refunds (PDF) – Report of refunds of $1,000 or less issued by the Auditor-Controller from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004, for a total of $78,528.22.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 2005 MEETING SCHEDULE:
February 08, 2005
February 22, 2005
March 08, 2005
March 29, 2005