COUNTY OF PLACER
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 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
Northstar at Tahoe, “Board Room in the Village”
100 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
FLAG SALUTE – Led by Supervisor Montgomery.
STATEMENT OF MEETING PROCEDURES - Read by Clerk.
PUBLIC COMMENT – Dan Warren, Truckee resident, requested the Board consider changing the ordinance to allow certain animals in residential areas. Ellie Waller, Tahoe Vista, thanked the Board for the Laurel Drive erosion control project; asked county staff to look into making a decision on dividing lines for the Census; and asked for clarification on what will take precedent regarding the housing element and potential density increase; the Placer County Housing Element densities or the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency codes. Thomas Miller, County Executive, advised the County is coordinating with the Census Office and inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department. Cheryl Zuccaro, Tahoe Dispatcher, requested the Board reconsider closing Tahoe dispatch and reconsider the matrix study option of staffing Tahoe with solo dispatchers. Chris Hennessey, Kings Beach resident, provided a list of areas in Kings Beach that have graffiti and trash dumping requesting ordinances and enforcement for beautification to be self sustaining. Ms. Hennessey also recommended the Board choose the Kings Beach site for the proposed County Government Center. Dana Spencer, North Lake Tahoe resident; Nancy Doyle, Truckee resident; Sally Barna, retired Placer County Deputy Sheriff; Jim Zuccaro, Meeks Bay; expressed concern with the possibility of closing the Tahoe dispatch center. Supervisor Montgomery expressed concern over community involvement and requested the Sheriff’s Department attend the Municipal Advisory Councils to air the issue and come back to the Board of Supervisors with an implementation plan.
SUPERVISOR’S COMMITTEE REPORTS – None.
1. PUBLIC WORKS/PARKING RESTRICTIONS/TAHOE CITY TRANSIT CENTER – Public hearing closed. Ordinance 5552-B adopted establishing new and amended parking restrictions at the proposed Tahoe City Transit Center, as required by the project’s Environmental Impact Report.
2. PUBLIC WORKS/ TAHOE AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT/FARE MODIFICATION – Public hearing closed. Resolution 2009-96 adopted modifying the fares for Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) effective June 1, 2009. MOTION Montgomery/Holmes/Unanimous
ADJOURNED AS THE PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND
CONVENED AS THE PLACER COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD
3. REDEVELOPMENT – Public hearing closed. Resolution 2009-97 adopted approving the report on the progress of the North Lake Tahoe Redevelopment Project Area Implementation Plan in accordance with Sections 33490(c) and (d) of the California Community Redevelopment Law, directed staff to incorporate comments received during the public hearing into a progress report, and adopted findings pursuant to California Community Redevelopment Law Section 33334.2.
ADJOURN AS THE PLACER COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD AND
RECONVENE AS THE PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
4. FACILITY SERVICES/GARBAGE COLLECTION FEE ADJUSTMENTS/FRANCHISE AREAS 2 & 3:
1. Public hearing closed to receive input on proposed garbage collection fee adjustments in Franchise Areas 2 & 3 and new cardboard collection fees, as shown in Exhibits A-1, A-2 and A-3. The Clerk of the Board advised there was a total of 40 protests for Franchise Areas 2 & 3
2. Resolution 2009-98 adopted authorizing the Chairman to sign the Amendment that incorporates the new fees; and
3. Made a finding pursuant to Section 21080(b)(8) of the Public Resource Code that the collection fees are derived directly from the cost of providing service and are necessary to meet operating expenses required for maintenance of service and are therefore exempt from environmental review.
5. PUBLIC WORKS/AWARD OF FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FUNDS UNDER THE AMERICAN REINVESTMENT AND RECOVERY ACT – Public hearing closed to consider comments regarding the award of $1,426,786 of Federal Transit Administration Funds under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (“Economic Stimulus”) to Placer County; and, Resolution 2009-99 adopted authorizing the Director of Public Works to submit applications and execute agreements to receive $1,100,000 in Federal Transit Administration 5307 funds and $326,786 in Federal Transit Administration 5311 funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
6. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES/PROCUREMENT – Authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the following:
a. Competitive Bid #9871/Asphalt Concrete Used for Road Maintenance/Public Works – Awarded to Vulcan Materials (Roseville & Grass Valley), in the maximum amount of $680,000.
7. COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
a. North Lake Tahoe Resort Association - Approved the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s proposed expenditure of budgeted infrastructure funds in the amount of $265,080 to fund a pilot wayfinding signage project at the Tahoe City Transit Center and interpretive displays at the UC Davis Historic Fish Hatchery in Tahoe City. MOTION Montgomery/Weygandt/Unanimous
b. Capital Facilities Financing Plan - The Board affirmed the recommendations in the update to the Capital Facilities Financing Plan which provides a framework for priorities and funding for County capital facilities construction through FY 2017-18.
8. FACILITY SERVICES/TAHOE GOVERNMENT CENTER/SITE SELECTION - Received an update related to the Tahoe Government Center (TGC) Site Selection Process and provided staff direction related to selection priorities and the process for finalizing a site selection.
9. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
a. Adult System of Care - Approved a contract with the California Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Regional Partnership coordination services in the amount of $1.8 million from April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012. No County General Funds are required in this action; and authorized Placer County to act as the fiscal sponsor for the Central Region’s application for MHSA Workforce Education and Training Funding for the Regional Partnership.
b. Adult System of Care - Resolution 2009-100 adopted authorizing the Director of Health and Human Services to apply for and enter into a contract with the California Department of Community Services and Development to receive an augmentation of funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to accept any amendments or revisions to the same, and to perform any and all responsibilities in relation to such contract. No County General Funds are associated with this requested action. MOTION Holmes/Montgomery/Unanimous
10. PUBLIC WORKS:
a. Purchase Order/Larue T61-R36S Snow Blower – Approved the award of a Purchase Order to Snoquip of West Sacramento, in the amount of $416,180.63, for one Larue T61-R36S snow blower and authorize the Purchasing Manager to sign. MOTION Montgomery/holmes/Unanimous
b. Snow Removal Operations in Placer County – Received a status report on snow removal operations in the Tahoe and Serene Lakes areas.
c. Construction Management Services - Resolution 2009-101 adopted approving two lists (one for Western Placer County and one for Eastern Placer County) of qualified firms to provide services for Public Works and Land Development projects in Placer County for Construction Management (CM) Services including Construction Management, Construction Inspection, and Materials Testing and approved Blanket Purchase Order contracts with the top six ranked firms for the Western Placer County List and the top five ranked firms for the Eastern Placer County List (11 total contracts), for a total maximum aggregate amount of $2,475,000, and authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign and execute the contracts on behalf of the County of Placer and to transfer funds between contracts as needed. MOTION Montgomery/Holmes/Unanimous
d. Tahoe City Transit Center, Contract #1070 – Approved the project plans and specifications for use in bidding and construction of the Tahoe City Transit Center and authorized the Department to advertise for bids. MOTION Weygandt/Montgomery/Unanimous
11. SHERIFF – Accepted the spending plan approved by the Remote Access Network (RAN) Board for FY 08/09 for $327,656 and FY 09/10 for $444,414, approved the related budget revision, the addition to the Master Fixed Asset List for nine wireless Mobile Data Computers (MDC) in the amount of $48,000, and authorized the Purchasing Manager to execute all documents required to implement the plan. MOTION Holmes/Montgomery/Unanimous
12. COUNTY COUNSEL/CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
(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 – The Board received a status report from Counsel and gave direction to Counsel.
(b) M. Catherine Eddy, vs. Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County Superior Court Case No. SCV-24519 - The Board received a status report from Counsel and gave direction to Counsel.
(B) §54957.6 - CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS – The Board met with its Labor Negotiators to discuss current status of both PPEO election results and DSA matters.
(a) Agency designated representatives: Tom Miller, Nancy Nittler, Mike Boyle, Gerald O. Carden, Anthony J. La Bouff
Employee organization: PPEO. DSA.
Adjourned as the Placer County Board of Supervisors and
Convened as the Placer County Redevelopment Agency Board
(C) §54956.8 – CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR – The Board met with its negotiators and gave direction.
Property: 8716 and 8720 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach; and 8717 and 8723 Brockway Vista Avenue, Kings Beach
Agency Negotiator(s): Tom Miller, Rich Colwell, Anthony La Bouff
Negotiating Parties: Placer County Redevelopment Agency and George Cal Everett Jr. and Andrea Cecille Everett, Trustees of the Everett Family Revocable Trust
Under Negotiation: Price, terms of payment, or both
Adjourned as the Placer County Redevelopment Agency Board and
Reconvened as the Placer County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority
(D) §54957.6 - CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR – The Board discussed labor negotiations with regards to United Domestic Workers of America and gave direction to its negotiator.
(a) Authority negotiator: Executive Director, Employee organization: United Domestic Workers of America.
Adjourned as the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and
Reconvened as the Placer County Board of Supervisors
CONSENT AGENDA (Items 13-27) – Consent Agenda approved with action as indicated.
13. ORDINANCES – Second reading:
a. Community Development Resource Agency/Building – Ordinance 5551-B adopted amending Chapter15 relating to local modifications and requirements.
14. AGRICULTURE - Approved an increase in the purchase price of the Weight Truck in the FY 2008-09 Placer County Master Fixed Asset List from $100,000 to $107,082; approved a revision to the Agriculture Department’s FY 2008-09 budget, to transfer $7,082 from line item 2840, Special Department Expense, to line item 4451, Equipment; approved the award of competitive Bid #9893 to Sacramento Truck Center of Sacramento, CA for a Weight Truck in the amount of $107,082, and authorized the Purchasing Manager to sign the resulting purchase order and related documents.
15. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
a. Approved minutes of March 24, 2009.
16. CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY – Rejected the following claims, as recommended by Counsel:
a. 09-027, Eckard, Christopher, $265, (Property Loss)
b. 09-030, Beebe, Spencer, $1,000, (Property Loss)
c. 09-034, Coast National as Subrogee for Jose Ramos, $1,225.06, (Property Damage)
17. COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS:
a. Building Appeals Board – Approved reappointment of Dave Shelton to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
b. Fish and Game Commission – Approved reappointment of Mickey Daniels to Seat 5, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
c. Placer County Historical Advisory Board - Confirmed the Placer County Historical Society’s nomination of George A. Lay for appointment.
d. Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council – Approved reappointments of Tyrone Gorre to Seat 2 and Roy Robison to Seat 4, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
e. Tahoe City Design Review Committee – Approved reappointments of Ken Foster to Seat 2 and Andrew Otto to Seat 6, as requested by Supervisor Montgomery.
f. Veterans Advisory Council - Approved appointment of Frank D. (Doug) Cooper, VFW Post 3010, effective immediately.
g. Wastewater Advisory Committee – Approved appointment of Ken Denio to Seat 13, for a two-year term, as requested by the Planning Department, on behalf of the Planning Commission.
h. Roseville Connects Advisory Council - Approved appointment of Supervisor Kirk Uhler to the Council, a division of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, representing the Board.
18. COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
a. Approved a merit increase for Devon Bell, Undersheriff from Grade S53 Step 2 to Grade S53 Step 3 at $66.16 per hour, effective May 9, 2009.
b. Approved a 5% merit increase for Robert H. Blaser, Assistant Director of Public Works, from Grade 476 Step 3 to Grade 476 Step 4 at $65.12 per hour, retroactive to February 14, 2009.
c. Approved a 5% merit increase for William P. Garner, Public Works Manager, from Grade 452 Step 3 to Grade 452 Step 4 at $51.30 per hour, retroactive to March 14, 2009.
d. Approved a 5% merit increase for Robert W. Martino, Chief Building Official, from Grade 645 Step 3 to Grade 645 Step 4 at $ 59.51 per hour, retroactive to April 25, 2009.
e. Approved a 5% merit increase for Mark D. Starr, Client Services Program Director, from Grade 466 Step 4 to Grade 466 Step 5 at $61.91 per hour, retroactive to September 27, 2008.
f. Approved a 5% merit increase for, Brian R. Wirtz, Deputy County Counsel II from Grade 447 Step 4 to Grade 447 Step 5 at $51.23 per hour, retroactive to January 3, 2009.
19. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/PERSONNEL - Approve the following actions:
1. Approved an amendment in each of the Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the Placer Public Employee Organization (PPEO) Professional and General Units and introduced with first reading waived, the implementing ordinance for salaries, compensation and benefits for Placer Public Employee Organization (PPEO) Professional and General Units.
2. Introduced with first reading waived the implementing ordinance for salaries, compensation and benefits for management and confidential employees.
3. Resolution 2009-90 adopted regarding County office closures for the twelve days of July 6, 2009, August 7, 2009, September 4, 2009, October 9, 2009, November 13, 2009, December 24, 2009, January 15, 2010, February 19, 2010, March 19, 2010, April 16, 2010, May 28, 2010, and June 18, 2010.
20. COUNTY EXECUTIVE/EMERGENCY SERVICES:
a. Resolution 2009-91 adopted approving the FY 2009-2010 Northstar Community Services District Fire Facilities Impact Fee Study and Capital Improvement Plan which is a newly written plan with a base mitigation fee 16.9% greater than the fee currently in effect.
b. Ratified North Tahoe Fire Protection District Ordinance 2-2009, Fire Prevention Code North Tahoe Fire Protection District and directed staff to transmit your determination.
21. DISTRICT ATTORNEY - Authorized the District Attorney to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services to analyze DNA cold cases in an amount Not-To-Exceed $73,069 as part of the Solving Cold Cases with DNA Grant. The MOU is dated April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.
22. FACILITY SERVICES/TAHOE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING REROOF, PROJECT 4789 - Resolution 2009-92 adopted accepting the Tahoe Administration Building Reroof, Project, located at 565 W. Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, as complete and authorized the Director of Facility Services to execute and record the Notice of Completion.
23. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES/ADULT SYSTEM OF CARE - Approved a contract with Muniyapla T. Rajappa, M.D. for the provision of after-hours psychiatric services from April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010 (weekend and after-hours services for one week per month) for a total contract amount not to exceed $30,000, and authorized the Director of Health and Human Services to sign the contract and subsequent amendments up to 10% of the original contract amount. The General Fund contribution for this contract is $9,000. These costs are reflected in the Department’s 2008/09 Final Budget and 2009/10 Proposed Budget.
24. PERSONNEL - Authorized the Purchasing Manager to extend the term of the O.C Tanner Blanket Purchase Order #154461 for the Employee Service Award program from 1/1/08-12/31/08 to 6/30/09 and increase the original amount from $49,500 to $56,686 which is included in the Employee Benefits budget for Fiscal Year 2008/09.
25. PUBLIC WORKS:
a. California Department of Transportation - Resolution 2009-93 adopted which executes the 2009 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Implementation Agreement for Placer County; establishes the Caltrans 2009 DBE Goal and Methodology providing for a race-conscious goal and a race-neutral goal; and authorizes the Chairman to sign the new 2009 DBE Implementation Agreement.
b. Lake Forest Erosion Control Project, Area B (SEZ/Habitat Restoration), Contract #1027 – Approved the project plans and specifications for use in bidding and construction of the Lake Forest Erosion Control Project – Area B (SEZ/Habitat Restoration) and authorized the Department to advertise for bids once all funding is secured.
c. Lake Tahoe Marathon – Resolution 2009-94 adopted supporting the Lake Tahoe Marathon and the temporary restriction of traffic on State Highway 89 on Sunday, September 27, 2009.
d. Squaw Valley Bus Shelter, Contract #1077 – Approved the project plans and specifications for use in bidding and construction of the Squaw Valley Bus Shelter and authorized the Department to advertise for bids.
e. Sunset Boulevard/State Route 65 Interchange/Water Main Relocation – Resolution 2009-95 adopted authorizing the Chairman to execute the Construction Cooperative Agreement for the Sunset Boulevard/State Route 65 Interchange between Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and Placer County.
26. 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 $100 in Revenue Sharing monies to the American Cancer Society “Cruising for Health Car Show” to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Auburn Event, as requested by Supervisor Holmes ($100).
b. Approved appropriation of $150 in Revenue Sharing monies to “Justine’s Fund” to benefit Victims of Violent Crime, as requested by Supervisor Rockholm ($150).
c. Approved appropriation of $750 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Placer Nature Center to assist students with educational field trip scholarships, as requested by Supervisor Holmes ($750).
d. Approved appropriation of $400 in Revenue Sharing monies to the Sierra College Patrons “A Flea Affaire” Fundraising Event to help promote Arts and Humanities through grants and scholarships, as requested by Supervisor Holmes ($200) and Supervisor Uhler ($200).
e. Approved appropriation of $250 in Revenue Sharing monies to the South Placer UC Davis “Breast Cancer Endowment Fund” as requested by Supervisor Rockholm ($250).
a. Accepted the Drug Enforcement Agency grant agreement in the amount of $18,000 and authorized the Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal to execute all related documents. These funds support the drug enforcement efforts within Placer County for the arrest, prevention and eradication of controlled substances. The term of the grant is January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
b. Approved an agreement with JBI, Inc., for revenue enhancement services for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) Federal initiative and authorized the Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal to execute. The cost of services will be in an amount equal to 22% of the additional amounts received as a result of these services. The initial term of the contract is for four (4) years.
***End of Consent Agenda***
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION:
28. Auditor-Controller - Auditor-Controller’s Independent Accountant’s Report on the Treasurer’s Statement of Assets. This statement is for the quarter ended December 31, 2008.
29. Treasurer-Tax Collector - Treasurer’s Statement for the month of March 2009.
ADJOURNMENT – Next regular meeting is Tuesday, May 12, 2009.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE:
May 12, 2009
May 26, 2009
June 9, 2009
June 23, 2009
July 7, 2009
July 20, 2009 (Tahoe)
July 21, 2009 (Tahoe)