Board of Supervisors Minutes


                         PROCEEDINGS OF THE 
                          SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
                        BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                        VOLUME 97, NUMBER 32
                          DECEMBER 9, 1997
           
 
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                       ACTION SUMMARY MINUTES

           VOTING KEY: A = Almquist, B = Beautz, R = Belgard;        
           S = Symons, W = Wormhoudt; first initial indicates maker
           of motion, second initial indicates the "second"; upper
           case letter = "yes" vote; lower case letter = "no" vote;
           () = abstain; // = absent

          1.  All Supervisors present
              Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance

          2.  Consideration of Late Additions to the Agenda

          3.  Additions and Deletions to Consent Agenda

          4.  ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - Four people addressed the Board
              (An Oral Communications sign-in sheet will be filed
              with Written Correspondence for the Board's next
              meeting.) 
           
          5.  Additions and Deletions to Regular Agenda

CONSENT AGENDA
RBSAW

          6.  APPROVED claims as submitted by the Auditor-Controller


          7.  APPROVED minutes of November 18 and 25, 1997, as
              submitted by the Clerk of the Board

          8.  ACCEPTED AND FILED notification of continuing
              contracts received November 24, 1997 through December
              5, 1997 and approved upon adoption of the 1997/98
              continuing agreements list to comply with Section 300
              of the County's Procedures Manual, Title 1, as
              recommended by the Clerk of the Board

          9.  ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 4479 amending Chapter 9 of the
              Santa Cruz County Code relating to stop intersections
              at various locations in Live Oak 

         10.  ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 453-97 modifying property tax
              exemption to include boats and aircraft with less than
              $5,000 full value, as recommended by the County
              Assessor

         11.  AUTHORIZED the Auditor-Controller to apply $2,436.92
              of the tax security posted to cover the second
              installment of 1997/98 secured taxes and refund to Gay
              A. Machado the remainder of $2,563.08, as recommended
              by the Auditor-Controller

         12.  AUTHORIZED the Auditor-Controller to apply the tax
              security against the first and second installment of
              1997/98 secured taxes for Minor Land Division 96-041
              in the amount of $8,773.28, as recommended by the
              Auditor-Controller

         13.  ACCEPTED AND FILED statement of the Treasurer
              Quarterly Cash Count, as recommended by the Auditor-
              Controller

         14.  APPROVED nomination of Deborah Lauchner to the
              Deferred Compensation Advisory Commission, as
              recommended by the Treasurer-Tax Collector

         15.  DECLARED various items to be surplus to County needs
              and directed the Director of General Services to
              arrange for their disposition, as recommended by the
              Director of General Services

         16.  APPROVED contract extension with William Avery and
              Associates for 1997/98 at the current rate, as
              recommended by the Personnel Director

         17.  ACCEPTED status report on the County Fire Department
              Master Fire Plan and directed the General Services
              Department to return during the 1998/99 budget
              hearings with specific recommendations for the plan's
              development, as recommended by the Director of General
              Services

         18.  DIRECTED the County Administrative Officer to return
              on January 27, 1998 with a final report on activities
              of the Animal Control Working Group and a recommended
              ordinance modifying Title 6 of the County Code, as
              recommended by the County Administrative Officer

         19.  ACCEPTED the Court Holding Cell Remodel project as
              completed; approved the final cost of $79,736;
              authorized the Clerk of the Board to file the Notice
              of Completion; and approved related actions, as
              recommended by the Director of General Services

         20.  ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 4480 amending Chapter 9 of the
              Santa Cruz County Code relating to stop intersections
              at various locations in Aptos 

         21.  SEE ITEM NO. 61.1, REGULAR AGENDA

         22.  ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 454-97 accepting and
              appropriating $1,750 in funds associated with Assembly
              Bill 818 State Property Tax Administration Program, as
              recommended by the Auditor-Controller

         23.  SCHEDULED jurisdictional hearing for Tuesday, January
              13, 1998 for the afternoon agenda regarding the Soquel
              Creek Water District's appeal of the Planning
              Commission's decision regarding Application No. 97-
              0079; which is a proposal to remove an existing
              300,000 gallon water tank, associated pressure tank,
              concrete pad and equipment building and to build a new
              500,000 gallon tank on a graded pad supported by a 10
              foot high retaining wall, as recommended by the Clerk
              of the Board

         24.  DENIED claim of Edward Zamora No. 798-054 and referred
              to County Counsel

         25.  DENIED claim of Patrick Walsh No. 798-055 and referred
              to County Counsel

         26.  DENIED claim of Edward Zamora No. 798-057 and referred
              to County Counsel

         27.  DENIED claim of Robert and Audrey Morgan No. 798-060
              and referred to County Counsel

         28.  ACCEPTED AND FILED report on Proposition 208
              litigation, as recommended by County Counsel

         29.  APPROVED the 1998 Legislative Program and directed the
              County Administrative Officer to forward the program
              to our State and federal representatives and to our
              State and federal associations for their
              consideration, as recommended by the County
              Administrative Officer
              
              RBSAW (with Supervisor Belgard voting "no" on Campaign
              Against Marijuana Production restrictions)

         30.  APPROVED revisions for the County Procedures Manual
              regarding County material and color standards for
              County offices, as recommended by the County
              Administrative Officer

         31.  APPROVED agreement with San Benito County for Hearing
              Officer services, as recommended by the County
              Administrative Officer

         32.  AUTHORIZED the purchase of a replacement signature
              retrieval system for the Elections Department at a
              cost of $59,600 and approved transfer of funds, as
              recommended by the County Administrative Officer

         33.  SEE ITEM NO. 61.3, REGULAR AGENDA

         34.  AUTHORIZED staff to participate in an on-site
              dedication of property by Dr. Joseph L. Pace on
              December 15, 1997, and return to the Board on December
              16, 1997, with the necessary documents to accept the
              donation of property adjacent to Quail Hollow Ranch
              County Park, as recommended by Supervisor Almquist

         35.  APPROVED reappointment of Eloise Graham as an at-large
              appointee to the Housing Authority Board of
              Commissioners, nominated by the Community Action
              Board, for a term to expire December 9, 2001, as
              recommended by Chair Wormhoudt

         36.  ACCEPTED nomination of Jeanette Crosetti as an at-
              large appointee to the Children's Commission,
              representing providers, for a term to expire April 1,
              1999, with final appointment to be made December 16,
              1997, as recommended by Supervisor Belgard
           
         37.  APPROVED appointment of Sergeant Jim Morris as the
              representative of Operating Engineers Local Union No.
              3 to the Deferred Compensation Advisory Commission, as
              recommended by Chair Wormhoudt

         38.  ACCEPTED nomination of Bruce Gabriel for reappointment
              as an at-large member of the Board of Directors of the
              Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, for a term
              to expire December 31, 2001, with final appointment to
              be made December 16, 1997, as recommended by
              Supervisor Wormhoudt

         39.  APPROVED appointment of S. Ted Lopez to the Latino
              Affairs Commission for a term to expire April 1, 2001,
              as recommended by Supervisor Beautz

         40.  APPROVED appointment of Angelee Dion to the Commission
              on Disabilities for a term to expire April 1, 1999, as
              recommended by Supervisor Belgard

         41.  APPROVED appointment of A. Beth Dyer to the Board of
              Directors of the Santa Cruz County Resource
              Conservation District for a term to expire November
              24, 2000, as recommended by Supervisor Almquist

         42.  APPROVED contract with Becker, Barry and Associates
              for juvenile dependency mediation in an amount not-to-
              exceed $20,000, as recommended by the Executive
              Officer and Clerk of the Superior and Municipal Courts

         43.  AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DAVENPORT COUNTY
              SANITATION DISTRICT, adopted RESOLUTION NO. 455-97
              accepting the public utility right-of-way for San
              Vicente Street Water Main Project, as recommended by
              the District Engineer

         44.  ACCEPTED improvements and approved the final cost for
              the Branciforte Drive Bridge Storm Damage Repair; and
              directed the Clerk of the Board to take related
              actions, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         45.  ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 456-97 approving and accepting
              the terms and conditions of contract and rights-of-
              entry for the Soquel Drive Sidewalk Infill Project and
              approved payment of claims, as recommended by the
              Director of Public Works

         46.  ACCEPTED improvements and approved the final cost for
              the 1997/98 Slurry Seal and Pavement Repair Project;
              and directed the Clerk of the Board to take related
              actions, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         47.  ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 457-97 approving and accepting
              terms and conditions for agreement for right-of-way
              acquisition for the Corralitos-Varni Roads
              Intersection Improvement Project and approved payment
              of claim, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         48.  AUTHORIZED the acceptance of the Commercial Crossing
              right-of-way; adopted RESOLUTION NO. 458-97 accepting
              Commercial Crossing into the County Maintained Road
              System; and directed the Clerk of the Board to take
              related actions, as recommended by the Director of
              Public Works

         49.  ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 459-97 approving payment of
              claim for the Mission Drive Road Improvement Project
              and authorized the Director of Public Works to sign
              the contract, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         50.  APPROVED independent contractor agreements for the
              Waste Reduction Grant Program proposal totaling
              $25,198.50 including department overhead; and
              authorized the Director of Public Works to sign the
              contracts, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         51.  APPROVED installation of pedestrian audible signals at
              various signalized intersections with funds from
              County Service Area No. 9, Highway Safety Lighting,
              Upgrade Existing Signals; approved amendment to
              agreement with Peek Traffic, Incorporated, in order to
              allow the installation of the audible signals; and
              authorized the Director of Public Works to sign the
              agreement, as recommended by the Director of Public
              Works

         52.  SEE ITEM NO. 61.2, REGULAR AGENDA

         53.  ACCEPTED AND FILED report on proposed ordinance
              amendments regarding nonconforming uses and approved
              related actions, with additional directive 

         54.  SEE ITEM NO. 63.1, REGULAR AGENDA

         55.  AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY,
              SCHEDULED a closed personnel and litigation session as
              follows: 
              CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
              Case Name/No.:  County v. Beaver (Santa Cruz Superior
              Court Case No. 108630); People v. Gilbertson (Santa
              Cruz Superior Court Case Nos. 124269 and 128319)
              CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
              Initiation of litigation was considered pursuant to
              subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9 for
              one potential case.
              CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
              Significant exposure to litigation was considered
              pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section
              54956.9 for one potential case.
              AS THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT,
              CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
              Significant exposure to litigation was considered
              pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section
              54956.9 for one potential case.
              AS THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
              Significant exposure to litigation was considered
              pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code Section
              54956.9 for one potential case.
              PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS:
              Position title:  County Administrative Officer and
              County Counsel
              CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
              Agency negotiator:  Personnel Director
              Various Employee Organizations
              REPORT OF COUNTY COUNSEL - The Board of Supervisors
              authorized the County to initiate a lawsuit against
              Camali Corporation for damages arising out of a breach
              of contract (BSRAW)


REGULAR AGENDA

                                  
         56.  Presentation of Solid Waste Association of North
              America Excellence in Municipal Solid Waste Management
              Award

         57.  CONTINUED consideration of recommendation regarding
              Santa Cruz County Public Art and Design Guidelines;
              approved Public Art and Design Guidelines, as amended;
              and directed Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
              to return on January 13, 1998 with amended guidelines
              for final adoption

              RSBAW

         58.  CONSIDERED report regarding ambulance services and a
              proposed ordinance adding Chapter 2.65 to the County
              Code to establish the Contract Compliance Commission; 
              directed Health Services Agency to return December 16,
              1997 with final agreement; requested Auditor to change
              EMS Access Revenue Account to EMS Access Revenue
              Reserve; and further directed the Health Services
              Agency to provide a superimposed map and additional
              information on the proposed ordinance establishing a
              Compliance Commission

              BASrW

         59.  CONSIDERED adoption of proposed ordinance amending
              Section 2.20.030 of the Santa Cruz County Code
              relating to Compensation for Grand Jurors;
              read title and waived detailed reading of complete
              ordinance; approved ordinance "in concept" to return
              December 16, 1997 for final adoption

              RSBAW

         60.  Public hearing held to consider adoption of a
              resolution amending the Unified Fee Schedule;
              closed public hearing; adopted RESOLUTION NO. 460-97
              revising the Unified Fee Schedule, as amended

              ABSRW

         61.  CONSIDERED adoption of an ordinance amending Chapter 9
              of the Santa Cruz County Code relating to Stop
              Intersections on Avila Avenue at El Dorado Avenue and
              at Harper Street;
        (1)   read title and waived detailed reading of complete
              ordinance;
        (2)   approved ordinance "in concept" to return December 16,
              1997 for final adoption

              (1) BRSAW
              (2) BSRAW

         61.1 APPROVED transfer of funds in the amount of $77,287
              from the County Fire fund balance to County Fire
              capital projects; accepted report on budget
              information on the Loma Prieta fire station
              replacement project, including a report back on or
              before January 27, 1998, as recommended by the
              Director of General Services 

              BRSAW

         61.2 ACCEPTED AND FILED report on the Association of
              Monterey Bay Area Government's 1997 Population and
              Employment Forecast for Monterey, San Benito and Santa
              Cruz Counties, as recommended by the Interim Planning
              Director

              BASrW

         61.3 AUTHORIZED payment of $4,400 from General
              Contingencies to the Transit District for four months
              of trial bus service to Juvenile Hall and requested
              that the Chief Probation Officer work with the Santa
              Cruz Metropolitan Transit District to publicize the
              trial service, with additional directives

              BASrW
              
         62.  Departmental Workshop Presentation made by the
              Planning Department

         63.  Departmental Workshop Presentation made by the
              Redevelopment Agency
              
         63.1 AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
              REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, APPROVED contract amendment with
              Tri-B, Incorporated, in the amount of $67,250; and
              adopted RESOLUTION NO. 461-97 accepting unanticipated
              revenue, with additional directive

              BSRAW







Approved:                                                
                  Chair, Board of Supervisors


Attest:                                          
              Clerk of the Board


Date:                                                                



NOTE:      This set of Board of Supervisors Minutes is scheduled to
           be approved by the Board on January 13, 1998