LAKEPORT, Calif. – This week the Board of Supervisors will consider formally opposing Measure D, a marijuana cultivation on the June 5 ballot.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the board chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.
At 10 a.m., the board will discuss taking a position against Measure D, which has been faulted for using the county's right to farm ordinance to give protections to marijuana growers and allowing large grows in residential areas.
The measure was written and backed by the Lake County Citizens for Responsible Regulations and Lake County Green Farmers Association, groups which led the referendum effort against an ordinance the Board of Supervisors passed last October to govern medical marijuana cultivation. Once the referendum qualified, the board rescinded its ordinance in January.
Last week, the Lakeport City Council voted to oppose Measure D, as Lake County News has reported.
Also taking formal stances of opposition against the measure are the Lake County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Lake County Farm Bureau, Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Kelseyville Business Association, Sierra Club Lake Group, and the homeowners association for the Clear Lake Riviera and Buckingham.
Also on Tuesday, at 9:45 a.m. the board will hear an update on the Napa-Lake Workforce Investment Board’s selection of a one stop provider for the county of Lake.
In an untimed item, Supervisor Anthony Farrington will take to the board proposed letters to the city of Lakeport, California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding citizen complaints about a recently wrapped up operation to cull aggressive feral geese in the city of Lakeport.
The full agenda follows. Note: Some items are out of order due to an addendum being issued after the initial agenda was released.
9 a.m., A-1 to A-4: Approval of consent agenda, which includes items that are expected to be routine and noncontroversial, and will be acted upon by the board at one time without discussion; presentation of animals available for adoption at Lake County Animal Care and Control; consideration of items not appearing on the posted agenda, and contract change orders for current construction projects.
9:05 a.m.: Citizen's input. Any person may speak for three minutes about any subject of concern, provided that it is within the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors and is not already on the agenda. Prior to this time, speakers must fill out a slip giving name, address and subject (available in the clerk of the board’s office, first floor, courthouse).
9:10 a.m., A-5: Presentation of proclamation designating the week of May 5-13, 2012, as Travel and Tourism Week.
9:15 a.m., A-6: Hearing, nuisance abatement of 90 A Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, CA (082-093-04 - Peggy Dimauro (Visions of Avatar) - Gordon Worra).
9:40 a.m., A-7: Presentation of proclamation designating May 2012 as Perinatal Depression Awareness Month.
9:45 a.m., A-8: Presentation of update regarding Napa-Lake Workforce Investment Board’s selection of a one stop provider for the county of Lake.
10 a.m., A-9: Consideration of request to formally oppose Measure D.
10:15 a.m., A-10: Consideration of citizen request for a letter of support to Cal Fire regarding restoration of access to private property within Boggs Demonstration Forest.
A-11: Supervisors’ weekly calendar, travel and reports.
A-12: Consideration of the following appointments: Building Board of Appeals.
A-13: Consideration of proposed ordinance amending Article 1 Section 5-4f.2 of Chapter Five of the Lake County Code relating to the sale, use and display of fireworks in the unincorporated area of the County of Lake (correcting typographical errors on Ordinance 2971). Second reading.
A-14: (a) Consideration of request to waive the formal bidding process and make a determination that competitive bidding would produce no economic benefit to the county; and (b) consideration of proposed Budget Transfers B-218 and B-219, from Wages and Salaries, for the purchase of a new phone system; and (c) consideration of agreement between the county of Lake and Nor-Cal Communications Inc., for purchase and installation of new phone systems for Health Services.
A-15: (a) Consideration of Classification and Compensation Committee findings and recommendations for FY 2012-2013; and (b) consideration of out of cycle classification and compensation requests.
A-16: Consideration of proposed agreement between the county of Lake and Western Stabilization and agreement between the county of Lake and International Enzymes, Consulting & Distributing, for the service and materials to conduct full depth recycling road reconstruction on various county roads.
A-17: Consideration of proposed agreement between the county of Lake and Lake Family Resource Center for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Program services for FY
A-18: (a) Consideration of request to waive the county consultant selection procedure; and (b) consideration of proposed agreement between the county of Lake and CH2M Hill for ozone units control system programming services for the CSA 21-North Lakeport Water System.
A-20: Consideration of proposed letters to the city of Lakeport, California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding citizen complaints about the recent culling of aggressive feral geese in the city of Lakeport.
A-19: 1.Conference with Labor Negotiator: (a) county negotiators: A. Grant, S. Harry, L. Guintivano, M. Perry and J. Hammond; and (b) Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Lake County Correctional Officer's Association and Lake County Deputy District Attorney's Association.
A-19: 2. Public employee evaluation, Social Services Director Carol Huchingson.
A-19: 3. Conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation; significant exposure to litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9, Subdivision (b): Armstrong v. Brown.
C-1: Approve minutes of the Board of Supervisors meeting held on May 1, 2012.
C-2: Adopt proclamation designating the week of May 5-13, 2012, as Travel and Tourism Week.
C-3: Adopt Proclamation designating May 2012 as Perinatal Depression Awareness Month.
C-4: Approve letter of fiscal support of the regional medical director position at North Coast EMS and authorize the chair to sign.
C-5: Approve request to waive 900 hour limit for extra help Accounting Technician Eldra King.
C-6: Waive travel policy requirements and approve payment of late travel claims, per the Mental Health director’s memorandum, dated April 25, 2012.
C-7: Approve request to waive 900 hour limit for extra help Client Services Assistants Cynthia Ahern and Andre Howell.
C-8: Approve first amendment to agreement between the county of Lake and Oak Creek Ranch Riding Academy for FY 2011-2012 rental and use of equine services, for an increase of $3,000, and authorize the chair to sign.
C-9: Adopt resolution amending Resolution No. 2011-125 establishing committee position allocations for FY 2011-2012, Budget Unit 4014, Mental Health (deleting Deputy Director - Fiscal Administration I/II and adding Deputy Director - Fiscal Administration).
C-10: Resolution temporarily authorizing a road closure, prohibiting parking and authorizing removal of vehicles and ordering the Department of Public Works to post signs (for Middletown Days
events, from June 15-17, 2012).
C-11: Adopt resolution setting rate of pay for election officers for the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election pursuant to Section 12310 of the Elections Code.
LAKE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
C-12: (a) Approve easement deed and direct clerk to certify for recordation (APN 039-472-58 - William Pomerville and Lora Pomerville), and approve right of way agreement between the county of Lake and William Pomerville and Lora Pomerville for the construction of the wastewater force main sanitary sewer line; and (b) approve easement deed and direct clerk to certify for recordation (APN 039-472-57 -Virginia Bonham), and approve right of way agreement between the county of Lake and Virginia Bonham for the construction of the wastewater force main sanitary sewer line; and (c) approve easement deed and direct clerk to certify for recordation (APN 039-486-21 - Richard Brooke, Sharon Bean and Sandra Mackey), and approve right of way agreement between the county of Lake and Richard Brooke, Sharon Bean and Sandra Mackey for the construction of the wastewater force main sanitary sewer line; and authorize the chair to sign agreements.
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