Tuesday, May 01, 2001

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Al Daw of the Arcata Assembly of God Church.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Certificates of commendation for Soroptimist International of McKinleyville Soroptimist International of McKinleyville will be presenting eight certificates of commendation including three scholarships at their awards dinner on May 10, 2001.

Action:Approve certificates for presentation at May 10, 2001 awards dinner.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Board Orders from the meeting of March 20, 2001 Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of March 20, 2001:F-3, F-4, and H-4.

Action:Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION: Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

3.                   Board Orders from the meeting of April 17, 2001. Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of April 17, 2001:F-4, H-1 and J-1.

Action:Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

District Attorney

4.                   Contingency transfer for District Attorney Child Support Enforcement Division The proposed transfers come as a result of three projects whose costs were not established when the Division formulated its 2000-2001 budget and therefore were not included in the Division's budget.

Action:Approve transfer from Child Support Enforcement Contingency

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Appointment to the medical staff Sempervirens The Credentials Committee of Sempervirens met and reviewed the applicants' credential files and recommended appointments.

Action:Appoint Doctors Aniline, Pick, Aryanpur and Tuck with clinical privileges.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

6.                   Amendment to the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. On August 22, 2000 the Board renewed the agreement with Crestwood for the long-term care of the mentally ill in an Institute for Mental Disease. As a result of needing to provide for patients who are more acutely ill than originally anticipated Mental Health in conjunction with the Public Guardian has placed more patients than originally projected into the Crestwood facilities.A contract amendment is required to adjust the total compensation to what is projected through the end of this Fiscal Year.

Action:Amend agreement to increase total compensation to $1,590,000.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

7.                   Community Provider for AB 2034 Program Agreement with Mobile Medical Office to provide medical services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to homeless mentally ill enrollees in the AB 2034 Program until they become Medi-Cal eligible.The amount of this agreement will cover remainder of this fiscal year and fiscal year 2001-2002.

Action:Approve agreement with Mobile Medical Office.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

8.                   Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-01 for Proposition 36 On Feb. 13, 2001 the Board designated the Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Division of the DHHS as lead agency for the administration of funds for the implementation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Prop 36) through resolution 01-16.Anticipated revenue needed for expenses.

Action:Approve supplemental budget of $78,841.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

9.                   Appointment to the Mental Health Board At regular meeting of April 18, 2001 the Humboldt County Mental Health Board unanimously recommended that the Board appoint Ronnie Swartz to the Mental Health Board.

Action:Approve appointment with term to expire on January 26, 2004.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

10.               Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Performance Contract Mental Health Branch Realignment legislation requires an annual County Performance Contract which acts as the contract between the County and the State for Mental Health funding, spells out general assurances and program principles and acts as the contract for State Hospital beds.

Action:Approve performance contract and related assurances for Fiscal Year 2000.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

11.               Reappointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board At the regular meeting on April 11, 2001 the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board unanimously approved the recommendation to reappoint the named individuals (John DeLodder, Patrick Ewing, Bill Jackson and Geoffrey Stanleigh) to the Advisory Board for another term (three years).

Action:Reappoint J. DeLodder, P. Ewing, B. Jackson and G. Stanleigh.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Information Services

12.               Supplemental Tax System Loan budget ($83,120) for final project costs with balance to the General Fund contingency. The project to implement the Megabyte Tax System is nearing completion.The project was financed.There is a balance of $83, 120, which is a combination of unspent project funds and interest earned during the project period.

Action:Approve loan budget to complete the Megabyte Tax System.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Personnel

13.               Revised Class Description County Administrative Officer The class description for County Administrative Officer was recently found to need revision.The Personnel Department updates class descriptions whenever such modifications are deemed appropriate to accurately describe the classification.These changes are relatively minor and do not affect the salary level of the class.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Public Works

14.               Construction Engineering Services for ramp extension and taxiway "A" overlay at Arcata-Eureka Airport AIP 3-06-0010-19, AIP 3-06-0010-20, Contract Nos. 911901 and 911896. Due to staffing shortfall for the 2001 construction season, staff is not available to provide construction engineering and material testing for the ramp extension and taxiway overlay project.Shutt Moen the Engineer who prepared the plans and specifications for the project has provided the County with Amendment No. 2 to continue to provide services throughout the construction of the project.

Action:Amend agreement for the continuation of services throughout the construction of the ramp extension and Taxiway A overlay at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

15.               Ordinance Relating to Parking on Cypress Street Cutten This revision to the parking ordinance has been requested by the property owners on Cypress Street to allow parking in front of their residences.

Action:Adopt Ordinance No. 2245.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

16.               Motor Pool Vehicle Purchase Fleet Services is requesting the addition of six mid-size sedans to be used in the Motor Pool.Surveys of vehicle usage during the past year have shown a consistent shortage of vehicles available for departments' day-to-day use.The addition of these vehicles will help alleviate the shortage.

Action:Approve purchase.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

17.               Review of Five Year Capital Improvement Program for Roads and Bridges by the Humboldt Planning Commission The Humboldt County Planning Commission considered the Public Works Department Five Year Capital Improvement Program for roads and bridges on April 5, 2001 and passed the attached Resolution No. 00-25.The Resolution finds the plan to be in conformance with the adopted County General Plan.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Sheriff

18.               Authorization for Sheriff to issue a request for proposal to qualified vendors to upgrade the electronic security control touch screen system in the Humboldt County correctional facility. The electronic security control touch screen system initially installed in Phase I of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in 1995, and expanded into Phase II in 1997, is failing and in need of replacement.Safety and security of the facility and the community at large could be compromised should the system fail completely and shut down.

Action:Authorize Sheriff to issuance RFP.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Supplemental Item Board of Supervisors

19.               Decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Nuclear Unit Pacific Gas and Electric has requested of the California Public Utilities Commission the disbursement of up to $8.3 million from the Humboldt Bay Power Plant Unit 3 Nuclear Decommissioning Master Trusts for the continued early decommissioning work at the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Unit.PG&E requests its consideration by the Commission as an Advice Letter, rather than it be handled through an application process.

Action:Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim May 2001 as Veteran Appreciation Month The Disabled Veterans Outreach Program together with the Employment Development Department requests the Board recognize the veterans of Humboldt County and urge support of the campaign to increase employment opportunities for veterans by proclaiming May 2001 as Veteran Appreciation Month. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Proclamation Tourism Week in Humboldt County In recognition of the unique significance of the travel and tourism industry in the lives of the citizens of Humboldt County The Board of Supervisors proclaims the week of May 6-12, 2001 as Tourism Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

3.                   Proclamation Day of Prayer The Board of Supervisors proclaims May 3, 2001 as a Day of Prayer in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

4.                   Join Governor Gray Davis in proclaiming May 2001 as Friday Night Live, Club Live and Friday Night Live Kids Month in California Friday Night Live, Club Live and Friday Night Live Kids programs promote and ensure the healthy, positive youth development which engages youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.The Board wishes to join Governor Gray Davis in proclaiming May 2001 as Friday Night Live and Friday Night Live Kids Month in California. (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Roger Rodoni SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

5.                   Proclamation May is Mental Health Month and May 8, 2001 is Childhood Depression Awareness Day in Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors proclaims May is Mental Health Month and May 8, 2001 as Childhood Depression Awareness Day and encourages everyone to learn more about mental illness and support local efforts to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works projects. (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works projects. (None)

3.                   Aviation purchase of a Mobile Tower We have been asked by the Congressional Budget Committee to submit plans, specs, and costs of the permanent tower facility for their consideration.It is estimated that the total cost of the new facility will be approximately $2.2 million.

Action:Purchase said tower from Mohave County in Arizona and sign Contract Airport Traffic Control Tower Operating Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

County Administrative Office

4.                   HR 2389 Forest Service Funding for Local Projects Under the authority of HR 2389 the Board opted to use the available 15% of available Federal funds for local projects.

Action:Approve County projects for purposes of obtaining public comment and authorize staff to publish submitted notice seeking public comment through June 19, 2001.Defer action on the Resource Agency Committee for at least one year.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance. (No action)

2.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development Humboldt County. (No report)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with legal counsel--anticipated litigation--significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b).One Case.

2.                   Conference with legal counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Thompson Pacific and West Bay Builders v. County of Humboldt Case No. DR010247 Humboldt County Superior Court.

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

 

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Continued public hearing on appeal of the Director's determination not to issue a building permit prior to issuance of a required Coastal Development permit for repair of a fire-damaged residence for Ellis Williamson at 3700 Edgewood Road in Eureka (APN 15-191-30) In September of 2000 following a fire that damaged the residence the applicant was informed by Coastal staff that the Coastal Act required a coastal development permit for the repair and remodeling of the single family residence on the project site.

Action:Approve a refund of $520 (portion of application and appeal fees)

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Jimmy Smith SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, and Roger Rodoni NAYS: John Woolley and Paul Kirk ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Public hearing to revoke conditional use permit on property described as APN 081-021-22 and -23 in Myers Flat in accordance with provisions of section 213-14 of County code finding that permit granted is being exercised contrary to terms or conditions of such approval Wade Brown (No. cup 999-01)

Action:Continue to July 3, 2001.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Roger Rodoni SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

Public Works

3.                   Unmet Transportation Needs Public Hearing

Action:Took a position in support of the Humboldt County Association of Governments looking at a northeast-to-downtown trial route (to Eureka ultimately) in order to meet the unmet needs of residents in the northeastern portion of Humboldt County.Further asked the HCAOG to continue to look at the needs of seniors as the senior population continues to grow in Humboldt County.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

MOTION:Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: Paul Kirk (Morning Only) ABSTAIN: None

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

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