Tuesday, January 08, 2002

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Reflection

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Additional Funding of $2,000 to Offset the Local Costs Incurred in the Enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals, Spot Inspections and Soil and Tissue Sampling and Complaint Investigations

ACTION: Accept additional funds from State Department of Food & Agriculture.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

2.                   Extend Agreement with State Department of Food & Agriculture to June 30, 2002

ACTION: Extend agreement for Weed Management Area funding.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Proclamation declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

4.                   Letter of Support for North Coast Emergency Medical Services Multi-Casualty Incidents/Disaster Preparedness Proposal (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

5.                   Reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Send letters to Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and to Rep. Thompson.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

6.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Extend local state of emergency until January 22, 2002.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

7.                   Certificates of Achievement for Perfect Attendance at Eureka Adult Day Health Services (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Ratify the Certificates of Achievement for J. Isenhardt, K. Lucas, L. Turley, J. Law, C. Arias and C. Tallant.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

8.                   Redwood Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America--Distinguished Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt resolution in recognition of Dr. Theodore W. Loring receiving said award.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Children and Families Commission

9.                   Request to Establish Agency Endowment Fund ($1,521,123)

ACTION: Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 18, 2001

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

11.               Appointment of Robin Burdick to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

ACTION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 2004.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

12.               Reappointments and Appointments to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

ACTION: Reappoint D. Boileau, and appoint D. Genderson, D. Larkin, C. Watkins and D. McMahon.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

13.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 11, 2001

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Community Development Services

14.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Margaret Candrian

ACTION: Approve waiver up to 1800 hours.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

15.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Joshua Dorris

ACTION: Approve waiver up to 1,920 hours.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

County Administrative Office

16.               Request to Designate Kimberly Kerr, Deputy County Administrative Officer, as Primary Representative to the California State Association of Counties' Board of Directors for Excess Insurance Authority and to Appoint Loretta Nickolaus as Alternate

ACTION: Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

17.               Request to Close Fund 1140, Refugee Aid, and Transfer Balance to Fund 1110 (General A)

ACTION: Direct the Auditor-Controller to close said fund.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

County Counsel

18.               Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors

ACTION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 02-1 through 02-4.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

19.               Reallocation of Legal Secretary I/II Position to Legal Accounting Specialist

ACTION: Approve reallocation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Employment Training

20.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Dennis Marshall

ACTION: Approve waiver up to 1,275 hours.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

21.               Request to Adjust Institute for Mental Diseases and Bed-Hold Rates

ACTION: Approve request by amending contract with Merced Manor for Fiscal Year 01-02.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Human Immunodeficiency Virus Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

ACTION: Approve subcontracts with Open Door Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

23.               Amendment to Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Contract No. 01-15385

ACTION: Amend contract to include Article VIII, Section L, regarding Union Organizing.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

24.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Maureen Harrington

ACTION: Approve waiver up to 1,825 hours.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

25.               Interagency Agreement for Medi-Cal Targeted Case Management (TCM)

ACTION: Approve agreement with Making Headway, Inc.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

26.               Medi-Cal TCM Interagency Agreement with Humboldt Senior Resource Center

ACTION: Approve agreement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Health and Human Services

27.               Funding for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Voucher Program

ACTION: Ratify letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein in support of S. 1503.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Library Services

28.               Supplemental Budget of $1,853 for Library and Automation Project Donations

ACTION: Approve supplemental budget.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

29.               Supplemental Budget of $3,170.66 for Library Donations

ACTION: Approve supplemental budget.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Personnel

30.               Amendment to Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed County Officials

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-5 allowing up to 520 hours of voluntary unpaid furlough per year.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Probation

31.               Request for Substitute Appointment for Position of Probation Officer I/II Position No. 001

ACTION: Approve request until William Naulty, Probation Officer I/II returns to his position.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

32.               Supplemental Budget for Forest Service Funding for Local Projects (HR 2389)--Probation Environmental Preservation Project Program ($79,613)

ACTION: Approve allocation of Probation Officer I/II position, establish Budget Unit 285, direct preparation of Participation Agreement with the Six Rivers National Forest and the Humboldt County Office of Education and authorize purchase of a twelve-passenger van.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

33.               Contract to Establish Juvenile Assigned Work Service Program Work Sites on Federal Lands

ACTION: Approve contract with the Six Rivers National Forest.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Public Works

34.               Renovation and Remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234

ACTION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order Nos. 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

35.               Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms' Program Project No. 431000

ACTION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

36.               Overflight Easement Executed by Terri Bryan, Brett Visser and Carol Visser.

ACTION: Accept overflight easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

37.               Proposition 42--Transportation Funding Sales and Use Tax Revenues

ACTION: Support the passage of Proposition 42 by adopting Resolution No. 02-6.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

Sheriff

38.               Request to Establish Steam Generator Fixed-Asset Account ($9,525)

ACTION: Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Presentation from California Department of Child Support Services (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Receive presentation and take appropriate action.

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)

District Attorney

3.                   Letter of Support for the District Attorney's Efforts to Seek an Override of Governor Davis Veto of Assembly Bill 960 and Continued Support form the Environmental Protection Agency

ACTION: Authorize letter of support to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.

MOTION:Motion to Approve

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

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Reports)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Director of Child Support Services Pursuant to California Government Code 54954.5 (Appointed Jim Kucharek as Interim Director)

2.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No final action taken)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

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.

 

1.                   Mr. Daniel Pierce, a candidate for Fifth District Supervisor, said that Sheriff's deputies entered his house on November 16, 2001, with loaded weapons in response to a burglary.They responded to the wrong address and no apology has been given to him.Pertaining to the marijuana card system, he said that there is no communication between Public Health and the Sheriff.He concluded his comments by saying that the Planning Department is "stifling growth."

I.                     OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers covering disbursements made during the month of November 2001.

ACTION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of November 2001.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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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