HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by [invocator]

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

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.

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the appropriation transfer from contingency ($493,993).

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of Support for the Humboldt Arts Council Grant Proposal to the California Arts Council. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Retiring Correctional Officer Gary Christiansen (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution

4.                   Letter to Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer in Support of the HSU Veterans Upward Bound Program. (Supervsior Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Eric Verprauskus, a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) in the Economic Development Division, Community Development Services Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution of Commendation.

6.                   Letter of Appreciation to Matthew Filar for Serving on the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation

Community Development Services

7.                   WIA Local Plan Modifications for PY 2007-08

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive Staff Report; Review Workforce Investment Act Local Plan modification; Approve Plan modification, direct the Chair of the Board to sign the Plan modification and authorize Staff to submit Plan modifications to State by November 15, 2007

County Administrative Office

8.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 04-70 - Patriot Act

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____, amending prior Board Resolution 04-70, to recognize certain rights of all person, whether citizens of the United States or not.

9.                   Local Fire District Allocation for FY 2006-07 for the Orick Community Services District ($440.00)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute a retroactive agreement with the Orick Community Services District for revenue - sharing of the County's FY 2006-07 Proposition 172 funding.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Termination of Contract with Changing Tides Family Services for the Provision of Health Insurance Outreach to Childcare Providers throughout Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch to issue a 60-day termination letter to changing tides Family Services (CTFS) formerly known as Humboldt Child Care Council (HCCC) for the provision of health insurance outreach to childcare providers throughout Humboldt County and authorize the Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch Director to sign the proposed termination letter and any subsequent documents between the County of Humboldt and Changing Tides Family Services (CTFC) related to termination of said contract.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Acknowledgement/Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement for Use of Firearms Range at College of the Redwoods

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch Director to sign the Acknowledgement/Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement for use of Firearms Range at College of the Redwoods and delegate authority to the Social Services Branch Director, subject to the approval of the Agreement by the Risk Manager, to sign similar Acknowledgements/Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreements received from College of the Redwoods for use of their Firearms Range by Social Services staff.

Library Services

12.               Reclassification for Library Assistant I/II to Senior Library Assistant, Hoopa Branch

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reallocate the Library Assistant I/II (salary/range 228/250, class 0157, position #01) currently occupied by Kristin Freeman in budget unit 621 to Senior Library Assistant (salary/range 288, class 0657) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.

Probation

13.               Request to Establish a Probation Ward Welfare Fund

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors establish Probation Trust Fund 3387, Ward Welfare Fund

Public Works

14.               Courthouse Snack Bar Lease

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve the lease to Tamara Wright and Eric Bywater, Lessee, for one year through September 30, 2008 and direct Real Property to notify Lessee of approval of extension.

15.               Approve Purchase and Transfer from Contingencies of $7,000 for Courthouse Cafeteria Dishwasher

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a new dishwasher for the Courthouse Cafeteria and authorize the transfer of $7,000.00 from Contingencies to Facility Management to facilitate purchase of the dishwasher.

16.               McKinleyville Avenue and Washington Avenue (C4L925) Overlay and Rehabilitation at PM 0.02 to 1.61, Project No. RPL-5904 (077), Contract No. 202702

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 1 for the total amount of $138,259.

17.               Trailer Replacement, Roads Heavy Equipment ISF

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the purchase of one CTS 28' end dump trailer; Approve the appropriation transfer; Declare one, 1965 Diamond end dump trailer, surplus (Equipment # 94638); Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property and deposit the revenue from the sale in the Heavy Equipment Replacement Fund.

Sheriff

18.               Approval of 2008 Annual Operating Plan for Cooperative Patrol Operations between Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the Six Rivers National Forest

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Sheriff to sign five (5) originals of the FY 2008, Operating and Financial Plan for Cooperative Patrol, USFS, Six Rivers National Forest - Sheriff, Humboldt County.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Trevor David Recognizing his Volunteer Service to Youth Relay for Life (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Present Certificate of Appreciation

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Consideration of Accelerated and Additional FY 2007-08 Financial Assistance for the Multiple Assistance Center (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors consider the acceleration of its $120,000 FY 2007-08 contribution to the Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for continued operation of the Multiple Assistance Center (MAC) through December 31, 2007; Consider an additional one-time appropriation of up to $69,500 to the MAC to assist the RCAA with projected operational funding deficits (contingent upon the City of Eureka's approval of a $60,000 appropriation during its October 2, 2007 City Council Meeting) and approval of a $69,500 transfer from the Contingency Reserve to the General Fund Contribution to Other Funds Budget (BU 1100-199, Account 3212); or Defer the decision regarding additional funding assistance until the MAC has presented its redesign plan, and then consider an appropriation depending upon the amount needed.

Community Development Services

2.                   Accept and Approve Final Grant Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board for $25 Million for Administration and Implementation of the Proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and approve Draft Agreement between the County of Humboldt and the Sub-Grantees.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the $25 million State Water Resources Control Board Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Agreement for administration and implementation of 22 water resource projects within the seven county North Coast IRWM Region; Approve the Draft Sub-grantee Agreement and authorize the Office of County Counsel to make minor editing and formatting changes to the contract; Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Sub-Grantee Agreements after they are finalized by the office of County Counsel and signed by Sub-Grantees; Authorize staff and Supervisors Geist and Smith to pursue improvements in future IRWM Grant Agreements with the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost, Meeting Attendance, and Supervisorial District Matters

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item -- Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Standing Item -- Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Personnel.

3.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Council on Pending, Threatened or Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.It is the Intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority

5.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. Mckee; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. DR020825

6.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of County Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

7.                   Californians for Alternatives to Toxics v. California Department of Parks and Recreation; Department of Agriculture County of Humboldt - Case No. CV070745.

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 by 1:25 p.m.

 

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   2009 Humboldt County Housing Element Update Schedule and Preliminary Policy Alternatives

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive staff report and public testimony; direct staff to proceed with the 2009 Housing Element Update, synchronized with the development and review of the larger General Plan Update to the maximum extent feasible; Review and modify as necessary the preliminary list of general policy alternatives to be considered in the draft 2009 Housing Element.

2.                   Humboldt County Local Coastal Plan Mapping Update

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review each of the proposed Local Coastal Plan Amendments, Zone Reclassifications and the proposed change to the use of Digital Maps for these Amendments and for future land use matters; open the public hearing and receive staff report and public testimony; introduce the proposed ordinance by title and waive further reading; Approve Resolution No. ___ to adopt the findings and approve the listed General Plan Amendments, including assigning the Public Facilities Plan designation to all unclassified public streets and highways, and assigning the Public Recreation Area and Redwood National Park and; approve the use of digital maps, including maps for Land Use, Zoning, Urban Limit Line and other development timing mechanisms shown on the Land Use maps, Access Inventory, Resource Protection, Visual Resources, and Airport Land Use, which will all become effective upon certification by the Coastal Commission. (The resolution also directs staff to submit the proposed amendments to the Coastal Commission for certification); Approve Ordinance No. ___ to adopt amendments to Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying the zoning of specific properties listed, including assigning the Public Facilities Plan and Zone designation to all unclassified public streets and highways and assigning the Public Recreation Zone to lands recently acquired by the federal Government for the King Range National Recreation Area and Redwood National Park, which will all become effective upon certification by the Coastal Commission.

3.                   Resolutions Authorizing the Submission of Two CDBG Planning and Technical Assistance Grant Applications for a Variety of Studies: Government Best Practices for Affordable Housing; Land Acquisition Strategies for Non-profit Sector Developers; Multiple Assistance Center Sustainability Study; Diversified Health Care Industry Cluster plan; and a Post Disaster Economic Recovery Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report; Open the Public Hearing and receive public testimony; Close the Public Hearing; Adopt Resolution No.____ authorizing the submission of a $70,000 application for the 2007/2008 CDBG General Allocation Planning and Technical Assistance grant for a) Government Best Practices for Affordable Housing b) Land Acquisition Strategies for Non-profit Sector Housing Developers; c) Multiple Assistance Center Sustainability Study; Allocating $2,100 from Economic Development Services Director to sign Grant Paperwork and any contracts or subrecipient agreements to implement the grant after review by the County Risk Manager and County Counsel; and Adopt Resolution No. ____ Authorizing the submission of a $35,000 application for the 2007/2008 CDBG Economic Development Planning and Technical Assistant grant

J.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

K.                  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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.