HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2007

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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.                   Tax Rate Resolution for 2007-2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the accompanying resolution fixing the tax rates for the County of Humboldt, school districts and special districts within the County for the fiscal year 2007-08

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of Appreciation to Robert McCarthy for Serving on the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation

3.                   Appointment of Margaret C. Herbelin and Meghan Vogel to the Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment of Margaret C. Herbelin and Meghan Vogel to the Human Rights Commission.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of Board Order - July 3, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

Conflict Counsel

5.                   Reallocation of 37.5 hour to 40 hour Senior Legal Secretary Position

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Senior Legal Secretary (salary range 300, class 0140, position 01) position currently occupied by Lyn Klay in budget unit 253 to 40 hour Senior Legal Secretary (salary range 313, class 1140) effective the beginning of the biweekly pay period following approval; and authorize the transfer of funds in the amount of $1,853.20 from 1100 990 2010, funds for contingencies, to 1100 253 1100, salaries and wages.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Local Fire District Allocation for Fiscal Year 2007-08 for the Humboldt #1 Fire Protection District, Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District# 1, and Weott Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute agreements with the Humboldt #1, and Weott Community Services District for revenue sharing of the County's FY 2007-08 Proposition 172 funding.

District Attorney

7.                   Supplemental Budget in District Attorney's Budget 1100-205 to Account for Additional Revenue from the Anti Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $23,379 to account for additional revenue received from the Office of Emergency Services.

8.                   Reallocation of the 37.5 hour position class to the 40 hour class, DA Support Staff Positions

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Legal Office Services Supervisor (salary range 319, class 0150, position #1) position in budget unit 205 currently occupied by Jean Gomes to the 40 hour class of Legal Office Services Supervisor (salary range 332, class 150) ; The reallocation of the 37.5 Legal Secretary I/II (salary range 259/280, class 0144, position #1) position in budget unit 205 currently occupied by Marian Barnes to the 40 hour class of Legal Secretary (salary range 272/293, class 1144); the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Legal Secretary I/II (salary range 259/280, class 0144, position #2)position in budget unit 205 currently occupied by Belinda Levitt to the 40 hour class of Legal Secretary I/II (salary range 272/293, class 1144); the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Senior Legal Office Assistant (salary range 288, class 0145, position #1) position in budget unit 205 currently occupied by Susan Avery to the 40 hour class of Senior Legal Office Assistant (salary range 301, class 0168; the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Legal Office Assistant I/II (salary range 233/255, class 0153) position in budget unit 205 to the 40 hour class of Legal Office Assistant I/II (salary range 246/268, class 0178) as follows:a. Position 1 occupied by Elizabeth Zwiker, b. Position 2 occupied by Cara Banducci, c. Position 3 occupied by Stacey Elliott, d. Position occupied by Mark Wolgemuth, e. position 5 occupied Susan Vandermeer, f. position 7 occupied by Melinda Lewis, g. position 8 occupied by Rachelle Davis.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Approval of Second Amendment to Service Agreement with Changing Tides Family Services Formerly Humboldt Childe Care Council for the Provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services to Medi-Cal Beneficiaries to increase Beneficiaries to Increase the Contract Value for FY 07/08

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Second Amendment to the Service Agreement between Changing Tides Family Services formerly known as Humboldt Child Care Council and the Humboldt County Mental Health Plan, Humboldt County Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care for the provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) to Medi-Cal beneficiaries to increase the contract value for FY 07/08 and authorize the Chair to sign the Second Amendment.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Approve Agreement with the Humboldt County Chapter of the Red Cross for Light Search and Rescue Trainings, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455, (Emergency Preparedness and Response)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and sign the agreement with the Humboldt County Chapter of the Red Cross for the development and implementation of Light Search and Rescue Overview with Review of Mobile Group Support Emergency Supplies.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Extension of the Agreement with Prevent Child Abuse California for the Americorps Program Payroll Services

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the director of the Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch to send a letter notifying Prevent Child Abuse California that the County is exercising its option and extending the agreement for an additional two (2) year term.

12.               Approve the ETO Software Sub-License Agreement with Social Solutions, Inc. allowing the Social Services Branch the use of computer software provided by Social Solutions, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the ETO Software Sub-License Agreement with Social Solutions, Inc. allowing the Social Services Branch the use of computer software provided by Social Solutions, Inc.; and authorize the chairperson to execute three copies of the Sub-License Agreement.

13.               Allocate Two Full Time Eligibility Worker III positions in Budget Unit 511 (Social Services)

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of two 1.0 FTE Eligibility Worker III (class 1731C, range 318) positions in budget unit 511 (Social Services) Effective upon approval.

14.               Allocate One Full Time Vocational Assistant Position and One Full Time Data Entry Operator Position in Budget Unit 511 (Social Services)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of one 1.0 FTE Vocational Assistant (class 0742, range 236) position and one 1.0 FTH Data Entry Operator I/II (class 1137A/ 1137B, range 231/265

15.               Retroactive Promotion Date for Welfare Investigator II, Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the retroactive promotion date of July 15, 2007 from Welfare Investigator I to Welfare Investigator II (salary range 360/388, class 0738) for Cynthia Sundquist pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

16.               Allocate One Full Time Vocational Assistant Position in Budget Unit 511 (Social Services)

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of one 1.0 FTE Vocational Assistant (class 0742, range 236) position in budget unit 511 (Social Services) effective upon approval.

Library Services

17.               Correction of Previously Submitted Agenda Item

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors rescind the action taken on agenda item C-22 (Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget) from the August 21, 2007 Board Meeting which requested that the Board adopt a supplemental budget for the amount of $9,716.

18.               Grant Agreement with the First 5 Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chairman to sign the Grant Agreement between the First 5 Humboldt and County of Humboldt.

Public Works

19.               Proposed Vacation of a Portion of an Alley in Block 2, Santa Clara Tract, Myrtletown Are of Eureka, CA

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ___ to summarily vacate a portion of an alley in Block 2 of the Santa Clara Tract Located in the Myrtletown are of Eureka, California, pursuant to Streets and Highways Code Section 8334 (a) (excess right-of-way)

20.               Lease Agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Alamo National Rent-A-Car for the Arcata/Eureka Airport

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the leases with Avis Rent-A-Car and Alamo National Rent-A-Car.

Sheriff

21.               Establish Fixed Asset Account and Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100-278

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Auditor/Controller to establish Fixed Asset Account 1100-243-8-732, Animal Transport in the amount of $18,510; Approve the supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100 278 to purchase an animal transport module to transport animals by Animal Control Officers to the Animal Shelter.; Approve the appropriation transfer; Approve the purchase of Animal Transport Module.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Appointment of Board of Directors - Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Sam B Merryman, JR., Raymond Flynn and Harry Pritchard as Directors of the Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation for the 2008 year.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Declaring the Third Full Week of October in Honor of Watershed and Fisheries Restoration Workers. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclamation Recognizing October 18, 2007 as International Credit Union Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Recognizing Saturday, October 20th, 2007 as Soroptomist International of Humboldt Bay's 18th Annual Alzheimer's Resource Center Benefit Walk (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation

4.                   Proclamation Recognizing October 2007 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Selection of CSAC Board of Directors Members for 2008.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint one Board member as a regular member, and appoint another Board member as an alternate member to the CSAC Board of Directors for 2008.

Community Development Services

2.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended 2007 Grant Fund Awards

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the slate of Grant Fund Competitive Award grants recommended for approval by the Headwaters Fund Board and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contracts when completed after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Reports

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Report from the State of California, Housing and Community Development, Division of Financial Assistance on New Funding for Housing and Infrastructure (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take appropriate action, if required.

10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   The North Coast Chapter of the California Women in Timber Presentation to the Board of Supervisors in Recognition of National Forest Products Week. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take appropriate action, if required.

H.                  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.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), County of Humboldt v. Jan Carrico and David Doolaege

I.                     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.

 

J.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing - Harris Land and Cattle LLC A.P.# All or portions of 223-061-001/002/003/004 and 222-091-002

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code sections 351-21 and 351-22 find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance; Order the property owner to abate all violations on or before December 15, 2007, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit; Order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the Code Enforcement Unit shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for a consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

L.                   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.