HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2007

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

B.                  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - CONSENT

1.                   Letter of Opposition to SBX 15 (Cox), a Bill Which Proposes to Divert all Revenues Collected Under the California Children and Families Act (Proposition 10) to the General Fund to be Used to Provide Healthcare Services (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Opposition

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.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 07-0491, Nursery, Seed and Cotton Program, Between County of Humboldt and California Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; Approve Standard Agreement No. 07-0491, authorize the Chair to sign both copies of the agreement and return them along with a Board Order authorizing execution to the Agricultural Commissioner for final processing; Direct the Auditor-Controller to carry out the supplemental budget as detailed.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of Appreciation to Jose Quezada for serving on the First Five Humboldt Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for the Northern California Indian Development Council for sponsoring the 26th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of November 6, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the meeting of November 6, 2007.

Community Development Services

5.                   Correction of Misstated Salary Range for Supervising Planner Position (Range 430)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors confirm the current salary range (Range 430) for Jen Jenkins, Supervising Planner of the Community Development Services Department - Natural Resources Division.

6.                   Appointment to the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: That the Workforce Investment Board review membership application for Madelin M. Holtkamp, RREDC Executive Director; Recommend appointment of Madelin Holtkamp to the WIB for a term of two years, effective upon appointment through November 27, 2009.

7.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Senior Permit Specialist and Permit Specialist II

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation fro Senior Permit Specialist, Delilah Moxon, as if promoted to the class of Permit Supervisor, effective October 15, 2007 and continuing until April 15, 2008, or until the Permit Supervisor returns to her position, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution; and approve the temporary increase in compensation for Permit Specialist II, Donna Jimenez, as if promoted to the class of Senior Permit Specialist, effective October 15, 2007 and continuing until April 15, 2008, or until the Senior Permit Specialist returns to her assignment, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Local Fire District Allocations for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 for the Fieldbrook and Miranda Community Services Districts and the Ferndale and Petrolia Fire Protection Districts

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute agreements with the Fieldbrook and Miranda Community Services Districts and the Ferndale and Petrolia Fire Protection Districts.

9.                   Resolution to Terminate California Public Entity Insurance Authority (CPEIA) Joint Powers Agreement in accordance with the restructure of the California State Association of Counties Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA) regarding County Related Non-Profits

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to execute the Resolution to terminate the California Public Entity Insurance Authority (CPEIA) Joint Powers Agreement.

County Clerk-Recorder

10.               Appointment of Special District Directors

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint the attached slate of individuals to special district governing boards.

District Attorney

11.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Legal Office Assistant II Rachell Davis as though she ad been promoted to Legal Office Services Supervisor pursuant to Section 12.45.1 of the AFSCME MOU

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation for Legal Office Assistant II, Rachelle Davis, (Class 0178, Range 268) as though she had been promoted to Legal Office Services Supervisors (Class 1150, Range 332) effective November 4, 2007 and continuing through January 31, 2008, or until the Legal Office Services Supervisor returns to her regular assignment pursuant to Section 12.4.1 of the AFSCME MOU.

12.               Reimbursement Agreement between Agencies - U.S. Department of Justice and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office ( U.S. Attorneys Office, NDCA - Justice Management Division)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to execute the original Reimbursement Agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the County of Humboldt, Office of the District Attorney.

13.               Supplemental Budget in District Attorney's Budget Unit 1100 205, in the amount of $29,700 and establish Fixed Asset Account for the purchase of a Vehicle. (Find 3921 - Asset Forfeiture)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the purchase of a vehicle to be assigned to the District Attorney's Office, Investigations Unit; Adopt a supplemental budget of $29,700 into Budget unit 1100 205 and direct the Auditor-Controller to increase Revenue Account 1100-705-031, District Attorney Forfeited Funds, and decrease Account # 3921-807-921, District Attorney Trust Seized Funds; Authorize and instruct the Auditor-Controller to establish/ or increase the identified line items in Budget Unit 1100 205 for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Amendment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Boards Mission Statement Portion on the Bylaws

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the revised Mission Statement of the Bylaws of the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.

15.               Request for Extension of Extra Help Hours for Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of the extra help hours for Budget Unit #424 pursuant to Section 2D (6) of the Humboldt County Resolution effective immediately for Rebecca Laloli Fiscal Assistant to the maximum of 1984 hours.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Extend Lease for the Public Health Office, 550 I Street, Eureka, CA

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve of exercising the second option to extend the Lease at 550 I Street, with PWM, Inc. Through February 28, 2009; Authorize Real Property to send notice to Lessor that County is exercising the option to extend the lease; Return one executed Board Report to Real Property.

17.               Approval of Agreements for Ryan White Program Part B Services, Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2007 - 2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve agreements with North Coast AIDS Project, Open Door Community Health Centers, Redwoods Rural Health Center, and St. Joseph Home Care- Humboldt County for Ryan White Program Part B Services; Authorize the Chair to execute page eleven (11) and two (2) additional copies of Page eleven (11) of each agreement; Authorize the Public Health Branch Director to sign future agreements with north Coast AIDS Project, Open Door Community Health Centers, Redwood Rural Health Center, and St. Joseph Home Care - Humboldt county for Ryan White Program Part B Services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

18.               Approve Agreement with Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve Agreement with Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC) to allow the Social Services Branch (SSB) to participate with CFPIC and other California Counties to enhance, expand and evaluate the Federal Linkages Program; Authorize the Chairperson to execute three copies of the Agreement.

19.               Approve Agreement between County of Humboldt and Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc. for Operation of a Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed agreement for $63,650 with Alcohols Drug Care Services, Inc. for operation ofa winter shelter between December 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008 and Authorize the Chair to execute three (3) copies of the agreement.

20.               Approve First Amendment to Agreement between County of Humboldt and Alcohol Drug Care Services Inc. for Operation of the General Relief Shelter Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed First Amendment to agreement with Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc. for Operation of the General Relief Shelter Program and authorize the Chair to execute three (3) copies of the agreement.

Public Works

21.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 11.86, County Project Number 203182

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 1 for the total amount of $23,780.00; Accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the public Works Department, between Miller Farms Nursery, Inc., Contractor, and Humboldt County for the storm damage repairs on Mattole Road; Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $13,478.20. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

22.               Construction of the Rocky Gulch Culvert Replacement on Old Arcata Road, Project Number 205300

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Wahlund Construction, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the Rocky Gulch culvert replacement; Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $6,680.95. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

23.               Lease Agreement with the Hertz Corporation for the Arcata/Eureka Airport

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the lease with The Hertz Corporation.

24.               Fixed Asset Purchase of Skid Steer Loader and Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the purchase of one new dump trailer and one used skid steer loader; Approve the appropriation transfer to provide funding for the purchases. ($35,000)

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim December 8th, 2007 as Cleats for Kids Day. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Multiple Assistance Center

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct the County Administrative Office (CAO) to provide $58,000 in one time County General Funding (CGF), contingent on the City of Eureka Providing $29,000 in one time funding, to close the Multiple Assistance Center (MAC) operating deficit of $87,000 for Fiscal Year 07-08; Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to work with the City of Eureka, CAO, and Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) to recommend and implement program changes to the MAC that would allow for additional funding for the MAC to close an operating deficit estimated at $480,000 for FY 08-09; Direct the Department of Health and Human Services and CAO to report progress on these recommendations, inclusive of estimated sustainable revenues to the Board of Supervisors no later than April 2008; and Direct the Department of Health and Human Services to develop contract language, subject to Board of Supervisors approval, for FY 08-09 with RCAA that reflects the conditions and obligations for continued County Funding of MAC, contingent on RCAA, City of Eureka and other source budget projection viability for FY 08-09.

Public Works

1.                   Closure of the Shively Container Site

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct staff to proceed with the permanent closure of the Shively container site and termination of the License Agreement for the site with Pacific Lumber Company.

2.                   Development Impact Fees

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct the Department of Public Works staff to lead a Development Impact Fee analysis for the Greater Eureka area to determine necessary improvements to County Road infrastructure in this region due to future growth; Direct the Department of Public Works staff to coordinate with agencies affected by growth in the Greater Eureka are to develop commitments from those agencies that desire to have impact fees analyzed; Direct the Department of Public Works to return to the Board with a Request for Proposals for development of an Impact Fee Study to include additive alternatives for analysis of additional agencies future needs and letters of commitment from those agencies to fund the analysis of their portion of the Impact Fee Study; and Create an impact fee subcommittee of the Board to work with Public Works.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Human Rights Commission Report to the Board of Supervisors as a Follow-up to Recent Educational Forums. (Supervisor Neely)

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

10:30 - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   Humboldt Film and Digital Media Commission Presentation (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action.

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 Counsel on Pending, Threatened or Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   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

5.                   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

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.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

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.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Auditor/Controller

1.                   Budgets and Appropriation limits for Special Districts under the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Board of Directors of those special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors; Open the public hearing; receive reports from staff, receive testimony from public; close the public hearing; approve and adopt the 2007/2008 budget for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors; Adopt Resolution No. _____ adopting the 2007-2008 budgets for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors.

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.