HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04, 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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Memorandum of Understanding #07-SD12, Between Humboldt County and the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Inspection of Seed Labeling and Distribution Requirements

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance and approve the memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Agricultural Commissioner's office and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) regarding Seed Inspection.

2.                   Approval of Standard Agreement Number 07-0590, Detection of Glassy Winged Sharpshooter, in the amount of  $49,023.51

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a Waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; Approve Standard Agreement Number 07-0590, Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Detection Program between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA); Direct the Auditor-Controller to execute the supplemental budget below.

Assessor

3.                   Reallocation of Vacant Assessment Technician I/II to Appraisal Technician

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the vacant Assessment Technician I/II (salary range 230/255, class 0172. position 006) in budget unit 113 to Appraisal Technician (salary range 280, class 0642) effective the beginning of the biweekly pay period following approval.

Auditor-Controller

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letter of Support for the Chalk Mountain Ranch Conservation Easement Project. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

5.                   Appointment of Richard Harnden to the Blue Lake Fire Protection District Board of Directors. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Appointment.

6.                   Letter Requesting Intervener Status in the PG&E Wave Energy Project. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

Clerk of the Board

County Administrative Office

7.                   Designation of Humboldt County's Primary and Alternate Representative to the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA) Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve designation of Joan Ann Gath, Risk Manager, as primary representative to the CSAC-EIA Board of Directors and Loretta Nickolaus, County Administrative Officer, as alternate.

8.                   Local Fire District Allocations for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 for the Carlotta Community Services District and the Blue Lake and Willow Creek Fire Protection Districts

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute agreements with the Carlotta Community Services District ($559.00) and the Blue Lake Fire District ($1,661.00) and Willow Creek Fire Protection Districts ($4,378.00) for revenue sharing of the County's FY 2007-2008 Proposition 172 funding.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Erick Wedge to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board.

10.               Adoption of the Resolution Approving Humboldt County's FY 2007-2008 Plan for Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA) Program and Approval of Application for Offender Treatment Program (OTP) Funds

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Humboldt County’s FY 2007-2008 Plan for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA) Program; Approve related Humboldt County's FY 2007-2008 Offender Treatment Program application SACPA clients; Adopt Resolution No. ____, indicating approval of the plan and Offender Treatment Program Application, agreeing to comply with all provisions of the Act, and assuring maintenance of a trust fund for funds received pursuant to the Act.   (SACPA - $435,988;  OTP - $68,920)

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Approve Grant Agreement for updating the Humboldt County Area Plan in Fund 1175, Budget Unit# 411, Hazardous Materials Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Director of Environmental Health to sign the Assistance Agreement Number HMECA 7033150 between the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Humboldt County Public Health Branch for $20,000 for the period of October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008; Direct the Auditor to establish revenue and expenditure lines and supplemental budget in amount of $20,000 in Budget Unit 411, Hazardous Materials Program

Public Works

12.               Request to Use County Equipment in the Annual Truckers Parade

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the use of County Road Trucks and heavy equipment in the annual Truckers Parade on December 8, 2007.

Sheriff

13.               Establish Budget Unit 1100228 Drug Enforcement Unit and Approve Reverse Supplemental Budget for Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100221

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the establishment of budget unit 1100 228 (Drug Enforcement Unit), in the amount of $304,342; Approve a reverse supplemental budget in Budget Unit 1100221 (Sheriff), to adjust costs originally budgeted for Drug Enforcement Unit; Establish account 1100221 9138 (Cost Applied) in the amount of $193,556 to reimburse personnel costs from Drug Enforcement Unit.

14.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Homeland Security Budget 1100 213 for Expenditure of Funding from the FFY 2007 Governor's Office of Homeland Security Grant

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve supplemental budget in the amount of $298,130 to purchase approved expenditures under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.

15.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to reimburse cost for participation in the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction  (MIOCR) Grant

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to reimburse participating agencies for costs incurred in participation in the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) grant program; Establish revenue account 1100243 525084 State Grant Funds; and expenditure account 1100243 2204 MIOCR.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim December 2007 as Human Rights Awareness Month. Supervisor Neely

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim November 15th, 2007 as the American Cancer Society's Annual Great American Smokeout Day (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK OF THE BOARD

1.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2008

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various boards, committees and commissions.

Community Development

1.                   Approval of an Additional $35,000 Grant Fund Award to Redwood Coast Energy Authority

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a $35,000 Grant Fund award to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the grant contracts when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

County Administrative Office

1.                   Board Meetings - Calendar Year 2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors cancel Board meetings on the following dates in Calendar Year 2008 and direct the Clerk of the Board to notify all County departments of these Cancelled meetings: Tuesday, January 1, (New Years Day), Tuesday, January 29 (5th Tuesday); Tuesday, February 12 (Lincolns Birthday); Tuesday, April 29 (5th Tuesday); Tuesday, July 29 (5th Tuesday); Tuesday, August 12 (summer break); Tuesday, August 19 (summer break); Tuesday, September 30 (5th Tuesday); Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans Day); Tuesday, November 25 (Week of Thanksgiving Holiday); Tuesday, December 2 (CSAC Annual Conference in San Diego), Tuesday, December 23, (Christmas Break); Tuesday, December 30 (5th Tuesday/Christmas Break)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors - Calendar Year 2008. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors for Calendar Year 2008.

2.                   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.                   Update on County Anti-Methamphetamine Campaign. (Supervisor Smith)

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

10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   The County of Humboldt to Join the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and to Participate in the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution to join ICLEI in order to establish a county climate change leadership strategy and direct County Administrative staff to return to the Board with identified sources of funding and develop a County Oversight Committee to initiate the project and report back to the Board.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5. 

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

3.                   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.

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 Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

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

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

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Final Reports for 2005 CDBG Planning and Technical Assistance Grant 1) Orick Broadband Report , 2) Loleta Water System

RECOMMENDATION: Receive Reports funded by the State of California Community Development Block Grand (CDBG) Number 05-PTAA-1448; a. Orick Broadband Report, b. Loleta Water System; Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; close the public hearing; direct staff to submit final closing documents and draw the final 10% holdback funds.

2.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Economic Development Enterprise Fund Grant Application for a Micro-Enterprise Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; open the public hearing and receive public testimony; close public hearing; adopt Resolution No. ___ authorizing the submission of a $303,400 application for the 2007/2008 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development Enterprise Fund Grant Application for a Micro-Enterprise Program and authorizing the Community Development Services Director to sign grant paperwork and any contracts of subrecipient agreements to implement the grant after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Manager.

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 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.