HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 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 Standard Agreement # 07-0617 between the CaliforniaDepartment of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the County for Pest Detection / Trapping Activity in the Amount of $18,675 and Associate Budget Amendments

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; Approve California Standard Agreement No. 07-0617 and authorize the Chair to sign both copies of the agreement and return with a Board Order authorizing execution to the Agricultural Commissioner for final processing ; and Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $18,675.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificate of Achievement for Jason Osburn for Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Achievement.

3.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District's FEMA Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation "Techite Pipeline Replacement Project" on the Samoa Peninsula. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

4.                   Appoint Jack Penrod to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Appointment.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Local Appointments List for Calendar Year 2008.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive said list.

Community Development Services

6.                   Appointment of One New Member to fill the Vacancy on the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Joseph M. O'Hara to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council.

7.                   Approval of Amendment to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund Contracts with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) and Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) to Extend Agreement Terms to 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the amendments to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund contract with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission to extend the term of the Agreement to January 8, 2010; Review and approve the amendment to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund Contract with Arcata Economic Development Corporation to extend the term of the agreement to March 14, 2010; and Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the amendment between the County and the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission and between the County and the Arcata Economic Development Corporation.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Approval of Agreement with AT&T California for CalNet II Telecommunication Services, services begin July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a new five-year agreement with AT&T California for CalNet II Telecommunication Services, services begin July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013; Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the agreement.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Mickey Dulas to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               First Amendment to the Agreement with Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Fiscal Year 2007-2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to approve and execute the First Amendment to the Agreement with Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross to amend the Project Report Schedule and extend the term of the original agreement through June 30, 2008, in fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) for fiscal year 2007-2008.

11.               Appointments to the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency Independent Hearing Panel

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Susan Penn as an At-Large Public Representative with a term to expire December 11, 2011; Appoint Peter Oringer as an At-Large Public Representative with a term to expire December 11, 2011; Appoint Roy Comer as the Technical Expert Representative with a term to expire December 11, 2011.

12.               Approve and $800 Grant with the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation for the Dental Advisory Group, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 420 (MCH Coordination Project)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a grant in the amount of $800 from the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation for meeting costs of the Dental Advisory group for the period of August 27, 2007 through August 27, 2008in fund 1175, budget unit 420 (MCH Coordination Project); Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the original and one copy of the Mel and Grace McLean Grant Award Letter and return the both of the signed grant award letters to the Public Health Branch for submittal to the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation.

13.               Approve a $21,000 Grant and Subcontracting agreement with the Dental Health Foundation for the Oral Health Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept a grant in the amount of $21,000 from the Dental Health Foundation for the promotion of the Well Child Dental Visit in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinic setting from the period of October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011; and Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute two copies of the Dental Health Foundation's subcontracting agreement and return both of the executed copies of the subcontracting agreement to the Public Health Branch for submittal to the Dental Health Foundation.

14.               Accept a $12,230 grant with the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation for the Oral Health Program in Budget Unit 420 (MCH Coordination Project), Fund 1175

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept a grant in the amount of $12,230 from the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation for the promotion of the Well Child Dental Visit of the period of August 27, 2007 through August 27, 2008, in Budget Unit 420 (MCH Coordination Project), Fund 1175; Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the original and one copy of the Mel and Grace McLean Grant Award Letter and return both of the signed grant award letters to the Public Health branch for submittal to the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation.

15.               Approval of California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding Grant Agreement for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 for Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Fiscal Year 2007-2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chairperson of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to execute the three originals of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agreement for funding period of August 31, 2007 through August 9, 2008.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Increase Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) Petty Cash from $500 to $1000

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve increasing the amount of the Department of Health and Human Services revolving Transportation Assistance Program petty cash fund from $500 to $1000; Adopt Resolution No. _____ amending Resolution No. 06-88.

17.               Second Amendment to Lease at 600 West Clark Street in Eureka, California for the Department of Health and Human Services

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Second Amendment extending the lease executed on January 5, 1999 with Robert R. Jones, DBA PUBA Properties for office located at 600 West Clark Street, Eureka, CA, and authorize the Chairperson to execute the Second Amendment to the Lease.

Library Services

18.               Recognition of Donation made to the Library by the Humboldt Area Foundation for Preservation of the Eureka Library's Redwood Siding and Related Budget Amendments

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors recognize the Humboldt Are Foundation's donation of $16,373 for preservation of the Eureka Library's redwood siding; Transfer an additional $1,112 back to the General Fund Contingency Reserve.

19.               Extension of Extra Help Hours in Budget Unit 621, Library for Fiscal Year 2007-2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours for Fiscal Year 2007-08 in Budget Unit #621, Library, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution to a maximum of 1700 hours for : Charlene Stearns, Office Assistant / Library Assistant Sarah Crawford, Page and Pat Smith, Children's Outreach Coordinator; and to a maximum of 1400 hours for:Courtney Taylor, Page/Office Assistant, Kristin Dalziel Page/Office Assistant, Kellie Bryan Office Assistant/Library Assistant, Bruce Lovell Office Assistant/Library Assistant, Michael S. Pahl, Page/Office Assistant, Patricia Phillips, Office Assistant, Bonny Roberts, Page/Office Assistant and Carol Waller, Office Assistant/Library Assistant.

20.               Library Van Donation to Motor Pool/Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors donate the cargo van that will be purchased as part of the Library's FY 2007-08 budget to IGS Motor Pool for capitalization, maintenance and insurance; Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property.

21.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 1500-621, Library (Library Fund-Restricted Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt a supplemental budget of $16,586.

Personnel

22.               Revised Class Description for Real Property Agent I/II

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised class description for Real Property Agent I/II.

Probation

23.               Juvenile Justice Development Plan

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the County's Juvenile Justice Development Plan (JJDP) and authorize the Chief Probation Office to submit the JJDP to the California State Corrections Standards Authority.

Public Works

24.               Assignment of Time Faulkner, Road Maintenance Worker III as Road Maintenance Supervisor

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize compensation for Tim Faulkner as if he had been promoted to the classification of Road Maintenance Supervisors from December 15, 2007 through March 22, 2008, or until such time as a new Road Maintenance Supervisor is appointed, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

25.               Morgan Final Map Subdivision, APN 511-081-69, Mckinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Declare the subdivision as complete and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the County Recorder; Accept the dedications to the County of Humboldt of Underwood Court for public road purposes, Lynnea Court & Parcel A for public utilities, Parcel B for non-vehicular access, Parcels C & L for pedestrian purposes, and Parcel F for stormwater discharge rights and reject Underwood Road & Lynnea Court for public road purposes, Parcels D & P for pedestrian purposes, and Parcels D & E for drainage facilities, all as shown on the subdivision map; Authorize the Chair to date and execute the Conveyance and Agreement.

26.               Pay Differential for David Ryan, Associate Land Surveyor

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Associate Land Surveyor, David Ryan for serving as County Surveyor, from December 30, 2007 through June 28, 2008 or until the County completes the classification review and fills the County Surveyor position whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

27.               Negative Declaration for the Union Street - Sea Avenue Road and Pedestrian Route Improvements Project, Eureka, CA

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the Negative Declaration for the Union Street - Sea Avenue Road and Pedestrian Route Improvements Project and direct staff to post a Notice of Determination with the Humboldt County Clerk/Recorder.

Sheriff

28.               Approve a Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221 and 1100 243 to Purchase/Replace Equipment and Provide Training in the Amount of $146,780

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in budget units 1100 221 and 1100 243, in the amount of $146,780.

29.               Approval of Resolution Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency and Request State Director, Office of Emergency Services' Concurrence in Local Emergency

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Adopt Resolution No. ____ declaring a local emergency as a result of a condition of extreme peril to life and property due to the Northeasterly side of the Klamath River, which is shifting two piers and moving the abutment of the bridge out from under the bridge superstructure; Adopt Resolution No. ___ requesting the State Director, Office of Emergency Services Concurrence in Local Emergency; Direct Staff to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on their 200th Anniversary. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Adoption and Approval of the Humboldt Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board review the Board Report and the Resolution; approve and adopt by resolution the Humboldt Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan; Authorize staff to make changes to the plan if requested per the FEMA plan approval review process as long as they are non-policy based changes; and Authorize staff to make application to the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to secure funds to implement projects identified in the Humboldt Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan, on an annual on-going basis.

2.                   Approval of Resolution Authorizing the Chair of the Board to execute an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board for $24,831,579 for Implementation and Administration of the Proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant; Authorize the Community Services Director to execute Sub-Grantee Agreements between the County of Humboldt and 22 Sub-Grantees and Direction to Return with Update on Proposition 50 Implementation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve Resolution No. ____ authorizing the Chair of the Board to execute the $24,831,579 State Water Resources Control Board Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Agreement for administration and implementation of 22 water resource projects within the seven county North Coast IRWM Region and any amendments thereto; Authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign the Sub-Grantee Agreements and any amendments thereto after they are signed by Sub-Grantees; Request that the Community Development Services Director and staff of the Natural Resources Planning Division provide the Board and update on project status, staff roles and responsibilities , and process in place to successfully administer and implement the agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board within 45 days.

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

9:30 a.m - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Arcata House / North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters Fiscal Year 2007/2008 Funding Agreements (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Arcata House for fiscal year 2007/2008; authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute three (3) copies of the agreement.

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 - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. Mckee; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. DR020825

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 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

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Request for Additional Transfer of Funds - Nuisance Abatement Dale GiulieriA.P. # 106-021-056

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account # 3440000, in the amount of $3,876 to the County Counsel's revenue account 1100-121-0603-040 to cover the additional cost of the cleanup; Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $3,876 and increase revenue account 1100-121-603-040 in the amount of $3,876 and increase the appropriation of 1100-121-2-118 to $3,876.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Vevoda Land Conservation Contract Case Nos: AGP 07-01; File Nos: 106-101-28 (Ferndale Area)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors hold a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law; Consider the application; Adopt the necessary findings prepared by Planning Staff; Adopt Resolution No. ____ adding lands to the existing Agricultural Preserve (AGP#06-04); Authorize the Chair to execute the Land Conservation Contract; Direct the Planning Staff to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and Office of Planning and Research.

2.                   Russ Land Conservation Contract (New Enrollment) Case Nos.: AGP 06-02(DS-06-32 and LLA-06-24 Approved Administratively) File Nos.: 308-141-08 et al.(Loleta Area)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors hold a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law; Consider the application; Adopt the necessary findings prepared by Planning Staff; Adopt Resolution No. ____ establishing the Agricultural Preserve; Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract; Direct Planning Staff to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and Office of Planning and Research.

3.                   Consideration of TPZ Ordinance Revisions

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors continue the matter to a date certain in January to enable the Planning Commission to complete their deliberations and make recommendations to the Board.

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.