HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2004

9:00 AM

 

A.                  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.  Items noted with an asterisk (*) require a 4/5 vote of the Board.

 

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 04-0451   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for pest detection activities funding relating to insect trapping (Gypsy Moth and Japanese Beetle).

2.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 04-0554   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Pierce's disease control and glassy-winged sharpshooter detection activities.

Assessor

3.                   Exemption to the Hiring Freeze   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the promotional-only filling of a Supervising Assessment Technician position.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until September 7, 2004, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

5.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

6.                   Resolution Honoring Fred and Carolyn Whitmire on Their 40th Wedding Anniversary   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

7.                   Resolution Recognizing Sandi Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Area I Agency on Aging, for Years of Service and Commitment   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

8.                   Letter of Appreciation for Lillian Henderson Acknowledging Her Contributions and Support to the Local Libraries Over the Years   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the letter of appreciation.

9.                   Letter of Appreciation for Sandi Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Area I Agency on Aging Thanking Her for Service on the Mental Health Board   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of appreciation.

10.               Resolution Declaring September 4, 2004 as Big Foot Days   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

11.               Ordinance Adding to the Humboldt County Code Medical Marijuana Guidelines for the Implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

Child Support Services

12.               Exemption to the Hiring Freeze for One Child Support Assistant I/II   (Non-General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

13.               Creation of a New Line Item for Extra Help, and Transfer of $18,000 from the Salaries and Wages Line Item Into the Extra-Help Line Item   (Non-General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Children and Families Commission

14.               Amendment to Ordinance No. 2185 to Indicate the Commission May Also be Known as First 5 Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

Clerk of the Board

15.               Appointment to the Vehicle Use Committee   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Ms. Judith Schmidt as the Public member for said committee with term to expire on June 30, 2006.

16.               Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 20, 2004   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

17.               Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 27, 2004   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

18.               Nominations for Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate Messrs. Greg Anderson and Charles Petty, and forward said names to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

Community Development Services

19.               Request to Establish Revenue Accounts   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Auditor-Controller to assign three new General Fund revenue account numbers for the Planning Division to track:  Project Facilitation revenue; GIS/LIS product sales; and violation permit processing.

20.               Local Workforce Investment Area Corrective Action and Technical Assistance Plan   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and accept the Corrective Action and Technical Assistance Plan, authorize Chair to sign the Plan, and authorize the WIB Executive Director to file the Plan with the California State Employment Department, Workforce Investment Division.

21.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Office Assistant I/II Position   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

County Administrative Office

22.               Overnight Vehicle Committee Recommendations   (General and Road Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the recommendations for Fiscal Year 2004-05.

District Attorney

23.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for a Deputy District Attorney Position and a Legal Office Assistant Position; and Allocation of a Deputy District Attorney Position   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions and allocation, and exempt the newly-allocated position from the hiring freeze.

Health and Human Services - Administration

24.               Approve Revision of the Program Manager (Licensed/Unlicensed) Class Description, and Allocate One Program Manager (Licensed/Unlicensed) Position   (Public Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests, and exempt the newly-allocated position from the hiring freeze.

25.               Adopt the Compliance and Quality Assurance Administrator Class, and Allocate One Full-Time Compliance and Quality Assurance Administrator Position   (Mental Health, Public Health, and Social Services Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt class, approve allocation, and exempt newly-allocated position from the hiring freeze.

26.               Appointment to the Children and Families Commission   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jovonne Price to the Commission as a representative of the Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

27.               Approval of Service Agreement with Humboldt Family Services Center for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005   (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement

28.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze   (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Supervising Mental Health Clinician; Substance Abuse counselor I; Mental Health Case Manager I/II; and Program Manager (Licensed).

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29.               Extension of Temporary Increase in Salary   (Alcohol and Other Drug Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for Troy C. Hill, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, of fourteen ranges for performing the duties of Senior Mental Health Program Manager, effective August 1, 2004, and continuing until December 1, 2004, or until such time as the Senior Mental Health Program Manager position is filled, whichever comes first.

30.               Appointment to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Henry Willey as a Consumer representative.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

31.               Establish New Line Item, and Approve Appropriation Transfer for Public Health Nursing; Budget Unit 416; Fund 1175; Fiscal Year 2003-04   (Adolescent Family Life Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Rents & Lease - Equipment line item, and approve transfer of $600.

32.               Establish New Line Items, and Approve Appropriation Transfers in Various Budget Units in Fund 1175   (Federal/State Grant Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish four Pharmacy expenditure line items ($40,300).

33.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze   (Public Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Fiscal Assistant I/II, Medical Office Assistant, and Senior Fiscal Assistant.

34.               Supplemental Budget and Fixed-Asset Transfer in Budget Unit 412, Tobacco Education; Fiscal Year 2003-04   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and fixed-asset transfer.

35.               Disallocate a .5 FTE Community Health Outreach Worker, and Increase the FTE of a Community Health Outreach Worker from .50 to 1.00 in Budget Unit 416   (Public Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said disallocation, approve said increase, and exempt Class 0511, Position 01, from the hiring freeze effective upon approval.

36.               Creation of New Budget Unit for Peer Project (HIV/AIDS Program)   (State Grants)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve creation of new Budget Unit 449 ($106,553).

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

37.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze   (Social Services Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Administrative Analyst I/II; Social Worker IV; Social Worker III; and Social Worker I/II.

Personnel

38.               Test Use Agreement for Board of Corrections Examinations   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Personnel Director to execute agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services.

Public Works

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39.               Assignment of Kim Conrad, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker   (Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize compensation for Kim Conrad as if he had been promoted to the classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker retroactive from July 17, 2004, through October 9, 2004.

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40.               Assignment of Chris Cummings, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker   (Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize compensation for Chris Cummings as if he had been promoted to the classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker retroactive from July 17, 2004, through October 9, 2004.

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41.               Transfer from Contingencies for Courthouse Certificate of Participation Payment; Fiscal Year 2003   (General Justice Fund--Fines and Forfeitures)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $700.

42.               Supplemental Budget for Motor Pool; Budget Unit 350; Fiscal Year 2003   (Motor Pool Reserves)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $83,289.

43.               Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 21900   (Courthouse Remodel Fund 1420--Fines and Forfeitures)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public works director to sign Change Order No. 9.0 for an additional $23,783 and an additional forty (40) calendar days.

44.               Construction of Briceland Thorne Road; Project No. 200700; Fiscal Year 2003   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract with Granite Construction Company.

45.               Uyeki Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-450-10, McKinleyville   (Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

46.               Supplemental Budget for Animal Shelter Construction Project; Fiscal Year 2003   (General Fund--COP)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($80,000) in Capital Projects.

47.               Supplemental Budget for Land Use; Budget Unit 166; Fiscal Year 2003   (General Fund/Land Use Project Fees)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($16,500).

Sheriff

48.               Establish a New Revenue Line Item and $25,000 Supplemental Budget   (Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests to account for a grant for Tribal Casinos Law Enforcement Mitigation Program.

49.               Fixed-Asset Transfers to Balance Accounts for Fiscal Year 2003   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a transfer of $2,776 to cover a shortfall in Sheriff Equipment fixed-asset account.  Approve a transfer of $427 to cover a shortfall in Boat fixed-asset account.

50.               Supplemental Budget to Cover Costs in Fiscal Year 2003   (Trust Account 3639)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($37,580).

51.               Request for Exemption from Hiring Freeze   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for a Legal Office Assistant position.

52.               Federal Annual Certification Report   (Federal Equitable Sharing Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair and Sheriff to execute said report.

53.               Establish Fixed-Asset Account and Appropriation Transfer   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Printer fixed-asset account ($1,573) for the purchase of a printer for the Sheriff's Communications Center.

54.               Authorization to Distribute a Request for Proposal for Veterinary Services at the County Animal Care and Shelter Facility   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Sheriff's Office to distribute a Request for Proposal from qualified veterinarians to provide contractual veterinary services necessary for the health and humane treatment of animals housed in the County Animal Care and Shelter Facility.

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.

 

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Health and Human Services

1.                   Appointments to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services.  Appoint Deborah S. Prosser to the Committee as a current or former service provider.  Appoint Gloria J. Wilson to the Committee as a Community member.  Appoint Cynthia Calderon to the Committee as representative of the North Coast Senior Services Collaborative.  Reassign the appointment of Donna Chambers to the current or former service provider category.  Adjourn as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services.  Reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

General Services

2.                   Courthouse Tower Leases

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm the Board's prior action to limit the Courthouse roof towers to licensed County systems for law enforcement and local government; those not licensed to County, but directly related to public safety and health; and those indirectly supporting public safety and health.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District--Fire Assessment Ballot(s)

RECOMMENDATION: Vote YES on the Fire Assessment Ballot(s) in support of the Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District proposed 2004-05 assessment increase, and direct the County Administrative Officer to sign the ballots and submit them to the County Auditor's Office.

4.                   Arcata Fire Protection District--Fire Benefit Assessment Ballot(s)

RECOMMENDATION: Vote YES on the Fire Protection Benefit Assessment Ballot(s) in support of the Arcata Fire Protection District's proposal to establish a Benefit Assessment for the Fire Protection Services, and direct the County Administrative Officer to sign the ballots and submit them to the County Auditor's Office.

5.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors -- 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Patriot Act Resolution   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review the Resolution, and take appropriate action.

Board of Supervisors -- 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation by the Humboldt Bay Stewards on Their June 7, 2004 "Planning Forum for Humboldt Bay"   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, 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 Employees   (if required)

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  Humboldt Hospitality and Entertainment, LLC, Debtor.  Case No. 04-11198 AJ, Chapter 11, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Santa Rosa.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).    County of Humboldt v. Robert C. McKee, et al. Superior Court Case No. DR 020825

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Headwaters Forest Defense v. County of Humboldt, et al.  USDC, Northern District of California C97-3989-VRW

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Decision to Deny the Mathews Estate's Request for an Exception to the County's Fire Safe Regulations, Section 3112-11, Length of Dead-End Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, and uphold the Planning Director's decision to deny the request for an exception.

2.                   CDBG Enterprise Fund Grant Application for $361,728 in Micro-Enterprise Assistance for 2004-05, and Authorization for the Director of Community Development Services to Sign Contracts Related to This Grant   (State Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application and grant execution authorization by adopting Resolution No. 04-__.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Adjourn to Community Development Services’ public presentation at the Wharfinger Building at 4:00 p.m.

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).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, August 24, 20041:30 p.m.

Appeal of Variance Application Denial—Robert McKee

Appeal of Parcel Map Subdivision Application Denial—Charles Day

 

Wednesday, August 25, 20046:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop

 

Tuesday, September 7, 20041:30 p.m.

Appeal of Variance Application Denial--
Art Hand

 

Monday, September 13, 20046:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop

 

Tuesday, October 19, 20041:30 p.m.

Central Estates PRD Formation

 

There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:

 

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.

 

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