HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2001

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Urging Citizens to Attend the 63rd Annual Redwood Region Logging Conference March 22-24, 2001.The 63rd Annual Redwood Region Logging Conference will honor Logging and Forest Families and their role in communities throughout the Redwood Region.The Board wishes to urge citizens to attend the conference and salutes timber workers, their families, and their significant contribution to communities throughout the Redwood Region. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

2.                   Proclaim March 2001 as Social Services Worker Appreciation Month.A luncheon honoring social services workers is scheduled for March 28, 2001 during which time the proclamation will be presented. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April 1, 2001 as a special day of celebration honoring the designation of Highway 96 Corridor as Bigfoot Scenic Byway.After many years of hard work by the Chambers of Commerce and communities of Orleans, Hoopa and Willow Creek, the U.S. Forest Service has officially designated the Highway 96 Corridor as Bigfoot Scenic Byway.April 1, 2001 is the ribbon cutting ceremony by each community; the Board of Supervisors wish to honor the communities and Bigfoot Scenic Byway by proclaiming April 1, 2001 as a special day of celebration. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Non-Elderly Tenant to the Humboldt County Housing Authority.Currently, there is a vacancy on the Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Board of Commissioners. The Housing Authority is pleased to submit the name of Cynthia Clark to serve as the non-elderly tenant commissioner to fill the vacated position.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Cynthia Clark as the non-elderly tenant commissioner with term to expire on June 30, 2002.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Assistance with Funding for Counties from Senator Chesbro and Assemblyperson Strom-Martin.Due to expenditures faced by the State to procure electrical power $250 million in local government fiscal relief will be cut.The loss of funds will mean a loss of $560,000 in anticipated revenue for next fiscal year.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter addressed to legislative representatives.

Employment Training

6.                   Second Amendment to Cost Reimbursement Subagreement between the County of Humboldt and Redwood Community Action Agency

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a second amendment to the subagreement between the County of Humboldt and Redwood Community Action Agency.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Amendment to Combined Net-Negotiated Amount/Drug Medi-Cal Contract.This contract for alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services has been amended at different times to reflect changes in the funding.Additional funding must be carried over for expenditure in the first quarter of County fiscal year 2001-02.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to increase encumbered funds by $222,119.

8.                   Inpatient Care Agreement with Del Norte County for 1999-2000.Del Norte County for many years looked to Humboldt County to provide inpatient care services.These services are provided by our Psychiatric Health Facility Sempervirens.The agreement will enable Humboldt County to receive reimbursement for services.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Del Norte County for inpatient services to be delivered by Humboldt County for fiscal year 1999-2000.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Women, Infants and Children Contract with the State Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract for increased funding and adjustment in caseload.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Appointments to the Child Welfare Oversight Committee.Applicants have submitted letters of interest to the Clerk of the Board.They are qualified to serve on and would be beneficial to the Child Welfare Oversight Committee.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint the following applicants to serve on Child Welfare Oversight Committee: Lee Ann Lanning, Karen Lofts-Jarboe, Joanne Wightman, Judy Sloma and Scott Smith.

11.               Agreement between Cathy Prebor (Consultant) and Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.This agreement was established to allow Cathy Prebor, an independent contractor, to act as a consultant with the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to AB1259 (allows for the implementation of an integrated and comprehensive county health and human services system).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Cathy Prebor

12.               Purchase, Maintain and Operate Live Scan (Fingerprinting Equipment) The State of California Health and Human Services Agency has augmented the County's Child Welfare Services Division's allocation for FY 2000/01 by an amount of $52,261 to help purchase, maintain and operate Live Scan (Fingerprinting Equipment).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of a fixed asset expenditure line and supplemental budget for Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment.

13.               Supplemental Budgets in Unit 515 (Title IV E Waiver) and 518 (Foster Care) For FY 2000-2001 there were initially anticipated expenditures of approximately $1.3 million in Department 515 (Title IV E Waiver).Expenditures in Department 515 were actually lower.Expenditures in 518 (Foster Care) have not decreased so, adjustments need to be made to reflect midyear financial review .

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budgets.

Information Services

14.               Authorizing Development of an Agreement for Access to DMV Databases.The California Health and Human Services Data Center maintain network communication lines between the County's network and HHSDC.The county accesses databases that are part of HHSDC and support the state's Health & Human Services business functions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve concept of contracting with Health and Human Services Data Center to access DMV databases and authorize development of an agreement.

Probation

15.               Supplemental Budget ($72,000) to Meet Costs for Minors Placed in Camps and the California Youth Authority and to Cover Office Equipment Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Works

16.               Construction of Ramp Extension and Taxiway "A" overlay at Arcata-Eureka Airport.The project is part of the Federal Aid to Airports Program grant for the Arcata-Eureka Airport.The project was originally bid as an emergency bluff stabilization project in 1998. Bids were too high to complete all of the work. The project was subsequently re-bid in February 2000.Those bids were also too high to complete the project.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on April 24, 2001.

17.               Additions and Extensions to the County Maintained Road System Resolution 01-22.All roads listed in Exhibit A except River Access were constructed in conjunction with various subdivisions. The rights of way have been accepted on the subdivision maps and the improvements have been inspected and approved.River Access is the easterly section of the old Bear Canyon Road alignment that accesses the Eel River.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve additions and extensions by Adopting Resolution No. 01-22.

Sheriff

18.               Agreement between the County of Humboldt Sheriff's Department and the City of Trinidad to Reimburse County for Law Enforcement Services.The City of Trinidad is currently without police services and would like to enter into an agreement with the County of Humboldt Sheriff's Department for the provision of law enforcement services to their City.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the City of Trinidad.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Commendations of Sponsors of the 2001 Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival and Proclamation for the Month of March 2001 as Jazz Appreciation Month

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation and approve commendations.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

Community Development Services

3.                   Revision of Eureka Quimby Act Schedule to include funding for Redwood Fields and initial Disbursement of Funds.The Redwood Field Committee has requested the Schedule be amended to include funding for the development of areas that are open to the public on the Redwood Fields sports complex. Because the Redwood Field Committee is in the process of developing and operating the sports complex that the Eureka Community Plan envisioned-- Planning staff believes that the use of Quimby Act funding is consistent with the Plan and appropriate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revision and amended agreement with Field Committee, Inc.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Fourth Supervisorial District Representative to Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 10, 2001.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1 9:45 A.M.

1.                   Presentation on the Lost Coast Headlands Feasibilities Bureau of Land Management will present to the Board the "Lost Coast Headlands Feasibility Study" including the potential acquisitions and management alternatives for the Lost Coast Headlands. (Supervisor Smith) Study.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take appropriate action.

Time Certain 2 10:15 A.M.

2.                   Report on President's Forest Service Fire Plan.Lou Woltering, Six Rivers Forest Supervisor, to give President's Report to the Board on Forest Service Fire Plan. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take appropriate action.

Time Certain 3 10:45 A.M.

3.                   Presentation from Job Training Partnership Act to Workforce Investment Act Highlight of Changes for Youth Programs (continued from February 27, 2001 Board of Supervisors Meeting)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation.

Time Certain 411:30 A.M.

4.                   Human Rights Commission's Neutral Observer Program.The concept of the neutral observer program was discussed at the March 21, 2000 Board of Supervisors meeting at which time the Board directed the Human Rights Commission, Risk Manager, County Counsel and the Sheriff to develop a proposal for such a program.

RECOMMENDATION: Support SB 381 and direct staff and the Human Rights Commission to prepare a program for Neutral Observers for the review of County Counsel. or Oppose SB 381 and choose not to support Neutral Observer Program.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6.Review the County's position and instruct its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.(If required)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9.(if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) People v. Giauque Humboldt Superior Court Case No. CR9947575.

I.                     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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

 

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution approving an application and contract execution for funding from the general allocation of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).After reviewing each project scoring capability and the other factors the Community Development Services staff proposes the Board of Supervisors submit all three projects.Authorize the submittal of a Community Development Block General allocation grant in the amount of $500,000 for infrastructure improvements for 9 homes being constructed by Habitat for Humanity, expansion of services to tribal communities and volunteers at CASA and a housing rehabilitation program for various unincorporated communities.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-23

K.                  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

1.                   Five Year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Plan.The Five Year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Plan is presented every odd numbered year in accordance with Board policy as amended in 1985.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve project priority list.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

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.