HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Pastor Rick McRostie, First Covenant Church of Eureka.

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.

Administrative Services

1.                   License Agreement with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District.  The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District has relied on the County for office space for some time.  Most recently this has been at 5600 South Broadway and prior to that it was in the County-owned house next door at 5630 South Broadway.  This license agreement formalizes the County and HCRCD obligations and responsibilities regarding the use of the building.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for office space at 5600 South Broadway.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution commemorating Eureka Elks #652 on 100 years of service.  Eureka Elks celebrated their 100th anniversary May 11, 12 and 13 2001.  Eureka Elks Lodge #652 was instituted April 1, 1901 and has been an ongoing service organization in Humboldt County since then.  The Board wishes to commemorate the Eureka Elks on their 100th anniversary. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Rodoni to sign the resolution and ratify the resolution.

3.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.  Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and the resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until June 5, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until June 5, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Supplemental budget ($1,000) for line item no. 1100 102-2-119 (Legal Notices).  The Clerk of the Board has had an exceptionally high increase in the number and cost of publications this fiscal year.  Due to this increase, the costs have exceeded the amount budgeted, therefore we are asking for an increase to that line item to cover the deficit.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 8, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 15, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

7.                   Subcontract for Public Education Program Element of Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement #94-030.  The Public Education Program element of the Conservancy Grant requires work that no County employees are able to do at this time.  The Friends of the Dunes are a non-profit educational organization uniquely qualified to undertake this work.  The County did not put this subcontract out to bid since no other entities are currently conducting this specific type of work in this area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract pertaining to Coastal Conservancy Grant 94-030.

8.                   Extension of Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement 94-030.  The Conservancy Agreement lists two dates in its "Terms of Agreement" section: a "completion date" and a "termination date."  The completion date of the agreement is the date by which all work is to be completed.  The termination date releases each party from ongoing obligations under the agreement such as upkeep of improvements.  Taking the recommended action would extend the "completion date" for the Conservancy Agreement for an additional seven months to September 30, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend said agreement to October 30, 2001.

9.                   Subcontract for Cooperative Management Program Element--Coastal Conservancy Grant 94-030

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with Mad River Biologists.

County Administrative Office

10.               Disallocation of Risk Manager position.  On March 13, 2001, the Board approved the allocation of one full time Deputy County Administrative Officer position.  Due to the new allocation of the Deputy County Administrative Officer position, and the filling of that position, it is appropriate to disallocate the Risk Manager position, which is currently vacant in Budget Unit No. 359.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation effective immediately.

District Attorney

11.               Extension of Extra Help Hours to 1500 for Andre Culbertson Victim Witness Program Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1500 hours.

12.               Joint Powers Agreement for Victim Witness Program--Fiscal Years 2001-2004.  Agreement with the State Board of Control and Victim Witness Program (Fiscal Years 2001-04)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve JPA with the State Board of Control, and adopt Resolution No. 01-40.

13.               District Attorney Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant Application for FY 2001-02 (State of California).  The Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution grant (grant year 2001-02) is funded by the State of California's Office of Criminal Justice Planning in the amount of $150,000.  The funds are made available to assist District Attorney Office's vertically prosecute statutory rape offenders.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant face sheet and certificate of assurance of compliance.

14.               District Attorney Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement program grant application for FY 2001-02 (State of California).  The Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program (grant year 2001-02) is funded by the State of California's Office of Criminal Justice Planning in the amount of $228,661.  The funds are made available pursuant to Chapter 1424, statutes of 1984 to assist in a multi-agency approach to combating mid to major level drug offenders.  The components include Drug Task Force, District Attorney’s Office and Probation.  The District Attorney is the applying agency.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant face and certificate of assurance of compliance.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Humboldt County's Plan for the Implementation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Humboldt County Plan by adopting Resolution No. 01-41.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Grant to maintain year-round 24-hour, 7 day-week staff, Weott Fire Station.  The County of Humboldt has been awarded a grant to maintain year round, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, staffing at the CDF Weott Fire Station.  This will provide a minimum of one fire engine company to respond to collisions along State Highways 101, 254 and County roads within the response area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cost amendment No. 1 for Office of Traffic Safety.

17.               Contract between the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department of Health Services for the Safe Communities Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services ($6,837).

18.               "No More Falls" Senior Injury Prevention Project Preventive Health Care for the Aging.  This grant for Health Branch's PHCA Program is to measure the effectiveness of a fall prevention program for Seniors age 65 and older.  Seniors presenting to the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program for a Comprehensive Health Assessment will be offered the opportunity to participate in this project.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

19.               Contract for Immunization Program Fiscal Year 2001-2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

20.               Allocation of two positions, the purchase of fixed assets and the establishment of new revenue and expenditure line item for the Childhood Injury Prevention Program.  Two new positions will support the program, establish a new revenue and expenditure line item which will track the fiscal parts of the program and approve the purchase of computers and a printer for the proposed new staff.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the Childhood Injury Prevention Program.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

21.               Adopt Management Class; Allocate position in DHHS.  Reporting to the Director, DHHS, the Deputy Director, Health and Human Services-Social Services Branch is responsible for directing all organizational components of the Social Services Branch; develops policies and procedures relating to the branch's programs and operations; and provides other administrative and management-related work.

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate Director, Social Services position; delete Director, Social Services class; adopt management class of Deputy Director, Health & Human Services, Social Services and allocate Deputy Director, Health & Human Services Social Services Branch position.

22.               Proposed agreement between Humboldt County and the Area 1 Agency on Aging on the expenditure of incentive funds for training of Calworks recipients to be care providers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Area 1 Agency on Aging.

23.               Second Amendment to agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Service Bureau (RCAA/YSB) for provision of a group home.  On June 6, 2000, the Board approved the agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Service Bureau to maintain an eight bed group home in Humboldt County for placement of children.  On March 13, 2001 the first amendment to the agreement was approved to decrease the number of available beds to six until May 5, 2001 while the group home was in program and staffing transition.  While the group home is still in transition it is necessary to extend that date until June 30, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for provision of a group to June 30, 2001.

Personnel

24.               Request for proposal for an Internal Equity Study.  One of the problems with the pay equity system is that it does not take into consideration labor market and recruitment/retention issues.  For the past several years the County has fallen behind the labor market in certain County classifications.  In an effort to retain employees in these classes, as well as recruit qualified applicants, the County raised the salary for several classifications beyond the pay equity level.  This has caused the internal salary alignment to be different than that set in place in 1990 via pay equity.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve RFP for an outside firm to conduct an internal equity study.

Probation

25.               Request to Establish Budget Unit 202 ($6,889)--Crime Prevention Act 2000.  On April 17, 2001, the Board approved a supplemental budget for Dept. 235, Probation, to include salary and benefit dollars to cover the cost of these two new probation officer positions for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2000/2001.  Since that time, it was determined that a new budget department be established for the Crime Prevention Act of 2000.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and the allocation of two Probation Officer I/II positions.

26.               Request to allocate positions for budget unit 258, Substance Abuse Treatment Program.  On April 24, 2001 the Board approved the establishment of budget unit 258 Substance Abuse Treatment Program.  This program is mandated as part of Proposition 36 which requires the Probation Department to perform monitoring, supervision and treatment activities for substance abuse offenders.

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate Supervising Probation Officer position and Probation Officer I/II position.

Public Works

27.               Supplemental budget for the purchase of four computers for land use, budget unit 166.  The large number of 100% reimbursable roads projects allowed Engineering to use staff from the General Fund with no net cost to the Road Fund.  Land Use is requesting to use this unanticipated revenue to replace all of their computers.  Due to budget constraints it has been over five years since they have been able to purchase new computers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

28.               Addition of City of Rio Dell to Mutual Aid Agreement.  The purpose of this agreement is to initiate the mechanism necessary to implement, on an as needed basis, the services not normally available to each entity.  The billing for compensation to cover costs of the services is included in the agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

29.               Disallocation of Aviation Administrative Secretary and Allocation of Aviation Program Coordinator.  The Public Works Department requested Personnel to audit the Aviation Administrative Secretary position because of a change in duties.  The Program Coordinator position is Personnel's recommendation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate a Program Coordinator position.

Sheriff

30.               Agreement between the County of Humboldt Sheriff's Department and the City of Trinidad to reimburse County for law enforcement services.  Under the agreement, the County of Humboldt will be reimbursed at the rate of $44.00 per hour per deputy sheriff responding to calls for service within the City of Trinidad, with a 30 minute minimum rounded up to the nearest quarter hour.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the City of Trinidad.

31.               Ordinance establishing Disturbance Warning Public Safety Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2246.

Workforce Investment Board

32.               Memorandum of Understanding with Eight One-Stop System Partners.  On December 12, 2000 the Board approved and authorized the Chair of the Board to execute an MOU between the WIB and Employment Training Department.  Now requesting that the Board approve MOUs between the WIB, the County and eight One-Stop Partners.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with HSU, RCAA, Social Security Administration, Eureka Adult School, Food for People, Office of Education, College of the Redwoods and Vietnam Vets of California.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclamation May 20-26 is Emergency Medical Services Week and presentation of Kris Kelly Memorial Star of Life Award.  North Coast EMS requests that the Board adopt a proclamation declaring May 20-26, 2001 as Emergency Medical Services Week.  North Coast EMS Executive Director Larry Karstaedt will accept the proclamation.  Mr. Karstaedt will make a presentation of the Kris Kelly Star of Life Award to selected individuals for outstanding performance in the Humboldt County EMS community. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and hear presentation of awards.

2.                   Resolution recognizing June 1, 2001 as California Art Scholars Day.  The Board wishes to recognize June 1, 2001 as California Art Scholars Day and commend the talented students participating in the California State Summer School for the Arts Program.  Humboldt County students participating in the Summer School Arts Program will be honored at a reception on June 8th at the Morris Graves Museum. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

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) 

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Establish new budget line items for cellular telephone reimbursement policy for Board of Supervisors.  Members of the Board use their cell phones for County business-related phone calls.  They incur out-of-pocket expenses for their work related calls.  If the attached cellular telephone reimbursement policy is approved, the reimbursement of the actual costs of these calls would be tax exempt.  These costs would be charged to the Board's new budget line items, District Communications, account numbers 2241, 2242, 2243, 2244 and 2245.  There would be no net increase in the Supervisors' budget.  The amount of funds in each new account would be determined by each Supervisor's needs and will be transferred from Supervisor's District out-of-County travel line item. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the establishment of new line items to implement a cellular telephone reimbursement policy for the Board of Supervisors and determine the effective date of the new policy.

2.                   Board member travel at County cost/meeting attendance.  (No action) 

3.                   Big Box retail development in Humboldt County.  (No report required) 

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1 9:20 A.M.

1.                   Presentation "Give Youth a Hand"  Star Blackburn, Eureka High School teacher, will present "Give Youth a Hand," to highlight the positive things that 95 percent of young people are doing.  Many activities are scheduled with the main event set for May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Eureka High School. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Presentation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6, review County's position and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.

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.

 

1.                   Ketalpor, Jack Nounnan and Michael De Leon alleged that there have been various acts of violence against Mattole Forest defenders.  Mr. Ketalpor alleged that law enforcement encouraged, or turned their backs on acts of aggression.  Mr. Nounnan stated that "humans don't realize how much is being destroyed."  Mr. De Leon is a Human Rights Commissioner.  He said Mattole Forest incidents have escalated to crisis mode with a "catastrophe waiting to happen."  He alleged police are turning a blind eye to violence committed by timber industry supporters.  He added when law enforcement turns a blind eye to violence against demonstrators by Pacific Lumber Company supporters, then he questioned who law enforcement was working for.  He stated the American Civil Liberties Union observation team has been instrumental in getting a decline in violence.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Reformat and revisions of the County Coastal zoning regulations.  Coastal Commission staff completed an impressively thorough review of the reformatted regulations and recommend that the regulations be approved because they were consistent with Humboldt County Local Coastal Program and would make regulations easier for the public and staff.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt reformat and revisions by adopting Resolution 01-42 and Ordinance 2247.

K.                  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.