HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JULY 03, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Tom Galovich of the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Letter of Support for Amador Project (Weott Fire Protection District).The Amador Project's grant ends Fiscal Year 2000/2001.Assemblywoman Virginia Strom-Martin has placed in the State's budget as #9210-101-0001.A letter of endorsement has been requested by Debra Lake.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support and send it to Governor Davis.

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.                   Offset the Local Cost of Enforcing Certain State-Mandated Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Office of Economic Development's CSAC Challenge Award Entry Letter.The Community Development Services' Office Economic Development has prepared an application for a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Award.The entry was due on June 22, 2001 so, the cover letter was signed on June 20. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization of Chair's signature on cover letter to CSAC.

3.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.Dr. Lindsay has determined the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until July 17, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until July 17, 2001, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

4.                   Resolution declaring August 25, 2001 as Hot August Daze.Phillipsville Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring Hot August Daze on August 25, 2001.In order to secure authorization for road closure for the celebration they require a Resolution from the Board recognizing the event. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Establish new budget line item for Board of Supervisors Special Department Expense #2123.The Board has a need for a new budget line item, Special Department Expense #2123 to which related expenses will be claimed as necessary.Upon approval, an appropriation transfer request will be prepared to transfer $50.00 from Office Supplies #2117 to the new line item.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of June 19, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Establishment of Administrative Assessments.Vehicle Code Section 40508.6 authorizes the Board to adopt a resolution authorizing the establishment of Administrative Assessments, not to exceed ten dollars for clerical and administrative costs for recording and maintaining a record of a defendant's prior convictions and for notifying the Department of Motor Vehicles of an attachment or restriction to a defendant's driver's license or automobile registration.The Court has requested the Board of Supervisors adopt such an enabling resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-52.

Employment Training

8.                   Department No. 1190.584, Supplemental Dislocated Worker Programs.Because of the recent increase of plant closures and business downsizing locally, the State of California has allocated a supplemental two-year grant of $508,475 to the Humboldt County Local Workforce Investment Area.These funds are designed to augment the regular dislocated worker allocation to provide retraining services to eligible local clients.These services include, but are not limited to, vocational education, remedial education, child care, travel and relocation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Administration

9.                   Agreement with Seventh Avenue Center for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.The Humboldt County Mental Health Branch in collaboration with the Public Guardian's Office utilizes a variety of Institutes for Mental Disease to provide long-term care to chronically mentally ill patients requiring a locked "secure" setting.The goal is to provide the appropriate level of service at the lowest available rate.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Seventh Avenue center.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist.The Board has authorized the Assistant Director-Administration, Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate employment agreements with psychiatrists employed by Dept. of Health and Human Services-Mental Health.Through this Employment Agreement, Dr. Paula Edwalds will be employed as Staff Psychiatrists in DHHS-MH programs.Dr. Edwalds is currently placed at Humboldt County Mental Health through a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health.By mutual agreement and pursuant to contract terms, the parties have determined that Dr. Edwalds become County employee effective July 8, 2001.This agreement has been reviewed by the Personnel Department and County Counsel.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Dr. Paula Edwalds.

11.               Amendments to Physician/Psychiatrist Employment Agreements to reflect increase in compensation.Dept. of Health and Human Services-Mental Health Branch has a personnel allocation of 1.0 Medical Director and 6.0 Physician/Psychiatrist.The proposed amendment reflects the 4% salary increase for Humboldt County employees effective July 8, 2001.In addition, it reflects an increase from $75.00 per hour to $85.00 per hour for after hours on-call and on-site services by physicians as required by state and federal regulations for the operation of the inpatient and crisis units.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreements for increase in compensation for Drs. Tuck, Aniline and Bell.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Purchase of fixed assets for the Alternative Response Team Budget Unit #408.The Alternative Response Team serves clients throughout Humboldt County.The ART unit which operates out of Willow Creek services the Willow Creek, Hoopa, Orleans and Weitchipec areas which due to geography, make the use of cellular phones, or even CB radios impossible.With the purchase of an additional vehicle serving the Willow Creek area there is a need for an additional mobile radio.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of Alternative Response Team.

13.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Standard Agreement and a supplemental budget for FY 2001/02, BU #416, Public Health Branch, Field Nursing.Public Health participates in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) under agreement with the State Department of Health Services.For Fiscal Year 2001/02 the OA has allocated $1,905 to be used solely for costs associated with the administration of the ADAP enrollment screening/recertification process provided by the Health Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget and agreement with State Dept. of Health Services.

Public Works

14.               Rejection of bids for the construction of storm damage repairs to Wilder Ridge Road (C5B010) at PM 6.05 and Landergen Road (4C100), FEMA Disaster No. 1203, DSR 50583, Contract No. 980053.

RECOMMENDATION: Reject all bids for project.

15.               Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms Program, Project No. 431000.One bid for this project was received from DANCO Builders on May 29, 2001 in the amount of $250,450.

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to DANCO Builders of Arcata.

16.               Extension of and amendment to Agreement for transportation services for the Elderly and Handicapped in Southern Humboldt County (Quail)

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with the Humboldt Transit Authority.

17.               Construction of Hammond Trail (Fischer Road Segment), Project No. RPL-5904 (043) Contract No. 990708.The project will provide for the construction of the Fischer Road segment of the Hammond Trail.This quarter mile segment will connect School Road to the existing trail to the north.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on July 31, 2001.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of commendation for Detective David E. Walker on his retirement.Detective David W. Walker will be retiring from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of dedicated law enforcement service to the citizens of Humboldt County.The Board wishes to honor him with a Resolution of Commendation. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Construction of Culvert replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 13.05, Agreement No. P9985125, SB-271, Contract No. 200306.

RECOMMENDATION: Change bid opening for replacement to Monday July 16, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.

Community Development Services

3.                   David Harper's request for a $675 refund of application fees from the Planning Division.The Board has received several requests for fee refunds recently and did grant a refund of $520 to Ellis Williamson on April 24, 2001.When your Board established the full cost recovery fee structure for the Planning Division you also limited refunds to when an applicant incurs an expense as a result of an error made by staff.Because refunds are requested for reasons other than staff error, we have scheduled this item for discussion and direction.

RECOMMENDATION: Deny Mr. Harper's request for a refund.

Administrative Services

4.                   Revised Policy on Lowering the United States and California Flags

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy.

5.                   Redistricting.On June 12, 2001 the Board voted unanimously to pursue a minimalist approach in trying to balance populations between supervisorial districts and to make minor realignments where they made sense.

RECOMMENDATION: Provide staff with directions as necessary, and direct staff to prepare for a public hearing at a specified date on the recommended district lines.

6.                   Deferred Maintenance Projects.The Board has annually for several years provided $65,000 per year for unexpected maintenance projects.In Fiscal Year 1999-2000, the Board added an additional $200,000 to begin working on the multi-million dollar backlog of projects.Also, in Fiscal Year 1999-2000, the Board established a new trust fund which allows unexpended deferred maintenance funds to accumulate for ongoing or future projects.Projects for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 are the same as presented to the Board in the budget package with figures updated for the Coroner, the Courthouse boilers and other changes.

RECOMMENDATION: Provide staff with directions as necessary.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of July 17, 2001.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Proposed development at Harris and Harrison Eureka.On June 27, 2001 Supervisors Jimmy Smith and Bonnie Neely met with neighbors of the Harris and Harrison streets and City of Eureka staff to discuss the traffic study for the Walgreens project.After much discussion the City of Eureka staff agreed that the traffic study was incomplete. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to keep the process of the Walgreens project to receive new input from the City of Eureka.

2.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance (No Action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County. (No Action)

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 19:30 A.M.

1.                   Maintenance options for local streets.On January 2, 2001, the Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Public Works to investigate maintenance options for new subdivision streets.The Department had recommended to the Board the investigations include County Service Areas (CSA), Permanent Road Divisions (PRD) and Home Owners Associations (HOA).

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to July 17, 2001.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the purpose of reviewing the County's position and instructing its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.(None)

3.                   Report pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(None)

4.                   It is Board of Supervisors intention to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5 (Continue to July 5, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. at the County Library)

5.                   Conference with legal counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) in regard to Pacific Gas & Electric Debtor Case No. 01-30923 Chapter 11 United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division (No final action taken)

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.                   Norm Erlich, owner of Six Rivers Solar, spoke in support of the County waiving permit fees for solar energy installations.He feels that the fees to process the permit "are extreme for the amount of effort put into them."He added that Marin County has waived said permit fees.Chair Woolley said that his letter addressing this subject had been received and that it had been referred to the appropriate County department(s) for a response back to the full Board at a future meeting.

2.                   Richie Phillips, owner of a computer business in Eureka said the Library had contracted with an out-of-state firm for an automated system.He was told the County doesn't accept bids from local computer businesses, which infuriated him.He strongly urged the County to review and reconsider this policy.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Revocation of conditional use permit on property described as APN 081-021-22 and 23 in Myers Flat in accordance with provisions of section 213-14 of County Code.Finding that permit granted is exercised contrary to terms or conditions of such approval.

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 21, 2001.

K.                  DEPARTMENTALITEM

1.                   Central Estates Final Map Subdivision and Zone Reclassification; APN 508-251-21 (McKinleyville Area); Case Nos. FMS-04-94/ZR-24-94.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve negative declaration as conditioned approve zone change by adopting Ordinance No. 2249 approve subdivision and deny appeal of Planning Commission's approval of subdivision.

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.