Tuesday, December 07, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

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.                   Resignation of Cynthia Coronado-Brown from the Humboldt County Commission on the Status of Women and Letter of Appreciation. (N/A) (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation and authorize Chair to sign a letter of appreciation.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Division Fire Chief James B. Moranda on his Retirement. (N/A) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Board Orders - Meeting July 8, 2003. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

4.                   Board Orders - Meeting August 26, 2003. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

5.                   Board Orders - Meeting November 4, 2003. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

6.                   Board Orders - Meeting March 23, 2004. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

7.                   Board Orders - Meeting April 6, 2004. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

8.                   Board Orders - Meeting April 27, 2004. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

9.                   Board Orders - Meeting May 4, 2004 (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

County Administrative Office

10.               Cancellation of Board Meetings--Calendar Year 2005 (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendation.

General Services

11.               Cox Cable TV Franchise Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce Ordinance, waive first reading, and set Ordinance No. _________ for adoption.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Contract with Particular Council of the Redwood Region of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Fiscal Year 2004-2005. (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with Particular Council of the Redwood Region of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for distribution and administration of AB 2034 Housing Set Aside funds for program enrollees for Fiscal Year 2004-05.  Authorize Chair to sign the Agreement.

13.               Delete the classification of Substance Abuse Counselor I/II and adopt the classification of Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee I/II. (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the classification of Substance Abuse Counselor I/II and adopt the forty hour class of Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee I/II into the classification plan effective the beginning of the first biweekly pay period following approval.

Public Works

14.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours. (Motor Pool Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend J. Wattle's extra-help hours to a maximum 1960 hours for fiscal year 2004-05 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required).

15.               Construction of Drainage System on School Road, County Project # 260501. (Trust Fund 3706)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Hooven & Co., Contractor, and Humboldt County for construction of a drainage system on School Road.  Approve the claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $47,131.57.

16.               Proposed General Vacation of a Public Right of Way, Known as Old Highway 36, County Road No. (01-Hum-36-20.9) in Swains Flat Area. (Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution of Intention to Vacate a portion of Old Highway 36, Swains Flat area and set a public hearing date at least 30 days from this Board meeting pursuant to Streets and Highways Code #8320 and #8321.

Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the Resolution two (2) successive weeks in three (3) conspicuous places, and to mail at least two (2) weeks before the day set for the hearing, a notice of the date, hour, and place of the hearing to each of the petitioners at the address set forth in the petition.

17.               Acting Bridge Crew Supervisor. (Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize continued compensation for Jim Brewer, acting Bridge Crew Supervisor from December 19, 2004 and continuing through April 23, 2005 or until the Bridge Crew Supervisor returns to his position, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 12.4.1 of the AFSCME MOU - Acting Supervisor.

18.               Supplemental Budget for Water Management. (OEA Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $22,000 from the Offshore Energy Assistance Trust Fund to Water Management.  Adopt a supplement budget in the Water Management budget to provide funding for gravel removal and associated monitoring costs for Redwood Creek.

19.               Supplemental Budget for Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Certificate of Participation (COP) Payments. (Courthouse Construction and Criminal Justice Fund - $348,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish new accounts called Courthouse-Construction COP Payments, and approve the supplemental budget to provide funding for the COP payments in current fiscal year for the Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Project.

Sheriff

20.               Establish Fixed Asset Account and Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221. (Fund 3642 - Seized Funds - State - $2,381)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Auditor/Controller to establish fixed asset account and approve supplemental budget.

21.               One Time Expenditure from Rural County Public Safety Funds, Establish Fixed Asset Account, and Supplemental Budget. (Rural Law Enforcement Fund - $20,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Auditor-Controller to establish fixed asset account and approve supplemental budget.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution to apply five-year time period for tax defaulted nonresidential commercial property. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _______.

23.               Proposed Fortuna Redevelopment Bonds of 2004. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the "Confirmation and Consent of County of Humboldt," allowing the County to recognize the County's 1989 Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fortuna, and agreeing to have the County subordinate its tax increments pass-through property taxes because certain conditions have been met.

Various Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

24.               Requests for Exemptions from the Following County Departments:  Humboldt County Probation (Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Block Grant Fund) and Auditor-Controller (Property Tax Administration Fees/General Fund).

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for the following positions:  a) Senior Probation Officer.  b) Senior Fiscal Assistant.

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.  The Board cannot take action on any non agenda matter brought forward under Public Comment.

 

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim December 2004 as Human Rights Awareness Month. (N/A) (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

G.                 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).

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

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

1.                   Status Report by Dina Moore on the Formation of a Resource Conservation and Development District. (N/A) (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take appropriate action, if required.

I.                     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 Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8.  It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to have a conference with its Real Property Negotiator concerning the County property on River Walk Drive in Fortuna (APN 200-353-021).

RECOMMENDATION: 

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a).  Lunberg, et. al. versus County of Humboldt, et.al.  US District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. C97-03989 51.

RECOMMENDATION: 

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial Of Humboldt Patient Resource Center Special Permit: Case No. SP-03-146; File No. 522-345-06; Willow Creek Area. (Current Planning Trust Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a public hearing, receive staff report and public comment, uphold the Planning Commissions denial of the Special Permit based on findings in the staff report and subject to the recommended conditions of approval, and direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant and any other interested parties.

2.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a $364,280 HOME Grant Application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development to augment the 20-Unit Rental Multi-Family Housing Development in Redway, CA.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the staff report, open the public hearing, adopt Resolution No.       authorizing submission of the grant application to the state, authorize the Director of Community Development to sign the grant paperwork, contracts, and loan documents, and send a certified copy of the Resolution to the Economic Development Division within five working days.

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).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 14 20041:30 p.m.

Charles Day Appeal of Planning Commission’s Decision – Public Hearing

 

 

There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004 (all Tuesdays).

 

December 21

December 28

 

ALL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON COX CABLE CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAYS AT 8 O’CLOCK P.M.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us

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.