HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 08, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employee, Cambria Anderson, up to 1,920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution (CONSENT)

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employees, Cambria Anderson and Meghan Ryan, up to 1920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

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.                   Request for Increase in Amount of Agriculture Department Petty Cash Fund from $100 to $200

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the increase in petty cash funds for the Agriculture Department from $100 to $200 and authorize the Auditor to make these funds available for that purpose.

2.                   Request Approval of Standard Agreement #06-0851 Pertaining to Light Brown Apple Moth Activity in the Amount of $4644.79, between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance and approve the agreement as described above and direct the Auditor-Controller to execute the supplemental budget described below and return the signed agreement to the Agricultural Commissioner for further processing.

Assessor

Auditor-Controller

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Appoint Marcy Burstiner to the Status of Women Commission. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Appointment.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency - Closure of Martin's Ferry Bridge. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution # 07-08, remains in effect until January 22, 2008.

5.                   Reappoint Diana Cooper to the Status of Women Commission. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Reappointment.

6.                   Appoint Jonathon P. Brooks to the Humboldt County Williamson Act Advisory Committee. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Appointment.

7.                   Appoint Barbara Nowak to the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Appointment.

8.                   Letter of Support for the Yurok Tribe's Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant to assist the Tribe in developing a Tribal Transportation Corridor Management Plan for the Reservation, Klamath and surrounding communities. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Child Support Services

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Board Orders - Meeting of November 27, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

10.               Board Orders - Meeting of December 4, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Board Orders December 11, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

12.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Senior Planner Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation for Senior Planner, Martha Spencer, as if promoted to the Class of Supervising Planner, effective January 14, 2008 and continuing until July 11, 2008 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Conflict Counsel

Cooperative Extension

Coroner-Public Administrator

County Administrative Office

13.               Prop 172 Agreement for Fiscal Year 2007-08 for the Rio Dell Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the agreement with the Rio Dell Fire Protection District for revenue-sharing of the County's FY 2007-08 Proposition 172 funding.($772)

14.               Prop 172 Agreement for Fiscal Year 2006-07 for the Rio Del Protection District and Establishment of Trust Fund 3491 for Fire Districts' Proposition 172 revenues.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute a retroactive agreement with the Rio Dell Fire Protection District (FPD) for revenue-sharing of the County's FY 2006-07 Proposition 172 funding, authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish Trust Fund 3491, Fire Districts' Prop 172. ($471)

County Clerk-Recorder

County Counsel

15.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice-Chair for BOS to Take all Acts Necessary to Act as Chair & Vice - Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached four resolutions authorizing the new Chair and Vice-Chair for Board Supervisors to take all acts necessary to act as Chair and Vice Chair, including authorized signatures on necessary documents of financial transactions, for acceptance and consent to grants of real property eligibility to receive state and federal surplus property, and authorize the Chair to sign said resolutions.

District Attorney

General Services

Health and Human Services - Administration

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Recognition of Donation made to Healthy Moms Program Budget Unit 1180-431, Department of Health and Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Fund

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the donation made to the Healthy Moms Program from Lost Coast Survivors and friends in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars. ($500.00)

17.               Transfer Funds to Fixed Asset Account and Approve the Budget Appropriation Transfer for Mental Health Branch Budget Unit 1170-477, Mental Health Services Act

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Budget Appropriation Transfer.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Approval of Amendment # A01 to 2004/2007 Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Contract #04-35089

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Amendment Number A01 to 2004/2007 Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) contract # 04-35089 between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS); Direct the Chair to execute nine Standard Agreement Amendment pages for amendment number A01 to contract number 04-35089 for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) and return 8 executed Standard Agreement Amendment pages to Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch for submission to the State; Approve and Authorize the Director of Public Health to sign any future agreements/amendments regarding Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS).

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

19.               Disallocate one Administrative Analyst I/II position and Allocate One Social Worker III position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve disallocation of one vacant full-time Administrative Analyst I/II positions (salary range 347, class 0727C) in Budget Unit 511) effective on approval.

20.               Disallocate Vacant Supervising Integrated Caseworker Position and Allocate Eligibility Supervisor Position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors disallocate on vacant Supervising Integrated Caseworker position (Class 0721, Position #03, Range 364) and allocate on Eligibility Supervisor position (Class 1729, Range 351) in budget unit 511 effective the pay period following approval.

21.               Allocate Four Full Time Employment and Training Worker I/II positions; Two Full Time Vocational Assistant positions; Two Full Time Vocational Counselor I/II positions; One Full Time Administrative Analyst I/II position; and One Full Time Welfare Investigator I/II position in Budget Unit 511 (Social Services)

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of four full time Employment and Training Worker I/II positions (Class 722A/722B, Range 289/331); two full time Vocational Assistants (Class 742, Range 236); two full time Vocational Counselor I/II positions (Class 768A/768B, Range 301/324); one full time Administrative Analyst I/II (Class 626A/626B, Range 335/368) and one full time Welfare Investigator I/II (Class 738A/738B, Range 360/388) in Budget of positions in budget unit 511 (Social Services) effective upon approval.

22.               Approval of Supplemental Budget and the County of Humboldt, California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC251) Grant Award from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation to Support Positive Youth Development and Successful Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood, Fund 1160, Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the acceptance of the Humboldt County, California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC251) Grant award from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation; Authorize Cynthia Sutcliffe Program Manager Child Welfare Services Division and the Board Chairperson to execute the grant contract sheet; Approve a supplemental budget in Fund 1160, Budget Unit #508 Walter S. Johnson Foundation and Budget Unit #511 Child Welfare Services and direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget.

Library Services

23.               Recognition of Bequest Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 621, Library (Library Fund - Restricted Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the bequest of $100,000 to the Humboldt County Library and adopt a supplemental budget of $6,200.

24.               Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal for Museum and Library Services

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept a grant of $10,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and adopt a supplemental budget in the amount of $10,000

Personnel

Probation

25.               Appointments to Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the following appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC): Kerri L. Keenan - Superior Court - Replacing Dwight Clark; Karolyn Stein - Mental Health - Replacing Donna Wheeler; Merris Obie - Community Member (Open Vacancy); Ho. Christopher Wilson - Superior Court - Replacing Marilyn Miles.

26.               California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Division of Juvenile Justice (CDCR-DJJ) (Formerly California Youth Authority) Contract for Diagnostic Studies

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the contract for Diagnostic Studies with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Division of Juvenile Justice and execute Resolution No. ____ approving said contract authorizing and directing the Chief Probation Officer to execute said contract.

Public Defender

Public Guardian

Public Works

27.               Extension of Extra Help hours for Robert Hemsted

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend the extra help employment hours for Robert Hemsted by 960 hours to a maximum of 1920 hours for fiscal year 2007-2008 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

28.               Resolution for Healthy Rural Roads II Environmental Justice Planning Grant

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. _____ authorizing the Humboldt County Department of Public Works to submit an Environmental Justice Planning Grant application authorizing the County to enter into a contract with the California Department of Transportation for the Healthy Rural Roads II Project.

29.               Extension of Extra-help Hours for Ademar Freitas

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend the extra-help hours for Ademar Freitas by 700 hours to a maximum of 1660 hours for fiscal year 2007-2008 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

30.               Reorganization of Facility Management Division of Public Works

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of two vacant full-time Custodian (Salary Range 242, Class 0276, position #01 and #02) positions in budget unit 162 to two (2) Building Maintenance Custodians (Salary Range 253, Class 0268) effective immediately; Approve the reallocation of one vacant full-time Senior Custodian (Salary Range 266, Class 0280, position #01) position in budget unit 162 to Senior Building Maintenance Custodian (salary range 279, class 0263) effective immediately; Approve the reallocation of one vacant full-time Senior Custodian (Salary Range 266, Class 0280, position #03) position to Senior Building Maintenance Custodian (Salary Range 279, Class 0263) pending Personnel Department review and approval; Approve the reallocation of the full-time Facility Maintenance Mechanic I positions from 37.5 hours (Salary Range 281, Class 0250A) in budget unit 162 to 40 hours (Salary Range 294, Class 0251A) as follows:Position #04 occupied by D. Morris,Position #06 occupied by M. Carter, and Position #07 occupied by J. Antongiovanni effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 1684;Approve the reallocation of the full-time Facility Maintenance Mechanic II positions from 37.5 hours (Salary Range 319, Class 0250B) in budget unit 162 to 40 hours (Salary Range 332, Class 0251B) as follows:Position #01 occupied by M. Pittman, Position #02 occupied by C. Cooper, Position #03 occupied by C. Anderson, Position #05 occupied by M. Niekrasz effective the beginning of the by weekly pay period following approval by AFSCME; Approve the reallocation of the full-time Carpenter position from 37.5 hours (Salary Range 319, Class 0226) in budget unit 162 occupied by S. Taylor to 40 hours (Salary Range 332, Class 0226), effective at the next pay period immediately following approval by AFSCME; Approve the reallocation of the full-time Administrative Secretary position from 37.5 hours (Salary Range 280, Class 0161) in budget unit 162 occupied by J. McCain to 40 hours (Salary Range 293, Class 0164), effective at the next pay period immediately following AFSCME approval; Approve Public Works working with the Personnel Department to develop a job class of Painter to be assigned to the Facility Management Division, Budget unit 162 and return to the Board for Adoption of the job class and allocation of a position at a later date; and Approve Public Works working with the Personnel Department to develop a lead worker level in Facility Maintenance Mechanic series to be assigned to the Facility Class and allocation of a position at a later date.

Sheriff

31.               Request for Waiver of 960 Hour Limit for Extra Help Legal Office Assistant Thomas Wattle (Budget Unit 1100243) Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an increase in extra help hours for Legal Office Assistant, Thomas Wattle, from 960 hours to 1920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

32.               Request for Authorization to Release Request for Proposal for a Correctional Management, Computer Aided Dispatch and Sheriff Records/Report Writing System

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant authorization to the Sheriff's Department to release a Request for Proposal for a Correctional Management, Computer Aided Dispatch and Sheriff Records/Report Writing System.

33.               Allocation of Legal Office Assistant I/II BU 1100221; Allocation of Evidence Technician in BU 1100221

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the allocation of one full-time Legal Office Assistant I/II (Salary Range 248/270, class 0178) in Budget Unit 1100221 effective immediately; Approve the allocation of one full time Evidence Technician (salary range 348, class 0407) in Budget Unit 1100221 effective immediately.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Veterans

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Retirement Resolution for Steve D'Agati. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Appointment of the Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2008 (Continued from December 4, 2007 Board of Supervisors Meeting)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various boards, committees, and commissions.

County Administrative Office

2.                   County Medical Services Program Governing Board Election

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors vote for a "medium" sized county supervisor representative to serve on the County Medical Services Program (CMSP) governing board.

3.                   Appointment of Law Library Trustees

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint two or, upon request of the Chair, three persons to the Board of Law Library Trustees.

4.                   Adoption of 2008 State and Federal Legislative Platform

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review, modify as appropriate and adopt the proposed state and federal legislative platforms for 2008; Direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the state legislative platform to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Member Patty Berg State Senator Patricia Wiggins and our legislative advocate, Don Peterson; and Direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the federal legislative platform to President George W. Bush, U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and legislative advocate Don Peterson.

Community Development Services

5.                   Approval of a $500,000 Community Investment Fund Grand Award to Redwood Region Economic Development Commission for Air Carrier Recruitment

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve a $500,000 CIF Grant Fund award to Redwood Region Economic Development Commission for Air Carrier Recruitment and Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contracts when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

Public Works

6.                   Sponsorship of Mad River Streambank Protection Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the letter to the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Services stating that the County will accept sponsorship of the Mad River Streambank Protection Project; Authorize the Chair to sign the indemnity agreements on behalf of the County; Approve the cost sharing agreement and supplemental budget; Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the cost share agreement on behalf of the County after receiving private party and McKinlyeville Community Services District (MCSD) signatures; and Direct Public Works to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for environmental consulting services, and authorize the Public Works Director to sign a professional services agreement for the project for and amount up to $100,000.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

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 Personnel.

3.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. Mckee; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. DR020825

4.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Counsel on Pending, Threatened or Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.

 

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Watts General Plan Amendment Petition; File No.:APN 404-022-026 and -031-06; Case No.; GPP-06-06 (Kneeland Area)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive the staff report and public comment; based on the findings in the staff report and testimony received about the project, accept the Petition by approving resolution No. ____.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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.