HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim February 2008 as Grand Jury Awareness Month in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: The Humboldt County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors Association has requested the Board of Supervisors recognize February 2008 as Grand Jury Awareness month in Humboldt County.

D.                  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.                   Extension of Hours Allocation for Extra Help Employees, Rebecca Lemons and Jeanette Griffin of Budget Unit 261 Not to Exceed 1920 Hours Each.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve extension of temporary extra help allocation, Rebecca Lemons and Jeanette Griffin, not to exceed 1920 hours each during fiscal 2007-2008, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Syd & Diane Lehman, Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Citizens of the Year. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

3.                   Certificate of Recognition for Donny Rosebrook, Arcata Chamber of Commerce 2007 Business Leader of the Year. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the certificate.

4.                   Certificate of Recognition for Retired Army Sergeant Justin Hindley. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization foar Chair to sign Certificate of Recognition.

5.                   Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Requesting Reconsideration of the Proposed Closure of 48 State Parks. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter.

6.                   Continuation of Emergency - Closure of Marin's Ferry Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution # 07-87, remains in effect until February 5, 2008.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of Board Orders - Meeting of September 25, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the meeting of September 25, 2007, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 22, 2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 22, 2008, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 8, 2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the meeting of January 8, 2008, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

Community Development Services

10.               Modify Conveyance and Agreement Recorded for the Foxwood Estates Supbdivision (FMS-11-95) to Reflect Change in Real Property Descriptions Resulting from an Approved Lot Line Adjustment (LLA-06-13)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Quitclaim and Partial Reconveyance for Lot D, Lot 21, Lot 22 and Lot 23 of Phase 2 of the Foxwood Estates Final Map Subdivision; Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Conveyance and Agreement for the reconfigured properties as reflected in the approved Lot Line Adjustment (Case No. LLA-06013).

11.               Approval of WEB-GIS Project and www.northcoastprosperity.com Website

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the staff report , approve publishing of the website, and direct staff to inform the public on how to use the website.

County Administrative Office

12.               Letter of Support for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthoriziation Bill

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reviewFAA Reauthorization Bill and authorize the Chair to send a letter of support to Federal Lawmakers and Advocates.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Reappointments to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reappoint the following Mental Health Board. On January 17, 2008 the Humboldt County Mental Health Board voted unanimously to approve the recommendation to forward the membership renewals of Marianne Pennekamp, Sally Hewitt, Robin Wolff and Vincent Feliz.

14.               Request for extention of extra help hours for budget unit 1170-424 Mental Health Branch Administration.

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extensions of extra help hours for Budget Unit 1170-424 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Resolution (4/5 vote required) effective immediately.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Approve and Execute First Amendment to Sublicense Agreement for Office Space at 1450A Hiller Road, McKinleyville, APN 510-133-015 with the McKinleyville Community Collaborative.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute and sign the First Amendment to Sublicense for 1450A Hiller Road, McKinleyville with the McKinleyville Community Collaborative beginning February 15, 2008 and terminating on February 14, 2010.

16.               Increase the Health Program Coordinator position in Budget Unit 460, (Public Health Personnel) from .8 to 1.0 in Fund 1175

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve increase of the Health Program Coordinator, (Salary range 324, class 0540, position # 001) position currently occupied by Valerie Lovelace in Budget Unit # 460, Fund 1175 from .8 to 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.

Library Services

17.               Approval of an Increase in the Library's Administrative Analyst Position from .054 FTE to 1.0 FTE, and Associated Budget Amendments

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the increase from half-time (.054 FTE) to full-time (1.0 FTE) for the vacant Administrative Analyst I/II (salary range 335/368, Class 0626, position #01) position in budget unit 621 effective immediately, Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $8,400 in the Library's budget (1500-621).

Probation

18.               Request for Temporary Increase in Compensation for Juvenile Corrections Officer Ryan Blanchard as Acting Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation for Juvenile Corrections Officer Ryan Blanchard as an Acting Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer, pursuant to section 12.4.1 of the AFSCME MOU from November 24, 2007 to February 9, 2008.Mr. Blanchard's initial twenty days of being an Acting Supervisor ended on December 21, 2007; therefore it is requested this action become retroactive to December 21, 2007.

Public Works

19.               Construction of Emergency Foundation Stabilzation and Structural Supports for Martins Ferry Bridge (4C-007) on Bald Hills Road

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications; Adopt Resolution No. ____ finding that the emergency will not permit a delay to seek formal competitive bids and authorize the Director of Public Works to distribute bid packages to qualified contractors for an expedited bid opening on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:00 PM; If the Director of Public Works takes action pursuant to the authority being granted, the Director shall report the action to the Board at the next regularly schedule meeting thereafter, and after the initial review, every 14 days until the action is terminated.

20.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Fulmor Road (2H040) County Project Number 206318

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Schneider Enterprises and Humboldt County for the storm damage repairs on Fulmor Road and approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $4,825.91. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

21.               Pay Differential for Hank Seeman, Environmental Services Manager

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services Manager, retroactive from January 14, 2008 and continuing through March 22, 2008 or until the Deputy Director-General Services position is filled, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

22.               Construction of Shoulder and Bridge Widening on Myrtle Avenue (F3K300) Between Hall Ave. and Mithchell Rd.: Project No. BTA 5904(001), BHLS 5904(087) Contract No. 205001

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications.

23.               Sponsorship of Mad River Streambank Protection Project.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting sponsorship of the Mad River Streambank Protection Project after certification from County Counsel and the Department of Public Works that all previously required documents and funding from the private beneficiaries and McKinleyville Community Services District have been received.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended Operational Changes.

RECOMMENDATION: Reveiw and approve the recommended Headwaters Fund Operational Changes, and if operational changes are approved, review and advise the HWFB on the focus of the first initiative, and reappoint Jon Sapper, Alex Stillman and Kathy Moxon for a final 3-year term.

2.                   Staff Report and Presentation on the Proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Program and Implementation Grants

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report and presentation on the Proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program Status.

3.                   Approval of Resolution Authorizing Co-Sponsorship of the development of a Groundwater Management Plan for the Mattole Headwaters with the County of Mendocino and Application to the Department of Water Resources Local Groundwater Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Resolution No. _____ that gives authorization to the County of Humboldt, Community Development Services Department, to co-sponsor the development of a groundwater management plan for the Mattole Headwaters; Approve the application for funding for the Department of Water Resources Local Groundwater Assistance Program for the development of a groundwater management plan for the Mattole Headwaters.

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

10:00AM - Board of Supervisors

1.                   California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Spring/Fall Fishing Regulation Changes Presentation (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take action, if required.

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.                   Cal One Cellular Zone Reclassification (ZR-06-18; APN 307-041-05)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors introduce the ordinance by title and waive further reading; Open the Public Hearing in a manner prescribed by law; and receive the Staff report and public testimony; Approve Resolution No. _____, adopt the Planning Commissionís findings, adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the adoption of Ordinance No. ____ amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying property in the Humboldt Hill are [ZR-06-18, Cal - One Cellular] from Commercial Industrial (C-3) to Qualified Commercial Industrial with a Special Building Site Combining Zone specifying a minimum parcel area as per the subdivision map of record (C-3-B-6-Q).

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

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.

Afternoon Sessions TENTATIVELY Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2008:January 1 (New Years Day), January 29 (5th Tuesday), February 12 (Lincolnís Birthday), July 29 (5th Tuesday), August 12 (Summer Break), August 19 (Summer Break), September 30 (5th Tuesday), November 11 (Veteranís Day), November 25 (Week of Thanksgiving Holiday), December 2 (CSAC Annual Conference in San Diego), December 23 (Christmas Break), December 30 (5th Tuesday/Christmas Break)

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

 

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

 

Housing Authority Commission

 

Human Rights Commission

 

In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

 

Status of Women Commission

 

Williamson Act Advisory Committeeís

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

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