HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim April 27th through May 3rd, 2008 as Volunteer Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim Saturday, April 26th, 2008 as Peninsula Clean-Up and Beautification Day. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim Tuesday, April 22, 2008 as Equal Pay Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim April 20th - 26th, 2008 as Laboratory Professionals Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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.                   Request for Approval of Standard Agreement No. 07-0796, High-Risk Pest Exclusion, in the Amount of $4,000 for Fiscal Year 2007-08, Between the County and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

RECOMMENDATION: Grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance, approve Standard High-Risk Agreement No. 07-0796, and direct the Auditor-Controller to execute the supplemental budget changes.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Recognizing St. Joseph Hospital Volunteers on their 50th Anniversary. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Letter of Support for Naming a Section of Highway 101 near Myers Flat and/or the Salmon Creek Bridge in Memory of James F. McManus. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

4.                   Proclaim May 1st, 2008 as a Day of Prayer in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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

RECOMMENDATION: On December 11, 2007 the Board adopted Resolution Number 07-87 which declared a local State of Emergency relative to extreme peril to life and property, due to the structural instability of the Martin's Ferry Bridge from a deep seated slide beneath its foundations on the northeasterly side of the Klamath River, which is shifting two piers and moving the abutment of the bridge out from under the superstructure.During the Board meetings of December 21, 2007 January 3, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 4, March 18, April 1, and April 15, 2008 the Board voted to extend the declaration of a local State of Emergency.The Humboldt County Director of the Office of Emergency Services has declared that a State of Emergency still exists and should remain in effect for an additional fourteen (14) days, until May 6, 2008.

6.                   Letter of Support to the Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation for North Coast EMS' Grant Application. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Support.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approve Board Orders - Meeting of April 15, 2008.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order, 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

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8.                   WHITNEY Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide, File No. APN 102-073-12 an-322-401, Case No JTMP-07-06, Bear River Area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve by 4/5ths vote of the full Board, the division of assessor parcels zoned Timberland Production Zone (TPZ) into parcels containing less than 160 acres of TPZ and approve the Whitney Joint Timber Management Plan (JTMP) and Guide pursuant to Section 51119.5 of the California Government Code (CGC) (Attachment A), and direct the Community Development Services - Planning Division to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Implementing the Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide with the JTMP (Attachment B).

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9.                   SAVIO Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide, BENNETT Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide, File No. APN 206-151-33, Case No JTMP-07-03, Carlotta Area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve, by 4/5th's vote of the full Board, the division of assessor parcels zoned Timberland Production Zone (TPZ) into parcels containing less than 160 acres of TPZ, and approve the Savio Joint Timber Management Plan (JTMP) and Guide, and the Bennett JTMP and Guide, pursuant to Section 51119.5 of the California Government Code (CGC) (Attachments A and B, respectively), and direct the Community Development Services - Planning Division to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Implementing the Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide with the JTMP for both Savio and Bennett (Attachment C1 and C2, respectively).

10.               WESTFALL Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide File No. APN 101-211-04 and -222-06; Case No. JTMP-07-04 (Ferndale Area).

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the division of assessor parcels zoned Timberland Production Zone (TPZ) into parcels containing less than 160 acres of TPZ and approve the Westfall Joint Timber Management Plan (JTMP) and Guide Pursuant to Section 51119.5 of the California Government Code (C.G.C.) and direct the Community Development Services - Planning Division to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Implementing the JTMP and Guide with the JTMP.

County Administrative Office

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11.               Pay Differential for Jeff Dolf, Senior Agricultural Weights & Measures Inspector.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the temporary increase in compensation of 20 salary ranges for Jeff Dolf, Senior Agricultural Weights & Measures Inspector, retroactive from January 13, 2008 continuing through June 28, 2008 or until the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures position is filled, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

12.               Designation of the Revenue Recovery Officer I/II and Senior Revenue Recovery Officer Classes as County Financial Evaluation Officers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the designation of the Revenue Recovery Officer I/II and Senior Revenue Recovery Officer classes as County Financial Evaluation Officers.

County Clerk-Recorder

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13.               Extension of Extra Help Hours past the 960 Hour Limit.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extension of Office Assistant 1 extra help hours for John James to 1,416 hours and Mary James to 1,263 hours through June 20th, 2008 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Approve and Authorize the Mental Health Branch Director and the Humboldt County Chief Probation officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Healthy Returns Initiative.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Mental Health Branch Director and the Humboldt County Chief Probation officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Healthy Returns Initiative.

15.               Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Humboldt County Office of Education for Children's Mental Health Services.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the agreement between Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch and Humboldt County office of Education; and Authorize the Mental Health Branch Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to execute the agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               First Amendment to Agreement with Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response), Fiscal Years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Authorize the Chair to approve the First Amendment to the Agreement with Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross to amend the Project Report Schedule and extend the term of the original agreement through December 31, 2008 in fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) for fiscal year 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.

Probation

17.               Request to Approve and Submit 2008-09 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) Application for Continuation Funding.

RECOMMENDATION: Attest to the on-going validity of the local Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Plan and funding strategy (attachment 1), and authorize the Chief Probation Officer or the Chair of the Board to sign and submit the 2008-09 JJCPA Application for Continuation Funding to the California State Corrections Standards Authority (CSA).

Public Works

18.               Extension of Lease with Johnson's Mobile Solutions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exercising the option to extend the lease with Johnson's Mobile Solutions for one year for the modular located at 1106 Second Street and authorize Real Property to notify Lessor that County is exercising the option to extend the lease for one year through June 30, 2009.

19.               Pay Differential for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services Manager.

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

20.               First Amendment to License Agreement with Stephen A. Moser, Trustee, 1993 Stephen A. Moser Revocable Trust dated October 28, 1993.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve First Amendment to License Agreement with Stephen A. Moser, Trustee, 1993 Stephen A. Moser Revocable Trust dated October 28, 1993 and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement in duplicate.

21.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Butler Valley Road (F5J031) at P.M. 5.7 & 5.8; Contract No. 206363 & 206362.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Receive and file the bids for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Butler Valley Road at P.M. 5.7 & 5.8; Award the contract to Granite Construction in the amount of $151,225; Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0219 and transfer $166,325.00 to the account per the appropriation transfer.

22.               Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV) Passenger Terminal Expansion and Renovation:AIP 03-06-0010-30, Project 913270.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0 for a $35,221 cost increase and an additional 46 calendar days.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Mad River Streambank Protection Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a Public Works staff report regarding conditions at the Mad River bluff site near School Road in McKinleyville; Authorize Public Works to develop the design for an emergency project; †††††† Direct Public Works to apply for emergency permits; and; Direct Public Works to return to the Board with the project design for approval and a determination regarding the emergency project exemption under the California Environmental Quality Act.

2.                   Fields Landing Boat Ramp Improvement Project

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached resolution approving the application for grant funding from the Department of Boating and Waterways Local Assistance Grant Program for the Fields Landing Boat Launching Facility Improvement Project and authorizing the Public Works Director to execute the grant agreement if the application is approved for funding.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Appointment of Three (3) At-Large Members to the Code Enforcement Task Force (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint three (3) At-Large Members to the Code Enforcement Task Force.

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

11:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Broadband Service Update and Request for Letters of Support for Several Broadband Projects in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters of support.

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

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Humboldt Sunshine, Inc. v. County of Humboldt, et. al; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. CV070159.

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.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS - NONE SCHEDULED

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

PUBLIC WORKS

1.                   Unmet Transportation Needs Public Hearing

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive the staff report and allow the public to comment on transit needs in the unincorporated areas of the County; Close the public hearing and direct that the Clerk of the Board forward meeting minutes and any recommendations to the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) for inclusion in their hearing.

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 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.