HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JUNE 03, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Declaring Saturday, August 30, 2008 as Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution and have the clerk of the Board mail a certified copy of the Resolution to the Bigfoot Days Committee, P.O. Box 8, Willow Creek, CA95573.

2.                   Continuation of Emergency - Closure of Martin's Ferry Bridge.

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, Per Resolution # 07-87, remains in effect until June 17, 2008.

Child Support Services

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of May 27, 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.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

4.                   Approve and authorize the Public Health branch Director to sign the agreement with the California Department of Health Services for the California Violent Death Reporting System for Fund 1175, Budget Unit 400, Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Public Health Branch Director to Sign the agreement with the California Department of Health Services for the California Violent Death Reporting System; Direct the Chair to sign three copies of the Contractor Certification and return them to Public Health Branch for processing.

Public Works

5.                   Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Blue Slide Road (F2G100) at PM 1.60: Project No.: ER 3812 (010), Contract No. 203100.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Blue Slide Road at PM 1.60; Award the contract to Schneider Enterprises in the amount of $218,453.95; Authorize the Chair to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200-321-0220 and transfer $240,299.00 to the account.

6.                   Memorandum of Agreement between Humboldt County and Karuk Tribe

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairman to sign two copies of the Memorandum of Agreement to allow for additional funding opportunities as well as closer inter-governmental cooperation with the Karuk Tribe.

Sheriff

7.                   Authorization to Complete an Agreement between the County of Humboldt and the City of Fortuna Concerning the Physical Use, Upkeep and Disposition of a Ford Pickup and Carson Command Trailer Supplied by the County of Humboldt through the Homeland Security Grant Program.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement for Use and Transfer of County Vehicle and Trailer with the City of Fortuna.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

8.                   Schools Combined Request for Trans Issuance.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to notify in writing the Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District, and Northern Humboldt Union High School District their bond attorneys, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe that the Board of Supervisors will not act to authorize the above named Districts to issue Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.T.R.A.N.s funds to be invested through the County Treasurer's Office.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Presentation of Fiscal Year 2008-09 Proposed Budget

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an update on the State's budget deliberations; receive and review the Humboldt County's Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2008-09 Budget; Continue budget discussions to the public hearings scheduled for Monday, June 9, 2008 (1:30pm and 6:00 pm); Direct the County Administrative Officer to return to the board on June 24, 2008, to consider adoption of the final budget for FY 2008-09 and take other action as appropriate.

2.                   Hiring Freeze and Voluntary Furloughs.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Declare and immediate hiring freeze, and direct all department heads to suspend hiring of new County employees; Authorize the County Administrative Office to grant exceptions to the hiring freeze based upon a finding of necessity or benefit, using the information contained in the Hiring Freeze Exception Form; Authorize a voluntary unpaid furlough for the County Administrative Officer of up to 10 percent of her time during pay periods paid in Fiscal Year 2008-2009; Authorize the County Administrative Officer to approve voluntary unpaid furloughs for other appointed department heads, using the information contained in the Voluntary Furlough Agreement; Authorize department heads to approve voluntary unpaid furloughs for other employees under their appointing authority, when such action is in the interest of the affected department, and direct the Personnel Director to communicate with represented employee groups regarding the County's voluntary furlough policy.

DHHS - Administration

3.                   Update on Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an update on the development of the County's Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

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

10:00 AM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) Update Report by Arcata CHP Captain Robert Del Mese. (Supervisor Smith)

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

10:30 A.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   Presentation on the Upcoming "Bridges Out of Poverty" Workshop. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take appropriate 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

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the public employee performance evaluation for the position of County Counsel pursuant to Government Code section 54954.5.

6.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of County Counsel pursuant to Government Code section 54954.5

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 - (NONE SCHEDULED)

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.

Afternoon Sessions 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), April 29 (5th Tuesday) 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

 

Alcohol and Drug

Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Assessment Appeals Board

Fire Safe Council

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Forestry Review Committee

Housing Authority Commission

Human Rights Commission

In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Mental Health Board

Status of Women Commission

Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Workforce Investment Board

 

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

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING CHANGES, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUDDEN LINK, CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

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