HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Grant Application - FY 2008-09 Worker's Compensation Insurance Fraud Program - Auto Prosecution (State of California - Department of Insurance Funds). (Consent)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Grant Application for FY 2008-09 Automobile Fraud Insurance Prosecution Program; Adopt Resolution No. _____ approving the application to the California State Department of Insurance for funding under the Automobile Fraud Insurance Prosecution Program; and Authorize the Chair to execute the resolution.

2.                   Gravel Extraction for Maintenance at Redwood Creek Levees. (Consent)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare the gravel removed during maintenance at the Redwood Creek Levees from 2008 through 2010 as surplus material; and authorize the Department of Public Works to release the attached request for Proposal for a qualified contractor to perform gravel extraction work; select the proposal that provides the highest value to the County; and complete and execute the attached draft Agreement for proposed work with the selected contractor.


C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim July 1 - 7, 2008 as "Independents Week," in Support of Independent Businesses and the Value they Bring to Local Economies. (Supervisor Woolley & Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation Recognizing the 2007 Adopt - A - Highway Volunteer of the Year, Lynn Crosthwait. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution of Commendation.

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 Honoring Dr. Deborah Clasquin, Professor of Music at Humboldt State University. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign the Resolution.

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Ken Nakamura, Associate Professor, Department Chair, MSW Program, Behavioral and Social Sciences at Humboldt State University. (Supervisor Woolley & Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificate of Recognition.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation to Ann Anderson on her Retirement. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   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 July 15, 2008.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of Board Orders - Meeting of June 24, 2008

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors 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 Code Section 25103.

Community Development Services

6.                   Authorization to Sign Memorandum of Agreemnt between Three Departments to Fnd Step - Up Jobs for Youth Program for the Next Three Years.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize three Humboldt County Department Heads (Community Development Services, Economic Development Division; Probation Department; and Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch) to sign a Memorandum of Agreement to fund paid work experience opportunities for youth and a Counselor that will develop, coordinate, and implement youth services at The Job Market.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Oppose Senate Bill 1617 (Kehoe) Adopting Emergency Regulations to Establish a Fire Prevention Fee.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review Senate Bill (SB) 1617 (Kehoe); and Authorize the Chair to send a letter of opposition to Senator Kehoe, Senator Wiggins, and Assembly Member Berg and other Advocates.

8.                   Approve the Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Access Humboldt for Consulting Services Related to Cable Television Services. (Wave and Almega)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the CAO to sign two copies of the Attached Agreement with Access Humboldt for consulting services related to cable related services; and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit one original to Access Humboldt and the other original to the County Administrative Staff.

9.                   Approve the Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Access Humboldt for Consulting Services Related to Cable Television Services. (Suddenlink)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve and authorize the Chair to sign two (2) copies of the Agreement with Access Humboldt for consulting services related to cable related services; and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit one original to Access Humboldt and the other original to the County Administrative Office.

County Clerk-Recorder / Elections

10.               Certification of the June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary Election.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accepts the certified results of the Official Canvass of the June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Lease Agreement for Perfomance Management Unit office on 2950 E Street.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the lease agreement with Trueman Vroman for the lease of the property located at 2950 E Street, Ste. B, Eureka, beginning July 15, 2008 and terminating June 30, 2011 with the option to extend the lease for three, one year terms.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

12.               Allocate One Full - Time Administrative Analyst I/II in Budget Unit 511 - Social Services  (Social Services Fund and Mental Health Services Act - no impact to the General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of one 1.0 FTE Administrative Analyst I/II (class 0626A/B, range 335/368) position in budget unit 511 (Social Services) effective immediately.

13.               Disallocate Vacant Full-time Legal Office Assistant I/II and Allocate one Full-Time Legal Clerk I/II position (Merit System Services classification) in Budget Unit #511, Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the disallocation of one vacant full-time Legal Office Assistant (class 0178 A/B, salary range 248/270, position #01) and allocate one legal Clerk I/II (salary range 248/271, class 351A/351B) position in budget unit 511effective immediately.

14.               Disallocate Three Vacant Full Time Employment and Training Worker I/II and Allocate Three Full Time Employment and Training Worker III positions in Budget Unit 511 (Social Services).

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the disallocation of three vacant full time Employment and Training Worker I/II positions (Class 722A/722B, Range 289/331, position #17, 18, 19); Allocate three full time Employment and Training Worker III (Class 0723, Range 345) in budget unit 511 (Social Services) effective upon approval.


Personnel

15.               Public Employees' Retirement System Contract Amendment.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, a Resolution of Intention to Approve an Amendment to Contract Between the board of Administration California Public Employees' Retirement System and the Board of Supervisors County of Humboldt; Introduce the Ordinance by title, waive the first reading thereof and schedule for adoption on July 22, 2008; and Instruct the Clerk of the Board to sign the "Certification of Governing Body's Action, " and "Certification of Compliance with Government Code Section 7507" forms.

Public Works

16.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road (F6B165) at PM 43.54: Project No.: ER 4400(054), Contract No. 206381.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications, and Direct the Clerk to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract Code with bids to be opened on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm.

17.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Trinidad Scenic Drive (4M310) at PM 1.14: Project No.L FEMA CA DR 1628 HC 13; Contract No. 206287.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications and direct the Clerk of the Board to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract Code with bids to be opened on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm.

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

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Construction of Shoulder and Bridge Widening on Myrtle Ave. between Hall Ave. and Mitchell Road; Award the contract to Kernen Construction in the amount of $1,007,938; 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 1200321-0222 and transfer $1,058,335 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

Sheriff

19.               Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Humboldt, by and through the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the City of Eureka.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve this Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Humboldt by and through the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the City of Eureka; Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the County of Humboldt; and Authorize the Sheriff to sign the agreement and act as their agent in regards to the provisions of the agreement.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS – none scheduled

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Resolution of Opposition to Efforts to Redirect Proposition 10 Funds to Help Resolve the State of California Budget Crisis. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.


2.                   Extend Timeframe for Code Enforcement Task Force to Complete its Review and Report Back to the Board of Supervisors. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize extension of timeframe for Code Enforcement Task Force to complete its review.

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation of the 2007-2008 Grand Jury Final Report. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and receive and file the final report.

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.                   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

tuesday - July 22, 2008 (1:30pm or soon thereafter)

Watts General Plan Amendment/Zone Reclassification/Notice Of Merger

 

tuesday - July 22, 2008 (1:30pm or soon thereafter)

Cook Zone Reclassification

 

tuesday - July 22, 2008 (1:30pm or soon thereafter)

Howard General Plan Amendment Petition

 

tuesday – August 5, 2008 (1:30pm or soon thereafter)

Kramer General Plan Amendment Petition - File No. Apn 017-032-03 Et Al. Case No. Gpp-07-02, Cutten Area.

tuesday – September 2, 2008 (1:30pm or soon thereafter)

A Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment / Zone Reclassification application; Case No. ZR-07-01; RACE INVESTMENTS LLC, applicant; File Nos. APN 017-191-03, 017-201-10, 017-211-14, 403-031-58, 403-031-59 & 403-043-53; Eureka area

 

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2008:  January 1 (New Years Day), January 29 (5th Tuesday), February 12 (Lincoln’s Birthday), April 29 (5th Tuesday) July 29 (5th Tuesday), August 12 (Summer Break), August 19 (Summer Break), September 30 (5th Tuesday), November 11 (Veteran’s 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

Fortuna Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

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