NOTE: THIS IS THE AGENDA AS FINALIZED ON Friday, July 2 ,2008 AT 11:48 A.m  ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS, IF ANY, WILL BE POSTED AT THE FIFTH STREET ENTRANCE OF THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE BY FRIDAY, July 2, AT 5:00 P.M.

 

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Recognition Honoring the Fortuna Rodeo, July 14th - 20th, 2008. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution Congratulating the Redwood Chapter Sierra Club on Its 50th Anniversary. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.


3.                   Resolution Recognizing the Friends of the Redwood Libraries' Serendipity Bookstore for $250,000 in Sales. (Supervisors Neely and Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Resolution Recognizing the Orick Rodeo, July 12th and 13th, 2008. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

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 Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Appreciation for Jacqueline K. Smith, a Dedicated and Highly Respected Social Security Administration Public Employee who Retired on July 3, 2008. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution of Appreciation.

3.                   Appoint Chief Randy Mendosa and Mary Jordan, R.N. to the North Coast Emergency Medical Care Committee. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments as requested.

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Janette Lackett, R.N. for Her Service on the North Coast Emergency Medical Care Committee. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Michelle Dulas for Serving on the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

6.                   Letter of Appreciation to Joe Toroni for Serving on the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation.

7.                   Letter of Appreciation to Linda Jackson for Serving on the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

8.                   Letter to Senator Patricia Wiggins Concerning Sudden Oak Death and SB 1668, the Bill that would Limit Funding for Sudden Oak Death Treatments to Marin and Sonoma Counties. (Supervisor Geist

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Agreement with AT&T for Customized Switched Metro Ethernet Service.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the agreement with AT&T for Customized Switched Metro Ethernet service; Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the agreement.


Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Approval of Agreement between Humboldt County and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services for the Provision of Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling and Referral Services; and Approve the Supplemental Budget for Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Mental Health Branch Budget Unit 1180-425 Alcohol and Other Drug.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize and direct the Chair to sign the Agreement between Humboldt County and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services for the provision of alcohol and other drug counseling and referral services; Adopt the supplemental budget as attached in Exhibit A for fiscal year 2008-09, Alcohol and Other Drug Budget unit 1180-425.

11.               Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities (TRTF), Inc. for Fiscal Year 2008 - 2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities (TRTF), Inc. for Fiscal Year 2008-2009; Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute three (3) copies of the agreement; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return executed two (2) copies of the agreement to the Director of the Mental Health Branch.

12.               Temporary Salary Increase in Accordance with Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize a temporary increase in compensation for Kate Bell, M.D., to the "E" Step for assuming duties of the Medical Director beginning May 29, 2008 until a permanent Medical Director is hired, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

13.               Approval of the Agreement between Humboldt County and Fortuna Community Services, dba "HART" (Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment) for Driving Under the Influence Programs for Fiscal Years 2008-09 through 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement Humboldt County and Fortuna Community Services, dba Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment (HART) for the provision of Driving Under the Influence Programs.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Approval of Subcontract Agreement with Sonoma County Department of Health Services for California Children's 5 a Day Power Play Campaign activities Fund 1175, Budget Unit 433 for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve agreement to subcontract the Power Play section of this grant to Sonoma County Department of Health Services up to a total of $125,000; Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign page nine (9) of the complete agreement package and two (2) additional copies; Direct the Clerk of the Board to retain the complete agreement package and return the two (2) additional signature pages to the Public Health Branch.

15.               Approval of Agreements for Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Services, Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2007-08.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve agreements with the North Coast AIDS Project, Redwoods Rural Health Center, and St. Joseph Home Care - Humboldt County for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) services; Authorize the Chair to sign page ten (10) and two (2) additional copies of page ten (10) of each agreement; Authorize the Chair to sign Appendix B and two additional copies of Appendix B of each Agreement; Direct the Clerk of the Board to retain the three complete agreement packages and return the six additional signature pages to the Public Health Branch.

Library Services

16.               Supplemental Budget (Fiscal Year 2008-2009) and Grand Award from the McLean Foundation for Materials, Workshops and Presentations at the Fortuna Branch Library.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Grant Agreement with the McLean Foundation for materials, workshops and presentations at the Fortuna Branch Library; Authorize Victor Zazueta, Director of Library Services, to sign two (2) copies of the Grant Agreement; Adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library, for fiscal year 2008-2009 and authorize the Auditor Controller to supplement the budget.

Personnel

17.               Temporary Physical Closure of Personnel Department for 2 days.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the temporary closure of the County Personnel Department on July 11, 2008 and July 14, 2008.

Public Works

18.               Construction of Grassy Creek Culvert Replacement on Fieldbrook Road (4L760) at OPM 2.16: Agreement No.: P0510307, Contract No. 206140.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Construction of Grassy Creek Culvert Replacement on Fieldbrook Road at PM 2.16.; Award the Contract to Miller Farms in the amount of $253,990; 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 1200-321-0223 and transfer $279,389 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

19.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Cathey Road (6D050) at PM 0.47 and 0.70: Project No.: FEMA CA DR 1628, HC 58 & HC 60, Contract No. 206285 & 206327.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Receive and file the bids for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Cathey Road at PM 0.47 and 0.70; Award the contract to Granite Construction in the amount of $153,054; 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 1200-321-0224 and transfer $168,359 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

20.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road (F6B165) at PM 19.95; Project No. ER-4400(041); Contract No. 206353.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications; Upon approval of construction funding by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on or about July 8, 2008, 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.; If the FHWA does not approve the request for construction fund by the Board's July 8, 2008 meeting, direct the Clerk to hold the plans and specifications for 3 weeks and, if approval has been received, 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.;

21.               License Agreement with Westlog, Inc., dba Cal Ore Life Flight.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the License Agreement, in duplicate, with Westlog, Inc. dba Cal Ore Life Flight; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return on original executed License Agreement to Real Property for transmittal to Licensee.


Sheriff

22.               Approve Supplemental Budget for Boating Safety in the Amount of $5,500 for Fiscal Year 2007/2008.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize a supplemental budget in the amount of $5,500 for fiscal year 2007/2008.

23.               Establish Fixed Asset Account and Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Auditor/Controller to establish Fixed Asset Account 1100-243-8-915, wood splitter and approve a supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100 243 in the amount of $7,562 to purchase and replace broken wood splitters used by the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

24.               Agreement to Provide Consulting Services between the County of Humboldt and Innovative Technologies LTD Consulting Services and Approve Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $80,000.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the attached Innovative Technologies LTD Consulting Services Contract between the County of Humboldt and RHJ Consulting Inc, dba Innovative Technologies Ltd. for consultant services to assist in the acquisition and installation of an integrated law enforcement computer system, and instruct the Clerk of the Board to return the fully-executed original of the agreement to the Sheriff's Office, Attention: Michael Downey, for further processing; Approve the attached supplemental budget in the amount of $80,000 to pay for services under contract.

25.               Acceptance of Amended Letter of Agreement Number 2008-23 between the County of Humboldt and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Accept Amended Letter of Agreement, Number 2008-23 between the County of Humboldt and the Drug Enforcement Administration and authorize the Chair to sign the Request for Advance or Reimbursement; and Authorize the Sheriff to sign Agreement No. 2008-23; and Approve attached supplemental budget for FY 2008-2009 in budget unit 1100228; and Instruct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed original documents to the Sheriff's Office (Attention Linda Modell) for further processing.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Facilities Master Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Consider the attached Facilities Master Plan and provide any additional input; Direct staff to use the Facilities Master Plan, together with associated Board comments, as the basis for preparing a more detailed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and return to the Board for Consideration of the CIP by the beginning of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-10.

2.                   Funding for Crossroads Program.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize funding for the Crossroads program vial loan; Direct staff to process & finalize loan agreements and other necessary documents; authorize the Chair to sign all agreements on behalf of the County, upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and Direct the Auditor - Controller to issue a check to Crossroads upon approval of County Counsel.


F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: 

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN - NONE SCHEDULED

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

Public Works

1.                   Review and Approve the Amendments to Franchise  Agreements fro Rate Increases Covering the Franchise Areas of Northwestern Humboldt County, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Blue Lake/Fieldbrook, Willow Creek, Holmes/Redcrest, Weott/Myers Flat and Garberville.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open a public hearing and receive the staff report and public comments on the proposed rate increases for solid waste collection in unincorporated Humboldt County; Close the public hearing; Approve the attached Amendments increasing the rates for solid waste collection in the nine stated franchise areas; Authorize the Chair to execute the attached three original copies of the Amendments upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies of the Amendments to Public Works for distribution.

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