HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

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.                   Proclaim August 16th, 2008 as Bridge Fest Day. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Request to Consolidate Arcata's Municipal Election with Humboldt County's Statewide General Election on November 4, 2008 and to Place Two Measures on that Ballot. Supervisor Woolley

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the election consolidation and the addition of the City of Arcata's two ballot measures onto the November 4, 2008 ballot with the condition that the City of Arcata reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request, and that the City of Arcata notify the County Elections Department to take any and all steps necessary to complete these tasks.Direct the Clerk of the Board to forward the signed Board Order to the Humboldt County Elections Department.

3.                   Grant of $500 to the Redwood Coast Tsunami Working Group to Provide for Tsunami Education at the Del Norte and Humboldt County Fairs. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $500 grant as requested.

4.                   Reappoint Peter Bussman and Mark Moore to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Mark Moore and Peter Bussman have requested re-appointment to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Board.The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District recommends their reappointment for another 4-year term.

5.                   Reappoint Dawn Watkins and Jocelyn Teague to the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointments.

6.                   Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Urging him to Protect California's Coastal Economy by not Reducing the California State Coastal Commission FY 2008 - 2009 Budget. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

7.                   Preventative Health Care for Adults - Letter of Opposition to program cuts. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter opposing any cuts to funding for the Preventative Health Care for Adults program.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 07-87 remains in effect until August 5, 2008.

Child Support Services

9.                   Board Authorization to Permit the Director of Child Support Services to sign the plan of Cooperation between the California Department of Child Support Services and the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Child Support Services to sign the Plan of Cooperation between the California Department of Child Support Services and the Humboldt County Department for Child Support Services.

County Administrative Office

10.               Disallocation of IT Systems Administrator I/II position.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors disallocate one full-time IT Systems Administrator I/II position in budget unit 118 (salary range 340, class 0120, position 03), effective immediately.

11.               Supplemental Budget for Fund 1100, Budget Unit 103, County Administrative Office, Fiscal Year 2008-09.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in Fund 1100, Budget Unit 103, County Administrative Office, and direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget.

12.               Classification Review and Reallocation of the Revenue Recovery Division of the County Administrative Office.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors delete the class of Revenue Recovery Technician (salary range 262, class 0198) from the classification plan; Delete the 37.5 hour class of Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 255/284, class 0197) from the classification plan; Adopt the revised 40 hour class of Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (from salary range 268/297 class 1197) to Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 291/319, class 1197) into the classification plan; Delete the 37.5 hour class of Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (salary range 322, class 1199) to Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (salary range 344, class 1199) into the classification plan; Reallocate the Fiscal Assistant I/II (salary range 265/291, class 0177, #01) position occupied by Ellisha Lawson in budget unit 114 to Fiscal Services Supervisor (salary range 340, class 1149); Reallocate the Revenue Recovery Technician (salary range 262,class 1198, #02) position occupied by Rhoda Traxler in budget unit 114 to Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 297/319, class 1197); Reallocate the Revenue Recovery Technician (salary range 262, class 1198, #03) position occupied by Sara Cooke in budget 114 to Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 291 / 319, class 1197); Reallocate the Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 268 / 297, class 1197, #01) occupied by Shelly Yakely to Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 291 / 319, class 1197) ; and Reallocate the vacant Recovery Officer I/II (salary range 268 / 297) to Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (salary range 344, class 1199) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.

Health and Human Services - Administration

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Approval of Agreement with California Department of Public Health for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Fund 1175, Fiscal Years 2008-2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Agreement No. 08-85057 with the California Department of Public Health; Direct the Chair to sign the first page of the complete agreement package and eight additional copies; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the complete agreement package and the eight additional faces sheets to the Public Health Branch.

Library Services

14.               Grant Award from the California State Library for Public Library Staff Education Program and Supplemental Budget. (Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Grant Award from the California State Library for the Public Library Staff Education Program; Authorize Victor Zazueta, Director of Library Services, to sign one copy each of the Grant Award Certifications and Certifications Regarding Lobbying, Debarment Suspension and other Responsibility Matter and Drug Free Workplace Requirements; Authorize Michael Giacone, Auditor-Controller, or his designee to sign one copy of the Financial Claim and send said signed original Financial Claim to the County Library for submission to the California State Library; 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

15.               Pay Differential for Jeff Dolf, Senior Agricultural Weights and Measures Inspector.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the continued temporary increase in compensation of 20 salary ranges for Jeff Dolf, Senior Agricultural Weights and Measures Inspector, effective June 29, 2008 through November 29, 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.

16.               Public Employees' Retirement System Contract Amendment.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Ordinance No. ____, providing for a Pre- Retirement Option 2W Death Benefit for County miscellaneous (non-safety) members effective September 7, 2008.

Probation

17.               Termination of Lease Agreement with Jack Retzloff for 333 J Street.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the termination of the lease agreement with Jack Retzloff for 333 "J" Street effective December 1, 2008.

Public Defender

Public Guardian

Public Works

18.               License Agreement with Wahlund Construction, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the license agreement with Wahlund Construction, Inc.; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed original license agreement to Real Property for transmittal to Licensor.

19.               Construction of Freshwater County Park Fish Ladder Project; California River Parkways Grant Program - Agreement No. R81708-0; Contract No. 713500.

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, August 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm.

Sheriff

20.               Approval Extension of Lease Agreement with Brown Rentals for SCOP (Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol) office in Willow Creek.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve exercising the option to extend the lease for one year through October 31, 2009 with Brown Rentals for Sheriff SCOP office space located at 76 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek; Authorize Real Property to send a notice to Lessor that County is exercising the option to extend the lease; Return one executed agenda item to Real Property.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Update on State Budget Process.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from Assistant County Administrative Officer Phillip Smith-Hanes on the status of the State of California's budget process.

Community Development Services

2.                   Reappointments to the Workforce Investment Board.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report and reappoint 16 current members and 5 expired members of the Workforce Investment Board for another two - year term.

3.                   Reappointments to the Workforce Investment Board - Youth Council.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report and reappoint Terry Coltra, Joe Davey, Peter LaVallee, and Dennis Mullins to the Workforce Investment Board - Youth Council, each for a three year term, starting retro-actively November 12, 2007.

4.                   Authorization to Submit HOME Grant Application for Development of an Affordable Rental Housing Complex on Myrtle Avenue in the Eureka Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive Staff Report; Adopt Resolution No. ___ authorizing the submittal of a $4,000,000 HOME Investment Partnership Program Gant Application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for a new construction 56-unit multi-family affordable rental-housing complex located at 2440 Myrtle Ave., just outside Eureka; and authorization for the Community Development Services Director to sign grant paperwork, loan documents, and any contacts or subrecipient agreements after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

Public Works

1.                   Airport Land Use Commission Consistency Consideration of the Murray Field Airport Master Plan Update.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors; Convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Airport Land Use Commission and consider the following agenda: a. Receive and review the 2007 Murray Field Airport Master Plan is consistent with the 1993 Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan, Humboldt County Airports; Public Appearances; Adjourn as the Humboldt County Airport Land Use Commission; Reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

2.                   Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and Adoption of Final Airport Master Plan Update for Murray Field Airport.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the recommended mitigation measures and incorporate the measures as part of the project; Approve and adopt the recommended mitigation monitoring program, which is contained in Attachment 2 as Appendix F to the Initial Study; Find that the procedural requirements of CEQA have been satisfied; Find, based on the evidence presented in the staff report, that the project, with incorporation of the mitigation measures, will not have a significant effect on the environment; Approve the attached Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared by staff; Approve and adopt the Final Airport Master Plan Update, with incorporation of the mitigation measures; and Direct staff to file a notice of Determination with the County Clerk.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Suspension of Code Enforcement Task Force Meetings until August 8, 2008. (Supervisor John Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Suspension of Code Enforcement Task Force meetings until August 8, 2008.

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:30 am - County Administrative Office

1.                   Northern California Wildfires - Report/Update.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisor's receive an update on the Northern California wildfires and take appropriate action as 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 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

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Kramer General Plan Amendment Petition File No.: APN 017-032-03 et al.; Case No.: GPP-07-02 Cutten Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors at the request of staff, continue this item to the August 5, 2008 Board Meeting.

2.                   Cook Zone Reclassification Application; File Nos.: APN 104-191-06 and 105-121-01 Case No.: ZR-07-02 Petrolia Area

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors hold a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law; Adopt the Planning Commission's findings; Approve the Zone Reclassification amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying an approximate 160 acres of lands currently zoned Agriculture Exclusive and Unclassified into Timberland Production Zone, and adopt Ordinance No. _____; Direct the Clerk of the Board to record a Certification of Rezoning (Notice of Timberland Production Zone Status) on the parcel pursuant Sections 51117 and 51141 of the California Government Code, after attaching a copy of the fully executed Ordinance and Map; Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant/owner, the County Assessor's Office and any other interested party, and to publish the Summary of the Ordinance within 15 days after adoption by the Board, and direct Community Development Services - Planning Division to file a Notice of Exception pursuant to CEQA.

3.                   Watts General Plan Amendment/Zone Reclassification/Notice of Merger Application File No.: APN 404-022-26 and 031-06 Case No.:GPA-07-01/ZR-07-04/NOM-07-20 Kneeland Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing in the manner prescribed by law, and receive staff report and public testimony; Deliberate on the project as necessary; Approve Resolution No. ___ adopting the Planning Commission's findings and tentatively approve the amendment of the Humboldt County Jacoby Creek Community Plan (JCCP) land use map, by amending property in the Kneeland area (GPA-07-01, Watts) from Timber Production to Rural Residential; Tentatively approve the adoption of the draft Ordinance amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying property in the Kneeland area (ZR-07-04, Watts) from Unclassified and from Timberland Production Zone through and immediate rezone, into Agricultural General with a Special Building Site Combining Zone that fixes the parcel size per the parcel map of record (AG-B-6); Direct Community Development Services - Planning Division to transmit the tentative approval for immediate rezone to the State Board of Forestry in accordance with the requirements of Article 4, Immediate Rezone, of the California Government Code, specifically Section 51133; Direct Community Development Services - Planning Division to resubmit the General Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassification Petition to your Board for final adoption once the State Board of Forestry has issued a Less than 3-acre conversion or Timberland Conversion Permit as required by the State Board; Direct Community Development Services - Planning Division to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA for the project; Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the owner, the County Assessor's office, and any other interested party; Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the Summary of the Ordinance and Certification of Rezoning within 15 days after the final adoption by the Board.

4.                   Howard General Plan Amendment Petition File No.: APN 405-121-08 Case No.: GPP-07-01 Freshwater Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive the staff report and public comment; Accept the Petition by approving resolution no. ____ based on the findings in the staff report and testimony received about the project; Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the Assessor's Office and any other interested party.

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.