HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Extension of Extra Help Hours to 1980 Hours (CONSENT - PROBATION)

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours for Kyle Mayr and Thomas Halvorsen, Juvenile Corrections Officers, to 1980 hours through June 30, 2009, per Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim October 16th, 2008 as Credit Union Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Letter of Appreciation to Glenn Ziemer for Serving on the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Assembly Member Patty Berg on Being Named Humboldt County Democratic Party's Democrat of the Year 2008. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Duane Sherman for Serving on the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of September 16, 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.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of October 7, 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.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Supplemental Budget for Inmate Medical (1100-490) in FY 2007-08

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the following supplemental budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-08: Revenue:1100-490-530000 - Tobacco Fund - $20,239; Expenditure:1100-490-3171 - Jail Medical Costs - $20,239.

7.                   Changes to Positions in County Administrative Office

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised class description for the position of Executive Assistant to the County Administrative Officer; and Reallocate one Environmental Analyst position in budget unit 103 (salary range 361, class 0208), to Program Coordinator (salary range 387, class 1425), effective immediately.

8.                   Approve Surplus Storage Space Lease Extension Option

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve exercising the option to extend the lease at 714 4th Street, Eureka, with Jack Retzloff, under the same terms and conditions through January 31, 2010; Authorize Real Property to send a notice to Lessor that the County is exercising the option to extend the lease; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to send one executed agenda item to Real Property.

District Attorney

9.                   Supplemental Budget in District Attorney's Budget 1100-205 and Establish a Fixed Asset Account for Fiscal Year 2008-09 (Fund 3921 - Asset Forfeiture)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget of $67,000 for Budget Unit 1100 205 and direct the Auditor - Controller to transfer $67,000 into Revenue Account 1100-205-705-031, District Attorney Forfeited Funds, and transfer $67,000 from 3921-807-921, District Attorney Trust Seized Funds; and Authorize the Auditor - controller to supplement the budget a s shown in the attachment for Budget Unit 1100-205 for Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Approve Agreement with Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) for the Waste Tire Amnesty Collection Services from October 7, 2008 through June 15, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve agreement with Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) for Waste Tire Amnesty Collection Services from October 7, 2008 through June 15, 2009 for $70,810.; Authorize the chair to sign three original signature pages of the contract; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the original contract with three original signature pages to DHHS, Environmental Health Division for execution.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Establish New Lines and Fixed Asset Accounts and Approve the Budget Appropriation Transfer for Department 511 Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and establish line items and fixed asset accounts; 1160-511-8777 - Vehicle - Auto (7); 1160-511-8774 - Vehicle - Van (1);Approve the attached Budget Appropriation Transfer, Attachment #1; Approve the purchase of eight vehicles; Approve the donation of the vehicles to the County Motor pool, for capitalization, maintenance, and insurance.

Public Works

12.               Agreement with Redwood National and State Parks for Public Use of a Portion of the Redwood Creek Levee in Orick as a Horse and Hiking Trail.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Agreement with Redwood National and State Parks for public use of a portion of the Redwood Creek levee in Orick as a horse and hiking trail; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed originals of the agreement to Public Works for distribution.

13.               Construction of Tompkins Hill Road (3H050) Rehabilitation and Overlay between PM 1.8 & 2.8: Project No. RPL - 5904 (078), Contract No. 202709

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between mercer Fraser Co., Contractor, and Humboldt County of the rehabilitation and overlay repairs on Tompkins Hill Road; Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor / Controller, in the amount of $73,097.41.This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

14.               Construction of General Aviation Ramp at Arcata - Eureka Airport, Project No.: AIP 3-06-0010-25, Contract No. 913250

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Mercer Fraser Co., Humboldt County for the Construction of the General Aviation Ramp; Adopt the following Supplemental Budget for FY 08/09: Revenues: 1490170-532053 - Local Funds - $16,809.00; Expenditures: 1490170-8859 - ACV General Aviation Ramp $16,809.00.

15.               Central Avenue Rehabilitation and Overlay between Pickett Road to Babler and Airport Road to Grange: Project No. RPL - 5904 (075), Contract No. 202713

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Mercer Fraser Co., Contractor and Humboldt County for the Rehabilitation and overlay repairs on Central Avenue; and Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor / Controller, in the amount of $5,066.05.This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

Sheriff

16.               Federal Annual Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the Federal Annual Certification Report; Authorize Sheriff to sign the above document; Instruct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed document to the Sheriff's Office for further processing.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

17.               Property Tax Settlement AP's 206-091-047 & 48, Formerly AP 206-091-032

RECOMMENDATION: That pursuant to Government Code section 51142 (e), the Board of Supervisors determines that a reduction to the tax recoupment fee is in the public interest; Determines that the tax recoupment fee should equal the taxes which would have been owed if the applicants had not held the property in TPZ, which amounts to $20,588; and Waives a portion of the tax recoupment fee and reduces the amount to $20,588.

18.               Purchase of Treasury Management System

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors recommend that the Board of Supervisors accept the low bid of Sympro for treasury management software in the amount of $81,000 and authorize the Chair to sign the attached contract for services.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services - Natural Resources Division

1.                   Approval to Submit Amendment to #2 to the Grant Agreement to be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve amendment #2 to the Grant Agreement to be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board; Receive status report on Natural Resources planning Division duties including Implementation of North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Projects.

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 A.M - Board of Supervisors

1.                   Code Enforcement Task Force Report to the Board of Supervisors with Findings and Recommendations Following Review of the Code Enforcement Unit Policies & Procedures. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Mercer, Fraser Co. and O&M Industries, v. County of Humboldt, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. CV 08- 4098 SI.

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel on Pending, Threatened or Anticipated Litigation Pursuant 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

Auditor - Controller

1.                   Resolution Adopting 2008 - 2009 Budgets for Special Districts Governed by the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Board of Directors of those special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; Receive reports from staff; Receive testimony from public; close the public hearing; Approve and adopt the 2008/09 budget for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors; and Adopt the attached resolution No. ____ adopting the 2008-09 budgets for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors.

Public Works

2.                   Proposed Contract to Combine the Ferndale and Fortuna Franchise Areas and Proposed Collection Rates for the Combined Franchise Area and Amendments to the franchise agreements for the Eureka, Blue Lake/Fieldbrook, Holmes Flat and Garberville areas and ProposedRate Increases for increases in solid waste disposal fees (Eureka and Blue Lake/Fieldbrook) and for the exceptional increase in fuel costs (all cited franchises).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; Receive the staff report on the proposed new contract and rate increase for solid waste collection in the Unincorporated Ferndale and Fortuna combined franchise area and on the proposed amendments and associated rate increases for the Eureka, Blue Lake/Fieldbrook, Holmes Flat and Garberville area franchises; Receive public comment; Close the public hearing; Adopt the findings in the staff report; Approve the new contract for the combined franchise areas and the proposed rates for solid waste collection in the Fortuna/Ferndale combined franchise area; Approve the amendments and associated rate increases for the Eureka, Blue Lake/Fieldbrook, Holmes Flat and Garberville area franchises; Authorize the Chair to execute the attached three original copies of the Contract and three original copies of each franchise amendment upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies of the Contracts and Amendments to Public Works for distribution.

L.                   CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of September 2008

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted Check registers covering disbursements made during the month of September 2008.

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.