HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Mr. Matt Magill, Director of the Eureka Rescue Mission.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)

C.                  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.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until September 4, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until September 4, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Clerk of the Board Appropriation Transfer.The Clerk of the Board has exceeded the budgeted amount for various line items for fiscal year 2000-01.Postage charges exceeded the budgeted amount due to the mailings for the Clerk of the Board Conference held in Eureka.The publications of legal notices account had a larger volume, size and more costly notices than anticipated.Since the budget does not have sufficient funds available to transfer internally, a transfer from Contingencies is necessary.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

3.                   Allocation of 1.0 Physician/Psychiatrist.Humboldt County Correctional Facility DHHS-MH has found it necessary to add one full-time physician/psychiatrist to the medical staff beyond what had been previously allocated by the County.Over the past year, the position has been filled by a combination of Locum Tens and TBH physicians and the increased County allocation is necessary for required operations.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

4.                   Contract with Community based specialty mental health provider for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.The Board has authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Plan for this County.To assume responsibility since April 1998, Mental Health has contracted with qualified Specialty Mental Health Providers who have historically served the Fee for Service Medi-Cal population.In so doing, the Mental Health Plan has been able to assure beneficiary choice of clinically appropriate Providers; maintain access to care standards which are equal to, or better than, pre-Phase II turn-around-times; meet our commitment to cause the least disruption to existing professional relationships; and establish a Provider Network for referrals of those clients whose needs may be met in the community, rather than at the Mental Health Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Nancy Borge-Riis MFT.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Application for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Project funding.The Public Health Branch is applying for $150,000 in funding for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Project.Humboldt County has a high rate of Hepatitis C infection.This is the first time that the State Department of Health Services has offered grant funding to assist the county in addressing this health problem.The Request for Application requires that the coversheet be signed by the person authorized to obligate the agency in matters regarding the application or a resulting contract.This coversheet is for the application process only and does not obligate the County to any contractual matters.If the Public Health Branch is awarded funding a state contract will follow.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign application coversheet.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

6.                   Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Appropriation Transfer to Department 518 Foster Care from Department 517 TANF Fund 1110.The Midyear Financial Review presented to the Board on February 27, 2001 and noted in the Supplemental Budget on March 20, 2001 is necessary to increase Department 518 due to the increased expenditures for therapeutic care for hard to place foster children.For Fiscal Year 2000-2001 actual expenses totaled $4,061,695.89.The transfer of $105,000.00 is necessary to close out fiscal year 2000-2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $105,000 through Contingency Fund.

Probation

7.                   FY 2001-02 Daily Bed Rate for the Regional Facility.As mandated in the Regional Facility enabling legislation, regional partner counties have continued to participate as members of the Regional Facility Board of Directors, providing advisory oversight on the operation of the facility including annual recommendation to establish the daily/monthly bed rates for participating counties wanting to contract for bed space or utilize bed space on an as needed basis, as space becomes available.At the Board of Directors meeting April 2001 a recommendation was made to establish Regional Facility daily bed rates in the amount of $118.22 for the three partner counties of Lake Mendocino and Del Norte County and $225.97 for those counties outside the Regional Facility four-county coalition.The FY 2001-02 daily rate is based upon the daily rate schedule.It is the intent of the Board of Directors that daily revenue received from counties outside the four-county coalition which is in excess of the baseline $118.22 daily rate will be placed in trust to provide for program sustainability in subsequent years.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt rate of $118.22 for partner counties and $225.97 for other counties.

Public Works

8.                   Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Power Washer for Parks.On December 19, 1994 the Board authorized the establishment of a trust for revenue generated from recycling and wood sales within the County park system for the purchase of park-related fixed assets.Because of the need to meet budget reductions, the Parks Division is unable to purchase any fixed assets with General Fund monies.The Parks staff has generated enough revenue selling firewood and recycling to purchase a power washer.The Parks Division would like to purchase a power washer for cleaning the restrooms and showers at Van Duzen Park.The new power washer would make cleaning easier and reduce the staff time spent on this warranty.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

9.                   Transfer of funds for the purchase of a turbidmeter for Roads-Engineering.The turbidmeter will be used for monitoring of streams adjacent to fish culvert projects.This testing is a requirement of the grant agreement between the County and the Department of Fish & Game.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $900.

10.               Award of Contract for Construction of Hammond Trail (Fischer Road Segment) Project No. RPL-5904 (043) Contract Number 990708

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Parnum Paving Inc. of Ukiah.

Sheriff

11.               Federal Annual Certification Report.This document must be on file with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Treasury with a copy provided to the United States Attorney in the district in which we are located, in order for us to participate in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign report.

12.               Contract with consultant to upgrade the electronic security control touch screen system in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility; and approve supplemental budget and funding plan.The Department is seeking to upgrade the DOS-based software with the most current Windows-based technology and upgrade the CRTs and PCs needed to run the system at six touch screen workstations.The project will also include the installation of two security video surveillance camera enhancing perimeter security.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consultant agreement with Graphic Control System, Inc. ($230,347)

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution commending Carole J. Fisher on her retirement.Carole J. Fisher is retiring on August 24, 2001 after seventeen years of service to the County of Humboldt.The Board wishes to thank her and wish her well on her retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim September 2001 as Leave a Legacy Month.The Leave a Legacy of the Redwood Coast requests the Board proclaim September 2001 as Leave a Legacy Month urging residents of Humboldt County to participate in the organizations month-long educational drive and support their goals. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects.(None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Recruitment of Chief Probation Office.David Lehman, Chief Probation Officer, has announced his intention to retire effective early November 2001.Although this position is funded by the County, the incumbent is appointed by and reports to the Presiding Judge.The Court has indicated a desire for input and participation in this recruitment process from the Board, with a view toward assuring a continued cooperative working relationship between our two agencies.This is essential in light of the Court's needs with respect to Probation programs and the County's ability to fund these programs.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Personnel Department to conduct the recruitment for this position.Appoint Supervisors Smith and Neely to participate in the recruitment/interview process.

4.                   Criteria on which to base decisions on enhanced budget requests.The Board requested this office to develop criteria on which to base decisions of which departmental enhanced budget request may be funded.As part of this year's budget process, the departments submitted budgets that will supposedly meet their essential needs.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct all County departments to use the following guidelines when presenting overviews on enhanced budget requests; A. What is the cost to the General Fund?Is it affordable regardless of the benefits?B. Will the expenditure leverage other grant funds? C. How many people will benefit from the expenditure? D. Will the expenditure promote economic development? E. Will the expenditure reduce any potential liability exposure? F. Is this a one-time or ongoing expense?Guidelines are effective after budget public hearing (August 27, 2001).

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Support of Supervisors Smith and Kirk's testimony regarding the Marine Protected Areas draft plan.On July 31, 2001 the California Department of Fish and Game held a Workshop in Eureka regarding their proposed Marine Protected Areas draft plan.Supervisors Smith and Kirk gave testimony at the workshop stating they do not support any closures that further restrict recreational and commercial fishing activity on our beaches, in our bays, or along our coast.Supervisors Smith and Kirk request the Board approve and send the letter which supports their testimony to the Department of Fish and Game. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter.

2.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance (No action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County.(No report)

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1 9:30 A.M.

1.                   Capital project charter for the Eureka-Arcata corridor U.S. 101 improvement project.The draft charter will be presented to the HCAOG Board at their August 30, 2001 meeting for consideration and adoption.After listening to testimony, the Board could recommend approval of the document or suggest changes.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and public comments, and make recommendation of County's position for Humboldt County representative on Association of Government's Board.

Time Certain 210:00 A.M.

2.                   Eureka Chamber of Commerce regarding Regional Legislative Agenda.Representatives of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance to present a Regional Legislative Agenda for the Board's consideration. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior closed session.(No final action taken)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 review the County's position and instruct its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees (No final action taken)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with legal counsel--initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) (One Case)

5.                   It is the Board of Supervisors' intention to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5 (This item was withdrawn from agenda)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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.

 

1.                   Public Appearances.Don Leonard of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau introduced Barbara Bryant, the newly-hired film commissioner for Humboldt County.

2.                   Barbara Bryant gave a summary of her professional experience in film and tourism.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Pierson Plan Amendment Petition; Freshwater; File No. 402-261-21, Case No. C.P. 98-03

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 11, 2001.

2.                   Revoke conditional use permit on property described asAP 081-021-22 and 23 in Myers Flat in accordance with provisions of section 213-14 of County Code, finding that permit granted is being exercised contrary to terms or conditions of such approval.

RECOMMENDATION: Dismiss without prejudice consideration of the revocation of conditional use permit.

K.                  BUDGET STUDY SESSION

1.                   Study session on proposed budget for Environmental Health Division (No action required.)

L.                   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.