HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR
825 FIFTH STREET
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2001
A. AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)
B. OPENING CEREMONIES
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.
1. Funds to provide Pierce's Disease control/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter program. The Agricultural Commissioner's Office receives funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to help offset the local costs associated with enforcing certain state-mandated programs. An insect known as the glassy-winged sharpshooter is a particular threat to California's vineyards due to its ability to spread bacterium that causes Pierce's disease.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding agreement with California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Board of Supervisors
RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until September 18, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.
3. Letters of Support H.R. 2376 and S.975 both named the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Protection Act. If enacted H.R. 2376 (Capps, with Wu, Hooley, DeFazio, Thompson and Farr) and S. 975 (Wyden and Smith) would carefully assess how to remove vessels from the fishery industry. The remaining fishermen could look forward to a productive and lasting future. The bills also provide for a more expeditious recovery for fish stocks of concern through effort reduction. (Supervisor Smith)
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to send letters of support to the Chair of the House Resource Committee, Congressman James Hansen and to the Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee Senator Ernest Hollings.
Community Development Services
4. Transfer of $39,990 to CDBG Palmer Creek Trust Fund No. 3603. At the June 12, 2001 Board meeting one of the many funds that was discussed was the Community Development Block Grant Palmer Creek Sewer Extension grant received from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. At that meeting Economic Division Staff reported that in early 1999, County staff failed to submit a cash request for $46,251 within the required time frames for the CDBG Palmer Creek Sewer Extension grant. The deadline was missed by mistake. The late cash request was rejected HCD and resulted in the disencumberance. Expenses were paid for the project and the fund is overdrawn $39,990.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through the contingency fund.
5. Temporary increase in compensation for Senior Legal Secretary Teri Burnham-Gridley. The Investigator of the Child Welfare Services Unit of the Office of the County Counsel has been temporarily vacated due to a family medical situation. Teri Burnham-Gridley, Senior Legal Secretary, has been and is filling in, in the capacity of Investigator due to the Investigator's absence as well as maintaining her own duties as Senior Legal Secretary.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until return of the CWS Investigator from family leave.
Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch
6. Increase allocation of vacant Physician/Psychiatrist from 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE. On February 27, 2001 the Board approved the Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Branch acceptance of an allocation from the State Department of Mental Health for the AB2034 program for the purpose of providing integrated services for seriously emotionally ill homeless adults. The State DMH approved workplan includes funding for part-time psychiatrist services.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective immediately.
Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch
RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for 40 hours per week.
9. Four CARE agreements for subcontractors Fund 1175 Budget Unit 470 HIV-CARE Consortium for the period of April 1, 2001 through March 31, 2002. Services provided by this program are funded by Title II of the Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act. The purpose of the CARE Act is to provide medical and support services for unmet and underserved needs of people living with HIV in the community.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with Humboldt Open Door Clinic, North Coast AIDS Project, Redwoods Rural Health Clinic and St. Joseph Home Care.
Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch
10. Proposed Agreement with Werner Schink for use of CalWORKs Incentive Funds. On June 20, 2000 the Board approved the Humboldt County Department of Social Services CalWORKs Incentive Funds Expenditure Plan. Among the nineteen programs approved for additional expenditures was CalWORKs Geographical Mapping System. On November 7, 2000 the Board approved an initial agreement with Werner Schink to develop a computerized mapping system of social services program demographics; that agreement expired on June 30, 2001. Social Services Branch proposes to enter into another agreement with Mr. Schink to complete the project this fiscal year.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.
11. Agreement between DHHS and Personnel Department. County Personnel has worked with Social Services Branch CalWORKs staff to assist participants seeking employment. The Personnel Department website contains current recruitments; job descriptions; salary; final filing dates; and a description of the application process. The site does not currently provide for downloading an application or on-line completion of an application. County Personnel proposes to purchase software; installation and training; and a dual sided printer needed for the system to permit on-line applications.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.
Health and Human Services and Public Works
12. Reallocate Environmental Analyst position to management class of Administrative Analyst I/II. The County Personnel Department has completed a classification review of an Environmental Analyst position currently occupied by Ms. Liz Citrino. Because of the high degree of independence and non-routine nature of her responsibilities, the Personnel Department recommends that both of her half-time positions be reallocated to the class of Administrative Analyst I/II. The Personnel Director has determined that the positions should be designated as management.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation for position occupied by Liz Citrino.
13. Supplemental budget of $435 for the receipt of various monetary donations. The library received a variety of small monetary donations to purchase books and a gift of $210 from the Friends of the Fortuna Library. This money has already been deposited.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.
14. Bookmobile Schedule. The proposed schedule change is the result of a decrease in activity in the Bridgeville town stop and a request from the citizens of Carlotta to schedule a stop at Martin and Shirley's store. The stop at the Bridgeville School, which is heavily used, will remain in place. This schedule allows the Library to best respond to the needs of the citizens of the Bridgeville/Carlotta area.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.
15. Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for representation units 1-4 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees) regarding a change in insurance coverage. The amendment provides for the County and employees to "split" (50/50) the increases in medical insurance premiums as of 1-1-2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Amend Memorandum of Understanding by adopting Resolution No. 01-69.
RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.
RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.
RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 11, 2001.
19. Fish passage enhancement project South Quarry Road (4K240) at Morrison Gulch. The Department of Public Works desires to enter into an Entry Permit agreement with Simpson Timber Company relative to a fish passage enhancement project associated with the California Department of Fish & Game on a portion of Simpson owned property.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Entry Permit with Simpson Timber Company.
D. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
1. Resolution commending the Humboldt As Girls Softball Team. The Humboldt As softball team is affiliated with the American Softball Association. The two girls’ fast-paced champion softball teams for girls under age 14 and under age 16 went to the Nationals in July where they placed 7th and 4th respectively. The Board of Supervisors wishes to commend the team members and coaches for their outstanding achievements in their sport. (Supervisor Smith)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.
2. Proclaim September 2001 as Literacy Month. The Humboldt Literacy Project requests the Board proclaim September 2001 as Literacy Month and urge the citizens of Humboldt County to become aware of the adult literacy education program. (Supervisor Neely)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.
E. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
F. MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS
G. CLOSED SESSION
2. Pursuant to Govt. Sect. 54957.6 review County position and instruct designated representatives with respect to various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented employees (No final action taken)
4. Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Thompson Pacific Construction Inc. West Bay Builders Inc. v. County of Humboldt, Humboldt County Superior Court No. DRO10247 (No final action taken)
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 Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)
H. 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 Joan Tyson stated that she had been sent a copy of a proposed Board of Supervisors' agenda item for the meeting of August 21, 2001 which has yet to actually be placed on the final agenda. It pertains to a recommendation that the Board adopt a Statement of Findings for the Central Estates Final Map Subdivision and Zone Reclassification. She asked why this item had not been before the Board yet. Her inquiry was referred to the Community Development Services Department for a response.
I. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.
Community Development Services
1. Vietnam Veterans of California; conditional use permit no. CUP-99-12 AP No. 081-223-09. The proposed project needs further study and review for environmental impacts under CEQA either by way of a negative-declaration, mitigated negative declaration or an EIR.
RECOMMENDATION: Found conditional use permit application inconsistent with the General Plan.
2. Humboldt County LCP Amendment No. 1-00 Part B Inclusion of County Surface Mining and Reclamation Ordinance in Coastal Zoning Regulations. The proposed revisions make the zoning regulations easier for the public and staff to use by consolidating procedures and time frames; correcting numerous errors and conflicting code language; establishing an improved numbering system; clarifying procedures for appealing administrative decisions; and reorganizing 16 chapters into 4 (and other revisions).
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-70, acknowledging receipt of the Coastal Commission resolution as adopted on March 14, 2001 accepting and agreeing to the three suggested modifications taking formal action to implement the modifications and agreeing to issue coastal development permits subject to the approved Local Coastal Program. Adopt Ordinance No. 2254.
J. OPTIONAL ITEM
RECOMMENDATION: Resolution 1024
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