HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR
825 FIFTH STREET
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
A. SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND MOMENT OF REFLECTION
B. AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS
1. Appointments to CalTrans Advisory Team on Highway 101 Corridor.† On May 1, 2000 CalTrans and the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) approved a project Study Report--Project Development Support (PSR-PDS) that identified the need for a project on State Route 101 between Eureka and Arcata.† The report is on an accelerated schedule, with the goal to improve safety at intersections, reduce operational conflicts along the corridor and reduce delay at intersections.† CalTrans and HCAOG are forming an Advisory Team to assist in the development of the report for interim solutions to the Star Route 101 corridor between Eureka and Arcata. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Woolley as the primary member and Allen Campbell Director of Public Works or his designee as the alternate member.
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. Letter of Support for Southern Humboldt Unified School District Grant Application to California Integrated Waste Management Board.† The Garberville Rotary Park/Osprey School Playground began renovation in May 2001 to comply with a 1997 safety audit.† The Southern Humboldt Unified School District intends to overlay the play ground area with 4" of shredded crumb rubber.† This improvement would enhance the safety, drainage, ADA accessibility and esthetics of the playground.† The District is applying for a Grant from the California Integrated Waste Management to assist in the funding of this project.† The District has requested a letter from the Board in support of their project. (Supervisor Rodoni)
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter of support.
2. Resolution authorizing temporary closure of Avenue of the Giants and controlled traffic on Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon on October 21, 2001.† The Resolution will allow the Six Rivers Running Club to hold its 23rd annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon on October 21, 2001. (Supervisor Rodoni)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-71.
Clerk of the Board
RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Lorey Keele, V. Michael DeLeon, Larry Miller and John Lyons.
4. Reallocation of vacant supervising Legal Secretary to Legal Office Services Manager.† The Office of the County Counsel has developed a business plan which reorganizes duties within the office.† County Personnel after reviewing the changes to the scope of work has determined that Legal Office Services Manager is the appropriate job classification to provide the desired services.† A vacant Supervising Legal Secretary position is being disallocated as part of the change.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.
5. District Attorney Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program--Resolution for Fiscal Year 01-02..† This is the eighth year of funding for the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program under the Department of Justice.† The original grant proposal was submitted in October of 1995 and on that original application DOJ has approved reapplication.† However, it is required that a resolution be submitted for fiscal year 2001-02.† This program is designed to vertically prosecute domestic violence cases and provides a .50 FTE Deputy District Attorney and .50 FTE Victim Witness Advocate to assist in these cases.† The grant provides $42,000 in funding and requires as in-kind match met with existing personnel.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-72.
6. Reallocate Superior Court Clerk to Senior Legal Office Assistant Adopt 40-hour Superior Court I/II into classification plan, and reallocate 37.5 hour Superior Clerk position to 40 hours.† The Division requested the Personnel Department conduct a classification review of the Superior Court Clerk position currently occupied by Lyn Iverson.† The Division also asked the Personnel Department to reallocate the vacant Superior Court Clerk I/II position from the 37.5 hour class to 40 hours per week because we believe the extended hours will better meet the Division's needs.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.
Health and Human Services - Administration
7. Re-location Assistance Authorization.† The new Health and Human Services Deputy Director has requested financial assistance to re-locate from San Bernardino County.† Due to his single class status, the level of experience and skill he will bring to the County and the salary reduction he is assuming in accepting this position, the Department in consultation with the County Administrative office and Personnel, requests authorization by the Board to assist in his re-location costs up a capped amount of $5000.00. †Access to these re-location funds will be based on pre-approval by the Director of interim Deputy Director of Financial Services reimbursed on an itemized claim basis.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.
Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch
8. Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2001-2002 agreement with Humboldt Family Service Center for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.† On June 20, 2000 the Board renewed the Agreement with Humboldt Family Service Center for the provision of Mental Health Services to Humboldt County Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries who have met medical necessity criteria.† Due to Agreement provision changes mandated by the State Department of Mental Health and to address Provider request for service rat increase, it is necessary to amend the Agreement for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to revise specific provisions and to increase services rates.
9. Managed Mental Health Care Contract; Medi-Cal Beneficiaries--Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002.† The Board has authorized the County Mental Health to be 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.† 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.† Since the current contract period expired on June 30, 2001 it is necessary to this Board to approve its renewal.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa.
10. Agreement with Alameda County's S.T.A.R.S. Program for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.† In order to assist Humboldt County adolescents to successfully transition to community living, it is necessary to provide Intensive Day Treatment, Rehabilitation and Educational Services to them.† Alameda County's S.T.A.R.S. provides such services.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Alameda County's Sub-Acute Treatment for Adolescents with Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
11. Contract with community-based specialty Mental Health provider for managed Mental Health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2001-2002.† The Board has authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care plan for this County.† The addition of Scott Sherman will result in a Provider Network offering Mental Health Services in Eureka.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Scott Sherman MFT for Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002.
12. Agreement with Charis Youth Center for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.† The Board authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Plan for this County.† The Charis Youth Center will result in a Provider Network offering Full Day Intensive Day Treatment Services for Humboldt County children enrolled in the RCL 14 Program for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 in Auburn, California.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Charis Youth Center.
13. Agreement for services for Psychologist Andrew Renouf Ph.D. for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.† Services of a psychologist are required for Community Mental Health Centers and Sempervirens certification and for certain specialized evaluations such as competency evaluations required by the courts.† Because of the requirements of this position. We are proposing to execute contracts with community psychologists to meet certain specialized needs and keep us in compliance with regulations.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Andrew Renouf Ph.D.
14. Service agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council for therapeutic behavioral services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.† Pursuant to Court order, the California Department of Mental Health on June 2, 1999, issued DMH Information Notice No. 99-09 stating that effective immediately and until further notice Therapeutic Behavioral Services are a benefit of the Medi-Cal program as an EPDST supplemental service.† The Mental Health Plan will be responsible for providing Therapeutic Behavioral Services when the beneficiary is full-scope Medi-Cal under 21 years, meets medical necessity standards under Title 9, Chapter 11 entitled Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services and also meets the criteria for needing this service.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve service agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.
Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch
15. Local Oversight Program 2001-2002 Contract Agreement.† The agreement authorizes the Department of Public Health to implement an underground storage tank corrective action program to identify and oversee the investigation and cleanup of unauthorized releases from petroleum underground storage tanks within Humboldt County.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.
16. MOU between Humboldt County and Del Norte County for Preventive Health Care for the Aging (PHCA) services for BU# 417,† PHCA, Fund 1175, Public Health Branch FY 2001/2002.† The PHCA program provides comprehensive health assessments, counseling, education, referral and follow-up services to the residents of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties 55 years of age and older.† The goals of this program are to assist older adults to improve their health status and maintain a high level of wellness through appropriate Public Health Nursing interventions, group health education and promotion of preventive health services and resources in the community.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Understanding.
Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch
17. Lease for property at 231 Second Street Eureka.† Administrative staff of the Dept. of Health and Human Services--including the Director, Assistant Director, Executive Secretary--need to be co-located at one central office.† This will not only improve efficiency but will free office space at the main offices of Social Services and Mental Health for the respective SS and MH branch administrators whose recruitment is in progress and who will begin work in the near future.† The Real Property Agent has located office space in Eureka that will temporarily meet the needs of DHHS administration.† DHHS staff recommend the Board approve the lease for the space and authorize the Chair to execute the requisite copies of the lease document.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease for administrative offices.
18. Request for Supplemental Budget for Library Automation Project ($9,718).† Various costs related to the library automation project have been identified.† Some electrical and data wiring work is needed.† A software maintenance contract had to be made with the current automated catalog vendor to continue service during the transition period to the new system.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.
19. Supplemental Budget ($9,613) for North State Cooperative Library System Grant.† In September 2000 the Board accepted a grant through the North State Cooperative System (NSCLS) from the California State Library.† This grant funds a library catalog conversion project.† This library is a member of NSCLS.† Due to the grant overlap of fiscal years 00-01 and FY 01-02, we deposited a portion of the grant monies in the Library System Trust Fund to be used for costs in this fiscal year.† This supplemental budget provides for those costs and the transfer of the revenues for use this year.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.
20. Supplemental budget for receipt of donations from Humboldt Area Foundation.† Through the Humboldt Area Foundation, the library has received several monetary donations to purchase books.† This money has already been deposited.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $5,330.
21. Request to declare as surplus one uninterruptible power supply.† The library purchased this Del Tec UPS in 1991 as part of a computer system upgrade.† It is now obsolete and has been replaced by smaller, less expensive UPS units with longer back up time.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.
22. Amendment to MOU for representation Unit 5 (County Attorneys' Association) regarding a change in insurance coverage.† Representatives of the County and representatives of the County Attorneys' Association (CAA), have agreed to the matters set forth in the amendment to the MOU for Unit 5.† The amendment specifies the increased medical insurance contributions to be made by the County (effective 1-1-2002) towards CalPERS health insurance coverage or County employees.† Due to lack of availability of HMOs, the County and its employees are left with limited choices in health plan coverage, leading to higher premiums for the available plans.† 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 MOU by adopting Resolution No. 01-73.
23. Supplemental Budget ($34,000) for the receipt of CalWORKs Incentive Funds.† The Probation Dept. was provided with CalWORKs Incentive funds in the amount of $110,000 to cover the cost of a Probation Office I/II for the time period of 7/1/00 through 9/30/02.† During FY 00/01 the position funded by CalWORKs Incentive dollars remained vacant due to the inability to recruit and fill that position.† Therefore, we are able to utilize the unspent funds from FY 00/01 in FY 01/02 for extra help.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.
24. Amendment to lease agreement with Skywest Airlines Inc. for a condiment container site at the Arcata/Eureka Airport. SkyWest Airlines Inc. which has been under agreement with the County since 1998 desires to lease ground space to place a condiment container for their commuter service and to handle the upcoming needs of regional jet service.† This amendment provides for a location of one hundred sixty (160) square feet at the Arcata/Eureka Airport and ground space lease fee of Thirty five cents ($0.35) per square foot for a monthly fee of fifty-six dollars.† The condiment container is an 8 foot wide by 20 foot long by 8 foot high storage container in which SkyWest will store their on-flight snacks.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to lease agreement.
25. Appointment of Board of Directors Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation.† In order to facilitate the issuance of Certificates of Participation in 1985 to finance the construction of the Sheriff's Dept. and Offices of the District Attorney and to purchase certain heavy equipment for the Dept. of Public Works, it necessitated setting up a nonprofit corporation.† This corporation has been in existence since December 1985 when the certificates were issued.† Messrs. Merryman, Flynn and Pritchard are presently on the Board of Directors and are willing to continue serving in this capacity.† This corporation is necessary to continue our past commitments and to aid in future certificate of participation financing.† These people perform that service, and I serve as their staff liaison.† The bylaws require one year appointments.
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sam B. Merryman, Jr., Raymond Flynn and Harry Pritchard to said Board.
D. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
1. Resolution of commendation for George Gentry for his service to the Forestry Review Committee.† George Gentry passed away earlier this year, Community Development Services has requested the Board adopt a resolution of commendation for Mr. Gentry's service to the County of Humboldt on the Forestry Review Committee.† Mr. Gentry's son, George Gentry Jr. will accept the resolution. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.
2. Proclamation California Coastal Clean-up Day.† The Board proclaims Saturday, September 15, 2001 as Coastal Clean-up Day in Humboldt County and encourages citizens to "hit the beach" to promote a healthy and productive coastal environment.. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.
3. Proclamation recognizing National Assisted Living Week.† Bill Ruff, Administrator, Alderbay Senior Living Center and President of the North Coast Association of Residential Care Administrators has asked the Board of Supervisors to proclaim September 9-15, 2001 as National Assisted Living Week.† The theme of National Assisted Living Week 2001 is "Sharing the Wisdom of Generations." (Supervisor Neely)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.
4. Proclaim September 17 through 23, 2001 as Constitution Week.† Constitution Week was mandated by the federal government in 1956 and memorialized in the State of California by former governor Pete Wilson for the week of September 17 through 23 of each year.† The Redwood Forest Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has requested that the Board proclaim the Week of September 17 through 23, 2001 as Constitution Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.
E. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
F. MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS
G. MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN
Time Certain 1 9:30 A.M.
1. Humboldt Senior Resource Center requests input from the Board of Supervisors for future planning of the Resource Center.† The Board of Directors of the Humboldt Senior Resource Center has formed a subcommittee to assess the needs for Seniors in Humboldt County. †The information they accumulate will be used to assist their Board in planning for the future directions of the Center.† In Addition, the information will also be used for further development of a large piece of property across the street from the Center, in a manner that will best serve the Senior Community.† The subcommittee assigned to assess Senior needs is requesting input from each Board member. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Present assessment of Senior Needs and take appropriate action.
Time Certain 2† 10:00 A.M.
2. Humboldt County Budget Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2001-02.† Departments were requested to supply information pertaining to individual budget enhancements.† Straw votes on the CAO's recommendations as well as any other budgetary matters desired by the Board are sought at this time in order to finalize the budget documentation for presentation on September 25.
RECOMMENDATION: Receive report and take straw votes as appropriate.† Direct staff to compile the fiscal year 2001-02 budget and return to the Board on September 25, 2001 for final adoption.
H. CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)
2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's position and instructing its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.
4. It is the Board of Supervisors' intention to meet in Closed Session to consider public employee appointment to position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5.
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 Due to the attack at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Sheriff Dennis Lewis reported that the California Office of Emergency Services has been activated; however, the county offices of emergency services in California have not been ordered to activate.† They are on standby.† Two Sheriff's Deputies have been posted at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.† Some schools and public buildings have been closed in the San Francisco area, but that has not been recommended for Humboldt County.
J. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.
Community Development Services
1. Pierson Plan Amendment Petition; Freshwater Area File No. 402-261-21, -28; Case No: GPP-98-03.† Planning Division staff believes that the Pierson application can only be supported if use of the area proposed for adjustment does not affect the current status quo, which allows for continued agricultural use of the property and there would be negligible impact on continued agricultural operations.
RECOMMENDATION: Accept the petition without conditions.
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