HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Andy Broese Van Groenou of the Harvest Church in Eureka.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Resolutions of the Board of Trustees of the Eureka Unified School District requesting consolidation of its bond elections with the March 5, 2002 election

RECOMMENDATION: Forward resolutions to the Elections Division for appropriate action.

2.                   County comments to CalTRANS interim solutions for Eureka/Arcata Highway 101 corridor.A draft report on the interim solutions to the Highway 101 Eureka/Arcata Corridor were released to Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) on Thursday, November 29, 2001.Comments are due December 10, 2001.As the Board will not meet until December 11, the Board should direct Public Works staff to develop comments to be ratified by the Board on December 11, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify comments on December 11, 2001.

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.

Administrative Services

1.                   License Agreement with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District.On April 30, 2001 a License Agreement was entered into with HCRCD expiration date of January 31, 2002 with the option to extend for four consecutive one year terms.On Oct. 30 Real Property received a letter from HCRCD dated October 29, 2001 and signed by Curtis Ihle stating HCRCD's desire to exercise the option to extend the License Agreement until January 31, 2003.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend license with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District.

2.                   Request to amend Travel Ordinance to delete the words and tips thereon when referring to reimbursement of travel expenses for meals

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2257

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution of appreciation for Congressman Mike Thompson.Congressman Mike Thompson was instrumental in promoting Humboldt County's need for Peri-natal residential treatment and in accessing adequate federal funding for the project, a $425,000 SAMSHA grant.The Health and Human Services Department's Public Health Branch has requested a resolution from the Board of Supervisors to thank Congressman Thompson for his efforts to secure this funding.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

4.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and the resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until December 18, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until December 18, 2001.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of November 13, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Appointment of Board Members to various Boards and Commissions for calendar year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda for discussion at a future Board of Supervisors meeting.

7.                   Request from the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District that the Board of Supervisors approve consolidation of its bond measure with the March 5, 2002 election

RECOMMENDATION: Forward request to the Elections Division for appropriate action.

Community Development Services

8.                   Supplementary budget for 2001/2002 for the Community Development Services Department/Economic Division for the addition of Work Force Investment Board Staff.At the August 28, 2001 meeting the Board directed the Workforce Investment Board Coordinator position be placed under the Community Development Services direction as a division of the Economic Division branch.In order to facilitate the accounting the Division is requesting a supplemental budget to increase expenses and enable the collection of Workforce Investment Act funds from the Employment Training Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $82,000.

Elections

9.                   Certification of November 6, 2001 general district election and appointment of special district directors.Nominations for the November 6, 2001 general district election were available from July 16th through August 10th.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certification and appointment of special district directors.

Employment Training

10.               Standard Agreement No. M278287 to collect, analyze and disseminate local occupational outlook information.Each year, the County of Humboldt, through the Employment Training Department contracts with the State of California's Employment Development Department to collect, analyze and disseminate local occupational information for 20 occupations.For the 2002 labor market information (LMI) project, the State of California has allocated to Humboldt County $51,389.00.Before funds may be drawn down and the project started, Standard Agreement No. M278287, for the period January 1, 2002, through January 31, 2003 must be executed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Employment Development Department.

Health and Human Services

11.               Classification of Health and Human Services Deputy Director-Finance; Allocation of position.DHHS is in need of a position to provide financial direction and leadership for the consolidated department including the branches of Social Services, Mental Health and Public Health.Responsibilities will include department wide leadership and oversight of budget development and monitoring; claiming and billing; revenue monitoring and enhancement; and funding development.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt classification and allocate one position to Budget Unit 511.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Extend license agreement with Fortuna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2207 American Legion Post #205.Humboldt County currently has a license agreement with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2207, American Legion Post #205 for office space in Fortuna for the Public Health Branch Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.The license agreement expires on December 31, 2001 and PHB wants to exercise the County's option to extend the license under the same terms and conditions for one year through December 31, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

13.               Agreement for services of Psychologist Tod Roy 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 services agreement.

14.               Infant Preschool and Family Mental Health Initiative Grant award:Early Years Program.On September 13, 2001 the Humboldt County DHHS Mental Health branch Children, Youth and Family Services was successful in obtaining $52,000 from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission for an additional position and miscellaneous business expenses for the Early Years Mental Health Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $52,000 grant from the Children and Families Commission.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Change in workweek from 37.5 hours to 40 hours for Medical Office Assistant II.Agenda Item No. C-12 ($/18/00) adopted Resolution No. 2000-40 approving the amendment to the MOU for units 1-4 (AFSCME) providing for a forty hour workweek in several departments.Public Health is one of the named departments.The position named in the recommendation has been vacated through promotion.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

16.               Appointment at advanced salary for Elizabeth Citrino Administrative Analyst II Management Class, Budget Units 406 and 438.On September 4, 2001 the Board approved Agenda Item C-12 which reallocated the position held by Liz Citrino from Environmental Analyst to Management class of Administrative Analyst.The minimum 5% increase in pay on promotion was assumed because of the range differences between the classes.What wasn't taken into account was the "out of class" pay which Ms. Citrino has been receiving for the last 30 months.The result was an unintentional cut in pay.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Change in workweek from 37.5 hours to 40 hours Chelsea Tuck.Agenda Item No. C-12 (4/18/00) adopted Resolution No. 2000-40 approving the amendment to the MOU for units 1-4 (AFSCME) providing for a forty hour workweek in several departments.Public Health is one of the named departments.The employee in the position named in the recommendation has requested to change her workweek from 37.5 hours to 40 hours.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation for position currently occupied by Chelsea Tuck.

18.               Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for hybrid stage 2 child care services for the 2001/02 Fiscal Year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

19.               Supplemental budget for Fund 1175, Public Health Budget Unit #436 Project LEAN.The Public Health Branch is requesting to supplemental the Project LEAN program budget Budget Unit #436 for FY 2001-02 in order to use unspent FY 2000-01 funds as well as a second grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation.This request would increase Project LEAN budget for FY 2001-02 by $1,086.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services -- Social Services

20.               MOU with Employment Training Department for Payroll Services for CalWORKs participants enrolled in the paid work experience as an activity to meet the participation requirements for the Welfare to Work Program.Under the CalWORKs program the State of California has instructed all counties to create and implement a County Plan to provide all applicants for and recipients of Cash Aid with the opportunity to obtain employment by offering a full range of employment training and supportive services consistent with the needs of participants that allow for informed choices in order to meet their employment goals.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU

21.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency for Food Stamps distribution.RCAA currently distributes Food Stamps to eligible recipients and has done so for many years.DHHS wants to contract with RCAA for distribution of Food Stamps until the electronic benefit transfer system which electronically issues Food Stamps benefits, is in place in Humboldt County.The proposed agreement provides for RCAA to distribute Food Stamps coupons through June 30, 2003 and provides for a County option for one year extension, if needed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement

22.               Establish expenditure account transfer funds for a Summer Day Camp and an After School Program at Jefferson School for CalWORKS recipients.On October 2, 2001 the Board approved a contract between County of Humboldt and Jefferson School for a summer day camp and an after school program for school year 2001-2002 for CalWORKs recipients and other eligible children.Expending the contracted funds requires the Board to establish an expenditure account and approve the transfer of funds from an existing account to the new account, and Social Services Branch staff recommend the Board take this action.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Personnel

23.               Disallocation of Office I/II position and allocation of Personnel Assistant position.Reallocation of the vacant Office Assistant I/II to Personnel Assistant will better meet the needs of the department and allow for the transfer of some duties from current staff to the new position.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Probation

24.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Services Bureau.RCAA Youth Services Bureau will be providing crisis counseling for youth and their families; temporary shelter for runaway and homeless youth; help runaway and homeless youth achieve stable living situations whenever possible through family reunification and providing or brokering ongoing aftercare services necessary for youth and families to maintain stability.The Probation Department's responsibility in this matter is to process quarterly payments in accordance with the contract as requested by the County Administrative Office at the beginning of FY 98/99.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve professional services agreement for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Public Works

25.               Designation of the intersection of Bird Avenue and Cliff Avenue as a four-way stop intersection. This ordinance is proposed to increase the safety of this currently uncontrolled intersection of two local roads in the McKinleyville area.The roads are both minor roads located within a subdivision.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2258.

26.               Designation of a no parking zone on the west side of Humboldt Avenue, Redway.This ordinance is proposed as requested by the Redway Fire Protection District to improve the response capabilities for the fire district.The street is only 25 feet wide and when vehicles are parked on both sides of the road, it is too narrow for two way traffic.The west side of the road currently has no driveways or residences.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2259

27.               Designation of Azalea Avenue at its intersection with Sutter Road, McKinleyville as a stop intersection.This ordinance is requested in response to Planning Commission condition regarding an approved development in this area which requires the placement of stop signs at this intersection in the McKinleyville area.The geometry of this intersection, due to the approved development, would allow for conflicting turning movements if the intersection is not controlled.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on December 18, 2001.

28.               Ordinance relating to handicapped parking space on Lewis Avenue, Eureka Area.Adoption of this Ordinance is requested to provide a handicapped parking space on the public street at 4544 Lewis Avenue, Eureka area.The resident at this location is permanently handicapped as defined by the State of California.The property owner, who supports this request has stated that the resident cannot block the driveway at this location due to the need to access a secondary dwelling unit in the rear of this location.All access a secondary dwelling unit in the rear of this location.All of the residents on the block were surveyed by this Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on December 18, 2001.

29.               Construction of security fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport Project No. AIP-3-06-0010-22 Contract No. 911500.The project will provide for the construction of the security fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport.The work to be done consists in general of clearing and grubbing, fence removal and disposal and construction of a 10 foot high chain link fence with security barbed wire and security gates around the perimeter of the airport high security area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on January 22, 2002.

30.               Surplus equipment aviation division.The Aviation Department owns a 1993 Ford E350 van which has had transmission problems.The transmission has been replaced three times and the new one is not expected to last.The van was purchased three years ago for $5,000 because of the transmission problems the van is currently valued at less than $2,000.Del Norte County wishes to purchase the fire truck for $250.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to declare a van and a fire truck as surplus.

31.               Adoption of resolution for acquisition of right of way for widening Blue Lake Boulevard in the City of Blue Lake.The improvement of the road includes the construction of sidewalks adjacent to the city limit line of Blue Lake.The construction of a portion of the sidewalks requires the acquisition of right of way within the City of Blue Lake.The City of Blue Lake has provided a letter indicating their approval of the acquisition of the needed right of way for the road improvements.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-96.

Sheriff

32.               Declaration of arson task force utility trailer as surplus property and sale to the Arcata Fire Department.The Humboldt County Arson Task Force has determined they no longer have a need for their utility trailer.The Arcata Fire Dept. through Chief Dave White has expressed a need for the trailer.The Sheriff's Dept. along with the combined Humboldt County Arson Task Force supports this sale as a way to fill the need of another public safety agency at little cost to the community.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and approve sale of property to the Arcata Fire Dept.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

District Attorney, DHHS Public Health Branch and Administrative Services

3.                   Ordinance establishing Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services.The proposed ordinance amends the Humboldt County Code to add sections 2418-1 and 2418-2.Section 2418-1 creates the new department and identifies it as the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services.That section goes on to create the department head for the new department and identifies that position as the Director of the Department of Child Support Services and specifies the person who occupies that role will be hired by the Board of Supervisors.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on December 18, 2001.

4.                   Official announcement of Healthy Moms Program/Redwood Community Action Agency's Women Specific Residential Recovery Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn to December 17, 2001 in order for any/all of the Board members to attend a news conference on said date for the purpose of presenting a resolution of appreciation to Congressman Thompson for his instrumental role in promoting and accessing adequate funding for the project.

5.                   Extending Cal-North Cellular phone and microwave leases.The lease amendments reflect Cal-North asked to extend the leases for a longer period and also wanted to be able to exit the leases earlier on a month-to-month basis which can be terminated on 30 days notice.The leases also have a maximum extension of time to December 3, 2004.The amendments do not provide for any further extensions. The lease amendments reflect Cal-North asked to extend the leases for a longer period and also wanted to be able to exit the leases earlier on a month-to-month basis which can be terminated on 30 days notice.The leases also have a maximum extension of time to December 3, 2004.The amendments do not provide for any further extensions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension and sign lease extensions.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County cost and meeting attendance.(No action)

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

3.                   Report from the Board's ad hoc committee regarding Veteran's buildings.Receive a status report from Supervisors Smith and Neely and administrative services Lindsey McWilliams.(Supervisors Neely and Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action.

F.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 19:20 A.M. DHHS Social Services Branch

1.                   Board update on implementation of requirements of AB 1682.Directs the DHHS to develop a plan for the designation and implementation of a Public Authority as the "employer of record" for providers of In-Home Supportive Services.Implementation of AB 1682 will involve significant costs which have been outlined in previous Board transmittals.Through the QA approach DHHS staff hope to control unnecessary costs to the extent feasible and enhance service delivery through managing care closely.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.(if required)

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.(if required)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.(if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) State of California, State Lands Commission, County of Humboldt, Mad River Levee Access Group et. al. (plaintiffs) v. Morais Properties, Manuel Morais, Freddie Nelson et. al. (Defendants)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.

 

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Transfer of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant funds from Orick Housing Rehabilitation to Southern Humboldt Senior Housing Project.Will transfer grant funds in the amount of $34,092 from Orick rehabilitation to Southern Humboldt Senior Housing.It will mean that the County will be able to apply for the full $800,000 next year.RCAA who is marketing the Orick program was able to get an additional $91,358 into the community.They believe they will be unable to get the last $34,092 into the community prior to grant extension.In the meantime, the Southern Humboldt Senior Housing project has seen an increase in on and off site costs.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-97.

J.                   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.