HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Tom Galovich of the First Assembly of God.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   GOTT Enterprises Zone Reclassification and Lot Line Adjustment File No. 504-091-01 Case No. ZR-00-01/LLA-00-08 Glendale Area.The requested change in zoning is the product of a Lot Line Adjustment to result in two parcels of five acres and third parcel of approximately 47.1 acres.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification by adopting Ordinance No. 2261.

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.                   Communications Supplemental Budgets through the Radio Capitalization Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budgets.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   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 twenty one days until January 8, 2002.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until January 8, 2002.

3.                   Appointments to Willow Creek Fire Protection District Board.The Willow Creek Fire Protection District (WCFPD) currently has three vacancies verified by County Elections.The WCFPD Board requests the Board make the following appointments:Joe Dahler and Fred Filyau to the two 4 year seats and Jan Joki to the two year seat.(Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Joe Dahler, Fred Filyau and Jan Joki to said Board of Directors.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Board Members to various Boards and Commissions for 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments.

Community Development Services

5.                   Authorization to sign an amendment to the Lease Agreement between College of the Redwoods and Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment that states that for a twenty year period the parties agree that the County shall assume responsibility for the maintenance of the site if the HBGF is unable to carry out the responsibilities as set forth in the Z-Berg Grant.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.For a number of years the County of Humboldt has contracted with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for off-season fire protection services in the Trinidad area and fire dispatch services.This agreement continues that arrangement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for fire protection and dispatch services.

District Attorney

7.                   Creation of the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2262.

8.                   Advance step placement pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County salary resolution.It is in the best interest of both our clients and the Division to retain persons with the skills that Ms. Holloway brings to her position.We believe that her qualifications, experience and training justify beginning salary at the E step.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advance step placement for Family Support Officer position.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Authorize continuation of temporary pay increase for Moein El-Hertani, M H Maintenance custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Continue temporary increase for Maintenance Custodian position.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Purchase of an Analytical Balance for the Public Health laboratory ($1,400).Laboratory staff working on food testing, including the state shellfish testing contract and staff responsible for creating the media used to culture disease organisms shared a single analytical balance.Recent events have required the laboratory to culture different strains of bacteria on a rush basis, making sharing difficult.Staff is also trying to improve operational efficiency by crafting more media in house, thus placing more demands on the existing analytical balance.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

11.               Increased salary for Roberta James Senior Health Program Coordinator Budget Unit 460.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase of ten salary ranges.

12.               Reallocation of Medical Office Assistant II position from 37.5 hours to 40 hours.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 position named in the recommendation has been vacated through resignation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Disallocate two vacant Senior Fiscal Assistant positions; allocate two Administrative Analyst I/II positions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

14.               Agreement with Mateel Community Center for use of CalWORKs incentive funds.Mateel Community Center has submitted a proposal to use incentive funds for seasonal enhancement, enrichment and diversion programs whereby eligible students may attend Summer Adventure trips; snowboarding trips; art/theater workshop classes.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Library Services

15.               Allocation of Senior Library Assistant position and disallocation of Library Assistant I/II position.Due to retirement, Debra Hill is reinstated to the position of Librarian I/II in the Reference department, which is the job class she occupied prior to staff reductions in 1997.Consequently, she will vacate her current position of Library Assistant I/II in Technical Services on Jan. 5, 2002.The vacancy created by her transfer allows the Technical Services department to restructure staffing to better meet the requirements of the unit.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocation.

Probation

16.               Agreement for professional services with Criminal Justice Research Foundation.The Criminal Justice Research Foundation will be providing consultant services to the Humboldt County Probation Department for the purpose of assisting the department in the updating of our Juvenile Hall needs assessment and in the preparation of the juvenile facility construction grant application.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

17.               Extension of extra help hours past 960 hour limit Courtney Flohaug, Deputy Probation Officer.Courtney Flohaug has worked extensively in the Probation Department for several vacant Probation Officer I/II positions and has provided replacement coverage for regular/permanent staff absent from work at mandated training and extended medical leaves.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

18.               Supplemental budget and allocate Probation Officer I/II position for Dept. 257.This position will participate in the Title IV-E waiver program, SB163 component which deals with minors who are not eligible for Federal Title IV-E funding.This program provides local intensive wraparound services to reduce or prevent placement of juveniles in high level residential care facilities out of the area.Graduates from the Juvenile Regional Facility New Horizon program are some of the primary recipients of this service.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and associated supplemental budget of $18,416.

Public Works

19.               Extension of extra-help hours for Karen Butterworth.Karen Butterworth has been working full time since the beginning of the fiscal year.To date she has worked 880 hours. Parks is requesting the addition of 1,000 hours so that she can continue to work until the end of the fiscal year.The additional hours will enable Parks to determine the cost effectiveness of adding another year round position.Karen is an experience Park Caretaker and Department does not want to lose her.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension and supplemental budget of $11,000.

20.               JLF Construction Subdivision final map APN 510-111-57 McKinleyville area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

21.               Designation of Stop Intersection at Azalea and Sutter Roads in McKinleyville.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2263.

22.               Amending Section 431-2 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code relating to the Regulation of Parking Spaces for Handicapped Persons.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2264 pertaining to Lewis Avenue in Eureka area.

Sheriff

23.               Supplemental budget for purchase of two clothes dryers for Correctional Facility.The four clothes dryers currently in the Correctional Facility were used in the old jail.They are old and cost a great deal for maintenance.The Department is proposing to replace the two dryers requiring the most maintenance this fiscal year.The remaining dryers will be replaced next year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $8.650.

24.               Temporary pay increase for Karen Lovie Compliance Officer.Correctional Lieutenant Ed Wilkenson in charge of staff services for the Correctional Facility will be on vacation beginning November 17, 2001.During his absence, Compliance Officer Karen Lovie will be assigned his duties and responsibilities along with her own. We are requesting authorization to compensate Ms. Lovie for the additional responsibilities.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increase.

25.               Advance step placement for Leland Myers Correctional Officer.Newly hired Correctional Officer Leland Myers comes to us from the Humboldt County Probation Department where he worked as a Juvenile Corrections Officer since October of 1999.During his employment as a Juvenile Corrections Officer Mr. Myers was enrolled in and passed Core Course as required by STC for Correctional Officers.We believe that Officer Myers previous employment experience and training warrant starting him at an advanced step.A request to begin Officer Myers at an advanced step was not made in a timely manner to the CAO prior to his hiring due to an oversight caused in part by our intensive recruitment efforts.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve placement at Range 258 Step C.

26.               Amendment to Agreement with Graphic Control Systems, Inc.The current design of the Control Room console did not allow for direct observation of fixed video monitoring equipment.One of the change orders before you today will add a separate touch screen monitor, dedicated to elevator controls which will include video caption monitoring on the same screen.This will not only speed up movement but also allow the Control Room operators to monitor inmates as they travel on the elevators.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to consultant agreement for electronic security control system services and authorize change orders and the resultant increased costs.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

27.               Amendment to Humboldt County California Deferred Compensation Plan.Federal legislation effective January 1, 2002 provides many additional opportunities to governmental employees under deferred compensation laws.This incorporates the changes into the County's Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-107.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution commending Richard Walton upon his retirement.District Attorney Investigator Richard Walton is retiring from the County of Humboldt on January 4, 2002.The Board commends him on his thirty years of full-time dedicated law enforcement service and wishes him well in his retirement.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Certificate of Commendation to Lieutenant Commander Ken Dunning Eureka Senior High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.On Veteran's Day Supervisor Smith was very impressed with the Eureka Senior High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program and wishes to commend Senior Naval Science Instructor LT Commander Dunning, US Navy (Retired) and the participating cadets for all their community involvement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt and present Certificate of Commendation.

3.                   Resolution congratulating Fortuna Rotary Club on their 75th anniversary.Fortuna Rotary Club will be celebrating their 75th anniversary on January 12, 2002.The Board wishes to commend and congratulate Fortuna Rotary Club on 75 years of living up to their motto, "Service Above Self."(Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

4.                   Proclamation to recognize December as Human Rights Awareness Month.The Humboldt County Human Rights Commission has requested the Board to declare December as Human Rights month.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 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)

Health and Human Services -- Public Health

3.                   Report on Alcohol and Other Drug Death Review.Under the direction of the Board and with funding from the California Medical Services Program, The California Endowment Wellness Program, the Humboldt County Alcohol and Other Drug Death Review Panel reviewed the 57 alcohol and other drug related deaths from the 1228 total deaths in 1998.Representatives from a number of County departments and community agencies participated in three Review Panel meetings, which were held under strict confidentiality protocols.Attendees prioritized recommendations for action based on the AOD Death Review Panel findings.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report entitled Humboldt County Alcohol and other Drug Death Review Panel of 1998 Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Deaths Executive Summary

Community Assistance Unit

4.                   Request to change the name of the Community Assistance Unit.Since its inception six years ago, the program has been recurrently plagued with the misleading title that leads people to believe that we provide general assistance to the community.An inordinate amount of time is expended explaining to people just exactly who we are and what we do.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and direct County Counsel to bring back proposed amendments to provisions of the County Code to delete reference to Community Assistance Unit and replace those references with the new name of Code Enforcement Unit.

F.                  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.                   Election of Chair and Vice Chair for Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Elect Supervisor Neely as Chair and elect Supervisor Kirk as Vice Chair.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:45 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation Update on Foot and Mouth Disease.Humboldt County Agriculture Commissioner John Falkenstrom has asked the Board to hear a presentation on Foot and Mouth Disease by Dr. Peterson, Veterinary Medical Officer, State of California Department of Food and Agriculture.(Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation.

10:30 A.M.Health and Human Services

2.                   Presentation on Realignment Funding.The presentation by DHSS will discuss the background of realignment; source of funding; State and local revenue account and sub-account requirements; maintenance of effort requirements; program responsibilities which were transferred to the County and what that means locally; revenue trends across the three DHHS branches; allowable transfers and documentation requirements; realignment funding support to additional County departments; problems, issues and concerns; and possible solutions.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session.(No report 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.(Not required)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.(No report required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(a) Humboldt Fire Protection District No. 1 v. County of Humboldt; Neil F. Prince in his capacity as Auditor/Controller of Humboldt County.Case No. CV010852.(No final action taken)

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 Daniel Pierce, candidate for Fifth District Supervisor said that he was the one that got the Cummings Road Landfill closed.He added that he had not yet received the Sheriff's report on deputies incorrectly coming to his property with their guns drawn.He also stated that marijuana use was safe, and that law enforcement should focus their efforts on heroin and methamphetamine.

2.                   Chris Jensen expressed concerns about eleven different County programs being housed in his neighborhood.

J.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Kenny Daugherty, Assessor's Parcel No. 509-072-003.Administrative Abatement Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate same.

2.                   Administrative abatement hearing--Humboldt County vs. Asa Wright; Assessor's parcel no. 019-151-004.

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 19, 2002.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution authorizing the extension of the Community Development Block Grant No. 98-STBG-1244 (Southern Humboldt Senior Housing Project)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-108 extending the grant ending date to March 31, 2003 (if approved by the California Department of Housing and Community Development)

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

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.