HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR
825 FIFTH STREET
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2002
A. OPENING CEREMONIES
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. Certificates of Appreciation for Board Meeting Videographer Supervisor Smith wishes to show his appreciation to Donald B. Coppin who has reliably donated time and services to operate the video cameras for public access television broadcast during Board meetings. (Supervisor Smith)
RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Chair's signature on Certificate of Appreciation.
Health and Human Services - Administration
RECOMMENDATION: Approve increases until Finance Unit organizational structure is finalized.
Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch
RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
4. Establish the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 Prop 36 Budget in fund 1170, approve supplemental budget for the program and approve transfer from Mental Health Contingency (4/5 vote)
RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.
RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Rachel-Jill Hemmert through June 30, 2003.
Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Tenant Use Permit.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt position into classification plan; and allocate one position in Unit 511.
RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant and adopt supplemental budget of $730.
RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set adoption for March 12, 2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Accept project as complete, and file Notice of Completion.
RECOMMENDATION: Accept project as complete and file Notice of Completion.
14. Renovation and remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234 Change Order No. 7.0 issues. These Change Orders are comprised of various smaller Cost Proposals (Changes). The changes have an additive affect on the construction of $14,825.
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 7.0 ($14,825)
RECOMMENDATION: Accept easements from Larry Smith, Merle Jones, Janet Jones and Lisa Hoyt.
RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 5, 2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Accept said grant.
D. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
1. After thirty with the County, John Anderson, Deputy Director, Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch is retiring. The Board of Supervisors thanks him for his service and wishes him a long and fulfilling retirement. (Supervisor Woolley)
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for March 2002.
E. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan as outlined in Nos. 1-9 of the submitted staff report.
Community Development Services
RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Director of Community Development Services to prepare a letter of comment for the Chair's signature to the City of Eureka on the Eureka Store Target Project. Said letter shall address 1) coastal access impacts; 2) cumulative traffic impacts; 3) the blighted condition of the proposed site; and 4) a job analysis.
RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn meeting to Thursday, February 28, 2002 in order for Board members to attend workshop at the College of the Redwoods (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm).
Clerk of the Board
RECOMMENDATION: Clarify No. F-4 pertaining to legislative requests and approve Board Orders.
F. MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter of concerns to Mr. Warren Westrup, Chief of the Office of Acquisition and Real Property Services of the California Department of Parks and Recreation
G. CLOSED SESSION
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. (Not held)
4. Conference with Legal Counsel; existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). PG&E Debtor, Case No. 01-30923DM, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. (Continued to March 5, 2002)
5. Conference with Legal Counsel; existing litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(a). Roger E. Smith Inc. d.b.a. Resco Construction Company v. County of Humboldt et al Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt Case No. 96DR0188. (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 Judith Schmidt spoke about her concerns as to how the United States Fish and Wildlife Services designates critical habitats. Asked that Humboldt County join in lawsuit with Coos County, Oregon to address this concern.
2. Josh, and his neighbor, Tim Raymond, asked for County and City assistance to address concerns about inadequate lighting, excessive speeding, illegal trash disposal and illegal drug use and possession in the area of McCullen and Allard Avenues and Howard Street in Eureka.
3. Walter Pieper expressed concerns about the timeliness of the mailing of the sample ballots for the March 5, 2002 primary election.
4. Lindsey McWilliams, Administrative Services Director state that the "semi open primary" on March 5, 2002 has been "logistically difficult" all over the State. Also, on Feb. 25, 2002 he found out that PG&E plans to cut power to the Mattole Valley (Petrolia) on March 5, 2002. The CAO was instructed to contact PG&E to stress that Election Day is an inappropriate day to cut power.
I. ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.
Code Enforcement Unit
RECOMMENDATION: Find public nuisance exists and order property owners to abated by April 23, 2002.
RECOMMENDATION: Find public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate by April 11, 2002.
J. PUBLIC HEARINGS
Community Development Services
RECOMMENDATION: Continue public hearing to the meeting of Tuesday March 12, 2002 at 1:30 pm.
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.