HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Humboldt State University (HSU) to allow the County's Veterans services to veterans and dependents of veterans, on the HSU campus. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Memorandum of Agreement with Humboldt State University (HSU) to allow the County's Veterans Services Office to provide services to veterans and dependents of veterans, on the HSU campus; Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign three (3) copies of the Agreement; and Authorize the clerk of the Board to forward two (2) copies of the Agreement to the Director of Social Services.

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 6, 2009. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair, to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 13, 2009. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair, to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 20, 2009. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair, to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Lights on After School Resolution. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim January 2009 as Mentoring Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim the Week of January 26th - February 1st, 2009 as Methamphetamine Awareness Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim January 30, 2009 as Earned Income Tax Credit Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

D.                  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 Condolence in Memory of former Grand Juror Donny Carroll. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of condolence.

2.                   Letter of Appreciation to Tom Herman for his Service on the Planning Commission. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

3.                   Letter to Assembly Member Wesley Chesbro Opposing Payment Deferrals to Counties for Proposition 42 and Gas Taxes. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

4.                   Letter of Opposition to the Governor's Budget Proposal for a Permanent 60 Percent Reduction in Funding for California's First 5 Commissions. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Approval of Agreement with the California Health Collaborative for Network for a Healthy California - Northcoast Region Retail Program activities and budget revision Fund 1175, FY 2008-2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the agreement between the California Health Collaborative and County of Humboldt for the period of October 1, 2008 thru September 30, 2009; Authorize the Chair to sign three (3) copies of the Agreement; Approve the budget revision, which includes new revenue and expenditure lines, in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #433, Nutrition Network and direct the Auditor - Controller to revise the budget as shown in Attachment #1; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the three (3) signed copies of the Agreement to the Public Health Branch.

Probation

6.                   Bar -O Ranch Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the attached Agreement for Placement at Bar-O Ranch between the County of Del Norte and County of Humboldt to allow for the placement of juvenile court wards at the Bar-O Ranch on an as needed, space available basis; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to forward three (3) signed originals of the attached Agreement to the Chief Probation Officer for further processing.

Public Works

7.                   License Agreement with Brett Visser, DBA Med Tec at the Arcata/Eureka Airport.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors by a 4/5's vote authorize the Chairman to sign and execute the attached License Agreement with Brett Visser, dba Med Tec; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return on e executed License Agreement to the Land Use Division for transmittal to Licensee.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

8.                   Statement of Annual Financial Information.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receives and files the form of the Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt, California, "Annual Report" which is on file with the Clerk of the Board.  A final report will be filed with the Clerk of the Board upon completion Filing of the report with the Federal authority will be made on or before January 30, 2009.

9.                   Resolution to Appoint Trustee for County's Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution Plans (457 & 401(a)).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____ appointing Reliance Trust Company (TTC) as successor passive, nondiscretionary Trustee for the County's deferred compensation and defined contribution plans (457 & 401(a)); Provide the Treasurer - Tax Collector 3 certified copies of the resolution.

10.               Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of McKinleyville Union School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series A in the Aggregate Principal Amount of not to Exceed $7,000,000.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ___ authorizing the issuance and sale of McKinleyville Union School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2008, Series A in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $7,000,000; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to provide 4 certified copies of the resolution to the Treasurer- Tax Collector.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Services Development

1.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Grant Award of $500,000 to the City of Eureka to Purchase and Install a Flake Ice Plant for the Local Fishing Industry.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, by a four-fifths vote review and approve the Headwaters Fund Board's recommended Community Investment Fund (CIF) grant of $500m000 to support the City of Eureka's flake ice plant project; and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contract when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

Public Works

2.                   Mad River Streambank Protection Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Receive this Public Works update on the mad River Streambank protection Project; Authorize the Chair to sign the attached letter of appreciation to the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service for that agency's assistance with the project; and Direct Public Works to schedule a public meeting in McKinleyville to solicit public input on addressing the long-term bluff stability issues of the lower Mad River area.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item --- State Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Report and take appropriate action as needed.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost, Meeting Attendance, and Supervisorial District Matters.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:45 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Spartina Eradication Planning Presentation. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take appropriate action, if necessary.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (to meet at 11:00 a.m.)

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel- Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a); Humboldt Sunshine, Inc. v. County of Humboldt, et.al., Humboldt County Superior Court; Case No. CV070159.

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.

 

J.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 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.

Afternoon Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2009:  February 17 (Presidents Week – School Break); March 31 (5th Tuesday); June 30 (5th Tuesday); August 4 (Summer Break); August 11 (Summer Break); September 29 (5th Tuesday); November 17 (CSAC Annual conference in Monterey); November 24 Week of Thanksgiving Holiday); December 22 (Christmas Break); December 29 (5th Tuesday/Christmas Break)

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

Access Humboldt Board of Directors / County Representative

Alcohol and Drug

Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Assessment Appeals Board

Fire Safe Council

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Headwaters Fund Board

Housing Authority Commission

Human Rights Commission

In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Mental Health Board

Status of Women Commission

Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Workforce Investment Board

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

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