HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Letter of Support for the Senate Version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to send a letter of support for the Senate version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer; and Authorize the County Administrative Officer to send letters of support for any future facilities infrastructure that may arise.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim February 2009 as Grand Jury Awareness Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

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.

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Carlotta Community Services District Financial Review.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the policy that the Carlotta Community Services District, having unanimous approval of that District's Board, may contract for a financial review in accordance with CA Government Code 26909(c).

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Gene Joyce, Winner of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the 2008 Year Award. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Judge J. Michael Brown on his Retirement from the Superior Court, County of Humboldt, State of California. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Appoint Dennis Lichty to the Airport Advisory Committee as the District One Representative. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dennis Lichty to the Airport Advisory Committee as the District One Representative.

5.                   Appoint Dax Williamson and Bill Davidson to the Airport Advisory Committee as Alternates. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dax Williamson and Bill Davidson to Airport Advisory Committee as Alternates.

6.                   Letter of Appreciation to Monica Rivera for Serving on the Humboldt County Mental Health Board. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

7.                   Letter of Support to CA Public Utilities Commission Supporting Approval of Resolution T-17187 for Highway 299 Broadband Network Project Funding. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Support.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of January 27, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION: 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.

Community Development Services

9.                   HR 2389 - Recreational and Conservation Easement Support Program - Three (3) separate funding requests from the North Coast Regional Land Trust for Appraisal and Legal Document Preparation Support Costs (McNamara Dairy Acquisition , Miller Forest Conservation Easement and Fortuna Forest Conservation Easement).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board receive the staff report; approve funding request of $10,000 from the North Coast Regional land Trust to provide finding for preparation and execution, associated legal expenses and development of a management plan for the McNamara Dairy Conservation Easement; Approve funding request of $10,000 from the North Coast Regional Land Trust to provide funding for planning, preparing and executing the conservation easement to include appraisal administration, associated legal and title review expenses for the Miller Forest Conservation Easement; and Approve finding request of $10,000 from the North Coast Regional Land Trust to provide funding for appraisal administration, easement negotiations and document preparations for the Fortuna Forest Conservation Easement.

10.               Waiver of 960 Hour limit for Extra help Employee Meghan Ryan.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employee, Meghan Ryan, up to 1,920 hours pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

County Administrative Office

11.               Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Transient Occupancy Tax - Management Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached three - year management agreement with the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities (TRTF), Inc. for January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve the Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities (TRTF), Inc. for January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009; Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute three (c) copies of the agreement effective January 1, 2009; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return executed two (2) copies of agreement to Mental Health branch Administration.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Approval of Leases with Performance Modular, Inc. for three modulars located at 628 West Clark Street, in Eureka, for the Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Leases with Performance Modular, Inc. for three Modularís located at 628 West Clark Street, in Eureka, for Social Services Branch; Authorize the Chairperson to execute two copies of each lease; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return one copy of each Lease to Public Works - Real Property for transmittal to the Lessor.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item --- State Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Report and take appropriate action as needed.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Appoint three City Voting Representatives to the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefits Committee (HCIGLCBC). (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint three City Voting Representatives to the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefits Committee.

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Water Resource Planning Presentation. (Supervisor Duffy)

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel on Threatened, Anticipated or Potential Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b) (1) (one case).

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

County Administrative Office

1.                   Revision to County Fee Ordinance.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the Public Hearing and receive the staff report and public comments; Close the public hearing; Approve the revised fees as shown in Attachment I; Introduce by title, Ordinance No. ___ , amending the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2008-09, waive the first reading of the Ordinance and adopt the Ordinance;Direct the Clerk of the Board, within 15 days after adoption of the Ordinance, to publish a post-adoption summary of the Ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the Ordinance, and to post in the office of the Clerk of the Board a certified copy of the full text of the adopted Ordinance and amendments along with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the Ordinance [Government Code Section 25124 (b)(1)] and Authorize Departments to issue refunds in instances where incorrect fees were charged.

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.