HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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.                   Certificates of Achievement for Kade Chambers, Andrew Cutler, Spencer Fulton and Ian Thompson for Receiving the Cub Scouts "Arrow of Light" Award. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Achievement.

2.                   Letter of Support of the City of Ferndale's Wastewater Construction Project. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for chair to sign letter of support.

3.                   Certificates of Recognition for Soroptimist International of Eel River Valley Annual Award Winners:  Hillary Callihan, Winner of the Violet Richardson Award, Gwyndolyn Ozard, Winner of the Kathleen McVey Memorial Youth Citizenship Award, and Jessica Goodrow, Winner of the Women's Opportunity Award. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

4.                   Letter of Support for Redwood Coast Energy Authority's (RCEA) Funding Request to Develop a Renewable Energy Plan for our Region. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

5.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants on May 3rd, 2009 for the 38th Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

6.                   Letter Supporting the Sheriff's Office State Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Support.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders - March 3, 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.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the California Counties Mental Health Services Authority.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the California Counties Mental Health Services Authority; Appoint Karolyn Rim Stein as Director and Barbara Lahaie as the Alternate Director as Humboldt County's representatives to the Authority; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two executed copies of the agreement to the Mental Health Branch.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Approve and Authorize Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health and North Coast Emergency medical Services for the Distribution of the Pediatric Richie Fund and Approve the Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 , Budget Unit #410, Emergency Medical Services.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Public health Branch Director to sign three Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch and North Coast Emergency medical Services for the distribution of the Pediatric Richie Fund; and Approve the supplemental budget and direct the Auditor - Controller to adjust the budget in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #410, Emergency Medical Services, as shown in Attachment II.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Approve the Second Amendment of the Memorandum of Understanding with California Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium IV.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Second Amendment of the Memorandum of Understanding with California Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium IV; and Authorize the Chair to executed three copies of the Second Amendment and Direct Clerk of the Board to route two fully executed copies of the Amendment to the Director, Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch.

Public Works

11.               Supplemental Budget for Freshwater Park Improvements Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the following supplemental budget for funds related to the Freshwater Park Improvements Project; Revenue 1100713-661037 River Parkways $7,975; Expenditure - 1100713-8189 - Improvements $7,975.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Agriculture Commission

1.                   Standard Agreement No. 08-0616, State Funding for Humboldt-Del Norte Weed Management Area Projects ($38,626 for two Humboldt-Del Norte Weed Management Area Projects)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; Approve Standard Agreement No. 08-0616, Known as State Funding for Weed Management Areas; Authorize the Chair to sign the original and one copy of the cover page as well as the Contractor Certification form, and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing, and Authorize the Auditor - Controller to executed the included supplemental budget for fiscal year 2008-09.

2.                   Standard Agreement No. 08-0597, State Funding for Humboldt-Del Norte Weed Management Area Projects.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; Approve Standard Agreement No. 08-597, Known as State funding for Weed Management Area; authorize the Chair to sign the original and one copy of the cover page as well as the Contractor Certification form, and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing; and Authorize the Auditor - Controller to execute the included supplement budget for fiscal year 2008-09.

3.                   Standard Agreement No. 08-0388, Nursery Inspection and Enforcement Program Contract.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; and Approve Standard Agreement No. 08-0388, known as the Nursery Inspection; Approve Standard Agreement No. 08-0388, known as the Nursery Inspection; Enforcement Contract and authorize the Chair to sign the original and one copy of the cover page as well as the Contractor Certification form, and return all copies along with the Board order authorizing execution to the Agricultural Commissioner for further processing and Authorize the Auditor - Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget as detailed for 2008-09.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item --- State Budget Update. 

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

10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Women in Timber Presentation in Celebration of "Arbor Day." (Supervisor Smith)

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

11:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) Presentation. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take action if required.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential or Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b) (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 - NONE SCHEDULED

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE SCHEDULED

L.                   February Check Disbursements

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.

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING CHANGES, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUDDEN LINK, CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us