HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 07, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim April 2009 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim April 6th - 10th, 2009 as Public Health Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April 12th - 18th, 2009 as Library Week 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.

Assessor

1.                   Transfer of Unofficial Assessment Roll Records.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the release of the Assessor's Assessment Roll Information 1944-1949 and transfer them to the Humboldt County Historical Society.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificates of Recognition for the Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay's Annual Award Winners. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

3.                   Certificate of Recognition for the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

4.                   Certificates of Appreciation to recognize Evan Morden and Sophie Northern for their performance on St. Patrick's Day before the Board of Supervisors on March 17, 2009. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the Certificates of Appreciation.

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Mace DeLorme for Serving on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

6.                   Letter of Support for the Reappointment of Kathy Fosmark to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC). (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter supporting the reappointment of Kathy Fosmark to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

7.                   Letter of Support for the California State Coastal Conservancy Proposal to the NOAA Coastal and Marine Restoration Project Grant Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (Supervisor Smith)

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

8.                   Certificates of Appreciation to the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council's Annual Honorees, Maria Hershey, the Yurok Tribe Social Services, Orick Family resource Center, and Arcata House. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Appreciation.

9.                   Letter to Kimberly Kler, Environmental Planner, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, requesting that the Navy restart the 45-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest Training Range Complex.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of March 24, 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.

County Administrative Office

11.               Identity Theft Red Flag Policy

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Identity Theft Red Flag policy, as an official County policy.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 754-Chesbro regarding Medi - Cal Mental Health Managed Care Contracts.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to send a Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 754 - Chesbro to Assembly Member Chesbro and Senator Wiggins.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Approve License Agreement with Grace Good Shepherd Church for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Office located at 1450 Hiller Rd.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and execute License Agreement with Grace Good Shepherd Church and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return on original executed License Agreement to Real Property and one copy of the executed License Agreement to Public Health Branch, Maternal Child Adolescent Health Division.

Library Services

14.               Second Amendment to Grant Agreement with First 5 Humboldt.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Second Amendment to Grant Agreement with First 5 Humboldt; Authorize the Chairperson to sign three (3) copies of the attached Amendment; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the three (3) signed copies of the Amendment to the Library.

15.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept and recognize donations made to the Library in the amount of $9,179.61 for the purpose of purchasing new library materials, repairing existing library materials, and paying a registration fee so a library staff member may attend a conference; Accept and recognize a donation made to the Library in the form of a laptop computer and a Humboldt County genealogical database; and Adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library, for fiscal year 2008-2009 and authorize the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget as shown in Attachment 2.

Personnel

16.               Reallocation of Vacant Executive Secretary Position to legal Office Assistant I/II.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the vacant Executive Secretary (salary range 350, class 0167, position 01) position in budget unit 272 (Coroner- Public Administrator) to legal Office Assistant I/II (salary range 260/282, class 0178) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.

Probation

17.               Appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the following appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC):  Rhonda Lewis, Leilani Jones and Amy Nilsen.

18.               Request to Approve and Submit 2009-10 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) Application for Continuation Funding.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors attest to the on-going validity of the local Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Plan and funding strategy; Adopt the attached Resolution No. ___ authorizing the Chief Probation Officer of the Chair of the Board to sign and submit the 2009-10 JJCPA Application for Continuation Funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Corrections Standards Authority (CSA), and assuring that conditions for submission of the application have been met; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the Board Resolution to the Humboldt County Probation Department attn: Jody Green.

Public Works

19.               Courthouse Emergency Generator and Information Technology HVAC System Projects.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to executes contracts related to the Courthouse Emergency Generator and the Information Technology HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, following review and approval of County Counsel and the Risk Manager; and Adopt the following supplemental budget to provide funds for these projects: Revenue:  1100170-706131 Transfer from Deferred Maintenance $227,000; Expenditure: 1100170-8846 Courthouse Emergency Generator $161,000; Expenditure 1100170 - 8428 Information Technology HVAC $66,000.

20.               Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program Implementation Agreement for Federally Funded Transportation Projects.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program Implementation Agreement for Local Agencies (Caltrans Exhibit 9-A); Receive and file the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Caltrans Exhibit 9-B) which proposes an Annual Anticipated DBE Participation level (AADPL) Race Conscious goal of 6.2%and 0.0% Race neutral Goal for the period April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009; Receive and file the Local Agency DBE Participation level (AADPL) Race Conscious goal of 4.8% and 0.0% Race Neutral goal for Federal Fiscal year 2009/2010 (October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010); and Authorize the Director of the Department of Public Works to sign the Implementation Agreement (Caltrans Exhibit 9-A), the current and future Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Caltrans Exhibit 9-b), and any Supplemental Agreement as required by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

21.               Supplemental Budget to Fund Container Site Program Expenditures through the end of the Fiscal Year 2008/09.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the following supplemental budget for FY 2008/09: Revenue: 1100438-108001 Solid Waste Franchise $2,000 and 1100438-661089 - Solid Waste Reimbursement for Contract $113,000; Expenditure: 1100438-2118 Professional & Special Service $115,000.

22.               Assignment of Jay Leavitt, Traffic Control Maintenance Worker as Traffic Control Maintenance Supervisor.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the continued compensation s=for Jay Levitt as if he had been promoted to the classification of Traffic Control maintenance Supervisor from April 19, 2009 through May 30,2009, or until such time as the Traffic Control Maintenance Supervisor returns, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Sheriff

23.               Approval of Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program Contract for Fiscal year 2009-2010 with Department of Boating and Waterways.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program Contract for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 with Department of Boating and Waterways; Authorize the Sheriff and the county Auditor to sign all necessary documents to claim reimbursements from the California Department of Boating and Waterways; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to certify the approved Board Order and return all documents for process to the Sheriffs office: Attention Linda Modell.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Resolution to Auction Tax-Defaulted Properties.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____ for sale of properties tax-defaulted, subject to sale; and Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to provide the Treasurer-Tax Collector four certified copies of the Resolution by April 10, 2009. Approval is given to re-offer unsold parcels in accordance with Revenue and Taxation Code, section 3698.5.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Code Enforcement

1.                   Administrative Abatement Funding; Andrea and Gerald McGuire A.P. # 306-024-004.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt pursuant to Humboldt County Code section 351-31 and, if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of abatement pursuant to Humboldt County Code Sections 351-33 to 44; Approve the transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account #3440000 in the amount of $5,500 to the County Counsel's Professional & Special Services, account #1100-121-2-118, to cover the cost for the abatement of the unsafe structure; and Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $5,500 and increase revenue account 1100-121-603-040 in the amount of $5,500 and increase the appropriation of 1100-121-2-118 by $5,500.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item --- State Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action, if necessary.

3.                   Secure Rural Schools - Formation of Resource Advisory Committee.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize staff to work with the U.S. Forest Services to establish a Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee for allocation of Title II project funds under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

4.                   Northern Humboldt Union High School District (NOHUM) Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors agree to partner with the Northern Humboldt Union High School District and authorize staff to execute the attached Memoranda of Understanding to work with the District in Planning for Emergency Preparedness.

DHHS - Public Health Branch

1.                   Adoption of Resolution to Authorize submittal of grant Applications for the Next Five Years to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Funding for Division of Environmental Health's Local Enforcement Agency Program, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 430.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution authorizing the Director of Public health to apply for Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement grant Funding for the next five years (fiscal years 2008-09, 2009-10,2 010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) from the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and to enter into and execute grant agreements with the CIWMB for cleanup of eligible nuisance dump sites on farm and ranch property; and Establish Farm and Ranch Cleanup expenditure and revenue line items and direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget lines in Division of Environmental Health's Local Enforcement Agency Program, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 430, for fiscal year 2008-09 as follows: Revenue: 1175-430-514-023 Farm and Ranch Cleanup $50,000: Expenditures 1175-430-3-144 Farm and Ranch Cleanup $50,000.

Public Works

5.                   Adoption of Ordinance Amending Sections 246-2 and 246-3(a) and adding Sections 246-3(H) relating to Public Works Director, adding Sections 246.5-1 through 246.5-5 Related to County Surveyor, to the Humboldt County Code, and repealing Ordinance No. 311 relating to County Surveyor.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title and waive the first reading of the ordinance, set for adoption at least one week away, publish summary of the ordinance and post a certified copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least five days prior to the Board meeting at which the ordinance will be adopted, and that within fifteen days after adoption of the ordinance the Supervisors shall publish a summary of the ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance and the Clerk shall 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 those Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN - NONE SCHEDULED

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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.                   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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