HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim the Week of April 18th - 26th, 2009 as the Week of the Young Child. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Commending the Child Abuse Services Team (CAST). (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution recognizing the Women Entrepreneurs Institute's 3rd Annual Educational Summit. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.


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.                   Resolution of Commendation to Jim Yarnall on his Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim Saturday, April 25th, 2009 as the 14th Annual Peninsula Clean-Up and Beautification Day. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Jamila Tharp for Serving on the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage - Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the attached memorandum of Understanding (Attachment A) for adding Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department to the program effective May 1, 2009; and Approve the attached Resolution (Attachment B) to add Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department to the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured.

5.                   Eel River Valley Emergency Preparedness Team (ERVEPT) Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Board of Supervisors agree to partner with the Eel River Valley Emergency Preparedness Team and authorize staff to execute the attached Memoranda of Understanding to work with the Fortuna Elementary School District, on behalf of the ERVEPT, in Planning for Emergency Preparedness.

County Counsel

6.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-84 of the Conflict of the Conflict of Interest Code for the Conflict of Interest Code for the County of Humboldt by modifying Appendix B.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-84 of the Conflict of Interest Code for the County of Humboldt.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Temporary Increase in Accordance with Section 7 of the Humboldt county Salary Resolution.

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RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors authorize a temporary increase in compensation for Charlene Pellatz, Program Coordinator (Class 1424, Range 387) in the amount of 40 salary ranges beginning April 6, 2009 and continuing until the Public Health Lab Manager Position is filled, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

8.                   That the Board of Supervisors Approve the Revised Class Description for Laboratory Assistant I/II.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised class description for Laboratory Assistant I/II, effective immediately.


9.                   Acceptance of Grant Funds from St. Joseph Health System for Humboldt County Care for the Poor Initiative Activities, and Approve Fiscal year 2008-09 Budget Adjustment to Fund 1175, Budget Unit #433.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and accept a grant award from St. Joseph Health System - Humboldt County for the Public Health Branch, Health Education Division, for administrative and facilitative duties for the period 01/04/2009 thru 12/31/2009; and Approve and direct the Auditor Controller to adjust for FY 2008-09, Fund 1175, budget Unit #433, Nutrition Network as follows:  Revenue: Line Item 433-707-275 Care for the Poor $7,500; Expenditure: Line Item 433-3-479 Care for the Poor $7,500.

10.               Approval of Amendment A01 to State Agreement for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program and Approve Fiscal Year 2008-09 Budget Adjustment to Fund 1175, Budget Unit #470.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Amendment Number A01 to Agreement Number 07-65525 with the California Department of Public Health; Direct the Chair to sign the first page of each of seven (7) standard agreement amendment packages; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return seven (7) standard agreement amendment packages to the Public health Branch; and Approve and direct the Auditor-Controller to adjust Fund 1175, Budget Unit #470, HIV Care Consortium as follows: Revenue: Line Item 631126 Federal HOPWA $7,186; Expenditure: Line Item 3460 HOPWA - Housing Expense (NOR) $1,638; Line Item 3471 HOPWA- Housing Expense (SJH) $5,045; Line item 3928 Expense Transfers $503.

Public Works

11.               Construction of Maple Creek Road (F5L100) Rehabilitation and Overlay PM 1.45 - 3.20; Project No.: RPL 5904 (074), Contract No. 202703.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract code with bids to be opened on Tuesday, may 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM.

12.               Surplus Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare sixteen vehicles surplus; Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property when the Equipment superintendent puts the replacements in service; and Deposit the revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool Replacement Fund.

13.               Lindy Lane Subdivision, APN 016-022-029, Eureka Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare the subdivision as complete, and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the county Recorder; Accept the dedications to the County of Humboldt of Parcel V for non-vehicular access, and Parcels W and Y-2 for public utilities, all as shown on the subdivision map; Direct the Clerk of the Board to sign the subdivision map on behalf of the Board; Authorize the Chair to execute the Quitclaim and Reconveyance, and the Conveyance and Agreement; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the subdivision map and the Conveyance & Agreement to the County Recorder.

14.               Johnston Subdivision, APN 303-142-011, Eureka Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare the subdivision as complete and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the county Recorder; Accept the dedication to the county of Humboldt of Parcel A for public utility purposes as shown on the subdivision map; Authorize the chair to execute the conveyance and Agreement; Direct the Clerk of the Board to sign the subdivision map on behalf of the Board; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the subdivision map and the Conveyance and Agreement to the County Recorder.

Sheriff

15.               Authorize the Chair to Sign Resolution Approving Application for Reimbursement of Expenses Incurred During 2008 Mid - Year California Fire Emergency.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the Designation of Applicant's Agent Resolution for payment of eligible County expenses incurred during the 2008 Mid-Year California Fires Emergency and Authorize the Director Public Works to sign the Project Application and Assurances and Agreement documents.

16.               Acceptance of Agreement Number 2009-24 Between the County of Humboldt and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the Agreement Number 209-24 between the County of Humboldt and the Drug Enforcement  Administration; Authorize the board Chair to sign, upon approval of County Counsel as to form, and the Risk Manager for insurance purposes, the;  a. Request for Advance or Reimbursement, b. Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and other Responsibility matters; and Drug Free Workplace Requirement, c. Assurance; Authorize the Sheriff to sign Agreement Number 2009-24; and Instruct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed original documents to the Sheriff's office (Attention: Linda Modell) for further processing.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Presentation of Annual Report for First 5 Humboldt. (Supervisor Lovelace)

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

2.                   Appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board to Fill Scheduled Vacancy. (Supervisors Neely and Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receives and considers the applications submitted for the Headwaters Fund Board.; Appoint Zachary Zwerdling to the Headwaters Fund Board; and Direct the Headwaters Fund Board Subcommittee to send letters to all applicants thanking them for their interest.

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item --- Federal and State Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate.

2.                   Update on General Fund Budget and Additional Direction

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reaffirm the County’s hiring freeze; and Direct the County Administrative Office to work with the Personnel Department on implementation of employee furloughs and/or reductions in force.

District Attorney

3.                   Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached grant application and sign the attached certificates for the Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance grant; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the certificates to Chief Michael Hislop so they may be processed with the grant application.


Community Development Services

4.                   Status Report on Natural Resources Planning Division Activities Submission of an Application for the Regional Acceptance Process to the to the Department of Water Resources for the Integrated Regional Water Management Program on Behalf of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Group.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive status report on Natural Resources Planning Division activities including North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP) projects; and Adopt the attached Resolution No. __________, (Attachment A) authorizing the County of Humboldt to submit an application for the Regional Acceptance Process to the Department of Water Resources for the Integrated Regional Water Program Water Program on behalf of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water program on behalf of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Group.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

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

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (1:30 p.m. or soon thereafter)

Discuss studies conducted with State of California Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds: Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

Tuesday, April 28, 2008(1:30 p.m. or soon thereafter)

Lucas Street Affordable Housing Feasibility Study, & Affordable Housing Trust Fund Feasibility Study

TUESDAY, May 12, 2009 (1:30 p.m. or soon thereafter)

Local Coastal Plan to allow for the future extension of Humboldt Hill Road to Tompkins Hill Road

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

 

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