HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

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.                   Letter of Support for the McKinleyville Community Services District Shovel-Ready Water Pump Upgrade Project. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of May 26, 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.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of May 12, 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.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of May 11, 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.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of April 28, 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.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of April 21, 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.

7.                   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.

Community Development Services

8.                   Appointments to the Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review membership applications for the following community members: Jerry Saner - California State University Employee Union, John Frahm - United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 101; John Woolley - State Legislative Youth, Clarissa Handy - Eligible youth.;  Recommend that the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appoint Jerry Saner, John Frahm and John Woolley to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for a term of two years, and Brad Remington and Clarissa Handy to the Youth Council (YC) for a term of three years all effective immediately, in accordance with the WIB bylaws.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Contract Amendment with Willow Glen Care Center for Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement with Willow Glen Care Center for Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two signed originals of the First Amendment to the Department of Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch.

10.               Approval of First Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Humboldt County Office of Education for Children's Mental Health Services to Extend the Term to FY 2009-10 and FY 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the First Amendment to the Agreement between Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch and Humboldt County Office of Education; and authorize the Mental Health Branch Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to sign the attached First Amendment.


11.               Agreement with 7th Avenue Center - Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC), for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Agreement with 7th Avenue Center, dated July 1, 2009 through June 30,2010; Authorize Chair to sign the attached Rehabilitation Agreement; and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return two executed copies of the Agreement to Mental Health Branch Administration.

Probation

12.               Supplemental Budget for Probation Department's Juvenile Hall.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve supplemental budget for Budget Unit 234, in the amount of $5,228 for the cost of replacement batteries in the Uninterrupted Power Source (UPS) in use at the Juvenile Hall.

Public Works

13.               Supplemental Budget to Fund Land Use Expenditures through the End of the FY 2008/09.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the following supplemental budget for FY 2008/09: Revenue: 1100-166-608010 Subdivision Inspection Deposits $30,000; Expenditure: 1100-166-2106 Communications $3,000, 1100-166-2118 Professional Services $ 20,000, 1100-166-2126 utilities $7,000.

14.               Construction of Freshwater County Park Fish Ladder Project, Project No.: R81708-0; Contract No. 713500.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Constriction of Freshwater County Park Fish Ladder project; Award the contract to Danco Builders Northwest in the amount of $156,085 and Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.

15.               Construction of Emergency Repairs to Martin's Ferry bridge (4C007) Over the Klamath River, Project No. ER-46ZO (001), Contract No. 924020.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Mercer Fraser Co., Contractor, and Humboldt County for the emergency repairs to Martin's Ferry Bridge; and Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $227,926.23. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

16.               Financial Assurances for Reclamation of Quarry Sites.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Resolution which authorizes the annual adjustment of the funds pledged by the Public Works Department to complete reclamation of rock and gravel quarry sites.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Freshwater Pulp Letter of Support for the Company's Future Plans, Vision and Direction. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

2.                   Wild Rivers 101 and the Humboldt County Film Commission Presentation on the "Rivers of a Lost Coast." (Supervisor Clendenen)

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

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: State and Federal Budget Updates

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate.

2.                   Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget Process Update.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the draft Resolution Authorizing Inter-Fund Loans; Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer funds from the following trust funds $200,000 from 3495 Fingerprint Identification: $300,000 from 3662 Recorder Modernization: $150,000 from 3666 Vital Statistics: and $700,000 from 3921 Special Narcotics, totaling $1,350,000 to the General Fund effective July 1, 2009; Approve the deferment of Motor Pool depreciation charges in the amount of $990,000 for all funds ($450,000 savings for the General Fund) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-10; Approve the deferment of Workers Compensation charges in the amount of $2,028,763 for all funds ($834,220 savings for the General Fund) for FY 2009-10; Approve a net reduction of Central Services Charges in the amount of $107,687 for all funds ($58,524 savings for the General Fund) for FY 2009-10 due to closure of the county mailroom on July 1, 2009; Approve the use of the following Board discretionary trust funds: 3841 Timber Tax Loss Fund in the amount of $1,470,000 and the balance of 3718 Offshore Energy Assistance (approximate amount of $14,573) to provided resources for the General Fund in FY 2009-10 (4/5 vote required) authorize the Auditor/Controller to close fund 3718 upon transfer of the remaining balance; Approve the Revised FY 2009-10 Budget Calendar (Attachment 2A) and decide between one of two days of public hearings as outlined on Attachments 2B and 2C; Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish appropriate notices for the public hearing option selected; Direct the County Administrative Office to disallocate 1.0 FTE Office Assistant I/II (class 180) in budget unit 262; 1.0 FTE Office Assistant (class 180, position #01)in budget unit 262; 1.0 FTE Office Assistant I/II (class 180, position #01) in budget unit 277; and 1.0 FTE Senior Office Assistant (class 130, position #03) in budge unit 277, effective June 27, 2009; Authorize department heads to approve voluntary unpaid furloughs for employees under their appointing authority for FY 2009-10, utilizing the attached form (Attachment 3 and Exhibit A); Authorize the County Administrative Office and Auditor/Controller to move funds from departmental budgets to contingency budgets in the amounts generated by any approved voluntary furloughs; and take other action as appropriate.

3.                   Responses to 2008-09 Grand Jury Reports 2009-PW-01, 2009-JL-02, 2009-JL-03 and 2009-JL-04.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and modify the 2008-09 Grand Jury draft responses from departments under the appointment authority of the Board of Supervisors; Approve the documents, as may be modified, as the response; Direct the Clerk of the Board, within five working days, to submit the final responses with an accompanying Board order, to the presiding Judge of the Superior Court; and Direct the Clerk of the Board, within five working days, to submit two copies of all responses to the County Clerk/Recorder, one of which will be forwarded to the State Archivist, together with a copy of the original report.

Community Development Services

4.                   Approval of Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended 2009 Grant Fund Awards (CONTINUED FROM 5/26/09 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the slate of Grant Fund Award grants recommended for approval of the Headwaters Fund Board and Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contracts when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN - NONE SCHEDULED

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Personnel. Negotiator: Personnel Director, Rick Haeg

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 (1:30 pm or soon thereafter)

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

1.                   Public Hearing on Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Social Services Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account for Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; Receive public testimony; Close the hearing; Find that the decision to make a change in its allocation of Social Services branch realignment monies is based on the most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes; Direct the Clerk of the Board to send a certified copy of these findings to the Department of Health and Human Services; Direct the Department of Health and Human Services to forward a document containing this finding to the State Controller; and Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer ten percent (10%) of state/local program realignment funds from the Social Services branch sub-account to Mental Health Branch sub-account.

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

 

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.

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