HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Memorandum of Agreement between Humboldt County and the Yurok Tribe for Improvements to Bald Hills Road - County Road No. F4R300.  (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign two copies of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to accept funding from the Yurok Tribe to implement designs and improvements on Bald Hills Road on behalf of the County in duplicate, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the executed MOAs to the Department of Public Works for further processing.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing the 2009 Annual North Coast Stand Down. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution Honoring Christine Johnson on her Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Proclaim October 3, 2009 as Apple Harvest Festival Day 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.                   Kneeland Fire Protection District Financial Review.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the policy that the Kneeland Fire Protection district, having unanimous approval of that Districts Board, may contract for a financial review in accordance with Government Code 26909(c). [Unanimous Vote Required]

2.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the accompanying resolution fixing the tax rates for the County of Humboldt, school districts and special districts within the County for the fiscal year 2009-10.

3.                   2009-2010 Appropriation Limits.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt and approve the attached resolution and schedules setting forth the 2009-2010 appropriation limits as established by Article XIIIB of the California Constitution.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Continuation of Emergency - Redway Community Services District Local Water Emergency. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, Per Resolution #09-48, remains in effect until October 6, 2009.

5.                   Certificates of Appreciation to Ray's Food Place and Captain Phil Harris, for special attention and willingness to help the Giacomini Family. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign Certificates of Appreciation.

Community Development Services

6.                   Appointments to the Workforce Investment Board Youth Council.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; review membership applications for the following community members: Barbara LaHaie - Assistant Director Department of health and human Services; Alison Talbott - Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E); and Carolyn Albee - Department of Health and Human Services/Social Services Branch/Child Welfare Services; and appoint Barbara LaHaie and Alison Talbott to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for a term of two years, and Carolyn Albee to the Youth Council (YC) for a term of three years, each term effective immediately, in accordance with the WIB bylaws.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Approve the Revised Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board for $340,854 in Division of Environmental Health's Local Oversite Program, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 432, for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Revised Agreement (including three signature pages) with the State Water Resources Control Board (Agreement 09-012-250) for $340,854 in Environmental Health's Local Oversight Program, fund 1175, budget 432, for fiscal year2009-2010; and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit the agreement and three signature pages to the Environmental Health Division for submission to the State Water Resources Board for their signatures.

8.                   Approve One Year Lease Extension for Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Branch, Environmental Health Office Space, 100 H Street, with Rynecki and Rynecki, LLC and the one year lease extension for Parking Lot, 2nd and H Street, with Second and H Street, LLC managed by Alex Rynecki, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve exercising the option to extend the lease for one year between the County of Humboldt and Rynecki and Rynecki, LLC managed by Alex Rynecki, Inc. for office space located at 100 H Street, Eureka, CA for the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, Environmental Health Division, at a monthly cost of $8,760.95; approve exercising the option to extend the lease for one year between the County of Humboldt and Second and H Street, Eureka, CA for the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, Environmental Health Division's exclusive use at a monthly cost of $700.29; authorize Real Property to send a notice to Lessor that County is exercising the option to extend each lease; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed agenda item to Real Property.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Adopt Indigent Medical Aid and Care Standards.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Resolution adopting the "Indigent Medical Aid and Care Standards for Humboldt County."

10.               Approval of Social Services Branch, Child Welfare Services' California Child and Family Services Review, County Self Assessment for Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the California Child and Family Services Review, Humboldt County Self Assessment (2009) for the Child Welfare Services (CWS) Division of the Social Services Branch (SSB); authorize the Chair to execute four (4) copies of the Self - Assessment document as requested by the state; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route three (3) copies of the Self-Assessment document to the Director of Health and Human Services.

Library Services

11.               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 $29,736.60 for the purpose of purchasing and processing materials for the Library's collection, washing the windows at the Eureka Library, paying for substitutes so regular Library staff members could attend a training, and general support of the Library's programs and services; accept and recognize donated materials and supplies to the Library in the form of three new hardcover books, two printer cartridges and a coffee maker; adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County library, for fiscal year 2009-2010 and authorize the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget as shown in attachment 2.

Personnel

12.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for Representation Unit 6 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization) Regarding Detective/Sheriff's Investigator Positions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____ approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 6 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization); and Authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding.

Probation

13.               Corrections Standards Authority Enhanced Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Project II.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached resolution allowing the Chief Probation Officer to submit an application to, and sign all subsequent grant-related paperwork associated with, the Corrections Standards Authority funding under the Enhanced Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Project II (DMC-TAP) II for the grant year through December 31, 2010, and subsequent years, if funded.

14.               Adoption of Board of Supervisors Resolution Establishing a Records Retention Schedule for the Probation Department.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. _______ establishing a records retention schedule for the Probation Department.

Public Works

15.               Ordinance Amending Section 521-9(a) of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Solid Waste Franchises.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Ordinance No. _____ amending Section 521-9(a) of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Solid Waste Franchise.

16.               Review and approve the amendments to Solid Waste Franchise Agreements and Container site Agreements.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Amendments to the below Franchise Agreements and approve Chair to sign three originals upon receipt from Contractors; 1.1 Arcata Garbage Company; 1.2 City Garbage Company for Unincorporated Eureka Area; 1.3 City Garbage Company for Blue Lake/Fieldbrook Areas; 1.4 City Garbage Company for Garberville Area; 1.5 City Garbage Company for Holmes/Redcrest Areas; 1.6 Eel River Disposal for the Fortuna/Ferndale Areas; 1.7 Eel River Disposal for the Weott/Myers Flat Areas; 1.8 Humboldt Sanitation; 1.9 Tom's Trash Company: Approve the attached Amendment to Container Site Agreement for Humboldt Sanitation Company for Northern Humboldt Area and approve Chair to sign three original copies of the Amendment upon receipt from Contractor.

Sheriff

17.               Appropriation Transfer to Clear overdrafts for FY 2008/09.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached appropriation transfer in Sheriff's Jail Budget 1100243 to the budget 1100221 to clear edits in the FY 2008/2009 budget.

18.               Approve a Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Animal Control Budget 1100 278 for FY 2008/2009 in the Amount of $15,862 to Clear Year End Edits.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in budget unit 1100 278 in the amount of $15,862.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Grant Award of $300,000 to St. Joseph Hospital for Telemedicine in the new Northeast Tower.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; review and approve the Headwaters Fund board's recommended Community investment Fund (CIF) grant of $300,000 to support St. Joseph Hospital telemedicine project; and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contract when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

2.                   Approval to Submit Amendment #3 to the State Water Resources Control Board for proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water management Plan Implementation Grant Agreement 07-541-550-2 and Status Report on Natural Resources Planning Division Activities.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Amendment #3 to the Grant Agreement to be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board; and receive status report on Community Development Services - Natural Resources planning Division activities including Implementation of North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Projects.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Responses to 2008-09 Grand Jury Reports 2009-CD-01.

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.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:30 a.m. - Public Works

1.                   Presentation by California Department of Transportation on Eureka - Arcata Corridor Improvement Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an informational update from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) regarding the Eureka – Arcata Corridor project; and take appropriate action if required.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Threatened, Potential or Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9, subd.(b)(1), and subd.(b)(3) subpar.(C),          (1 case); a written threat of litigation by Edward Salsedo in a letter to the Board of Supervisors dated September 8, 2009.

2.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957.

3.                   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 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

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Resolution Adopting 2009-10 Budgets for Special Districts Governed by the Board of Supervisors.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Board of Directors of those special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; receive reports from staff; receive testimony from public; close the public hearing; approve and adopt the 2009/2010 budget for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors; and adopt the attached resolution adopting the 2009-10 budgets for special districts governed by the Board of Supervisors.

Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health

2.                   Public Hearing on Proposed Reductions/Elimination in Health Services at Willow Creek Clinic.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; receive report from staff on proposed reductions/elimination in Health Services at Willow Creek; receive comments from the public; close the public hearing; find that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations; Section 15061 (b) (3), in that it is not a project which has the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment; Section 15378 (b)(2) that the activity involves continuing administrative activities such as personnel related actions, general policy and procedures; Section 15378 (b) (5) the activity involves organizational or administrative activities of the County that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. The exemptions are set forth in the Notice of Exemption attached hereto as Attachment 1; direct Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch staff to file for posting the Notice of Exemption, Attachment 1, with the Humboldt County Clerk; and approve the proposed elimination /reduction in Health Services at the Willow Creek Clinic, consisting of 4 Adult/Women's Reproductive Health Clinics per month including the medical services set forth in the staff report.

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.