HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Proclaim October 5th - 9th, 2009 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Humboldt County. (Special Presentations - Board of Supervisors) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of September 15, 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.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim October 2009 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   "The Great California SHAKE OUT" Proclamation. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim the Week of October 3 - 15, 2009 as Binational Health Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim October 4th - 10th, 2009 as National 4-H Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

5.                   Resolution Recognizing Coastal Grove Charter School's 7th Annual Medieval Festival of Courage. (Supervisor Duffy)

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 09-0435, Sudden Oak Mortality Regulatory Program Contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture in the amount of $25,717.30.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 09-0435, known as the Sudden Oak Mortality regulatory program 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 to the Agriculture Department for further processing, and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance.

Auditor-Controller

2.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from the Tax Sale of June 25, 2008.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the distribution of that portion of the excess proceeds resulting from the June 25, 2008, public auction of parcels listed on Attachment A to the claimants and in the amounts listed for each parcel, and direct that distribution be held for 90 days from today to allow for the required review period.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   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 20, 2009.

4.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Dan and Claire Trower. (Supervisor Smith)

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

5.                   Certificate of Appreciation for the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company. (Supervisor Smith)

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of September 8, 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

7.                   Authorization for Real Property to Extend sublease, Located at 520 E. Street, Eureka, California with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission for the Community Development Services - Economic Development Division, through January 31, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; approve exercising the option to extend the sublease at 520 E Street, Eureka, CA through January 31, 2011; authorize Real Property to send a notice to Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC), Sublessor, exercising the option to extend the sublease; and direct the Clerk of the Board to send to Real Property one copy of the executed agenda item.

8.                   Second Amendment to Agreement for Consultant Services for a Traffic Impact Study for the Forster-Gill Project and Supplemental Budget (277) for Community Development Services - Planning Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; authorize and direct the Chairperson of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to execute the attached three-party contract, entitled "Second Amendment to Contract between County of Humboldt, Dunn-Robinson-Forster-Gill, Inc., and TJKM Transportation Consultants", for the preparation of a traffic impact study.  The parties to this Agreement are the County of Humboldt (County), Dunn-Robinson-Forster-Gill, Inc., and TJKM Transportation Consultants (Consultant); authorize trust fund 3575 to be used as an escrow account for depositing payments in the amount of $9,600 from the Applicant for consulting services; and authorize the following supplemental budget in Community Development Services - Planning Division: Revenue: 1100277-608000 - Planning Services - $9,600; Expenditures: 1100277-2118 - Professional Services - $9,600.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Program Coordinator Karen Clower.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation for Program Coordinator Karen Clower of twenty (20) salary ranges beginning October 18, 2009, and continuing until March 6, 2010, or until Senior Administrative Analyst Amy Nilsen returns to work full-time, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required).

10.               Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized by Public Law 110-343.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors ratify the attached letter electing to reserve 8 percent of the funding for Title II projects and 7 percent for Title III projects received under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized by Public Law 110-343.

11.               Approval of Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement between the County of Humboldt and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) to Provide Fire Protection Services in County Service Area (CSA) #4 and Fire Dispatch Services in Fiscal Year 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached resolution authorizing the chair to execute the Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement with CalFire for fire protection services to CSA #4 and fire dispatch services, beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010; waive the Humboldt Nuclear-Free Clause; and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit four copies of the agreement and two copies of the Board Resolution to the Fortuna Office of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Acceptance of Base Award and Food, Shelter, Incentives and Enablers Allotment (FSIE) for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #419, Fiscal Year 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve acceptance of a Base Award in the amount of $3,718 for local assistance funding and FSIE in the amount of up to $5,400 for the Public Health Nursing Division, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, form the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), for the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010; and direct the Chair of the Board to sign one (1) copy of the Acceptance of Award and return it to the Public Health Branch for Submission to CDPH.

13.               Accept Amendment to Immunization Network of Northern California Amended Intergovernmental Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the Intergovernmental Amendment to the County of Butte California Immunization Registry (CAIR) as presented by the Immunization Network of Northern California; direct the Chair to sign two copies of the Amendment and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the copies to Public Health Branch for submission.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Approve Agreement of Transitional Housing Program - plus Services with Redwood Community Action Agency.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Agreement between County of Humboldt and Redwood Community Action Agency, Youth Services Bureau, to provide Transitional Housing Program - Plus services for emancipated former foster youths; authorize the chair to execute three (3) copies of the Agreement; direct the Clerk of the Board to return two (2) fully executed copies of the Agreement to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Library Services

15.               Software Maintenance Agreement with Innovative Interfaces, Inc., covering October 2009 through September 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Software Maintenance Agreement with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for maintaining the software that operates the Library's collection management system during the term from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010; authorize the Chairperson to sign three copies of the attached Software Maintenance Agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two (2) of the signed copies of the Software Maintenance Agreement to the Library.

16.               Hoopa Valley Tribe "California of the Past" Digital Storytelling Grant from the California State Library and Supplemental Budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500,  Budget Unit 621, County Library, for fiscal year 2009-2010 as a result of the Hoopa Valley Tribe's "California of the Past" Digital Storytelling Grant from the California State Library, and authorize the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget as shown in Attachment 1.

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): Kevin Robinson - Public Defender (Replacing Christina Allbright); Steve D'Agati - Juvenile Justice Commission (Replacing Antoinette Martin).

Public Works

18.               Federal Aviation Administration Wildlife Hazard Assessment Program Grant for the Arcata/Eureka Airport.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize, approve and ratify the Director of Public Works execution of the Grant Offer for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Projects offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Arcata/Eureka Airport project number 919263, AIP-03-06-0010-36 in the amount of $100,000; adopt the following supplemental budget for FY 09/10 to correspond to the grant offer: Revenue - 1490170-532041 - Arcata Wildlife Hazard Assessment - FAA $100,000; Expenditure - 1490170-3419 - Arcata Wildlife Hazard Assessment $1000,000.

19.               Construction of Shoulder Widening on Myrtle Avenue (F3K300) between Hall Avenue and Mitchell Road: Project No. BTA-5904 (001), BHLS-5904 (087); Contract No. 205001.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Kernan Construction, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the Shoulder widening on Myrtle Avenue between Hall Avenue and Mitchell Road; approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor-Controller, in the amount of $108,948.61. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract; approve the attached Appropriation Transfer to provide for payment.

20.               Harris Street Arra Overlay (3K320) (From Harrison to Hall) Project No. ESPL 5904 (098), Contract No. 210030.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Harris Street ARRA Overlay (3K320); award the base bid of the contract to Granite Construction Company in the amount of $397,116.50; authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; and direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0250 and transfer $436,829 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

21.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Rd (F3C010) at PM 23.70; Project No. ER-4400 (065), Contract No. 206399.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road at PM 23.70; Award the base bid of the contract to V&C Construction Inc in the amount of $11,850; authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; and direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0249 and transfer $13,035 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

22.               Resolution Calling for the Establishment of School Road Underground Utility District on School Road in McKinleyville, from Central Avenue to Highway 101.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____, establishing an underground utility district on School Road from Central Avenue to Highway 101.

23.               Supplemental Budget for Agricultural Building floor Repair/Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopts the following supplemental budget for FY 2009/2010: Revenue; 1100170-706131 - Transfer from Deferred Maintenance $65,000; Expenditure: 11000170-8998 - Building Modification $65,000.

Sheriff

24.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $118,430 in Budget Unit 1100274 for the Acquisition and Installation of Tsunami Siren Warning Equipment.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached supplemental budget in the amount of $118,430 to purchase tsunami siren warning equipment.

25.               Adopt Resolution Approving Application and Accepting Funding from the office of Homeland Security for Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), and Approve Establishment of Budget Unit 1100264 Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC), in the amount of $65,000.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt attached Resolution Approving Application and Accepting Funding from Office of Homeland Security - Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) allowing the Chair and/or the Sheriff to act on the County's behalf on matters pertaining to this grant award; and approve the establishment of budget unit 1100264 PSIC, in the amount of $65,000 and the attached line items in amounts specified.

26.               Approval of 2010 Annual Operating Plan for Cooperative Patrol Operations between Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and the Six Rivers National Forest.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Sheriff to sign two (2) originals of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010, Operating and Financial Plan for Cooperative Patrol, United States Forest Services (USFS), Six Rivers National Forest - Sheriff, Humboldt County (Exhibit A); and direct the Clerk of the Board to return all documents to the Sheriff’s office, for further Processing.  A fully executed original of each plan will be returned to the Board for filing.

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

County Administrative Office

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

2.                   Create Budget Unit 519, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), in Fund 1160, Social Services for Fiscal Year 2009-10; and Allocate Forty Five Full-Time Vocational Trainee/Assistant Grant Positions; Five Full-Time Social Worker I/II/III Grant Positions; and Six Full-Time Mental Health Case Manager I/II Grant Positions Effective upon Approval.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve creation of new Budget Unit 519, TANF ECF- ARRA, in Fund 1160, in the amount of $4,746,221 for Fiscal Year 2009-10; and direct the Auditor/Controller to create Budget Unit 519, TANF ECF - ARRA as shown in Attachment A; and allocate forty-five (45) full-time Vocational Trainee/Assistant Grant positions (salary range 242/256, class 0742A/0742B) in Budget Unit 519, as shown in Attachment B; allocate five (5) full-time Social Worker I/II/III Grant positions (salary range 331/356/372, class 0727A/0727B/0727C) in Budget Unit 519, as shown in Attachment B; Allocate six (6) full-time mental Health Case manager I/II Grant Positions (salary range 330/358, class 0907A/0907B) positions in Budget Unit 519, as shown in Attachment B; and positions allocated will be time limited to end September 30, 2010 and the employees will be grant status, effective upon approval.

3.                   Request for Proposal (RFP) for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund (TANF-ECF) Subsidized Employment Program to Provide Private and Non-Profit Employment Opportunities to Individuals and Families.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the issuance of an RFP for an outside business to conduct a private and Non-Profit Sector Subsidized Employment Program and authorize the Department of Health and human Services to negotiate a contract with the selected firm(s).

Public Works

4.                   Letter to the California Department of Transportation Regarding Project Alternatives, Eureka - Arcata Corridor Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Consider and modify as necessary the attached letter to the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) regarding the Eureka-Arcata Corridor project; and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the letter approved by the Board.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Presentation on Upcoming Water Resources Planning Effort. (Supervisor Smith)

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Transfer of $160,000 from the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Account to the CDBG Business Expansion and Retention Revolving Loan Account.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; open the public hearing; receive public testimony; close the public hearing; and adopt Resolution No. ____ authorizing the transfer of $160,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Account (RLA) into the CDBG Business Expansion and Retention RKA to assist businesses.

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.