HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Appointment of Merit System Appeals Panel Member. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Richard Whitmore to the Humboldt County Merit System Appeals Panel.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim December 2009 as Human Rights Awareness Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim December 12, 2009 as Cleats for Kids Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim December 1st, 2009 as World AIDS Day 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Rex Bohn. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Appreciation.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation to Officer Kathryn Smith on her Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation to Officer James Cornwell on his Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation to CHP Officer Bart Eckerfield upon his Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

5.                   Get Connected Resolution. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Clerk of the Board

County Administrative Office

6.                   Humboldt County Disaster Relief Fund Reauthorization and Endorsement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reauthorize and endorse the use of the Humboldt County Disaster Relief Fund at times of declared disasters as a means for receiving designated funds and disbursing them to Humboldt County not-for-profit, tax exempt and charitable organizations.

7.                   Local Vendor Preference Policy

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Local Vendor Preference policy.

8.                   Linkages Assessment Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board Supervisors authorize the Auditor-Controller to disburse funds quarterly from Trust Fund 3856 - Linkages Assessment Fund, less 10% administrative costs effective October 1, 2009 to the Area 1 Agency on Aging's Senior Information and Assistance/Caregiver Program.

County Counsel

9.                   Disallocation of Legal Analyst, Allocation of Deputy County Counsel.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the disallocation of the 1.0 FTE Legal Analyst position in the County Counsel's office, budget unit 121 (salary range 426, class 0683, Position No. 1) effective January 5, 2010 or the day after the Legal Analyst's retirement, which ever is later, and approve the allocation of a new 1.0 FTE Deputy County Counsel I/II/III/IV position in the County Counsel's office, budget unit 121 (salary range 411/444/477/509, class 0600, Position No. 11) effective December 11, 2009.

District Attorney

10.               District Attorney Anti-Drug Abuse (ADA) Enforcement Program Grant Application for FY 2009-10 (Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance Funds).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the District Attorney to submit the ADA grant application; and the Chair to execute the original Grant Award Face Sheet (Cal EMA 2-101) form and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance (CalEMA 2-104a).

Elections

11.               Certification of the November 3, 2009, Consolidated Districts Election.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accepts the certified results of the Official Canvass of the November 3, 2009, Consolidated Districts Election.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Mini-Grant Award from Network for a Healthy California Northcoast Region for DHHS Public Health Branch, Health Education, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to Provide a Re-Think Your Drink Eureka Program and Supplement Budget Unit #433, Nutrition and Physical Activity, in Fund 1175 for FY 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept and approve accept and approve the Mini-Grant Award from Network for a Network for a Healthy California - Northcoast Region for DHHS Public Health Branch, Health Education Division, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program; authorize the Chair to sigh two Grant Agreements and return both to the Health and Physical Activity Program; authorize the Chair to sign two Grant Agreements and return both to the Health Education Division; direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement Budget Unit #433, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Fund 1175, FY 2009-10 as follows: Revenue: Line Item 510013 CHC Rethink Your Drink $4,863; Expenditure: Line Item 3415 CHC Rethink Your Drink $4,863.

13.               Agreement with the California Health Collaborative for Network for a Healthy California - Northcoast Region Retail Program Activities.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Agreement between the California Health Collaborative and County of Humboldt for the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010; authorize the Chair to sign three copies of the Agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return three signed copies of the Agreement to the Public Health Branch.

Public Works

14.               Gospel Outreach Church Final Map Subdivision, APN 016-231-46, 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 utilities only, Parcels B-1 and B-2 for public utilities, reject Parcel A for public road purposes, and reject Parcel C as a pedestrian easement, 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 Conveyance and Agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the subdivision map and the Conveyance and Agreement to the County Recorder.

15.               Rousseau Final Map Subdivision, APN 511-101-34, McKinleyville.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare the subdivision as complete, and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the County Recorder; direct the Clerk of the Board to sign the subdivision map on behalf of the Board authorize the Chair to execute the Conveyance and Agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the subdivision map and the Conveyance and Agreement to the County Recorder.

16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Robert Hemsted.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Robert Hemsted extra-help employment hours 1,000 hours to a maximum of 1960 hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

17.               Agreement for Airport Consulting to Perform a Wildlife Hazard Assessment for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant 03-06-0010-36, Project 919263.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign four copies of the Agreement for Airport Consulting with Mead and Hunt, for an amount not to exceed Ninety Eight Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Six Dollars ($98,486.00); and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies to Public Works.

18.               Request to use County Equipment in the Annual Trucker's Parade.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorizes the use of County road trucks and heavy equipment in the annual Trucker's Parade.

19.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Jason Ball and Fidelina Hernandez.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Jason Ball and Fidelina Hernandez extra-help employment hours 1,000 hours to a maximum of 1960 hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

20.               Transportation Development Act Claim.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chairperson to sign the attached Transportation Development Act (TDA) Claim in the amount of $2,162,176 and direct the Clerk of the Board to forward the claim to the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCOAG); and adopt the following supplemental budget for FY 2009/10:Revenue:1150910-107030 Sales Tax Service $11,987; Expenditure: 1150910-3708 New Southern Humboldt Service $11,987.

Sheriff

21.               Revised Open Hours Scheduled for the Humboldt County Animal Shelter.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board Supervisors adopt the attached Resolution amending Resolution No. 82-170 and rescinding Resolution No. 09-41 in regards to changes in Office hours, in particular the open hours schedule for the Sheriff's Animal Shelter.

22.               Approve Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to Purchase Seed for Sheriff's County Farm Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100 243 in the amount of $6,180 to purchase seed for the production of organic hay at the Sheriff's Farm, and authorize the Auditor/Controller to increase account 1100-243-2-208 (County Farm Project) in the amount of $6,180.

23.               Approve Contract with State Department of Boating and Waterways in the Amount of $15,000 to Repair Engine on Sheriff's Boat 44409 and Purchase Miscellaneous Equipment.Approve Supplemental Budget for Boating Safety in the Amount of $15,000 for Fiscal 2009/2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve acceptance of the Boating Safety and Enforcement Grant Equipment and Operation Contract for repairs to Sheriff's Boat 44409 and purchase miscellaneous boating safety equipment in the amount of $15,000; Authorize the Chair to sign certifications incorporated in the Boating Safety and Enforcement Grant Equipment and Operation Contract; authorize the Sheriff to sign agreement and all necessary documents to claim reimbursements from the California Department of Boating and Waterways; direct the Clerk of the Board to certify the approved Board Order and return all documents for processing to the Sheriff's Office, Attention Linda Modell; and authorize a supplemental budget in the amount of $15,000 for fiscal year 2009/2010, as attached.

24.               Approve Supplemental Budget for boating Safety in the amount of $39,000 for Fiscal Year 2009/2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize a supplemental budget in the amount of $39,000; approve the increase of revenue account 1100229 526500 in the amount of $39,000; approve the establishment of fixed asset line item 1100229 8 863 (Board) in the amount of $32,000 and fixed asset line item 1100229 8 827 (Trailer) in the amount of $7,000.

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.                   RLF - Redwood Properties Joint Timber Management Plan/Lot Line Adjustment Application File No.: APN 211-352-06 et al. Case No.: JTMP -07-07/LLA -08-04 Miranda Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the RLF Redwood Properties Lot Line Adjustment (LLA) to result in Parcels A and B of approximately 80 and 215 acres, respectively, and approve the division of assessor parcels, portions of which are zoned Timberland Production Zone (TPZ) and for which a Joint Timber Management Plan (JTMP) and Guide have been prepared pursuant to Section 51119.5 of the C.G.C.; direct the Community Development Services - Planning Division staff to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Implementing the JTMP and Guide with the JTMP; direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to RLF Redwood Properties, the County Assessor's Office and any other interested party.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) - Options.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors consider the options for a County Code Enforcement Unit and Direct Staff to return with the necessary documents to implement the changes.

3.                   Establishment of Citizens' Law Enforcement Liaison Committee (CLELC).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of the Supervisors review the attached draft Resolution Establishing a Citizens' Law Enforcement Liaison Committee; review the attached draft Proposed Amendment to Resolution Upon Participation by City; provide direction to staff on specific elements of Committee formation; and direct County Counsel to return with a final Resolution in conformance with Board's direction.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees for Calendar Year 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: Appointment Board Members to various Boards, Commissions and Committees for 2010 calendar year.

County Counsel

6.                   Administrative Abatement Funding; Randal and Bonnie Brown; A.P. #510-231-031

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code Section 351-31, authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt and, if unpaid by the property owner, that lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of costs of abatement pursuant to Humboldt County Code Sections 351-33-44; approve the transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account #3440000 in the amount of $2,500 to the County Counsel's Professional and Special Services, account #1100-121-2-118, to cover the cost of cleanup; approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $2,500 and increase revenue account 1100-121-603-040 in the amount of $2,500 and increase the appropriationof 1100-121-2-118 to $2,500; and authorize the Code Enforcement Unit to prepare and service an abatement warrant for the parcel, APN 510-231-031 for the Cleanup of the parcel.

Public Works

7.                   Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff reports from Public Works and County Counsel regarding the potential effects of the draft Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement on Humboldt County government; receive additional comments from the interested public; adopt a position of support for the draft Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, with formal approval contingent upon final review of the finalized Klamath River Basin Restoration Agreement and Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement; and direct Public Works and County Counsel to review the finalized Klamath River Basin Restoration Agreement and Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement upon issuance by the settlement group and bring the finalized agreements back to the Board for final review and consideration for formal approval prior to January 14, 2010.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN - NONE SCHEDULED

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of Personnel Director pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957.

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 - NONE SCHEDULED

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Holland Land Conservation contract (New Enrollment); Case Nos.: AGP 08-04/NOM 08-21; File Nose: 017-141-01, 402-281-09, -12, -291-01 (Eureka Area - Myrtletown).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law; receive a staff report, consider the application and receive public testimony; adopt the necessary findings prepared by CDS Planning Division staff; adopt Resolution No. _____ establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract' Direct CDS Planning Division staff to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and Office of Planning and Research; direct CDS Planning Division staff to record the Notice of Merger with the County Recorder; direct the Clerk of the Board to record copies of the Resolution and Land Conservation Contract with the County Recorder; and direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the Assessor's Office, County Counsel, the Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation and any other interested party.

2.                   Flyer Land Conservation Contract (New Enrollment) Case Nos.: AGP 08-03; File Nos: 308-221-01 Loleta Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law; receive a staff report, consider the application, and receive public testimony; adopt the necessary findings prepared by Community Development Services - Planning Division' adopt Resolution No. ____ establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract; direct the Planning Division staff to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and Office of Planning and Research; direct the Clerk of the Board to record copies of the Resolution and Land Conservation Contract with the County Recorder; and direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the Assessor's Office, County Counsel, the Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation and any other interested party.

3.                   Sweet Appeal of Planning Director's Decision on the Sweet Lot Line Adjustment File No.: APNs 220-272-22 and -311-04; Case No.: LLA-08-06A.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive testimony on the Sweet Appeal of the Planning Director's decision on the Sweet Lot Line Adjustment; close public hearing; deny the appeal, and condition the project approval per the revised Conditions of Approval; direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the owner, his agent and any other interested party.

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.