HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Review and Approve the Amendments to Agreements with Eel River Disposal Southern Container Sites and Recology Humboldt County (formerly City Garbage Company of Eureka, Inc.)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors Approve the attached Amendment to Southern Container Sites Agreement with Eel River Disposal, Inc. and approve Chair to sign three original copies of the Amendment upon receipt from the Contractor; Approve the attached Amendments to the below Franchise Agreements and approves the Chair to sign three originals upon receipt from Contractors; Recology Humboldt County (formerly City Garbage Company of Eureka, Inc.) for the Unincorporated Eureka Area; and Recology Humboldt County for the Holmes/Redcrest Areas.

2.                   Agreement or Operation of Bus Transit System with Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) in the Southern Humboldt Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Agreement for Operation of Bus Transit System in the Southern Humboldt Area; and approve the Chair to sign three originals upon receipt from the Contractors.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Certificates of Achievement for Management Academy Recognition--Third Class of 2009

RECOMMENDATION: Recognize and execute Certificates of Achievement to the third graduation class of the Humboldt County Management Academy.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation Recognizing Larry Ford Upon His Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution Recognizing Barbara Peavey Upon her Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Resolution Recognizing Loretta Nickolaus Upon Her Retirement. (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.                   Certificate of Achievement for Jared Osburn for Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Certificate of Achievement.

2.                   Retirement Resolution Recognizing Priscilla Johnston's Service to the County of Humboldt. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Retirement Resolution Recognizing Gene Hitchcock's Service to the County of Humboldt. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Appointment of John Smith to the Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) Board of Directors as the Representative of Supervisory District 2. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.  Informational item only.

Community Development Services

5.                   Approval of Letter of Commitment for a Grant Application to the State of California Energy Commission Regarding Financing of the Proposed AB 811 Assessment Program for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the attached Letter of Commitment (Attachment A).

County Administrative Office

6.                   Memorandum of Understanding between the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and County of Humboldt, Revenue Recovery Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the County of Humboldt, Revenue Recovery Division.

7.                   Memorandum of Understanding between the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and County of Humboldt, Information Technology (I.T.) Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the County of Humboldt Information Technology (I.T) Division.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State General Fund (GF) Pandemic Influenza and Health and Human Services (HHS) Hospital Preparedness Program Funding Agreement for Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Fiscal Year 2009/10

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement EPO 09-13 between California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State General Fund Pandemic Influenza and HHS Hospital Preparedness Program Funding Agreement for the period of August 10, 2009 through August 9, 2010.

9.                   Agreement with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for Public Health Emergency Response (PHER) Phase III, and Supplement Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response), Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2009-10

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement EPO P3-13 with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for PHER Phase III for the period of July 31, 2009 through July 30, 2010.

10.               Supplemental Budget, Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness & Response) for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 and creation of three Interest Bearing Trust Funds.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve supplemental budget of $333,969 in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness & Response) for Fiscal Year 2009-2010; direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement Budget Unit 455, per Attachment A for fiscal year 2009-2010; and direct the Auditor-Controller to create three additional interest bearing trust funds, per Attachment B, in accordance with grant requirements for fiscal year 2009-10.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Donation of Social Services Branch Vehicle to the County Motor pool for Capitalization, Maintenance, and Insurance.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the donation of one Public Guardian 2010 Ford Taurus vehicle to the County Motor Pool for capitalization, maintenance, and insurance.

Personnel

12.               Revised Class Description for Chief Probation Officer.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised class description for Chief Probation Officer.

13.               Amendment to Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed Officials for Fiscal Years 2008-2009, 2009 - 2010, and 2010-2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____  approving the Amendment to the Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed Officials for Fiscal Years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011.

Public Works

14.               Professional Services Agreement for the Department of Health and Human Services, Children's and Family Services Building Design

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of Public Works to enter into negotiations with Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto Architects for professional services for the design of Children's and Family Services building.

15.               Will Final Map Subdivision, APN 202-231-21, Fortuna Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete, and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the County Recorder.

16.               Supplemental Budget Request for the Bicycle Transportation Account Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the following supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2009/10:  Revenue 1150715-523215 Bicycle Transportation Account $8,500 and Expenditure 1150715-2118 Professional and Special Service $8,500.

17.               Stagecoach Subdivision, Phase 2, APN 522-171-13, Willow Creek Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete, and accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the County Recorder.

18.               Appropriation Transfer for Truck Retrofit Expenses for FY 2009/10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Appropriation Transfer for FY 2009/10.

19.               Pay Differential for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services Manager.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the continuation of the temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services Manager, from December 27, 2009 and continuing through June 26, 2010 or until a classification review of Mr. Seemann's position is completed, whichever occurs firs, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

20.               Pay Differential for David Ryan, Associate Land Surveyor.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges of Associate Land Surveyor, David Ryan for serving as County Surveyor, from December 27, 2009 through June 26, 2010 or until the County completes the classification review and fills the County Surveyor position whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt county Salary Resolution.

Sheriff

21.               Contract between Logistic Systems Inc. and the County of Humboldt, and Supplemental Budget in the amount of $208,467.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign two copies of the attached services, License and maintenance Agreement for the Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System between Logistic Systems, Inc. and the County of Humboldt; authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish fixed asset account 1100-221-8-066 Computer System; approve the attached supplemental budget in the amount of $208,467; direct the Clerk of the Board to return all documents to the Sheriff’s Office, Attention Linda Modell for further processing.  A fully executed original of the agreement will be returned for the Board files.

22.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Homeland Security Budget 1100 213 for Expenditure of Funding from the FFY 2009 Governor's Office of Homeland Security Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve supplemental budget in the amount of $354,857 to purchase approved expenditures under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

23.               Appointment of Board of Directors - Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint the following individuals as Directors of the Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation for the 2010 year; Sam B. Merryman, JR and Raymond Flynn.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors - Calendar Year 2010 (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors - Calendar Year 2010.

2.                   Appoint Peter Connolly to the Garberville Sanitary District Board of Directors (Continued from December 8, 2009 Board of Supervisors Meeting).

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Peter Connolly to the Garberville Sanitation District Board of Directors.

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

1.                   Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors to take all Acts Necessary to Act as Chair and Vice-Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached three resolutions authorizing the new Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors to take all acts necessary to act as Chair and Vice-Chair, including authorized signatures on necessary documents of financial transactions, for acceptance and consent to grants of real property, and authorize the Chair to sign said resolutions.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health

1.                   Agreement with San Francisco State University to Obtain the Coordination and Program Development Services of an Agency specializing in the Development of Projects Related to Transition Age Youth

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement with San Francisco State University to provide assistance in the planning of services offered to this county's transition age youth.

Community Development Services

2.                   Resolution authorizing Chair of the Board to execute an Agreement with the Department of Water Resources for $2,075,000 for Implementation and Administration of the Proposition 50 Round Two North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Resolution No. ____ authorizing the Chair of the Board to sign the $2,075,000 Department of Water Resources North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation grant Agreement for administration and implementation of four water resource projects within the seven county North Coast IRWM Region and any amendments thereto; authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign the Sub-Grantee Agreements and any amendments thereto.

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

1.                   Receive the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board's Report to the Governing Board.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adjourn as Humboldt county Board of Supervisors; convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority and consider the following agenda: Accept the In-Home Supportive (IHSS) Advisory Board Report to the Governing Board of the Humboldt County IHSS Public Authority; a. Public Comment, b. adjourn; reconvene as Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees for Calendar Year 2010 (CONTINUED FROM 12/1/09 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING)

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

Personnel

2.                   Recruitment of Chief Probation Officer

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors select two (2) members of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the recruitment/interview process for Chief Probation Officer.

County Administrative Office

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

County Administrative Office - 11:00 a.m.

1.                   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.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Arkley Irrevocable Trust, LLC et. al. v. County of Humboldt et.al.; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV090564. 

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.                   Wildlands Conservancy Land Conservation Contract (New Enrollment) Case Nos. AGP 08-05; File Nos. 100-131-003, 100-143-001, 100-121-004; Ferndale Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing.  Receive a staff report, consider the application and receive public testimony.  Adopt Resolution No.       (Attachment A) establishing the Agricultural Preserve.

2.                   Final Reports for 2007 CDBG Planning and Technical Assistance General Allocation Grant 07-PTAE-3343: Diversified Health Care Study and Preliminary Wastewater Feasibility Study 121388 State Highway 101, Orick, CA

RECOMMENDATION: Receive Community Development Services-Economic Development Division staff report and reports funded by CDBG.  Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.

3.                   Adopt Resolution authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Planning & Technical Assistance Grant Application for a Variety of Studies: Lucas Street Surplusing for Affordable Housing; Serenity Inn Renovation Planning Study; Motel/Hotel Rehabilitation & Conversion to Multi-Family Affordable Housing; and Commercial/Industrial Property to Rezone for Multi-Family.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; open the public hearing and receive public testimony; close the public hearing; adopt Resolution No. ____ a.) Authorizing the submission of a $70,000 application for the 2009/2010 CDBG General Allocation (GA) Planning and Technical Assistance Allocation (PTAA). Offsite Improvement Engineering and Preparation of Legal Documents to Surplus County Property for Affordable Housing: Lucas Street; ii. Preservation of an existing at-risk Homeless Center: Serenity Inn; iii. Multi-Family Rehabilitation Program: Motel/Multi-Family Property Acquisition & Rehabilitation Feasibility Study; iv. Housing Element Update: Identify Commercial/Industrial Properties for Conversion to Multi-Family Affordable Housing. b. Allocating $2,100 from the Economic Development Set-Aside Fund for this program; c. authorizing the Community Development Services Director to sign grant paperwork, and any contracts of subrecipient agreements to implement the grant after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

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.