Tuesday, August 16, 2005

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture ($13,382.00).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 05-0241, which provides total funding, including all equipment, personnel, training, and mileage costs for activities associated with the detection of exotic insect pests which are considered hazardous to agriculture and to the economy of California.

Auditor-Controller

2.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from June 9, 2004 ($140,407.00)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the distribution of that portion of the excess proceeds resulting from the June 9, 2004 public auction of parcels to the claimants, and in the amounts listed in the staff report for each parcel; and direct that distribution be held for 90 days from August 16, 2005 to allow for the required review period.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until September 6, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to continue a needle-exchange program.

4.                   Resolution Declaring September 3, 2005 as "Big Foot Days." (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Joel V. Risch for His Service on the Headwaters Fund Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

6.                   Letter of Appreciation to Elaine Gray for her Service to the Humboldt First Five Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation.

7.                   Letter of Appreciation to Congressman Mike Thompson on Securing Funding for Northern California's Transportation System in the Transportation Equity Act - HR3. (Supervisors Neely and Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a letter of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Order--Meeting of July 11, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 12, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 19, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 26, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

12.               Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 29, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

13.               Contract with Humboldt State University's Sponsored Programs Foundation ($54,902.00)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for researching and developing recommendations to address the problem of Aleutian Canada Geese competing with livestock for pasture grazing; and conducting local market research on lean manufacturing, predictive maintenance, and condition monitoring technologies to speed the adoption of such technologies.

14.               Mitchell Parcel Map Subdivision:  Concurrent Release from Conveyance and Agreement Recorded as Document No. 1996-15616-6, and Recordation of New conveyance and Agreement in Order to reconfigure the 40% Area for Agricultural, Open Space, or Recreational Use; File No. APN 511-141-18; Case No. PMS-00-02; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute the Quitclaim and Reconveyance and the new Conveyance and Agreement.

County Administrative Office

15.               Adoption of Fiscal Year 2005-06 Budget for Binge Drinking Reduction Program ($161,478)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt budget.

16.               Adjustments to County Position Allocation Table

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt submitted revised table as the 2005-06 Position Allocation.

17.               Consulting Agreement with Buske ($43,237.00)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the County Administrative Officer to sign the contract extension with the Buske Group to act as consultants in the renegotiations of the cable franchise agreement with Cox Cable.  Approve a $18,500 transfer from the Contingency Reserve (#1100-990) to the County Administrative Office (#1100-103), as shown on the attached budget adjustment form, to cover the FY 2004-05 costs of the Cox Cable franchise negotiations.

County Clerk-Recorder

18.               Reallocation of Full-Time Administrative Analyst I/II Position to a 40-Hour Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

County Counsel

19.               Purchase of New Printer ($1,304)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

20.               Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Paul Hewitt, Danielle Whitmore, and Suzanne Hegler.

21.               Request to Extend the Lease With Johnson's Mobile Solutions for the Modular Located at 2933 "H" Street Through October 31, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Reallocation of a Medical Office Assistant I/II Position from .50 FTE to .80 FTE in the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

23.               Approve Supplemental Budget and Schedule of Fixed Assets as attached in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455, Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of fixed assets as listed on Attachment I in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 for a total cost of $35,605 for fiscal year 2005-2006.  Direct Auditor-Controller to supplement budget and establish fixed asset line items in Budget Unit 455, Fund 1175 as shown on Attachment II for fiscal year 2005-2006.

Library Services

24.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget Unit 621, Library (Library Fund - Restricted Donations). ($130,723)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget.

Probation

25.               Adopt 40-Hour Class and Reallocate Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Effective August 14, 2005:  1)  Adopt the 40-hour class of Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (Salary Range 242/271, Class 1197, Unit 1) into the classification plan; 2)  Adopt the 40-hour class of Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (Salary Range 296, Class 1199, Unit 1) into the classification plan; 3) Reallocate Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (Salary Range 229/258, Class 0197, Position No. 001) position currently occupied by Arlene Woody in Budget Unit 235 to Revenue Recovery Officer I/II (Salary Range 242/271, Class 1197); and 4) Reallocate the Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (Salary Range 2383, Class 0199, Position No. 001) position currently occupied by Doris Echevaria in Budget Unit 235 to Senior Revenue Recovery Officer (Salary Range 296, Class 1199).

Public Defender

26.               Request for Transfer of Funds. ($10,181)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the transfer from Contingencies to the attached line items.

Public Works

27.               First Amendment to Lease Agreement With Kyle and Glenda Gabel, d.b.a. Northern Air

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first amendment, which extends current lease through July 31, 2010; and increases the rental fees for the hangars at Murray Field by 4.5 percent.

28.               O'Neill Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-231-030; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Phillip and Barbara O'Neill for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

29.               Supplemental Budget for Payment of Contract No. 980510; Storm Damage Repairs on Centerville Road ($289,420)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget (75% of funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's storm damage funds).

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30.               License Agreement With Rapid Delivery Solutions, LLC for Ground Courier Service and Storage and Office Space at Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute license agreement.

31.               Construction of Graham Gulch Culvert Replacement on Pacific Lumber Camp Road (4J070) at PM 0.07, Agreement No. P0310304, Contract No. 204303.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids for construction of Graham Gulch Culvert Replacement on Pacific Lumber Camp Road (4J070) at PM 0.07.  Award the project to R. Brown Construction Company, Inc.  Authorize Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0200, and transfer $193,686 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

32.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Wilder Ridge Road (C5B010) at Kp 9.74 (PM 6.05), Project No. CDAA-2003-01 (DSR 0602), Contract No. 203190.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids for construction of storm damage repairs on Wilder Ridge Road.  Award the project to Granite Construction Company.  Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0202, and transfer $228,701 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

33.               Structural Modifications of Eel River Bridge (04C-0040) on Fort Seward Road (C7C010), Earthquake Retrofit Project STPLZ-5904(028), Contract No. 594004.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids for Structural Modifications to Eel River (04C-040) on Fort Seward Road (C7C010), Earthquake Retrofit Project.  Award the project to Golden State Bridge, Inc.  Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0201, and transfer $559,852 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

34.               Construction of General Aviation Ramp at Arcata-Eureka Airport, Project No. AIP 3-06-010-25, Contract No. 913250.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study for the General Aviation Ramp Project at the Arcata-Eureka Airport, and direct the Natural Resources Division to post a Notice of Determination with the Humboldt County Clerk Recorder.  Approve the plans and specifications.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract Code with Bids to be opened on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

35.               Easement Deed and Agreement for the Graham Gulch Culvert Replacement Project on Pacific Lumber Camp Road (4J070), Post Mile 0.07, Agreement Under P0310304, County Project Number 204303.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Easement Deed executed by Scotia Pacific Lumber Company LLC.  Execute, in duplicate, the agreement with Scotia Pacific Company LLC.  Direct that the Department of Public Works cause a check to be processed as just consideration for acquired right of way described in the executed Easement Deed in the amount of $500.00 payable to Scotia Pacific Company LLC.  Direct that all documents, together with the check, to be returned to the Land Use Division of Public Works for further processing.

Sheriff

36.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit 228, Drug Enforcement Unit, to Cover Unanticipated Expenditures in Salaries and Overtime for Fiscal Year 2004-05. ($19,694).

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

37.               Federal Annual Certification Report.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign both copies of the Federal Annual Certification Report.  Authorize Sheriff to sign the above documents.  Instruct the Clerk of the Board to return all signed documents to the Sheriff's Office for further processing.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

38.               Resolution for the Financing of a New Biological Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Bill Burke (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   HR 2389--Recreational and Conservation Easement Program--Northcoast Regional Land Trust Funding Request (Price Creek Ranch) ($5,000).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding request from the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to provide matching funds for an appraisal of the Price Creek Ranch Conservation Easement.  (The appraisal is being conducted in consideration of a conservation easement from the USDA Forest Legacy Program, and is included in the Six Rivers to the Sea Project.)

County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage--Fire Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for adding fire districts to the program, and require that the fire district join the program for at least three years.  Adopt a resolution template for adding any Humboldt County fire district to the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured.  Adopt the policy that a fire district can withdraw from the program at the end of a fiscal year with twelve-month notice unless the Board of Supervisors authorizes an earlier withdrawal date.  Adopt the rate of $200 per volunteer for Fiscal Year 2005-06, or the increase in the County's insurance premium for adding the fire district--whichever is higher.  Authorize Risk Manager to send out notices to the Humboldt County Fire District No. 1 that they are eligible to participate in the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies.  Authorize Risk Manager to provide quotes and information to the Humboldt County Fire Districts on participating in the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies.  Direct Risk Manager to return to the Board for approval of an MOU and enabling resolution for any Humboldt County Fire District that elects to participate.  Direct Risk Manager to work with fire districts that join the program to ensure they have an effective loss-prevention program.

3.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

4.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear reports.

2.                   Standing Item--Report on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors -- 10:30 A.M.

1.                   Resolution Calling Upon Congress to Provide Adequate Operating and Capital Funding for Amtrak in the Fiscal Year 2006 Federal Budget and an Update by Larry Pardee on the Highway 101 Corridor Specific Issues. (Supervisors Woolley and Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the update, adopt the Resolution and direct staff to forward it to our Federal and State Representatives.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--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 Employees   (if required)

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel, Existing Litigation,  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT v. ROBERT C. McKEE et al., Humboldt County Superior Court No. DR020825.

5.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation:  Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code, Section 54956.9(b).  1 case.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of John Rotter's Conditional Use Permit; Coastal Development and Special Permits; Case Nos. CUP-04-25A, CDP-04-70A, and SP-04-78A; File No. 515-191-25; Trinidad Area

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the Planning Commission's decision, and approve the project by adopting Resolution No. 05-__.

2.                   Appeal of Planning Director's Determination to Require Environmental Review of the Moss Parcel Map Subdivision; File No. 515-131-23; Case No. PMS-03-14.

RECOMMENDATION: Review the staff report and written testimony.  Hold a public hearing in a manner prescribed by law.  Based on the findings in the staff report and public comment, adopt the Resolution affirming the Director's determination and the findings of the Initial Study that the project as proposed requires preparation of an Environmental Impact Report.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

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 Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, August 23, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Budgets for Specific Special Districts

Williamson Act Guidelines

Tuesday, September 6, 2005—3:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Urban Study Area Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2005—1:45 p.m.

County Parks Management Plan—Clam Beach and Moonstone Beach

There are no Board meetings scheduled on the following dates in 2005 (all Tuesdays): 

August 30, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 20, and

December 27.

 

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING  CHANGES, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON COX CABLE CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAYS AT 8 O’CLOCK P.M.

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