HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2004

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by [invocator]

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Certification of the November 2, 2004 Presidential General Election.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the certified results of the Official Final Canvass of the November 2, 2004 Presidential General Election.

C.                  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.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until December 14, 2004.

2.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Orick Volunteers who Worked on the Redwood Creek Flood Control Project. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Certificates of Appreciation.

3.                   Consider the Appointment of Matthew Filar to Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Matthew Filar to the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission.

4.                   Accept the Resignation of Sterling McWhorter as a Board Member for the Petrolia Cemetery District and Appoint Lita Cook to fill his remaining term. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation of Sterling McWhorter and appoint Lita Cook to serve as a Board Member for the Petrolia Cemetery District until June 30, 2005.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of November 2, 2004.

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.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders - November 9, 2004.

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.

7.                   Appointments to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD).

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Peter Bussman to the HCRCD and reappoint Mark Moore, Robert Vevoda, and Sterling McWhorter.

Community Development Services

8.                   Appointment of Two Members to the Workforce Investment Board Youth Council.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report.Appoint Dennis Mullins and Trey Scott to the WIB Youth Council for three years.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Cooperative Fire Protection Services Agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-_____; approve supplemental budget ($652); and approve transfer from Contingencies ($532)--4/5 vote

General Services

10.               First Amendment to Courthouse Snack Bar Lease to include two (2) one (1) year options to extend the lease and a monthly increase in rent fees.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve by (4/5 vote) and direct the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Courthouse Snack Bar Lease.

11.               Temporary increase in compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisor and Senior Systems Programmer Analyst pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the continued temporary increase in compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisorof twenty (20) salary ranges, and Senior System Programmer Analyst of ten (10) salary ranges, beginning October 25, 2004 and continuing until the reorganization of the Information Services Division is complete or April 25, 2005, whichever occurs first.

Health and Human Services - Administration

12.               First Amendment for Lease at 23 Fifth Street for Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch, Public Guardian.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve First Amendment extending the Lease executed April 22, 2003 with Donald A Leonard for the Public Guardian Office at 23 Fifth Street, Eureka.Authorize Chairperson to execute the First Amendment to the lease.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Agreement with Traditions Behavioral Health for Psychiatrist Staffing for the Mental Health Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Mental Health Branch Director to sign the Agreement with Traditions Behavioral Health for the provision of Psychiatrist staffing for Humboldt County Mental Health Branch.

14.               Request Extension of Extra Help Hours for Budget Unit #424, pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of extra-help hours to 1440 hours, effective immediately, for each of the following: Mental Health Maintenance Custodian; 4-Medical Office Assts; 3-Mental Health Workers; Mental Health Worker I; Office Asst.; and Admin. Analyst.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Purchase of fixed assets for Preventive Health Care for the Aging (PHCA) Program, Establish fixed asset line item, Approve transfer of funds from Donations Trust Fund and Supplemental Budget, in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #417 for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of two (2) HemotaStat II Microhematocrit systems, two (2) Carrying Cases and Capillary Tubes for the Preventative Health Care for the Aging Program (PHCA) for $4,500.Direct Auditor-Controller to establish fixed asset line item 8-931, Centrifuge, in fund 1175, Budget Unit #417.Direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $4,500 from the Public Health Donation Trust Fund #3910 and Supplemental Budget as follows:Revenue:1175-417-707-262 Senior Citizens Donations $4,500.Expenditure:1175-417-8-931 Centrifuge $4,500.

16.               Contract amendment number 02-25677-A02, Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) for the three-year period ending September 30, 2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and direct the Chair to sign seven (7) copies of Contract Amendment Number 02-25677-A02, clarifying contract language allowing additional funding, WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2005.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

17.               Agreement between County of Humboldt and Alcohol Drug Services Inc. for operation of a winter shelter.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement for $120,000 between County of Humboldt and Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc. for operation of a winter shelter between December 1, 2004 and March 31, 2005.Authorize the chair to execute two (2) copies of the agreement.

Library Services

18.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 621, Library (Library Fund - Restricted Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget in the amount of $38,322.

Public Works

19.               Turner overflight easement, APN 511-111-46, McKinleyville area.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Ronald and Vicki Turner for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

20.               Proposed Naming of Humboldt County Bridge 4C-129 After Mr. Carl Carter.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant the request from Mrs. C. J. Carter to name Humboldt County Bridge # 4C-129 after her late husband Mr. Carl Carter.Direct staff to send a letter to Mrs. C. J. Carter informing her of the Board's decision.

21.               Request to use County equipment in the annual Truckers Parade.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the use of County Road trucks, and heavy equipment in the annual Truckers Parade.

Sheriff

22.               Establish a fixed asset account and supplemental budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to purchase equipment for the Senior Wood Project.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish fixed asset account 1100 243 915, wood splitter.Approve a supplemental budget for the purchase of wood splitters and wood splitter engines for the Senior Wood Project.

23.               Adopt 40 hour classes of Animal Control Officer and Legal Office Services Supervisor, reallocate current 37.5 hour positions to 40 hour positions, and supplemental budgets.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 40 hour classification of Animal Control Officer (salary range 268, class 1428, unit 2) into the classification plan effective immediately.Adopt the 40 hour classification of Legal Office Services Supervisor (salary range 318, class 1150, unit 3) into the classification plan effective immediately.Approve the allocation of the following 37.5 hour positions in budget unit 221 to 40 hour positions in the same job classification; Fiscal Assistant I/II (class 0148, salary range 218/244, position 001) to Fiscal Assistant I/II 40 hour (class 0177, salary range 231/257); Fiscal Assistant I/II position (class 0148, salary range 218/244, position 002) to Fiscal Assistant I/II 40 hour (class 0177, salary range 231/257); Legal Office Services Supervisor position (class 0150, salary range 305, position 001) to Legal Office Services Supervisor 40 hour (class 1150, salary range 318).

24.               Agreement for services between County of Humboldt and H. David Trobitz, DVM.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement for services by and between the County of Humboldt and H. David Trobitz, DVM.

25.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100 243 in the amount of $9,000.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100 243 to purchase replacement components for the Touch Screen Security System.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

26.               Board of Directors - Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint the following individuals as Directors of the Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation for the 2005 year:Sam B. Merryman, Jr., Raymond Flynn, and Harry Pritchard.

Various Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

27.               Requests for Exemptions from the Following County Departments:Child Support Services; Public Works; Mental Health Branch; Social Services Branch; and

28.               Sheriff's Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for the following positions a) Child Support Asst. I/II; b) Road Maintenance Worker I, Road Maintenance Worker III; c) Sr. Mental Health Case Mngr,
Mental Health Clinician I/II; d) Office Asst I/II, Social Worker Supervisor II, Eligibility Worker III, Eligibility Worker I/II; and e) Legal Office Asst.

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

2.                   Mills Act Property Tax Reduction Program - City of Eureka

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

Community Development Services

3.                   Appointments to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council to fill the vacancies representing the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the At Large positions.

RECOMMENDATION: Consider the applications of George W. Duffy, Duane Sherman and Edgar Duggan and make appointments.

4.                   HR 2389 - Conservation Easement Program-- Northcoast Regional Land Trust funding request.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the staff report.Receive Public comment.Approve funding request of $5,000 from the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to provide matching funds for an appraisal of the Iaqua Ranch.

5.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's recommended Grant Fund Competitive Award Grants; approval to extend the current policy of using unspent Grant Fund monies for future grants.

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the slate of Grant Fund Competitive Award grants; and approve extension of the current policy of using unspent Grant Fund monies for future grant rounds.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors -- 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation of the North Coast Forest Industry's Updated Study on Forest Resource Dollars. (Supervisor Rodoni)

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

H.                  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.                   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.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   JOHNSON - Lot Line Adjustment/Notice of Merger/Land Conservation Contract, File No.: APN 214-241-01 et al.Case Nos.: LLA-03-31/NOM-03-03/AGP-04-04. Garberville Area.

RECOMMENDATION: 1.Hold a public hearing; receive staff report and consider the application;

2.Adopt the Planning Commission's findings;

3.Adopt the findings of the Lot Line Adjustment consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and Government Code Section 51257; and approve the Lot Line Adjustment;

4.Approve the amendment of the existing Hurlbutt/Johnson Preserve boundaries to reflect the Hurlbutt ownership, adopt Resolution No.†††††††††† , amending Resolution No. 78-20 which established Agricultural Preserve No. 78-13, and modifying the Uniform Rules including compatible uses, and update the Hurlbutt Land Conservation contract;

5.Adopt Resolution No.††††††††††† , a Resolution establishing the Johnson Class B Agricultural Preserve No.†††††††††††† and Uniform Rules including compatible uses;

6.Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Notice of Recission for Land Conservation contract establishing Agricultural Preserve No. 78-13 and execute the successor Land Conservation contract for the Hurlbutt ownership;

7.Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute a new Land Conservation contract for the Johnson ownership;

8.Direct the Planning Division to record copies of the Notice of Rescission, the Resolutions and Land Conservation contracts with the County Recorder concurrent with the Notices of Lot Line Adjustment.

9.Direct the Planning Division to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA for the project.

10.Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the California Office of Land Conservation, the Assessor's Office and any other interested party.

2.                   Revisions to the 2003 Humboldt County Housing Element to bring it into full compliance with State law.

RECOMMENDATION: 1.Introduce the proposed ordinance by title and waive further reading.

2.Open the public hearing and receive a staff report and public testimony.

3.Close the public hearing.

4.Approve, as may be modified, staff and Planning Commission recommendations by adopting Resolution of Approval No.†††††††† in Attachment 1, and Resolution No.††††††† in Attachment 6 transmitting the Local Coastal Program Amendments to the Coastal Commission.

5.Direct Planning staff to add the Local Coastal Plan and zoning ordinance amendments to those approved March 23, 2004 and submit them to the California Coastal Commission for their review and certification.

6.Tentatively approve the proposed Coastal Plan a zoning ordinance changes and direct Planning staff to return the Coastal Plan and zoning ordinance changes to the Board of Supervisors for final approval after certification by the Coastal Commission.

7.Authorize the Office of County Counsel to make minor editing and formatting changes to the attached ordinances before final passage, including changing page numbers in order to integrate the new ordinance into the current Humboldt County Code.

8.Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to any interested party and to publish a summary of the changes made to the Humboldt County Code zoning ordinance within 15 days of adoption of the ordinance.

J.                   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) 476-2385 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.