HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 05, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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.

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Raise Revenue Limits to enable Special Districts to Obtain Financial Reviews Rather than Audits.

RECOMMENDATION: That Board of Supervisors adopt the Policy that the annual revenue limit below which local special districts may contract for a financial review be increased to $150,000 in accordance with CA Government Code 26909(c)(1)(B).

 

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter to Secretary A.G. Kawamura of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Requesting Reconsideration of Litigation Filed Against Local Dairy Producers. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Debi Farber-Bush for Serving on the Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation.

4.                   Reappoint Peggy Satterlee to the Williamson Act Advisory Committee. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointment.

5.                   Reappoint John LaBoyteaux to the Williamson Act Advisory Committee. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointment.

6.                   Reappoint John C. Rice to the Williamson Act Advisory Committee. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointment.

7.                   Letter of Appreciation to Eric Fimbres for Serving on the Humboldt County Mental Health Board. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

8.                   Appoint Kathleen McGrath to the Forestry Review Committee. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment.

Community Development Services

9.                   Retroactive Advanced Step for Dawn Elsbree, Economic Development Coordinator.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an advanced step for Dawn Elsbree, from Step A to Step C, class, salary range, with a retroactive effective date of November 16, 2009, pursuant to Humboldt County Salary Resolution. (4/5ths vote required)

10.               Waiver of 960 Hour Limit for Extra Help Employee Meghan Ryan.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employees, Meghan Ryan, up to 1920 hours pursuant to Section 7 Humboldt County Salary Resolution. (requires 4/5 vote)

County Administrative Office

11.               Appointment of Law Library Trustees.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Kevin Robinson and Paul Gallegos to the Board of Law Library Trustees; and appoint Wendy Chaitin to serve as an ex officio member of the Law Library Trustees at the request of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.               Adoption of 2010 State and Federal Legislative Platforms.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed state and federal legislative platforms for 2010; direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the state legislative platform to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly  Member Wesley Chesbro, State Senator Patricia Wiggins, California State Association of Counties, and Peterson Consulting; direct the County Administrative Officer to submit the final version of the federal legislative platform to U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, National Coalition of Counties, and Peterson Consulting; and authorize and direct the County Administrative Officer to submit letters to State and Federal legislatures, as needed to support the County's legislative platform during 2010.

County Counsel

13.               Establishment of Citizen's Law Enforcement Liaison Committee.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the Resolution Establishing a Citizens' Law Enforcement Liaison Committee; direct the Clerk of the Board to post the committee openings; and direct staff to take the appropriate action to bring this matter back to the Board for the confirmation of members appointed to the Citizens' Law Enforcement Liaison Committee.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Approve Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh for use of the National Retail Data Monitor Disease Surveillance Tool.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign four originals of the Data Use and Services Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh for the use of the National Retail Data Monitor Disease Surveillance Tool; Grant a waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance, and Direct the Clerk of the Board to return four signed originals to the Public Health Branch for submission to the University of Pittsburg for execution.

15.               Approval of a Grant Agreement with the State Department of Fish and Game for the Local Government Oil Spill Contingency Plan Grant for Division of Environmental Health, Fund 1175, budget Unit 411, Hazardous Materials Program, for Fiscal Year 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Grant Agreement #PO975026 between the State Department of Fish and Game and Humboldt County for the Local Government Oil Spill Contingency Plan Grant for fiscal year 2009-10, in the amount of $5,000; Authorize the chair to sign all six signatures pages; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the original Grant Agreement with six signature pages to Division of Environmental Health for execution.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Approval of Lease with JLPREO, LLC, for 231 Second Street, Suites 301 & 303 for the Department of Health and human Services, Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve lease with JLPREO, LLC, John L. Piland, member/owner, for office space located at 231 Second Street, Eureka, CA Suites 301 & 301 for the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch; authorize the chairperson to execute two originals of the lease; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed original of the lease to Real Property of transmittal to Lessor.

 

 

 

 

 

Library Services

17.               Recognition of Donations made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept and recognize donations made to the Library in the amount of $19,011.25 for the purpose of purchasing and processing materials for the Library's collection, upgrading the library's online catalog, maintaining expanded open hours at the Fortuna Branch Library, and general support of the Library's programs and services.

18.               Literacy Services Agreement with Humboldt Literacy Project and Budget Revision in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Literacy Services Agreement with Humboldt Literacy Project for providing literacy training for adults in Humboldt County.  Authorize the Chairperson to sign the Literacy Services Agreement and two (2) additional copies of the signature page. Direct the Clerk of the Board to return the two (2) signed signature pages of the Literacy Services Agreement to the Library.  Adopt a budget revision in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library, and authorize the Auditor-Controller to revise the budget as shown in Attachment 1.

Probation

19.               Enhanced Disproportionate Minority Contact - Technical Assistance Project II Grant Award.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the supplemental budget in the amount of $83,636 for Budget Unit 235, Probation as detailed in Attachment 1.

Public Works

20.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Thomas Road at PM  2.70: Project No.: FEMA CA DR 1628 PW-2078, Contract No. 206211.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 2 for the Number 2 for the total amount of $54,181.56; Accept the completed contract, including all change order approved by the Public Works Department, between GR Sundberg, Inc., Contractor, and Humboldt County for the storm damage repairs on Thomas Road; and approve the attached Appropriation Transfer to provide funding for the completed contract.

21.               Surplus Vehicles.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare seven vehicles surplus; authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property when the Equipment Superintendent puts the replacements in service; and Deposit the revenue from sale in the Motor Pool Replacement Fund.

Sheriff

22.               Request for Declaration of Honda ES4500 as Surplus Property and Allow Generator to be Sold to Boy Scouts of America, Redwood Empire Council, a Non-Profit Organization, for $1.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors declare the following as surplus property: Honda ES4500 Generator, Serial Number ANT 363; and allow the generator to be sold to the Boy Scouts of America, Redwood Empire Council for one dollar ($1).

23.               Amendment to Resolution 04-57 to Increase Petty Cash Amount for the Animal Shelter.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Resolution amending Resolution 04-57, adopted July 6, 2004, regarding a petty cash fund for the Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter, in particular increasing the authorized amount of the fund from $100 to $250.

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

Public Works

1.                   County Engineers Association of California Local Streets and Roads Report.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a report from staff on the recent publication from the County Engineers Association of California on the Status of Local Streets and Roads; and adopt the attached resolution supporting the findings of the California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment.

Community Development Services

2.                   Approval of Short-Term Amendments to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund Lender Agreements with the Arcata Economic Development Corporation and Redwood Region Economic Development Commission to Extend the Contract Terms through June 30, 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; review and approve the amendments to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund lender agreements with the Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and the Redwood Region Economic Development to extend their contract terms through June 2010; and authorize and direct the Chair of the Board to sign the lender amendments between the County and AEDC and RREDC (Attachments 1 and 2).

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. McKee; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR020825.

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Barnum Timber Company et. al., v. County of Humboldt, Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV090851.

3.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation - Initiation of Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); (one potential case).

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

This 15-minute 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

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.

Afternoon Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2010:  February 16 (Presidents Week – School Break); March 30 (5th Tuesday); June 29 (5th Tuesday); August 3 (Summer Break); August 10 (Summer Break); August 31 (5th Tuesday); November 16 (CSAC Annual conference in Riverside); November 23 Week of Thanksgiving Holiday); December 21 (Christmas Break); December 28 (Christmas Break)

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Assessment Appeals Board

Emergency Medical Care Committee

Fire Safe Council

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Forestry Review Committee

Headwaters Fund Board

Housing Authority Commission

Human Rights Commission

In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Mental Health Board

Status of Women Commission

Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Workforce Investment Board

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING CHANGES, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUDDEN LINK, CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us