HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Valadao Subdivision, APN 510-341-13, McKinleyville. (PUBLIC WORKS - CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept and approve the subdivision map for filing with the County Recorder; accept the dedications to the County of Humboldt of Central Avenue for public road purposes, Parcels A and C for public utilities, and Parcel D for a non-vehicular access 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; direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the subdivision map and the Conveyance and Agreement to the County Recorder.

2.                   Reaffirm Support for the Continuation of the Humboldt State University Nursing Program (Board of Supervisors - CONSENT). (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm the Board's Position of Support for the HSU Nursing Program and consider sending a 2nd letter to Rollin Richmond, President of HSU requesting reconsideration in favor of keeping the program open.


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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 10-0534, High-Risk Pest Exclusion Program Contract in the amount of $11,046.00 and Corresponding Supplemental Budget.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 10-0534, know as the High-Risk Pest Exclusion progream Contract; authorize the Chair to sign all the original agreement, one copy of the cover page and the contractor certification form, and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing; grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free ordinance; and authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

2.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 10-0379, known as the Nursery Inspection and Enforcement Program Contract in the Amount of $1509.00 and Corresponding Supplemental Budget.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 10-0379, known as the Nursery Inspection and Enforcement Program contract in the amount of $1509.00; authorize the Chair to sign the original agreement, one copy of the cover page and the contractor certification form and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing; grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free ordinance; and authorize the Auditor - Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget for 2010-11.

3.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 10-0505, Sudden Oak Mortality Regulatory Program Contract in the amount of $21,484.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 10-0505, known as the Sudden Oak mortality Regulatory Program contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; authorize the Chair to sign the original agreement, one copy of the cover page and the contractor certification form, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed agreement to the Agriculture Department for further processing; and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Certificate of Achievement for Sam Lozano for Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Achievement.

5.                   Distinguished Service Award for Eureka Fire Chief Eric Smith. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign the Distinguished Service Award.

6.                   Resolution of Commendation for Richard Gienger for his work in forest and watershed restoration in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

7.                   Board Comments related to the NOP of EIR on Fish Habitat Flows and Water Projects in the Eel/Russian River Watesheds. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter.

8.                   Request from Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District requesting approval to change election day of their Governing Board and consolidate with the November election during even-numbered years. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request and refer to the Election Department.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Approve Purchase from Courthouse Snack Bar Equipment Replacement Trust Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a purchase from the Snack Bar Equipment Replacement Trust Fund (3815) and authorize expenditure in excess of current fund balance.

10.               Revised Office Hours.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Resolution amending Resolution No. 82-170 and rescinding Resolution 10-62 in regards to changes in office hours for the Public Defender's Office, Sheriff's Office, and County Administrative Office.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Approve Agreement with the California Health Collaborative for Network for a Healthy California - Northcoast Region Retail Program Activities and Supplemental Budget, in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #433 - Nutrition and Physical Activity.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Agreement with the California Health Collaborative (CHC) for the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011; Authorize the Chair to sign three originals of the Agreement; direct the Clerk of the Board to return three signed originals of the Agreement to the Public Health Branch; direct Auditor-Controller to supplement fund 1175, Budget Unit 433 - Nutrition and Physical Activity for Fiscal year 2010-11 as attached.

12.               Approve Certification of Compliance for the Child Health Disability Prevention and California Children's Services Programs for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Certification Statements for Child Health and Disability Prevention (CDHP) and California Children's Services 9CCS) Program; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the two signed original Certification Statements to the Public Heath Branch for submission to the State Department of Health Services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Allocate One Full Time Mail Services Driver in Budget Unit 516 (Department of Health and Human Services).

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the allocation of one 1.0 FTE Mail Services Driver (salary range 280, class 0162) position in budget unit 516, effective immediately.

Probation

14.               Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a request for exception to the County Hiring freeze to allow for the filling of a vacant Senior Juvenile Corrections Officer Position; Position #04 in Budget Unit 234-Juvenile Hall, Salary Range 343.

15.               Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a request for exception to the County hiring freeze to allow for the filling of one vacant Deputy Probation Officer position; Position #17 in Budget Unit 235-Probation, Salary Range 346.

Public Works

16.               Supplemental Budget for State Transit Assistance Fund Claim.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached supplemental budget.

17.               Bond Return Authorization for Green Diamond Resource Company for Use of a Portion of Fickle Hill Road.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the return of the original performance Bond to Green Diamond Resource Company.

Sheriff

18.               Request for Waiver of 960 Hour Limit for Extra help Legal Office Assistants Xia Vang and Kendall Luna, and Correctional Cook Robert Jimenez (Budget Unit 1100243) Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an increase in extra help hours for Legal office Assistants Xia Vang, and Kendall Luna and Correctional Cook Robert Jimenez from 960 hours to 1920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

19.               Approve Exception to the Hiring Freeze for Undersheriff Position.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an exception to the hiring freeze for 1.0 full time equivalent Undersheriff (Salary Range 524, class 0400 position numbers 01) position in budget unit 221, effective January 9, 2011.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

20.               Classification Audit - Proposed Position for Senior Treasury and Tax Assistant.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the allocation of one full0time Senior Treasury and Tax Assistant (salary range 343, class 0679) in budget unit 112 effective immediately; and exempt the newly allocated Senior Treasury and Tax Assistant from the hiring freeze effective immediately.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Recognition of Loretta Nickolaus Management Academy Graduates.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors recognize graduates of the Loretta Nickolaus Management Academy and authorize the Chair and County Administrative Officer to execute and present certificates to the graduates.

2.                   Retirement Resolution Recognizing Margaret "Cate" Halliday. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution Recognizing John Desadier Upon His Retirement. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Consider Nominations for the California Coastal Commission North Coast Regional Representative. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider nominations and take appropriate action.

2.                   Consider Approving the Memorandum of Mutual Understandings (MOMU) between the North Coast area agencies, tribes and stakeholders with respect to their joint efforts towards an ongoing, adaptive North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP). Consider Resolution authorizing the Board Chair to sign the revised Memorandum of Mutual Understandings for the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and Consider Appointments of two Board Member Representatives and Two Alternates to the NCIRWMP Policy Review Panel. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the November 11, 2010 version of the Memorandum of Mutual Understandings and Resolution for the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan. Consider appointments of two Board Members and two Alternates to the NCIRWMP Policy Review Panel.

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

4.                   Supervisor Lovelace update on CSAC Conference.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   County Administrative Officer Report: State Budget, Conference Attendance and Various other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and oral report from the County Administrative Officer on the State Budget, Conference Attendance and various other topics and take action as may be required.

2.                   Appointment to fill Vacancy in Assessor Position.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the resignation of Assessor Linda Hill, effective at the end of the day Friday, December 17, 2010; and provide staff with Board direction amongst the following options: a. Appoint Assessor- Elect Mari Wilson to fill the vacant position of Assessor for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3, 20100, and direct staff to arrange for Ms. Wilson to be sworn into Office Monday, December 20, 2010; b. direct staff to conduct an open recruitment to fill the vacant position of Assessor for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3, 2011; c. appoint another person to fill the vacant position of Assessor for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3. 2011.

3.                   Appointment to fill Vacancy in Sheriff Position.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the resignation of Sheriff Gary Philp, effective Saturday, December 18, 2010 and provide the Board direction amongst the following options: a. Appoint Sheriff-Elect Michael Downey to fill the vacant position of Sheriff for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3, 2011, and direct staff to arrange for Mr. Downey to be sworn into office on Monday, December 20, 2011; b. direct staff to conduct and open recruitment to fill the vacant position of Sheriff for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3, 2011; c. appoint another person to fill the vacant position of Sheriff for the remainder of the unexpired term which ends January 3, 2011.

Elections

4.                   Certification of the Results of the November 2, 2010, Consolidated General Election.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accepts the Certified Statement of Results of the Official Canvass of the November 2, 2010, Consolidated General Election.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 A.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Presentation on Office of Education's Tapestry Program. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and taken action if required.

10:00 A.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   Presentation on the Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the report and take action, if required.


10:30 A.M. - PUBLIC WORKS

3.                   Big Lagoon County Park Enhancement Project Conceptual Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a staff report from Public Works regarding a conceptual plan to improve protection of cultural resources and enhance facilities at Big Lagoon County Park; receive additional comments from members of the Coalition to Protect Cultural Legacies at O-pύyweg and the interested public; adopt a position of support for the Big Lagoon County Park Enhancement Project Conceptual Plan; and direct the Public Works to work with stakeholders to identify potential funding sources for implementation of the conceptual plan, and to return to the Board as appropriate for consideration of approval of grant applications.

11:00 A.M - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

4.                   Informational Presentation to the Board of Supervisors by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) regarding Smartmeter technology and the installation of SmartMeters in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation by PG&E representatives on SmartMeter technology and take appropriate action, if required.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Walker (Damon Lane) Land Conservation Contract and Farmland Security Zone (new Enrollment) Case Nos.: AGP 09-05; File Nos.: APN: 100-301-06 (Ferndale 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 Department - Current Planning Division staff; adopt resolution establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair to execute the Land Conservation Contract for a Farmland Security Zone; direct Current 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, Current Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation, and any other interested party.


2.                   WALKER (Port Kenyon Road) Land Conservation Contract and Farmland Security Zone (New Enrollment) Case No.: AGP 09-06 File Nos.: APN: 100-291-07 (Ferndale 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 Department - Current Planning Division staff; adopt resolution establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract for a Farmland Security Zone; direct Current 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, Current Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation, and any other interested party.

3.                   WALKER (Kelly Lane) Land Conservation Contract and Farmland Security Zone (New Enrollment). Case Nos.: AGP 09-07; File Nos.: APN: 106-021-80 Ferndale 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 Department - Current Planning Division staff; adopt resolution establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract for a Farmland Security Zone; direct Current 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, Current Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation, and any other interested party.

4.                   GARY Land conservation Contract and Farmland Security Zone (New Enrollment) Case Nos.: AGP 09-08; File Nos.: APN 402-181-01 and 402-281-05 (Freshwater 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 Department - Current Planning Division staff; adopt resolution establishing the Agricultural Preserve; authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Land Conservation Contract for a Farmland Security Zone; direct Current 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 Assessors Office, County Counsel, Current Planning Division, the California Office of Land Conservation, and any other interested party.


County Administrative Officer

5.                   Public Hearing Consider Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend the 2010-2011 Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing and receive the staff report and public comments; close the public hearing; approve the new, increased, decreased, deleted or changed fees, or modify the new, increased, decreased, deleted or changed fees, as shown in the amended 2010-11 Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2010-11, waive the first reading of the ordinance and adopt the ordinance; direct the Clerk of the Board, within 15 days, to publish a post-adoption summary of the ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance, and to post in the office of the Clerk of the Board a certified copy of the full text of the adopted ordinance and amendments along with the names of those Supervisors voting for and against [Government Code Section 25124 (b)(1)].

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.

Matters tentatively 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 Riverside); November 23 (Week of Thanksgiving Holiday); December 21 (Christmas Break); December 28 (Christmas Break)

 


CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

      Airport Advisory Board

      Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

      Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

      Assessment Appeals Board

      Citizens Law Enforcement Liaison Committee

      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.

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