HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze for Assistant Assessor and one Appraiser I/II Senior position in the Assessor's Office.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an exemption to the hiring freeze for Assistant Assessor (class 0611, salary range 475, position 01) and Appraiser I/II/Senior (class 0628, salary range 336/359/378, position 04).

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.                   Letter of Appreciation to Willard A. Schmidt for Serving on the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Appreciation.


2.                   Reappointment Yana Valachovic and Christopher Carroll to the Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee Informational report on the reappointment of Mark Andre and James Able to the Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee.  (Supervisor Clendenen) (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Yana Valachovic Christopher Carroll to the Forestry Review Committee.  Receive and File the report of the reappoint of Mark Andre and James Able.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Board Orders - Board Meeting of November 30, 2010

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the meeting of November 30, 2010.

Community Development Services

4.                   Approve Legal Services Agreement with Shute, Muhaly and Weinberger LLP to review Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the General Plan Update and approve Appropriation Transfer.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the legal services agreement with Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger LLP; and approve a budget transfer from Contingencies to 1100-282-2-118 - Advance Planning Professional Services in the amount of $70,000.

5.                   Land Use Consulting Services Contract with LACO Associates, and a Transfer from General Fund Contingencies Relating to Implementation of the 2010 Housing Element.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the Land Use Consulting Services Contract with LACO Associates and approve a transfer from Contingencies to 1100-282-2-118 - Advance Planning, Professional Services in the amount of $109,464.

6.                   Waiver of 960 Hour Limit for Extra Help Employees Meghan Ryan and Siana Watts.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employee, Meghan Ruan, up to 1440 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution; and approve the waiver of 960 hour limit for extra help employee, Siana Watts, up to 1,920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

7.                   Approve an Amendment to an Agreement for Consultant Service for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Moss Parcel Map Subdivision PMS - 03-14, and Supplemental Budget (277) for Community Development Services Current Planning Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the staff report.  Authorize the Chairperson of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to execute the attached Amendment No. 1 to a Three-Party Agreement for Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report by a Special Services Consultant under Contract to the County (Agreement) (Attachment 2). The parties to this Agreement are the County of Humboldt (County), Michael Moss (Applicant), and LACO Associates (Consultant).;  Authorize Trust Fund Account, No. 3575, be used as an escrow account for depositing payments from the Applicant for consulting services and for paying expenditures of Consultant for consulting services.; authorize the Community Development Services – Planning Division’s Professional Services Expense Account, Number 1100-277-2-118, in the amount of $11,850.; authorize the Costs to be offset by an increase in Community Development Services – Current Planning Division’s Revenue Account Number 110-277-608-061 in the amount of $11,850.


8.                   Department Information Systems Analyst, William Evans, to 40-hour classification.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the 37.5 hour Departmental Information Systems Analyst (salary range 383, class 0763, position # 1) occupied by William Evans in budget unit 262 to the 40 hour class of Departmental Information Systems Analyst (salary range 396, class 0762) effective the beginning of the biweekly pay period following approval.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Student Placement Agreement with Humboldt State University.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with Humboldt State University for student placement with various Humboldt County Departments; authorize the Chair to execute the agreement effective January 1, 2010; direct the Clerk of the Board to route copies of the fully executed agreement to the Department of Health and Human Services-Mental Health branch and to the County Administrative Office – Risk Management.

10.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County of Humboldt and Humboldt Fire District 1 for the provision of Workers' Compensation Coverage.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Resolution to add Humboldt Fire District 1 to the county's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured; authorize the Chair to sign the attached MOU to add Humboldt fire District 1 to the County's workers' compensation effective January 15, 2011.

Health and Human Services - Administration

11.               Allocate One Deputy Branch Director in Budget Unit 516 (Administration).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve allocation of one 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Deputy Branch Director position in Fund 1160, Budget Unit 516 (salary range 513, class 0931) effective upon approval.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Notification to the Board of Supervisors of the Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Branch Director's intent to sign the Mental Health Services Act - Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Programs Funding Assignment Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file this report of the Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch Director's intent to sign the Mental Health Services Act- Prevention and Early Intervention Statewide Programs Funding Assignment Agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Approve purchase of an Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument for use in the Public Health Laboratory and appropriation transfer in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Fiscal Year 2010-11 in the amount of $66,500.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the purchase of an Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument for use in the Public Health Laboratory within Fund 1175, Budget Unit 455 (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Fiscal Year 2010-11 in the amount of $66,500; approve the attached appropriation transfer in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #455, Fiscal Year 2010-11.


Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Approval of the Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) for the Provision of Direct Certification for Free School Meals Pursuant to the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed MOU between the County of Humboldt and HCOE and; authorize the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors to sign three copies of the proposed MOU; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route two copies of the approved MOU to the Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch (DHHS-SSB) Director.

Library Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept donations made to the Library in the amount of $1,162 in support of the Library's programs and services; adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library, for fiscal year 2010-2011 and authorize the Auditor-Controller to supplement the budget as shown in Attachment 1.

Public Works

16.               Resolution Calling for the Execution of Standard Agreement No. 1CA01123 with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) to Pay Landing and Fuel Flowage Fees at Rohnerville Airport.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors by a 4/5's vote adopt Resolution No. 10- ___ calling for the execution of Standard Agreement No. 1CA01123 with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to pay Landing and Fuel Flowage Fees at Rohnerville Airport; approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the attached Standard Agreement No. 1CA01123 with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in duplicate; direct the Clerk of the Board to return the Standard Agreement to the Land Use Division of Public Works for processing.

17.               Approve the Amendments to Solid Waste Franchise Agreements and Northern Container Sites.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors find that 1.1 extension of each of the listed agreements is necessary for public health, safety, and well being, and 1.2 existing contract holders have substantially complied with the terms of the existing agreements; approve the attached Amendments to Solid Waste Franchise Agreements to extend the existing terms: 2.1 Arcata Garbage Company - Unincorporated Arcata Area; 2.2 Humboldt Sanitation Company - Northernwestern Area: 2.3 Recology Humboldt County _ Blue Lake/Fieldbrook Areas; 2.4 Recology Humboldt County - Garberville Area; and 2.5 Recology Humboldt County - Holmes/Redcrest Areas; and approve the attached Amendment to Container Site Agreement for Humboldt Sanitation Company for Northern Area to extend the existing terms and approve Chair to sign three original copies of the Amendment.

18.               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 January 9, 2011 and continuing  through July 2, 2011 or until a classification review of Mr. Seemann's position is completed, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.


Sheriff

19.               Approval of the Agreement between the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and the Sheriff of Humboldt County for the Deputization of Qualified Yurok Tribal Police Officers.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the agreement between the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and the Sheriff of Humboldt County for the deputization of qualified Yurok Police Officers in compliance with California Penal Code Sections 830.6 and 830.8; direct the Chair of the Board to sign the agreement on behalf of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors upon receipt of a resolution acceptable to County Counsel from the Yurok Tribal Council authorizing the agreement; and instruct the Clerk of the Board to return two (2) fully executed documents to the Sheriff's Office, Attn: Linda Modell for further processing.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Special Recognition of Supervisor Neely and Supervisor Duffy for their Service on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. (Supervisor Clendenen)

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

2.                   Representatives from Congressman Thompson, Senator Wiggins and Assembly Member Chesbro's Office will Recognize Supervisor Neely and Supervisor Duffy for their Service on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. (Supervisor Clendenen)

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

3.                   Resolution Recognizing Sheriff Gary Philp Upon his Retirement. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Resolution Recognizing Michael J. Giacone Upon His Retirement. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Resolution Recognizing Linda A. Hill Upon Her Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

6.                   Proclaim December 2010 as Human Rights Awareness Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Update. - (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct and authorize:  1. The Personnel Director to meet and consult with the represented and unrepresented bargaining units.  2.  Further, that the Personnel Director to meet and confer on the impacts of implementing the EEO Policy, and; 3.  That the Board of Supervisors tentatively approves the updated EEO Policy pending review and acceptance by represented and unrepresented bargaining units.

2.                   Medical Marijuana Subcommittee Update and Draft Ordinance Discussion. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the report and take appropriate action as required.

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


F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   County Administrative Officer Report: Coastal Commission Appointment and Various other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from the County Administrative Officer on the Coastal Commission appointment process and various other topics and take action as may be required.

2.                   Approving the Issuance of Revenue Bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and Scheduling a Public Hearing Pursuant to the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors hear a presentation on the acquisition and renovation of the historic Benbow Resort & Spa at Redwood Grove from the project proponents; approve the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (California Communities) to issue $13.5 million in revenue bonds to finance this project; adopt the attached resolution and authorize staff to forward it to California Communities; and authorize staff to publish notice of a public hearing under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) regarding potential tax-exempt financing.

Community Development Services

3.                   StepUp for Youth Jobs Program Report, Awards and Blended Funding Approach, Delegation of Signature Authority for Worksite Agreements and Approval for the Chair Signing Graduation Certificates

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report on the StepUP for youth Jobs program and possibilities for new funding opportunities for youth employment programs that include continued workers compensation insurance coverage; approve the Chair of the Board of Supervisors signing the graduation certificates of achievement for the youth Green Building Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program; direct the Community Development Services - Economic Development Division staff to redesign the current worksite agreement to incorporate the new flexible funding options for youth work experience; delegate signature authority to the Community Development Services Director to sign worksite agreement after review and approval of COunty Counsel and Risk Management and direct the Auditor-Controller to incorporate the supplemental budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 as attached.

County Counsel

4.                   Supplemental Report for Administrative Abatement Funding - Gary Barrick - 145 Kingston Road, Fieldbrook, California; AP# 512-121-031.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code Section 351-31, authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt and, if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of abatement pursuant to Humboldt County Code Sections 351-33-44.; approve the transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account # 3440000 in the amount of $11,500 to the County Counsel's Professional and Special Services, account # 1100-121-2-118, to cover the cost of cleanup; and approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $11,500 and increase revenue account 1100-121-603-040 in the amount of $11,500 and increase the appropriation of 1100-121-2-118 to $11,500.


Public Works

5.                   Airport Advisory Committee (AAC)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a presentation on the AAC's review of the composition of the AAC and recommended strategies for achieving and maintaining a broad-based membership reflective of all users of County Airports (Attachment 1); receive a presentation on the AAC’s analysis to identify issues or questions that affect the users of the airport system which should be made part of the mission of the AAC to pursue and recommend action upon(Attachment 2); Receive input from the County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Public Works Director on any recommended changes in structure that may be necessary to represent all airport users and direct the AAC on the issues of questions the AAC should be working on (Attachment 3); approve the recommendations of the AAC regarding the committee composition and issues or questions the AAC should be working on, including any additions or changes as recommended by the CAO and Director; request that qualified and interested individuals apply for the positions and terms as recommended by the AAC; direct staff to return the Board with a resolution forming the revised committee; and extend the existing AAC committee and current appointees' terms for 30 days.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

DHHS - Administration - 10:30 A.M

1.                   Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file a report from the Department of Health and Human Services on the potential implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and California's Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Marie Ownby et al, v. County of Humboldt et al, Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR100949.

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

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

 

Ø      Airport Advisory Board

Ø      Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Ø      Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Ø      Assessment Appeals Board

Ø      Citizen’s Law Enforcement Liaison Committee

Ø      Emergency Medical Care Committee

Ø      Fire Safe Council

Ø      Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Ø      Forestry Review Committee

Ø      Headwaters Fund Board

Ø      Housing Authority Commission

Ø      Human Rights Commission

Ø      In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Ø      Committee

Ø      Mental Health Board

Ø      Status of Women Commission

Ø      Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Ø      Workforce Investment Board

 

 

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