HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1994

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Darrell Grytness of the First Baptist Church of Arcata

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Approval of Creation of a Community Assistance Unit Within County Counsel's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to Monday August 22, 1994.

2.                   Office Space to Operate JTPA Programs for Youth and Adults

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize rental of 452 Fortuna Blvd. as a satellite office.

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclamation Designating August 27, 1994 as Day for 16th Annual Humboldt Folklife Festival

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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.

Administrative Office

1.                   Analysis of Consolidating Public Safety Communications System

RECOMMENDATION: Chair to sign contract with Hughes, Peny and Associates and David M. Griffith and Associates.

Assessor

2.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Appraisal Technician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

3.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Assessment Technician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

Auditor-Controller

4.                   Resolution Establishing County Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1994-95

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-71.

5.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer in the Amount of $212,285

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payroll clearing transfer.

Building Maintenance

6.                   Add a Facility Maintenance Mechanic I/II Position to Building Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve addition of said position.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 12, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

8.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 19, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

9.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 25, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

10.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 26, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

11.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 27, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

12.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 28, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

13.               Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of July 29, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

14.               Nominating for Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate John Brooks, John Corbett, Dick Hackett, and Charles W. Petty.

15.               Reappointments to the Citizens' Child Welfare Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Nadine Fleek, John Wright, and Ken Nakamura.

16.               Reappointments to the County Housing Authority Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint James H. Hiler and Patrick Bryant.

17.               Appointments to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dave Fidjeland and Linda Nellist.

18.               Appointment/Reappointments to the Petrolia Cemetery District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Ben Walker and Ed Etter, and appoint Lyn Chambers.

19.               Request that Elections Conduct Arcata's Municipal Election of November 8, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

20.               Request that Election Conduct Blue Lake's Municipal Election of November 8, 1994

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

County Clerk-Recorder

21.               Standard Agreement for Marriage License System

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

County Counsel

22.               Differential Pay for Kim Forthman, Acting Senior Legal Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve differential pay while Teri Gridley is on maternity leave.

23.               Resolution Extending Deadline for Adoption of County Budget to October 2, 1994 and Resolution Permanently Extending Deadline for Adoption of Tax Rates to October 3 of Each Year

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 94-72 and 94-73.

District Attorney

24.               Lease Agreements with Mark C. Jones (MBJ Rentals) for Family Support Office Space

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreements.

25.               Victim-Witness Program Funding for Fiscal Year 1994-95 Execution of Joint Powers Agreement with the State Board of Control

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-74.

Health

26.               Subcontract with St. Joseph Hospital for Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute subcontract.

27.               Amendment No. 06 to Contract No. 91-12427, Family Planning

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign contract amendment.

28.               Amendment No. 03 to AIDS Master Grant Contract No. 93-17930

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract amendment.

29.               Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program for 1994-95 Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with State Water Resources Control Board.

Mental Health

30.               Memoranda of Understanding for Mental Health Outreach Services to Various Community Schools

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign memoranda of understanding.

31.               Agreements with Westwood and Merced Manor for Long-Term Care for the Mentally Ill

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements.

32.               Application for the Samhsa Grant in the Amount of $435,273

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to submit renewal application.

33.               Settlement Agreement with Ron Ellison

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,750 from the Contingency Fund.

34.               Alcohol and Drug Cost Settlement for Fiscal Year 1992-93 and Correction of Retirement Costs for Fiscal Year 1993-94

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cost settlement and correction of retirement costs.

35.               Reclassification of Psychiatric Nurse Position to Assistant Director of Psychiatric Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification.

36.               Reclassification of Senior Medical Office Assistant to Medical Office Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification.

Personnel

37.               Designation of Max Cardoza to Serve on the Merit System Appeals Panel Which Will Hear the Appeal of Elizabeth Robinson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation.

38.               Designation of John Frank to Serve on the Merit System Appeals Panel Which Will Hear the Appeal of Elizabeth Robinson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation.

39.               Designation of John Frank to Serve on the Merit System Appeals Panel Which Will Hear the Appeal of Brent E. St. Dennis

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation.

40.               Designation of John Frank to Serve on the Merit System Appeals Panel Which Will Hear the Appeal of Tim McCollister

RECOMMENDATION: Approve designation.

41.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Representation Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Regarding Salary Adjustment for Airport Operations Supervisor Class; Revised Class Specifications for Facility Maintenance Mechanic I/II; and Airport Operations Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 94-75; authorize Chair to execute amendment to MOU; and approve revised class specifications.

42.               Request to Adopt the Class of Process Server into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Planning and Building

43.               Mattole River Resort Refund; APN 107-103-13

RECOMMENDATION: Approve refund of application fees in the amount of $3.45.

Probation

44.               Increase in Compensation for Senior Fiscal Assistant Cynthia Petersen Until Such Time as the Administrative Services Officer Position is Filled

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increase.

Public Defender

45.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Senior Legal Secretary Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Public Works

46.               Library Contract Change Order for Lowering the First-Floor Footings and Adding Stem Walls Necessary to Meet the Intent of the Library Design

RECOMMENDATION: Execute change order in the amount of $27,744.

47.               North Humboldt Court and Eel River Court

RECOMMENDATION: Confirm the decision of the Court Needs Assessment Committee to Terminate the Contracts with Bill Hubbard, Architect, for the North Humboldt and Eel River Court Design Projects; and commend Mr. Hubbard for his professional dedication to the projects, even though they did not result in completion of the designs.

48.               Agreement with Kenneth D. Thrift for Brannon Mountain Borrow Site

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

49.               Lease Agreement with James Morrison for Storage Unit Located at 1139 Koster Street

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.

50.               Award of Contract for Earthquake Repairs to Mattole Road (Project No. 290005)

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mercer-Fraser Company.

51.               Request to Initiate Planning for Improvements to Central Avenue from State Highway 101/200 Interchange to Bella Vista

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Caltrans.

52.               Construction of Restrooms at Big Lagoon County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Jim Leach Construction.

53.               Lease Agreement with Federal Aviation Administration for Limited Remote Communication Outlet (RCO on Murray Field)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.

54.               New Jail Escrow Agreement (Project No. 170830)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair to sign escrow agreement for security deposits in lieu of retention.

55.               North Court Road; Scotia

RECOMMENDATION: Concur with staff on procedure outlined in submitted letter to Pacific Lumber Company.

56.               Lease Agreement with Phoenix Leasing Corporation (Reno Air Express)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

57.               Agreement for Architectural Services for an Amount Not to Exceed $761,758

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Holmes-Biord Architects.

Sheriff

58.               Request to Add Cities of Blue Lake and Rio Dell to Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

59.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for the Filling of Deputy Sheriff I/II (Position 39)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

60.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for the Filling of One Deputy Sheriff I/II (Position 40)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

61.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for the Jail's Correctional Lieutenant During the Absence of Jail Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase.

Social Services

62.               Transfer of Funds for Purchase of Upgraded Computer Equipment and a FAX Machine

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $50,000.

63.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Social Worker I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

64.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for Filling of Social Worker IV Position

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

County Counsel 9:05 a.m.

1.                   Ordinance to Amend Chapter 1 of Division 5 of Title III of Humboldt County Code Relating to Prohibition of Use of Buildings for Sale or Manufacture of Controlled Substances

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2049.

Public Works 9:15 a.m.

2.                   Tree Removal (Cypress Tree) on Central Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Works to make the tree as safe as possible.

Board of Supervisors 9:30 a.m.

3.                   Presentation by Wim Steenbakkers of Redwood Empire Association Regarding Redwood National Park Lodge (Supervisor Sparks)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter in support of concept.

Mental Health 10:30 a.m.

4.                   Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continued funding of Crossroads, Humboldt Recovery, and Alcohol and Drug Care Services per the submitted Alternative 2; and direct the Mental Health Director to return with appropriate contracts to execute said plan.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Contract Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Library, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 10 for $22,923.31 with Mark Diversified, Inc. for preliminary site grading and existing well backfilling.

Health

2.                   Weitchpec Dump Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Environmental Health Division and Public Works Department to collaborate with the Yurok Tribe in the development of a cost-sharing formula for operation and maintenance of a solid waste container site in the Weitchpec area.

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Citizens Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 23, 1994.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports.

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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.

 

1.                   Numerous citizens spoke at the meeting (see scanned document for details).

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Health

1.                   Adoption of the Non-Disposal Facility Element for the Unincorporated Area of Humboldt County as Required Under Assembly Bills 939, 3001 and 440

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the final draft of the Non-Disposal Facility Element for the unincorporated area.

K.                  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.