HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Review and Approve the Amendment to Agreements with Eel River Disposal Southern Container Sites. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the attached Agreement with Eel River Disposal Company, Inc. for the operation of the southern container sites for the period of March 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010; and direct staff to transmit a signed copy of this Agreement to Eel River Disposal Company, Inc.

2.                   Assignment of Don Morris as Facility Maintenance. (CONSENT)

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation for Don Morris Facility Maintenance Mechanic II, as if promoted to the class of Facility Maintenance Supervisor, effective March 22, 2010 through May 29, 2010 or until such time as the facility Maintenance Manager returns to his assignment pursuant to Section 12.4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Memorandum of Understanding (AFSCME MOU) pursuant to Section 7 of the Salary Resolution.


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 Number 09-0668, Humboldt Weed Management Group Project Contract in the Amount of $23,684 and Corresponding Supplemental Budget for 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 09-0668, known as the Humboldt Weed Management Group Meadow Knapweed Control Project contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; authorize the Chair to sign the original agreement and one copy of the cover page as well as 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; authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget for fiscal year 2009-10.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Steve O'Meara, the Arcata Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of 2009. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

3.                   Certificate of Recognition for Nancy Wilson, the Garberville Redway Area Chamber of Commerce 2009 Citizen of the Year. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

4.                   Letter of Support for KHSU's Efforts to Obtain a Grant from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program to Update Their Outdated Studio Equipment. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter of support.

5.                   Accept the Resignation of Kathy Ogrin from the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation.

6.                   Letter to Senator Feinstein Regarding Opposing Increased Central Valley Water Diversions. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter to Senator Feinstein.

7.                   Appoint Walt Giacomini to the Resource Conservation District Board of Directors. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Walt Giacomini to the Resource Conservation Resource Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term of Otis Skaggs who resigned on January 14, 2010.


Community Development Services

8.                   Authorize Submission of a Pre-Application Project Proposal to the Fire Safe California Grants Clearinghouse to Fund the Firesafe Homes and Forests Cost - Share Program Phase II and Approve the Use of Title III, Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Funds as Grant Match for Multiple Project Proposals.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; approve the allocation of an amount not to exceed $40,000 of Title III, Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Title III) funds into the Firewise and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) projects to be used as grant match for multiple project proposals to the Fire Safe California Grants Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) and associated administrative cost; authorize the submittal of a pre-application project proposal and, if selected, the full application to the Clearinghouse for the Firesafe Homes and Forests Cost-Share Program Phase II; authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign letters of commitment of matching Title III funds associated with the Clearinghouse proposals of the County and Local Fire Safe Councils (FSCs); authorize, if the Firesafe Homes and Forests Cost – Share Program Phase II is funded, the Community Development Service Director, in the name of the applicant, to execute a standard agreement, required documents necessary to participate in the grant program and contracts with local FSCs to carry out the activities of the program, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and authorize the Community Development Services Director to manage the distribution and execute contracts for use of the Title III matching funds for any local FSC project that receives a Clearinghouse award, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

9.                   Revised Resolution of Approval to Submit State Energy Program (SEP) Grant and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Applications to the State of California Energy Commission and Rescinding Resolution No. 09-76.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive Staff Report; adopt Resolution No. ___ rescinding Resolution No 09-76 and authorizing Humboldt County to submit and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program grant application on behalf of the member agencies of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan that requests $972,823 to implement member agency energy efficiency projects, including $397,762 for projects benefiting Humboldt County facilities.

County Administrative Office

10.               Exception to the Hiring Freeze for Two (2) Deputy County Administrative Officer positions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant an exception to the hiring freeze allowing the County Administrative office to fill two (2) full-time Deputy County Administrative Officer positions (class 0599, salary range 487).

11.               Letter in Support of AB 1690 (Chesbro) - Humboldt County Earthquake.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign and send the attached letter in support of AB 1690 (Chesbro).

12.               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.


Health and Human Services - Administration

13.               Extension of Extra Help Hours past the 960 Hour Limit.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours for Scott Landis, mental Health Worker I, and heather Bishop, Children's Center Specialist I to 1984 Hours through June 30, 2010, per Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Contract Amendment with Davis Guest Home for Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Davis Guest Home for Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two signed originals of the Second Amendment to the Department of Health Human Services - Mental Health Branch.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Approval of Contracts with Express Employment Professionals and Sequoia Personnel Services, Inc., for the Administration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Temporary Assistance for needy Families-Emergency Contingency Fund (TANF-ECF) Subsidized Employment Program.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve two contracts for the administration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Emergency Contingency Fund (TANF-ECF) Subsidized Employment Program to provide employment opportunities to both CalWORKs recipient Families and need families between DHHS and Express Employment Professionals and Services, Inc.; direct the Clerk of the Board to route two fully executed copies of the contract to the Social Services Branch Director.

Library Services

16.               Extension of Extra - Help Hours in Budget Unit 621, County Library, for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra-help hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 in Budget Unit 621, County Library, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution as follows: Pat Smith, Senior Library Assistant, to a maximum of 1600 hours; Kellie Bryan, Library Assistant, to a maximum of 1200 hours; Carol Waller, Library Assistant, to a maximum of 1100 hours; Sarah Crawford, Page; to a maximum of 1040 hours; and Melissa Renquist, Page/Library Assistant to a maximum of 1000.

Personnel

17.               Adoption of Office Assistant III Classification and Amendment to Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed Officials for Fiscal Years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____ approving the Amendment to the Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed officials for fiscal years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011; and adopt the class of Office Assistant III, (salary range 310, class 0186, unit 9) into the classification plan effective immediately.


Public Works

18.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road at PM 23.70; Project No.: ER-4400 (065); Contract No.: 206399.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between V&C Construction, Inc., Contractor, and Humboldt County for the storm damage repairs on Mattole Road; and approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $985.00. This will bring the total amount paid to 100 % of the contract.

19.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Loren Blodgett and Glenn Gradin.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Loren Blodgett and Glenn Gradin extra-help employment hours 640 hours to a maximum of 1600 hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

20.               Construction of Lucas Street ARRA Overlay Project; Project No.: ESPL-5904 (101); Contract No.: 210040.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Mercer Fraser Company, Contractor and Humboldt County for the overlay on Lucas Street; and approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $5,184.62. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

21.               License Agreement with Stericycle Inc., a Delaware Corporation, DBA MED TEC at the Arcata/Eureka Airport.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the termination of the License Agreement with Brett Visser, dba Med Tec at the Arcata/Eureka Airport and authorize the Land Use Division to send a letter of termination to Licensee, Brett Visser, dba Med Tec; authorize the Chairperson to sign and execute in duplicate the attached License Agreement with Steriscycle Inc., a Delaware Corporation, dba MED TEC; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed License Agreement to the Land Use Division for transmittal to Licensee.

22.               Agreement for Airport Consulting to Provide Engineering Design Services for Runway-01 Safety Area (RSA) Grading for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant 03-06-0010-34/35 Project 919216.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign four copies of the Agreement for Airport Consulting with Mead and Hunt, for an amount not to exceed Eighty Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Seven and 50/100 Dollars ($80,337.50); and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies to Public Works.

23.               Construction of Airport Road ARRA Overlay Project; Project No.: ESPL-5904 (097); Contract No.: 210010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Ford Logging, Inc. dba Pacific Earthscape, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the overlay on Airport Road; and approve the final claim for payment as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $39,603.24. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.


24.               Supplemental Budget for Parks and Construction of Freshwater County Park Fish Ladder Project: Project No.: R81708-0; Contract No. 713500.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the following Supplemental Budget for Parks: Revenue - 1100713-561037 - State Rivers Parkways Grant $18,118:  Expenditure - 1100713-8186 - Improvements - $18,118; accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Danco Builders Northwest, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the work done on the Freshwater County Park Fish Ladder Project; and approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $8,637.29. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

25.               Supplemental Budget to Fund Redway Transfer Station Overhead door for FY 2009/10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopts the following supplemental budget for FY 2009/2010: Revenue: 1100438-661089 Solid Waste Reimbursement for Contract - $23,000 and Expenditure: 1100438-8364 Overhead Door $23,000.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim March 1 through March 7, 2010 as Peace Corps Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Consider Amendments to the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) Cooperative Agreement with Humboldt County and Member Entities. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to the HCAOG Cooperative Agreement.

2.                   Reconsider Memorandum of Agreement and Appointments to the North Coast Local Agency Coastal Coordination Committee (CONTINUED FROM 2/9/10 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING). (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Reconsider the Memorandum of Agreement with the North Coast Local Agency Coastal Coordination Committee, and consider appointing two representatives or other action as appropriate.

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

G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Officer

1.                   Standing Item --- State and Federal Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

2.                   Ratify Acceptance of a $100,000 Grant Award for Nurse-Family Partnership Program from Nurse Family Partnership National Service Office and Pacificare/United Healthcare for the Term January 1, 2010 through September 1, 2010 for the Public Health Branch Nurse-Family Partnership Program, and Adjust the Budget in fund 1175 Budget Unit #426.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a staff report; ratify Acceptance of Grant Award from Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office and Pacificare/United Healthcare; and approve and direct the Auditor-Controller to Adjust fund 1175 Budget Unit #426 as outlined in Attachment A for Fiscal Year 2009-10.


Public Works

3.                   Self - Help Program - Humboldt County Rural Transportation and Access Partnership.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a report from staff on the proposed self-help program, the Humboldt County Rural Transportation and Access Partnership (RTAP) to improve County infrastructure; and adopt the attached resolution adopting the RTAP.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - 9:30 AM

1.                   Northcoast Children's Services Annual Update. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take action if appropriate.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - 10:00 AM

2.                   Presentation by the Humboldt Association of Realtors on Pre-approved Building Plans for Second Dwelling Units. (Supervisor Smith)

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 10:30 A.M.

3.                   Presentation of the Headwaters Fund Annual Report.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the Headwaters Fund Annual Report for 2008-09.

4.                   Presentation of the Headwaters Fund Workforce Challenge Grant Initiative.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the Headwaters Fund Workforce Challenge Grant Initiative recommended by the Headwaters Fund Board; authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contract when completed after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; approve the creation of Fund #3849 for the Headwaters Grant Fund Initiative; and direct the Treasurer to post interest from the Headwaters Revolving Loan Fund (#3843) to the Headwaters Grant Fund Initiative (#3849).

5.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Grant Award of $75,000 to the City of Eureka for a Humboldt Broadband Stimulus Project.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the Headwaters Fund Board's recommended Community Investment Fund (CIF) grant of $75,000 to prepare applications for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for broadband deployment and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contract after review and approval of County Counsel and Risk Management.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of Personnel Director pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957

J.                   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.

 

K.                  ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS

L.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

M.                 OPTIONAL ITEM

N.                  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

 

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Assessment Appeals Board

Citizen’s 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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