HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

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.                   Certificate of Appreciation to the Students and Faculty of Ferndale High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) Program. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Appreciation.

2.                   Letter to Support the Continuation of Humboldt State University's Nursing Program. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to send a letter supporting the continuation of HSU's Nursing Program.

 

 

 

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of March 23, 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair, to sign the minute book in accordance with the California Government Code Section 25103.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Local Fire District allocations for Fiscal Year 2009-10 for the Fieldbrook, Kneeland, Rio Dell, Telegraph Ridge, Weott and Whitethorn Fire Organizations.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to execute agreements with the Kneeland, Rio Dell, Telegraph Ridge and Whitethorn Fire protection Districts, and Fieldbrook and Weott Community Service Districts for revenue-sharing of the County's FY 2009-10 Proposition 172 (Prop 172) funding.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Allocate thirteen (13) full-time Social Service Aide positions in Budget Unit 511, Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors allocate thirteen (13) full-time positions of Social Service Aid (salary range, 277, class 0708) in budget unit 511 effective immediately.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

6.                   Approve the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for California Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium IV.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for California State Automated Welfare System Consortium IV; authorize the Chair to execute three copies of the agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route (2) fully executed copies of the agreement to the Director, Department of Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch.

7.                   Approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the California Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium IV.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the California Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium IV; authorize the Chair to execute three (3) copies of the MOU; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route two fully executed copies of the MOU to the Director, Department of Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch.

Probation

8.                   Supplemental Budget for Probation.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached supplemental budget in the amount of $27,775 for budget unit 1100-235 (Probation).

9.                   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 Juvenile Corrections Facility Manager position; Position #1 in Budget Unit 234-Juvenile hall, Salary Range 413.

10.               Youthful Offender Block Grant Funding Application.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached 2010-11 Application for Youthful Offender Block Grant funding and juvenile Justice Development Plan; Authorize the Chief Probation Officer to submit the 2010-11 Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) Funding Application and juvenile Justice Development plan to the California State Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) in the estimated amount of $218,353 for the purpose of sustaining services of the New Horizons program at the Northern California Regional Facility; and direct the Auditor-Controller, upon receipt of the 2010-11 YOBG funds, to deposit said funds in existing probation trust fund #3751, Juvenile Repeat Offender Program.

11.               Request to Approve and Submit 2010-11 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) Application for Continuation Funding.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors attest to the on-going validity of the local Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Plan and funding strategy; and authorize the Chief Probation Officer to submit the 2010-11 JJCPA Application for Continuation Funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Corrections Standards Authority (CSA).

Public Works

12.               Extension of Agreement with Humboldt County Fair Association.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors by a four-fifths vote approve extending the Agreement with the Humboldt County Fair Association (Association) that County has approved of extension of the Agreement and return on executed Agenda Item to Real Property.

13.               Pay Differential for Brooke Epperly, Fiscal Assistant II.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the temporary increase in compensation of ten (10) salary ranges for Brooke Epperly, Fiscal Assistant II retroactive to March 21, 2010 and continuing through October 2, 2010 or until the Public Works Dispatcher returns, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Godwit Days Proclamation. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim April 11 - April 17, 2010 as the Week of the Young Child. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April, 2010 as Fair Housing Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim April 2010 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Pamela Sundberg Upon her Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate

2.                   Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc. to Endorse the Coast 2 Coast Discount Prescription Card.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Agreement between the County of Humboldt (County) and the Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc 9FMC) in Endorsement of the Coast2Coast Discount Prescription (Rx) Card and approve the proof of the Coast2Coast Discount Prescription Rx Card.

Public Works

3.                   Designation of No Parking Zones on Harris Street (A3K320) from Harrison Avenue to Hall Avenue, Eureka.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors introduce by title, Ordinance No. ____, amending County Code 431-48 (parking on Harris Street) and waive first reading of the Ordinance; that the Ordinance be set for adoption at least one (1) week away; direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the pre-adoption summary of the Ordinance, and the Clerk shall post a certified copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, both publication and posting to be done at least five days prior to the Board meeting at which the Ordinance will be adopted; and direct the Clerk of the Board, within fifteen (15) days after adoption of the Ordinance, to publish a post adoption summary of the Ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the Ordinance and the Clerk shall post in the office of the Clerk of the Board Office a certified copy of the full text of those adopted Ordinances and Amendments along with the names of those Supervisors voting for and against the Ordinance.

4.                   Appeal of FEMA's Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Insurance Study for Redwood Creek Levee System and Orick Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a Public Work staff report regarding FEMA's preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study of the Redwook Creek Levee System and Orick Area; find that base flood elevations depicted on the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map for the Orick are technically incorrect on the basis that the hydraulic methodology was not applied correctly and the analysis contains indisputable mathematical errors; and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the attached letter to FEMA.

5.                   Amendment to Agreement with Humboldt Transit Authority for the Operation of Bus Transit System in the Southern Humboldt Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the attached Amendment to Agreement with Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) for the operation of bus transit system in the Southern Humboldt area: and approves the Chair to sign three originals upon receipt from the Contractor.

DHHS - Social Services Branch

6.                   Food Stamp Outreach Activities in Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a report on Food Stamp outreach activities within Humboldt County.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:00 A.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Fortuna High School FFA Presentation on Parliamentary Procedures. (Supervisor Clendenen)

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

 

 

 

9:30 A.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   Presentation of Annual Report for First 5 Humboldt. (Supervisor Smith)

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

1:30 P.M. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

3.                   California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Resolution in Honor of County Government Month, April 2010. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Resolution.

4.                   California State Association of Counties Update.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral update from Legislative Analyst Cara Martinson of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and take action as may be appropriate.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a); Humboldt Sunshine Inc. v. County of Humboldt et. al., Defendants, Housing For All et. al. , Interveners; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV070159

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

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing - Mark Creaghe - Redwood Valley Area, South of SR 299, California; AP# 316-171-013. (Continued from 4/06/2010)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code sections 351-21 and 351-22, hold and Administrative Abatement Hearing to determine whether a public nuisance exists on the subject property; adopt Findings and issue an Order consistent with the evidence presented at the hearing; and authorize the Code Enforcement Unit to prepare and serve an inspection warrant for the parcel, APN 316-171-013, to determine the full extent of the violations.

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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