HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 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.                   Certificates of Recognition for the Soroptimist of Eel River Valley Annual Award Winners. (Supervisors Smith and Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

2.                   Resolution from the City of Blue Lake Requesting Consolidation of the General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election to be held on November 2, 2010. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the City of Blue Lake reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request, and notify the Elections Department of the County to take any and all steps necessary for the holding of the consolidated election.

3.                   Proclaim April 2010 as "Grange Month" in Humboldt County (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Proclamation.

4.                   Letters of Appreciation to Jocelyn Teague, Mary Coughlin, and Barbara Nowak. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letters of Appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Board Orders of April 6, 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the Board Orders as submitted.

Community Development Services

6.                   Appointment to the Workforce Investment Board.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; review membership application for the following community member: Marc Deal - Center Director for North Coast Veterans Resources Center; and appoint Marc Deal to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for a term of two years effective immediately, in accordance with the WIB bylaws.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Allocation of one full-time Administrative Analyst I/II in Information Technology.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the allocation of one Full-Time Administrative Analyst (Salary Range 355/388 Class 0626) in Budget Unit 3550-118 and approve an exception from the hiring freeze for the newly allocated Administrative Analyst I/II position effective immediately.

District Attorney

8.                   Authorize the District Attorney to sign Grant Documents Necessary to Submit a Request-For-Application for the Victim Witness Program (VW).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the District Attorney to sign all documents necessary for the submission of the Request-For-Application for the Victim Witness Assistance (VW) Program.

Health and Human Services - Administration

9.                   Approval of Contract with Prevent Child Abuse California for the AmeriCorps Child Welfare Services (CWS) Improvement Activities Grant Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Contract with Prevent Child Abuse California for the AmeriCorps Child Welfare Services (CWS) Improvement Activities Grant; authorize the Chair to execute four copies of the Contract in blue ink as requested by the state and direct the Clerk of the Board to route three copies of the Contract to the Director of Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Grant Agreement from First 5 Humboldt for the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 and Budget Adjustment in Budget Unit #426, Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2009-10.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign three originals of the Grant Agreement with First 5 Humboldt in the amount of $59,199.87 for Nurse-Family Partnership for the term of March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011.


Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               First Amendment to Lease with Performance Modular, Inc. for Modulars used by the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve three separate First Amendments to Lease for the Modulars located at 628 West Clark Street, with Performance Modular, Inc; authorize the Chairperson to execute each original First Amendment to Lease and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one original of each First Amendment to Lease to Real Property for transmittal to Lessor.

12.               Agreement with College of the Redwoods and the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch - Employment Training Division to Provide an On-Site College Campus Employment Program, which will Provide Employment Services to Students and the General Public.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Agreement between College of the Redwoods (CR) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide an on-site college campus employment program, which will provide employment services to students and the general public; authorize the chair to execute three agreements with CR, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, CA 95501; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route two fully executed copies of the Agreement to the Social Services Branch Director.

13.               Approval of Contract with Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for the Implementation of the AmeriCorps Grant Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Contract with Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for the AmeriCorps Child Welfare Services (CWS) Improvement Activities Grant; authorize the Chair to execute four copies of the Contract in blue ink as requested by the state; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route three copies of the Contract to the Director of Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch.

Public Works

14.               Adoption of Ordinance - Designation of No-Parking Zones on Harris Street (A3K320).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Ordinance No. ____, amending Sections 431-48 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code relating to no-parking zones on Harris Street (County Road No. A3K320).

15.               Bald Hills Road American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Overlay Project, No. ESPL 5904 (105), Contract No. 210020.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for Bald Hills Road  American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Overlay Project; Award the contract to Mercer Fraser Company, Inc. for the total amount of $253,800; authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; and direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0251 and transfer $279,180 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

16.               Solid Waste Agreement with Eel River Disposal Company, Inc. for the Southern Container Sites.

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 May 1, 2010 to June 30, 2019 and direct staff to transmit a signed copy of this Agreement to Eel River Disposal Company, Inc.


17.               Arcata - Eureka Airport (ACV) Passenger Terminal Expansion and Renovation: Mead & Hunt Inc., Amendment to Services Agreement AIP 03-06-0010-30, Project 913270.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to execute all four copies of the attached Second Amendment to the Architectural Services Agreement for Construction Administration between the County and Mead & Hunt, Inc., Santa Rosa, California, for the course of the Arcata-Eureka Airport Passenger Terminal Expansion and Renovation and direct the Clerk of the Board to file one executed original, and return the remaining amendments to Public Works.

18.               Extension of Extra Help Hours for Doug Dinsmore.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Doug Dinsmore extra-help employment hours 240 hours to a maximum of 1200 hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

19.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Robert Hemsted.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Robert Hemsted extra help employment hours 200 hours from 1960 to 2160 hours for fiscal year 2009-2010 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humbodlt County Salary Resolution.

20.               Bald Hills Road (F4R300) Paving P.M. 23.1 to 25.9, Contract No.: 321601

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors reject all bids receive don April 6, 2010 for the above-named project; approve the revised plans and specifications, direc tthe Clerk to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract Code with bids to be opened on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM.

21.               Redwood Creek Levee Geotechnical Evaluation Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the attached Funding Agreement  with the State of California  Department of Water Resources Local Levee Assistance Program for a geotechnical evaluation project at the Redwood Creek Levee System; approve the attached Resolution No. _____ accepting the funds for the project, and authorizing the Public Works Director and Deputy County Counsel to sign the Funding Agreement; and authorize the Public Works Director to issue the attached Request for Proposal for consulting services, and direct Public Works to bring a professional services agreement with the selected consulting firm back to the Board for review and approval.

Sheriff

22.               Authorization to Submit an Application for Reimbursement under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorizes the Sheriff's Office's application to the State Criminal Assistance Program (SCAAP) for reimbursement by accepting all assurances and certifications contained in the on-line application.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing St. Joseph Hospital for Supporting the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Doug Rasines, Humboldt County Chief Probation Officer, in Recognition of his Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Proclaim May, 2010 as Caregiver Appreciation Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   North Coast Local Agency Coastal Coordination Committee. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Further discuss Board action requesting reconsideration of Item #5 in MOA and discuss membership applications for committee appointments.

2.                   Consider Support for the Friends of the Eel River Petition Against the Potter Valley Diversion Project. (CONTINUED FROM THE APRIL 6, 2010 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING). (Supervisor Smith and Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize chair to sign letter in suuport of the Friends of the Eel River Petition Against the Potter Valley Diversion Project.

3.                   Presentation and Discussion of the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria Fee Title to Trust Application for 100 plus Acres West of the Casino and Tribal Housing Complex located on Singly Road in Loleta, CA.

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: 

G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Third Quarter Budget Review for Fiscal Year 2009-10 and Outlook for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file a review of the third quarter budget results for Fiscal year (FY) 2009-10 and outlook for the FY 2010-11 budget; authorize the Auditor-Controller to transfer $65,000 from General Fund Contingency to Community Development - Planning budget 1100-277-2118 for consulting services necessary to implement the Housing Element (4/5 vote required); direct the County Administrative Office (CAO) to return with a FY 2010-11 budget proposal that incorporates a mix of 2.5, 7.5 and 15 percent reductions to General Fund allocations in order to minimize elimination of filled positions; authorize the CAO to utilize on-time funding options including but not limited to: voluntary furloughs; reduced office hours; reductions in overtime and extra-help; holding positions vacant; use of General Reserve; use of the General Fund's fund balance; inter-departmental loans; and reduction in Motor Pool depreciation charge, to balance the FY 2010-11 proposed budget; disallocate 1.0 FTE Legal Secretary (class 144) in budget unit 219, effective at the beginning of FY 2010-11; authorize the Personnel Department to immediately begin the lay-off process for the affected position; reduce a 1.0 FTE Investigator (salary range 394, class 449) in budget unit 253 to a .9FTE, effective July 1, 2010; authorize department heads to approve voluntary unpaid furloughs for employees under their appointing authority for FY 2010-11, utilizing the attached form (Attachment 1 and Exhibit A); and take other action as appropriate.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action as appropriate


Community Development Services

3.                   RLF Redwood Properties Joint Timber Management Plan/Lot Line Adjustment Application (Miranda Area) File No APN 211-352-06 et seq. Case No JTMP- 07-07/LLA-08-04.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ___ and approve the RLF Redwood Properties Lot Line Adjustment to result in Parcels A and B of approximately 20 and 215 acres, respectively, and approve the division of assessor parcels, portions of which are zoned Timberland Production Zone and for which a Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide have been prepared pursuant to Section 51119.5 of the C.G.C.

Personnel

4.                   County Employee Transportation Committee Recommendations.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the attached Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Goose Networks, Inc., effective June 1, 2010 and authorizes the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to execute said Agreement and direct the Humboldt County Employee Transportation Committee to report back to the Board of Supervisors in six months with an update on the online carpooling program.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:15 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Humboldt County Transitional Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) Presentation and DHHS Department Follow Up. (Supervisor Neely)

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

9:30 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

2.                   Humboldt County 4-H All Star Youth Presentation and Ag Department Follow Up. (Supervisor Duffy)

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

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Jane Doe, a minor, through her guardian ad litem Mary Doe v. Humboldt County, Roes 1 through 30; Case No. CV094105; United States District Court, Northern District of California.

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: Oliver Cameron, William Cameron, and the Estate of Rodney Cameron 1345 Hoover Street, Eureka, California AP# 014-233-001.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code sections 351-21 and 351-22; hold an administrative 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; waive the minimum 30-day period as set in Humboldt County Code 351-22, with consent of the property owner, before the Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) can begin the abatement process and authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt, pursuant to Humboldt County Code 351-31 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.

L.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Race Investments LLC, Local Coastal program Amendment and Zone Reclassification; File Nos.: APN 017-191-03 et al. Case No.: ZR-07-01 Eureka Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors introduce Ordinance No. ___ by title and waive further reading; open the public hearing, receive and consider the staff report and public comment, and close the public hearing; adopt Resolution No. ______ finding the Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendment and Zone Reclassification (SR) are exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), make the required findings for approval of the project consistent with the LCP Amendment as approved by the California Coastal Commission (CCC) on March 11, 2010; adopt Ordinance No. ______, amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying approximately 39 acres in the Eureka area [SR-07-01, Race Investments LLC] from Coastal Commercial Timberland with Flood Hazard Areas and Streams and Riparian Corridor Protection combining zones (TC/F,R) into Timberland Production Zone with said combining zones (TPZ/F,R) and approximately 106 acres from Agriculture Exclusive (AE) into TPZ, consistent with the LCP Amendment as approved by the CCC on March 11, 2010, and rescinding Ordinance No. 2398; direct the Community Development Services – Planning Division to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and office of Planning and Research pursuant to CEQA; direct the Community Development Services – Planning Division to transmit to the CCC the necessary documentation for effective certification of the LCP amendment as outlined in the March 12, 2010 letter from the CCC; direct the Clerk of the Board to record an amended Certification of Rezoning (Notice of Timberland Production Zone Status) on the parcel pursuant to Sections 51117 and 51141 of the California Government Code, after attaching a copy of the fully executed Ordinance and Map; and direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant/owner, the County Assessor’s Office and any other interested party, and to publish the Post-Adoption Summary of Ordinance fifteen days after passage of the Ordinance.

2.                   2009 Humboldt county Housing Element Revisions in Response to Comments from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; receive a staff report; open the Public Comment period, accept public comment; close the Public Comment period; deliberate on the proposed revisions to the Housing Element, including the proposed revisions in response to direction by the Board of Supervisors at their April 6, 2010 meeting and staff recommendations 1-16 listed below; review and consider the proposed addendum to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the 2009 Housing Element Update (SCH #2009022077); Approve the addendum to the SEIR, and adopt the revisions to the August 2009 Housing Element to Respond to Comments from HCD by Approving Resolution No. ___.

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.

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