HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JUNE 01, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Letter of Support for SB 1040 (Padilla) Authorizing an Additional $125 million over 5 Years for the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). (CONSENT) (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

2.                   Letter Requesting Financial and/or Technical Assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to Assist in Resolving Flooding Issues in the Williams and Francis Creek areas of Ferndale. (CONSENT) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

3.                   Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation to Create a Cooperating Agency Relationship for Klamath Settlement Agreement Secretarial Determination Environmental Impact Statement. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the attached memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation to create a cooperating agency relationship for the Environmental Impact Statement in Support of the Secretarial Determination for the Klamath Settlement Agreements.

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 No. 09-0793, European Grapevine Moth Trapping Contract with the California Department of food and Agriculture in the amount of $3,591.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 09-0793, known as the European Grapevine Moth Trapping Contract; authorize the Chair to sign the original agreeemnt and one copy of the cover page as well as the Contractor Certification, and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing; grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance and authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget for 2009-10.

2.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 10-0129, California Organic Program Contract with the California Department of food and Agriculture in the Amount of $11,335.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 10-0129, known as the California Organic Program Contract, and authorize the Chair to sign the original agreement and one copy of the cover page as well as the Contractor Certification, and return all copies to the Agriculture Department for further processing; and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance; and Authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute the attached supplemental budget for 2010-11.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Continuation of Local Emergency - January 9, 2010 Earthquake. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 10-03, remains in effect until June 22, 2010.

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Sofia Pereira for Serving on the Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter of Appreciation.

5.                   Certificates of Achievement for Eagle Scouts Jonathan Filteau, Joseph Gustavson, and Andrew Klinger. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Achievement.

6.                   Request to Consolidate the City of Fortuna's Municipal Election with Humboldt County's General Election on November 2, 2010. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for election consolidation with the condition that the City of Fortuna reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request, and request the Clerk of the Board to forward the signed Board Order and copy of Fortuna's Resolution to the Humboldt County Elections Department

7.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Road Closures for the Annual Rodeo in the Redwoods Parade on June 19th, 2010. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

8.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Road Closures for the 62nd Annual Old Timers Parade in Orleans on June 20th, 2010. (Supervisor Duffy)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.


9.                   Request from the Whitethorn Fire Protection District Calling for an Election for the Purpose of Establishing a New Appropriation Limit and Consolidating this Election with the Humboldt County General Election on November 2, 2010. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for election consolidation with the condition that the Whitethorn Fire Protection District reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request, and request the Clerk of the Board to forward the signed Board Order and copy of the Resolution to the Humboldt County Elections Department.

10.               Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Kusum Stokes. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Appreciation.

Community Development Services

11.               Approval to Submit Amendment #4 to the State Water Resources Control Board for Proposition 50 North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Implementation Grant Agreement 07-541-550-4.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report, review proposed amendments and approve Amendment #4 to the Grant Agreement to be submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board.

County Clerk-Recorder

12.               Contract for HAVA funds to be used for Polling Place Accessibility Training and Mitigation Measures.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve this order authorizing the County to receive the sum of $5,000 in HAVA funding to train election staff on Polling Place Accessibility, and for the purchase of mitigation measures that will be used to enhance access to polling locations in Humboldt County on Election day and further authorizing Carolyn Crnich to execute any necessary documents and the attached contract to carry out the purpose of the Board's order.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Approve Amended and Restated Participating County Contract for the County Medical Services Programs (CMSP), Fund 1100, Budget Unit #490, Medical Care.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair to sign three originals of the Amended and Restated participating County Contract with the CMSP Governing Board for July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014 and direc the Clerk of the Board to return the three executed Contracts to the Public health Branch for submittal to the Governing Board of CMSP.

Probation

14.               Agreement with Shasta County for Participation in Assessments.Com Consortium.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chief Probation Officer to sign the attached Agreement with Shasta County for the purpose of accessing Assessments.com licenses and participating in the Training and implementation of validated adult and juvenile offender risk/needs tools.

Public Defender

15.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the exemption from the hiring freeze to allow the Public Defender's Office to fill the vacant position of Deputy Public Defender, effective immediately.


 

Public Works

16.               Financial Assurances for Reclamation of Quarry Sites.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the Resolution no. _____, which authorizes the annual adjustment of the funds pledged by the Public Works Department to complete reclamation of rock and gravel quarry sites.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

17.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for two Employees: Senior Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers and Treasury and Tax Assistant II, Elina Mares.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a temporary increase in compensation of 30 salary ranges to Senior Treasury and Tax Assistan, Lenora Viggers, effective 5/30/2010 and continuing until 11/27/2010 or the Assistant Treasurer Tax-Collector posotion is filled, whichever occurs first pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution; and approve a temporary increase in compensation of 30 salary ranges to Treasury and Tax Assistant II, Elina Mares, effective 5/30/2010 and continuing until 11/27/2010 or the Assistant Treasurer Tax-Collector position is filled, whicever occurs first pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

18.               Appropriation Transfer to Construct an Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Counter.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached appropriation transfer for $24,500 for the construction of an ADA compliant counter. Risk Management completed an assessment ergonically compliant for staff. It is recommended that a new counter be constructed to meet these requirements.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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.                   Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-11 Budget.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and review Humboldt County's Proposed FY 2010-11 Budget; Approve the deferment of Motor Pool depreciation charges for half a year in the amount of $550,095 for all funds ($225,000 savings for the General Fund) for FY 2010-11; Authorize the Auditor-controller to close funds 3717 Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA)-Projects-County Counsel, 4482 Gravel Trust, 4484 CHERT Surface Mining and 4004 Donations-Elections Initiative upon the transfer of the reamining balances to the General Fund; Authorize a voluntary unpaid furlough for the County Administrative Officer of up to five percent of his time for FY 2010-11; Re-allocate a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Legal Secretary (Class 144) in budget unit 219, effective at the beginning of FY 2010-11; disallocate 1.8 FTE Victim Witness Specialists (class 689) in budget unit 220, effective July 11, 2010; Continue budget discussion to the public hearings scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2010 (1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.); Direct the County Administration Officer to return to the Board on June 22, 2010, to consider adoption of the final budget for FY 2010-11; and take other action as appropriate.

2.                   Termination of Snack Bar Lease and Re-Use of Space.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize staff to send notice to current Lessees that the County will not approve an extension of their Lease for the Courthouse Snack Bar past September 30, 2010; and direct the staff to develop plans for re-use of the space and closure of the Snack Bar Equipment Replacement Trust Fund, and return to the Board no later then November 9, 2010.

3.                   Standing Item - State and Federal Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take action if necessary.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (Government Code 54956.9(a)), State of California Department of Health Care Services, Office of Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Appeal No. CS10-0410-820-FL, In the Matter of A.P., Case Name Unspecified pursuant to confidentiality requirements of Welfare and Institutions Code 10850 and Civil Code 56 et seq.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Retracting the Authorization to Transfer $160,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Account (RLA) to the CDBG Business Revolving Loan Account; authorization for Community Development Services (CDS) Director or County Administrative Officer to sign CDBG Program Income Waiver Requests; authorization for Community Development Services Director to enter an Agreement with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC); and Adoption of the Amended CDBG Business RLA Guidelines.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the staff report, open the public hearing, receive public testimony, and close the public hearing. Adopt Resolution (Attachment A) to retract the transfer of $160,000 from the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation RLA to the CDBG Business RLA to assist businesses; authorize the CDS Director or County Administrative Officer to sign a CDBG Waiver Request (Attachment B) if a qualified CDBG activity comes forward; authorize the CDS Director to enter into an Agreement (Attachment C) with RREDC for Business Underwriting and Loan Servicing. Adopt the amended CDBG Business RLA Guidelines (Attachment D).

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

      Citizens 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

 

 

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