HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Request Exception to the Hiring Freeze for District Attorney's Office - Anti-Drug Enforcement Grant Positions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an exception to the hiring freeze for two Investigator (District Attorney) positions (Class 0412, Salary Range 425, Position #01) and (Class 0412, Salary Range 425, Position #06)

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.

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the accompanying resolution fixing tax rates for the County of Humboldt, school districts and special districts within the County for the fiscal year 2010-11.

 

Community Development Services

2.                   Extend the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council for an Additional Two Years.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the staff report; adopt the resolution extending the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (FSC) as amended; approve the proposed Humboldt County FSC appointments; direct the Community Development Service (CDS) staff to recruit for nominations to fill vacancies on the FSC and schedule the appointment of the new Council members when nominations are made; and direct the Clerk of the Board to post a vacancy announcement requesting FSC nominations.

3.                   Resolutions authorizing submission of Proposition 84 Planning and a proposition 84 Implementation Grant Application on behalf of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and Delegate Signature Authority to the Community Development Services Director.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; adopt the attached resolution authorizing Community Development Services to submit a grant application for a $1,000,000 Proposition 84 Integrated Regional Water management Plan (IRWMP) Planning Grant; and authorizing the Community Development Services Director to execute and administer the grant agreement; and delegate signature authority to the Community Development Services Director for grant documents and contracts, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk management; adopt the attached resolution authorizing Community Development Services to submit a grant application for up to $8,222,222 Proposition 84 IRWMP Implementation Grant and authorizing the Community Development Services Director to execute and administer the grant agreement; and delegate signature authority to the Community Development Services Director for grant documents and contracts, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

County Administrative Office

4.                   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 Revenue Recovery Officer I/II position in Budget Unit - 114 Revenue Recovery, Salary Range 305.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

5.                   Approve Memorandum of Understanding between the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services for the Child Abuse Services Team (C.A.S.T)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services and the Humboldt County district Attorney for Child Abuse Services Team; authorize the Chair to execute three copies of the Agreement and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies of the Agreement to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch.

Personnel

6.                   Revised Class Description for Assistant Personnel Director.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised class description for Assistant Personnel Director.


Public Works

7.                   Assignment of Don Morris as Facility Maintenance Supervisor.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the temporary increase in compensation for Don Morris, Facility Maintenance Mechanic II, as if promoted to the class of Facility Maintenance Supervisor, retroactive to August 22, 2010 through October 30, 2010 or until such time as the Facility Maintenance Supervisor returns, whichever occurs firs, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

8.                   Request to Competitively bid out Franchise for Solid Waste Collection in the Willow Creek Franchise Area.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct the Public Works Department to competitively bid a new solid waste franchise in the Willow Creek area.

9.                   Supplemental Budget for FY 2010/11 for the Aviation Capital Project 919264, AIP 03-06-0010-37.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached supplemental budget for FY 2010/11.

10.               Request that the Board of Supervisors waive conditions of Exhibit A, Subsection G (Catastrophic Leave) 3.e of the Current Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors waive conditions of Exhibit A, subsection G (Catastrophic Leave) 3.e of the current plan for management and confidential employees regarding the use of catastrophic leave, so that Ms. Meeks is eligible to receive further donations of catastrophic leave for her current illness/injury condition not to exceed nine months.

11.               Agreement for Engineering Design Services for the Murray Field Airport (EKA) Wildlife Exclusion Fence Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant 03-06-0072-08, Project No. 919266.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign four copies of the Agreement for Airport Consulting with RS&H California, Inc., for an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Two Thousand Dollars ($132,000.00) when staff approves agreement form and insurance; and direct the Clerk of the Board to file one copy and return three fully executed copies to Public Works.

12.               Arcata-Eureka Airport Passenger Terminal Re-Roofing and Replace Baggage Claim: Project 913270 and Supplemental Budget for FY 2010/11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receives and files the bids for the project mentioned above; awards the project to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, Sierra Single Ply, Inc., McClellan, California, in the amount of $298,000 for the base bid; authorizes the Chairman to execute the agreement with Sierra Single Ply, Inc., when staff approves the bonds and insurance, and adopts the attached supplemental budget for FY 2010/11.

Sheriff

13.               Supplemental Budget in the Amount of $43,259 in Budget Unit 1100274 for the Acquisition and Installation of Tsunami Siren Warning Equipment.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached supplemental budget in the amount of $43,259 to purchase tsunami siren warning equipment.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing the 2010 Annual North Coast Stand Down. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim September 26, 2010 as Italian Heritage Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim the Week of September 18th - 24th, 2010 as Child Passenger Safety Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Fall Prevention Awareness Week September 19, 2010. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Proclamation.

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 appropriate action.

2.                   Responses to 2009-10 Grand Jury Report 2010-HESS-04 and 2010-LJ-01.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and modify the proposed 2009-10 Grand Jury responses from departments under the appointment authority of the Board of Supervisors; approve the document, as may be modified, as the response; direct the Clerk of the Board within five working days, to submit the final response with an accompanying Board order, to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court; and direct the Clerk of the Board, within five working days, to submit two copies of all responses to the County Clerk/Recorder, one of which will be forwarded to the State Archivist, together with a copy of the original report.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Humboldt County Human Rights Commission Annual Report for 2009-10 Presentation. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take action if appropriate.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Siskiyou County Water Users Association, Inc., v. California Natural Resources Agency et.al., Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34201080000642

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

      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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