HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 04, 2011

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors - Calendar Year 2011. (BOARD INITIATED) (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors for Calendar Year 2011.

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.                   Reappoint George Nichols and Denver Nelson to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointments.


County Administrative Office

2.                   Adoption of 2011 State and Federal Legislative Platforms.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the final State and Federal Legislative Platforms for 2011.

3.                   Appointment of Law Library Trustees.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors appoint Kevin Robinson and Paul Gallegos to the Board of Law Library Trustees; and appoint Wendy Chaitin to serve as an ex officio member of the Law Library Trustees at the request of the Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

4.                   Establish Interest Bearing Trust Fund 3726 Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish an interest bearing trust fund, 3726, for the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Fund.

County Counsel

5.                   Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors to take all Acts Necessary to Act as Chair and Vice - Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached four (4) resolutions authorizing the new Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors to take all acts necessary to act as Chair and Vice-Chair, including authorized signatures on necessary documents of financial transactions, for acceptance and consent to grants of real property, eligibility to receive state and federal surplus property, and authorize the Chair to sign said resolutions; direct the Clerk of the Board to forward the original executed Resolution re: Eligibility Renewal Application and Federal Surplus Property Program along with a copy of the Board Order to: Robert Redo, Department of General Services, State and Federal Surplus Personal Property Program, 1700 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834; Direct the Clerk of the Board to execute and forward the original Certification Regarding Debarment to : Robert Redo at the Address listed in item 2.

District Attorney

6.                   Accept Grant Funding from the Federal Recovery Act for the Violence Against Women Act Program (VAWA) for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the Grant Award for the Violence Against Women Act Program (VAWA) for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 in the amount of $16,308; and approve a supplemental budget in Fund 1100, budget unit 208, District Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance Program.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   DHHS, Mental Health Branch - Humboldt Housing Program.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accepts the award in the amount of $53,954 granted by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development (HUD) for Humboldt Housing, a Supportive Housing Program and adopts the supplemental budget as attached in Exhibit A for Fiscal Year 2010-11, Mental Health Administration Budget unit 1170-424 and Adult Services Budget Unit 1170-496.


8.                   Approve Agreement with California Youth Connection to obtain the consultation services of a foster care your advocacy group.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve agreement with the California Youth Connection (CYC) to provide assistance in the development of foster youth advocates and in the planning of services offered to this county's foster youth and transition age youth; authorize the Chair to execute three copies of the Agreement; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route two fully executed copies of the Agreement to the Department of health and Human Services (DHHS) - Mental Health Branch.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Allocate One Full Time Nutrition Aide position in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #415, Women Infant and Children (WIC) for Fiscal year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors allocate one 1.0 full time Nutrition Aide position in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #415, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program (salary range 305, class 1581) effective upon approval.

10.               Approve Standard Agreement 10-10108 with the California Department of Public Health for the period of October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement #10-10108 with the California Department of Public Health, for the Network for Health California - Local Incentive Award for the period of October 1, 2010 through September 20, 2011; authorize the Chair to sign four originals of the Agreement, one original of the Lobbying Disclosure and one original of the Certification Clauses; authorize the Public Health Branch Director to sign any subsequent amendments directly related to the Agreement; direct the Clerk of the Board to return all signed originals of the Agreement to the Public Health Branch; direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement Fund 1175, Budget unit 433 - Nutrition and Physical Activity for Fiscal Year 2010-11 as attached.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               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 the Department of Health and Human Services Branch.

Probation

12.               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 Officer I/II 0.5 Full Time Equivalency (FTE) position; Position #09 in Budget Unit 254-Regional Facility; Salary Range 303-323.

13.               Extension of Extra Help Hours to 1440 for Juvenile Corrections Officers Nick Farnsworth, Tim Kindly and James Sweet.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours for Juvenile Corrections Officers Nick Farnsworth, Tim Kindley, and James Sweet to 1440 hours through June 30, 2011, per Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.


14.               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 Senior Probation Officer position; Position #04 in Budget Unit 235, Salary Range 395.

Public Works

15.               Construction of Bald Hills Road Overlay Project, Project No.: ESPL-5904 (105), Contract No.: 210020.

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 of the Overlay Project on Bald Hills Road; approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $5,642.91. This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

16.               Humboldt County Parks 2010 Bathroom Replacement Project.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Public Works Director to sign the attached Change Order No. 1.0 for a $56,860 cost increase; authorize a transfer of $20,675 from the Parks Shower Fees Trust Fund to fund planning and design for restroom and septic system replacement at Luffenholts Park in Fiscal Year 2010-2011 and adopt the attached Supplemental Budget for FY 2010/11.

17.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road (6B165) at PM 36.98: Project No. ER 4400 (045); Contract No. 206374.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Orders Number 1 for the total amount of $92,486.59; and approve the attached Appropriation Transfer to provide for funding.

18.               Supplemental Budget for Parks (Budget Unit 713) for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Supplemental Budget in Fund 1100, Budget Unit 713, for FY 2010/2011.

19.               Transportation Development Act Revised Claim.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached Transportation Development Act Revised Claim in the amount of $1,836,889 and direct the Clerk of the Board to forward the revised claim to the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG).

Treasurer-Tax Collector

20.               Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an exception to the County Hiring Freeze to allow the filling of a Senior Treasury & Tax Assistant Vacancy; Position #1, Budget Unit 112, Salary range 343.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS none scheduled

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Request that At-Large Planning Commissioners Bruce Emad and Mary Gearheart Rescind their Letters of Resignation. (Supervisor Lovelace & Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Request that At-Large Planning Commissioners Bruce Emad and Mary Gearheart rescind their letters of resignation from the Planning Commission.

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

G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Federal Advocacy Effort.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached supplemental budget; authorize the County Administrative Officer to issue the attached Request for Qualifications for federal lobbying services; select two members of the Board to assist the County Administrative Officer in evaluating the responses received; and authorize the county Administrative Officer, upon approval of County Counsel and Risk Manager, to execute a contract with the Selected firm.

Personnel

2.                   Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services to consider the petition of California United Home Care Workers (CUHW) Union to be the exclusive employee organization to represent Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Providers in their employment relationships with the Public Authority.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors; convene as the Governing Board for the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services; decertify the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) as the exclusive recognized employee organization to represent Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Providers in matters concerning wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment; and certify the California United Home Care Workers Union, SEIU/AFSCME (CUHW) as the exclusive employee organization to rightfully represent Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Providers in matters concerning wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment; and recognition shall take effect on date of adoption by this governing body.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN none scheduled

I.                     CLOSED SESSION none scheduled

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 none scheduled

L.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS none scheduled

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

 

      Airport Advisory Board

      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

 

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

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