HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011

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.

Assessor

1.                   Request for Exemption from the hiring Freeze for one Auditor-Appraiser and one Appraiser I/II/Senior positions in the Assessor's Office.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an exemption to the hiring freeze for one Auditor-Appraiser I/II/Senior (Class 0641, salary range 345/369/388, position 02) and one Appraiser I/II/Senior (class 0628, salary range 336/359/378, position 04).


Auditor-Controller

2.                   Resolution Establishing a Local Statute of Limitations for Presentation of Stale County Warrants.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the accompanying resolution establishing a local statute of limitations for presentation of stale County warrants as empowered by California Government Code section 29802.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Distinguished Service Award Recognizing Byron Leydecker. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Award Certificate.

4.                   Reappoint John Clark and Phil Grunert to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reappointments.

5.                   Certificate of Appreciation to Sheila Nitzel for Serving on the Humboldt County First Five Commission. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Board Orders Meeting of January 11, 2011

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders for the Meeting of January 11, 2011.

7.                   Board Orders Meeting of January 18, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders for the Meeting of January 18, 2011.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Ordinance: Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act Implementation.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Ordinance No. _____, adding Sections 855-1 through 855-8 to the Humboldt County Code, pursuant to the attached Board Order.

9.                   Approve First Amendment to lease Surplus Storage Space.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the First Amendment to lease Surplus storage space from Jack Retzloff for 714 47th Street, Eureka, CA; authorize the Chairperson to execute two originals of the First Amendment to lease; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed original to Real Property for transmittal to the Lessor.

Probation

10.               Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze for Substitute Appointment.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a request for exception to the County hiring freeze to allow for a substitute appointment of a Senior Juvenile Corrections Officer (salary range 343, class 0487, position #02).  The incumbent is on approved leave for an indeterminate time, necessitating this request.

Public Works

11.               Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze for Park Caretaker in Parks Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant an exception to the hiring freeze to allow the Public Works Department to fill a vacant, full-time Park Caretaker position (class 272, salary range 289) in the parks budget unit (713).

12.               Construction of Old Arcata Road between KP 6.07 & 10.86 (PM 3.77 & 6.75): Project No. RSTPL 5904(033), Contract No. 980700.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Mercer and Fraser Company, Contractor, and Humboldt County fo construction of Old Arcata Road; and approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $11,520.00.  This will bring the total amount paid to 100% of the contract.

13.               Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV), Runway -01 Runway Safety Area (RSA) Grading-AIP 03-06-0010-37, Project No. 919264.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 2.0 for a $26,025.16 and adopt the attached supplemental budget for FY 2010/11.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

14.               Statement of Annual Financial Information.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receives and files the Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt, California.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Jeff Smith, Humboldt County Planning Commissioner. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

2.                   Distinguished Service Award for Laura Dougherty. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Distinguished Service Award.

3.                   Proclaim Friday, January 28, 2011 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Report on Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Meetings and Support for Universal Marine Act Protected Area Array. (Supervisor Smith)

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

2.                   Consider Joint Letter from Humboldt County and the Hoopa Valley Tribe to the U.S. Department of the Interior and Governor Jerry Brown Regarding the Interim Federal Action Plan Status Update for the California Bay-Delta: 2011 and Beyond. (Supervisor Smith and Supervisor Sundberg)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign joint letter with the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

3.                   Consider Appointment to fill the At-Large Seat on the Humboldt County Planning Commission. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Make appointment to fill the At-Large Seat on the Humboldt County Planning Commission.

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


G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   County Legal Representation for Parents and Children in Juvenile Dependency Cases.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors direct staff to not respond to the Superior Court of California, Humboldt County's (Court) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Juvenile Dependency Legal Representation; disallocate a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503) in budge unit 219; 1.0 FTE Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503) in budget unit 246, and 1.0 FTE 1.0 FTE Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503) in budget unit 253, effective at the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011-12; authorize the Personnel Director to begin the lay-off process for 1.0 FTE Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503, position #9) in budget unit 219; 1.0 FTE Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503, position #03) in budget unit 246, and 1.0 FTE Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV (class 0604, Salary Range 404/439/470/503, position #01) in budget unit 253, effective February 14, 2011; authorize the Personnel Director to begin the lay-off process in order to reduce 2.0 FTE Investigators (class 0449, salary range 400, position #01 and #02) in budget unit 219 to 1.80 FTE, to be effective at the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011-12; and direct the County Administrative Officer to work with the Public Defender and Conflict Counsel to identify options to provide appropriate and sufficient workload and office coverage for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Community Development Services - 9:30 A.M

1.                   Certify that the Greater Willow Creek Community Wildfire Protection Plan meets the Healthy Forest Restoration Act Criteria for a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the staff report and review the Willow Creek Greater Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan (Willow Creek CWPP) and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the "Declaration of Agreement' signature page of the Willow Creek CWPP, certifying that the plan meets all three criteria of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act for a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

County Administrative Office - 10:00 A.M

2.                   Annual Report from the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a report from staff of the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB) and take appropriate action.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

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 2011: February 22, 2011 (Presidents’ week), March 29, 2011 (5th Tuesday); May 31, 2011 (5th Tuesday); August 2, 2011 (Summer Break); August 9, 2011 (Summer Break); August 30, 2011 (5th Tuesday); November 22, 2011 (Thanksgiving Break); November 29 (5th Tuesday/CSAC Conference); December 20, 2011 (Christmas Break); December 27, 2011 (Christmas Break)

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

Ø      Aviation Advisory Committee

Ø      Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Ø      Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Ø      Assessment Appeals Board

Ø      Citizen’s Law Enforcement Liaison Committee

Ø      Emergency Medical Care Committee

Ø      Fire Safe Council

Ø      Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Ø      Forestry Review Committee

Ø      Headwaters Fund Board

Ø      Housing Authority Commission

Ø      Human Rights Commission

Ø      In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Ø      Mental Health Board

Ø      Status of Women Commission

Ø      Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Ø      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.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us