HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Second Amended List of Designated Classifications and Maximum Number of Incentives per Classification for the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP). (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors: Adopt the 2nd amended list of designated classifications and maximum number of VSIP incentives per classification to be offered per department (2nd Amended List of Designated VSIP Classifications - Attachment A).

2.                   Approval of Board Orders - Meeting of April 12, 2011. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders of April 12, 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.                   Informational Item Announcing the Appointment of John Chiv as a District 4 Representative on the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the report on the appointment of John Chiv to the Human Rights Commission as a District 4 representative.

2.                   Appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC). (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment of Monica Rivera and Emi Botzler to the MAJJCC.

3.                   Request to Hold Citizens Redistricting Commission Hearings on the North Coast. (Supervisor Lovelace and Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

4.                   Letter of Opposition to AB 720 - Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Act Legislation. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: 

5.                   Letter of Support for IP Networks' Broadband Project in Humboldt and Trinity Counties (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Chair to sign the attached letter, to be co-signed by the Chair of the Trinity County Board of Supervisors, expressing our support for IP Networks' proposal to provide reliable high-speed internet infrastructure for Humboldt and Trinity County communities along the Highway 36 corridor, and encouraging the cooperation and assistance of any and all agencies that may have a role in its implementation so as to ensure its timely completion.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Notice of Vacancy on the Planning Commission and on the North Coast Railroad Authority Board.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file this report.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Protocol for Board Appointments.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached protocol for appointing members of the public to boards, committees and commissions.

District Attorney

8.                   Extension of Lease at 712 Fourth Street for the Victim Witness Office.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chair of the Board to exercise the Option to Extend the Lease for property at 712 Fourth Street and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed agenda item to Real Property for transmittal to Lessor.

9.                   Reallocation of District Attorney Office Staff.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the reallocation of the Legal Office Services Manager (salary range 409, class 0143, position #01) position in budget unit 205, currently occupied by Jean Gomes to Legal Office Services Supervisors (salary range 358, class 1150); approve the reallocation of the Legal Office Assistant I/II position (salary range 274/296, class 0178, position #06) position in budget unit 205, currently occupied by Rachelle Davis to Legal Office Services Supervisors (salary range 364, class 1150); approve the reallocation of the vacant Legal Office Services Supervisor (salary range 358, class 1150, position #01) position in budget unit 205 to Legal Office Assistant I/II (salary range 274/296, class 0178). Effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Approval of the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.; authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood behavioral Health, Inc.; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two executed originals of the First Amendment to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Mental Health Branch Administration.

11.               Approval of the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. - Bridgehouse for Fiscal Years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Healht, Inc.- Bridgehouse; authorize the Chair to sign the First Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.-Bridghouse; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two executed originals of the First Amendment to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Mental Health Branch Administration.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Supplemental Environmental Project for Illegal Dump Clean Up and Establishment of Corresponding Trust Fund for Illegal Dump Clean Up.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Supplemental Environmental Project for Illegal Dump Clean Up and direct the Auditor Controller to establish Trust Fund 3716, Illegal Dump Clean Up.

Probation

13.               Request to Approve and Submit 2011-2012 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) Application for Continuation Funding.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors attest to the on-going validity of the local Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Plan and funding strategy; authorize the Chief Probation Officer to submit the 2011-12  JJCPA Application for Continuation Funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Corrections Standards Authority (CSA).

Public Works

14.               Third Amendment to Lease with Johnson's Mobile Solutions.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve amending the lease with Johnson's mobile Solutions to extend the term for three years for the modular located at 1106 Second Street; authorize the Chairperson to execute the Third Amendment to lease and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one executed Third Amendment to Lease to Real Property for transmittal to Lessor.

15.               Cooperating Technical Partners Partnership Agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review the attached Cooperating Technical Partners Partnership Agreement with the Federal Emergency management Agency, authorize the Chair of the Board to sign two copies of the agreement, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed copies to Public Works.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

16.               Transient Occupancy Tax Lien.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, Ordinance No. ________, adding section 712-15 of Title VII to the Humboldt County Code, and waive the first reading of the Ordinance; Set the Ordinance for adoption at least one week away; direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the pre-adoption

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing the Child Abuse Services Team. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim April 4 - 10, 2011 as National Public Health Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Sundberg)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 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.                   County Administrative Officer Report:  Board of Supervisors Budget and Various Other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from the County administrative Officer on the impact of reductions in the General Fund to the Board's budget and various other topics, and take action as may be required.

County Counsel

2.                   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 Deputy County Counsel I-IV position; Position #08 in Budget Unit 121, Salary Ranges $4,400 - $8,758 monthly.

3.                   Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a request for an exception to the COunty hiring freeze to allow for the filing of a Senior Legal Secretary position; Position #01 in Budget Unit 121, Salary Ranges $3,378 - $4,124 monthly.

District Attorney's Office

4.                   Grant Funding for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program for Fiscal Year 2010-11 and accompanying Supplemental Budget and Exception to the Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the Grant Award for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach Program (VOCA) for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 in the amount of $125,000; Approve a supplemental budget in Fund 1100, Budget Unit 291, District Attorney's Victim Withness Unserved/Underserved Advocacy Program; approve the allocation of one full-time equivalent and on half time equivalent Victim Witness Program Specialist positions in Budget Unit 291 and approve an exception to the County hiring freeze to allow for the filling of 1.5 FTE Victim Witness Program Specialists positions; effective upon approval.


Probation

5.                   Request for Exception to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisor approve a request for exception to the County Hiring Freeze to allow for the filling of a vacant Juvenile Corrections Officer I/II 0.6 Full Time Equivalency position; Position #03 in Budget Unit 234 Juvenile Hall, Salary Range 303-323.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Labor Negotiator - Pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6 it is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to review the County's position and instruct its designated labor negotiator with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented personnel.  Negotiator:  Dan Fulks. Employee Organizations:  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME local 1684), Humboldt County Attorneys Association, Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization (Law Enforcement Non-Management Unit), Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization (Law Enforcement Management Unit), Elected & Appointed County Officials, and Management & Confidential Employees

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.                   Summary Abatement Hearing and Supplemental Budget - Troy Beattie - Wells Fargo Bank dba America's Servicing Company - 6360 Longview Drive, Eureka, California:AP# 306-121-041.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Humboldt County Code sections 351-21 and 351-22: hold and administrative summary abatement hearing to determine whether a public nusiance exists on the subject property which constitutes an immediate threat to public health and safety; adopt Findings and issue an Order pursuant to Uniform Housing Code section 1401.2, Government Code section 25845, and Humboldt County Code 351+-1 consistent with the evidence presented at the hearing; waive the minimum 30-day period before the Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) can begin the abatement process as set in Humboldt COunty Code section 351-22, due to the immediate threat to public health or safety; authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt, pursuant to Humboldt County Code section 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 to 351-44; authorize a transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account #3440000, in the amount of $4500 to the County Counsel's revenue accoutn #1100-121-603-040 to cover the cost of the abatement; and authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute the supplemental budget shown in Attachment 1 for fiscal year 2010-2011.

L.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS


M.                 AFTERNOON DEPARTMENTAL ITEMS- (1:30 p.m. or soon thereafter)

1.                   North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Group (NCIRWMP) Presentation. (Supervisor Smith)

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

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      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      Housing Authority Commission

Ø      Human Rights Commission

Ø      In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Ø      Mental Health Board

Ø      Public Property Leasing Corporation

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.

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