HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Standard Agreement No. 11-0347-SF Sudden Oak Mortality Regulatory Program Contract in the Amount of $21,803.00.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Cooperative Agreement No. 11-0347-SF known as the Sudden Oak Mortality Regulatory Program contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and authorize the Chair to sign the original agreement and one copy of the cover page, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed agreement to the Agriculture Commissioner's Office for further processing, and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance.

 

 

2.                   Approval of Cooperative Agreement No. 11-0011-SA, Petroleum Products Compliance and Weightmaster Enforcement Programs Contract in the Amount of $6,825.00.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Cooperative Agreement No. 11-0011-SA, known as the Petroleum Products Compliance and Weightmaster Enforcement Program contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and authorize Chair to sign the original agreement and one copy of the cover page, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the signed copies to the Agricultural Commissioner's Office for further processing, and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution in Honor and Recognition of Fort Bragg Council Member Jere Melo. (Supervisor Virginia Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Authorization for Chair to sign the Resolution.

Community Development Services

4.                   Revision of May 17, 2011 Resolution Authorizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grant Application.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt attached Resolution approving amending the Resolution for an application and contract execution for funding from the Planning and Technical Assistance Allocation of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and authorizing the execution of a grant agreement and any amendments there to with the State of California for Planning and Technical Assistance (PTA) Program by the Community Development Services Director.  (Attachment A).  Direct the Clerk of the Board to return a certified Resolution to the Community Development Services Department - Economic Development Division (CDS-EDD) by September 14, 2011.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Delegation of Authority for Safety Officer Disability Retirement.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. _______, pursuant to California Government Code 21173 which delegates Board authority for Disability Retirement to the County's Personnel Director.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

6.                   Request from City Ambulance of Eureka-Fortuna-Garberville to increase ambulance fees for Service Area 3 in Eureka and Service Area 4 in Fortuna.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize and approve an ambulance service rate increase for Service Area 3 that covers Eureka and Service Area 4 that covers Fortuna.

Public Defender

7.                   Request for Action Under Section 7 of the County Salary Resolution to Provide Additional Compensation for Deputy Public Defender IV, Greg Elvine-Kreis, for the Performance of Duties Above and Beyond the Normal Scope of Work.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution, approves a 10 range salary increase for Deputy Public Defender (DPD), IV, Greg Elvine-Kreis, beginning the first pay period following approval through the pay period ending January 21, 2012 (4/5 vote required).

 

 

 

Public Works

8.                   Installation of Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) for Garberville Airport, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) 03-06-0092-07, Project Number 919217 and Rohnerville Airport AIP 03-06-0083-11, Project Number 919218.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the work of the contractor, Mercer-Fraser, as complete for their portion of the above-mentioned project.  Authorize the Public Works Director to file the Notice of Completion for the above-mentioned general contractor for their portion of the Project as required.  Authorize the Public Works Director to sign the attached Change Order No. 2.0 for a (-$48,612.50) cost reduction and Change Order No. 3.0 for a (-$8,329.00) cost reduction.

9.                   Assignment of Don Morris as Facility Maintenance Supervisor.

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, from June 26, 2011 through July 9, 2011, pursuant to Section 12.4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Memorandum of Understanding.

10.               Construction of Bald Hills Road (F4R300) Paving PM 10.1 to 13.4, Project No.: BIA J5252407 IRR/BIA High Priority, Contract No.: 321601.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for construction of Bald Hills Road (F4R300) paving PM 10.1 to 13.4.  Award the contract to Mercer-Fraser Company for the total amount of $1,441,105.00.  Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0272 and transfer $1,513,160.00 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

11.               Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for Central Avenue Shoulder Widening Project (A4L800), P.M. 0.0 to 0.5, Contract No.: 202719.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review the attached Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for Central Avenue Shoulder Widening Project, P.M. 0.0 to 0.5; approve the recommended mitigation measures; incorporate the approved mitigation measures as part of the project.  Find that the procedural requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act have been satisfied for this project.  Find, based on the evidence presented in the staff report, that the project, with incorporation of the mitigation measures, will not have a significant effect on the environment.  Approve the attached Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared by staff.  Direct Public Works to file a Notice of Determination with the County Clerk (Recorder's Office).

Elections

12.               Certification of the Results of the August 30, 2011, Scotia Community Services District Formation Election.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accepts the Certified Statement of Results of the Official Canvass for the August 30, 2011, Scotia Community Services District Formation Election.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim September 15, 2011 as "Care About Your Care Day" in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Ryan 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: State Legislative Update and Various Other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from the County Administrative Officer on State legislative advocacy, and various other topics, and take action as may be required.

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:  Humboldt County Attorneys Association, Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization (Law Enforcement Non-Management Unit).

2.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the position of Director of Community Development Services pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957.

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

Elections

1.                   Public Hearing to consider Revision of Redistricting Plan 2A of Humboldt County Supervisorial Districts per 2010 Census.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors open the public hearing; listen to report and revised redistricting plan 2A from the Redistricting Committee, per the direction given on August 16, 2011; receive public comment; close the public hearing; consider the revision of plan 2A, and accept that revised plan for adoption or recommend further revision; and direct staff to set a public hearing to introduce and consider the adoption of an ordinance establishing supervisorial boundaries consistent with a redistricting plan.  Direct the County Surveyor to prepare legal descriptions for each district following the newly approved boundaries.

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      Area 1 Developmental Disability 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.

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