HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 03, 2012

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours Past the 960 Hour Limit for Office Support Staff Personnel in Budget Unit 205.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours to 1560 hours through March 30, 2012, (per Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution) for the following people: Christy Flemens, Office Assistant I; Janet Garcia, Office Assistant I; Garret Grimm, Office Assistant I; Lynette Mullen, Community Services Offcier I; Kevin Furtado, Administrative Analyst I; Christiane Gillespie, Fiscal Assistant I.

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.                   Certificate of Achievement for Terran Winston-Doble, Colin Casper, Nathan Kurwitz, and Adam Taylor for Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout. (Supervisor Virginia Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors ratify the Certificate of Achievement.

2.                   Letter of Opposition to Consolidate the USPS processing facility in Eureka to Medford, Oregon. (Virginia Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors ratify authorization for the Chairman or the Board to sign letter to Thersa Lambino of the United States Postal Service dated December 21, 2011.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Board Orders - Meeting of December 13, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the meeting of December 13, 2011.

4.                   Board Orders - Meeting of December 06, 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 6, 2011.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Adoption of 2012 State and Federal Legislative Platforms and Supplemental Budget.

RECOMMENDATION: That the board of Supervisors adopt the final State and Federal Legislative Platforms for 2012 and approve the attached supplemental budget of $5,000 to provide funding for advocacy of the Klamath Basin Economic Recovery Act.

6.                   Appointment of Law Library Trustees.

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

County Counsel

7.                   Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice-Chair of th 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 three resolutions authorizing the Ner 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 and authorize the Chair to sign said resolutions.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   California Office of Traffic Safety Grant Agreement for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Encouragement Program and Budget Adjustment for Federal Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and execute Grant Agreement Number 20036 with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Encouragement Program in the amount of $150,000 for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 414 (Health Education); direct the Clerk of the Board to return three signed originals of the Agreement to the Public Health Branch; and approve a budget adjustment in the amount of -$33,829 in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 414 for Fiscal Year 2011-12 per Attachment B.

9.                   Agreement with North Coast Health Information Network for Electronic Health Information Exchange.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and execute the North Coast Health Information Network Health Information Exchange (HIE) Agreement with the Public Health Branch; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two (2) signed Agreements to the Public Health Branch.


Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Approve Agreement between U.C. Davis and Humboldt County Support and Assistance with Peer Quality Case Review.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors grant a waiver of the provisions of the Humboldt County Nuclear Free Ordinance; and approve the Contract with U.C. Davis for support and assistance with Peer Quality Case Review; and Authorize the Chair to execute three copies of the Contract in blue ink; and direct the Clerk of the Board to route two copies of the Contract to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch.

Personnel

11.               Revised Job Class Description for Laborer.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the revised job description for Laborer.

Public Works

12.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Glenn Gradin.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Glenn Gradin extra-help employment hours by 964 to a maximum of 1,920 for fiscal year 2011-2012 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

13.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Robert Hemsted.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Robert Hemsted extra-help employment hours by 969 to a maximum of 1,920 for fiscal year 2011-2012 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

14.               Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road (F6B165) PM 12.0-12.2 Project No.: ER 4400(040), Contract No.: 206371.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 1 for the total amount of $14,343.50; and approve the attached Appropriation Transfer to provide funding.

15.               Construction Storm Damage Repairs on Sprowel Creek Road (C6B095) PM 0.30, Project No.: ER-4400(073), Contract No.: 206409.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Order Number 1 for the total amount of $17,076.90 and Contract Change Order Number 2 for the total amount of $22,575.00 and approve the attached Appropriation Transfer to provide funding.

16.               Myrtle Avenue and Hubbard Lane (3K370) Traffic Signal Project, Contract No.: 209802.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive and file the bids for myrtle Avenue (3K300) and Hubbard Lane (3K370)Traffic Signal Project; award the contract to Mercer Fraser Company, Inc. for the total amount of #314, 310.00 which includes the additive bid option; authorize the Chair to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance; and direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0273 and transfer #330,025.00 to the account per the attached appropriation transfer.

17.               Extension of Extra-Help hours.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors extend Maria Herrera, Christopher Mitchell and Darren Victorine extra-help employment hours to a maximum of 1,920 for fiscal year 2011-2012 pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.


Sheriff

18.               Request for Waiver of 960 Hour Limit for Extra Help Legal Office Assistants Xia Vang, Kendall Luna, and Michaela Rice (Budget Unit 1100243) Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an increase in extra help hours for Legal Office Assistants Xia Vang, Kendall Luna and Michaela Rice from 960 hours to 1920 hours, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

19.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Homeland Security Budget 1100 213 for Expenditure of Funding from the FFY 2011 Governor's Office of Homeland Security Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve supplemental budget in the amount of $241,665 to purchase approved expenditures under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS – non scheduled

E.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Consider Appointing Two (2) Board Members to the Fire-Services Subcommittee. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint two (2) Board Members to serve on the Fire-Services Subcommittee.

2.                   Receive Board Direction on the Proposed CSAC Ballot Initiative; "The Local Taxpayers, Public Safety and Local Services Protection Act of 2012" Measure. (Supervisor Mark Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors provide direction to Supervisor Lovelace, the Board's representative on the CSAC Board of Directors, regarding a position of either support or opposition to CSAC's proposed ballot initiative.

G.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Jacobs Avenue Levee District.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize Public Works to work with landowners along Jacobs Avenue in Eureka to initiate the process of forming a levee district in accordance with Water Code Section 70000 et seq.

Community Development Services

2.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended 2011-12 Grant Fund Awards for the October 1, 2011 Grant Round.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive report and review and approve the slate of Grant Fund Competitive Awards recommended for approval by the Headwaters Fund Board (HFB) and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contracts when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN – none scheduled

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider the Appointment for the position of Health Officer pursuant to Government Code sections 54954.5 and 54957.

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Forster-Gill, Inc. v. County of Humboldt; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. to CV110550.

3.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), Forster-Gill, Inc. v. County of Humboldt; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV110744

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), McKinleyville Community Services District v. County of Humboldt et.al.; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV110632

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. McKee; Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR020825

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.                 AFTERNOON DISCUSSION ITEMS

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

RECOMMENDATION: 

2.                   County Administrative Officer Report: Audit Update and Various Other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from the County Administrative Officer on the status of the County's independent audit for the year ended June 30, 2010, and various other topics and take action as may be 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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