HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

1.                   Letter to Governor Brown Requesting that the School Transportation Funding Cut be rescinded.  (CONSENT) (Supervisor Clendenen & Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign the letter.

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.                   Approve City Nominated Elected Representatives to the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint City Nominated Elected Representatives to the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee.

2.                   Proclaim Monday, January 16, 2011 as Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Mark Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION:  Accept proclamation and take action if necessary.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Supplemental Budget for Tobacco Education

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the attached budget.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

4.                   Authorize and Execute Health Officer Agreement for Services.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors authorize and direct the Chair to execute the original and two copies of the attached "Agreement for Services" with Donald I. Baird, MD; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two signed copies of the agreement to the Department of Health and Human Services - Employee Services Unit.

Public Works

5.                   Construct Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 35.91, Project No. ER-4400(070), Contract No. 206-406. Construct Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 35.91, Project No. ER-4400(070), Contract No. 206-406.

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Accept the complete contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between GR Sundberg, Inc., and Humboldt  County for the Storm damage repairs on Mattole Road at PM35.91.

2.  Approve the final claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $7,300.18.  This will bring the total amount paid 100% of the contract.

6.                   Approve Amendment #2 to Solid Waste Franchise Agreement with Recology Humboldt County for the Unincorporated Eureka Area of Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Amendment #2 to the agreement with Recology Humboldt COunty for the Unincorporated Eureka Area to revise the recycling percentage, designate the solid Waste of Willits (SWOW) at the Location of the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) as the recycling disposal facility and confirm service rates effective July 1, 2011; authorize the Chair to execute three original copies of the Amendment referenced above as directed by the Board; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return two fully executed copies of the Amendment to Public Works for Distribution.

7.                   Supplemental Budget for Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Project No. 170213.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopts the attached supplemental budget FY 2011/12 for Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) projects.

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution (Ceremonial) Recognizing the Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast for Eighteen Yeas of Service to the Residents of Humboldt County. (Supervisor Virginia Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the Resolution.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:30 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

1.                   Receive a Presentation from the United States Forest Service on Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Recreation Programs in the Six Rivers National Forest and an Update on the Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). (Supervisor Jimmy Smith)

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


10:00 a.m. - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2.                   Redwood Coast Tsunami Working Group (RCTWG) Presentation on the Upcoming Tsunami Evacuation Drill in King Salmon on January 14, 2012. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith)

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

10:30 a.m. - Public Works

3.                   Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program Reassessment.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive a presentation from the Northwest California Resource Conservation & Development Council regarding the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program Reassessment.

F.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT (IF APPLICABLE)

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

H.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Probation.

1.                   Local Community Corrections Partnership Public Safety Realignment Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the presentation of the Local Community Corrections Partnership Public Safety Realignment Plan; accept the Local Community Corrections Partnership Public Safety Realignment Plan by a majority vote; OR Take no action on the Local Community Corrections Partnership Public Safety Realignment Plan which will result in the plan being deemed accepted.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation and Initiation of Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9 subd.(c); (1 potential case)

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

Community Development Services

1.                   RENNER General Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassification File No. APNs: 201-311-01 & -11; Case No.: GPA-11-02/ZR-11-02.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors introduce Ordinance No. ____ by title and waive further reading; Open the public hearing and receive the staff report and public testimony; close the public hearing and deliberate; approve the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration in Attachment 6 of the Planning Commission Staff Report; make the necessary findings to approve the General Plan Amendment and adopt Resolution No. _____  approving the amendment of the Humboldt County General Plan (Fortuna Area Community Plan (FACP)) land use map, by amending property in the Alton area from Commercial General to Industrial General subject to the recommendation conditions of approval.


M.                 Afternoon Discussion Items

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

2.                   Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Fee - (CAO) Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Fee

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors, 1. Adopt the attached Resolution, rescinding Resolution No. 11-70.  2.  Approve an election on the question of renewing the countywide Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Fee, to be scheduled in conjunction with the June 5, 2012, primary elections.  3.  Request that a majority of the cities containing a majority of the incorporated population adopt resolutions calling for an election on the question of renewing the countywide Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Fee, and transmit certified copies of those resolutions to the Clerk of the Board no later than February 17, 2012.  4.  Direct staff to return to the Board on February 28 with a resolution to place the question on the ballot and approve a synopsis of the ballot measure.

3.                   Changes to County Organizational Structure. (CAO)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors: 1) approve in concept the creation of a Human Resources Department, comprised of the Personnel Department and the Risk Management Team of the County Administrative Office, to be implemented in phases beginning January 23, 2012; a. Direct the County Administrative Officer and Personnel Director to work on implementation steps including the development of new job descriptions and budgetary changes necessary to effect this concept and return to the Board with appropriate Board Actions; 2) approve in concept the reorganization of the Community Development Services Department into two separate departments, tentatively titled Department of Planning & Building and Department of Economic & Resource Development, effective March 19, 2012; a. Direct the Community Development Services Director and Personnel Director to work on implementation steps including the development of new job descriptions necessary to effect this concept and return to the Board with appropriate Board actions; b. Direct the County Administrative Officer to work on budgetary changes necessary to effect this concept and return to the Board with appropriate Board actions; 3) approve in concept the merger of all County indigent defense offices and elimination of the position of Conflict Counsel, effective upon retirement of the current incumbent; and 4) assign to the County Administrative Officer principal responsibility for preparing and presenting to the Board of Supervisors the employee performance evaluations for the positions of Director of Child Support Services, Public Defender, Conflict Counsel (until position eliminated) and Director of Economic & Resource Development (upon creation of the position).

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.

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2012: January 31, 2012 (5th Tuesday); February 21, 2012 (Presidents’ week), May 29, 2012 (5th Tuesday); July 31, 2012 (5th Tuesday/Summer Break); August 7, 2012 (Summer Break); October 30, 2012 (5th Tuesday); November 20, 2012 (Thanksgiving Break); November 27, 2012 (CSAC Conference); December 25, 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.

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