HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2004

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

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.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until February 10, 2004, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Community Development Services

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2.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Claude Young, Permit Specialist II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension up to 1,920 hours.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following positions in the Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services:  one Case Manager position; and two Psychiatric Nurse positions.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

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4.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Victoria Ziskin, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, of 14 ranges for performing the duties of Senior Mental Health Program Manager (effective February 2, 2004, and continuing until August 1, 2004; or until such time as the Senior Mental Health Program Manager position is filled [whichever comes first].)

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5.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Troy C. Hill, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, of 14 ranges for performing the duties of Senior Mental Health Program Manager (effective February 2, 2004, and continuing until August 1, 2004; or until such time as the Senior Mental Health Program Manager position is filled [whichever comes first].)

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6.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Helene Barney, Mental Health Clinician II, of 28 ranges for performing the duties of  Licensed Program Manager (effective February 2, 2004, and continuing until August 1, 2004; or until such time as the Program Manager position is filled [whichever comes first].)

Library Services

7.                   Grant from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission ($104,318)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the grant, which will allow the Library to strengthen its services to children and families by providing outreach services, improving collections, and developing connections with other agencies and organizations serving children.

8.                   Annual Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project for the Provision of Adult Literacy Services ($13,315)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.  (Funds for this project come from fundraising and an annual grant from the California State Library.

Personnel

9.                   Military Leave:  Pay and Medical Insurance Benefits to Be for a Period Not to Exceed Twenty-Six (26) Full Bi-Weeklies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation of pay and medical insurance benefits for County employees on military leave pursuant to the language proposed by the Personnel Director.

Probation

10.               Allocation of 2.5 Positions in Budget Unit 256, Juvenile Drug Court Program

RECOMMENDATION: Effective February 15, 2004, allocate the following positions:  1.0 Legal Office Assistant I/II; 1.0 Deputy Probation Officer I/II; and a 0.5 Supervising Probation Officer.  Disallocate a Supervising Probation Officer position in Budget Unit 235 effective February 14, 2004.

11.               Request to Establish Revenue Account for Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and establish account with $18,860 in federal and state grant funding.

Public Works

12.               Proposed Summary Vacation of a Public Service Easement, and Acceptance of Airport Business Park, Phase 2, Subdivision Final Map; APN's 511-461-15, -16, -17, and -18; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopting Resolution No. 04-__, summarily vacating a portion of a public service easement as shown on the final map for the Airport Business Park Subdivision, Phase 1.  Declare the Airport Business Park Subdivision, Phases 4 and 5, as complete; and accept the final map for recordation.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

13.               Disclosure Document

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the form of the statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt, California, Annual Report, presented at this meeting.  (A final report will be filed with the Clerk of the Board on January 31, 2004.)

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

This 15-minute 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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.

 

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Declaring January 2004 as "National Mentoring Month"   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Presentation on New Directions of Humboldt - Foster Family Association. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and take appropriate action.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees   (if required)

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

H.                  ADJOURNMENT

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).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

February 24, 2004

Klamath River Aggregates—Appeal of Planning Commission’s Denial of Surface Mining Permit

Guttero General Plan Amendment Petition

 

 

There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:

 

Tuesday, February 17

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, June 29

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.

 

ALL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON COX CABLE CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAYS AT 8 O’CLOCK P.M.

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