HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

1.                   CLOSED SESSION - Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation - Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) - One Case

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.                   Resolution Congratulating the City of Fortuna on its 100th Anniversary (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Congratulations for Red Emmerson on Being Named Humboldt County's 2005 Republican of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of Congratulations for Mike Harvey on Being Named the Humboldt County Republican Party's 2005 Volunteer of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

4.                   Certificates of Recognition for Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce 2005 Individual of the Year and Business of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates.

5.                   Letter of Condolence to the Family of Donald B. Coppin (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of condolence.

6.                   Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Requesting a 30-Day Extension for Filing Comments on the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project No. 2082 (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the sending of letter requesting extension of deadline for filing comments on the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project No. 2082.

7.                   Letter of Condolence to the Family of Gladys Strope (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of condolence.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of February 7, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

9.                   Amendment to the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund Contract With the Arcata Economic Development Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: Amend said contract to extend the term of the agreement to March 14, 2008.

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10.               Approval of Supplemental Budget and Allocation of Executive Secretary, Planner I/II, and Senior Planner Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget.Approve allocation of an Executive Secretary, a Planner I/II, and a Senior Planner position in Budget Unit 277 effective immediately.Approve a transfer of $16,000 from the Contingency Reserve to Planning.

11.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Geographic Information System (GIS)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the City of Arcata, City of Eureka, and Redwood National Park regarding coordination and cooperation on GIS activities.

County Administrative Office

12.               Legislative Agreement with Peterson Consulting, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with Peterson Consulting, Inc. ($1,900 per month).

13.               Local Fire District Allocation for Fiscal Year 2005-06 for Garberville, Kneeland, Whitethorn and Willow Creek Fire Protection Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Execute agreements with the Garberville Fire Protection District ($388.82);Kneeland Fire Protection District ($451.46); Whitethorn Fire Protection District ($386.01); and Willow Creek Fire Protection District ($2,408.05).

14.               Request to Authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to Initiate and Conduct Litigation in Small Claims Court on Behalf of the County of Humboldt in Collecting Delinquent Debs for Other County Departments

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

15.               Acceptance of Grant Funding for Grants to Encourage Arrests Policies, and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program; U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the award documents.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Agreement with the California Department of Health Services for the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 03-75370 for receiving $13,050 to fund a nutritionist to provide outreach and nutrition education services to seniors.

17.               Resolution Authorizing the Environmental Health Division to Apply for the Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup and Amnesty Event Grant Funding from the California Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-22.

18.               Existing Lease with James and Charla Fleming and Lonnie Poer for Nursing Services Office Space at 77 Walnut Way in Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of said lease for specified period.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

19.               Agreement with Remi Vista, Inc. for the Provision of Transitional Housing Placement Program Services to Eligible Dependent Foster and Probation Youth

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize to execute agreement.

Library Services

20.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($21,834) for accepting said donations.

Probation

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21.               Increase in Pay for Terry Coddington, Senior Substance Abuse Counselor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay increase effective March 12, 2006.

22.               Corrections Standard Authority Title II Grant (Rescheduled from the meeting of February 14, 2006.)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 14, 2006.

Public Works

23.               Designation of Montgomery Street at Both of its Intersections with Church Street as Stop Intersections in Loleta

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2357.

24.               Hanck Overflight Easement; File No. 511-052-028; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

25.               Furtado Overflight Easement; File No. 511-052-023; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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26.               Agreement With Martinaire Partners

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to allow for the commercial use of the County airports to operate an air carrier mail service.

27.               Letter Sent to the Federal Aviation Administration by the Airport Manager Amending the Benefit Cost Analysis for the Airport Improvement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter sent on January 20, 2006.

28.               Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Project No. 940156

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Shasta Constructors, Inc.

29.               Arcata-Eureka Airport Passenger Terminal Expansion and Renovation; Project No. 913270

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

30.               Office Space Remodel and Renovation for Social Services Branch; Koster Street Campus, Building "A"

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

Sheriff

31.               Supplemental Budget to Reimburse Unanticipated and Extraordinary Expenses in Budget Unit 1100 243

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($36,000).

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATION

1.                   Resolution Congratulating the Humboldt Child Care Council on Their 30th Anniversary (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Standing Item--Update on State and Federal Budgets

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, and take appropriate action (if required).

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Consider Joining the Coalition of Californians Against Higher Insurance Rates, and Statement Opposing Any Changes to Current Automobile Rating Factors That Will Increase Auto Insurance Rates for Good Drivers, Low Income Drivers or Drivers Living in Rural, Less Populated Areas (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve joining Coalition, and authorize Chair to sign statement of opposition.

G.                 MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:00 a.m. -Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Steven Mueller, President of DG Energy Solutions, on a TriRenewable Energy Program for Humboldt County (Supervisor Geist)

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

H.                  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)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Christine Cook v. County of Humboldt, et al.Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, Case No. DR040477

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Humboldt County v. McKee et al.; Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. DR020825

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:45 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Winters General Plan Amendment Petition; File No. 206-091-01; Case No. GPP-05-05; Carlotta

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the petition by adopting Resolution No. 06-23.

2.                   Bootier/Lorvig Parcel Map Subdivision/Zone Reclassification Application; File No. APN 314-311-11; Case No. ZR-04-04/PMS-04-08; Kneeland Area

RECOMMENDATION: If the Board determines that the required findings for the Zone Reclassification can be made, adopt the Planning Commission's findings, conditionally approve the Parcel Map Subdivision, and adopt Ordinance No. 2358, amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by rezoning the 80 acres in the Kneeland area from Agriculture Exclusive, 160-acre minimum (AE-B-5[160]) to a 40-acre minimum (AE-B-5[40]).If the Board determines that the required findings for the Zone Reclassification cannot be made, deny both the Zone Reclassification and Parcel Map Subdivision.Direct Planning to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA for the project if approved.Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the County Assessor's Office and any other interested party.

3.                   Continued Public Hearing on Appeal by Ross and Anya Taylor of Planning Commission Approval of the Landis Final Map Subdivision; McKinleyville Area (Continued from the meetings of December 6, 2005, January 10, 2006, and February 7, 2006)

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, and approve the Landis Final Map Subdivision application.

K.                  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.