Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

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.                   Certificates of Achievement for Matthew K. Wright and Scott T. Machen on Achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificates of Achievement.

2.                   Appointment of Pat Lewis to the Board of Directors of the Garberville Sanitary District (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment.

3.                   Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Requesting Assistance with Aleutian Goose Population. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of request.

Community Development Services

4.                   Acceptance of State Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement No. 05-079 for Improvements at the Fairhaven "T" Public Coastal Access Site

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, authorizing execution of the State Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement No. 05-079 of $50,000 for the improvements to the parking area of the Fairhaven "T" coastal access site at Samoa Beach.  Authorize the Chairman to sign State Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement No. 05-079.  Approve supplemental budget of $50,000.  Approve the use of $2,500 from the Conservation Easement Support Program for the costs of permitting the proposed improvements.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Local Fire District Allocation for Fiscal Year 2005-06 for the Blue Lake, Fortuna, Loleta, Myers Flat, and Rio Dell Fire Protection Districts and Fieldbrook Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreements with the Blue Lake Fire Protection District ($976.52), Fieldbrook Community Services District ($536.64), Fortuna Fire Protection District ($7,787.99), Loleta Fire Protection District ($584.34), and Myers Flat Fire Protection District ($358.86).

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

6.                   Department of Mental Health State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage Agreement for Fiscal Year 2005/2006. ($83,925 - Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage Agreements with the State Department of Mental Health for the fiscal year 2005/2006.  Authorize the Mental Health Branch Director of Health and Human Services to sign the State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage Agreement with the State Department of Mental Health.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to provide the Mental Health Branch Director of the Department of Health and Human Services with one certified copy of this Board Order for submission to the State.

7.                   Increase in FTE of One Vacant Mental Health Clinician I/II in Budget Unit 424.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an increase in FTE from .5 to 1.0 for vacant Mental Health Clinician I/II (Salary Range 370/400, Class 0909), position 026, in budget unit 424, effective upon approval.

8.                   Increase in FTE of One Vacant Sr. Mental Health Worker in Budget Unit 424.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve an increase in FTE from .5 to 1.0 for vacant Sr. Mental Health Worker (Salary Range 297, Class 0919), position 03, in budget unit 424, effective upon approval.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Approve an Agreement with Area I Agency on Aging in the amount of $2,000, Preventive Health Care for the Aging for FY 2005/2006.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and accept an Agreement in the amount of $2,000 from Area I Agency on Aging for Preventive Health Care for the Aging, in Budget Unit 417, Fund 1175, for Fiscal Year 2005/2006.  Authorize Chair to sign two originals and one copy of the Agreement, and have one (1) signed original and one (1) signed copy returned to the Public Health Branch.  The Clerk of the Board will retain one signed original.  Authorize the Public Health Branch Director to sign the Agreement in subsequent years.

Probation

10.               Probation Department Information Technology Plan for Fiscal Year 2005/2006. ($35,833 - Probation Trust Fund).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget and associated budget appropriation transfers in Budget Unit 235 for the purchase of information technology system and system support upgrades.  Direct the Auditor/Controller to establish line item expenditure accounts in Budget Unit 235, as indicated in the submitted supplemental budget.  Allocate a full-time Systems Support Technician I/II position in Budget Unit 118, Information Technology Division.  Approve supplemental budget and associated budget appropriation transfers in Budget Unit 118, Information Technology Division, for the requested Systems Support Technician position.

11.               Request to Apply for Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chief Probation Officer (CPO) to submit the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program Application, and authorize the CPO or Chair of the Board to sign the Grant Agreement with the State Corrections Standards Authority (CSA), including any amendments thereof.  Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, thereby providing County assurances that it will abide by the statutes and regulations governing the JABG program as well as the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement as set forth by the CSA, including the submission and retention of financial records substantiating claimed expenditures, submission of progress reports, and required program audit.

Public Works

12.               Pay Differential for David Ryan, Associate Land Surveyor.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Associate Land Surveyor, David Ryan for serving as County Surveyor, retroactive to February 28, 2006 through May 6, 2006 or until the County designates a County Surveyor position whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required).

13.               Extension of Extra Help Hours for Michael Cain.

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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the extension of extra help hours for Michael Cain by 640 hours to a maximum of 1,600 hours each for Fiscal Year 2005/06, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required).

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim March 2006 as Women's History Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim March 2006 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim March 7, 2006 as Arbor Day in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim March 12-18, 2006 as Girl Scout Week in Honor of the Girl Scouts of the USA's 94th Anniversary. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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.                   Memorandum of Understanding With the Orick Community Services District, the National Park Service, and Humboldt State University for Planning a Wastewater Treatment Facility in Orick (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

2.                   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).

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

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:00 a.m. - Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

1.                   Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.

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.

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 by 1:25 p.m.

 

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

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Mary N. Garth; 3057 Glendale Drive, Blue Lake; Assessor's Parcel No. 312-091-015 (Rescheduled from the meeting of February 7, 2006)

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.  Order the property owner to abate all violations on or before April 3, 2006.  In the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted, and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, the CEU shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance; and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

2.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing: County vs. Jan Carrico and David Doolaege; Assessor's Parcel No. 206-341-004 (Rescheduled from the meeting of February 14, 2006)

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, order the property owner to abate all violations on or before March 14, 2006, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit, and order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the Code Enforcement Unit shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

Community Development Services

3.                   McNamara Land Conservation Contract/Lot Line Adjustment/Coastal Development Permit/Determination of Status Application. Case Nos. AGP-05-02/LLA-05-06/CDP-05-17/DS-05-05, File No. 520-191-03 et.al.

RECOMMENDATION: Hold a public hearing in the manner prescribed by law, receive the staff report and consider the application.  Adopt the Planning Commission's findings and adopt the Lot Line Adjustment consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and Government Code Section 51257, and approve the Lot Line Adjustment.  Approve and update the McNamara Land Conservation Contract per Resolution 05-58, and authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Notice of Rescission for Land Conservation Contract establishing Agricultural Preserve No. 86-14 and execute the successor Land Conservation Contract for the McNamara ownership.  Direct the Planning Division to record copies of the Notice of Rescission, the Resolution and Land Conservation Contract with the County Recorder concurrent with the Notices for the project.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the California Office of Land Conservation, the Assessor's Office, the California Coastal Commission and any other interested party.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

L.                   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.)

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.

Afternoon Hearings Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

March 14, 2006

Roeder General Plan Amendment Petition—Miranda Area

 

Monday, June 19, 2006—1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Annual Update of Schedule of Fees and Charges

 

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2006 (all Tuesdays):  May 30; July 4; August 1; August 8; August 29; October 31; November 21; November 28; December 19; and December 26.

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING  CHANGES, REGULAR 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.

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