Tuesday, November 07, 2006



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí 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


1.                   Request Authority to Increase Manual Recount from 1% to 10% of All Precincts for November 7, 2006 Election

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Registrar to perform a manual recount of 10% of all precincts for the November 7, 2006 election.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Agreement #06-0502 for Pest Detection Trapping

RECOMMENDATION: Grant a waiver of the Nuclear Free Ordinance and approve California Standard Agreement No. 06-0502.


2.                   Agreement for Petroleum Property Appraisal Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with Harold W. Bertholf, Inc. for petroleum property appraisal services for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


3.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2006-07

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution fixing the tax rates for Humboldt County school districts and special districts within the County for fiscal year 2006-07.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution of Commendation to Fire & Light Originals (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Appointment of Kent Johnson to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kent Johnson to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board.

6.                   Letter Thanking Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange for theirCommitment to Maintaining St. Joseph Hospital and Healthcare Services in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of October 17, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of September 18, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of Board Orders for Meeting of October 24, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order and authorize the Chair to sign the minute book.

Community Development Services

10.               Authorization for the Auditor to Establish a Revenue and Expense Code Within the Workforce Investment Unit for the National Emergency Grant and Approve Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental 2006/07 budgets for Budget Unit #1120-287.Approve the creation of the expense code #1120-287 3635 and revenue code #1120-287 591123 to track the funds associated with the National Emergency Grant.

County Clerk-Recorder

11.               Supplemental Budget - Elections Department, HAVA Access Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize Supplemental Budget establishing new Revenue and Expense codes ($850,000 - HAVA Grant and State Proposition 41)


District Attorney

12.               Approval of Appointment Prior to Vacancy for Legal Office Business Manager Per Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment prior to vacancy for the Legal Office Business Manager beginning November 20, 2006.

13.               Allocation of 1.0 FTE Executive Secretary (General Fund) ($56,800)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocation of one full-time Executive Secretary (salary range 336, class 0167) effective immediately.

14.               Allocation of One Full-Time Community Services Officer in the District Attorney's Office ($53,100 General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the revised class description and approve the allocation of one full-time Community Services Officer.

Health and Human Services - Administration

15.               Medical Records Manager Class Adoption and Allocation of One Medical Records Manager Position

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the class of Medical Records Supervisor and adopt management class of Medical Records Manager

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Extension of Lease at 1711 Third Street, Eureka, California for Use by DHHS, Mental Health Branch, Children, Youth and Family Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exercising the option to extend the leased property through January 31, 2008.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

17.               Extend Lease for the Public Health Office, 550 I Street, Eureka, CA

RECOMMENDATION: Approve of exercising the option to extend the Lease through February 28, 2008.

18.               Budget Revision and Amendment to State Agreement for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, Fiscal Year 2006-2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Amendment Number A02 to Agreement Number 04-35608 with the California Department of Health Services and approve a budget revision in Fund 1175, Budget Unit #470, HIV CARE Consortium.

19.               Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children's Services Program Plan for Fiscal Year 2007-2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children's Services Program Plan for Fiscal Year 2006-2007.

20.               Revision of Humboldt County Code, Chapter 6, Division 1 of Title VI, "Maintenance Oversight of Non-Standard Water Carried Sewage Disposal Systems"

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and file report, introduce the Ordinance by title, waive the first reading and set for adoption on December 5, 2006, find the project is exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, direct the Division of Environmental Health to file a Notice of Determination.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

21.               Adjust Salary and Step Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize a salary adjustment for Nancy Koval, Eligibility Worker III from range 316, Step E to range 362, Step B effective for four pay periods and authorize a salary adjustment for Evagene Bartram, Eligibility Worker III from range 316, Step LE to range 349, Step LC effective for three pay periods.

Library Services

22.               Library Supplemental Budget ($6,090) and Recognition of Donations Made to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the supplemental budget.

Public Works

23.               Accelerated Step Increase for Tyler Holmes

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the step increase for Tyler Holmes, Deputy Public Works Director - Facility Management from Step D to Step E retroactive to September 24, 2006.

24.               Office Space Remodel and Renovation - Building 'A', Koster Campus for Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (additional $1,440)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the work for the project as complete, authorize the Public Works Director to file the Notice of Completion, authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0 for an additional $1,440 to the contract price and an additional 25 calendar days to the contract time.


25.               Supplemental Budget ($57,210) to Purchase Needed Equipment for the Patrol and Evidence/Property Sections, and to Pay the Lease of a Document Imaging Computer in the Records Section

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

26.               Supplemental Budget ($77,646) to Purchase Computers and Printers and Establish Fixed Asset Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish fixed asset accounts.

27.               Allocation of One Full-Time Administrative Analyst I/II Position in the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services and General Fund Contingency Transfer ($25,955)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocation of one full-time Administrative Analyst I/II position and approve an appropriation transfer from general fund contingencies to fund the position.

28.               Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant Application ($700,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution authorizing the Sheriff to submit the grant application.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

29.               40 - Hour Work Week for the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office ($8,900 for fiscal year 2006-07, projected $15,105 for fiscal year 2007/08)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reallocation of the Treasury & Tax Assistant I/II (salary range 240/258, class 0170) 37.5 hour positions in budget unit 112, to Treasury & Tax Assistant I/II (salary range 271, class 0170B) 40-hour position and delete the 37.5 hour class of Treasury & Tax Assistant I/II (salary range 240-258, class 0170) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.


1.                   Resolution Honoring the 25th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim November 2006 as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim November 2006 as National Hospice Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim the Week of November 6 - 10 2006 as Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

1.                   Report to the Board that the Worthington Appeal is Now Moot Since the Eureka Unified School District has Withdrawn the Project to Relocate Zoe Barnum High School to the Worthington School Campus

RECOMMENDATION: Review and consider the staff report.


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.                   Discussion Regarding Staffing of LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) positions. (Supervisor Rodoni and Supervisor Neely)

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


9:30 a.m. - CAO

1.                   County Administrative Officers Association of California (CAOAC) and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) - Report from Brent Wallace, Executive Director of CAOAC

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the Report.

9:45 a.m. - CAO

2.                   Progress Report on 2006 Legislative Platform

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and file 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 Personnel

3.                   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.

4.                   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

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

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Purcell General Plan Amendment Petition

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report and public comment.Accept the Petition seeking to change the designation of five parcels from Agricultural Lands and Public Lands to Rural Residential.



2.                   Mather Lot Line Adjustment Application

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report and consider the application, approve the Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide (4/5 vote required), adopt the findings for 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.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT