HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2004

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

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.

 

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Assessment for Lighting in Loleta Lighting District.

RECOMMENDATION: The Board of Supervisors reconvene as the Board of Commissioners of the Loleta lighting District, Adopt the attached resolution calling for a property owner's election to approve an increase of the special assessment for lighting, direct staff to conduct a mail election by sending Notice of Public Hearing and ballot for or against the special assessment to property owners of the Loleta Lighting District, direct Clerk of the Board to schedule a public hearing no less than 45 days after the notices and ballots have been mailed to tabulate votes and take public comment and adopt the resolution (Attachment V) at the conculsion of the public hearing if the increase is approved by voters.  $1,200 expense to Loleta Lighting.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Appoint Chuck Goodwin to the Humboldt County Airport Advisory Committee. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Chuck Goodwin to the Humboldt County Airport Advisory Committee.

3.                   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 May 25, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

4.                   Certificate of Recognition for Gwynna M. Morris, Fortuna Chamber of Commerce 2003 Citizen of the Year. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate of Recognition.

5.                   Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission Resignation of Warner Forsell and Letter of Appreciation. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept resignation and authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

6.                   Letter of Appreciation to Paul Kirk for Years of Work on Water and Fisheries Issues. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

7.                   Letter to Members of the California State Senate Urging Their Support of AB 1457/Steinberg. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter urging support of Ab 1457.

8.                   Appointment of Joe Toroni to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Joe Toroni to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Exemptions to Hiring Freeze.

RECOMMENDATION: The Board of Supervisors approves exemptions to the hiring freeze exemption for the following vacant positions:  Public Works - Aviation (Supervising Airport Service Worker - 03), DHHS-Mental Health Branch (Mental Health Worker I/II-06), DHHS-Mental Health Branch (Psychiatric Nurse - 014 & 018), DHHS-Mental Health Branch (Psychiatric Tech I/II - 03), DHHS Public Health Branch (Public Health Nurse - 02), DHHS-SSB-ETD (Vocational Counselor I/II - 04).

10.               Public Guardian/Veterans Services Consolidation with Department of Health and Human Services.

RECOMMENDATION: Dissolve the Public Guardian/Conservator (PG) Department effective June 20, 2004.  Dissolve the Veterans Services Department effective June 20, 2004.  Disallocate the Public Guardian/Conservator Department Head position effective June 20, 2004.  Authorize that all Public Guardian/Conservator programs, allocated positions and services be incorporated into the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Social Services Branch, Adult Services effective June 20, 2004.  Authorize that all Veterans Services, including allocated positions, be transferred over to and incorporated into the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch, Adult Services effective June 20, 2004.  Direct County Counsel to prepare the appropriate ordinance(s) and changes to the County Code to reflect the departmental changes.

11.               Increase in Compensation for Deputy Public Defender II.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board approve an increase in compensation for Deputy Public Defender II Sunny Paley (Salary Range 302, Class 0604, Budget Unit 246) to Deputy Public Defender II (Salary Range 302, Class 0604, Position #01, Budget Unit 246) Step C, effective April 26, 2004, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities.

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify and approve the agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities for services provided in fiscal year 2001-02 (up to but not to exceed Three Hundred Thirty Thousand Eighty Dollars - $330,080.00), 2002-03 (up to but not to exceed Three Hundred Thirty Thousand Eighty Dollars - $330,080.00), and 2003-04 (up to but not to exceed Three Hundred Thirty Thousand Eighty Dollars - $330,080.00) and authorize the Chair to sign agreement with TRTF.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Approval and Execution of UC Davis Training Contracts (UC Davis-State & Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Apprrove the attached contracts in the amounts of $69,000 and $8,700 with UC Davis for the provision of training DHHS-SSB staff and authorize the Chair to execute both copies of each contract.

Public Works

14.               Approval of Contract for Seven Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring Events and Waste Profiling & Disposal at the Public Works Elk Creek Maintenance Yard - Elk Creek Road, Myers Flat.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the contract for waste profiling and disposal, direct Public Works to execute the contract, and approve the budget to provide funds for the investigation of contamination from underground fuel tanks at the Elk Creek Maintenance Yard.  Revenue:  3540330-0938 Reimbursables and Contributions - $54,601.00.  Expenditures:  3540330-2118 - Professional and Special Services - $54,601.00.

15.               Award of contract for Construction of Freshwater Bike Lane (Phase 1) on Freshwater Road (F6F060) between Howard Hts. Road and Freshwater Park.  Project No. STPLER-5904(045) Contract No. 200101.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file bids for Construction of Freshwater Bike Lane (Phase 1) on Freshwater Road (F6F060) between Howard Hts. Road and Freshwater Park.  Aware the project to Granite Construction Company for the base bid amount.  Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.  Direct Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account.

Sheriff

16.               Resolution Approving the Application for State Off-Highway Vehicle Grant (State Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle Program).

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution approving the application for State Off-Highway Vehicle Grant and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the completed documents by May 7, 2004 to the Sheriff's Office.

Revenue Recovery

17.               Revenue Recovery Agreement - OSI Collection Services, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute and sign agreement with OSI Collection Services for revenue recovery services.

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.                   Proclaim May 2004 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim May 2004 as Feldenkrais Method Awareness Month. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Resolution Honoring Douglas A. Pool for his Dedicated Law Enforcement Career. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Veterans Appreciation Month May 2004. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

5.                   Proclaim May 2004 as Mental Health Month. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

2.                   Appointment of Three City Representatives on the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Local Committee Benefit Committee, and Receipt of Recommendations for the two Tribal Representatives Members to the Committee.  (This item continued from April 27, 2004 Board of Supervisors Meeting.

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm Supervisor Jill Geist and Supervisor Jimmy Smith as the two County Representatives, Elizabeth Conner, City of Arcata representative, Marlene Smith, City of Blue Lake representative, and Mayor Dean Heyenga, City of Trinidad.  Accept recommendations for the two tribal member representatives.

G.                 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).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

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

2.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6.  Standing Item--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.

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

I.                     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 and Special Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Mathews Estates

 

Monday, May 20, 2004 (9 a.m.)

Special Study Session—Proposed County Budget

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Klamath River Aggregates

2004-05 County Budget (Evening Session Also)

 

 

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

 

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

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.