NOTE: THIS IS THE AGENDA AS CORRECTED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006, AT 8:30 a.m.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS, IF ANY, WILL BE POSTED AT THE FIFTH STREET ENTRANCE OF THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006, AT 10:00 A.M.

 

 

Friday, September 01, 2006

 

SPECIAL SESSION

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

10:00 AM

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.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   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 (Closed Session)

2.                   Request to Renew the Appointments to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, and Continue the Council for an Additional Two Years (Consent Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, renewing the appointments to said Council, and continuing the Council for two additional years to provide guidance to the County as the Master Fire Protection Plan is implemented.  Direct the Planning Division to recruit for nominations to serve in the two vacant spots on the Fire Safe Council.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to post vacancies.  Schedule the appointment of the Council members for October 10, 2006.

B.                  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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement to Provide Supplemental Funding ($1,084) for Pesticide Enforcement Activities Related to the Issuance/Evaluation of Restricted Materials Permits, Follow-Up Review of Notices of Intent, and Pre-Application Site Inspections, and Associated Pesticide Use Reporting Through June 30, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

2.                   Renewal of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Del Norte and Trinity County Departments of Agriculture for Testing and Certifying Large-Capacity Scales and Liquid Petroleum Gas Dispensers for Commercial Use

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU.

Auditor-Controller

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3.                   Agreement with Donald R. Reynolds, CPA, to Audit the Capital Asset Inventory of the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, and approve transfer of $15,000 from the Contingency Fund to pay for said audit.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letter to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Concerning Possible Future Conflicting Horse Racing Dates at the Humboldt County and Sonoma County Fairs (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Chair signing letter to Sonoma County Board Supervisors.

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Susan Hoffman for Her Service on the Humboldt County Commission on the Status of Women (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

6.                   Letter to Senator Wesley Chesbro and Assembly Member Patty Berg, Opposing AB 3026, Worker's Compensation - Peace Officers (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for the Chair to sign a letter of opposition.

7.                   Letter of Commendation for Marilyn Bennett, Ambassador of the United States of America at the Inaugural World Forum (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of commendation.

8.                   Letter of Support for AB 2059 (Berg) Which Eliminates the Sunset of the CMSP (County Medical Services Program) and makes the County Medical Services Governing Board the Permanent Governmental Entity to Administer the CMSP Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

9.                   Proclaim September 15, 2006 as Boys & Girls Club Day in Eureka (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Conflict Counsel

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10.               Transfer of $4,206 from the General Fund Contingency to Cover Overages in the Conflict Counsel's Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

County Administrative Office

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11.               Transfer of $39,449 from the Contingency Fund to the Revenue Recovery Division for Fiscal Year 2006-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover unanticipated costs in the implementation of the contract with Columbia Ultimate Business Systems Transactional Services.

District Attorney

12.               Purchase of Bad Check Software ($11,645)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase, and approve the establishment of a trust account and check-writing account with a local financial institution for the purpose of accepting payment from bad-check writers and distributing the collected moneys back to the merchant victims.

Library Services

13.               Annual Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project to Provide Literacy Training for Adults in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said contract for approximately $20,000.

Personnel

14.               Appointment of Acting County Librarian

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Cindy Denbo, Library Division Manager, as Acting County Librarian effective August 27, 2006; and continuing until the County Librarian position is filled.  Approve a temporary increase in compensation of ten salary ranges for Cindy Denbo, Library Division Manager, effective August 27, 2006, and continuing until the County Librarian position is filled.

15.               Revised Class Descriptions for Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board, and Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the title change and revised class description for Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors (Salary Range 360, Class 0102) to Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors/Clerk of the Board (Salary Range 360, Class 0102). Approve the title change and revised class description for Clerk of the Board (Salary Range 336, Class 0115) to Deputy Clerk of the Board (Salary range 336, class 0115).  Approve the revised class description for Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors (Salary Range 336, Class 0111).  Appoint Kathleen Hayes as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.  (All aforementioned recommendations, if approved, will be effective December 2, 2006.)  Authorize the Board's Personnel Subcommittee and the Personnel Director to review the compensation for the Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors, and report back to the Board of Supervisors (if appropriate).

16.               Revised Class Description for Assistant Planning Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the title change and revised class description for Assistant Planning Director to Deputy Planning Director effective immediately.  Authorize the Board's Personnel Subcommittee and the Personnel Director to review the compensation for the Deputy Planning Director, and report back to the Board of Supervisors (if appropriate).

Probation

17.               Supplemental Budget for Adult Drug Court ($7,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for the purchase of four new computers, a network laser printer, and necessary software and licenses for said equipment.

Public Defender

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18.               Transfer of $15,717 from the Contingency Fund to Cover Overages in Several Line Items for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Public Works

19.               Ordinance Adding Section 431-34 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking on Fern Street

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce the ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption at least one week away.

20.               Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by David A. Morgan and Tamra L. Morgan for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement.

21.               Petition to Form Permanent Road Division No. 1000, Zone 004; Magnolia Estates Subdivision, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the petition, affidavit of valuation, and engineer's report for the creation of Permanent Road Division No.1000, Zone 004.  Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, stating intent to establish Permanent Road Division No. 1000, Zone 004 and to Impose Parcel Charges for Road Maintenance.  Set a time and date of 1:45 p.m. on November 14, 2006 to hold a public hearing to receive testimony of protest regarding the formation and setting of an assessment for road maintenance for the proposed Permanent Road Division No. 1000, Zone 004.  Adopt associated supplemental budget ($1,845).

22.               Request for Approval and Ratification of the Execution of the Grant Agreement for Airport Improvement Program No. 3-06-0092-04 by the Director of Public Works on August 30, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request pertaining to a grant (maximum of $25,000) from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Garberville Airport to provide funding to design and engineer the replacement of the existing hog wire fence with wildlife fencing and gates.

C.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Auditor-Controller

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1.                   Request for Transfer of $493,993 from the Contingency Fund for a Master Payroll Clearing Transfer for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Counsel

2.                   Request from the City of Fortuna for a Hearing Regarding Cease and Desist Order No. 06-03 on the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule hearing for Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.  Appoint three Board members to serve as the Hearing Panel.

County Clerk-Recorder

3.                   Authorization to Sign Contract for Compliant Voting System Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) ($65,680.65)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the County Clerk to enter into a contract for the purchase of HAVA-compliant voting equipment and software as required by HAVA for use in the November 2006 general election.

D.                  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

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.

E.                  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 Sessions TENTATIVELY Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Monday, September 18, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Proposed Humboldt County Redevelopment Plan

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Rasella Abatement Hearing

Boyd Zone Reclassification, Lot Line Adjustment and Determination of Status—Alderpoint

Appeal of Planning Director’s Determination for Worthington School—Myrtletown

Rescission of Noble Permit Nos.  CUP-19-94MA, SMP-03-94 & RP-03-94--Hydesville

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Garth Cost-Recovery Hearing

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Magnolia Estates Permanent Road Division Petition

 

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2006 (all Tuesdays):  September 5; October 31; November 21; November 28; December 19; and December 26.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

Assessment Appeals Board

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Housing Authority Commission

Status of Women Commission

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

 

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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