Tuesday, April 17, 2001

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

A.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None) OPTIONAL ITEMS (One)

1.                   Check Registers covering disbursements made during the month of March 2001.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Clay Ford of the Arcata First Baptist Church

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement to Identify, Contain, Control and Eradicate Invasive Noxious Weeds Standard Agreement will provide funding to enable the Humboldt County Department of Agriculture to participate in the management and control of specific weed pests which are detrimental to our forests, farms, rivers and rangelands.

Action:  Approve agreement with State Department of Food and Agriculture.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Assessor

2.                   Purchase of Digital Cameras and Color Printer They will be used by the appraisers and auditor-appraisers to take photographs of properties when they are assessed.

Action:  Approve transfer and purchase of said equipment.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter to Alcohol Beverage Control regarding Off Sale Beer and Wine license for 17 Maple Drive Weott Maria Susana Masuda is opening a food/convenience store in Weott.  Pursuant to Section 23958.4 of the Business and Professions Code the Board of Supervisors determines if public convenience and necessity exists for this operation to secure an off sale beer and wine license and notify the Alcoholic Beverage Control.  The store is located 1 1/2 miles from Humboldt Redwoods Campground and is the only store within 6-7 miles of the state park. (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action:  Send letter in support of Masuda application to Alcohol Beverage Control.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Judith J. DeGraff for service on Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Judith J. DeGraff has resigned from the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.  The Mental Health Board has requested the Board of Supervisors send a letter of appreciation for her time and services on this board. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Send letter of appreciation to Judith J. De Graff.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

5.                   Sale of aviation fuel to the Collings Foundation for their vintage airplanes The Collings Foundation vintage airplanes B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and B-24 Liberator All American will be at the Rohnerville Airport in Fortuna some time in the last week of May or the first week of June 2001.  The WWII veterans from the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society will be there to tell their stories and experiences with these airplanes.  The airplanes may need aviation fuel while at the Rohnerville airport.  If they do, the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society is requesting they be able to purchase aviation fuel at the county's cost.  The Collings Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:  Approve purchase of aviation fuel at the County’s cost.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

6.                   Support of comprehensive For the Sake of the Salmon Charter Amendment On February 2, 2001 the For the Sake of the Salmon (FSOS) executive committee endorsed a comprehensive charter amendment for consideration of the full FSOS membership.  The amendment includes changes to all sections of the current Charter.  Under the provisions of the Charter each FSOS member has one vote in deciding to amend the Charter.  This vote is due no later than April 23, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. and may be cast on a ballot provided for this purpose. (Supervisor Kirk)

Action:  Approve request and forward ballot to James H. Rapp of the FSOS.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Transfer of $1,500 from General Fund reserve contingencies for purchase of Stryker Bone Saw Stryker bone saw broke and we are unable to repair it.  This is an essential piece of equipment used by our pathologist to cut bone during the autopsy procedure.

Action:  Approve transfer to replace broken bone saw.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

County Administrative Office

8.                   Amendment to the agreement between the Employment Development Department and the County of Humboldt Department of Revenue Recovery On August 22, 2000 the Board authorized CAO to sign an agreement with the State of California Employment Development Department in order to secure wage and employer information for the purpose of collecting restitution, fines, penalties, assessments and fees owed to the County or State as directed by State mandate or court order.  EDD is now requesting an amendment to change the submission requirements from tape to cartridge tape.

Action:  Amend agreement to change submission requirements from tape to cartridge tape.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

District Attorney

9.                   Extension of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Legal Secretary II Donna Swanson The Executive Secretary position in the District Attorney's office has been vacant since September 29, 2000.  The Personnel department recently completed recruitment for the position and a list has just been received.  Our department will begin the selection process for a regular permanent employee shortly however, the process can take some time and the duties of the Executive Secretary still need to be completed.

Action:  Extend temporary increase to no longer than July 2, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Contracts with Community-Based Specialty Mental Health Providers for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries The Board authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Plan for the County. The addition of Drs. Daniels and Lawson will result in a Provider Network offering Mental Health Services in Eureka and Southern Humboldt.

Action:  Approve contracts with Madeline Daniels, Ph.D. and Karen Lawson, Ph.D.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Submission of Application to the State Department of Health Services for Continuance of the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program For FY 2001-2002. Submission of application for continued funding for the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program for FY 2001-2002 to the State Department of Health Services.

Action:  Approve submittal of application by adopting Resolution No. 01-31.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Personnel

12.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Representation Units 1-4 regarding Geologist Salary The reason for the amendment and class spec revision is a change in state regulations requiring registration for the Geologist assigned to the Local Oversight Program.

Action:  Provide a change in salary for the Geologist class by adopting Resolution No. 01-32.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Probation

13.               Supplemental Budget ($4,000) for DNA Testing for Sex Offenders DNA testing is required by the State Department of Justice on all sex offenders on probation.

Action:  Approve supplemental budget.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

14.               Request for approval of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Plan and application for funding The plan will allow for the continuation of core components of the successful Challenge I Juvenile Crime Prevention Program as well as allow for badly needed expansion to work based sanctions as an alternative to our overcrowded juvenile hall.

Action:  Approve request and supplemental budget by adopting Resolution No. 01-33.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Public Works

15.               Rehabilitation of Avalon Drive, Hospital Road and Oak Street between F and H Project No. RPL-5904 (042) Contract No. 990704 The project will provide for the rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of these roads.  Shoulders will be widened where necessary and drainage facilities will be rehabilitated where needed.  Sidewalks on Oak Street will be modified as required for disabled access.

Action:  Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on May 8, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

16.               Resolution authorizing the annual adjustment of the funds pledged by the Public Works Department to complete reclamation of rock and gravel quarry sites. The California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act requires that all rock and gravel quarries be reclaimed after the rock has been removed.  The Act also requires that the mining agency pledge funds in the form of a financial assurance to guarantee the reclamation will occur.

Action:  Grant authorization by adopting Resolution No. 01-34.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

17.               Set Public Hearing Date for Unmet Transportation Needs Each year HCAOG conducts an unmet transit needs public hearing.

Action:  Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule hearing date and publish notice of hearing.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

18.               Ordinance relating to parking on Cypress Street Cutten This revision to the parking ordinance has been requested by the property owners on Cypress Street to allow parking in front of their residences.

Action:  Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and adopt at least a week away.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Sheriff

19.               Modification for Assistance Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to provide reimbursement for law enforcement at the Eureka Dunes riding area On February 23, 1999 the Board approved an agreement between the Bureau of Land Management Humboldt County Sheriff's Department, Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department to provide reimbursement for law enforcement at the Eureka Dunes Riding Area.

Action:  Approve modification which implements a third year of the grant, allocates $8,000 for reimbursement and changes language regarding reimbursement for patrol by Sheriff’s Deputies.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

20.               Disallocate one FTE Sheriff's Investigator position and Allocate one FTE Deputy Sheriff I/II position Among the recommendations resulting from a 1996 POST Management study of the Sheriff's Department is a recommendation to reclassify Sheriff's Investigator positions to promote flexibility of assignment and rotation.  We are requesting that Sheriff's Investigator position vacant due to the retirement of George Hill be disallocated and replaced with a Deputy Sheriff I/II position.

Action:  Approve the disallocation and the allocation.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

21.               Salary increase of twenty ranges for Supervising Correctional Officer Lee Figas for additional duties Correctional Lieutenant Melinda Ciarabellini will be on leave.  During the Correctional Lieutenant's absence Supervising Correctional Officer Lee Figas will assume day-to-day duties and responsibilities in addition to regular assigned duties.  The assignment is necessary to ensure the proper supervision of staff, facility, maintenance program and operation of the Correctional Facility.

Action:  Approve salary increase.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution authorizing the preparation, sale and delivery of not-to-exceed $23,000,000 principal amount of refunding certificates of participation and approving certain documents and authorizing certain actions in connection therewith. In 1994 the County financed a portion of the Library and Jail Phase I and also refinanced the 1985 COP by issuing COPs.  The 1985 COP financed the remodeling of the Sheriff's office to provide holding cells and purchased road equipment for Public Works.  In 1996, the County financed Jail Phase II and the new Juvenile Probation Facility.

Action:  Adopt Resolution No. 01-35 and approve agreements with Leifer Capital as Financial Advisor, with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth as Special Counsel and Hawkins, Delafield and Wood as Disclosure Counsel.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim April 2001 as Occupational Therapy Month The American Occupational Therapy Association has set aside the month of April to communicate all the contributions Occupational Therapy makes to the health and productivity of our citizens.  The Board wishes to proclaim April 2001 as Occupational Therapy Month. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Bonnie Neely SECOND: Paul Kirk AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Proclaim May 2001 as Arthritis Education Month More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis which is the leading cause of lost work days and work related disability.  The Board wishes to proclaim May 2001 as Arthritis Education Month urging citizens to participate by attending public education programs. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Adopt Proclamation.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement of Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Lease of Food Mart Building The recent merger of Health, Mental Health and Social Services requires co-location of related functions to better serve clients.  Staff investigated various locations and they were attracted to the Food Mart building in Henderson Center.  The County staff was informed the Henderson Center Merchants Association was opposed to this project.

Action:  Direct staff to hold a public information meeting and bring this item back to the Board at an appropriate later date.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Jimmy Smith SECOND: Paul Kirk AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Administrative Services

4.                   Appropriation Transfer for Projected Utilities Increase Building Maintenance is responsible for utility bills for the Courthouse, Jail, Clark, and several smaller commercial-rate accounts.  In January the California Public Utilities Commission increased utility rates 15 percent for our larger accounts and 10 and 12 percent for smaller accounts.

Action:  Approve transfer to cover utility costs for County facilities with $4,000 going to the cooperative efforts of the energy task force for Humboldt County and Cities of Arcata and Eureka.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Letter of Support for Appointment of Don Raffaelli to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) Don Raffaelli former Humboldt County Public Works Director and 42 year employee of Humboldt County has applied to Governor Gray Davis to be appointed to the California Transportation Commission.  The attached resume elaborates on Mr. Raffaelli's ample qualifications for this position. (Supervisor Smith)

Action:  Send letter to Governor Davis supporting the appointment of Don Raffaelli.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Jimmy Smith SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance. (No Action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County. (None)

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1  10:00 A.M.

1.                   Energy Situation Services Staff seeks direction from the Board in implementing these standards for County buildings. Adopting energy management recommendations could affect perceptions about workplace comfort and safety even though the result falls within accepted standards for lighting, heating and ventilation.

Action:  Adopt state standards for County facilities as general policy; direct staff to return with a report on the State Department of General Services’ energy assessment; send letter to the appropriate agency on natural gas line constraints; and continue to collaborate with the Cities of Arcata and Eureka (Energy Task Force) on legal options as they relate to the public sector.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Time Certain 2  10:30 A.M.

2.                   Letter of Support for AB 892 - Healthy Start Support Services (Keeley) The Humboldt County Children and Families Commission recognizes the positive impact of our local Healthy Start Initiatives for children and families in the county.  HCCFC Director Wendy Rowan will be present to address the details of this bill (Assembly Bill 892 introduced on Feb. 23, 2001 by Assemblyman Keely). and what its passage would mean to our county's children and families. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:  Send letter of support to Governor Davis.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Time Certain 3  10:35 A.M.

3.                   Update on Alcohol and Other Drug Issues A report entitled,"The Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Humboldt County" was presented to the Board in December 1999.  The Board adopted a series of recommendations.  Dr. Ann Lindsay, County Health Officer, will discuss progress toward goals and obstacles encountered. (Supervisor Kirk)

Action:  Hear report from Dr. Lindsay, County Health Officer.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Bonnie Neely SECOND: Roger Rodoni AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the purpose of reviewing the County's position and instructing its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees (None)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for the position of the County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)

5.                   Conference with legal counsel-anticipated litigation-significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b). One case. (No final action)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Critical Choices report of the General Plan Update The Critical Choices Report compiles the public input received to date during the General Plan Update and makes recommendations for Phase II of the program.  It reviews public outreach efforts and outlines the critical issues that need to be addressed for this Update to successfully respond to the major concerns of the citizenry.

Action:  Receive oral staff report.  Accept public input.  Deliberate on report, and take straw votes on Phase II Workplan options.  Approve Phase II Workplan and direct staff to include budget details in Community Development Services proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2000-01.  Include Energy Element in said update.

MOTION:  Move to approve.

MOTION:  Roger Rodoni SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

K.                  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.