Tuesday, July 17, 2001

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Paul Harris of the Church of the Nazarene

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS  (None)

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.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer At the close of each fiscal year, the Auditor-Controller's office prepares one master payroll clearing transfer in-lieu of appropriation transfers normally prepared by individual departments.  The purpose is to provide funding for payroll line item deficiencies.  The deficiencies are normally caused by underestimates of funding requirements when the original budget is adopted, new programs or mid-year salary adjustments or the retirement of long-time employees who receive accumulated benefit payments.  Deficiencies are covered within or between budget units.  Transfers from contingencies have been used only as needed.  The Auditor-Controller retains the authority to make minor transfers within payroll line items that may occur as a result of transactions after approval of this document.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until July 24, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Extend local state of emergency until July 24, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

3.                   Ratify letter to Judge Thomas M. Coffin U.S. District Court Participation in Klamath Basin Mediation Meeting On June 1, 2001, the Board received a faxed copy of a letter dated June 1, 2001 from Richard Whitman, Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, General Counsel Division regarding Steven Lewis Kandra et al. v. United States of America et al. United States District Court Case No. 01-6124-TC.  The letter indicated proposed mediation goals and objectives concerning water management in the Klamath basin.  It also described ongoing water and ecosystem management efforts and named the necessary participants in the mediation.  None of the coastal counties including Humboldt County were included in the section listing local governments in Oregon and California.  The Board plans to send Supervisor Jimmy Smith to the initial meeting and have sent a letter to Judge Coffin to that effect. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Ratify letter of July 10, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

4.                   Resolution commending Joy Frazier upon her retirement. Joy Frazier is retiring as of July 20, 2001 after 25 years of County service starting with employment at the Hoopa Medical Center then transferring in 1977 to (what is now known as) the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch.

Action:  Adopt resolution of commendation.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

5.                   Roll-over Save the Redwoods League judgment and settlement account into 91 day Certificate of Deposit On August 24, 1999 a non-interest bearing checking account (number 01-316990) was established at Humboldt Bank in Eureka as a judgment and settlement account totaling $40,000 for Save the Redwoods League litigation on the Phillipsville Motocross.  Supervisor Rodoni and Save the Redwoods League's Executive Director and Secretary Katherine Anderton are the signing authorities.  These funds are considered a part of the County General Plan's scoping process.  As a result of the Board Order dated October 10, 2000 the funds were transferred to a 181-day CD.  As per a Board Order dated April 10, 2001 the funds were rolled over from a 181 day CD to a 91 day CD account number 01-007212.  The CD will automatically roll-over upon maturity if there is no contact within a 10 day period.

Action:  Approve letters to Katherine Anderton and to Humboldt Bank.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

County Administrative Office

6.                   Accelerated Step Increase for Diana Plant Fiscal Assistant II Revenue Recovery has been operating with one employee since October 2000 when the only other employee resigned and left the area.  During that period the Fiscal Assistant has assumed all of the duties of both positions and has been assigned the principal duties of Senior Revenue Recovery Officer.  The department is currently working to fill the vacant position.  When the position is filled, the incumbent will return to the Fiscal Assistant position.  Diana has gained invaluable experience and skills during this period.  It is recommended that the Board approve an accelerated step increase in order to reflect her level of skill and experience.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

7.                   Fiscal Year 2000-01 enhanced budget requests As part of the discussion of the new budget year's additional budget requests, the Board asked for an update on enhanced funding requests approved in the prior year.  Accordingly, departments were asked to provide brief written reports on the status of the following enhanced budget requests that were approved as part of the 2000-01 budget year.

Action:  Receive report and take appropriate action.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Employment Training

8.                   Appropriation transfer to cover wages related to new caregiver program The Board authorized and executed a contract with the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium which provided funds to train local WIA and WtW participants for caregiver occupations.  Local training agency cooperation and expeditious actions by ETD staff enabled the Humboldt Regional Occupational Program to begin classes immediately after their contract was executed and one payroll was paid prior to the end of 2000-2001.  This makes an appropriation transfer necessary to move funds from existing accounts to a wage and FICA line item to cover the first and only pay period in 2000-2001.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Contract with community-based specialty mental health provider for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 The Board has authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Plan for this County.  To assume responsibility since April 1998, Mental Health has contracted with qualified Specialty Mental Health Providers who have historically served the Fee for Service Medi-Cal population.  In so doing, the Mental Health Plan has been able to assure beneficiary choice of clinically appropriate Providers, maintain access to care standards which are equal to, or better than, pre-phase II turn-around-times; meet our commitment to cause the least disruption to existing professional relationships and establish a Provider Network for referrals of those clients whose needs may be met in the community rather than at the Mental Health Department.  Since the current contract period is expiring on June 30, 2001, it is necessary for this Board to approve its renewal.

Action:  Approve contract with Virginia Norling LCSW.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

10.               Fiscal Year 2001-2002 McKinney Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant Renewal Application Humboldt County has had a McKinney Homeless Grant serving the homeless mentally ill since 1988.  The Grant allocation for 2001-2002 is funded at $18,598.  The 2001-2002 Grant allocation will fund .37 of the Homeless Coordinator position with the balance funded by Mental Health Realignment and Medicaid funding.  The Homeless Coordinator provides direct services to homeless mentally ill persons as well as serving on several task forces and multi-agency groups.  It is estimated that 150 persons will be served in this program.  The Humboldt County Mental Health Board reviewed the PATH Grant renewal application at their June 20, 2001 meeting.

Action:  Authorize submittal of renewal application.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

11.               Allocation of positions for Prop 36 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA) Program With the enactment of the Substance Abuse ad Crime Prevention Act of 2000 following the passage of Prop 36 on November 7, 2000, Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch Division of Alcohol and other Drug Programs was designated as Lead Agency by this Board.  AODP will be responsible in conjunction with the Probation Department for assessment and referral for treatment of individuals found eligible for services under the Act and referred by the courts.  The Senior Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning and referral activities as required by Prop 36 and Humboldt County's implementation plan.  The Administrative Analyst will perform the data collection, State data and financial reporting, provider contracting and treatment tracking functions required by the Act.

Action:  Allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II and a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

12.               Supplemental budget and personnel allocations for the Older Adults System of Care Demonstration Grant Services provided under this grant will be age-specific, culturally competent and service delivery will be done at the natural gathering places or homes of the older adults whenever possible.  Services will be provided by a Mobile Multidisciplinary Outreach Team (MMOT) and are based on a 4-pronged approach dealing with:  Mental Health Promotion, Wellness, Habilitation; Entry/Access to services; Therapeutic, Recovery and Habilitative Services and Integrated Agencies and Community involvement.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

13.               Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative Grant award This grant award allows for increased service capacity building through the training of local providers and clinicians both from the County departments and the private sector by provision of local training to increase skills for this specialized population. This grant award provides for the collaboration between the Public Health Branch and the Mental Health Branch through the funding of a Mental Health Clinician (Mental Health Branch) and partial funding of an Infant Mental Health Coordinator.  There will be ongoing collaboration with the Social Services Branch.  In addition, the State DMH will provide ongoing training for providers.

Action:  Accept grant award.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

14.               Agreement with Merced Manor for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 The goal is to provide the appropriate level of service at the lowest rate.  A patient who might require State Hospital placement at $329/day may be placed at an IMD with a cumulative rate substantially below $329/day if the facility feels they can provide adequate care for the patient.  It is asked that this ability to negotiate the best "patch" rate be left at the discretion of the Assistant Director for Administration.

Action:  Approve agreement with Merced Manor.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

15.               Employment agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist The Board has authorized the Assistant Director-Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services to negotiate employment agreements with psychiatrists employed by Dept. of Health and Human Services-Mental Health.  Through this Employment Agreement, Dr. Aryanpur will be employed as Staff Psychiatrists in DHHS-MH programs.  Dr. Aryanpur is currently placed at Humboldt County Mental Health through a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health.  By mutual agreement and pursuant to contract terms, the parties have determined that Dr. Aryanpur become County employees effective July 8, 2001.  This agreement has been reviewed by the Personnel Department and County Counsel.

Action:  Approve agreement with David Aryanpur M.D. effective July 8, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

16.               MOU for Mental Health Outreach Services to Fortuna Union High School District Each year, Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch receives requests from area schools to provide school site mental health services.  Services are provided for a fee, range from 50% to 100% of actual cost to Mental Health depending on a variety of grants, insurance reimbursement or other factors specific to each school.  These arrangements are handled by a MOU with the school.  Total reimbursement to Mental Health for this school year is $18,975 which is incorporated into the Department's revenue expectations for fiscal year 2001-2002.

Action:  Approve MOU with Fortuna Union High School District.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

17.               2001-2002 renewal application for SAMHSA Block Grant The SAMHSA Federal Block Grant is in its twelfth year and provides funding for several ongoing programs in Mental Health.  Adult services are provided to severely mentally ill adults through brief intervention services at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.  For children, Project Redwood Grove provides an interagency comprehensive children's continuum of care, including the New Horizon's Day Treatment Program at Humboldt County Juvenile Hall allowing children to maintain home or community placement.  The renewal submission will be reviewed by the Mental Health Board at their August 15, 2001 regularly scheduled meeting.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

18.               Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist The Board has authorized the Assistant Director-Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services (acting as the Mental Health Director) to negotiate employment agreements with psychiatrists employed by Department of Health and Human Services--Mental Health.  Through this Employment Agreement, Dr. Godwin will be employed as Staff Psychiatrist in DHHS-MH programs.  Dr. Godwin is currently placed at Humboldt County Mental Health through a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health.  By mutual agreement and pursuant to contract terms, the parties have determined that Dr. Godwin shall become a County employee effective July 8, 2001.  This agreement has been reviewed by the Personnel Department and County Counsel.

Action:  Approve agreement with David A. Godwin M.D. effective July 8, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

19.               Allocation of 3.0 FTE Mental Health Case Manager positions for Day Treatment Program The Mental Health Branch of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, through its Adult System of Care, has begun to institute programmatic changes which will reduce long term placement costs and support clients in the least restrictive settings possible, by placing people in supportive community settings.  To accomplish this, services offered through the Adult System of Care including Day Treatment Outpatient and Case Management will be undergoing modification in order to offer enhanced intensive services for the high risk clients in community settings.  County Personnel, after reviewing the changes to the programs, has determined that Mental Health Case Manager I/II is the appropriate job classification to provide these services.  A vacant Mental Health Worker position is being disallocated as part of the program changes.

Action:  Approve allocation and disallocate a vacant Mental Health Worker position.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               2000-2001 Contract Budget Amendment for Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program The Contract Budget Amendment would reduce the maximum reimbursable amount to the Local Oversight Program for fiscal year 2000-2001 by $169,792 from $451,713 to $281,921.  The purpose of the amendment is to ensure the Division of Environmental Health receives the full allowable proportion of indirect cost reimbursement.  The indirect cost rate was increased to 25.31% of salary and benefit expenditures.

Action:  Amend contract with State Water Resources Control Board, reducing maximum reimbursable amount to said program to $281,921.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

21.               Contract with United Indian Health Services for the provision of Needle Exchange Services The agreement stipulates operating requirements for the Needle Exchange proposed by UIHS.  As provided by the agreement previously approved by the Board in concept, the Health Officer will monitor the operation of the Needle Exchange on an on-going basis assuring compliance with the agreement.

Action:  Approve contract.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

22.               Establishment of trust fund accounts for the Integrated Waste Management, Used Oil Recycling Grant, Environmental Health Division BU 430 The California Environmental Protection Agency, Integrated Waste Management Board has changed the guidelines for the Used Oil Recycling Block grants received annually by Environmental Health.  The new guidelines require annual funds to be placed in an interest bearing account.  Each annual allocation, including interest earned must be spent within three year cycles.  Establishment of these trust funds will allow the Environmental Health Division to track these grant funds and report to the state department as required.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

23.               Supplemental budget for BU#404 Adolescent Family Life Program for FY 2000/2001 The Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Branch's Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), is designed to improve the health, social, economic and educational well-being of pregnant and parenting adolescents in Humboldt County.  The Health Branch provides administrative oversight, contract management and billing services for the AFLP, while case management services are implemented through a subcontract with the Humboldt Child Care Council (HCCC).  Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Network program services are free to anyone 17 years of age and under who is pregnant or has children and their families.  The Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Program targets the siblings of pregnant and or parenting teenagers.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

24.               Amended contract for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act The Health Branch is requesting approval of the amended contract for CARE Program Budget Unit #470 for FY 2000-01 to account for additional funding for Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) Training.  This county budget has been revised to match the contracted amount.

Action:  Amend contract to account for additional funding for HOPWA training.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

25.               Supplemental budget for budget unit 400 Public Health Administration The Public Health Laboratory has seen a steady increase in the volume of tests performed.  This increase in testing has resulted in increased revenues.  Additional appropriations are necessary to cover the cost of lab services and supplies as well as extra help expenses for a temporary microbiologist.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.               Reallocate position in budget unit 511 from 37 1/2 hour to 40 hour per week classification This change is in accordance with the Department's amendment to the AFSCME MOU which allows employees the option of working a 40 hour work week.

Action:  Approve reallocation.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

27.               Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and responsibility to kids (CalWORKs) program agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Services for the 2001/02 Fiscal Year Under the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, the State of California has instructed all counties to create and implement a County Plan to provide all applicants for and recipients of Cash Aid with the opportunity to obtain employment by offering a full range of employment training and supportive services, consistent with the needs of participants, that allow for informed choices in order to meet their employment goals.

Action:  Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

28.               Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and responsibility to kids (CalWORKs) program agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalLearn Case Management Services for the 2001/02 fiscal year. Per the Board and California Department of Social Services approval of the Cal-Learn Program County Plan, HCCC has been providing the case management services for eligible participants referred by Social Services.

Action:  Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

29.               Proposed sub-lease with Humboldt Senior Resource Center for office space at DHHS Adult/In-Home Supportive Services Offices On January 9, 2001, the Board approved a lease between Humboldt County and S & W Properties for office space for use by DHHS Adult/In-Home Supportive Services staff at 808 E Street, Eureka.  The Humboldt Senior Resource Center has been awarded a contract by the Area 1 Agency on Aging to develop a caregiver registry, which will be available to recipients of In-Home Supportive Services and others in need of home-care.  Co-location of HSRC registry staff at the IHSS offices will improve services to IHSS clients through increased staff efficiency due to the proximity of HSRC and IHSS staff.  S & W Properties has consented to a sub-lease between Humboldt County and HSRC and SSB staff recommend the Board approve the sub-lease and authorize the Chair to execute the sub-lease.

Action:  Approve sublease with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

30.               Substitute Appointment per section 7 of the salary resolution The Eligibility Worker II who does input into the In-Home Supportive Services Case Management Information Payrolling System is on long-term leave and is still in pay-status.  Performance of the worker's duties are vital to achieve accurate and timely payroll checks for IHSS individual providers of in-home care.  DHHS staff recommend the Board make a substitute appointment under Section 7 of the salary resolution.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Library Services

31.               Request for supplemental budget of $6,868 for Library Grants The library received a $3,000 grant from the North State Cooperative Library System to purchase reference materials.  The library also received $2,500 in a State grant to purchase Young Adult materials $200 in a State grant to purchase Summer Reading Program materials and $1,168 in individual donations to spend on library collection materials.  These transfers will leave a balance of $12,543 in the Library System Information Fund and a balance of $15,515 in the Library Memorial Fund.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Probation

32.               Juvenile Hall Remodel Project Following award of the project construction contract and issue of the notice to proceed, a state/county contract must be finalized for receipt of the construction grant funds and a Board resolution adopted assuring adherence to the contract terms and conditions and approval of the staffing plan.  The matter now before the Board is a request to enter into contract with the Board of Corrections and adoption of the Board resolution.

Action:  Approve contract and adopt Resolution No. 01-59.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Public Works

33.               Transfer to cover shortfall in fixed asset account Shortfall in Roads   -Land Use Computer Equipment Account The original estimate used for budgeting the purchase of this computer was for a lower quality model.  Upon further investigation it was determined that the requested computer would not meet the long term needs of the department.

Action:  Approve transfer.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

34.               Moore Rock Quarry (B-32) Showers Pass Road (6G010) The Dept. of Public Works has renegotiated a Borrow Agreement with Mrs. Edra L. Moore in the Showers Pass area to supply rock material for road repair and maintenance on County roads in the area.  A Negative Declaration for the site was prepared by our Natural Resources Division.  The Planning Commission adopted the final Negative Declaration and conducted a public hearing on May 21, 1992.  The Commission granted a Conditional Use Permit and Surface Mining permit and approved a Reclamation Plan for this rock quarry based on findings and conditions in the Planning staff report.  Community Development Services Department has verified that this permit is still active.

Action:  Approve Borrow Agreement.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

35.               Establishment of a Roads Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund (ISF) The Dept is requesting to establish a Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund to facilitate the collection of depreciate revenue.  The new ISF fund would allow roads to be charged depreciation as a current year expense.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

36.               Disallocation of positions in budget unit 1200330 and allocation of positions to budget unit 3540330 (ISF) Upon adoption of the accompanying Board letter for establishment of a Roads Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund (ISF) a new budget unit will be created.  With the creation of the new budget unit, the current employees need to be reallocated from budget unit 1200330 to budget unit 3540330.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

37.               Humboldt Waste Management Authority General Manager Waste Management Position E Step Effective July 1, 2001 with Agenda Item C-20 on June 19, 2001 the Humboldt Waste Management Authority entered into an agreement with the County to provide a General Manager to operate the Eureka Transfer Station and the Cummings Landfill.  Gerald Kindsfather, the General Manager, Waste Management was the previous General Manager under the City of Eureka payroll.  Mr. Kindsfather has been manager for the Humboldt Waste Management Authority since its inception and to maintain his current salary status it is necessary that he start at the E step effective July 1, 2001.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

38.               Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises In order to continue to receive federal funding for transportation construction projects, the County must adhere to federal requirements regarding DBEs.  These requirements include the annual adoption of a DBE goal.  On June 25, 2001 Caltrans conditionally approved the draft goal of 19.5%.  This conditional approval requires that modifications be made to the DBE program.  Those modifications have been made and the revised DBE program is now presented to the Board of Supervisors.

Action:  Establish a proposed goal of 19.5% for Federal Fiscal Year 2001-02.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

39.               Designation of Christine Drive at its intersection with Home Drive as a stop intersection This ordinance is requested in response to public requests for controls at this intersection.  The intersection is located in the Cutten area.  Increased housing in the area over the years has increased traffic through this intersection.  This intersection currently has no controls.

Action:  Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

40.               Designation of 25 MPH speed limit and no parking zone on Bates Road, McKinleyville These ordinances are proposed to place an appropriate speed limit and to provide room for a bike lane on Bates Road a newly constructed connection between Central Avenue and McKinleyville Avenue in McKinleyville.  This road meets the requirements for a Primae Facie speed zone of 25 MPH as defined in CVC 22352.  The No Parking zone is requested in order to accommodate a bike lane on Bates Road to connect existing bike lanes on Central Avenue and McKinleyville Avenue.

Action:  Direct Clerk of Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

41.               Award of Contract for Overlay Paving on Avalon Drive (3J360) Hospital Road (7N420) and Oak Street (C3K190) Project No. RPL-5904 (042) Contract No. 990702 On April 17, 2001 the Board authorized the Clerk of the Board to advertise the project for bids.

Action:  Award project to Mercer Fraser Company of Eureka.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Sheriff

42.               Reverse supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget unit 1100-221 in the amount of $234,325 to adjust fixed assets not purchased (Fiscal 2000/2001) On July 18, 2000, the Board approved a supplemental budget (item C-10) in the amount of $450,000 to pay costs for the second year of the Sheriff's Department three-year computer acquisition project.  The project was delayed because of unanticipated field work on CAD maps.  It was necessary to spend only $271,223.60 during Fiscal 2000/2001 and the Department was able to use $62,000 from the California Law Enforcement Equipment Purchase (CLEEP) grant towards the project.  There is $236,798 unexpended in the computer project account.  This reverse supplemental budget will cancel all but $2,473 of these funds.  The remaining money is to cover invoices for line changes and miscellaneous items not yet paid.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

43.               Request to disallocate Sheriff's Investigator and to allocate a 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.  The Department has been working toward this goal through attrition as Sheriff's Investigators retire.  Request that Sheriff's Investigator position #1100-221-0423-003 vacant due to the retirement of David Walker on July 3, 2001 be disallocated and replaced with a Deputy Sheriff I/II position.

Action:  Approve request.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

County Administrative Office SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM

44.               Protection of County Programs and County Income Letters to State Legislators A reduction in the sales tax is part of the discussion of the California State Budget.  There is a concern that if the sales tax is cut, the reduction in revenue would need to be found somewhere.  The local government backfill for the Vehicle License Fee is a potential source of this backfill, which would have serious budgetary consequences for local government.  This item may be considered as early as Saturday July 14 hence the letters were signed by the Vice Chair and ratification of this action is therefore requested.

Action:  Ratify letters supporting a California State Budget resolution.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Treasurer Tax Collector

45.               Auction of tax defaulted properties Notice is hereby given of my intention to sell by the manner noted in the document at public auction or by sealed bid, for the stated minimum price, the tax defaulted property which is subject to the power of sale and described on the attached schedule in accordance with Chapters 7 of Part 6 of Division 1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.  It is intended with Board approval to re-offer unsold parcels at a price which deems appropriate pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 3698.5.

Action:  Adopt Resolution No. 01-58.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution commending Humboldt Open Door Community Health Centers upon their 30th anniversary. The Humboldt Open Door Community Health Centers will celebrate their 30th anniversary on August 4, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The celebration will include food, live music, entertainment and special guests Supervisor Bonnie Neely will present the Resolution to Humboldt Open Door Clinic's Executive Director, Hermann Spetzler during the event. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Adopt resolution of commendation.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

Action:  Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Award of contract for replacement of culvert at Clear Creek on Mattole Road On June 6, 2000 the Board authorized the Clerk of the Board to advertise the project for bids.

Action:  Award contract for culvert replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

3.                   Amendment to the Franchise Agreement with Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery for the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in Unincorporated Fortuna, Ferndale, and the Surrounding Areas In order to prevent Eel River Disposal from having to absorb the full impact of the increased cost of separation which has occurred as a result of the City of Fortuna's decision to direct franchise-collected waste collected from city residents to a different landfill, County staff is presenting this contract amendment to the Board which includes a decrease in the tipping fee paid by County customers at ERD's transfer station, a CPI increase as required by contract and a portion of the separation cost incurred by ERD.

Action:  Approve amendments.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Cooperative Extension

4.                   Request for Approval of the Concept of the Increase of One .50 FTE Clerical Staff to Support new advisors The regional director is requesting a commitment to the concept of increasing clerical support when the advisors are hired.  The regional director is having a hard time gaining approval for the placement of these Advisors in our county without this firm commitment from the Board.

Action:  Approve request and send letter of commitment to University of California Regional Director.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

County Administrative Office

5.                   Budget Study Sessions The Board has requested various departments present information about their program, budget and/or enhanced budget requests.  In addition, other departments have requested to make a presentation to the Board.  Individual agenda items and support information from the departments will be forthcoming for the scheduled study sessions.

Action:  Hear presentation by Assessor regarding State Loan Program on August 27, 2001 schedule budget sessions for August 14, 2001 and August 20, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointments to the North Coast Railroad Authority

Action:  Reappoint Dan Opalach to a two-year term and appoint Leo Sears to a two year term.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance  (No action)

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail development in Humboldt County (No action)

3.                   Update Public Notification procedure for proposed commercial development The purpose of this agenda item is to discuss the current public notification procedure about proposed commercial developments and determine if an update is needed.

Action:  Direct staff to update the public notification procedure as instructed.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1  9:20 A.M.

1.                   Request from Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission that the Board provide comments on Potter Valley flow modification proposed by PG&E and Klamath River hydroelectric project Send letter to Mr. Todd Olson Licensing Project Manager for Klamath River Hydroelectric Project stating the Board's strong belief that the geographical area of the Second Stage Consultation Study must extend below the dam a significant distance, because flows released at Iron Gate Dam have a major effect on Coho salmon and other fishery and aquatic resources.  Send letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the Potter Valley flow modification. (Supervisor Smith)

Action:  Send letter to Mr. Todd Olson, Licensing Project Manager for Klamath River Hydroelectric Project stating the Board’s strong belief that the geographical area of the Second Stage Consultation Study must extend below the dam a significant distance, because flows released at Iron Gate Dam have a major effect on Coho salmon and other fishery and aquatic resources.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Time Certain 2  9:30 A.M.

2.                   Maintenance Options for Local Subdivision Roads Public Works would like to proceed with the creation of a county wide permanent road division. and amend current policies regarding the acceptance of roads and streets into the County maintained road system.

Action:  Continue to the meeting of Tuesday, August 28, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

Time Certain 3  10:15 A.M.

3.                   Presentation of Humboldt County Children and Family Commission Strategic Plan and Update Wendy Rowan, Director, Humboldt County Children and Family Commission (C&FC) will present the C&FC strategic plan and provide an update on Commission activities. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:  Hear presentation on update.

Time Certain 4  10:30 A.M.

4.                   Humboldt Arts Council's Teens on Art Humboldt Arts Council will present to the Board "State of the Arts in Humboldt County" with Eureka High School. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:  Hear presentation from representatives of Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka High.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR

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.  (Continue to July 20, 2001 at 8:00 a.m.)

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

4.                   It is the Board of Supervisors' intention to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5 (continue to July 20, 2001 at 8:00 a.m.)

I.                     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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

1.                   Public Appearances Michael A. Hollrigel submitted the attached letter addressing the issue of the designated speed limit on California State Highway 255 (Samoa Boulevard)

2.                   Kim Rodrigues, the regional director of the University of California Cooperative Extension, announced that a Dairy Advisor position had been approved for Humboldt County for a five year period.

PRESENT:  Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley and Bonnie Neely.

ABSENT:  Paul Kirk (recuperating from knee surgery)

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS  1:30 P.M.

Administrative Services

1.                   Proposed Courthouse Radio Tower

Action:  Continue to August 28, 2001.

2.                   Redistricting Ordinance At the Board's July 3, 2001 meeting staff presented maps and recommendations to change the First and Second supervisorial district line to meet the Board's direction for the minimum change necessary to conform to redistricting law.  Staff recommended moving the northwest boundary line from its current section line to the east so that it would run north and south along the center of Tompkins Hill Road.  According to Census figures, this would move 97 people from the second to the First District and bring the two districts within 9.6 percent of each other.  Staff also recommended moving the district line north of Honeydew south in an unpopulated area of the County.  This affects no residents but provides a better demarcation between the First and Second District.  The Board unanimously approved the recommendations and the accompanying revision of the Humboldt County Code will set it into law.

Action:  Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule adoption of ordinance for August 14, 2001.

MOTION:  Motion to approve.

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

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