Tuesday, October 09, 2001

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

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

1.                   County Administrative Officer Employment Agreement It is recommended that the Employment Agreement be executed setting forth the terms under which Loretta Nickolaus will serve as County Administrative Officer.An Employment Agreement has been negotiated with Ms. Nickolaus and is presented for your consideration.The salary and benefit package is essentially the same as is currently in place for the CAO position.

Action:Approve request and authorize Chair to sign Employment Agreement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Letter to Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin urging attendance at Sudden Oak Death Summit. Sudden Oak Death has exploded as a multifaceted threat to the landscape and ecosystems of Northern California.We are facing tremendous competition in the quest for funding to save our environment and economy from this disease.We need our representatives to persuade their colleagues to support the requests of California counties for funds for research management and prevention of the spread of Sudden Oak Death.The Summit will provide information needed for that task. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Authorize Chair to sign letters.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

2.                   Letter of support South Fork High School Humboldt Del-Norte Cross Country Meets The South Fork High School Cross Country Team will hold county wide cross country meets in Weott on October 17 and November 1, 2001.Cal Trans requires a letter of support from the Board for the use of Newton Road and Weott Heights Road, Weott for the meets. (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action:Approve letter of support.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Reappointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Action:Reappoint Mr. Tom Harkins and Ms. Carmen Lopez through June 30, 2004.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

4.                   Reappointments to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD)

Action:Reappoint Messrs. Earl Ambrosini, Bernard Bush and Sterling McWhorter.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of September 25, 2001. Board Order No. G-1 from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of September 25, 2001.

Action:Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Community Development Services

6.                   Assignment of Trust Fund numbers for new Grants received by Community Development Department. The County of Humboldt Community Development Services Economic Development Division is requesting new fund numbers to facilitate tracking of the recently received grants.All of the above grants received from the State of California require that funds generated and expended be tracked separately.All grants were included in this year's fiscal budget.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

7.                   Miller Lot Line adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan and guide; Willow Creek area File No. APN 316-064-08; Case No: LLA-44-97M The applicant has applied and received conditional approval for a modification to a Lot Line Adjustment between three parcels for the purpose of allowing applicant to retain fee ownership of Cedar Ed Road.

Action:Approve lot line adjustment and joint timber management plan and guide.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Cooperative Extension

8.                   Supplemental Budget Request of $405.67 (Del Norte Farm Advisor Expense) Del Norte County has received reimbursements from their Sea Grant Program for phone calls on the bills paid through Humboldt County in the amount of $405.67 to date.

Action:Approve supplemental budget.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

County Administrative Office

9.                   Gift from Skywest Airlines Skywest Airlines at Arcata-Eureka Airport has notified Dan Horton, County Airport Manager that they have replaced their baggage x-ray machine and inquired if the County has an interest in the used equipment.Based on the development of a security plan for the Courthouse. Risk Management coordinated with the Sheriff's Department Security to determine if we could use the equipment.The donated equipment will meet our needs and provide a backup to the current equipment.

Action:Approve request and recognize and thank Skywest Airlines for the gift.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

10.               Correction to position allocations for Mental Health Budget Unit 424 Due to a clerical error during the budget process 3.0 FTE Mental Health Case Manager I/II positions (class 0907) and 1.0 FTE Physician/Psychiatrist (class 0937) in Budget Unit 424 Mental Health were disallocated.These positions should have been included in the final Position Allocation Table for Budget Year 2001-02.The action corrects the clerical error and restores the positions as originally budgeted and allocated.

Action:Approve increase from 50.50 FTE to 53.50 FTE Mental Health Case Manager I/II (Class 0907) in Budget Unit 424, Mental Health.Approve an increase from 7.0 FTE to 8.0 FTE Physician/Psychiatrist (Class 0937) in Budget Unit 424, Mental Health.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

11.               Transfer from contingency to purchase computer equipment for Revenue Recovery (4/5 vote) Revenue Recovery is in need of two new computers and a laser printer.An individual has been hired to fill the second position in the department which has been vacant for more than one year.The computer which that employee was to use has ceased working completely.Funds to purchase this equipment were identified in the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2001 but due to the staff shortage the purchase did not take place and those unexpended funds reverted to the fund balance forward for the new budget year.New computer equipment is needed in order for the department to function efficiently.

Action:Approve purchase by transferring $3,200 from the Contingency Fund.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Appointments to the Mental Health Board At their regular meeting of June 20, 2001, the Humboldt County Mental Health Board unanimously recommended that the Board appoint Shelley Mitchell and Lea Nagy to the Mental Health Board.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

13.               Amendment to the Fiscal Years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 agreement with Remi Vista Inc. (Eureka) for Therapeutic Behavioral Services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. On August 22, 2000, the Board approved the Agreement with Remi Vista Inc. (Eureka) for the provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services to Humboldt County Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries who have met medical necessity criteria.Due to Agreement provision changes mandated by the State Department of Mental Health it is necessary to amend the Agreement for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.

Action:Approve amended agreement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

14.               Approval of Service Agreement with Remi Vista Inc. (Redding) for therapeutic behavioral services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2001-2002. 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.

Action:Approve amended agreement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

15.               Disallocate 1.00 FTE Psychiatric Nurse allocate .50 FTE Psychiatric Nurse and .60 FTE Psychiatric Nurse The Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health & Human Services budgeted this Psychiatric Nurse position for FY 2001/2002 to be filled as a 1.00 FTE.Upon further analysis of the needs of the Crisis Unit and outcome of the two recent recruitment efforts it has been decided that the variable night shifts would be better split into two separate positions to be more attractive to candidates.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

16.               Approval of contract with Community-Based specialty Mental Health provider for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2001-2002. The Board has authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal managed Mental Health Care Plan for this County.To assume that 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 Branch.

Action:Approve contract.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

17.               Service Agreement from Area Agency on Aging in the amount of $2,000 for BU#417 Preventive Health Care for the Aging (PHCA) for FY 2001/2002. Public Health will receive a Service Agreement in the amount of $2,000 from Area Agency on Aging for the PHCA Program to fund the cost of medical screening supplies and travel for the purpose of disease prevention and health promotion services for the clinics that are operated by the PHCA program.The PHCA program provides comprehensive health assessment, counseling, education, referral and follow-up services to residents of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties 60 years of age and over.The goals of this program are to assist older adults to improve their health status and maintain a high level of wellness through appropriate Public Health Nursing interventions, group health education and promotion of preventive health services and resources in the community.

Action:Approve and accept the service agreement award.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

18.               Receive report regarding the distribution of Federal Title V funds to States. The Federal Title V Block Grant distributes funds to the States to support the delivery of preventive health services to children and families in local communities.The General Accounting Office submitted a report entitled "Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Funds Should be Distributed More Equitably" to the Senate's Chair of the Committee on Finance in 1992.Nearly 19% of the nation's low income children live in California, yet California receives only 5.8% of Title V funds.The request before the Board today is to send a letter to Rep. Thompson, Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer requesting their support in recalculating the formula for distributing Title V funds to the States.

Action:Authorize the Chair to sign said letters.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

19.               Subcontract for HIV High Risk Initiative--People of Color for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001-2002, Budget Unit #446 On August 14, 2001, (agenda item no. C-31) the Board approved a Master Grant Agreement contract with the State Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS that included HIV High-Risk Initiative People of Color funding for FY 2001-2002.The purpose of the High Risk Initiative POC is to reduce the rate of HIV infection in the American Indian population in Humboldt County through education and outreach.The Public Health Branch subcontracts with United Indian Health Services to provide this service.

Action:Approve subcontract with the United Indian Health Services

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

20.               Request to increase compensation for Kevin Metcalfe, Senior Environmental Health Specialist The Supervising Environmental Health Specialist position in BU#406, Environmental Health, has been vacant since the resignation of Harry Nethery on August 24, 2001.Kevin Metcalfe assumed the responsibility for that position on August 27, 2001 and will continue performing the required duties until a replacement for Mr. Nethery is hired.

Action:Approve request with an effective date of September 24, 2001.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

21.               Contract to review Risk Management Plans for Hazardous Materials Facilities exceeding State and Federal threshold quantities of certain hazardous materials

Action:Reschedule for the meeting of October 16, 2001.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

22.               Subcontracts with Redwood Community Action Agency's Youth Services Bureau for HIV High Risk Initiative--Youth, Budget Unit #443, and for neighborhood Intervention geared to High-Risk Testing (NIGHT), Budget Unit #442, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001-2002. On August 14, 2001, (agenda item no. C-31) the Board approved a Master Grant Agreement contract with the State Department of Health Services.Office of AIDS, that included HIV High-Risk Initiative Youth and NIGHT funding for FY 2001-2002.The purpose of the High Risk Initiative Youth is to reduce the rate of HIV infection in the youth population (ages 12-24) in Humboldt County.The purpose of the NIGHT Program is to reduce the rate of HIV infection in injection drug users and their partners, substance users and their partners and Medicaid eligible women of childbearing age and their sex and/or needle sharing partners in Humboldt County.

Action:Approve subcontracts.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

23.               Agreements with American Star Corporation For some years, Humboldt County has contracted for Security Guard/Transport services with American Star Private Security (now known as American Star Corporation) for mental health and social services.American Star is currently under court-ordered receivership; William F. Honsal is the court-appointed receiver.American Star is able to provide both regular and emergency services.DHHS recommends that the Board approve two limited term agreements with American Star.During the six-month term of the agreements, DHHS staff will prepare with the Risk Manager and County Counsel a Request for Proposals for Security Guard/Transport Services for the entire department.Following Board approval, DHHS will distribute the RFP to local guard agencies soliciting proposals; evaluate the proposals received; return to the Board for approval of a contract with the selected guard agency.

Action:Approve agreement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Library Services

24.               Request to authorize County Librarian to assist the City of Trinidad in preparing and submitting a grant application for the construction of a new Library in Trinidad. The City of Trinidad is planning to build a new library.Proposition 14, the Library Bond Act of 2000, provides funding for new facilities through a competitive grant process.To help facilitate a new library for Trinidad, the County Librarian will assist the City in preparing and submitting the grant application.The MOU delineates the responsibilities of both City and County in this application process.

Action:Approve request and authorize Chair to sign MOU.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Public Works

25.               Adoption of 2001/2002 goal for disadvantaged business enterprises The DBE goal for 2000/2001 was 14.1% and the proposed goal for 2001/2002 is 19.5%.This action will conclude the establishment of the 2001/2002 federal Fiscal Year DBE goal.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

26.               Hewitt Ranch Subdivision Unit 2, APN 509-021-77 McKinleyville Area On June 3, 1993 the Planning Commission issued tentative approval for 3 unit development of the subdivision of a 66 acre parcel into 58 lots.The developer for this project, Mark Rynearson has now completed the 3 phases.The developer desires to enter into a subdivision agreement to delay the completion of the required improvements and record the subdivision map for Unit 2.The subdivision agreement has been approved to form by County Counsel and the Risk Manager.

Action:Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

D.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution and certificates of commendations Teen Court trainers, mentors and/or Board members The Board commends Judge Christopher Wilson, Teen Court Supervising Judge and the Humboldt County Bar Association members who have volunteered their time and expertise to the guidance and support of the participating students.The Board will present a Certificate of Special Recognition to Judge Wilson, as well a Certificates of Commendation to Hilda Ranton and Maureen Johannsen for initiating and facilitating the implementation of Teen Court.(Supervisor Smith)

Action:Adopt resolution and present certificates.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

2.                   Proclamation October is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month Gail Pascoe, Executive Director, Making Headway, Inc. has requested the Board of Supervisors declare October as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. (Supervisor Smith)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

3.                   Proclamation October is Methamphetamine Awareness and Recovery Month The Board proclaims October 2001 as Methamphetamine Awareness and Recovery Month and challenges all Humboldt County citizens, businesses and organizations to learn the facts about methamphetamine and to get active in their individual community's work to eliminate methamphetamine from Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

4.                   Proclamation October 2001 is Domestic Violence Prevention Month The Health and Human Services Department's Public Health Branch requests the Board to proclaim October 2001 as Domestic Violence Prevention Month.The Board urges all citizens to actively participate in working toward the elimination of personal and institutional violence against all people. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

5.                   Proclamation October 8-12, 2001 as Community Access Awareness Week The Eureka Chamber of Commerce has requested the Board proclaim October 8-12, 2001 as Community Access Awareness Week urging the support and participation of the community in the effort of removing access barriers for the disabled community. (Supervisor Neely)

Action:Adopt proclamation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

6.                   Resolution of commendation for John Murray, County Administrative Officer, upon his retirement. After 28 years of service to the County John Murray is retiring.The Board wishes to express its appreciation and heartfelt thanks to him for his contributions to the community and wishes him well in his retirement. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Adopt resolution of commendation.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works projects. (None)

2.                   Advertisement or award--Public Works projects.(None)

3.                   Letter of comment on CalTrans California Transportation Plan 2025 CalTrans is developing a 20 year Transportation plan based on the outline.This is our first opportunity to comment.When the draft plan is completed we will have additional chances for participation.

Action:Authorize Chair to sign letter of comment.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

County Administrative Office

4.                   Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) At the present time the County is a member of the California State Association of Counties and employs the services of Don Peterson to advocate for our views in Sacramento.The new President/CEO of RCRC has indicated that if we are interested in membership that he would be available to discuss their organization at one of our meetings.

Action:Hear presentation by RCRC President on November 6, 2001 to discuss the possibility of Humboldt County membership in the RCRC.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR

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 report)

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 19:45 A.M.

1.                   Progress report on Multiple Assistance Center and award of $50,000 for the project Simone Taylor, Director of Family Services, Redwood Community Action Agency will report on the progress of the Multiple Assistance Center.Wendy Rowan, Director of Humboldt County Children and Families Commission will present $50,000 to Redwood Community Action Agency to create and furnish the Children's Space in the Multiple Assistance Center.(Supervisor Neely)

Action:Hear report.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR

Time Certain 211:30 A.M.

2.                   Courthouse Remodel The County portion of the project allows the consolidation of the two offices of County Counsel into one and the ability to move the District Attorney investigators into the main District Attorney office space.Space for the Drug Court will be expanded so they can better perform the new duties required.

Action:Direct staff to continue with the design of the project.Direct staff and request the Treasurer and Auditor-Controller to investigate additional funding methods, including COPs and report back to the Board.Direct Public Works and the CAO to update the Board as cost estimates are revised.Direct that assurances be given that revenues will be available for the term of the project loan.Direct Public Works to report back to the Board on what will occur floor by floor.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

MOTION:Jimmy Smith SECOND: Paul Kirk AYES: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Paul Kirk NAYS: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: 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 Govt. Code Section 54956.9.(None)

4.                   Conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9; significant exposure to litigation. (One case) (Withdrawn)

5.                   Conference with legal counsel; initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); (One Case) (Withdrawn)

6.                   Consider Public Employee appointment for the position of Interim County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (appoint Karen Suiker as interim CAO)

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.                   Jack Noble encouraged the Board members to go out into their districts and individually talk to people about timber industry issues.

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

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution authorizing submission of a HOME Program Grant application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for an Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program The Economic staff discussed the proposals and rated them on unmet need, readiness, cost to County, long-term return on investment and applicant's ability to implement the proposed project/program. Staff feels Homeowner Rehabilitation countywide proposal is the best proposal at this time.

Action:Adopt Resolution No. 01-82.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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