BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

        County of Humboldt in the Redwoods   

COUNTY STAFF

  Chair
BONNIE NEELY
Fourth District

LORETTA NICKOLAUS
County Administrative Officer
Vice Chair
PAUL KIRK
Fifth District
TAMARA C. FALOR
County Counsel
JIMMY SMITH
First District
LORA CANZONERI
Clerk of the Board
ROGER RODONI
Second District
JOHN WOOLLEY  
Third District

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Humboldt County

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2002

REGULAR SESSION

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

 

9:00 a.m.

 

PRESENT: Supervisors Smith, Rodoni, Woolley, Neely, and Kirk (All Present)

All listed actions were taken by a unanimous vote, or by Order of the Chair.

A. OPENING CEREMONIES

Salute to the Flag and Moment of Reflection

B. AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)

C. CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

1. Subject: Additional Funding of $2,000 to Offset the Local Costs Incurred in the Enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals, Spot Inspections, Soil and Tissue Sampling, and Complaint Investigations

Action: Accept additional funds from State Department of Food & Agriculture.

2. Subject: Extend Agreement with State Department of Food & Agriculture to June 30, 2002

Action: Extend agreement for Weed Management Area funding.

Board of Supervisors

3. Subject: Declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Adopt proclamation.

4. Subject: Letter of Support for North Coast Emergency Medical Services’ Multi-Casualty Incidents/Disaster Preparedness Proposal (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

5. Subject: Reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Send letters of support to Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and to Rep. Thompson.

6. Subject: Disease Transmission Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Extend local state of emergency until January 22, 2002.

7. Subject: Perfect Attendance at Eureka Adult Day Health Services (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Ratify achievement certificates for J. Isenhardt, K. Lucas, L. Turley, J. Law, C. Arias, and C. Tallant.

8. Subject: Redwood Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America--Distinguished Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Adopt resolution in recognition of Dr. Theodore W. Loring receiving said award.

Children and Families Commission

9. Subject: Request to Establish Agency Endowment Fund ($1,521,123)

Action: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

10. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 18, 2001

Action: Approve the Board Orders.

11. Subject: Appointment of Robin Burdick to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

Action: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 2004.

12. Subject: Reappointments and Appointments to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

Action: Reappoint D. Boileau, and appoint D. Gunderson, D. Larkin, C. Watkins, and D. McMahon.

 

13. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 11, 2001

Action: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

14. Subject: Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Margaret Candrian

Action: Approve waiver up to 1800 hours..

15. Subject: Waiver of 960-Hours Limit for Extra-Help Employee Joshua Dorris

Action: Approve waiver up to 1,920 hours.

County Administrative Office

 

16. Subject: Request to Designate Kimberly Kerr, Deputy County Administrative Officer, as Primary Representative to the California State Association of Counties’ Board of Directors for Excess Insurance Authority, and to Appoint Loretta Nickolaus, as Alternate

Action: Approve request.

17. Subject: Request to Close Fund 1140, Refugee Aid, and Transfer Balance to Fund 1110 (General A)

Action: Direct the Auditor-Controller to close said fund.

County Counsel

18. Subject: Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors

Action: Adopt Resolution Nos. 02-1 through 02-4.

19. Subject: Reallocation of Legal Secretary I/II Position to Legal Accounting Specialist

Action: Approve reallocation.

 

Employment Training

20. Subject: Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Dennis Marshall

Action: Approve waiver up to 1,275 hours.

Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

21. Subject: Request to Adjust Institute for Mental Diseases and Bed-Hold Rates

Action: Approve request by amending contract with Merced Manor for Fiscal Year 01-02.

Health and Human Services--Public Health Branch

 

22. Subject: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Action: Approve subcontracts with Open Door Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

 

23. Subject: Amendment to Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Contract No. 01-15385

Action: Amend contract to include Article VIII, Section L, regarding Union Organizing.

24. Subject: Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Maureen Harrington

Action: Approve waiver up to 1,825 hours.

25. Subject: Interagency Agreement for Medi-Cal Targeted Case Management (TCM)

Action: Approve agreement with Making Headway, Inc.

26. Subject: Medi-Cal TCM Interagency Agreement with Humboldt Senior Resource Center

Action: Approve agreement.

Health and Human Services

 

27. Subject: Funding for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Chafee Foster Care

Independence Voucher Program

Action: Ratify letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein in support of S. 1503.

 

Library

28. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $1,853 for Library and Automation Project Donations

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

29. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $3170.66 for Library Donations

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

Personnel

 

30. Subject: Amendment to Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed County Officials

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 02-5, allowing up to 520 hours of voluntary unpaid furlough per year.

Probation

31. Subject: Request for Substitute Appointment for Position of Probation Officer I/II, Position No. 001

Action: Approve request until William Naulty, Probation Officer I/II, returns to his position.

32. Subject: Supplemental Budget for Forest Service Funding for Local Projects (HR 2389)--Probation Environmental Preservation Project Program ($79,613)

Action: Approve allocation of Probation Officer I/II position, establish Budget Unit 285, direct preparation of Participation Agreement with the Six Rivers National Forest and the Humboldt County Office of Education, and authorize purchase of a twelve-passenger van.

33. Subject: Contract to Establish Juvenile Assigned Work Service Program Work Sites on Federal Lands

Action: Approve contract with the Six Rivers National Forest.

Public Works

34. Subject: Renovation and Remodel of Juvenile Hall, Project No. 170234

Action: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order Nos. 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0.

35. Subject: Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms’ Program, Project No. 431000

Action: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0.

36. Subject: Overflight Easement Executed by Terri Bryan, Brett Visser and Carol Visser

Action: Accept overflight easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

37. Subject: Proposition 42--Transportation Funding: Sales and Use Tax Revenues

Action: Support the passage of Proposition 42 by adopting Resolution No. 02-6.

Sheriff

38. Subject: Request to Establish Steam Generator Fixed-Asset Account ($9,525)

Action: Approve request.

D. PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

 

Mr. Daniel Pierce, a candidate for Fifth District Supervisor, said that Sheriff’s deputies entered his house on November 16, 2001, with loaded weapons in response to a burglary. They responded to the wrong address, and no apology has been given to him. Pertaining to the marijuana card system, he said that there is no communication between Public Health and the Sheriff. He concluded his comments by saying that the Planning Department is "stifling growth."

E. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1. Subject: Presentation from California Department of Child Support Services (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Receive presentation, and take appropriate action.

F. DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2. Subject: Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

District Attorney

3. Subject: Letter of Support for the District Attorney’s Efforts to Seek an Override of Governor Davis’ Veto of Assembly Bill 960, and Continued Support from the Environmental Protection Agency

Action: Authorize letter of support to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.

G. MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

2. Subject: Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Reports)

H. CLOSED SESSION

1. It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Director of Child Support Services Pursuant to California Government Code 54954.5 (Appointed Jim Kucharek.)

2. Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No final action taken.)

 

I. ADJOURNMENT