Tuesday, January 15, 2002

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

A.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS (None)

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Broese Van Groenou Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka.

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.                   Supplemental funding for Nursery Inspections and Enforcement activities The Agricultural Commissioner's Office receives annual subventions from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to help offset the cost of enforcing certain state mandated programs.One such program is Nursery Regulation.The Agricultural Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement of State laws regulating the licensing, production, sale and shipment of nursery stock.

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

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of condolence on the death of Fran Clark The Board wishes to send a letter of condolence to John Kiesling on the death of his sister Fran Clark.Fran devoted many years to business development and technological advancement on the Northcoast.(Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Ratify letter to John Kiesling the brother of Fran Clark.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

3.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation Grant application for the restoration of the Natural Riparian area in the Humboldt Botanical Garden. The Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation is applying for a $100,000 grant from the State Coastal Conservancy for the restoration of the Natural Riparian area in the Humboldt Botanical Garden.This is a new funding opportunity for an area that was not included in the County's Z-Berg Grant application for the Garden.HBGF has requested the Board submit a letter in support of the project and their grant application.(Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Authorize the Chair to sign the letter of support.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

4.                   Resolution commending James Kirkendall on his retirement. James Kirkendall retired on January 5, 2002 after more than 26 years serving the Humboldt County Library System.The Board wishes to commend him for his excellent service and wish him well in his retirement.(Supervisor Neely)

Action:Adopt resolution of commendation.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

5.                   Letter requesting Governor Davis reinstate the remaining five million to the Trauma Care Fund Governor Davis withdrew his plan to cut $25 million from the Trauma Care Fund.However, the Board requests he reinstate the remaining five million initially earmarked in the budget through AB 430.These funds were allocated for thirteen EMS agencies in the State, including North Coast EMS that do not have State approved trauma plans to develop and implement a formal trauma system.Without State fiscal support North Coast EMS will not be able to develop a trauma system plan.(Supervisor Woolley)

Action:Ratify the letter of support.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of January 8, 2002 Board Orders from the meeting of January 8, 2002:D-1, E-1 and H-1.

Action:Approve the Board Orders.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Response to the Financial Audit of Probate Accounts

Action:Review and file.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

County Administrative Office

8.                   Request to excuse Loretta Nickolaus, County Administrative Officer, for attendance at the Board of Supervisors' meeting of January 22, 2002. Loretta Nickolaus has been subpoenaed for a court trial by the District Attorney's Office.The trail date is January 22, 2002 at 8:45 am.Pursuant to Humboldt County Code Section 241-6, Subdivision I, request for excusing the CAO from attendance of the Board meeting of Jan. 22, 2002 is necessary.The Assistant CAO will attend the Board meeting.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

District Attorney

9.                   Application for Grants to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of Protection Orders Program (FY 2002) US Dept. of Justice Office of Justice Programs The County has been invited to submit an application of continuation funding to the Office of Justice Programs for Federal money under the Violence Against Women Act.

Action:Submit application to U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

10.               Allocation of two full-time Family Support Officer I/II positions and a contingency transfer for the District Attorney Child Support Enforcement Division The State has provided the Division with additional funds within its state budget to pay for all of the positions.The request seeks to transfer sufficient funds ($123,481.00) from the Division's contingency fund to the appropriate budget items to permit the Division to pay for these employees for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Substance abuse treatment and testing accountability program (SATTA) implementation plan and adoption of the resolution approving the revised County plan.

Action:Withdraw from agenda.

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Motor Pool purchase of two mid-size sedans The Division of Environmental Health is requesting two additional vehicles for the Consumer Protection Team to perform restaurant, housing, water system, and consumer complaint inspections and investigations.

Action:Approve purchase by the Motor Pool at a cost of $33,000.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

13.               Supplemental budget ($11,225) for Adolescent Family Life Program The DHHS Adolescent Family Life Program is designed to improve the health, social, economic and educational well-being of pregnant and parenting adolescents in Humboldt County.

Action:Approve supplemental budget increasing state funding to $256,436.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               General Relief Grant Levels The Social Services Branch of the DHHS has been informed that a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 5.31% was effective October 1, 2001 in the CalWORKs (TANF) program.Based on the findings of January 18, 2000 the Board may increase the GR grant levels, but it is not required to do so; or it may make the increase at a later date.

Action:Direct that maximum monthly GR allowance for a single individual shall remain at $303 and direct that maximum month GR allowance for a couple shall remain at $405.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Library Services

15.               Annual Contract with Humboldt Literacy Project The Library contracts annually with the Humboldt Literacy Project to provide literacy training for adults in Humboldt County.Funds for this project come from HLP fundraising and an annual grant to the Library from the California State Library.

Action:Approve contract, and accept the sum of $9,083 from the California State Library for the provision of adult literacy services.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Personnel

16.               Dissolution of eligibility list for the classes of Senior Environmental Health Specialist Supervising Mental Health Clinician and Training Coordinator Humboldt County Merit System Rule IV Section 6 provides for employment eligibility lists to be valid for one year. The current eligibility lists for Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Supervising Mental Health Clinician and Training Coordinator have an insufficient number of candidates and the Personnel Department is conducting new recruitments.

Action:Approve request.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Public Works

17.               Bauriedel Easement Deed APN 300-071-32 Eureka Area Mr. and Mrs. Bauriedel have provided an easement deed for drainage across their property.The purpose of the drainage easement is to clarify the County's maintenance responsibility for the drainage of storm waters from Cedar Street a County maintained road.

Action:Accept easement deed executed by James and Sile Bauriedel.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

18.               Construction of Hammond Trail Fischer Road Segment The work of Parnum Paving Inc. contractor for the Hammond Trail Fischer Road segment has been successfully completed.The contract was awarded per Board Order C-46 August 14, 2001.

Action:Accept completed contract with Parnum Paving Inc.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

19.               Clear Creek Culvert replacement at PM 13.05 Mattole Road (F3C010) The work of John N. Petersen Inc. contractor for the Clear Creek culvert replacement on Mattole Road has been successfully completed.The work was for culvert replacement at Mattole Road P.M. 13.05.The contract was awarded per Board Order G-2 July 17, 2001.

Action:Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen Inc.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

20.               Resolution to apply for grant funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program Under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 In order to apply for funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program, the County must submit an authorizing resolution to the Department of Parks and Recreation as part of the application package.

Action:Adopt Resolution No. 02-7.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

Treasurer-Tax Collector

21.               Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt Securities and Exchange rules agreed to by the County on issuing the 1996 Certificates of Participation (COP) requires filing of annual reports in accordance with Section 4 of the Humboldt County Resolution 96-39 adopted May 21, 1996.The Treasurer-Tax Collector will be filing a disclosure agreement with the Federal Depositories.

Action:Receive and file statement.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

D.                 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

DHHS Mental Health and Public Health Branches

3.                   Report on Heroin in Humboldt County Treatment of substance addiction is an effective method of preventing the adverse effects of addiction on a community including poor individuals and family functioning crime and health status including death.As a result the DHHS has prepared a report describing the heroin problem locally and the cope of treatment options for the Board's review.

Action:Receive and file report.

MOTION:Motion to Approve.

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

E.                  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 reports)

F.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 19:30 A.M. Health and Human Services

1.                   Presentation by a representative from the California Department of Forestry (CDF) on the status of the Grant between the Office of Safety, the County and CDF. The County of Humboldt was awarded a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to maintain year round 24 hours per day 7 days per week staffing at the California Dept. of Forestry Weott Fire Station.This is a pilot project to demonstrate the advantage of forming a local district and continuing with year round California Department of Forestry staffing on a long-term basis.This coverage would not be possible were it not for the cooperation of several agencies.

Action:Hear presentation.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Headwaters Forest Defense et al v. County of Humboldt et al USDC Northern California Case No. CV-97-03989-VRN(No final action taken)

H.                  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 Daniel Pierce said the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant "must go."

2.                   Trevor Sundquist, a Eureka High School student representing Project PC, requested the Board Consider donating their surplus computers to the project so that students could "rent" them similar to a library book.The project team would refurbish the computers.

3.                   Lindsey McWilliams, Director of the County's Administrative Services, explained the process that would need to be followed for the Board to consider the request.

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

I.                     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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