BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

Humboldt County - In The Redwoods

COUNTY STAFF

  Chair
JIMMY SMITH
First District

 

LORETTA NICKOLAUS
County Administrative Officer

Vice Chair
JILL GEIST
Fifth District

 

TAMARA C. FALOR
County Counsel

ROGER RODONI
Second District

 

LORA CANZONERI
Clerk of the Board

JOHN WOOLLEY  
Third District

 

 

BONNIE NEELY
Fourth District

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2003

9:00 AM

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

 

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley and Bonnie Neely.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Silence

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.            Request to Authorize Supervisor Jimmy Smith, Humboldt County's Representative to the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program, to Sign a Joint Resolution Recognizing the Efforts of Various Participants (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.            Letters to State Representatives Requesting Reduction in Budget Cuts for the U. C. Cooperative Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Mary Nichols, Secretary for Resources, for Her Support for Restoring the Health of the Klamath-Trinity Rivers (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of April 8, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

5.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of April 15, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Community Development Services

6.            Request for Creation and Funding of Trust Funds Needed for Headwaters Fund Operations; Approve an RFP Procurement Process for Providing Equity Financing as Part of the Revolving Loan Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

County Administrative Office

7.            Request to Authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to Suspend Collection Effort on Accounts Determined to be Uncollectible (Nineteen [19] Accounts Totaling $7,203.40)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to incorporate this task with maintenance duties performed annually.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

8.             Termination of Local Emergency Caused by Flooding and Wind

RECOMMENDATION: Approve termination by adopting Resolution No. 03-42.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

9.             Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Planner I/II (Community Development Services); Supervising Psychiatric Nurse (Mental Health Branch); and two Eligibility Worker I's (Social Services Branch).

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

10.         Redwood Coast Energy Authority Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign JPA, and appoint Supervisor Woolley to serve on the Authority's governing Board of Supervisors.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

County Counsel

11.          Resolution Modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 02-89 of the Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-43.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

12.          Request for Temporary Increase in Compensation for Laura Matthias, Legal Accounting Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch 

13.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours For Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Resolution Supporting Humboldt County Application for Used Oil Recycling Block Grant fro the California Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-44.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Request to Join with the California State Association of Counties in Opposing Assembly Bill 1470 (Vargas), Which Would Allow the Wages and/or Benefits of Providers of In-Home Supportive Services to be Increased by a Local Voter Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

16.               Request to Declare Truck Lift as Surplus to Allow Sale of Equipment and Deposit of Funds into Revenue Account No. 1190 597 549010

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Personnel

17.               Agreement to Develop a Web-Based, On-Line Application and Interest-Card System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Neuroscape Communication Resources.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Probation

18.               Request to Approve and Submit 2003-04 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Application for Continuation Funding and Plan Modification

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt Resolution No. 03-45.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Public Guardian

19.          Agreement for Office Space Located at 23 Fifth Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve two-year lease with Donald A. Leonard.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Public Works

20.         Construction of Security Fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport; Project No. AIP-3-06-0010-22; Contract No. 911500

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Texas Commercial Fence, Inc.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

21.          Support for Assembly Bill 1300, Which Would Require the Secretary of the Resources Agency to Prepare an Annual Report that Summarizes the Expenditures Made Pursuant to the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to send a letter of support to Assemblyman John Laird.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

22.          Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Mowing Tractor for Parks Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $4,500.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

23.          Request to Authorize the Immediate Purchase of a Used Rubber Tire Excavator for an Amount Not to Exceed $20,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

24.          Ordinance Repealing Section 422-8(63) and Adding Section 422-5(2) of the Chapter 2 of Division 2 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code (Setting a Speed of 15 MPH on Machi Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading thereof, and set the ordinance for adoption on May 6, 2003.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Bonnie Neely, John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

25.           License Agreement to Operate and Record Data from a Weather-Metering Device (Called a Ceilometer), Located at the Road Barn Facilities at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with All Weather Inc., a California Corporation.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

26.          Bridge Repainting on South Fork Eel River Bridge on Maple Hills Road; Project No. BHLPO (054); Contract No. 924025

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on May 20, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Sheriff

27.               Request for the Temporary Allocation of One Full-Time Correctional Work Crew Leader Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

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

Daniel Pierce spoke on a variety of subjects.  Sungnome Madrone addressed matters pertaining to the litigation on the Moss Subdivision (Trinidad/Westhaven area).

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Declaring May 2003 as Veterans Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: John Woolley; Yeas: Bonnie Neely, John Woolley, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith, Jill Geist; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.                   Declaring May 2003 as Arthritis Education Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

3.                   Declaring April 2003 as Occupational Therapy Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Jill Geist, Bonnie Neely; Second: none; Yeas: Jill Geist, Bonnie Neely, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

4.                   Declaring April 27-May 3, 2003, as National Volunteer Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.             Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV); Terminal Building Decoration and Advertising Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind the 1979 Board Order establishing Sara Parsons, Marvin Trump, and Guy Kulstad as the Terminal Building Decoration Committee.  Assign the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors (or other appointed Board member), the Public Works Director, Airport Manager, the Chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee as the review committee for terminal building decoration and advertising at ACV. Re-establish the Terminal Building Decoration and Advertising Committee with the following members:  Board Chair, County Administrative Officer (or designee), Director of Public Works (or designee), Airports Manager, and a representative from the arts or architectural community.  Directed that a nominee from the arts or architectural community be brought forward at a future Board meeting.  Directed that an agenda item be brought back in future to consider establishing a similar committee for the remaining County buildings.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni; Second: none; Yeas: Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley, Jimmy Smith, Jill Geist; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.                   

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

No change orders were brought forward.

3.            Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects--Storm Damage Repair to Alderpoint Road; Project No. ER 3602 (002); Contract No. 980012

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Bonnie Neely; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely, John Woolley, Jimmy Smith, Jill Geist; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Personnel

4.          Request to Approve the Amended Humboldt County Public Authority-In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Policy

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, approve the amended policy.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Bonnie Neely, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Resolution Supporting Assembly Bill 1168, Designation of Portions of the Albion and Gualala Rivers to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System as Recreational Rivers

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-46.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: John Woolley, Jill Geist; Second: none; Yeas: John Woolley, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.                   Approval of the Headwaters Revolving Loan Fund Lender Manual, Contract with Arcata Economic Development Corporation to be a Lender, and Technical Assistance Budget; Approval of Resolutions Delegating Specific Signature Authority to the Community Development Services Director (CDSD) (Headwaters Fund Subcommittee--Supervisors Woolley and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the Revolving Loan Fund Lender Manual that will govern the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund.  Review and approve an expenditure of up to $5,000 within the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for technical assistance to borrowers for Fiscal Year 2002-03.  Review and approve the contract with Arcata Economic Development Corporation to become a Revolving Loan Fund Lender.  Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Revolving Loan Fund Lender Agreement and Master Participation Agreement between the County and Arcata Economic Development Corporation.  Adopt Resolution No. 03-47, providing specific authorization to the CDSD to sign contracts on behalf of the County with consultant underwriters for the RLF.  Adopt Resolution No. 03-48, providing specific authorization to the CDSD to sign the Participation Certificate to be executed for each RLF program loan.  Approve the creation of two non-interest bearing Trust Funds in connection with the RLF:  the "Loan Loss Reserve Fund" (No. 3844) and the "Loan Capital Reserve Fund" (No. 3845).

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Bonnie Neely, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

3.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

No action required.

4.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

No report brought forward.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.            Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

No report required.

2.             Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

No final action taken.

3.            Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

No final action taken.

4.             It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

Continued to May 6, 2003.

5.             Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad.  Court of Appeal Case No. A096742

No final action taken.

6.            Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  County of Humboldt v. McKee, et al.  Superior Court Case No. DR 020825

No final action taken.

I.                    PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.           Request for a Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Development within the Flood Plain; DEAN LEWIS, Applicant; APN 209-351-22 and 209-291-17; Redcrest Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the variance request, which will allow the construction of a new 53-space seasonal RV park in the flood plain with the following conditions:  a) the facilities will be removed from the site prior to the rainy season; and b) reinstallment of the facilities will not occur until April 1.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Bonnie Neely; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Bonnie Neely, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, John Woolley; Nays: none; Abstains: none.

Vote Summary: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

ADJOURNMENT