BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

County of Humboldt, Home of 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

 

 

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA , CA, 95501

TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2003

9:00 AM

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

 

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni.

 

Supervisors Woolley and Neely were absent because they were attending dispute resolution training.

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Rebecca Criswell

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Letter Encouraging Alaska Airlines to Develop Direct Flights Between Arcata/Eureka Airport and Los Angeles . (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter of support.

Motion: Move to approveMotion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.                   Rescind Board Order F-3 of June 3, 2003 Disallocating a Staff Services Manager I-Fiscal Position in Budget Unit 511 to Allow the Employee to Take the Early Retirement Option That Has Been Offered (Department of Health and Human Services-Social Serivces Branch)

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind Board Order F-3 of June 3, 2003 .

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Funding 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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 03-0204.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon . (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-74.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

3.                   Letter in Support of Restoring Funding for the AmeriCorps Program

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Board's action of June 24, 2003 , which authorized Chair to sign said letter.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency--Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until July 22, 2003 , allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests for exemptions to the hiring freeze for the following vacant positions:  three Juvenile Correction Officers (24 hr/wk) (Probation); one Investigator (Public Defender); two Correctional Officers I/II (Sheriff); an Administrative Secretary (Board of Supervisors); and a Legal Clerk I/II (Child Support Services).

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Administration

6.                   Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Public Health Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account  

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 , at 1:30 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Agreement with Fortuna Community Services (d.b.a. Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment [HART]) for the Provision of Driving-Under-the-Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Request to Reclassify an Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position to an Administrative Analyst I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and exempt newly-reclassified position from the hiring freeze.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Purchase of a Projector That Will Allow the Support Staff to Make Presentations to Understand Streamline-Coordinated Services and Cross-Train Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($9,600).

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

10.               California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Services for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

Public Works

11.               Adding Section 431-46 of Chapter 1, Division 3, of the Humboldt  County Code , Relating to Parking on  Halibut Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2302.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

12.               Kellogg Overflight Easement; APN 511-052-12, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Kevin Kellogg for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport .

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

13.               Agreement for Transferring the Upper Portion of Cummings Road Water System to the Humboldt Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Quitclaim Deed for a pumping station from the County of Humboldt to Humboldt Community Services District.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

14.               Agreement with the California Department of Transportation for Providing $636,382 to be Receipted into the County Road Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. X03-5904(078).

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

15.               Smith Overflight Easement; APN 511-091-36; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Russell and Tiffany Smith for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport .

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

16.               An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt Amending Section 431-84 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Oak Street

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and the set the ordinance for adoption at least one week away.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

17.               Request for Authorization to Apply to the Coastal Conservancy for a Grant to Fund Construction of the Last Remaining Section of the Hammond Trail, Known as the "Hole in the Hammond" Between Murray Road and Letz Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

18.               Award of Contract for Construction of Overlay Paving on Myrtle Avenue Between Harrison and Hall Avenues; Project No. RPL-5904(049); Contract No. 200703

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Granite Construction Company.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

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

Eric Martin spoke on issues relating to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.  Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on various subjects.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Officer Donald Bright on His Retirement from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Jill Geist; Second: Roger Rodoni; Yeas: Jill Geist, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item--Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

No change orders were brought forward.

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement and/or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advertisements and/or awards (if required).

No advertisements or awards were brought forward.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

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

No action was required on this standing item.

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

No reports were brought forward on this standing item.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

  9:10 a.m. 

--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation of the Grand Jury's 2003-2003 Final Report (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation, and receive the final report.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Roger Rodoni; Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

2.                   Certificates of Appreciation for the 2002-2003 Grand Jury (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Present Certificates of Appreciation to the Foreperson and members of the 2002-2003 Grand Jury.

Motion: Move to approve
Motion: Jill Geist; Second: Roger Rodoni; Yeas: Roger Rodoni, Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith; Nays: none; Abstains: none.
Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

I.                    CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session  (if required)

It was not necessary to hold this Closed Session.

2.                   Standing Item--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)

It was not necessary to hold this Closed Session.

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

It was not necessary to hold this Closed Session.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT