BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

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

 

 

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Humboldt County

 

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

 

 

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA, CA, 95501

TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2003

9:00 AM

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

 

 

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

A.                  NON-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Resolution Urging the Cailfornia Legislature to Use a Balanced Approach in Adopting the State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-78.

Found that the need to take action arose after the July 8, 2003, agenda was posted.

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.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

 

 
 

1.                   Request to Direct the Agricultural Commissioner to Avoid an Anticipated Overdraft for Contracted Animal Shelter Services with the Sequoia Humane Society

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve the requested transfer of $42,910 from Contingency Fund to Budget Unit 278, Account No. 1100 -278-2-118

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.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Humboldt County to be a Contributing Signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding for a Coordinated Approach to Restoring Fish Passage for Anadromous Salmonids in Coastal Watersheds (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No 03-75.

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 John Frederick for Having Served on the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

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.

4.                   Resolution Declaring August 30, 2003, as Bigfoot Days in Willow Creek (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

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

5.                   Appointment/Reappointments to the Commission on the Status of Women

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Susan Hoffman, and reappoint Diana Cooper, Lorelie Tomko, and Julie Millard.

RESCHEDULED FOR THE MEETING OF JULY 22, 2003 (BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR).

6.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Ralph William McCarthy with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

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.

7.                   Reappointment to the Area 1 Developmental Disability Program Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Nola J. Sharp with term to expire on June 30, 2006.

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.

Coroner-Public Administrator

 

8.                   Transfer of $5,352 from Contingencies to Funeral Directors Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

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

9.                   Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption for Staff Services Analyst II position in Child Support Services.

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.               Agreement with the State of California Employment Development Department in Order to Secure Wage and Employer Information for the Purpose of Collecting Restitution, Fines, Penalties, Assessments, and Fees Owed to the County or State as Directed by State Mandate or Court Order

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Administrative Office to sign the agreement.

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.

District Attorney

11.               Victim Witness Assistance Program; Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2003-04; State Office of Criminal Justice Planning

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute original Grant Proposal/Award Face Sheet and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance, which will allow continuation of services to County victims of crime for another fiscal year.

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.

General Services

12.               Lease for Public Works Sign Shop and Vehicle Storage

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Charlene and Ron Lundblade for property located at 112 W. Third Street in Eureka.

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.               Agreement with Michael Burleson, M.D. for Non-Emergency Medical Services for Fiscal Years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

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.

14.               Agreement with Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy for Consultation and Medication Services--Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify agreement.

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

15.               Amendment No. A-2 to Agreement No. 00-90745 with the California Department of Health Services--Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, extending the term of the grant through June 30, 2005, with an additional $150,000 in funding each year for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004.

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.               Expenditure Report and Certification Against Supplanting--Progress Report to the State of California Department of Health Services; Local Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive, approve, and sign report.

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.

17.               Revised Allocation--Deputy Health Officer Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised allocation.

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 

18.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Jeri Scardina, Social Worker Supervisor II; and Continuing for Six Months, or Until the Vacant Program Manager II Position is Filled (Whichever Comes First)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase in pay.

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

19.               Two Years' Added Service Credit--Public Employees' Retirement System

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board give notice of its intent to adopt a resolution to grant another designated period for two years' additional service credit, for the classifications of Senior Investigator (D.A.); Facility Maintenance Superintendent, Computer Operations Supervisor, Senior Systems & Applications Programmer, Deputy Director--Social Services, Mental Health Program Manager, Vocational Counselor I/II (Employment Training Division); Staff Services Manager I (Fiscal), and Department Information Systems Manager.

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

20.               Request for an Increase in the Fees for Conservatorship Investigations and Written Report to the Court from $200 to $324.50

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 03-76.

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

21.               Resolution to Amend Resolution No. 90-123 to Summarily Vacate a Portion of Beach Road (One-Foot-Wide Non-Vehicular Access Strip); Shelter Cove Subdivision

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-77, which corrects an error discovered on a title search on a parcel of land in said subdivision.

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.               Acquisition of Right of Way for Chartin Road; Blue Lake

RECOMMENDATION: Accept three Easement Deeds from the Blue Lake Rancheria of California for the improvement of Chartin Road.

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.               Supplemental Budget for Land Use Division ($35,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget to provide funding for Road Fund staff that worked on subdivision projects.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

24.               License Agreement for Geoff D. Werronen, d.b.a. Northwind Delivery Service, to Provide Ground Courier Service from County Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

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.

25.               Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Gary and Christine Manhart for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement.

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.               License Agreement for Alfonse E. Castaldi, d.b.a. Executive Air Charter, to Provide Air Charter Service from Murray Field Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

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.

27.               JLF Construction Final Map Subdivision (Bates Lane); APN 510-111-57, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize release of Security for Faithful Performance ($25,135) and Payment Security to Contractors ($12,570).

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.

28.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Contract No. 971072

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on July 29, 2003.

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 

29.          Request for Waiver of Section 2,D(6) of Salary Resolution 82-170 for Extra-Help Legal Office Assistant Heather Benson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and grant an extension of her temporary appointment from 960 hours to 1068 hours.

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.

30.          Renewal of Joint Operating and Financial Plan for Controlled Substances from United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, for 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 02-LE-11051360-052 in support of operations to suppress manufacturing and trafficking of controlled substances on or affecting the administration of National Forest System lands, wherein the Forest Service agrees to reimburse the County for expenditures associated with detection, surveillance, and eradication of activities associated with illegal production or trafficking of controlled substances.

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.

31.          Request to Accept, on Behalf of the Sheriff's Office, Two TREK Bicycles Equipped for Law Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Accept bicycles purchased by Deputy Sheriff Greg Bickel in memory of his mother, Jeane-Mance Bickel., for use at the McKinleyville Station.

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 addressed the Board on cellular radiation effects.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   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.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

No change orders were brought forward.

County Administrative Office

3.                   County/Fire District Working Group

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint members to participate in a County/Fire District Working Group.

Directed County Counsel and the Fire Chiefs to get a legal opinion from the State Attorney General's Office on use of Proposition 172 funding.

 

Appointed the following to the County/Fire District Working Group:

 

Chief Dave White, Arcata Fire District;

Chief Dave Gibbs, Humboldt Fire District;

Chief Ray Stonebarger, Blue Lake Fire District;

Chief Patty Butler, Redway Fire District;

Supevisor Jimmy Smith;

Supervisor Jill Geist;

Sheriff Gary Philp (or designee);

Chief Probation Officer Bill Burke (or designee); and

District Attorney Paul Gallegos (or designee).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

4.                   Requests for Funding Over Target Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentations on budget impacts and requests for funding above the target from the General Services Department and the District Attorney, and take other action as appropriate.

Authorized General Services to work with the Personnel Department regarding the classifications of Custodian, Building Maintenance Custodians, and Senior Custodian.

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

5.                   Contract with Jefferson Consulting Group Regarding the Buckhorn Summit Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

Approved as amended.

 

Supervisor Smith absent due to meeting with the newly-impaneled Grand Jury.

Motion: Move to approve as amended.

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

Vote Summary: 4 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

6.                   Headwaters Revolving Load Fund Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission.

Supervisor Smith was absent during this item due to meeting with the newly-impaneled Grand Jury.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 4 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstains.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.             Report on 2002/03 Improvements to Veteran's Memorial Buildings (Supervisors Smith and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

There was no action take on this agenda item (report only).

2.             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.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

No action was taken on this standing item.

G.                 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.

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation (Significant Exposure to Litigation) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.99b)--One Case

There was no final action take on this Closed Session item.

H.                  ADJOURNMENT