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 15, 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.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou of the Harvest Church

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM†† (Posted Friday, July 11, 2003, at 4:35 p.m.)

1.                   Letter of Support for California Geological Survey (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

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.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sheila Nitzel.

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

2.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions.

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.

Library Services

3.                   Donation and Grants to the Library from Individuals and Groups

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $6,775.

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.

 

Dave Spreen expressed about asbestos.† William Timm and Eric Martin spoke of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.† Daniel Pierce and David Elsebusch spoke on a variety of issues.† Ralph McCarthy expressed concerns about recall processes.† Carol Beakman urged the Board to adhere to the three-minute rule for speakers during Public Appearances.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Declaring July 13-19, 2003,† as "Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week" (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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.


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.

3.                   Ordinance Amending Section 431-76 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Myrtle Avenue

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

Scheduled ordinance for adoption on August 5, 2003.

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.

Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

4.                   Purchasing of Medical Records Imaging System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Lease/Purchase Agreement with TransOcean Funding, Inc.; approve purchase agreement with IDP for the purchase of computer equipment and software, following the deposit of funds by TransOcean Funding Inc. with the First National Bank of Central California in accordance with the terms of the lease/purchase agreement with TransOcean Finding, Inc.; approve Any Doc software license agreement and Meditrieve license agreement; and authorize the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Branch to sign any amendments to the above-mentioned documents.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Community Development Services

5.                   Request for Approval of the Headwaters Grant Fund Funding Policies and Guidelines as Recommended by the Headwaters Fund Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve the Revised Grant Fund Manual.

The motion was for the current year only.

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.

County Counsel

6.                   Ordinance Amending/Repealing Various Sections of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption on August 5, 2003.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, Counsel was directed to bring this agenda item back at a later date.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Expansion of the Williamson Act Advisory Committee (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, this agenda item was rescheduled for the meeting of July 22, 2003.

2.                   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.

3.                   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.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

11:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by the Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce on Expenditure of Transient Occupancy Tax (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

No action was necessary on this item (presentation only).

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.                   PUBLIC HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Health and Human Services--Administration

1.                   Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Public Health Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the decision to make a change in its allocation of Public Health Branch realignment monies is based on the most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes.† Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer ten percent (10%) of state/local program realignment funds from the Public Health Branch sub-account to mental Health Branch sub-account.

Supervisors Rodoni and Geist were absent during this agenda item.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

K.                  ADJOURNMENT