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 22, 2003

9:00 AM

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

 

 

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

 

Supervisor Geist was attending a conference of the national association for resource conservation districts in San Antonio, Texas.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Eddy Wisan, Pastor of the Hebrew Christian Church in Eureka

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS†† (None)

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Supplemental Funding (Not to Exceed $23,140) in FY 2003-04 for High-Risk Pest Inspection Services Carried Out at the Local Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 03-0254 with the California department of Food and Agriculture.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Assessor

2.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 751-1 and 751-2 of Chapter 1 of Division 5 of Title VII of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Property Damaged by Misfortune or Calamity

RECOMMENDATION: Set ordinance for adoption on August 5, 2003.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 26, 2003.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

4.                   Proclaim July 27, 2003, as a Day of Recognition in Honor of the Korean War Veterans (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   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 August 5, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Reappointments to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Maura Eastman, Tisa Jewell, Abdul Aziz, Larry Graebner, Richard G. Botzler, Byrd Lochtie, and Jack A.Shaffer to four-year terms.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

7.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Assistant Chief Kevin O'Neil to replace Unit Chief K. R. "Dick" Goings, who has retired from the State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Humboldt-Del Norte Unit).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Community Development Services

8.                   Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the North Coastal Information Center--Yurok Tribe for Archaeological Records Searches for Discretionary Land Use Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOA.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Administrative Office

9.                   Request for Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions:† Office Assistant I (Public Health Branch); and Correctional Officer I/II (Sheriff)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

10.               Ordinance Amending Section 2111-1 of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Jurors' Fees and Mileage

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

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Administration

11.               Request to Delete the Class of Mental Health Program Manager; Adopt the Class of Program Manager (Unlicensed/Licensed); Approve the Allocation of One Full-Time Program Manager (Unlicensed/Licensed); and Exempt the Newly-Allocated Position from the County Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

12.               Request to Establish an Insurance Line Item ($2,152)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Agreement to Conduct and Coordinate a Beta Test of the Rapid Syndrome Validation Project, an Internet-Based Disease Surveillance System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Sandia National Laboratories.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

14.               Request for Approval of the Recommendations Provided by the Children's Trust Fund Review Committee for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt County and The Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Grants Totaling $16,000 for Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Reassignment of Sara Turner's Appointment to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reassign Ms. Turner as a current for former provider of in-home care.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

16.               Request for Temporary Increase in Pay for Social Worker IV, Donna Johnson, as Though She Had Been Promoted to Social Worker Supervisor II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for a period of six months, or until such time as the regular supervisor returns to her position (whichever occurs first).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

17.               Premise Use Permits for Use of 636 Square Feet of Office Space Rent-Free at the Employment Development Department (EDD) Offices at 409 K Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of the Social Services Branch to sign said permits (one for CalWORKs Division staff and one for Employment Training Division staff).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Library Services

18.               Request for Adoption of the Proposed Safe Use & Conduct Policy for the Use of All County Library Facilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Supplemental Budget of $25,043 for Receiving Grants and Donations to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Personnel

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-79.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Probation

21.               Disallocation of 2.5 Positions in Budget Unit 256, Juvenile Drug Court Program, and Allocation of 1.0 Position to Budget Unit 235 and 0.5 Position to Budget Unit 237

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate a Legal Office Assistant position, a Deputy Probation Officer I/II position, and a .5 Supervising Probation Officer position in Budget Unit 256 effective August 23, 2003.† Reallocate the following positions effective August 24, 2003:† .5 Supervising Probation Officer to Budget Unit 235; .5 Deputy Probation Officer I/II to Budget Unit 235; and .5 Deputy Probation Officer I/II to Budget Unit 237.† Authorize the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process to implement the disallocations.† Approve a supplemental budget for Budget Unit 235 ($54,437).† Approve a supplemental budget for Budget Unit 237 ($21,402).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

22.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. 2304.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

23.               License Agreement with the Department of the Navy for the Construction and Use of a Detour Across the Naval Facility at Centerville

RECOMMENDATION: Extend license agreement through June 30, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

24.               JLF Construction Final Map Subdivision (Oceanside Unit No. 6); Assessor's Parcel No. 508-191-48; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of Security for Faithful Performance ($120,000), Payment Security to Contractors ($60,000), and Security for Monuments ($2,800).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

25.               Request to Establish Extra-Help ($3,300) and Overtime ($260) Line Items for the Roads/Natural Resources Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

26.               Red Cap Road Reconstruction Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the U. S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact (National Environmental Policy Act document) as Humboldt County's California Environmental Quality Act document for said project.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 27.               Compensation for Kim Conrad as if He Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation from August 3, 2003, through October 25, 2003.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

28.               Supplemental Budget ($40,771) to Reimburse the General Fund for Overdrafted Accounts in Budget Unit 1100-215

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

29.               Supplemental Budget ($17,567) to Cover Overtime Expenditures in Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

30.               Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program Contract for Fiscal Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the California Department of Boating and Waterways.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

Aldo Bongio addressed the Board on various issues.† Rich Bettis, Property Manager for the Pacific Lumber Company gave an update on illegal encampments and tree sitters on land owned by the company.† Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of issues.† William McDonald addressed the Board on various personal issues.† David Elsebusch suggested changes on the protocol for the PUBLIC APPEARANCES portion of the agenda.† William Timm and Eric Martin spoke about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Sara Kramer, Volunteer in Service to America (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Colbey Sullivan, Volunteer in Service to America (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Bill Bowles on His Retirement After Having Served Humboldt County for Thirty-Four Years (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Paul Blake on His Retirement from the District Attorney's Office After Twenty-Six Years of Service (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Eric Olson on His Retirement from the District Attorney's Office After Thirty-One Years of Public Service (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 4 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).

Approve the plans and specifications for construction of Briceland Thorne Road between PM 11.8 and PM 12.45; Project No. RPL 5904 (050, Contract No. 200700; and directed the Clerk of the Board to advertise the project for ten days with bids to be opened on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Five-Year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Review report.† Make any adjustments (as needed).† Approve the Road and Bridge Project Priority List.

Also directed that the plan be presented annually.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

10:00 a.m.--Clerk of the Board

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

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Susan Hoffman, and reappoint Diana Cooper, Lorelie Tomko, and Julie Millard.† Take other action as appropriate.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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 action was taken on this standing item.

H.                  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.

I.                    ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARING--1:30 P.M.

County vs. Leona and Ted Stevens; A. P. No. 514-051-011

RECOMMENDATION:† Find that a public nuisance exists, and order the property to abate said nuisance.

Ordered property owner to abate by September 30, 2003.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT


The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.