HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA, CA, 95501

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 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.† Supervisor Neely was absent during the afternoon portion only.

A.                 OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                  Salute to the Flag

2.                  Invocation by the Reverend Rick McRostie

B.                 AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                 CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                  Request to Submit Application for Federal Assistance to Conduct a Special Survey for Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request to submit Application No. 10-644 for Federal Assistance between the County of Humboldt and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, which will provide funding for activities related to conducting a P. ramorum detection survey in the Redway area.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Coroner-Public Administrator

2.                  Contracts with Drs. George Thomas and Jill Gould for Postmortem Examinations for a Period of One Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Administrative Office

3.                  Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:† Chief Appraiser (Assessor); Child Support Specialist I (Child Support Services); Permit Specialist I/II (Community Development Services); and Cook (Mental Health Branch).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

District Attorney

4.                  Request for Variance from Scheduled Office Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Allow the District Attorney's Office to adjust office hours from those adopted by the Board on March 26, 2002

from 8:30 am - noon/1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. to 9:00 am- noon/1:00 -4:00 to give staff uninterrupted production time.† Direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution to reflect the adjusted hours.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

General Services

5.                  Reallocate Mail Services Driver

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the class of Mail Services Driver (Salary Range 217, Class 0162, Budget Unit 116) from

the classification plan.† Adopt the 40-hour class of Mail Services Driver (Salary Range 230, Class 0162, budget unit 116) into the classification plan.† Reallocate the Mail Services Driver (Range 217, Class 0162) into budget unit 116 to Mail Services Driver (Range 230, Class 0162) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.† Disallocate the class of Senior Reprographics Technician (Salary Range 291, Class 0159, Budget Unit 116) from the classification plan.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

6.                  License Agreement with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a one-year extension of the license agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                  Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Eureka City Schools District for Mental Health Outreach Services (July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                  Temporary Increase in Compensation

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve the continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Pamela Isaac, Administrative Analyst, Class 0626, Fund 1175, BU #400, Public Health Administration pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required) effective August 14, 2003 and continuing until the Department of Health and Human Services, Information Services, leadership positions class work is complete and positions are filled or February 13, 2004, whichever occurs first.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

9.                  Temporary Increase in Compensation for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Susan Buckley, beginning August 3, 2003, and continuing until February 2, 2004 or until such time as class work to establish an administrative position for the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) division is completed and the position filled, whichever occurs first,

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

10.              Lease for Environmental Health Office Space and Parking Lot

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Rynecki and Rynecki, LLC, Alex Rynecki, Inc., Manager, for office space located at 100 H Street, Eureka, CA, for the

Public Health Branch Environmental Health Division, at a monthly cost of $7,506.25† Approve the proposed lease agreement between County of Humboldt and Second and H Street, LLC, Alex Rynecki, Inc., Manager, for a 24-space parking lot for the County's exclusive use at a monthly rent of $600.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

11.              Grant Award from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission for Home-Visitor Training with Victor Bernstein, Ph.D

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant, and approve associated agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Treasurer-Tax Collector

12.              Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

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RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

13.              Claim of Marc Z. Katz for Proceeds from the Tax Sale of the Vance Hotel

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the claim was submitted years after the legal period for considering claims, and reject the claim.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

 

Aldo Bongio addressed the Board on matters pertaining to the Headwaters Fund Board.† Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of issues.† David Elsebusch addressed the Board on the transition of Animal Control Services from the Agricultural Commissioner to the Sheriff.

E.                 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                  Proclaiming September 2003 as Literacy Month(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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 advertisement/s and/or award/s.

No advertisements or awards were brought forward.

Sheriff

3.                  Request for Review and Adoption of the Plan for Transition of County Animal Control Services from the Agricultural Commissioner to the Sheriff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, this agenda item was rescheduled for the meeting of September 9, 2003.

Children and Families Commission

4.                  Annual Report from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the annual report.

There was no action required on this agenda item (presentation only).

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.

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

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

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

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                  County vs. Burns; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-391-008

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists, and order property owner to abate same.

Directed that the abatement of all violations be completed on or before November 15, 2003.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                  Humboldt County vs. Zed and Judy Kirkpatrick; Assessor's Parcel No. 107-241-002

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists, and order property owner to abate same.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

J.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                  Resolution Establishing County Policy for Expanded Public Notice for Discretionary Land Use Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, or consider request for continuance to a date and time certain..

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, this public hearing item was rescheduled for the meeting of September 9, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.

K.                ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.