BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

County of Humboldt - In 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

 

 



BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Humboldt County

 

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:09 AM

 

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

Supervisor Geist was absent due to jury duty.

 

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Rick McGinty, Senior Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

 

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Request for the Distribution of that Portion of the Excess Proceeds Resulting from the May 30, 2002, Public Auction of Parcels Listed on the Submitted Attachment A to the Claimants, and in the Amounts Listed for Each Parcel ACTION: Approve request, and direct that distribution be held for ninety (90) days from September 16, 2003, to allow for the required review period.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for John D. Spillers on His Retirement(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Continuation of Emergency--Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until October 7, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Susan Buckley to the Children and Families Commission

ACTION: Approve appointment.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Administrative Office

5.                   HR 2389--Forest Service Funding

ACTION: Elect to reserve 15% of the Forest Service reserve payments for County projects under Title III, and direct staff to notify the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service accordingly.  Direct the Community Development Director to return to the Board of Supervisors with a Title III project proposal in accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000; and, if approved by the Board, initiate the required 45-day public comment period.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

6.                   Request to Consent to the Arcata Community Development Agency's Request to Extend its Term of Indebtedness

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

7.                   Hiring Freeze Exemptions

ACTION: Grant exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Office Assistant I/II (Community Development Services); Purchasing Agent (General Services); and Road Maintenance Worker I/II (Public Works).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

District Attorney

8.                   Purchase of Computer Equipment and Software for Grants to Encourage Arrests Program

ACTION: Adopt $5,500 supplemental for accepting grant funds.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Appointment of Roxanne Fereydouni to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

ACTION: Approve appointment.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Ambulance Permits

ACTION: Renew existing ambulance permits for the following  Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service (Service Area I); Hoopa Health Association (Service Area II); City Ambulance (Service Area III); Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service (Service Area IV); and City Ambulance Garberville (Service Area V).  Renew the ambulance permit issued to Southern Trinity Health Services.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

11.               Allocation of a Full-Time Laboratory Assistant I/II Position in Budget Unit 435

ACTION: Approve allocation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

12.               Purchase of a Motorola Satellite Telephone for the Public Health Branch Through the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Grant

ACTION: Approve purchase ($2,600).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

13.               Subcontract with Open Door Community Health Centers for Immunization Program

ACTION: Approve subcontract.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Transfer of $609,491 Through Contingencies

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ACTION: Approve transfer ($40,151 to Foster Care Assistance Payments and $569,340 to Aid to Adoptions).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

15.               Request for the Allocation a Full-Time Senior Staff Services Analyst Position, and the Disallocation of a Full-Time Administrative Analyst Position

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Library Services

16.               Request to Establish a Revolving Fund at $865

ACTION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 03-97, and rescind Resolution No. 99-68.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

17.               Draft License Application for Klamath Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2082)

ACTION: Review draft letter to PacifiCorp, make desired changes, and authorize Chair to sign final letter.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

18.               Transfer of $100,000 to Cover a Shortfall in Fixed-Asset Account--Arcata Airport Improvements

ACTION: Approve transfer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Utility Tractor for Parks

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget ($8,800).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

20.               Standard Agreement with the California Department of Justice for Toxicology Services

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. 02-CA1300000TOX-35.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

21.               Establish Expenditure and Fixed-Asset Accounts, Appropriation Transfer, and Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 270 (State Domestic Preparedness)

ACTION: Approve requests (program is completely funded by the U. S. Department of Justice).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

22.               Differential Pay as Acting Correctional Supervisor for Terri Bittner, Senior Correctional Officer

ACTION: Approve differential pay.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

23.               Purchase of Light Bar for DARE Officer Vehicle

ACTION: Approve purchase ($2,188).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.

 

Aldo Bongio addressed the Board on various issues.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Claude Cola on His Retirement(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Proclaim September 22, 2003 as Car Free Day(Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

ACTION: Approve change orders (if required).

No change orders were brought forward.

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

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

No advertisements or awards were brought forward.

3.                   Subdivision Roads and Formation of Sub-Zones to the County-Wide Permanent Road Division

ACTION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt the following County policies relative to the acceptance of roads into the County Maintained Road System, adopt the policy regarding formation of sub-zones to the Countywide Permanent Road Division (PRD) and adopt the attached procedures for formation of a sub-zone.  1.     POLICY #1-Roads whose alignment are part of the circulation element of the County General Plans (generally collector and arterial roads) that are constructed to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works shall be recommended to the Board of Supervisors for inclusion into the County Maintained

Road System.  2.  POLICY #2-Roads that are constructed to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works that are not part of the circulation element of the County General Plans and are not collector or arterial roads shall not be recommended for acceptance into the County Maintained Road System unless funding for the future maintenance of the road and its associated facilities is provided through either a Permanent Road Division (PRD), County Service Area (CSA), or other Board of Supervisors approved Benefit Assessment District.  3.     POLICY #3-Roads that are constructed (subject to approval by the Planning Commission or the

Board of Supervisors) to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works may be allowed to be privately maintained, where maintenance is provided by a Home Owners Association (HOA), Road Maintenance Association (RMA), or other means acceptable to the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors.  4.     POLICY #4-Roads that meet the policies herein for acceptance into the County Maintained Road System shall not be charged an assessment for insurance associated with the maintenance of items included in a PRD unless directed by the Board of Supervisors.  5.     POLICY #5-An assessment collected for maintenance of items included in a PRD shall only be used for the purpose intended as indicated in the Engineer's report used for the PRD sub-zone formation.  6.     POLICY #6-An assessment to defray County's cost of management of a PRD sub-zone after its formation shall be included in the formation of any PRD sub-zone.  7.     POLICY #7-An assessment to defray the County's cost in forming a PRD sub-zone shall be included in the formation of any PRD sub-zone.  8.     PROCEDURES-The general procedures attached as Exhibits A, B, C, D and E shall be used for the formation of a sub-zone of the Countywide PRD.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, Humboldt County Office of Education, Humboldt Area Foundation, and Humboldt County Regarding Resource Development(Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Direct staff, including County Counsel, to share information, including Counsel's Comments on the Draft MOU with the parties to the proposed MOU; and take other action as appropriate.

It was moved by Supervisor Woolley, second by Supervisor Neely, to endorse the collaborative efforts, and directed that the final MOU be brought back to the Board for execution.  PASSED BY A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: Take appropriate action (if required).

No report was brought forward for this standing item.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

County Administrative Office--9:20 a.m.

1.                   Response to the 2002-2003 Grand Jury Report

ACTION: Approve response for forwarding to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and to the County Clerk/Recorder.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services--10:00 a.m.

2.                   Fiscal Year 2003-04 Health and Human Services Budget Presentation--Implications and Strategies

ACTION: Receive and file report.

No action was required on this agenda 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.                   ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

October 14, 2003

Vacation of Portion of 11th Street in Fieldbrook

 

 

There are no Board meetings on:

September 30, 2003
November 11, 2003
November 25, 2003
December 23, 2003
December 30, 2003

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