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

 

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

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 Deacon Jeff Jacobs of St. Joseph's Church in Fortuna

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Request from Assemblymember Patty Berg for a $10,000 Pledge to Continue the Mad River Fish Hatchery

ACTION: Pledge a one-time expenditure of $10,000, generated from interest earnings on the balance in the Coastal Energy Impact Program Trust Fund No. 3718, subject to the balance of funding needed for the hatchery project being secured.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Honoring Mary Goodale as Fortuna Kiwanis Club's Business Woman of the Year   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Ratify the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Resolution Honoring the Dr. Alan French Family as Fortuna Kiwanis Club's Family of the Year   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Ratify the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Request to Declare That a Local State of Emergency, Per Resolution No. 2000-14, Remains in Effect Until November 18, 2003, Allowing the Department of Public Health to Continue a Needle-Exchange Program   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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

4.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve exemptions for the Assessor, Property Transfer Assistant; District Attorney, Office Assistant I/II; and Probation, Probation Officer I/II.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   Agreement with Maximus, Inc. to Provide State-Mandated Cost-Claiming Services

ACTION: Approve agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

6.                   Letter to Governor-Elect Schwarzenegger Urging Him Not to Rescind the Recent Vehicle License Fee Increase Without Providing Local Governments With a Backfill

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign said letter.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Counsel

7.                   Resolution Amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution to Reflect Changes in Hours That Various County Departments are Open to the Public

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-115.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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 - Administration

8.                   Request for the Adoption of the Classification of Payroll/Personnel Supervisor; and Allocation of a Fiscal Services Supervisor and a Payroll/Personnel Supervisor in Budget Unit 516

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

9.                   Request for the Allocation of a Fiscal Services Supervisor and an Administrative Services Officer in Budget Unit 516

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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

10.               Purchase of a Computer System for the Position of Deputy Health Officer

ACTION: Approve purchase ($2,300).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

11.               Request to Declare the Dodge Sportsman Van, Vehicle No. 18472, Purchased by the State for the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program, as Surplus Equipment

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

12.               Request to Accept a Base Award ($32,417) for Local Assistance Funding to Support Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Activities and $6,000 in Food, Shelter, Incentives, and Enables Allotment from the California Department of Health Services

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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 - Social Services Branch

13.               Contract with Redwood Community Action Agency for Operation of a Shelter for Homeless and Run-Away Youth

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute contract.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Library Services

14.               License Agreement with the Trinidad Union School District to Allow Use of the School's Classroom for the Trinidad Branch Library

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute license agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Personnel

15.               Request for Dissolution of the Current Eligibility List for Program Coordinator Effective Upon the Establishment of a New Eligibility List

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

16.               Resolution of Intention to Vacate a Portion of John Hill Road in the Santa Clara Tract, and Set a Public Hearing Date at Least 30 Days From This Board Meeting

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-116.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

17.               Request to Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Lynette Ballew and Christina McPherson for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

18.               Contract Change Order No. 8 for the Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Contract No. 940156

ACTION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign said change order ($92,913.15).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Request to Declare Four Wrecked or Damaged Vehicles as Surplus, and Authorize Their Replacement (1989 Ford Escort, Two 1999 Kia Sephias, and 2001 Jeep Wrangler)

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

 

 
 


20.               Transfer of $233,755 to Cover Shortfall in Fiscal Year 2002-03 Overtime Accounts

ACTION: Approve transfer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

21.               Award of Homeland Security Overtime Program Funds ($95,171) to be Used for Payment of Overtime Hourly Rate and Fringe Benefits for Non-supervisory Sworn Personnel During Homeland Security Training Sessions and Other Law Enforcement Activities That are Designed to Assist in the Prevention of, and Protection Against, Acts of Terrorism and Other Violent and Drug-Related Crime

ACTION: Authorize the Chair to sign grant award from the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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

22.               Appointment of Messrs. Sam B. Merryman, Jr., Raymond Flynn, and Harry Pritchard to the Board of Directors for the Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation for the 2004 Year

ACTION: Approve the appointments.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Jill Geist; Yeas: 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 spoke on the recall process for the Humboldt County District Attorney.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim November 2003 as "United Way of Humboldt County Month"(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation, and authorize the placement of a fund-raising thermometer on the Courthouse lawn.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Proclaim October 26 through November 1, 2003, as Health Care Decisions Week(Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

No action was required on this standing item.

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

No report was brought forward for this standing item.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

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

1.                   Presentation on Locally-Funded Programs by Timothy M. Dayonot, State Director of Community Services and Development   (Supervisor Neely)

Presentation only (no action required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

It was not necessary to hold any Closed Session.

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

County Administrative Office

1.                   Consideration of Adoption of an Ordinance Updating the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

ACTION: Continue to the meeting of Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

Supervisor Neely was absent during this agenda item only.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

J.                   ADJOURNMENT