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, December 02, 2003

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist (morning session), Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley and Bonnie Neely.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Chuck Stearns, Senior Pastor of the Centerpointe Community Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS


C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Request to Carry Forward into Fiscal Year 2003-04 $45,262 in Funding for Weed Management Activities Through June 30, 2004

ACTION: Approve request to carry forward unexpended funds from Fiscal Year 2002-03.

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.

2.                   Grant-Funded Agreement with the U. S. Department of Agriculture--Forest Service for Receiving Subventions to Conduct a Survey for Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum), the Organism Known to Cause Sudden Oak Death

ACTION: Approve supplemental budget ($30,000) for receiving subvention to provide survey in the Redway area, where SOD has been confirmed on California bay laurel and coast redwood.

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.

Assessor

3.                   Agreement with the California State Assessors' Association, Harold W. Bertholf, Inc., and Seventeen Other California Counties for Petroleum and Geothermal Property Sales Study

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

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.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Letters to the U.S. Attorney's Office and California Attorney General Concerning Statistical Information Tracking as Relates to the Proposed Resolution from the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission Regarding the USA Patriot Act   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letters to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the California Attorney General.

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.

5.                   Appoint Supervisor Jill Geist to the Board of Directors for the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Approve the appointment.

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.

6.                   Appoint Michael J. Jonckheere to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Approve the appointment.

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.

7.                   Appointment of Robert C. Prior to the Board of Directors for the Hydesville County Water District   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Approve appointment.

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.

Child Support Services (CSS)

 

 
 

8.                   Transfer of $30,000 from CSS Contingency Fund to Overtime Line Item

ACTION: Approve transfer.

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.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Resolutions from the Arcata City Council Requesting Consolidation of Municipal Election with Statewide General Election Occurring on March 2, 2004

ACTION: Approve request with the condition that the City of Arcata reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request.

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.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

10.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve exemptions as listed.

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.

County Clerk-Recorder

11.               Certified Results of the Official Final Canvass of the November 4, 2003, Consolidated Districts Election

ACTION: Accept certified results, authorize the Chair to send a letter of appreciation to Edge Wireless for its support of elections in Humboldt County, and acknowledge the Sheriff's Department and SCOP personnel for their work in supporting the election.

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.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

 

 
 

12.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Budget Unit 424 Personnel

ACTION: Extend hours to a maximum of 1625 for Joe McManus (Medical Office Assistant I); JoAnne Frick (Office Assistant II); and Vanessa Viggers (Medical Office Assistant I).

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.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               First Amendment to Contract with Michael Twombly for Collaboration with Humboldt County's Lobbyist and With Appointed and Elected Officials to Development Legislation Relative to AB 1259

ACTION: Approve amendment to extend contract for a twelve-month period, and authorizing further extensions as stipulated.

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.

Library Services

14.               Supplemental Budget ($3,574) for the Receiving of Donations and Grants to be Spent on Library Books, Magazine Subscriptions, Office Supplies, and Travel for Staff Development Purposes

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

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.

Public Works

 

 
 

15.               Request to Authorize Compensation for Jim Brewer, Bridge Maintenance Worker, as if He Had Been Promoted to Bridge Crew Supervisor, and Continuing Through January 3, 2004

ACTION: Approve request retroactive to November 9, 2003.

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.

16.               Request from Marie Melanson Bair to Rename Mad River Beach County Park as Bair Beach

ACTION: Deny request, and direct staff to send a letter, including the historical analysis, to Marie Melanson Bair informing her of the Board's decision.

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.

17.               Request for Acceptance of the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Peter B. Kenyon and Sharmon H. Kenyon for the Benefit of the Rohnerville Airport

ACTION: Approve request.

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.

18.               Annual Trucker's Parade on Friday, December 12, 2003, in Fortuna, and Saturday, December 13, 2003, in Eureka

ACTION: Authorize the use of County Road trucks and heavy equipment in said parades.

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.

19.               Chevron Airport Dealer Supply Contract for Fuel Distribution at The Arcata/Eureka, Garberville, and Rohnerville Airports

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute contract.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

20.               License Agreement with the Humboldt Trap and Skeet Club for Operations at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute license agreement.

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.

Sheriff

 

 
 

21.               Increase in Extra-Help Hours for Chandler Baird and Steven Hoppe, Emergency Communications Dispatchers

ACTION: Extend hours to 1,920.

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.

22.               Reverse Supplemental Budget to Bring Revenue Expectations for the OHV-Beach Patrol Program in Line with Approved State Funding

ACTION: Approve reverse supplemental budget (<$22,795>).

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.

23.               Purchase of Computer Equipment and Auxiliary Software

ACTION: Approve purchase ($28,000).

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.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

 

 
 

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

ACTION: Approve request.

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.

 

 
 

25.               Transfer of $1,000 from the General Fund Contingency for Payment to the Law Offices of Martha Romero and Associates for Continuing to Represent Humboldt County and the Humboldt County Treasurer-Tax Collector in Bankruptcy Proceedings

ACTION: Approve transfer.

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.

26.               Authorization for the Chair to Sign Confirmation of County of Humboldt, Allowing the City of Arcata Joint Powers Financing Authority to Recognize the County's 1988 and 1994 Agreements with the Community Development Agency of the City of Arcata and Agreeing to Have the County Subordinate its Tax Increments Pass-Through Property Taxes Because Certain Conditions Have Been Met

ACTION: Grant authorization.

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.

27.               Agreement with Special Counsel, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, in Connection with the Drafting and Finalization of the Annual Report to the Treasurer-Tax Collector

ACTION: Approve agreement, and delegate the authority of negotiating, approving, and executing future annual agreements in similar form to the current agreement with Hawkins, Delafield, and Wood with a special counsel for the purpose of drafting and finalizing said annual report.

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.

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

Dennis Humer and Ellen Taylor spoke in support of ending the war in Iraq.  John Inman, B. J. Fitzpatrick, and E. J. Leishman spoke in opposition to Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal budget cuts to the In-Home Supportive Services Program.  Aldo Bongio spoke in support of timber harvesting on federal lands.  Daniel Pierce spoke on various subjects.  Allen Campbell, Director of Public Works, introduced the new director of the County Aviation Division.  The new director stated that she was born in Humboldt County, and expressed her happiness at being appointed to the position.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Rick Knapp, CalTrans District One Director, on His Retirement(Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings in Calendar Year 2004

ACTION: Approve schedule of canceled meetings, and direct the Clerk of the Board to forward the schedule to all County departments.

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.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: Take appropriate action (if required).

No action was required on this standing item.

H.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

9:15 a.m.--Health and Human Services (HHS)

1.                   Health and Human Services Consolidation Under AB 1259--Human Services:  Pilot Program

ACTION: Receive and file progress report.  Establish AB 1259 permanence as a priority legislative item of the Board.  Direct the HHS Director to work with the CAO and County Lobbyist to initiate actions needed to develop legislation to remove the sunset and pilot status of AB 1259.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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 or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

It was not necessary to hold this Closed Session.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Resolution to Vacate a Portion of John Hill Road in the Santa Clara Tract

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-120.

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.

Community Development Services

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grant for an Inventory and Prioritization of County Brownfields, and Authorizing the Community Development Services Director to Sign the Grant and Grant-Related Documents

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-121.

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.

K.                  LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM FOR 2004

1.                   Legislative Platform for 2004

ACTION: Approve recommendations as submitted.

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.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT