BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

COUNTY STAFF

  Chair
JILL GEIST
Fifth District

 

LORETTA NICKOLAUS
County Administrative Officer

Vice Chair
ROGER RODONI
Second District

 

TAMARA C. FALOR
County Counsel

JIMMY SMITH
First District

 

LORA CANZONERI
Clerk of the Board

JOHN WOOLLEY  
Third District

 

 

BONNIE NEELY
Fourth District

 

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

Humboldt County

 

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:01 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 the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

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.

 

Assessor

1.                   Transfer of Funds to the Department of Public Works' Motor Pool to Reimburse for Purchase of 4 x 4 Vehicle for Use by the Assessor's Office

ACTION: Approve reimbursement by transferring $8,735.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request to Declare that a Local State of Emergency, Per Resolution No. 2000-14, Remains in Effect Until January 27, 2004, Allowing the Department of Public Health to Continue a Needle-Exchange Program   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Removal of Ralph McCarthy from the Human Rights Commission   (Supervisor Smith)

This item was removed from agenda.

4.                   California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Membership Dues   (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Approve payment of balance of CSAC dues for 2003/04 in the amount of $3,241.00.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   Letters to Governor Schwarzenegger and Legislative Representatives Urging Proposition 40 Funding for Coastal Fisheries Restoration Program be Maintained in the 2004/05 Fiscal Year.(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letters in support of Proposition 40 Funding.

It was further directed that a similar letter also be sent to the State Treasurer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Resolution from the Fortuna City Council Requesting that the Humboldt County Elections Division Conduct the City's Municipal Election on April 13, 2004

ACTION: Approve request with the condition that the City of Fortuna reimburse the County for costs incurred in conducting said municipal election.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Community Development Services

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7.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Mary Commins, Planning Technician I

ACTION: Approve extension to 1,920 hours.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

8.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Humboldt County Children and Families Commission to Form a County Advisory Board to Help Create a Child Care Economic Impact Report as a Foundation for Strategic Planning and Developing a Child Care Strategic Plan for Humboldt County

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

9.                   Appointment of New Members to the Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council

ACTION: Appoint Virginia Bass-Jackson, Robert Sampson, Debi August, and Skip Stone to the Workforce Investment Board for two-year terms.  Appoint Jeffery Jacobs and Joshua Saxon to the Youth Council for three-year terms.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Administrative Office

10.               Jail Booking Fee Agreements

ACTION: Approve agreements with the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad, and with Humboldt State University.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

11.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Appraiser I; Senior Fiscal Assistant; Senior Applications Programmer Analyst; Nurse Case Manager; Nutrition Aid; Mental Health Case Manager I/II; Psychiatric Nurse; Substance Abuse Counselor I/II; Supervising Psychiatric Nurse; Supervising Mental Health Clinician; Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer; Juvenile Corrections Officer; and Legal Office Assistant I/II.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Counsel

12.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice Chair for the Board of Supervisors to Take All Acts Necessary to Act as Chair and Vice Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions

ACTION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 04-1 through 04-3.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

General Services

13.               Agreements with Promotional Agencies

ACTION: Approve agreements with Arcata Chamber of Commerce, Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Humboldt County Film Commission, Garberville Chamber of Commerce, Orick Chamber of Commerce, and the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

14.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Five New Radios for the Sheriff's Department

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget ($4,303).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Reappointment of Lea Nagy to the Mental Health Board

ACTION: Approve reappointment.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Jerry Cross, Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,321 hours).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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17.               Agreement with David D. Aryanpur, M.D. for Psychiatrist Services

ACTION: Approve agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Probation Department (Juvenile Hall), the County Correctional Facility, and the California Forensic Medical Group for Voluntary HIV Testing of Incarcerated Individuals

ACTION: Approve MOU.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Agreements for Domestic Violence Prevention Program Activities Through June 30, 2005

ACTION: Approve agreements with the North Coast Rape Crisis Team and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

20.               Bridge Repainting on South Fork Eel River Bridge on Maple Hills Road; County Project No. 924025

ACTION: Accept completed contract with FD Thomas Inc., Contractor, and approve claim for payment ($22,641.04).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

21.               Request for Declaration of One Ambassador Polygraph Machine and One Morantz PMD201 Portable Recorder as Surplus Property, and Authorization for county Purchasing to Sell These Items to the Highest Bidder

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

22.               Supplemental Budget ($1,375) to Buy Chainsaws for the Continuation of the Senior Wood Project

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 5 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 and Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on various issues.  Several people spoke in support of rent control in mobilehome parks.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for the Redwood Memorial Foundation's Benefit Ball Committee in Honor of Earning Over One Million Dollars in Fundraising for Redwood Memorial Hospital   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Adopt the resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2004

ACTION: Adopt slate as approved for 2003, or adopt revised slate for 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: John Woolley; Second: Second: Roger Rodoni; Yeas: Yeas: John Woolley, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith, Jill Geist, Bonnie Neely; 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).

There was no action required on this standing item.

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

ACTION: Take appropriate action (if required).

There was no action required on this standing item.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); County of Humboldt v. Robert C. McKee; Humboldt Superior Court; Case No. DR020825

No final action taken.

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(a).

3.                   Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt.  Superior Court Case No. CV000744.

I.                     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

January 20, 2004

CDBG Application for Multiple Assistance Center and Food Bank Truck

 

 

There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:

 

Tuesday, February 17

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, June 29

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.

 

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County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us