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 13, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí 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.† (John Woolley was absent during the Consent Calendar portion only.)

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants on May 2, 2004, for the Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon†† (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-4.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

County Administrative Office

2.                   Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve exemption for Probation, Juvenile Corrections Officer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Resolution Authorizing an Additional Penalty for Convictions of Specific Violations of the Vehicle Code

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-5.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

District Attorney

4.                   Contract with County of San Bernardino for Purchase of STAR Case Management System

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign contract, and adopt associated supplemental budget ($50,000).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for the Provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

ACTION: Approve agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

6.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Carolyn Eddy, Mental Health Case Manager at the Children's Center (Not to Exceed 1700 Hours)

ACTION: Approve extension.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

7.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Mental Health Worker I Isaac Larson to a Maximum of 1440 Hours

ACTION: Approve extension.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Application for $607,625 in Funding for the Local Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign application for submittal to the California Department of Health Services, Prevention Services--Emergency Preparedness Office.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Request for Temporary Increase in Pay for Social Worker IV Jennifer Weatherbee as Interim Social Worker Supervisor II

ACTION: Approve request beginning January 4, 2004, and continuing for a period of six months, or until such time as the regular supervisor returns to her position, whichever occurs first.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Library Services

10.               Donation of $25,000 from the Humboldt Library Foundation for the Purchase of New Books; and Donation of $2,121 from the Friends of the Redwood Libraries for the Purchase of New Fiction

ACTION: Accept donations.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Probation

 

 
 

11.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Juvenile Corrections Officers Jeremy Buck, Eric Dick, Jacob Hayes, Stephani Mayr, and Molly Turner to 1440 Hours Through June 30, 2004

ACTION: Approve extension.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

12.               Request that Budget Revenue Figures be Moved from One Revenue Account to Another

ACTION: Increase Crime Prevention Act account by $216,888, and decrease Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention account by $216,888.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

13.               Overflight Easement Executed by Ben E. Shepherd and Wendy Wahlund for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

14.               Overflight Easement Executed by Gary Mather for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

15.               Lease Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Visual Approach Slope Indicator for Runway 29 at the Murray Field Airport

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign Lease Agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Airport Service Workers Phillip Edmonds and Ronald Johnson to a Maximum of 1,960 Hours

ACTION: Approve extension.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Parks Division Employees Karen Butterworth and Jessica Harned to a Maximum of 1,960 Hours

ACTION: Approve extension.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

18.               Request to Authorize Compensation for Jim Brewer as Interim Bridge Crew Supervisor

ACTION: Approve request through February 28, 2004, or until the Bridge Crew Supervisor returns to his position, whichever occurs first.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Contract Change Order Nos. 3 and 4 for Structural Modifications to Four County Bridges

ACTION: Approve change orders and associated transfer of $149,500 to provide funding for the change orders and remaining construction costs.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

20.               Animal Care and Shelter Facility, Project No. 278000

ACTION: Change the bid opening date to Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

John White spoke in opposition to an animal shelter being created at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.† Eric Heimstadt spoke on medical marijuana.† Daniel Pierce spoke on various issues.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

1.                   Amendment to the Humboldt County Code Regarding Various Code Sections Which Would Repeal and Amend Obsolete Code Sections

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA.

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

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

There was no action required on this standing item.

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

There was no action required on this standing item.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

10:00 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Representatives of the Orick Community on Their Concerns Regarding the Maintenance of the Redwood Creek Levee†† (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Directed that a letter for the Chair's signature be prepared and sent to the appropriate federal agencies and the California Department of Fish and Game requesting that the necessary permits be expedited as quickly as possible. Directed staff to recommend a process for expediting gravel sales.† Directed that the Board be provided with an estimate on comprehensive maintenance costs.

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.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c).† (One Case)

No final action was taken on this item.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Guttero Plan Amendment Petition; Trinidad Area; File No. 517-041-12 et al; Case No. GPP-02-02

ACTION: Continued to the meeting of Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at 1:30 p.m.

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.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT