BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

COUNTY STAFF

  Chair
JILLGEIST
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 20, 2004

 

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 the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou of the Harvest Church in Eureka

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Agricultural Commissioner

 

 
 

1.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Jeff Dolf (Insect Detection Trapping Program)

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1920 hours).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of January 6, 2004

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of January 13, 2004

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

4.                   Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of a Secondary Dwelling Unit on Lot 20 of the Sutter Ranch Subdivision (Unit 2); Brian and Teresa Lawrence; File No. APN 509-061-26; Case No. FMS-09-95; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

District Attorney

5.                   Funding to Allow for the Assignment of a Part-Time Prosecutor (Existing Staff) That Deals Exclusively with Child Abuse Cases

ACTION: Accept $77,603 in funding from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

General Services

 

 
 

6.                   Request to Declare the Real Property, APN 200-353-021, to be Surplus Real Property

ACTION: Approve request, and direct staff to proceed with the sale of said real property.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Administration

 

 
 

7.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Chuck Prescott, Office Assistant I

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,920 hours).

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

 

 
 

8.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Mary Dimick, Medial Office Assistant I, and Dawn Hickox, Office Assistant I

ACTION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,920 hours.

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.

 

 
 

9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Robert Barkley, Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,440 hours).

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.

10.               Allocation of a Psychiatric Technician I Position, and Disallocation of a Mental Health Worker I/II Position

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.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Request for Approval of Child Welfare Services' Redesign Implementation Plan (Part I)

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.

Library Services

12.               Donations of $2,500 from Individuals (To Be Spent on Books), and a Telecommunications Reimbursement of $639 (To Be Used to Cover Additional Telecommunications Expenditures This Year)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving said funds.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

13.               Donations of $2,800 from Individuals and Groups (To Be Spent on Books, Periodicals, and Office Supplies)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving said donations.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

14.               Request for Approval of Change Order Nos. 10 and 13 for the Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Contract No. 940156

ACTION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order No. 10 ($26,327.06) and Change Order No. 13 ($24,029.28).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

 

 
 

15.               Transportation Development Act Claim ($1,804,993)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

16.               Request to Authorize Public Works Staff to Apply for a Grant to Fund Improvements to Pedrazzini County Park (Located on the North Side of the Cock Robin Bridge, and Provides Public Access to the Lower Eel River)

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

17.               Request to Declare the Thrap Subdivision as Complete, and Accept the Final Map for Recordation; File No. AP 305-271-32; Humboldt Hill Area

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

18.               Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2; APN 509-161-26; McKinleyville

ACTION: Authorize the release of security for guarantee of work in the amount of $1,476, and the release of $1,475 for securing payment of costs and reasonable expenses and fees held as security for the Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2.  Authorize the release of security for payment of County administration and inspection services in the amount of $2,100 for the Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

19.               Request to Authorize the Release of Security for Guarantee of Work in the Amount of $3,500 and the Release of $3,500 for Securing Payment of Costs and Reasonable Expenses and Fees Held as Security for the Hewitt Ranch Subdivision Unit 2

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

20.               Easement Deed for Drainage from Steve Moser for Myers Avenue, County Road No. 4M180

ACTION: Accept Easement Deed; and adopt Resolution No. 04-6, summarily vacating a portion of a public service easement (drainage easement) located on Assessor's Parcel No. 511-031-078 (McKinleyville).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

21.               Request to Compensate Martin Stockton, Airport Service Worker, as Interim Supervising Airport Service Worker

ACTION: Approve request retroactive to January 4, 2004, and continuing through January 26, 2004, or until the Supervising Airport Service Worker return to his position, whichever occurs first.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

22.               Resolution Authorizing an Inter-Fund Loan from the Motor Pool Fund to the General Fund and the Library Fund

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-7, and direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer funds from the Motor Pool as follows:  $2,140,000 to the General Fund and $35,000 to the Library Fund effective January 1, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

23.               Request for a Supplemental Budget to Pay Architect and Public Works Charges Associated with the Construction of the Animal Shelter and Care Facility

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget ($230,000).

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.

24.               Request for Approval of Policy Regarding Sandbags

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

Aldo Bongio spoke on the issue of burning in burn barrels.  William Timm and Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on various issues.

E.                  9:20 a.m.--MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Ordinance Adding to the Humboldt County Code Guidelines Pertaining to Medical Marijuana for the Implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420 (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION:  BY A UNANIMOUS VOTE, directed that a task force be created and appointed to study said proposed ordinance.  Said task force shall be comprised of representatives of the medical community, juvenile justice, law enforcement, medical-marijuana patients, education, caregivers, and the business community.   Supervisors Woolley and Rodoni shall serve as the Board's representatives on this task force.  The task force shall also scrutinize the standing motion from the Board Of Supervisors' meeting of December 16, 2003:  Motion by Supervisor Rodoni, second by Supervisor Geist to: 1) consider ordinance adding Chapter 1 of Division 8 of Title V to the Humboldt County Code pertaining to medical marijuana guidelines for implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420; 2) introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on _______________; 3) and direct Clerk of the Board to publish summary of ordinance 5 days prior to and within 15 day following its adoption.  Directed that the task force come back with a full report within ninety (90) days after the task force is appointed.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORT--County Administrative Office

1.                   Report and Update Regarding the Governor's Proposed Mid-Year and Fiscal Year 2004-05 Budget Reductions, and How It Could Impact Local Funding, Programs, and Services

This agenda item was an update only.  No action by the Board was required.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

CalPine LNG Update   (Supervisor Geist)

BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, directed the Community Development Services Department to bring back an agenda item in future pertaining to a draft contract between Humboldt County and CalPine, a Memorandum of Understanding between Humboldt County, the Humboldt County Harbor District, and the City of Eureka; and a draft scope of work and a request for proposals for a consultant to prepare a study.

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

No action by the Board was required.

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

            No action by the Board was required.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION   (No Closed Session was required.)

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $438,272 Application for the 2004/2005 CDBG General Allocation Round for Gap Financing for the Rehabilitation of the City of Eureka's Multiple Assistance Center and a Refrigerated Truck for Expansion for Food Delivery Services Provided by the Food for People, Inc., and Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign Grant Paperwork

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-8.

2.                   Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt; Superior Court Case No. CV000744; Michael Moss Subdivision; AP No. 515-131-006; Compliance with Court Order

ACTION: As ordered by the Humboldt County Superior Court, that the Board of Supervisors reverse its decision of September 12, 2000, granting a stay of time for the life of a tentative parcel map submitted for a subdivision of real property owned by Michael Moss.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

J.                   ADJOURNMENT