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 27, 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.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Silence

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use†† (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until February 10, 2004, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

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.

Community Development Services

 

 
 

2.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Claude Young, Permit Specialist II

ACTION: Approve extension up to 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.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve exemptions for the following positions in the Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services:† one Case Manager position; and two Psychiatric Nurse positions.

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

 

 
 

4.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

This item was withdrawn from agenda at the request of the department head.

 

 
 

5.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

ACTION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Troy C. Hill, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, of 14 ranges for performing the duties of Senior Mental Health Program Manager (effective February 2, 2004, and continuing until August 1, 2004; or until such time as the Senior Mental Health Program Manager position is filled [whichever comes first].)

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.                   Temporary Increase in Salary

ACTION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Helene Barney, Mental Health Clinician II, of 28 ranges for performing the duties of† Licensed Program Manager (effective February 2, 2004, and continuing until August 1, 2004; or until such time as the Program Manager position is filled [whichever comes first].)

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

7.                   Grant from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission ($104,318)

ACTION: Accept the grant, which will allow the Library to strengthen its services to children and families by providing outreach services, improving collections, and developing connections with other agencies and organizations serving children.

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.

8.                   Annual Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project for the Provision of Adult Literacy Services ($13,315)

ACTION: Approve contract.† (Funds for this project come from fundraising and an annual grant from the California State Library).

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.

Personnel

9.                   Military Leave:† Pay and Medical Insurance Benefits to Be for a Period Not to Exceed Twenty-Six (26) Full Bi-Weeklies

ACTION: Approve continuation of pay and medical insurance benefits for County employees on military leave pursuant to the language proposed by the Personnel Director.

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.

Probation

10.               Allocation of 2.5 Positions in Budget Unit 256, Juvenile Drug Court Program

ACTION: Effective February 15, 2004, allocate the following positions:† 1.0 Legal Office Assistant I/II; 1.0 Deputy Probation Officer I/II; and a 0.5 Supervising Probation Officer.† Disallocate a Supervising Probation Officer position in Budget Unit 235 effective February 14, 2004.

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.

11.               Request to Establish Revenue Account for Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation

ACTION: Approve request, and establish account with $18,860 in federal and state grant funding.

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

12.               Proposed Summary Vacation of a Public Service Easement, and Acceptance of Airport Business Park, Phase 2, Subdivision Final Map; APN's 511-461-15, -16, -17, and -18; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Adopting Resolution No. 04-9, summarily vacating a portion of a public service easement as shown on the final map for the Airport Business Park Subdivision, Phase 1.† Declare the Airport Business Park Subdivision, Phases 4 and 5, as complete; and accept the final map for recordation.

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

13.               Disclosure Document

ACTION: Receive and file the form of the statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt, California, Annual Report, presented at this meeting.† (A final report will be filed with the Clerk of the Board on January 31, 2004.)

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.

 

Ellen Taylor, Shane Brinton, Jack Mumsee, and Jeff Bewell asked for the Board to endorse a resolution in support of an upcoming peace rally on March 20, 2004.† Dennis Mayo expressed concerns about the Beach and Dunes Steward Program.† Michael Buettner and John Tutuska spoke on the dangers of liquefied natural gas.† Aldo Bongio spoke on what he has seen as a court observer.† Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on various issues.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Declaring January 2004 as "National Mentoring Month"†† (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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.

2.                   Presentation on New Directions of Humboldt - Foster Family Association†† (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Hear the presentation.

No action was required on this agenda item (presentation only).

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 on this standing item.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

No Closed Session was required.

H.                  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.