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, February 03, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:02 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

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreements with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Funding the Humboldt County Weed Management Area

ACTION: Approve amendments to Standard Agreement Nos. 01-0618-1 and 01-0637-1, extending the termination date to June 30, 2004, allowing time for completion of projects approved under the original agreement.

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.

2.                   Restoration of Contract Funding for Pesticide Use Enforcement Activities

ACTION: Approve Standard Agreement Amendment No. 03-0070C A-1 with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to the California State Coastal Conservancy in Acknowledgment of Their Continued Support for Numerous Projects in Humboldt County That Improve Public Access and Enhance Fish and Wildlife Populations   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

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.

4.                   Letter to the California Fish and Game Commission Requesting That Humboldt County's Coastline not be Included in the Statewide Rockfish Limit Proposal   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

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.

5.                   Certificate of Recognition for Mary Bullwinkel, Rio Dell - Scotia Chamber of Commerce Individual of the Year   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Ratify the Certificate.

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.

6.                   Appointment of George Head to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Appoint George Head to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board.

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.

7.                   Certificate of Recognition for Bill Chino, Arcata Chamber of Commerce 2003 Business Leader of the Year   (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Ratify the Certificate.

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.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 20, 2004

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

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.

9.                   2004 Operating Budget for the Humboldt County Fair Association

ACTION: Direct Chair of the Board and the County Clerk to sign the operating budget.

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.

Community Development Services

10.               Reappointments to the Workforce Investment Board

ACTION: Reappoint Casey Crabill, Jon Sapper, Joel Risch, Diane Holliday, Emilia Bartolomeu, Carol Hill, Lloyd Throne, Santiago Cruz, Phillip Crandall, Robert Morelli, Randall Hansen, Benjamin Fewell, Jr., David Perry, Terry Coltra, Liana Simpson, Janet DePace, Kim Kellenberg, John Goff, Maura Eastman, James Smith, Mary Ann Bansen, Deborah Callahan, Ginger Campbell, Stephanie McCaleb, Libby Maynard, and Susan Hansen.

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.

Conflict Counsel

11.               Lease Agreement with Mark Carter for Office Space at 931 Third Street, Eureka

ACTION: Extend existing lease to June 30, 2005.

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.

County Administrative Office

12.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

ACTION: Approve MOU for accessing DMV address information system (if it is more current than the Revenue Recovery address information).  In addition, Revenue Recovery will use the system to place Failure-to-Pay "holds," as permitted, to enhance the collection of Court-Ordered Debt.

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.

13.               Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Approve a hiring freeze exemption for promotional recruitment only for Probation, Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer.

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.

14.               Student Placement Agreement with Redwoods Community College District

ACTION: Approve agreement for a Student Placement Program.

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.

 

 
 

15.               Transfer from Contingencies to Provide Funds for Humboldt County's Share of the Fiscal Year 2003-04 Shift of Revenues from the Counties to the Courts

ACTION: Approve transfer of $142,572.

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.

Health and Human Services - Administration

 

 
 

16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Nicholas Scott, Information Systems Technician

ACTION: Approve extension to 1,440 hours.

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.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

17.               Request for Approval of the Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for the Bridge House

ACTION: Approve amendment through June 30, 2004, incorporating new provisions and to comply with DMH Information Notice No. 02-06 (requiring Mental Health Plans to change the requirements for delivery of and reimbursement for Day Treatment Intensive and Day Treatment Rehabilitation through the Medi-Cal program.

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.

18.               Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2002-03 Agreement Between Humboldt County Mental Health Plan, Humboldt County Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care, and Edgewood Center for Children Families

ACTION: Amend agreement for the Center's provision of mental health, day treatment, case management, medication support, and crisis intervention to Humboldt County children enrolled in the Rate Classification Level Residential Program for the period April 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

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.

19.               Appointment to the Mental Health Board

ACTION: Appoint Sandi Fitzpatrick.

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.

 

 
 

20.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Michael Bigley, Medical Office Assistant I

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,640 hours).

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.

 

 
 

21.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Rita Zito, Mental Health Case Manager

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,500 hours).

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.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Purchase of Two Computers and Two Printers to Enable Funeral Directors to Enter Death Certificates Online, the Coroner to Review and Approve Certificates in Coroner Cases, and the Deputy Registrar to Submit the Certificates to the State Office of Vital Records

ACTION: Approve purchase through $6,300 from the Vital Statistics Improvement Trust Fund.

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.

Probation

 

 
 

23.               Extension of Extra-Help for Donna Cooper, Legal Office Assistant

ACTION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,260 hours).

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.

24.               Request to Authorize the Probation Department to Proceed in its Efforts to Participate with Local School Districts in Their Application for School Partnership Grants Designed to Address School and Juvenile Justice Concerns

ACTION: Approve request.

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.

Public Guardian

25.               Annual Contract with Del Norte County Mental Health to Provide Services as the LPS Conservator for Residents of Said County

ACTION: Approve annual contract.

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.

Public Works

26.               Construction of Myrtle Avenue Overlay Between Harrison and Hall Avenues

ACTION: Accept completed contract with Granite Construction Company, Contractor.

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.

 

 
 

27.               Advanced Step Appointment to Step B for Emily Jacobs, Program Coordinator

ACTION: Approve advanced step appointment retroactive to January 18, 2004.

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.

28.               Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by William S. Combs and Karen Moulton for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept avigation easement (APN 511-081-84, McKinleyville).

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.

29.               Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by David and Sandra Hendricks for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept avigation easement (APN 511-111-44, McKinleyville).

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.

Sheriff

30.               Purchase and/or Repair of Office Window Coverings ($3,450)

ACTION: Approve purchase (funding from Forfeited Funds Trust).

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.

31.               Lease for the Use of the Premises at 76 Willow Road, Willow Creek, for the Purpose of Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol and for Deputies in the Area

ACTION: Amend lease with Marc and Londa Rowley, changing the lease to a month-to-month tenancy with a 120-day notice to vacate.

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.

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

Aldo Bongio and Daniel Pierce addressed various issues.  Eric Comstock spoke on medical marijuana.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

General Services

1.                   Hear Status Report from Buske Group, and Resolution Giving Direction to Cable TV Franchise Negotiations

ACTION: Receive update report from Sue Buske; and adopt Resolution No. 04-10, giving direction to staff and Sue Buske for negotiation of the Cable TV franchise with Cox Cable.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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 action was required on this standing item.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the Intention of the Board to Meet in Closed Session to Have a Conference with its Labor Negotiator, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Concerning all Represented and Unrepresented Employees

No final action was taken on this Closed Session item.

H.                  ADJOURNMENT