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, March 09, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:03 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

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS/NON-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Humboldt County As Co-Sponsor for the Humboldt Bay Symposium (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Approve Co-Sponsorship for the Humboldt Bay Symposium, transfer $83.33, $83.34 and $83.33, respectively, from 1100101-2291, 1100101-2293 and 1100101-2295 to 1100101-2123.

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.                   Public Works Report on the Stover Road Condition and Safety Issues for Green Point School (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

3.                   Non-Agenda Item:  Letter in Support of the Yurok Tribe's Grant Applicaton to the California Public Utilities Commission for Telecommunication Infrastructure to the Unserved Communities of the Reservation   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

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.

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.

 

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Roger's Market, McKinleyville, Application to Alcohol and Beverage Control for Off-Sale General License (Adding Distilled Spirits)   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Determine the issuance of an Off-Sale General License for Roger's Market does meet public convenience criteria, and authorize Chair to sign letter of determination to Alcohol and Beverage Control.

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.                   Letter in Support of North Coast EMS Grant Request for Additional Funding for the Regional Trauma System Plan Implementation   (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support for additional funding.

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

3.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of February 24, 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.

4.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of March 2, 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.

Community Development Services

5.                   Appointment of New Members to the Youth Council for the Workforce Investment Board

ACTION: Appoint Tedi Butolph, Emilia Bartolomeu, Jet Kruse, and Elisha Pratt.

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

6.                   Amendment to Agreement with the Employment Development Department for Securing Wage and Employer Information for the Purpose of Collecting Restitution, Fines, Penalties, Assessments, and Fees Owed to the County or State as Directed by State Mandate or Court Order

ACTION: Amend agreement to include requests for current Unemployment Insurance Claim History and current Disability Insurance Claim History, which were erroneously omitted at the time the agreement was executed.

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.

General Services

7.                   License Agreement for Use of Pratt Mountain and Supplement Budget

ACTION: Approve and execute the License Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Norman and Deborah Jo Johannesen for the use of a portion of Pratt Mountain as a communication facility.  Transfer $3515 from the Radio Capitalization Fund 4490-000-7-000 to 1100-707-140 Communications Trust.  Increase the revenue estimate in revenue account 1100-707-140 Communications Trust by $3515.  Increase Communications line item 1100-151-2-121 by $3515.

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

8.                   Adopt the Classification of Department Information Systems Supervisor, and Allocate Three 1.0 FTE Department Information Systems Supervisor Positions in Budget Unit 516

ACTION: Adopt the 40-hour classification of Department Information Systems Supervisor into the Classification Plan.  Approve the allocation of three full-time Department Information Systems Supervisor positions in Budget Unit 516.  Exempt the three newly-allocated positions from the hiring freeze.  Delete the classification of Departmental Information Systems Manager from the Classification Plan.  Direct the Department to return to the Board to disallocate three positions following filling of the newly-allocated positions.   (Effective immediately)

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 - Public Health Branch

9.                   Approve the Purchase of a Portable Pump, Establish a Fixed-Asset Line Item; and Approve Corresponding Appropriation Transfers for the Environmental Health Division

ACTION: Approve purchase of one portable pump for the Certified Unified Program Agency ($1,550).

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.

10.               Resolution Authorizing Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Funding for This and Subsequent Fiscal Years

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-13.

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.

11.               Approval of:  Purchase of Fixed Asset, Establishing Fixed-Asset Line Item, Supplemental Budget, and an Increase in FTE from .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE for a Medical Office Assistant Position in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 460, California Children's Services, Medical Therapy Unit, for FY 2003-2004

ACTION: Approve the purchase of a computer system for the Medical Therapy Unit.  Establish the new fixed asset account number 1175 493 8-066 for the computer system.  Establish the new revenue line item 1175 493 512-050 MTU-Medi-Cal Billing.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement Fund 1175, Budget Unit 493, California Children's Services, as follows:  Revenue Line Item 1175 493 512-050 MTU-Medi-Cal Billing ($7,319); Expenditure Line Item 1175 493 2-702 Medical Therapy Unit ($5,019); and Fixed-Asset Line Item 1175-493-8-066, Computer System ($2,300).

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.

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12.               Continued Increase in Salary for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse

ACTION: Approve a continued increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse, retroactive from February 2, 2004, and continuing for six months or until such time as a Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health administrator is hired.

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.

Library Services

13.               Total of $1,460 in Donations from Individuals and Groups to be Spent on Books and a Refund of $1,200 from EBSCO (Periodicals Vendor)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving donations and refund.

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

14.               Mid City Ranch Subdivision; Phase II Final Map; APN 402-171-11, Indianola Area

ACTION: Declare the Mid City Ranch Subdivision as complete and accept the final map for recordation.  Accept the offers of dedication to the County of Humboldt of Walker Point Road, Parcel M, and Parcel N for the purposes stated on the subdivision map.

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.               Surplus Vehicles

ACTION: Declare two (2) sheriff patrol vehicles surplus.  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus vehicles when the replacements are placed in service by the Equipment Superintendent.  Deposit the revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool 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.

16.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of a Chainsaw for Parks ($700)

ACTION: Approve purchase, and adopt supplemental 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.

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17.               Assignment of Steve Finch, Sr., Road Maintenance Worker, as Road Maintenance Supervisor

ACTION: Authorize compensation for Steve Finch at the Classification of Road Maintenance Supervisor from March 26, 2004, through June 5, 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.

Sheriff

18.               Transfer of $4,800 for the Purchase of a Pelco Digital Video Recorder for the Blue Lake Police Department

ACTION: Approve purchase (funded by the Homeland Security Grant 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.

19.               Authorization to Submit an Application for Reimbursement Under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

ACTION: Grant authorization.

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.

20.               Reverse Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221 (<$4,350>)

ACTION: Adopt reverse supplemental budget (purchase of mobile radios).

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.               Request for Declaration of One 1987 Ford Pickup as Surplus Property, and Authorization for Sale by the Purchasing Agent

ACTION: Declare the following as surplus property:  1987 Ford pickup truck (No. 1FTHF25L8FKA1553); and authorize the Purchasing Agent to sell the vehicle at the next vehicle sale, and deposit proceeds in Trust 3644, Operating Expense, DTF.

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.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution for Financing of a New Animal Shelter Complex in McKinleyville

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-14.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

23.               Resolution to Auction Tax-Defaulted Properties

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-15, for sale of properties tax defaulted, subject to sale.

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.

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 commented on the outcome of the March 2, 2004, election.  David Elsebusch, Mike Buettner, and Scott Willis expressed concerns about the proposed Calpine project.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Endorsing the Humboldt Housing Conference, 2004(Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt resolution.

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.                   Proclaim March 2004 as "Jazz Festival Appreciation Month" and Commendations for Sponsors of the 2004 Redwood Coast Jazz Festival(Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation and Resolutions of Commendation.

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.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board (HFB) to Fill Vacancy

ACTION: Appoint Mark Burtchett to the HFB.

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

2.                   Approval of Child Welfare Services Redesign Funding Increase

ACTION: Approve accepting increased funding to implement Child Welfare Services Redesign, and approve amended 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.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Midyear Budget Reductions to Position for Fiscal Year 2004-05 Budget

ACTION: Approve transfers and supplemental budgets to increase the General Fund Contingency by $1,252,976, as described on  the submitted Attachment I and as detailed on submitted Attachments II, III and IV

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.

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Reestablishment of the Mobilehome Park Dispute Resolution Committee   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Reactivate the committee, and appoint Supervisor Geist as the Board's representative to said committee.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 4 Yeas; 1 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

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

No action was required on this standing item.

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

It was not necessary to hear this standing item.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

No final action was taken.

2.                   Supplemental Item--It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

No final action was taken.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS--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: Referred this item to the comprehensive LCP update hearings, which will be initiated in the near future.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: John Woolley; Second: Second: Jimmy Smith; 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.                   Silva Lot Line Adjustment and Agricultural Preserve Application; File No. APN 101-142-02 et al.  Case No. LLA-02-04/AGP-02-01; Ferndale Area

ACTION: Rescheduled for the meeting of March 30, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Feasibility Study on Infrastructure Cost for Samoa Industrial Park, Funded by Community Development Block Grant No. 01-EDBG-782

ACTION: Direct staff to complete closeout of the industrial park part of said grant.

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.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT