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, April 13, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:04 AM

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni and Bonnie Neely.

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND MOMENT OF REFLECTION

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Opposition to Change in Status of Election Systems   (County Clerk-Recorder)

ACTION: Send letters to Governor Schwarzenegger, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, Senator Chesbro, and Assemblywoman Berg opposing any change in the certification status of the voting system or software currently in use in Humboldt County.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Letters to Senator Wesley Chesbro and Assemblywoman Patty Berg Requesting That They Attend the Board of Supervisors' Meeting of April 20, 2004, When the Board Will Receive and Discuss Requests for Funding from Outside Agencies for Fiscal Year 2004/05   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letters.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Letter of Support for Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement Grant Proposal   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter.

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.

2.                   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 May 4, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange program.

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 in Recognition of Charles M. (Chuck) Thomas for His Years  of Community Service   (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

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.

General Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget ($3,848)--Radios for Juvenile Hall (Radio Capitalization Fund)

ACTION: Approve supplemental budget for the purchase of eight handheld radios for Juvenile Hall.

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 - Public Health Branch

5.                   Resolution Proclaiming the Week of April 19, 2004, as Waste Awareness Week

ACTION: Adopt resolution.

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

6.                   Fortuna Library Trust Fund Expenditure ($2,460)

ACTION: Approve transfer of $2,460 from said trust to pay for four book display racks needed for materials at the Fortuna Branch Library.

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.

Personnel

7.                   Revised Class Description for Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures

ACTION: Approve revised class description.

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

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8.                   First Amendment to Lease with John Zulauf for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute first amendment to lease, which adds a condition that a placard be installed in the hangar to address contamination spills.

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.

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9.                   First Amendment to Lease with Hans Lange for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute first amendment to lease, which adds a condition that a placard be installed in the hangar to address contamination spills.

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.

10.               Temporary Vehicular Closure of Clam Beach--April 17-21, 2004

ACTION: Authorize the Director of Public Works, per Section 271-13 of the County Code, to temporarily close Clam Beach to vehicles if staff determines it is necessary due to high use levels from Saturday, April 17, 2004, through Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

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.

11.               Beer Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-081-17; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Accept the Avigation Easement executed by Allan and Dawn Beer for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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.               Central Estates Phase 1A; Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 508-251-21; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Declare the subdivision as complete; and approve and accept the map for recordation.

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.

13.               Fell Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-361-031; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Robert and Debbie Fell for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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.

David Elsebusch addressed the Board about the content of the Summary of Proceedings prepared for each Board of Supervisors' meeting, and he also spoke on issues pertaining to the County budget.  Daniel Pierce addressed various issues.  Don Leonard, Barbara Bryant, Patty Staner, Dennis Haselton, Vivianna Hollenbeck, and Gary Stone expressed concerns about proposed budget cuts to the County Film Commission.  Penny Elsebusch spoke on the vehicle use policies of the Sheriff's Department, and also spoke on other issues pertaining to the budget crisis.  Michael Powers, City Manager of Ferndale, spoke on the "economics" of Humboldt County, saying that the "symptom" of the budget crisis was being addressed, not the "problem."  Dennis Mayo asked for the Board's support of a resolution declaring May 3-9, 2004 as Mosquito and Vector Control and West Nile Virus Awareness Week (SCR 73 [Battin]), and he also spoke on issues pertaining to Clam Beach.  Aldo Bongio expressed concerns about the County's fee schedule as it pertains to copying audio tapes from the Board of Supervisors' meetings.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Declaring April 2004 as Occupational Therapy Month   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Declaring Week of April 11, 2004, as National Telecommunications Week   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

ACTION: BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, reschedule for the meeting of April 20, 2004.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

ACTION: Receive update (no other action required).

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Personnel Subcommittee:  Report on Hiring Process for Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures

ACTION: Approve Subcommittee's recommendations, and appoint Supervisors Neely and Woolley to serve on interview panel.

 

2.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance   (No action required.)

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

(No action required.)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION   (No Final action taken)

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session  

2.                   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  

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9  

I.                     ADJOURNMENT