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, May 18, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:05 AM

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Dino Cardelli of the Calvary Chapel in Arcata

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Update on Senate Bill No. 1272 (Ortiz) Relating to Special District Reform and Consider Letter of Opposition. (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Hear the update on SB 1272, and approve letter of opposition.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Establishing Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005 ($60,772,302)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-33.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of Support for Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation Funding for North Coast EMS(Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Ratify Letter of Support.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

3.                   Letter Thanking Leo Sears for Serving as a Board Member of the North Coast Railroad Authority   (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Ratify letter of appreciation to Leo Sears.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

4.                   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Letter Requesting a Meeting in Eureka to Allow Northcoast Residents to Participate in the Collaborative Draft Environmental Impact Statement Process Regarding the Klamath Dams' Relicensing   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Ratify FERC Letter.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Child Support Services

5.                   Appropriation Transfer of $18,101 from the Child Support Services' Salaries and Wages Line Item to the Computer Equipment Line Item

ACTION: Approve appropriation transfer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Community Development Services

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6.                   Request to Allocate and Fill a Permit Specialist and Planner Position, Authorize a Substitute Permit Specialist Appointment, and Exempt the Appoint from the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: Because this agenda item requires a 4/5 vote for passage, and there were only three Board members present, this was rescheduled for the meeting of May 25, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

7.                   Economic Development Division Reorganization and Job Classification Review

ACTION: Direct the Personnel Department to conduct classification reviews of Economic Development Specialist positions and a fiscal position necessary to implement a proposed reorganization of the Economic Development Division.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Response to Grand Jury Request for Follow-Up Information

ACTION: Modify, as appropriate, and approve responses to the follow-up questions asked by the Grand Jury.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

9.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

ACTION: That the Board approve the exemptions for Auditor-Controller, Sr. Accountant Auditor; District Attorney, Legal Office Assistant I; and Probation, .5 Probation Officer I/II in BU 235, and .5 Probation Officer I/II in BU 237.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

10.               Cooperative Fire Protection Services Contract Resolution for Fiscal Year 2003-04

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-34, approving the Fiscal Year 2003-04 agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

County Clerk-Recorder

11.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Drew Gleason, Extra-Help Employee

ACTION: Because this agenda item requires a 4/5 vote for passage, and there were only three Board members present, this was rescheduled for the meeting of May 25, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

District Attorney

12.               Joint Powers Agreement with Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board for Fiscal Year 2004-05; Victim Witness (General Fund - State Grant Funds)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-35, approving agreement for $129,309 in funding.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

General Services

13.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Craig Wilson, Facility Maintenance Supervisor; Jackie Shema, Senior Buyer; and Ron Vetter, System Support Technician II

ACTION: Approve temporary increase in compensation for said employees ($3,407).

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

14.               Earthquake Insurance Coverage for County Facilities

ACTION: Authorize General Services Director to send a letter to the California Office of Emergency Services and Federal Emergency Management Authority requesting an exemption from providing earthquake insurance coverage for the Courthouse due to the coverage cost.  Directed the General Services Director to do comparisons with other California counties as they pertain to other County facilities and then report her findings back to the Board.

Health and Human Services - Administration

15.               Classification and Allocation of Public Guardian

ACTION: Adopt the classification of Public Guardian into the Classification Plan.  Allocate one full-time Public Guardian position in Budget Unit 273.  Exempt newly-allocated Public Guardian position from the hiring freeze effective June 20, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

16.               Disallocate One .6 FTE Psychiatric Nurse Position, and Increase the FTE of Two .6 FTE and One .5 FTE Psychiatric Nurse Positions in Budget Unit 424

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Isaac Larson, Mental Health Worker I

ACTION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1960 hours.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

18.               First Amendment to the Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug Medi-Cal Contract for Fiscal Year 2003-04

ACTION: Authorize the Mental Health Branch Director, acting in the capacity of the County Alcohol and Drug Administrator, to sign and submit the first amendment to the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

19.               Resolution Approving Humboldt County's Plan for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Action of 2000 Program

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-36, approving the plan, agreeing to comply with all provisions of the act, and assuring maintenance of a trust fund for funds received pursuant to the act.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Approval of the Lead Hazard Reduction Compliance and Enforcement Agreement with the State Department of Health Services

ACTION: Approve agreement for $15,000 in grant funds.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

21.               Approval of Funding for the California Department of Health Services' Beach Act Monitoring and Notification Program Grant

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign Agreement No. 03-76004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

22.               Approval of the Local Oversight Program Contract Agreement for Fiscal Year 2003-04

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. 03-011-250-0.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

23.               Approval of Supplemental Budget and Amendment to Agreement with Public Health Institute

ACTION: Approve amendment to Agreement No. 1005267, and adopt supplemental budget ($3,000) for holding training for school/district staff on the development and/or implementation of nutrition and physical activity policies (Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program).

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

24.               Approval of Amendment to State Agreement for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program

ACTION: Approve Amendment No. A02 to Agreement No. 01-15559 with the California Department of Health Services, allowing the County to be reimbursed up to $46,128 for services performed related to the agreement through June 30, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

25.               Approval of Provider Agreement for Targeted Case Management (TCM) for Fiscal Years 2004-2006

ACTION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Health Services.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

26.               Resolution of Support for the Application to Receive Fiscal Year 2004-05 and the Subsequent Four Years State Funding for Costs Related to Operation of Humboldt County's Regional Used Oil Recycling Program

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-37.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

27.               First Amendment to Agreement with Humboldt Senior Resource Center for Targeted Case Management (TCM)

ACTION: Approve amendment, increasing the administrative fee for Fiscal Year 2003-04 to 15% of TCM reimbursement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

28.               First Amendment for Targeted Case Management with Making Headway, Inc.

ACTION: Approve first amendment to agreement, permitting the Department of Health and Human Services to meet budgeted revenues and expenditures.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

29.               Approval of Trust Fund Report and Certification Against Supplanting--Progress Report to the California Department of Health Services on Local Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program

ACTION: Approve Trust Fund Report, and receive, approve, and sign Certification Against Supplanting.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

30.               Retroactive Approval of Contract Amendment

ACTION: Approve contract Amendment, No. 02-25677-A1, Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program through September 30, 2005.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Public Works

31.               Acting Supervisor Assignment of Jim Brewer, Bridge Maintenance Worker, As Bridge Crew Supervisor

ACTION: Authorize continued compensation at Supervisor level.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

32.               Resolution Requesting a Grant of $105,000 from the Department of Boating and Waterways for Improvements to Pedrazzini Boat Launch Facility

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-38.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

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

Robert Higgons, Daniel Pierce, Dr. Joe Humble, Aldo Bongio, and Ed Salsedo addressed the Board on various issues.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim May 16-23, 2004 Emergency Medical Services Week(Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

2.                   Proclamation Recognizing AARP Foundation/Senior Community Service Employment Program   (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Redwood Creek Flood Control Project

ACTION: Receive the report in discussion section on comprehensive maintenance costs, maintenance of drainage on north side of the levee, and potential use of herbicides for vegetation management.  Authorize staff to continue with current method of vegetation control.  Authorize staff to proceed with the recommended process for gravel sales from Redwood Creek Flood Control Project.  Authorize staff to investigate options for community volunteers to assist with vegetation removal from Redwood Creek Flood Control Project.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

No action was required on this standing item (report only).

G.                 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 (reports only).

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

It was not necessary to hear this standing item.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

No final action was taken on any listed Closed Session item.

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

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   (if required)

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

4.                   Adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and reconvene as the Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

I.                     ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Sousa and Walsh; Assessor's Parcel No. 100-231-003

ACTION: Find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, order property owners to abate said nuisance, and that the abatement of all violations be completed on or before June 18, 2004, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARING

Community Development Services

1.                   Request for Authorization to Submit an Application for a Community-Development-Block-Grant Planning and Technical Assistant Grant for $70,000 from the 2004-05 Allocation to Conduct Four Studies, and Delegation of Signatory Authority to the Community Development Services Director

ACTION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 04-39.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT   (The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.)