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, June 01, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:06 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.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM (Child Support Services)

1.                   Implementation of Cooperative Personnel Services Lay-Off Process

ACTION: Direct that the Cooperative Personnel Service (Merit Systems) immediately being the employee lay-off process for an employee in a Process Server position commensurate with the 2004-05 budget (effective June 25, 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.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Auditor-Controller

1.                   Exemption from the Hiring Freeze to Fill a Senior Fiscal Assistant Vacancy in the Property Tax Division (General Fund/Property Tax Administration Fees)

ACTION: Grant exemption.

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.                   Grant to the College of the Redwoods Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

ACTION: Approve $55,000 grant contract to help construct the college's teaching kitchen.

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.                   Scheduling of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of an Ordinance for the Fiscal Year 2004-05 Update of the Humboldt County Schedules of Fees and Charges

ACTION: Schedule public hearing for Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 1:30 p.m.

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.

4.                   Grand Juror Fees

ACTION: Consider an amendment to the Humboldt County Code regarding Section 2111-1 of Chapter 11 of Division 1 of Title II repealing Grand Jurors' fees and mileage.Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on June 15, 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.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Approval of Modification of CHAT Grant Award Agreement No. AT03040120 (OES CHAT Grant and Realignment Funds)

ACTION: Approve amendment to decrease the federal amount by $30,236 from $244,500 to $214,264; to decrease the match by $7,560, from $6l,125 to $53,565; to decrease the total project cost by $37,796, from $305,625 to $267,829.

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.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze (No Cost to General Fund as Budgeted)

ACTION: Approve exemptions for the position of Mental Health Clinician I/II (two vacancies).

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 - Public Health Branch

7.                   Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

ACTION: Approve contract with Redwoods Rural Health Center

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.                   Purchase of Fixed Assets for the Public Health Laboratory ($103,590 in Federal Funds)

ACTION: Approve the purchase of:ultra-pure water system; tabletop autoclave; laboratory refrigerator; ultra-low temperature freezer; refrigerated micro centrifuge; three computers; color laser printer; two biosafety cabinets, a fume hood; and a glassware washer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

9.                   Purchase of Computer Equipment for Tobacco Education Program (State Funds)

ACTION: Approve purchase ($10, 965).

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.

10.               Resolution Supporting Application for Used Oil Recycling Block Grants (Fiscal Years 2004-05 Through 2008-09) from the California Integrated Waste Management Board

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-44.

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

11.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze (No Cost to General Fund as Budgeted)

ACTION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:Eligibility Worker III (2); Employment Training Worker III; Employment Training Worker I; and Vocational Assistant (3).

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

12.               Amendment to Grant Agreement with the Children and Families Commission

ACTION: Amend agreement to allow the County Librarian to expend $1,645 remaining from grant funds due to the resignation of the Humboldt Literary Project's project coordinator.Said remaining funds will be used to continue support for the Ready-to-Read Program for a limited period of time.

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.

13.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 621 (Restricted Donations)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget ($7,664).

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

14.               Two Years' Added Service Credit--Public Employees' Retirement System (General Fund/Library Fund/Information Services Fund)

ACTION: Give notice of the Board's intent to adopt a Resolution to grant another designated period for two years' additional service credit for the classifications of:Assistant Director of Library Services; Information Services Manager; Sheriff's Captain; Senior Legal Secretary (County Counsel); Sheriff's Sergeant (Court Operations Supervisor); Senior Fiscal Assistant and Accountant Auditor I/II (Auditor-Controller); and Detective Sergeant and Senior Legal Office Assistant (Sheriff's Department) pursuant to Government Code Section 20903.

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.

15.               Resolution Approving the Public Agency Retirement System Trust Agreement, Including the Accumulated Leave Conversion Plan, Effective June 1, 2004 (General Fund)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-45.

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

 

 
 

16.               Continued Increase in Compensation for Eric A. Olson, Supervising Probation Officer

ACTION: Approve continued increase of 14 salary ranges through August 28, 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.

Public Works

 

 
 

17.               Assignment of William Coffelt, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

ACTION: Approve assignment through June 26, 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.

 

 
 

18.               Assignment of Steve Finch, Senior Road Maintenance Worker, as Road Maintenance Supervisor

ACTION: Approve assignment through June 26, 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.

 

 
 

19.               Assignment of Chris Cummings, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

ACTION: Approve assignment through July 17, 2004, or until the position is filled.

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 addressed Remedy's comments made during Public Appearances on May 25, 2004.Sheriff Gary Philp and Kim Kerr, General Services Director, responded to Ms. Taylor's comments.Jeffrey Robone addressed problems with his child support case.Jim Kucharek, Director of Child Support Services, responded to Mr. Rabone's comments.Ron Coffman and Aldo Bongio commented on the runway extension at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.Daniel Pierce and Dennis Mayo addressed the Board on various issues.David Elsebusch asked how much of the "Pepper Spray" case is covered by insurance.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Resolution Recognizing June 4, 2004 as California Arts Scholars Day, and Certificates of Commendation for Local Youths Named as California Arts Scholars (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution, and authorize Chair to sign Certificates 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

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

ACTION: Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the Governor, State Assembly, and State Senate in support of Assembly Bill 2947, regarding the restoration of Probation TANF funding in the FY 2004-05 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.

2.                   Resolution Adopting Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2004-05

ACTION:Per motion by Supervisor Woolly, second by Supervisor Smith, adopted Resolution No. 04-46.Per motion by Supervisor Woolly, second by Supervisor Smith, approved the personnel allocation table corresponding to the budget appropriations.Directed the County Administrative Office to return to the Board at a later date with an agenda item recommending the transfer of $10,000 from the General Fund Contingency to the Redwood Community Action Agency-Youth Services Bureau.(All unanimous votes.)

3.                   County Office Hours

ACTION: Adopt submitted schedule of office hours for various County departments.Direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution.

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.                   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

It was not necessary to hear this standing item.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

There was no final action taken on any 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.                   It is the Intention of the Board to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

5.                   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 HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Jack McCanless; Assessor's Parcel No. 106-061-061

ACTION: Extend the deadline for the abatement of violations at 4101 Grizzly Bluff Road in Ferndale from May 21, 2004, to August 20, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 1:39 p.m.