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, July 06, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:07 AM

 

Present at the meeting were: Jill Geist (morning session), Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley and Bonnie Neely.

Absent from the meeting was:† Jill Geist (afternoon session)

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

1.                   Agreement Between the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and the Sheriff of Humboldt County for the Deputization of Qualified Yurok Tribal Police Officers (Funding Not Applicable)†† (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Approve the agreement between the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and the Sheriff of Humboldt County.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Reinstatement of Code Enforcement Unit (Funding from Humboldt Waste Management Authority [$30,000]); Planning Trust [$1,989]; and Solid Waste Force [$49,774]) (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Reinstate the Code Enforcement Unit in the Office of County Counsel.† Approve the allocation of a full-time Investigator effective immediately.† Exempt the newly-allocated position from the hiring freeze.† Adopt a supplemental budget for transfering said funds ($81,763) to Budget Unit 121.

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.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   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 July 27, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange 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.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 15, 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.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 8, 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

4.                   Grant to the City of Eureka Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

ACTION: Approve grant contract ($45,000) for the preparation of a Master Plan for the Balloon Track property.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   Resolution Accepting the North Coast Export Offer to Dedicate Public Access Easement at New Navy Base Road and Bay Street Near the Fairhaven Community--Assessor's Parcel No. 401-121-011

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-55.

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 Counsel

6.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 82-170 Relating to Office Hours for Various County Departments

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-56, amending the schedule of office hours for various County departments.

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.

Personnel

7.                   Revised Class Description for Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

ACTION: Approve revised class description.

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

8.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Vacant Supervising Probation Officer Position (General Fund--$64,854 [Currently Budgeted])

ACTION: Approve exemption.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: John Woolley; Second: Second: Bonnie Neely; Yeas: Yeas: John Woolley, Bonnie Neely; Nays: None; Abstentions: None.

Vote Summary: 2 Yeas; 0 Nays; 0 Abstentions.

Public Works

9.                   Ordinance Amending Section 521-9 of Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Solid Waste Collection Franchises

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2321.

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.               Safe Routes to School Project--Construction of In-Fill Sidewalks Along Portions of Both Sides of McKinleyville Avenue Between Railroad Drive and Fernwood Drive in McKinleyville; County Project No. 202001 (State Funds [90%] and County Road Fund [10%])†† (Public Works)

ACTION: Execute agreements with, and accept Easement Deeds from, Daniel McGaughey, Steven W. Brown, Myrtle Jeanette Brown, McKinleyville First Church of the Nazarene, Fred C. Grimes, Carol A. Grimes, Thomas A. Heim, Jane Heim, Ernest Hames, and Kathryn Hames.

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.               Surplus Gravel Within Redwood Creek Flood Control Project

ACTION: Declare 60,000 cubic yards of gravel located upstream of the Highway 101 bridge within the Redwood Creek Flood Control Project as surplus material.† Authorize the Public Works Department or the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus material.

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.

12.               Foxwood Estates Phases 2 and 3; Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 18-071-01 and-02; Eureka

ACTION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

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.               Davis Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-431-14, McKinleyville

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Douglas and Sharon Davis for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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.               Arguello Overflight Easement- Assessor's Parcel No. 511-052-005, McKinleyville

ACTION: Accept the Overflight Easement executed by Leonel and Cara Arguello for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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.               Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for Federally-Funded Transportation Projects

ACTION: Receive and file the DBE program, and establish a proposed goal of 4.1% for Federal Fiscal Year 2004-05.

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.               Establish Trust Fund for Blue Lake Rancheria--Maintenance of Road Improvements

ACTION: Approve establishment of an interest-bearing trust fund for deposit of funds received from the Blue Lake Rancheria for maintenance of the roundabout and Chartin Road, and direct the Auditor-Controller to set up a find titled Blue Lake Rancheria-Maintenance of Road Improvements with Fund No. 3731.

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.

17.               Federal Apportionment Exchange and State Match Program for Regional Surface Transportation Program Funds

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign Agreement No. X04-5904 (080).

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.               Award of Contract for Construction of Drainage System on School Road; Contract No. 260501

ACTION: Award the project to Hooven and Company, Inc.

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

19.               Ordinance Amending Sections 541-21(B) and 541-26 of Chapter 1 of Division 4 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Impoundment of Dogs

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2322.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

20.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund--Currently Budgeted)

ACTION: Grant an exemption for a Sheriff's Sergeant and a Sheriff's Deputy.

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 Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund [Currently Budgeted])

ACTION: Grant an exemption for a Legal Office Assistant.

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.

22.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund--Currently Budgeted)

ACTION: Grant an exemption for a Correctional 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.

23.               Approval of Dispatch Services Agreements with the Cities of Blue Lake and Trinidad ($16,600 in Revenue for Sheriff's Operations

ACTION: Approve agreements.

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.

24.               Establish a Petty Cash Fund for the Animal Shelter (General Fund--$100)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-57, establishing a petty cash fund ($100).

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.

25.               Approval of a Law Enforcement Services Agreement with the Blue Lake Rancheria, Exemption from the Hiring Freeze for Two Deputy Sheriff Positions, and Supplemental Budget (General Fund--$120,000)

ACTION: Approve agreement, exemptions, and supplemental budget; and send letter of appreciation to the Rancheria.

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.

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

David Elsebusch and Aldo Bongio addressed the Board on various issues.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

No action was required on this standing item.

2.                   Transaction and Use Tax Ballot Resolution and Ordinance†† (County Administrative Office--General Fund)

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2323, relating to a 1% Transaction (sales) and Use Tax.† Adopt an amendment to the Humboldt County Code relating to the Imposition of a Transaction (sales) and Use Tax to be administered by the state Board of Equalization by adding sections 718-1 through 718-16 to the Humboldt County Code.† Adopt Resolution No. 04-51, placing the Humboldt County Transaction (sales) and Use Tax on the November 2, 2004, ballot for voter approval; and approving the per capita tax-sharing arrangement with those incorporated cities that support the tax measure by resolution.† Direct staff to return to the Board with the recommended ballot language.

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.

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.                 10:00 a.m.--MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation of the Grand Jury's 2003-2004 Final Report†† (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Hear the presentation, receive the final report, and approve certificates of appreciation for presentation to the Grand Jury members.

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.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

No Closed Session was necessary.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Decision to Deny the Mathews Estate's Request for an Exception to the County's Fire Safe Regulations, Section 3112-11, Length of Dead-End Roads

ACTION: Continue the public hearing to the meeting of August 17, 2004.

 

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 4 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Absent

J.                   ADJOURNMENT