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 13, 2004

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:07 AM

 

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

Supervisor Geist was absent for a short portion of No. G-1 due to meeting with the newly-impaneled Grand Jury.

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Letter Objecting to California Air Resources Board (CARB) Proposed Requirements for On--Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Vehicles Owned and Operated by Public Utilities. (Funding Not Applicable) (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of objection.

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.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisor and Senior Systems Programmer Analyst (General Services)

ACTION: Approve the temporary increase in compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisor, Norman Reed, of twenty salary ranges beginning June 25, 2004, and continuing until the reorganization of the Information Services Division is complete or October 25, 2004, whichever occurs first.  Approve the temporary increase in compensation for Senior Systems Programmer Analyst, Sharon Hiney, of ten salary ranges beginning June 25, 2004, and continuing until the reorganization of the Information Services Division is complete or October 25, 2004, whichever occurs first.

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.                   HR 2389--Forest Service Funding for Local Projects (Community Development Services)

ACTION: Approve revised HR 2389 Title III funding allocations a shown in submitted Attachment 1b.  Direct staff to report back to the Board if any program changes are necessary as a result of Six Rivers National Forest oversight review.

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

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement Providing for Shared County/Federal/State Funding for Animal Damage Management Activities on Properties Within Humboldt County (General Fund--$40,253)

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. 05-73-06-0254-RA with the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services-Wildlife Services Division.

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.                   Agreement Providing Supplemental Funding for Pesticide Enforcement Activities Related to the Issuance/Evaluation of Restricted Materials Permits, Follow-Up Review of Notices of Intent and Pre-Application Site Inspections and Associated Pesticide Use Reporting (State Funds--$1,040)

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. 04-0011C with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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.

Auditor-Controller

3.                   Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund/A-87 Revenue)

ACTION: Approve exemption for a Senior Fiscal Assistant in the Accounts Payable Division.

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.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department 100th-Year-Anniversary Celebration  (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Ratify the Proclamation.

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

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 22, 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

6.                   Request to Establish an A-87 Overhead Charge Line for Fiscal Year 2003-04 (Grant Funds--$6,000)

ACTION: Approve request.

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.

7.                   Grant Agreement with the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District (Headwaters Fund--$45,000)

ACTION: Approve grant agreement for funding a second year of data collection to continue oyster culture activities in Humboldt Bay.

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

8.                   Updated Procedure for Grants Application Process

ACTION: Approve procedure 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.

9.                   Agreement to Provide Claiming Services Related to State-Mandated Costs and the Southwest Border Patrol Initiative (General Fund/Family Support Services/Health and Human Services)

ACTION: Approve agreement with Public Resource Management Group.

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 Clerk-Recorder

10.               Certificate of Sufficiency for the Anti-GMO Petition

ACTION: Accept certificate of sufficiency, and set the measure for the November 2, 2004, presidential general election.

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

11.               Resolution Modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 03-43 of the Conflict of Interest Code

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-58, reflecting changes in the County positions which are required to report under the County's Conflict of Interest Code.

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 - Mental Health Branch

12.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Mental Health Fund)

ACTION: Grant exemptions for:  Substance Abuse Counselor I/II; Supervising Mental Health Clinician I/II (2); Mental Health Case Manager I; Program Manager (Licensed); and Senior Mental Health Program Manager.

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

13.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Public Health Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemptions for:  Public Health Nurse, Community Health Outreach Worker, and Environmental Health Specialist.

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 - Social Services Branch

14.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Social Services Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemptions for:  Office Assistant I; Dept. Information Systems Analyst (2); Social Worker IV; and Veteran's Service Representative.

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

15.               Approval of Request for Proposals (RFP) for New Bookmobile  (Insurance Settlement/Foundation Donation for Deductible)

ACTION: Approve RFP.

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

16.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services (General Fund--$1,200)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute said agreement.

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

17.               Supplemental Budgets for Budget Units 235, 245, 256, and 258; Disallocate Supervising Probation Officer Position from Budget Units 245, 256, and 258; Allocate Supervising Probation Officer Position to Budget Unit 235, and Waive Hiring Freeze   (Drug Court Partnership Grant/Juvenile Drug Court Grant Funds/Prop. 36 Funds)

ACTION: Approve requests.

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.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit 235, and Establish New Revenue Accounts   (General Fund)

ACTION: Approve requests pertaining to establishing a separate revenue account for the Adult Supervision Fees and the Juvenile Supervision Fees.

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

19.               Visser Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 509-041-26 et al; McKinleyville

ACTION: Approve conveyances and agreements, accept easement deeds from Brett Visser and Jo Ann Schuch, and accept the subdivision 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.

20.               Souza-Farrar Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-317-026; McKinleyville (Enterprise Fund)

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Josiephina Souza-Farrar, Trustee of the Souza Living Trust, 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.

21.               Agreement for Airport Consulting Services--Airport Master Plan Update for Dinsmore, Garberville, Murray Field, and Rohnerville Airports; Project No. 911202; Airport Improvement Program 03-06-0361-02 (Aviation Capital Projects/AIP)

ACTION: Approve agreement with Mead & Hunt Inc. for an amount not to exceed $200,000.

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.               Lease with Skywest Airlines (Enterprise Fund)

ACTION: Approve lease for operating at 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.

23.               Construction of Culvert Replacement at Stansberry Creek on Lighthouse Road (Road Fund/State Funds/Grant Funds)

ACTION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.

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.

24.               Construction of Saunders Creek Culvert Replacement on Mattole Road (Road Fund/State Funds/Grant Funds)

ACTION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.

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

25.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemption for a Deputy Sheriff position.

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.

Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer expressed concerns about procedures pertaining to the In-Home Supportive Services program.  Aldo Bongio provided comments on the new animal shelter.  Horse Stonewalker commented on College of the Redwoods being a community college.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.         Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget   (No Action Required)

F.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Eureka Little League 51st Anniversary and Appreciation of Supporters (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Acknowledge anniversary.

Motion: Move to approve

Motion: Motion: Bonnie Neely; Second: Second: Roger Rodoni; 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.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

No action was required on this standing agenda item.

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

No action was required on this standing item.

G.                 MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors - 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Ordinance Adding to the Humboldt County Code Medical Marijuana Guidelines for the Implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420   (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Rodoni)

MOTION BY Supervisor Rodoni, second by Supervisor Woolley, to amend the tabled motion from the meeting of December 16, 2003, to include in the original draft the amendments as shown in the agenda item submitted for the meeting of July 13, 2004.  The motion passed unanimously (Supervisor Geist absent).  Adopted the motion, as amended above, from the meeting of December 16, 2003 (stated below).  MOTION BY  Supervisor Rodoni, second by Supervisor Geist to: 1) consider ordinance adding Chapter 1 of Division 8 of Title V to the Humboldt County Code pertaining to medical marijuana guidelines for implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420; 2) introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on August 17, 2004.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish summary of ordinance five days prior to and within fifteen days following its adoption.  The motion passed unanimously (Supervisor Geist absent).  Note:  Supervisor Geist was only absent from the Chamber about twelve minutes, and the votes had been taken prior to her return.  She announced that if she had been present at the time of the votes, she would have voted yes.

Board of Supervisors - 10:45 a.m.

2.                   Update on Fire Safe Council and Overview of Mid-Klamath Watershed Council   (Supervisor Geist)

No action was required on this item (update only).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

No Closed Session was required.

I.                     ADJOURNMENT  (11:30 a.m.)