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 20, 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 and Roger Rodoni.

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

 

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Request to Declare Department of Agriculture Vehicle No. 10261 as Surplus

ACTION: Declare the 1994 Ford Ranger, Vehicle No. 10261, which was purchased by the State for Humboldt County's Department of Agriculture for conducting pest detection and exclusion activities, as surplus equipment.  Authorize Purchasing Division to sell said vehicle, and deposit any proceeds into the Miscellaneous Revenue line item.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Auditor-Controller

2.                   Audit Contract for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2004 (General Fund--$38,000)

ACTION: Approve contract with Bartig, Basler, and Ray, CPA's to audit the financial statements of the County of Humboldt.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Recognizing Phillipsville Volunteer Fire Department's "Hot August Daze" Parade on August 14, 2004   (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-59.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Darrel Keating for Volunteering to Operate Video Cameras for the Board of Supervisors   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter of appreciation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

5.                   Letter from Loleta Lighting District Requesting PG&E Change the Lighting Category for Nine (9) Loleta Lighting District Lights   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the Letter.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Children and Families Commission

6.                   Amendment to Ordinance No. 2185 to Indicate the Commission May Also be Known as First 5 Humboldt

ACTION: Intro the ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on August 17, 2004.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Resolution No. 577 from the Board of Trustees of the Redwood Community College District Ordering an Election to Authorize the Issuance of School Bonds, Establishing Specifications of the Election Order, and Requesting Consolidation with Other Elections Occurring on November 2, 2004

ACTION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the District reimburse the County for Costs incurred pursuant to this request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

8.                   Request from the City of Eureka for Consolidation of Its General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election on November 2, 2004

ACTION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the City of Eureka reimburse the County for Costs incurred pursuant to this request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

9.                   Request from the Board of Trustees of the Loleta Union Elementary School District for Consolidation of Its Bond Election with the Statewide General Election on November 2, 2004

ACTION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the District reimburse the County for Costs incurred pursuant to this request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

10.               Request from the City of Arcata for Consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election on November 2, 2004

ACTION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the City of Arcata Reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Community Development Services

11.               Request for Review and Approval of the Headwaters Community Investment Fund Funding Policies and Guidelines as Recommended by the Headwaters Fund Board

ACTION: Approve request, and amend the Community Investment Fund Manual to reflect changes.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

12.               Humboldt State University's Grant Application to the U. S. Economic Development Administration's Economic Adjustment Program

ACTION: Approve letter of support for said grant application.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

13.               Werner Final Map Subdivision/Coastal Development Permit; Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of a Secondary Dwelling Unit on Lot 3 of the Oceanside Unit 6 Subdivision; File No. APN 508-191-48; Case No. FMS-13-91XX/CDP-45-91XX; McKinleyville

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

14.               Knox Final Map Subdivision; Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of a Secondary Dwelling Unit on Lot 6; File No. APN 510-181-10; Case No. FMS-00-04; McKinleyville

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute the Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

15.               Approval of Amendments to the WIA Youth Allocation Cost-Reimbursement Subagreements to Extend the Subagreements and Roll in the 2004-05 Allocation Through June 30, 2005

ACTION: Approve amendments.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

16.               Headwaters Grant Fund Mini-Grant/Discretionary Award Program

ACTION: Receive a report on the program, and approve a clarification/modification of Grant Fund policies to allow for individual discretionary awards larger than $1,000 with the consent of the full Headwaters Fund Board.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

District Attorney

17.               Spousal Abuse Prosecution Program; Resolution for Fiscal Year 2004-05 (General Fund/State Grant Funds)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-60.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

18.               Appointment of Susan Hoffman to the Mental Health Board

This item was withdrawn from agenda.  Ms. Hoffman has moved out of the County.

19.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for a Senior Fiscal Assistant Position (Mental Health Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemption.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for a Physical Therapist Position (Public Health Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemption.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

21.               Occupation Therapist Position in California Children's Services Program (State/Medi-Cal/Realignment Funds)

ACTION: Approve an increase in FTE from .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE for the Occupation Therapist position occupied by Mary Hrabko.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

22.               Approval of Agreement No. 04-35231; Fund 1175; Public Health; Budget Unit 428; Immunization Program (State/Federal/Realignment/TCM/MAA Claiming Funds)

ACTION: Approve said agreement.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

23.               Approval of Amendment to State Agreement for the Domestic Violence Prevention Program (Public Health/State Funds)

ACTION: Approve said amendment, which allows the County to be paid up to $150,000 for services performed related to the agreement during the period July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

24.               Hiring Freeze Exemption for an Administrative Analyst II Position (Social Services Fund)

ACTION: Approve exemption.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Personnel

25.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Representation Unit 7 (Law Enforcement Management) Regarding Extension of the MOU (General Fund)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-61.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

26.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Representation Unit 6 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization) Regarding Extension of the MOU (General Fund)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-62.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Public Works

27.               JLF Construction Final Map Subdivision (Oceanside Unit 6); Assessor's Parcel No. 508-191-48, McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Authorize the release of security for developer's guarantee of work and the release of security for payment of County costs and expenses in the amount of $9,200.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

28.               Sutter Ranch Subdivision, Phase I; Assessor's Parcel No. 509-061-26; Performance Agreement to Secure Payment of McKinleyville Drainage Fees

ACTION: Authorize the release of $3,500 held as security for payment of McKinleyville Drainage Fees.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

29.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Centerville Road; Contract No. 980510 (Road Fund  [$15,813]; FEMA [$237,187])

ACTION: Approve the plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

30.               Supplemental Budget for Solid Waste; Budget Unit 438; Fiscal Year 2003-04 (Solid Waste Fees)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget ($21,500).

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

31.               Purchase of, and Supplemental Budget for, Backhoe/Loader; Budget Unit 330; Fiscal Year 2004-05 (Roads-Heavy Equipment Internal Services Fund--$55,000)

ACTION: Approve purchase and supplemental budget.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

32.               Request to Establish an Extra-Help Account in the Roads-Real Property Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04 (Road Fund--$4,164)

ACTION: Approve request.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

Sheriff

33.               Transfer of $5,174 to Cover Shortfalls in Appropriations in Four Fixed-Asset Accounts in Budget Unit 1100-213 (Homeland Security Grant/General Fund)

ACTION: Approve transfer.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

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

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.

 

John Murray, former Humboldt County Administrative Officer, provided an historical perspective on benefit allowances for management and confidential employees.  Wildhorse Stonewalker said that there are too many laws.

E.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclaim July 18 - 24, 2004 as National Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week   (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

2.                   Resolution in Recognition of Claudia E. Goodman's Retirement on July 23, 2004, After 27 Years of Service   (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

3.                   Resolution of Commendation on the Retirement of Carl Tuck, M.D. (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

4.                   Resolution Recognizing Simpson Timber Company for the Donation of Wood Framing Materials for the Construction of the Humboldt County Animal Shelter

ACTION: Adopt Resolution.

Motion: Move to approve

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

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

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

No action was required on this standing item.

2.                   Transaction (Sales) and Use Tax Ballot Measure

ACTION: Approve, as may be modified, the Transaction (Sales) and Use Tax ballot measure language; and approve, and consider individually signing, an argument in favor of such a measure.

Motion: Move to approve

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

Vote Summary: 3 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.

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 Closed Session was required.

I.                     ADJOURNMENT (11:44 a.m.)

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, August 17, 2004—1:30 p.m.

CDBG Enterprise Fund Grant Application

Mathews Estate

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2004—6:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop

 

Monday, September 13, 2004—6:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop

 

There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:

 

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.

 

ALL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON COX CABLE CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON WEDNESDAYS AT 8 O’CLOCK P.M.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us

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