Humboldt County




Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by Pastor Don Eagleson of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka



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. Subject: Contract for Total funding for Pest Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping

Recommendation: Approve contract with the State Department of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

2. Subject: Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

Recommendation: Continue local state of emergency until June 20, 2000.

3. Subject: Declaring Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Awareness Day (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Adopt proclamation for June 11, 2000.

4. Subject: Annual Old Timer's Parade in Orleans and Letter of Support (Supervisor Kirk)

Recommendation: Adopt proclamation for June 18, 2000, and sent letter to CalTrans.

Community Development Services

5. Subject: Extension of Motocross Siting Grant Agreement to August 2, 2000

Recommendation: Approve extension.

District Attorney

6. Subject: Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2000

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-__.

7. Subject: Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2000

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-__.

8. Subject: Victim Witness Program Supplemental Budget of $19,299

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

* 9. Subject: Repayment to State Department of Mental Health--Fiscal Year 1997 ($272,747)

Recommendation: Repay $272,747 for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment overpayment.

10. Subject: Training Contract with the Regents of the University of California

Recommendation: Approve contract.

11. Subject: 2000-01 McKinney Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant Renewal Application

Recommendation: Submit grant application to the State Department of Mental Health.


12. Subject: Request to Increase Out-of-County Travel Account by $10,798, and to Increase Group Home and Residential Visits Revenue Account by $10,798

Recommendation: Approve request.

* 13. Subject: Temporary Increase in Compensation for Deborah Meador, Fiscal Assistant II

Recommendation: Approve temporary increase.


Public Health

14. Subject: Purchase of Video Camera for Project LEAN (Lowfat Eating for America Now)

Recommendation: Approve purchase ($931).

15. Subject: Contract with State Department of Health Services for Immunization Program

Recommendation: Approve contract.

16. Subject: Purchase of Computer System and Laser Printer for Maternal and Child Health

Recommendation: Approve purchase ($3,990).

17. Subject: Contract with Chapman University for Physical Therapist Training Collaboration

Recommendation: Approve contract for California Children's Services Program.

18. Subject: Purchase of Computer System and Laser Printer

Recommendation: Approve purchase for Children's Medical Services Program ($4,000).

19. Subject: Fixed Assets and Supplemental Budget for Alternative Response Team

Recommendation: Approve purchase of five computer systems ($7,655).

20. Subject: Purchase of a Centrifuge for Public Health Field Nursing ($7,186)

Recommendation: Approve purchase.

21. Subject: Change in Workweek from 37-1/2 Hours to 40 Hours for Various Classes

Recommendation: Approve change in workweek for various classes in Public Health.

22. Subject: Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Pharmaceuticals for Mental Health

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget of $50,000.

23. Subject: Adoption of the Forty-Hour Class of Epidemiologist and Allocation of One Full-Time Epidemiologist Position in Budget Unit 440

Recommendation: Approve requests.

24. Subject: Purchase of Computer Equipment for HIV Testing Program ($1,300)

Recommendation: Approve purchase.

25. Subject: California Forensics Medical Group Contract for Jail Medical Services

Recommendation: Amend contract to include new price adjustments.

26. Subject: Purchase of Computer System for High Risk Women Program

Recommendation: Approve purchase ($1,800).

27. Subject: Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

Recommendation: Approve contract with Mobile Medical Office.

Public Works

28. Subject: Purchase of New Computer for the Deputy Director of Engineering

Recommendation: Approve purchase ($2,000).

29. Subject: Request to Declare Three (3) Vehicles as Surplus

Recommendation: Approve request.


Public Works

30. Subject: Construction of Elk River Road Rehabilitation; Project No. RPL-5904 (035)

Recommendation: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on June 27, 2000.

31. Subject: Award of Contract for Bear Canyon Road Bridge Replacement

Recommendation: Award contract to MCM Construction.

32. Subject: Security for Guarantee of Work and Attorney Fees Held--Parris Subdivision

Recommendation: Authorize the release of the security.

Risk Manager

33. Subject: Humboldt County Children and Families Commission--Insurance Coverages

Recommendation: 1. Obtain a separate general liability policy for the Commission with the County named as an additional insured to cover the County's self-insured retention. 2. Add the Commission as an additional insured to the County's excess general liability and optional excess liability policies with the self-insured retention covered by the County. 3. Add the commissioners and employees to the county's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured. If unable to add the Commission and its employees, then purchase a separate workers' compensation insurance policy to cover the commissioners and the employees. 4. Add the Humboldt County Children and families commission to the County's property insurance policy as named insured/covered party. 5. Add the Commission to the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority's Bond/Crime Program as a named insured/covered party.

34. Subject: Humboldt County's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Recommendation: 1. Adopt IIPP for inclusion in the County Safety Manual. 2. Designate Risk Manager as individual responsible for implementing the IIPP. Designate the Risk Manager as the liaison with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), and require all departments to report immediately to Risk Management any contact with Cal/OSHA. 4. Direct all departments to complete information required pursuant to Section III of the IIPP manual for inclusion as a department-specific prevention program, and submit a copy of same to Risk Manager by October 2, 2000. 5. Adopt a policy that departments are responsible for any citations received by their department due to a violation identified by Cal/OSHA unless it is determined that another department is responsible for the violation. 6. Direct Risk Management to initiate training on the IIPP for County employees and volunteers.


35. Subject: Request for Acceptance of New Vehicle into County Motor Pool

Recommendation: Approve request.

Social Services

* 36. Subject: Temporary Increase in Pay for Cara Barnes, Social Worker IV

Recommendation: Approve temporary increase in pay.

37. Subject: Advisory Committee for In-Home Supportive Services

Recommendation: Establish committee as recommended by the Director of Social Services, and adopt Resolution No. 2000-__.


Social Services

38. Subject: Contract with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Services Bureau

Recommendation: Approve contract for the provision of a group home.

39. Subject: Reallocate Building and Facilities Manager Position to Staff Services Analyst II

Recommendation: Approve reallocation.


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. Please sign sheet in back of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.


1. Subject: Recognizing Martin Wilhelm Larson on His 100th Birthday (Supervisor Dixon)

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.


Public Works

1. Subject: Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

Recommendation: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2. Subject: Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

Recommendation: Take action as required (if necessary).

3. Subject: New Fee for Soil Remediation and Disposal on Airport Property

Recommendation: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.

4. Subject: Use of Johnson's Creek for Access to the Klamath River

Recommendation: Send letter to Yurok Tribal Council regarding use of Johnson's Creek for vehicular access to the Klamath River.

Employment Training

5. Subject: Dissolution of Private Industry Council and Presentation to Council Members

Recommendation: Dissolve effective 7/01/00, and approve certificates of appreciation.

6. Subject: Resignations from, and Appointments to, the Workforce Investment Board

Recommendation: Accept resignations from Steven Hackett and Dan Johnson, and appoint Susan Hansen and Cindy Guckenberger.

Community Development Services

7. Subject: Classification of Permit Specialist Series

Recommendation: Delete classification of Development Assistance Specialist I/II, adopt classification of Permit Specialist I/II, reallocate four Development Assistance Specialist I/II positions to Permit Specialist I/II, reallocate Senior Development Assistance Specialist position to Senior Permit Specialist, and reallocate Development Assistance Supervisor position to Permit Supervisor. Reschedule request to approve a retroactive extension of the temporary salary increase of 7.5% for Permit specialist trainees from April 1, 2000, to effective date of reclassification (4/5 vote required).


1. Subject: Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

Recommendation: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

2. Subject: Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

Recommendation: Take appropriate action (if required).


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

3. Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (if required)

4. Conference with Legal Counsel. Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). North Jacoby Creek Community association v. County of Humboldt Board of Supervisors; Case No. CV990720; Humboldt County Superior Court.


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Reformat and Revision of the County Zoning Regulations

Recommendation: Introduce ordinance in submitted Attachment B, and waive reading by reading title. Open hearing, receive report, accept testimony, and review and consider staff report and proposed categorical exemption from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Close hearing. Adopt resolutions in submitted Attachment A (Exhibits 1-4) which: certify CEQA compliance; approve amendments to Coastal Zoning Regulations, adopt amendments to Inland Zoning Regulations; and direct staff to seek Coastal Commission approval of Coastal Plan and Zoning Regulation amendments. Adopt Ordinance in submitted Attachment B. Direct staff to file Notice of Exemption, and post and publish summary of adopted Ordinance within 15 days of adoption of Ordinance.


Recommendation: Receive and file report on preliminary budget recommendations. Direct CAO to return to Board on June 27, 2000, to consider adoption of proposed budget for FY 2000-2001. Refer enhanced budget request to FY 2000-2001 final budget process. Give policy direction, if desired, and/or take other action as appropriate.


Tentative Afternoon Schedule for Next Four Board Meetings

(As of June 1, 2000)

June 13, 2000

Bagley Abatement

Zabel Plan Amendment

June 20, 2000

No Items

June 27, 2000

Soil Remediation Fee

July 11, 2000*

Budget Session

*Budget sessions are also tentatively scheduled for July 18 and 25, 2000.