Humboldt County


(Posted Agust 18, 2000)



Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by Dr. Roger Carey of the Grace Baptist Church of Eureka


1. Subject: Public Employees' Retirement System Contract Amendment

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-__, and adopt associated ordinance on September 12, 2000.


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.

Administrative Services

1. Subject: Supplemental Budget for Courthouse Security Radio Enhancement

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget of $20,000.

2. Subject: Ordinance Amending Title II, Division 6, Chapter 6, of the County Code, Relating to the Regulation of Skateboarding

Recommendation: Introduce ordinance by title, waive further reading, and set for adoption.

3. Subject: Cal-North Lease Extension

Recommendation: Direct staff to prepare a lease extension of Cal-North's cellular phone antenna and equipment lease on the same terms and conditions which will terminate on December 3, 2001; and authorize the Chair to sign the extension.

Agricultural Commissioner

4. Subject: Supplemental Funding for Activities Related to Wholesale Inspection and Retail Monitoring of Shell Egg Quality, Rejections, and 100 Egg Sampling

Recommendation: Approve agreement with the State Department of Food & Agriculture.

5. Subject: Pest Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping (All Equipment, Personnel and Mileage Costs Necessary to Place and Service Gypsy Moth and Japanese Beetle Traps

Recommendation: Amend agreement with the State Department of Food & Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

6. Subject: Commendations for Job Market's Celebration of Success (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Ratify certificates given to K. Brae, C. Cox, M. Kelsey, D. Powell, and G. Sjoquist.

7. Subject: Declaring Community Health Care Week (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Adopt proclamation for week of August 20, 2000.

Clerk of the Board

8. Subject: Appointments and Reappointments to Various Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Recommendation: Reappoint John LeVey to the Housing Authority Commission; reappoint Shirley Bartow, Mark Christensen, and Robert Gillenwater to the Fortuna Cemetery District Board; reappoint Steve Launi, John Marshall, and James Able to the Forestry Review Committee; and reappoint Deborah Prosser and appoint John Travis to the Area I Developmental Disability Program Board.

9. Subject: Appointment to the Redway Fire Protection District Board of Directors

Recommendation: Appoint Stanton Templeton to said board.

10. Subject: Nominations for Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board

Recommendation: Nominate Greg Anderson, Charles W. Petty, and Leo Sears.

11. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 16, 2000

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.


12. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 23, 2000

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.

13. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of July 18, 2000

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.

14. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of July 25, 2000

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.

15. Subject: Resolution from the Arcata City Council Requesting Consolidation of Municipal Election with Statewide General Election Occurring on November 7, 2000

Recommendation: Approve request conditioned upon reimbursement of costs.

Community Development Services

16. Subject: Participation in the Home Investment Partnerships Program

Recommendation: Authorize Mr. Kirk Girard and/or his designee to sign necessary papers.

17. Subject: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Arcata Economic Development Corporation

Recommendation: Approve MOA pertaining to $40,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

18. Subject: Transfer from Community Development Block Grant Microenterprise Grant to Economic Development Division Extra Help Line item for Close-Out of Fiscal Year

Recommendation: Approve transfer of $3,251.

County Administrative Office

19. Subject: Agreement in Order to Secure Wage and Employer Information for Purposes of Collecting Restitution, Fines, Penalties, Assessment, and Fees Owed to County or State

Recommendation: Approve agreement with Employment Development Department ($5,000).

20. Subject: Month-to-Month Contract with the Sequoia Humane Society

Recommendation: Approve contract.

County Counsel

21. Subject: Local Cooperation Agreement with Yurok Indian Housing Authority

Recommendation: Approve agreement pertaining to purchasing and developing housing for low income tribal families.

22. Subject: Ordinance Amending County Code to Reflect Change of Name of the Children and Families Commission

Recommendation: Introduce ordinance by title, waive further reading, and set for adoption

District Attorney

23. Subject: Agreement with State Department of Justice for Alcohol Analysis Services

Recommendation: Approve agreement.

24. Subject: Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) for Funding Victims of Crime Claims

Recommendation: Approve JPA with State Board of Control by adopting Resolution No. 2000-__.

25. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $7,941 for Victim Witness Program

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.


Employment Training

26. Subject: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Department of Social Services

Recommendation: Approve MOU to provide coordinated services to CalWORKs recipients.

27. Subject: Modification to Subgrant Agreement No. M965891 (One-Stop Career Center)

Recommendation: Extend the contract term through September 30, 2000.


28. Subject: Application for Membership in the Cascade Pacific Library Network

Recommendation: Approve submittal of application by adopting Resolution No. 2000-__.

Mental Health

29. Subject: Reallocation of Psychiatric Technician Position to Psychiatric Nurse

Recommendation: Approve reallocation.

30. Subject: Contract for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Call Beneficiaries

Recommendation: Approve contract with the State Department of Mental Health.

31. Subject: Contract for Consultation and Medication Services Through Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Recommendation: Approve contract with Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy.

32. Subject: Therapeutic Behavioral Service Contracts for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

Recommendation: Approve contracts with Child Care Council, Family Service Center, and Remi Vista.

33. Subject: Long-Term Care to Mentally-Ill Patients Requiring a Locked, Secure Setting

Recommendation: Approve agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.

34. Subject: Agreement for Non-Emergency Medical Services for Sempervirens Patients

Recommendation: Approve agreement with Michael Burleson, M.D.

35. Subject: Funding for Integrated Services for Seriously Mentally-Ill Homeless Adults

Recommendation: Submit application for funding to State Department of Mental Health.

36. Subject: Supplemental Budget for Disproportionate Share Program for Fiscal Year 1999

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget of $21,542.


37. Subject: Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials for Fiscal Years 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003

Recommendation: Approve plans by adopting Resolution No. 2000-__.

38. Subject: Adjustment in Compensation--Board of Supervisors

Recommendation: Withdraw from agenda.


Public Health

39. Subject: Request for Proposals (RFP) for California Accidental Release Prevention Program

Recommendation: Release RFP and draft a contract with qualified consultants to review Risk Management Plans.

40. Subject: Request to Establish New Expenditure Account in Program Planning and Support

Recommendation: Establish account in the amount of $2,400.

41. Subject: Change in Position Allocations for Budget Unit 416, Public Health Field Nursing

Recommendation: Approve change in position allocations.

42. Subject: Establish Fixed Asset Line Item for Chair in California Children Services

Recommendation: Establish line item at $1,200.

* 43. Subject: Transfer of $38,507 into the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund

Recommendation: Approve transfer of $38,507 from General Fund Contingencies.

Public Works

44. Subject: Contract for Five Counties Conservation Plan Efforts and Supplemental Budget ($80,000)

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget and contract with State Department of Forestry.

45. Subject: Structural Modifications to Three County Bridges; Project No. 594006

Recommendation: Award project to HSH Construction (Redding, California).

46. Subject: Storm Damage Repair Project on Mattole Road; County Road No. F3C010

Recommendation: Accept the Easement Deed executed by the Russ Lytel Foundation.

47. Subject: Assignment of Harley Stevenson, Equipment Mechanic II, as Senior Equipment Mechanic

Recommendation: Approve assignment effective September 28, 2000, through October 9, 2000.

* 48. Subject: Position Overlap for Airports Manager Position (Not to Exceed Two Months)

Recommendation: Approve position overlap.

49. Subject: Assignment of Earl Ward, Bridge Maintenance Worker, as Bridge Crew Supervisor

Recommendation: Approve assignment effective July 30, 2000, through August 26, 2000.

50. Subject: Reimburse Portion of Travel Expenses for Successful Airports Manager Candidate

Recommendation: Ratify Department's offer to pay portion of expenses to successful applicant.

51. Subject: Avant Overflight Easement; Parcel No. 510-261-17; McKinleyville Area

Recommendation: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Lujean S. And Donald W. Avant.

52. Subject: Contract with Simpson Timber Company, Wherein They Agree to Provide County $120,000 to be Applied Towards Cost of Repairing Blue Lake Blvd. and Maple Creek Road

Recommendation: Approve contract.

53. Subject: Transfer to Provide Funding for Prior Year Contracts in the Current Year

Recommendation: Approve transfer of $2,377,654.00.

54. Subject: Ordinance Relating to Parking on Railroad Avenue (Loleta)

Recommendation: Introduce ordinance by title, waive further reading, and set for adoption.

55. Subject: Rehabilitation of Redwood Drive Between U. S. 101 at North End of Garberville and at South End of Redway Near Redway Drive; Project No. RPL-5904; Contract No. 990702

Recommendation: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on September 12, 2000.



56. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $1,600 for the Purchase of a Facsimile Machine

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.

57. Subject: Costs Associated with Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol Program for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget of $946.

58. Subject: Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of a Computer System ($450,000)

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.

59. Subject: Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Technology Equipment ($27,118)

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.

60. Subject: Request to Authorize the Motor Pool to Allocate an Additional Full-Sized Patrol Vehicle to the Sheriff Department's Vehicle Fleet (Unmarked and Similar to a Civil Vehicle)

Recommendation: Approve request.

61. Subject: Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Portable Radio and Air Conditioner ($1,406)

Recommendation: Approve supplemental budget.

62. Subject: Fixed-Asset Account for Replacement Time Lapse Video Recorder in Detox Cells

Recommendation: Establish fixed-asset account at $741.

63. Subject: Support of Operations to Suppress Manufacturing and Trafficking of Controlled Substances on or Affecting Administration of National Forest System Lands

Recommendation: Approve Operating and Financial Plan for Controlled Substances (agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, and Six Rivers National Forest).

64. Subject: Operating Agreement for the High Technology Crimes Assistance Program

Recommendation: Approve agreement with Sacramento Valley High Tech Crimes Force.

65. Subject: Request to Establish a Revolving Petty Cash Fund ($250) for Use by the Mentally Illl Offender Crime Reduction Program

Recommendation: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 2000-__.

Social Services

* 66. Subject: Temporary Increase in Pay for Patrick Williams, Eligibility Worker III

Recommendation: Approve temporary increase in pay as Eligibility Supervisor.

67. Subject: Transfer of $14,300 from Support and Care of Persons to Aid to Adoptions

Recommendation: Approve transfer through Contingencies-General A.

68. Subject: Reallocation of Social Worker III and Social Worker IV Positions to 40 Hours a Week

Recommendation: Approve reallocation.

69. Subject: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Humboldt Youth Soccer League

Recommendation: Approve MOU for Use of CalWORKs Incentive Funds

70. Subject: Establish a New Trust Fund Named Department of Social Services--Suspense

Recommendation: Approve request.


71. Subject: Request to Reallocate a Social Worker III Position to 40 Hours a Week

Recommendation: Approve request.

72. Subject: TRENDS Report for the Quarter Ending June 2000

Recommendation: Receive and file report.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

73. Subject: Resolution Approving a Trust Agreement with Allfirst for the Provision of Self-Directed Brokerage Options Through Hartford's Deferred Compensation Plan

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-__.


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: Commending St. Joseph Health System's Evergreen Lodge (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Adopt resolution of commendation.


Administrative Services

1. Subject: Teen Vote 2000

Recommendation: Read and file report, hear presentation from sponsors KEET-TV and the League of Women Voters, and take appropriate action.

Public Works

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

Recommendation: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

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

Recommendation: Take action as required (if necessary).

4. Subject: Deer Hunting on Airport Property

Recommendation: Allow controlled deer hunting on County airports experiencing deer on the runways and/or taxiways. That the number of hunters, type of allowed short-range weapons, airport areas, and hunting times allowed are to be directed by the Public works Director in coordination with the State Department of Fish and Game.

5. Subject: Proposed Capital Improvements and Repairs to Ten County Parks

Recommendation: Find that the improvements and repairs are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, approve the list of improvements and repairs, and send the list to the appropriate legislators and personnel.

Human Services Cabinet

6. Subject: Request for Tobacco Settlement Funds for Tobacco & Substance Abuse Programs

Recommendation: Receive Cabinet's report and request for funding under Tobacco Master Settlement Account in amount of $215,000 for Tobacco & Substance Abuse Programs.


Clerk of the Board

7. Subject: Appointment of One Member to the Alderpoint County Water District

Recommendation: Appoint Mr. Robin Craig, Ms. Georgia Hespen, or Ms. Sue Hennings.

8. Subject: Appointment of Two Members to the Human Rights Commission

Recommendation: Appoint two members to represent Supervisorial District 2.


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).


These matters have been set at the times stated to accommodate the participants, and will be heard by the Board as close to the time stated as possible.

10:30 a.m.

1. Subject: Accomplishments and Closure of Local Census Bureau Office (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Hear presentation, and take appropriate action.

10:40 a.m.

2. Subject: Update on Megram Fire Recovery Efforts (Supervisor Kirk)

Recommendation: Hear report from Lou Woltering, Forest Supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest, and John Larson, District Ranger for the Lower Trinity Division of Said Forest; and take appropriate action.

11:10 a.m.

3. Subject: Enhanced Budget Request for Administrative Services (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Approve request for an upgrade of the Wide Area Network infrastructure for Information Services. Approve request to fund additional professional services and the purchase of a graphics laser printer to pay for Community Development Services staff to digitize the blue-line precinct maps for redistricting.

11:15 a.m.

4. Subject: Consider Board of Supervisors Joining the Humboldt-Del Norte Regional Health Council's Community Health Alliance of Humboldt-Del Norte (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Review the Council's offer and bylaws, vote on joining, and appoint one Board member as a representative to the Humboldt-Del Norte Regional Health Council, Inc.

11:25 a.m.

5. Subject: Status Report from the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Hear report and take appropriate action.


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing 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 Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4. It is the Intention of the Board to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of County Librarian Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.9

5. It is the Intention of the Board to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Administrative Secretary for the Board of Supervisors Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5


Community Assistant Unit

1. Subject: Humboldt County vs. William E. Meagher; Assessor's Parcel No. 081-021-028

Recommendation: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate.


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Continued Public Hearing on Extension of Minor Subdivision and Coastal Development Permit Applications; Case Nos. PMS-04-95X; MICHAEL MOSS, Applicant; File No. APN 515-131-06; Trinidad Area

Recommendation: Continue the hearing to Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.

2. Subject: Selecting Planning and Technical Grant Applicant(s) and Submittal of 2000 State of California Community Development Block Grant General and Economic Development Allocation Planning and Technical Application

Recommendation: Select Planning and Technical Grant applicant(s) for submittal.


Tentative Afternoon Schedule for Next Four Board Meetings

August 28, 2000

Budget Hearings

(9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.)

August 29, 2000

KD Investments

Viet Nam Veterans

September 5, 2000

No Items

September 12, 2000

Moss Hearing