Humboldt County




Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.



1. Subject: CalHome Program Grant to Do Housing Rehab in Unincorporated Areas

Recommendation: Authorize submittal of grant application by adopting Resolution 01-00.


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: Allocation of Senior Office Assistant and Disallocation of Office Supervisor

Recommendation: Approve allocation and disallocation.

Board of Supervisors

2. Subject: Proposal by the California Department of Corrections, Parole and Community Services Division, to Expand Office Space at 930 Third St., Eureka (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: State no objections to said proposal.

3. Subject: Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Extend local state of emergency until February 20, 2001.

4. Subject: Request to Attend the Annual National Association of Counties' Legislative Conference--March 2-6, 2001, in Washington, D.C. (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Approve request for travel by Supervisor Neely.

Clerk of the Board

5. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 16, 2001

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.

6. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 23, 2001

Recommendation: Approve the Board Orders.

7. Subject: Reappointment of Dennis Hanson to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Recommendation: Approve reappointment with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

8. Subject: Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

Recommendation: Reappoint Barry Gerdts, Thomas Harkins, Maggie Kraft, and don London with terms to expire on January 26, 2004.

Community Development Services

9. Subject: Creation of Fund No. 3939 for CDBG CASA Grant and Supplemental Budget

Recommendation: Create said fund, and approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

10. Subject: Submittal of a Community Development Block Grant Planning and Technical Assistance Grant ($35,000) to Study Feasibility of a Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facility for the Community of Willow Creek

Recommendation: Approve submittal of grant application by adopting Resolution No. 01-__.

County Administrative Office

11. Subject: Agreement with DMG-MAXIMUS to Provide State-Mandated Cost Claiming Services

Recommendation: Approve agreement and associated supplemental budget of $16,500.

Health and Human Services--Mental Health

12. Subject: Increase Mental Health Case Manager I/II Position from .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE

Recommendation: Approve increase in allocation.


Health and Human Services--Public Health

13. Subject: Master Agreement with State Office of AIDS and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Recommendation: Amend said agreement, and approve MOU for Program HIV Community Prevention/High Risk Initiative, People of Color.

14. Subject: Allocation of Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position

Recommendation: Allocate said position in Local Oversight Program, Budget Unit 432.

Health and Human Services--Social Services

15. Subject: Assignment of Dental Contract to St. Joseph Health System

Recommendation: Assign contract with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

16. Subject: Purchase of Computers, Printers, Drives, and Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS)

Recommendation: Approve purchase ($62,800).

17. Subject: Purchase of Digital System Components, Telephone Sets, Voice Mail System, and UPS

Recommendation: Approve purchase.

18. Subject: Request to Reallocate Staff Services Analyst II to Administrative Analyst I/II Position

Recommendation: Approve request.

19. Subject: Assignment of Short Wave Radio and Disaster Medical Services Agreements

Recommendation: Assign agreements with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

20. Subject: Assignment of Sempervirens Agreement

Recommendation: Assign agreement with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

21. Subject: Appointment of Members to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

Recommendation: Appoint Donna Chambers, Winston Kavanaugh (with Donna Wheeler as alternate), John Inman, Dorothy Bernard, Geraldine Peppers-Baker, Noreen Lawrence, Joanne Conzelmann, Genevieve Tornroth, Teresa Christian-Schell, Thomas Offord, and Minerva Williams.

22. Subject: MOU with the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt for Use of CalWORKs Incentive Funds

Recommendation: Approve MOU.


23. Subject: Proposed Open Hours Schedule for the Blue Lake Branch Library

Recommendation: Approve proposed schedule.


24. Subject: Appointment of Wendy Rowan as the Children and Families Commission Director

Recommendation: Confirm appointment effective March 1, 2001.

25. Subject: Amendment to MOU for Representation Units 1-4 (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees)--Change in Working Hours for Real Property Agent I/II Classification

Recommendation: Approve amendment by adopting Resolution No. 01-__.


26. Subject: Request to Reduce CMSP Services Expenditure Account from $15,000 to $10,000, and to Reduce Juvenile Drug Court (CMSP) Revenue Account from $15,000 to $10,000

Recommendation: Approve request.


Public Works

* 27. Subject: Transfer from Fish & Game Contingencies to Fund Project Approved on December 5, 2000

Recommendation: Approve transfer of $10,941.

28. Subject: Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms Program; Project No. 431000

Recommendation: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Thursday, March 8, 2001.

29. Subject: Extension of Contract with State Department of Forestry to March 31, 2001

Recommendation: Approve contract extension.

* 30. Subject: License Agreement for Sky Cap Services at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

Recommendation: Approve license agreement with Melissa Gordon.

31. Subject: Fernwood Subdivision Final Map; APN 510-161-11, McKinleyville Area

Recommendation: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

32. Subject: Automatic Surface Observation System (ASOS) at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

Recommendation: Direct the Personnel Director to meet with AFSCME regarding added compensation for County employees performing weather observer duties. Direct the Personnel Department to develop a class specification for weather observer duties. Direct the Aviation Division to pursue any and all avenues to acquire an Air Traffic Control Tower for said airport.

33. Subject: Agreement for Funding of Underground Storage Tank Removal at the Ferndale Museum

Recommendation: Approve agreement with the City of Ferndale.

34. Subject: Construction of Rehabilitation of Redwood Drive; County Project No. 990702

Recommendation: Accept completed contract with Mercer Fraser Co., Contractor.


35. Subject: Purchase of a New copier to Replace the Existing One at the Vital Records Center

Recommendation: Approve purchase and finance cost from Recorder's Modernization Fund.


36. Subject: Continuation of the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program During One-Year Suspension of Allocation of Funds from State Controller's Office

Recommendation: Approve continuation.

37. Subject: Agreement to Provide Reimbursement for the Housing of Federal Prisoners

Recommendation: Approve agreement with the United States Department of Justice.

38. Subject: Revised Fee Schedule for Jail Booking Fee--Introduction of Ordinance

Recommendation: Set ordinance for adoption at least one week away.


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.


Public Works

1. Subject: Gift to the County from Humboldt Arts Council of The Lost Coast Mural

Recommendation: Accept gift and display same at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

Board of Supervisors

2. Subject: Declaring February 2001 as Library Lovers Month (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Adopt Proclamation.


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).

Administrative Services

3. Subject: Election Summary and Related Issues

Recommendation: Receive and file the report, and take appropriate action.

Community Development Services

4. Subject: Transfer Community Development Block Grant Funds ($46,250) from Orick Housing Rehabilitation to Southern Humboldt Senior Housing Project

Recommendation: Approve the transfer.

Cooperative Extension

5. Subject: Replacing Retired 4-H Advisor, Dairy/Ag Waste Vacancy, and New Advisor Proposal for Inland Fisheries

Recommendation: Approve a FTE Office Assistant I position added to budget effective upon the University of California (UC) hiring date of desired advisor(s), and increased support for Communications, Travel, and Office Supplies ($6,000). Discuss prioritizing these Advisor positions for request to UC Cooperative Extension State office. CAO Recommendation: Defer to budget process.

County Administrative Office

6. Subject: Legislative Special Requests Pursuant to State Budget Surpluses

Recommendation: Review departmental lists of projects, add or delete projects, prioritize projects, and direct staff to submit same to Assemblywoman Strom-Martin and State Senator Chesbro for inclusion in the State budget.

7. Subject: Rules of the Board of Supervisors

Recommendation: Adopt rules, or refer to staff for additional modifications.


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).

H. MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (Time Stated is Approximate)

11:00 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1. Subject: Courthouse Remodeling.

Recommendation: Direct Public Works to secure services of an architect, and direct staff to prepare an MOU or agreement committing the Courthouse Construction Funds for this project until paid for.


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 public employee appointment for the position of the Director of Health and Human services, pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

5. Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation; Pursuant to Government Code Section 549596.9(b). (Two Cases)

6. Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 549956.9(a). Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors, etc. Superior Court Case No. CV00092

7. Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9; A & K Investments v. J. A. Blue, et al. Case No. DR 000844, Humboldt County Superior Court


Community Assistant Unit

1. Subject: Humboldt County vs. Scott J. Coburn; Assessor's Parcel No. 534-221-002.

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


Health and Human Services - Public Health

1. Subject: Adoption of an Ordinance Adding a Medical Marijuana Identification Card Application Fee of $40.00 to the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

Recommendation: Adopt ordinance on February 13, 2001.