Tuesday, June 19, 2001

 

REGULAR SESSION

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

9:00 AM

 

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Dan Price of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka.

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS

1.                   Letter of Understanding for joining the Humboldt Energy Task Force At a meeting June 1, 2001 the energy group members felt it was important to formalize the group by taking to our respective boards and councils for approval the letter of understanding establishing the Humboldt Energy Task Force.  The group's consensus was that this is a modest first step which may or may not result in a more significant effort.  Task force members intend to keep their boards and councils informed of task force activities.  In the event that something comes out of the group's efforts which requires greater resources and/or commitment, task force members will return to their respective agencies for direction.

Action:  Approve letter and contribution of $4,000 from Utilities line item.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Letter to California Assembly's Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee which is meeting June 19, 2001, to discuss Klamath River flow allocations. The purpose of the letter is to advise the committee of Humboldt County's position regarding flow allocations and its effects to the economies of the County.  (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Send letter of position to Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Continuation of Emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use. Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until July 3, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Extend local state of emergency until July 3, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

2.                   Resolution honoring former Humboldt County Supervisor William Landis, Sr. The Board was sorry to learn that former Humboldt County Supervisor William Landis passed away on June 10, 2001.  Mr. Landis served as Fifth District Supervisor from 1963 through 1966.  The Board wishes to commend him posthumously for his four years of service. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action:  Ratify resolution.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

County Administrative Office

3.                   Professional Services Agreement for Revenue Recovery Services This agreement continues services that have been in place for the last two years.

Action:  Approve agreement with California Services Bureau.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

4.                   Increase in salary for Karen Suiker, Assistant County Administrative Officer (from $5,994 to $7,211 a month) Continued to the meeting of June 26, 2001 for reviewing other options as well as the salary for the position of Assistant Personnel Director.

Action:  Continue to the meeting of June 26, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Bonnie Neely SECOND: Paul Kirk AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Administration

5.                   Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. for Bridge House for the period May 21, 2001 to June 30, 2002. Crestwood has begun a residential program called The Bridge House designed to provide a bridge between the secure structure and support of Crestwood Manor-Eureka and independent living in the community for adult clients who are dually diagnosed with chemical addiction and psychiatric disorders.

Action:  Approve agreement through June 30, 2002.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

6.                   Agreement with Laurin Berta for Registered Dietitian Consultant services for Sempervirens. Sempervirens' certification by Medicare and Medi-Cal requires regular consultation with a registered dietitian for its Dietary Department.  This is a renewal of an existing agreement.

Action:  Approve agreement with Laurin Berta.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

7.                   Agreement for supplemental rate and enhanced supplemental rate services with Double RR Care Home Corporation. Mental Health continually faces difficulties in finding appropriate long-term care placements for Mental Health clients after discharge from an IMD (Institute for Mental Disease) such as Crestwood.  Double RR Care Home Corporation has developed an additional board and care facility with the ability to accept clients who require an enhanced level of service due to the severity of mental illness and associated behaviors.  This enhanced facility will add to Mental Health's ability to manage the long-term care resources for our clients and will become part of our placement continuum.

Action:  Approve agreement with Double RR Care Home

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Ten-Range Compensation increase for Greg Hooper Healthy Moms Fiscal Assistant Greg Hooper is assisting administratively and providing much needed program support beyond his duties as a Fiscal Assistant I/II.  The recommendation is to provide additional compensation for these duties until the completion of the consolidation of the new Department of Health and Human Services.  Program needs will be reevaluated at that time and job duties adjusted accordingly.

Action:  Approve increase until completion of HHS fiscal consolidation.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

9.                   Contract with California State University, Fullerton Foundation Social Science Research Center on tobacco issues This agreement will authorize the necessary funds ($9,500) to employ the services of California State University's Fullerton Foundation to conduct a telephone survey of Humboldt County residents to estimate tobacco use and to gauge public opinion on issues of tobacco control.  The information generated by this effort shall be used for planning future tobacco cessation program activities.

Action:  Approve contract for conducting a telephone survey on tobacco issues.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

10.               Three year contract for Shellfish safety testing between California Department of Health Services (DHS) and Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory (HCPHL) Humboldt Bay is one of the largest commercial oyster producing areas on the west coast.  DHS is mandated to assure these shellfish are safe for human consumption.  Because DHS contracts with HCPHL to perform meat and water testing locally; results are more accurate thus protecting public safety and local business.

Action:  Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

11.               Amendment No. 01 to Contract 00-90995 Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN) The original Standard Agreement was signed by the chair on December 12, 2000.  This amendment formalizes the legal name change from Humboldt County Department of Public Health to Humboldt County Health and Services Department, Public Health Branch.  There is no change in the terms or contractual obligations agreed to in the original contract.

Action:  Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

12.               Amendment No. 01 to Contract 00-90159 Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN) The original Standard Agreement was signed by the chair on July 18, 2000.  This amendment formalizes the legal name change from Humboldt County Department of Public Health to Humboldt County Health and Services Department Public Health Branch.  There is no change in the terms or contractual obligations agreed to in the original contract.

Action:  Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Letter of endorsement for entry in the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards competition. The CSAC Challenge Awards competition are unique awards that recognize the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments for finding new and effective ways of providing programs and services to their citizens.

Action:  Approve endorsement for Child Welfare Service Division’s Wraparound Program.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

14.               Proposed agreement with Children and Families Commission. Family Resource Centers provide family education and support; child care; early childhood education; health and wellness education; and, in outlying areas of Humboldt County are sites for employment and job services.  Family Resource Centers have been identified as a funding priority for the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services AB 1259 strategic plan.

Action:  Approve proposed agreement with the Children and Families Commission.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

15.               Letters of Support for full adult protective services funding to Senator Chesbro and Assembly member Strom-Martin. Senate Bill 2199 required enhanced Adult Protective Services including emergency response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In keeping with the intention of SB 2199, Humboldt County APS has been able to provide some basic services such as emergency food, clothing and shelter to victims of abuse.

Action:  Send letters to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Information Services

16.               Transfer of funds for purchase of network equipment. Information Services is implementing the ATM Wide Area Network approved by the Board this year.  During this process, we have received recommendations from our consultants to implement a "switch router" into our network thus making the administrative tasks easier and less time consuming for the technical staff.  In addition, it will increase the network bandwidth of the infrastructure supporting the continued growth of the network as county staff increases their use and dependency on email, the Internet and other computer based services.

Action:  Approve transfer for ATM Wide Area Network implementation.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Library

17.               Open hours schedule for branch libraries The proposed schedules maximize availability for the public, while working within existing staffed hours.  By minimizing closed time staffed, a minor addition to public open hours can be accomplished.  These minor changes provide a standard number of open hours (31) for the system's three busiest branches:  Arcata, Fortuna and McKinleyville.

Action:  Approve schedule effective June 26, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Public Works

18.               Construction of culvert replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road at PM 13.05 Agreement No. P9985125 SB 271 Contract No. 200306. In 1999, the Department of Public Works applied for grant funding under California Department of Fish & Game SB 271 to remove anadromous fish migration barriers created by culverts under County roads.  Funding for eight culvert replacements was awarded in July 2000.  The project presented here will remove a severe velocity barrier in a tributary to the Mattole River by a bottomless arch culvert that will allow the streambed to assume its natural gradient.

Action:  Withdraw from agenda.

19.               Construction of Hammond Trail (Fischer Road segment) Project No. RPL-5904 (043) Contract No. 990708 The project will provide for the construction of the Fischer Road segment of the Hammond Trail.  This quarter mile segment will connect School Road to the existing trail to the north.

Action:  Withdraw from agenda.

20.               Humboldt Waste Management Authority Allocation of General Manager Waste Management position and approve agreement The Humboldt Waste Management Authority entered into an agreement on March 7, 2000 to provide staffing to operate the transfer station in Eureka and the Cummings Landfill.  Revised agreement has two changes to the scope of the agreement and includes the Authority will reimburse the County for Workers' Compensation expenses that exceed the premiums.   The County will provide a General Manager as well as scale attendants, a fiscal assistant, landfill personnel and extra help.

Action:  Approve agreement and allocation of position.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

21.               Lease agreement with Skywest Airlines for United Express Service at Arcata/Eureka Airport SkyWest Airlines, a Utah Corporation will continue to offer the United Express service at the Arcata/Eureka Airport commencing on June 19, 2001.  The United Express location will remain the same in the terminal.  They will pay a monthly rental for the office space landing fees as set by the Board and fueling fees.  There are no changes at this time.

Action:  Approve lease agreement.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

22.               Beer Overflight easement APN 511-390-02 McKinleyville area Mr. and Mrs. Beer applied for a building permit on a parcel that is located within the influence of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.  As per the requirements of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Arcata-Eureka Airport, Mr. and Mrs. Beer provided an Overflight Easement for protection of the airport.

Action:  Accept overflight easement executed by Allan T. and Dawn M. Beer.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

23.               Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works or his designee to execute right of way certifications. The Board entered into Agreement No. 000478 on September 7, 1999 with the State of California Dept. of Transportation regarding the funding of local roads from the State Transportation Improvement Program.  As a requirement of the funding, all projects must adhere to the Local Assistance Program Guidelines.  The Director of Public Works has historically signed these right of way certifications on behalf of the County.

Action:  Grant authorization for execution by adopting Resolution No. 01-47.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Sheriff

24.               Resolution and letter of support for State off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant for beach patrol A resolution in support of an application for a grant from the State Department of Parks-- Off-Highway Vehicle Program.  The grant will fund one Deputy Sheriff and will provide overtime for additional Deputies to patrol both the Beach and Dunes Management Area and the beaches to the north and south where enforcement has been a continuing problem.

Action:  Adopt Resolution No. 01-48 and send letter of support to LT Steve Cobine.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

25.               Operating and financial agreement between County of Del Norte Sheriff's Department and County of Humboldt Sheriff's Department for transportation of prisoners to San Quentin State prison. Occasionally, it is more convenient and cost effective to transport prisoners from Humboldt County Correctional Facility to San Quentin State Prison with Del Norte County's transport officer.  The Agreement will cause Humboldt County to pay $100 for each inmate transported.  The Risk Manager and County Counsel have reviewed and approved the agreement as to form.

Action:  Approve agreement with Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

26.               Lease agreement between Craig Hanson and the County of Humboldt for office space for the MIOCR program. The space used by the MIOCR (Mentally III Offender Crime Reduction) Program personnel for client services has become unavailable.  The MIOCR Program Coordinator and County's Real Property Agent have found an appropriate substitute at 305 V Street Eureka.  The Real Property Agent has negotiated a two year lease beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2003.  Program personnel from Mental Health, Probation, and the Sheriff's Department will use the space for offices as well as for client contacts.

Action:  Approve lease agreement with Craig Hanson.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Meeting schedule for July and August 2001 The Board normally takes the first two weeks of August off for vacation.  Supervisor Kirk will be having a knee operation and will be off in July.  The Board may wish to consider adjusting their schedule to vacation in July.

Action:  Cancel the meetings of July 24, July 31 and August 7, 2001.

Library

2.                   Library Automation System In January 2001, the Library was notified that the vendor of the library's existing system could not support the hardware past July 2001.  Innovative Interfaces was selected as the software vendor that provided the best functionality and long term viability for the library's automation project.  Innovative will supply the software necessary to provide a web-based public catalog, automated circulation for all branches as well as cataloging and acquisitions applications to manage library operations.  It is estimated that the new system can be in place by October 2001.

Action:  Approve innovative interfaces contract and $236,750 supplemental budget.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Bonnie Neely SECOND: Jimmy Smith AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Community Development Services

3.                   Agreement to provide County staffing services for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Assembly Bill 2838 challenges all Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCo) to play a more prominent role in coordinating local government planning efforts.

Action:  Approve agreement by adopting Resolution No. 01-49.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Roger Rodoni SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

4.                   David Harper's request for a $675 refund of application fees from Planning Division

Action:  Reschedule for the meeting of July 3, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Jimmy Smith SECOND: Roger Rodoni AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Public Works

5.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

6.                   Advertisement of Award of Public Works Projects (None)

E.                  MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

1.                   Status of Fish Passage Projects Don Tuttle, Deputy Director of Public Works, to present a report to the Board on the status of Fish Passage projects. (Supervisor Smith)

Action:  Hear report from Don Tuttle, Deputy Director of Public Works.

BY ORDER OF CHAIR

2.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance (No Action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County.  (No report)

F.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain 1  10:30 A.M.

1.                   Maintenance options for local streets

Action:  Continue to the meeting of Tuesday July 3, 2001.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Bonnie Neely SECOND: Paul Kirk AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

Time Certain 2  11:00 A.M.

2.                   Lease of Food Mart Building to House Health and Human Services Programs The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to enter into a 10 year lease agreement to allow for the co-location and integration of programs serving children and their families into the building which was formerly known as Food Mart in the Henderson Center area.

Action:  Authorize staff to negotiate lease for Food Mart building, and bring lease to Board for approval and execution by Chair.  Said lease negotiations shall include clauses for landscaping/beautification as well as the County’s option to terminate the lease.  Conduct utilities cost evaluation on said building prior to executing a lease.  Direct Health and Human Services to suggest a plan for hours of operation in order to mitigate any possible traffic impacts.  Authorize Supervisors Smith and Neely to meet with the Eureka City Council in order to address parking and space needs in the city’s downtown area.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni, Jimmy Smith and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.  (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 review County's position and instruct designated representatives with respect to various forms of compensation provided to County's represented and unrepresented employees (Reschedule for June 26, 2001)

3.                   Report pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Consider Public Employee Appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code section 54954.5 (No final action taken) Matter continued to June 25, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting was adjourned to the County Library for the purpose of holding this closed session.

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; initiate litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect 54956.9(a) 1 case (No final action taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a) Vietnam Veterans of California v. County of Humboldt Humboldt Superior Court Case #CV000962.  (No final action taken.)

H.                  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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

1.                   Sylvia Jutila gave an update on what the American Cancer Society has done with funding from the tobacco settlement.  Tim Thomason reported on Tar Wars and Club Numa tobacco cessation programs also funded from the tobacco settlement.

PRESENT:  Jimmy Smith, Roger Rodoni, John Woolley, Bonnie Neely and Paul Kirk.

ABSENT:  None

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission approval of Central Estates final map subdivision and zone reclassification; APN: 508-251-21; McKinleyville; Case Nos. FMS 04-94/ZR-24-94. On April 11, 2001 the Humboldt County Planning Commission recommended approval of an application for a tentative final map for the phased subdivision of a 45.9 acre parcel and a request for a zone reclassification.  The Planning Commission action on the project was appealed on May 25, 2001 by Joan Tyson and Diane Ryerson on May 25, 2001.  The key issues related to this appeal have to do with the adequacy of the Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted for the project.

Action:  Open the public hearing, receive the staff report and receive public testimony.  Close the public hearing.  Instruct the Director of Planning and Building to index the comments and concerns expressed at this public hearing for the purpose of clarifying and analyzing findings.  Schedule the Board’s deliberation on this matter for the meeting of July 3, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.

MOTION:  Move to Approve

MOTION:  Paul Kirk SECOND: Bonnie Neely AYES: Paul Kirk, Bonnie Neely, Roger Rodoni and John Woolley NAYS: None ABSENT: Jimmy Smith ABSTAIN: None

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

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.)

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