Humboldt County


TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2001


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. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation



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.


1. Subject: Request for Approval of Payroll Clearing Transfer

Recommendation: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

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

Recommendation: Extend local state of emergency until July 24, 2001.

3. Subject: Ratify Letter to Judge Thomas M. Coffin, U. S. District Court: Participation in Klamath Basin Mediation Meeting (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Ratify letter of July 10, 2001.

4. Subject: Commending Joy Frazier--Retirement from Health & Human Services (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Adopt resolution of commendation.

5. Subject: Letter to Katherine Anderton, Save-the-Redwoods League, Requesting Her Written Authorization to Roll Over $40,000, Plus Accrued Interest, into 91-Day CD Account at Humboldt Bank

Recommendation: Approve letters to Katherine Anderton and to Humboldt Bank.

County Administrative Office

* 6. Subject: Request for Accelerated Step Increase for Diana Plant, Fiscal Assistant II

Recommendation: Approve request.

7. Subject: Fiscal Year 2000-01 Enhanced Budget Requests

Recommendation: Receive report, and take appropriate action.

Employment Training

8. Subject: Request for Transfer Funds to Cover Wages and FICA for Caregiver Trainees

Recommendation: Approve request.

Health & Human Services--Mental Health

9. Subject: Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

Recommendation: Approve contract with Virginia Norling, LCSW.

10. Subject: McKinney Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant Renewal

Recommendation: Authorize submittal of renewal application.

11. Subject: Allocation of Proposition 36 Positions--Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000

Recommendation: Allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II and a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor.

12. Subject: Request for Supplemental Budget and Personnel Allocations for Older Adults System of Care Demonstration Grant

Recommendation: Approve request.

13. Subject: Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative Grant Award of $50,000

Recommendation: Accept grant award.


Health & Human Services--Mental Health

14. Subject: Long-Term Care for the Mentally Ill for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Recommendation: Approve agreement with Merced Manor.

15. Subject: Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist

Recommendation: Approve agreement with David Aryanpur, M.D. effective July 8, 2001.

16. Subject: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Outreach Mental Health Services

Recommendation: Approve MOU with Fortuna Union High School District.

17. Subject: Request to Submit Application for SAMHSA Block Grant of $439,664

Recommendation: Approve request.

18. Subject: Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist

Recommendation: Approve agreement with David A. Godwin, M.D. effective July 8, 2001.

19. Subject: Allocation of 3.0 FTE Mental Health Case Manager I/II Positions for Day Treatment Program

Recommendation: Approve allocation and disallocate a vacant Mental Health Worker position.

Health & Human Services--Public Health

20. Subject: Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program Contract Amendment

Recommendation: Amend contract with State Water Resources Control Board, reducing maximum reimbursable amount to said program to $281,921.

21. Subject: Contract with United Indian Health Services for the Provision of Needle Exchange Services

Recommendation: Approve contract.

22. Subject: Request to Establish Interest-Bearing Trust Fund Accounts for the Integrated Waste Management, Used Oil Recycling Grant

Recommendation: Approve request.

23. Subject: Request for Supplemental Budget ($68,702) for the Adolescent Family Life Program

Recommendation: Approve request.

24. Subject: Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act--Contract with State Health Services

Recommendation: Amend contract to account for additional funding for HOPWA training.

25. Subject: Request for Supplemental Budget of $100,000 for Public Health Laboratory

Recommendation: Approve request.

Health & Human Services--Social Services

26. Subject: Reallocation of Vocational Assistant Position to a 40-Hour-Per-Week Classification

Recommendation: Approve reallocation.

27. Subject: Stage 1 Child Care Services to CalWORKs Recipients Referred by Social Services

Recommendation: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

28. Subject: CalLearn Case Management Services to CalWORKs Recipients Referred by Social Services

Recommendation: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

29. Subject: Sublease for Office Space at Adult/In-Home Supportive Services Offices at 808 E St., Eureka

Recommendation: Approve sublease with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center.

* 30. Subject: Request for Substitute Appointment to Eligibility Worker I/II, Position No. 1731B51139

Recommendation: Approve request.



31. Subject: Request for Supplemental Budget of $6,868 for Library Grants

Recommendation: Approve request.


32. Subject: Contract for Receipt of Board of Corrections Juvenile Facility Construction Grant Funds

Recommendation: Approve contract.

Public Works

33. Subject: Transfer of $155 to Cover a Shortfall in Roads-Land Use Computer Equipment Account

Recommendation: Approve transfer.

34. Subject: Moore Rock Quarry (B-32), Showers Pass Road (6G010)

Recommendation: Approve Borrow Agreement.

35. Subject: Request to Establish a Roads Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund

Recommendation: Approve request.

36. Subject: Request for Disallocation of Certain Positions in Budget Unit 1200330 and Allocation of Certain Positions to Budget Unit 3450330

Recommendation: Approve request.

* 37. Subject: Request for an Advanced Step Appointment of Gerald Kindsfather, General Manager, Humboldt Waste Management Authority, Effective July 2, 2001 (Salary Range 341)

Recommendation: Approve request.

38. Subject: Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Recommendation: Establish a proposed goal of 19.5% for Federal Fiscal Year 2001-02.

39. Subject: Designation of Christine Drive at its Intersection with Home Drive as a Stop Intersection

Recommendation: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

40. Subject: Designation of 25 MPH Speed Limit and No Parking Zone on Bates Road, McKinleyville

Recommendation: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

40a. Subject: Overlay Paving on Avalon Drive, Hospital Road, and Oak Street

Recommendation: Award project to Mercer Fraser Company of Eureka.


41. Subject: Request for Reverse Supplemental Budget ($234,325) to Adjust Fixed Assets Not Purchased

Recommendation: Approve request.

42. Subject: Request to Disallocate Sheriff's Investigator and to Allocate a Deputy Sheriff I/II Position

Recommendation: Approve request.

Supplemental Item--County Administrative Office (Posted Friday, July 13, 2001, at 4:45 p.m.)

42a. Subject: Protection of County Programs and County Income--Letters to State Legislators

Recommendation: Ratify letters supporting a California State Budget resolution.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

43. Subject: Request for Approval of Resolution for Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted Subject to Sale

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 01-__.


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: Humboldt Open Door Community Health Center's 30th Anniversary (Supervisor Woolley)

Recommendation: Adopt resolution of commendation.

F. MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN (Times Stated are Approximate)

Board of Supervisors--9:20 a.m.

1. Subject: Request from the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission that the Board Provide Comments on: 1) Submission of Modification of PVID/PG&E Proposal; and 2) Klamath Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2082), Second Stage Consultation: Study Plans (Supervisor Smith)

Recommendation: Hear from Commission representative, and take appropriate action.

Public Works--9:30 a.m.

2. Subject: Maintenance Options for Local Subdivision Roads

Recommendation: Direct staff to proceed with creation of a County-Wide Permanent Road Division. Direct staff to proceed with the amendment of current policies regarding the acceptance of roads and streets into the County-Maintained Road System.

Board of Supervisors--10:15 a.m.

3. Subject: Children and Family Commission Strategic Plan and Update (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Hear presentation, and take appropriate action.

Board of Supervisors--10:30 a.m.

4. Subject: State of the Arts in Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Hear presentation from representatives of Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka High.


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: Award contract for culvert replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road, and take other action as required (if necessary).

3. Subject: Amendment to the Franchise Agreement with Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery (ERD) for Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in Unincorporated Fortuna, Ferndale, and Surrounding Areas

Recommendation: Approve amendments.

Cooperative Extension

4. Subject: Request for Approval of the Concept of the Increase of One .50 FTE Clerical Staff to Support the Filling of Two Advisor Positions (Class to be Determined by Personnel)

Recommendation: Approve request, and send letter of commitment to University of California Regional Director.


County Administrative Office

5. Subject: Budget Study Session

Recommendation: Hear presentation by Assessor regarding State Loan Program, schedule budget study sessions for August 14, 2001, and August 20, 2001, and take other action as appropriate.

Clerk of the Board

6. Subject: Appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority's Board of Directors

Recommendation: Reappoint Dan Opalach, and appoint another member from list of four applicants.


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).

3. Subject: Public Notification Procedure--Proposed Commercial Development (Supervisor Neely)

Recommendation: Direct staff to update the public notification procedure, as needed.


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 Board of Supervisors' Intention to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Appointment for Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5.


Administrative Services

1. Subject: Proposed Courthouse Radio Tower

Recommendation: Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration; approve installation of a 60-foot, self-supporting tower on Courthouse roof; and approve a Fiscal Year 2001-2002 supplemental budget of $80,000.

2. Subject: Supervisorial Redistricting Ordinance

Recommendation: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule adoption of ordinance for August 14, 2001.