TUESDAY, JUNE 01, 2004

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM (Child Support Services)

1.                   Implementation of Cooperative Personnel Services Lay-Off Process

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that the Cooperative Personnel Service (Merit Systems) immediately being the employee lay-off process for an employee in a Process Server positioin commensurate with the 2004-05 budget (effective June 25, 2004).

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.



1.                   Exemption from the Hiring Freeze to Fill a Senior Fiscal Assistant Vacancy in the Property Tax Division (General Fund/Property Tax Administration Fees)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemption.

Community Development Services

2.                   Grant to the College of the Redwoods Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $55,000 grant contract to help construct the college's teaching kitchen.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Scheduling of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of an Ordinance for the Fiscal Year 2004-05 Update of the Humboldt County Schedules of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule public hearing for Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 1:30 p.m.

4.                   Grand Juror Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Consider an amendment to the Humboldt County Code regarding Section 2111-1 of Chapter 11 of Division 1 of Title II repealing Grand Jurors' fees and mileage.  Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on June 15, 2004.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Approval of Modification of CHAT Grant Award Agreement No. AT03040120 (OES CHAT Grant and Realignment Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to decrease the federal amount by $30,236 from $244,500 to $214,264; to decrease the match by $7,560, from $6l,125 to $53,565; to decrease the total project cost by $37,796, from $305,625 to $267,829.

6.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze (No Cost to General Fund as Budgeted)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the position of Mental Health Clinician I/II (two vacancies).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Redwoods Rural Health Center

8.                   Purchase of Fixed Assets for the Public Health Laboratory ($103,590 in Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of:  ultra-pure water system; tabletop autoclave; laboratory refrigerator; ultra-low temperature freezer; refrigerated micro centrifuge; three computers; color laser printer; two biosafety cabinets, a fume hood; and a glassware washer.

9.                   Purchase of Computer Equipment for Tobacco Education Program (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($10, 965).

10.               Resolution Supporting Application for Used Oil Recycling Block Grants (Fiscal Years 2004-05 Through 2008-09) from the California Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze (No Cost to General Fund as Budgeted)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Eligibility Worker III (2); Employment Training Worker III; Employment Training Worker I; and Vocational Assistant (3).

Library Services

12.               Amendment to Grant Agreement with the Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to allow the County Librarian to expend $1,645 remaining from grant funds due to the resignation of the Humboldt Literary Project's project coordinator.  Said remaining funds will be used to continue support for the Ready-to-Read Program for a limited period of time.

13.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 621 (Restricted Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($7,664).


14.               Two Years' Added Service Credit--Public Employees' Retirement System (General Fund/Library Fund/Information Services Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Give notice of the Board's intent to adopt a Resolution to grant another designated period for two years' additional service credit for the classifications of:  Assistant Director of Library Services; Information Services Manager; Sheriff's Captain; Senior Legal Secretary (County Counsel); Sheriff's Sergeant (Court Operations Supervisor); Senior Fiscal Assistant and Accountant Auditor I/II (Auditor-Controller); and Detective Sergeant and Senior Legal Office Assistant (Sheriff's Department) pursuant to Government Code Section 20903.

15.               Resolution Approving the Public Agency Retirement System Trust Agreement, Including the Accumulated Leave Conversion Plan, Effective June 1, 2004 (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.




16.               Continued Increase in Compensation for Eric A. Olson, Supervising Probation Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continued increase of 14 salary ranges through August 28, 2004.

Public Works



17.               Assignment of William Coffelt, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment through June 26, 2004.



18.               Assignment of Steve Finch, Senior Road Maintenance Worker, as Road Maintenance Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment through June 26, 2004.



19.               Assignment of Chris Cummings, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment through July 17, 2004, or until the position is filled.

D.                  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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Resolution Recognizing June 4, 2004 as California Arts Scholars Day, and Certificates of Commendation for Local Youths Named as California Arts Scholars (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution, and authorize Chair to sign Certificates of Commendation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Resolution Adopting Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, and approve the personnel allocation table corresponding to the budget appropriations.

3.                   County Office Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt submitted schedule of office hours for various County departments.  Direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution.


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

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

3.                   Standing Item--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 Performance Evaluation for the Position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

5.                   Adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as the Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Jack McCanless; Assessor's Parcel No. 106-061-061

RECOMMENDATION: Extend the deadline for the abatement of violations at 4101 Grizzly Bluff Road in Ferndale from May 21, 2004, to August 20, 2004.

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).

Afternoon and Special Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Special Assessment—Loleta Lighting District

Mathews Estates


There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:


Tuesday, June 29

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.



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