9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by [invocator]


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.                   Proclamation celebrating California Poppy Day April 6, 2007 in recognition of the state flower's 104th anniversary. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Letter of Support for SB 861 North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA). (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Support.

3.                   Letter of Opposition to SB 893 (Cox), California Children and Families Program Funding. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Letter of Opposition.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of Board Orders F-2a, F-2b and F-2c from BOS meeting 3/20/07

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

5.                   Delete the Class of Plan Checker, Adopt the Class of Plan Checker I/II, Reallocate Existing Plan Checker Position and Allocate One New Plan Checker I/II.

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the class of Plan Checker (salary range 388, class 0317) from the classification plan; Adopt the 37.5 hour class of Plan Checker I/II (salary range 388/398, class 0317, unit 4) into the classification plan; reallocate the Plan Checker (salary range 388, class 0317, position #01) position in budget unit 262 occupied by John Roberts to Plan Checker I/II (salary range 388/398, class 0317) and; allocate one new full-time Plan Checker I/II (salary range 388.398, class 0317) position in budget unit 262.

Cooperative Extension

6.                   Supplemental Budget Request

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a supplemental budget request for Budget Unit 632; increase revenue 1100-632-707-017 in the amount of $1,111.79; and increase appropriation of Office Supplies Account No. 1100-632-2-117 by $479.59, D.N. Advisor Account No. 1100-632-2-227 by $331.01, and Transportation and Travel Account No. 1100-632-2-125 by $301.19 (for a total of $1111.79).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Approval of Budget Revision and Amendment to Agreement with California Department of Health Services for HIV Prevention Program, Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2006-2007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Amendment A03 to Agreement Number 04-35349 with the California Department of Health Services, Authorize the Chair to sign the first page of each of eight (8) standard agreement amendment packages to the Public Health Branch, Authorize the Public Health Branch Director to sign five (5) copies of the first page of amendment A03 to the HIV Prevention Program Memorandum of Understanding and approve a budget revision in Fund 1175, Budget Unit # 402, AIDS-Information & Education, and Budget Unit # 449, Peer Project (HIV/AIDS), and direct the Auditor-Controller to revise the budget.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

8.                   Approve Agreement between the County of Humboldt DHHS and Probation Department for Procedures for Investigating, Processing, and Recording in the CWS/CMS a Report of Abuse Involving a Probation Ward in Out-of-Home Care

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the MOU between Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Social Services Branch and the Humboldt County Probation Department for investigating, processing and recording in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) reports of abuse involving probation wards in out of home placement.

9.                   Adjust Salary and Step Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution


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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize a salary adjustment for Linda Walker, Social Worker Supervisor I, (Class 1708, position 04 range 398) as if promoted to Social Worker Supervisor II (class 0714, range 414) for two (2) pay periods beginning April 24, 2006 and ending May 19, 2006 pursuant to section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Public Works

10.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at KP 19.09 (PM 11.86), Project No. ER 3812 (009), Contract No. 203812

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans and specifications.

11.               Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 40.82 & 42.01:Project No. ER 3812 (002) & ER 3812 (001), Contract No. 203120 & 203186

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans and specifications.

12.               Pre-Qualification List for Airport Consultants for the Aviation Division

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receives and accepts the recommended pre-qualification list for Airport Planning, Architecture/Engineering, Environmental and Consulting Services to meet planning, design, engineering, environmental and construction needs for the County's Aviation Division.

13.               Memorandum of Agreement between Humboldt County, Yurok Tribe, and Bureau of Indian Affairs for Improvements to Bald Hills Road (County Road No. F4R300)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairperson to execute three copies of the MOA to accept Indian Reservation Road (IRR) funding from the Yurok Tribe to implement designs and improvements on approximately 4.8 mile section of Bald Hills Road that is located within the Yurok Reservation.

14.               Pay Differential for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Hank Seemann, Environmental Services manager, from April 16, 2007 and continuing through June 1, 2007 or until the Deputy Director-General Services returns, whichever occurs first, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

15.               Resolution authorizing the Fortuna Union Elementary School District to issue and sell Bonds Directly, In Accordance with Education Code Section 15140

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt Resolution No. ____ and authorize the Chair of the Board and the Treasurer-Tax Collector and other County officials to sign the necessary papers.


1.                   Express appreciation to the members and supporters of Bikers Against Child Abuse Humboldt County Chapter for their dedication to abused children in their community in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

2.                   Proclaim April 2007 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April 2 - 8, 2007 as National Public Health Week (Supervisor John Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Receive the Headwaters Fund Annual Report for 2006

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the Headwaters Fund Annual Report for 2006.


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



9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proclaim March 31 - April 7, 2007 as the "Week of the Young Child"

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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 Personnel

3.                   Standing Item -- Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Standing Item -- Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors and Reconvene as 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

5.                   Standing Item -- Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), County of Humboldt v. Robert C. Mckee; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. DR020825

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Humboldt Sunshine, Inc. v. County of Humboldt et al, Humboldt Superior Court Case No. CV070159

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.



Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   County vs. Andrea and Gerald McGuire--Assessors Parcel Number: 306-024-004

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance; order the property owner(s) to abate the all violations on or before May 18, 2007, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit; order that in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner(s) within the terms set by the Board, that the Code Enforcement Unit Shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance and that the costs of the abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

2.                   County vs. Mary N. Garth

RECOMMENDATION: That this item be withdrawn without prejudice at this time, and that the Board suspend its oversight of further abatement, unless and until such time as the property owner discontinues voluntary abatement of the nuisance conditions on her property.

3.                   County vs. Jan Carrico and David Doolaege

RECOMMENDATION: Pursuant to the provisions of Humboldt County Code Sections 351-21 and 351-22, authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt and, if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of the abatement, authorize the transfer of $3000 from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, Account 3440000, to the County Counsel's Professional & Special Services, account #1100-121-2-118

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Forexco's Appeal of the Director's Determination to Require an Environmental Impact Report for a Coastal Development Permit & Conditional use Permit application, Case Nos. CDP-04-119A (Application filed 6/27/05, appeal filed 02/02/07) and CUP-04-41A

RECOMMENDATION: Review the attached staff report and written testimony; Hold a public hearing in a manner prescribed by law; based on the findings in the staff report and public comment, adopt Resolution No. ___ affirming the Director's determination and the findings of the Initial Study that the project as proposed requires preparation of an Environmental Impact Report.

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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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