TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2004

9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Containing Comments on the Scoping Document for the Environmental Impact Statement on the Re-Licensing Application on the Klamath Hydroelectric Project   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter of comments and designate a member of the Board to present it at the June 22, 2004, 1:00 p.m. hearing.

2.                   Transaction and Use Tax Ballot Resolution and Ordinance   (County Administrative Office--General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider resolution placing the Humboldt County Transaction and Use Tax on the November 2, 2004, ballot for voter approval.  Consider an amendment to the Humboldt County Code relating to the imposition of a Transactions and Use Tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization by adding Sections 718-1 through 718-15 to the Humboldt County Code.  Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on July 6, 2004.

3.                   Budget Task Force Response to Report Received from the Humboldt Taxpayers League

RECOMMENDATION: Hear a report from representatives of the Budget Task Force, and take appropriate action.

4.                   Agreement with Fortuna Community Services, d.b.a. Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment (HART) for Driving-Under-The-Influence Programs (Fee-Based)   (Mental Health Branch)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

5.                   Humboldt County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee--Recommendations from the Gaming Tribes for Representation on the Committee   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept recommendation, as voted by the gaming Tribes (Hoopa Tribe, Trinidad Rancheria, and Blue Lake Rancheria) of representatives from the Hoopa Tribe and Trinidad Rancheria on the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee.

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.


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Agreement No. 04-0337 with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (State Funds--$4,116.37)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to provide supplemental funding in FY 2004-05 for high-risk pest inspection services carried out at the local level.


2.                   Agreement with the State Department of Finance for Grant of $210,806

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement for property tax administration enhancement.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Endorsement for the Humboldt County Health & Human Services Department, Social Services Branch, to Submit an Application to CSAC for Consideration of the California State Association of Counties 2004 Challenge Awards Program   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter of endorsement.

Child Support Services (CCS)

4.                   Transfer of $3,600 from a Communications Line Item Into a Fixed-Asset Line Item for the Purchase of Hardware to Retire the CCS Legacy Child Support System (Non-General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 1, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Reappointments to the Williamson Act Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint John C. Rice and Peggy Satterlee.

Community Development Services

7.                   Contract for Assistance with Community Outreach for the Master Fire Protection Plan (HR 2389 Funds--$24,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Tracy Katelman of ForEverGreen Forestry.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Legislative Agreement with Peterson Consulting, Inc. (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement with Peterson Consulting, Inc., for July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, in the amount of $1,425 a month.

9.                   Grand Jury Response (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors not implement the Grand Jury recommendation to immediately restore funding to the Auditor-Controller's Office for a Senior Accountant-Auditor position.

District Attorney

10.               Acceptance of Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program Grant Application from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Criminal Justice Programs Division (Federal Byrne Grant--$237,049)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Grant Proposal/Award Face Sheet, Certificate of Assurance of Compliance, and Certification of Compliance Methamphetamine Laboratory Operations.

11.               Resolution for Agreement with Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board for Emergency Awards Contract (State Funds--$20,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, authorizing an agreement with the Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board for emergency awards for funeral burial expenses and emergency funding for victims of domestic violence.

12.               Acceptance of Vertical Prosecution Block Program Grant Application from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Criminal Justice Programs Division (State Grant--$62,368)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute the original Grant Proposal/Award Face Sheet, and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance.

General Services

13.               Agreement with the Redwood Empire Association ($5,000 in Budgeted Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for promotional services.

Health and Human Services - Administration

14.               Reduction in Force:  Disallocation of Registered Nurse (Public Health)

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate Position No. 01 in Budget Unit 416 effective July 30, 2004; and authorize the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Humboldt County Office of Education (AB 3632 Allocation)


16.               Humboldt County's Provision of Mental Health Services to Lake County Minors Who are Placed at the Northern California Regional Facility (Sutter Lakeside Community Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of agreement with Lake County.

17.               Agreement with Michael Burleson, M.D. for Non-Emergency Medical Services for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 (Not to Exceed $36,000 Per Fiscal Year)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

18.               Agreement with Alcohol Drug Care Services (Various Funds--$68,137)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for the provision of residential and alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery services for men.

19.               Extend Terms of FY 2003-04 Mental Health Branch Service Agreements for Ninety (90) Days While Terms for FY 04-05 Contracts Complete Negotiations

RECOMMENDATION: Extend service agreements through September 30, 2004, for the following:  Alcohol/Drug Care Services--SACPA; Alcohol/Drug Care Services/Residential-AOD; Alcohol/Drug Care Services/Detox-AOD; Alcohol Drug Care Services-AB 2034; North Coast Substance Abuse Council/Crossroads-SACPA; North Coast Substance Abuse Council/Crossroads-AOD; Humboldt Domestic Violence Services-AOD; Merced Manor; Seventh Avenue; Humboldt Child Care Council-FFP; Humboldt Child Care Council-TBS; Catholic Charities; Humboldt Family Service Center; Lincoln Child Center; Remi Vista-Eureka TBS; Remi Vista-Eureka MHS; Remi Vista-Redding TBS; St. Helena Hospital; The Bridge House; Willow Glen Care Center; Crestwood; Rosewood; and Transitional Residential Treatment Facility.

20.               Service Agreement with St. Joseph Hospital for Inpatient Services

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the 2002-04 agreement, and ratify the 2004-06 agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

21.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions: Public Health Nurse (2); Community Health Outreach Worker; and Senior Medical Office Assistant (State/Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions.

22.               Second Amendment to California Forensic Medical Group Contract for Provision of Jail Medical Services (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to provide an 8.9% price adjustment to the base price ($1,491,225.72/year) and per diem rate ($2.36 per inmate day).

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch (SSB)

23.               Hiring Freeze Exemption (State/Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for a vacant Employment Training Worker I/II position.

24.               Extension of Agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council for Family Preservation Services (State Family Preservation Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for one year.

25.               Amendment to Cost-Reimbursement Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council  (WIA Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, which extends the contract through June 30, 2005.

26.               Agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council to Provide Stage One Child Care Services to All CalWORKs Recipients That are Referred by SSB (State Funds--$752,361)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Public Works

27.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency for Engineering Services on the Hammond Trail (TDA Funds; Bicycles and Trailways Program--$55,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

28.               Temporary Vehicular Closure of Clam Beach for Fourth of July Weekend (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to temporarily close Clam Beach to vehicles from sunset on Friday, July 2, 2004, through sunrise on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.  Recommend that the Sheriff's Department provide support, as needed, to help enforce the temporary closure of the beach to vehicles, firework restrictions, and camping regulations at Clam Beach Park for the same period.



29.               License Agreement for Quest Diagnostics to Provide Ground Courier Service from County Airports (Monthly Fee of $50 to Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Terminate the April 13, 1999, License Agreement with UNILAB.  Approve license agreement with Quest Diagnostics, a Delaware Corporation.

30.               Supplemental Budget for Trails, Budget Unit 715 (STIP Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($28,000) to cover costs associated with construction and maintenance of the Hammond Trail.

31.               Ordinance Amending Section 521-9 of Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Solid Waste Collection Franchises

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption on July 6, 2004.

32.               Construction of Gibson Creek Culvert on Briceland Thorne Road, and Stanley Creek Culvert on Briceland Thorne Road (State Funds--$432,431)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on July 20, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.


33.               Ordinance Amending Sections 541-21(B) and 541-26 of Chapter 1 of Division 4 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Impoundment of Dogs

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and schedule ordinance for adoption at least one week away.

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 Honoring Lisa Naef on Her Retirement as Assistant Director of Library Services   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution Honoring Deputy John Knife on His Retirement   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Humboldt Crabs   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Treasurer-Tax Collector

1.                   Amended and Restated Resolution for Financing of a New Animal Shelter Complex in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, amending and restating the provisions of Resolution No. 04-14, adopted March 9, 2004, regarding authorization of the County to enter into a Site Lease, Master Lease/Purchase Agreement, and Memorandum of Lease, Financing Agreement, Project Fund Agreement, Paying Agent Agreement, Standby Certificate Purchase Agreement, Bond Attorney Engagement Letter, Financial Consulting Agreement, and ancillary documentation, to provide financing for the costs of public facilities and improvements as provided in the resolution.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointments to the Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint three members from the slate of six candidates.


1.                   Draft 2004 Humboldt County Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan Update   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   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.                   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.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.


1.                   Loleta Lighting District--Election to Increase the Special Assessment for Street Lighting   (NO AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD.)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

Community Development Services

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Decision to Deny the Mathews Estate's Request for an Exception to the County's Fire Safe Regulations, Section 3112-11, Length of Dead-End Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, and uphold the Planning Director's decision to deny the request for an exception.

3.                   2001 CDBG Performance - Municipal Service Reviews of Water and Wastewater in Alderpoint, Garberville, Hydesville, Loleta, Manila, Orick, Redway, and Orick Wastewater Feasibility Study

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to submit close-out documentation for the 2001 CDBG GA Planning and Technical Assistance Block Grant

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 Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Thursday, July 1, 20046:00 p.m.

Joint Session with Planning Commission on Workshop Findings—General Plan Update


Tuesday, July 27, 20041:30 p.m.

Permanent Road Division Zone Formation for Ranch View Estates Subdivision, McKinleyville


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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