TUESDAY, JULY 06, 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


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   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until July 27, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 15, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 8, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

4.                   Grant to the City of Eureka Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant contract ($45,000) for the preparation of a Master Plan for the Balloon Track property.

5.                   Resolution Accepting the North Coast Export Offer to Dedicate Public Access Easement at New Navy Base Road and Bay Street Near the Fairhaven Community--Assessor's Parcel No. 401-121-011

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

County Counsel

6.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 82-170 Relating to Office Hours for Various County Departments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, amending the schedule of office hours for various County departments.


7.                   Revised Class Description for Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class description.


8.                   Hiring Freeze Exemption for Vacant Supervising Probation Officer Position (General Fund--$64,854 [Currently Budgeted])

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption.

Public Works

9.                   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: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

10.               Safe Routes to School Project--Construction of In-Fill Sidewalks Along Portions of Both Sides of McKinleyville Avenue Between Railroad Drive and Fernwood Drive in McKinleyville; County Project No. 202001 (State Funds [90%] and County Road Fund [10%])   (Public Works)

RECOMMENDATION: Execute agreements with, and accept Easement Deeds from, Daniel McGaughey, Steven W. Brown, Myrtle Jeanette Brown, McKinleyville First Church of the Nazarene, Fred C. Grimes, Carol A. Grimes, Thomas A. Heim, Jane Heim, Ernest Hames, and Kathryn Hames.

11.               Surplus Gravel Within Redwood Creek Flood Control Project

RECOMMENDATION: Declare 60,000 cubic yards of gravel located upstream of the Highway 101 bridge within the Redwood Creek Flood Control Project as surplus material.  Authorize the Public Works Department or the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus material.

12.               Foxwood Estates Phases 2 and 3; Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 18-071-01 and-02; Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recording.

13.               Davis Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-431-14, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Douglas and Sharon Davis for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

14.               Arguello Overflight Easement- Assessor's Parcel No. 511-052-005, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement executed by Leonel and Cara Arguello for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

15.               Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for Federally-Funded Transportation Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the DBE program, and establish a proposed goal of 4.1% for Federal Fiscal Year 2004-05.

16.               Establish Trust Fund for Blue Lake Rancheria--Maintenance of Road Improvements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of an interest-bearing trust fund for deposit of funds received from the Blue Lake Rancheria for maintenance of the roundabout and Chartin Road, and direct the Auditor-Controller to set up a find titled Blue Lake Rancheria-Maintenance of Road Improvements with Fund No. 3731.

17.               Federal Apportionment Exchange and State Match Program for Regional Surface Transportation Program Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Agreement No. X04-5904 (080).

18.               Award of Contract for Construction of Drainage System on School Road; Contract No. 260501

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Hooven and Company, Inc.


19.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

20.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund--Currently Budgeted)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant an exemption for a Sheriff's Sergeant and a Sheriff's Deputy.

21.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund [Currently Budgeted])

RECOMMENDATION: Grant an exemption for a Legal Office Assistant.

22.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund--Currently Budgeted)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant an exemption for a Correctional Officer.

23.               Approval of Dispatch Services Agreements with the Cities of Blue Lake and Trinidad ($16,600 in Revenue for Sheriff's Operations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements.

24.               Establish a Petty Cash Fund for the Animal Shelter (General Fund--$100)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, establishing a petty cash fund ($100).

25.               Approval of a Law Enforcement Services Agreement with the Blue Lake Rancheria, Exemption from the Hiring Freeze for Two Deputy Sheriff Positions, and Supplemental Budget (General Fund--$120,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, exemptions, and supplemental budget.

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.


E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____, relating to a 1% Transaction (sales) and Use Tax.  Adopt an amendment to the Humboldt County Code relating to the Imposition of a Transaction (sales) and Use Tax to be administered by the state Board of Equalization by adding sections 718-1 through 718-16 to the Humboldt County Code.  Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, placing the Humboldt County Transaction (sales) and Use Tax on the November 2, 2004, ballot for voter approval; and approving the per capita tax-sharing arrangement with those incorporated cities that support the tax measure by resolution.  Direct staff to return to the Board with the recommended ballot language.


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).

G.                 10:00 a.m.--MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation of the Grand Jury's 2003-2004 Final Report   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, receive the final report, and approve certificates of appreciation for presentation to the Grand Jury members.

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 HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   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.

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2004—1:30 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, 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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