TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2004

9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  Supplemental AGENDA ITIemS

1.                   Letter Objecting to California Air Resources Board (CARB) Proposed Requirements for On--Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Vehicles Owned and Operated by Public Utilities. (Funding Not Applicable) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of objection.



2.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisor and Senior Systems Programmer Analyst (General Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the temporary increase in compensation for Computer Operation and Production Supervisor, Norman Reed, of twenty salary ranges beginning June 25, 2004, and continuing until the reorganization of the Information Services Division is complete or October 25, 2004, whichever occurs first.  Approve the temporary increase in compensation for Senior Systems Programmer Analyst, Sharon Hiney, of ten salary ranges beginning June 25, 2004, and continuing until the reorganization of the Information Services Division is complete or October 25, 2004, whichever occurs first.

3.                   HR 2389--Forest Service Funding for Local Projects (Community Development Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised HR 2389 Title III funding allocations a shown in submitted Attachment 1b.  Direct staff to report back to the Board if any program changes are necessary as a result of Six Rivers National Forest oversight review.

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.                   Agreement Providing for Shared County/Federal/State Funding for Animal Damage Management Activities on Properties Within Humboldt County (General Fund--$40,253)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 05-73-06-0254-RA with the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services-Wildlife Services Division.

2.                   Agreement Providing Supplemental Funding for Pesticide Enforcement Activities Related to the Issuance/Evaluation of Restricted Materials Permits, Follow-Up Review of Notices of Intent and Pre-Application Site Inspections and Associated Pesticide Use Reporting (State Funds--$1,040)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 04-0011C with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.


3.                   Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund/A-87 Revenue)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for a Senior Fiscal Assistant in the Accounts Payable Division.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department 100th-Year-Anniversary Celebration  (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Proclamation.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 22, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

6.                   Request to Establish an A-87 Overhead Charge Line for Fiscal Year 2003-04 (Grant Funds--$6,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                   Grant Agreement with the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District (Headwaters Fund--$45,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement for funding a second year of data collection to continue oyster culture activities in Humboldt Bay.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Updated Procedure for Grants Application Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve procedure effective immediately.

9.                   Agreement to Provide Claiming Services Related to State-Mandated Costs and the Southwest Border Patrol Initiative (General Fund/Family Support Services/Health and Human Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Public Resource Management Group.

County Clerk-Recorder

10.               Certificate of Sufficiency for the Anti-GMO Petition

RECOMMENDATION: Accept certificate of sufficiency, and set the measure for the November 2, 2004, presidential general election.

County Counsel

11.               Resolution Modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 03-43 of the Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, reflecting changes in the County positions which are required to report under the County's Conflict of Interest Code.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for:  Substance Abuse Counselor I/II; Supervising Mental Health Clinician I/II (2); Mental Health Case Manager I; Program Manager (Licensed); and Senior Mental Health Program Manager.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Public Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for:  Public Health Nurse, Community Health Outreach Worker, and Environmental Health Specialist.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions   (Currently Budgeted in Social Services Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for:  Office Assistant I; Dept. Information Systems Analyst (2); Social Worker IV; and Veteran's Service Representative.

Library Services

15.               Approval of Request for Proposals (RFP) for New Bookmobile  (Insurance Settlement/Foundation Donation for Deductible)



16.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services (General Fund--$1,200)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute said agreement.


17.               Supplemental Budgets for Budget Units 235, 245, 256, and 258; Disallocate Supervising Probation Officer Position from Budget Units 245, 256, and 258; Allocate Supervising Probation Officer Position to Budget Unit 235, and Waive Hiring Freeze   (Drug Court Partnership Grant/Juvenile Drug Court Grant Funds/Prop. 36 Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

18.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit 235, and Establish New Revenue Accounts   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests pertaining to establishing a separate revenue account for the Adult Supervision Fees and the Juvenile Supervision Fees.

Public Works

19.               Visser Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 509-041-26 et al; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve conveyances and agreements, accept easement deeds from Brett Visser and Jo Ann Schuch, and accept the subdivision for recording.

20.               Souza-Farrar Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-317-026; McKinleyville (Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Josiephina Souza-Farrar, Trustee of the Souza Living Trust, for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

21.               Agreement for Airport Consulting Services--Airport Master Plan Update for Dinsmore, Garberville, Murray Field, and Rohnerville Airports; Project No. 911202; Airport Improvement Program 03-06-0361-02 (Aviation Capital Projects/AIP)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Mead & Hunt Inc. for an amount not to exceed $200,000.

22.               Lease with Skywest Airlines (Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease for operating at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

23.               Construction of Culvert Replacement at Stansberry Creek on Lighthouse Road (Road Fund/State Funds/Grant Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.

24.               Construction of Saunders Creek Culvert Replacement on Mattole Road (Road Fund/State Funds/Grant Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.


25.               Request for Exemption from the Hiring Freeze (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for a Deputy Sheriff position.

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).


1.                   Eureka Little League 51st Anniversary and Appreciation of Supporters (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Neely)

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).


Board of Supervisors - 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Ordinance Adding to the Humboldt County Code Medical Marijuana Guidelines for the Implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420   (Funding Not Applicable)   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider Ordinance adding Chapter 1 of Division 8 of Title V to the Humboldt County Code relating to Medical Marijuana Guidelines for the implementation of Proposition 215 (California Health & Safety Code 11361.5) and California Senate Bill 420 (Health & Safety Code 11362.7).  Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on August 17, 2004.

Board of Supervisors - 10:45 a.m.

2.                   Update on Fire Safe Council and Overview of Mid-Klamath Watershed Council   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

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.                   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.

I.                     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 or Evening Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

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

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

Scotia Pacific Company Zone Reclassifications and Lot Line Adjustments (4)


Tuesday, August 17, 20041:30 p.m.

Mathews Estate


Wednesday, August 25, 20046:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop


Monday, September 13, 20046:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Workshop


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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