9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Request from Alternate Conflict Counsel for Appropriation Transfer from Contingencies to Extra Help   (General Fund) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider the request and take appropriate action (requires 4/5 vote for approval of request).

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.  Items marked with an asterisk (*) requires a 4/5 vote for approval.


Community Development Services

1.                   Local Workforce Investment Area Strategic 5-Year Plan Modification No. 5 for Program Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Strategic 5-Year Plan Modification No. 5 for Program Year 2004-05 for the Humboldt County Workforce Investment Area.  Authorize the Chair to sign the plan modification.  Direct staff to submit the plan modification to the State by August 31, 2004.

Health and Human Services - Administration

2.                   Notice of Public Hearing for September 7, 2004, to Consider a Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from the Public Health Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account for Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish a notice of public hearing to be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, to consider a transfer of state/local program realignment funds from Public Health Branch sub-account to Mental Health Branch sub-account.  This transfer is needed to provide the funds necessary for the required matching funds for the required matching funds for the Federal Financial Participation claimed for the Specialty Mental Health Services.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

3.                   Services Agreement with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2004-05 and 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve services agreement.

4.                   Extension of Lease Agreement with Johnson's Mobile Solutions for Modular Building

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extension of the term of the lease agreement (through October 31, 2005) with Johnson's Mobile Solutions for $2,091.38 per month, tax included, for a modular building at 2933 H Street.  Authorize Real Property to notify Lessor of extension of the Lease.

5.                   Third Amendment to Lease at 1711 Third Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Third Amendment to the Lease with Rosemarie Dinsmore for property located at 1711 Third Street, Eureka.  Approve extension of the Lease, and authorize Real Property to send a notice of extension to Lessor, extending the lease for one year (from January 31, 2005, through January 31, 2006).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

6.                   Contract for Pre-Harvest Shellfish Sanitation Program (Oyster Testing)   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract No. 04-35631 with the State Department of Health Services.

7.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Del Norte County for Preventive Health Care for the Aging (PHCA) Services   (Del Norte County Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for the provision of monthly clinic services for the PHCA program in Del Norte County.

8.                   Authorization for Application and Renewal for On-Line Access to the California Department of Motor Vehicle's Database   (Health Fund--Clinic Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Health Director to apply for and renew a request for access to the Department of Motor Vehicle's on-line information services database for the purpose of locating persons diagnosed with, or exposed to, communicable disease.

9.                   Accept an Additional One Year of Funding ($178,301) from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the Child Passenger Safety Program; and Approve an FTE Increase in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 460, Maternal and Child Health, for an Office Assistant Position in the Child Passenger Safety Program   (MCAH Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept an additional one year of funding ($178,301) from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the Child Passenger Safety Program.  Authorize Chair to sign grant agreement.  Approve an increase in FTE from .50 FTE to .60 FTE for the Office Assistant position currently occupied by Kathleen Little effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period of September 26, 2004.  Approve a decrease in FTE from 1.0 FTE to .90 FTE for the vacant Supervising Public Health Nurse position in Budget Unit 460 effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period of September 26, 2004.

10.               Approval of Subcontract with Open Door Community Health Centers for Contract Agreement No. 04-35231; Immunization Program   ($30,000 in State and Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Immunization Project Subcontract for conducting a general immunization program which provides rubella, measles, mumps, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae b, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines to the general public; and identifying target populations in need of immunizations and initiating corrective action to improve immunization levels.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch



11.               Fiscal Year 2003-04 Appropriation Transfer to Fund 1110 Department 518, Foster Care from Fund 1110; Department 517 (TANF)

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $558,504 from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Assistance Payments through Contingencies (General A) to the following:  Assistance Payments-Probation ($126,504); Foster Care Assistance Payments ($195,000); and Aid to Adoptions ($237,000).

12.               Approve Supplemental Budget (595) for 2004-05 Job Search Component of Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch, Employment Training Division Program   (State CalWORKs Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($21,000) to set up a budget unit (595) for CalWORKs Job Search services, and authorize the Auditor-Controller to make the necessary adjustments to the 2004-05 County budget.

Library Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget in the amount of $16,076.

Public Works



14.               Lease Modification Agreement for Lease No. DTFA08-93-L-14385 Storage Building at the Arcata-Eureka Airport with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)   (Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Lease Modification Agreement with the FAA.

15.               Aviation Fuel Tank Replacement at the Arcata-Eureka Airport   (Aviation Capital Projects-Jet Fuel Assessment Trust Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications; hold bid opening on September 21, 2004; and adopt supplement budget ($110,000) to provide funding for installation of an above-ground fuel tank.

16.               Acting Supervisor Assignment of Jim Brewer, Bridge Maintenance Worker, as Bridge Crew Supervisor   (Road Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize continued compensation for Jim Brewer as if he had been promoted to the classification of Bridge Crew Supervisor from August 29, 2004 and continuing through December 18, 2004 or until the Bridge Crew Supervisor returns to his position, whichever occurs first.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Granite Construction Company.

18.               Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Dinsmore, Rohnerville, Murray Field, and Kneeland Airports   (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of Public Works to execute four Grant Agreements for Airport Improvement Program.  Adopt supplemental budget ($181,000) to establish the necessary accounts to provide funding for the projects.

19.               Petition to Form Permanent Road Division (PRD) No. 1000, Zone 002; Central Estates Subdivision, McKinleyville   (General Fund [Reimbursible])

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the petition, affidavit of valuation, and engineer's report for the creation of the PRD.  Adopt the Resolution of Intent to establish the PRD and to impose parcel charges for road maintenance.  Hold public hearing on October 19, 2004, on the PRD formation and associated assessment.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the petition, notice of formation, and notice of assessment.  Direct Public Works to mail notice of assessment and ballot to all landowners within the proposed PRD zone.  Provide associated funding by adopting supplemental budget ($1,810).


20.               Firewood Distribution Agreement with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center   (Trust 3886)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff Gary Philp, or his designee to sign said agreement, outlining this year's firewood distribution process for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens of the County.

Hiring Freeze Exemptions--Various Departments

21.               Approval of Hiring Freeze Exemptions for Various Positions in the Following Departments:  Child Support Services (CSS); Health and Human Services (Mental Health Branch [MHB]); Health and Human Services (Public Health Branch [PHB]); Health and Human Services (Social Services Branch [SSB]); Probation; Public Works (PW); and Sheriff   (Various Local/State/Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following positions:  Child Support Specialist III and Child Support Office Manager; Senior Office Assistant and Mental Health Clinician I (MHB); Office Assistant I/II and Laboratory Assistant I/II (PHB); Vocational Assistant; Screener; Social Worker IV (five positions); and Social Worker III (two positions) (SSB); Deputy Probation Officer (2), Juvenile Corrections Officer (Juvenile Hall) and a Juvenile Corrections Officer (Regional Facility); Road Maintenance Supervisor (2); Correctional Officer I/II (2), and a Senior Correctional Officer.

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

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

1.                   Agreement with the Area I Agency on Aging for an In-Home Supportive Services Provider Registry

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.  Convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services.  Approve an agreement with the AIAA for an IHSS Care Provider Registry effective through June 30, 2005 at a cost of $160,000.  Reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

Public Works

2.                   Tooby Park Lease Amendment and Termination   (General Fund-Parks)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment terminating the lease with Southern Humboldt Community Park over Tooby Park in the Garberville area.

Community Development Services

3.                   Resolution Authorizing the Housing and Community Development HOME Program Funds to be Loaned to Redway Humboldt Associates for the Construction of Redwood Village, a 20-Unit Multi-Family Housing Complex in Redway; and Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign Related Loan Documents on Behalf of the County   (State Grant Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, authorize Housing and Community Development HOME Program funds in the amount of $2,683,774 to be loaned to Redway Humboldt Associates for the purpose of construction a 20-unit multi-family affordable housing complex in Redway.  Authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign and record the required loan documents to secure the County of Humboldt's loan with Redway Humboldt Associates in the amount of $2,683,774 to construct a Multi-Family Apartment complex in Redway.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment to the Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint one At-Large committee member from the list of three applicants (John Davis, William Solinsky, and Yana Valachovic).


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).


10:00 a.m.--Auditor-Controller

1.                   2002-03 Audit Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the audit report of Bartig, Basler & Ray, CPA's regarding the financial statements of the County of Humboldt for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003.

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.

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5, to consider the public employee appointment for the position of Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures


Code Enforcement Unit (CEU)

1.                   Humboldt County vs. The Estate of Ruth Armstrong; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-391-006

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.  Order the property owner to abate all violations on or before October 8, 2004, including a final inspection by the CEU.  Order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted, and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the CEU 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 abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial of the Bob McKee Variance; Case No. VAR-03-02A; File No. APN 215-241-63

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the item to the meeting of September 21, 2004 (1:30 p.m.) to provide an opportunity for staff and the applicant to resolve all remaining issues.

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial of the Charles Day Parcel Map Subdivision; Case No. PMS-02-20; File No. APN 303-091-40

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the item to a future time and date to be publicly noticed to allow the applicant to gather additional evidence in support of the project, which is necessary for a favorable recommendation by staff.

Public Works

3.                   Adoption of Contract Amendments with Solid Waste Collection Haulers and Approval of the Resulting Increases in Rates the Haulers Charge

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report and public comments on the proposed contract amendments and proposed fee increases for the following areas:  City Garbage:  Areas around Eureka, Fieldbrook, and Blue Lake.  Southern Humboldt Disposal Service Inc.:  Areas around Holmes/Redcrest and Garberville.  Eel River Disposal:  Areas around Fortuna, Rio Dell, Ferndale, and Weott/Myers Flat.  Tom's Trash:  Willow Creek area.  Approve submitted amended contract with the solid waste haulers.  Approve the rate increases for the exclusive franchise areas as shown in the contract amendments.  Authorize the Public Works Director to sign the amended contracts on behalf of the County.

K.                  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 Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

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

General Plan Update Workshop


Tuesday, September 7, 20041:30 p.m.

Transfer of Realignment Funds


Application for $400,000 Under the General Allocation for a County-Wide, Low-Income, Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program 


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

General Plan Update Workshop


Tuesday, September 14, 20041:30 p.m.

Appeal of Randall Project (Garberville)


Tuesday, September 21, 20041:30 p.m.

Appeal of McKee Variance Denial


Tuesday, October 19, 20041:30 p.m.

Central Estates PRD Formation


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


Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.



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