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)

2.                   Resolution Congratulating College of the Redwoods on Its 40th Anniversary   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Application by the VFW Post 9561 for an On-Sale License for Their Facility at 20 Gower, Willow Creek   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to the Alcoholic Beverage Control stating the Board's determination that the criteria for public convenience and necessity does exist.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of August 12, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

5.                   Contract for $18,750 with North Coast Small Business Resource Center for Rapid Response Services   (WIA Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

6.                   Extension of the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council   (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, extending said Council for two years to complete final recommendations on the Draft Plan, and recommending criteria for approving Title III-eligible projects funded by HR 2389.  Direct the Planning Division to recruit for nominations to serve on the expanded Council, and the Clerk of the Board to post vacancies, and schedule the appointment of the council members for the Board meeting of September 28, 2004.

7.                   C. F. Nelson Final Map Subdivision; Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of a Secondary Dwelling Unit on Lot 17 of the Briarwood Subdivision; File No. APN 303-022-05; Case No. FMS-10-95; Ridgewood Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Forest Service Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Elect to reserve 15% of the Forest Service reserve payments for County projects under Title II, and direct staff to notify the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service accordingly.

District Attorney

9.                   Supplemental Budget ($7,284) for Fiscal Year 2003-04; Budget Unit 252--Grants to Encourage Arrests   (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget to clear year-end edits.

10.               Disallocation of 2.0 FTE Victim-Witness Program Specialist Positions--Child Abuse Treatment Program   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation, and authorize Personnel department to begin the layoff process for the disallocated positions.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Establishment of Fixed-Asset Line Item in Budget Unit 433, Nutrition Network   (State Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,000 for the purchase of a computer.



12.               Establish New Line Item and Approve Appropriation Transfer from Public Health Contingency; Fund 1175; Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a CMPS-PHD line item, and transfer $374,761 from said Contingencies to this new line item in order to address an additional $374,760.55 Risk Allocation Assessment that was not anticipated during the initial preparation of the budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Disallocate Six Vacant Integrated Caseworker I Positions, and Allocate Six Eligibility Worker I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocations and allocations, and exempt newly-allocated positions from the hiring freeze.


14.               Professional Services Agreement with Marriage and Family Therapist, Eric A. Olson, for Clinical Supervision of the Probation Department's System-of-Care Program Through August 15, 2005   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to execute said agreement.

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids, and reject all bids due to insufficient grant funds.

16.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Blue Lake Rancheria for Improvement of Chartin Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the department of Public Works to release the guarantee security ($45,794), held as a condition of the MOU between the County of Humboldt and the Blue Lake Rancheria for the improvement of Chartin Road and Blue Lake Boulevard.

17.               Federal Aviation Administration Grant for Planning at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Public Works Director's action of August 30, 2004, executing Grant Agreement for Airport Improvement Program, Project No. 3-060-0010-28.  Adopt a supplemental budget ($274,550) to establish the accounts to provide funding for the project.


18.               Appropriations Transfer to Cover End-of-the-Year Shortfalls in Fixed-Asset Accounts--Budget Unit 100 270   (State Domestic Preparedness Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $24,251.

19.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to Pay Final Bills for MIOCR Program   (Trust 3746)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($19,750).

20.               Reverse Supplemental Budget, Creation of Seven Fixed-Asset Accounts, and Appropriation Transfer in Budget Unit 213   (State Homeland Security Grant Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a reverse supplemental budget to adjust revenue and expenditure accounts to match the Homeland Security grant.  Authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish seven fixed-asset accounts in Budget 1100 213 to accommodate anticipated expenditures.  Approve an appropriation transfer ($608,370) in Budget 1100 213

21.               Supplemental Budget in Budget 1100 228 to Fund Overdrafted Line Items   (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($28,177).

Various County Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

22.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for Specific Positions in the Following County Departments:  Conflict Counsel (CC), Mental Health Branch (MHB), Public Health Branch (PHB), Social Services Branch (SSB), Public Works (PW), and Sheriff   (Various County Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an exemption for a Deputy Public Defender II in CC.  Approve the following exemptions in the MHB:  Mental Health Maintenance Custodian; Medical Office Assistant; Substance Abuse Counselor I; Mental Health Clinician I; Program Manager (Licensed/Unlicensed); Physician/Psychiatrist; Mental Health Case Manager I; Senior Case Manager; and Mental Health Cook's Aide.  Approve an exemption for a Public Health Laboratory Director in PHB.  Approve an exemption for an Administrative Analyst II in SSB.  Approve an exemption for a Park Caretaker in PW.  Approve an exemption for an Animal Shelter Care Attendant and a Deputy Sheriff I/II in the Sheriff's Department.

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 Recognizing Apprenticeship Month--September 2004   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim September 2004 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Alternate Conflict Counsel

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

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

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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


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).


Board of Supervisors--10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation by John Elliott, Chair of the Klamath County Board of Commissioners, on Need for a Study Regarding a Storage Project on the Klamath River (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

Auditor-Controller/County Administrative Officer--10:30 a.m.

2.                   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.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to report back to the Board no later than December 14, 2004, regarding the status of the audit reports for fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to update the submitted schedule of trust funds as of June 30, 2004.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to transmit the updated schedule of trust funds to all responsible departments no later than September 24, 2004.  Direct that all departments responsible for a deficit trust fund report to the Auditor-Controller no later than October 22, 2004, with a description/reason for the deficit--together with the intended plan and timeline for bringing the fund to a positive balance.

I.                     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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Headwaters Forest Defense v. County of Humboldt, et al.  USDC, Northern District of California C97-3989-VRW

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

Health and Human Services

1.                   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: Find that the decision to make a change in its allocation of Public Health Branch realignment monies is based on the most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer ten percent (10%) of state/local program realignment funds from the Public Health Branch sub-account to Mental Health Branch sub-account.

Community Development Services

2.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a CalHome Program Grant Application ($500,000) for an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program, and Authorization for the Community Development Services Director or the County Administrative Officer to Sign the Application and Grant-Related Documents

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

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

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

General Plan Update


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

Appeal of Randall Project (Garberville)


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

Appeal of McKee Variance Denial




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


Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.



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