9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG



1.                   Review Options for Planning Grant for Prop. 50 Integrated Water Management Planning Project   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

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.



1.                   Agreement for Petroleum and Geothermal Property Sales Study   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the California State Assessors' Association, Harold W. Bertholf, Inc., and the Assessors for the following counties:  Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Monterey, Orange, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Yolo.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   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 October 19, 2004, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of September 7, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

4.                   Workforce Investment Board Recommendation for a Letter Opposing the California Performance Report (CPR) Recommendation to Consolidate Local Workforce Investment Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters of opposition to the Secretary of Labor, California State Association of Counties and the California Workforce Association.

County Clerk-Recorder

5.                   Authorization to Accept Poll Worker Grant   (State Funds)   (NO AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a standard agreement with the Secretary of State, and adopt supplemental budget for accepting the grant ($8,861).

General Services



6.                   Transfer of $80,416 from the General Fund Contingency to Fund the Unanticipated Increase in the Cost of Utilities for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer from the General Fund Contingency.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Approval of Contracts for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA) Program's Drug Treatment Services Providers   (SACPA/Prop. 36 Program Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contracts with North Coast Substance Abuse Council and Alcohol and Drug Care Services for the provision of residential alcohol and other drug treatment, recovery, and detoxification services.

8.                   Agreements for Alcohol and Other Drug Services   (Federal/State/Seymour/Statham Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contracts with North Coast Substance Abuse Council and Alcohol and Drug Care Services for the provision of residential and detoxification alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery services.

9.                   Approval of Services Agreement with Lincoln Child Center for the Provision of Intensive Day Treatment Services--Full Day to Authorized Medi-Cal-Eligible Beneficiaries for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005   (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

10.               Extend Term of Contract with Cloney's Pharmacy, Incorporated for Ninety (90) Days   (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the 90-day term extension for said contract through December 31, 2004, until the request-for-proposals process is completed.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Supplemental Budget in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 410, Emergency Medical Services   (Fines and Forfeitures/Revenue Recovery Collection)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($10,190) to provide reimbursement for emergency medical providers who have a high level of uncompensated care or indigent patients.

12.               Contract with Mobile Medical Office for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Library Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($11,580).

Public Works

14.               Adoption of 2004-05 Goal for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)   (Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the DBE goal of 4.1% for DBE participation in federally-funded construction projects for 2004-05 federal fiscal year.

15.               Agreement for Transportation Services for the Elderly and Handicapped in Southern Humboldt County (Quail)   (TDA Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Humboldt Transit Authority.

16.               Purchase of a Used Travel Trailer for Parks   (General Fund/Park Fees)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the immediate purchase of a used travel trailer for an amount not to exceed $4,500.

17.               Surplus Property   (Proceeds to Road and Motor Pool Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the following property surplus:  1979 Autocar, 10-yard dump truck, Equipment No. 52706;  open ROPS for a CAT 416B backhoe; Lincoln electric welder; drill press; Sioux valve seat grinder and valve resurfacer; boring bar; piston rod sizer; Hobart welder (gas powered); Meyers snow-plow blades; Lincoln gas-powered welder (not operational); Wisconsin engine/water pump); pickup diesel fuel tanks; gas buggy (not operational); 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, Equipment No. 07183 (wrecked).  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property.

18.               Transportation Development Act Claim   (TDA Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign TDA claim ($1,843,407).  Authorize the Auditor-Controller to establish a new account, Humboldt Senior resource Center, to provide funding for a new transportation services agreement.

19.               Agreement for Transportation Services for the Elderly and Functionally Disabled   (TDA Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center and Adult Day Health Care of Mad River.

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



21.               Compliance Certificates--California Department of Veterans Affairs   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the intention of Humboldt County to participate in the Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program and the Subvention Program.

Various County Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

22.               Request for Hiring Freeze Exemptions in the Departments of Child Support Services (CSS) and Public Works (PW)   (CSS Fund/Road Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant an exemption for the following positions:  a Child Support Specialist I/II and a Legal Clerk I/II in CSS, and two Road Maintenance Workers I in PW.

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.                   Proclaim October 2004 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Commending Louise Jeffrey for Her Efforts in the AAA Great Battery Roundup   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Proclaim October 7, 2004 as Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim October 2004 as Humboldt County Child Health Month   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appointment of Fire Safe Council Members   (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint thirteen (13) members to said council.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed 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).


10:00 a.m.--Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

1.                   Alcohol and Other Drug Report

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse the recommendations in the submitted report.

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.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Big Lagoon Park Company Local Coastal Plan Amendment/Zone Reclassification/Planned Development Permit/Coastal Development Permit; File No. APN 517-121-10 and -131-09; Big Lagoon Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, and continue same to October 12, 2004 at 1:30 p.m.

2.                   Graves Zone Reclassification/Lot Line Adjustment/Special Permit Application; File No. 532-042-14 et al.  Case No. ZR-03-07/LLA-03-12/SP-04-16; Elk Camp Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Planning Commission findings.  Approve the Zone Reclassification amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by reclassifying an approximate 168 acres of lands currently zoned Unclassified and Agriculture Exclusive into Timberland Production Zone, and adopt Ordinance No. ____.

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, October 4, 20042:00 p.m.

Workshop—Workforce Investment/Labor Market Trends


Tuesday, October 12, 20041:30 p.m.

Big Lagoon Park Company

Appeal--Hand Variance Application


Tuesday, November 9, 20041:30 p.m.

Permanent Road Division Formation—Central Estates




There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004 (all Tuesdays).


November 16

November 23

November 30

December 21

December 28



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