Tuesday, January 09, 2001



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.


A.                  SALUTE TO FLAG

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS

1.                   Oral Report from Don Peterson, County Legislative Advocate, on Legislative issues Mr. Peterson will discuss upcoming legislation and make recommendations regarding strategies and actions to accomplish goals.

2.                   Advance Payments to Meet Court Payroll on January 12, 2001 Authorize Treasurer-Tax Collector to move funds from the County into the Court's payroll checking accounts as conditioned.

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.

Administrative Services

1.                   Policy for Accepting Gifts on the Part of the County On occasion private citizens or groups will donate real or personal property or funds to acquire property to the County.The issue is there is no Board policy on the process of accepting such donations.

2.                   Amendment to HSU Student Placement Agreement On March 25, 1997, the Board signed an agreement with HSU which consolidated previously separate and multiple agreements to place students with County departments.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Robert H. Chittenden Robert Chittenden has resigned from the Humboldt County Mental Health Board due to employment obligations.The Mental Health Board has requested the Board of Supervisors send a letter of appreciation. (Supervisor Woolley)

4.                   Proclamation December 21, 2000 as Lou Bonomini Day. In recognition of Louis Aldo Bonomini and all that he has given to the citizens of Humboldt County.The Board wishes to honor his life by proclaiming December 21, 2000 as Lou Bonomini Day. (Supervisor Woolley)

5.                   Letter of Appreciation to Delores Powell The Board of Supervisors would like to thank Delores Powell for her three years of scheduling clergy for the invocation before each Board meeting. (Supervisor Woolley)

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of December 5, 2000 Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of December 5, 2000 B-1, C-12, D-1, F-4 and J-1.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of December 12, 2000 Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of December 12, 2000.Board Orders D-1 and F-1.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of December 18, 2000 Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors' meeting of December 18, 2000 E-3, H-1 and H-2.

Community Development Services

9.                   Deed of Conservation Easement with The Last Redwood Corporation. Acceptance and execution of the Deed of Conservation Easement implements one of the land use policies and mitigation measures identified in the Avenue of the Giants Community Plan.

10.               Waiver of 960 hour extra help limit for Frank Young Frank Young is working on the Planning Department's web site and will exceed 960 hour limit prior to the end of the fiscal year at his current rate of about 30 hours per week.

County Administrative Office

11.               Creation of Department of Health and Human Services Ordinance Amending Title II, Division 4, Chapter 12, of the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Creation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

County Counsel

12.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Appointing Chair and Vice-Chair Supervisor Woolley will be Chair for the year 2001 and Supervisor Neely will be the Vice-Chair.These resolutions authorize them to take all acts necessary to act as Chair and Vice-Chair, including authorized signatures on necessary documents and financial transactions.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Allocation of 1.0 Mental Health Clinician for New Juvenile Drug Court Program The Board is asked to allocate the position of Mental Health Clinician I/II and approve the supplemental budget to enable the implementation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment aspect of Juvenile Drug Court Program.

14.               Amendment to Contractbetween Humboldt Women for Shelterand Humboldt County for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services for FY 2000-2001 This amendment is required to reflect the funding amount for Fiscal Year 2000-2001, which has already been reflected in the approved budget of Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

15.               FY00/01 Managed Care Program Managed Care expenses have proven to be a growing cost to Humboldt County Mental Health Department.Anticipate the non-salary and benefit portion of the Managed Care related expenditures to exceed the current allocation of the Managed Care expenditure line item 2-337.

16.               Transfer of $235 from Day Treatment Trust Revenue Account Day Treatment clients earn money through fund raisers.In order to access this money, a transfer must be made between funds to the Mental Health Department revenue accounts.

17.               Reallocation of Crisis Specialist Position to Psychiatric Nurse Reallocation of vacant Crisis Specialist position is an effort to meet the critical staffing needs of the Inpatient Unit and the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Psychiatric Nurse requires higher level of training and will provide flexibility in staffing nursing positions.

18.               2000-2201 Supplemental Application for SAMHSA Block Grant Funding Humboldt County Mental Health (HCMH) has received an additional allocation of federal SAMHSA funds to provide integrated services to adults and older adults with serious mental illness.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

19.               Purchase of Computer for Local Enforcement Agency The Health Department is requesting to supplement the expenditure and revenue accounts for the Integrated Waste Management Environmental Health.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

20.               Adopt Resolution 01-05 Amending Resolution 2000-50 On June 6, 2000, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 2000-50 establishing Advisory Committee on IHSS.Amended Resolution01-05 in consonance with SB 288. The Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Board after 30 days..

21.               Temporary Pay Increase for Leola Jones The Department is in the process of filling the Eligibility Supervisor vacancy and requests the Board of Supervisors approval to continue the acting supervisor's salary increase until a new supervisor is appointed.

22.               Temporary Pay Increase for John Dodd John Dodd has been assigned duties of his supervisor who is on leave of absence.It is necessary to obtain Board of Supervisor's approval to continue the acting supervisor's salary increase.

23.               Request to Disallocate Homemaker Position and Allocate Social Worker Supervisor One Social Worker Supervisor currently supervises with program support responsibilities 16 adult services staff positions .The span of control is too large for efficient supervision.

24.               Lease with S and W Properties for Office Space for IHSS DHHS needs larger office space due to department reorganization.

Library Services

25.               Hours of Operation for Hoopa Branch Re-opening of the Hoopa Branch Library is anticipated for the second week of January.Proposed hours have been negotiated with the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

Personnel and Employment Training

26.               Modification to Subgrant Agreement No. M965891 with Employment Development Dept. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires the implementation of a one-stop operation to provide coordinated delivery of services to employers and residents seeking training, education, and employment services.

Public Works

27.               EIR for Proposed PGandE Divestiture/Auction PGandE is proposing to auction its hydroelectric generating facilities and related assets, including the Potter Valley Project.

28.               Rehabilitation and Widening on Redwood Drive Project 990702 Contract change order covers additional quantities on several contract items that exceeded 125% of the original contract amount due to modifications in the originally planned work.

29.               Fields Landing Boat Ramp The actual cost of the project is more than original cost estimate.The WCB staff was able to obtain additional funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Sport Restoration Act.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Assistant Chief Probation Officer Selection Process The current Assistant Chief Probation Officer position was vacated by Ned Seely on January 8, 2001.

4.                   Rules of the Board of Supervisors With change in membership on the Board, staff has reviewed information on the rules of the Board to present to new member.


5.                   Library Status Report for the County Library.Automation and Community Forums and Long Range Planning are discussed.


6.                   Clerk of the Board Appointment of Board Members to various Boards and Commissions for Calendar Year 2001


1.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution 2000-14 should remain in effect for an additional 14 days until January 23, 2001.

2.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (None)


Time Certain 1 11:00 A.M.

1.                   Review of Megram Fire Recovery Efforts To provide the Board a more detailed review of the Megram Fire Recovery Strategy, a report is provided along with update on Megram Fire Restoration.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).People of the State of California vs. Chris Robert Giauque; Superior Court of California County of Humboldt CR 994751AS (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Vietnam Veterans of California Inc. vs. Board of Supervisors Humboldt County California Superior Court Case No. CV000962 (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Anticipated Litigation Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b).One Case (No Final Action Taken)

7.                   It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session to consider public employee appointment for the position of Director of Health and Human Services pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (Continue to June 23, 2001)

8.                   It is the intention of the Board to meeting in Closed Session to consider public employee appointment for the position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)

H.                  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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Recognize Roger Rodoni as Chairman of BOS 2000 Chairman Woolley presented Supervisor Rodoni with a plaque in recognition of his service as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Calendar Year 2000.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Department 1 PUBLIC WORKS

1.                   Proposed Acquisition of Property at 4566 Kjer Street, McKinleyville, CA The Airports Master Plan adopted in 1980 recommended that the property on the westerly side of Kjer road be acquired.

Department 2 SHERIFF

2.                   Jail Booking Fees Update of the Humboldt County Jail Booking Fees for Fiscal Year 2000-2001

J.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.