9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Support Letter for McKinleyville Land Trust Purchase of Coastal Properties in McKinleyville.The McKinleyville Land Trust pending support from the California Coastal Conservancy has negotiated a purchase of coastal properties to be owned and managed by the Land Trust for recreational access and conservation purposes.

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the California Coastal Conservancy.

2.                   Support of Supervisor Jimmy Smith's Declaration Restoration of the Trinity River Flows

RECOMMENDATION: Support Supervisor Smith's Declaration.

3.                   Contract for Services with Law Offices of Martha Romero and Associates.The recent bankruptcy filing by Montgomery Ward and Company is endangering secured and unsecured property tax totaling nearly $100,000.00.

RECOMMENDATION: Negotiate contract with Martha Romero and Associates to represent Humboldt County and the Treasurer-Tax Collector in the bankruptcy proceedings.

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.                   Request to Establish an Extra Help Account.The Assessor's Office has continuing projects that permanent technical staff does not have time to perform.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the establishment of an Extra-Help account in Budget Unit 110 and an appropriation transfer of $7,000 to said account (#1100-110-1100).

2.                   Purchase of Microprinter.The Assessor's Office receives thousands of documents annually.Space constraints many years ago prompted us to convert them to microfiche.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approves the purchase of a microprinter in Budget Unit 110 and an appropriation transfer of $6,500 from Services and Supplies to Fixed Asset.

Administrative Services

3.                   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.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the policy regarding the acceptance of gifts to benefit County departments or operations.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Local Child Care Planning Council's Funding Priorities for State Preschool and General Child Care

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Priority Listing.

5.                   Continuation of Emergency Needle Exchange Program.On Jan. 25, 2000 the Board adopted Resolution Number 2000-14 which declared a local state of emergency relative to transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C through contaminated needles as recommended by the Humboldt County Public Health Officer.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until February 6, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

6.                   Resolution of Commendation for Retired Deputy Sheriff Randall K. Held.After 28 years of service Deputy Sheriff Randall K. Held retired on January 8, 2001.The Board wishes to commend him for his service to the County.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

7.                   Resolution of Commendation for Retiring Detective Sergeant George R. Hill.After 31 1/2 years of service Detective Sergeant George R. Hill is retiring as of February 3, 2001.The Board wishes to commend him for his years of service to the County.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

8.                   Resolution Commending the Eureka Woman's Club on their 100th Anniversary.The Board wishes to commend the Eureka Woman's Club on their 100th Anniversary.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

9.                   Letter of Support for North Coast Emergency Medical Services Regional Trauma Plan Development Proposal.North Coast Emergency Medical Services has requested a letter of support for their Regional Trauma Plan Development Proposal for funding from the State EMS Authority for Fiscal Year 2001/2002 to help finance and facilitate development of a three county trauma plan development proposal.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support for development proposal.

10.               Letter of Support of Proposal to California Commission on Improving Life through Service.A letter of support of the Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning Healthy Communities proposal submitted by the Redwood Community Action Agency Straight Up Americorps program.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 9, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

12.               Reappointments to the County Planning Commission.Reappoint Joe C. Rice as representative for Supervisorial District 2, Ruth Blyther as representative for Supervisorial District 3, and Mary Gearheart as At-Large representative.Terms will expire on January 31, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Joe C. Rice, Ruth Blyther and Mary Gearheart.

Community Development Services

13.               Program Activity Delivery to Develop a Program for Older Children.October 25, 2000 the County of Humboldt received a Community Development Block Grant to develop a Court Appointed Special Advocates program for older children.The County has been very successful in receiving and administering these funds through Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) a non profit agency.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair of the BOS to execute an agreement with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for program activity delivery to develop a program for older children.

County Administrative Office

14.               Redwood Empire Association Agreement.The Redwood Empire Association has been receiving advertising and promotion funds from Humboldt County for many years.In order to track funds, this is the first time REA has been required to have an approved agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the agreement with the Redwood Empire Association for the promotion and advertising of Humboldt County during fiscal year 2000-01 in exchange for consideration totaling $4,400 upon receipt of insurance certificates.

County Counsel

15.               Purchase of Copier for County Counsel Annex Office.The current copier at the annex office of the County Counsel has been inefficient and costly for the last couple of years.We have been advised by the service technician that no further adjustments can be made to correct the poor copy quality.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of a new copier for the County Counsel annex office.

District Attorney

16.               Funding from the National Children's Alliance ($10,000).The Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) as members of the National Children's Alliance is eligible to receive funds each year for the purpose of enhancing the program.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept funding for Child Abuse Services Team's program enhancement.

17.               Allocation of Two Victim Witness Program Specialist Positions in Budget Unit 210.The County has accepted funding from Office of Criminal Justice Planning for the Child Abuse Treatment Program.DA Victim Witness Program has received recommendation from Personnel Dept. to fulfill duties for the DA component outlined in the grant award.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocation of 2.0 FTE Victim Witness Program Specialist positions in budget unit 210 effective upon approval.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

18.               Rehabilitation Cooperative Contract.The agreement between the Department of Rehabilitation and Humboldt County Mental Health will allow the Mental Health Department to continue to deliver and expand services which have been shown to lead to employment for people with psychiatric disabilities.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract by adopting Resolution No. 01-9.

19.               Approval to Submit Grant Application for Older Adult System of Care.The purpose of the grant is to create a model Older Adult System of Care (SOC) that demonstrates comprehensive coordinated consumer-focused services for older adults.

RECOMMENDATION: Submit grant application to the State Department of Mental Health.

20.               Amendment to Contracts for Alcohol and other Drug Services For FY 2000-2001.For several years, the County has contracted with CROSSROADS and Humboldt Recovery Center for residential alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery services for non-medical residential alcohol and other drug detoxification services.These contracts have been revised and amended several times to bring into compliance with County Counsel and Risk Management recommendations.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with North Coast Substance Abuse Council (Crossroads) Humboldt Recovery Center, and Alcohol Drug Care Services.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

21.               High Risk Initiative - Reduce the Rate of HIV Infection.The goal of the High Risk Initiative-People of Color is to reduce the rate of HIV infection among people of color, specifically Native Americans.This program provides outreach and education to the target population through educators with United Health Services Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with the United Indian Health Services Inc.

22.               Application Fee of $40.00 for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards.The purpose of the fee is to reimburse the County for costs associated with issuance of cards, maintaining records related to medical marijuana identification cards and the provision of information to law enforcement regarding validity of cards that have been issued.

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on February 6, 2001

23.               Change in Composition of the Child Welfare Oversight Committee.Since passage of Resolution 99-12 on January 10, 1999 Child Welfare Oversight Committee has had difficulty in recruiting and maintaining membership as approved in the adopted resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change in composition by adopting Resolution No. 01-10.

Library Services

24.               Contract with Humboldt Literacy Project.The Library contracts annually with the Humboldt Literacy Project to provide literacy training for adults.Funds for this project come from HLP fundraising and an annual grant to the Library from the State Library.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the contract.

Personnel and Employment Training

25.               Collect, Analyze and Disseminate Local Occupational Outlook Information.Each year, the County of Humboldt through the Employment Training Department contracts with the State of California's Employment Development Department to collect, analyze, and disseminate local occupational information for 20 occupations.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. M173083 between the State of California Employment Development and the Humboldt County Employment Training Department.

26.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services.Written examinations utilized by the Personnel Department are rented from Cooperative Personnel Services in Sacramento.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute the Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services.


27.               Allocation Based on Number of Standards in Training in Corrections Eligible Positions.The Board of Corrections has increased Humboldt County Probation Department's training allocation in the amount of $2,911.This allocation is based upon the number of Standards in Training in Corrections eligible positions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,911.

Public Works

28.               License Agreement with Ross Vitale d.b.a. Door to Door Airporter.This agreement renews the license for operation of the airporter for another 3 years with an option to renew the agreement at the end of the 3 year term for another 2 years.Door to Door Airporter provides passenger pick up and delivery service to and from county airports.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

29.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of a Small Utility Landscape Trailer.The County Parks would like to purchase a small utility/landscape trailer for the purpose of hauling lawn mowers and related equipment, brush, garbage of firewood.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

30.               Renovation and Remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234.On November 14, 2000 the Board of Supervisors accepted filed and rejected all bids.County staff applied for and received an extension of time from the Board of Corrections to allow for project re-bid and completion.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on March 6, 2001.


31.               Purchase of Duty Handguns and Holsters for Correctional Officers.The supplemental budget will allow the Sheriff's Department to complete the purchase of all the needed pistols and holsters.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget unit 11---243 for the purchase of handguns and holsters for Correctional Officers.

32.               Acceptance of Federal Fiscal Year 2001 Emergency Management Performance Grant.The Governor's Office of Emergency Services has approved Humboldt County's proposal for FFY2001 Emergency Management Performance Grant.Based on the established formula, Humboldt County's award is $28,647 for the period October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Office of Emergency Services.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

33.               Statement of the County's Annual Financial Information and Operating Data.Securities and Exchange rules agreed to by the County on issuing the 1996 Certificates of Participation requires filing of annual reports in accordance with Section 4 of the Humboldt County Resolution 96-39 adopted May 21, 1996.The Treasurer-Tax Collector will be filing a disclosure agreement with the Federal Depositories.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve annual report.

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)

Department 1 Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Commissions for 2001.Appoint Board members to various entities as shown in submitted report with the inclusion of reappointing Supervisor John Woolley to the Whole Child Interagency Council.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various entities as shown in submitted report with the inclusion of reappointing Supervisor John Woolley to the Whole Child Interagency Council.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance(No Action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)


Time Certain 1 9:20 A.M.

1.                   Approve Designating $100,000 from General Fund as a Challenge Grant to Help Fund Raise the Necessary Monies to Replace the Automated Catalog/Circulation System.The cost of replacing the obsolete catalog circulation system is estimated to be more than $200,000.Propose the Board support a $100,000 challenge grant from the County General Fund(Supervisor Neely).

RECOMMENDATION: Support the concept of fundraising for a challenge grant.Direct the Library Foundation Board, the Library staff and the County Administrative Officer to submit a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on how the County would finance the challenge grant match.

Time Certain 2 10:00 A.M.

2.                   Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (House Resolution No. 2389)A bill known as The Secure Rural Schools and Communities Self Determination Act of 2000 (HR2389) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in October 2000.The purpose of this Act is to stabilize payments for Counties to provide funding for schools and roads and to make additional investments in projects in both the National Forest and Counties.

RECOMMENDATION: Select the full payment amount in place of the 25% payment with the direction to notify the Governor by September 30, 2001.

Decide to use all of the 15% of full payment for Title III county type projects.

Selected geographical area of jurisdiction to be County of Humboldt.

Appoint Supervisors Smith and Woolley to BOS subcommittee County Resource Advisory Committee.

Directed appropriate County department heads to determine project needs and costs.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session to consider public employee appointment for the position of the Director of Health and Human Services pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (Continue to February 6, 2001)

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation; Pursuant to Government Code Section 549596.9(b).(One Case)(Continue to February 6, 2001)

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 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.)

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