9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   CalHome Program Grant for Housing Rehabilitation in Unincorporated areas of County of Humboldt.The purpose of the program is to upgrade existing housing stock.There are many homes in the unincorporated areas of the County of Humboldt that use rehabilitation.This program would offer low-interest and or deferred loans to low income individuals so that they may fix health, safety, structural and mechanical problems in their homes.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution authorizing the submittal of the cal Home Program grant in the amount of $500,000 to do housing rehabilitation in the unincorporated areas of the County of Humboldt.

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.                   Allocation of Sr. Office Assistant and Disallocation of Office Supervisor.This will provide Elections with a 40-hour lead worker position where the supervisor was a 37.5 hour position and eliminate a situation where we had a 2:3 supervisor to staff ratio.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocation.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   California Department of Corrections Parole and Community Services Division Expansion of Space Under Lease.The Board has received a State Building Notification - Project Number 9908076, wherein it states the California Department of Corrections Parole and Community Services Division will be expanding the amount of space under lease at 930 Third Street, Suite 100, Eureka, CA.Pursuant to Government Code 14681.5 the Board is given 60 days prior notice to approve the site. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the notification.

3.                   Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional 14 days until February 20, 2001.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until February 20, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

4.                   Approval of Out of County Travel to Annual NACO Conference.Supervisor Neely is the Board's representative for the National Association of Counties (NACO).Travel costs will be paid with Transportation Out of County budget item 101-1100-2225, for Supervisor Neely to attend the annual NACO Legislative Conference which runs March 2 through March 6, 2001 in Washington D.C.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve travel request.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 16, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 23, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders as amended.

7.                   Reappointment of Dennis Hanson to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.Reappoint Dennis Hanson to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board with term to expire June 30, 2003.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

8.                   Reappointment to the Mental Health Board.Reappoint Barry Gerts, Thomas Harkins, Maggie Kraft, and Don London to the Mental Health Board with term to expire on January 26, 2004.

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Barry Gerts, Thomas Harkins, Maggie Kraft, and Don London with term to expire on January 26, 2004.

Community Development Services

9.                   Assignment of new fund number for Community Development Block Grant 00-STBG-1491.The County of Humboldt Development Services' Economic Development Division is requesting a new fund number to facilitate tracking of the recently received CDBG CASA grant revenues and expenditures.In addition, request the Board approve a supplemental budget item to enable expenditures related to this grant to be made.

RECOMMENDATION: Create fund and approve supplemental budget.

10.               Submission of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Willow Creek.Originally approved as evaluating the feasibility of Klamath and Trinity Dump Facility.Grant is expanded to include a more general look at wastewater treatment for the community of Willow Creek and septic disposal site needs for outlying communities.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution authorizing the submittal of a Community Development Block Grant Planning and Technical Assistant grant in the amount of $35,000 to study the feasibility of a Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facility for the community of Willow Creek.

County Administrative Office

11.               Agreement with DMG-MAXIMUS to Provide Mandated Cost Claiming Services.Each year the County prepares a reimbursement claim to the State to cover the cost of providing eligible mandated services in areas such as prenatal services, AIDS testing, conservatorships and stolen vehicle notices.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and associated supplemental budget of $16,500.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Increase Mental Health Case Manager I/II Position from .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE.In order that this minimum caseload (40 clients per year) be met an increase of an additional .50 FTE is needed to bring the full complement of 2.0 Case Managers into the MIOCR program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in allocation.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Master Agreement with State Office of AIDS and Memorandum of Understanding.The Health Department contracts with the State Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, for several programs under a Master Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend said agreement and approve MOU for Program HIV Community Prevention and High Risk Initiative People of Color.

14.               Allocation of Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position.Allocation of the Environmental Health Specialist I/II position for Local Oversight Program at the Division of Environmental Health has been recommended by the Humboldt County Personnel Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate position in Local Oversight Program Budget Unit 432.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Assignment of Dental Contract Between General Hospital and Humboldt County to St. Joseph Health System.Because of the sale of General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System, Brim Hospitals Inc. doing business as General Hospital has asked for written assignment for the dental contract to St. Joseph Health System.

RECOMMENDATION: Assign contract with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

16.               Purchase of Computers, Printers, Drives and Uninterruptible Power Supply. It is more cost effective to purchase state of the art equipment rather than move the old PCs and replace them later this year.The PCs will need to be replaced next Fall since new operating systems will not work on the older PCs.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

17.               Purchase of Digital System ComponentsTelephone Sets, Voice Mail System, and UPS.It is necessary to install a telephone system and voice mail system in the newly leased office.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

18.               Reallocate Staff Services Analyst II Position to Administrative Analyst I/II Position in Dept. 511.The duties and responsibilities of the County class of Administrative Analyst I/II and the Merit Systems Services classes of Staff Services Analyst I/II are very similar.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

19.               Assignment of Short Wave Radio and Disaster Medical Services Agreements.Humboldt Co. is an area that has earthquakes and other natural disasters. Agreements have been executed with General Hospital for placement of short wave radio equipment.Because of the sale of General Hospital to St Joseph Health System an agreement needs to be assigned.

RECOMMENDATION: Assign agreements with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

20.               Assignment of Sempervirens Agreement.Assignment of transfer agreement between Sempervirens and General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

RECOMMENDATION: Assign agreement with General Hospital to St. Joseph Health System.

21.               Appoint Members to Advisory Committee on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.Appoint Donna Chambers, Winston Kavanaugh, John Inman, Dorothy Bernard, Geraldine Peppers-Baker, Noreen Lawrence, Joanne Conzelmann, Genevieve Tornroth, Teresa Christian-Schell, Thomas Offord and Minerva Williams to IHSS Advisory Committee.Donna Wheeler, alternate.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointments.

22.               Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt for Use of CalWorks Incentive Funds.This fund will be used to cosponsor County-wide community and social recreational events with local businesses to establish an outreach and sponsorship capacity for CalWorks families.


Library Services

23.               Proposed Open Hours Schedule for the Blue Lake Branch Library.The existing schedule for Blue Lake is not responsive and requires a heavy reliance on volunteers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the proposed open hours schedule for Blue Lake Branch Library.


24.               Appointment of Wendy Rowan as the Children and Families Commission Director.Final candidates were interviewed by the Commission and they have chosen Wendy Rowan for the position of Director of Children and Families Commission.

RECOMMENDATION: Confirm appointment effective March 1, 2001.

25.               Amendment to MOU for Representation Units 1-4 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Regarding a Change in Working Hours for Real Property Agent I/II Classification.The Amendment provides for an increase in the work week (from 37.5 to 40 hours) for Real Property Agent I/II effective immediately following adoption of the Amendment by your Board.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment by adopting Resolution No. 01-13.


26.               Request to Reduce CMSP Services Expenditure Account from $15,000 to $10,000 and to Reduce Juvenile Drug Court Revenue Account from $15,000 to $10,000.This reduction is based upon Probation Department's expenditures through January 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

27.               Transfer From Fish and Game Contingencies to Provide Funding to Support Approved Projects.At the meeting of December 5, 2000, the Board of Supervisors supported the recommendation of the Fish and Game Advisory Commission to fund five projects.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $10,941.

28.               Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms Program Project No. 431000.This project will primarily address a lack of space and its accompanying difficulties such as privacy/confidentiality, group sizes, confidential storage; children activities and an employee break room.The program has outgrown its current facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on Thursday, March 8, 2001.

29.               Extension of Contract with State Department of Forestry to March 31, 2001.This contract with C.D.F. funds a portion of the activity under the Five Counties Effort and needs to be extended in order to enable completion of work by one contractor.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract extension.

30.               License Agreement with Melissa Gordon for Sky Cap Services at Eureka-Arcata Airport.The Arcata-Eureka Airport is open 365 days a year.Having two Skycaps will allow for better coverage and services to the traveling public.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Melissa Gordon.

31.               Fernwood Subdivision Final Map APN 510-161-11, McKinleyville Area.James Furtado, developer/subdivider of the project is requesting the Board declare his subdivision complete and accept the subdivision map for recordation.As part of the project, there is a requirement to obtain off-site easements.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

32.               Arcata Airport Automatic Surface Observation System (ASOS).Develop weather observing position and train personnel to make weather observations.

RECOMMENDATION: Personnel Dept. to meet with AFSCME on added compensation for employees performing weather observer duties.Personnel Dept. to develop class specification for weather observer duties.Aviation Division to pursue any and all avenues to acquire Air Traffic Control Tower.

33.               Agreement Between Humboldt County and the City of Ferndale for Removal of Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the City of Ferndale.

34.               Accept the Completed Contract for Construction of Rehabilitation of Redwood Drive.The work of Mercer Fraser Co., contractor for the Redwood Drive rehabilitation has been successfully completed.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Mercer Fraser Co., Contractor


35.               Purchase of a New Copier to Replace the Existing One at the Vital Records Center.Supplemental budget will allow for the purchase of a new copier to replace the existing one necessary for the operation of the Recorder's Vital Records Center.The copier being replaced is non-operational and repairs exceed the value of the machine.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and finance cost from Recorder's Modernization Fund.


36.               Continuation of County's Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program During One Year Suspension of Funds.In Humboldt County, the Abandoned Vehicle Authority is comprised of the County, plus the Cities of Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Blue Lake and has been abating vehicles since 1992.Each year, well over 2,000 vehicles are abated by our Abandoned Vehicle Abatement program.Right now, for the County alone, there are 117 reports of abandoned vehicles waiting to be processed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation.

37.               Agreement to Provide Reimbursement for the Housing of Federal Prisoners.This agreement establishes a formal relationship between the Federal Government and the County for the detention of persons charged with or convicted of violations of Federal law, or held as material witnesses at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the United States Department of Justice.

38.               Revised Fee Schedule for Jail Booking Fee Introduction of Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Set ordinance for adoption at least one week away.


1.                   Acceptance of Gift from Humboldt Arts Council.The Humboldt Arts Council has executed the attached Deed of Gift conveying ownership of the mural, "The Lost Coast" to Humboldt County.It is proposed that the mural be displayed at the Arcata-Eureka Airport for the enjoyment of all those using the facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept gift and display at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

2.                   Proclaim February 2001 as Library Lovers Month.Humboldt Library Foundation has requested the Board proclaim February 2001 as Library Lovers Month.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (Not Required)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (Not Required)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Legislative Special Requests Pursuant to State Budget Surpluses.State budget surpluses process entertains Special Requests from Assembly and Senate Members.There is urgency to get this list to Sacramento in order to receive consideration.

RECOMMENDATION: Review departmental lists of projects, add or delete projects, prioritize projects and direct staff to submit same to Assemblywoman Strom-Martin and State Senator Chesbro for inclusion in the State budget.

4.                   Rules of the Board of Supervisors.On January 9, 2001 the Board reviewed their outdated rules that were adopted September 22, 1980.Board directed staff to modify the rules to reflect their current practices and law.


Administrative Services

5.                   Election Summary and Related Issues.This report details what we did different in this election; what worked and what did not; what we plan to do between now and the next election; legislation passed last year that, if not changed, will complicate future elections; and the apparent state of election affairs in the post-Florida era.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report and take appropriate action.

Community Development Services

6.                   Transfer of Community Development Block Grant from Orick Housing Rehabilitation to Southern Humboldt Senior Housing Project.The efforts to market the housing rehabilitation portion of the grant to homeowners in Orick has met with substantial difficulty.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer.

Cooperative Extension

7.                   Replacing retired 4-H Advisor, Dairy/Ag Waste Vacancy & New Advisor Proposal for Inland Fisheries.In order to better serve the county, we are requesting three Advisor positions be filled.

RECOMMENDATION: Directed that a letter be drafted for the Chair's signature for sending to the Director of the University of California Cooperative Extension Service stating the Board's support for the concept of filling Dairy/Ag Waste vacancy.


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 11:00 A.M. County Administrative Office

1.                   Courthouse Remodeling.When the Courthouse was retrofitted, some of the courtrooms were relocated to allow the work to be completed.This project is necessary to provide adequate court facilities, to bring all the Courts back to the Courthouse and to provide a safer, more modern environment.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Works to secure services of an architect and direct staff to prepare an MOU or agreement committing the Courthouse Construction Funds for this project until paid for.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (No Report)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing 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.(Not Required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (Not Required)

4.                   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 (Appointed Phillip Crandall)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Phillip Crandall effective February 9, 2001.

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation; Pursuant to Government Code Section 549596.9(b). (Two Cases) (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 549956.9(a).Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors, etc. Superior Court Case No. CV00092 (No Final Action Taken)

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9; A & K Investments v. J.A. Blue, et al. Case No. DR 000844, Humboldt County Superior Court (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     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.


1.                   Mr. Larry Taylor, a resident of Abram Lane in the Campton Road area of Eureka, said that there is a serious danger to motorists in his neighborhood due to a motor home parked legally, but nevertheless common sense saying that it's parked in a danger location.It has not been moved in four years.He asked for any help from the County to remove this dangerous situation.This matter was referred to Public Works for a response.


Community Assistant Unit

Humboldt County vs. Scott J. Coburn.Humboldt County vs. Scott J. Coburn; Assessor's Parcel No. 534-221-002.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Health and Human Services - Public Health

1.                   Adoption of an Ordinance Adding a Medical Marijuana Identification Card Application Fee of $40.00 to the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges.The purpose of this ordinance is to implement the program approach for issuance of medical marijuana identification cards (MMIC) approved by the Board on December 18, 2000.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt ordinance on February 13, 2001.

L.                   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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