9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Roger E. Smith d.b.a. RESCO Construction Company v. County of Humboldt, et al. Case No. 960R0188 Humboldt County Superior Court (Continued to February 27, 2001)

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 - Elections

1.                   Appointments to the Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District Board.Pursuant to Section 10515 of the Elections Code, the Elections Official shall submit this information to the Board of Supervisors and request that the Board appoint to such offices the person(s) who have been nominated.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Nancy Wilson and Stephen Bowen

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Request to Designate the Agricultural Commissioner as the Pierce's Disease Coordinator for the Pierce's Disease/Glassy winged Sharpshooter Control Program.An insect known as the glassy-winged sharpshooter is a particular threat to California's vineyards due to its ability to spread a bacterium that causes Pierce's disease.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Amendment to Agreement with the State Department of Food and Agriculture for Providing Funding for Pest Detection Activities related to Insect Trapping

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to cover the cost of supplies and equipment used in the prevention/detection program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment to The Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission.Donna L. Cobb has resigned and Willard A. Schmidt has applied as a Fifth District representative.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Willard A. Schmidt with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

5.                   Request from the Humboldt County Fair Association for Approval of their 2001 Operating Budget.The Division of Fairs and Expositions has completed its review and approval of the 2001 budget.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Absence of Eastern Humboldt Phone Numbers from the PACBELL Humboldt Directory.PACBELL Humboldt directory does not contain the phone numbers of the Willow Creek-Orleans area.This oversight is causing problems with businesses as well as individuals.

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Pacific Bell Telephone Company and Verizon Phone Company.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Reclassifications for Senior Accountant/Auditor and Fiscal Officer Positions.Personnel Department has recommended that Administrative Assistant positions enhanced fiscal responsibilities be recognized in individual reclassifications.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassifications.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Resolution to Apply for Wellness and Prevention Funds.The Branch has been notified of continued funding for wellness and prevention available to Humboldt County.The funds will be used to continue case management of substance abusers in the criminal justice system.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-17.

9.                   New Appointments to Integrated Waste Management Independent Hearing Panel.The three IHP members serve for two year terms with a maximum appointment of two consecutive terms.The present IHP members have each served the maximum two consecutive terms.Their terms expired November 17, 2000.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Rodoni, Mike Wilson and Eileen Cashman

10.               Agreement with Solano County for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities.Targeted Case Management and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Coordination.During the Fiscal Year 1997-98 budgeting process the Board directed the Health Department to participate in MAA, TCM and MAA/TCM.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

11.               Allocation of one Public Nurse in Budget Unit 416 Public Health Field Nursing Fund 1175.The Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Program of the Department of Social Services is requesting the Department of Health and Human Services to provide the services of a Public Health Nurse to their Adult Protective Services Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

12.               Adding a Medical Marijuana Identification Card Application Fee ($40.00) to the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2238.

Library Services

13.               Request for Proposal for Integrated Library System.The Library is seeking a replacement for its current automated system.Because of the anticipated cost of the system, it is necessary to solicit bids.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request for proposal and authorize distribution to vendors.

14.               Supplemental Budget ($6,978) Unanticipated Book Sales Revenues.Unanticipated Book sale revenues are designated to buy library collection materials and replace a malfunctioning computer printer and other small equipment and cover a revenue deficit in the Public Library Foundation Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

15.               Gift of Video Conferencing Equipment Granted by California State Library.As part of the Rural Initiative of the Killarney State Library, the State Librarian has been designating rural libraries to be recipient of Video Conferencing equipment.



16.               Resolution Approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 6 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization) Regarding Retirement Benefits

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-14.

17.               Resolution Electing Health Coverage for Less Than Half Time Employees.Resolution required to be adopted for employees working less than half time in regular positions to be eligible for the Public Employees' Medical Plans.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-13.


18.               Allocate Supervising Probation Officer Position Department 235.Proposal would allocate a new Supervising Probation Officer position to Budget 235.Ms. Roberts, on medical leave, would be placed in the position until she is able to return to work or her benefits are exhausted.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

19.               Reallocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II Position to Senior Fiscal Assistant.Based upon a classification review, the Personnel Department has recommended that this position be reclassified to Senior Fiscal Assistant.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

20.               Supplemental Budget ($4,000) for New Horizons Mural Project.The Humboldt County Probation Department has been awarded a North Coast Cultural Trust Community Arts Grant in the amount of $4,000 for the purpose of local artists joining in with juvenile offenders residing at the Northern California Regional Treatment Facility in the creative design and production of interior murals for the New Horizons Mural project.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

21.               Establish Trust Account for Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Funds.The Board of Corrections requires the Crime Prevention Act of 2000 dollars be placed in a separate, interest bearing trust account until such time as the County's program plan is approved.

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Trust Fund.

Public Works

22.               Remodel of County Recorder's Office Project No. 170120.††† On February 15, 2000 the Board of Supervisors authorized an agreement between the County and Martha Jain Architect for the County Recorder Office Remodel.The plans and specifications have been completed and are ready for bid.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on March 20, 2001.

23.               Motor Pool Purchase of a Passenger Van.This van will be used to transport people on S.W.A.P. to work on roadside projects for the Road Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and associated transfer of $24,000.

24.               License Agreement with Jerry Atlansky for Airport Services at Arcata-Eureka Airport.This license is to change the name from Skycap Services to Airport Services and update current Federal Aviation Administration language in the license.Mr. Atlansky will share the service with Melissa Gordon.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.


25.               Agreements for Off-Highway Vehicle Grants ($83,000).On July 18, 2000, the Board voted unanimously to support an application to State Department of Parks and Recreation for a grant to fund regular law enforcement patrol of our beaches.The Grant will purchase a four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler capable of driving on drifting sand or pea gravel.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with the State Department of Parks and Recreation and direct staff to pursue other funding alternatives.

26.               Purchase of a Canopy for a Pickup in the Special Services Unit.The Department will replace a Departmental pickup for its Special Services Unit.The current pickup and the pickup ordered to replace it are of different makes and are configured differently, which precludes the use of the existing canopy.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by approving a supplemental budget of $1,275.

27.               Request to Declare Three Generators as Surplus Property.Eureka Fire Chief John McFarland has requested generators from the Sheriff's Department to upgrade vintage power plants at two City fire stations and at the Public Safety Repeater which sits on top of Humboldt Hill.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize sale to Eureka Fire Department for $1 each.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of February 26, 2001 as Lose the Chew Week.Health and Human Services, Public Health has requested that the Board proclaim the week of February 26, 2001 as Lose the Chew Week. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required. (if necessary)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Juvenile and Adult Local Detention Facility Construction Grant Application.Probation requests funds for a 20 bed expansion to Juvenile Hall and a related increase in staffing and/or security and safety enhancements of the existing facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Not apply for Juvenile Hall Improvement funds at this time.

Health and Human Services Mental Health

4.                   Resolution Designating Lead Agency for Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-16.

Health and Human Services Social Services

5.                   Housing Costs.On January 18, 2000, the Board of Supervisors directed the Social Services staff to review the Housing issue and report back to the Board with an analysis.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


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 10:00 A.M.

1.                   Headwaters Fund Status Report and Agreements for Consulting Services.The Board of Supervisors is proposing to prepare and adopt a Charter that will govern the long term investment and spending of the Headwaters Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a staff report on the status of public outreach and the development of an Alternatives Report and Draft charter governing the use of the Headwaters Fund.Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Agreement for Consulting Services between the County and Williams and Kuebelbeck & Associates, Inc. subject to review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.Authorize the retention of the law firm of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth to advise the Board on Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note issues as they relate to the Headwaters Fund.

Time Certain 2 10:30 A.M.

2.                   Report on Consolidation of Department of Health and Human Services.In response to the Board's directives to begin transition to a new organizational structure, Executive and Transition Committees have developed and been meeting regularly to implement the consolidation process.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Time Certain 3 10:45 A.M.

3.                   Weott Office of Traffic Safety Grant (CDF Amador Plan).The Office of Traffic Safety has grant-funded a project whereby CDF provides "first response" assistance in the Weott area.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the oral report on this project.

Time Certain 4 11:00 A.M.

4.                   Update on the Status of the McCann Bridge.During the Board of Supervisors meeting of July 22, 1997, residents of the community of McCann presented their concerns regarding the bridge crossing the main stem of the Eel River at McCann.The action taken was to authorize the Department of Public Works to begin the preliminary steps for extending the low-water bridge at McCann.The McCann community has requested an update on the status of the Department of Public Works project.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to move forward on the extension of the McCann Bridge; appeal to National Marine Fisheries to remove the condition, from the permit, to raise the extension of three feet, and contact Pacific Lumber to assist in funding the project.County of Humboldt to absorb 75% of the cost.

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)

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.

J.                   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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