9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Port of Humboldt Bay Harbor Revitalization Plan and Draft MOU.Ron Fritzsche, President, Board of Commissioners of the Port of Humboldt Bay has requested Chair Woolley or two other Board members to participate in their planning efforts to develop a Harbor Revitalization Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Review the draft MOU; respond to Mr. Fritzsche as necessary; appoint Chair or two Board members to participate in the Port of Humboldt Bay's planning efforts to develop a Harbor Revitalization Plan.

2.                   Support of Assembly Bill 20, Senior Center Bond Act 2001.42nd District Assemblyman Paul Koretz has introduced Assembly Bill 20, Senior Center Bond Act of 2001 which will place a $225 million general obligation bond on the March 2002 ballot that will if approved by the voters provide funds to acquire, construct, renovate and equip senior centers throughout the state.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of support and direct Clerk of the Board to send them.

3.                   Revoke Authority of Whole Child Interagency Council for One Specific Purpose regarding Four Healthy Start Proposals.Without a quorum at its meeting of 2/26/01, the Whole Child Interagency Council was unable to approve the submission of four Healthy Start proposals due 3/01/01 for the school districts of Cuddeback, Redway, McKinleyville High School and South Bay Union.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revoking the authority of the WCIC for the submission of the above-referenced four Healthy Start proposals.Consider approval of the four Healthy Start proposals.

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.                   Release RFP for ADA Survey of Facilities.Need to have a professional inventory conducted of our facilities and an accessibility report prepared from which we can develop a transition plan to accomplish ADA goals.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of the Request for Proposals to qualified firms to complete a survey of County facilities to determine if the programs and services delivered are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

2.                   RFP for Uniformed Security Personnel Services.The Board on February 3, 1998 approved a Courthouse Security proposal that directed County Counsel to draft a contract for private security services and for Administrative Services to put the contract out to bid.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of the Request for Proposals for Provision of Uniformed Security Personnel Services for Courthouse Security to firms.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution for Road Closure Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10K.The Six Rivers Running Club has requested a Resolution for road closures for the annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10K to take place on May 6, 2001 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency Needle Exchange Program.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and the resolution should remain in effect for an additional 14 days until March 13, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until March 13, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

5.                   Quota International of Eureka - Certificates of Recognition.Each year Quota International of Eureka presents a dinner to recognize individuals in our community for outstanding volunteer service.This year's dinner on February 24 recognized the following: Larry Olson, Judy Spencer-Trucks and Mary Glavich. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificates of recognition.

6.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Charlene Pellatz.The Board commends Charlene Pellatz named Business Leader of the Year by the Arcata Chamber of Commerce for her leadership and commitment to services to the greater Arcata communities and Humboldt County.The award will be presented by the Chamber during the annual dinner on February 16. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificate of Appreciation.

7.                   Resolution of Commendation for Anna Sparks Republican of the Year.Former District 5 Supervisor Anna Sparks named Republican of the Year 2000 by the Republican Central Committee.The Resolution of Commendation will be presented to her at the dinner on February 20, 2001. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

8.                   Appointment to Workforce Investment Board Mary Ann Bansen.Request the Board of Supervisors appoint Mary Ann Bansen to the private sector Dairy and Dairy Processing representatives position so that the WIB may continue to perform its duties with a full roster of members.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mary Ann Bansen, owner of Bancrest Dairy, to the vacated private sector Dairy & Dairy Processing representative position on the WIB.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of February 6, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Appointment to the Humboldt County Planning Commission.Appoint Sef Murguia as First District representative with term to expire on January 31, 2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sef Murguia as First District representative with term to expire on January 31, 2005.

County Administrative Office

11.               Tracking of Accounts Receivable.At the meeting of September 19, 2000, Board directed the Auditor-Controller and the County Administrative Office to bring back an implementation plan for countywide use of the current financial information system for non-recognized receivables.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

12.               MOU Between the County and the Superior Court.The Court will reimburse the County at actual costs for providing services including indirect overhead. Trial Court Funding Act of 1997 (AB233)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute two copies of the agreement between the County and the Superior Court.

District Attorney

13.               Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Program.On February 9, 1998, the District Attorney's office was approved for funding of a Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution unit.The funding was approved for a three year cycle and the DA office has been notified that they are eligible for a fourth year of funding.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution and authorize the Chair to execute the Grant Proposal Award Face Sheet and Certificate of Assurance of Compliance.

14.               Transfer from Contingencies Due to Large Homicide Case.There was the prosecution of a large homicide case where costs exceeded appropriated amounts for both the witness expense account and expert witness account.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from contingencies in the amount $15,000 to following expenditure accounts Special Dept. Expense, Witness Expense and Expert Witness.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Approval Supplemental Budget and Personnel Allocations for the AB 2034 Program.Board of Supervisors authorized HCMH to apply for funds through the State Department of Mental Health to provide emergent transitional and or permanent housing, employment, mental and physical health care and substance abuse services to enrollees with an emphasis on reducing recidivism to locked settings.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept allocation, approve supplemental budget, approve new expenditure line item, and approve allocation for positions.

16.               Contract with Community Based Provider for Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services for Adolescents

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the contract between Family Recovery Services, a program of the St. Joseph Health System and Humboldt County Mental Health Children, Youth and Family Services.

17.               Amendment to Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities Inc. for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.The Program serves chronically mentally ill and allows for transition from inpatient care to outpatient care. TRTF requests increase in compensation due to raise of minimum wage.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the amendment to the agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities Inc. to increase the compensation for fiscal year 2000-2001.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Grant Agreement between the Humboldt Area Foundation and Project LEAN.The grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation will provide funds to host a child and competition about iron-rich foods in Orick, McKinleyville and Rio Dell and give away tee shirts with iron education messages.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Grant Agreement between Humboldt Area Foundation and Project LEAN.

19.               Outside Agency Support and Supplemental Budget for Healthy Mom's Program.The CMSP Grant is from January 1, 2000 through February 28, 2001.The Probation Department was unable to spend the grant funds in the allotted time and Healthy Moms was able to expand much needed services utilizing these unexpended funds.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of new expenditure line item, appropriation transfer and supplemental budget for Health Mom's Program.

20.               Amendment No. 2 to Lease Agreement for the Public Health Branch Fund 1175 Maternal and Child Health Division.Board approved a new lease agreement between Maternal and Child Health Division of the Health Department and a California Corporation for office space.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Amendment No. 2, authorize the Chair to sign 2 copies of Amendment No. 2 to the lease agreement, and direct Clerk of the Board to send 1 signed original to the Lessor.

21.               Establish Children and Families Commission Budget.Passage of Proposition 10 enabled Humboldt County to establish a local children and families commission funded by tobacco tax revenues.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of Budget Unit 439, purchase of fixed assets, negative supplemental budget, disallocation of the Children and Families Commission Director, allocation for a Director, disallocation of Executive Secretary and allocation of Executive Secretary.

Health and Human Services - Social Services

22.               Emergency Housing Assistance Program.County has received a grant from the Emergency Housing Assistance Program to cover winter shelter costs.Recommend the Board adopt a supplemental budget so funds may be received and expended to house homeless families.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

23.               Reallocate Departmental Information Systems Technician to Analyst.MSS has determined that due to shifting needs within the branch the positions should be reclassified.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the following personnel actions:

Reallocate Departmental Information Systems Technician position to Departmental Information Systems Analyst, and reallocate position occupied by Delores Taylor.

Library Services

24.               Library Supplemental Budget Book Sale Revenues.Additional Book sale revenues and donations are designated to buy library collection materials and replace a malfunctioning computer light pen.A small sum was given to replace old bean bag chairs in the Eureka Main Library Young Adult area.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget.

25.               Young Adult Materials Grant & Supplementary Budget.Humboldt County Library is receiving $5,000 for Young Adult collection materials.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer.

26.               ERAF Support Letters.Senate Bill 74 and Senate 94 would provide an ERAF exemption for Special district county libraries, effective 2001-02.The restoration of ERAF funds would dramatically improve funding to the Humboldt County Library.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letters of support.

27.               State Library Grant.The Library applied for and received a grant through the State Library for the purpose of performing maintenance on the Library's database in preparation for the mitigation to a new automated system.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant from State Library, approve establishment of revenue line State Library Grants, approve temporary staff changes and temporary salary increases.


28.               Resolution No. 01-19 Turning Point Academy.During the 2000 legislative session Governor Gray Davis established the Turning Point Academy for Juvenile offenders.Currently the legislation restricts referrals to juvenile offenders who have a gun on a school campus.While not tremendous population of offenders in Humboldt County, it would be prudent to have resolution in place when a referral does become necessary.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Public Works

29.               Surplus Vehicles.Six patrol vehicles have been examined by the Equipment Superintendent and found to be in need of replacement.

RECOMMENDATION: Declare 6 vehicles and one truck canopy surplus, authorize disposal of surplus vehicles and deposit revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool Fund.

30.               Adoption of Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.In order to continue to receive federal funding for transportation construction projects, the County must adhere to new federal requirements regarding DBE's.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and establish a proposed goal of 14.1% for DBE participation in federally funded construction projects for 2001.


31.               Revised Fee Schedule for Jail Booking Fee Ordinance 2238.An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2187 has been prepared and submitted by the Sheriff for adoption by the Board of Supervisor.At Board meeting January 9, 2001 a proposal to amend Ordinance No. 2187 by adopting a Revised Fee Schedule for Jail Booking Fees.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title and waive the first reading of the Ordinance.Set the Ordinance for adoption at least one week away, Direct Clerk of Board within 15 days to publish a post-adoption summary.

32.               License Agreement with Walter Poliak for SCOP Office in Willow Creek.The County has occupied the space in Willow Creek that was donated for Senior Citizens on Patrol use by Walter Poliak since October of 1997.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of the License Agreement.Authorize the Chair to sign both copies of the Agreement. Instruct the Clerk of the Board to affix County Seal to Agreements and assure County Counsel and Risk Manager have signed.Return one fully executed copy of the License Agreement to Real Property.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

33.               Contract for Services Harmony Research Services.Harmony Research Services will provide a report of names and addresses for parties of interest for the public auction parcels.The fee in consideration is $79.50 per parcel and $15.00 per parcel for updating searched from the prior year.This is less expensive than using extra help.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the contract with Harmony Research Services.Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to return one executed original contract to the Treasurer-Tax Collector.


1.                   Proclamation March 2001 as Anemia Prevention Month.The Northcoast Anemia Task Force requests that March be proclaimed Anemia Prevention Month.Joyce Houston R.D. Public Health Nutritionist and other members of the Task Force will be present to receive the Proclamation. (Supervisor Woolley)

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.                   Board Policy for Procedures for Submittal of Board Agenda Reports.During the discussions on the Rules of the Board of Supervisors on February 6, 2001, one member requested that the policy dealing with placing items on the agenda be reviewed.

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors review the previously adopted policy (January 28, 1992) and modify it as desired and adopt the modified policy.


1.                   Save the Historic 1939 Art Deco Style Eureka Theater.Eureka Concert and Film Center has requested the Board of Supervisors support of their efforts to Save the historic 1939 art deco style Eureka Theater in the Cultural Arts Resource District of downtown Eureka.This project will create an educational venue for classic films and the performing arts. RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution. (Supervisor Neely)

2.                   General Plan Critical Choices Workshop Off Shore Oil Drilling.On November 8, 1988, the voters in Humboldt County approved MEASURE B, an initiative that requires voter approval to decide on the siting of oil facilities onshore in Humboldt County.The initiative passed with 68.29% of the vote.Similar initiatives have been passed in coastal communities throughout the State of California.Although the matter was approved by the voters, no Ordinance currently exists on the books to implement the outcome of the election.Since the Board is currently working on updating the General Plan, this issue should be part of the Critical Choices Workshop discussion and addressed in the General Plan update. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer this matter to the General Plan Process and add it to the list of critical choices.

3.                   Formation of a Sudden Oak Death Coastal Council.Marin County Fifth District Supervisor Cynthia Murray has requested Humboldt County's support of and the appointment of a Board member as a representative on the Sudden Oak Death Coast Counties Council. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support formation and appoint a board member to said council.

4.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required)

5.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required)


Time Certain 1 10:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.

1.                   Changes for Youth Programs Under the Workforce Investment Act.Farrell Starr, Employment Training Department, to give a presentation to the Board on the Changes for Youth Programs under the Workforce Investment Act. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Farrell Starr Employment Training Department Director

2.                   Status Report on the North Coast Railroad Authority.Dave Ripple, Board member of the North Coast Railroad Authority to present to the Board a status report including current railroad issues.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action as required.

Time Certain 2 10:30 A.M.

3.                   Midyear Financial Review and Budget Parameters for Fiscal Year 2001-02.The purpose of this report is to provide information on the status of the current year budget based on a midyear financial review.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget parameters and adopt proposed budget schedule.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

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 (if required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b). One Case

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. v. Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.Case No. CV000962.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Roger E. Smith Inc., d.b.a. Resco Construction Company v. County of Humboldt et. al. Superior Court Case No. 96DR0188

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.                   David Elsebusch expressed concerns about how the County would be financing its share of a proposed $100,000 challenge grant application for the Humboldt County Library.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   County vs. Kennaly A.P. No. 200-252-046.Administrative Abatement Cleanup

RECOMMENDATION: Pursuant to the provisions of Humboldt County Code sections 351-21 and 351-22:find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.Order the property owner to abate said nuisance, prescribing a reasonable time, not less than 30 days for the completion of such abatement.Order that, in event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the Community Assistance Unit shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that cost of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

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.