9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG



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.                   Distribution of Excess Proceeds from June 4, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the distribution of that portion of the excess proceeds resulting from the June 4, 2003, public auction of parcels listed in the submitted Attachment A to the claimants, and in the amounts listed for each parcel; and direct that distribution be held for ninety (90) days from October 12, 2004, to allow for the required review period.

2.                   Request for Supplemental Budget to Allow the Auditor-Controller to Bill for the Services of the Temporary Workers Used in the Ballot Counting for Recent Fire District Elections

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($1,549).

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Honoring the Centennial Celebration for the Historic 1904 Carnegie Library Building, Now the Morris Graves Museum of Art   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution for the October 2, 2004, centennial celebration.

4.                   Certificate of Appreciation for Mad River Rotary for Their Donation of $4,000.00 to the S.C.O.P. Program   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Certificate of Appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of September 28, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

6.                   Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign Memoranda of Understanding with the Redwood Community Action Agency for VISTA Volunteers Doing Projects for the County Economic Division (Including the Redevelopment Program, the Incumbent Worker Training Program, the Individual Development Account Program, and the Industry Cluster Development Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Amendment No. A02 to the Contract with the California Department of Health Services for Operation of the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program for the Three-Year Period Ending September 30, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said amendment, which increases allocated caseload funding for administration and nutrition services by $25,882 for the third year of the contract.

Public Works

8.                   Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Samuel G. Turner and Natalie B. Turner for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement.

9.                   Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Eric N. Petersen for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport


10.               Surplus Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Declare two wrecked vehicles as surplus.  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property.  Deposit the revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool Fund.  Authorize the purchase of a replacement four-door sedan.

11.               Supplemental Budget for Van Duzen County Park Bank Stabilization and Habitat Restoration Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($20,498).



12.               License Agreement for Automatic Teller Machine with Damian and Mandala Lakey and Josh and Kortni Lakey, d.b.a. Silver Lining Restaurant, at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign license agreement.

13.               Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 10.0 for an additional $2,620 and an additional 35 calendar days.


14.               Differential Pay as Acting Correctional Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that Joshua McCall, Senior Correctional Officer, be compensated at the rate of Correctional Supervisor beginning October 21, 2004, until Correctional Supervisor Larry Wolf returns from military leave.



15.               Appropriation Transfer Through Contingencies to Clear Fiscal 2003-04 Edits in Budget Units 221, 229, and 243 (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through Contingencies ($196,396).

Various County Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

16.               Request for Hiring Freeze Exemptions in Probation and Public Works

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an exemption for a Senior Probation Officer position and a Road Maintenance Worker I (three positions).

D.                  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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Resolution Declaring the Second Full Week of October 2004 as the Honoring Week for Watersheds and Fisheries Restoration Workers   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

1.                   Code Enforcement Trust Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a trust a fund entitled "Code Enforcement Trust Fund" for the purposes of depositing administrative penalties received by the County as a result of the activities of the Code Enforcement Unit in enforcing violations of the County Code, for the continuation of the Code Enforcement Unit and other code enforcement activities, with the following provisions:  a)  The administrative penalties that are to be deposited into the newly-established Code Enforcement Trust Fund each fiscal year will be those administrative penalties which exceed the amount of administrative penalties which are budgeted each fiscal year in the County Counsel budget as anticipated revenue for the Code Enforcement Unit; and b)  If there are funds in the Code Enforcement Trust Fund in excess of the amount necessary to cover revenues budgeted to offset the Code Enforcement Unit of the County Counsel Office, then with

the Board of Supervisors' approval, those excess funds can be used for the continuation of the Code Enforcement Unit, as well as other code enforcement activities.

Health and Human Services--Public Services Branch

2.                   Public Health Laboratory Modular Project--Approval of Final Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the final contract up to $646,062 for the construction and installation of Modular Microbiology Laboratory and Office at 805 Sixth Street, Eureka, to Bio-Safe America, Corp., Project No. 455-2-345.  Authorize the General Services Director to execute the final contract.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Appointments to the Board of Directors for the California State Association of Counties for 2004-05   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint one regular member, and appoint one alternate member.


Board of Supervisors - 10:30 a.m.

1.                   Presentation on Proposition 1A, Protection of Local Government Revenues, an Initiative on the November 2, 2004 Ballot   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from a representative of the California State Association of Counties, and take appropriate action.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees   (if required)

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 to consider the public employee performance evaluation for the position of County Administrative Officer.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial of the Art Hand Variance; Case No. VAR-03-05A; File No. APN 111-012-41

RECOMMENDATION: Review additional information provided by the applicant, and approve the project by adopting Resolution No. 04-__.

2.                   Big Lagoon Park Company Local Coastal Plan Amendment/Zone Reclassification/Planned Development Permit/Coastal Development Permit; File No. APN 517-121-10 and -131-09; Big Lagoon Area

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 19, 2004, at 1:30 p.m.

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).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, October 19, 2004—1:30 p.m.

Big Lagoon Park Company


Monday, October 25, 20042:00 p.m.

Workshop—Workforce Investment/Labor Market Trends


Tuesday, November 9, 20041:30 p.m.

Permanent Road Division Formation—Central Estates




There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004 (all Tuesdays).


November 16

November 23

November 30

December 21

December 28



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