9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Check Registers covering disbursements made during the month of February 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use.Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until March 27, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until March 27, 2001

2.                   Travel to Lake County for Multi-County Drug Summit.Supervisor Kirk will be attending the Multi-County Drug Summit in Lake County on 3/15/01.Travel days will be 3/14 and 3/16/01.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve travel.

3.                   Letter of Support of Assembly Bill ABX1 64 State Building Energy Retrofit.Assemblywoman Virginia Strom-Martin in extraordinary legislative session due to the energy crisis has promoted a bill ABX1 64 which will minimize utility costs to the state and assist in the security and functioning of public buildings during energy shortages.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.

Conflict Counsel

4.                   Lease Agreement with Mark Carter for Office Space for the Conflict Counsel's Office at 931 Third Street, Eureka.This lease is to house the Conflict Counsel office.It will be necessary to enter into a new lease agreement for our office to continue operations.Real Property has negotiated an agreement for a lease with options to extend under certain conditions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Reallocation of Deputy County Administrative Officer Budget Position Range 404.The Personnel Department has conducted the classification review and recommends the position be allocated as Deputy County Administrative officer.

RECOMMENDATION: Reallocate position to Deputy County Administrative Officer and allocate one full time Deputy County Administrative Officer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

6.                   Classification of Senior Vocational Counselor and Request to Allocate of One Full-time Senior Vocational Counselor in Budget Unit 424.The Personnel Department has recommended the allocation of a Senior Vocational Counselor to provide supervision and program direction to the Vocational Counselors and other staff assigned to the program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

7.                   Request for Revised Class Description and Salary for Social Worker IV-A, B, C, and D.The revised class description and salary ranges will bring the Social Worker IV classification for interns and licensed social workers of the Social Services Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to the same salary levels of interns and licensed clinicians in the Mental Health Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Request for Allocation of Integrated Caseworker Positions.The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids--Welfare to Work (CalWORKS) Program is how California implemented Federal welfare reform. A renewed emphasis on the recipient's finding employment has created a change in the eligibility determination process and the initial interview is longer and broader.Integrated Caseworker series is better suited so this necessitates the Board to allocate the number of positions that will be needed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Amendment to Agreement with RCAA Youth Service Bureau for a Group Home.On June 6, 2000 the Board approved the agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Service Bureau to maintain an eight bed group home in Humboldt County for placement of children.The group home is currently in a staffing transition with program accommodations for six children.During this transition both parties have agreed to decrease the number of available beds to six.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement from eight beds to six beds.


10.               Agreement for Eldercare Services between the County of Humboldt and the Area Agency on Aging.The Area Agency on Aging is offering to renew Agreement for Eldercare Services for calendar year 2001 at the same rate that was in the 2000 Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Public Works

11.               Designation of Alice Avenue, Arcata Area, at its North and South intersections with Ernest Way, as a Stop Intersection.This ordinance is requested in response to public requests for controls at this intersection.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set ordinance for adoption.

12.               Prohibition of Vehicle Parking or Standing on West Side of Dows Prairie Road in the Vicinity of Dows Prairie School.Ordinance is proposed for the purpose of increasing the safety of school children crossing the street during school hours in front of Dows Prairie School.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set ordinance for adoption.

13.               Renovation and Remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234.The project will provide for a new intake/processing area, upgrade of the facility perimeter and internal security system, and a remodel of the kitchen/food service area.

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Adroit Construction Co. Inc. of Ashland, Oregon.

Risk Management

14.               Claims Report for the Months of October, November and December 2000.Risk Management is providing a quarterly summary report of all government tort claims and lawsuits that have been filed against the County.

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file report.


15.               Supplemental Budget to Use Funds Provided by the California Law Enforcement Equipment Purchase Program.After staff review of technology needs within various divisions, a list of items has been compiled that will best meet those needs and remain within the funding limits.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


1.                   Proclaim March 2001 as Women's History Month.The Commission on The Status of Women has requested that the Board of Supervisors proclaim March 2001 as Women's History Month.In addition to the proclamation, the Commission will be recognizing Blanche Blakenship, as 84 year old Yurok woman, as "Woman of Courage and Vision" for the March 2001 Women's History Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects.(None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects.(None)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance.(None)

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail development in Humboldt County. (None)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior closed session. (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. Review county position and instruct designated representatives on various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented employees.(No Final Action Taken)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to government code section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   John Hopkins v. County of Humboldt et al. United States District Court, Northern District of California; Case No. C 01 0508 VRW (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel.Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b); One Case (No Final Action Taken)

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 Chamber by.

I.                     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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