9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Tom Galovich of the First Assembly of God in Eureka.


1.                   Request from the Treasurer-Tax Collector to extend the existing contract with the Law Office of Martha Romero and Associates to represent Humboldt County and the Humboldt County Treasurer-Tax Collector in bankruptcy proceedings with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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.                   Humboldt Arts Council Agreement for Advertising and Promoting County of Humboldt Exhibit in Sacramento FY 2000-01.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Arts Council for $8,400.

2.                   License Agreement with Eureka Veterans for Court Use.This agreement provides some certainty for the Veterans and Court for the occupancy of the Veterans Building and provides appropriate compensation to the Veterans for the Court's occupancy.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for court use.

3.                   Courthouse Security Screening Ordinance.To allow the private security personnel to screen people and packages coming into the Courthouse, the Board needs to adopt the accompanying ordinance.

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

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until April 24, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until April 24, 2001.

5.                   Letter in Support of City of Eureka's application for funding to remodel property for the Multiple Assistance Center.The City of Eureka is submitting application for funding for the Multiple Assistance Center.Per County Resolution No. 99-20 the Board does support the City of Eureka's application for funding to remodel property for the Multiple Assistance Center. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

6.                   Transfer Save-the-Redwoods League judgment and settlement account from 181-day certificate of deposit (CD) to 91-Day CD.On August 24, 1999 a non-interest bearing checking account (number 01-316990) was established at Humboldt Bank in Eureka as a judgment and settlement account totaling $40,000 for Save-the-Redwood-League litigation on the Phillipsville Motocross.These funds are considered as part of the County General Plan's scoping process.It is recommended that upon maturity the CD be rolled over into a 91 day CD. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to send a letter to Katherine Anderton, Save-the-Redwoods League requesting her written authorization to roll-over the $40,000 plus accrued interest into a 91-day CD account at Humboldt Bank and authorize the Chair and Supervisor Rodoni to sign the letter to allow the roll-over of these funds into a 91-day CD account.

7.                   Support of Grant Application for the North Coast EMS Medical Director.North Coast EMS is submitting a grant proposal to the Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation for fiscal support for the North Coast EMS Medical Director Dr. Ken Stiver and have requested a letter of support from the Board of Supervisors. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support for signature.

8.                   Resolution regarding execution of a grant application and contract for the State-Local Partnership Program.The California Arts Council and the California State Legislature have established a State-Local partnership program dedicated to strengthening the profession of local arts agencies.Humboldt Arts Council requests to execute a grant application and subsequent grant contract with the California Arts Council. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

Community Development Services

9.                   Agreement with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission.The lease term is for one year commencing upon Board approval and terminating on January 31, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sublease agreement for rental space at 520 E Street in Eureka.

10.               Resolution approving leverage funds for the general allocation of the state community development grant program from the state of California

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-25

County Counsel

11.               Resolution modifying conflict of interest code and repealing that portion of the conflict of interest code for the Humboldt County Courts.The office of the County Counsel has brought back the conflict of interest code to reflect the new departmental structure and delete the court portion as well as include the Planning Commission which was inadvertently omitted.The deletion of the court section is necessary as the courts have adopted their own conflict of interest code.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-27.

District Attorney

12.               Transfer of funds to purchase new FAX machine with maintenance contract.The department fax machine was sent in for repairs.The maintenance contract that was budgeted for the machine was more expensive than purchasing a new machine.It is requested that the funds requested for the maintenance contract be transferred to fixed asset account to purchase a new machine.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $1,067.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Master Agreement for various Health Department programs and a Memorandum of Understanding for Fund 1175, Budget Unit 401 AIDS Surveillance for FY 2000/2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and associated supplemental budget of $3,000.

14.               Supplemental Budget and fixed asset appropriation transfer for BU #412 Tobacco Education Program.The Tobacco Education Program provides coordination, technical assistance, public education, educational resources, and referrals to services for educators, individuals and agencies throughout Humboldt County.The fixed asset transfer is requested because the Tobacco Education Program has purchased all of the computers allowed by the contract with the State and at a lower price than expected.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

15.               Subcontract between the County of Humboldt and the Humboldt Child Care Council for the Humboldt Child Care Health Linkages Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with the Humboldt Child Care Council, allocate a Senior Public Health Nurse position and establish revenue line item of $13,953.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Establish Fixed Asset Account for Computer System and Transfer Funds in Department 505 CalWORKS.A computer terminal and printer with ISAWS-WTW access has been identified as needed for the provision of services to CalWORKS clients in outstation in Hoopa.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Establish Fixed Asset Account for Computer System (WINDOWS 2000/Exchange 2000) and Transfer Funds in Department 510 Incentive Plans

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($110,000)

18.               Disallocate Office Assistant I/II; Allocate Data Entry Operator in Dept. 511.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel allocation changes.

19.               Memorandum of Understanding with Fortuna Little League on Expenditure of CalWORKS Incentive Funds.DHHS proposes to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fortuna Little League to provide educational outreach regarding CalWORKS.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with Fortuna Little League.

20.               Adoption of Management Classes and Allocation of Positions.In consonance with the Board's directive of August 2000 Department of Health and Human Services staff have been reviewing DHHS management/confidential positions with County Personnel. This review has resulted in the development of two positions.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt management classes for Deputy Health & Human Services and allocate one position for each class.Allocate Executive Secretary position.Disallocate Work Crew Leader position.

Library Services

21.               Supplemental Budget for the Receipt of Library Donations ($28,688) The library has received donations to spend on library collection materials.The County Librarian is requesting travel funds in order to send a number of library staff to the American Library Association June conference in San Francisco.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

22.               Presentation by Diana Paque Director of Library of California.Ms. Paque will present the mission and intent of the law to better our understanding of the act and its implications for library services in Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation on April 19, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Supervisors' Chambers

23.               Bookmobile Schedule and Staffing.The County Library received state funding to purchase a bookmobile.The vehicle will replace the current bookmobile which is more than 25 years old.Humboldt County residents in the rural areas served had requested a restoration of services that were cut in 1996.

RECOMMENDATION: Increase Bookmobile Library Assistant position to 1.0 FTE.Approve change of schedule for Bookmobile runs and stops as recommended by the County Librarian.Declare 1973 old Bookmobile as surplus.


24.               Revised Class Descriptions for Probation Division Director and Juvenile Corrections Facility Manager.The class descriptions for Probation Division Director and Juvenile Corrections Facility Manager were recently found to need revision.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class descriptions.

25.               Adopt Management Class of Architect.Upon review of the duties of the County Architect classification it has been determined that the status of the class be changed to that of a Management designation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

26.               Agreement for Temporary Detour with Barri Trust Centerville Road County Road No. 2G010.The present temporary detour has been in use since March 1998 which expired February 28, 2001.This current agreement is an extension to the previous agreement with the same conditions and rental rate.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for rental payment of $1,000.

27.               AB 227 Sales Tax on Motor Fuel from General Fund to Transportation Fund.Existing law requires the Controller to transfer specified amounts of revenue from the sales tax on motor fuels on a quarterly basis from the General Fund to the Transportation Investment Fund in the State Treasury.This bill would extend indefinitely the period during which the Controller would be required to make the quarterly transfer from the General Fund to the TIF and thereby make an appropriation.

RECOMMENDATION: Support legislation by adopting Resolution No. 01-28.

28.               Maintained Mileage Revision.Section 2121 of the Streets and Highways Code requires an annual report to be submitted to the State of California showing additions and exclusions from the Maintained County Roads.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve annual revisions by adopting Resolution No. 01-29.

29.               Lease Agreement with the HERTZ Corporation at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.The HERTZ Corporation has been under agreement with the County of Humboldt for the past several years.This is a renewal agreement for an additional five years.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.


30.               Purchase of a Commercial Freezer for Courthouse Snack Bar from General Fund Contingencies.The Environmental Health Department has informed us that there must be a commercial freezer in place where food is sold to the public.The current Ward's Signature freezer does not meet the criteria therefore; the Courthouse Snack Bar must stop using it.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by transferring $1,200 from General Fund Contingency.

Risk Manager

31.               Humboldt County Hazard Communication Program.This is to comply with the California Code of Regulations Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders Section 5194 (Hazard Communication Program).Section 5194 requires employers to have a Hazard Communication Program in writing and ensure a copy is accessible to employees.The program shall be reviewed and updated at least annually and whenever necessary.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept for inclusion into the County's Safety Manual.

32.               Humboldt County Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.This is to comply with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, General Industry Safety Orders Bloodborne Pathogens Program.Section 5193 requires employers to have Exposure Control Plans in writing and ensure a copy is accessible to employees.The plans shall be reviewed and updated at least annually and whenever necessary.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept for inclusion into the County's Safety Manual.


33.               Authorization for Sheriff to Sign and Submit Application for Financial Aid to Department of Boating and Waterways, State of California, for Fiscal Year 2002/2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve filing financial aid application with State Dept. of Boating and Waterways.

34.               Salary Increase of 20 Ranges for Compliance Officer Karen Lovie for Additional Duties Beginning March 26, 2001 and Continuing until April 8, 2001.LT Wilkinson the Staff Services Division Administrator for the Humboldt County Correctional Facility is currently on leave.During LT Wilkinson's absence, Compliance Officer Karen Lovie has in addition to her regularly assigned duties been assigned the additional day-to-day duties and authority of the Staff Division Lieutenant's position.This assignment is necessary to ensure the proper supervision of our staff and operation of the Correctional Facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase March 26, 2001 through April 8, 2001.

35.               Request For Establishment of Interest Bearing Sheriff's Department Trust Account in the Treasury of the County for the Deposit and Holding of Profits Generated by the Inmate Welfare Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve trust for deposit and holding of profits generated by Inmate Welfare Fund.

Workforce Investment Board

36.               Appointments to Workforce Investment Board (WIB).On February 22, 2000 the Board established the WIB appointing 51 members. Request that Board appoint Jeanne Buheit, Janet DePace and Les Throssel.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jeanne Buheit, Janet DePace and Les Throssel.


1.                   Proclamation April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.The Board of Supervisors proclaims April 2001 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and urges all citizens actively participate in working toward the elimination of violence in its many forms against all children.Sheri Johnson and Meg Walkley Co-Chairs of the Child Abuse Prevention Council will make a brief presentation. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation April 21, 2001 is Peninsula Community Clean-up Day.The Manila Community Services District, Northcoast Children's Center Manila Preschool, Peninsula Union School District and Pacific Art Center theatre have joined together to create the Peninsula DUNES Project through the Redwood Community Action Agency STRAIGHT UP Americorps Project with the goal of improving the health of the community and the environment through service and to that end have planned a Sixth Annual Peninsula Clean-up Day on April 21, 2001.The Board of Supervisors recognizes the efforts of all those involved. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April 2001 as Alcohol Awareness Month.Proclaim April 2001 as Alcohol Awareness Month calling upon all citizens in Humboldt County to support efforts that will prevent underage drinking throughout our community. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Humboldt County Recorder's Office Remodel Project No. 170120.Bids for this project were received on March 20, 2001 from JML Builders, Adroit Const. Co., Resco Const. Co and DANCO Builders.

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract on the Recorder's Office remodel to RESCO Construction.

3.                   Protection of Western Snowy Plover on County Park Beaches.The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has taken several steps to prevent or reduce potential impacts to the federally threatened western snowy plover on beaches within County jurisdiction.

RECOMMENDATION: Place driftwood and/or boulders at Clam Beach County Park. Place signs at Clam Beach and Table Bluff County Parks with info on regulations. Direct Sheriff's Dept. to seek additional funding.Direct Public Works and Community Development Services to continue to work with US Fish and Wildlife Service. Direct PW and CDS to continue to seek funding for planning and implementing long term measures.Direct PW to review existing County regulations governing public use of beaches.Send letter to USFWS giving status report of interim measures. Direct PW and CDS to prepare letter describing management strategy for South Spit.Direct PW to send letter to those who have key to entrance gate.Transfer $6,000 from contingencies to Parks and Recreation.

County Counsel

4.                   Community Assistance Unit Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the annual report of the Community Assistance Unit.

Health & Human Services Public Health

5.                   Establishment of a new revenue account supplemental budget and fixed asset purchase in budget unit 431 Healthy Moms Program. The Social Services branch of the DHHS is providing CalWORKS Incentive funds for Healthy Moms clients whose services are not met by other funding sources yet are participating in the CalWORKS and Healthy Moms programs.Collecting CalWORKS funds for these services will allow the Healthy Moms program to make up for other unrealized revenues.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $65,000 CalWORKS Incentive Funds for Healthy Moms Program.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment of Fourth Supervisorial District Representative to the Human Rights Commission.The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Joseph D. Naftel.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.


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.                   Agreement between the County and Redwood Community Action Agency for Services to the Humboldt County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC) and the CAPCC Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and receive and file annual report from CAPCC.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Don Davenport, Greg Gomes, Mary Vellutini and John Winzler encouraged the scheduling of a public information meeting on the proposed use of the Food Mart building in Henderson Center by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.


Community Assistant Unit

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 24, 2001.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for funding from the Economic Development Allocation Over- the-Counter component of the California state Community Development Block Grant program and the execution of a Standard Agreement if selected for funding and any amendments thereto and any related documents necessary to participate in the Over-the-Counter Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-30.

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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