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1.                   Check Registers covering disbursements made during the month of March 2001.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Clay Ford of the Arcata First Baptist Church

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement to Identify, Contain, Control and Eradicate Invasive Noxious Weeds.Standard Agreement will provide funding to enable the Humboldt County Department of Agriculture to participate in the management and control of specific weed pests which are detrimental to our forests, farms, rivers and rangelands.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Food and Agriculture.


2.                   Purchase of Digital Cameras and Color Printer.They will be used by the appraisers and auditor-appraisers to take photographs of properties when they are assessed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of a color network printer and digital cameras in Budget Unit 110 and an appropriation transfer of $16,000 from Services and Supplies to Fixed Assets.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter to Alcohol Beverage Control regarding Off Sale Beer and Wine license for 17 Maple Drive Weott.Maria Susana Masuda is opening a food/convenience store in Weott.Pursuant to Section 23958.4 of the Business and Professions Code the Board of Supervisors determines if public convenience and necessity exists for this operation to secure an off sale beer and wine license and notify the Alcoholic Beverage Control.The store is located 1 1/2 miles from Humboldt Redwoods Campground and is the only store within 6-7 miles of the state park. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter in support of Masuda application to Alcohol Beverage Control.

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Judith J. DeGraff for service on Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.Judith J. DeGraff has resigned from the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.The Mental Health Board has requested the Board of Supervisors send a letter of appreciation for her time and services on this board. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter for signature.

5.                   Sale of aviation fuel to the Collings Foundation for their vintage airplanes.The Collings Foundation vintage airplanes B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and B-24 Liberator All American will be at the Rohnerville Airport in Fortuna some time in the last week of May or the first week of June 2001.The WWII veterans from the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society will be there to tell their stories and experiences with these airplanes.The airplanes may need aviation fuel while at the Rohnerville airport.If they do, the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society is requesting they be able to purchase aviation fuel at the county's cost.The Collings Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Collings Foundation purchase of aviation fuel at the county's cost.

6.                   Support of comprehensive For the Sake of the Salmon Charter Amendment.On February 2, 2001 the For the Sake of the Salmon (FSOS) executive committee endorsed a comprehensive charter amendment for consideration of the full FSOS membership.The amendment includes changes to all sections of the current Charter.Under the provisions of the Charter each FSOS member has one vote in deciding to amend the Charter.This vote is due no later than April 23, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. and may be cast on a ballot provided for this purpose. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the ballot in support of the comprehensive FSOS Charter amendment referred to the full membership by the executive committee on February 2, 2001 and provide it to James H. Rapp, FSOS.

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Transfer of $1,500 from General Fund reserve contingencies for purchase of Stryker Bone Saw.Stryker bone saw broke and we are unable to repair it.This is an essential piece of equipment used by our pathologist to cut bone during the autopsy procedure.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to replace broken Stryker bone saw.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Amendment to the agreement between the Employment Development Department and the County of Humboldt Department of Revenue Recovery

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to change submission requirements from tape to cartridge tape.

District Attorney

9.                   Extension of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Legal Secretary II Donna Swanson

RECOMMENDATION: Extend temporary increase to no longer than July 2, 2001.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Contracts with Community-Based Specialty Mental Health Providers for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with Madeline Daniels Ph.D. and Karen Lawson Ph.D.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Submission of Application to the State Department of Health Services for Continuance of the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program For FY 2001-2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of application by adopting Resolution No. 01-31.


12.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Representation Units 1-4 regarding Geologist Salary

RECOMMENDATION: Provide a change in salary for the Geologist class by adopting Resolution No. 01-32.


13.               Supplemental Budget ($4,000) for DNA Testing for Sex Offenders.DNA testing is required by the State Department of Justice on all sex offenders on probation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

14.               Request for approval of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Plan and application for funding.The plan will allow for the continuation of core components of the successful Challenge I Juvenile Crime Prevention Program as well as allow for badly needed expansion to work based sanctions as an alternative to our overcrowded juvenile hall.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and supplemental budget by adopting Resolution No. 01-33.

Public Works

15.               Rehabilitation of Avalon Drive, Hospital Road and Oak Street between F and H Project No. RPL-5904 (042) Contract No. 990704

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on May 8, 2001.

16.               Resolution authorizing the annual adjustment of the funds pledged by the Public Works Department to complete reclamation of rock and gravel quarry sites.

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization by adopting Resolution No. 01-34.

17.               Set Public Hearing Date for Unmet Transportation Needs.Each year HCAOG conducts an unmet transit needs public hearing.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule hearing date and publish notice of hearing.

18.               Ordinance relating to parking on Cypress Street Cutten.This revision to the parking ordinance has been requested by the property owners on Cypress Street to allow parking in front of their residences.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt at least a week away.


19.               Modification for Assistance Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to provide reimbursement for law enforcement at the Eureka Dunes riding area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve modification which implements a third year of the grant, allocates $8,000 for reimbursement and changes language regarding reimbursement for patrol by Sheriff's deputies.

20.               Disallocate one FTE Sheriff's Investigator position and Allocate one FTE Deputy Sheriff I/II position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the disallocation and the allocation.

21.               Salary increase of twenty ranges for Supervising Correctional Officer Lee Figas for additional duties.Correctional Lieutenant Melinda Ciarabellini will be on leave.During the Correctional Lieutenant's absence Supervising Correctional Officer Lee Figas will assume day-to-day duties and responsibilities in addition to regular assigned duties.The assignment is necessary to ensure the proper supervision of staff, facility, maintenance program and operation of the Correctional Facility.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve salary increase.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution authorizing the preparation, sale and delivery of not-to-exceed $23,000,000 principal amount of refunding certificates of participation and approving certain documents and authorizing certain actions in connection therewith.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-35 and approve agreements with Leifer Capital as Financial Advisor with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth as Special Counsel and Hawkins, Delafield and Wood as disclosure counsel.


1.                   Proclaim April 2001 as Occupational Therapy Month.The American Occupational Therapy Association has set aside the month of April to communicate all the contributions Occupational Therapy makes to the health and productivity of our citizens.The Board wishes to proclaim April 2001 as Occupational Therapy Month. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim May 2001 as Arthritis Education Month.More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis which is the leading cause of lost work days and work related disability.The Board wishes to proclaim May 2001 as Arthritis Education Month urging citizens to participate by attending public education programs. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

County Administrative Office

3.                   Lease of Food Mart Building.The recent merger of Health, Mental Health and Social Services requires co-location of related functions to better serve clients.Staff investigated various locations and they were attracted to the Food Mart building in Henderson Center.The County staff was informed the Henderson Center Merchants Association was opposed to this project.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to hold a public information meeting and bring this item back to the Board at an appropriate later date.

Administrative Services

4.                   Appropriation Transfer for Projected Utilities Increase.Building Maintenance is responsible for utility bills for the Courthouse, Jail, Clark, and several smaller commercial-rate accounts.In January the California Public Utilities Commission increased utility rates 15 percent for our larger accounts and 10 and 12 percent for smaller accounts.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover utility costs for County facilities.


1.                   Letter of Support for Appointment of Don Raffaelli to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).Don Raffaelli former Humboldt County Public Works Director and 42 year employee of Humboldt County has applied to Governor Gray Davis to be appointed to the California Transportation Commission.The attached resume elaborates on Mr. Raffaelli's ample qualifications for this position. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairperson to sign the attached letter to Governor Davis requesting the appointment of Don Raffaelli to the California Transportation Commission.

2.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance. (No Action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County. (None)


Time Certain 110:00 A.M.

1.                   Energy Situation Services.Staff seeks direction from the Board in implementing these standards for County buildings. Adopting energy management recommendations could affect perceptions about workplace comfort and safety even though the result falls within accepted standards for lighting, heating and ventilation.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt state standards for County facilities as general policy; direct staff to return with a report on the state Department of General Services energy assessment; send letter to the appropriation agency on natural gas line constraints and continue to collaborate with the Cities of Arcata and Eureka (Energy Task Force) on legal options as they relate to the public sector.

Time Certain 210:30 A.M.

2.                   Letter of Support for AB 892 - Healthy Start Support Services (Keeley)The Humboldt County Children and Families Commission recognizes the positive impact of our local Healthy Start Initiatives for children and families in the county.HCCFC Director Wendy Rowan will be present to address the details of this bill (Assembly Bill 892 introduced on Feb. 23, 2001 by Assemblyman Keely). and what its passage would mean to our county's children and families. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to send a letter of support for AB 892 to Governor Davis.

Time Certain 310:35 A.M.

3.                   Update on Alcohol and Other Drug Issues.A report entitled,"The Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Humboldt County" was presented to the Board in December 1999.The Board adopted a series of recommendations.Dr. Ann Lindsay, County Health Officer, will discuss progress toward goals and obstacles encountered. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action if necessary.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

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 (None)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for the position of the County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)

5.                   Conference with legal counsel-anticipated litigation-significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b). One case. (No final action)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Critical Choices report of the General Plan Update.The Critical Choices Report compiles the public input received to date during the General Plan Update and makes recommendations for Phase II of the program.It reviews public outreach efforts and outlines the critical issues that need to be addressed for this Update to successfully respond to the major concerns of the citizenry.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral staff report.Accept public input.Deliberate on report and take straw votes on Phase II workplan options.Approve Phase II workplan and direct staff to include budget details in Community Development Services proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2000-01.Include Energy Element in update.

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.)

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