9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Scott Lemmon of The Church of the Rock in McKinleyville.


1.                   Coastal Impact Assistance Program.Authorized uses of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program include conservation, restoration, enhancement or protection of coastal or marine areas, and a variety of related uses.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize application for grant funding under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program in the amount of $151,628.

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.                   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: Adopt Ordinance No. 2243

2.                   Grand Jury Per Diem Ordinance.The Board on February 29, 2000 approved a five dollar increase in the per diem allowance for the County Grand Jury.However, the Grand Jury's per diem is set by ordinance which was not changed at the time.This agenda item conforms to the County Codes with the Board's prior action.

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

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution congratulating Larry Francesconi as the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2000-2001.Larry Francesconi is a lifelong resident of Humboldt County working to make Humboldt County and the north coast a better place to live through his involvement in the business community, civic organizations and local government.The Board wishes to congratulate Larry Francesconi as the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2000-2001. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

4.                   Resolution of commendation on Roger Murphy's retirement from Humboldt Transit Authority.Roger Murphy retires from the Humboldt Transit Authority on April 30, 2001 after 15 years of service.The Board wishes to thank him for his dedication and accomplishments during his employment. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

5.                   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 May 8, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until May 8, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

6.                   Resolution congratulating the Kennedy Institute Number 21 Young Ladies Institute on their 100th anniversary.The Kennedy Institute Number 21 Young Ladies Institute was charted April 12, 1901 one of its missions is the spiritual, educational, cultural and social advancement of women. The Board wishes to congratulate the Institute on its 100th anniversary. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of March 27, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of April 10, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Appointment to the Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Meg Walkley as the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council categorical representative with term to expire on June 30, 2001.

Cooperative Extension

10.               Supplemental budget request of $2,697.28.Del Norte has received reimbursements from their Sea Grant Program for phone calls on the bills paid through Humboldt County in the amount of $697.28 to date.We also had a donation of $2,000.00 to support transportation for a temporary program representative in the department.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $697.28 for Sea Grant Program reimbursements and accept a donation of $2,000 to support transportation for a temporary program representative.

County Administrative Office

11.               Courthouse Construction Fund.Correct surcharges and assessments in the Courthouse Construction Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-36.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Managed Care Supplemental Budget.The Humboldt County Mental Health Branch Fiscal Year 2000/01 Managed Care budget was based on FY 1999/2000 Managed Care allocation.The revised allocation worksheet from the State Department of Mental Health FY 2000/01 Community Services:other treatment for Mental Health Managed Care--allocates $621,169 an increase of $123,924 from our FY 2000/01 budgeted estimate.Due to the match capacity of this State allocation the Mental Health Branch is able to draw down the same amount in Medi-Cal FFP revenue.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

13.               SAMHSA Grant Application for Women's Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Facility.Through the efforts of Congressman Mike Thompson Humboldt County has been granted federal funding through a special project to implement a residential alcohol and other drug treatment facility for women and children.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to submit the Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration application for funding a residential alcohol and other drug treatment facility for women with children.

14.               Amendment to agreement with Michael Burleson, M.D. for non-emergency medical services for Sempervirens for Fiscal Years 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 to be effective April 1, 2001.Humboldt County is able to provide medical Professional Liability Insurance which will cover all claims made in connection with the services provided under this Agreement, as it does for other providing similar services.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement whereby the County will provide medical professional liability insurance.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Change in workweek from 37.5 hours to 40 hours for Senior Medical Office Assistant.The Senior Medical Office Assistant position will become vacant on April 29, 2001 and keeping with the intent of agenda item C-12 adopting Resolution No. 2000-40 it is desirable to change its pay period from 75 hours to 80 hours.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

16.               County Medical Services Program Wellness and Prevention Grant Program funds.The Department has been awarded continued funding for wellness and prevention projects.The funds will be primarily used to address substance abuse issues in Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the CMSP governing board.

17.               Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for Enforcement Assistance Grant Funding.The California Integrated Waste Management Board is offering to Local Enforcement Agencies annual assistance grants which are intended to supplement the existing LEA program budgets for solid waste inspection and enforcement activities.The Health Department has applied for and received CIWMB grant assistance each year since 1991 and is seeking CIWMB approval for grant assistance again for FY 01-02.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 01-37.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

18.               Agreement between Humboldt County and Redwood Community Action Agency on expenditure of CalWORKS incentive funds.The County will contract with Redwood Community Action Agency to provide outreach services to sanctioned CalWORKS clients with the goal of re-entry and full compliance with program requirements.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency.

Library Services

19.               Request to pay Debra Hill, Library Assistant II retroactively as if reinstated from layoff to the classification of Librarian II Class 0653.In June 1996 Librarian II Debra Hill accepted a demotion to Library Assistant II in lieu of layoff.Ms. Hill has been over paid and if the recommendations in this item are not approved she will be obligated to reimburse the County for the overpayment in the period January 11, 2000 to March 3, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

20.               Ten salary range increase for Matthew Miles Library Assistant II for Out of Class assignment as Bookmobile Library Assistant.Library staff has had difficulty recruiting someone to replace the Bookmobile Library Assistant when he is sick or on vacation.Mr. Miles, a full time Library Assistant II, has offered to be the "as needed" replacement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


21.               Establish budget unit 258 Substance Abuse Treatment Program.The Substance Abuse Treatment Program is mandated as a part of Proposition 36.Proposition 36 requires the Probation Department to perform monitoring and supervision relating to substance abuse offenders.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

22.               Nelson Avigation easement APN 511-321-50 McKinleyville Area.Mr. and Mrs. Nelson applied for a Building Permit for a single family residence and garage on a parcel that is located within the influence of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.As per the requirements of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Arcata-Eureka Airport, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson provided an Avigation Easement for protection of the airport.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement from Robert F. Nelson and Marian V. Nelson.

23.               Extension of extra-help hours for Leon Hamilton.Mr. Hamilton has been providing part time engineering services for the Public Works Engineering division since his retirement in 1998.Due to the large number of grant funded projects and limited staffing levels the Public Works Dept. requests to extend Mr. Hamilton's hours so that he can continue to work part time through the end of the fiscal year.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend extra-help hours for Leon Hamilton of the Engineering Division by 220 hours to maximum of 1,180 hours.


24.               Courthouse Snack Bar requests money from County General Fund Contingencies to make repairs and purchase a new Range Guard Fire System.The Courthouse Snack Bar has no money in their Trust Fund for repairs or replacement of equipment.Need enough money to repair a meat cutter and replace the outdated Range Guard Fire System which is not in compliance with the fire code.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve repair and purchase by transferring from Contingencies.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

25.               Resolution providing for authorization and sale of Arcata Elementary School District general obligation bonds, election of 1998 series 2001 in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,400,000.00.The electorate voted to approve this bond issue and the Resolution allows issuance of the bonds.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-38.

Board of Supervisors

26.               $25,000 Grant from Humboldt County Children and Families Commission for Humboldt County Library's Being with Books program.The Humboldt County Children and Families Commission has awarded the Humboldt County Library a $25,000 grant to fund a children's Being with Books program.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Grant and authorize the Chair to sign the Grant Agreement.


1.                   Resolution of commendation for Lieutenant Frank N. Vulich on his retirement.Lieutenant Frank N. Vulich is retiring from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of law enforcement service.The Board wishes to thank him and wish him well in his retirement. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

2.                   Proclamation April 22-28, 2001 is Infant Immunization Week.The Department of Public Health has asked the Board of Supervisors to declare April 22-28 as Infant Immunization Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation honoring the Emergency Communications Dispatchers in recognition of National Telecommunication Week April 8 through 14, 2001.The Emergency Communications Dispatchers for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department are essential to the process of public safety delivery to the citizens of Humboldt County.The Board wishes to honor them in recognition of the National Telecommunication Week observed April 8 through 14, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation April 9 - 15, 2001 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week.The California Highway Patrol has an annual luncheon for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.The proclamation will be presented at that time.Steve Peach, CHP Communications Supervisor will accept the proclamation during today's Board meeting. (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 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. (No action)

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail development in Humboldt County. (No action)


Time Certain 19:40 A.M.

1.                   Proposition 36 Implementation Plan Interim Report.In November 2000 the voters of California passed Proposition 36 The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 pursuant to which the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs became the lead agency at the state level for implementation of Prop 36.The Board designated the Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Division of the Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services as lead agency for the County in the implementation of Prop 36.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file interim report.

Time Certain 29:55 A.M.

2.                   Presentation by Campfire Boys and Girls and St. Joseph Health System on Tobacco Prevention Funds.Amber Neilson, Campfire Boys and Girls program coordinator and St. Joseph Health System's Nick Parker Ortiz, North Coast Tobacco Education Project will present a report on tobacco prevention funds from Proposition 99.Campfire Boys and Girls received a four year grant of $500,000.St. Joseph Health System also received funds from this source.The scope of work requires both groups to make Board presentations.Two teenagers will assist with the presentation. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear joint presentation and take appropriate action.

Time Certain 310:05 A.M.

3.                   Presentation regarding mentoring and volunteering by California Conservation Corps AmeriCorps.The Northcoast Mentor Program is a collaborative effort between Redwood Community Action Agency and the California Conservation Corps Americorps Ambassador's Project.They will give a presentation on how our youth can benefit from the guidance of a mentor and how mentors benefit from the bond created between our community and its youth. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

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.                   Larry Taylor has a problem with a motorhome that is parked at the top of the hill where he lives on Abram Lane in Eureka.It has been going on for five years and there have been many near accidents as a result of the motorhome parked where it is.He asked that an ordinance be considered for adoption that would address these types of safety concerns.

2.                   Shirley Shelburn submitted data on behalf of the Humboldt Watershed Council.


Community Assistant Unit

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

RECOMMENDATION: Dismiss without prejudice until tribal jurisdictional issues are resolved.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Transfer of State/Local program realignment funds from health branch sub account to Social Services branch sub account to provide funding for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve direction.

Community Development

2.                   Pacific Lumber Company Zone Boundary Adjustment and Lot Line Adjustment File No.: APN 314-131-22 Case No.: ZR-00-04/LLA-00-13 Kneeland Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2244, reclassifying the subject property from Agriculture Exclusive (AE) into Agriculture General with a Special Area Combining Zone specifying a five acre minimum parcel (AG-B-5[5]).

3.                   Appeal of the Director's determination not to issue a building permit prior to issuance of a required Coastal Development permit for repair of a fire-damaged residence for Ellis Williamson at 3700 Edgewood Road in Eureka (APN 15-191-30) Authorize the release of the attorney-client privilege inter-office memo pertaining to this matter from Richard D. Hendry, Deputy County Counsel, to Kirk Girard, Director of Community Development Services.

RECOMMENDATION: Release attorney-client privilege memo and continue hearing to May 1, 2001.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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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