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.  Items marked with an asterisk require a 4/5 vote for approval of the listed recommendation.





1.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appropriation transfer.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificates of Recognition Honoring Mike and Lisa Losey, Fortuna Kiwanis "Family of the Year", and Marilyn Strehl, Fortuna Kiwanis "Woman of Distinction"   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of October 5, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Clerk-Recorder



4.                   Transfer from Contingencies to Cover Various Overdrafts in the Elections Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Contingencies ($188,346).

5.                   Request for an Appropriation Transfer ($116), and Establishment of an Overtime Line Item in the Recorder's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Counsel

6.                   Resolution Temporarily Reducing Office Hours for the Planning and Building Inspection Divisions of Community Development Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Agreement with 7th Avenue Center to Provide Services to Mentally-Ill Clients in a Residential Setting

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children's Services Program Plan for Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said plan.

9.                   Increase and Consolidation of Public Health Branch's Revolving Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, establishing a new revolving petty cash fund ($4,000) within the Public Health Branch.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Approval of 2004-05 Supplemental Budgets 581, 583, 584, 585, 588, 591, 592, 597, and 598 to Update the Approved 2004-05 Budget for the Employment Training Division

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 26, 2004.

11.               Submittal of Modified Specialized Care Program

RECOMMENDATION: Submit the final 2004 Specialized Care Rates Program to the California Department of Social Services.



12.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Office Assistants I to 1920 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Chuck Prescott, Carly Buffum, Anthony Rodrigues, and Richard Wonderly.

Public Works

13.               Construction of Sidewalk Improvements on Railroad Drive; Project No. 200800   (Safe Routes to School)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with RAO Construction Co., Inc., and approve claim for payment ($42,753.86).

14.               Resolution Authorizing the Director of Public Works, Allen Campbell, to Enter Into a Fund Transfer Agreement, FTA No. 74A0157 for $220,500 with the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) to Complete the Healthy Rural Roads Project by June 2006   (CalTrans Environmental Justice Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

15.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Centerville Road; Contract No. 980510

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mercer Fraser Company, Inc.

Revenue Recovery

16.               Purchase of a New Computer for the Revenue Recovery Division   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,447.32).

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.


E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   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).


Board of Supervisors -- 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation by Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg on Mental Health Issues and Proposition 63  (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, adopt resolution of appreciation, and take other appropriate action (if required).

Board of Supervisors - 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation of Strategic Plan by First 5 Humboldt Commission   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action (if necessary).

Community Development Services -- 11:00 a.m.

3.                   Proposition 50--Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP); Memorandum of Mutual Understandings

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair of the Board to sign the attached Memorandum of Mutual Understandings to participate in the development of an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the counties of Humboldt, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Trinity, Del Norte and Siskiyou.  Authorize Chair of the Board to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in local water and wastewater infrastructure planning with cities and service districts located in Humboldt County, and authorize staff to work with local watershed restoration representatives to ensure collaborative participation of local watershed agencies and organizations in the Regional Plan.  Appoint two Board members to a Proposition 50 sub-committee.  Authorize County participation in the submittal of a Proposition 50 Planning Grant to conduct local and regional planning necessary for a Final Version of the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.

H.                  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.

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).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, November 2, 20041:30 p.m.

Public Hearing—EPA Assessment Grant

Study Session—Alternatives to Heroin


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

Permanent Road Division Formation—Central Estates

Revisions to the 2003 Humboldt County Housing Element




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


November 16

November 23

December 21

December 28



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