TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2001

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute of the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Paul Harris of the Eureka First Church of the Nazarene


1.                   Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 837 (Briggs) which would give the Governor additional flexibility by allowing the Treasurer to attest by signature to hearings regarding bonds for First-Time Homebuyer Mortgages

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Assemblywoman Patricia Wiggins, Chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee.

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.                   Supplemental Budget to Cover the Cost Overrun on Purchase of Security Radios.In August 2000 the Board approved Agenda Item No. C-1 which was a supplemental budget to purchase Courthouse security radios.The cost of those radios ran over-budget by $154.06 therefore we are asking for an increase to that line item to cover the deficit.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $155.00.

2.                   An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt Amending Chapter 1 of Division 11 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code relating to fees of Grand Jurors.

RECOMMENDATION: Pull from agenda.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   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 May 22, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until May 22, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

4.                   North Coast Emergency Medical Services Joint Powers Agreement Amendment.Northcoast EMS Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement's Seventh Agreement Amendment amends the Agreement dated July 8, 1975 and provides for a line of authority in governing the regular meetings. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign five original EMS Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement Seventh Agreement Amendment routing them to Larry Karsteadt Northcoast EMS Executive Director.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of April 24, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Health and Human Services - Environmental Health

6.                   Resolution of support for application to receive fiscal year 2001/02 State funding for costs related to operation of Humboldt County's Regional Used Oil Recycling Program.The California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act provides funds to cities and counties for establishing and maintaining local used oil collection programs.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-39.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Approval for Community provider for AB 2034 Program.On February 27, 2001 the Board approved the AB 2034 allocation from the State Department of Mental Health in the amount of $800,000 for fiscal years 2000-01 and 2001-02 and allocation of staff.At that time the Board was made aware that a service provider agreement would be forwarded to the Board upon completion of negotiations.The services provided by St. Vincent de Paul will be part of the collaborative AB 2034 multi-disciplinary team.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   MOU between the Public Health Branch High-Risk Initiative High Risk Youth program Fund 1175 Budget Unit 443 and the Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Services Bureau/Raven Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding.

9.                   Establishment of a fixed asset account and the purchase of a tripad handheld personal computer for BU #488 Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for Domestic Violence Prevention Program

10.               DHHS/Northcoast Children's Services for Child Abuse Prevention Intervention and Treatment Program (CAPIT). Through a competitive Request for Proposals, five proposals were received for the current funding cycle for CAPIT services.Northcoast Children's Services (NCCS) was chosen by the selection committee, as their proposal best met the requirements of the Office of Child Abuse Prevention.NCCS is well known for their strength-based parent empowerment programs and has an excellent record of collaboration with both public and private non-profit agencies.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for services.


11.               Administrative Services Agreement between Humboldt County and Northcoast Claims.This agenda item addresses the utilization of Northcoast Claims for vision plan claims processing.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

12.               Insurance Services Contract.The County has contracted with Greg Shanahan for fifteen plus years to provide services in the area of County medical, dental and life insurance programs.This proposed contract eliminates the monthly payment to G.S.I. for medical plan related services.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Greg Shanahan Insurance


13.               Extend extra help hours past the 960 hour limit for Sue Brown Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

14.               Extension of extra help hours past 960 hour limit for Adrian Horta and Lee Myers.Adrian Horta and Lee Myers work as extra help juvenile corrections officers filling in for several vacant line staff post positions. There has been difficulty in recruiting, hiring and retaining extra help juvenile corrections exacerbating the extended use of extra help hours for individual officers.Use of these extra help officers is necessary in order to meet minimum facility staffing levels.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1500 hours for Adrian Horta and Lee Myers.

15.               Supplemental add Expenditure Line for Budget Dept. 256 Juvenile Drug Court.Juvenile Drug Court is funded in the amount of $200,000 per year for three years by a grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.The current modification will allow use of an extra help employee while regular recruitment and training proceeds.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and modification to budget 256.

Public Works

16.               Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms Program Project No. 431000.In the opinion of County staff and the Project Architect, Freemen Architects, it is in the best interest of both the County and the bidding community to re-bid the Project with a better definition for abating hazardous materials.The bidding community has contributed to this opinion.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and reject previous bids, approve modified plans and specifications and open bids on May 29, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.

17.               Supplemental budget for County Parks.Fees paid for camping, day use and annual passes at all of the County parks are anticipated to be $7,000 higher than originally budgeted.This revenue is influenced substantially by the weather and the dry mild winter had a positive impact on park attendance.Budget cuts have hit the Park's budget hard.The increased revenue will be used to do deferred maintenance on park facilities and restore the transportation and travel account to a more realistic level.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt said budget for deferred maintenance and transportation and travel.

18.               Rehabilitation of Redwood Drive (6B105) P.M. 2.57-3.10, and Redway Drive (C6B035) P.M. 0.0-0.76 Project No. RPL-5904 (039) Contract No. 990701.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on May 29, 2001.


19.               Disturbance Warning Public Safety Service Fee.The establishment of a fee for response to disturbances based upon actual costs for personnel and equipment for additional responses after the initial response has proven a useful tool to other county's and municipality's law enforcement agencies.Both the City of Eureka and the City of Arcata have a fee for response to disturbance ordinance.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, and set for adoption at least one week away.

20.               Supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100-228 in the amount of $7,050 for the purchase of an enclosed trailer for the drug enforcement unit.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental of $7,050.


1.                   Proclamation National Health Care Week in Humboldt County.St. Joseph Health System Humboldt County will be celebrating National Health Care Week from May 6-12, 2001 to honor health care workers in our community.Sister Ann and Laurie Watson-Stone will accept the proclamation on behalf of SJHS. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month.The Health and Human Services Department's Social Services Branch requests the Board of Supervisors to join the nation in recognizing May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month in Humboldt County in order to thank existing foster parents, increase public awareness and promote recruitment of foster families. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works projects.(No change orders)

2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works projects.(No advertisement)


1.                   Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance (No action)

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in the County. (No report)


Time Certain 1--9:20 A.M.

1.                   Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Status Report.Don Leonard of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau will present a status report to the Board. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

Time Certain 2-- 10:30 A.M.

2.                   Presentation by a representative from the California Department of Forestry (CDF) on the status of the grant between the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the County and the California Department of Forestry Fund 1175 BU 434 Outside Agency Support.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear status report from a representative of the State Department of Forestry.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(a). Arcata Redimix vs. County et al. Humboldt County Superior Court Case #CU00434.

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(a).In regards to Pacific Gas and Electric Company debtor; Case No. 01-30923bm, Chapter 11 Case, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

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.                   Dick Wyatt expressed serious concerns about major violations of the County's no-smoking ordinance by the American Legion at a County facility in Fortuna.He requested that a letter be sent to the American Legion Commander stating that the Board of Supervisors would initiate eviction proceedings if the violations did not cease.

J.                   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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