TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2001

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

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


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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution commending Jody Hansen.Jody Hansen, Executive Director, Arcata Chamber of Commerce, is leaving the Chamber on May 21, 2001 after six and a half years to accept a similar position with the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.The Board commends Ms. Hansen for the many accomplishments during her tenure including the opening of the Welcome Center which has significantly expanded the role of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Support Blue Lake Rancheria's Application for Funding of a Child Care Center.The Blue Lake Rancheria's application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is due Wednesday, May 16, 2001.If funding is approved, the Rancheria plans to create a child care center at United Indian Health's new clinic in Arcata. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 1, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Supplemental Budget to Risk Management administration to purchase laptop computer.The Risk Management Division is preparing to offer safety training to all county employees.It would be helpful and more effective to provide the training by using PowerPoint presentations for the needed safety training.Also, the Risk Management Division staff can use the laptop computer while out of the office to assist with completing other tasks.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

5.                   Contaminated Soil Clean-up Jail Phase I.When the property for the Jail Phase I was purchased, it was known that the contamination was present under the parcel owned by J.R. Braun at the corner of Fourth and J Street.Under the terms of the purchase agreement, he was paid full price for the property but he retained the responsibility for the clean up.The County retained $50,000 of the purchase price as security for this work.Mr. Braun would like access to the $50,000 that is currently in a Dean-Whitter account that must be cosigned by the County so that he can make payments for the work.He has offered other collateral that is acceptable to the County.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract changing collateral held to ensure clean up occurs.

County Counsel

6.                   Amendment to the Agreement regarding interpretation of M.O.U. of the Tobacco Lawsuit.The amendment to the ARIMOU is necessary if the County is contemplating securitization transactions by which the County would sell its rights to receive some or all of its shares of the settlement proceeds.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment which is necessary if the County is contemplating securitization transactions by which the County would sell its rights to receive some or all of its shares of the settlement proceeds.

District Attorney

7.                   Agreement for Blood Alcohol/Toxicology Analysis.The Agreement provides for the Department of Justice to conduct laboratory analysis for blood and urine samples for alcohol, as requested by the Sheriff's Department as well as the CHP for arrests made in unincorporated areas.These tests are necessary for the prosecution of driving under the influence related cases and is required by the agency submitting the case for prosecution.The cost to the county is $35 per subject tested.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 01-95-01.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Lease agreement for Mental Health employment services program (SUCCESS).Due to the need for space for current Mental Health Services, the SUCCESS program is being relocated to a site off campus.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Don Davenport.

9.                   Appointment to the Medical Staff.The Executive Committee met and reviewed the recommendation of the Credentials Committee as well as the credential information.The Executive Committee recommends the Board approve the appointments and grant privileges.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Aryanpur M.D., Paula Edwalds M.D., James Bierman Ph.D., Rodney Cade M.D., and Linda Cade FNP.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Grant agreement between the Children and Families Commission and the County of Humboldt Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) and a supplemental budget for County FY 2000-2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement and supplemental budget of $6,000.

11.               Supplemental Budget for Alternative Response Team.The Board authorized an application for funds from the Community-Based Family Resource Program Grant through the Office of Child Abuse Prevention.The monies from the application were to be used for incentives such as child safety kits for the clients or a dinner out to pizza for a graduating client.The outcome of that application was $5,701 received and utilized by the Alternative Response Team.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act contract face sheets

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign face sheets.

13.               Amendment to California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG) contract for provision of Jail Medical Services.On June 18, 1996 the Board approved a contract with CFMG for the provision of medical services in the county correctional facilities.That contract contains a provision for price adjustments to the base price.Under the current contract, the term ends June 30, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with California Forensics Medical Group.

14.               FTE increase in Fund 1175, Public Health, Budget Unit 418, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program for an Administrative Analyst position.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve FTE increase to 90%.

15.               Contract amendment number 99-85717-04 Public Health Fund 1175, budget unit #415, WIC for the period of October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Reallocate positions in budget unit 511 from 37 1/2 hour to 40 hour per week.This change is in accordance with the Department's amendment to the AFSCME MOU which allows employees the option of working a 40 hour work week.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocations.

17.               California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Welfare-to-Work Program MOU with the Employment and Training Department in relation to the Welfare-to-Work Grant Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum between HHS and Employment Training Department.


18.               Purchase of Computer.Personnel Department is moving toward implementing an on-line employment application filing program.We have sufficient funds available in 2-416 to transfer to Fixed Assets to allow us to purchase the computer.The computer purchased will replace one currently used by Personnel Department staff and that computer will be available for use by applicants to complete an application on-line.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


19.               Request to establish revenue/expenditure account ($20,000) Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation.Funding is included in the Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation (CDCI) program.This new expenditure account number will more effectively track related expenses.CDCI is a grant from the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs in the amount of $54,023.00 per year for four years beginning December 29, 2000.Anticipated expenditures for Fiscal Year 2001 will be $20,000.00.Remainder will be rolled-over for the next fiscal year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation Program.

20.               Extension of extra help hours for Courtney Flohaug.Ms. Flohaug has worked as an extra help Probation Officer I in various positions in the Probation Department.Due to the large number of open positions and the protracted hiring process involved in filling positions, we are requesting to extend Ms. Flohaug's hours so we can continue to benefit from the training and experience we have invested in her.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend appointment to a maximum of 1260 hours.

21.               Donation of one vehicle purchased by Juvenile Drug Court to Motor Pool.The Board previously approved the purchase of a vehicle for use in Probation field work related to the Juvenile Drug Court program. The Probation Department requests this vehicle be donated to the County Motor Pool so it will be properly maintained and capitalized for future replacement.The motor pool will assign this vehicle to the Probation Department Juvenile Drug Court program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve donation.

Public Guardian

22.               Extension of lease agreement between County of Humboldt and Donald A. Leonard for office space located at 23 5th Street, Eureka, California

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Donald A. Leonard for an additional two years.

Public Works

23.               Permit for Shively Summer Bridge.Executing this amendment would allow the summer bridge to be installed by the community of Shively for the next five years.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend term of permit to 5 years and modify waiver of claims language.

24.               Supplemental budget and transfer from fixed assets for roads-equipment.Request to provide funding for repairs to damaged equipment that is reimbursed by insurance.Due to an accident the department's tractor/cone crusher suffered damage.The department will receive funds from the County's insurance carrier to cover the cost of repairs.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests ($70,700)

25.               Renovation and remodel of Courthouse Architectural Services Agreement.Board instructed Public Works to begin soliciting Architectural Services to rehabilitate the Courthouse to better accommodate the Courts and the County.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Beverly Prior Architects.

26.               Transfer $4,100 for the purchase of a computer and printer in Roads-Engineering.The new computer will replace an older computer that is not compatible with the current version of the Auto CAD software.The new computer will facilitate the sharing of files with other division staff and increase productivity.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and transfer.

27.               Briarwood Subdivision for C.F. Nelson, Inc. APN 303-022-05 located in the Ridgewood area of Eureka.On July 1, 1999 the Planning Commission approved a tentative map entitled the Briarwood Subdivision for C.F. Nelson, Inc.The subdivision consists of 24 lots created out of a 7.75 acre parcel.The developer is requesting the Board enter into a subdivision agreement to delay the construction of an access road that serves only 2 lots of the subdivision.All other improvements regarding access, drainage and water and sewer serving all of the other lots have been completed as required.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.


28.               Acceptance of agreement number 2001-19 between the County of Humboldt and the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.Each year the Drug Enforcement Administration makes available funds for the eradication of marijuana in local jurisdictions.We have received approval for $75,000.Agreement 2001-9 specifies that the money must be spent by December 31, 2001 for Deputies' overtime, salary and overtime of Reserve Officers during the time they are engaged in activities leading to controlled substance violator arrest and prosecution appropriate per diem and some direct costs associated with the controlled substance violator arrest and prosecution process.This is an unchanged renewal of an agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept funding.

29.               Appointment at advanced salary for Emergency Communications Dispatcher Tammy Bjorni.Ms. Bjorni's training, previous experience, and current expertise justify reinstatement at the level she had attained before leaving Humboldt County to work at Shascom in Shasta County.Due to a lack of communication during the reinstatement process, the Department neglected to make this request of the CAO and must now bring it to the Board.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tammy Bjorni at Range 245, Step B

Treasurer-Tax Collector

30.               Schools combined request for trans issuance.Notification to Board of Education, Fortuna Union Elementary School Dist., Jacoby Creek Elementary School Dist., McKinleyville Union Elementary School Dist., Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School Dist., Eureka City Unified School Dist., Bridgeville Elementary School Dist., Northern Humboldt Union High School Dist., and Redwoods Community College Dist., and their bond attorneys that the Board will not act to authorize said districts to issue Tax & Revenue anticipation notes.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Clerk of the Board to provide said notification.

D.                  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.                   Staff for the Workforce Investment Board.Supervisors Neely and Woolley to present a report to the Board regarding the need for staffing the Workforce Investment Board. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action.

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

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development.(No report)

F.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

G.                 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.                   Lola Cook Cathey and Barry Welch spoke in support of the Shively summer bridge.

2.                   H.D. Hively, representing the Humboldt Taxpayer's League, spoke in opposition to the Humboldt County Departments of Public Works and Planning requiring that new developments have roads constructed to meet County standards and then not accepting some of the roads into the County maintained systems.He believed that this was double taxation.

3.                   Ed Salsedo, David Cook and Norm Carr expressed concerns about economic deprivation to the town of Orick as a result of the closure of Freshwater Lagoon Beach to camping.

4.                   Margaret Carlson supports garbage cans at Mad River Beach.

5.                   Allen Campbell, Director of Public Works, gave an update on the Shively summer bridge; stated that a report to the Board on the County-maintained road system would be brought forth in June 2001; and said there are budget constraints as far as garbage pick-up at Mad River Beach (he will look at appropriate line items for possible funding).

H.                  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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