TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2001

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Dan Price of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka


1.                   Letter of Understanding for joining the Humboldt Energy Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter and contribution of $4,000 from Utilities line item.

2.                   Letter to California Assembly's Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee which is meeting June 19, 2001, to discuss Klamath River flow allocations.The purpose of the letter is to advise the committee of Humboldt County's position regarding flow allocations and its effects to the economies of the County.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of position to Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Continuation of Emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until July 3, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

2.                   Resolution honoring former Humboldt County Supervisor William Landis, Sr.The Board was sorry to learn that former Humboldt County Supervisor William Landis passed away on June 10, 2001.Mr. Landis served as Fifth District Supervisor from 1963 through 1966.The Board wishes to commend him posthumously for his four years of service. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Professional Services Agreement for Revenue Recovery Services.This agreement continues services that have been in place for the last two years.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with California Services Bureau.

4.                   Increase in salary for Karen Suiker, Assistant County Administrative Officer (from $5,994 to $7,211 a month)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of June 26, 2001.

Health and Human Services - Administration

5.                   Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc. for Bridge House for the period May 21, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement through June 30, 2002.

6.                   Agreement with Laurin Berta for Registered Dietitian Consultant services for Sempervirens.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Laurin Berta.

7.                   Agreement for supplemental rate and enhanced supplemental rate services with Double RR Care Home Corporation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Double RR Care Home.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Ten-Range Compensation increase for Greg Hooper Healthy Moms Fiscal Assistant.Greg Hooper is assisting administratively and providing much needed program support beyond his duties as a Fiscal Assistant I/II.The recommendation is to provide additional compensation for these duties until the completion of the consolidation of the new Department of Health and Human Services.Program needs will be reevaluated at that time and job duties adjusted accordingly.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until completion of the HHS fiscal consolidation.

9.                   Contract with California State University, Fullerton Foundation Social Science Research Center on tobacco issues

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for conducting a telephone survey on tobacco issues.

10.               Three year contract for Shellfish safety testing between California Department of Health Services (DHS) and Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory (HCPHL)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

11.               Amendment No. 01 to Contract 00-90995 Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

12.               Amendment No. 01 to Contract 00-90159 Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Letter of endorsement for entry in the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards competition.The CSAC Challenge Awards competition are unique awards that recognize the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments for finding new and effective ways of providing programs and services to their citizens.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve endorsement for Child Welfare Service Division's Wraparound Program.

14.               Proposed agreement with Children and Families Commission.Family Resource Centers provide family education and support; child care; early childhood education; health and wellness education; and, in outlying areas of Humboldt County are sites for employment and job services.Family Resource Centers have been identified as a funding priority for the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services AB 1259 strategic plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposed agreement with the Children and Families Commission

15.               Letters of Support for full adult protective services funding to Senator Chesbro and Assembly member Strom-Martin.Senate Bill 2199 required enhanced Adult Protective Services including emergency response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.In keeping with the intention of SB 2199, Humboldt County APS has been able to provide some basic services such as emergency food, clothing and shelter to victims of abuse.

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.

Information Services

16.               Transfer of funds for purchase of network equipment.Information Services is implementing the ATM Wide Area Network approved by the Board this year.During this process, we have received recommendations from our consultants to implement a "switch router" into our network thus making the administrative tasks easier and less time consuming for the technical staff.In addition, it will increase the network bandwidth of the infrastructure supporting the continued growth of the network as county staff increases their use and dependency on email, the Internet and other computer based services.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer for ATM Wide Area Network implementation.


17.               Open hours schedule for branch libraries.The proposed schedules maximize availability for the public, while working within existing staffed hours.By minimizing closed time staffed, a minor addition to public open hours can be accomplished.These minor changes provide a standard number of open hours (31) for the system's three busiest branches:Arcata, Fortuna and McKinleyville.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve schedule effective June 26, 2001.

Public Works

18.               Construction of culvert replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road at PM 13.05 Agreement No. P9985125 SB 271 Contract No. 200306.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

19.               Construction of Hammond Trail (Fischer Road segment) Project No. RPL-5904 (043) Contract No. 990708

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

20.               Humboldt Waste Management Authority Allocation of General Manager Waste Management position and approve agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and allocation of position.

21.               Lease agreement with Skywest Airlines for United Express Service at Arcata/Eureka Airport.SkyWest Airlines, a Utah Corporation will continue to offer the United Express service at the Arcata/Eureka Airport commencing on June 19, 2001.The United Express location will remain the same in the terminal.They will pay a monthly rental for the office space landing fees as set by the Board and fueling fees.There are no changes at this time.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

22.               Beer Overflight easement APN 511-390-02 McKinleyville area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement executed by Allan T. and Dawn M. Beer.

23.               Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works or his designee to execute right of way certifications.The Board entered into Agreement No. 000478 on September 7, 1999 with the State of California Dept. of Transportation regarding the funding of local roads from the State Transportation Improvement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization for said execution by adopting Resolution No. 01-47.


24.               Resolution and letter of support for State off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant for beach patrol

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-48 and send letter of support to LT Steve Cobine.

25.               Operating and financial agreement between County of Del Norte Sheriff's Department and County of Humboldt Sheriff's Department for transportation of prisoners to San Quentin State prison.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Del Norte County Sheriff's Department.

26.               Lease agreement between Craig Hanson and the County of Humboldt for office space for the MIOCR program.The space used by the MIOCR (Mentally III Offender Crime Reduction) Program personnel for client services has become unavailable.The MIOCR Program Coordinator and County's Real Property Agent have found an appropriate substitute at 305 V Street Eureka.The Real Property Agent has negotiated a two year lease beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2003.Program personnel from Mental Health, Probation, and the Sheriff's Department will use the space for offices as well as for client contacts. .

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Craig Hanson.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Meeting schedule for July and August 2001.The Board normally takes the first two weeks of August off for vacation.Supervisor Kirk will be having a knee operation and will be off in July.The Board may wish to consider adjusting their schedule to vacation in July.

RECOMMENDATION: Cancel the meetings of July 24, July 31 and August 7, 2001.


2.                   Library Automation System.In January 2001, the Library was notified that the vendor of the library's existing system could not support the hardware past July 2001.Innovative Interfaces was selected as the software vendor that provided the best functionality and long term viability for the library's automation project.Innovative will supply the software necessary to provide a web-based public catalog, automated circulation for all branches as well as cataloging and acquisitions applications to manage library operations.It is estimated that the new system can be in place by October 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve innovative interfaces contract and $236,750 supplemental budget.

Community Development Services

3.                   Agreement to provide County staffing services for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement by adopting Resolution No. 01-49.

4.                   David Harper's request for a $675 refund of application fees from Planning Division

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of July 3, 2001.

Public Works

5.                   Change orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

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


1.                   Status of Fish Passage Projects.Don Tuttle, Deputy Director of Public Works, to present a report to the Board on the status of Fish Passage projects (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

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 (No report)


Time Certain 110:30 A.M.

1.                   Maintenance options for local streets

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of Tuesday July 3, 2001.

Time Certain 211:00 A.M.

2.                   Lease of Food Mart Building to House Health and Human Services Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to negotiate lease for Food Mart building and bring lease to Board for approval and execution by Chair.Lease negotiations shall include clauses for landscaping/beautification as well as the County's option to terminate the lease.Conduct utilities cost evaluation on building prior to executing a lease.Direct Health and Human Services to suggest a plan for hours of operation in order to mitigate any possible traffic impacts.Authorize Supervisors Smith and Neely to meet with the Eureka City Council in order to address parking and space needs in the city's downtown area.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.(None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 review County's position and instruct designated representatives with respect to various forms of compensation provided to County's represented and unrepresented employees (Reschedule for June 26, 2001)

3.                   Report pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Consider Public Employee Appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code section 54954.5 (No final action taken) Matter continued to June 25, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.The meeting was adjourned to the County Library for the purpose of holding this closed session.

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; initiate litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect 54956.9(a) 1 case (No final action taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a) Vietnam Veterans of California v. County of Humboldt Humboldt Superior Court Case #CV000962.(No final action taken.)

H.                  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.                   Sylvia Jutila gave an update on what the American Cancer Society has done with funding from the tobacco settlement.Tim Thomason reported on Tar Wars and Club Numa tobacco cessation programs also funded from the tobacco settlement.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of Planning Commission approval of Central Estates final map subdivision and zone reclassification; APN: 508-251-21; McKinleyville; Case Nos. FMS 04-94/ZR-24-94.

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, receive the staff report and receive public testimony.Close the public hearing.Instruct the Director of Planning and Building to index the comments and concerns expressed at this public hearing for the purpose of clarifying and analyzing findings.Schedule the Board's deliberation on this matter for the meeting of July 3, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.

J.                   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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.