TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2001

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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


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.


1.                   Payroll Clearing Transfer.At the close of each fiscal year, the Auditor-Controller's office prepares one master payroll clearing transfer in-lieu of appropriation transfers normally prepared by individual departments.The purpose is to provide funding for payroll line item deficiencies.The deficiencies are normally caused by underestimates of funding requirements when the original budget is adopted, new programs or mid-year salary adjustments or the retirement of long-time employees who receive accumulated benefit payments.Deficiencies are covered within or between budget units.Transfers from contingencies have been used only as needed.The Auditor-Controller retains the authority to make minor transfers within payroll line items that may occur as a result of transactions after approval of this document.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   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 24, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

3.                   Ratify letter to Judge Thomas M. Coffin U.S. District Court Participation in Klamath Basin Mediation Meeting (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter dated July 10, 2001 that was sent to Judge Thomas Coffin, U.S. District Court.

4.                   Resolution commending Joy Frazier upon her retirement.Joy Frazier is retiring as of July 20, 2001 after 25 years of County service starting with employment at the Hoopa Medical Center then transferring in 1977 to (what is now known as) the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

5.                   Roll-over Save the Redwoods League judgment and settlement account into 91 day Certificate of Deposit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters to Katherine Anderton and to Humboldt Bank.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Accelerated Step Increase for Diana Plant Fiscal Assistant II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                   Fiscal Year 2000-01 enhanced budget requests

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report and take appropriate action.

Employment Training

8.                   Appropriation transfer to cover wages related to new caregiver program.The Board authorized and executed a contract with the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium which provided funds to train local WIA and WtW participants for caregiver occupations.Local training agency cooperation and expeditious actions by ETD staff enabled the Humboldt Regional Occupational Program to begin classes immediately after their contract was executed and one payroll was paid prior to the end of 2000-2001.This makes an appropriation transfer necessary to move funds from existing accounts to a wage and FICA line item to cover the first and only pay period in 2000-2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Contract with community-based specialty mental health provider for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Virginia Norling LCSW.

10.               Fiscal Year 2001-2002 McKinney Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant Renewal Application

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of renewal application.

11.               Allocation of positions for Prop 36 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (SACPA) Program

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II and a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor.

12.               Supplemental budget and personnel allocations for the Older Adults System of Care Demonstration Grant.Services provided under this grant will be age-specific, culturally competent and service delivery will be done at the natural gathering places or homes of the older adults whenever possible.Services will be provided by a Mobile Multidisciplinary Outreach Team (MMOT) and are based on a 4-pronged approach dealing with:Mental Health Promotion, Wellness, Habilitation; Entry/Access to services; Therapeutic, Recovery and Habilitative Services and Integrated Agencies and Community involvement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative Grant award

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award.

14.               Agreement with Merced Manor for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.The goal is to provide the appropriate level of service at the lowest rate.A patient who might require State Hospital placement at $329/day may be placed at an IMD with a cumulative rate substantially below $329/day if the facility feels they can provide adequate care for the patient.It is asked that this ability to negotiate the best "patch" rate be left at the discretion of the Assistant Director for Administration.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Merced Manor.

15.               Employment agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist.The Board has authorized the Assistant Director-Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services to negotiate employment agreements with psychiatrists employed by Dept. of Health and Human Services-Mental Health.Through this Employment Agreement, Dr. Aryanpur will be employed as Staff Psychiatrists in DHHS-MH programs.Dr. Aryanpur is currently placed at Humboldt County Mental Health through a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health.By mutual agreement and pursuant to contract terms, the parties have determined that Dr. Aryanpur become County employees effective July 8, 2001.This agreement has been reviewed by the Personnel Department and County Counsel.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with David Aryanpur, MD effective July 8, 2001.

16.               MOU for Mental Health Outreach Services to Fortuna Union High School District.Each year, Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch receives requests from area schools to provide school site mental health services.Services are provided for a fee, range from 50% to 100% of actual cost to Mental Health depending on a variety of grants, insurance reimbursement or other factors specific to each school.These arrangements are handled by a MOU with the school.Total reimbursement to Mental Health for this school year is $18,975 which is incorporated into the Department's revenue expectations for fiscal year 2001-2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Fortuna Union High School District

17.               2001-2002 renewal application for SAMHSA Block Grant.The SAMHSA Federal Block Grant is in its twelfth year and provides funding for several ongoing programs in Mental Health.Adult services are provided to severely mentally ill adults through brief intervention services at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.For children, Project Redwood Grove provides an interagency comprehensive children's continuum of care, including the New Horizon's Day Treatment Program at Humboldt County Juvenile Hall allowing children to maintain home or community placement.The renewal submission will be reviewed by the Mental Health Board at their August 15, 2001 regularly scheduled meeting.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist.The Board has authorized the Assistant Director-Administration, Dept. of Health and Human Services (acting as the Mental Health Director) to negotiate employment agreements with psychiatrists employed by Department of Health and Human Services--Mental Health.Through this Employment Agreement, Dr. Godwin will be employed as Staff Psychiatrist in DHHS-MH programs.Dr. Godwin is currently placed at Humboldt County Mental Health through a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health.By mutual agreement and pursuant to contract terms, the parties have determined that Dr. Godwin shall become a County employee effective July 8, 2001.This agreement has been reviewed by the Personnel Department and County Counsel.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with David A. Godwin MD effective July 8, 2001.

19.               Allocation of 3.0 FTE Mental Health Case Manager positions for Day Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocate a vacant Mental Health Worker position.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               2000-2001 Contract Budget Amendment for Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program.The Contract Budget Amendment would reduce the maximum reimbursable amount to the Local Oversight Program for fiscal year 2000-2001 by $169,792 from $451,713 to $281,921.The purpose of the amendment is to ensure the Division of Environmental Health receives the full allowable proportion of indirect cost reimbursement.The indirect cost rate was increased to 25.31% of salary and benefit expenditures.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with State Water Resources Control Board, reducing maximum reimbursable amount to program to $281,921.

21.               Contract with United Indian Health Services for the provision of Needle Exchange Services.The agreement stipulates operating requirements for the Needle Exchange proposed by UIHS.As provided by the agreement previously approved by the Board in concept, the Health Officer will monitor the operation of the Needle Exchange on an on-going basis assuring compliance with the agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

22.               Establishment of trust fund accounts for the Integrated Waste Management, Used Oil Recycling Grant, Environmental Health Division BU 430

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Supplemental budget for BU#404 Adolescent Family Life Program for FY 2000/2001.The Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Branch's Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), is designed to improve the health, social, economic and educational well-being of pregnant and parenting adolescents in Humboldt County.The Health Branch provides administrative oversight, contract management and billing services for the AFLP, while case management services are implemented through a subcontract with the Humboldt Child Care Council (HCCC).Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Network program services are free to anyone 17 years of age and under who is pregnant or has children and their families.The Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Program targets the siblings of pregnant and or parenting teenagers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Amended contract for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.The Health Branch is requesting approval of the amended contract for CARE Program Budget Unit #470 for FY 2000-01 to account for additional funding for Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA) Training.This county budget has been revised to match the contracted amount.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to account for additional funding for HOPWA training.

25.               Supplemental budget for budget unit 400 Public Health Administration.The Public Health Laboratory has seen a steady increase in the volume of tests performed.This increase in testing has resulted in increased revenues.Additional appropriations are necessary to cover the cost of lab services and supplies as well as extra help expenses for a temporary microbiologist.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.               Reallocate position in budget unit 511 from 37 1/2 hour to 40 hour per week classification.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 reallocation.

27.               Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and responsibility to kids (CalWORKs) program agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Services for the 2001/02 Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

28.               Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and responsibility to kids (CalWORKs) program agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalLearn Case Management Services for the 2001/02 fiscal year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

29.               Proposed sub-lease with Humboldt Senior Resource Center for office space at DHHS Adult/In-Home Supportive Services Offices

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sub-lease with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center

30.               Substitute Appointment per section 7 of the salary resolution.The Eligibility Worker II who does input into the In-Home Supportive Services Case Management Information Payrolling System is on long-term leave and is still in pay-status.Performance of the worker's duties are vital to achieve accurate and timely payroll checks for IHSS individual providers of in-home care.DHHS staff recommend the Board make a substitute appointment under Section 7 of the salary resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

31.               Request for supplemental budget of $6,868 for Library Grants.The library received a $3,000 grant from the North State Cooperative Library System to purchase reference materials.The library also received $2,500 in a State grant to purchase Young Adult materials $200 in a State grant to purchase Summer Reading Program materials and $1,168 in individual donations to spend on library collection materials.These transfers will leave a balance of $12,543 in the Library System Information Fund and a balance of $15,515 in the Library Memorial Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


32.               Juvenile Hall Remodel Project.Following award of the project construction contract and issue of the notice to proceed, a state/county contract must be finalized for receipt of the construction grant funds and a Board resolution adopted assuring adherence to the contract terms and conditions and approval of the staffing plan.The matter now before the Board is a request to enter into contract with the Board of Corrections and adoption of the Board resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and adopt Resolution No. 01-59

Public Works

33.               Transfer to cover shortfall in fixed asset account Shortfall in Roads†† -Land Use Computer Equipment Account.The original estimate used for budgeting the purchase of this computer was for a lower quality model.Upon further investigation it was determined that the requested computer would not meet the long term needs of the department.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

34.               Moore Rock Quarry (B-32) Showers Pass Road (6G010).The Dept. of Public Works has renegotiated a Borrow Agreement with Mrs. Edra L. Moore in the Showers Pass area to supply rock material for road repair and maintenance on County roads in the area.A Negative Declaration for the site was prepared by our Natural Resources Division.The Planning Commission adopted the final Negative Declaration and conducted a public hearing on May 21, 1992.The Commission granted a Conditional Use Permit and Surface Mining permit and approved a Reclamation Plan for this rock quarry based on findings and conditions in the Planning staff report.Community Development Services Department has verified that this permit is still active.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Borrow Agreement.

35.               Establishment of a Roads Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund (ISF).The Dept is requesting to establish a Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund to facilitate the collection of depreciate revenue.The new ISF fund would allow roads to be charged depreciation as a current year expense.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

36.               Disallocation of positions in budget unit 1200330 and allocation of positions to budget unit 3540330 (ISF).Upon adoption of the accompanying Board letter for establishment of a Roads Heavy Equipment Internal Service Fund (ISF) a new budget unit will be created.With the creation of the new budget unit, the current employees need to be reallocated from budget unit 1200330 to budget unit 3540330.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

37.               Humboldt Waste Management Authority General Manager Waste Management Position E Step

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

38.               Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a proposal goal of 19.5% for Federal Fiscal Year 2001-02.

39.               Designation of Christine Drive at its intersection with Home Drive as a stop intersection.This ordinance is requested in response to public requests for controls at this intersection.The intersection is located in the Cutten area.Increased housing in the area over the years has increased traffic through this intersection.This intersection currently has no controls.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

40.               Designation of 25 MPH speed limit and no parking zone on Bates Road, McKinleyville.These ordinances are proposed to place an appropriate speed limit and to provide room for a bike lane on Bates Road a newly constructed connection between Central Avenue and McKinleyville Avenue in McKinleyville.This road meets the requirements for a Primae Facie speed zone of 25 MPH as defined in CVC 22352.The No Parking zone is requested in order to accommodate a bike lane on Bates Road to connect existing bike lanes on Central Avenue and McKinleyville Avenue.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule ordinance adoption date.

41.               Award of Contract for Overlay Paving on Avalon Drive (3J360) Hospital Road (7N420) and Oak Street (C3K190) Project No. RPL-5904 (042) Contract No. 990702.On April 17, 2001 the Board authorized the Clerk of the Board to advertise the project for bids.

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to Mercer Fraser Company of Eureka.


42.               Reverse supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget unit 1100-221 in the amount of $234,325 to adjust fixed assets not purchased (Fiscal 2000/2001).On July 18, 2000, the Board approved a supplemental budget (item C-10) in the amount of $450,000 to pay costs for the second year of the Sheriff's Department three-year computer acquisition project.The project was delayed because of unanticipated field work on CAD maps.It was necessary to spend only $271,223.60 during Fiscal 2000/2001 and the Department was able to use $62,000 from the California Law Enforcement Equipment Purchase (CLEEP) grant towards the project.There is $236,798 unexpended in the computer project account.This reverse supplemental budget will cancel all but $2,473 of these funds.The remaining money is to cover invoices for line changes and miscellaneous items not yet paid.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

43.               Request to disallocate Sheriff's Investigator and to allocate a Deputy Sheriff I/II position.Among the recommendations resulting from a 1996 POST management study of the Sheriff's Department is a recommendation to reclassify Sheriff's Investigator positions to promote flexibility of assignment and rotation.The Department has been working toward this goal through attrition as Sheriff's Investigators retire.Request that Sheriff's Investigator position #1100-221-0423-003 vacant due to the retirement of David Walker on July 3, 2001 be disallocated and replaced with a Deputy Sheriff I/II position.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Administrative Office SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM

44.               Protection of County Programs and County Income Letters to State Legislators.A reduction in the sales tax is part of the discussion of the California State Budget.There is a concern that if the sales tax is cut, the reduction in revenue would need to be found somewhere.The local government backfill for the Vehicle License Fee is a potential source of this backfill, which would have serious budgetary consequences for local government.This item may be considered as early as Saturday July 14 hence the letters were signed by the Vice Chair and ratification of this action is therefore requested.

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letters supporting a California State Budget resolution.

Treasurer Tax Collector

45.               Auction of tax defaulted properties.Notice is hereby given of my intention to sell by the manner noted in the document at public auction or by sealed bid, for the stated minimum price, the tax defaulted property which is subject to the power of sale and described on the attached schedule in accordance with Chapters 7 of Part 6 of Division 1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.It is intended with Board approval to re-offer unsold parcels at a price which deems appropriate pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 3698.5.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-58.


1.                   Resolution commending Humboldt Open Door Community Health Centers upon their 30th anniversary.The Humboldt Open Door Community Health Centers will celebrate their 30th anniversary on August 4, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The celebration will include food, live music, entertainment and special guests Supervisor Bonnie Neely will present the Resolution to Humboldt Open Door Clinic's Executive Director, Hermann Spetzler during the event. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Award of contract for replacement of culvert at Clear Creek on Mattole Road.On June 6, 2000 the Board authorized the Clerk of the Board to advertise the project for bids

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to John Petersen Inc.

3.                   Amendment to the Franchise Agreement with Eel River Disposal and Resource Recovery for the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in Unincorporated Fortuna, Ferndale, and the Surrounding Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments.

Cooperative Extension

4.                   Request for Approval of the Concept of the Increase of One .50 FTE Clerical Staff to Support new advisors

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and send letter of commitment to University of California Regional Director.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Budget Study Sessions.The Board has requested various departments present information about their program, budget and/or enhanced budget requests.In addition, other departments have requested to make a presentation to the Board.Individual agenda items and support information from the departments will be forthcoming for the scheduled study sessions.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation by Assessor regarding State Loan Program on August 27, 2001 schedule budget study sessions for August 14, 2001 and August 20, 2001.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointments to the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Dan Opalach PhD. with term to expire on June 30, 2003.Appoint Mr. Leo Sears with term to expire on June 30, 2003.


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)

3.                   Update Public Notification procedure for proposed commercial development.The purpose of this agenda item is to discuss the current public notification procedure about proposed commercial developments and determine if an update is needed.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to update the public notification procedure as needed.


Time Certain 19:20 A.M.

1.                   Request from Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission that the Board provide comments on Potter Valley flow modification proposed by PG&E and Klamath River hydroelectric project (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters.Send letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the Potter Valley flow modification.

Time Certain 29:30 A.M.

2.                   Maintenance Options for Local Subdivision Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of Tuesday August 28, 2001.

Time Certain 310:15 A.M.

3.                   Presentation of Humboldt County Children and Family Commission Strategic Plan and UpdateWendy Rowan, Director, Humboldt County Children and Family Commission (C&FC) will present the C&FC strategic plan and provide an update on Commission activities (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action as necessary.

Time Certain 410:30 A.M.

4.                   Humboldt Arts Council's Teens on Art.Humboldt Arts Council will present to the Board "State of the Arts in Humboldt County" with Eureka High School (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.(None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the purpose of reviewing the County's position, and instructing its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.(Continue to July 20, 2001 at 8:00 a.m.)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   It is the Board of Supervisors' intention to meet in Closed Session to consider Public Employee appointment for position of County Administrative Officer pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5 (continue to July 20, 2001 at 8:00 a.m.)

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.                   Michael A. Hollrigel submitted the attached letter addressing the issue of the designated speed limit on California State Highway 255 (Samoa Boulevard)

2.                   Kim Rodrigues, the regional director of the University of California Cooperative Extension, announced that a Dairy Advisor position had been approved for Humboldt County for a five year period.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Administrative Services

1.                   Proposed Courthouse Radio Tower

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to August 28, 2001.

2.                   Redistricting Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Clerk of the Board to schedule adoption of ordinance for August 14, 2001.

K.                  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.