Tuesday, December 14, 2004



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by [invocator]


1.                   Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for Airport Concessions (Aviation Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, direct the Clerk of the Board to publish a notice in the Times Standard newspaper no later than January 2, 2005 the County is proposing to adopt a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, Authorize Department of Public Works to publish the Public Notice in various concession trade organizations/publications as may be required by Federal Aviation Administration, establish a 30 day public inspection period, and establish a 45 day public comment period.

2.                   Election Campaign Issues. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Discuss and consider the waiver of attorney client privilege covering the memo counsel drafted regarding the analysis of existing law relating to election campaigns, and the consideration of sending a letter to state officials regarding conduct of the media campaigns in Humboldt County.

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 (N/A) (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No., 2000-14, remains in effect until January 4, 2005, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for the Year 2005. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Chair and Vice Chair for the Year 2005.

3.                   Approval of Board Orders - November 30, 2004 (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders and authorize Clerk of the Board and Board Chair to sign minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

Community Development Services

4.                   Approve Grant to the County of Humboldt, Economic Development Division under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program. (Headwaters Fund - $8,400)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve grant contract under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program, Authorize Chair to sign the grant contract and delegate signature authority to Director of Community Development Services.

5.                   Resolution accepting the Jack G. McCanless and Donell McCanless and the Department of Veterans Affairs, State of California Irrevocable Offer to Dedicate Agricultural Preservation Easement and Declaration of Restrictions at 500/540 Anderson Lane, in the Waddington area east of Ferndale.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No.         accepting the McCanless Offer to Dedicate agricultural preservation easement and declaration of restrictions, and direct staff to forward the signed resolution along with the necessary evidence of insurance to Coastal Commission staff to effect the recordation of the Certificate of Acceptance.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Policy on Displays, Bulletin Boards, and Handouts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve policy, effective immediately.

7.                   Classification Review. (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate the vacant full-time Senior Administrative Analyst position in budget unit 103 effective immediately, and exempt the Deputy County Administrative Officer position from the hiring freeze effective December 20, 2004.

County Clerk-Recorder

8.                   Appointment of Special District Director-Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District. (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Steve Bowen to the Southern Humboldt Community Health Care District Board of Directors for a term of four years.

County Counsel

9.                   Formatted Ordinances Implementing the Revised 2003 Housing Element.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ______and authorize the Office of County Counsel to make minor editing and formatting changes to newly approved ordinances, including changing page numbers in order to integrate new ordinances into the current Humboldt County Code.

General Services

10.               Agreements with Promotional Agencies.  (General Fund - $80,535)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the agreements with the Arcata Chamber of Commerce, Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Garberville Chamber of Commerce, Orick Chamber of Commerce, and the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Pharmaceutical Medications Contract between Cloney's Pharmacy, Inc. and the Department of Health Services, Mental Health Branch from 1/1/05 through 8/31/06. (Mental Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Cloney's Pharmacy and authorize Chair to sign agreement.

12.               Agreement with LDH Enterprises DBA Hollenbeck Care Homes for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Agreement with LDH doing business as Hollenbeck Care Homes and authorize Chair to sign agreement.

13.               Memorandum of Agreement with Lumetra, the Medicare Programs Quality Improvement Organization.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Agreement with Lumetra and authorize Mental Health Branch Director to sign the Memorandum of Agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Master Agreement for Sealant Clinics and Oral Health Education for 300 Low-income Elementary School Children for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.  (Public Health - Mental Child and Adolescent Health Funds).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Master Agreement between the County of Humboldt, Eureka City Schools, Fortuna Union Elementary School District, Redwoods Community College District, and the California Conservation Corps.  Authorize Chair to sign eight (8) copies of the Master Agreement and return copies to Maternal Child and Adolescent Health.

15.               Extend Lease for the Willow Creek Clinic.  (Public Health Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a one-year extension for office space through February 28, 2006, authorize Real Property to send notification to the Lessor, the County is exercising the option to extend the lease, and return one executed Board Order to the Real Property Agent.

16.               Approve purchase of computer and a liquid crystal display projector, establish fixed asset line item and approve appropriation transfer. (Maternal  Child and Adolescent health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a computer system and establish a fixed asset account.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer $4,400 from Expenditure Line Item 1175-418-3-928, to the newly established fixed asset line item 1175-418-8-066.

17.               Approve the purchase of a computer, establish fixed asset line item and approve appropriation transfer for Maternal Child Health Program. (Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a computer, establish fixed asset account, and direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $1,900 from expenditure line item 1175-420-2-456, to newly established fixed asset line item 1175-420-8-066.

18.               Approve the purchase of 4 computers, establish fixed asset line item and approve appropriation transfer.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of 4 computers, establish fixed asset account, and direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer $7,600 from expenditure line item 1175-493-3-928, to newly established fixed asset line item 11750-493-8-066.

19.               Contract with the State Department of Fish and Game for the Federal Area Contingency Plan Planning Grant for the period of January, 2004 through December, 2004. (Environmental Health - Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the contract, direct the Chair to sign the contract, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return all five signed contracts to DHHS, Environmental Health Division.

20.               Supplemental Budget and Agreement with California Department of Health Services for HIV/AIDS Programs.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Supplemental Budget and Agreement, direct the Chair to sign the agreement, direct the Clerk of the Board to return complete agreement package to Public Health Branch, and authorize the Budget Specialist - Public Health Branch to sign four (4) copies of the following Memorandum of Understanding; HIV Prevention Program, HIV Counseling and Testing, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program, and Early Intervention Program.

21.               Approve Transfer of $21,947 from Small Grant Trust Fund and Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2004-2005, Fund 1175, Budget Unit #434 for Tobacco Prevention/Cessation Program. (Public Health Tobacco Settlement Rollover Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $21,947 from Public Health's Small Grants Trust Fund #3908 to Fund 1175, Budget # 434, Fiscal Year 2004-2005.  Approve supplemental budget in Fund 1175, Budget #434, Outside Agencies, for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

22.               Approve Agreement between Prevent Child Abuse California (PCA CA) and County of Humboldt for Implementation of AmeriCorps CWS Redesign Grant Agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement between PCA CA and County of Humboldt, authorize the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch Director to sign and execute the grant agreement, authorize Chair to execute three (3) copies of the agreement, and direct Clerk of the Board to route two (2) fully executed copies of the agreement to Social Services Branch Director.

23.               Establish a new fixed asset line item, approve an appropriation transfer and purchase fixed asset for department 505 Cal Works. (Social Services Fund - $1,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a new fixed asset line item, approve appropriation transfer and approve purchase of one (1) laser printer.

24.               Allocation of eight positions in Budget Unit 511, Child Welfare Services Redesign, and Disallocation of  eight positions in Budget Unit 597. (Social Services Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of eight positions in Budget Unit 511, approve Disallocation of eight positions in Budget Unit 597, and exempt the newly allocated positions from the hiring freeze.

Public Works

25.               Lease Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration at Rohnerville Airport.  (Requires 4/5 vote) (Enterprise Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the Lease Agreement with the FAA.


26.               Allocate one Sheriff's Sergeant, One Deputy Sheriff and One Legal Office Assistant in Sheriff's Budget 221.  (Rural County Public Safety Fund - $88,360)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of one full-time Sheriff's Sergeant, one full-time Deputy Sheriff, and one full-time Legal Office Assistant, exempt these newly allocated positions from the hiring freeze, and approve supplemental budget to fund these positions for the remainder of fiscal year 04/05.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

27.               Continue Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector and Treasury and Tax Assistant, pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required). (General Fund, included in adopted budget)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve final extension of temporary compensation increase for Velma Thiel and Lenora Viggers.

Various Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

28.               Requests for Exemptions from the Following Departments:  Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch (Mental Health Fund), Public Health Branch (Public Health Fund) and Social Services Branch (Social Services Fund), and Sheriff's Office (General Fund), Humboldt County Probation Department (General Fund/Title XIX Targeted Case Management Revenue)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for the following positions:  a) Fiscal Assistant I; b) Public  Health Nurse, Medical Office Assistant I/II, Executive Secretary, Environmental Health Specialist; c) Social Worker III, Fiscal Assistant I/II, Employment Training Worker I; d) Deputy Sheriff I/II; e) Senior Legal Office Assistant; f) Senior Probation Officer.

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.



1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Jeffrey W. Arnold on his Retirement. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Suzanne L. Burkhart on her Retirement (N/A). (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Karen Suiker on her Retirement. (N/A) (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services, Economic Development Division.

1.                   Adopt 2004-2005 Redevelopment Agency Budget and Loan Application to the Headwaters Community Investment Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, convene as the Redevelopment Agency Board, adopt the 2004-2005 Redevelopment Budget, authorize the Community Development Services Director to submit an application to the Headwaters Board for a Community Investment Fund loan, authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign the required loan documents, adjourn as the Redevelopment Agency Board, and reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Legislative Platform for 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Review, modify and approve 2005 Platform.

4.                   General Fund Budget Update for Fiscal Year 2005-06 (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file this report and take action as appropriate.  Consider the recommendations of the Budget Task Force to ask the Personnel Director to return to the Board with specific action steps necessary to roll the benefit allowance amounts into salary, with no increased cost to the County general fund, effective with the first pay period in Fiscal Year 2005/06; and adopt the recommendations of the Budget Task Force to amend the hiring freeze policy only to positions that have not been funded and approved in the current adopted budget.


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).

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.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing - Humboldt County versus Vernon Vickery and Hershell Cowan.  (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: Pursuant to the provisions of Humboldt County Code Section 351-21 and 351-22; find the conditions of the property constitutes a public nuisance and order the property owner to abate all violations on or before February 1, 2005, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Denial of the Charles Day Parcel Map Subdivision; Case No.: PMS-02-20; File No. APN 303-091-90.

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and receive staff report and public comment, uphold the appeal, and approve the project by adopting Resolution No. _____, and direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant and any other interested parties.

K.                  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




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


March 29

May 31

August 2

August 9

August 30

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 20

December 27


County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us

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