9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Rick McGinty of the Grace Baptist Church of Eureka.


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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Clearing 2000-2001 FY Budget overdraft within budget unit 279-- Wildlife Services.The Wildlife Services Program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Wildlife Services Division (USDA-APHIS-WS) through contractual agreement with Humboldt County.The Agricultural Commissioner administers Budget Unit 279 which provides for a local wildlife services program.At the close of fiscal 2000-2001, total expenditures for actual contract services were $25.00 more than anticipated.The Auditor-Controller's Office has determined that a general fund contingencies transfer is necessary in order to clear the existing overdraft.County policy and accounting procedure require Board approval for all requested appropriation transfers to or from contingencies.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by transferring $25.00 from the Contingency Fund.


2.                   Temporary pay increases for Pat LaCasse and Letitia Bailey.Pat LaCasse and Letitia Bailey have been assigned additional duties with the resignation of the Payroll/Position Control Manager.Approving this action would compensate Ms. LaCasse and Ms. Bailey for those additional responsibilities until a new Manager is hired.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increases.

Children and Families Commission

3.                   Allocation of a position with the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission to implement the Retention Incentive Program.The Humboldt County Children and Families Commission Strategic Plan emphasizes the concept of improving quality child care by improving wages and thus the retention of child care providers.At the May 17, 2001 meeting, the Commission agreed to spend $155,000 annually for fiscal years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 for the Retention of Child Care Providers, $55,000 of the $155,000 annual allocation has been designated to fund a staff position to implement the Retention Incentives Program and is in the Commission's budget for the current fiscal year.The Commission will receive matching state funds for the two year program.The Retention Incentive Program staff position will maintain records, provide program support, receive applications and records, maintain a database, coordinate trainings and process stipends.

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate position for Retention Incentive Program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment/Reappointments to the Whole Child Interagency Council.The terms for the members recommended for reappointment expired on June 30, 2001.Linda Ogburn and David Hochman do not wish to be reappointed to another term.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Maureen Johannsen; and reappoint Christine Huff, Christy Keener, Catherine Krause, Meg Walkley and Lori Watson-Stone.

5.                   Appointment to the Forestry Review Committee.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 2002.

6.                   Reappointment to the County Housing Authority Commission.Reappoint Jan Crowe with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

7.                   Reappointments to the Commission on the Status of Women.Reappoint Cindy Schulz, Diana Cooper, and Julie Millard with terms to expire on June 30, 2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Cindy Schultz, Diana Cooper and Julie Millard with terms to expire on June 30, 2005.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of August 14, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board.Nominate Greg Anderson and Charles Petty and appoint Sue Baird as alternate. Sue Baird's appointment expires on September 1, 2001.She has informed the Clerk of the Board that she no longer wishes to serve as a regular member.She is willing to serve as an alternate member.

RECOMMENDATION: Nominate Greg Anderson and Charles Petty and appoint Sue Baird as alternate.

Community Development Services

10.               Allocation of Economic Development Specialist Positions.The Board authorized the Personnel Department to prepare job descriptions and recommended pay rates for Economic Development Program staff in the Economic Division of Community Development Services.The classification review is complete.The Department is recommending Board approval of the proposed classification and pay range.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation effective immediately.

County Administrative Office

11.               Soil Contamination Clean up (Jail Phase I).When the Jail Phase I property was purchased, the Braun parcel was known to have subsurface contamination.The property was offered a choice of a reduced price with the County responsible for the soil clean up or full price with the owner (J.R. Braun) retaining responsibility for the clean up.The owner chose to be paid in full and retain the responsibility for the clean up.In order to insure the clean up will occur, the County withheld funds.This was switched to a stock portfolio and, at this time, Mr. Braun would like to change the security to a deed of trust.County staff has examined the property and conditions and is comfortable that the County' interests are protected.Regardless of the amount of deposit, the owner is responsible for the clean-up.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign certificates of acceptance for the Braun deed of trust.

Employment Training

12.               Second Year modification to the Humboldt County Strategic Five Year Local Workforce Investment Plan for Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.A second year modification to the local plan must be submitted to the State of California by August 31, 2001.This modification is required to incorporate 2001-02 WIA Title I allocations and related forms--budget plan summaries, a participant plan summary and the local performance indicator and goals chart.This modification also allows Humboldt County the opportunity to revise and/or update information contained in the plan, and offers the public another opportunity to comment.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign modification.

13.               Request for approval of the creation of a new department 1190-593 RWPEDA--WIB Support related to the Workforce Investment Programs within Humboldt County (pursuant to a $138,333.34 award for the third year of a regional workforce preparation and economic development act grant).Late in the 2000-2001 fiscal year, the Humboldt County local workforce investment area was awarded $138,333.34 for the third year of a Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Act grant.These funds are the final in a series of grants awarded to create a new Workforce Development System governance structure and the Workforce Investment Board, as well as serve welfare-to-work individuals.This year, the fund source of this grant is WIA and, as such, can be spent for WIB support.The budget is set up to accommodate both interim support by contract with College of the Redwoods and support by a WIB Coordinator to be arranged by the community Development Department.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request (funds to be used only for the interim Coordinator position).

14.               Lease between the County of Humboldt and Gagliardi Family Trust and Gagliardi Bros. Inc. Extension of Lease.The Employment Training Department has determined a continued need for space at this location 739 South Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna, CA; this office now serves as a satellite site for the Humboldt County one-stop system.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease for one year.

15.               Lease between the County of Humboldt and California Newspapers Partnership--Extension of Lease.The County has been leasing space at 930 Sixth Street, Eureka since 1979.The County's Employment Training Department provides employment training services to Humboldt County residents from this location 930 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease for one year.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Appointment to the Medical Staff Sempervirens.The Credentials Committee of Sempervirens reviews the credentials of each applicant for Medical Staff and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee of Sempervirens for membership and delineation of clinical privileges.The Executive Committee reviews available information and makes its recommendations to the Board.The Credentials Committee met and reviewed the applicants' credential files and recommended appointments.All documentation has been found to be satisfactory.The Executive Committee met and reviewed the recommendation of the Credentials Committee as well as the credential information.The Executive Committee recommended that the Board in their role as the Governing Body of Sempervirens approve the appointments and grant privileges.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Godwin M.D. and reappoint Kate Bell M.D.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

17.               Conference and supplemental budget for Fund 1175 Public Health Budget Unit #488 Domestic Violence FY 2001-02.The Humboldt County Domestic Violence Prevention Program will be hosting a community conference exploring the roots of poverty and violence and their consequences on October 19, 2001.The conference will provide an opportunity for community members to learn about the political and cultural roots of poverty and violence and their life-long consequences.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for conference entitled "The Roots of Poverty and Violence Strategies for Working with Individuals, Families, and Communities.

18.               Supplemental budget for Fund 1175, Budget Unit 434, Health Outside Agency Support for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2001.The County has been awarded a grant to maintain year round, 24 hour per day, 7 days per week, staffing at the California Department of Forestry Weott Fire Station.This is a pilot project to demonstrate the advantage of forming a local district and continuing with year round CDF staffing on a long term basis.The expenditures for this fiscal year exceeded the estimated budget and this supplemental budget is to correct the discrepancy.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.

19.               Approve allocation of two Administrative Analyst positions in the Public Health Branch.These positions are requested as part of the administrative and fiscal reorganization of the new Department of Health and Human Services.These positions will act as the liaison between programs and the new Administrative Branch.The Personnel Department has determined that the proposed positions will be appropriately classified as Administrative Analyst I/II.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

20.               Increase Health Officer Hours and approval of a revised agreement for Personal Services.The Board approved an agreement with Dr. Ann Lindsay M.D. in December 1995 for the provision of services as Health Officer.That agreement provided for services to be provided as a half-time employee and was amended in June 1999 to increase the number of hours provided by Dr. Lindsay from 20 to 24 hours per week.The amount of time required of Dr. Lindsay to complete her duties has increased since 1999.We are requesting approval of the Board to increase the number of contracted hours to compensate Dr. Lindsay for the time she needs to expend to complete her duties as Health Officer.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in hours, revised agreement with Dr. Ann Lindsay M.D. and transfer of $13,500 from Public Health.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

21.               Classification of Deputy Health and Human Services Director-Public Health; Approve allocation of position.The Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services is in need of a branch level management position to direct its day to day operations.Duties include developing and directing the implementation of division goals; assisting in the preparation and administration of the branch budget; determining priorities and developing management systems.Based on these duties, County Personnel has developed the new classification of Deputy Health and Human Services Director-Public Health.DHHS staff recommend the Board adopt this classification and allocate one full-time position.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

22.               Proposed vacation of a public right of way known as Cedar Avenue in the Westhaven Subdivision

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-65 scheduling a public hearing on October 2, 2001.


1.                   Resolution of commendation for retiring County employee Sheila McClung.Sheila McClung is retiring from her position as Building Supervisor as of August 31, 2001 after thirty years of dedicated service as a County employee. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

2.                   Resolution commending Patrick Boyle for his rescue efforts on March 16, 2001.On March 16, 2001 Humboldt County Parks employee Patrick Boyle assisted the Sheriff's Department in rescuing people stranded in the river in the Swimmers Delight area.The Board wishes to commend Mr. Boyle for his bravery and assistance. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Resolution establishing Treasurer-Tax Collector's monthly salary at $6,099

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-66 with new salary effective September 2, 2001; and approve retroactively adjusting the treasurer-Tax Collector's benefit package based on his new level of compensation.

4.                   Workforce Investment Board (WIB).The Board recently approved the job specifications for the WIB Coordinator (Economic Development Specialist).This was necessary in order to be able to make this a County employee rather than the current contract employee.With the money flowing to the WIB to recommend and oversee expenditures, it is essential that the County retain certain controls to assure we meet all State and Federal requirements.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct WIB Coordinator be allocated and placed under Community Development Services Director as a division of the Economic Development Branch; adopt Resolution No. 01-67; direct staff to evaluate and report back to Board the possibility of WIA funds flowing to WIB through the WIB Coordinator; and direct CAO and Board's WIB Subcommittee to develop options for the organization's interactions and report back to the Board.


1.                   Report on the State of the Clinics.Heather Bonser-Bishop, Executive Director, North Coast Clinics Networks, and Tina MacKenzie, Executive Director, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, will present a report on the state of our community health clinics.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and take appropriate action.

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 19:30 A.M.

1.                   Maintenance options for local subdivision roads.Permanent road divisions can be used to address other concerns which developers must address such as drainage.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Works to proceed with creation of a County-wide permanent Road Division.Direct Department of Public Works to proceed with amendment of current policies regarding acceptance of roads and streets into the County-Maintained Road System.

Time Certain 210:30 A.M.

2.                   Support of legislation restoring Maternal and Child Health Funds (AB 1147).The California adopted budget for FY 2001-2002 unexpectedly cut $2.644 million in state general fund dollars from counties which have previously been allocated to partially fund Maternal and Child Health Programs across the State.The actual impact to counties is much greater, as these state general fund dollars are utilized to draw down federal matching dollars.The total impact to counties as a result of this cut is estimated to be as much as $6.7 million.Humboldt County's loss is $24,012 in state dollars, with an estimated total loss of at least $60,000 due to the additional loss of federal matching funds.AB 1147 would reinstate these funds to counties, if approved in the period of August 31 through September 14.Governor Davis then has one month to sign or veto the legislative action.

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Governor Davis, State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.

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 the designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees(No final action taken)

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

4.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the discipline, dismissal or release of a public employee pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)

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.                   Public Appearances.Brian Finck asked for clarification from the Board members and Kirk Girard, Director of Community Development Services, on the processes and procedures followed for the proposed Walgreens at Harrison Avenue and Harris Streets in Eureka.Lynn Ryan of the Sierra Club North Group Redwood Chapter spoke in support of permanently protecting eight roadless areas in Humboldt County.Don Davenport a resident of 6125 Pryor in Eureka expressed serious concerns about the excessive use of horses by a neighbor in his residential neighborhood.The case was litigated for several years.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Administrative Services

1.                   Proposed Courthouse Radio Tower (Continued from July 17, 2001).Staff has detailed structural drawings for the base and roof connections and, if the Board approves the tower, would seek bids immediately for the structural work and the tower.Based on past efforts to construct towers and the complexity of this project, staff estimates it will take about four months from Board approval until the tower is installed.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt mitigated negative declaration; approve installation; approve FY 2001-2002 supplemental budget; increase the revenue estimate in revenue account 1100-707-140; increase Communications line items; direct Auditor-Controller to transfer $80,000 and direct County Counsel to renegotiate leases with Cal-North.

Community Development Services

2.                   Ordinance amending Section 311-7 of the County Code by rezoning property in the Humboldt Hill area; John Braun application File No. 307-031-42; Case No. ZR-00-09

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2253 and file Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA.

3.                   Resolution authorizing submission of a grant application to CDBG Enterprise Fund 2001-2002 allocation

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-68.

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.)

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