9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Eureka.


1.                   Adoption of Written Findings:  Vietnam of California; Appeal of County Planning Commission Approval of Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-99-12; APN 081-233-09

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proposed written findings.

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.                   Supplemental budget ($19,697) for Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Pest Program.  Through the mechanism of contractual agreements with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the agricultural commissioner receives specific subventions which help offset the local costs of enforcing certain state mandated programs.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.  Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional fourteen days until October 2, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until October 2, 2001 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

3.                   Election for vacancy on the County Medical Services Program Governing Board.  Supervisor Bill Simmons of Yuba County as resigned from the County Medical Services Program Governing Board.  Supervisor Alene Taylor of Kings County has agreed to serve the remainder of the term.  Donald Peterson, Peterson Consulting Inc. has been authorized and directed to conduct an election by mail. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to submit our ballot for Alene Taylor.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of August 28, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of September 4, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

6.                   Interagency Agreement Redwood Community Action Agency.  At the Feb. 6, 2001 meeting the Board heard testimony from the public regarding submission of a project for the State of California Dept. of Housing and Community Development CalHOME Program.  In this hearing the Board agreed to apply for a Housing Rehabilitation program.  Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) was listed as our experience.  The grant was awarded in April of 2001 and the County received a signed contract in July.  Federal Regulations required that we do a Request for Qualifications or a Request for Proposal.  An RFQ was mailed to over twenty-five agencies and two agencies responded.  Both agencies had equivalent experience.  One was located in the Los Angeles area and the other RCAA was located in Eureka, CA.  The staff believes that RCAA located in Eureka could more efficiently manage the project and thus recommends they be hired.  This action also confirms the expenditure from Revolving Loan Fund which was approved at the June 12th Board meeting regarding the 2001/2002 Reuse Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for a housing rehabilitation program.

County Counsel

7.                   Waive conditions of Exhibit A Subsection I (Catastrophic Leave) 3.e of the Current Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees; and extend temporary increase in compensation for Senior Legal Secretary.  "The use of donated paid leave time shall not exceed three months for any one catastrophic illness/injury."  On Sept. 4, 2001 the Board approved a temporary increase in compensation for County Counsel Senior Legal Secretary, Teri Burnham-Gridley, of ten salary ranges, retroactive to June 21, 2001 and continuing until Investigator Walker returned to her position or September 21, 2001 whichever comes first pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Two agreements with Mendocino County for Fiscal Years 2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 for Mental Health Services at the Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Mendocino County through Fiscal Year 2002-2003.

9.                   Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for the period September 26, 2000 to June 30, 2002.  The Board has authorized Humboldt County Mental Health to be the Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Plan for this County.  To assume the responsibility since April 1998, Mental Health has contracted with qualified Specialty Mental Health Providers who have historically served the Fee for Service Medi-Cal population.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families.

10.               Agreement by and between the County of Humboldt and Willow Glen Center for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.  The County is required to provide residential care facility services for the mentally ill elderly and clients who may also have dementia or be suffering the effects of head injury.  Under the authority of the California Department of Social Services and the California Department of Mental Health Community Residential Services System. Willow Glen Care Center has the necessary facility and expertise to provide the services on behalf of the County to clients who may not be accepted at other long-term care facilities.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Willow Glen Care Center.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               State Funding ($43,785) Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program (HOPWA) funding

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

12.               Temporary increase in compensation for Steve Gustafson Environmental Health Specialist II, under Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution. Since March 12, 2001 Environmental Health Specialist II Steve Gustafson has been working in an out of class assignment covering duties of a vacant geologist position and has been compensated 10 salary ranges pursuant to Section 12.6 of the AFSCME MOU.  This section provides that compensation will increase to the salary of the vacant position after 120 days.  The out of class assignment exceeded 120 days on July 10, 2001.  The geologist position is still vacant, but compensation cannot be provided because Mr. Gustafson is not a registered geologist.  On August 14, 2001 the Board approved a temporary salary increase from July 10, 2001 until August 30, 2001.  The recommended action will allow compensation to continue from August 30, 2001 with a 10 salary range increase until the geologist position is filled or January 1, 2002 whichever occurs first.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until Geologist position is filled or until January 1, 2002.

Public Works

13.               Request to declare one Ingersoll Rand DA-30 Roller and Trailer Surplus.  The Road Department owns a 1981 steel drum compactor and trailer which has been surveyed by the Equipment Superintendent and determined to be in need of replacement.  The Equipment numbers are 46826 (1981 Ingersoll-Rand DA-30) and 94141 (1981 Diablo trailer).

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of surplus equipment.

14.               Overlay paving on Redwood Drive (6B105) and Redway Drive (C6B035) Project No. 990701.  The work of Mercer Fraser Company contractor for the Redwood Drive and Redway Drive overlay paving has been successfully completed.  The work was for overlay paving at Redwood Drive (6B105) and Redway Drive (C6B035).  The contract was awarded per Board Order E-2 June 5, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Mercer Fraser Company.

Purchasing Agent

15.               Purchase of folding machine for Central Services.  The Central Services AB Dick Paper Folder 58 is now 31 years old and unable to do the work.  The machine cannot be serviced any more due to age.  We are requesting the purchase of a new Duplo DF-520 Automatic Setting Folding Machine from the Central Service Equipment Replacement Trust Fund.  We are also requesting the first year’s maintenance cost to come from the Trust Fund.  The Central Service Equipment Replacement Trust Fund was set up in 1991 for the purpose of buying new equipment to replace the old.  The jobs for folding are currently being folded by an outside vendor, the Department of Health & Human Services, or by hand.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

16.               Transfer from Central Service Equipment Trust Fund to pay the deficit for fiscal year 2000/2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $20,747.22.


17.               Appropriation transfer through General Fund Contingencies to clear edits in Budget Units 1100-228 and 1100-229 in the amount of $8,096.  After all Fiscal 2000/2001 closing entries were made small overdrafts remained in the Overtime accounts in Budget Units 1100-228 Marijuana Eradication and 1100-229 Boat Safety.  There are funds available in Budget Unit 1100-243 to offset these overdrafts.  This transfer will close Budget Units 1100-228 and 1100-229.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $8,096.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

18.               Establish a new County trust fund for prepaid annual business license fee.  The Treasurer-Tax Collector receives an application for a business license with all application fees paid, and in addition the applicant will prepay the annual business license fee to avoid another office visit.  This fee cannot be apportioned until the application has been approved by other departments.  Should the business license application be denied, the fee is refunded to the applicant.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclamation September 28, 2001 is American Indian Day in California.  In 1968 Governor Ronald Reagan issued the first Proclamation declaring the fourth Friday in September as "American Indian Day" in California.  When Board of Supervisors issued the first Proclamation in Humboldt County, it was determined that this would become an annual event.  As this is a special time for the UIHS clinic, with the opening of the new Health Village, Jerry Simone, Executive Director of United Indian Health Services will accept this year's Proclamation. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution 20th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner in Memoriam of Frank Gist, Sr.  The Northern California Indian Development Council Inc. is supporting the 20th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner, a two day event on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at Redwood Acres in Eureka.  The event is open to everyone and honors elders, regardless of their ethnicity.  The dinner is on Saturday, as is the honoring and gifting ceremony.  The 20th anniversary Gathering is held in memory of the late Frank Gist, Sr. a Traditional Dance Leader and Yurok Tribal member.  Mr. Gist was a strong supporter of the Gathering and Dinner helping show guests the dances of the Yurok people by presenting demonstrations of the Brush Dance.  (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Pollution Prevention Week Proclamation.  Pollution Prevention Week is a concept conceived by pollution prevention professionals of California's local governments, in order to focus the attention of the media and public on pollution prevention and local government pollution prevention programs.  Pollution Prevention Week is a decentralized event for the benefit of the communities and businesses to gain recognition for local government pollution prevention programs. (Environmental Health)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works Projects (None required) 

3.                   Status of Arcata-Eureka Airport reopening

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report on new FAA security requirements at the airport.


4.                   Expenditure plan for Rural and Small County Law Enforcement Assistance program funds; establish trust account; and approval of a supplemental budget in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100-243.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan, establish trust account and approve $15,325 supplemental budget.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action) 

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box development in Humboldt County (No Action) 


Time Certain 1 9:30 A.M.

1.                   Child Welfare Oversight Committee Interim Report.  The Child Welfare Oversight Committee (CWOC, since its appointment in 1999, has been addressing the 36 Child Welfare Services' (CWS) Emergency Response recommendations made by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in its efforts to assist CWS in reviewing each component of its Emergency Response capability.  This interim report to the Board is the culmination of CWOC's efforts to date.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Time Certain 2 10:30 A.M.

2.                   Response to the 2000-2001 Grand Jury Report.  Annually the Grand Jury submits a report to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.  Each department or agency mentioned in the report is required to prepare a response.  Responses from all appointed county officials are compiled by the County Administrative Officer and submitted as a package to the Board.  Draft proposed responses from the Board are also included in this package for consideration and modification as the Board deems appropriate.  In addition, for the sake of providing a compilation of all responses in a single document, copies of responses that have been received in this office from elected officials and other agencies are also attached.

RECOMMENDATION: Review and modify draft of Board response; approve documents; direct Clerk of the Board to submit final response and direct to submit two copies of all responses to the County Clerk/Recorder.

Time Certain 3  10:45 A.M.

3.                   Presentation from Mel Gibberson of Fernald Energy Center on his firm's interest in locating an electrical generating facility in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Continued to October 2, 2001 meeting.

Time Certain 4  11:15 A.M.

4.                   Presentation of Foot and Mouth Disease by Dr. Peterson Veterinary Medical Officer, State of California Department of Food and Agriculture (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Continued to a future date.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.  (No action taken.) 

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6.  Reviewing the County's position and instruct its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees (None)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 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  (None)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--(None)

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.



Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. John and Don Mills Assessor's Parcel No. 202-321-028

RECOMMENDATION: Continued to the October 16, 2001 meeting.


1.                   Resolution of condemnation for the Terrorist Actions Against the United States on September 11, 2001.  On September 11, 2001 the United States was brutally attacked by foreign terrorists.  The Board condemns the actions of these terrorists and supports the President of the United States as he works with national security to defend against additional attacks and to find the perpetrators.  The County will continue to work with the Governor of California on security measures to ensure that California remains free, peaceful and prosperous. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

L.                   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.