9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by John Gordon, Senior Administrator of Northcoast Christian Fellowship


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.Dr. Lindsay has determined that the emergency still exists and that the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional twenty-one days until November 6, 2001. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until November 6, 2001.

2.                   Letter to County employees supporting wearing red ribbons during Red Ribbon Week.The Board is proclaiming October 21 through October 27, 2001 as Red Ribbon Week and plans to distribute a letter with red ribbons through the Payroll Division to each County employee, encouraging them to wear red ribbons in support of this national drug prevention awareness campaign.The Dept. of Health and Human Services--Public Health Branch Alcohol and Other Drug Programs Division has graciously supplied red ribbons for all Humboldt County employees. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter.

3.                   Proclamation October 15-20, 2001 as National Business Women's Week.Fortuna Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a National Business Women's luncheon on October 18th where they will honor a "Business Woman of the Year."This annual event is in conjunction with the National Professional Business Women's Week.The Board wishes to proclaim October 15-20 as National Business Women's Week honoring all women in business.Supervisor Rodoni will present the proclamation at the luncheon. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Agreement to provide state mandated cost claiming services.Last year, the County entered into an agreement with the outside firm of DMG-MAXIMUS to prepare reimbursement claim to the State to cover costs of mandated services.This firm has specialized in the State mandated cost area for a number of years and has assisted many other California counties in the claim recovery process.With their specialized knowledge in the area of mandated cost recovery, the County has been able to increase its revenue for providing eligible services.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with DMG-MAXIMUS.

District Attorney

5.                   Supplemental budget BU 205 in the amount of $3,000 for purchase of Desk Top Computer and new shotgun for Drug Task Force Investigator.The District Attorney will use a portion of asset forfeiture funds to purchase a desk top computer for new staff and purchase a new shotgun to be used by Investigator staff assigned to the Drug Task Force.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($3,000).

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

6.                   Amendment to lease agreement of property for Children, Youth and Family Services.On July 16, 1996, the Board approved a lease agreement with Rosemarie Dinsmore for property located at 1711 Third Street, Eureka due to a major expansion of Mental Health Services for children and families through Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment federal and state funding.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease for Children, Youth and Family Services.

7.                   Tele-Psychiatry services agreement between Humboldt County Mental Health and Tri-City Mental Health Center for the period September 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Temporary salary increase for Winston Wheeler, Fiscal Assistant II.Winston Wheeler, Fiscal Assistant II is working as an Administrative Analyst for the Health Education Division until that position can be filled.It is recommended that he receive additional compensation for the duties he is performing during this time.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until Administrative Analyst position is filled.

9.                   Contract for $90,000 with Oscar Larson and Associates to review management plans for hazardous materials facilities exceeding State and Federal threshold quantities of certain hazardous materials.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Appoint member to vacancy on the advisory committee on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.On January 9, 2001, the Board adopted Resolution 01-05 amending Resolution 2000-50 establishing an Advisory Committee on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program pursuant to AB 1682.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint T. R. Wilson.

11.               Extend lease for Environmental Health Office.The Environmental Health currently has its office in leased property located at 100 H Street, Eureka.The current lease expires on December 31, 2001; the County has the option to extend the lease for a one year term by giving the lessor notice sixty days prior to the expiration of the lease.DHHS staff recommend the Board exercise this option by authorizing Real Property Division to send a letter to the lessor.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Extend lease for Alternative Response Team Office.The Alternative Response Team (ART) currently has its offices in leased property located at 550 I Street, Eureka.The current lease expires on Feb. 28, 2002; the County has the option to extend the lease for one two year term, by giving the lessor notice ninety days prior to expiration of the lease.DHHS staff recommend the Board exercise this option by authorizing Real Property Division to send a letter to the lessor.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Department of Health and Human Services/Social Services Branch California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program MOU with the Employment and Training Department in relation to the Welfare-to-Work OJT Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Employment Training Department.


14.               Revised Class Description for Probation Division Director.The class description for the position of Probation Division Director was recently found to need revision.The Personnel Department updates class descriptions whenever such modifications are deemed appropriate to accurately describe County positions.These changes are relatively minor and do not affect the salary level of the class.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

15.               Allocate Building Maintenance Custodian position in Public Works.Because of the nature of the work performed by the Public Works personnel, there is a lot of dirt, mud, tar, grease and oil tracked into the buildings.In order to keep clean facilities for the staff and good perception of Public Works to the public, a full time custodial person under the direction and supervision of Public Works is needed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and associated transfer of $14,625 from Road Contingency Fund.


16.               Supplemental budget in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100-243 in the amount of $775 to pay an additional amount due on a trash compactor ordered for the Correctional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclaim October 21-27, 2001 as Red Ribbon Week.The Red Ribbon Week Campaign is celebrated across America during the week of October 21-27, 2001.Red Ribbon Week activities have been developed for schools and the communities throughout Humboldt County by the Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs, Humboldt County 4H and the Humboldt County Office of Education.In support of the campaign the Board wishes to proclaim October 21-27, 2001 as Red Ribbon Week. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation recognizing October 10, 2001 as the 90th anniversary of Woman Suffrage in California.The women of California won the right to vote on October 10, 1911.This successful, historic effort was accomplished by citizens dedicated to the ideal of true democracy.The Humboldt County Status of Women Commission has requested the Board recognize October 10, 2001 as the 90th anniversary of Woman Suffrage.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation

3.                   Proclamation October and November 2001 are United Way of Humboldt County Months.The United Way campaign's goal is to raise more than $270,000 in Humboldt County to help them with daily needs and the increasing needs related to a changing economy, as well as the need to additional crisis counseling and disaster preparedness. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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)

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission. The individual appointed by the Board will fill the unexpired term of Patrick McNeil who resigned on September 7, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.


1.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance. (No report)

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail development in Humboldt County. (None)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (NONE)

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.                   Mr. Phil Crandall, Director of the Health and Human Services Department, introduced Mr. Lance Morton, the newly-appointed Deputy Director of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch.Mr. Morton thanked the Board for the opportunity to work in Humboldt County.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Administrative abatement cleanup County vs. John and Don Mills AP No. 202-321-028.In Re:Administrative abatement hearing; County of Humboldt v. John and Don Mills; 5460 Mill Street Fortuna, California AP 202-321-028

RECOMMENDATION: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate same.

J.                   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.)

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