9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Reflection


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.                   Additional Funding of $2,000 to Offset the Local Costs Incurred in the Enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals, Spot Inspections and Soil and Tissue Sampling and Complaint Investigations

RECOMMENDATION: Accept additional funds from State Department of Food & Agriculture.

2.                   Extend Agreement with State Department of Food & Agriculture to June 30, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for Weed Management Area funding.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Proclamation declaring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Letter of Support for North Coast Emergency Medical Services Multi-Casualty Incidents/Disaster Preparedness Proposal (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

5.                   Reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and to Rep. Thompson.

6.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until January 22, 2002.

7.                   Certificates of Achievement for Perfect Attendance at Eureka Adult Day Health Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Achievement for J. Isenhardt, K. Lucas, L. Turley, J. Law, C. Arias and C. Tallant.

8.                   Redwood Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America--Distinguished Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution in recognition of Dr. Theodore W. Loring receiving said award.

Children and Families Commission

9.                   Request to Establish Agency Endowment Fund ($1,521,123)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 18, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Appointment of Robin Burdick to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on June 30, 2004.

12.               Reappointments and Appointments to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint D. Boileau, and appoint D. Genderson, D. Larkin, C. Watkins and D. McMahon.

13.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of December 11, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

14.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Margaret Candrian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver up to 1800 hours.

15.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Joshua Dorris

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver up to 1,920 hours.

County Administrative Office

16.               Request to Designate Kimberly Kerr, Deputy County Administrative Officer, as Primary Representative to the California State Association of Counties' Board of Directors for Excess Insurance Authority and to Appoint Loretta Nickolaus as Alternate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Request to Close Fund 1140, Refugee Aid, and Transfer Balance to Fund 1110 (General A)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Auditor-Controller to close said fund.

County Counsel

18.               Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 02-1 through 02-4.

19.               Reallocation of Legal Secretary I/II Position to Legal Accounting Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Employment Training

20.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Dennis Marshall

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver up to 1,275 hours.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

21.               Request to Adjust Institute for Mental Diseases and Bed-Hold Rates

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by amending contract with Merced Manor for Fiscal Year 01-02.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Human Immunodeficiency Virus Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Open Door Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

23.               Amendment to Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Contract No. 01-15385

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to include Article VIII, Section L, regarding Union Organizing.

24.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Maureen Harrington

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver up to 1,825 hours.

25.               Interagency Agreement for Medi-Cal Targeted Case Management (TCM)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Making Headway, Inc.

26.               Medi-Cal TCM Interagency Agreement with Humboldt Senior Resource Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Health and Human Services

27.               Funding for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Chafee Foster Care Independence Voucher Program

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein in support of S. 1503.

Library Services

28.               Supplemental Budget of $1,853 for Library and Automation Project Donations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

29.               Supplemental Budget of $3,170.66 for Library Donations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


30.               Amendment to Compensation Plan for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-5 allowing up to 520 hours of voluntary unpaid furlough per year.


31.               Request for Substitute Appointment for Position of Probation Officer I/II Position No. 001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request until William Naulty, Probation Officer I/II returns to his position.

32.               Supplemental Budget for Forest Service Funding for Local Projects (HR 2389)--Probation Environmental Preservation Project Program ($79,613)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of Probation Officer I/II position, establish Budget Unit 285, direct preparation of Participation Agreement with the Six Rivers National Forest and the Humboldt County Office of Education and authorize purchase of a twelve-passenger van.

33.               Contract to Establish Juvenile Assigned Work Service Program Work Sites on Federal Lands

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Six Rivers National Forest.

Public Works

34.               Renovation and Remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order Nos. 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0.

35.               Remodel/Addition for the Healthy Moms' Program Project No. 431000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0.

36.               Overflight Easement Executed by Terri Bryan, Brett Visser and Carol Visser.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

37.               Proposition 42--Transportation Funding Sales and Use Tax Revenues

RECOMMENDATION: Support the passage of Proposition 42 by adopting Resolution No. 02-6.


38.               Request to Establish Steam Generator Fixed-Asset Account ($9,525)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Presentation from California Department of Child Support Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive presentation and take appropriate action.

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)

District Attorney

3.                   Letter of Support for the District Attorney's Efforts to Seek an Override of Governor Davis Veto of Assembly Bill 960 and Continued Support form the Environmental Protection Agency

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize letter of support to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.


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 Reports)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Director of Child Support Services Pursuant to California Government Code 54954.5 (Appointed Jim Kucharek as Interim Director)

2.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No final action taken)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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. Daniel Pierce, a candidate for Fifth District Supervisor, said that Sheriff's deputies entered his house on November 16, 2001, with loaded weapons in response to a burglary.They responded to the wrong address and no apology has been given to him.Pertaining to the marijuana card system, he said that there is no communication between Public Health and the Sheriff.He concluded his comments by saying that the Planning Department is "stifling growth."

I.                     OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers covering disbursements made during the month of November 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of November 2001.

J.                   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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