9:00 AM



B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Broese Van Groenou Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in 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.                   Supplemental funding for Nursery Inspections and Enforcement activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter of condolence on the death of Fran Clark.Fran devoted many years to business development and technological advancement on the Northcoast.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the letter of condolence.

3.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation Grant application for the restoration of the Natural Riparian area in the Humboldt Botanical Garden.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter of support.

4.                   Resolution commending James Kirkendall on his retirement.James Kirkendall retired on January 5, 2002 after more than 26 years serving the Humboldt County Library System.The Board wishes to commend him for his excellent service and wish him well in his retirement.(Supervisor Neely) James Kirkendall retired on January 5, 2002 after more than 26 years serving the Humboldt County Library System.The Board wishes to commend him for his excellent service and wish him well in his retirement.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

5.                   Letter requesting Governor Davis reinstate the remaining five million to the Trauma Care Fund(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the letters of support.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of January 8, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

7.                   Response to the Financial Audit of Probate Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Review and file.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Request to excuse Loretta Nickolaus, County Administrative Officer, for attendance at the Board of Supervisors' meeting of January 22, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

9.                   Application for Grants to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of Protection Orders Program (FY 2002) US Dept. of Justice Office of Justice Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Submit application to US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs.

10.               Allocation of two full-time Family Support Officer I/II positions and a contingency transfer for the District Attorney Child Support Enforcement Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Substance abuse treatment and testing accountability program (SATTA) implementation plan and adoption of the resolution approving the revised County plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Motor Pool purchase of two mid-size sedans

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by the Motor Pool at a cost of $33,000.

13.               Supplemental budget ($11,225) for Adolescent Family Life Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget increasing state funding to $256,436.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               General Relief Grant Levels

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that maximum monthly GR allowance for a single individual shall remain at $303 and direct that maximum monthly GR allowance for a couple shall remain at $405.

Library Services

15.               Annual Contract with Humboldt Literacy Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and accept the sum of $9,083 from the California State Library for the provision of adult literacy services.


16.               Dissolution of eligibility list for the classes of Senior Environmental Health Specialist Supervising Mental Health Clinician and Training Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

17.               Bauriedel Easement Deed APN 300-071-32 Eureka Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed executed by James and Sile Bauriedel

18.               Construction of Hammond Trail Fischer Road Segment.The work of Parnum Paving Inc. contractor for the Hammond Trail Fischer Road segment has been successfully completed.The contract was awarded per Board Order C-46 August 14, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Parnum Paving Inc.

19.               Clear Creek Culvert replacement at PM 13.05 Mattole Road (F3C010)The work of John N. Petersen Inc. contractor for the Clear Creek culvert replacement on Mattole Road has been successfully completed.The work was for culvert replacement at Mattole Road P.M. 13.05.The contract was awarded per Board Order G-2 July 17, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen Inc.

20.               Resolution to apply for grant funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program Under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-7

Treasurer-Tax Collector

21.               Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file statement.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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


2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works projects.(None)


DHHS Mental Health and Public Health Branches

3.                   Report on Heroin in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


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)


Time Certain 19:30 A.M. Health and Human Services

1.                   Presentation by a representative from the California Department of Forestry (CDF) on the status of the Grant between the Office of Safety, the County and CDF.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Headwaters Forest Defense et al v. County of Humboldt et al USDC Northern California Case No. CV-97-03989-VRN(No final action taken)

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.                   Public Appearances Daniel Pierce said the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant "must go."

2.                   Trevor Sundquist, a Eureka High School student representing Project PC, requested the Board Consider donating their surplus computers to the project so that students could "rent" them similar to a library book.The project team would refurbish the computers.

3.                   Lindsey McWilliams, Director of the County's Administrative Services, explained the process that would need to be followed for the Board to consider the request.

I.                     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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