9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Larry McCain Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church


1.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of January 15, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders

2.                   Authorization to submit letter of intent to amend lease between County of Humboldt, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation to California Department of Parks and Recreation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of CDS to send said letter.

3.                   Accelerated step increase for Diana Plant Fiscal Assistant II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve accelerated step increase effective January 6, 2002.

4.                   Immunassay Master Agreement and Addendum between Abbott Laboratories Inc. Diagnostics Division and Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

5.                   Lease of Office Space at 231 Second Street for Social Services Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Robin Arkley

6.                   Allocate Health and Human Services Deputy Director-Information Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate said position (1) in Budget Unit 511 effective immediately.

7.                   Amended agreement with Six Rivers National Forest for establishing Juvenile assigned work service JAWS Program Work Sites on Federal lands

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute amendment.

8.                   Supplemental budget in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100 221 in the amount of $1,285.The Sheriff's Department has two employees trained and certified by the F.B.I. to store, transport and destroy illegal explosives.These two employees work on call for all law enforcement agencies in Humboldt County.This supplemental budget will pay for a supply of one hundred ninety-two (192) sticks of Kinepak liquid/solid combination explosives.The explosive is inert until mixed in a controlled situation and is used to destroy found explosives.Funds will cover the cost of explosives Haz-op and impost charges, mileage and handling.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by adopting supplemental budget of $1,285.

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.                   Resolution of commendation for Garberville/Redway's Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year; Brian Walker.The Board wishes to recognize Mr. Walker with a resolution of commendation.(Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation for Brian Walker.

2.                   Resolution of commendation for Nancy Schwarz on her retirement.Nancy Schwartz has retired from Social Security Administration after 35 years of service.Throughout the years Nancy has served on many commissions, boards and organizations serving the citizens of Humboldt County.The Board wishes to honor her with a resolution of commendation. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

3.                   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 fourteen days until February 5, 2002.†† (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until February 5, 2002.

4.                   Resolution of commendation for Sheila I. Darling.Sheila I. Darling will be retiring from the Department of Health and Human Services on February 2, 2002.The Board thanks Ms. Darling for her thirty three years of loyal service to the County and wishes her a long and fulfilling retirement.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

5.                   Resolution of commendation for Dolores Ridout on her retirement.Dolores Ridout retired on December 28, 2001 after 28 years of service with the County.The Board wishes to thank her for her dedication and service to the citizens of Humboldt County.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

6.                   Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission's recommendations for grants of Fish and Game monies.The Board instructed the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission to make recommendations for funding of grants.During the Commission's November 2001 meeting the Commissioners evaluated four grant requests using the Board approved criteria.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocations:$3,000 Snowy Plover Monitoring, $2,500 Wildlife Rescue and $3,000 Birds of Prey Education.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Humboldt County Fair Association for approval of their 2002 operating budget

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Chair of the Board and County Clerk to sign the operating budget.

8.                   Resolution from the City of Fortuna requesting that the County conduct the City's April 9, 2002 municipal election.The City of Fortuna's Resolution No. 2001-54.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with the condition that the City reimburse the County for costs.

9.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission.On January 15, 2002 Supervisor Bonnie Neely requested the Clerk of the Board submit the nomination of Dr. Aziz to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Abdul Aziz with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

10.               Appointments to the Airport Advisory Committee.The committee has three vacancies due to the resignations of Sally Biggin, Dan Johnson and David Ravetti.Messrs. Limmer and Hunter are currently alternates.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint as full members.Contact remaining applicants from initial recruitment to determine interest in being considered for remaining vacancy or as an alternate.

11.               Appointments to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD)Appoint Messrs. Mark Moore and Robert Vevoda with terms to expire on November 26, 2004.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Messrs. Mark Moore and Robert Vevoda.

12.               Reappointment to the Area 1 Developmental Disability Program Board.Reappoint Sue Prine with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Sue Prine with term to expire on June 30, 2003.

13.               Appointment to the Whole Child Interagency Council.Mr. Rasines is the Director of Probation Services for the Humboldt County Probation Department

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Doug Rasines as the representative for the Chief Probation Officer.

14.               Membership on the Mental Health Board.Reappoint Ginevra Blake, Marianne Pennekamp, Gladys Strope and Sara Turner with terms to expire on January 26, 2005.Appoint Marilyn Sterling as a Family Consumer representative with term to expire on January 26, 2005.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointments and appoint M. Sterling (Family Consumer category).

15.               Appointments to the Commission on the Status of Women.There are three applicants for five vacancies.The remaining vacancies are in the District 1 and 4.There are no other applications on file with the Clerk of Board.

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sonya Fe (Fifth District) and Judy Bennett and Diana Plant (at-large)

County Administrative Office

16.               County Fire Warden.If the County is going to have a County Fire Warden the only viable option currently appears to be to execute the agreement with CDF.Mr. Dick Goings the CDF Unit Chief is willing to serve in this capacity and he is acceptable to the Fire Chiefs' Association.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with CDF and adopt Resolution No. 02-8.

County Counsel

17.               Budget item Appropriation transfer from General Fund to County Counsel's litigation expense fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for $10,000 from General Fund Contingencies.

District Attorney

18.               Extension of extra help hours for Andrea Culbertson Victim Witness Program Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1,920 hours.

19.               Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) supplemental budget.The Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) grant approved the purchase of two computers and a printer for use by Victim Witness staff assigned to the CHAT program.The grant award was approved after the budget had been adopted and so were not included in the proposed budget.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for the purchase of two computers and printer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

20.               Amendment to the agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council (HCCC-Family Preservation Program) for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for the period June 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

21.               Substance Abuse Treatment and Testing Accountability Program (SATTA) implementation plan and adoption of the Resolution approving the revised County plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations and adopt Resolution No. 02-9.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Grant award agreement between the California WIC Association and the County of Humboldt Women Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program and a supplemental budget for County FY 2001-2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve oral health grant agreement with the California WIC Association ($8,000)

23.               Agreement concerning Targeted Case Management (TCM) and Medi-Cal administrative activities (MAA) between County of Humboldt and the County of Butte.This agreement is between the County of Humboldt and the County of Butte, the host county for Fiscal Years 2001/2002 through 2002/2003.The responsibilities of the host county are to collect and disburse funds for the MAA and TCM trust fund.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Butte County including MCAA Coordination for TCM.

24.               Amendment to State Agreement for the Domestic Violence Prevention Program Fund 1175 Budget Unit #488.Agreement Number 00-90745 with the California Dept. of Health Services was approved by the Board on August 29, 2000 in the amount of $450,000 for the period of July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2003.This money is funding the County's Domestic Violence Prevention Program whose goal is to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention and to take the first steps in decreasing the incidence of domestic violence by conducting a multi-faceted and integrated prevention campaign.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the amendment which changes the source of funding from the State's General Fund to the Title V Federal Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001.

25.               Grant extension agreement between the Office of Traffic Safety and the County and a MOU between the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the County, Budget Unit 434, Outside Agency Support.The agreement with CDF will provide mutually advantageous fire and emergency services through an effective consolidated organization.

RECOMMENDATION: Extend grant agreement and approve MOU for year-round, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, staffing at the CDF Weott Fire Station.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.               Establish fixed asset for Children's shelter; approve transfer of funds.The DHHS is remodeling the children's emergency shelter in preparation for remodeling later this year.The facility is in need of new carpet.This requires approval by the Board of Supervisors as a fixed asset; a transfer of funds is also required.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

27.               Agreement between County of Humboldt and Humboldt Child Care Council (HCCC).The agreement is for non-Medi-Cal funded service activities related to the Family Preservation Program.The HCCC will be responsible for providing case management, rehabilitation, plan development and related activities in collaboration with Child Welfare Services and Children, Youth and Family Services following an initial assessment of child abuse and neglect by CWS.SSB staff recommend the Board approve this agreement and authorize its Chair to execute the agreement.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

28.               Authorize salary step advancement for Eligibility Worker II Pam Cannam pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County salary resolution (4/5 vote required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advancement to Range 254 Step D.

29.               Agreement to provide emergency therapeutic shelter care

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

30.               Purchase of internet-based reporting program for Child Welfare Services ($25,000).SSB wants to improve tracking and monitoring of CWS cases with quarterly reporting.The County's current reporting system has proven to be unsatisfactory for CWS purposes.The State has endorsed the Safe Measures Software and SSB staff recommend its purchase.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Library Services

31.               Supplemental budget ($5,291) for the receiving of Library donations.The Library has received donations from individuals and organizations in the amount of $2,223 which have already been deposited in 1500-621-705-085, Library Donations and an estate bequest of $3,068.All these monies were given for the purchase of library materials.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

32.               Resolution authorizing participation in the North State Cooperative Library System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-10.


33.               Supplemental budget for increased funding for Standards and Training for Corrections.On Jan. 4, 2002, the department received notification from the State Board of Corrections that our Standards and Training Corrections allocation for FY 2001/2002 has been recalculated from $55,116 to $56,662, and increase of $1,546.These funds are used to reimburse the department for a portion of the costs for training staff.All new probation officers, management staff, and correctional officers are required to have between two and five weeks of training, (based upon their classification) and all staff are mandated to have 40 hours of training per year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($1,546)

34.               Request to increase expenditure account no. 1100-235-8-066 Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase of $592 for a laser printer dedicated to Revenue Recovery.

35.               Purchase of a computer for access to Juvenile Case Management Database ($2,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Public Works

36.               Request to purchase six mid-size sedans to be used in the Motor Pool ($99,700).Fleet Services is requesting the addition of six mid-size sedans to be used in the Motor Pool.Surveys of vehicle usage during the past year have shown a consistent shortage of vehicles available for departmentís day-to-day use.The addition of these vehicles will help alleviate the shortage.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


37.               Supplemental budget for the purchase of three truck canopies and nine truck toolboxes.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($10,610)

Treasurer-Tax Collector

38.               Temporary increase in compensation for supervising Tax Collector Velma Thiel and Treasury and Tax assistant, Lenora Viggers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclaim January 2002 as National Mentoring Month.Considerable numbers of our children today face difficult circumstances; single parent homes, born to teen parents, living in poverty and not finishing high school.Mentoring is a proven, effective strategy to combat these circumstances.The Northcoast Mentor Program has requested the Board proclaim January 2002 as National Mentoring Month.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 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)


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 action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Robert Hemberger and Karen Hemberger v. Robert Figas, Figas Construction.Humboldt County Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt; Case No. DR 10646 (No final action taken)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.(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.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. James Daggs and Deon Daggs; APN 401-245-011

RECOMMENDATION: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate same by March 29, 2002.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Works

1.                   Revisions to County Park Ordinance.On October 4, 1999 the Board received a letter from the US Fish and Wildlife Service stating that activities permitted by the current County Park Ordinance on County Beaches were resulting in a "take" occurring to the Western Snowy Plover, a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The Board's Beach Management Sub Committee consisting of Supervisors Kirk and Woolley held three public meetings to receive suggested revisions to the current County Park Ordinance.As a result of these meetings, staff developed revisions to the current Ordinance for the Board's consideration.To show diligence to the USFWS it is recommended the Board receive a brief staff presentation on the proposed revisions and resolution.

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing, receive testimony, close the public hearing, discuss the revisions and consider testimony received.Agree that the revisions qualify for a Class 8 categorical exemption under the California Environmental Quality Act and note a Notice of exemption was filed with the County Clerk on Dec. 10, 2001.Direct the Board Clerk to have a Summary of the Ordinance published at least 5 days before the date set for adoption and 15 days after passage.

K.                  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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