9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Senior Pastor Andrew Broese Van Groenou, 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.

Administrative Services

1.                   Placing Students in County Departments to Fulfill Practical Experience Requirements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Humboldt State University.

2.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth in Willow Creek During Fiscal Year 2001-02 ($8,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce.

3.                   Use of portion of Mt. Pierce as a Communications Site, including Exclusive Use of Tower

RECOMMENDATION: Extend license agreement with Pacific Lumber Company through May 19, 2007.

4.                   Request to Establish Energy Retrofit Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

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

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

6.                   Resolution Congratulating Les Westfall as Rotarian of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

7.                   Proclamation Declaring February 26, 2002 as Nadine Fleek Day in Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

8.                   Proclamation Recognizing International Bocce Games in Hopland--May 14-18, 2002 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

9.                   Resolution of Commendation for Lee Brown Upon His Retirement from Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution of commendation.

10.               Authorize Humboldt Arts Council to Represent County at State Fair (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign California State Fair County Exhibit Form for the Council.

11.               Quota International of Eureka--Certificates of Recognition (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificates for Ingebretsens, S. Burgh, and Humboldt Braille Transcribers.

12.               Request for Out-of-County Travel--California Fish and Game Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Supervisor Kirk's travel to Sacramento Meeting (February 22-23, 2002).

Clerk of the Board

13.               Appointment of a Consumer Representative to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Henry Willey with term to expire on January 26, 2003.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Advanced Step Placement for James Hyland, Mental Health Worker I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advancement to Range 219, Step B, retroactive to November 30, 2001.

15.               Lease Agreement with Jack Retzloff for Child Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease for space located at 714 Fourth Street in Eureka.

16.               Application for Additional Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Submit application to the State Department of Mental Health.

17.               Contract for the Provision of Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

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

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Pamela Isaac, Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase as stipulated.

19.               Agreement with State Department of Health Services for Safe Communities Program

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to accept increased funding from $26,704 to $33,541.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

20.               Agreement with the Humboldt Women for Shelter for Services to Victims of Domestic Abuse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

21.               Request to Purchase Two 2002 Ford Taurus Sedans as Stipulated

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids.

22.               Request to Disallocate Vacant Administrative Services Manager Position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Request to Establish New Fixed Asset Lines, Approve Appropriation Transfer, Purchase Fixed Assets for Department 504 (Adult Services) and Donation of Vehicles to the County Motor Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Resolution in Support of Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Program and Community-Based Family Resource and Support

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-12.

25.               Request for Proposals (RFP) for Leased Space for the Health and Human Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve RFP with proposals due on April 17, 2002, no later than 4:00 p.m.


26.               Agreement with Area Agency on Aging for Eldercare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.


27.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Mike Saul, Senior Probation Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase.

28.               Appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments.

Public Works

29.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Utility/Landscape Trailer and Small Tools for Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $3,000.

30.               Purchase of Airport Jet Refueler Truck ($125,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

31.               Lease Agreement with Ken Kritsinger d.b.a. Big Foot Transportation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement for rental of the air freight building at the County airport.


1.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Board Meeting Videographers (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificates for Darrell Keating and the late Alex Frediani.

2.                   Resolution Honoring Harper Motors on its 90th Anniversary (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring Engineer's Week in Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for February 17-23, 2002.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring February 26, 2002 as Spay Day USA (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Proclamation Declaring Medical Assistants' Week in Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for February 18-24, 2002.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

Community Development Services

3.                   Eureka Target Store Project and the Oceanview Center (Big K-Mart)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 26, 2002.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Legislative Special Member's Requests

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to submit the special members' request Public Health Laboratory Improvements to Senator Wesley Chesbro for consideration and inclusion in the State Budget.


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 Report)

3.                   Augmented Transient Occupancy Tax Budget--Arts Council (Supervisors Neely and Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve one-time supplemental budget of $3,000 out of Contingencies for the Humboldt Arts Council's State Fair exhibit.

4.                   Nomination of Panel for Marine Protected Area--North Region (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Support the nominations of Susan Golledge-Rotwein, Paul Pelligrini and Michael Zamboni.


10:00 a.m. Auditor-Controller

1.                   Humboldt County Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the audit report of Bartig, Basler and Ray CPAs.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation on 33-Year World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Bill Croft.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer (Hold quarterly evaluations.)

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). PG&E, Debtor; Case No. 01-30923DM; Northern District of California, San Francisco Division (Continue to February 26, 2002)

I.                     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 by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Kaye Strickland urged the Board members to attend the meeting of the North Coast Railroad Authority on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Asa Wright; Assessor's Parcel No. 019-151-004

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 23, 2002.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Riparian Nature Trail General Plan Amendment Petition; Case No. GPP-01-01

RECOMMENDATION: Accept petition by approving Resolution No. 02-13.


1.                   CHECK REGISTERS Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of December 2001

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

2.                   GRANT APPLICATION-- County Administrative Office--Funding for Expansion of the Juvenile Detention Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

3.                   PROBATION-- Juvenile and Adult Local Detention Facility Construction Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of grant application as stipulated in Nos. 1 through 7 of staff report including the adoption of Resolution No. 02-14.

4.                   ADJOURNMENT--Adjourned to Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in order for the Board members to attend the meeting of the North Coast Railroad Authority (to be held in the Board Chambers).


M.                 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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