9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Mr. John Gordon of the North Coast 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.                   Certificates of Appreciation for Board Meeting Videographer Supervisor Smith wishes to show his appreciation to Donald B. Coppin who has reliably donated time and services to operate the video cameras for public access television broadcast during Board meetings.  (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Chair's signature on Certificate of Appreciation.

Health and Human Services - Administration

2.                   Temporary salary increases for Paula Tierney, Office Services Supervisor and Patricia Lawson Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increases until Finance Unit organizational structure is finalized.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

3.                   Final combined negotiated net amount and drug Medi-Cal Contract for FY 2000-01

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

4.                   Establish the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 Prop 36 Budget in fund 1170, approve supplemental budget for the program and approve transfer from Mental Health Contingency (4/5 vote)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

5.                   Extension of lease for Humworks Program 824 Harris Street Suite B Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Rachel-Jill Hemmert through June 30, 2003.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

6.                   Social Services branch signing tenant use permit with Employment Development Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Tenant Use Permit.

7.                   Establish a fixed asset account, approve appropriation transfer and purchase fixed assets for Department 509 Children's Shelter Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

8.                   Appoint Sara Turner to advisory committee on the In-Home Supportive Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

9.                   Allocate Health and Human Services Deputy Director Employee Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt position into classification plan; and allocate one position in Unit 511.

Library Services

10.               Grant ($3,548) from California State Library for Public Library Staff Education Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant and adopt supplemental budget of $730.

Public Works

11.               Ordinance relating to time restricted parking in the Garberville area

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set adoption for March 12, 2002.

12.               Remodel/addition for the Healthy Moms Program Project No. 431000

RECOMMENDATION: Accept project as complete, and file Notice of Completion.

13.               Humboldt County Recorder's Office remodel Project No. 170120

RECOMMENDATION: Accept project as complete and file Notice of Completion.

14.               Renovation and remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234 Change Order No. 7.0 issues. These Change Orders are comprised of various smaller Cost Proposals (Changes).  The changes have an additive affect on the construction of $14,825.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 7.0 ($14,825)

15.               Road rehabilitation and sidewalk project located on Blue Lake Boulevard (F5L016) Larry J. Smith, Merle D. Jones, Janet R. Jones, Lisa Hoyt

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easements from Larry Smith, Merle Jones, Janet Jones and Lisa Hoyt.

16.               Ordinance repealing and reenacting in its entirety Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code, relating to the County park system

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 5, 2002.


17.               Acceptance of 2002 Emergency Management Performance Grant ($28,480)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said grant.


1.                   After thirty with the County, John Anderson, Deputy Director, Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch is retiring.  The Board of Supervisors thanks him for his service and wishes him a long and fulfilling retirement.  (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Proclaim March 2002 American Red Cross and Disaster Preparedness Month (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for March 2002.

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.                   Plan for transition of District Attorney's Child Support Enforcement Division to the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services Effective July 1, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan as outlined in Nos. 1-9 of the submitted staff report.

Community Development Services

4.                   Update on Eureka Target Store Project and the Oceanview Center (Big K-Mart)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Director of Community Development Services to prepare a letter of comment for the Chair's signature to the City of Eureka on the Eureka Store Target Project.  Said letter shall address 1) coastal access impacts; 2) cumulative traffic impacts; 3) the blighted condition of the proposed site; and 4) a job analysis.

5.                   Workshop on the Building Communities Report

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn meeting to Thursday, February 28, 2002 in order for Board members to attend workshop at the College of the Redwoods (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm).

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of Board Orders from meeting of February 19, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Clarify No. F-4 pertaining to legislative requests and approve Board Orders.


1.                   Reports on Board member travel at County cost and meeting attendance.

2.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County.

3.                   Sale of Save-The-Redwoods League property to the California Department of Parks and Recreation (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the letter of concerns to Mr. Warren Westrup, Chief of the Office of Acquisition and Real Property Services of the California Department of Parks and Recreation

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session.  (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, review the County’s position, and instruct its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees.  (Not held)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9. (None)

4.                   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.  (Continued to March 5, 2002)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; existing litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(a).  Roger E. Smith Inc. d.b.a. Resco Construction Company v. County of Humboldt et al Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt Case No. 96DR0188.  (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 Judith Schmidt spoke about her concerns as to how the United States Fish and Wildlife Services designates critical habitats.  Asked that Humboldt County join in lawsuit with Coos County, Oregon to address this concern.

2.                   Josh, and his neighbor, Tim Raymond, asked for County and City assistance to address concerns about inadequate lighting, excessive speeding, illegal trash disposal and illegal drug use and possession in the area of McCullen and Allard Avenues and Howard Street in Eureka.

3.                   Walter Pieper expressed concerns about the timeliness of the mailing of the sample ballots for the March 5, 2002 primary election.

4.                   Lindsey McWilliams, Administrative Services Director state that the "semi open primary" on March 5, 2002 has been "logistically difficult" all over the State.  Also, on Feb. 25, 2002 he found out that PG&E plans to cut power to the Mattole Valley (Petrolia) on March 5, 2002.  The CAO was instructed to contact PG&E to stress that Election Day is an inappropriate day to cut power.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Taylor/Nevers/Hansen; Assessor's Parcel No. 019-071-003

RECOMMENDATION: Find public nuisance exists and order property owners to abated by April 23, 2002.

2.                   Humboldt County vs. Temple Assessor's Parcel No. 019-121-022

RECOMMENDATION: Find public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate by April 11, 2002.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Revocation of Calabrese conditional use permit; File No. APN 100-112-01 & 02; Case No. CUP 169-74 and CUP 29-77 (Ferndale Area)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue public hearing to the meeting of Tuesday March 12, 2002 at 1:30 pm.

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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