9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Rick McRostie Senior Pastor of the First Covenant Church of 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.                   Upgrading of Telephone System for Agriculture building on South Broadway.  The Agriculture building on South Broadway is in need of upgrading their telephone system to the County's new digital system.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve upgrade by approving supplemental budget of $14, 378.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificate of commendation for Loleta Volunteer Fire Department.  Supervisor Smith wishes to commend the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department for their exemplary service to the City of Loleta and all the surrounding communities.  (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt certificate of commendation.

3.                   Resolution authorizing road closure for Avenue of the Giants marathon and 10K Run.  Authorize temporary closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road for the annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10 K Run.  (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization by adopting Resolution No. 02-15.

4.                   Appointment of John Smith to the Redway Fire Protection District Board.  Lou Leeper, Elections has verified a vacancy on the Redway Fire Protection District Board.  At the recommendation of the District Board Supervisor Rodoni wishes to appoint John Smith. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment.

5.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use.  Dr, Lindsay has determined the emergency still exists and the Resolution should remain in effect for an additional twenty-one days until March 26, 2002. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until March 26, 2002.

6.                   Humboldt Kinetic Association request for funds from the Bed Tax.  The Humboldt Kinetic Assoc. is requesting to be included in the distribution of funds from the bed tax.  The World championship Kinetic Sculpture Race has a 33 year history in Humboldt County and is one of the County's top ten tourist attractions.  (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to the budget process.

7.                   Ratify letter of support for Northern California Veteran's Home.  On Feb. 21, the Board received a request from the Shasta County Board to support the establishment of a Veteran's Home in Shasta County.  The legislation SB 1234 and SB 1235 would provide funding for the Veteran's Home and is rapidly moving through the Legislature.  (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization of Vice Chair's signature on said letter of support to State Senator K. Maurice Johannessen.

8.                   Step increase for Board's Administrative Secretary From Step B to Step E (Range 277) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve accelerated step increase for Kathy Riccomini.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Extension of extra help hours for Terry Arrington, Maintenance Custodian and Robin McQueen Medical Office Assistant I to 1440 hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Supplemental budget ($22,367) Fixed Asset purchase (Daycare Changing Table) and transfer from Public Health Contingency ($10,750) for budget unit 431 Healthy Mom's Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

11.               Increase in allocation of a 50% Health Program Coordinator position occupied by Valorie Lovelace to an 80% Health Program Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in allocation.

12.               Request for Proposals (RFP) for Health Services at the Correctional Facility Juvenile Hall and the Northern California Treatment Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Issue RFP to detention medical providers with Public Health to act as lead agency.

Library Services

13.               Extension of lease to June 30, 2007; Use of building for McKinleyville Branch Library

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with McKinleyville Community Services District.

14.               Temporary closure of Arcata Branch Library for facility improvements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary closure and send letter of thanks to the City of Arcata.


15.               Authorization for the Sheriff to sign cooperative law enforcement agreement 02-LE-11051360-052 between the US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Six Rivers National Forest and the County of Humboldt Sheriff's Dept.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Six Rivers National Forest.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

16.               Resolution approving sale of properties tax-defaulted and subject to sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-16


1.                   Resolution of commendation for Olympic Ice dancer Naomi Lang.  The Board wishes to commend Naomi Lang, a Humboldt County native and member of the Karuk Tribe for her achievements at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City with her ice dance partner Peter Tchernyshev a native of Russia and new US citizen.  (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

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)

3.                   Courthouse Remodel

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral status report from staff outlining progress on architectural plans and specifications, receive report on revised cost estimates, and direct staff to continue with project design.

4.                   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: Adopt Ordinance No. 2265.  Direct staff to meet with Norman Carr and Jim Watkins of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine the feasibility of allowing commercial fishing on some County Park beaches at night and report back on March 26, 2002.

Community Development Services

5.                   Southern Humboldt Revitalization Area Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said plan by adopting Resolution No. 02-17.


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)


Time Certain 1-- 10:00 AM CAO

1.                   Employment Training Department (ETD) consolidation with Health & Human Services (HHS)

RECOMMENDATION: Dissolve ETD effective June 30, 2002; disallocate the ETD Director position effective June 30, 2002; authorize all employment and training programs and services be transferred over to and become a branch or division of HHS effective June 30, 2002; direct County Counsel to prepare the appropriate ordinance and changes to the County Code to reflect the departmental changes; direct the Personnel Dept. to work with the CAO, HHS and ETD to address personnel changes, including new job descriptions and salary ranges as may be needed; direct HHS and ETD to work together to develop consolidation plan and new organization chart.

Time Certain 2 -- 11:00 AM CAO

2.                   Mid-year financial review and budget parameters for Fiscal Year 2002-03 and adopt budget schedule as recommended by the CAO.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the budget parameters recommended for Fiscal Year 2002-03 and adopt budget schedule as recommended by the CAO.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.  (No final action taken)

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 (Reschedule for March 12, 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.

1.                   Judith Schmidt of Orick told of Coos County (Oregon) litigation against U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services' policies on critical habitat areas for Western Snowy Plover.  Brian Buck presented a copy of "A Living Wag in Humboldt County: A Comparative Study of Three Models” by Deborah Keeth, Assistant Director of Index Economic Activity for Humboldt County. Daniel Pierce spoke of an ancient prayer advocating use of hash.

J.                   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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