9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Senior Pastor Paul Harris of the Eureka First Church of the Nazarene.


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.                   Request for supplemental budget ($1,183) for Communications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for computer upgrade to support telephone system.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   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 April 9, 2002.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until April 9, 2002.

3.                   Letter in support of North Coast Emergency Medical Services' proposal and grant application for Rural Outreach Training (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support signed by Supervisor Woolley.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Claim for refund of taxes Redwood Creek Apartments APN 509-191-018

RECOMMENDATION: Reject the claim.

5.                   Claim for refund of taxes Wood Creek Apartments APN 201-149-027

RECOMMENDATION: Reject the claim.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of March 12, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining & Reclamation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Dissolve said committee by rescinding Resolution No. 97-66.

8.                   Representative changes on the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tom Taylor M.D. to fill the Medical Society vacancy.Appoint Dan Goldsmith M.D. to fill the Paramedical Coordinator vacancy.Move Charlene Pellatz to fill the Consumer/General Public Interest vacancy.

Community Development Services

9.                   Supplemental 2001/2002 budget for Community Development Services Department/Economic Division for the HOME Program Senior Housing Project ($562,926) increased revenue and expenses.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

County Administrative Office

10.               Adoption of schedule of office hours for various County departments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt schedule and direct County Counsel to draft necessary resolution.

11.               Request to delete County Counsel from membership in Utility Undergrounding Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Letters to Congressional representatives regarding loss of Redwoods National Park payment in lieu of taxes

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.

Employment Training

13.               Extension of Agreement with the California Employment Development Department to collect, analyze and disseminate Local Occupational Information for Twenty Occupations

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement through February 28, 2002.

14.               Second extension of extra-help hours for D. Marshall Labor Market Information Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,920 hours)

Health and Human Services - Administration

15.               Allocate an Executive Secretary position and disallocate an Eligibility Worker I/II/III position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Appointments to the Medical Staff of Sempervirens with clinical privileges

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Paula Edwalds MD. David Godwin MD. Bradley Strong MD. Jonathan Sommers MD. James Bierman Ph.D. and Linda Cade FNP.

17.               Request to increase the estimated revenue and expenditure for the Managed Care Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting supplemental budget ($1,000,000) for FY 2001-2002

18.               Request to reallocate Mental Health Case Manager I/II to Nurse Case Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

19.               MOU to define agency responsibilities regarding collection of DNA Specimens for Department of Justice as required by Penal Code Section 290

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the City of Eureka Police Department

20.               Extension of extra-help hours Dawn Hickox Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,825 hours.

21.               Extension of extra help hours for Oceana Madrone Health Education Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,825 hours.

22.               Balance of the Health Partnership Grant from Northcoast Children's Services

RECOMMENDATION: Accept balance of $632 for support of the Dental Advisory Group.

23.               Letter of support for the Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify submission of letter signed by the Chair of the Board.

24.               Contract amendment number 99-85717-A05 public health fund 1175 budget unit 415 WIC for the period of October 1999-September 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to offer funding adjustment to small WIC agencies in recognition of past funding inequities and a one-time funding increase to enhance efforts to increase participation.

25.               Supplemental budget for No More Falls! Senior Injury Prevention Project ($4,700)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for purchase of computers, printer and fax machine.

26.               Grant award from the Humboldt Area Foundation for the Anemia Tracking Project

RECOMMENDATION: Accept a $12,500 grant award.

27.               Application for State Funding to operate Regional Used Oil Recycling Program

RECOMMENDATION: Support application by adopting Resolution No. 02-20.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

28.               Authorization to offer Direct Deposit as Benefit Issuance Option

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize offer to payees of Aid to Adoptions program.

29.               Request for Authorization of Promotional Step Advancement for Jeanne Vidad Health and Human Services Deputy Director Finance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

30.               Request to disallocate a Work Crew position and allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

31.               Request to reallocate a Vocational Assistant position and a Social Worker IV position to 40 hours per week classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

32.               Request to distribute request for proposals for Security Guard Services agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

33.               Supplemental budget of $12,575 for Library Donations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


34.               Placement of Juvenile Court Wards in the Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Sign an amended MOU with the Board of Supervisors of Mendocino, Lake and Del Norte Counties.Said amendment includes language pertaining to "payment limitations on catastrophic accident or illness."

35.               Lease agreement with Jack Retzloff for Office Space at 333 "J" Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

36.               Purchase of a commercial grade food processor for Juvenile Hall/regional facility kitchen

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,030)

Public Works

37.               Amended Transportation Development Act Claim in the amount of $1,826,065

RECOMMENDATION: Forward amended claim to the County Association of Governments

38.               Lease for automated surface observing system at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Federal Aviation Administration

39.               Adjustment to salary for Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) general manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an increase from Salary Range 341 to Salary Range 355

40.               Request to declare vehicle no. 04324 as surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.

41.               Agreement for temporary detour with Barri Trust Centerville Road County Road No. 2G010

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

42.               Road rehabilitation and sidewalk project located on Blue Lake Boulevard (F5L016) Alfred B. Nelson and Gloria J. Montgomery

RECOMMENDATION: Accept agreement with Alfred B. Nelson and Gloria J. Montgomery for temporary construction easement.

43.               Purchase of a new computer for roads engineering staff.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase and approve $900 for additional funding.

44.               Road rehabilitation and sidewalk project located on Blue Lake Boulevard (F5L016) Paul C. Jimenez & Pauline Jimenez

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed from Paul and Pauline Jimenez

45.               Purchase of a laptop computer traffic signal conflict monitor tester and portable traffic counters with software ($25,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchases.

46.               Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2, APN 509-161-26 McKinleyville area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Sutter Ranch subdivision unit 2 map for recordation.

47.               Rehabilitation of Blue Lake Boulevard (F5L016) from PM 0.35 to 0.95 Project No. RPL-5904 (037) Contract No. 990706

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind Board Order No. C-21 from March 12, 2002.Approve the plans and specifications.Hold bid opening on April 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.


48.               Renewal of joint operating and financial plan for controlled substances from United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service for 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign plan.

49.               Supplemental budget ($9,285) for Search and Rescue training and equipment costs reimbursable form HR 2389-Forest Service funding for local projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a supplemental budget.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

50.               Authorization, issuance and sale of Peninsula Union School District general obligation bonds Election of 2001 Series 2002 in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $600,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-21


1.                   Proclaim April 2002 as Jazz Festival Appreciation Month and commendations of sponsors of the 2002 Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation and approve commendations.

2.                   California Medical Association I.M.Q. accreditation for Humboldt County Correctional Facility and Humboldt County Juvenile Hall.Dr. Ann Lindsay, President of the Humboldt Del Norte County Medical Society to present certificates of I.M.Q. accreditation to representatives. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

3.                   Commendation for Ruth Blyther Third District Planning Commissioner.The Board commends and thanks Ms. Blyther for her dedicated service on the Planning Commission from July 22, 1997 to February 22, 2002.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt certificate of appreciation.

4.                   Declaring March 2002 as Women's History Month.The Humboldt County Status of Women Commission will be presenting their annual report to the Board.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and hear annual report.

5.                   Proclaim April 1, 2002 as Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works projects (No action)

2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works projects (No action)

3.                   Ordinance relating to night fishing on County Park beaches

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce an ordinance by title, waive the first reading thereof and set the ordinance (as modified) for adoption on April 2, 2002*.Deny the change in hours.Accept the new language allowing night fishing.Adopt Resolution No. 02-23, adopt regulations issued by the Humboldt County Public Works Department for the protection of sensitive species in County Parks.Direct staff to prepare new summaries and a new ordinance title page.Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the new summaries by March 28, 2002 and fifteen days after ordinance adoption.Direct staff to develop language providing the Wiyot Tribe access to the mouth of the Eel River from Table Bluff County Park for traditional and ceremonial fishing for the Eel River.Direct staff to work on language for providing access to the Eel River marshes and inland side of South Bay specifically for long-time traditional water fowl hunting.*The scheduled adoption date had to be moved to April 9, 2002 because the deadline for publishing on March 28, 2002 has already passed.

DHHS Public Health Branch

4.                   Request to support the Product Stewardship Institute by becoming a coalition member. The Product Stewardship Institute is a national organization created to coordinate state and local government efforts in developing a coordinated approach to product stewardship.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt Resolution No. 02-22 which adopts the Principles of Product Stewardship with support for future legislation if voluntary agreement is not achieved.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Present from Chief Dick Goings County Fire Warden on his requesting authorization to pursue Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant Money to be used for purchases to assist organized fire departments within the County.

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.


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; anticipated litigation per Government Code Section 54956.9(c) initiation of litigation (One case) (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.                   Judith Schmidt spoke in support of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors intervening in the Coos County, Oregon lawsuit against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service over the designation by the USFWS of a critical habitat for the Western Snowy Plover.Daniel Pierce suggested having a public hearing on marijuana issues.Rosie Frediani widow of Alex Frediani thanked the Board for presenting a certificate of appreciation posthumously to Mr. Frediani on February 19, 2002 for videography services.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

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: Keep the public hearing open on the revocation proceeding.A group of Mr. Fales, the operator of the business, neighbors, Supervisor Jimmy Smith and Planning Director Kirk Girard shall be formed to work out a set of interim operating conditions for the business on a voluntary compliance basis.Said group shall report back to the Board within thirty days.Within ninety days, the applicant shall make application for a modification of the original use permit.Reports shall be brought back on a periodic basis to the full Board on compliance with specified time frames and progress towards obtaining final permits.

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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