9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection


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 to find the condition of the Courthouse boilers constitutes an emergency that will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids and that action is necessary to respond to the emergency.

RECOMMENDATION: Make a finding by adopting Resolution No. 02-25 which authorizes the County Administrative Officer to replace the boilers.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Letter to Gale Norton Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior, regarding Trinity River flow allocations (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the letter sent to interior Department in support of the motion.

3.                   Special election for Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request to mail-in vote to Elections for appropriate action.

4.                   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 23, 2002. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until April 23, 2002.

Community Development Services

5.                   Sublease with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sublease for rental space at 520 E Street in Eureka.

6.                   Resolution authorizing Community Development Services Director to sign agreements to carry out grant activities, subject to advance approval by County Counsel and Risk Manager and limited to grants listed in said Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-26.

County Administrative Office

7.                   MOU with Franchise Tax Board regarding Court-ordered debt collection program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU regarding Court-ordered debt collection program.

District Attorney

8.                   Allocation of an Executive Secretary position in budget unit 206

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation effective immediately.

Grand Jury

9.                   Transfer of $5,000 to Grand Jury's line item for transportation and travel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,000 from contingencies

Health and Human Services - Administration

10.               Consideration of a transfer of State/Local program realignment funds from Health Branch sub-account to trust account 3431 to provide available funds specifically for the implementation of Assembly 1682 (In-Home Supportive Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on April 23, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Amendment to State Master Agreement for various HIV/AIDS Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement and adopt negative supplemental budget ($10,892).

12.               Letter to State Officials in support of continued full State funding for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program in Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to State Officials and authorize staff to provide information to legislators, other stakeholders and the community regarding impact of CHDPP loss.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Approve Promoting Safe and Stable Families three year plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2003-2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said plan.

14.               Agreement with individual employees seeking Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director or his designee to sign agreements.Authorize Risk Manager to initiate small claims actions as necessary to obtain reimbursement of funds owed by MSW students who fail to meet the requirements of the agreement.

Public Works

15.               Lease for Glide Slope Runway 32 at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Federal Aviation Administration.

16.               Federal Aviation Administration lease for localizer antenna array at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Federal Aviation Administration

17.               Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lease for Vasi runway 14 at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Federal Aviation Administration

18.               Lease for office and hangar at Murray Field Airport for Ground Courier Service

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Rapid Package Inc.

19.               Resolutions to apply for grant funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program for projects at Freshwater County Park and A.W. Way County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 02-27 and 02-28.

20.               Extension of extra-help hours for Wendy Meeks to a maximum of 1,360 hours

RECOMMENDATION: Grant extension by transferring $25,000 in extra-help funds to Unit 320.

21.               Ordinance amending Sect. 271-5(b) of Chapter 1 of Division 7 or Title II of the County Code relating to Fishing at County Beach Parks and Resolution governing activities in County Parks.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2268 and adopt Resolution No. 02-29.

22.               Branham overflight easement APN 510-261-28 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement for benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.


1.                   Resolution of commendation for Post Master Dawn Belmont and Post Master Pam Manney.(Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions for Dawn Belmont and Pam Manney.

2.                   Proclaim April 14 to 20, 2002 as Safety Seat Checkup Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 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)

Code Enforcement Unit

3.                   Ordinance amending County Code Section 351-45 et. seq. pertaining to use of buildings for sale of controlled substances

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 23, 2002.

4.                   Ordinance amending County Code Section 352-1 et. seq. pertaining to regulation and removal of junk vehicles.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 23, 2002.

5.                   Ordinance amending County Code Section 2121 et. seq. pertaining to recovery of costs related to processing and enforcement of code violations.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 23, 2002.

6.                   Ordinance amending County Code Section 2131 et. seq. pertaining to Administrative Penalties.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on April 23, 2002.


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--Fairview Neighbors v. County of Ventura

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to review letter to Kevin Hamblin, Director of Community Development for the City of Eureka from Steefel Levitt & Weiss in regard to Fairview Neighbors v. County of Ventura and then present her analysis to the Board.


Time Certain 19:45 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Review of long-term parking issues on County maintained roads and consider appropriateness of an ordinance (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish the following committee to develop options for presentation to Board Supervisor Jimmy Smith; a representative of the Department of Public Works; a representative of the Sheriff's Department; and a representative of the Highway Patrol.

Time Certain 210:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Proclaim the week of April 6-14, 2002 as the Week of the Young Child(Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider the discipline, dismissal or release of a Public Employee pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken)

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.                   Daniel Pierce took offense about how the word guru was used during a portion of the April 2, 2002 Board of Supervisors' meeting.To him, it is a sacred divine word.He encouraged the Board to allocate some of the Headwaters Fund for opening a cannabis center in Humboldt County.William Timm told of his involvement in a self-improvement program.Carol Vander Meer representing the Friends of the Dunes spoke in support of the Board applying for grant funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program for projects at Freshwater County Park and A.W. Way County Park.

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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.