TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2002

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation.


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.                   Resolution in recognition of Pediatric Care Providers. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

2.                   Ratify certificate of commendation for Frank Hizer Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificate of commendation for Frank Hizer.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Joseph Rice for service on Planning Commission (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Dennis Hunter on his resignation from the Airport Advisory Committee (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

5.                   Resolution for Dorothy Kay Carlson's retirement from County Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

6.                   National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition request for annual dues (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the request, refer to the budget process and authorize Chair to sign the letter.

7.                   Continuation of emergency transmission of disease through contaminated needle use (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until May 21, 2002.

8.                   Denver Nelson as Board Representative at Klamath Hydro-Electric project relicensing planning meeting May 6-7, 2002 and reimbursement for travel up to $200 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify action taken on May 1, 2002.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Appointment to the Commission on the Status of Women

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Lorelie Tomko with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of April 16, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

11.               Purchase of an LCD Projector in the amount of $3,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

12.               Resolution amending Resolution No. 2000-76 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and for Elected and Appointed Officials.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 02-39 increasing the compensation for the director of the Department of Health and Human Services to $10,056 a month effective July 8, 2002 and increasing the compensation for the County Administrative Officer to $10,694 a month effective December 2002.

13.               Revenue Recovery agreement with California Service Bureau, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Terminate Professional Services Agreement with California Service Bureau, Inc.

County Counsel

14.               Ordinance amending Title II, Division 4, Chapter 1 of the Humboldt County Code relating to the Department of County Administrative Office.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive further reading and set for adoption on May 21, 2002.

15.               Ordinance consolidating Employment Training Department with Department of Health and Human Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consolidation by adopting Ordinance No. 2273.

District Attorney

16.               Supplemental budget ($12,316) to cover mandatory staff training--Victim Witness

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Anti-drug abuse enforcement program grant application for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign appropriate documents for grant application.

18.               Purchase of new telephones, color copier and outreach supplies ($20,800)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for benefit of Child Support Enforcement Division.

Health and Human Services - Administration

19.               Title change for Deputy Health and Human Services Director--Mental Health; Deputy Health and Human Services Director--Public Health; Deputy Health and Human Services Director--Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve title changes.

20.               Temporary increase in salary for Administrative Services Manager until such time as permanent staff is appointed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation of temporary increase for Lorraine Davey.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

21.               Residential Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Recovery and Detoxification Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the North Coast Substance Abuse Council Humboldt Recovery Center and Alcohol Drug Care Services.

22.               Tele-Psychiatry Services agreement between Humboldt County Mental Health and Tri-city Mental Health Center for the period April 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.

RECOMMENDATION: Renew agreement with Tri-City Mental Health

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

23.               Subcontract for Project Leaders encouraging activity and nutrition (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with the Del Norte County Unified School District.

24.               Allocation of one part-time (0.8 FTE) Laboratory Assistant I/II position and disallocation of part-time Office Assistant I/II in BU #435, Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocate Office Assistant I/II position.

25.               Contract recommendations for Health Care Services at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, Juvenile Hall, and the Northern California Treatment Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Health assisted by County Counsel to open contract negotiations with CFMG; and return to Board with recommended contract and recommendations for budget adjustments.

26.               Purchase of two computers for Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($3,750)

27.               Purchase of a medium duty shredder for California Children's Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,500)

28.               Purchase of four computers for California Children's Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($7,500)

29.               Supplemental budget ($35,500) for high-risk prevention case management program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

30.               Allocation of full-time Senior Fiscal Assistant in Public Health Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

31.               Resolution of support for Humboldt Waste Management Authority's submittal of application to receive State funding for fiscal year 2002/03 Regional Household Hazardous Waste Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-40.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

32.               Purchase of computers for Public Health Nurses in Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($4,600)

33.               Subscription agreement for internet access to Safemeasures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subscription agreement.

34.               Provision of Family Preservation Services for certain rates for services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council

35.               Purchase of computer system, equipment, printers and lop top for CalWORKS

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($17,292)

36.               Request for proposals (RFP)--Child Abuse Prevention Intervention and Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Distribute RFP, and direct staff to return with recommendation for contract award.

Information Services

37.               Contract with BIS Computer Solutions Inc., for the maintenance and support of the Correctional Management System used by the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Execute annual contract with BIS Computer Solutions Inc. for $9,348.

Public Works

38.               Storm Damage Repair Project on Alderpoint Road (6B165) at Burr Creek Bridge (4C-0093)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from the Barnwell parties.

39.               Vance overflight easement APN 510-101-13 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement from Curtis and James Vance

40.               Fish overflight easement APN 510-261-30 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement from Buzz and Dorothy Fish.


41.               Approve application for State Off-Highway Vehicle Grant entitled Humboldt Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-41.

42.               Request to establish budget unit 1100-248 Airport Security at $54,531.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request

43.               Request to pay DMG Maximum $3,000 for services in acquiring State Criminal Alien Assistance Program reimbursement of $60,201

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

44.               Request for authorization to send grant application to Office of Criminal Justice Planning for Marijuana Suppression Program--Fiscal Year 2002-03.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

45.               Funding from Drug Enforcement Administration for Eradication of Marijuana

RECOMMENDATION: Accept funding of $52,500.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

46.               Request the continuation of temporary increase in compensation for supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel and Treasury and Tax Assistant Lenora Viggers.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Join Governor Gray Davis proclaim May 2002 as Friday Night Live, Club Live and Friday Night Live Kids Month in California. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim May 2002 as Foster Parent Appreciation Month(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 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)

3.                   Resolution in opposition to Assembly Bill 2275 (Aanestad), which would limit the use of state transportation improvement program funds on local rehabilitation project for Counties over 100,000 in populations.

RECOMMENDATION: Oppose said legislation by adopting Resolution No. 02-43.

Administrative Services

4.                   Use agreement with Hoopa Tribal Council for the Hoopa Substation and Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve use agreement.


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)


Time Certain 110:00 AM

1.                   Presentation on the Garberville Town Square Project (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel anticipated pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b); significant exposure to litigation (One case)(No formal action taken)

2.                   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 (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5)(No formal action taken)

3.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.(One case)(Continue to May 14, 2002.)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 AM

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.                   Michael Avcollie, Mark Knipper, Julie Gordon, Kristina Hall, Shawn Paulson, Shawn Paulson, Geoffrey Robinson, Eli Veerkamp, Naomi Wagner and Nathan Madsen spoke in opposition to comments made by Robert Manne of PALCO at the Board meeting of April 23, 2002.Daniel Pierce spoke in support of marijuana use and stated that PALCO had purchased inferior logging equipment.Ash stated he is Jewish and is disturbed by the Christian prayer said at the beginning of the meeting.William Timm invited Board members to an event in Palo Alto on May 10, 2002 scheduled to support Falun Gong practitioners.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   U.S. Cellular Corporation's appeal of the Planning Commission's February 21, 2002 conditional use permit denial (CUP-01-09/SP-01-18; APN 016-141-01)

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of June 4, 2002.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   In accordance with Resolution #1024 check registers covering disbursements made during the month of March 2002 are herewith submitted.

L.                   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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