TUESDAY, JUNE 04, 2002

9:00 AM



1.                   Travel Expenses for Klamath Hydro Relicensing Plenary meeting (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve expenses for Supervisor Kirk's attendance at meeting in Ashland.

2.                   Letter to President Bush regarding fully funding the Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Dan Price of the First Presbyterian 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.


1.                   Establishing Humboldt County's appropriation limit--Fiscal Year 2002-03.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-51 establishing the limit at $56,520,286.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Certificates of commendation for Future Farmers of America award ceremony (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt certificates of commendation.

3.                   Proclamation June 9, 2002 is Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Awareness Day.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Reimbursement for representing the Board of Supervisors at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's#2080 planning meeting on Klamath Hydroelectric Project (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize reimbursement of $29.75 to be charged to District Three Out-of-County travel expense.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until June 18, 2002.

6.                   Appointment of at-large member to Whole Child Interagency Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tracy Homen with term to expire on June 30, 2005.

7.                   Resolution and certificates in honor of California Arts Scholars Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and commendations.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of May 14, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

9.                   Willow Creek Community Development Block Grant (Planning and Technical)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental 2001-02 budget of $18,812 for general allocation.

County Administrative Office

10.               Allocation of Revenue Recovery Officer I/II position and Senior Fiscal Assistant position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               City of Eureka Redevelopment Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

District Attorney

12.               Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Program Grant Application (through 6/30/03)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute necessary documents for grant award.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Extension of extra-help hours for Monica Baigorri Laboratory Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1,825 hours.

14.               Extension of extra-help hours for Tiffany Yost Laboratory Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1,825 hours.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Report on the 2001-2002 Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

16.               Amendment to lease for property at 808 E Street to increase custodial services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend lease with S & W Properties for Adult Services office space.

17.               Security Guard agreement with American Star Security Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

18.               Addendum to California Work Opportunity and responsibility to Kids Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Submit addendum to the California State Department of Social Services

Public Works

19.               Purchase of a new computer for the County Architect ($1,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

20.               Extension of extra-help hours for Janet Ware Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,020 hours.

21.               Request to declare two 1979 autocar dump trucks as surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of trucks.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects.(Not required)

2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works projects.(Not required)

3.                   McCann Low Water Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Found that it is not in the best interest of the public to continue the ferry service.Direct staff to terminate the ferry service.Found in accordance with Section 15061(b)(1) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the above actions may have a significant effect on the environment because the activity is exempt from CEQA since it is not a project a defined in Section 15378.Direct staff to proceed with efforts to complete the permit and CEQA process for a 250 foot extension of the existing low-water bridge with the surface being three feet higher than the existing low-level section.

Community Development Services

4.                   Agreement with Michael Dyett for Draft General Plan Consulting Services Zoning Ordinance for Wireless Communication Facilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement

DHHS Mental Health Branch

5.                   MOU between the Humboldt County Probation Department and the DHHS Mental Health Branch for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for provision of Mental Health Services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.


1.                   Status report and recommendations on effects to Northcoast Railroad Authority by the establishing of Sonoma Marin Rail Transit District per AB 2224 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review letter to State Senator Chesbro and authorize the Chair to sign.

2.                   Reports on Board Member travel at County cost and meeting attendance (No action)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box retail development in Humboldt County.(No action)


Time Certain 19:30 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation from Virginia Niekrasz-Laurent of The Dancer's Studio (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

Time Certain 210:00 AM DHHS Social Services Branch

2.                   Request to allocate positions for In-Home Supportive Services in budget units 511 and 416.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the Board of Supervisors intention to meet in Closed Session to consider public employee performance evaluation for position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5.(Withdrawn from agenda)

H.                  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.                   John Inman, Penny Powers and Kathy Miles spoke in support of in-home supportive services workers.Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   US Cellular Corporation's appeal of the Planning Commission's February 21, 2002 denial without prejudice of conditional use permit application (CUP 01-09/SP 01-18; APN 016-141-01)

RECOMMENDATION: Deny application for permit based on inability to make required findings under CEQA specifically significant cumulative impact to aesthetics of area and incompatibility with neighborhood setting.

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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