TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2002

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Larry McCain of the Humboldt Evangelical Alliance.


1.                   Consider adoption of Resolution in support of special tax for maintenance, restoration and acquisition of Veterans' Memorial Buildings, contingent upon forming County-wide Veterans' Memorial District

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.

2.                   Request to appoint Supervisor Jimmy Smith to represent the Board at the County Association of Governments (HCAOG) Board meeting on July 25, 2002.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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.                   Food for People Grant application for a Community Food Security and Nutrition Education Planning Grant.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Sign letter in support of Food for People's grant application.

2.                   Letter of Support for Bayside Grange application to California Office of Historic Preservation for Restoration.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of June 25, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of July 9, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Resolution from the Fortuna City Council requesting consolidation of its General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election occurring on November 5, 2002.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request conditioned on reimbursement of County costs by Fortuna.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

6.                   Agreement for Therapeutic Behavioral Services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Transfer to cover cost of computer laser printer for The Bridge Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $446.

8.                   State Agreement regarding the Family Violence Prevention Strategic Planning Grant, Fund 1175, Budget Unit #488

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement with California Department of Health Services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Request for temporary increase in pay for Susanna Baker Social Worker III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for six months or until Supervisor returns to work.(Whichever occurs first)


10.               Request for dissolution of current eligibility list for class of Health Education Specialist I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request upon the establishment of a new eligibility list.


11.               Contract with Trinity County Probation for housing detainees from Humboldt County Juvenile Hall

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Trinity County for use of its facility.

Public Works

12.               Stonebow Inc. overflight easement APN 511-031-74 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement.

13.               Award of Contract for construction of Rohnerville Road (F3G310) overlay between PM 0.0 and 2.1, Project RPL 5904 (041), Contract No. 990703

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to Mercer Fraser Company Inc.


1.                   Resolution of commendation for Judith A. Van Zeif on her retirement from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department.(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing item for Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects.(None)

2.                   Standing item for advertisement or award of Public Works projects.(None)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing item for weekly update on State and Local budget situation.(No action)

DHHS Public Health Branch

4.                   Contract to develop and submit a work plan to address emergency response to local bioterrorism activities and the submittal of a bioterrorism preparedness plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with State Department of Health Services and contact County's Federal legislators to seek Federal appropriation for construction of a public health laboratory facility.


1.                   Legal Service Agreement with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth for the development of the Headwaters Fund.(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve legal service agreement with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth.

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 110:00 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Child Care Planning Council Survey Staff compensation and turnover (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Carol Hill, Humboldt Child Care Council Executive Director.

Time Certain 211:00 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation on functions and objectives of a Redevelopment Agency (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to explore the potential for a Humboldt County redevelopment agency and then report their findings to the Board on Tuesday, September 24, 2002.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.(One case)

2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Mary Gaterud, Oral Whitlow Jr. and Does v. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Case No. CV020527; petition for Writ of Mandate.

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.                   Ayr asked the Board to do all that they could to allocate funds for the protection of the Mattole corridor, and also asked the Board to do what they could to see there are no timber harvests in that area while negotiations are occurring.Olympia Franklin, a native of Petrolia, spoke in support of obtaining Proposition 40 (California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhoods and Coastal Protection Act of 2002) funds for acquisition of property in the Mattole.Jami, Jack Nounnan and Russ supported this as well.Azure spoke of a child that cries every time she sees a logging truck.Shurka, Farmer and Naomi Wagner spoke in support of a neutral observer program.Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.Kim Starr stated that the Mattole is the most seismically-active area in the United States.She also supports seeking Proposition 40 funds and having a neutral observer program.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services Economic Development Division

1.                   Study of a Willow Creek Solid Waste Treatment and/or Disposal Site

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to submit close-out paperwork.

K.                  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.