9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Invocation by Mr. John Gordon of the North Coast Christian Fellowship


1.                   Letter in Support of the development of a Master's Degree in Social Work at Humboldt State University (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Dr. Rollin Richmond President of Humboldt State University.

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.                   Letter of Appreciation to Simpson Timber Company for its contribution to Relay for Life.(Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

2.                   Resolution recognizing and thanking Straight Up AmeriCorps members (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of honoring Ferndale on its sesquicentennial celebration (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 27, 2002.

4.                   Resolution authorizing temporary closure of Avenue of the Giants (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Letter of support South Fork High School Humboldt Del Norte Cross Country meets in Weott (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to CalTrans for use of Newton and Weott Heights Roads.

6.                   Letters supporting AB 58 (Net Metering) and SB 530 (Financial Support for Solar Power) (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters of support.

7.                   Resolution supporting the development of the Arcata Environmental Technology Hostel (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-69

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through August 27, 2002.

9.                   Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission's recommendation for grants of Fish and Game Monies (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Award following grants:$1,000 to Eel River, Salmon Restoration Project for Redwood Creek, Salmon Culture Project; $2,500 to Farm Bureau for Mad River Slough Wildlife Area Enhancement Project; $5,632.13 to Dr. Kenneth O. Fulgham, Humboldt State University for Mad River Slough Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project; $7,291.75 to Humboldt Wildlife Care Center and $4,471 to Raptor Education Program.

Clerk of the Board

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of August 21, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize the Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

11.               Request for approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of July 2, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

12.               Request for approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of July 16, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

13.               Request for approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of July 23, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

14.               Resolution from the Rio Dell City Council requesting consolidation of its General Election with the State-wide General Election occurring on November 5, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from City of Rio Dell conditioned on reimbursing County costs.

Community Development Services

15.               Request for inland parkland dedication trust funds to offset costs for informational kiosks at four County parks in McKinleyville and landscaping adjacent to Hammond Trail (Fischer Road)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from Public Works Department for $11,000.

Coroner-Public Administrator

16.               Transfer of $26,464 from Escheat Account to Revenue Account No. 614020

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to meet revenue projection of $117,519.

County Administrative Office

17.               Renewal of commitment to CSAC excess insurance authority for primary workers' compensation program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Kim Kerr Deputy County Administrative Officer to sign MOU.

District Attorney

18.               District Attorney Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program Resolution for FY 2002-03 (State of California-DOJ)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-70 for forwarding to the Justice Department.

Health and Human Services - Administration

19.               Request to disallocate Administrative Analyst I/II position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and reallocate position to Budget Unit 516.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

20.               Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for the provision of full day intensive day treatment services for the period July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003

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

21.               Agreement for long-term care for the mentally ill for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Merced Manor.

22.               McKinney Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant renewal

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Branch Director to sign grant renewal application.

23.               Contract with State Department of Mental Health for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Mental Health.

24.               Establish a new fixed asset account for purchase of office partition system for the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA) Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of office partition system ($7,500)

25.               Reduction in force:Disallocation of Psychiatric Technician I/II positions in Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate position nos. 004, 010, 008 and 009 effective August 30, 2002; and authorize the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process for the above disallocations.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

26.               Subcontract No. 1005267 with Public Health Institute ($18,250)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract for Project Leaders encouraging activity and nutrition.

27.               AIDS Drug Assistance Program Standard Agreement and a supplemental budget for FY 2002/03 BU #416 Fund 1175 Public Health Branch Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Health Services.

28.               Allocation of a .6 FTE Health Education Specialist I/II position in Budget Unit #414

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and associated supplemental budget of $24,665.

29.               Allocation of Health Program Manager in Budget Unit #414 effective immediately

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and associated supplemental budget of $55,120.

Library Services

30.               Participation in Public Library Services for People with Disabilities Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Librarian to submit grant application.

31.               Supplemental Budget ($750) to support Summer Reading Program for Children

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


32.               Adopt 40 hour class of Laboratory Assistant I/II and reallocate two 37.5 hour positions to the 40 hour class

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and reallocate two 37.5 hour positions to 40 hour class.


33.               Firearms Range Use Fee Agreement with College of the Redwoods

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign agreement.

Public Works

34.               Easement Deed for Walgreen Drug Store Harrison Avenue (F3K305) and Harris Street (A3K320) APN 16-241-25 Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed from Reno J. Consulter.

35.               Construction of Burr Creek Bridge abutment repair (Bridge No. 4C-93) on Alderpoint Road at PM 43.51 Project No. ER-3602 (004) Contract No. 980014

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on August 27, 2002.

36.               Request for adoption of Senior Park Caretaker position into the classified plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, reallocate Park Caretaker II position to new class and adopt supplemental budget of $5,000.

37.               Overflight Easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement from Harry C. and Nona E. Kirby.

38.               Grant Agreement No. 02-012 with the California Coastal Conservancy providing $135,000 to fund a Master Plan for Clam Beach and Moonstone Beach County Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-71 authorizing Public Works Director to sign agreement.

39.               Cooperative Agreement No. BAA020046 with Bureau of Land Management for road maintenance, erosion control and drainage improvements along County Right of Way

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Public Works Director to sign Agreement No. BAA020046.


40.               Supplemental budget ($250,000) to pay for continuing CAD/RMS Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

41.               Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement and report.

42.               Supplemental budget in Sheriff's budget 1100 274 to reimburse for personnel costs related to computer project (Fiscal Year 01-02)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($5,750)

43.               Agreement for use of Redwood Acres Kitchen in Home Economics building between August 17-30, 2002, while new kitchen floor in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility is installed

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Ninth District Agricultural Association.

44.               MOU for firewood distribution process for low-to-moderate income senior citizens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center ($5,000)


1.                   Proclaim August 19 through 24, 2002 as National Health Center Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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)

3.                   Negative declaration on transfer of ownership of Cummings Road Water System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt negative declaration and direct staff to initiate necessary actions to complete transfer.

Community Development Services

4.                   Resolution Authorizing Twenty-Percent (20%) Expansion of Eureka Enterprise Zone

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-72.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Transient Occupancy Tax Ballot Measure

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the TOT ballot measure language and approve and consider individually signing an argument in favor of such measure.

6.                   Standing item for Weekly Update on State and Local Budget Situation (No action)


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

2.                   Standing item on Potential or proposed Big Box Retail development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (If required)

3.                   Resolution Urging North Coast Railroad Authority and California Transportation Commission to Authorize Funds to Perform Preventative Maintenance on the Eel River Canyon Portion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-73

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

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

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.                   Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Asa Wright Assessor's Parcel No. 019-151-004

RECOMMENDATION: Extend deadline for the abatement of nuisance to Thursday, November 21, 2002 (120 days from July 24, 2002)

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Special Tax for Veterans Memorial Buildings

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-74 placing special tax measure on ballot for purposes of maintenance, operation, restoration, construction and/or acquisition of Veterans Memorial buildings; and for purposes as defined in Military and Veterans Code Section 1262.

2.                   Resolution Making Application to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) for the Formation of a Veterans Memorial District

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-75 and transfer $5,000 from General Fund contingency to provide funds for LAFCo costs, Board of Equalization fees, map preparation and legal description.


1.                   Enhanced Budget Requests

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentations on requests from Arcata Visitor's Center, Probation, Information Services, and Clerk of the Board Automation Project and refer same to final budget process.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

Adjourn to Ferndale's Sesquicentennial Celebration August 24, 2002 (Supervisor Neely)

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