9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection


1.                   Resolution Commending Dane White for his Achievements and Representation as Future Farmers of America's 2002 National President (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

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.                   Resolution approving application for Funds Under Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-76.

2.                   Budget to Complete Energy-Commission-Funded Boiler Replacement and Lighting Retrofit

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budgets totaling $70,323.


3.                   Contract to Audit the County's Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Bartig, Basier and Ray CPAs.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution Congratulating Ferndale on its Sesquicentennial Celebration (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

5.                   Potter Valley Project No. 77-10--Request for Status on the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Biological Opinion (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Rodney McInnis, Acting Regional Administrator of the NMFS.

6.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through September 10, 2002.

7.                   Resolution Declaring August 31, 2002 as Big Foot Days in Willow Creek (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of July 17, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of July 23, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of August 6, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Appointment to the Assessment Appeal Board

RECOMMENDATION: Submit list of nominees to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

County Administrative Office

12.               Vehicle Use Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind Board Order from February 23, 1999, appointing David Elsebusch to said Committee; direct Clerk to post vacancy; and appoint new member of said Committee to 2-year term.

Health and Human Services - Administration

13.               Disbanding of Child Welfare Oversight Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Direct preparation of resolution to disband said committee.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Allocation of a Full-time Senior Case Manager Position for the Children's Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

15.               Allocation of a Full-Time Accountant/Auditor II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

16.               Child Abuse Treatment Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of grant application.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($400,000) for Managed Care Program for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

18.               Temporary Pay Increase for Linda Nold, Senior Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve as if she had been promoted to Supervising Mental Health Clinician.

19.               Lease Agreement with John Stubban for Property Located at 1122 5th Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement for AB 2034/334 Homeless program.

20.               Request for Adoption of the Charge Rate Schedule for the Mental Health Branch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

21.               Transfer of Funds ($208) for Balance of Fixed-Asset Cost in Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover overage in estimated cost for water bath.

22.               Request for the Destruction of Clinical, Financial and other Records in which at least Seven Years have elapsed since the Last Entry on Clinical Records

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Pamela Isaac

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Renewal of Ambulance Permits for Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service, Hoopa Health Association, City Ambulance of Eureka, Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service, and Southern Humboldt Area Rescue

RECOMMENDATION: Renew permits.

25.               Request to Adopt the Class of Supervising Therapist into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate one position in Budget Unit 460.

26.               Grant Agreement with the Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement for $1,173 award to purchase 42 portable infant sleeping beds.

27.               Amendment to Agreement No. 01-15559 with the State Department of Health Services to Reflect an Increase of $1,792 for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

28.               Addition of $50,000 to Cover Costs of Upgrade of County-wide Kiosk System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt $50,000 supplemental budget.

29.               Extension of Lease with Robin Arkley for Office Space at 231 Second Street Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease through March 31, 2003.

30.               Extension of Lease with California Newspapers Partnership to November 30, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of lease for office space at 930 Sixth Street in Eureka.

31.               Request to Disallocate a Vacant Data Entry Operator I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II position.

Library Services

32.               Grant from California Council for the Humanities and California Center for the Book

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $500 grant for Statewide Reading Program.

33.               Supplemental Budget ($13,348) for the Receiving of Library Donations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

34.               Request to Accept Mobile Computer Lab Equipment and Related Training from State Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


35.               Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve test use agreement for Board of Corrections examinations.


36.               Request to Allocate Senior Probation Officer Position to Substance Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

37.               License Agreement with Sierra Pacific Holding Company and CWDT Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for Canon Rock Pit in the Maple Creek area.

38.               License Agreement with Barnum Timber Company for Borrow Site Bair Road, Redwood Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for borrow site on Bair Road in Redwood Creek area.

39.               Avigation Easement Executed by Donald and Linda Harling

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

40.               Request to Establish Information Services Account in Heavy Equipment for Fiscal Year 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Establish account in the amount of $10,577.

41.               Request to Establish a Proposed Goal of 16.3% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

42.               Construction of Bridge Over Mill Creek on Lighthouse Road and Bridge Over East Mill Creek on Conklin Creek Road

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to John N. Petersen Inc.

43.               Construction of Culvert Replacement at East Anderson Creek on Briceland-Thorne Road (CSA010) at PM 2.74, Agreement No. P0010563, Contract No. 200311

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to R. Brown Construction Co., Inc.

44.               Ordinance Amending County Code, Relating to Parking Limitations on Roads in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and schedule date for adoption.

45.               Construction of Asphalt Concrete Overlay on Murray Road (C3M020) Between US 101 and Central Avenue, Project No. RPL 5904 (050), Contract No. 200702

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and hold bid opening on September 17, 2002.


46.               Reverse Supplemental Budget on Return Unspent Funds to Rural County Public Safety Trust

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reverse supplemental budget ($22,943).

Treasurer-Tax Collector

47.               Payment to Martha Romero and Associates for Continuing to Represent Humboldt County and Treasurer-Tax Collector in Bankruptcy Proceedings for Montgomery Ward and Pacific Gas & Electric

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,000 from General Fund Contingency for making payment.


1.                   Resolution recognizing Key Clubs and Commending them for their Activities (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Proclaim September 2002 as Leave a Legacy Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 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)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item for Weekly Update on State and Local Budget Situation (No Action)

DHSS Social Services Branch

4.                   Ordinance Adding Sections 2213-1 Through 2213-25 of Chapter 13 of Division 2 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set date for ordinance adoption.


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 Action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Real Property Negotiator Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.8.It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Have a Conference with its Real Property Negotiator Concerning:Property Description--5601 Heindon Road, Arcata, California; Party with Whom Negotiating--Daniel Phillips; Instructions to Negotiator will Concern Price and Terms of Payment.

5.                   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. CV 020527; Petition for Writ of Mandate.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c)--Significant Exposure to Litigation (One Case)

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c)--One Case

8.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5, to Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors

H.                  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.                   Rich Bettis, property manager for the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO), updated the Board on protests that are occurring on PALCO's property.Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.Jeff Robone expressed concerns about the policies of the Child Support Enforcement Department.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Ordinance Amending Section 311-7 of County Code by Reclassifying Approximately 1.7 acres from Residential One-Family with Qualified Combining Zone and Special Building Site Combining Zone Specifying Minimum Building Site Area of 20,000 Square Feet (R-I-B-3-Q) to R-1-B-6-Q, Specifying Building Site Area as Shown on Subdivision Map of Record

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2276, pertaining to Calleja Zone Reclassification Application No. ZR-01-03, Assessor's Parcel No. 077-241-12 Redway Area.

2.                   Riparian Public Access Trail Coastal Plan Amendments and Zoning Ordinance Revisions Case No. GPA-01-01

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2277, implementing Zoning Ordinance revisions.Adopt Resolution No. 02-77 to certify compliance with California Environmental Quality Act; approve amendments to several Local Coastal Plans; approve amendments to Coastal Zoning Regulations; and directing staff to seek Coastal Commission approval of Coastal Plan and Zoning Regulation Amendments.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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.