9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection


1.                   Discussion on Appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor John Woolley to the Authority.

2.                   Legislation to Reimburse the County and the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna and Rio Dell for Vehicle Abatement Funds, Suspended During Calendar Year 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Governor Davis in support of Senate Bill 1329--Chesbro.

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 congratulating the Humboldt Bay Council 440 of the Navy League of the United States on its 30th Anniversary (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state emergency through September 24, 2002.

3.                   Contribution to Eureka Veteran's Clinic and Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation for Dr. Phil Wagner.

Community Development Services

4.                   Contract for Preparation of a Master Fire Protection Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Planwest Partners in the amount of $146,725.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Reserve 15% of Forest Service Reserve Payments for County Projects Under Title III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to reserve 15%.

District Attorney

6.                   Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant for Fiscal Year 2002-03 ($150,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant award documents.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Renewed Contract with California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) to Act as County's Agent to Monitor and Retain Contract Managed Care Organization, ValueOptions Inc., to become Administrative Services Organization (ASO) responsible for Securing and Paying for Selected Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Specialty Mental Health Services to Eligible Humboldt County Children/Youth Placed Out-of-County Effective July 1, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract rescind Resolution No. 01-61; and adopt Resolution No. 02-80; authorizing distribution to the County for provision of EDSDT Specialty Mental Health Services in FY 2002 and to transfer said funds to CMHDA to fund services on behalf of County beneficiaries by ASO.

8.                   2002-2003 Performance Contract and Related Assurances with State Dept. of Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Branch Director to sign said contract and assurances.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Supplemental Budget from Fiscal Year 2001-2002 fro Budget Unit 518, Foster Care Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($1,415,088)

10.               Adding Sections 2213-1 through 2213-25 of Chapter 13, Div. 2, Title II of the County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2278 (Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services).


11.               Award from Bureau of Justice Assistance for Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Administrative Officer to sign and accept grant award.

Public Works

12.               Ordinance Amending Title IV, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2279 (parking limitations on Pickett Road in McKinleyville).

13.               License Agreement with the Department of the Navy--Centerville Naval Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for continued operation of temporary emergency road (detour) across the Naval Facility.


1.                   Proclaim Day of Remembrance in Honor of the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Tragedy (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation and direct staff to fly County flags at half-staff on September 11, 2002.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (No items)

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (No items)

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Request to Authorize the Agricultural Commissioner to Make a One-time Payment of $4,764.92 for Veterinary Services Provided by Ferndale Veterinary Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.Direct staff to inform Miranda's Rescue that no future expenditures will be made for animal treatment care of euthanasia without prior authorization from the County.Direct staff to investigate options and pursue recovering the costs to the County from the individuals responsible and those doing business as Band of Mercy.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item for Weekly Update on State and Local Budget Situation

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

5.                   Social Services Realignment Funds to Youth Services Bureau and Arcata Diversion Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Reduce current year allocations for the YSB and Arcata Diversion Program to one-half of prior year allocation, to enable current service levels to be provided through first half of fiscal year.Direct that Health and Human Services work with Redwood Community Action Agency on other potential funding sources which might include a targeted case management option for the YSB.Backfill $45,800 from General Fund in order to fund YSB for a full year.

6.                   Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Deliberate on budget recommendations, adopt budget on September 24, 2002 and support hiring review procedure.


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)


Time Certain 1 9:30 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Caltrans proposal to convey its excess operating right-of-way along Route 101 in Freshwater Spit Area of Humboldt County to the Interior Department , to be Managed by National Park Service as part of Redwood National Park (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: No action (will be brought back within sixty days)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   Samoa Pacific Group, LLC Plan Amendment Petition; Samoa Area; File No. 401-031-28 et al; Case No. GPP-02-01

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the petition by adopting Resolution No. 02-81.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

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

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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