9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in 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.

Administrative Services

1.                   Work Study Agreement with Humboldt State University

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

2.                   Request of Supplemental Budget ($92,000) for Communications (Budget 151)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt budget for Towers/Antennas and Professional/Special Services line items.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of August 26-27, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 3, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Allocation of Accountant/Auditor I/II position in Budget Unit 516

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

6.                   Request to Adopt Forty-hour class of Budget Specialist into Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve class, and allocate a position each to Mental and Public Health Branches.

7.                   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Block Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve renewal grant application for $885,196 (Fiscal Year 2002-02)

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Amendment to Contract for Women, Infants and Child Supplemental Nutrition

RECOMMENDATION: Amend Contract No. 99-85717-A06 for accepting $28,900 in federal funds.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Off-road vehicle and computer equipment for In-Home Supportive Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of vehicle and equipment ($35,500)

Library Services

10.               Request for Adoption of Website Privacy Policy and Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Proclaim September 21, 2002 as California Coastal Clean-up Day (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)

Library Services

3.                   Library Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

RECOMMENDATION: Distribute report to local jurisdictions where a branch library is operated.

Administrative Services

4.                   Agreement with American Legion Post No. 494 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6354 for use of the John Haynes Memorial Veterans Hall located on APN 32-011-06, more commonly known as 483 Conger Street in Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and reschedule transfer for meeting of September 24, 2002.

5.                   Policy that Garberville Veterans Associations shall control all space in building

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy, effective when Court leaves by adopting Resolution No. 02-82

County Administrative Office

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

7.                   Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1998 (HIPAA)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 24, 2002


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No action)

2.                   Standing Item Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development (No action)

3.                   Sheriff Dennis Lewis Retirement Date of September 17, 2002 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept retirement date effective at noon and adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Consider Appointment for the position of Sheriff (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Chief Deputy (and Sheriff Elect) Gary Philp to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Dennis Lewis


Time Certain 19:20 AM Auditor-Controller-Public Hearing

1.                   Fiscal Year 2002 Budgets for Special Districts Governed by Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: On September 24, 2002 adopt resolution approving said budgets.

Time Certain 29:25 AM County Administrative Office

2.                   Response to the 2001-02 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve response for forwarding to presiding Judge and County Clerk-Recorder

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No final actions taken)

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session. (If required)

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 (If required)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--anticipated pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (Two cases)

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 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.

7.                   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.

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.                   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.