9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Paul Harris, Eureka Church of the Nazarene


1.                   Appointment to the Loleta Community Services District Board of Directors (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. David Krieg

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.                   Transfer from Contingency Fund to Garberville Veterans Memorial Building line item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve of $6,500

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Funding agreement for pest detection activities related to Insect Trapping

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 02-0220 with State Department of Food and Agriculture

3.                   Transfer of $9,939 through Contingency Fund to Budget Unit 278 (Animal Control)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer


4.                   Request for Approval of Payroll Clearing Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Resignation of Dan Opalach from the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation

6.                   Proclaim week of September 17-23, 2002 as Constitution Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through October 8, 2002

Child Support Services

8.                   Request for Creation of Video Interactive Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and approve associated transfer from contingencies ($20,000)

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors meeting of September 10, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board of Supervisors meeting of September 17, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders

11.               Appointment to the Vehicle Use Committee (VUC)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Charles V. Shoop as the Public member through June 30, 2004

Community Development Services

12.               Request to establish an Overtime Line Item in Budget Unit 275 (Economic Development)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate $506 to new line item

County Administrative Office

13.               Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish County as HIPAA Hybrid Entity.Authorize filing of extension for Transaction Code Implementation.Direct CAO to be lead on HIPAA implementation.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Allocation of .8 FTE Mental Health Clinician I/II in Budget Unit 424 effective immediately

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and associated supplemental budget ($34,458)

15.               Substance Abuse Counselor Services to enrollees of AB 2034/334 Homeless Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Alcohol/Drug Care Services

16.               Allocation of Full-time Medical Office Assistant I/II position in Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation effective immediately

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

17.               Supplemental Budget ($3,940) for Contract No. 02-25262 Immunization Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget

18.               Contract with Tooth Mobile of Santa Clara, California

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and associated supplemental budget of $2,500

19.               Request to declare 54 boxes of syringes and needles as surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and sell the syringes and needles or one dollar to the Medical Mission to Viet Nam, a project sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

20.               Purchase of computers, printers and Security Software for vital records improvement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($10,200)

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

21.               Request to disallocate a Data Entry Operator I/II position and to allocate an Administrative Analyst I/II position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request


22.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding with Unit 6 Deputy Sheriffs Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment regarding Deputy Coroners by adopting Resolution No. 02-83

23.               Resolution to grant another designated period for two years additional service credit for Employment Training Department Director classification

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-84


24.               Appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Judge Watson, Deputy Public Defender Christina Albright and Sheriff Gary Philp

Public Works

25.               Computerized Traffic Sign Graphics System from Advanced Digital Cutting Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of system at $12,000 for benefit of Aviation Division

26.               Federal Aviation Administration Grant $15,000 for Construction of General Aviation Apron.Locking Gate System and Modular Security Building at Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement

27.               Award of Contract for Construction of Burr Creek Bridge Abutment Repair Bridge No. 4C-93 on Alderpoint Road at PM 43.51, Project ER 3602 (004) Contract No. 980014

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract award

28.               Addendum to Agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy and Redwood Community Action Agency for improvements to the Hammond Coastal Trail funded under Coastal Conservancy Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement in order for the RCAA to Spend $71,000 in grant funds for planning and designing additional extensions of the Hammond Coastal Trail and to stabilize stream banks along a portion of the existing and proposed trail corridor along Widow White Creek.


29.               Expenditures of Funds received from State for supplemental law enforcement services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposed expenditures of funds.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

30.               Request for continuation of temporary increase in compensation for Velma Thiel Supervising Tax Collector and Lenora Viggers Treasury and Tax Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

D.                  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.                   Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2002-03

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-85

4.                   Resolution Adopting Budgets for Special Districts Governed by the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-86 approving budgets for Fiscal Year 2002-03

5.                   Resolution Adopting the Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2002-03

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-87

County Administrative Office

6.                   Standing item for Weekly Update on State and Local Budget Situation

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

7.                   Approval of the implementation of a Hiring Review Process



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 110:00 AM Community Development Services

1.                   Formation of a County Redevelopment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Contract with outside counsel to assist in preparation of an ordinance forming a County redevelopment agency.Direct staff to return with proposed ordinance and a plan to secure the funds necessary to prepare a preliminary redevelopment plan and environmental impact report.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of County Administrative Officer (Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54954.5)


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.                   Brian Nunn submitted a letter pertaining to foster care services in Humboldt County.Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.Judy Lewis of the Sequoia Humane Society showed a poster of the new US postage stamp called Neuter or Spay pertaining to sending "a message about pet overpopulation."Don Leonard, Director of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau thanked the Board for their allocations to the Economic Development and Promotion budget unit.William Timm asked the Board to support House Resolution 447 which apposes Falun Gong persecution.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   Request to Direct Staff to Prepare a HOME Application for Submittal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request

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.