9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Matt Magill, Director of the Eureka Rescue Mission.


1.                   Impasse between Pacific Bell and Caltrans--Extension of Fiber Optics (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Governor Davis requesting intervention in impasse.

2.                   Federal Aviation Administration Grant for Airport Master Plan Update at Four Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Administrative Officer to execute grant agreement.

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.                   License Agreement for Space Located at 5630 South Broadway in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend for a year the agreement with Resource Conservation District.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resignation from the Commission on the Status of Women (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to Sonya Fe.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Standard Letter to New Board Members of Boards, Committees and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve standard letter to new members appointed by Board of Supervisors.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Adoption of Ordinance for 2003 Update of Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.

District Attorney

5.                   Funding from Office Criminal Justice Planning for Child Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $7,500.

6.                   Grant Award of $13,437 for Child Abuse Services Team

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

7.                   Grant Award of $23,364 for Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

8.                   Grant Award of $3,712 for Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Inpatient Services for Acutely Mentally Ill Clients for Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Behavioral Health Care (Sierra Vista) and BHC Heritage Oaks.

10.               Case Management Services to Enrollees of the AB 2034/334 Homeless Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with North Coast Resource Center (Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.)

11.               Request to Establish Overtime Line Item of $416 for Fiscal Year 2001-02

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Grant to Fund Travel and Medical Supplies for Preventative Health Care for Aging Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award of $2,000 from Area Agency on Aging.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Resolution Disbanding the Oversight Committee for Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-88.

Library Services

14.               Donations through Humboldt Area Foundation and from individuals and organizations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $13,325.

Public Works

15.               Transportation Development Act Claim in the Amount of $1,759,602

RECOMMENDATION: Forward claim to the Humboldt County Association of Governments.

16.               Agreement with Barri Trust for Temporary Detour, Centerville Road; No. 2G010

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

17.               Agreement for Transfer of Upper Portion of Water System on Cummings Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Community Services District

18.               Construction of Asphalt Concrete Overlay on Murray Road

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to Mercer Fraser Company.


19.               Transfers, One through Contingencies and Supplemental Budget to Cover Overtime Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers in Budget 1100 243 for Fiscal Year 2001-02.

20.               Supplemental Budget ($611) to Cover Overtime Costs for Fiscal Year 2001-02

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


1.                   Retirement from 26 years of service to Juvenile Hall (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of commendation for Jim Fairbanks.

2.                   Proclaim October 2002 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 2002.

3.                   Proclaim October 2002 as AIDS Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation for October 2002.

4.                   Proclaim October 2002 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 2002.

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 on Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required)

4.                   Animal Control Facility Update and Options

RECOMMENDATION: Negotiate a year's agreement with Sammy and Darlene Gentle for operation of proposed County animal shelter.Begin permit process to build shelter and kennel at 5630 S. Broadway.Prepare plan to use County personnel to run front office of proposed shelter, and provide administrative oversight.Prepare final budget and negotiate animal shelter care and shelter agreements with each participating city.Direct Personnel Department to work with the CAO and Ag Commissioner to develop job descriptions and recruit to fill positions.Approve Sequoia Humane Society's offer to extend its agreement for animal shelter services through December 31, 2002.Appoint Supervisors Smith and Kirk to a Board subcommittee for working on a continued collaboration with the Sequoia Humane Society.


1.                   Reports on Board Member travel at County cost and Meeting Attendance

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No action)

3.                   Klamath River Update (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct a letter be sent to Secretary Gale Norton, Dept. of the Interior.Said letter states this Board's anger at the loss of thousands of Klamath and Trinity River salmon and requests Secretary Norton to provide immediate releases from the Klamath and Trinity Water Projects to protect the remaining live fish.Additionally, said letter also requests that Secretary Norton adopt procedures that guarantee ample water for Klamath and Trinity fish stocks throughout the year.Direct a letter be sent to Mr. Kirk Rogers, Mid-Pacific Regional Director for the US Bureau of Reclamation.Said letter states this Board's formal objections to the Bureau's refusal to provide emergency water releases from the Trinity Project.Additionally, said letter also requests that the Bureau find a way to provide the fish with additional Trinity water.


Time Certain 19:30 AM Supervisor Smith

1.                   Presentation from Friends of the Eel on Economic Impacts from Water Diversion

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

Time Certain 29:45 AM Supervisor Rodoni

2.                   California Department of Forestry Quarterly Report on the Amador Project and Status of Local Fire Safe Councils

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation form representative of the California Department of Forestry.

Time Certain 310:15 AM DHHS Social Services Branch

3.                   Agreement with In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for organization chart, Functional Requirements Report and job classifications.

Time Certain 4 10:30 AM Community Development Services

4.                   Implementation of Senate Bill 497 (Sher)-Subdivision Map Act and Lot Line

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the staff of the Community Development Services Department to within thirty days schedule a workshop or study session on a proposed Board-implemented policy for Senate Bill 497 implementation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   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

RECOMMENDATION: No final action taken

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.Ed Salsedo addressed the Board on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Orick area.Kathy Miles addressed concerns about the investigative procedures for the In-Home Supportive Services program.William Timm invited the Board members to an Amnesty International rally on October 20, 2002 in San Francisco.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   Public Hearing on McKinleyville Community Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION: Open the Public Hearing.Receive staff report.Receive public input.Deliberate on the Community Plan and EIR and direct staff to prepare a staff report and/or an adoption packet.Continue the public hearing to a time and date certain.

K.                  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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