9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Chuck Starnes, Senior Pastor of the Centerpointe Community Church


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 Commending Sherman Hensell for Service to the Garberville Sanitary District (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through October 22, 2002

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Santiago Cruz on his Resignation from Humboldt County Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

4.                   Letter supporting Road Closures in Weott for South Fork High School's Lang Faufer Chase Cross-country meet (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of September 24, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Clerk of the Board Imaging System and Integrated Fund Accounting System Enhancements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for information Services Budget Unit 118

7.                   Request for Support of Efforts to Remove Dangerous Fuels from the Forest

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein.

County Counsel

8.                   Resolution modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 01-50, Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-89

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Approve advanced step placement for Psychiatric Nurse Mary Messner to Range 277 Step C

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advanced step placement retroactive to September 25, 2002

10.               Amendments to Agreements with Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreements with Humboldt Child Care Council Humboldt Family Service Center and Remi Vista Inc. (Eureka and Redding)

11.               Purchase of Phone System for Behavioral Health Services (HumWORKs)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($6,800)

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Detection, and Case Management Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the California Department of Health Services

13.               Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children Services Program Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve program plan for Fiscal Year 2002

14.               Increase .9 FTE Community Health Outreach Worker II Position to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for position occupied by Sue McBride


15.               Revised Class Descriptions for Environmental Services Manager and Library Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class descriptions.

Public Works

16.               Contract Change Order Number 1, for the Construction of Rohnerville Road (F3G010) Overlay between PM 0.0-2.10, Project No. RPL 5904 (041), Contract No. 990703

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 1 ($41,075)

17.               Contract Change Order Number 2, for the Construction of Security Fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport, Project No. AIP 3-06-0010-22, Contract No. 911500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 2 ($17,262)

18.               Request to declare two Sheriff's Patrol Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request

19.               Request for Release of Security--Faithful Performance and Payments of $70,000 and $35,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as it pertains release of security for the Hewitt Ranch Subdivision.

20.               Supplemental Budget ($11,000) for the Redway Transfer Station Lease

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for Solid Waste to provide funding for conducting an assessment of potential sources of contamination.


21.               Grant Contract with Department of Boating and Waterways ($16,050)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant contract for purchase of equipment for Boating Safety Program.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Humboldt County Public Property Leasing Corporation Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sam Merryman, Jr., Raymond Flynn, and Harry Pritchard to said board.

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.                   Ordinance adding sections 434-5 and 434-6 to Chapter 4, Division 3, Title IV of the Humboldt County Code to prohibit the Parking of Vehicles on County Roads in Excess of Ten (10) Days

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on October 15, 2002

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process (None)


1.                   Klamath River Update (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update from Supervisor Smith on the situation surrounding the Chinook salmon that are dying in the Klamath River.

2.                   Board of Directors for California State Association of Counties (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Rodoni as a regular member and appoint Supervisor Neely as an alternate member.

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

4.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the City of Eureka for the proposed Target store at the Northern end of Eureka.


Time Certain 19:20 AM Children and Families Commission

1.                   Strategic Plan Update (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear annual report from Humboldt County Children and Families Commission.

Time Certain 210:00 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   Discussion Regarding Measure X--City of Eureka Utility Tax (Supervisor Neely)


G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

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 (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (1 Case) (Continued to October 15, 2002)

5.                   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 (Appointed Kathy Riccomini effective immediately)

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

I.                     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.