9:00 AM



B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Andy Broese Van Groenou 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.                   Request to Disallocate Class of Election Technician, Adopt 40-Hour Class of Election Specialist I/II and Reallocate Two Office Assistant I/II Positions to Election Specialist I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Video Conferencing--California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to work with CSAC to accept videoconferencing equipment and training.Approve supplemental budget ($1,900) for Communications budget.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter to the State's Procurement Stating that the Fortuna Fire Protection District is a Public Agency Established by Law and Public Funding (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter which will enable the district to apply for participation in the State's Surplus Property Program.

Community Development Services

4.                   Resolution Authorizing Submittal of a HOME Program Grant Application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for a First-Time Homebuyer Acquisition with Rehabilitation Program and to Augment the 2001 HOME Grant Received for the Rental New Construction Multi-Family Housing Project in Redway

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-90.

5.                   Request from the McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) for $2,066.40 from the McKinleyville Inland Parkland Dedication Trust Fund to Reimburse the MCSD for the Parkside Trail Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Coroner-Public Administrator

6.                   Request for Supplemental Budget ($33,970) for Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Lease for Property at 104 W. Street in Eureka for Occupancy by the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with the Humboldt Transit Authority.

8.                   Request to Extend Lease for Property at 1711 Third Street in Eureka for Office Space Used by the Mental Health Branch's Children, Youth and Family Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to extend lease with Rosemarie Dinsmore.

9.                   Request to Extend Lease for Property at 714 4th Street in Eureka for Office Space Used by mental Health Branch's Child Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to extend lease with Jack Retzloff.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Preventive Health Care for the Aging Contract for Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

11.               Application for Funding--Local Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of application and associated supplemental budget ($66,464).

12.               HIV High-Risk Initiative--People of Color and HIV Testing for Fiscal Years 2002/2003/2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with United Indian Health Services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Ten-Range Compensation Increase for Providing Lead Direction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for Anthony Bonnett, Departmental Information Systems Analyst.

14.               Request to Approve the Allocation of a Full-Time Social Worker IV A/B/C/D Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation in Budget Unit 511 effective immediately.

15.               Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council to Provide Stage 1 Child Care Services to All CalWORKs Recipients that are Referred by the Social Services Branch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

16.               Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council to provide Cal-Learn Case Management Services to All CalWORKs Recipients that are Referred by the Social Services Branch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

17.               Agreement for Operation of a Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc.


18.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing Salary Adjustment for Occupational Therapist and Emergency Communications Dispatcher Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment by adopting Resolution No. 02-91.


19.               Supplemental Budget ($4,500)--Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Act of 2000 Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget to track drug testing costs and reimbursements.

Public Works

20.               Contract for Consultant Services During Construction of New Bear Gulch Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Parsons Brinkerhoff Construction Services.

21.               Avigation Easement from Gerhard E. and Christina R. Larsen

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2280.

23.               Resolution to Administer the Completion and Maintenance of a Pedestrian/Bicycle Corridor on Hammond Trail from Murray Road to Letz Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-92.

24.               Lease for Fixed-Base Operator at Murray Field

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Kyle and Glenda Gable, d.b.a. Northern Air.

25.               Storm Damage Repairs to a Portion of Alderpoint Road at P.M. 26.4

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed from Jennie, Joseph and Pamela Kemp.


26.               Requests for Changes to Salary Ranges and Classifications in Emergency Communications Dispatcher Series; and Supplemental Budget of $19,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Northcoast Children's Services Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 17, 2002.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring United Way of Humboldt County Months (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October and November 2002 and authorize the placement of a fundraising thermometer on the Courthouse lawn.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring International Credit Union Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for October 17, 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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications for construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive and open bids on December 17, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.

Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

3.                   Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2002-03 for Budget Unit 424 in Fund 1170 (-$1,121,920)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget to reflect total reduction in revenue and expenditures.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Child Support Services Request to fill Child Support Specialist position.Approve Probation's request to fill two .6 FTE Juvenile Corrections Officer positions.


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)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (1 Case)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

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

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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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