9:00 AM



1.                   Request to Authorize Expenditure from Fifth District Out-of-County Travel to send Newly-Elected Fifth District Supervisor to Annual Conference of California State Association of Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection

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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Funding to Offset Local Enforcement Costs Related to Registrations, Renewals, Spot Inspections, Soil and Tissue Sampling and Complaint Investigations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Food and Agriculture

2.                   Supplemental Funding for Pesticide Enforcement Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with State Department of Pesticide Regulation.

3.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Del Norte and Trinity Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for weights and measures services.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Appointment of Raymond Brady to the Humboldt County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Raymond Brady

5.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through November 5, 2002.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Request to Replace Chairs in Conference Room A First Floor of the Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request at a cost of $1,090 from the Contingency Fund

7.                   Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the filing of the following positions:Correctional Officer I/II (Sheriff); Legal Office Services Supervisor (District Attorney); and Administrative Analyst I/II (Social Services Branch)

County Counsel

8.                   Operation of McCann Ferry

RECOMMENDATION: Set aside; and declare void, action of June 4, 2002, which terminated ferry service to McCann; and reinstate said ferry service.Authorize payment of $313 to Petitioners for costs.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Amendment to the Early Years Mental Program Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and extend agreement to October 31, 2003

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.               Subcontract with Humboldt Child Care Council for Adolescent Family Life Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract through June 30, 2003

11.               Request to Accept Southern Humboldt Area Rescue's Request to Relinquish the Ambulance Service Permit for Service Area V Garberville Sub-Zone Permit No. 0005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and issue new permit to City Ambulance of Eureka

12.               Purchase of Three Computers in Public Health Administration Budget Unit 400

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($5,500)

13.               Grant from State Office of Traffic Safety for Child Passenger Safety Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant Award of $284,338

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority--Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt budget of $8,485,882; and approve per-hour rate of $7.52

15.               Request to Allocate Program Manager II and Administrative Secretary in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate position for Public Authority staff.

16.               Purchase Order for Rental and Maintenance of Copy Machines for 36-Month Period

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Purchasing to issue purchase order under name of Systems Network

17.               Conducting the CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Job Club Workshop

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with the Eureka Adult School

Library Services

18.               Supplemental Budget ($16,320) for Books and Periodicals

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget

Public Works

19.               Construction of Central Avenue Widening and Overlay; Contract No. 200704

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 2 ($15,150.03) for additional traffic control and for widening an existing driveway

20.               Construction of Security Fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport Contract No. 911500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 3 ($11,247.32) to change electrical service at east rolling gate to 3-phase and extend trench 210 feet; connect existing cross fences into new chain link fence on north fence line near bluff; replace chain link fence at arrival gate; add 8 corner posts; extra clearing for overflow parking; relocate existing gate on Coast Guard Road; relocate existing gate on public access road; and modify pedestrian gates to 48 inches wide.

21.               Request to Use Up to Four County Roads Trucks and Heavy Equipment in Truckers' Parade

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for use at December 14, 2002 parade.


22.               Supplemental Budget to Reimburse for Costs to Print County Emergency Operating Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $1,300

23.               Eradication of Several Large Marijuana Gardens in the Dinsmore Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $3,570 to pay share of cost for helicopter rental.


1.                   Proclaim October 20-27, 2002 as Red Ribbon Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and ratify memo to all County employees

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Board Attendances at October 22, 2002 Workshop on the Moving Goods and People Report and Natural Resources and Hazards Report

RECOMMENDATION: Deliberate on Board representation at workshop and continue meeting to workshop.

Public Works

2.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (Not Required)

3.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (Not Required)

4.                   Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Kaplin, McLaughlin and Diaz for architectural services and direct staff to continue with modifying the design of the project.Transfer $400,000 from Contingencies to provide funding for architectural services.Direct Treasurer-Tax Collector to pursue financing for the project.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process (Not Required)


1.                   Letter Regarding Implementation of South Delta Improvements Project (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the Bureau of Reclamation

2.                   Standing Item--Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No action)

3.                   Standing Item--Staff Report on Target Store Draft Environmental Impact Report (No action)


Time Certain 19:20 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Annual Report of the Mental Health Board (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Time Certain 29:30 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation on the Regional Energy Authority Pilot Project (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Pat Stoner Program Director of the Local Government Commission.

Time Certain 310:30 AM Board of Supervisors

3.                   Presentation on the Buckhorn Grade Improvement Project (Supervisor Rodoni and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-93 in support of said project.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Gov. Code Section 54956.9(a).State of California et al v. Morais Properties et al.; Case No. DR010914 (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.                   Dotti Russell spoke on the needs of the disabled, toxins in rivers, availability of community programs, public transportation and access to higher education.Daniel Pierce spoke in support of a proposition on the November 5, 2002 ballot in support of veterans.Ed Salsedo spoke on a variety of issues pertaining to the Orick area.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

County Administrative Office

1.                   Ordinance amending and updating the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for Permits and Services of the various Humboldt County Departments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2281

2.                   McKinleyville Community Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to November 5, 2002.

K.                  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.)

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.