9:00 AM



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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution honoring Judy Johnson as Fortuna Kiwanis Club's Business Woman of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution for Judy Johnson.

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

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

3.                   Letter to President of the Humboldt Foster Parent Association requesting that he meet with the County's two department heads involved in issues raised in his letter of August 28, 2002 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Brian Nunn.

4.                   Center for Environmental Economic Development's application for Transportation Planning Grant (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to Caltrans.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 8, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Cancellation of Board Meetings--Calendar Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve slate of proposed cancelled meeting dates.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 15, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Reappointments to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Messrs. Jim Cook, James Renner, and W. Otis Skaggs to 4-year terms.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Agreement with the California Department of Forestry

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for fire protection and dispatch services.

10.               Resolution amending composition of supplemental Law Enforcement Oversight Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-94.

11.               Preparation of County's A-87 Cost Allocation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with MAXIMUS.

12.               Appointment of Board Members to the Budget Task Force Subcommittee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisors Neely and Woolley.

13.               Transfer to Correct an Error Regarding Budget Allocations for Promotional Agencies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $41,316 from the Contingency Fund.

14.               Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve filling of vacant positions in departments of the District Attorney, Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Public Defender and Health and Human Services.

County Counsel

15.               Amendment of County Counsel Annex Lease and Transfer of $13,493.49 from Contingencies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to lease and approve transfer.

District Attorney

16.               Grant to Encourage Arrest Policies ($509,404) from March 1, 2003 to February 28, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to execute Award for Acceptance of Grant.

17.               Allocation of Legal Office Assistant I/II Position and Deallocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the allocation and the deallocation in Budget 205.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

18.               Amendments to Agreements for Drs. Tuck, Aniline, Godwin, Edwalds, Sommers, Strong and Pick to reflect increase in compensation of Ten Salary Ranges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to physician/psychiatrist employment agreements.

19.               Request to Create a Cabinet-Service Line Item Account ($1,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Contract No. 02-25935 for the Chlamydia Screening Project ($10,000)

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

21.               Formal Evaluation of Public Health Branch's Communicable Disease Response Capacity

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Health Officers Association of California.

22.               Agreements for HIV High-Risk Initiative:Youth Drop-in Center, Budget Unit 443, and for Neighborhood Intervention Geared to High-Risk Testing for Fiscal Years 2002/2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with RCAA's Youth Service Bureau's RAVEN Project.

23.               Request to Establish Various New Line Items in Fund No. 1175

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Purchase of an Uninterrupted Power Supply for the Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,000).

25.               Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program Through June 30, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Health Services ($27,000).

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.               Allowing the Social Services Branch Access to Regional Immunization Registry

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of agreement with the Public Health Branch.

27.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for SB 163 Wraparound Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to MOU with Probation Department, which contains provisions for all children placed in the Northern California Regional Facility that are at Rate Classification Levels 10-14 to enter the SB 163 program, where treatment and local services are available.

28.               Amendment to a Lease for Property located at 2830 G Street Suite C in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment which extends the lease for an additional six months.

29.               Agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency--Youth Services Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for a group home.

30.               Purchase of a Police Radio ($1,100) and Two Work Computers ($3,715)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchases.

31.               Agreement to Provide Assistance to Needy Families so that their children may be cared for in their own homes or the homes of needy relatives

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with North Coast Clinics Network for $77,000 in funding.

Library Services

32.               Supplemental Budget for Public Library Staff Education Grant ($1,720)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

33.               Supplemental Budget for Library Donations ($7,447)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


34.               Request to authorize the City of Eureka's unrepresented employees to participate in the County Humboldt's Dental and Vision Plans, Effective January 1, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

35.               Preparation of a Master Plan for Clam and Moonstone Beach County Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Planwest Partners.

36.               Rule 20A Allocation Funds and Proposed Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Utilities Conversion Plan.Transfer $125,000 from Underground Funds to Trinidad, stipulating that is project cost comes in less than estimated remaining funds shall be recredited to the County.Authorize staff to take necessary steps for Board to officially consider formation of underground district along portion of Hwy 36 and portion of Rohnerville Road (Hydesville area).

37.               Adoption of 2002/2003 Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt goal of 16.3%.

38.               Completion of Leaking Underground Storage Tank Monitoring Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $30,708.


39.               Allocation of Two Full-time Deputy Sheriff I/II positions for Airport Security

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.


1.                   Proclaim November 6, 2002 as Law Enforcement Records and Support Personnel Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim November 2002 as National Hospice Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim week of November 11 through 15, 2002 as Veterans Appreciation Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (Not required)

Community Development Services

3.                   Request for Approval of Draft Headwaters Fund Board and Lender Manuals

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.Direct staff to issue request for proposals and enter negotiations with qualified financial institutions.Direct staff to recruit the Headwaters Fund Board according to the recruitment process in the manual.Discuss and determine selection process for appointment of Headwaters Fund Board.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process (Not required)


1.                   Update from Staff on the Highway 299 Buckhorn Summit Project (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County staff to determine funding available for hiring consultants for the purpose of getting the Highway 299 Buckhorn Summit Project as a high priority in the 2003 Federal Gas Tax Allocation Bill.Direct that a letter signed by the Chair be sent to Shasta, Trinity and Del Norte Counties informing them of the Board's action.

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

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No action)


Time Certain 19:30 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update from Dr. Rollin Richmond, President of Humboldt State University on HSU's efforts to support responsible economic development (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the update.

Time Certain 210:30 AM Community Development Services

2.                   Motocross Siting Study and Track Development

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of up to a $60,000 grant application to the State Parks off-highway motor vehicle recreation division to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the Pacific Lumber Company Yager Logging Operations Area site with the assurance that the evaluation includes a comparison with the other top four candidate sites.If a grant is received pursuant to Item No. 4 above, then the Director of Community Development Services after review and approval from County Counsel and Risk Management is authorized to execute the grant agreement and implementation contracts.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (Not required)

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 (Not required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (Not required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Barden v. City of Sacramental; United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Docket No. 01-157-44

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations etc. vs. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation etc. U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland division.Case Number C02-2006 SBA.

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.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   McKinleyville Community Plan Associated Zoning and Final Environmental Impact Report

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to prepare a final adoption packet for Board consideration on December 3, 2002.

2.                   Zone Reclassification Application No. ZR-99-06; File No. APN 314-111-15; Kneeland Area; GUDERTH INC. Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification to Agriculture Exclusive with a B-6 Special Building Site Combining zone by adopting Ordinance No. 2282.

3.                   RATHBUN Zone Reclassification Application No. ZR-01-01; File No. APN 104-141-16 et al; Petrolia Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification to Timberland Production with a Special Building Site combining Zone specifying minimum of 160 acres by adopting Ordinance No. 2283.

4.                   Revocation of Calabrese Conditional Use Permits; File No. APN 100-112-01 & 02; Case No. CUP-169-74 and CUP-29-77 (Ferndale Area)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to December 3, 2002.

5.                   Interim Procedures for Implementation of Senate Bill 497 (Sher)--Subdivision Map Act and Lot Line Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to December 3, 2002

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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