9:00 AM



1.                   Closed Session in the matter of the PG & E Bankruptcy

RECOMMENDATION: No final action was taken on this agenda item.

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Andrew 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.                   Supplemental Budget for Purchase of New Mobile Radio for the District Attorney

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($3,600)

2.                   Request to Authorize Staff to proceed with a land survey and timber appraisal of County Property in Ridgewood Heights

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Code Enforcement Unit to proceed with cleanup of property.Approve a supplemental budget and associated transfer of $7,250 from Contingencies.


3.                   Request to reallocate an Assessment Technician I/II position to Appraisal Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


4.                   Request to reissue a property tax refund payable to Donald H. Martin Trust

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to reissue refund ($735.63)

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Proclaim November 2002 Falun Dafa Month (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

6.                   Resolution commending Dr. Ted Loring for his community contributions (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 22, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Request from Health and Human Services and Public Works to fill vacant positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   State budget impact regarding reimbursement for mandated services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt reverse supplemental budget ($136,650)

10.               Request to authorize Auditor-Controller to open Trust Fund 3721 (Used to manage collection and distribution of Booking Fees for those brought into custody by Humboldt State University Police)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Request to authorize the CAO to accept the proposal from Aycock and Edgmon CPAs for Audit Services to examine the Financial Statements of the Public Guardian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and adopt supplemental budget of $5,750.

12.               Ten-percent base salary increase for the Personnel Director for taking on employee relations and labor negotiations for as Many as 1,800 additional employees in the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve salary increase by adopting Resolution No. 02-95

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Request to establish a revolving fund for $350

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 02-96.

14.               Request to continue temporary pay increase for Moen El-Hertani Maintenance Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Purchase of a Roche LightCycler for the Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($52,700)

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Contract for Winning the Employment Game Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with North Coast Veterans Resource Center.

17.               Agreement to provide information on Community Resources to Job Seekers and Employers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Community Switchboard.

Information Services (IS)

18.               Contract with DMC Inc. for Questys/Legistream Document Management System ($45,270)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and authorize IS Manager to sign Software Maintenance & Upgrade Agreement and Technical Services Agreement contingent on funding approval.


19.               Establishment of Library Planning Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Approve formation of said task force.Adopt goals and tasks for task force.Authorize Chair to send recruitment letter to city councils and community service district boards to identify potential members.Direct County Librarian to return to the Board with a list of potential members for Board appointment.Dissolve task force upon completion and presentation of plan to Board.


20.               Agreement to develop a Web-based On-line application and interest card system

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Neuroscape Communication Resources.

21.               Request to dissolve eligibility list of Environmental Services Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective upon the establishment of new eligibility list.


22.               Extension of extra-help appointment for Jeremy Buck Juvenile Corrections Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1440 hours through June 30, 2003.

23.               Extension of temporary pay increase for Stephani Duxbury, Juvenile Corrections Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of temporary pay increase.

Public Works

24.               Removal of contaminated soil, installation of new monitoring wells and sample analysis

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with Winzler and Kelly to provide funds ($102,860) for remediation of contamination from underground fuel tanks located in Bridgeville.

25.               Resolution to administer completion and maintenance of a pedestrian bicycle shoulder on Myrtle Avenue from Hall Avenue to the East End of Ryan Slough Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-97

26.               Request to authorize the release of security for faithful performance and payment in the amount of $29,500 (Faithful Performance Security) and $14,750 (Payment Security) held as security for the Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

27.               Supplemental budget ($8,000) for purchase of a used travel trailer for parks

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget


1.                   Annual Northwest Inter-tribal gathering and Elders Dinner (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution in honor of the 21st Annual gathering and dinner.

2.                   Proclaim November 21, 2002 as American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for November 21, 2002.

3.                   Proclaim November 2002 as National Adoption Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim November 9 through 15, 2002 as Retired Teachers Week (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Resolution Commending Virginia Niekrasz-Laurent for her Thirty Years of Dedication to Dance (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

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.                   Resolution establishing the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

RECOMMENDATION: Establish council, post vacancies and make appointments on December 3, 2002.

County Administrative Office

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

5.                   Legislative Special Requests

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to submit projects to Humboldt County's State legislative representative for inclusion in the State budget.

6.                   Request to review and consider the proposed Ordinance relating to determinations of Contractor Non-Responsibility and Contractor Debarment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct County Counsel to format proposed ordinance (consistent with County Code).Direct CAO to return the proposed ordinance to the Board for adoption.


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

2.                   Standing Item for Staff Report on Target Store Draft Environmental Impact (No action)

3.                   Request to Appoint Supervisor John Woolley as representative to the California Coast Provincial Advisory Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


Time Certain 19:30 AM DHHS Social Services Branch

1.                   Sitting as Governing Board of County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

RECOMMENDATION: Sitting as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services adopt Recommendation Nos. 1-3 in submitted staff report.

Time Certain 210:00 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   California Sudden Oak Death Coastal Counties Council (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-98 supporting the council in increasing legislative delegations to fund fight against Sudden Oak Death.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (Not required)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County Position and Instruct Designated representatives with respect to various forms of compensation provided to 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 Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a).Barden v. City of Sacramento; United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket No. 01-157-44 (Join as amicus)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--existing litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a).Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Associations, etc. vs. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation etc. U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Oakland Division:Case No. C02-2006 SBA.(Join as amicus)

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 suggested bringing down fiber optics from the north, and siting motocross track as close as possible to an emergency facility.Carol Vander Meer, representing the Friends of the Dune urged the Board to begin allocating the $151,000 in funds that the County had received several months from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Wallace Anderson supports mediation projects.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 PM

Community Development Services

1.                   Study on Old Growth Redwood Recycling

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to complete closeout of Community Development Stock Grant No. 98-EDBG-572.

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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