9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Everett Dickenson of the Full Gospel Fellowship


1.                   Letter to the Secretary of Agriculture requesting that Humboldt County be considered eligible for Livestock Compensation Program Funds (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

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.                   Certified Results of Official Canvass of November 5, 2002 General Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for acceptance of certified results of said election.

2.                   Purchase of Two Cargo Vans by Motor Pool for Assignment to Building Maintenance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($44,000)

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Standard Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve standard agreement for high-risk pest detection services.


4.                   Resolution authorizing the Filing of a report for State Subventions on Agricultural Preserves and Designating Linda A. Hill as the authorized representative

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-99.


5.                   Request for Distribution of Excess Proceeds from the September 27, 2001 Public Auction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Letter to Departments of Interior and Justice Expressing Concerns on Drainage Litigation Settlement with Landowners on West Side of the San Joaquin Valley (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter sent on November 18, 2002.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through December 17, 2002.

8.                   Service on the Big Lagoon Design Review Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to Patricia Jane Chaney.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 1, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

10.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 5, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of November 12, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

12.               Temporary Salary Increase for Mandi Coburn Senior Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase of 80 salary ranges from Nov. 18, 2002 through Dec. 27, 2002.

13.               Request to Authorize the Substitute Appointment of a Senior Office Assistant Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request including an overlap of two weeks.

Conflict Counsel

14.               Advanced Step Increase for Lyn Klay Senior Legal Secretary to Step B

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advanced step increase.

County Administrative Office

15.               Request for Adoption of the Recommendation of the Overnight Vehicle Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt list of County facilities with their barriers for County's Transition Plan.Appoint Personnel Director, Rick Haeg as responsible party to implement Title I Employment of ADA.Appoint Deputy CAO Kimberly Kerr as responsible party to implement Title II Nondiscrimination on Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services of ADA.Direct Risk Management to form a committee to review transition plan.Have committee return to Board with priority list for removing barriers.

17.               Hiring Review

RECOMMENDATION: Approve filling specified positions in following departments:Assessor, Sheriff, Auditor, District Attorney, Health & Human Services, Child Support Services, Probation and Public Works.

County Clerk-Recorder

18.               Correction to 2002-2003 Final Budget to Create Fixed-Asset Account 1100-271-8-535

RECOMMENDATION: Approve correction.

County Counsel

19.               Public Access Easement Executed by Manuel A. Morais, Granting an Easement for Public Access and Open Space Purposes as Set Forth in Stipulation for Entry of Judgment Filed in State of California et al v. Morais Properties et al., Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR10914

RECOMMENDATION: Accept deed for public access easement.

District Attorney

20.               Transfer of $10,000 from Contingencies to Witness Expense Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Health and Human Services - Administration

21.               Continuation of Temporary Salary Increases for Paula Tierney and Patricia Lawson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation of temporary salary increases.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

22.               Request to Establish New Overtime Account and Approve Appropriation Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,000 for placing in new overtime account.

23.               Provision of Medical Services to Enrollees of the AB 2034/334 Homeless Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Mobile Medical Office.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

24.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Preventive Health Care for the Aging Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Del Norte County for the provision of clinic services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

25.               Request to Adopt 40-Hour Class of Senior Staff Services Analyst into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate one full-time Senior Staff Services Analyst position.

26.               Request to Allocate a Full-time Social Worker Supervisor II Position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

27.               Request to Purchase a Computer System and Software for the CalWORKs Program ($5,565)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

28.               Request to Establish a Revolving Fund in the Amount of $4,410

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 02-100.

Library Services

29.               Supplemental Budget ($36,324) for the Receipt of Donations to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

30.               Supplemental Budget ($2,790) for the Receipt of Donations to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for purchase of collections materials and office supplies.


31.               Request to approve the Revised Class Description for Risk Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

32.               Agreement with the City of Eureka Regarding Vision and Dental Insurance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.


33.               Request to Establish Revenue Account for Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and establish revenue account at $10,782.

Public Works

34.               Lease Agreement with the Transportation Security Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement for break room space at the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

35.               Ocean Spruce Resubdivision Phase II; APN 306-317-09; Humboldt Hill Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of Security for Faithful Performance ($112,000).

36.               Construction of Central Avenue Widening and Overlay; Project No. 200704

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Granite Construction Company.

37.               Construction of Rohnerville Road Overlay; Project No. RPL 5904(041); Contract No. 990703

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 2 ($20,741.05).

38.               Resolution of Intention to Form the Humboldt County-Wide Permanent Road Division No. 1000 for the Unincorporated Area of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-101 and hold public hearing on December 17, 2002.


39.               State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program Governing Body Resolution Authorization to Establish Budget Unit 1100 270; and Supplemental Budget of $107,643

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolution establish budget unit and adopt supplemental budget.

40.               Reimbursement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice/Northern District of California

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to purchase personal protective equipment for 25 first responders in case of biological or chemical hazard emergency and adopt supplemental budget of $10,635.

41.               Request to Declare Yanmar ULJANIK Generator Serial No. 158029 as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Purchasing Agent to sell the generator to the Rio Dell Fire Department for one dollar.

42.               Signature Authority Resolution for Individuals to Act on Behalf of the County of Humboldt for the Purpose of Obtaining Financial Assistance from the State Office of Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-102.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

43.               Payment to Law Offices of Martha Romero & Associates for Representing Humboldt County and Treasurer-Tax Collector in PG&E and Montgomery Ward Bankruptcy Proceedings

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payment by transferring $1,00 from Contingencies.

44.               Payment to Law Offices of Martha Romero & Associates for Representing Humboldt County and Treasurer-Tax Collector in PG&E and Montgomery Ward Bankruptcy Proceedings

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payment by transferring $3,500 from Contingencies.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for month of December 2002.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Shop Local This Holiday Season Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for month of December 2002.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appointment of Nine Members to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Dick Goings, Lucy Salazar, Dave White, Gary Risling, Will Harling, Ian Sigman, Debra Lake, Glenn Ziemer, and Frank Hizer.Appoint the Director of Community Development Services or his designee to serve as an ex officio non-voting member.

2.                   Ordinance Declaring Need for a Redevelopment Agency to Function in Humboldt County and Declaring the Board of Supervisors to be Redevelopment Agency for the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2284 and direct staff to apply for funding of agency.

Public Works

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

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

5.                   Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Receive an oral status report from staff outlining the progress on the architectural plans and specifications.Direct staff to continue with modifying the design of the project.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

6.                   Financing of Courthouse Improvements for Use by the County Courts and County Offices

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-103.

County Administrative Office

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


1.                   Resolution in Support of Friends of the Eel River for its Mission to Restore the Eel River its Tributaries and Anadromous Fisheries (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-104.

2.                   Retirement of Mr. Raymond Jerland County Assessor (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept retirement date of December 27, 2002 effective 5:00 p.m.

3.                   Appointment to the Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Elect Jill Geist.

4.                   Letter to Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Fiber Optics Issue (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken.

5.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

6.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)


10:30a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Report on the Status of the Coho Salmon Recovery (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Mark Wheetley of the California Department of Fish and Game.

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 on Forms of Compensation Provided to Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Continue to December 10, 2002)

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

4.                   Confer with Legal Counsel; Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (1 case)

5.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Counsel (Continue to December 10, 2002)

7.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Reappointment for the Position of County Counsel (Continue to December 10, 2002)

I.                     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 by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Daniel Pierce spoke on a variety of subjects.John Inman spoke on in-home supportive services.


McKinleyville Plan

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 10, 2002.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Continued Public Hearing Item Regarding the Revocation of Calabrese Conditional Use Permit File No. APN 100-112-01 & 02 Case No. CUP-169-74 and CUP 29-77 (Ferndale Area)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue public hearing to June 3, 2002 at 1:30 pm to monitor if chainsaw carving business continues to be operated as public nuisance.If such a determination is made revoke the conditional use permits by adopting the resolution submitted in the staff report of February 5, 2002.

Public Works

2.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 271-9(a), (b), (c), and 271-14(b) of Chapter 1, Division 7, Title II of the County Code Relating to Camping, Vehicle Use Length of Stay and Hours Parks are Open

RECOMMENDATION: Find proposed ordinance revisions and resolution qualify for a Class 8 Categorical Exemption under California Environmental Quality Act and note that a Notice of Exemption was filed November 8, 2002 with the County Clerk.Schedule ordinance for adoption on December 17, 2002.

Community Development

3.                   Procedures for Implementing SB 497 (Sher) Subdivision Map Act and Lot Line Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt interim procedures, and direct staff to include General Plan conformance for lot line adjustments as an issue to be addressed in the pending General Plan Update or as a stand alone amendment to the General Plan if found appropriate by the Board.

L.                   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.