9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Eddy Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church


1.                   Appointment of Supervisor-Elect Jill Geist to the California State Association of Counties Working Group for Compact Negotiations for Indian Gaming

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

2.                   Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding for Representation Units 1-4 (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments by adopting Resolution No. 02-105.

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.                   Agreements for Disbursement of Funds to Promotional Agencies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with Arcata, Garberville, Orick and Willow Creek Chambers of Commerce; Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Humboldt County Film Commission, Humboldt Arts Council, and Redwood Empire Association.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Appointment to Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tom Cleary as a representative of Supervisorial District 3.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation honoring Carol Johnson for Fifteen Years of Service with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt commendation for Carol Johnson.

Community Development Services

4.                   Contract with Stanley O. Provus for Headwaters Loan Fund Consultant Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Requests from Various Departments to Fill Vacant Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

6.                   Renegotiation of the Cable Franchise Agreement with Cox Cable

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consultant agreement with the Buske Group.

County Clerk-Recorder

7.                   Restoration and Preservation of Grantee and Grantor Indexes Dating Back to the Early 1900s

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $23,580 to cover restoration and preservation costs.

District Attorney

8.                   Request to Declare Rally Scooter as Surplus Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of property.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Agreement for Placement of Nursing Students for Clinical Experience

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with College of the Redwoods.

10.               Temporary Pay Increase for Diane Dubow Supervising Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay increase.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Lease Agreement with Johnson's Mobile Solutions for Modular Building

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

12.               Purchase of a Laptop Computer for the No More Falls! Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,900)

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

13.               Agreement for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) on Use of County Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Humboldt County Public Authority for IHSS.

14.               Agreement for Collaboration with Humboldt County's Lobbyist and with appointed and elected officials to develop Legislation relative to AB 1682 and AB 1259

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Michael Twombly.

Public Works

15.               Humboldt Habitat for Humanity Subdivision APN 509-112-12 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

16.               Central Estates Phase A, Lot 1, Final Map Subdivision; APN 508-251-21, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

17.               Miller Family Partnership Unit 1 Final Map Subdivision; APN 508-241-57, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

18.               Allocate Road Superintendent positions; disallocate Road Maintenance Supervisor positions

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate 2 superintendent positions and disallocate 2 supervisor positions.

19.               Construction of Rohnerville Road Overlay; Project No. RPL 59049(041); Contract No. 990703

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 3 which involves using project contingency monies ($67,148.56) to overlay with asphalt concrete.

20.               Construction of Security Fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport; Project No. AIP-3-06-0010-22 Contract No. 911500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 4 for $106,858.37 involving items of extra work at agreed price for realignment of the fence along the top of the bluff.

21.               Extension of Extra-help hours for Karen Butterworth (employed in the Parks Division)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,960 hours.

22.               Proposed Ordinance amending Title IV, Division 3, Chapter 1, Section 431-52 of the Humboldt County Code, relating to parking on Harrison Avenue in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption at least one week away.


23.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($4,640) for the purchase of Four Light Bars

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and establish associated fixed-asset account.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Filing of Annual Report in accordance with Resolution No. 96-39 Certificates of Participation not to exceed $10,000,000; Jail expansion, regional Juvenile Hall Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve legal counsel agreement with Hawkins, Delafield and Wood for the drafting and finalization of the annual report.

25.               Continuation of temporary increase in compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution commending Humboldt County Assessor Raymond L. Jerland for 43 years of service to the Citizens of Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt commendation for 43 years of service to Humboldt County

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)

County Administrative Office

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


1.                   Report from Headwaters Fund Subcommittee on Proposed Ordinance adding Division 15 to Title II of the Humboldt County Code relating to Management of the Headwaters Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and set for adoption at least one week away.

2.                   City of Eureka's Brownfields Clean-up Grant Application (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to U.S. EPA Region 9.

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

4.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of comment to the City of Eureka on the Proposed Target store.


Time Certain 19:20 AM DHHS Public Health Branch

1.                   Presentation from Dr. Ann Lindsay on the Impact of Tobacco in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and receive and file report.

Time Certain 29:30 AM DHHS Social Services Branch

2.                   Agreement with County on Staff Use; In-Home Supportive Services Program Advisory Board Bylaws; and Scheduling January 28, 2003 to consider request for proposals for provider registry

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS GOVERNING BOARD OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC AUTHORITY approve agreement, bylaws, and January 28, 2003 meeting date.

Time Certain 310:00 AM Community Development Services

3.                   McKinleyville Community Plan, Associated Zoning, and Final Environmental Impact Report

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the McKinleyville Community Plan by adopting Resolution Nos. 02-106 and 02-107 and Ordinance Nos. 2285 through 2288.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Confer with Legal Counsel; initiation of litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9 (1 Case) (No final action taken)

2.                   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 16, 2002 at 4:00 PM)

3.                   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 16, 2002 at 4:00 PM)

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 spoke on a variety of subjects, and John Inman spoke on in-home supportive services.

J.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of August 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.)

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.