9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou Pastor of the Harvest Church


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 Agreement for Annual Damage Management Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Reappointments to the Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointments for terms expiring in 2003.

3.                   Resignation from Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to Kathy Stone.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through January 7, 2003.

5.                   Appointment to the Big Lagoon Design Review Committee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jim Vandegriff.

Child Support Services

6.                   Reallocation of Two Fiscal Assistant I/II Positions to Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Community Development Services

7.                   Ordinance Adding Division 15 to Title II of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2289 relating to Headwaters Fund management.

8.                   Agreement with McDonough, Holland and Allen for Special Counsel Legal Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for activities connected with redevelopment.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Requests from Various Departments to Fill Specified Vacant Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

10.               Agreement with the Sequoia Humane Society for Animal Shelter Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and transfer from Contingencies ($164,500) and increase Office Assistant I/II to 1.0 FTE.Direct CAO and Agricultural Commissioner to:negotiate agreement with City of Eureka on use of City-owned property to build new animal care and shelter facility; work with City to pursue permits towards building shelter on City property; negotiate animal care/shelter agreements with participating cities; and pursue transfer of animal control/shelter functions to Sheriff.

11.               Ordinance for Determinations of Contractor Non-Responsibility and Contractor Debarment

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on January 7, 2003.

12.               Request for Allocation of Additional Risk Analyst Position in Risk Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Agreement to Reduce Day Treatment Reimbursement Rate from $171.59 to $156.00

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amended agreement with Sunny Hills Children's Garden Family and Children's Services

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Master Agreement for Sealant Clinics and Oral Health Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve master agreement with Eureka City Schools, Redwoods Community College District, California Conservation Corps and St. Joseph Hospital.

15.               Updated Humboldt Child Care Health Linkages Program Subcontract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve updated subcontract.

16.               Authorization to submit SAMHSA Grant application for Residential Treatment of Pregnant Women and Women with Young Children

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization, ratify submission of application and approve letter of support for Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant.

17.               Letter to President Rollin Richmond Humboldt State University

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

18.               Contract for On-Site Training of Social Services Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the University of California Davis.


19.               Letters to President Bush and to Governor Davis regarding Crisis in Health Care

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.


20.               Lease Agreement for Office Space at 333 J Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Jack Retzloff.

Public Works

21.               Osprey Point Final Map Subdivision APN 018-121-04 South Eureka Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

22.               Extension of extra-help appointment for John Hinrich to a maximum of 1,960 hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension in order to provide winter boat service to McCann residents.

23.               Storm Damage Repairs to portion of Mattole Road (F3C010) Project No. 971072

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation.

24.               Contract Amendment for Remediation of Contamination from Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks at the Jacobs Avenue Maintenance Yard and supplemental budget ($12,637)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and contract amendment with Winzler and Kelly.

25.               Contract Amendment for Remediation of Contamination from Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks at the Freshwater Maintenance Station and Supplemental Budget ($22,520)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and contract amendment with Winzler & Kelly.

26.               Ridgewood Subdivision Units 4 & 6; APN 509-141-07; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

27.               Rosewood Estates Final Map Subdivision APN 018-204-05, South Eureka Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

28.               Extension of Extra-help Appointment for Kelda Quintana (Office Support at County Airport)

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

29.               Extension of Extra-help Appointment for Nathan Aeschleman Airport Service Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,120 hours.

30.               Hawkins Overflight Easement APN 511-291-11 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Roger L. Hawkins.

31.               Manila Marketing Company Final Map Subdivision APN 506-103-05 Manila Area

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

32.               Purchase of Four Snow Plows for the Road Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($16,000).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2290 and adopt Resolution No. 02-108.


34.               Financial and Operating Plan for Cooperative Patrol Agreement 02-LE-11051360-052 with United States Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest for Campground Patrol

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign Financial and Operating Plan.

35.               Amendment of Request for Application/Modification of Assistance Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment of request (Bureau of Land Management)


1.                   Proclaim December 16-22, 2002 as North Coast Dance Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for William K. Porter, Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Ronnie Dale Lee on his retirement, Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Terry Farmer District Attorney (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Neil F. Prince Auditor-Controller (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation.Appoint Michael Giacone to fill the unexpired term of Auditor-Controller and accept the resolution of commendation.

6.                   Resolution of Commendation for Paul Kirk Fifth District Supervisor (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)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Administrative Services/Elections Proposed Reorganization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the proposal to consolidate the Elections Division with department of the County Recorder;Approve the proposal to reorganize and rename the Administrative Services Department to: include Risk Management and doing business as the General Services Department; Delete the class of Administrative Services Director (class 0805) from the classification plan effective January 6, 2003; Disallocate the full-time Administrative Services Director (class 0805) position in budget unit 119 effective January 6, 2003; Adopt the class of General Services Director (class 0805, unit 10) into the classification plan effective January 6, 2003; Adopt the class of Elections Manager (salary range 382, class 0119, unit 8) into the classification plan effective immediately; Allocate one full-time General Services Director (class 0805) in budget unit 119 effective January 6, 2003;Allocate one full-time Elections Manager (salary range 382, class 0119) in budget unit 140 effective January 6, 2003; Appoint Kim Kerr to the General Services Director (class 0805) position budget unit 119 effective January 6, 2003.

4.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve filling of specified positions.


1.                   Appointment to Unexpired Term of County Assessor (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Linda Hill Assistant County Assessor and Assessor-Elect.

2.                   Deadline for Submitting Applications to Serve on Headwaters Fund Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend deadline to Friday, December 20, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.

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: Approve letter of comment on Final Environmental impact Report for proposed Target Store.

5.                   Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for Calendar Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jimmy Smith as Chair and Jill Geist as Vice Chair for Calendar Year 2003.


Time Certain 110:30 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Workshop to Review the Headwaters Fund Policy Manuals

RECOMMENDATION: Review policy manuals (or program manuals) that will govern the Headwaters Fund.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session.

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.8 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.

3.                   Report Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.

4.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to consider Public Reappointment for the Position of County Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 94954.5.

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 Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 94954.5.

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.                   Resolution Authorizing the Amendment of Community-Development Block Grant No. 01-EDBG-829 to Use Program Income to Augment the Prosperity Individual Development Account Program for a Homebuyer Component

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-110.

Public Works

2.                   Resolution Establishing the Humboldt County-Wide Permanent Road Division No. 1000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-111

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.