TUESDAY, MAY 09, 2000

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Bob Atkinson of the Campton Heights Baptist Church in Fortuna


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.                   Appointments to the Phillipsville Community Services District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tom Lasbury, Ragna Jensen and Thomas "Red" Brabant.


2.                   Transfer from General Fund Contingencies to Office Expense Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $6,000

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Ratifying Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road for the 27th Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10 K Run (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-44.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend declaration of emergency until May 23, 2000.

5.                   Resolution Commending Jim Boal (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of April 25, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

7.                   Transfer of $5,000 from Census Complete Count Committee Grant to Economic Development Division Extra-Help Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

8.                   Assignment of New Fund Numbers for Economic Development Division Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the assignment of new fund numbers.

Coroner-Public Administrator

9.                   Transfer from Contingency Fund to Professional & Special Services Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw (may be brought back for reconsideration in the future).

County Administrative Office

10.               Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District's Humboldt Bay Management Plan Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint K. Girard to serve on committee with T. Hofweber as alternate.

Library Services

11.               Supplemental Budget of $4,844 from Friends of the Redwood Libraries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Sharon Ptaschek

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1592 hours.

Mental Health

13.               Advanced Step Placement for Departmental Information Services Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advanced step placement for Pat Arrington.

14.               Agreement for the Provision of Driving Under the Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Fortuna Community Services d.b.a Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment.

Public Defender

15.               Transfer of $1,120 from the Contingency Fund to the Purchase of a New Printer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Public Guardian

16.               Request to Establish Extra-Help Line Item ($2,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

17.               Subcontracts for Northcoast Project LEAN for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Manila Community Services District, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Del Norte Unified School District, Regents of University of California (Mendocino County Cooperative Extension) and Mendocino WIC Program.

18.               Transfer of Salary Savings from Salary Expense Account to Fixed Asset Accounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $10,800.

19.               Request to Establish a Workstations Line Item ($4,000), Budget Unit 411

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Environmental Health Division.

20.               Request to Establish a Workstations Line Item ($2,000) Budget Unit 432

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for Local Oversight Program.

21.               Agreement for Clinical Placement of Students in the Health Occupations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with the College of the Redwoods.

22.               Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Redwoods Rural Health Center.

23.               Request to Establish New Expenditure Account ($93,615) for Business and Health Services Budget Unit 403

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

24.               Consent to Sublease - Kyle Gable, Murray Field Fixed Based Operator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consent to sublease.

25.               Construction of Floating Dock Replacement at the Boat Launch Ramp in Fields Landing, Project No. 713030.Estimated cost $88,250

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on May 30, 2000.

26.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($30,750) for Aviation Enterprise Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Risk Manager

27.               Claims Report for the Months of October, November, and December 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Review, receive and file said report.


28.               Request for Authorization for Sheriff to Sign and Submit Application for Financial Aid to Department of Boating and Waterways for Fiscal Year 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

29.               Request for Declaration of Generator as Surplus Property; and Sale of Generator to Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

30.               TRENDS March 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file TRENDS report for quarter ending March 2000.


1.                   Recognition of Retiring California Highway Patrol Officers and Staff (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolutions.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Reject Bids for Project to Construct Arcata-Eureka Airport Taxiway "A" Overlay and Apron Extension, Project Numbers 911896 and 911901

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Funds to Cover Cost of Key Duplication and Distribution for South Spit Gate

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of May 16, 2000.

Community Development Services

4.                   Contracts for General Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with Planwest, Jones and Stokes and Dyett and Bhatia.

Social Services

5.                   Masters of Social Work Program

RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter to the President of Humboldt State University in support of the Development of a Masters of Social Work Program that is inclusive of the issues raised in the submitted report from Social Services.

Administrative Services

6.                   Redistricting Time Lines

RECOMMENDATION:Receive and file the report.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Animal Control Facility Update

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Administrative Officer to negotiate a new services contract with the Sequoia Humane Society.


1.                   Reports--Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

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


9:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Samoa Industrial Land Redevelopment Feasibility Study(Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Community Development Services to conduct project, approve release of submitted Request for Proposals and approve contract with Simpson Samoa Company.

10:30 A.M. Public Works

2.                   Potential Effects on Listed Species from County Regulated Activities on County Beaches

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation by representatives from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services on Endangered Species Act as it relates to County-regulated activities on County beaches.Direct staff to continue to meet and confer with representatives of the service to work towards resolution of conflicts between listed species and County regulated activities.

11:30 A.M. County Administrative Office

3.                   Court Facilities and Courthouse Improvements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve project in concept.Approve selection or an architect or a request for proposals.Direct that funding for the project be included in the enhanced budget request.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.


1.                   Mark Schaeffer reported on the amount of money he has expended on structural engineering and soils reports and permit applications so that he and his family can legally live in their 300 square foot home.The plan checker said that a family of three (he, his wife and child) could not legally live in a 300 square foot home.His wife is pregnant, so they will soon be a family of four, which will increase the amount of square footage required.Kirk Girard, Director of Community Development Services, said at his administrative abatement hearing that his family could live in a 300 square foot dwelling.He cannot get a loan from a bank because of the determinations made by the permitting agencies.His family is now homeless.His wife lives with in-laws in Fortuna.He lives in Big Lagoon.He has a degree from Humboldt State University in Environmental Technology and he is trying to do everything socially conscious for a new generation.Mr. Schaeffer stated that Paul Dalka of the Environmental Health Division is irresponsible, has cocaine addiction and "has been screwing a lot of people around."He further stated that Mr. Dalka has lost his application for sewage disposal permit three times.He encouraged the Board to have Mr. Dalka investigated.In closing, he invited all of the Board members to visit his home.Supervisor Paul Kirk said that he will meet with the property owners and representatives of Community Development Services and Environmental Health to attempt closure to this matter.He acknowledged that Mr. Schaeffer has tried his best to comply.


Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Ivan W. Hinshaw; Assessor's Parcel No. 312-151-08

RECOMMENDATION: Confirm the Findings and Order Confirming Account and Assessment.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Action on Application Nos. CUP-99-06, SMP 99-01, and RP 99-01; File No. APN 316-061-11; Willow Creek Area; ROGER BROWN, Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing and continue same to May 16, 2000 at 1:30 P.M.

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Action on Applications Nos. CUP-19-94, SMP-03-94, and RP 03-94; Hydesville Area; JACK NOBLE Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing and continue same to May 16, 2000 at 3:00 P.M.

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.)

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