9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  OFF-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Letters Requesting One-Year Moratorium of the Newly Released Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to Senators Boxer and Feinstein, Representative Thompson and the Director of Health Care Financing Administration of Dept. of Health & Human Services.

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.                   Operation of Tourist Information Booth in Orick-Fiscal Year 2000-01 ($8,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Orick Chamber of Commerce.

2.                   Film Commission--Renewal of Agreement for Fiscal Year 2000-01 ($30,400)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Eureka Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

3.                   Promotion and Advertising Agreement for Fiscal Year 2000-01 ($42,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Eureka/Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

4.                   Request for an Overlap in Senior Real Property Agent Position for Up to Three Pay Periods

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

5.                   Operation of Welcome Center in Arcata During Fiscal Year 2000-01 ($5,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

Agricultural Commissioner

6.                   Clearing 1999-2000 Fiscal Year Budget Overdrafts Within Budget Unit 261

RECOMMENDATION: Approve clearing of overdrafts by transferring $3,155 through Contingencies.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until November 14, 2000.

8.                   Support of Efforts of Manila Community to Obtain Natural Gas Service (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Assemblywoman Strom-Martin and Senator Chesbro.

9.                   Inquiries on Development of Health & Human Services Department (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of response to the Whole Child Interagency Council.

10.               Travel to Off-Highway Vehicle Commission Subcommittee Meeting (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Supervisor Woolley's travel costs to Sacramento on October 31, 2000.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of October 24, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

12.               Application to Housing and Community Development for Housing Rehabilitation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application by adopting Resolution No. 2000-88.

13.               Extension of Contracts for General Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contracts with George Williamson of Planwest, Dyett and Bhatia Inc. and Jones and Stokes Inc.

14.               Supplemental Budget for Coastal Conservancy Grant ($50,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for power poles site improvements.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Agreement with California Institute of Mental Health ($30,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for training and assistance to the Mental Health Board.

16.               Transfer of $15,000 to Computer Equipment Fixed Asset Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Mental Health Contingency Fund.

17.               Provision of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Recovery Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contracts with Alcohol/Drug Care Services and Humboldt Recovery Center.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Continuation of 30-Range Salary Adjustment for Liz Citrino, Waste Reduction Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation.

19.               Funds Related to Hazardous Materials Compliance Assistance/Enforcement ($50,625)

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a trust account for receipt of funds.

20.               Supplemental Budget for County Medical Services Program Wellness and Prevention Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $6,500.

21.               Purchase of Computer Systems for Tobacco Education Program ($9,400)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by establishing fixed-asset expenditure accounts.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Budget ($1,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

23.               Negative Supplemental Budget for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt negative supplemental budget to correct an error in the final budget.

24.               Acceptance of $40,131 Award for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control

RECOMMENDATION: Accept award from the State Department of Health Services.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

25.               Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on Use of CalWORKs Incentive Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Humboldt Community Switchboard, Werner Schink, and Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

26.               Reallocate Staff Services Analyst II Position to Department Information Systems Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

27.               Reallocate Office Assistant I/II Position to Vocational Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

28.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Operation of a Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc.

Library Services

29.               License Agreement with Trinidad Union School District for Trinidad Branch Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.


30.               Revision of Ordinance Setting Compensation for the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule ordinance for adoption on December 5, 2000.


31.               Request to Disallocate Two Probation Officer I/II 40-Hour Positions and to Allocate Two Full-Time Probation Officer I/II 37-1/2 Hour Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

32.               Request to Increase Fiscal Assistant I/II--Landfill Position (Provisional) from .50 to Full-Time 40-hour Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

33.               Borrow Agreement with Owners of the Fort Seward Ranch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Norman and Robert Satterlee and Peggy Webster.

34.               License Agreement with the Department of the Navy for Temporary Emergency Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement for emergency road across Naval property.

35.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road F2G100 P.M. 3.27 Project #971024

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Jim E. Adams Construction Contractor.

36.               License Agreement with the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce for Operation of the Advertising Display Unit Located in the Terminal Building of Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

37.               Ordinance Providing a Handicapped Parking Space on Jersey Avenue in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt ordinance on December 5, 2000.

38.               Temporary Pay Increase for Greg Melanson Senior Engineering Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase at Assistant Engineer II level through December 30, 2000.

39.               Ordinance Amending Section 431-96.5 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking on Redwood Drive (Redway)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2227.

40.               Ordinance Relating to the Designation of a Stop Intersection at Park Road McKinleyville, at its Intersection with Sutter Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance on December 5, 2000.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

41.               Resolution Releasing Liens on Property Due to Payment in Full of Delinquent Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-89, finalizing records for solid waste fees imposed on taxable land in 1986-87 and 1987-88; and release tax liens now that all payments have been received.


1.                   Proclamation declaring November 2000 as National Hospice Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Resolution and Presentation Humboldt Child Care Council's 25th Anniversary (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

3.                   Proposed Removal of Weather Observer at Arcata/Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of opposition to the Federal Aviation Administration and to Humboldt County's federal legislators; authorize Aviation Director to move forward with due diligence to resolve this; and continue this item to November 14, 2000, to consider other options.


4.                   Use of Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds for Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance for Local Law Enforcement Block Grant funds.

County Administrative Office (CAO) Board of Supervisors/Agricultural Commissioner

5.                   Agricultural Commissioner's Request for 1.0 FTE Animal Control Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as recommended by Agricultural Commissioner, which includes transfer from Contingencies of $19,118.


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

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


10:00 a.m. County Administrative Office

1.                   Carolyn Stacey, New County Librarian

RECOMMENDATION: Welcome Ms. Stacey to Humboldt County and introduce her to media and public.

10:30 a.m. County Administrative Office

2.                   Mediation First Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Offer customer service skills training on a voluntary basis to County employees to resolve conflict immediately.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Humboldt County Commission on the Status of Women Annual Report (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 5, 2000.

4.                   Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Don Leonard (no action required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 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 (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad vs. County Humboldt et al; Michael Moss, Real Party in interest. Humboldt County Case No. CV00744 (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   David Elsebusch urged the Board to insure that the election process is not corrupted.He said absentee ballots have been handled and marked by Lindsey McWilliams, Elections Official and the process is not condoned by the Secretary of State.He reminded the Board that Mr. McWilliams is accountable to them, and recommended that there be a procedure in place to insure that no marking takes place on original ballots.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Proposed Vacation of a Portion of Beach Road No. 4A120 in Shelter Cove

RECOMMENDATION: Approve vacation by adopting Resolution No. 2000-90.

County Administrative Officer

2.                   Adoption of an Ordinance 2001 Update of Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Receive proposed revisions to said ordinance and schedule adoption on December 5, 2000.

Community Development Services

3.                   Humboldt Bay Housing Development General Plan Amendment Petition; Willow Creek Area File No. 522-492-18; Case No. GPP-00-01

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the petition by adopting Resolution No. 2000-91.

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.)

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