9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation


1.                   Proclamation Declaring February 16-22, 2002 as Engineer's Week (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Continuation of Local Emergency (Caused by Flooding and Wind) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend emergency until February 25, 2003.

2.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency remains in effect until March 4, 2003.

3.                   Letter to Henry Willey in Appreciation for His Service to the Mental Health Board (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Bill Burns on His Retirement from Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

5.                   Appointment of Jose Quezada to the Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Child Support Services

6.                   Request to Adopt the New Classifications of Child Support Assistant I/II and Child Support Assistant III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Request to Appoint Cynthia Coronado-Brown as a Fifth Supervisorial District Representative to the Commission on the Status of Women

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Request to Reappoint Jeff Smith and Bruce Emad to the County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request retroactive to February 1, 2003.

9.                   Request from the Humboldt County Fair Association for Approval of Their 2003 Operating Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board and the County Clerk to sign the operating budget.

Community Development Services

10.               Extension of Local Coastal Program Agreement No. LCP-02-03

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement to January 31, 2004.

County Counsel

11.               Resolution Modifying Appendix B or Resolution No. 02-89 Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from agenda.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Providing Evaluation Services for Mentally-Disordered Persons

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-17 and rescind Resolution No. 2000-27.

13.               Reappointment and Appointment to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Rod Thornton and appoint Tene Kremling.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Contract with the State Department of Health Services for the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract No. 02-25677.

15.               Request to Continue the Temporary Increase in Compensation for Pamela Isaac Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Agreement with the State Department of Health Services for Providing Funding ($34,000) for the Beach Act Monitoring and Notification Program Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign Agreement No. 02-26028.

17.               Purchase of Office Equipment for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($13,400).

18.               Contract with the State Department of Fish and Game for a $5,000 Grant from the Department's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response for Participation in the U.S. Coast Guard's Area Contingency Planning Process

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract No. PO275027.

19.               Supplemental Budget ($73) for Maternal Child and Adolescent Health for the NCS-Dental Advisory Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

20.               Agreements with the Open Door Community Health Center and Redwoods Rural Health Center for the Provision of Early Intervention Program Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements.

21.               Approval of a Supplemental Budget ($5,288) for the County Medical Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

22.               Agreement No. 02-25767 with the California Department of Health Services for Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and associated supplemental budget of $61, 942.

23.               Transfer of $392 to Cover Additional Costs for the Purchase of a Pipette Calibrator for the Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

24.               Request to Appoint Jene McCovey and Marie Catchpole to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

25.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointments for Nicole Gasteiger and Eric Fidgeland

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of appointments to a maximum of 1,260 hours each.


26.               Renewal of Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign renewal agreement.


27.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Neil Hardell Probation Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1160 hours.

Public Works

28.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Tobias Holmes Airport Service Worker

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

29.               Manila Marketing Company Final Map Subdivision; APN 506-103-05, Manila Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the map for recordation.

30.               Orin and Nancy Smith (John Wunder) Final Map Subdivision; APN 204-161-24 Hydesville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the map for recordation.

31.               Resolution Adopting the Regional Bicycle Facilities Plan 2000 for Humboldt County Prepared by the Humboldt County Association of Governments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-18.


32.               Request to Declare a Van as Surplus Sell Said Van to Highest Bidder, Approve a supplemental Budget ($19,000) for the Purchase of a New DARE Vehicle and to Donate Said New Vehicle to the Motor Pool for Assignment to Sheriff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

33.               Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Team Grant Governing Body Resolution and Grant Assurances and Certifications Establish New Revenue and Expenditure Line Items in Budget 1100-274 and Supplemental Budget of $8,828

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item for Change Order Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (No Change Orders)

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (No Advertisements or awards)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as necessary (if required).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Fill positions as recommended by the CAO.


1.                   Presentation from Charlene Cutler-Ploss on the Whimsey Garden (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from agenda.

2.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (No action).


1.                   Report From Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.7, Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Case No. CV97-039889-VRW; U.S. District Court, Northern District Headwaters Forest Defense v. County of Humboldt

G.                 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.                   Several individuals requested that the Board adopt a resolution which urges the U.S. Congress to oppose military action in Iraq.Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.Wayne Pierce of Tri-County Independent Living invited the Board to a Workshop on March 27, 2003 at the Agricultural Commissioner's Office on the Olmstead Decision.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Kennaly

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.Order the property owner to abate said nuisance prescribing a reasonable time not less than thirty (30) days, for the completion of such abatement. Order, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board that the Code Enforcement Unit return to the Board for authorization to abate such nuisance and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

I.                     ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourn to Harbor District, City of Eureka and County Joint Meeting on February 13, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Determine need for staff attendance and adjourn to the February 13, 2003 joint meeting.