9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Rick McRostie of the First Covenant Church in Eureka


1.                   Letter to the Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Support of the Final Biological Opinion Proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Services on the Proposed Amendment to the License for the Potter Valley Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign said letter.

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.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Jeff Dolf

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1920 hours).

2.                   Standard Agreement No. 02-07-17 with California Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Pierce's disease control and glassy-winged sharpshooter detection activities.


3.                   Agreement for Petroleum and Geothermal Property Sales Study

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Assessors' Association Harold W. Bertholf Inc. and the Counties of Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Monterey, Orange, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Yolo.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through February 11, 2003.

5.                   Letter to Ann Veneman Secretary of Agriculture Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to Assist in Reopening the Livestock Compensation Program to All Counties in Need of Help as a Result of Severe Drought Conditions (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

6.                   Resignation of Lorey Keele from the Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

7.                   Letter to Gale Norton Secretary of the Interior, Requesting that Her Department Appeal the Recent Decision in Judge Wanger's Court to Deny Implementation of the Trinity River Record of Decision (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

8.                   Letter of Appreciation to Jere and John Gordon for Their Time and Service in Scheduling Invocations for the Meetings of the Board of Supervisors (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

9.                   Letters to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblymember Berg Urging Rejection of Governor Davis' Proposed Shift of Vehicle License Fee Revenues (Supervisor Smith)


10.               Request to Declare that a Local State of Emergency Per Resolution No. 03-06, Remains in Effect Until February 11, 2003 (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Announcement of Dennis O'Sullivan as the Garberville-Redway Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

12.               Letter in Support of the City of Eureka's Funding Application for the Multiple Assistance Center (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Peter LaVallee, Eureka Mayor.

13.               Endorsement of North Coast Emergency Medical Services' Funding from the Emergency Medical Services Authority for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

14.               Proclamation Declaring January 20, 2003 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the proclamation.

15.               Certificates of Recognition for the Recipients of Eureka Quota Club's Awards for Community Service and Quotarian of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign certificates for Kay Moore and Steve and Ellie Beckman.

Community Development Services

16.               Authorizing Submittal of Two Grant Applications to U.S. Forest Service One for Development of a Marketing Strategy for Dairy, Specialty Agriculture and Tourism Industry Clusters and the Other for a Survey of Community Need and Development Potential in Select Unincorporated Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal by adopting Resolution No. 03-10.

17.               Williamson Act Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $20,000 from Contingencies for retaining the services of outside counsel.Approve transfer of $15,000 from Contingencies for paying litigation expenses, including court costs and fees, copying and postage.Approve transfer of $17,330 from Contingencies for hiring a part-time extra-help Deputy County Counsel to cover displaced trial work.Approve transfer of $16,000 from Contingencies for hiring an extra-help Planner I to supplement planning permit processing.Direct Personnel Department to determine the appropriate class for two positions in the Assessors' Office.

18.               National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Impact Assistance Program Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-11, accepting grant awards for the following:County Park seasonal worker(s) ($25,000); maintenance of coastal access areas ($5,000)' Friends of the Dunes Community Supported Coastal Conservation Program ($15,000); Snowy Plover Management ($15,000); Beach & Dunes Stewards ($5,000); County Coastal Planning ($40,000); Coastal Aerial Photo Processing and Habitat Mapping ($16,157); and Coordinated Resource Management Plan Coordinator ($5,000).


19.               Request to Purchase a File Server

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($8,097).

20.               Appointments to the Blue Lake Fire Protection District (BLFPD) and to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint James A. Thacker and Michael A. Harvey to the BLFPD and appoint J. Bruce Rupp and Wendell E. Cole to the HBMWD.

Health and Human Services - Administration

21.               Request to Extend the Lease for Office Space at 231 Second Street to September 30, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to extend lease with Robin Arkley.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

22.               Extensions of Extra-Help Appointments for Three Mental Health Worker I's

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Cynthia Madden, Eli Reissner and Monica Roby.

23.               Provision of In-Patient Services for Acutely Mentally-Ill Humboldt County Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Mt. Diablo Medical Pavilion (Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

24.               Lease for Office Space at 1108 Main Street in Fortuna for Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Six Rivers Property Management agent for the trustees of the Murphy Family Trust.

25.               Purchase of a Computer System for Budget Unit 416, Public Health Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,900).

26.               Request for Adoption and Allocation of Program Coordinator Position and Allocation of Senior Office Assistant Position in Fund 1175, Budget 400 for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

27.               Purchase of a PerkinElmer Victor II for Public Health Administration ($117,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase as part of the Federal Bioterrorism response funding.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

28.               Purchase of a HP 815DN Laser Printer to be Used for General Relief Billing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($7,111).

Library Services

29.               Total of $1,445 in Donations to the Library from Individuals and Group

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $1,445.

30.               Grant of $25,000 from the Children and Families Commission for Ready to Read Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Librarian to sign grant agreement and adopt supplemental budget.


31.               Extension of Lease at 1105 Sixth Street Through April 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with PWM Inc. for office space occupied by the Juvenile Drug Court Staff and the System of Care staff.

Public Works

32.               Ordinance Amending Section 431-65 of Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title IV of the Humboldt Code Relating to Parking on Murray Road in McKinleyville.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2293.

33.               Purchase of Rol-Air Portable Air Compressor for Road Department's Heavy Equipment Shop

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,900).

34.               Assignment of Lease with Denise D. McNulty and Associates Inc. (d.b.a. Alamo National at Arcata-Eureka Airport)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign consent to the assignment of the lease from the original entity to the new entity.

35.               Overflight Easement Executed by Ellen Spurling for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement (APN 511-091-03 McKinleyville).

36.               Supplemental Budget for Aviation Capital Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($215,000).

37.               Contract Change Order No. 1 for the Construction of Asphalt Concrete Overlay on Murray Road Between U.S. 101 and Central Avenue Project No. RPL 5904(050); Contract No. 200702

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order ($125,132.00).

38.               Contract Change Order No. 2 for the Construction of Asphalt Concrete Overlay on Murray Road Between US. 101 and Central Avenue Project No. RPL 5904(050) Contract No. 200702

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order ($69,929.42).

39.               Contract Change Order No. 3 for the Construction of Asphalt Concrete Overlay on Murray Road Between U.S. 101 and Central Avenue Project No. RPL 5904(050) Contract No. 200702

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order ($64,693.70).

40.               Contract Change Order No. 1 for Bridge Over Mill Creek on Lighthouse Road Agreement No. P0010563 Contract Nos. 200310 and 200312

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order ($22,279.01).

41.               Resolution Recommending that Caltrans Study a Bypass for Highway 101 Around the Confusion Hill Slide Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-12.


42.               Salary Increase of 20 Ranges for Senior Legal Office Assistant Brenda Reynolds to Compensate for Additional Duties Beginning September 29, 2002 and Continuing Until June 30, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve salary increase.

43.               Supplemental Budget to Account for Revenue from Off-Highway Vehicle/Beach Patrol Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($55,000).

44.               Transfer of $296 to Cover Cost of a Thermal Imaging Camera

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

45.               Approval of Director of Emergency Services' Request to the Governor to proclaim a State of Emergency in Humboldt County and to Request a Presidential Declaration

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval and adopt Resolution No. 03-13.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

46.               Disclosure of Information on Humboldt County's Financial Position

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the form of the Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data of the County of Humboldt California (Annual Report).

47.               Consent to Assignment and Transfer and Amendment of Agreement for Municipal Finance Consulting Service Between Humboldt County and Leifer Capital to Kelling, Northcross and Nobriga

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the agreement.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Harless McKinney on his retirement (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for 39 years of service to Humboldt County.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation to John Campbell for His Years of Service to the Timber Industry (Supervisors Rodoni and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 4, 2003.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring February 1, 2003 as Health Fair Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (Not heard)

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (Not heard)

Health and Human Services--Social Services Branch

3.                   Request for Distribution of Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Care Provider Registry to provide Assistance to In-Home Supportive Services Recipients


Community Development Services (CDS)

4.                   Resolution Authorizing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to Sign the Financial Institution Agreements for the Prosperity Individual Development Account Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-14 and authorize CDS Director to sign all ministerial documents to facilitate implementation of Prosperity Individual Development Account Program.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Budget Update

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report and take appropriate action.

6.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Hear requests to fill specified vacant positions and take appropriate action.

7.                   Request that the Board agree to Participate in the Creation of a Regional Energy Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and appoint Supervisor Woolley to serve on the authority.


1.                   Resolution Urging the California Legislature to Reject Governor's Proposed Shift of Local Vehicle License Fee Revenues and to Honor 1998 Commitment to Restore the Vehicle License Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-15.

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 (No Action)


10:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Status Report from the Multiple Assistance Center Advisory Committee on the Implementation, Design, Schedule and Fundraising Efforts (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

10:30 a.m. Health and Human Services--Public Health Branch

2.                   Informational Presentation on the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program County Employee Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation by Public Health Nursing.

10:45 a.m. Health and Human Services--Public Health Branch

3.                   Report Regarding the Publication, Findings and Recommendations of the Humboldt County Childhood Injury Prevention Strategic Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Humboldt County v. McKee, et al Case No. DR 020825 Humboldt County Superior Court


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.                   Fred Green expressed concerns about the ongoing acquisition of private lands for the State Park System.Jim Branham and Jeff Barrett provided comments on the independent science panel report commission by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Health and Human Services--Administration

1.                   Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Find that decision to make change in allocation of Public Health Branch realignment monies is based on most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes.Direct Auditor-Controller to transfer 10% of state/local program realignment funds from Public Health Branch sub-account to Mental Health Branch sub-account.

Community Development Services

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a Community-Development Block Grant General Allocation Grant for Acquisition and Rehabilitation of a Facility for CASA of Humboldt and Gap Financing for a Surface Water Filtration Plant for Alderpoint Community Water District

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-16.

3.                   Joint Workshop with the Board of Supervisors and County Planning Commission to Provide Direction for the Consultant and Staff on Development of General Plan Policies and Zoning Regulations for Wireless Communications Facilities

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a presentation from Vivian Kahn of Dyett & Bhatia on the issues, challenges and options for local telecommunications regulations that are consistent with federal law.Receive comments from industry representatives and the public.Discuss the options and comments received with the Planning Commission, consultant and Planning staff.Direct Planning staff to continue with the preparation of draft general plan policies and zoning regulations considering input received from the Board, Commission and members of the public.

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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