9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Reflection

B.                  NON-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Resolution Extending the Existence of a Local Emergency (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-7.

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.

Assessor/Community Development Services/County Counsel

1.                   Williamson Act Enforcement



2.                   Request to Authorize Additional Compensation of 38 Ranges for Neal Tierney, Senior Account-Auditor, Effective December 30, 2002 and Continuing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request through starting date of newly-hired Assistant Auditor-Controller.

Community Development Services

3.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $41,000 Capacity Building Grant Application to the Economic Development Administration for Feasibility Study of an Orick Wastewater System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-8 and approve MOU with Orick Community Services District.

General Services

4.                   Acceptance of Maintenance Responsibility for the New Med-Net Radio Repeater on Mt. Pierce

RECOMMENDATION: Accept maintenance responsibility.

Health and Human Services

5.                   Scheduling of a Public Hearing to Consider a Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Public Health Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on January 28, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.

6.                   Lease of Office Space at 507 F Street, Eureka (Professional Building)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Kramer Properties, Inc. which will bring together approximately 100 HHS administrative and support services staff currently located in eight separate sites.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Request for Review and Adoption of the Bylaws of the Local Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Employment Agreement with Paul Organ, M.D. for Psychiatric Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

9.                   Agreement for Services as Alternate Certification Review Hearing Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with John Anderson, MFT.

10.               Disbursement of $20,000 in Funding from State Department of Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Institute for Mental Health.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

11.               Approval of Correction to Contract No. 02-25450 Preventive Health Care for the Aging

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to change date cited on Exhibit C of Said contract.


12.               Agreement with the Area Agency on Aging for Eldercare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.


13.               Memorandum of Understanding for SAMHSA Young Offender Re-Entry Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Health and Human Services branches, the Sheriff's Department, United Indian Health Services and the North Coast Substance Abuse Council.

Public Works

14.               Foster Subdivision APN 511-031-08 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the final map for recordation.

15.               Assignment as Interim Deputy Public Works Director--General Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment of Cheryl Dillingham until said position is filled.

16.               Construction of Rehabilitation on Blue Lake Blvd. Project No. RPL 5904; Contract No. 990706

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 1 ($12,989.49), which involved connecting the property located at 380 Blue Lake Blvd. to the City of Blue Lake's sewer system.

17.               Construction of Rehabilitation on Blue Lake Blvd. Project No. RPL 5904; Contract No. 990706

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Change Order No. 2 ($14,170.63) which adjusts contract items at contract prices to agree with actual work performed.

18.               Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Contract No. 940156

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Shasta Contractors Inc.


19.               Request for Changes in Sheriff's Office Organizational Structure

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Lost Coast 4 x 4's Eel River Clean-Up (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring January 2003 as National Mentoring Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Consider requests to fill vacant positions in the following departments; Assessor, Public Guardian and Child Support Services.

Library Services

4.                   Appointments to the Library Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Make appointments from the list of applicants submitted.


1.                   Mid-Year Report from the Area Agency on Aging (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear said report and presentation on the Federally-authorized 211 designated line for social services information and referral.

2.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance


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



11:00 a.m. Community Development Services

1.                   Proposed Redevelopment Agency Bylaws, CEQA Guidelines, Conflict of Interest Code, Cooperative Agreement and Designation of General Circulation Newspaper

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT adopt Resolution No. 03.9(a) certifying bylaws, guidelines, code, agreement, and newspaper designation.

2.                   Cooperative Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency of the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cooperative agreement which sets forth that services and facilities will be made available and the Agency will reimburse the county for actions undertaken and costs and expenses incurred by it, for and on behalf of the Agency.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel to Discuss Litigation; County of Humboldt v. Buck Mountain Ranch et al; Case No. DR020825

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.                   Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.Ken Miller, Darryle Story and Bill Blazwik addressed the Board on water issues.

J.                   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.