9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation


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.                   Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Sudden Oak Death regulatory/inspection activities.

2.                   Annual Subvention Which Help Offset Local Costs of Enforcing State Mandated Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $25,684.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency through January 28, 2003.

Child Support Services

4.                   Creation of Computer Scanners Line Item and Associated Contingency Transfer of $6,500

RECOMMENDATION: Approve creation of new line item and associated transfer.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 10, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 3, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

7.                   Sublease Agreement with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sublease for rental space at 520 E Street in Eureka.

8.                   Extra-Help Extension for Mary Commins Planning Technician I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension up to 1,920 hours.

Cooperative Extension

9.                   Funding from Hoopa Valley Tribal Council to Offset Travel Expenses for Outreach Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $1,000.

County Administrative Office

10.               Requests from Various Departments to Fill Specified Vacant Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

11.               Ordinance Adding Division 14 to Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Determination of Contractor Non-Responsibility and Contractor Debarment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2291.

12.               Resolution Imposing a $15 Assessment Upon Every Person Who Fails to Appear in Court and Use Funds for Maintaining the Automated Warrant System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-05.

County Counsel

13.               Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt annual Resolutions.

District Attorney

14.               Disbursement of Money Ordered to be Paid by Defendants in Environmental Cases for Use in the Areas of Environmental Enforcement, Education and Restoration

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Humboldt Area Foundation to administer Environmental Trust Fund.

General Services

15.               Request for Adoption of Supplemental Budgets for Communications Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Maintenance Contract with Otis Elevator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

Health and Human Services - Administration

17.               Purchase of Office Systems Furniture Through State of California Furniture Bid Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

18.               Extra-Help Extension for Four Mental Health Branch Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

19.               Request to Establish Line Items Initially Left Out During Budget Process for FY 2002-03

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

20.               Request for Continuation of Salary Increase for Susan Praytor, Public Health Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

21.               Amendment to Agreement for Safe Communities Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to correctly reflect effective date.

22.               Request to Establish Interest Bearing Trust Fund Account to Receive Monies from California Integrated Waste Management Board with Regard to Enforcement Assistance Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Purchase of an Autoclave for the Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($50,000).

24.               Agreement to Implement an Underground Storage Tank (UST) Corrective Action Program to identify and Oversee Investigation and Clean up Unauthorized Releases from Petroleum USTs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.

25.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($5,430) for Staffing at CDF Weott Fire Station

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

26.               Supplemental Budget ($1,665) for Receiving of Donations from Individuals and Groups

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

27.               Request for Approval of Revised Open Hours Schedule for Hoopa Branch Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


28.               Request for Dissolution of Current Eligibility List for Substance Abuse Counselor I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


29.               Request for Extra-Help Extension for Four Juvenile Corrections Officers to 1440 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

30.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($10,440) for System of Care Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

31.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($4,000) for Purchase of Eight Hand-Held Radios

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

32.               Transfer of Real Property from County Service Area No. 3 to County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Quitclaim Deed before a notary public.

33.               Ordinance Amending Title IV Division 3 Chapter 1 Section 431-52 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking on Harrison Avenue Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2292.

34.               Avigation Easement Executed by Earl R. Washburn APN 511-081-12, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept avigation easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption at least a week away.


36.               Request to Establish Fixed-Asset Account and Supplemental Budget ($10,680)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request which pertains to the purchase of two clothes dryers.

37.               Resolution Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency and Request for Concurrence of State Director, Office of Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution declaring local emergency as a result of flooding, and direct staff to take all necessary steps to implement the resolution.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Don Tuttle (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution recognizing 31 years with the Department of Public Works.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works (if required).

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item on Hiring Review Process

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

4.                   Budget Report and Update for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: Implement a freeze on all unnecessary and general fund out-of-County travel.Implement a County-wide hiring freeze.Send copy of the State legislators to show how Humboldt County would be affected by the Governor's proposed cuts.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various boards and commission.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action. (if required)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (f required).

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

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 (if required)

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9 (c) (One Case)

H.                  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.


I.                     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.