9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Approve Second Amendment to Lease for California Children's Services Office Space Located at 550 I Street, Eureka, CA. (CONSENT)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Chairperson to execute the Second Amendment to Lease with PWM, Inc. The Second Amendment to Lease extends the lease beginning March 1, 2009 through February 29, 2012; Return one original executed Second Amendment to lease to Real Property and on copy of executed Second Amendment to Lease to Public Health Branch, Maternal Child Adolescent Health Division.

2.                   Contract with Common Cents Systems Inc., for Purchase, Installation, Training and Maintenance of Public Health Laboratory Information Management System

RECOMMENDATION: Accept conditions of and authorize to sign agreement.  Approve appropriation transfer.


1.                   Resolution Recognizing Jack Shaffer for Fourteen Years of Service to the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim February 23rd - March 2nd, 2009 as Peace Corps Week in Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

D.                  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.                   Letter of Support for the Humboldt Arts Council Grant Proposal to the California Arts Council. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

2.                   Certificates of Recognition for Kevin Bradley, Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce 2008 Individual of the Year and Grundman's Sporting Goods, Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business of the Year. (Supervisor Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the certificates.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Richard Hansis for his service on the Humboldt County Planning Commission. (Supervisor Lovelace)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

4.                   Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Opposing any Plan to Reorganize or Eliminate the California Department of Boating and Waterways. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for Chair to sign letter.

5.                   Certificate of Recognition to Julio Gutierrez for his Service to the Citizens of Humboldt County. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificate of Recognition.

6.                   Certificate of Recognition for Joy Finley, Humboldt County 2008 Republican of the Year. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificate of Recognition.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of February 10, 2009.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

Community Development Services

8.                   Agreement for Consultant Services for Environmental Impact Report, Forexco Inc. and Supplemental Budget (277) for Community Development Services - Planning Division.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report; Authorize and direct the Chairperson of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to executed the Agreement for Preparation of Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and for Special Services by Consultant under Contract to County (Agreement) between County and Forexco Inc. (Applicant) LACO Associates (consultant) for consulting services for an EIR for Forexco's expanded gas well drilling project in the Alton Area (Attachment A); authorize and direct that trust fund account # 3575 to be used as an escrow account for depositing payments from the Applicant for consulting services and for paying expenditures of Consultant for consulting service; Authorize and direct an increase in Professional Services Expense Account, # 1100-277-2-118 in the amount of $96,800; Authorize and direct the costs to be offset by an increase in Revenue Account, #110-277-608-061 (EIR Consultant) in the amount of $96,800; Authorize and direct the deposit of $6,353.38 into Community Development Services - Planning Division, Services Revenue Account, # 1100-277-608-000 by the Applicant to reimburse the County for estimated staff costs to be incurred in processing the proposed project; Authorize and direct the Department of Community Development Services Director to execute for the County subsequent amendments to the agreement as follows: a) changes in schedule of performance including interim completion dates and final completion dates; b) changes in scope of work consistent with the overall project description; c) changes in total compensation not to exceed fifty percent of the amount of the original Agreement; Any changes in terms of the Agreement, scope of work, schedule and compensation must be reviewed by county Counsel and approved by Community Development Services - Planning Division, the Consultant, and the Applicant.  The County shall not incur any additional costs as a result of subsequent amendments.  (Note: No amendments are contemplated).

District Attorney

9.                   Supplemental Budget in District Attorney's Budget Unit 1100-205, in the Amount of $57,146 and Increase Fixed Asset Accounts for Fiscal Year 2008-09 (Fund 3921 - Asset Forfeiture).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve a supplemental budget of $57,146 into Budget Unit 1100 205 and direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer $57,146 into Revenue Account 1100-705-031, District Attorney Forfeited Funds, and transfer $57,146 from Account 3921-807-921, District Attorney Trust Seized Funds; and authorize and instruct the Auditor-Controller to increase line items as shown in the supplemental budget for Budget Unit 1100 205 for Fiscal Year 2008-09.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Request for Extension of Extra Help Hours for Budget Unit 1170-424 Mental Health Branch Administration.


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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board approve the extension of extra help hours for Budget Unit 1170-424.

11.               Recognition of Donation Made to Methamphetamine Awareness Campaign and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 1180-425, Department of Health and Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Fund.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept the donation made to the methamphetamine awareness campaign from Rotary Club of Eureka in the amount of Forty-Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500) and adopt the supplemental budget as attached.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Approval of Grant Agreement with the California Endowment providing Funding for Safe Sustainable Transportation, Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10, Fund 1175.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve Grant Agreement Number 20081655 with the California Endowment in the amount of $274,664, in Fund 1175, Fiscal Years 2008-09 and 2009-10 and authorize the Chair to sign the sixth page of each of two (2) Grant Agreement packages; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return the two (2) Grant Agreement packages to the Public Health Branch; and direct the auditor-controller to supplement budget unit #433, in Fund 1175, for Fiscal Year 2008-09 as indicated in Attachment #2.

13.               Approve and Authorize the Public Health Branch Director and the Chief Probation Officer to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Children's Health Insurance Activities and Approve the Supplemental Budget for Fund 11725, Budget Unit 413, Fiscal Year 2008-09.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Public Health Branch Director and the Chief Probation Officer to sign the MOU for Children's Health Insurance activities for the period of March 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009; Direct the Auditor to supplement the budget in fund 1175, budget unit #413 (Childrens Health) as shown: Revenue: 707-254 - Other Grants - $6,000; Expenditure: 3-109 - Grant Fund Disbursments - $6,000; Direct the Clerk of the Board to return three (3) signature pages to the Public Health Branch.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Approval of Exercising the Option to Extend the Lease with Fred Lundblade, for Office and Warehouse Space Located at 790 West Clark Street, in Eureka.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exercising the option to extend the lease; authorize Real Property to send a notice to Lessor that the County is exercising the option to extend the lease; and direct the Clerk of the Board to return one copy of the executed agenda item to Real Property.

Library Services

15.               Recognition of Donations Made to Library and Supplemental Budget Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors accept and recognize donations made to the Library in the amount of $26,682.24 for the purpose of purchasing new library materials and maintaining expanded open hours at the Fortuna Branch Library; Adopt a supplemental budget in Fund 1500, Budget Unit 621, County Library, for fiscal year 2008-2009 and authorize the Auditor - Controller to supplement the budget as shown in Attachment 2.

Public Works

16.               Annual Revisions to the County of Humboldt Maintained Road System.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution for annual revisions in the County Maintained Road System 2008 - 2009.

17.               Construction of Emergency Repairs to Martin's Ferry Bridge (4C-007) Over the Klamath River, Project No. ER-46Z0(001).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 2, 4, 5, & 6 for the total amount of $277,357.82.

18.               Agreement for Airport Consulting Services to Provide Complete Engineered Design Runway 14/32 and 01/19 Threshold Relocation and Emergency Material Arresting System (EMAS) to Satisfy Federal Aviation Administration Safety Requirements Under Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter 14, Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 for the Arcata/Eureka Airport, a Certificated Airport.  Project Numbers 919214 (01/19) and 919215 (14/32) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant 03-06-0010-32.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign three (3) copies of the Agreement for Airport Consulting with Mead and Hunt, for an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00).

19.               Memorandum of Agreement Addendum between Trinidad Rancheria, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Humboldt County, Project Number 321602.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement approved June 8, 2004.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item --- State Budget Update.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Report and take appropriate action as needed.

2.                   PLACEHOLDER*** Courthouse Flooding February 11, 2009 Report and Repairs

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Public Works Director to advertise and distribute a request for Proposal (RFP) for repairs/restoration to the Courthouse.

Community Development - Economic Development Division

3.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Loan Award of $100,000 to Support Kimtu Meadows Mutual Water Company's Predevelopment Expenses Related to Supplying Safe Drinking Water.


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RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and approve the Headwaters Fund Board's recommended Community Investment Fund (CIF) loan of $100,000 to support predevelopment expenses for Kimtu Meadows Mutual Water Company (Kimtu Meadows); and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the loan contract when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

Public Works

4.                   Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program Grants for the Arcata/Eureka, Garberville, and Rohnerville Airports.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Director of Public Works to execute the following Grant Offers for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) projects when offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):  Arcata/Eureka Airport - AIP-03-06-0010-034 - $8,759,592 FAA; Garberville Airport - AIP-03-06-0092-007 - $170,525 FAA; Rohnerville Airport - AIP-03-06--0083-010 - $170,525 FAA; and adopt the following supplemental budget for FY 08/09 to correspond to the grant offers:  Revenue:  1490170-532037 - Arcata Runway Safety Area Improvements - FAA - $8,759,592; 1490170-532032 - Local Share - $461,031; 1490170-532038 - Garberville Automated Weather Observation System FAA - $170,525; 1490170-532032 - Local Share - $8,975; 1490170-532039 - Rohnerville Automated Weather Observation System FAA - $170,525’ 1490170-532032 – Local Share - $8,975, Totaling: $9,579,623.  Expenditure:  1490170-8011 - Arcata Runway Safety Area Improvements 0 $9,220,623; 1490170-8012 - Garberville Automated Weather Observation System - $179,500; 1490170-8013 - Rohnerville Automated Weather Observation System - $179,500; Totaling $9,579,623.


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost, Meeting Attendance, and Supervisorial District Matters.


9:45 a.m. - Health and Human Services - Social Services

1.                   School-Based Tobacco Prevention Program Update

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board receive a report of accomplishments made by the MSA-Funded Youth Tobacco Prevention Program.

10:00 a.m. - Community Development Services - Economic Development

2.                   Presentation of the Headwaters Fund Annual Report.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive the Headwaters Fund Annual Report for 2008.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential Litigation, Initiation of Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(c); County of Sacramento v. State of California Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2009-80000164-CU-WM-GDS

2.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the position of Public Defender pursuant to Government Code section 54954.5 (TO BE HELD AT 1:00)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.



K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Receive CDGB Planning & Technical Assistance Grant:  Willow Creek Wastewater Feasibility Analysis; and Authorize and Direct Submission of Closing Documents.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive staff report and Willow Creek Wastewater Feasibility Analysis; Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; Close the public hearing; and Authorize and direct staff to submit final closing documents to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development - Community Development Block Grand (CDBG) program and draw the final 10% holdback funds.

L.                   OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 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.

Afternoon Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2009:  February 17 (Presidents Week – School Break); March 31 (5th Tuesday); June 30 (5th Tuesday); August 4 (Summer Break); August 11 (Summer Break); September 29 (5th Tuesday); November 17 (CSAC Annual conference in Monterey); November 24 Week of Thanksgiving Holiday); December 22 (Christmas Break); December 29 (5th Tuesday/Christmas Break)




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