Tuesday, January 04, 2005



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


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 Allocation Through End of 2004-05 Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension for Bradley Freeman, not to exceed 1920 hours, in order to assist with functions related to insect detection trapping, pest exclusion, and inspection programs.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until January 25, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for James M. Robertson, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Appointment of Nancy Wilson to the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District Board of Directors (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Nancy Wilson to the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District Board of Directors.

5.                   Election of Medium Sized County Supervisor Representative to the County Medical Services Program (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and submit the ballot for Alene Taylor.

6.                   Name Supervisor Woolley to Replace  Supervisor Neely as an Alternate on the Abandoned Vehicle Committee/Task Force (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders - Meeting of December 20, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Local Appointments List for 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Receive said list.

9.                   Reappointments and Reassignments to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Tom Taylor, M.D.; Ken Stiver, M.D.; David Gunderson; Curt Watkins; and Debbie McMahon to said committee with terms expiring on June 30, 2007.  Reappoint Tom Taylor, M.D., and reassign him as the Paramedic Coordinator representative.  Reappoint Dan Goldsmith, M.D., and reassign him as the Medical Society representative with term to expire on June 30, 2007.

Community Development Services

10.               Request to Approval and Authorization to Acquire a Computer Network Server, Establish a New Expense Code with the Economic Development Division, and an Appropriation Transfer of $1,800 to Pay for the Server

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Grant Contract for the Board-of-Supervisors-Approved Grant to the Buckeye Conservancy Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant contract with the Buckeye Conservancy.

12.               Resolution for the Correction of Resolution No. 04-21 (Resolution of Transmittal to the Coastal Commission for the Quarterly Plan Amendment QPA-2001a)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.



13.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Dorre Kidd Howard, Administrative Secretary, and Sherry DeStefano, Administrative Analyst, to a Maximum of 1920 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.



14.               Request to Authorize a Substitute Appointment to Permit Specialist I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize substitute appointment effective immediately, and continuing until the regular employee returns to work, or November 1, 2005 (whichever occurs first).

County Clerk-Recorder

15.               Biennial Conflict of Interest Code Review--Special Districts and School Districts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the recommended changes requested by the special districts and school districts to the respective districts' conflict of interest codes.

County Counsel

16.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors to Take All Acts Necessary to Act as Chair and Vice Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 05-___ through 05-___.

District Attorney

17.               Application for Grants-to-Encourage-Arrest Policies, and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the District Attorney to submit said application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women.  Authorize the Chair to sigh application and associated documents.

First 5 Humboldt

18.               Approve Allocation of a .50 FTE Fiscal Assistant I/II in Budget Unit 439

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



19.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Stacie Burgessor, Mental Health Worker I, to a Maximum of 1440 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Increase in the FTE of Public Health Nurse Position No. 03 in Budget Unit 416 from .7 to 1.0

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.




21.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Travis Mari, Juvenile Corrections Officer, to 1004 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

22.               Appointment to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Shawna Hatten as the Youth member.

23.               First Amendment to Lease Agreement with Jack Retzloff for 333 J Street Office Site for Use by the Adult Intake and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Units

RECOMMENDATION: Amend lease to extend same for an additional year through February 28, 2006.

Public Works

24.               Supplemental Budget for Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Project in Capital Projects ($646,223)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

25.               Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 11.0 for an additional $12,000 and an additional 21 calendar days.  Accept the Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Project as complete.  Authorize the Public Works Director to file a Notice of Completion for the Courthouse Remodel and Renovation Project.



26.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Manuel Sanchez, Assistant Engineer, to a Maximum of 1,960 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.



27.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Bryan Konkler, Park Caretaker, to a Maximum of 1,960 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

28.               Ordinance for:  Stop Intersection Designations for Betty Court at School Road, Mabelle Avenue at David Avenue, Summit Ridge Road at David Avenue; Designation of Time Limits for Parking on Elk River Road, Herrick Avenue, King Salmon Avenue, and Loleta Drive; and Prohibition of Parking on the North Side of River Access Road, Both Sides of Betty Court, at Specific Locations on Pickett Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading thereof, and set the ordinance for adoption at least one week away.

29.               Aviation Fuel Tank Replacement at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to prepare and sign Change Order No. 1 for an additional $23,627 and an additional sixty (60) calendar days.  Approve a supplemental budget ($20,000) to provide funding for said change order.

30.               Construction of Security Fence at Rohnerville Airport; Project No. AIP-3-06-0083-04; Contract No. 911100

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Dynaram Construction Corporation for the amount of the Base Bid plus Additive Option 1 and 2.

D.                  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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Ken Newman on His Retirement from the Information Services Division (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Board Agenda Format-Public Appearances Time Set (N/A)

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Move Public Appearances from 9:05 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and limit each speaker to three minutes; 2. Begin afternoon Public Hearings at 1:45 p.m.; 3. Add Standing Item for a report from the CAO; and 4. Amend Standing Item for Board Travel and Meetings to include "Supervisorial District Reports."

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt appointments list as approved for Calendar Year 2004, or make deletions or modifications where necessary.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the 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.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

I.                     ADJOURNMENT

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).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, January 11, 20051:30 p.m.

Vacation of Portion of Old Highway 36, Swains Flat Area


Tuesday, January 25, 20051:30 p.m.

Report on CDBG Grant that Funded a Feasibility Study for the Samoa Industrial Park



There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2005 (all Tuesdays).


February 22

March 29

May 31

August 2

August 9

August 30

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 20

December 27


County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us

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.