Tuesday, January 18, 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


1.                   Supplemental Budget in District Attorney's Budget Unit 205 to Purchase Equipment and Services for Phase Two of the Implementation of the DA-STAR Case-Tracking System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a transfer and supplemental budget ($127,916 transferred from Contributions to General Fund line item to Transfer from Criminal Justice revenue line item), and establish Computer Systems line item.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote.


Clerk of the Board

1.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of December 14, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said Board Orders.

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of January 4, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said Board Orders.

Community Development Services



3.                   Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employees Claude Young (General Fund) and Cybelle Immitt (Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver.

4.                   Grant to the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant contract for $50,000 for establishing a full-service, full-time Film Commission office in order to attract film and video productions, provide local staff assistance to location scouts, coordinate local permitting requirements, arrange permission to access private property, and facilitate the needs of production companies while on site.

5.                   Continuation of the Services Contract for the Provision of Headwaters Revolving Loan Fund Technical Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the North Coast Small Business Resource Center to provide up to $15,000 in annual compensation for the services of said center.

General Services

6.                   Ordinance Amending Section 854-7(B) of Chapter 4 of Division 5 of Title VIII of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Transitional Provisions of the Cable Ordinance

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

7.                   Reallocation of Vacant Administrative Secretary Position (Salary Range 287) in Budget Unit 119 to Fiscal Assistant I/II (Salary Range 231/257)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Reappointments to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Marilyn Sterling, Marianne Pennekamp, and Ginevra Blake to three-year terms.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Grant Agreement for Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Public Health Institute, which will allow the County to be reimbursed up to $40,000 for services relating to Project LEAN.

10.               Donations from Attendees of Meetings Sponsored by the Health Education Division to Pay for Food at Said Meetings

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a supplement budget in Budget Unit 414 for accepting donations ($1,000) and to account for food-related expenses and donations at Health Education-sponsored meetings.



11.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Michael Weiss, Health Education Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,500 hours.




12.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Paul Holzberger

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a temporary increase in compensation (twenty salary ranges) for Paul Holzberger, and continuing until the Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer of Weights and Measures position is filled--or July 30, 2005, which ever occurs first (effective September 6, 2004).

Public Defender

13.               Establish New Line Item and Transfer of Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Establish an Extra-Help line item, and transfer $5,000 from Salaries and Wages into said line item.

Public Works

14.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

15.               Installation of Symbolic Fencing at Clam Beach

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said installation (colored rope supported by metal fence posts), per Section 271-3 of the County Code, at Clam Beach County Park during the western Snowy Plover nesting season.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

16.               Statement of Annual Financial Information

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


1.                   Proclaim January 2005 as National Mentor Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended Headwaters Community Investment Fund Grant of Up to $200,000 to the City of Eureka for the Fisherman's Terminal Project

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve said grant to fund items required to finish the fishing dock, truck dock, and work area (including installation of truck dock sheet steel pile [$30,000], floats [$85,000], fencing [$25,000], truck dock fence and bumpers [$10,000], and two-ton jib crane [$50,000]).

2.                   Revising Headwaters Fund Board Renewal Terms, and Annual Headwaters Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revising Headwaters Fund Board renewal terms from a maximum of two two-year term to one three-year term.  Receive the annual Headwaters Fund Report.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

4.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the County Administrative Officer   (if required)



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


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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


10:30 a.m.-- Board of Supervisors/Sheriff

1.                   Indonesian Tsunami Relation to Northcoast Preparedness (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Direct the Community Development Services Department, in collaboration with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, to develop an approach to preparing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting FEMA requirements.  2.  Direct staff to explore funding alternatives to pay for development of a plan, an approach that might include collaboration with the cities.  3.  Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to CalTrans requesting that they allow a Tsunami Warning Sign System, and a letter to Senator Feinstein encouraging support of her request to review disaster preparedness systems in our areas.

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.                   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 County Administrative Officer pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5.

5.                   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.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. TO 1:45 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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 1:25 p.m.


J.                   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 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

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