Tuesday, February 15, 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.                   Board of Supervisors:  Letter of Support for North Coast Emergency Medical Services Expanded Rural Outreach Medical Training Program Special Project Grant Proposal (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.



2.                   Mental Health Branch:  Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Apprve extensions for the following extra-help staff:  Mary Dimick, Medical Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,720 hours; Kelly Dunn, Medical Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,720 hours; Dawn Hickcox, Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,720 hours; Georgianna LaPeer, Administrative Analyst, to a maximum of 1,920 hours; Isaac Larson, Mental Health Worker, to a maximum of 1,720 hours; Joe McManus, Medical Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,520 hours; Rhiannon Moore, Medical Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,720 hours; and Rebecca Laloli, Medical Office Assistant, to a maximum of 1,440 hours.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Approval of Amendment to Standard Agreement No. 04-0451-1, Pest Detection Trapping

RECOMMENDATION: Approval amendment to agreement with the California Department of Agriculture to provide funding to place and service additional Gypsy moth traps through the end of the fiscal year ($3,164).

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 March 8, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to continue a needle-exchange program.

3.                   Certificate of Recognition for Arnold Kemp, Rio Dell Chamber of Commerce 2004 Individual of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate.

4.                   Appointment of Michael Orr to Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Michael Orr to the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission.

5.                   Certificates of Achievement for Quota International of Eureka's Honorees. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to Sign Certificates of Achievement.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division



6.                   Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employee Jessica Milz

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waiver up to 1,960 hours.

7.                   Appointment of New Members to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jeff Nelson, Dale Warmuth, and Len Mayer to the WIB.

8.                   Reappointments to the Headwaters Fund Board (HFB)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Jon Sapper, Alex Stillman, and Kathy Moxon to the HFB.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                   Approval of First Amendment to Fiscal Year 2004-05 Agreement with St. Helena Hospital, d.b.a. California Specialty Hospital, to Change Name to St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health Effective November 1, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said amendment.

10.               Approval of Services Agreement with Milhous Children's Services, Inc. for the Provision of Mental Health, Intensive Day Treatment--Full Day, Medication Support, and Crisis Intervention Services to Med-Cal Beneficiaries Through June 30, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said agreement.

11.               Agreement with Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to provide transitional living services for mental health clients (not to exceed $29,578.50 per month, nor $354,942.00 for Fiscal Year 2004-2005).

12.               Reappointment to the Mental Health Board (MHB)

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint John Pelaez to the MHB.



13.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Barbara Franklin, Psychiatric Nurse, to a Maximum of 1,440 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

14.               Agreement with Double RR Care Homes, Corp. for Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement (not to exceed $49,932) for providing the services of board-and-care placements for mental health clients that require regular and an enhanced level of service due to severity of mental illness and associated behaviors.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Approval of State Incentive Grant Agreement, and Creation of New Budget Unit for Community Efforts to Reduce Binge Drinking Among Youth Project; Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Grant Agreement No. SIG 04-12 with the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the creation of the new budget unit ($79,979).

16.               Agreement with the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) for Beach Act Monitoring and Notification Program Grant Funding ($25,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign CDHS Agreement No. 04-35977.

Library Services

17.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget ($18,973)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


18.               Agreement with the City of Eureka Regarding Computer Access Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign agreement, allowing the Probation access to "read only" files in the City's law enforcement records management systems.

19.               Disallocation of 2.0 Positions, and Allocation of 1.0 Position in Budget Unit 245, Adult Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the disallocation of the following positions in Budget Unit 245, effective February 8, 2005:  1.0 Administrative Analyst, Position #001 (Salary Range 354, Class 626); 1.0 Substance Abuse Counselor, Position #001 (Salary Range 284, Class 491).  Authorize the allocation of the following position in Budget Unit 245, effective February 13, 2005:  1.0 Legal Office Assistant, Position #001 (Salary Range 215/237, Class 0153).  Exempt the newly-allocated position from the hiring freeze effective immediately.  Approve a supplemental budget for Budget Unit 245 in the amount of $255,754.

20.               Contract for California Endowment Health Returns Initiative (HRI)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chief/Assistant Chief Probation Officer to sign and execute the California Endowment Grant Award Agreement and/or other documents and assurance statements in order to accept the HRI grant funding ($950,000).

Public Works

21.               Humboldt County Animal Care and Shelter Facility; Project No. 278000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 5.0 for an additional $18,236.94.  Accept the completed contract, including all change orders approved by the Public Works Department, between Danco Builders, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the construction of the Animal Care and Shelter Facility.  Authorize the Public Works Director to file a Notice of Completion for the Animal Care and Shelter Facility.

22.               Additions and Extension to the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Accept additions and extensions by adopting Resolution No. 05-__.

23.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for the Healthy Rural Roads Project, and Supplemental Budget to Provide Associated Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt MOU with RCAA for an amount not to exceed $210,500.

24.               Approve Fuel Tank Purchase and Transfer of Funds, Budget Unit 325

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the purchase of two diesel fuel tanks ($1,400).

25.               Reallocation of the Class of Automotive Service Worker to Automotive Service Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the class of Automotive Service Worker (Salary Range 265, Class 0246) from the classification plan.  Adopt the forty-hour class of Automotive Service Technician (Salary Range 275, Class 0246, Unit 2).  Approve the reallocation of the vacant Automotive Service Worker position in Budget Unit 350 (Salary Range 265, Class 0246) to the class of Automotive Service Technician (Salary Range 275, Class 0246) effective immediately.


1.                   Proclaim February 22, 2005 as Spay Day USA (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Report from Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a presentation from the Humboldt County Airport Advisory Committee

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

2.                   Request for Re-Review and Approval of Humboldt State University's (HSU) Application Under the 2004 Headwaters Grant Fund for Aleutian Canada Geese Research/Recommendations and Advanced Manufacturing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request with the stipulation that the Aleutian Goose working Group drives the scope of work for the Geese portion of the project.

3.                   Resolution Approving and Adopting the Preliminary Redevelopment Report, and Authorizing Transmittal to Affected Taxing Entities

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as the Board of Supervisors.  Convene as the Redevelopment Agency.  Receive the Staff Report.  Adopt Resolution No. 05-__, approving the Preliminary Redevelopment Report and authorizing transmittal to affected taxing entities.  Adjourn as the Redevelopment Agency Board.  Reconvene as the Board of Supervisors.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

5.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO   (if required)



1.                   City of Eureka's Request for Board Members' Participation in an Annexation Subcommittee to Facilitate a Potential Policy for the County General Plan (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider the request, and take appropriate action.

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


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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


Board of Supervisors -- 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Humboldt County Human Rights Commission's Annual Report (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  K Mart Corp, et al, Debtors; K Mart Corp, et al, Plaintiff, vs. Anchorage, Alaska Municipal Tax Assessor, et al, Defendants.  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.  Case No. 02B02474 (Jointly Administered); Chapter 11; Adversary No. 03A01846

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisor to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Real Property negotiator concerning Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna, California; APN 200-353-021.  Parties with whom negotiating:  City of Fortuna, Harry Harden, Dennis Wendt, et al.  Instructions to negotiators will concern price and terms.

6.                   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.

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 Chamber 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).

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.


There are no Board meetings scheduled on the following dates in 2005 (all Tuesdays).  (Schedule as adopted on the date of the publication of this agenda.)


February 22

March 29

May 31

August 2

August 9

August 30

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 20

December 27




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