Tuesday, March 08, 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.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until March 22, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Appointment to the Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Mr. Joe Fassler, Area Forester for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as the Second District representative.

Community Development Services

3.                   Grant to North Coast Small Business Resource Center for the Open Studios Tour Project Under the Headwaters Grant Fund Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant contract for $23,000.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

4.                   Department of Mental Health State Hospital Bed Purchase and Usage Agreements for Fiscal Years 2002, 2003, and 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Director of Mental Health Branch to sign agreements.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Agreement with the San Diego State University Research Foundation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for accepting a $787 California Kids' Plates Professional Development Grant for trip reimbursement expenses for Nancy Keleher, Public Health Branch employee, being a guest speaker at the 19th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

6.                   Agreement with Humboldt Domestic Violence Services to Provide Emergency and Supportive Services to CalWORKs Clients Fleeing Domestic Violence

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for a total maximum compensation of $42,138 through June 30, 2006.

7.                   Request for Approval of New Line Item and Fixed-Asset Accounts and a Supplemental Budget ($970,900) for Improving Child Safety and Social Worker Recruitment, Safety, and Retention; and Building Modifications Necessary to Accommodate Changes Being Made Around Worker Safety and to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request (no impact to the General Fund).

8.                   Appointments to the Whole Child Interagency Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint the following:  Ken Blackshear, Community Services Division Director for the United Indian Health Services; Joe Davey, Employment and Training Manager for the Employment Development Division of the Social Services Branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services; and Simone Taylor, Director of Family Services for the Redwood Community Action Agency.

9.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Redwood Community Action Agency for Up to $73,346 Per Year for Implementation of the AmeriCorps Grant Agreement Through December 31, 2007

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute MOU.

10.               Agreement with Prevent Child Abuse California for AmeriCorps Payroll Administration Process

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for up to $105,942 per year for payroll administration process through December 31, 2007.


11.               Request to Authorize the Chief Probation Officer to Submit a Title V Community Prevention Grant Application to the State Board of Corrections

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.   (The grant application is to request funding to contract with the Humboldt County Office of Education [HCOE] for implementation of a community delinquency prevention program through HCOE's community school sites.)

Public Works

12.               Construction of Culvert Replacements on Gibson Creek and Stanley Creek; County Project Nos. 203302 and 203304

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Steelhead Constructors, Inc.

13.               Adoption of 2004-05 Goal for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for Airport Concessions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the DBE goal of 1.8% for DBE participation.

14.               Shadowbrook II (Phase A) Final Map Subdivision (Chuck Nelson); File No. AP 309-291-27; Loleta Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete, and approve and accept the subdivision map for recordation.

15.               Ordinance Amending Section 431-2 of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Handicapped Parking on Maple Street in Garberville

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

16.               Extension of License Agreement with the Department of the Navy for Centerville Road, County Road No. 2G010

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute License Agreement for access through the Centerville Naval Facility.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

17.               Report on Changes to 457 and 401(a) Plans

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.


1.                   Proclaim Week of March 6, 2005 as Girl Scout Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

1.                   Alternatives to Heroin Abuse--Research Process

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update.

2.                   Mental Health Services Act

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Mental Health Services Act, Plan to Plan, and support the Mental Health Director's submission of said document to the State Department of Mental Health.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

4.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO


Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment to the Emergency Medical Care Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint one Public Member with term to expire on June 30, 2005.


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).

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

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

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

3.                   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)

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.

H.                  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.


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).

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.)


March 29

May 31

August 2

August 9

August 30

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 20

December 27




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