Tuesday, March 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.                   County Clerk-Recorder:  Elections Division--The Help America Vote Act Impact on Our Elections

RECOMMENDATION: Read and file the report, hear the presentation from staff, and provide direction.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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




1.                   Funding to Provide for Probation Expansion Study, and Computer Upgrade for the Office of the District Attorney (Previously Approved by the Board of Supervisors)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding from the 1410 Reserve for Contingency (Criminal Justice Construction Fund).  Establish revenue/expenditure accounts ($132,916).

Community Development Services (CDS)



2.                   Lambley Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide; File No. APN 222-155-07; Case No. Cc-04-03/JTMP-04-01; Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan and guide, and authorize CDS to record the necessary documents.



3.                   Morris/Huffman Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide; File No. APN 206-101-19 et al; Case No. DS-01-05; Carlotta

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan and guide, and authorize CDS to record the necessary documents.



4.                   Gossard Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide; File No. APN 104-111-06 and -112-04; Case No. LLA-03-40/JTMP-03-04; Carlotta

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan and guide, and authorize CDS to record the necessary documents.

5.                   Request for Adoption of the Revised Class Description for the Class of Code Compliance Officer I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve the allocation of a full-time Code Compliance Officer I/II position in Budget Unit 277 effective immediately.

6.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a Workforce Housing Program Grant Application to the State of California Housing and Community Development Department for $27,500 to Fund Large Debris Removal and Graffiti Abatement in the Designated Redevelopment Survey Project Areas

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

7.                   Supplemental Budgets for Fiscal-Year 2004/2005 for the Economic Division - WIB, BU 1120-287--Reflecting Additional Carryover Balances as of June 30, 2004 of Workforce Investment Act Funds, as Well as Additional Administration Funds; and Economic Division, BU 1120-275, Adding a Budget Line Item for Extra-Help Overtime and A-87 Overhead Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve creation of the following revenue and expense codes in Budget Unit 1120-287 to track expenses associated with the expenditure of WIA funds:  Revenue Codes 591113 to 591119; Expense Codes 3612 to 3614, 3616 to 3617, and 3625 to 3626.  Approve supplemental 2004/05 budget for Unit 1120-287 ($1,677,417).  Approve supplemental 2004/05 budgets for Unit 1120-275 ($12,570).

First 5 Humboldt (Children and Families Commission)

8.                   Ordinance Amending Section 571-3(d) of Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Procedural Requirements of the Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

Health and Human Services - Administration

9.                   Request for Allocation of a Payroll/Personnel Specialist Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation for the Employee Services Division.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



10.               Request for Extension of the Temporary Increase in Compensation (28 Salary Ranges) for Helene Barney for Assuming the Duties of Program Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Appointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sally Hewitt and Debby Bender.

12.               First Five Humboldt Grant Funds for Healthy Moms Program Playground Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant agreement.

13.               Simpson Timber and Green Diamond Resource Companies' Grant Funds for Healthy Moms Program Playground Project

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant funds ($2,500 from each company).



14.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Joe McManus, Medical Office Assistant I (Maximum of 2000 Hours) and Anthony Davis, Mental Health Case Manager (Maximum of 1640 Hours)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

15.               Agreement with California Department of Health Services for Grant Funding Up to $197,581

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement for performing activities to upgrade hospitals, clinics, and emergency medical services systems preparedness for, and response to, bioterrorism, other outbreaks of infectious disease, and other public health threats and emergencies.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Request for Allocation of a Senior Staff Services Analyst Position and Four Administrative Analyst I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for implementation of the first phase of the Child Welfare Redesign effort.

Library Services

17.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Unit 621

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($25,235).

18.               Recognition of Restricted Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Unit 621

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($8,937).




19.               Extension of Hours for Extra-Help Probation Officers in Multiple Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Lou Lau, Terri Edgar, and Vickie Pender to a maximum of 1160 hours for Fiscal Year 2004.



20.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Travis Mari, Juvenile Corrections Officer, to 1980 Hours Through June 30, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Public Works

21.               Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Assistance in the Realignment and Reconstruction of the Bald Hills Road, Beginning at the Westerly Edge of the Yurok Reservation to Its Terminus at Highway 169


22.               Dinsmore Airport Drainage and Safety Area Enhancements; Project No. AIP 3-06-0361-04; Contract No. 914121

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

23.               Security Fence Enhancement Project at Murray Field Airport; Project No. AIP 3-06-0072-06; Contract No. 914151

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

24.               Kneeland Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project; Project No. AIP 3-06-0362-04; Contract No. 914141

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans and specifications, and hold bid opening on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

25.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Centerville Road; Project No. FEMA 1203 DSR 85281; Contract No. 980510

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 1.0 for $116,084.99, which added approximately 550 linear feet of roadway to Phase A.

26.               Transfer of Funds ($36,000) to Cover the Shortfall in Appropriation for the Purchase of Two Trucks from Redwood Reliance Peterbilt for the Heavy Equipment ISF

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $14,000 from the Roads-Heavy Equipment ISF budget, and approve transfer of $22,000 from the Road Fund.

27.               Lawrence Avigation Easement; APN 511-081-055; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Avigation Easement executed by Brian and Teresa Lawrence for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

28.               Annual Revisions in the Maintained Mileage System (For Inclusion in the 2004-2005 Maintained Mileage Log)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve annual revisions by adopting Resolution No. 05-__.


29.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221 for the Purchase of Safety Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($21,000) for the purchase of replacement body armor.


1.                   Proclaim April 2005 as "Jazz Festival Appreciation Month" and Commendations for Sponsors of the 2005 Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation and Resolutions of Commendation.

2.                   Proclaim March 2005 as "Professional Social Worker Appreciation Month" (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim Week of March 13, 2005 as "River Awareness Week" (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Health and Human Services--Administration

1.                   Public Health Laboratory Modular Project--Approval of Final Contract (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the final contract (up to $678,252) for the construction and installation of Modular Microbiology Laboratory and Office at 805 Sixth Street, Eureka, to Bio-Safe America, Corp.; and authorize the General Services Director to execute the final contract.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Request for Position of Opposition to Senate Bills 34 and 35, Regarding the Composition of the First 5 Commission, and the Imposition of New Auditing/Reporting Requirements on Proposition 10 Monies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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



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


2.                   Standing Item--Report on 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--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).  United States of America v. Lorin O. Cook, et al; Case No. C050822 MMC, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California; San Francisco Division

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.

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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