Tuesday, March 22, 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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement No. 05-0038 to Provide a Total of $2,100 in Funding to Help Offset Local Costs Relating to the Enforcement of Specific Sections of the California Business and Professions Code, Division 5, Which Relate to Verification of Tare Weights, Follow-Up Inspections, Undercover Purchases/Sales, and Complaint Investigation at Licensed Locations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve "California Weighmaster Agreement" with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards.

2.                   Agreement No. 05-0014 to Provide $2,500 in Funding to Offset the Local Cost Incurred in the Enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals, Spot Inspections, Soil and Tissue Sampling, and Complaint Investigations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   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 April 12, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to continue a needle-exchange program.

4.                   Letter of Support for Humboldt Senior Resource Center's Project to Construct a New Alzheimer's Center (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Jack Mays, Recognizing His Contributions to the Arts and to the Citizens of Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

6.                   Resolution Urging Citizens to Attend the 67th Annual Redwood Region Logging Conference (March 17 - 19, 2005) (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

7.                   Letter to Secretary Gale Norton, Department of the Interior, Requesting Allocation of the Water Supply for the Protection of Fish Habitat in the Lower Klamath River to Which the County is Entitled Under the 1959 Central Valley Project (CVP) Contract with the Bureau of Reclamation (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter.

8.                   Letters of Support for the Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letters of support.

Community Development Services (CDS)

9.                   Headwaters Grant of $9,008 to the Redwood Technology Consortium for a Business Plan and Electronic Village Model Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

10.               Request to Authorize the CDS Director to Submit a Letter of Support and Application to Redwood Community Action Agency for Extension of the Three VISTA Entrepreneur Corp Workers, and Request to Authorize the CDS Director to Sign the Memorandum of Understanding (Should the County be Successful in the Application Process)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

11.               Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA) Correction Action and Technical Assistance Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said plan.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



12.               Temporary Salary Increase in Accordance with Section 7 of the Humboldt County Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for staff assigned to the Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Program, in the amount of one dollar for each hour, after normal work hours, during which they are assigned to be available, beginning March 22, 2005, and continuing until July 31, 2005.



13.               Temporary Salary Increase in Accordance with Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Brian Davis, Epidemiologist in the amount of ten salary ranges, for assuming duties related to development of a research and evaluation system to support the Department's evidence-based practices and system improvement efforts, beginning March 14, 2005, and ending September 16, 2005.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Contract No. 04-35089 for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the California Department of Health Services, which will allow the Public Health Branch and all participating agencies to continue to claim reimbursement for Fiscal Years 2004 through 2006 for said activities at a 50% Federal funding rate.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Request to Disallocate a Vacant Integrated Caseworker I Position, and to Allocate an Eligibility Worker I/II Position in Budget Unit 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

16.               Recognition of $10,656 Donation from the Friends of the Fortuna Library, Adjusted Open Hours Schedule for the Fortuna Branch Library, and Supplemental Budget in Unit 621

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation, and approve adjusted schedule.


17.               Request to Authorize the Chief Probation Officer to Submit an Application the Board of Corrections for Funding Under the Title II Grant Program for Each Year of the Grant Through 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jose Quezada as an At-Large member.

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

20.               Federal Apportionment Exchange and State Match Program for Regional Surface Transportation Program Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Agreement No. X05-5904 (082).

21.               Hazard Elimination and Safety Program--Realignment of the Centerline, Minor Widening of Road Shoulders, and the Installation of a Guardrail on a Portion of Briceland Thorne Road; County Project No. 203851

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with, and accept easement deeds from, Irving and Freia Schroeder ($1,000), Dixie Lee Hamilton ($500), and Pamela Ann Howland ($1,700).

22.               Request to Establish an Interest-Bearing Trust Fund for the Deposit of Advanced Disaster Assistance Funds Received from the Office of Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct the Auditor-Controller to set up a fund entitled Advanced Disaster Assistance with Fund No. 3466.


23.               Request to Authorize the Chair to Sign the Governing Body Resolution and Certification and Grant Assurances for the 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Request for Authorization to Submit an Application to the State Criminal Alien Assistant Program for Reimbursement by Accepting All Assurances and Certifications Contained in the On-Line Application

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Treasurer-Tax Collector



25.               Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Resolution Approving Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted and Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Approval of Funding for Local Fire Prevention and Protection Projects with HR 2389 Title III--Forest Service Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding for the nine (9) projects proposed by local fire departments and fire safe councils in their HR2389 Title III grant applications.  Adopt a supplemental budget allocating $170,000 from the HR 2389, Title III Trust, to support the approved grant projects.  Establish expense account 1100277-3100, 'Title III Grant Program" with a $170,000 allocation, and allocate $170,000 to the existing revenue account 1100277-505010, "US Forest Service Revenue."  Direct staff to report back to the Board if any program changes are necessary as a result of SRNF oversight review.

2.                   Request for Approval of the Proposed Program Goals and Funding Criteria for the Recreational and Conservation Easement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Request for Approval of Funding Request of $5,000 from the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to Provide Matching Funds for an Appraisal of the Iaqua Ranch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.  (The appraisal is being conducted in consideration of a conservation easement form the Forest Legacy Program.)

Health and Human Services--Social Services Branch

4.                   Authorization to Award Child Welfare Services Redesign Grants to Community/Family Resource Centers and Execute Grant Award Agreements

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services:  solicit proposals from Community/Family Resource Centers in accordance with the submitted Special Projects Guidelines and Application packet; evaluate the proposals received, and award a total of $300,000 of Child Welfare Services Redesign funds to Community/Family Resource Centers; and execute grant agreements substantially in the form of the submitted sample agreement for a total maximum of $300,000.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Request for Approval of the Concept of Bringing in Outside Help to Assist with Space Planning Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct staff to return to the Board with a supplemental budget request and position details.

6.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

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


8.                   Mid-Year Budget Report for 2004-05, and Policy Direction for 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, and take appropriate action.


1.                   Board Member Participation on City Annexation Subcommittees (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider appointments, and take appropriate action.

2.                   Humboldt County Representation at the PacifiCorp Klamath River Dams Mediation (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Discuss possible appointment to the mediation process, and take appropriate action (if required).

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


4.                   Standing Item--Report on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


Board of Supervisors - 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Certificate, and take appropriate action (if required).

Community Development Services--10:10 a.m.

2.                   Request for Approval of a Slate of Local Priority Projects for Regional Consideration in the Proposition 50 Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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.                   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 Director of Health and Human Services 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.

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.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:45 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Luster General Plan Amendment Petition; File No. APN 509-171-78; Case No. GPP-03-01; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Based on the findings in the staff report, and testimony received about the project, accept the petition by adopting Resolution No. 05-__.

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $500,000 Application for the 2005/2006CDBG General Allocation Round for Operating funds for the MAC Center, Offsite Improvements for Redwood Village, Electric Door for Disabled Adult Day Facility, and Rehabilitation of a Homeless Center for Youth; Authorizing the Use of CDBG Housing Rehab RLA for Additional Rehabilitation Work for the Homeless Center for Youth; Authorizing the Community Development Services Director to Sign Grant Paperwork

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. __.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Adjourn to Friday, March 25, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., for a closed session to consider the public employee appointment for the position of Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer of Weights and Measures (pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5).


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.

Public Hearings Scheduled for Upcoming Board Meetings—1:45 p.m.

(Scheduled as Known on Date of Publication of This Agenda)


Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Gross Zone Reclassification/Lot Line Adjustment—Freshwater Area


Shore Zone Reclassification/Zone Boundary Adjustment/Joint Timber Management Plan—Willow Creek Area 


Charley Zone Boundary Adjustment/Lot Line Adjustment—Blue Lake Area


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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