Tuesday, June 14, 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.                   Appointments to the Petrolia Cemetery District Board of Directors (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kelton Chambers, and reappoint Teresa Cook and Lita Rocha (terms to expire on June 30, 2009).

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 July 5, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle exchange program.

3.                   Letter Opposing Closure of the Eureka Greyhound Station (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Stephen Kelish, Arcata School District Superintendent (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

Child Support Services

5.                   Allocation of a Child Support Assistant I/II Position, and Disallocation of a Child Support Specialist I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate a Child Support Assistant I/II position, and a disallocate a Child Support Specialist I/II position when it becomes vacant following the filling of the newly-allocated Child Support Assistant I/II position.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of May 17, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of May 24, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Request from the Humboldt County Fair Association for Approval of Their 2005 Operating Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request, and authorize the Chair of the Board and the County Clerk to sign the operating budget.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

9.                   Grant Contract with the City of Eureka for the Fisherman's Terminal Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant of up to $200,000 under the Headwaters Community Investment Fund.

10.               Headwaters Grant of Up to $49,435 to the Open Door Community Health Centers for its Telemedicine Center Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant contract when completed (after review by County Counsel and Risk Manager).

11.               Headwaters Grant to the Regents of the University of California for the "Natural Meat Production in Humboldt County:  Market Feasibility Analysis and Market Development Plan" Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant contract with the Regents, on behalf of its Cooperative Extension Humboldt County, for up to $71,800 in funding.

County Administrative Office

12.               Scheduling of a Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of an Ordinance for the Fiscal Year 2005-06 Update of the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule public hearing for Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at 1:45 p.m.

General Services

13.               Title Change from Information Services Division to Information Technology Division; Adopt Revised Information Systems Policy

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a title change from Information Services Division to Information Technology Division.  Adopt a revised Information Systems Policy, Version Date May 19, 2005.  Direct all departments to train workers with the revised Information Systems Policy, and have all workers sign the new Information Systems Appropriate Use Policy, following discussion with the County's recognized organizations.

Health and Human Services - Administration

14.               2005-2009 AB 1881 Phase II Strategic Plan:  Transformation Towards an Excellence-Based System

RECOMMENDATION: Receive plan, and forward same to the California Health and Human Services Agency and other involved State departments and entities in order to initiate State/County planning to implement Humboldt County's Phase II Strategic Plan goals and assist in barrier removal where feasible.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Employment Agreement for Mental Health Physician/Psychiatrist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Employment Agreement with Chan Nguyen, M.D. effective July 18, 2005, contingent upon the Board of Supervisors' approval of the Hiring Request.

16.               Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the MHSA Community Program Planning funding ($115,857) to the Mental Health Branch approved by the California Department of Mental Health.

17.               Amendment to Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for the Provision of Full-Day Rehabilitation Services to Authorized Medi-Cal-Eligible Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to increase contract value for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 to $675,000 per fiscal year.

18.               Reappointment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Bill Rodstrom with term to expire on June 30, 2008.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

19.               Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Humboldt County--Recommendations for Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the recommendations provided by the Children's Trust Fund Review Committee for Two Feathers Native American Family Services, North Coast Rape Crisis Team, and the Manila Recreation After-School and Summer Program grants totaling $21,500 for child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment programs.

20.               Agreement No. 04-35888 with the California Department of Health Services for the Nutrition Network Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for $1,276,750 in funding.

21.               New Carpeting at Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Building, 730 Harris Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the installation of new carpet and flooring throughout at a cost of $7,093 for labor and materials.

22.               Joint Powers Agreement for the Maintenance and Operation of the Eureka Fire Hazardous Materials Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve JPA with the Humboldt/Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response Authority.

23.               Supplemental Budget for the Vital Statistics Program for Receiving Additional Revenue Resulting from an Increase in Vital Statistic Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($30,000).




24.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Terri Edgar, Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1440 hours.

Public Works

25.               Lachowsky Subdivision Final Map; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-181-23; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the final map for recording.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS


1.                   Audit Report of Bartig, Basler & Ray, CPA's--Financial Statements of the County of Humboldt for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the audit report.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

3.                   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).

F.                  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.                   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.

G.                 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.


H.                  PUBLIC HEARING--1:45 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Pacific Lumber Company Plan Amendment Petition; Scotia Area; File No. 205-351-16 et al; Case No. GPP-04-01

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the petition by adopting Resolution No. 05-__.

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.

Public Hearings Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

(Schedule as known on the date of the publication of this agenda.)


Tuesday, June 28, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2005-2006

Monday, July 11, 2005—1:30 p.m.

Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Monday, July 11, 2005—6:00 p.m.

Continued Public Hearing on Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006







There are no Board meetings scheduled on the following dates in 2005 (all Tuesdays): 

August 2, August 9, August 30, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 20, and

December 27.




County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us