Tuesday, June 21, 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.                   Public Health Modular Laboratory and Office Site Work; Project 455000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on July 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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


1.                   Agreement with the State Department of Finance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for $210,806 in grant funding for property tax administration enhancement.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Congratulating the California Conservation Corps on its 25th Anniversary (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

3.                   Request for Review and Approval of a Waiver of Nuclear-Weapons-Free-Zone Clause with the Regents of the University of California (On Behalf of its Cooperative Extension Humboldt County) in a Contract for a Natural Meat Feasibility Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

4.                   Extension of Lease at 712 Fourth Street, Eureka--Victim Witness Office Space

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of lease through June 30, 2006.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Standard Agreement with the California Department of Rehabilitation for the Provision of Employment Services for Persons with Severe Psychiatric Disabilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

6.                   Agreement with Alcohol Drug Care Services (Bonnie Brown Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for the provision of non-medical residential alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery services for women.

7.                   Second Amendment to the Service Agreement with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa for the Provision of Specialty Mental Health Services to Eligible Humboldt County Medi-Cal Clients to Adjust the Contract Values for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve second amendment.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Agreement with the California Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for allocation of $30,000 to support efforts to facilitate, develop, and enhance local capacity for Chlamydia testing in the Humboldt  County Juvenile Hall.

9.                   Agreement with the California Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for $109,482 in funding to raise immunization levels among kindergarten entrants and incoming transfer students, infants, and preschool-age children; and to eliminate illness, disability, and death due to vaccine-preventable diseases through prevention, surveillance, and outbreak control.

10.               Request for Proposals (RFP) for Leased Space for the Health Education/Prevention Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve RFP, and open proposals on Friday, August 12, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Umpqua Bank to Provide Low-Interest Car Loans to CalWORKs/WtW Participants

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute MOU.

12.               2005-08 Cost-Reimbursement Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for providing child-care services to eligible WIA clients.


13.               Renewal of Test-Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Personnel Director to execute said agreement.

Public Works

14.               Services Agreements for Fieldbrook and Redway Monument Preservation Fund Surveys

RECOMMENDATION: Award the Fieldbrook Monument Preservation Fund Project to Hunt Surveying & Forestry, Inc.  Award the Redway Monument Preservation Fund Project to Barry L. Kolstad, Professional Land Surveyor.  Approve agreements, and adopt supplemental budget ($92,000).

15.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Wilder Ridge Road; Contract No. 203190

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

16.               Structural Modifications to Eel River Bridge on Fort Seward Road; Contract No. 594004

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

17.               Construction of Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements on Walnut Drive; Contract No. 200701

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

18.               Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for Federally-Funded Transportation Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the DBE program, and establish a proposed goal of 5.7% for Federal Fiscal Year 2005-06.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

1.                   Agreement with the Area I Agency on Aging for an In-Home Supportive Services Provider Registry

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.  Convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority.  Approve said agreement.  Reconvene as Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

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).


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

1.                   Presentation on Land Trusts by Elizabeth Conner, Executive Director of the Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

Board of Supervisors -- 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation on Greyhound and Amtrak Services in Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

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 - Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) (One Case)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  Lundberg, et. al. vs. County of Humboldt, et al.  Case No. C97-3989-SI

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.

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 HEARING--1:45 P.M.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $70,000 Grant Application for the 2005-06 CDBG from the Planning and Technical Assistance Round for an Implementation Plan for Deploying Wireless Broadband to the Willow Creek Area and a Water Supply Upgrade Feasibility Study for the Community of Loleta

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

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.

Public Hearings Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

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


Tuesday, July 5, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Extension of Contract with Arcata Garbage Company

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2005-2006

Tuesday, August 23, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Budgets for Specific Special Districts







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.




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