Tuesday, June 28, 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.                   Approval of a Law Enforcement Agreement with the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said agreement.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Certificates of Commendation for Students Who Coordinated the Relay For Life Fund-Raising Youth Event - Ride for Life (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization for the Chair to sign Certificates of Commendation.

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

Children and Families Commission (First 5 Humboldt)

3.                   Reappointment to Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Jose Quezada with term to expire in June 2009.

Community Development Services--Building Inspections Division

4.                   Contract with the Rohnerville School District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for the collection of developer fees.

5.                   Contract with the Ferndale Unified School District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for the collection of developer fees.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

6.                   Reappointments to the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint the following to a three-year term:  Debi Callahan, Ginger Campbell, Terry Coltra, Joe Davey, Janet DePace, Maura Eastman, Gregg Foster, Mariann Hassler, Kim Kellenberg, Libby Maynard, Stephanie McCaleb, Tina Nerat, Liana Simpson, and James Smith.

7.                   2005-08 WIA Youth Program Operator Contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with the following:  Eureka City Schools; Redwood Community Action Agency; Northern Humboldt Unified High School District; Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District; Fortuna Union High School District; and Southern Humboldt Unified School District.

District Attorney

8.                   Acceptance of Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program Grant ($210,558) from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement and Victim Services Division, for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute the original Grant Proposal/Award Face Sheet, Certificate of Assurance of Compliance, and Certification of Compliance Methamphetamine Laboratory Operations.

General Services

9.                   Shively Bridge Insurance

RECOMMENDATION: Change the Board's prior decision to require a separate insurance policy to cover the County's $150,000 self-insured retention for any loss involving the Shively Bridge or approaches.  Reverse the Board's decision to require that the Shively Bridge Committee (community) be responsible for the insurance premium and deductible for the separate policy.

Health and Human Services - Administration

10.               Request for the Adoption of the Classification of Assistant Director--Programs Health and Human Services in the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and allocate one FTE of said position in Budget Unit 516.

11.               Request for the Adoption of Revisions to the Integrated Caseworker Series Class Descriptions, and Reallocate Integrated Caseworker Positions to New Levels

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Memorandum of Understanding with the Arcata Elementary School District for the National School Lunch Program’s Expressed Enrollment

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said MOU.  Delegate authority to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to sign National School Lunch Program-Expressed Enrollment Program Memoranda of Understanding with additional school districts in the County.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               First Amendment to Lease Agreement with Humboldt Transit Authority, Extending the Lease at 104 W. Street Through June 30, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute said amendment.

14.               Lease for the Property Located at 824 Harris Street, Eureka, for the Occupancy by Administrative Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Rachel-Jill Hemmert.

15.               Amendment to Agreement with Humboldt Domestic Violence Services for the Provision of Alcohol and Other Drug Group and Individual Counseling to Battered and Formerly-Battered Women

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, extending agreement through June 30, 2006.

16.               Amendment to Agreement with Fortuna Community Services, d.b.a. Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment, for the Provision of Driving-Under-the-Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, extending agreement through June 30, 2006.

17.               Amendment to Agreement with the North Coast Substance Abuse Council (Crossroads) for the Provision of Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and Recovery Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, extending the term of the current agreement to include Fiscal Year 2005, during which Crossroads agrees to supply to County eight male or female residential non-detoxification beds.

18.               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.

19.               Approval of the Amendments to Extend the Agreements with Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign four amendments to agreements for the provision of substance abuse counseling, detoxification, and residential alcohol and other drug treatment and recovery services.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Agreement No. 05-45485 with the California Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition, which allows the County to be reimbursed up to $27,000 for services performed related to the agreement during the one-year period beginning July 1, 2005.

21.               First Amendment to Agreement with Butte County for Targeted Case Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, which extends the due date for payment of the invoice for participation fees for membership in the Local Governmental Agency Consortium, a required for claiming; and to decrease the amount of Humboldt County participation fees due for Fiscal Year 2004.

22.               Revision No. 2 to Grant Agreement No. SDF03-18 with the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said revision, decreasing the grant award by $49,080.73, which is the amount unspent during Project Year 2 (ended December 31, 2004).

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

23.               Memorandum of Agreement with the County of Sacramento, Department of Human Assistance, Allowing the SSB to Join North State Orange CAPI Consortium for Administration of Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants Cases

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Memorandum of Agreement.

24.               Extension of Memorandum of Understanding with the Hoopa Valley Tribe for Coordination of Transfer of CalWORKs Clients to the Hoopa Valley Tribal TANF Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend memorandum of understanding through June 30, 2006.

25.               Request for Authorization to Submit Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for Approval

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, which includes the Social Services Branch's pre-approval of the THPP service provider, as required by CDSS.

Public Works

26.               Temporary Closure of Clam Beach County Park to Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works, per Section 271-13 of the County Code, to temporarily close Clam Beach to vehicles from sunset on Friday, July 1, 2005 through sunrise on Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

27.               Federal Aviation Administration Grants for Dinsmore, Murray Field, and Kneeland Airports

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant agreements for Airport Improvement Program

28.               Amendment to the Franchise Agreement with Tom's Trash for the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in the Willow Creek/Hoopa Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, extending the contract through June 30, 2006.

29.               Franchise Agreement with Eel River disposal Company for Waste Collection Service to the Weott-Myers Flat Area

RECOMMENDATION: Extend franchise agreement through June 30, 2010.


30.               Contract with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services for Patrol on Clam and Mad River County Beaches and Little River State Park Beach With Special Attention to the Protection of Western Snowy Plovers, Their Nest Sites, and Progeny

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   First Amendment for Extension of the Agreement with the Humboldt Waste Management Authority to Provide Staff Services for Administration of the County Solid Waste Franchise Contracts and Rural Container Site System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to extend agreement through June 30, 2007.

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

2.                   Authorization for the Redevelopment Agency to Take a Loan from the Headwaters Community Investment Fund; Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Act on Behalf of the Agency to Sign the Documents Needed for a loan Guarantee from the County of

3.                   Humboldt; and to Act on Behalf of the Agency in Negotiating and Securing a Loan from the Headwaters Community Investment Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Community Development Services Director to sign the required documents to facilitate a loan guarantee from the Economic Development Division Set-Aside fund, after review and approval by the Treasurer, County Counsel, and Risk Manager.  Authorize the Community Development Services Director to negotiate and sign the Loan documents necessary to secure a loan from the Headwaters Fund, after review and approval of the County Counsel, Treasurer, and Risk Manager.

3.                   Approval to Use the Economic Development Division Set-Aside Fund as a Loan Guarantee (Loan Will be from the Headwaters Community Investment Fund [CIF] to the Redevelopment Agency)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the use of the Economic Development Division Set-Aside fund, #3842-000, as a loan guarantee.  Authorize the Community Development Services Director to prepare and sign the required documents to facilitate this guarantee, after review and approval by the Treasurer, Risk Manager, and County Counsel.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Presentation of Fiscal Year 2005-06 Proposed Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proposed FY 2005-06 Budget, on an interim basis, to allow County departments to continue operations until the Final Budget is adopted on July 19, 2005.  Continue budget discussions to the public hearing scheduled for July 11, 2005 (1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.).  Direct the County Administrative Officer to return to the Board on July 19, 2005, to consider adoption of the final budget for FY 2005-06.  Take other action as appropriate.

5.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

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

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



1.                   SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Resolution of Commendation for the Navy League Council 440 as Recipients of the CalTrans 2004 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers of the Year Award (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

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


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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


Community Development Services - 9:40 a.m.

1.                   Planning Division Reorganization and Permit-Process Reform Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Current Planning Division reorganization into regional staff assignments.  Approve the Applicant Support Group and Permit Process Reform Initiative including:  a) Application Assistance Program for Self-Help Applicants; b) Permit Process Management and Tracking System (On Track); and c) Expedited (E+) Permit Program for Infill Residential Subdivisions.  Approve Building Division Rapid Check Program (Rapid Check).  Direct the Personnel Department to conduct classification review of the reorganization and Permit Process Reform Initiative staffing assignments.

Board of Supervisors - 10:00 a.m.

2.                   Certificates of Appreciation for the Members of the 2004-2005 Grand Jury (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Certificates of Appreciation, and present to the 2004-2005 Grand Jury.

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.                   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

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

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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