Tuesday, July 19, 2005



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí 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.                   Standard Agreement No. 05-0011C with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said agreement, which provides supplemental funding ($1,100) for pesticide enforcement activities related to the issuance/evaluation of restricted materials permits, follow-up review of notices of intent, and pre-application site inspections and associated pesticide use reporting through June 30, 2006.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Recognizing Phillipsville Volunteer Fire Department's "Hot August Daze" Parade--August 27, 2005 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Michelle Fretland on Her Retirement From the Assessor's Office (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Support of North Coast Schools' Insurance Group Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant Application (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign statement of support.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of June 28, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of July 5, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

7.                   General Plan Update Urban Studies Area Public Workshop

RECOMMENDATION: Set a joint Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors' General Plan Update Urban Study Area workshop for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2005, in the Board of Supervisors' Chamber.

8.                   Public Hearing on Proposed Procedural Changes and Revisions to the Williamson Act Guidelines

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 1:45 p.m.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Schedule of Office Hours for Various County Departments

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt schedule, and direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution.

10.               Amendment to Article 3(b) of the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Joint Powers Agreement to Allow Member Counties to Extend Coverage to Non-Profit Entities as Identified by the Member County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute said amendment.

11.               Status Report on Integration of Humboldt County Superior Court Computer System With County Computer Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a letter to the Humboldt County Superior Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts regarding the project to have the new court computer system interface with County computer systems.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch (MHB)

12.               Amendments to Agreements with Remi Vista, Inc. (Eureka and Redding) for the Provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) and Mental Health, Case Management, and Crisis Intervention Services to Medi-Cal Beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2004 and 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments, reducing the contract value for the FY 2005 TBS Service Agreement from $1,420,112 to $1,000,000; and reducing the contract value for the FY 2005 Service Agreement for Mental Health, Case Management, and Crisis Intervention from $637,360 to $325,000.

13.               Extension of Agreement to ProvideLong-Term Care to Mentally-Ill Patients Requiring a Locked, "Secured" Setting

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. through August 30, 2005.

14.               Agreement to Provide the Services of Board and Care Placements for Mental Health Clients That Require Regular and an Enhanced Level of Service Due to Severity of Mental Illness and Associated Behaviors

RECOMMENDATION: Extend current agreement with Double RR Care Homes, Inc. through June 30, 2006.

15.               Agreement to Provide the Services of Board and Care Placements for Mental Health Clients That Required Additional Care (Supplemental Rate)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend current agreement LDH, d.b.a. Hollenbeck's Residential Care Homes, through June 30, 2006.

16.               Resolution Establishing a Revolving Petty Cash Fund ($500) for Use by the MHB's Foster Family Agency

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

17.               Agreement to Provide a Long-Term Treatment Program for Adults with Chronic Mental Illnesses, and Who Otherwise Would be Placed in the State Hospital or Other Higher Levels of Care

RECOMMENDATION: Extend current agreement with 7th Avenue Center through June 30, 2006.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Request for an Ambulance Services Rate Increase for Service Area III, Eureka, and Service Area IV, Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

19.               Agreement with the University of California, Davis ($91,800)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for staff training services.


20.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Yurok Tribe

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chief Probation Officer, and/or his designee, to sign said MOU to set in place procedure and protocols through which the Yurok Tribe will offer culturally-appropriate voluntary services, activities, and treatment to school-aged Yurok youth who have been the subject of law enforcement referral to the Probation Department for Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 601 and 602 behaviors.

Public Works

21.               Agreement for Services Between Humboldt County and the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA)

RECOMMENDATION: Not extend the current agreement between Humboldt County and the HWMA to provide staff services for administration of the County solid waste franchise contracts and rural container site system.Direct the CAO to develop a plan for the administration of the County solid waste franchise contracts, the rural container site system, and other related waste management responsibilities.

22.               Construction of Briceland Thorne Road; Contract No. 203851 ($296,677)

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to John N. Petersen, Inc..

23.               Resolution Authorizing the Department of Public Works (DPW) to Enter Into Agreements With the California Coastal Conservancy (CCC) for Design and Construction of Salmonid Migration Barrier Removal Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__, authorizing DPW to enter into an agreement with the CCC for fish migration barrier removal projects at Rocky Gulch, Warren Creek, and Saunders Creek.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Resolution Authorizing the Eureka Unified School District to Issue Series 2005 Bonds Without Further Action of the County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Health and Human Services--Social Services Branch

1.                   Report on the Authorization of Child Welfare Services Improvement Activities Grants to Community/Family Resource Centers

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and file report regarding the proposals from Humboldt County Community/Family Resource Centers in accordance with the "Special Projects Guidelines and Application" and the finalization of the plan to award $300,000 of Child Welfare Services Improvement Activities funds to the Community/Family Resource Centers.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Adoption of Final Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006

RECOMMENDATION: Receive staff report, and take appropriate action.

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).


Board of Supervisors--9:30 a.m.

1.                   Update on Mad River Community Hospital's Reimbursement Rate Negotiations with Blue Cross (Supervisors Woolley and Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear update from Doug Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Mad River Community Hospital, 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.                   Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54954.5, it is the intention of the Board to meet in Closed Session to consider the public employee performance evaluation for the position of the Director of Community Development Services.

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.



Code Enforcement Unit (CEU)

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Andrea and Gerald McGuire

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance.Order the property owner to abate all violations on or before September 6, 2005, including a final inspection by the CEU.Order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted, and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the CEU shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

J.                   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENTAL ITEM--2:00 P.M.

1.                   County Parks Management Plan--Clam Beach and Moonstone Beach

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a staff report regarding the draft of said Plan.Approve the draft concept, including any amendments by the Board.Direct staff to return to the Board for certification of the necessary environmental documentation pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and for the adoption of the Master Plan.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT