Tuesday, July 26, 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.                   Request from the Redway Community Service District for Consolidation of its Advisory Election with the Statewide General Election on November 8, 2005   (Clerk of the Board)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the District reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Appointment of Ethan Ricca to the Alderpoint County Water District (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Ethan Ricca to the Alderpoint County Water District.

2.                   Appointment of William Wells to the Weott Community Services Board of Directors (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint William Wells to the Weott Community Services District Board of Directors.

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 August 16, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Health and Human Services Department to continue a needle-exchange program.

Child Support Services

4.                   Reclassification of a Vacant Legal Clerk I/II Position to an Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Request from the Manila Community Services District for Consolidation of its Advisory Election With the Statewide General Election on November 8, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for consolidation with the condition that the District reimburse the County for costs incurred pursuant to this request.

6.                   Reappointments to the Williamson Act Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Gene Senestraro, John La Boyteaux, and Lawrence Dwight with terms to expire on June 30, 2007.

Community Development Services

7.                   Economic Development Division Job Classifications and Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of the following positions:  Administrative Secretary (1); Administrative Analyst I (1); and an Economic Development Specialist (1).

8.                   Request for Approval of Plan Modification for Humboldt County Local Workforce Investment Area Strategic Plan 2005-07

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Approval of Funding for Local Fire Safe Council Support Projects With HR 2389 Title III--Forest Service Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding for "Fruitland Homeowners' At-Risk Education" ($3,075) and "Support Workshop for Humboldt County Fire Safe Councils" ($6,250) as proposed by local fire safe councils and County Planning.

10.               Request for Second Amendment to Sublease with the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission for an Increase in Office Space at 520 and 530 E Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, which increases the monthly rent to $1,559.58.

County Administrative Office

11.               Request to Reclassify a Fiscal Assistant I/II Position to an Administrative Secretary Position in Risk Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Clerk-Recorder

12.               Agreement to Purchase Voting System Equipment and Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Diebold Election Systems.

District Attorney

13.               Acceptance of Vertical Prosecution Block Program Grant Award From the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement and Victim Services Division ($62,368)

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

Health and Human Services - Administration

14.               Request to Reclassify Integrated Caseworker I Position to an Integrated Caseworker II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification request for position currently occupied by Kathi Hilliard.

15.               Request to End Temporary Increase in Compensation for Brian Davis, Public Health Branch Employee, Effective July 2, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Extension of Lease for Office Space for AB 2034/334 Homeless Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with John Stubban for property at 1122 5th Street in Eureka through September 30, 2006.

17.               Agreement for Distribution and Administration of the AB 2034 Housing Set-Aside Funds for Program Enrollees

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with Particular Council of the Redwood Region of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul through June 30, 2006.

18.               Agreement to Provide Long-Term Care to the Chronically Mentally-Ill Patients Requiring a Secure Setting

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with Merced Manor through June 30, 2006.


19.               Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services for Board of Corrections Examinations

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Personnel Director to execute said agreement.

Public Works



20.               Lease Termination Agreement and Lease Agreement for Operation of Courthouse Snack Bar.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Lease Termination Agreement for the lease dated December 9, 2003 and First Amendment to Lease dated November 30, 2004 with Joseph Paquette and Dorthe Paquette for operation of the Courthouse Snack Bar, and authorize the Chair to execute the Lease Termination Agreement.  Authorize the Chair to execute the Lease Agreement with Michael Gann for operation of the Courthouse Snack Bar from August 22, 2005, through August 31, 2006.

21.               Blevin Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-231-023; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by David and Susan Blevin for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

22.               Public Health Modular Laboratory and Office Site Work; Project 455000 ($244,820)

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mayan Construction in Arcata.

23.               Construction of Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements on Walnut Drive ($625,622)

RECOMMENDATION: Award Contract No. 200701 to RAO Construction.


24.               Firewood Distribution Agreement with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff Gary Philp to sign the "Senior Wood Agreement", which outlines this year's firewood distribution process for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens of the County.

25.               Purchase of Video Camera ($915)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve camera purchase for producing videos for inmate orientation, in-house scenario training for the Field Training Officer Program, recording crime scenes, and for public presentations.

26.               Purchase of FAX Machine ($500) and Two Legal-Size Shelf  Files ($1,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said purchases for the Sheriff's Civil Section for use in the office space to which they recently moved.

27.               Purchase of a New Slicing Machine for Use by the Jail Cooks ($1,800)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase to assure that meal preparation for the Correctional Facility will continue unimpeded.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Sharon Gage on Her Retirement From the Humboldt County Probation Department (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Dennis Bawden on His Retirement From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Animal Control Division (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Construction of Briceland Thorne Road; Contract No. 203851 ($296,677)   (Continued from the meeting of July 19, 2005)

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

County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Approval of Transient Occupancy Tax-Sharing Agreement with Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

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.                   Report to the Board on County Redevelopment Matters (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

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).


Board of Supervisors - 9:30 a.m.

1.                   Annual Report From the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

H.                  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.

I.                     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.


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

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of John Rotter's Conditional Use Permit; Coastal Development and Special Permits; Case Nos. CUP-04-25A, CDP-04-70A, and SP-04-78A; File No. 515-191-25; Trinidad Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open, and continue, the public hearing to the meeting of August 16, 2005.

K.                  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.

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, August 23, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Budgets for Specific Special Districts

Williamson Act Guidelines

Tuesday, September 6, 2005—3:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Urban Study Area Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2005—1:45 p.m.

County Parks Management Plan—Clam Beach and Moonstone Beach

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

August 30, November 15, November 22, November 29, December 20, and December 27.



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