Tuesday, September 27, 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. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   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 October 18, 2005, allowing Public Health Branch of the Health and Human Services Department to continue a needle-exchange program.

Community Development Services

2.                   Separation of Duties Assignment Establishing Duties for the Local Workforce Investment Area, and Delegation of Signature Authority to Community Development Services Department Director and the Workforce Investment Board Executive Director

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Separation of Duties Assignment establishing duties for the Local Workforce Investment Area between the Economic Development Division of the Community Development Services Department and the Employment Training Division of the Social Services Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Adopt Resolution No. 05-__, delegating signature authority to the Community Development Services Director for all contracts flowing from all workforce grants covered by the annual Sub-Grant Agreement.  Adopt Resolution No. 05-__, delegating signature authority to the Workforce Investment Board Executive Director for administrative items,

County Administrative Office

3.                   U.S. Forest Service Title III Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Elect to reserve 15% of the Forest Service reserve payments for County projects under Title III, and direct staff to notify the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service accordingly.  Take a position of support for HR 517 for reauthorization of Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

4.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage--Fire District

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Authorize Chair to sign MOU (Attachment A) adding Orick CSD, Fire Department, to the program, effective 10-1-05; and 2. Approve Resolution (Attachment B) to add Orick CSD, Fire Department, to the County's primary and excess workers' compensation polices as a covered party/named insured.

County Clerk-Recorder--Elections Division

5.                   Grant Contract with the California Secretary of State for Elections Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities ($16,9197.64)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant contract.

Health and Human Services - Administration

6.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the District Attorney for the Child Abuse Services Team


Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



7.                   Request for Appointment of Supervising Psychiatric Nurse, Edward Kremer, at Salary Range 401, Step C, Effective September 12, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch



8.                   Request for Extension of Temporary Increase in Compensation of Fifteen Salary Ranges for Catherine Hart, Public Health Microbiologist, for Assuming Duties Related to Oversight of the Public Health Laboratory Through February 28, 2006 or Until the Lab Management Position is Filled (Whichever Comes First)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Grant with the California Office of Traffic Safety for the Youth Driving Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant contract, approve associated supplemental budget, and approve an increase in FTE for an Administrative Analyst position.

10.               Grant from the California Kids' Plates Program for the Child Passenger Safety Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $12,000 grant.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Request to Establish New Line Items, and for Approval of a Supplemental Budget ($350,738) in Budget Unit 582 (Nurse Workforce Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

12.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Central Avenue; Contract No. 203156

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public works to sign Contract Change Order No. 1 ($18,188.63).


13.               Request for Supplemental Budget to Pay for Law Enforcement at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($164,600).

14.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Replacement Computers

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($11,360).


1.                   Proclaim October 2005 as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Ordinance Amending Section 422-9 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Thirty-Miles-Per-Hour Speed Limit on Singley Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Standing Item--Update on State and Federal Budgets

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).



1.                   Don Leonard, Executive Director Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau to Report on the Results of the County's Exhibit at the California State Fair. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report and take appropriate action, if required.

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.                   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.

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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services - 2:00 p.m. Time Set

1.                   CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING (from 9/20/05 Board of Supervisors Meeting) EDWARDS Final Map Subdivision/Planned Unit Development/Lot Line Adjustment/Street Name Assignment Application; Appeals to Set Aside Planning Commission Decision to Approve the Project as Revised by the Commission on July 7, 2005; File No. APN 509-240-37 and -41; Case No. FMS-03-12A; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the appeal by Koehler/Ajina, uphold the appeal by the Director of Community Development Services, and set aside the Planning Commission approval of the project as revised by the Commission at the July 7, 2005 hearing.  Approve the project as conditioned, with said project to result in:  a)  a 25-lot Planned Unit Development; (b) the extension of Tasi Lane to D Street as a vehicular connection as well as a pedestrian/bicycle trail route; (c) the installation of a median or other traffic-calming device at the entry to the subdivision; and (d) the inclusion of Condition of Approval No. 22, which requires participation in the future widening and improvement of Azalea Avenue.

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, October 18, 2005—1:45 p.m.

Redevelopment Update

Thursday, November 3, 2005—6:30 p.m.—Arcata Community Center

Joint Public Hearing on Cox Cable Franchise

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

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


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