Tuesday, October 11, 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.


1.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

2.                   Audit Contract for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract of $37,500 with Donald R. Reynolds, CPA, to audit the financial statements of the County of Humboldt for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Congratulating the Knights of Columbus, Eureka Council No. 1067, on Their Centennial Anniversary (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Letter of Support for Redwood Community Action Agency's Grant Request to Establish a River Parkway Along the South Fork of the Eel River (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

County Administrative Office



5.                   Request for Continued Temporary Increase in Compensation for Jackie Shema, Senior Buyer

RECOMMENDATION: Continue temporary increase in compensation until the reorganization of the Purchasing Division is completed, or until April 13, 2006, whichever occurs first.

Health and Human Services - Administration

6.                   Position Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate vacant Fiscal Services Supervisor, Position No. 02.  Allocate a Senior Office Assistant position.  Allocate an Office Assistant I/II position.

7.                   Allocation of an Administrative Analyst I/II Position in Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Library Services

8.                   Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget ($14,065)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving donations from The Friends of the Arcata, Hoopa, and Rio Dell Libraries; Humboldt Area Foundation; Humboldt Library Foundation; Blue Lake Rancheria, Girl Scout Troop No. 186; and various individuals.

Public Works



9.                   License Agreement with Green Diamond Resource Company to Use a Portion of Their Property for Extraction, Crushing, Removing, and Stockpiling of Pit-Run Aggregate in Such Quantities Necessary for County Road Repairs and Other Related Road Maintenance Activities (Bald Hills-Coyote Peak Rock Quarry)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign license agreement.

10.               Resolution in Support of a Grant Application by the Redwood Community Action Agency to the California River Parkways Grant Program for the Hammond Coastal Trail Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

11.               Resolution in Support of a Grant Application to the California River Parkways Grant Program for Recreational and Environmental Improvements to Freshwater Park

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CalTrans, the City of Eureka, Humboldt County Association of Governments, Regarding Coordination and Cooperation on Transportation Planning Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the MOU.

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.                   Report on the State of the Clinics (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action (if necessary).

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).

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

3.                   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)

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.

G.                 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.


H.                  ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and ten (10) 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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