Tuesday, October 18, 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.                   Treasurer-Tax Collector:  Request to Purchase an Additional Module of the Megabyte Property Tax Information System That Will Allow Title Companies to Contract With the Treasurer-Tax Collector to Access Property Tax Status Online Rather Than by Physical Visits to the County Offices   (Consent Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($8,000).

2.                   Probation:  Placement Agreement for Housing a Juvenile Court Ward from Del Norte County in the Northern California Regional Facility, New Horizons Program   (Consent Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve placement agreement with Del Norte County, United Indian Health Services, and Indian Health Services.

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 November 8, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Health and Human Services Department to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of August 16, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

3.                   Approval of the Board Order--Meeting of August 23, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

4.                   Approval of the Board Order--Meeting of August 29, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of September 13, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of September 20, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of September 27, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

9.                   Amendment to Headwaters Fund Grant Contract with the Humboldt Open Door Community Health Centers for its Telemedicine Center Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an amendment to the grant contract for up to $49,435 for said project.

County Counsel

10.               Resolution Amending Resolution No. 82-170 and Rescinding Resolution No. 04-56--Change in Office Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-__.

Health and Human Services - Administration

11.               Allocation of One Full Time Executive Secretary Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said allocation in Budget Unit 516 effective immediately.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Request for Appropriation Transfer of $50,000 From Fixed Assets Line item 1170-424 8-066, Computer Equipment, to Services and Supplies Line Items for Medical Records System Upgrade

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Lease Proposal for Health Education/Prevention Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to continue negotiations with Idelle M. Abrahamsen, Trustee of the Myron and Idelle Abrahamsen 1994 Family Trust, to finalize lease and building plans as described in Request for Proposals.

14.               Agreement with the California Department of Health Services for $25,000 to Fund the Beach Act Monitoring and Notification Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Agreement with the Northcoast Children's Services for the Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Program for Fiscal Year 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

16.               Lease with S & W Properties for Office Space Located at 808 E Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Exercise the option to extend said lease through January 31, 2009.

Public Works

17.               Transportation Development Act Claim ($1,960,147)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said claim for forwarding to the Humboldt County Association of Governments.

18.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Centerville Road; Project No. 080510

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract with Mercer Fraser Company, Inc., Contractor, and approve claim for payment ($72,283.95).

19.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Central Avenue; Project No. 203156

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract with Grant Equipment, Contractor, and approve claim for payment ($23,614.84).

20.               Storm Damage Repairs on Benbow Drive, Project No. 203142


21.               License Agreement for Disposal Site on Stover Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Green Diamond Resource Company.



22.               Pay Differential for Robert Bingham, Road Superintendent

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize increased compensation for Robert Bingham, Road Superintendent, of twenty (20) salary ranges (approximately 10%), retroactive from September 25, 2005, through April 22, 2006 or until such time as a Deputy Public Works Director-Roads is appointed.




23.               Appointment at Advanced Step for Deputy Sheriff I Chance Landreneaux

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment at Salary Range 327, Step B, effective September 12, 2005.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the applications submitted for the Headwaters Fund Board, and consider the candidate, Daniel Opalach, recommended by the subcommittee, for appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board.  Appoint a member to said Board to fill the vacant position.

Public Works

2.                   Arcata-Eureka Airport Master Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a staff report regarding the Draft Arcata-Eureka Airport Master Plan Updates.  Receive and file the Draft Arcata-Eureka Airport Master Plan.  Direct staff to proceed with a Benefit Cost Analysis of the Arcata-Eureka Airport Runway and Safety Area alternatives.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

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

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 - 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Resolution Recognizing October 8 - 16, 2005 as the 5th Annual Binational Health Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

County Administrative Office - 10:15 a.m.

2.                   Budget Update and Proposition 172 Funding Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file said budget update report.  Direct the CAO to return to the Board in February 2006, in conjunction with the mid-year budget report, with recommendations regarding the restoration and supplemental requests and deferred maintenance and capital improvement needs described in said report.  Take a position of opposition to Proposition 76, the California Live Within Our Means Act.

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


I.                     BID OPENING--1:45 P.M.

Public Works

1.                   Purchase of Real Property; Assessor's Parcel No. 200-353-021, Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Open, examine, and consider all sealed proposals for the purchase of said real property.  Call for oral bid proposals for the purchase of said real property.  Accept the highest responsible proposal that meets the criteria as set forth in Resolution No. 05-63, adopted by the Board on September 20, 2005.  Direct Public Works to prepare a Resolution of Acceptance.  Adjourn and continue the meeting to October 25, 2005, which date shall be within ten (10) days of this Board meeting, for adoption of the Resolution of Acceptance.

J.                   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

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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