9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Supplemental Item (Library): Request to Re-Establish Bookmobile Service Schedule (Consent Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request (effective November 15, 2005).

2.                   Supplemental Item (Community Development Services): Status Report and New Position Recommendations (Departmental Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the proposed new position recommendations. Direct the Personnel Department to conduct a review of the current and proposed new position allocations. Direct the Community Development Services Department to work with the County Administrative Office on a supplemental budget request for Fiscal Year 2005-06 to support the new positions, and return to the Board with the budget/allocation recommendations.

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 28, 2005, allowing the Public Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders--Meeting of October 25, 2005

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

3.                   Resolution Authorizing Submittal of a Grant Application to the State Coastal Conservancy ($50,000) for Improvements to the Parking Area of the Fairhaven "T" Coastal Access Site at Samoa Beach

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-77.

4.                   Request for the Allocation of Three Full-Time Senior Planner Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and disallocate three Planner I/II positions upon appointment to the three Senior Planner positions.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Extension of Hours for Nine Extra-Help Employees Assigned to Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of hours.

6.                   Temporary Increase in Salary Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize temporary increase in compensation for Sherry Gallagher, Supervising Psychiatric Nurse for performing the duties of the Director of Psychiatric Nursing effective November 20, 2005, and continuing until May 20, 2006, or until such time as the Director of Psychiatric Nursing position is filled, whichever comes first.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

7.                   Template for Agreement with the Local Health Care Providers for Participation in the Immunization Network of Northern California

RECOMMENDATION: Approve template.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

8.                   Lease of Office Space for Family Intervention Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Robin Arkley for office space at 231 Second Street, Suites 301 and 303, in Eureka.

9.                   Request to Establish the Children and Families Trust Fund by Changing the Name of the Existing Social Services Conference Trust Fund (9628)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

10.               License Agreement with the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District for Office Space at 5630 South Broadway in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Amend current license agreement, extending through January 31, 2011.

11.               Overflight Easement for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by William C. Harriel and Stefanie J. Watson.

12.               Request to Declare the Sutter Ridge Subdivision as Complete, and Accept and Approve the Final Map for Filing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution Commending the 24th Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner on November 12, 2005 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution Commending Participants in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Humboldt County and Certificates of Recognition for the Top Ten Teams (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution, and authorize the Chair to sign Certificates of Recognition.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Counsel

County Administrative Office (CAO)

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

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Representative Thompson stating the Board's position on the budget reconciliation measure.

2.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointment of Board Member to the Board of Directors for the California State Association of Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Rodoni to said board. Appoint Supervisor Woolley as an alternate to said Board.


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost, Meeting Attendance, and Supervisorial District Matters (No Action Required)


2.                   Standing Item--Report on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action Required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required)


9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

1.                   Legislative Report by Assembly Member Patty Berg (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report (no action if required).

10:00 a.m. - County Administrative Office

2.                   Annual Report from Mr. Donald F. Peterson, Legislative Advocate for Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report (no action required).

10:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

3.                   Presentation of the Energy Element for the Humboldt County General Plan (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the Energy Element from Mr. David Boyd, Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, for inclusion in the General Plan Update process.

11:00 a.m. - Community Development Services

4.                   County Redevelopment Agency Update and Report

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Reconvene as the Humboldt County Redevelopment Agency. Direct staff to: work with Attorney to include language in the final Redevelopment Plan that guarantees funds will be committed to each sub-area, creating an Opportunity Fund and Community Fund as proposed in submitted report; work with the Planning Commission to make any changes regarding inclusion of the Redway sub-area in the final Redevelopment Plan and removal of split-zoned Glendale parcel; work with the environmental consultants to fully evaluate the projects to be included in the first five-year implementation plan; and analyze fire service demands in proposed Redevelopment areas. Adjourn as the Humboldt County Redevelopment Agency. Reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Lundberg, et. al. vs. County of Humboldt, et al. Case No. C97-3989-SI (No Final Action Taken)

2.                   Standing Item--report from prior Closed Session (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--report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

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 Authority.

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Etter Lot Line Adjustment and Land Conservation Contract Application; File No. APN 104-051-06 et al. Case Nos. LLA-02-08/AGP-02-02; Petrolia Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Planning Commission's findings. Adopt the findings for the Lot Line Adjustment consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and Government Code Section 51257; and approve the Lot Line Adjustment. Approve the amendment to the existing Etter Preserve boundaries to reflect the Etter ownership. Adopt Resolution No. 05-78 amd 05-79, amending Resolution No. 79-22 (which established Agricultural Preserve No. 79-9). Authorize the Chair to execute the Notice of Rescission for Land Conservation Contract (establishing Agriculture Preserve No. 79-9), and execute the successor Land Conservation Contract for the Etter ownership. Direct the Planning Division to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act for the project.

2.                   Request from Willow Creek Family Associates That the California Statewide Communities Development Authority Adopt a Plan of Financing Providing for the Issuance of Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds to Finance the Acquisition, Construction, and Development of a 24-Unit Multi-Family Rental Housing Project (Willow Creek Apartments) on the West Side of Highway 96, North of Brannan Mountain Road; and Request from Arcata Humboldt Associates II That Said Authority Adopt a Plan of Financing Providing for the Issuance of Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds to Finance the Acquisition, Construction, and Development of a 36-Unit Multi-Family Rental Housing Project (The Courtyards at Arcata II) at 1101 Giuntoli Lane in Arcata

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests by adopting Resolution Nos. 05-80 and 05-81.

3.                   Submission of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Enterprise Fund Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-82, which authorizes: the submission of a $300,000 application for Microenterprise Program; allocating $3,000 from the Economic Development Set-Aside Fund; the Community Development Services Director to execute grant agreements and any amendments thereto; and the Community Development Services Director to execute contracts and subrecipient agreements to carry out the activities (after review and approval by County Counsel and the Risk Manager).

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.)

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