9:00 AM


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 January 3, 2006, allowing the Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Branch, to continue a needle- exchange program.

2.                   Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewal of the San Luis Unit Central Valley Project Long-Term Water Service Contracts Supervisors Geist and Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of comments.

Community Development Services

3.                   Request for Certification of the Lower Mattole Fire Plan, the Upper Mattole Fire Plan, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Humboldt-Del Norte Unit Fire Management Plan as Community Wildfire Protection Plans per the Federal Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 standards.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certification.  Authorize the Chair to sign the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Certification and Agreement Signature Sheet for each Local Fire Plan.

4.                   Workforce Investment Act Memoranda of Understanding (WIA MOU)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign four WIA MOU between the Workforce Investment Board of Humboldt County, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, and four One-Stop System Partners.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Work Study Agreement with Humboldt State University for the Purpose of Providing Work to Students Eligible for the College Work-Study Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve work study agreement.

6.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage--Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding for adding Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company to the program effective December 1, 2005.  Adopt Resolution No. 05-91 to add Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company to the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured.



7.                   Local Fire District Allocation for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Consider and approve the distribution formula as proposed and submitted by the Humboldt County Fire Chiefs' Association for the $100,000 County allocation approved by the Board of Supervisors on October 18, 2005.  Authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute agreements with each agency providing fire protection services for the approved amounts.  Approve a transfer of $100,000 from the General Fund Contingency Reserve to the Contributions to Other Agencies Budget 199 as shown on the submitted budget transfer form.

8.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage--Redway Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding for adding Redway Fire Protection District to the program effective November 11, 2005.  Adopt Resolution No. 05-92 to add Redway Fire Protection District to the County's primary and excess workers' compensation policies as a covered party/named insured.

9.                   Agreement to Provide Cost Claiming Services and Approve Supplemental Budget ($46,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with the Public Resource Management Group to provide claiming services related to State-mandated costs, and adopt associated supplemental budget ($46,500).

County Counsel

10.               Ordinance Adding Section 2161-1, Division 16, Chapter 1 to Title II of the Humboldt County Code Requiring a Real Estate Disclosure Statement for Transfers of Land Subject to the Williamson Act

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce the ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set for adoption on January 3, 2006.

Health and Human Services - Administration

11.               Contract with the California Department of Health Services to Operate the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program Through September 30, 2008

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract No. 05-45761.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Redwood Coast Regional Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for the provision of services to clients with developmental disabilities who require mental health services for many years as required by Welfare and Institutions Code 4696.1(b).

13.               Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Debby Bender and Rodney Thornton.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Need for Additional Office Space in Conjunction with the Administrative and Support Services Offices Located at 507 F Street in Order to Complete the Co-Location of Fiscal Staff Supporting Public Health Branch Programs ($2,947 a Month)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute a lease with A & K Investments, LLC for office space at 510 Fifth Street in Eureka (through December 31, 2013).

Library Services

15.               Recognition of Donations Made to the Library and Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 621

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget in the amount of $1,500.


16.               Revised Class Description for Director of Psychiatric Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the revised class description.


17.               Extension of Extra Help Hours for Terry Coddington



RECOMMENDATION: Extend Terry Coddington's extra-help employment by 600 hours to a maximum of 1580 hours for Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

18.               Extension of Extra Help Hours Past the 960 Hour Limit



RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extension of extra-help hours for John Morgan and Donna Nouriel, Juvenile Corrections Officers, to 1440 hours through June 30, 2006.

19.               Authorization for Chief Probation Officer to Sign Contracts for  Out-of-County Referrals to the Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the form contract for use when outside counties desire to contract for bed space in the Regional Facility on an as-needed/per-child basis.  Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign the individual contracts on behalf of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors with the approval of County Counsel and the Risk Manager.

Public Works

20.               Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for Airport Concessions

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the DBE program, and establish a proposed goal of 1.8% for Airport concessions in Federal Fiscal Year 2005-06.

21.               Structural Modifications to Eel River Bridge on Fort Seward Road; Contract No. 594004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Nos. 1 and 2 for the total amount of $52,652.74.



22.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Brooke Epperly by 350 Hours to a Maximum of 1,310 Hours for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



23.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours for William Becker and Lonny Copple by 350 Hours to a Maximum of 1,310 Hours for Fiscal Year 2005-06

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Resolution Adopting an Updated Deferred Compensation Plan and Rescinding all Previously-Adopted Deferred Compensation Plans and Amendments Thereto

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 05-93, adopting an updated 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and rescinding all previously adopted 457 Deferred Compensation Plans and amendments thereto, and authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to sign the Plan Document.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATION

1.                   Resolution of Commendation for the Adult Protective Services Unit, Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Branch (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Adoption of 2006 State and Federal Legislative Platforms

RECOMMENDATION: Review, modify as appropriate, and adopt the proposed state and federal legislative platforms for 2006.

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

3.                   Standing Item (Information Only)  Report from the CAO.

Community Development Services

4.                   Contract Modifications for Youth Program Operators

RECOMMENDATION: Approve modifications to current 2005-2008 WIA Youth Program Operator (YPO) contracts for Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District and the Northern Humboldt Union High School (NHUHSD) District to reflect carry-over amounts from YPO 2004-05 allocations; and, to reflect the addition of an indirect cost line item to NHUHSD to budget and corresponding budget adjustment. Approve modification to current 2005-2008 WIA YPO contract with the Fortuna Unified High School District (FUHSD) to reflect addition of business office support line item to budget and corresponding budget adjustment; and, approve addition of $30,000 for FUHSD YPO staff to conduct case management services for youth enrolled in WIA Redwood Coast Nursing Career Training project activities.  Approve modification to current 2005-2008 WIA YPO contract for Eureka City Schools to reflect the addition of an indirect-cost line item to budget and corresponding budget adjustment.


10:00 a.m.--Community Development Services

1.                   Request for Review and Approval of the Slate of Grant Fund Competitive Award Grants Recommended for Approval by the Headwaters Fund Board (HFB)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the grant contracts when completed, after review and approval by County Counsel and the Risk Management Director/Deputy CAO.  Review Discretionary Award funding report.  Refer back to the HFB consideration of grant funding for the Mad River Fish Hatchery.

10:30 a.m.--Health and Human Services

2.                   Mental Health Services Act Community Services and Supports Plan   (Plan may be downloaded at

RECOMMENDATION: BY ORDER OF THE CHAIR, receive and file the Mental Health Services Act Community Services and Supports Plan, and support the Mental Health Director's submission of this document to the State Department of Mental Health.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 to consider the public employee appointment for the position of Director of the Department of Public Works   (Appointed Mr. Tom Mattson as the Director of the Department of Public Works)

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


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   County vs. Walter and Patricia Branscom;  A..P. No. 306-291-025

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, order the property owner to abate all violations on or before March 1, 2006, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit, and order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the Code Enforcement Unit shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the cost of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

2.                   County vs. Daugherty and Gulley; A. P. No. 509-072-003

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized the cost of abatement pursuant to the provisions of Humboldt County Code Sections 351-21 and 351-22, if any, to be advanced by the County of Humboldt and, if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of the abatement.  Reviewed the options listed in the Financial Impacts section of submitted document and chose Option 5 as best meeting the needs of the community, given budget constraints.  Said Option 5 reads:  “Demolish the house and remove all of the garbage and solid waste including the covered storage area: This option would turn the property into bare ground. The approximate cost for this option is $12,500.”  Directed that temporary fencing be installed around the perimeter of the subject property (at an approximate cost of $1,200).

J.                   PUBLIC HEARING

Community Development Services

1.                   SUND Appeal of the Planning Director's Denial of Building Permit Application No. 22558; File No. APN 209-131-08 (portion); Case No. DDA-05-01; Shively Area

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, and uphold the Planning Director's denial of Building Permit Application No. 22558.

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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