9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Matt Gillis, Youth Minister for the First Covenant Church in Eureka

B.                  OFF-AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Report from Kim Kerr, General Services Director, Regarding the Fire That Occurred on March 2, 2003, at the County Maintenance Building Located at Second and K Streets in Eureka (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

2.                   Continuation of Emergency--Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until March 25, 2003, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange program.

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.                   Resolution Authorizing Road Closure for Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10K Run (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

2.                   Request to Authorize Chair to Sign Statement of Support for South Spit Joint Agency Management Plan (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Request to Appoint Alan Finn, Hank Toborg, and Thomas Lasbury to the Phillipsville Community Services District Board (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments through the next general district election (November 4, 2003).

Child Support Services

4.                   Reallocation of a Child Support Specialist I/II Position to a Child Support Specialist III Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Community Development Services

5.                   Extension of Extra-Help for Tony Shen, Senior Planner

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,920 hours.

6.                   Transfer of $23,500 from the Building Inspection Division's Trust Fund to Lines Items for Overtime ($3,500); Professional & Special Services ($15,000); Rents & Leases-Equipment ($2,500) and Special Departmental Expense ($2,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

7.                   Supplemental Budget ($59,921) and Position Allocation (Economic Development Specialist) for the Headwaters Fund Program

8.                   Resolution Providing Specific Authorization to the Community Devlopment Services Director to Sign the Documentation Needed to Open, Close, and Otherwise Manage the Bank Accounts Involved in the Prosperity Individual Development Account Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

District Attorney

9.                   Request to Authorize the Chair to Execute Grant Award Face Sheet for Elder Abuse Vertical Prosecution Program Application in the Amount of $120,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

General Services

10.               Transfer of $21,000 from Professional Services Line to Antenna Tower Fixed-Asset Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

11.               Purchase of a Desktop Computer ($1,475) and Software ($408) for the Risk Management Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Agreements with St. Helena Hospital and St. Helena Hospital, d.b.a. California Specialty Hospital, for the Provision of Inpatient Services for Acutely Mentally Ill Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the agreements, and authorize the Mental Health Branch to pay for such services required to care for Humboldt County clients that are placed in said hospitals.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Approval of Agreements for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with North Coast AIDS Project, Redwoods Rural Health Center, and St. Joseph Home Care.

14.               Supplemental Budget ($8,000) for Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for presentations by Ellyn Satter, a nationally-known expert in feeding dynamics, who is coming to Humboldt County March 5-8, 2003, to share her knowledge with local child care providers, health professionals, and parents.

15.               Approval of Agreements for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements with North Coast AIDS Project, Open Door Community Health Centers, Redwoods Rural Health Center, and St. Joseph Home Care-Humboldt County.

16.               Request for Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Between the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission and the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division in Support of the Family Substance Abuse Community Response Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

17.               Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project (HLP) to Provide Literacy Training for Adults in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $9,988 from the California State Library for the provision of adult literacy services in Humboldt County, and authorize Chair to execute contract with the HLP.

Public Works

18.               Resolution Approving Additions and Extensions to the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.


19.               Resolution Naming Authorized Agents to Act on Humboldt County's Behalf for State Emergency Funding Relief Under CDAA-2003-01 for Damages Incurred in the December 2002 Storms

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

20.               Lease Agreement with Marc and Londa Rowley for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol Office in Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease agreement.

21.               Allocation of $28,600 for Office Equipment for the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution Approving Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted and Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Declaring March 2003 as Professional Social Worker Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Request to Authorize the Public Works Director to Advertise and Distribute a Request for Proposal for Professional Services for Animal Care and Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if any).

3.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as necessary (if required).

County Administrative Office

4.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Hear request to fill specified vacant positions, and take appropriate action (if required).


1.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).