9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka


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.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Don Reed, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Eureka


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 Local Emergency Caused by Flooding and Wind

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, Per Resolution No. 03-06, remains in effect until April 8, 2003.

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 April 15, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Susan M. Liddle on Her Retirement from the Social Services Branch of the Health and Human Services Department (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

4.                   Letter to Congressman Mike Thompson in Support of Food for People's Special Appropriation Request (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

5.                   Certificate of Congratulations to Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay on Receiving the Advancing the Status of Women Award (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the certificate.

6.                   Letter to Mr. Robert Hight, Director of the California Department of Fish and Game, Requesting Efforts to Continue the Fall Chinook Yearling Rearing Program at Iron Gate and Fall Creek Ponds (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

Children and Families Commission

7.                   Ordinance Amending Section 571-3 of Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title V of the County Code, Relating to Membership and Terms of Commission Members

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading, and set the ordinance for adoption in two weeks.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of March 4, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book.

Community Development Services



9.                   Silva Joint Timber Management Plan and Guide; Berry Summit Area; File No. APN 316-076-03; Case No. PMS-98-01X/VAR-98-01

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan and guide.

10.               Resolution Approving the Application for Five Volunteers in Service to America to Assist in Implementing Grant-Funded Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-30.



11.               Request for a Temporary Increase in Compensation for Sandy Blaszak, Senior Permit Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Request for:Approval of Supplemental 2002/2003 Budget for Budget Unit 1120-275; and Creation of Revenue and Expense Line Items to Track Funds Associated with New Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



13.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Claude Young, Planning Technician I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension up to 1,304 hours, and adopt a supplemental budget of $5,171.

County Administrative Office

14.               Request for Exemptions from the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions:Fiscal Assistant I/II (Child Support Services and Public Health Branch); Medical Office Assistant I/II (Mental Health Branch); Medical Office Assistant I (Public Health Branch); and Fiscal Assistant I (Social Services Branch)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Request to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Updating the Humboldt County Jail Booking Fee for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Clerk of the Board to schedule a public hearing.

General Services

16.               Supplemental Budget for Communications for Upgrading the Building Maintenance Division's Telephone System to the County's New Digital System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($4,997).

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

17.               Agreement with Rosewood Care Center Through June 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

18.               Second Amendment to Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council (Family Preservation Program) for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve second amendment.

19.               Extension of Lease for Property at 2830 G Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Don Davenport for one year at a monthly cost of $1,525.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.               Allocation of Departmental Information Systems Analyst Position for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation, and exempt position from hiring freeze.

21.               Agreement with Dade Behring, Incorporated ($110,152 Annually) for the Purchase of Syva Reagents and Use of a Laboratory Instrument for Toxicology Testing

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

22.               Adoption of Public Health Microbiologist I/II Class

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt said class, and delete the class of Public Health Microbiologist.

23.               Amendment to Agreement with the Children and Families Commission for the Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.

24.               Reallocation of Public Health Nurse Position Currently Occupied by Susan Praytor to the Class of Senior Public Health Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

25.               Lease with James Fleming, Charla Fleming, and Lonnie Poer for Office Space at 77 Walnut Way in Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease.

26.               Extension of Lease for Property at 317 Second Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Abrahamsen and Pryor for two years at a monthly cost of $5,507.



27.               Transfer of $10,000 from General Fund Contingencies into Line Item for Jail Medical-Excess Population

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover increased expenses of Inmate Catastrophic Care and Excess Population Per Diem charges.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch



28.               Temporary Increase of Ten Salary Ranges for Anthony Bonnett, Departmental Information Systems Analyst

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase.

29.               Memorandum of Understanding with Interim Statewide Automated Welfare System Consortium (SSAWS)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum.

30.               Request for Approval and Finalization of Budget for In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority ($8,485,882)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and finalize the per hour Public Authority rate of $7.52 as set forth by the California Department of Social Services.

Library Services

31.               Supplemental Budget ($2,396) for Receiving Donations from Individuals and Groups

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


32.               Providing Two Benefits for Employees Being Called Up to Active Military Duty Due to the Worldwide Terrorist Attacks

RECOMMENDATION: Pay employee(s) salary to "make up" the difference between military pay and County base salary.Make employees eligible to continue County Cal PERS medical insurance coverage at the same shared premium arrangement in place for employees in their representation unit, instead of having to pay the entire monthly premium.


33.               Appointment to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Paul Gallegos, District Attorney.

Public Works

34.               Temporary Closure of Clam Beach to Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works, per Section 271-13 of the County Code to temporarily close Clam Beach to vehicles from 4 o'clock p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2003, through Monday, April 21, 2003, at 8 o'clock a.m.Recommend that the Sheriff's Department provide support as needed to help enforce the temporary closure of the beach to vehicles and camping regulations at Clam Beach Park for the same period.

35.               Agreement with the Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) for Transfer of the Upper Portion of the Water System on Cummings Road to the HCSD

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

36.               Oceanside Subdivision, Unit 6 Final Map; File No. 508-191-48, et al; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept and approve the subdivision map for recordation.

37.               Resolution Authorizing the Annual Adjustment of the Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-31.

38.               Request for Submittal of the Redwood Creek Estuary Restoration Project and the Salt River Estuary Restoration Project for Funding Under Proposition 50

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

39.               Request to Forego the Request for Proposal Process in the Selection of a Consultant for the Analysis of the Seismic Susceptibility of the Martins Ferry Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize the Public Works Department to negotiate and execute a services agreement with MGE Engineering.

40.               Annual Revisions in the Maintained Mileage System (To Be Included in the 2002-2003 Maintained Mileage Log)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-32.

41.               Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Receive plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 3:00 p.m.

42.               Request from Steve and Maria Linkhart to Summarily Vacate the One Foot, Non-Vehicular Access Strip Along the Blue Ridge Road Side of Lot No. 25 of Block 198 of the Shelter Cove Subdivision

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, accept easement deed, and adopt Resolution No. 03-33.


43.               Request to Establish Expenditure Line item, Revenue Line Item, and Supplemental Budget ($29,500) in Sheriff's Budget No. 1100 221 for Purchase of Computer Software Program for the Civil Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



44.               License Agreement with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF) to Allow the DTF to Lease Property for $125 Per Month for Secure and Safe Storage Space for Vehicles and Property

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign license agreement.

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.


E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Project (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advertisements or awards (if required).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Midyear Financial Review and Budget Parameters for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file financial review, approve budget parameters, and approve budget schedule.

4.                   Schedule of Canceled Board of Supervisors' Meetings for Calendar Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Supersede schedule adopted on November 5, 2002, and adopt revised schedule as recommended by the County Administrative Officer.

Community Development Services

5.                   Status Report on the County's Efforts to Secure Federal Funding for the Buckhorn Grade Improvement Project

RECOMMENDATION: Receive status report, and direct the Auditor-Controller to establish an account entitled Buckhorn Project Support Fund for support of efforts to fund said project.

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

6.                   Request for Approval and Finalization of the Budget of $8,485,882 for the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, approve the request; and approve and finalize the per hour Public Authority rate of $7.52 as set forth by the California department of Social Services.


1.                   Letter to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Requesting 50,000 Acre Feet Water Release from the Trinity Reservoir (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

2.                   Presentation Regarding Calpine's Proposal on Humboldt Bay Being a Possible Site for Importing Liquefied Natural Gas (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from the Community Development Services Department, direct staff to identify significant issues, and develop appropriate process.

3.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

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

4.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


10:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Annual Report of the Commission on the Status of Women (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation and the announcement of the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award.

10:15 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

2.                   Report on Housing Affordability in Humboldt County, the Housing Index and Associated Issues (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Mr. Bob Higgons of the Northern California Association of Home Builders.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Arcata Readimix, Inc. vs. County of Humboldt, et al; Case Nos. DR020264 and CV000434

5.                   Consider Holding Closed Session Based on Threat of Litigation Received by the County After the March 25, 2003, Agenda was Posted†† (Off-Agenda Item)

I.                    PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Ordinance Amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code by Rezoning Property in the Orick Area; ZR-98-04--Hurst

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2295, and adopt Resolution No. 03-34, certifying compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

2.                   Ordinance Amending Section 311-7 of the Humboldt County Code to Rezone Property in the Scotia Area from Unclassified to Qualified Heavy Industrial and Qualified Community Commercial Zones; Pacific Lumber Company, Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2296.

3.                   Ordinance Amending Section 314-32.1 of the Humboldt County Code Clarifying that Qualified Combining Zones May Include Development Standards or Restrictions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2297, and adopt Resolution No. 03--35, making the required findings for the project.

J.                   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).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

June 3, 2003

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