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 Cassie Wyland, Pastor of the First 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.                   Request to Authorize Supervisor Jimmy Smith, Humboldt County's Representative to the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program, to Sign a Joint Resolution Recognizing the Efforts of Various Participants (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Letters to State Representatives Requesting Reduction in Budget Cuts for the U. C. Cooperative Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Mary Nichols, Secretary for Resources, for Her Support for Restoring the Health of the Klamath-Trinity Rivers (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Clerk of the Board

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of April 15, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

6.                   Request for Creation and Funding of Trust Funds Needed for Headwaters Fund Operations; Approve an RFP Procurement Process for Providing Equity Financing as Part of the Revolving Loan Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Request to Authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to Suspend Collection Effort on Accounts Determined to be Uncollectible (Nineteen [19] Accounts Totaling $7,203.40)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to incorporate this task with maintenance duties performed annually.

8.                   Termination of Local Emergency Caused by Flooding and Wind

RECOMMENDATION: Approve termination by adopting Resolution No. 03-42.

9.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:Planner I/II (Community Development Services); Supervising Psychiatric Nurse (Mental Health Branch); and two Eligibility Worker I's (Social Services Branch).

10.               Redwood Coast Energy Authority Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign JPA, and appoint Supervisor Woolley to serve on the Authority's governing Board of Supervisors.

County Counsel

11.               Resolution Modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 02-89 of the Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-43.



12.               Request for Temporary Increase in Compensation for Laura Matthias, Legal Accounting Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



13.               Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours For Budget Unit 424

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

14.               Resolution Supporting Humboldt County Application for Used Oil Recycling Block Grant fro the California Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-44.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Request to Join with the California State Association of Counties in Opposing Assembly Bill 1470 (Vargas), Which Would Allow the Wages and/or Benefits of Providers of In-Home Supportive Services to be Increased by a Local Voter Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair to sign letter of opposition.

16.               Request to Declare Truck Lift as Surplus to Allow Sale of Equipment and Deposit of Funds into Revenue Account No. 1190 597 549010

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


17.               Agreement to Develop a Web-Based, On-Line Application and Interest-Card System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Neuroscape Communication Resources.


18.               Request to Approve and Submit 2003-04 Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Application for Continuation Funding and Plan Modification

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt Resolution No. 03-45.

Public Guardian

19.               Agreement for Office Space Located at 23 Fifth Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve two-year lease with Donald A. Leonard.

Public Works

20.               Construction of Security Fence at Arcata-Eureka Airport; Project No. AIP-3-06-0010-22; Contract No. 911500

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Texas Commercial Fence, Inc.

21.               Support for Assembly Bill 1300, Which Would Require the Secretary of the Resources Agency to Prepare an Annual Report that Summarizes the Expenditures Made Pursuant to the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to send a letter of support to Assemblyman John Laird.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Mowing Tractor for Parks Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $4,500.

23.               Request to Authorize the Immediate Purchase of a Used Rubber Tire Excavator for an Amount Not to Exceed $20,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Ordinance Repealing Section 422-8(63) and Adding Section 422-5(2) of the Chapter 2 of Division 2 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code (Setting a Speed of 15 MPH on Machi Road

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading thereof, and set the ordinance for adoption on May 6, 2003.



25.               License Agreement to Operate and Record Data from a Weather-Metering Device (Called a Ceilometer), Located at the Road Barn Facilities at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with All Weather Inc., a California Corporation.

26.               Bridge Repainting on South Fork Eel River Bridge on Maple Hills Road; Project No. BHLPO (054); Contract No. 924025

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on May 20, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.


27.               Request for the Temporary Allocation of One Full-Time Correctional Work Crew Leader Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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 May 2003 as Veterans Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Declaring May 2003 as Arthritis Education Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Declaring April 2003 as Occupational Therapy Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

4.                   Declaring April 27-May 3, 2003, as National Volunteer Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Arcata-Eureka Airport (ACV); Terminal Building Decoration and Advertising Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Rescind the 1979 Board Order establishing Sara Parsons, Marvin Trump, and Guy Kulstad as the Terminal Building Decoration Committee.Assign the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors (or other appointed Board member), the Public Works Director, Airport Manager, the Chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee as the review committee for terminal building decoration and advertising at ACV.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

3.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects--Storm Damage Repair to Alderpoint Road; Project No. ER 3602 (002); Contract No. 980012

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.


4.                   Request to Approve the Amended Humboldt County Public Authority-In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Policy



1.                   Resolution Supporting Assembly Bill 1168, Designation of Portions of the Albion and Gualala Rivers to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System as Recreational Rivers

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-46.

2.                   Approval of the Headwaters Revolving Loan Fund Lender Manual, Contract with Arcata Economic Development Corporation to be a Lender, and Technical Assistance Budget; Approval of Resolutions Delegating Specific Signature Authority to the Community Development Services Director (CDSD) (Headwaters Fund Subcommittee--Supervisors Woolley and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the Revolving Loan Fund Lender Manual that will govern the Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund.Review and approve an expenditure of up to $5,000 within the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for technical assistance to borrowers for Fiscal Year 2002-03.Review and approve the contract with Arcata Economic Development Corporation to become a Revolving Loan Fund Lender.Authorize the Chair of the Board to sign the Revolving Loan Fund Lender Agreement and Master Participation Agreement between the County and Arcata Economic Development Corporation.Adopt Resolution No. 03-47, providing specific authorization to the CDSD to sign contracts on behalf of the County with consultant underwriters for the RLF.Adopt Resolution No. 03-48, providing specific authorization to the CDSD to sign the Participation Certificate to be executed for each RLF program loan.Approve the creation of two non-interest bearing Trust Funds in connection with the RLF:the "Loan Loss Reserve Fund" (No. 3844) and the "Loan Capital Reserve Fund" (No. 3845).

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).

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.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad.Court of Appeal Case No. A096742

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).County of Humboldt v. McKee, et al.Superior Court Case No. DR 020825

I.                    PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Request for a Variance to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to Allow Development within the Flood Plain; DEAN LEWIS, Applicant; APN 209-351-22 and 209-291-17; Redcrest Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the variance request, which will allow the construction of a new 53-space seasonal RVG park in the flood plain with the following conditions:a) the facilities will be removed from the site prior to the rainy season; and b) reinstallment of the facilities will not occur until April 1.

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


Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Unmet Transportation Needs


Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Jail Booking Fees


Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Calabrese Use Permit


Monday, June 9, 2003

Budget Study Session


Monday, August 25, 2003

Budget Hearings

(9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.)





There are no Board meetings on:

July 29, 2003
Aug. 12, 2003
Aug. 19, 2003
Sept. 30, 2003
Nov. 11, 2003
Nov. 25, 2003
Dec. 23, 2003
Dec. 30, 2003


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