TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2003

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 Andrew Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM†† (Posted May 9, 2003)

1.                   Letter in Support of the Issuance of a Five-Year Permit for the Installatrion of Benbow Dam (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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.


Child Support Services (CSS)



1.                   Transfer of $24,800 from CSS Contingency Fund to Computers-Tower/Disc Drive Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for the following positions: Child Support Specialist I/II; Office Assistant I (Public Health Branch); and Juvenile Corrections Officer.

General Services

3.                   Request for $15,000 Supplemental Budget for the Purchasing Division to Cover Air Travel Through the End of the Current Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

4.                   First Amendment to the Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug Medi-Cal Contract for Fiscal Year 2002-03

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.

5.                   Request for $2,100 Supplemental Budget for Infant, Preschool, and Family Mental Health Initiative Grant Award for Clinical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve associated service agreement invoice.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

6.                   Request to Establish New Line Items and Fixed-Asset Accounts; and Approval of a Supplemental Budget in Department 510

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



7.                   Request for Temporary Increase in Pay for E. Bartram, Eligibility Worker III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective May 24, 2003, and continuing until such time as the supervisor's position is filled.

Public Works (PW)

8.                   Agreement with the Eel River Watershed Improvement Group for Bank Stabilization/Habitat Restoration Project Within the Van Duzen County Park

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, and authorize PW staff to seek funding sources for said project.

9.                   Ordinance Amending Section 431-65 of Chapter 1, Division 3, of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Murray Road in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set the ordinance for adoption at least one week away.


10.               Request for $600 Supplemental Budget for Materials to Build a Fuming Cabinet for the Sheriff's Office ID Section

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Request to Authorize Sheriff to Sign a Software License Agreement and Maintenance Agreement with Softcode, Inc.

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.


E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advertisement/s or award/s (if required).

Health and Human Services--Public Health Branch

3.                   Request for Approval of the West Nile Virus Monitoring and Response Plan Prepared by the Division of Environmental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services/Probation

4.                   Presentation from the Human Services Cabinet Regarding the Report "Humboldt County Strategic Prevention Plan"

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation, and receive and file a copy of the plan.


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

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 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)

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

Public Works

1.                   Unmet Transportation Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Forward any recommendations to the Humboldt County Association of Governments for inclusion in their hearing.

I.                    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, 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.)





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