TUESDAY, MAY 20, 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 Pastor Rick McRostie of the First Covenant Church


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.                   Appointments to the Workforce Investment Board (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments of Mariann Hassler, Gregg Foster, Joe Davey, and Tina Nerat.

2.                   Request to Declare That a Local State of Emergency, Per Resolution No. 2000-14, Remains in Effect Until June 10, 2003, Allowing the Public Health Branch to Continue a Needle-Exchange Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Woolley.

4.                   Request to Authorize the Collings Foundation's Purchase of Aviation Fuel at the County's Cost for Vintage Airplane Exhibit at the Rohnerville Airport (June 3-5, 2003) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Child Support Services

5.                   Disallocation of the Following Positions:Legal Clerk I/II (2);Child Support Specialist I/II (1); Child Support Assistant I/II (2); Fiscal Assistant I/II (1); Senior Fiscal Assistant (1); and Legal Clerk III (1)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocations.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following positions:Juvenile Correction Officer (2) and Deputy Sheriff I/II (2)

County Clerk-Recorder

7.                   Opposition to Senate Bill 430 (R. Johnson) and Assembly Bill 1531 (Longville)--Statewide Primary Elections

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of opposition to Assemblywoman Berg and State Senator Chesbro.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Request for Approval of Grant Award Agreement with the California WIC Association for Oral Health Promotion Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt $4,000 supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hoopa Area, The Mad River Soccer League to Pay for Sponsorships for CalWORKs and Other Eligibility Children Whose Families Could Not Afford to Participate



10.               Request for Approval of the Revised Class Description for Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector I/II Senior Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


11.               Grant Application for a Title II Grant Through OCJP--Juvenile Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submittal of grant application.

12.               Agreement Allowing the California Department of Justice to Place Live Scan Equipment at the Probation Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign agreement.

13.               Disallocation of 2.0 Senior Legal Office Assistants and 3.0 Deputy Probation Officer I/II Positions in Budget Unit 202, Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation effective June 22, 2003, and authorize the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process to implement the disallocations.

14.               Request to Authorize the Chief Probation Officer to Submit an Application to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning for Funding Under the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request

Public Defender



15.               Transfer of $6,300 from Contingencies for Change of Venue Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Public Works

16.               Resolution Changing the Hours for Table Bluff County Park from 5:00 a.m. to Midnight to One Hour Before Sunrise to One Hour After Sunset

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 03-__, and rescind Resolution Nos. 03-41 and 03-29.

17.               Construction of Bridge Over Mill Creek on Lighthouse Road and Bridge Over East Mill Creek on Conklin Creek Road

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen, Inc., Contract.



18.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for John Hinrich to Provide Boat Service to Residences Located Beyond the Low Level McCann Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 2,200 hours.



19.               Request to Authorize Compensation for Teresa Kekry as if She Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Airport Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, retroactive to April 27, 2003, until such time as a new Airport Manager is appointed.

20.               Services Agreement for Westhaven Monument Preservation Fund Survey

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Omsberg & Company, and adopt supplement budget of $44,900.

21.               Overflight Easement Executed by Erik K. Johnson for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement.

22.               Notice of Intent to Adopt Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Property by Eminent Domain; Red Cap Road, Orleans Area

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to send Notice of Intent to Adopt Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Property by Eminent Domain to each person whose property is to be acquired by eminent domain and whose name and address appear on the last equalized County assessment roll.Set a hearing for the adoption of a resolution of Necessity for June 24, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.


23.               Outside Contract for Substance Abuse Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with North Coast Substance Abuse Council, Inc. for the benefit of the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program.

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.                   Resolution of Commendation for Patricia K. Johnston on Her Retirement from the Child Support Services Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Declaring May 19-25, 2003, as Emergency Medical Services Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Declaring May 31, 2003, as World No Tobacco Day (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  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 awards/s (if required).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Report on Proposed Humboldt County Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update on process.Direct staff to return to the Board on June 3, 2003, with a listing of potential position disallocations to enable Personnel to begin the layoff notification process.Approve transfers to General Fund Contingencies (totalling $107,720) to adjust departmental net target budgets.Receive oral report from CAO on Budget Task Force and State budget situation.Take other budget action as appropriate.

County Counsel

4.                   Resolution Establishing a Williamson Act Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and recruit for committee in accordance with the Maddy Act.


1.                   Report 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).

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)


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Wade F. Smith, Sr.; AP No. 510-211-039; 2166 Spruce Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, and order the property owner to abate said nuisance.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

County Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2281 by Adopting Revised Fee Schedule for Jail Booking Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new jail booking fee of $196.33 to be effective July 1, 2003.Introduce ordinance by title, waive first, and set for adoption on May 27, 2003.Direct County Counsel and the CAO to prepare proposed agreements between the County and each entity and Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods for reduced jail booking fees as described in staff report.

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).

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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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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Adjourn meeting in memory of Ward Falor, former Mayor of the City of Arcata.