TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2003

9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ 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


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.


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Providing Funding for Pest-Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping (Gypsy Moth and Japanese Beetle)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 03-0056.


2.                   Resolution to Permit County Participation in the State-County Property Tax Administration Grant Program for an Additional Five Years

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Kathy Stone for Serving on the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation Presented to Haven Howatt for His Years of Dedication and Service to the Citizens of Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

5.                   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 July 1, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

6.                   Support Letter for City of Eureka's Request for Time Extension in Completing Multiple Assistance Center (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

7.                   Declaring August 16, 2003, as Bridge-Fest Day in Bridgeville (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Community Development Services

8.                   Request to Create a Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Fund for the HOME Individual Development Account Match Payments Owed to Qualified Participants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

9.                   Grant for the Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $91,182 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

10.               Grant for Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $238,070 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

11.               Supplemental Budget of $2,764 to Cover Overdraft for Purchase of Filing System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Funding from the State Board of Control to Process Emergency Awards So the County Can Pay Verified Funeral/Burial Expenses Pending State Board of Control Approval, and Process Payments for Verified Domestic Violence Relocation Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Approve standard agreement with the Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board for $20,000 in funding.

13.               Grant for the Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $130,500 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Request to Authorize the Director of the Mental Health Branch to Submit an Application to the California Rural Health Policy Council for Funding for the Treatment of Methamphetamine-Abusing Fathers and Training Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Disproportionate Share Program Supplemental Budget ($77,160)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Approval of an Increase in FTE for the Senior Medical Office Assistant in Budget 416 from .8 FTE to 1.0 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval, and exempt said position (Willow Creek office), from hiring freeze.

17.               Request for Revised Class Description for Public Health Microbiologist I/II, and Allocation of One Full-Time and One Part-Time Public Health Microbiologist I/II Position in Budget Unit 435

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

18.               Transfer of $4,300 for the Purchase of Two Work Computers ($3,200) and One Laser Printer ($1,100) for the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

19.               Disallocation of Office Services Supervisor Position and Allocation of Fiscal Services Supervisor Position in Department 511

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions, and exempt newly-allocated position from hiring freeze.

20.               Agreement with Humboldt Community Switchboard for $20,000 of CalWORKs Fiscal-Incentive Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

21.               Report on the Fiscal Year 2002 Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

22.               Amendment to the Cost-Reimbursement Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, which extends contract through June 30, 2004.

Public Works

23.               Supplemental Lease Agreement No. 2 for Break Room Space and Office Space at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental lease agreement with the Transportation Security Administration.

24.               Adoption of 2003-04 Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt DBE goal of 12.1% for DBE participation in federally-funded construction projects.

25.               Award of Contract for Construction of Painting of South Fork Eel River Bridge on Maple Hills Road; Project No. BHLPO 5904 (054); Contract No. 924025

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to F. D. Thomas, Inc.

26.               Award of Contract for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road; Project No.ER-3602(002); Contract No. 980012

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to John N. Petersen, Inc.

27.               Avigation Easement Executed by Kevin and Jeanne Jenkins for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept avigation easement.

28.               Overflight Easement Executed by Jon and Angela Mattos for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the overflight easement.

29.               Request to Authorize the Director of Public Works, Per Section 271-13 of the County Code, to Temporarily Close Clam Beach to Vehicles from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2003, Through Monday, July 7, 2003, at 8:00 a.m.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and recommend that the Sheriff's Department provide support as needed to help enforce the temporary closure of the beach to vehicles, firework restrictions, and camping regulations at Clam Beach Park for the same period.

30.               Resolution Declaring Support for the Proposal of the Redding Municipal Airport to the United States Department of Transportation for a Grant Under the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program for Direct Air Service from Redding and Arcata/Eureka to Los Angeles

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03.

31.               Request to Declare One Aviation 1994 Ford Truck as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of vehicle.


32.               Amendment to an Agreement with Craig Hansen for the Lease of Office Space at 305 V Street in Eureka for the Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease to February 2004 at a monthly rent of $1,734.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

33.               Approval of the Investment Policy for the Treasurer of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval.



34.               Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement and/or Award of Public Works Projects

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

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

3.                   Transfer of $4,300 for the Purchase of Two Work Computers ($3,200) and One Laser Printer ($1,100)

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD for said Authority, approve said transfer.

Community Development Services

4.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of the Final Grant Application to the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program for $89,000 to Deliver Intensive Technical Assistance to Emerging Small Business Through the Prosperity Entrepreneurship Academy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

5.                   Resolution Approving the Prioritized List of Infrastructure Projects to be Included as an Update of the County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.


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

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


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

1.                   Presentation on Cell Tower Health Effects and Related Recommendations (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Susan Clarke, a public health scientist with the Institute of Media Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and take appropriate action.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--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.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending on 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).  County of Humboldt v. McKee, et al.  Superior Court Case No. DR 020825

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submittal of a Grant Application to the State of California Community Development Block Grant Program for an Economic Development Planning & Technical Assistant Grant of $35,000 to Accomplish Two Projects:  1)  an Assessment for Living in a Networked World, Which Will Result in a Communications Element for the General Plan ($15,000); and 2)  a Study of High-Priority Infrastructure and Programs Needed to Stimulate Economic Development in High Poverty Rural Communities Under a County-Wide Redevelopment Plan ($20,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

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, June 24, 2003

Red Cap Road—Eminent Domain


Monday, August 25, 2003

Budget Hearings

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





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