TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 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 Tom Galovich, Senior Pastor of the First Assembly of God


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.                   Letter of Appreciation to Dr. Rebecca Stauffer for Her Service on the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

2.                   Letter in Support of Sheriff's Department Organizational Enhancement Demonstration Project for Sheriff's Citizens of Patrol (SCOP) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to the U. S. Department of Justice.

3.                   Letter of Support for Sheriff's Department's Grant Proposal: Community Response to Youth Gangs Project. (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to the U. S. Department of Justice.

4.                   Letter in Support of the Shelter Cove Breakwater Rehabilitation Project. (Supervisors Smith and Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support to the California Coastal Conservancy.

5.                   Resolution Declaring August 23, 2003, as "Hot August Daze" (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

6.                   Appointment of Moses Danzer to the Telegraph Ridge Fire Protection District's Board of Directors (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

7.                   Letter of Appreciation to John Sloane for His Service on the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

8.                   Resolution of Commendation for Mary Beth Wolford on Her Retirement from the Humboldt Senior Resource Center (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution

9.                   City of Trinidad's General Municipal Elections to be Held on the Day of the Statewide General Elections (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Elections to move the City of Trinidad's Municipal Elections to the day of Statewide General Elections.

10.               Support for North Coast Schools' Insurance Group Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign statement of support.

Clerk of the Board

11.               Board Orders from the Meeting of June 3, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders, and authorize the Clerk of the Board and the Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Section 25103.

Community Development Services

12.               Agreement to Provide County Staffing Services for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, and adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

13.               Resolution Authorizing the Economic Development Division to Enter into a Confidentiality Memorandum of Understanding the Employment Development Department

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

Coroner-Public Administrator

14.               Transfer of $1,474 for the Purchase of a Computer Lap Top System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

County Administrative Office

15.               Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for a Legal Clerk I/II position in the Child Support Services Department.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Second Amendment to the Agreements with Remi Vista Inc. (Eureka) and Remi Vista, Inc. (Redding) for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 and 2003-2004, and Humboldt Child Care Council for Fiscal Years 2001-2002 to 2002-2003 for Therapeutic Behavioral Services for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments.

17.               Reappointment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Ted Ostrow with term to expire on June 30, 2006.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Request for Approval of Various Changes and Corrections to Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Branch Budgets in Fund 1175 for Fiscal Year 2002-2003--Bioterrorism Response Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



19.               Transfer of $50,090 to General Fund Contingency for Financing Annual Payments for the Acquisition of the Healthy Moms Program Facility at 2910 H Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

20.               Purchase of a Digital Camera, Computer-Scanner, Laser Printer, Big Book Displayer, and a Child's Reading Seat for the Prevention Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchases ($50,100).

Library Services

21.               Resolution for the Implementation of Overdue Fines

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

22.               Grant from the California State Library to Attend a Conference at the Cerritos Public Library

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant of $654.


23.               Request for Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2003-04 Regional Facility Daily Detention Bed Rate for All Referring Counties ($111.59)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

24.               Lease Modification Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for Lease No. DTFA08-98-L-18570; Runway Visual Range Touch Down Facilities at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Amend current Lease Agreement to reflect the correct physical location of the navigational aid facilities.

25.               Lease Modification Agreement for Lease No. DTFA08-98-L-18566 with the Federal Aviation Administration; Runway Visual Range Rollout Facilities at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Amend the current Lease Agreement to reflect the correct physical location of the navigational aid facilities.


26.               Grant Proposal to the Department of Justice, COPS Office, for a Community Response to Youth Gangs Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair and the Sheriff to sign the necessary documents for filing the grant application.

27.               Grant Proposal to the Department of Justice, Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services, for an Organizational Enhancement Demonstration Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair and the Sheriff to sign the neccessary document for filing the grant application.

28.               Second Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Humboldt State University Foundation Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education (CASAE)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, which extends MOU to March 31, 2004.


29.               Request to Authorize the Chair to Sign the Intention of Humboldt County to Participate in the Medi-Cal Cost-Avoidance Program and the Subvention Program

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).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Fiscal Year 2003-04 Proposed Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the CAO-Recommended Budget, as may be modified, as the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04.Approve the submitted Personnel Allocation Schedule.Take other action as appropriate.

Community Development Services

4.                   Appointment of Members to the Williamson Act Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: As specified in the Board Resolution forming the Committee, appoint five members to serve on the Committee, with the Directors of the Community Development Services and Assessor Departments, or designees, to serve as ex officio, non-voting members.

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

5.                   Agreement with the Area 1 Agency on Aging for a Care-Provider Registry at a Cost of $146,667



1.                   City of Eureka's Utility Users' Tax (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

2.                   Report on 2002/03 Improvements to Veteran's Memorial Buildings (Supervisors Smith and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

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

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


10:30 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1.                   Request for Funding from the Humboldt Fire Chiefs' Association

RECOMMENDATION: Deny request for funding.

11:15 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

2.                   California Department of Forestry Quarterly Report on the Amador Project and Status of Local Fire Safe Councils (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the Report.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Chief K. R. "Dick" Goings on His Retirement from the California Department of Forestry (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

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 and Related Cross-Complaint.Superior Court Case No. DR020825


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   County vs. Leona and Ted Stevens; A. P. No. 514-051-011

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists, and order the property owner to abate.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $35,000 General Allocation Planning and Technical Assistance Community Development Block Grant for a Section 504 Study and Redevelopment Housing and Infrastructure Plan, and the Community Development Services Director, or the County Administrative Officer, to Sign the Grant and Grant-Related Documents

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

Public Works



2.                   Red Cap Road (8Q100) Right of Way Acquisition; Eminent Domain

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the public interest and necessity require the proposed project.Find that the property described in the submitted Exhibit 1 is necessary for the proposed project.Find that the proposed project is planned or located in the manner that will be most compatible with the greatest public good and the least private injury.Find that a portion of the property to be acquired is a remnant and, although a necessary component of the project itself, is also being acquired pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 1240.410.Find that the offer required by Government Code 7267.2(a), together with the accompanying statement of the basis for the amount established as just compensation, was made to the owners of record, which offer and accompanying statement/summary were in a form and contained all the factual disclosures provided by Government Code 7267.2(a).Find that all conditions and statutory requirements necessary to exercise the power of eminent domain ("the right to take") to acquire the property described herein have been complied with by the County of Humboldt.Adopt the Resolution of Necessity (No 03-__).

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, July 8, 2003

Budget Session


Monday, August 25, 2003

Budget Hearings

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





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