TUESDAY, JULY 01, 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


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 Funding to Offset the Local Costs Incurred in the Enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as Related to Registrations/Renewals, Spot Inspections, Soil and Tissue Sampling, and Complaint Investigations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 03-0204.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road for the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Letter in Support of Restoring Funding for the AmeriCorps Program

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Board's action of June 24, 2003, which authorized Chair to sign said letter.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency--Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until July 22, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests for exemptions to the hiring freeze for the following vacant positions:  three Juvenile Correction Officers (24 hr/wk) (Probation); one Investigator (Public Defender); two Correctional Officers I/II (Sheriff); and an Administrative Secretary (Board of Supervisors).

Health and Human Services - Administration

6.                   Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Public Health Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Agreement with Fortuna Community Services (d.b.a. Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment [HART]) for the Provision of Driving-Under-the-Influence Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                   Request to Reclassify an Environmental Health Specialist I/II Position to an Administrative Analyst I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and exempt newly-reclassified position from the hiring freeze.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

9.                   Purchase of a Projector That Will Allow the Support Staff to Make Presentations to Understand Streamline-Coordinated Services and Cross-Train Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($9,600).

10.               California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program Agreement with the Humboldt Child Care Council for CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care Services for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

Public Works

11.               Adding Section 431-46 of Chapter 1, Division 3, of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Halibut Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

12.               Kellogg Overflight Easement; APN 511-052-12, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Kevin Kellogg for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

13.               Agreement for Transferring the Upper Portion of Cummings Road Water System to the Humboldt Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Quitclaim Deed for a pumping station from the County of Humboldt to Humboldt Community Services District.

14.               Agreement with the California Department of Transportation for Providing $636,382 to be Receipted into the County Road Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. X03-5904(078).

15.               Smith Overflight Easement; APN 511-091-36; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Russell and Tiffany Smith for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

16.               An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt Amending Section 431-84 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Oak Street

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

17.               Request for Authorization to Apply to the Coastal Conservancy for a Grant to Fund Construction of the Last Remaining Section of the Hammond Trail, Known as the "Hole in the Hammond" Between Murray Road and Letz Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Award of Contract for Construction of Overlay Paving on Myrtle Avenue Between Harrison and Hall Avenues; Project No. RPL-5904(049); Contract No. 200703

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Granite Construction Company.

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 Officer Donald Bright on His Retirement from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  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 advertisements and/or awards (if required).


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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear 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).


9:10 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation of the Grand Jury's 2003-2003 Final Report (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation, and receive the final report.

2.                   Certificates of Appreciation for the 2002-2003 Grand Jury (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Present Certificates of Appreciation to the Foreperson and members of the 2002-2003 Grand Jury.

I.                    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)

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, July 8, 2003

Stevens Abatement

Budget Session


Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Realignment Transfer


August 5, 2003

Special Assessment Election Results—Trinidad Area


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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