TUESDAY, JULY 15, 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

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM   (Posted Friday, July 11, 2003, at 4:35 p.m.)

1.                   Letter of Support for California Geological Survey (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

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.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sheila Nitzel.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions.

Library Services

3.                   Donation and Grants to the Library from Individuals and Groups

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $6,775.

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.                   Declaring July 13-19, 2003,  as "Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week" (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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).

3.                   Ordinance Amending Section 431-76 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Myrtle Avenue

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

Health and Human Services--Mental Health Branch

4.                   Purchasing of Medical Records Imaging System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Lease/Purchase Agreement with TransOcean Funding, Inc.; approve purchase agreement with IDP for the purchase of computer equipment and software, following the deposit of funds by TransOcean Funding Inc. with the First National Bank of Central California in accordance with the terms of the lease/purchase agreement with TransOcean Finding, Inc.; approve Any Doc software license agreement and Meditrieve license agreement; and authorize the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Branch to sign any amendments to the above-mentioned documents.

Community Development Services

5.                   Request for Approval of the Headwaters Grant Fund Funding Policies and Guidelines as Recommended by the Headwaters Fund Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve the Revised Grant Fund Manual.

County Counsel

6.                   Ordinance Amending/Repealing Various Sections of the Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading, and set for adoption on August 5, 2003.


1.                   Expansion of the Williamson Act Advisory Committee (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

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

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


11:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by the Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce on Expenditure of Transient Occupancy Tax (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

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

Health and Human Services--Administration

1.                   Transfer of State/Local Program Realignment Funds from Public Health Branch Sub-Account to Mental Health Branch Sub-Account for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the decision to make a change in its allocation of Public Health Branch realignment monies is based on the most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer ten percent (10%) of state/local program realignment funds from the Public Health Branch sub-account to mental Health Branch sub-account.

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


July 22, 2003

Stevens Abatement


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.)





There are no Board meetings on:

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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