TUESDAY, JULY 22, 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.                   Supplemental Funding (Not to Exceed $23,140) in FY 2003-04 for High-Risk Pest Inspection Services Carried Out at the Local Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 03-0254 with the California department of Food and Agriculture.


2.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 751-1 and 751-2 of Chapter 1 of Division 5 of Title VII of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Property Damaged by Misfortune or Calamity

RECOMMENDATION: Set ordinance for adoption on August 5, 2003.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of August 26, 2003.

4.                   Proclaim July 27, 2003, as a Day of Recognition in Honor of the Korean War Veterans (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

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

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Reappointments to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Maura Eastman, Tisa Jewell, Abdul Aziz, Larry Graebner, Richard G. Botzler, Byrd Lochtie, and Jack A.Shaffer to four-year terms.

7.                   Appointment to the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Assistant Chief Kevin O'Neil to replace Unit Chief K. R. "Dick" Goings, who has retired from the State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Humboldt-Del Norte Unit).

Community Development Services

8.                   Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the North Coastal Information Center--Yurok Tribe for Archaeological Records Searches for Discretionary Land Use Projects


County Administrative Office

9.                   Request for Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions:  Office Assistant I (Public Health Branch); and Correctional Officer I/II (Sheriff)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Ordinance Amending Section 2111-1 of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Jurors' Fees and Mileage

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

Health and Human Services - Administration

11.               Request to Delete the Class of Mental Health Program Manager; Adopt the Class of Program Manager (Unlicensed/Licensed); Approve the Allocation of One Full-Time Program Manager (Unlicensed/Licensed); and Exempt the Newly-Allocated Position from the County Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

12.               Request to Establish an Insurance Line Item ($2,152)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Agreement to Conduct and Coordinate a Beta Test of the Rapid Syndrome Validation Project, an Internet-Based Disease Surveillance System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Sandia National Laboratories.

14.               Request for Approval of the Recommendations Provided by the Children's Trust Fund Review Committee for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt County and The Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Grants Totaling $16,000 for Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Reassignment of Sara Turner's Appointment to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reassign Ms. Turner as a current for former provider of in-home care.

16.               Request for Temporary Increase in Pay for Social Worker IV, Donna Johnson, as Though She Had Been Promoted to Social Worker Supervisor II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for a period of six months, or until such time as the regular supervisor returns to her position (whichever occurs first).

17.               Premise Use Permits for Use of 636 Square Feet of Office Space Rent-Free at the Employment Development Department (EDD) Offices at 409 K Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of the Social Services Branch to sign said permits (one for CalWORKs Division staff and one for Employment Training Division staff).

Library Services

18.               Request for Adoption of the Proposed Safe Use & Conduct Policy for the Use of All County Library Facilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

19.               Supplemental Budget of $25,043 for Receiving Grants and Donations to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


20.               Two Years' Added Service Credit--Public Employees' Retirement System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.


21.               Disallocation of 2.5 Positions in Budget Unit 256, Juvenile Drug Court Program, and Allocation of 1.0 Position to Budget Unit 235 and 0.5 Position to Budget Unit 237

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate a Legal Office Assistant position, a Deputy Probation Officer I/II position, and a .5 Supervising Probation Officer position in Budget Unit 256 effective August 23, 2003.  Reallocate the following positions effective August 24, 2003:  .5 Supervising Probation Officer to Budget Unit 235; .5 Deputy Probation Officer I/II to Budget Unit 235; and .5 Deputy Probation Officer I/II to Budget Unit 237.  Authorize the Personnel Department to begin the layoff process to implement the disallocations.  Approve a supplemental budget for Budget Unit 235 ($54,437).  Approve a supplemental budget for Budget Unit 237 ($21,402).

Public Works

22.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

23.               License Agreement with the Department of the Navy for the Construction and Use of a Detour Across the Naval Facility at Centerville

RECOMMENDATION: Extend license agreement through June 30, 2004.

24.               JLF Construction Final Map Subdivision (Oceanside Unit No. 6); Assessor's Parcel No. 508-191-48; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of Security for Faithful Performance ($120,000), Payment Security to Contractors ($60,000), and Security for Monuments ($2,800).

25.               Request to Establish Extra-Help ($3,300) and Overtime ($260) Line Items for the Roads/Natural Resources Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Red Cap Road Reconstruction Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the U. S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact (National Environmental Policy Act document) as Humboldt County's California Environmental Quality Act document for said project.



27.               Compensation for Kim Conrad as if He Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve compensation from August 3, 2003, through October 25, 2003.


28.               Supplemental Budget ($40,771) to Reimburse the General Fund for Overdrafted Accounts in Budget Unit 1100-215

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

29.               Supplemental Budget ($17,567) to Cover Overtime Expenditures in Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

30.               Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program Contract for Fiscal Year 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the California Department of Boating and Waterways.

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 Sara Kramer, Volunteer in Service to America (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Colbey Sullivan, Volunteer in Service to America (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Bill Bowles on His Retirement After Having Served Humboldt County for Thirty-Four Years (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Paul Blake on His Retirement from the District Attorney's Office After Twenty-Six Years of Service (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Eric Olson on His Retirement from the District Attorney's Office After Thirty-One Years of Public Service (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).

3.                   Five-Year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Review report.  Make any adjustments (as needed).  Approve the Road and Bridge Project Priority List.

10:00 a.m.--Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment/Reappointments to Commission on the Status of Women

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Susan Hoffman, and reappoint Diana Cooper, Lorelie Tomko, and Julie Millard.  Take other action as appropriate.


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).

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)


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

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

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


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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