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 Bob Brazie, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Fortuna


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.                  Standard Agreement Nos. 03-0013C and 03-0070C with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) for Receiving Annual Subventions from the CDPR to Help Offset the Local Cost of Enforcing Certain State-Mandated Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreements.

Board of Supervisors

2.                  Resolution of Commendation for Mr. Joe Wolf on His Retirement After Over Forty Years with the Department of Public Works (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                  Resolution of Commendation for Mr. Art Pope on His Retirement After 37 Years with the Department of General Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution.

4.                  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 September 16, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

5.                  Donation of a Multi-Task Printer/Copy Machine from Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Minor to the Grand Jury (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation, and recognize and thank Mr. and Mrs. Minor.

6.                  Request for Reaffirmation of Supervisor Woolley as the Board's Representative on the Community Health Alliance of Humboldt-Del Norte Counties (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                  Proclaiming August 10-16, 2003, as Humboldt County Community Health Center Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

Child Support Services

8.                  Request for Creation of a Sheriff's Investigative Services Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                  Request for Creation and Funding of Two New Funds for the Department of Child Support Services, and the Transfer of Funds from the Department's Contingency Fund to the Department's Special Expenses Line Item



RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

10.              Appointment to the Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the Clerk of the Board to submit list of nominees (Messrs. Greg Anderson and Leo Sears) to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

11.              Appointment to the Board of Directors for the North Humboldt Recreation and Park District

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Ms. Jane Rogers with term to expire the first week of December 2003 (filling the seat vacated by Mr. George Taylor, who resigned in late May 2003).

Community Development Services

12.              Adoption of the 2001 California Fire Code for the Arcata Fire Protection District and the Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: Review the staff report and the attached Ordinances approved by the Arcata and Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection Districts.Ratify the Adopted Ordinances of the Arcata and Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection Districts which adopt the 2001 California Fire Code.Delegate the enforcement of these Ordinances to the Chief or his or her authorized representative of the Arcata and Humboldt No. 1 Fire Protection Districts.Direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit the County's determination to the Districts within 15 days of the determination.Direct the Clerk of the Board to file the Districts' and County's findings together with the District's adopted ordinances to the State's Department of Housing and Community Development.

13.              Contract with North Coast Small Business Resource Center to Become a Headwaters Revolving Load Fund Technical Assistance Provider

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

Cooperative Extension

14.              Request for Approval of Supplemental Budget and Transfer from Contingency



RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Supplemental Budget request for Budget Unit 632.Increase appropriation for Fund 1100 in the amount of $1,389.00 and increase our Del Norte Farm Advisor Revenue Account No 1100-611-040 by $1,389.Allocate $1,389 to Account No. 632-2-227 (Del Norte Farm Advisor).Approve an appropriation transfer from Contingency in the amount of $2,281 for Fiscal Year 2002-03.

County Administrative Office

15.              Request that the Board of Supervisors Authorize the Chair of the Board to Sign a Letter of Opposition to Senate Bill 18 (Relating to Historical Tribal Sites), as Proposed to be Amended, to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.              HR 2359--Forest Service Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the formation of a Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) consisting of 15 local citizens (plus three replacement members) to review and recommend proposed forest management projects in accordance with Federal legislation, and direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the attached press release announcing the availability of RAC applications.Elect to allocate 15% of its full payment amount for expenditure on projects under Title II and Title III, and direct staff to notify the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service accordingly.Of the 15% allocated for expenditure on projects under Title II and Title III, elect to allocate 50% of these project funds for expenditure on Title II projects and 50% of these project funds for expenditure on Title III projects, and direct staff to notify the United States Department

of Agriculture Forest Service accordingly.

17.              Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for Child Support Services, Child Support Special I/II; Community Development-Planning, Sr. Office Assistant; District Attorney, Legal Office Assistant I/II; H&HS-Mental Health, Psychiatric Nurse (24 hr/wk); Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff I/II and Correctional Officer I.

District Attorney

18.              Supplemental Budget ($3,500) for Child Abuse Treatment Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

19.              Appointment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Rebecca Stauffer, M.D.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

20.              Request to Establish New Line Item and Approve Appropriation Transfer from Public Health Contingency in Fund 1175 for Fiscal Year 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Establish line for County Medical Services Program, and transfer $376,376 from Public Health Contingency.

21.              Request for Approval of a Supplemental Budget for Fund 1175; Budget Unit 416, Field Nursing

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($248,860).

22.              Request to Declare the CHDP Dodge Maxi Wagon Van, Vehicle No. 18451, Purchase by the State for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program as Surplus Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.              Supplemental Budget ($35,000) and Grant Agreement Between the Children and Families Commission and the Public Health Branch's Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and grant agreement.

24.              Amendment No. A-2 to Agreement No. 00-91666 with the California Department of Health Services for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.

25.              Approval of Amendment to Agreement with the California Department of Health Services Concerning Medi-Cal Administrative Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to Contract No. 01-15385.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.              Purchase of Work Bench ($2,800), Audio-Visual Equipment ($2,500), and Furniture ($9,630) for Department 510 (Performance Incentives)

RECOMMENDATION: Purchase work bench and furniture for a work area to troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and other on-line problems.Purchase audio-visual equipment as a continuous investment in the basic infrastructure equipment required for critical technology information for consolidated support services.

27.              Transfer of $1,200 from Computer Equipment Fixed-Asset Account to Services and Supplies Account to Correct Over-Expenditure Occurrence

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

28.              Supplemental WEX CalWorks Budget for Fiscal Year 2002 to Increase Estimated Revenue and Expenditures to Reflect Actual Amounts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

29.              Application for Rapid Response Baseline Funding, and Application for Rapid Response Special Project Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign applications.

Library Services

30.              Supplemental Budget ($11,713) for Receiving Donations and Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


31.              Continued Increase in Compensation of 14 Ranges for Eric A. Olson, Supervising Probation Officer



RECOMMENDATION: Approve request through June 19, 2004.

Public Works

32.              General Fund Contingency Transfer of $7,000 to Cover the Cost of Storm Water Permitting



RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer, and authorize the Director of Public Works to sign all documents prepared in accordance with the General Permit for the Discharge of Storm Water from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.



33.              Second Amendment to Lease Agreement with Republic Parking System Inc. for Parking Rate Increases at Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve second amendment to lease agreement.

34.              Lease Agreement with John Zulauf for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport



RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

35.              Avigation Easement Executed by Frank, Dorothea, and Daniel R. Birnie for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Avigation Easement.

36.              Avigation Easement Executed by Tracy Hanger for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Avigation Easement.

37.              Authorization to Continue Compensation for Robert Stout as if He Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Road Maintenance Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization.

38.              Special Use Permit with the United States Department of the Interior for Material Storage Sites on Bald Hills Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to executed Special Use Permit.

39.              Request to Declare Salvaged Timber from Van Duzen County Park as Surplus, and Authorize the Purchasing Agent to Prepare a Notice of Sale for Surplus Timber

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct the funds received as a result of timber sale be deposited into Trust Fund 3708 and designated for Habitat Restoration/Bank Stabilization project within Van Duzen County Park.Adopt a supplemental budget ($45,000) for the restoration project and work needed to salvage the timber.

40.              Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Project No. BRLSSTPL-5904(017); Contract No. 940156

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order No. 4 ($37,098.02).

41.              Lease Agreement with Hans Lange for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport



RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Lease Agreement.

42.              Storm Damage Repair Project; Dyerville Loop Road; County Project No. 980055

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Scotia Pacific, and authorize payment of $500 for easement.

43.              Federal Aviation Grant for Terminal Remodel at the Arcata/Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant agreement for Project No. 3-06-0010-27 ($1,358,048).Adopt supplemental budget ($150,000) to provide funding for preliminary design.

44.              Klamath Project Operations Draft EIS Scoping Document

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of comments to Daniel S. Fritz, Project Manager for the Klamath Basin Area Office, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation

45.              Bicycle Lane Project (Phase I); Freshwater Road

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed from, and approve agreement with, Scotia Pacific.

46.              Assignment of William White, Road Maintenance Worker III, as Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize continued compensation for William White as if he had been promoted to the classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker.

47.              Designation of No-Parking Zone; Heartwood Drive and Nursery Way, McKinleyville

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

48.              Award of Contract for Construction of Briceland Thorne Road; Contract No. 200700

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Granite Construction Company for the Base Bid Only.


49.              Reallocation of Senior Fiscal Assistant Position to Class of Fiscal Services Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the reallocation of the Senior Fiscal Assistant position occupied by Keri Furtado, in budget unit 221, (salary range 268, class 0125) to the class of Fiscal Services Supervisor (salary range 305, class 0149) effective the beginning of the first bi-weekly pay period following approval.Approve a Supplemental Budget ($1,975) to offset additional cost of reallocation of position.

50.              First Amendment to Contract with the North Coast Substance Abuse Council, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first amendment.

51.              Request to Authorize Sheriff Gary Philp, or His Designee, to Sign the Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Work Alternative Program and the Humboldt Resource Center, Outlining This Year's Firewood Distribution Process for Low-to-Moderate Income Senior Citizens of the County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

52.              Declaration of Official Intent of Humboldt County to Reimburse Certain Expenditures from Proceeds of Indebtedness

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

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.                  Proclaim September 2003 as Leave A Legacy Month (Supervisor Neely)

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.                  Award of Contract for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. ER 3202(005); Contract No. 971072

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the bids for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road (F3C010) at PM 39.7 and PM 40.7-41.0.Receive and consider the proposed decision and recommendation of the Contractor Hearing Board, along with the record of the hearing, in the proceeding for determination of non-responsibility of the lowest bidder.Consider any additional relevant evidence which was not previously presented to the Contractor Hearing Board.Adopt, modify, or deny the proposed decision and recommendation of the Contractor Hearing Board.Award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.Authorize the Chairman to execute the project agreement upon submittal of the appropriate bonds and insurance.Direct the Auditor-Controller to establish a new contract account 1200321-0185, Mattole Road Construction, and process an appropriation transfer for the bid amount plus a 5% contingency.

4.                  Proposed Animal Shelter Project, Determination of Consistency with the Humboldt County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY AIRPORT LAND USE COMMISSION, find that the proposed animal shelter project is consistent with the Humboldt County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (Humboldt County Airport Land Use Commission 1993).


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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

2.                  Report on Gubernatorial Recall Election and Polling Locations (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Hear 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).


9:20 a.m. -- Health and Human Services (Social Services Branch)

1.                  Resolution Superseding Resolution No. 03-39, Governing the General Relief Program in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

11:30 a.m. -- Board of Supervisors

2.                  Report by Congressman Mike Thompson on Klamath River Legislation (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

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)


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                  County vs. Burns; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-391-008

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of September 2, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

K.                1:30 P.M. -- PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                  Resolution Establishing County Policy for Expanded Public Notice for Discretionary Land Use Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, and continue same to the meeting of Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

2.                  Appeal of the Humboldt County Planning Commission's Approval of Coastal Development/Conditional Use Permits for Cal North Wireless; City of Arcata, Appellants;Case Nos. CDP-02-30/CUP-02-11; Assessor's Parcel No. 506-141-06

RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a public hearing and receive the Staff Report and public testimony.If, on the basis of evidence submitted, the Board is able to make the required

findings for approval, adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and uphold the Planning Commission's decision to approve the project, subject to the recommended conditions of approval; OR, if, on the basis of evidence submitted, the Board is unable to make the required findings for approval, or finds that the project would result in a significant adverse effect on the environment, individually or cumulatively, grant the appeal and deny the project.Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, appellant, and any other interested parties.

L.                 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


September 2, 2003

Burns Abatement

Expanded Public Notice Policy



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