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 by the Reverend Rick McRostie


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.                  Request to Submit Application for Federal Assistance to Conduct a Special Survey for Phytophthora ramorum (P. ramorum)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request to submit Application No. 10-644 for Federal Assistance between the County of Humboldt and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, which will provide funding for activities related to conducting a P. ramorum detection survey in the Redway area.

Coroner-Public Administrator

2.                  Contracts with Drs. George Thomas and Jill Gould for Postmortem Examinations for a Period of One Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts.

County Administrative Office

3.                  Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Chief Appraiser (Assessor); Child Support Specialist I (Child Support Services); Permit Specialist I/II (Community Development Services); and Cook (Mental Health Branch).

District Attorney

4.                  Request for Variance from Scheduled Office Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Allow the District Attorney's Office to adjust office hours from those adopted by the Board on March 26, 2002, from 8:30 am - noon/1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. to 9:00 am- noon/1:00 -4:00 to give staff uninterrupted production time.  Direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution to reflect the adjusted hours.

General Services

5.                  Reallocate Mail Services Driver

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the class of Mail Services Driver (Salary Range 217, Class 0162, Budget Unit 116) from the classification plan.  Adopt the 40-hour class of Mail Services Driver (Salary Range 230, Class 0162, budget unit 116) into the classification plan.  Reallocate the Mail Services Driver (Range 217, Class 0162) into budget unit 116 to Mail Services Driver (Range 230, Class 0162) effective the beginning of the bi-weekly pay period following approval.  Disallocate the class of Senior Reprographics Technician (Salary Range 291, Class 0159, Budget Unit 116) from the classification plan.

6.                  License Agreement with Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a one-year extension of the license agreement.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                  Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Eureka City Schools District for Mental Health Outreach Services (July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004)


Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

8.                  Temporary Increase in Compensation



RECOMMENDATION: Approve the continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Pamela Isaac, Administrative Analyst, Class 0626, Fund 1175, BU #400, Public Health Administration pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 vote required) effective August 14, 2003 and continuing until the Department of Health and Human Services, Information Services, leadership

positions class work is complete and positions are filled or February 13, 2004, whichever occurs first.

9.                  Temporary Increase in Compensation for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse



RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Susan Buckley, beginning August 3, 2003, and continuing until February 2, 2004 or until such time as class work to establish an administrative position for the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) division is completed and the position filled, whichever occurs first,

10.              Lease for Environmental Health Office Space and Parking Lot

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Rynecki and Rynecki, LLC, Alex Rynecki, Inc., Manager, for office space located at 100 H Street, Eureka, CA, for the

Public Health Branch Environmental Health Division, at a monthly cost of $7,506.25  Approve the proposed lease agreement between County of Humboldt and Second and H Street, LLC, Alex Rynecki, Inc., Manager, for a 24-space parking lot for the County's exclusive use at a

monthly rent of $600.

11.              Grant Award from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission for Home-Visitor Training with Victor Bernstein, Ph.D

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant, and approve associated agreement.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

12.              Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers



RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.              Claim of Marc Z. Katz for Proceeds from the Tax Sale of the Vance Hotel

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the claim was submitted years after the legal period for considering claims, and reject the claim.

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.                  Proclaiming September 2003 as Literacy Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 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 advertisement/s and/or award/s.


3.                  Request for Review and Adoption of the Plan for Transition of County Animal Control Services from the Agricultural Commissioner to the Sheriff

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Children and Families Commission

4.                  Annual Report from the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the annual report.


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)

4.                  It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer


Code Enforcement Unit

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

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

2.                  Humboldt County vs. Zed and Judy Kirkpatrick; Assessor's Parcel No. 107-241-002

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

J.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, or consider request for continuance to a date and time certain..

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

September 23, 2003

Cal-North Cellular Project—Arcata Area


There are no Board meetings on:

September 30, 2003
November 11, 2003
November 25, 2003
December 23, 2003
December 30, 2003


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