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 McGinty, Senior Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church


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.



1.                  Request for the Distribution of that Portion of the Excess Proceeds Resulting from the May 30, 2002, Public Auction of Parcels Listed on the Submitted Attachment A to the Claimants, and in the Amounts Listed for Each Parcel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct that distribution be held for ninety (90) days from September 16, 2003, to allow for the required review period.

Board of Supervisors

2.                  Resolution of Commendation for John D. Spillers on His Retirement (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                  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 October 7, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                  Appointment of Susan Buckley to the Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

County Administrative Office

5.                  HR 2389--Forest Service Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Elect to reserve 15% of the Forest Service reserve payments for County projects under Title III, and direct staff to notify the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service accordingly.  Direct the Community Development Director to return to the Board of Supervisors with a Title III project proposal in accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000; and, if approved by the Board, initiate the required 45-day public comment period.

6.                  Request to Consent to the Arcata Community Development Agency's Request to Extend its Term of Indebtedness

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

7.                  Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Grant exemptions for the following vacant positions:  Office Assistant I/II (Community Development Services); Purchasing Agent (General Services); and Road Maintenance Worker I/II (Public Works).

District Attorney

8.                  Purchase of Computer Equipment and Software for Grants to Encourage Arrests Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt $5,500 supplemental for accepting grant funds.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

9.                  Appointment of Roxanne Fereydouni to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

10.              Ambulance Permits

RECOMMENDATION: Renew existing ambulance permits for the following:  Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service (Service Area I); Hoopa Health Association (Service Area II); City Ambulance (Service Area III); Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service (Service Area IV); and City Ambulance Garberville (Service Area V).  Renew the ambulance permit issued to Southern Trinity Health Services.

11.              Allocation of a Full-Time Laboratory Assistant I/II Position in Budget Unit 435

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

12.              Purchase of a Motorola Satellite Telephone for the Public Health Branch Through the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,600).

13.              Subcontract with Open Door Community Health Centers for Immunization Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.              Transfer of $609,491 Through Contingencies



RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer ($40,151 to Foster Care Assistance Payments and $569,340 to Aid to Adoptions).

15.              Request for the Allocation a Full-Time Senior Staff Services Analyst Position, and the Disallocation of a Full-Time Administrative Analyst Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

16.              Request to Establish a Revolving Fund at $865

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 03-__, and rescind Resolution No. 99-68.

Public Works

17.              Draft License Application for Klamath Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2082)

RECOMMENDATION: Review draft letter to PacifiCorp, make desired changes, and authorize Chair to sign final letter.

18.              Transfer of $100,000 to Cover a Shortfall in Fixed-Asset Account--Arcata Airport Improvements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

19.              Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Utility Tractor for Parks

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($8,800).


20.              Standard Agreement with the California Department of Justice for Toxicology Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 02-CA1300000TOX-35.

21.              Establish Expenditure and Fixed-Asset Accounts, Appropriation Transfer, and Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 270 (State Domestic Preparedness)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests (program is completely funded by the U. S. Department of Justice).

22.              Differential Pay as Acting Correctional Supervisor for Terri Bittner, Senior Correctional Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve differential pay.

23.              Purchase of Light Bar for DARE Officer Vehicle

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,188).

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 Claude Cola on His Retirement (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                  Proclaim September 22, 2003 as Car Free Day (Supervisor Woolley)

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.                  Subdivision Roads and Formation of Sub-Zones to the County-Wide Permanent Road Division

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt the following County policies relative to the acceptance of roads into the County Maintained Road System, adopt the policy regarding formation of sub-zones to the Countywide Permanent Road Division (PRD) and adopt the attached procedures for formation of a sub-zone.  1.     POLICY #1-Roads whose alignment are part of the circulation element of the County General Plans (generally collector and arterial roads) that are constructed to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works shall be recommended to the Board of Supervisors for inclusion into the County Maintained

Road System.  2.  POLICY #2-Roads that are constructed to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works that are not part of the circulation element of the County General Plans and are not collector or arterial roads shall not be recommended for acceptance into the County Maintained Road System unless funding for the future maintenance of the road and its associated facilities is provided through either a Permanent Road Division (PRD), County Service Area (CSA), or other Board of Supervisors approved Benefit Assessment District.  3.     POLICY #3-Roads that are constructed (subject to approval by the Planning Commission or the

Board of Supervisors) to County standards approved by the Department of Public Works may be allowed to be privately maintained, where maintenance is provided by a Home Owners Association (HOA), Road Maintenance Association (RMA), or other means acceptable to the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors.  4.     POLICY #4-Roads that meet the policies herein for acceptance into the County Maintained Road System shall not be charged an assessment for insurance associated with the maintenance of items included in a PRD unless directed by the Board of Supervisors.  5.     POLICY #5-An assessment collected for maintenance of items included in a PRD shall only be used for the purpose intended as indicated in the Engineer's report used for the PRD sub-zone formation.  6.     POLICY #6-An assessment to defray County's cost of management of a PRD sub-zone after its formation shall be included in the formation of any PRD sub-zone.  7.     POLICY #7-An assessment to defray the County's cost in forming a PRD sub-zone shall be included in the formation of any PRD sub-zone.  8.     PROCEDURES-The general procedures attached as Exhibits A, B, C, D and E shall be used for the formation of a sub-zone of the Countywide PRD.


1.                  Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, Humboldt County Office of Education, Humboldt Area Foundation, and Humboldt County Regarding Resource Development (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff, including County Counsel, to share information, including Counsel's Comments on the Draft MOU with the parties to the proposed MOU; and take other action as appropriate.

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

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


County Administrative Office--9:20 a.m.

1.                  Response to the 2002-2003 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve response for forwarding to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and to the County Clerk/Recorder.

Health and Human Services--10:00 a.m.

2.                  Fiscal Year 2003-04 Health and Human Services Budget Presentation--Implications and Strategies

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file 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)

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

October 14, 2003

Vacation of Portion of 11th Street in Fieldbrook



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


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