9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew R. Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM (Sheriff)

1.                   Reverse Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budgets to Compensate for the Loss of Rural County Law Enforcement Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reverse supplemental budget, establish two new revenue accounts, disallocate a full-time Senior Legal Office Assistant effective November 8, 2003, and authorize the Personnel Department to initiate the layoff process for the disallocated position..

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 to Adopt Policy that the Samoa Fire Protection District, Having Unanimous Approval of that District's Board, May Schedule Their District Audits on a Two-Year Interval in Accordance with California Government Code 26909(f)


2.                   Master Payroll Clearing Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt necessary appropriation transfer.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Authorizing the Humboldt County Administrative Officer to Execute an Application to the California Energy Commission Energy Partnership Program for Technical Assistance in Identifying Energy Efficiency Improvements   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

4.                   Proclaim September 17-23, 2003 as Constitution Week   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Proclamation.

5.                   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 28, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

6.                   Letter to Wes Pratt, Director California Conservation Corps Urging Reconsideration of the Closure of the Del Norte Center   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Director of California Conservation Corps urging reconsideration of the closure of the Del Norte Center.

Community Development Services

7.                   Resolution Approving Five WIA Youth Contracts, Which Provide Youth Services to Five Geographic Regions Covering All of Humboldt County from August 1, 2003, to July 31, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and authorize Chair to execute contracts.

8.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 95-27 to Correct Error in Legal Description for the Forsell/WrightSarvinski/Culbertson Agricultural Preserve

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and authorize the Chair to execute the Amendment to Land Conservation Contract to Correct Error in Legal Description.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Request to Schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. for Consideration of Adoption of an Ordinance Updating the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Request for Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

General Services

11.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Two New Mobile Radios for the Sheriff's Department

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($4,350).

12.               Request for a Supplemental Budget ($11,902) and a Transfer from Contingency ($126,024) for the Building Maintenance Division to Fund the Unanticipated Increase in the Cost of Utilities for Fiscal Year 2002-03



RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and transfer from General Fund Contingency.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

13.               Amendment Extending the Term of the Lease Agreement with Johnson's Mobile Solution for $2,091.38 Per Month, Tax Included, for a Modular Building Located at 2933 H Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Agreement with North Coast Clinics Network for Providing Assistance to Needy Families So Their Children May be Cared for in Their Own Homes or the Homes of Needy Relatives

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

15.               Request to Purchase an Epson DFX8500 Dot Matrix Printer, Including an Extended Warranty, for Printing 3000 Benefit Warrants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families on a Monthly Basis

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($3,000).

16.               Contracts in the Amounts of $69,600 and $8,700 with the University of California, Davis, for the Provision of Staff Training

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contracts.

17.               Agreement for $100,000 with Alcohol Drug Care Services, Inc. for Operation of a Winter Shelter Between December 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.


18.               Request to Authorize the County Administrative Officer to Sign and Accept a Grant Award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance for Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and establish a Trust Account 3753, Local Law Enforcement Grant Funds.

Public Works

19.               Ordinance Adding Subsections 431-65(a)3.5) and (A)(6.5) to Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

20.               Ordinance Designating a 35-MPH Speed Limit from Post Mile 0.00 to Post Mile 1.00 on Alderpoint Road--Garberville Area

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

21.               Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Greg A. Chaffin and Laura E. Lee-Chaffin for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Avigation Easement.

22.               Request for Approval of Contract Change No. 1 for the Construction of Burr Creek Bridge Abutment Repairs on Alderpoint Road; Project No. ER-3602(004); Contract No. 980014

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Request for Approval of Contract Change No. 1 for the Construction of Storm Damage Repairs to Alderpoint Road; Project No. ER-3602(002); Contract No. 980012

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


24.               Request for Appropriation Transfer in Sheriff's Budget 1100-221 Through Contingencies ($64,716)



RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

25.               Appropriation Transfer Through Contingencies in Sheriff's Budget 1100-243



RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

26.               Request for Appropriation Transfer Through Contingencies for Sheriff's Budget 1100-243 (To Cover an Overdraft in Fiscal Year 2002-03)



RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer ($11,628).

27.               Grant to Fund the Purchase of a Boat and Trailer to Replace Sheriff's Boat 4 (A 22-Foot Open Boat with a 200 HP Outboard Purchase in 1987)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Equipment and Operation Contract No. 03-204-040 with the California Department of Boating and Waterways; and adopt supplemental budget of $75,000.

28.               Supplemental Budget ($10,050) to Fund the Purchase of Office Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

29.               Transfer of $151,088 to Cover Overdrafts in Line Items for Overtime and Transportation and Travel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

30.               Transfer of $480 to Cover Overdraft in Mobile Radio Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

31.               Supplemental Budget ($633) to Reimburse for the Asset-Management Expenses Incurred by the Federal Government Incident to the Seizure and Forfeiture of a 1,200-Pound Pipe Trailer (18 Feet)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

32.               Request to Establish a Transcriber Fixed-Asset Account at $950

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

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 Randee Lozensky on Her Retirement (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim Week of October 5, 2003, as Mental Health Awareness Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim October 2003 as AIDS Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim October 2003 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Report Regarding Contracting the Duties of the Tire Specialist Out to a Private Vendor

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Community Development Services

2.                   Request to Authorize the Community Development Services Director to Sign Contracts for Consultant Services Listed in the Budget for Redevelopment Activities


County Counsel

3.                   Consideration of Scheduling a Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of an Ordinance Amendment Section 918-1 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Disturbance Warning Public Safety Service Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Consider scheduling a public hearing, and give appropriate direction.


4.                   Declaration of Local Emergency Resulting from Fires in Southern Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Extend or terminate declaration of local emergency.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of Board Members to Board of Directors for the California State Association of Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint one Board member as a regular member, and appoint another Board member as an alternate member.


1.                   Request from the Firewise Workshop Coordinating Committee for Board Support of the Workshop, Directed at Improving Safety by Sharing Responsibility for Fire Prevention, Creating Local Partnerships in Fire Prevention and Suppression Efforts, and Integrating Firewise Concepts   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Designate a Board Member to participate in the Firewise Workshop, give a brief welcome at the opening, and authorize the Chair to sign letters requesting the participation of Trinity, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Del Norte Counties in the Firewise Workshop.

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).


9:30 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Buckeye Conservancy Presentation on the Buckeye Forest Project   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

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.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Amending CDBG Grants to Include CDBG RLA Funds to Use for the Homebuyer IDA Participants and Habitat for Humanity Subdivision, Amend the Prosperity! IDA Program Guidelines, and Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign the Amendment and Related Documents

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

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

October 14, 2003

Vacation of Portion of 11th Street in Fieldbrook

October 21, 2003

Palo Verde Volunteer Fire Department Subdivision/Use Permit/Zone Reclassification



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


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