9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Rick McGinty, Senior Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Eureka


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.


Board of Supervisors

1.                   Humboldt County as Co-Sponsor in Humboldt State University's Public Input Sessions for Their Master Planning Process (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize support and Co-Sponsorship in Humboldt State University's Public Input Sessions for their Master Planning Process.

2.                   Letter of Appreciation to Nina Hapner on Her Resignation from the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

3.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 81-9 to Reflect New Ownership, to Change Agricultural Preserve 81-1 from Class A to class D Preserve, and to Modify the Uniform Rules, Including Compatible Uses; Coppini Agricultural Preserve; File No. APN 106-021-39; Cast No. AGP-11-87a; Ferndale Area (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify adoption on October 14, 2003 of Resolution No. 03-111, and authorization of Chair to execute successor Land Conservation Contract.

4.                   Request to Fill Supervising Psychiatric Nurse Position (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify October 14, 2003, approval of granting exemption from hiring freeze .

5.                   Proposed General Vacation of a Public Right of Way, Known as 11th Street in Fieldbrook (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm action taken on October 14, 2003 finding that right of way is surplus property per Sect. 25526.5 of Government Code in that it is no longer necessary for county or other public purposes and estimated value is less than $25,000 and declaration of right of way exempt surplus land per Sect. 54221(c)(2)(B) of said Code and exempt from Sect. 54222 of said Code per Sect. 54222.3 of said Code and adoption of Resolution No. 03-113, vacating said portion of 11th Street.

6.                   Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application for State Funds to Augment District Attorney Resources for the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program (Fiscal Year 2003-04) (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify adoption on October 14, 2003 of Resolution No. 03-112.

7.                   Third Amendment to the Agreement With the Humboldt Child Care Council for Incorporating New Reimbursement and Audit Provisions (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization on October 14, 2003 for Chair to sign third amendment.

8.                   Updated Humboldt Child Care Council Health Linkages Program Subcontract (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify authorization on October 14, 2003 for Chair to sign updated subcontract.

9.                   Grant Agreements for Three Child Passenger Safety Projects (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify approval on October 14, 2003 of grants agreements with KEET-TV, Redwood Community Action Agency and St. Joseph Health System.

10.               Request to Purchase a Refrigerator for the Children's Center (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify approval on October 14, 2003 of purchase ($750).

11.               Agreement Between the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the County of Humboldt and the Sheriff's Department for the Deputization of Qualified Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify approval of agreement on October 14, 2003.

12.               Presentation of Letter from Tom Birmingham, General Manager of Westlands Water District on Proposed Settlement Over the Trinity River Water (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify appropriate action of October 14, 2003 of reaffirming the Trinity River Record of Decision and authorization of sending letter to Mr. Birmingham.

13.               Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  Headwaters Forest Defense vs. Co. of Humboldt, et. al.  United States District Court, Northern District of California.  Case No. CV97-03989-VRW (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify October 14, 2003 holding of closed session of October 14, 2003, and reaffirm report out of no final action taken.

Community Development Services

14.               Supplemental Budget to Reflect New Grants for the Economic Development Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

15.               Resolution Authorizing the Community Development Services Director to Procure and Sign Three-Year Contracts and Subrecipient Agreements for a Labor Standards Monitor and a Housing condition Inspector to Carry Out CDBG Revolving-Loan Fund and Grant Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-___.

County Administrative Office

16.               Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize exemption for the Clerk/Recorder for an Election Specialist I/II.

17.               Audit of Public Guardian Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file said audit.

General Services

18.               Reallocate Vacant Administrative Secretary Position to Executive Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

19.               Temporary Increase in Compensation for Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Senior Buyer, and Systems Support Technician II



RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increases.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

20.               Amendment to the Services Agreement with Lincoln Child Center for the Provision of Full-Day Intensive Day Treatment Services to Humboldt County Children Enrolled in the RCL 14 Residential Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment in order to comply with DMH Information Notice No. 02-06, requiring Mental Health Plans to change the requirements for the delivery of, and reimbursement for, Day Treatment Intensive and Day Treatment Rehabilitation through the Medi-Cal Program.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

21.               Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program Progress Report (Covering the Period of February 2, 2002 to August 30, 2003)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file progress report.

22.               Contract No. 03-75370; Preventive Health Care for the Aging

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the California Department of Health Services ($186,426 in funding).

23.               Standard Agreement with the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

24.               Request to Ask the California Department of Social Services to Waive the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents Work Rules in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

25.               Supplemental Budget ($5,265) for Donations to be Spent on Library Books and Magazine Subscriptions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Public Works

26.               Request for Approval of Contract Amendment for Monitoring Well Installation, Soil and Groundwater Contamination Analysis, and Sensitive Receptor Survey

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with Winzler and Kelly Consultants, and adopt supplemental budget of $29,193.

27.               License Agreement to Provide Ground Courier Service from County Airports



RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Timothy and Kathleen McTague, dba McTague Enterprises.

28.               Purchase of Twelve Heavy-Duty, Drop-Body Containers from McLaughlin Refuse Equipment, Inc. ($60,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

29.               Ordinance Amending Section 422-10 of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to the Speed Limit on Alderpoint Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

30.               Temporary Construction Easements with Bruce W. Hart, Robert Doran, Amy W. Doran, Buddy Watson, Patricia Watson, Ramon Dominguez, Sharrie Dominguez, Thomas L. Page, Delores A. Page, and Wendy L. Gast for the Construction of a Sidewalk Along the North Side of Railroad Drive from McKinleyville Avenue to Central Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary construction easements for "Safe Routes to School."

31.               "Safe Routes to School" - Construction of a Sidewalk Along the North Side of Railroad Drive from McKinleyville Avenue to Central Avenue in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Execute agreements with, and accept easements deeds from, David Silveria, Gilbert Alan Neff, Donna Jean Neff, Joseph A. Thissall, Patricia Thissall, Elmer E. Dickey, Peggy L. Dickey, Lester Jake, Stanley R. Dickey, Lura Dickey, The Church of Christ of McKinleyville, The General Assembly and The Church of The First Born, S. Clifford Marshall, and Joann A. Marshall.

32.               Request to Declare the Coach Way Subdivision as Complete; McKinleyville; JLF Construction, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and accept the final map for recordation.


33.               Allocation of Sheriff's Lieutenant and Program Coordinator Positions for Sheriff's Animal Regulation and Care Division, and Transfer from Contingencies ($50,268)



RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and transfer.

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 October 2003 as "End Domestic Violence Month" (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Declaring the Third Full Week of October 2003 as the Honoring Week for Watersheds and Fisheries Restoration Workers (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Proclaim October 2003 as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.


1.                   Consider Revision of Abandoned Vehicle and Illegal Dumping Regulations (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider revisions to Abandon Vehicle and Illegal Dumping Regulations, and take appropriate action.

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).


10:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Humboldt County Human Rights Commission Request for Resolution in Response to the USA Patriot Act (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take appropriate action.

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 or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

I.                     ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Samuel Glass, Muriel Glass, and Charllet Cox; Assessor's Parcel No. 210-191-012

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, and order property owners to abate said nuisance.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARING

Community Development Services

1.                   Palo Verge Volunteer Fire Department Zone Reclassification; Rancho Palo Verde Area; File No. APN 218-091-03; Case No. ZR-02-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification to Forestry Recreation with a combining zone stating the building site area as per subdivision map of record, and adopt Ordinance No. ____.

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 28, 2003

Annual Update of Fees and Charges



There are no Board meetings on:

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


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