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


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.                   Letter of Concern to Governor Davis Regarding the Reduction of California Department of Forestry Firefighting Resources Prior to the End of Fire Danger in Northern California (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to Governor Davis requesting CDF's seasonal fire protection resources be restored in Northern California until the fire season has ended.

Community Development Services

2.                   Amendment No. A/2 of California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Grant Agreement No. LCP-01-02, Extending the Contract for Three Months to March 31, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

3.                   Request to Appoint Fifteen People to the New Youth Council of the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jeffrey L. Bobbitt, Robert H. Borck, Wiliam R. Burke, Kimley D. Caywood, Terry Coltra, Myrna V. Corder, E. William Crichton, Joe Davey, Maura Eastman, Jessica A. Goff, Kim Kellenberg, Peter LaVallee, Michelle Lee, Robert H. Morelli, and Lance G. Morton.

4.                   Authorization to Extend the Sublease Agreement for the Economic Development Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Real Property to send notice to the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, Sublessor, Exercising the Option to Extend the Sublease for Rental Space at 520 E Street, Eureka, from February 1, 2004, through January 31, 2005.

5.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $400,000 Grant Application to the State of California Housing and Community Development HOME Partnership Program for an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and authorize the Community Development Services Director, or his designee, to sign the grant and grant-related documents.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for H&HS-Mental Health, Sr. Vocational Counselor; Sheriff, Correctional Officer I/II; and  H&HS-Social Services, Vocational Assistant and Vocational Assistant I.

7.                   Resolution Authorizing a $500 Revolving Fund for the Revenue Recovery Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

County Clerk-Recorder

8.                   Certified Results of the Official Final Canvass of the October 7, 2003, Statewide Special Election

RECOMMENDATION: Accept certified results.

County Counsel

9.                   Donation from Dr. Veena K. Menda of a Photocopier to the Office of the County Counsel

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the donation.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

10.               Amendment to the Services Agreement Between the Humboldt Family Service Center and the Humboldt County Mental Health Plan, Humboldt County Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care to Revise Service Codes and Adjust Reimbursement Rates Through June 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

11.               Third Amendment to the Services Agreements with Remi Vista, Inc. (Eureka), Remi Vista, Inc. (Redding) and Humboldt County Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care for the Provision of Therapeutic Behavioral Services to Eligible Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Through June 30, 2004, in Order to Comply with DMH Information Notice No. 02-08

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute third amendment.

12.               Agreement with Alcohol/Drug Care Services for the Provision of Substance Abuse Counselor Services to Enrollees of the AB 2034/334 Homeless Program Through June 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

13.               Contract with Remi Vista, Inc. (Eureka) for Mental Health and Case Management/Brokerage Services to Medi-Cal Beneficiaries (Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

14.               Appointment of John Pelaez to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

15.               Service Agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council for Therapeutic Behavioral Services for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Through June 30, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

16.               Contracts with North Coast Substance Abuse Council, Humboldt Recovery Center, and Alcohol Drug Care Services for Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Recovery, and Detoxification Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contracts.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

17.               Authorization and Approval of Ambulance Services Rate Increase Request for Service Area III (Eureka) and Service Area IV (Fortuna)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization and approval.

18.               Service Agreement Award ($2,000) from Area Agency on Aging to Fund Staff Hours and Travel for Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign service agreement.

19.               Amendment to Contract with the California Department of Health Services for the Medically-Vulnerable Infant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contract through June 30, 2005.

20.               Agreement No. 03-75320 with the California Department of Health Services for $43,000 in Funding for Provision Nutrition and Physical Activity Education Outreach to Lower-Income Families in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, and adopt supplemental budget ($8,250) for the Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program.


21.               Lease Agreement with Jack Retzloff for 333 J Street Office Site

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease through February 28, 2005.

Public Works



22.               Request to Compensate William Coffelt, Road Maintenance Worker III, at the Rate for a Senior Road Maintenance Worker (From September 28, 2003, Through March 26, 2004)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



23.               Request to Compensate Steve Finch, Senior Road Maintenance Worker, as if He Had been Promoted to Road Maintenance Supervisor (From September 28, 2003, Through March 26, 2004)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



24.               Request to Authorize Compensation for Kim Conrad, Road Maintenance Worker III, as if He Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from December 7, 2003, through January 17, 2004.



25.               Request to Authorize Compensation for James Shores as if He Had Been Promoted to the Classification of Senior Road Maintenance Worker from October 26, 2003, Through December 6, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

26.               Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Incorporate Additive Alternate #5 into the Courthouse Remodel Project for an additional $35,500 and authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 1.0.  Add new data and electrical service into the Courthouse Remodel Project as requested by the District Attorney Family Support (DAFS) unit for an additional $4,843. Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 2.0.  Authorize the Public Works Director to sign Change Order No. 3.0 for an additional $22,006.  Approve a supplemental budget ($40,343) to provide funding for Change Orders No. 1 and 2.

27.               Lease Agreement for the Approach Light System and Middle Marker Navigational Aid Facilities at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

28.               Construction of Burr Creek Bridge Abutment Repair; Alderpoint Road; Project No. 980014

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen, Inc., Contractor.

29.               Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road; Project No. 980012

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with John N. Petersen, Inc., Contractor.


30.               Supplement Budget ($2,540) to Purchase Replacement Camera Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

31.               Governing Body Resolution for a Grant Request to the State for Funds to Continue a Citizen Community Emergency Response Team Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign resolution; authorize Sheriff to sign grant assurances, certifications, and application for grant funding; and approve a supplemental budget ($7,970).

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 Week of November 10 through 14, 2003 as "Veterans Appreciation Week." (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Honoring the 22nd Annual Northwest Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Proclaim November 5, 2003 as "Law Enforcement Records and Support Personnel Day." (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim November 2003 as National Hospice Month. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Draft Arcata-Eureka Airport Master Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Receive an oral status report from staff outlining the draft Arcata-Eureka Airport Master Plan, and take appropriate action (if necessary).


1.                   Letter of Intent to Initiate Planning for Development of a Mental Health Court. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review, approve, and authorize Chair to sign letter of intent.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

4.                   Resolution in Support of CSAC and the L.O.C.A.L. Coalition to Pass The Local Taxpayers Protection Act, a Constitutional Amendment to Protect Local Services. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider the Resolution and take appropriate action.


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

1.                   California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to Give Final Report on the Honeydew and Canoe Creek Fires of 2003. (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 or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); K Mart Corporation, et al, Debtor; K Mart Corporation, et al v. Anchorage, Alaska Municipal Tax Assessor, et al.  U. S. Bankruptcy Court; No. Dist. of Illinois; Bankruptcy No. 02-B02474, Chapter 11; Adversary Proceeding No. 03A01846


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

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Annual Update of Fees and Charges

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Vacation of a Portion of John Hill Road



There are no Board meetings on:

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


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