9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation


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.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Jeff Dolf (Insect Detection Trapping Program)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1920 hours).

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of January 6, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

3.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of January 13, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

4.                   Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of a Secondary Dwelling Unit on Lot 20 of the Sutter Ranch Subdivision (Unit 2); Brian and Teresa Lawrence; File No. APN 509-061-26; Case No. FMS-09-95; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

District Attorney

5.                   Funding to Allow for the Assignment of a Part-Time Prosecutor (Existing Staff) That Deals Exclusively with Child Abuse Cases

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $77,603 in funding from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

General Services



6.                   Request to Declare the Real Property, APN 200-353-021, to be Surplus Real Property

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and direct staff to proceed with the sale of said real property.

Health and Human Services - Administration



7.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Chuck Prescott, Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,920 hours).

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



8.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Mary Dimick, Medial Office Assistant I, and Dawn Hickox, Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,920 hours.



9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Robert Barkley, Mental Health Maintenance Custodian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,440 hours).

10.               Allocation of a Psychiatric Technician I Position, and Disallocation of a Mental Health Worker I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

11.               Request for Approval of Child Welfare Services' Redesign Implementation Plan (Part I)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Library Services

12.               Donations of $2,500 from Individuals (To Be Spent on Books), and a Telecommunications Reimbursement of $639 (To Be Used to Cover Additional Telecommunications Expenditures This Year)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving said funds.

13.               Donations of $2,800 from Individuals and Groups (To Be Spent on Books, Periodicals, and Office Supplies)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving said donations.

Public Works

14.               Request for Approval of Change Order Nos. 10 and 13 for the Construction of Bear Gulch Bridge on Redwood Drive; Contract No. 940156

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order No. 10 ($26,327.06) and Change Order No. 13 ($24,029.28).



15.               Transportation Development Act Claim ($1,804,993)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign claim.

16.               Request to Authorize Public Works Staff to Apply for a Grant to Fund Improvements to Pedrazzini County Park (Located on the North Side of the Cock Robin Bridge, and Provides Public Access to the Lower Eel River)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Request to Declare the Thrap Subdivision as Complete, and Accept the Final Map for Recordation; File No. AP 305-271-32; Humboldt Hill Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

18.               Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2; APN 509-161-26; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the release of security for guarantee of work in the amount of $1,476, and the release of $1,475 for securing payment of costs and reasonable expenses and fees held as security for the Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2.  Authorize the release of security for payment of County administration and inspection services in the amount of $2,100 for the Sutter Ranch Subdivision Unit 2.

19.               Request to Authorize the Release of Security for Guarantee of Work in the Amount of $3,500 and the Release of $3,500 for Securing Payment of Costs and Reasonable Expenses and Fees Held as Security for the Hewitt Ranch Subdivision Unit 2

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

20.               Easement Deed for Drainage from Steve Moser for Myers Avenue, County Road No. 4M180

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed; and adopt Resolution No. 04-__, summarily vacating a portion of a public service easement (drainage easement) located on Assessor's Parcel No. 511-031-078 (McKinleyville).

21.               Request to Compensate Martin Stockton, Airport Service Worker, as Interim Supervising Airport Service Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request retroactive to January 4, 2004, and continuing through January 26, 2004, or until the Supervising Airport Service Worker return to his position, whichever occurs first.

22.               Resolution Authorizing an Inter-Fund Loan from the Motor Pool Fund to the General Fund and the Library Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and direct the Auditor-Controller to transfer funds from the Motor Pool as follows:  $2,140,000 to the General Fund and $35,000 to the Library Fund effective January 1, 2004.


23.               Request for a Supplemental Budget to Pay Architect and Public Works Charges Associated with the Construction of the Animal Shelter and Care Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($230,000).

24.               Request for Approval of Policy Regarding Sandbags

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.


E.                  9:20 a.m.--MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

Ordinance Adding to the Humboldt County Code Guidelines Pertaining to Medical Marijuana for the Implementation of Proposition 215 and California Senate Bill 420 (Supervisor Rodoni)

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORT--County Administrative Office

1.                   Report and Update Regarding the Governor's Proposed Mid-Year and Fiscal Year 2004-05 Budget Reductions, and How It Could Impact Local Funding, Programs, and Services

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report, and take appropriate action.


CalPine LNG Update   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION:  Hear report from Kirk Girard, Community Development Services Director on the proposed CalPine LNG project, and take appropriate action.

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

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

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.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submission of a $438,272 Application for the 2004/2005 CDBG General Allocation Round for Gap Financing for the Rehabilitation of the City of Eureka's Multiple Assistance Center and a Refrigerated Truck for Expansion for Food Delivery Services Provided by the Food for People, Inc., and Authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign Grant Paperwork

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

2.                   Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt; Superior Court Case No. CV000744; Michael Moss Subdivision; AP No. 515-131-006; Compliance with Court Order

RECOMMENDATION: As ordered by the Humboldt County Superior Court, that the Board of Supervisors reverse its decision of September 12, 2000, granting a stay of time for the life of a tentative parcel map submitted for a subdivision of real property owned by Michael Moss.

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

February 24, 2004

Guttero General Plan Amendment Petition



There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004:


Tuesday, February 17

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, June 29

Tuesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 31

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, December 21; and

Tuesday, December 28.



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