9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy 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.


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreements with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Funding the Humboldt County Weed Management Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to Standard Agreement Nos. 01-0618-1 and 01-0637-1, extending the termination date to June 30, 2004, allowing time for completion of projects approved under the original agreement.

2.                   Restoration of Contract Funding for Pesticide Use Enforcement Activities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement Amendment No. 03-0070C A-1 with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to the California State Coastal Conservancy in Acknowledgment of Their Continued Support for Numerous Projects in Humboldt County That Improve Public Access and Enhance Fish and Wildlife Populations   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

4.                   Letter to the California Fish and Game Commission Requesting That Humboldt County's Coastline not be Included in the Statewide Rockfish Limit Proposal   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

5.                   Certificate of Recognition for Mary Bullwinkel, Rio Dell - Scotia Chamber of Commerce Individual of the Year   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate.

6.                   Appointment of George Head to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint George Head to the Fortuna Fire Protection District Board.

7.                   Certificate of Recognition for Bill Chino, Arcata Chamber of Commerce 2003 Business Leader of the Year   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificate.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 20, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   2004 Operating Budget for the Humboldt County Fair Association

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Chair of the Board and the County Clerk to sign the operating budget.

Community Development Services

10.               Reappointments to the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Casey Crabill, Jon Sapper, Joel Risch, Diane Holliday, Emilia Bartolomeu, Carol Hill, Lloyd Throne, Santiago Cruz, Phillip Crandall, Robert Morelli, Randall Hansen, Benjamin Fewell, Jr., David Perry, Terry Coltra, Liana Simpson, Janet DePace, Kim Kellenberg, John Goff, Maura Eastman, James Smith, Mary Ann Bansen, Deborah Callahan, Ginger Campbell, Stephanie McCaleb, Libby Maynard, and Susan Hansen.

Conflict Counsel

11.               Lease Agreement with Mark Carter for Office Space at 931 Third Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend existing lease to June 30, 2005.

County Administrative Office

12.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU for accessing DMV address information system (if it is more current than the Revenue Recovery address information).  In addition, Revenue Recovery will use the system to place Failure-to-Pay "holds," as permitted, to enhance the collection of Court-Ordered Debt.

13.               Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a hiring freeze exemption for promotional recruitment only for Probation, Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer.

14.               Student Placement Agreement with Redwoods Community College District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for a Student Placement Program.



15.               Transfer from Contingencies to Provide Funds for Humboldt County's Share of the Fiscal Year 2003-04 Shift of Revenues from the Counties to the Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $142,572.

Health and Human Services - Administration



16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Nicholas Scott, Information Systems Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1,440 hours.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

17.               Request for Approval of the Amendment to the Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for the Bridge House

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment through June 30, 2004, incorporating new provisions and to comply with DMH Information Notice No. 02-06 (requiring Mental Health Plans to change the requirements for delivery of and reimbursement for Day Treatment Intensive and Day Treatment Rehabilitation through the Medi-Cal program.

18.               Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2002-03 Agreement Between Humboldt County Mental Health Plan, Humboldt County Medi-Cal Managed Mental Health Care, and Edgewood Center for Children Families

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement for the Center's provision of mental health, day treatment, case management, medication support, and crisis intervention to Humboldt County children enrolled in the Rate Classification Level Residential Program for the period April 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

19.               Appointment to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sandi Fitzpatrick.



20.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Michael Bigley, Medical Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,640 hours).



21.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Rita Zito, Mental Health Case Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,500 hours).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

22.               Purchase of Two Computers and Two Printers to Enable Funeral Directors to Enter Death Certificates Online, the Coroner to Review and Approve Certificates in Coroner Cases, and the Deputy Registrar to Submit the Certificates to the State Office of Vital Records

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase through $6,300 from the Vital Statistics Improvement Trust Fund.




23.               Extension of Extra-Help for Donna Cooper, Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1,260 hours).

24.               Request to Authorize the Probation Department to Proceed in its Efforts to Participate with Local School Districts in Their Application for School Partnership Grants Designed to Address School and Juvenile Justice Concerns

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Guardian

25.               Annual Contract with Del Norte County Mental Health to Provide Services as the LPS Conservator for Residents of Said County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve annual contract.

Public Works

26.               Construction of Myrtle Avenue Overlay Between Harrison and Hall Avenues

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Granite Construction Company, Contractor.



27.               Advanced Step Appointment to Step B for Emily Jacobs, Program Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advanced step appointment retroactive to January 18, 2004.

28.               Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by William S. Combs and Karen Moulton for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept avigation easement (APN 511-081-84, McKinleyville).

29.               Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by David and Sandra Hendricks for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept avigation easement (APN 511-111-44, McKinleyville).


30.               Purchase and/or Repair of Office Window Coverings ($3,450)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase (funding from Forfeited Funds Trust).

31.               Lease for the Use of the Premises at 76 Willow Road, Willow Creek, for the Purpose of Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol and for Deputies in the Area

RECOMMENDATION: Amend lease with Marc and Londa Rowley, changing the lease to a month-to-month tenancy with a 120-day notice to vacate.

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.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

General Services

1.                   Hear Status Report from Buske Group, and Resolution Giving Direction to Cable TV Franchise Negotiations

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update report from Sue Buske; and adopt Resolution No. 04-__, giving direction to staff and Sue Buske for negotiation of the Cable TV franchise with Cox Cable.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

G.                 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)

H.                  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

Klamath River Aggregates—Appeal of Planning Commission’s Denial of Surface Mining Permit

Guttero General Plan Amendment Petition

March 2, 2004

PWM, Inc. Special Permit Modification



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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