9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM   (Posted February 6, 2004, at 5:00 p.m.)

1.                   Proposed Liquid Natural Gas Project Draft Memorandum of Understanding (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Review and comment.

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.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until March 2, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

Child Support Services (CSS)



2.                   Request to Establish Two New Budget Line Items for a Laser Printer and Computer Equipment Hardware, and the Transfer of $12,500 from the CSS Contingency Fund Into Three Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 27, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

4.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jamila Tharp as a First District representative.

5.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Karolyn G. Stein as a Fourth District representative.

Community Development Services

6.                   Resolution Amending Maps of Redevelopment Survey Areas to Match Legal Descriptions Attached to Preliminary Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

County Administrative Office

7.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions as follows:   Auditor-Controller, Sr. Fiscal Assistant, and H&HS-Social Services, Eligibility Worker I/II/III.

County Counsel



8.                   Transfer of Funds to Rents and Leases-Structures Line Item to Cover the Cost of the Annex Office Rental Payments from April 2004 Through June 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Due to construction delay, approve the transfer of $6,736 from the Contingency Fund.

Library Services



9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Branch Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Extend hours for Kellie Bryan, Susan Hodge, and Carol Waller to a maximum of 1,200 hours; and extend hours for John Christianson and Kimberley Hinkle to a maximum of 1,500 hours.




10.               Request to Authorize the Probation Department to Designate a Specific Juvenile Corrections Officer Position in Budget Units 254 and 234 as Shift Leaders for One Eight-Hour Shift Per Week

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve compensation for ten salary ranges for one eight-hour shift per week for the designated Juvenile Corrections Officers in Budget Units 254 and 234.

Public Works

11.               Designation of  Goble Lane at Both Approaches to its Intersection with Fulmer Road, Hookton Road at its Intersection with Tompkins Hill Road, School Road at its Intersection with Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue at its Intersection with School Road as Stop Intersections; Repeal of Designated Handicapped Parking Locations on Jersey Avenue and Lewis Avenue

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

12.               Approval of Contract Amendment for Seven Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring Studies at the Public Works Sign Shop Yard at 931 Second Street, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to the contract with Winzler & Kelly for the sampling, analysis, and report preparation for seven quarterly periods; and adopt supplemental budget ($36,104).  (All costs are reimbursable from the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund.)

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.                   Proclamation in Honor of Child Passenger Safety Program (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Library Services

1.                   Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Library's annual report for Fiscal Year 2002-03.  Adopt the County Library Task Force's Strategic Plan 2004-2009.  Receive oral report on status of library budget.

Public Works

2.                   Humboldt County Animal Care and Shelter Facility; Project No. 278000

RECOMMENDATION: Postpone this item for approximately two weeks to investigate available options.


1.                   Nominations for the California Coastal Commission--North Coast Region Representative. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider nominations, and take appropriate action.

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).

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.                     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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