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.                   Amendment to Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Del Norte and Trinity Counties for Conducting Large Capacity Scale and/or Liquid Petroleum Gas Dispenser Testing and Certification

RECOMMENDATION: Amend MOU, extending terms from one to three years.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Honoring Estelle Fennell for Up-To-The-Minute Reporting on the Southern Humboldt Fires of September 2003   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

3.                   Letter to Secretary for Resources, Mike Chrisman, Requesting Participation of the State Department of Conservation and the Attorney General in Humboldt County's Enforcement Program for the Williamson Act   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter requesting participation.

4.                   Letter of Appreciation to Stein Buer, Department of Water Resources, for Their Guidance and Coordination in Procuring and Transporting Sand Bags to Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Child Support Services

5.                   Reclassification of an Information Systems Coordinator II Position to an Information Systems Coordinator III Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification, and exempt new position from the hiring freeze.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment to the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Beverly Morgan Lewis as the representative of the Health and Human Services Department.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of February 10, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services



8.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Dorre Kidd

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension up to 1,920 hours.



9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Cybell Immitt, Planning Technician II

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

10.               Werner Final Map Subdivision/Coastal Development Permit: Release from Conveyance and Agreement to Allow Construction of Secondary Dwelling Units on Lots 6, 15, and 19 of the Oceanside Unit No. 6 Subdivision; File No. APN 508-191-48; Case No.: FMS-13-91XX/CDP-45-91XX; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Quitclaim and Reconveyance.

County Administrative Office

11.               Loleta Lighting District

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to prepare documentation necessary to conduct an election to increase the special assessment for street lighting in said district.

County Clerk-Recorder

12.               Appointment to the Weott Community Services District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Patricia Joann Burgess.

District Attorney

13.               Application for Grants to Encourage Arrests Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program; U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; Federal Money Under the Violence Against Women Act

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute application.

General Services

14.               Supplemental Budget ($5,026)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the transfer of $1,426 into the Communications line item for the reimbursement of funds expended on behalf of departments in the Courthouse, and for the transfer of $3,600 to reimburse the Maintenance of Equipment line for the purchase of refurbished replacement phones and equipment.

15.               Transfer of $11,300 for the Replacement of Servers at the Network Operations Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

16.               Amendment to 2003-04 Agreement with Merced Manor, Inc. to Reflect a Change in Provider Name Effective August 1, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

17.               Amendment to the Agreement with Willow Glen Care Center for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment for the provision of residential care for the mentally ill to adjust Fiscal Year 2003-04 reimbursement rates, incorporate 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 of, Day Treatment Rehabilitation through the Medi-Cal program, for the period July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

18.               Amendment to the Agreement with Rosewood Care Center for Fiscal Year 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment for the provision of Rehabilitation Day Treatment Services to Humboldt County Medi-Cal beneficiaries to adjust Fiscal Year 2003-04 reimbursement rates, incorporate 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 of, Day Treatment Rehabilitation through the Medi-Cal program, for the period July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

19.               Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children Services Program Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign plan for Fiscal Year 2003-04.

20.               First Amendment to Lease for the Property at 550 "I" Street in Eureka, Extending the Lease for an Additional Three-Year Term (Expiration Date of February 28, 2007)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of lease with PWM, Inc. for office space for Public Health Nursing Division staff.

21.               Master Agreement for Sealant Clinics and Oral Health Education for 300 Low-Income Elementary School Children

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Master Agreement with Eureka City Schools, Loleta Union School District, Redwoods Community College District, and the California Conservation Corps.

Library Services

22.               Supplemental Budget ($633)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a total of $633 in donations from individuals and groups to be spent on books and periodicals.

23.               Supplemental Budget ($4,128)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive an $800 grant from the California State Library for assistance with a cataloging subscription service, and receive $3,328 in book sales revenues.


24.               Appointment to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint the Honorable Dale A. Reinholtsen, Presiding Judge, to the council.

25.               Second Amendment to Lease at 1105 Sixth Street in Eureka, Extending the Lease for One Year With Four One-Year Options to Extend

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with PWM, Inc. for lease of office space for the Juvenile Drug Court staff and the System of Care staff.

Public Works

26.               Approval of Contract Amendment for Waste Profiling and Disposal and Seven Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring Studies at the Public Works Maintenance Yard at 746 K Street, Blue Lake

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to the contract with Winzler & Kelly; and adopt supplemental budget ($47,223) for the investigation of contamination from underground fuel tanks historically located at said maintenance yard.  (All costs are reimbursable from the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund.)

27.               Additions and Extensions to the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, adding Eucalyptus Road, Rita Avenue, and Cape Road in the McKinleyville area; and extending Bird Avenue and Imeson Road in the McKinleyville area.

28.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

29.               Seismic Retrofit to Four County Bridges; Project No. STPLZ 5904(026), County Project Number 594002

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Granite Construction Co., Contractor, and approve claim for payment ($149,476.19).

30.               Acting Supervisor Assignment of Jim Brewer, Bridge Maintenance Worker, as Bridge Crew Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Continued Compensation for Jim Brewer at Bridge Crew Supervisor level through May 22, 2004, or until the supervisor return to his position, whichever occurs first.


31.               Supplemental Budget ($23,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget to pay license and maintenance fees on Sheriff's CAD/RMS computer system.

32.               Supplemental Budget ($23,650)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for the purchase of a digital video recording system for the Correctional Facility.

Treasurer-Tax Collector



33.               Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

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.



1.                   Proclaim March 20, 2004, as a Day of Peace (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim February 24, 2004, as Spay Day USA (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Resolution Honoring and Commending Redwood Community Action Agency for its Accomplishments Since Establishment in 1980 Under the Economic Opportunity Act, Adopted by Congress in 1964 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

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

RECOMMENDATION: Review current drafts of the proposed MOU, Description of Independent Report, and Project Schedule; revise MOU, said report, and said schedule as appropriate; and continue item to March 2, 2004, to consider adoption of the MOU.

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Award contract to the lowest responsible bidder, or take other appropriate action.

3.                   Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Receive an oral status report from staff outlining the progress on the construction, and take appropriate action.


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).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   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

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Administrative Secretary Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Guttero Plan Amendment Petition; Trinidad Area; File No. 517-041-12 et al; Case No. GPP-02-02

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule continued public hearing for the meeting of March 9. 2004.

2.                   Silva Lot Line Adjustment and Agricultural Preserve Application; File No. APN 101-142-02 et al.  Case No. LLA-02-04/AGP-02-01; Ferndale Area

RECOMMENDATION: 1. Receive the staff report and public testimony.  2. Find that the Lot Line Adjustment is consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act

Guidelines and County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and approve the Lot Line Adjustment.  3. Find that the proposed conveyance of the southerly portion of the Silva Agricultural Preserve to be inconsistent with the Williamson Act and the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, and deny said conveyance.  4. Update the Land Conservation Contract per Resolution 02-53, and adopt A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 78-26 which Established the Silva Agricultural Preserve No. 78-26, Modifying the Uniform Rules including Compatible Uses.  5. Direct the Clerk of the Board to record copies of the Notice of Rescission, the Resolution and successor Land Conservation Contract with the County Recorder.  6. Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the California Office of Land Conservation and any other interested party.

3.                   Klamath River Aggregates Surface Mining Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Reclamation Plan; Appeal of the Planning Commission Decision to Deny the Project; File No. APN 524-075-23; Case No. CUP-02-15/SMP-02-01/RP-02-01; Willow Creek Area

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule public hearing for the meeting of March 23, 2004.

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

March 9, 2004

Guttero Plan Amendment Petition—Trinidad

March 16, 2004


Housing Element Implementation


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


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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