Tuesday, January 03, 2006



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 AM

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM--Sheriff's Department

1.                   Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Extreme Weather/Storm Event   (If Necessary)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt declaration (if necessary).

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.                   Resolution Honoring Louis P. Barnes of the Redway Fire Protection District Board of Directors on His Retirement (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Local Appointments List for 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Receive said list.

3.                   Various Reappointments

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Janice Crowe to the County Housing Authority Commission.  Reappoint Susan Hoffman and Julie Millard to the Commission on the Status of Women.  Reappoint Christina Huff and Maureen Johannsen to the Whole Child Interagency Council.

Community Development Services

4.                   Grant Agreement Between the County of Humboldt, The Headwaters Fund, and the County of Humboldt, Economic Development Division ($50,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement to pay for legislative advocacy for construction funding for Highway 299 and preparation of a Highway 101 STAA Access Feasibility Study.

5.                   Appointment of New Members to the Workforce Investment Board Youth Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Douglas R. Rasines and Karen Lofts Jarboe.

6.                   Headwaters Fund Revolving Loan Fund Contract with the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Extend said contract through January 3, 2008.



7.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Betty Webb, Senior Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of up to 1,920 hours.

8.                   Resolution to Designate Authorized Agents for Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__.

County Counsel

9.                   Ordinance Adding Section 2161-1, Division 16, Chapter 1 to Title II of the Humboldt County Code Requiring a Real Estate Disclosure Statement for Transfers of Land Subject to the Williamson Act

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

10.               Adoption of Annual Resolutions Authorizing New Chair and Vice Chair for Board of Supervisors to Take All Acts Necessary to Act as Chair and Vice Chair, Including Authorized Signatures on Necessary Documents of Financial Transactions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 06-__ through 06-__.

District Attorney

11.               Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application for State Funds to Augment District Attorney Resources for the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program (Fiscal Year 2005-06)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__.

First 5 Humboldt

12.               Reallocation of Training Coordinator Position to Program Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Health and Human Services - Administration



13.               Waiver of the 960-Hour Limit for Extra-Help Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Approve waivers to the maximum of 1920 hours for the following Office Assistants I:  Heather Blair, Carly Buffum, William T. Burton, and Chuck Prescott.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Resolution Establishing a Revolving Petty Cash Fund ($100) for Sempervirens/Psychiatric Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__.



15.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Rhiannon Moore, Administrative Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed 1440 hours).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board to Fund the Local Oversight Program in the Environmental Health Division, Which Oversees the Cleanup of Sites That Have Been Contaminated by Leaking Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks ($297,233)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.



17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Nancy Kinziger, Budget Unit 414, Health Education, Fiscal Year 2005-2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,600 hours

Library Services

18.               Supplemental Budget ($5,456) for Recognition of Donations Made to the Library

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.


19.               Juvenile Probation and Camps Funding Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign and submit 2005-06 Juvenile Probation and Camps Funding (JPCF) Program Agreement to State Corrections Standards Authority (CSA).  Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, stating terms and conditions of the Agreement.   Adopt supplemental budget to establish appropriate revenue line items for the deposit of JPCF funds and account for adjustment in revenue pursuant to JPCF allocation.

Public Works

20.               Morgan Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-081-069; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

21.               Supplemental Budget for Payment of Contract No. 203851; Construction of Briceland Thorne Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($5,356).

22.               Knutson Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-122-056; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

23.               Stagno/HostlerOverflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-031-073; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

24.               Construction of Security Fence at Rohnerville Airport; Project No. AIP-3-06-0083-04; Contract No. 911100

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works to sign Contract Change Order Number 1 for the total amount of $19,444.20.  Accept the completed contract between Thomas R. Bess, Contractor, and Humboldt County for the construction of the security fence at Rohnerville Airport.  Approve the claim for payment, as submitted by the Public Works Department to the Auditor/Controller, in the amount of $18,789.60.


25.               Allocation of a Deputy Sheriff Position in Budget Unit 221 (Criminal Investigations)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

26.               Allocation of a Sheriff's Sergeant Position in Budget Unit 221  (Court Security)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and associated supplemental budget ($22,900).

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Health and Human Services

1.                   Step-By-Step Planning Grant ($50,000) from the California HealthCare Foundation

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant to support the project entitled Planning for Children's Coverage Expansion in Humboldt County  and assisting in the planning and implementation of a local Children's Health Initiative.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on State and Federal Budgets

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Standing Item (Information Only)--Report from the CAO

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, and take appropriate action (if required).

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards, Committees, and Commissions for Calendar Year 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various boards, committees, and commissions for Calendar Year 2006.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, and take appropriate action (if required).

F.                  10:00 a.m.--MATTER SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

1.                   Report of Growth Options for the 21st Century (Go21) Outreach Efforts, and Resolution of Support for Go21 Statement of Principles (Harbor and Rail Transportation) (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and adopt Resolution No. 06-__.

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)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES

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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


I.                     PUBLIC HEARING--1:45 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of the County Planning Commission's Denial of Conditional Use Permit Modification Request; File No. 204-041-19; Case No. CUP-19-94MA; Van Duzen River Ranch; Jack and Mary Noble, Applicants

RECOMMENDATION: Review the Planning Commission's decision.  Staff has determined that the project meets all objective plan and code criteria, but the Planning Commission was unable to make the health and welfare finding due to neighborhood incompatibility evidence (entered into the record by the neighbors).  Staff recommendation to the Board is to consider the complaints and evidence submitted by the neighbors to determine if their evidence supports project denial despite the project's objective conformance with the Plan and Codes.  Adopt Resolution A upholding the appeal and approving the project; or adopt Resolution B denying the appeal and denying the project; or tentatively deny the appeal and the project and continue the matter so that staff can prepare findings in conformance with the Board's decision and bring them back to the Board for adoption.

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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

Public Hearings Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

January 10, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Continuation of Appeal Hearing—Landis Subdivision

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2006 (all Tuesdays):  January 31; February 21; May 30; July 4; August 1; August 8; August 29; October 31; November 21; November 28; December 19; and December 26.



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