Tuesday, February 14, 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


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.                   Rescind Resolution No. 06-13, and Adopt a New Resolution for Support and Sponsorship of the North Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request to rescind Resolution No. 06-13, and adopt the new Resolution No. 06-__.

2.                   Letter in Support of AB 1798 (Berg), Amending Sections of the Government Code and the Revenue and Taxation Code (Relating to Disaster Relief to Include the Storms of December 2005 and January 2006 in Northern California) (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

3.                   Letter of Support for the Open Door Community Health Center to Purchase a New Mobile Dental Van (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Community Development Services

4.                   Reappoint Paul Ziegler to the Headwaters Fund Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reappointment.

5.                   Allocation of Departmental Information Systems Analyst Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation, and disallocate a Departmental Information Systems Technician position.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Local Fire District Allocation for FY 2005-06 for the Orick Community Services District ($435.03)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute an agreement with the Orick Community Services District.

7.                   Workers' Compensation Coverage - Willow Creek Volunteer Fire District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding for adding Willow Creek Volunteer Fire District to the program effective March 6, 2006, and approve Resolution No. 06-__ to add Willow Creek Volunteer Fire District to the County's primary and excess Workers' Compensation policies as a covered party/named insured.

Health and Human Services - Administration

8.                   Position Allocations - 40-Hour Week

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate a vacant .80-time Public Health Nutritionist position (Range 327).  Allocate a .80-time Public Health Nutritionist position (Range 340).  Reallocate all remaining Department of Health and Human Services positions allocated to 37.5-hour classes to the corresponding 40-hour class upon vacancy.

9.                   Sublicense with the McKinleyville Community Collaborative for Office Space at 1450A Hiller Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute sublicense.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



10.               Extra-Help Extensions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions for Aaron Jackson, Mental Health Maintenance Custodian; Michael Hollister and Kathryn McGuire, Psychiatric Nurses; and Brandi Sherman and Christine Taylor, Mental Health Case Managers.




11.               Paid Leave for County Employees Assisting in Declared Emergencies.

RECOMMENDATION: Reinstate paid benefit time up to two work-weeks (maximum of 80 hours) for County employees who volunteered for the Red Cross during the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.  Adopt a County policy regarding granting of paid leave to County employees in regular budgeted positions who volunteer during declared emergencies pursuant to specified conditions.


12.               Corrections Standard Authority Title II Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, authorizing the Chief Probation Officer to submit an application to, and sign all subsequent and grant-related paperwork with, the Corrections Standards Authority funding under the Title II Grant Program for the grant year through March 31, 2007.

Public Works

13.               Security Fence Enhancement Project at Murray Field Airport, County Project No. 914151

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the completed contract with Miller Farms Nursery, Inc., Contractor, and approve the claim for payment ($7,740.06).

14.               Installation of Symbolic Fencing at Clam Beach Park

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the installation of symbolic fencing in designated areas of Clam Beach County Park during the Western Snowy Plover nesting season.

15.               Office Space Remodel and Renovation for Community Development-Clark Complex Project 170001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.



16.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Brooke Epperly, Fiscal Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,950 hours for Fiscal Year 2005-06.



17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for William Becker and Lonny Copple, Airport Service Workers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,590 hours each for Fiscal Year 2005-06.

18.               Magnolia Estates Final Map Subdivision (JLF Construction); File No. 510-101-43, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete, and approve and accept the subdivision map for recordation.


19.               Establish Trust Account, Revenue Line Item, and Expenditure Line Item to Cover Expenses Associated With Sheriff's Explorer Post, and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue line item 1100 (221) 504-125, Explorer Post and expenditure line item 1100 221-2-161, Explorers.  Establish an interest bearing Trust Account 3618, Sheriff's Explorers to receive public donations and approve a supplemental budget ($4,000 from DARE Trust) to fund start up costs for the Explorer Post.


1.                   Resolution Honoring Deputy Sheriff Richard G. Mayton on  His Retirement (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim February 19-25, 2006 as Engineer's Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim February 13-17, 2006 as Child Passenger Safety Week (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim January 2006 as National Mentoring Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Designation of Montgomery Street at Both of its Intersections with Church Street as Stop Intersections in Loleta

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

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

2.                   Bylaws for the In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as Board of Supervisors.  Convene as IHSS Public Authority.  Approve Bylaws for the Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board.  Adjourn as the IHSS Public Authority.  Reconvene as the Board of Supervisors.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Amendment to the California State Association of Counties Excess Insurance Authority Excess Insurance Authority Joint Powers Agreement Regarding Restructure

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute said amendment.

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

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

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

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


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).


9:45 a.m. - County Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Mid-Year Budget Review and Consideration of Supplemental Requests

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file a financial review of the current (FY 2005-06) and projected (FY 2006-07) budget years for the General Fund.  Approve submitted lists of budget adjustments and revised employee position allocations for recommended supplemental funding requests.  Approve submitted FY 2006-07 Budget Development Calendar.  Take other action as appropriate.

10:15 a.m. - County Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Future of Solid Waste System in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the statement of goals, and provide direction to staff to negotiate franchise contracts for solid waste collection in conformance with those goals.

10:45 a.m. - County Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Presentation on Pandemic/Avian Flu Issues and Response Planning

RECOMMENDATION: Hear a presentation from Dr. Ann Lindsey, County Health Officer, and 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)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Humboldt v. McKee et al.; Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. DR020825

5.                   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.

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


J.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS - 1:45 p.m.

Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing: County vs. Jan Carrico and David Doolaege; Assessor's Parcel No. 206-341-004

RECOMMENDATION: Find the conditions of the property of the subject premises constitute a public nuisance, order the property owner to abate all violations on or before March 14, 2006, including a final inspection by the Code Enforcement Unit, and order that, in the event such abatement is not commenced, prosecuted and completed by the property owner within the terms set by the Board, that the Code Enforcement Unit shall be empowered and authorized to abate such nuisance, and shall return to the Board for its consideration of an appropriation to abate such nuisance, and that the costs of abatement shall become a lien on the subject property.

2.                   Administrative Abatement Hearing: County vs. Andrea and Gerald McQuire. A.P. # 306-033-003.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt and, if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of the abatement.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Save the Redwoods League Land Conservation Contract/Lot Line Adjustment Application.  File No. APN 107-111-06 et al; Case No. AGP-04-03/LLA-04-33/DS-04-15; Upper Mattole Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Planning Commission's findings.  Adopt the findings for the Lot Line Adjustment consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and Government Code Section 51257.  Approve the Lot Line Adjustment.

2.                   Roeder General Plan Amendment Petition; File No.  212-201-32; Case No. GPP-05-04, Miranda Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, and survey the public for those who cannot testify on March 14, 2006.  Open public testimony, if needed.  Continue the project to March 14, 2006 in order to allow Planning staff to complete the Board report and to accommodate the applicant who will be unavailable to attend the February 14, 2006 hearing.

3.                   Two-Year Extension of the Board's Approval of the Humboldt Patient Resource Center's Special Permit; Case No. SP-03-146; File No. 522-345-06; Willow Creek Area

RECOMMENDATION: Grant a 2-year time extension based on findings in the Staff Report and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

4.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of Tom and Jane Owen's Conditional Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit; Case Nos. CUP-04-28A/CDP-04-85A/SP-04-95A; File No. APN 514-112-19

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal of the Planning Commission's decision, and approve the project by adopting Resolution No. 06-__.

L.                   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.

Afternoon Hearings Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

February 28, 2006

Landis Subdivision – McKinleyville Area

Bootier/Lorvig Subdivision – Kneeland Area

Winters General Plan Petition – Carlotta Area


March 7, 2006

Garth Abatement Hearing


There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2006 (all Tuesdays):  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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