Tuesday, March 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


1.                   PUBLIC WORKS (DEPARTMENTAL ITEM):  Letter of Support for Inclusion of One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000) for Local Streets and Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign, and immediately send by both FAX and mail, a letter in support of the inclusion of funding for local streets and roads, which supports the language as provided by the County Engineers Association of California.

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.                   Soroptimist International of Eel River Valley Certificates of Recognition (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

2.                   Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay Certificates of Recognition (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify Certificates of Recognition.

Community Development Services

3.                   Approval of Headwaters Fund Board's Recommended Grant Fund Award to Support the Mad River Fish Hatchery ($26,935)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign grant contract when completed.

4.                   Appointment of New Member to the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Linda Maxon to a two-year term.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Immedia Agreement Between Columbia Ultimate Transactional Services and the County of Humboldt, Revenue Recovery Division

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the CAO or her designee to sign the Immedia Agreement.

6.                   Local Fire District Allocation for the Miranda Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute agreement for $376.36.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch



7.                   Extension of Extra Help Hours for Rebecca Laloli, Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the extension to a maximum of 2080 hours.

8.                   Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the extension of Community Program Planning funds and System Improvement funds from the MHSA Community Services and Supports allocation funding approved by the California Department of Mental Health ($251,282).  Adopt supplemental budget ($187,212).

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Approval of Contract for the Federal Area Contingency Plan (ACP) Planning Grant for Environmental Health's Hazardous Materials Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Contract No. S0575035 with the State Department of Fish and Game for the Local Assistance Grant for Area Contingency Planning ($5,000).

10.               Agreement Amendment No. 00-91274(A03) With the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) for the Medically Vulnerable Infant Program (MVIP)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Standard Agreement Amendment #A03 for Contract No. 00-91274, between the County of Humboldt and the Department of Health Services, Medically Vulnerable Infant Program (MVIP), for the period of December 29, 2005 through June 30, 2006. Direct the Auditor Controller to supplement budget unit 455, in fund 1175, authorize Chair to sign seven (7) copies of the Agreement, and direct the Clerk of the Board to return six (6) copies to the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Branch, for submission to the State.

11.               Allocate One Health Program Manager Position, One Senior Health Education Specialist and One Health Education Specialist I/II Position in Budget Unit 414, Health Education

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate a Health Program Manager position, a Senior Health Education Specialist position, and a Health Education Specialist I/II position.

12.               Approval of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding Grant Agreement with the California Department of Health Services and Supplemental Budget ($44,082)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant agreement, and adopt supplemental budget.

13.               Amendment to Agreement with Area I Agency on Aging for the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, and accept one-time-only funds of $793.


14.               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.

15.               Appointments to the Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Doug Rasines, Judge Marilyn Miles, Lawrence Colacion, Roy Redner, Phillip Smith-Hanes, and Susan Manzi.

16.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria Tribe and the Humboldt County Probation Department

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chief Probation Officer and/or designee to sign the MOU, which will set in place procedures and protocols through which the Bear River band of the Rohnerville Rancheria Tribe will offer culturally-appropriate voluntary services, activities, and treatment to school-aged tribal youth who have been the subject of law enforcement referral to the Probation Department for Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 601 and 602 behaviors.

Public Works

17.               Recognition of Donations Made to Roads, and Supplemental Budget for Unit 325

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the donations made to Roads by the residents along Tim Mullen Road.  Approve a supplemental budget for Road Maintenance ($55,730).


18.               Request for the Deletion of the Job Class of Chief Deputy Sheriff, the Adoption of the  Class of Undersheriff, the Allocation of an Undersheriff Position, and the Approval of a Supplemental Budget ($2,110)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

19.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221 ($8,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for replacing worn flooring in the Sheriff's ground-floor office.

20.               Donation of Mobile Command Center Vehicle to County Motor Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the donation of the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Center vehicle to the County Motor Pool so that it will be properly maintained and capitalized for future replacement.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

21.               Resolution Approving Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted and Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__.


1.                   Proclaim March 2006 as "Jazz Festival Appreciation Month" and Commendations for Sponsors of the 2006 Redwood Coast Jazz Festival. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation and Resolutions of Commendation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Redevelopment Subcommittee & Community Development Services

1.                   Update on Redevelopment Process

RECOMMENDATION: Receive Committee Report on the status of redevelopment efforts and the project schedule, and take appropriate action (if required).

County Administrative Office (CAO)

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).


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).

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--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.


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

Community Development Services

1.                   Roeder General Plan Amendment Petition; File No.  212-201-32; Case No. GPP-05-04, Miranda Area (Continued from February 14, 2006)

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, and survey the public for those who cannot testify on March 21, 2006.  Open public testimony if needed.  Continue the public hearing to March 21, 2006 in order to allow Planning staff to address the petitioner's letter received February 21, 2006 and emails dated March 3, 2006 and March 6, 2006 from adjacent property owners.

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.

Afternoon Hearings Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, March 21, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Roeder General Plan Amendment Petition—Miranda Area


Tuesday, March 28, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Holmes Parcel Map Subdivision & Zone Reclassification—Willow Creek


Monday, June 19, 2006—1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07


Tuesday, August 15, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Annual Update of Schedule of Fees and Charges


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