9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka


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. 200-14, remains in effect until March 23, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

2.                   Supplemental Budget - Transfer from Offshore Energy Assistance Trust Fund to Public Works Water Management, Professional Services   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the following supplemental budget for Public Works and direct the Auditor-Controller to make the recommended transfers: 1) Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $7,500. 2) Transfer $7,500. from the Trust Fund 3718 to 251-705-800, Transfer from Trust. 3) Increase the revenue estimate in revenue account 1100-251 by $7,500. 4) Increase Water Management, Professional Services, 1100-251-2118 by $7,500.

3.                   Resolution of Congratulations for Jeremiah and Mary Scott on being named Humboldt County Republican Party's 2003 Republicans of the Year   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

Community Development Services

4.                   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: Reschedule for the meeting of March 2, 2004.

5.                   Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a supplemental 2003/2004 budget for Budget Unit #1120-275 (Economic Development) reducing budget expenses by $604,707.  Approve creation of revenue #1120-275 590042 and expense #1120-275 3586 to track revenue and expenses associated with new USDA RBEG Grant.  Approve creation of revenue #1120-275 590043 to track revenue and expenses associated with new CDBG Planning & Technical Assistance Grant and expense #1120-275 3587 for the Redevelopment Study and expense #1120-275 3588 for the Living in a Network World Study and expense #1120-275 3589 for a Section 504 audit.  Approve creation of revenue #1120-275 590044 and expense #1120-275 3590 to track revenue and expenses associated with the Redway Jobs/Housing Balance Grant.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations as submitted.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Appointment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Chris Kuhn.

8.                   Appointment to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Scotty West.

Public Works

9.                   Ranch View Estates Subdivision Final Map; APN 508-071-36; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Declare the Ranch View Estates Subdivision as complete and accept the final map for recordation.  2.  Accept the offers of dedication to the County of Humboldt of Parcel A (portion of Bugenig Lane), Parcel B, Parcel H, and Parcel L for the purposes stated on the subdivision map; and reject the offers of dedication to the County of Humboldt for Wrangler Court and Stallion Court for the purposes stated on the map.  3.  Accept the Easement Deed to the County of Humboldt for public road purposes from Jim Furtado (portion of Bugenig Lane off-site).  4.  Reject the Easement Deed to the County of Humboldt for the detention basin (and access) from Jim Furtado.  5.  Authorize the Chair to execute the Conveyance and Agreement for conveyance of rights to construct secondary dwelling units on the subdivision lots until additional parkland fees are paid to the County of Humboldt.  6.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to sign the subdivision map on behalf of the Board, and transmit the subdivision map, the easement deeds, and the Conveyance and Agreement to the Land Use Division for further processing.

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 2004 as Women's History Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Endorsing the Humboldt Housing Conference, 2004 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Proclaim March 2004 as "Professional Social Worker Appreciation Month" (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Appointments to the Medical Marijuana Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint task force members with the direction that they report their findings and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors within ninety (90) days.


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).


Board of Supervisors - 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation by Bureau of Reclamation on a Proposed Klamath Basin Conservation Implementation Program   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

I.                     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)

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

Community Development Services

1.                   PWM, Inc. (Formerly UbiquiTel Leasing Corp.); Special Permit Modification; File No. APN 507-141-12; Case No. SP-01-26M; North Bank Road Area

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, making the required findings for certifying compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; and approving the PWM, Inc. modification to Case No. SP-01-26M, subject to the revised conditions of approval as set forth in the submitted Attachment F.

K.                  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 Area

Silva Lot Line Adjustment and Agricultural Preserve—Ferndale Area

March 23, 2004

Klamath River Aggregates Surface Mining Permit


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


Tuesday, March 16

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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