Tuesday, April 18, 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.

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Approval of the Board Orders From the Meeting of March 28, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Supplemental Budget--Risk Management Division

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget of $13,850 and direct the Auditor-Controller's Office to make the following adjustments:  1.  Approve a supplemental budget in the amount of $13,850; 2. Increase revenue estimate in miscellaneous revenue account 3520-359-707010 by $13,850; 3. Increase fixed asset computer line 3520 359-8-066; and 4. Authorize Risk Management Division to purchase SmartTech-66 inch Interactive Whiteboard.

3.                   Allocation of Positions in Purchasing Budget (1100 115)

RECOMMENDATION: 1.  Approve the disallocation of one Senior Fiscal Assistant (salary range 287, class 0124) position in Purchasing budget unit 1100 115, effective upon transfer of incumbent Shirley Pinches to the Department of Health & Human Services; and 2. Approve the allocation of two (2.0) full-time Fiscal Assistant I/II (salary range 237/263, class 0177) positions in Purchasing budget unit 1100 115, effective immediately.

District Attorney

4.                   Supplemental Budget in Child Abuse Services Team ($10,000 in Federal Grant Funding)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt said supplemental budget for funding from the National Children's Alliance to provide replacement of interview equipment staff training and development, and resources to encourage attendance at monthly meetings.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

5.                   Third Amendment to Agreement With Certification Hearing Review Office Gail Pascoe Effective Through June 30, 2008

RECOMMENDATION: Approve third amendment, compensating Ms. Pascoe at the rate of $65 an hour.

6.                   Agreement With Transitional Residential Treatment Facilities Inc. to Provide Transitional Living Services for Mental Health Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Fiscal Year 2005.


7.                   Request for Dissolution of the Current Eligibility List for Senior Health Education Specialist Effective Upon the Establishment of a New Eligibility List

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Supplemental Budget ($5,598) for Receiving Additional, Unbudgeted Revenue (Funds will be spent to cover costs in services and supplies.)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Public Works



9.                   Pay Differential for Robert Bingham, Road Superintendent

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize increased compensation (10%) through July 13, 2006 or for two pay periods after the appointment of a new Deputy Public Works Director-Roads, whichever occurs first.


1.                   Proclaim April 22, 2006 as Peninsula Community Clean-Up and Beautification Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim April 21-23, 2006 as National and Global Youth Service Day for the Samoa Peninsula (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office (CAO)

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

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

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

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


1.                   Resolution Requesting a Disaster Declaration and Immediate Action to Restore the Klamath River Basin (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__, requesting the Secretary of Commerce to expedite a disaster declaration and requesting the Secretaries of Commerce, Agriculture and the Interior to immediately adopt a comprehensive, basin-wide solution to problems in the Klamath River.

2.                   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).

3.                   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.                   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.                   Conference With Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 - Significant Exposure to Litigation (Two Cases)

6.                   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.                   County-Initiated Notice of Intent to Serve Notice of Non-Renewal of the Parker Land Conservation Contract (Stapp Preserve); Resolution No. 80-22; Case Nos. AGPN-05-11B; File Nos. APN 311-121-04; Fortuna Area (Tompkins Hill)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Notice of Intent to Serve Notice of Non Renewal, and direct Planning staff to mail said Notice to the property owner informing them of their right to protest.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to execute the Notice of Non Renewal and record with the County Recorder’s Office no later than 20 days after the County sends the Notice of Intent to Serve Notice of Non Renewal to the property owner.

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 Sessions TENTATIVELY Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, May 2, 2006—1:45 p.m.

General Vacation of Public Service Easement—Ocean Spruces Subdivision

Non-Disposal Facility Element

Unmet Transportation Needs


Tuesday, May 23, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Realignment Transfer from Social Services Fund to Mental Health Fund


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


Special Session Scheduled


Monday, May 8, 2006—9:00 a.m.

Public Hearing on Redevelopment


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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