Tuesday, April 25, 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.                   COUNTY COUNSEL:  Contract for Special Services; Association of Counsel:  Morgan Miller Blair; County v. McKee - Humboldt County Superior Court DR020825 (Consent Item)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the confidential retainer agreement with the law firm of Morgan Miller Blair as Associate Counsel in the County v. McKee pending litigation.

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.                   Letter of Appreciation to Congressman Mike Thompson for His Continuing Efforts to Restore the Klamath River System (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said letter.

2.                   Proclaim April 25, 2006 as "Equal Pay Day" in the County of Humboldt

 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Appointments to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board

 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Robin Wolff and Eric Fimbres to the Humboldt County Mental Health Board.

4.                   Letters of Support for AB 2840 Amending the Insurance Code, Relating to Automobile Insurance. (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said letters of support to Members of the Assembly Insurance Committee.

County Clerk-Recorder/Recorder/Registrar of Voters

5.                   Update on Purchase of VotePad Assistive Devices for Use by Disabled Voters (Per Board Direction of April 4, 2006)

RECOMMENDATION: Defer report and update until after the June 2006 election, unless otherwise needed sooner.

District Attorney

6.                   Extension of Existing Lease with Jack Retzloff for Victim Witness Office Space at 712 Fourth Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease through June 30, 2007

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

7.                   Grant Funds From the Benton Foundation as Part of the Sound Partners for Community Health Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for accepting said funds ($7,500).

8.                   Third Amendment to Service Agreement With Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa for Specialty Services to Eligible Medi-Cal Clients to Add Case Management/Brokerage in the Scope of Services, and Adjust the Contract Value Breakdown for Fiscal Year 2005-06 (Not to Exceed $225,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute third amendment.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch



9.                   Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Justin Shobe, Environmental Health Technician I (

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of $1,920 hours.

10.               Request for Increase in FTE From .5 to 1.0 for Filled Substance Abuse Counselor Position in Health Education, Currently Occupied by Daniel Bixler ($43,606)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request effective the first pay period following approval.

Library Services

11.               Request to Change the Schedule for the Humboldt County Library Bookmobile

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.




12.               Extra-Help Extension for Jeremy Bacon and Jennifer Wilbur, Juvenile Corrections Officers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions to 1440 hours through June 30, 2006

13.               Application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to designate Chief Probation Officer to make application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the FY 06/07 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds.  Authorize Probation Department to accept and administer said funds, monitor the grant award, and submit required reports and data to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  Direct Auditor-Controller to establish a new revenue line item in budget unit 1100-245-554-000 for JAG Federal Block Grant revenue.

Public Works

14.               Surplus Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Declare four vehicles surplus.  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus property when the Equipment Superintendent puts the replacements in service.  Deposit the revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool Fund.



15.               Pay Differential for David Ryan, Associate Land Surveyor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the continuation of a temporary increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for David Ryan, Associate Land Surveyor, for serving as County Surveyor, from May 6, 2006 through September 23, 2006, or until the County designates a County Surveyor position, whichever occurs first.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for the District Attorney Victim Witness Assistance Division (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Recognition of the Child Abuse Services Team for Years of Dedicated Service (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Recognition of St. Joseph Hospital for Their Dedicated Service to Victims of Sexual and Physical Abuse (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Opposition to Assembly Bill 3050 (Jones)--Flood Control Liability

RECOMMENDATION: Vote to oppose Assembly Bill 3050, and send letter of opposition to Senator Wesley Chesbro, Assemblymember Patty Berg, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Humboldt County's lobbyist Donald Peterson, and Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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).


9:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

1.                   St. Joseph Hospital Nurses Report (Supervisor Neely)

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

10:30 a.m. - Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation of Annual Report for First 5 Humboldt (Humboldt County Children and Families Commission) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, 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.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors meet in Closed Session to consider the public employee performance evaluation for the Position of Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5.

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.                   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 9, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Carroll General Plan Petition; Freshwater Area


Tuesday, May 23, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Realignment Transfer from Public Health 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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