9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation


1.                   Humboldt County As Co-Sponsor for the Humboldt Bay Symposium (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Co-Sponsorship for the Humboldt Bay Symposium, transfer $83.33, $83.34 and $83.33, respectively, from 1100101-2291, 1100101-2293 and 1100101-2295 to 1100101-2123.

2.                   Public Works Report on the Stover Road Condition and Safety Issues for Green Point School (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

3.                   CLOSED SESSION--It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

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.                   Roger's Market, McKinleyville, Application to Alcohol and Beverage Control for Off-Sale General License (Adding Distilled Spirits)   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Determine the issuance of an Off-Sale General License for Roger's Market does meet public convenience criteria, and authorize Chair to sign letter of determination to Alcohol and Beverage Control.

2.                   Letter in Support of North Coast EMS Grant Request for Additional Funding for the Regional Trauma System Plan Implementation   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support for additional funding.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of February 24, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

4.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of March 2, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

5.                   Appointment of New Members to the Youth Council for the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tedi Butolph, Emilia Bartolomeu, Jet Kruse, and Elisha Pratt.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Amendment to Agreement with the Employment Development Department for Securing Wage and Employer Information for the Purpose of Collecting Restitution, Fines, Penalties, Assessments, and Fees Owed to the County or State as Directed by State Mandate or Court Order

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to include requests for current Unemployment Insurance Claim History and current Disability Insurance Claim History, which were erroneously omitted at the time the agreement was executed.

General Services

7.                   License Agreement for Use of Pratt Mountain and Supplement Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and execute the License Agreement between the County of Humboldt and Norman and Deborah Jo Johannesen for the use of a portion of Pratt Mountain as a communication facility.  Transfer $3515 from the Radio Capitalization Fund 4490-000-7-000 to 1100-707-140 Communications Trust.  Increase the revenue estimate in revenue account 1100-707-140 Communications Trust by $3515.  Increase Communications line item 1100-151-2-121 by $3515.

Health and Human Services - Administration

8.                   Adopt the Classification of Department Information Systems Supervisor, and Allocate Three 1.0 FTE Department Information Systems Supervisor Positions in Budget Unit 516

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 40-hour classification of Department Information Systems Supervisor into the Classification Plan.  Approve the allocation of three full-time Department Information Systems Supervisor positions in Budget Unit 516.  Exempt the three newly-allocated positions from the hiring freeze.  Delete the classification of Departmental Information Systems Manager from the Classification Plan.  Direct the Department to return to the Board to disallocate three positions following filling of the newly-allocated positions.   (Effective immediately)

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Approve the Purchase of a Portable Pump, Establish a Fixed-Asset Line Item; and Approve Corresponding Appropriation Transfers for the Environmental Health Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of one portable pump for the Certified Unified Program Agency ($1,550).

10.               Resolution Authorizing Application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Funding for This and Subsequent Fiscal Years

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

11.               Approval of:  Purchase of Fixed Asset, Establishing Fixed-Asset Line Item, Supplemental Budget, and an Increase in FTE from .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE for a Medical Office Assistant Position in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 460, California Children's Services, Medical Therapy Unit, for FY 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a computer system for the Medical Therapy Unit.  Establish the new fixed asset account number 1175 493 8-066 for the computer system.  Establish the new revenue line item 1175 493 512-050 MTU-Medi-Cal Billing.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to supplement Fund 1175, Budget Unit 493, California Children's Services, as follows:  Revenue Line Item 1175 493 512-050 MTU-Medi-Cal Billing ($7,319); Expenditure Line Item 1175 493 2-702 Medical Therapy Unit ($5,019); and Fixed-Asset Line Item 1175-493-8-066, Computer System ($2,300).



12.               Continued Increase in Salary for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a continued increase in compensation of 10 salary ranges for Susan Buckley, Senior Public Health Nurse, retroactive from February 2, 2004, and continuing for six months or until such time as a Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health administrator is hired.

Library Services

13.               Total of $1,460 in Donations from Individuals and Groups to be Spent on Books and a Refund of $1,200 from EBSCO (Periodicals Vendor)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget for receiving donations and refund.

Public Works

14.               Mid City Ranch Subdivision; Phase II Final Map; APN 402-171-11, Indianola Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the Mid City Ranch Subdivision as complete and accept the final map for recordation.  Accept the offers of dedication to the County of Humboldt of Walker Point Road, Parcel M, and Parcel N for the purposes stated on the subdivision map.

15.               Surplus Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Declare two (2) sheriff patrol vehicles surplus.  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus vehicles when the replacements are placed in service by the Equipment Superintendent.  Deposit the revenue from the sale in the Motor Pool Fund.

16.               Supplemental Budget for Purchase of a Chainsaw for Parks ($700)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase, and adopt supplemental budget.



17.               Assignment of Steve Finch, Sr., Road Maintenance Worker, as Road Maintenance Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize compensation for Steve Finch at the Classification of Road Maintenance Supervisor from March 26,

2004 through June 5, 2004.


18.               Transfer of $4,800 for the Purchase of a Pelco Digital Video Recorder for the Blue Lake Police Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase (funded by the Homeland Security Grant Program).

19.               Authorization to Submit an Application for Reimbursement Under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization.

20.               Reverse Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 221 (<$4,350>)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt reverse supplemental budget (purchase of mobile radios).

21.               Request for Declaration of One 1987 Ford Pickup as Surplus Property, and Authorization for Sale by the Purchasing Agent

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the following as surplus property:  1987 Ford pickup truck (No. 1FTHF25L8FKA1553); and authorize the Purchasing Agent to sell the vehicle at the next vehicle sale, and deposit proceeds in Trust 3644, Operating Expense, DTF.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

22.               Resolution for Financing of a New Animal Shelter Complex in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

23.               Resolution to Auction Tax-Defaulted Properties

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, for sale of properties tax defaulted, subject to sale.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Proclaim March 2004 as "Jazz Festival Appreciation Month" and Commendations for Sponsors of the 2004 Redwood Coast Jazz Festival (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation and Resolutions of Commendation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board (HFB) to Fill Vacancy

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the applications submitted for the Headwaters Fund Board, and consider the candidate (Mark Burtchett) recommended by the subcommittee for appointment to the HFB.  Appoint a member to the HFB to fill the vacant position.

Health and Human Services--Social Services Branch

2.                   Approval of Child Welfare Services Redesign Funding Increase

RECOMMENDATION: Approve accepting increased funding to implement Child Welfare Services Redesign, and approve amended budget.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Midyear Budget Reductions to Position for Fiscal Year 2004-05 Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfers and supplemental budgets to increase the General Fund Contingency by $1,252,976, as described on  the submitted Attachment I and as detailed on submitted Attachments II, III and IV


1.                   Reestablishment of the Mobilehome Park Dispute Resolution Committee   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

2.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

3.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: 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

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Guttero Plan Amendment Petition; Trinidad Area; File No. 517-041-12 et al; Case No. GPP-02-02

RECOMMENDATION: Based on the findings in the staff report, and testimony received about the project, reject the petition by adopting Resolution No. 04-___.

2.                   Silva Lot Line Adjustment and Agricultural Preserve Application; File No. APN 101-142-02 et al.  Case No. LLA-02-04/AGP-02-01; Ferndale Area

RECOMMENDATION: Receive the staff report and public testimony.  Find that the Lot Line Adjustment is consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines and County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and approve the Lot Line Adjustment.  Find that the proposed conveyance of the southerly portion of the Silva Agricultural Preserve to be inconsistent with the Williamson Act and the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, and deny said conveyance.  Update the Land Conservation Contract per Resolution 02-53, and adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 78-26 which established the Silva Agricultural Preserve No. 78-26, modifying the uniform rules, including compatible uses.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to record copies of the Notice of Rescission, the Resolution, and successor Land Conservation Contract with the County Recorder.  Direct the Clerk of the Board to give notice of the decision to the applicant, the California Office of Land Conservation and any other interested party.

3.                   Feasibility Study on Infrastructure Cost for Samoa Industrial Park, Funded by Community Development Block Grant No. 01-EDBG-782

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to complete closeout of the industrial park part of said grant.

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).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

March 23, 2004

Klamath River Aggregates Surface Mining Permit

Housing Element

North Fork Ranch

Mathews Estate


April 20, 2004

PWM, Inc. Special Permit Modification


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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