Tuesday, June 13, 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Ratification of Resolution of Commendation for Michael Saul in Recognition of His Years of Service to Humboldt County (Jimmy Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution that was presented to Mr. Saul on June 6, 2006.

2.                   Letter to Carlos M. Gutierrez, U. S. Secretary of Commerce, In Response to His Letter Dated May 19, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter, which requests that all the fisheries be analyzed for a disaster declaration, as the commercial, recreational, and tribal fisheries are essential to the economic health of California and Oregon.

Community Development Services

3.                   Reappointment of Ten Members to the Workforce Investment Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint the following (with terms to expire on June 30, 2008):  Emilia Bartolomeu, Ben Fewell, Randy Hansen, Carol Hill, Bonnie Neely, David Perry, Jon Sapper, Bob Sampson, Lloyd Throne, and John Woolley.

County Administrative Office

4.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Adding Orleans Volunteer Fire Department to the Workers' Compensation Coverage Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU by adopting Resolution No. 06-__.

5.                   Opposition to Assembly Bill 2987 (Nunez/Levine), Which Would Preempt Local Franchising Authority and Establish a New State Bureaucracy With the Power to Oversee Telecommunications Franchising in California

RECOMMENDATION: Strongly oppose Assembly Bill 2987, and send letter of opposition to Humboldt County's State and Federal legislative representatives.

District Attorney

6.                   Child Abuse Vertical Prosecution Block Program Grant From the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement and Victim Services Division

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award of $75,875.

Health and Human Services - Administration

7.                   Agreement With the Humboldt Child Care Council for $83,020.09 to Provide Funding for the Humboldt Child Care Council to Furnish Family Specialist Workers to Assist Children and Families Served by the Child Welfare Services Division's Wrap-Around Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute said agreement.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Appointment to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the appointment of Donald London to said Board.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

9.                   Agreement With the State Water Resources Control Board for $297,233 to Fund the Local Oversight Program (LOP)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for identifying and overseeing the investigation and cleanup of contamination caused by leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks; and providing oversight for responsible parties in cleaning up the contaminated sites.

10.               Fourth Amendment to California Forensic Medical Group Contract for Provision of Jail Medical Services for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 ($288,237.60)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to provide for a price adjustment to the base price through June 30, 2007.

Library Services

11.               Adding the Bookmobile to the County Motor Pool

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer ownership of the Library's bookmobile, Vehicle ID No. 1T7YL2C2X61165806, to the County Motor Pool for capitalization, maintenance, repair, and insurance, effective with the start of Fiscal Year 2006-07.


12.               Class Number Correction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the change in the class number for the class of Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors from Class 1739 to Class 0120 effective May 16, 2006.

Public Works

13.               Existing Lease With Charlene and Ron Lundblade for Property Located at 112 W. Third Street for Sign Shop and Related Storage

RECOMMENDATION: Extend said lease through July 31, 2008.

14.               Resolution Authorizing the Annual Adjustment of the Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites ($39,485.52)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 06-__.

15.               Construction of General Aviation Ramp at Arcata-Eureka Airport; Project No. AIP 3-06-0010-25; Contract No. 913250 ($2,662,365)

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Mercer Fraser Company, Inc.

16.               Timeline and Budget Adjustment for Phase One of the Proposed Joint Project Between the County of Humboldt and California Department of Parks and Recreation at Clam Beach County Park and Little River State Beach

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Public Works staff to make changes to the timeline (as needed).  Direct Auditor-Controller to remove the contingency transfer approved on Agenda Item No. E-1 from May 16, 2006 from the FY 2005-06 Parks budget, and direct Public Works staff to make an adjustment in the FY 2006-07 Parks budget for the approved amount.

17.               Amendment to the Redway Monument Preservation Fund Project Agreement With Barry L. Kolstad, Professional Land Surveyor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to extend said agreement through March 31, 2007.

18.               Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) With the Trinidad Rancheria, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOA to allow for additional funding opportunities as well as closer inter-governmental cooperation with the Trinidad Rancheria.


19.               Request to Authorize the Chair to Sign the Governing Body Resolution and Certification and Grant Assurance for the Fiscal Year 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Lorraine Davey in Recognition of Her Retirement After 28 Years With the Health and Human Services Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Certificate of Recognition for Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Southern Humboldt (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to present a Certificate of Recognition regarding Humboldt Redwoods State Park being declared one of the top 100 family campgrounds nation-wide by ReserveAmerica, on an-line reservation company.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

First 5 Humboldt

1.                   Ordinance Amending Section 571-4 of Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Duties of the Children and Families Commission (First 5)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive the first reading thereof, and schedule said ordinance for adoption on June 27, 2006.

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).


9:30 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Sudden Oak Death Status Update (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation, and take appropriate action.

10:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

2.                   Report of the 2005-06 Humboldt County Grand Jury (Supervisor Woolley

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, refer to CAO for response, and present certificates of appreciation.

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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  County of Humboldt v. Robert C. McKee; Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. DR020825

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9.  (Nine 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.

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 Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

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

  Proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07


Tuesday, June 20, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Samoa Pacific Group General Plan Amendment & Zone Reclassification


Wednesday, June 21, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Continued Public Hearing on Redevelopment Plan


Tuesday, June 27, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Close-out Report for the 2003 Community Development Block Grants


Tuesday, July 11, 2006—1:45 p.m.

Proposed Approval of Clam and Moonstone Beach County Parks Access Management Master Plan


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Samoa Pacific Group General Plan Amendment & Zone Reclassification   (Continuation from June 20, 2006 hearing.)


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):  July 4; August 1; August 8; August 29; October 31; November 21; November 28; December 19; and December 26.



Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Housing Authority Commission

Human Rights Commission

Status of Women Commission


To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.



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