9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation


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.


County Administrative Office

1.                   Exemption to the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemption for Child Support Services for Child Support Special I/II.

General Services

2.                   Extension of Lease for Public Works Sign Shop and Vehicle Storage

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a one-year extension of the lease with Charlene and Ron Lundblade for property located at 112 W. Third Street in Eureka.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

3.                   Subcontract with Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract for the Adolescent Family Life Program.

4.                   Amendments to Agreements for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to the agreements with the North Coast AIDS Project; Open Door Community Health Centers; Redwoods Rural Health Center; and St. Joseph Home Care.

Library Services

5.                   Supplemental Budget ($2,689 in Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.



6.                   Transfer from Contingency to Cover Insurance Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer of $461.


7.                   Adopt Classification for Animal and Shelter Care Attendant I/II, and Approve the Allocation of Four Full-Time Positions (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt classification, approve allocation, and exempt newly-allocated positions from the hiring freeze effective immediately.

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.


E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services--Economic Development Division

1.                   Approval of Amendment to the Headwaters Revolving Loan Fund Contract with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission Increasing the Amount it May Loan from One-Million, Eight-Hundred-Thousand Dollars ($1,800,000) to Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000), and Extending the Term of the Agreement to January 8, 2006

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute contract amendment.

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

2.                   Report from Advisory Board on In-Home Supportive Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adjourn as Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.  Convene as the Governing Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services (HCPA-IHSS).  Receive a report on the activities of the Advisory Board on In-Home Supportive Consider a request from the Advisory Board to sign a letter encouraging Governor Schwarzenegger to carefully deliberate the long-term social and economic ramifications of any cuts to social and human services, and forward copies of the letter to Assemblywoman Berg and Senator Chesbro.  Consider a request to allow the Advisory Board to issue a Press Release related to the impacts of the proposed budget cuts on local IHSS recipients.  Adjourn as the HCPA for IHSS, and reconvene as the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.


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 - 9:30 a.m.

1.                   Progress Report by Otis Skaggs, Humboldt Resource Conservation District, on Grant Funding from the California Resource Conservation District   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report, and take appropriate action.

Board of Supervisors - 9:45 a.m.

2.                   Report by Carolyn Walden of United Way on the 2003 Go-Serve Grant Funds for Volunteer Centers Active in Disasters   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the report.

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)

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

Community Development Services

1.                   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: 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.

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Director's Decision to Deny the Mathews Estate's Request for an Exception to the County's Fire Safe Regulations, Section 3112-11, Length of Dead-End Roads

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the appeal, and uphold the Planning Director's decision to deny the request for an exception.

3.                   North Fork Ranch Lot Line Adjustment and Agricultural Preserve Application; File No. APN 105-021-06; Case No. AGP-02-03/LLA-02-40; Petrolia

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the findings for the Lot Line Adjustment consistent with the Williamson Act, the County's Williamson Act Guidelines, County Lot Line Adjustment regulations, and Government Code Section 51257; and approve the Lot Line Adjustment.  Adopt the findings pursuant to Government Code Section 51295 for the proposed cemetery as a "public improvement"; and adopt the findings pursuant to Government Code Section 65402 for General Plan conformance.  Update the Land Conservation Contract per Resolution 02-53, and adopt A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 84-23 which Established the Whitchurch/Chambers Agricultural Preserve No. 84-5, Modifying the Uniform Rules including Compatible Uses.  Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Notice of Rescission for Land Conservation Contract establishing Agricultural Preserve No. 84-5 and execute the successor Land Conservation Contract.    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 Planning to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA for the project.

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 Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

April 6, 2004

Board Deliberation on Klamath River Aggregates Surface Mining Permit


April 20, 2004

PWM, Inc. Special Permit Modification


May 25, 2004

2004-05 County Budget (Evening Session Also)


Upcoming Special Session


Monday, May 17, 2004 (9 a.m.)

Study Session—Proposed County Budget


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


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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