9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Chuck Starnes of the Centerpointe Community Church


1.                   Opposition to Change in Status of Election Systems   (County Clerk-Recorder)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to Governor Schwarzenegger, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, Senator Chesbro, and Assemblywoman Berg opposing any change in the certification status of the voting system or software currently in use in Humboldt County.

2.                   Letters to Senator Wesley Chesbro and Assemblymember Patty Berg Requesting That They Attend the Board of Supervisors' Meeting of April 20, 2004, When the Board Will Receive and Discuss Requests for Funding from Outside Agencies for Fiscal Year 2004/05   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letters.

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 Support for Off-Highway Vehicle Law Enforcement Grant Proposal   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Letter.

2.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until May 4, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange program.

3.                   Resolution in Recognition of Charles M. (Chuck) Thomas for His Years  of Community Service   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

General Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget ($3,848)--Radios for Juvenile Hall (Radio Capitalization Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the purchase of eight handheld radios for Juvenile Hall.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Resolution Proclaiming the Week of April 19, 2004, as Waste Awareness Week

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

Library Services

6.                   Fortuna Library Trust Fund Expenditure ($2,460)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,460 from said trust to pay for four book display racks needed for materials at the Fortuna Branch Library.


7.                   Revised Class Description for Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class description.

Public Works



8.                   First Amendment to Lease with John Zulauf for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute first amendment to lease, which adds a condition that a placard be installed in the hangar to address contamination spills.



9.                   First Amendment to Lease with Hans Lange for the Property to Construct a Hangar at Garberville Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute first amendment to lease, which adds a condition that a placard be installed in the hangar to address contamination spills.

10.               Temporary Vehicular Closure of Clam Beach--April 17-21, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works, per Section 271-13 of the County Code, to temporarily close Clam Beach to vehicles if staff determines it is necessary due to high use levels from Saturday, April 17, 2004, through Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

11.               Beer Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-081-17; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Avigation Easement executed by Allan and Dawn Beer for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

12.               Central Estates Phase 1A; Final Map Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 508-251-21; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete; and approve and accept the map for recordation.

13.               Fell Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-361-031; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Overflight Easement executed by Robert and Debbie Fell for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

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.                   Declaring April 2004 as Occupational Therapy Month   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

2.                   Declaring Week of April 11, 2004, as National Telecommunications Week   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Humboldt County Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 20, 2004.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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


1.                   Personnel Subcommittee:  Report on Hiring Process for Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Subcommittee's recommendations, and appoint Board member/s to serve on interview panel.

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   (if required)

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

I.                     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 and Special Sessions Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

PWM, Inc. Special Permit Modification


Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Silva Lot Line Adjustment/Agricultural Preserve


Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Mathews Estates


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

Special Study Session—Proposed County Budget


Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Klamath River Aggregates


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

2004-05 County Budget (Evening Session Also)



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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