9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Eddy Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church in Eureka


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.                   Progress Report by Otis Skaggs, Humboldt Resource Conservation District, on Grant Funding from the California Resource Conservation District (Continued from the Meeting of March 30, 2004)   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (may be rescheduled at a later date, if necessary).

2.                   Motorcycle Awareness Month May 2004   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Soroptimist International of Eel River Valley Certificates of Recognition   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Certificates of Recognition.

Community Development Services

4.                   Disbursement Request:  McKinleyville Inland Parkland Trust Fund No. 3713

RECOMMENDATION: Find that the funds will be used consistent with Quimby Act requirements.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to issue a warrant for $5,760 from county Trust Fund No. 3713 (McKinleyville Inland Parkland Dedication) to reimburse the McKinleyville Community Services District for the Burtchett Exotics Removal Project.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Workforce Investment Area Fiscal Agent Transition Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations as listed.

6.                   Exemptions from the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for Public Works-Business, (1) Fiscal Assistant; and Sheriff, (1) Program Coordinator.



7.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Paul Holzeberger

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a temporary increase in compensation for Paul Holzeberger of ten salary ranges effective immediately, and continuing until Agricultural Commissioner-Sealer of Weights and Measures position is filled or September 5, 2004, whichever occurs first.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

8.                   Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for Fiscal Years 2002-03 and 2003-04

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for providing long-term care to mentally ill patients requiring a locked, "secure" setting.

9.                   Agreement with California Coalition for Youth (No General Fund Impact)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for passing on $30,000 in funding to said coalition for a statewide-funded youth crisis hot line private non-profit agency.

10.               Application for a Foster Family Agency

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the submission of the application for a Foster Family Agency by the Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch.  Authorize the Mental Health Branch Director to execute the application forms attached to the application, and to authorize the Mental Health Branch Director to act as the Administrator of the Foster Family Agency.

11.               Contract with Particular Council of the Redwood Region of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (No Financial Impact This Fiscal Year)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for distribution and administration of AB 2034 Housing Set-Aside Funds for program enrollees for Fiscal Year 2003-04

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Project Documents for a Modular Microbiology Laboratory and Office; Project No. 455-2-345; Located at the Public Health Facility; Sixth and I Streets, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Project Documents, hold bid opening on Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.; authorize staff to circulate the Project Documents.

13.               Agreement Concerning Targeted Case Management and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities ($4,438 with 50% Being Reimbursable)

RECOMMENDATION: Approved agreement with the County of Butte.

14.               Agreement for Sealant Clinics and Oral Health Education to Include Rio Dell School District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Sealant Clinics and Oral Health Education between the Rio Dell School District, Eureka City Schools, Loleta School District, Redwoods Community College District, California Conservation Corps, and the County of Humboldt.


15.               Supplemental Budget for Department 254, Regional Facility, and Request to Purchase Fixed Assets (Probation Trust Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a commercial washer and dryer for the Regional Facility ($8,000).

Public Guardian

16.               Agreement with Del Norte County Mental Health for Fiscal Year 2004-05 ($30,000 in Revenue)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement to provide services as the LPS Conservator for residents of Del Norte County.

Public Works

17.               Acceptance of Easement Deed and Summary Vacation of a One-Foot Non-Vehicular Access Strip, Shelter Cove Subdivision; Assessor's Parcel No. 110-241-045

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Erin Nelson to Humboldt.  Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, summarily vacating an existing one-foot non-vehicular access strip in the Shelter Cove Subdivision.

18.               Surplus Improvements on Aviation Property

RECOMMENDATION: Declare all structures and improvements surplus on Aviation property located adjacent to the Arcata/Eureka Airport on Kjer Road, Assessor's Parcel Nos. 511-341-07 and 511-341-10.  Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus improvements.  deposit the revenue from the sale in the Aviation Capital Projects Fund.


19.               Authorization to Submit an Application for Emergency Management Performance Grant--Federal Office Homeland Security

RECOMMENDATION: Approve applying for $38,370 in grant funding for local Office of Emergency Services.

20.               Renewal Financial and Operating Plans, for Cooperative Patrol Agreement and for Controlled Substance Operations, Between the United States Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest and the County of Humboldt, Sheriff's Office (U. S. Forest Service)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair of the Board and the Sheriff to sign three original of the FY 2004, Financial and Operating Plan for Controlled substance Operations, Agreement No. 02-LE-11051360-052.  Authorize the Sheriff to sign three originals of the Financial and Operating Plan for Cooperative Patrol, Agreement No. 02-LE-11051360-052.

21.               Approval of Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program Contract (No General Fund Impact)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for funding two Deputy Sheriffs, whose primary duties will be enforcement of State and local laws and regulations for boating activities, inspection of vessels for compliance, supervision of organized on-the-water boating activities, and search and rescue operations originating from the on-the-water activities.

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 Expressing Appreciation to 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 Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Declare National Infant Immunization Week--April 25 Through May 1, 2004   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Community Development Services

1.                   HR 2389--Forest Service Funding for Local Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new proposed County projects for purposes of obtaining public comment, and authorize staff to publish public notice for 45-day public-review period.  Authorize allocation of 1 FTE grant-funded position assigned to fire planning.  Direct the Personnel Department to conduct a review of the position for classification as a Planner I/II.  Direct staff to return to the Board in September with a recommendation regarding HR 2389 funding Title II/III allocations and the issue of forming a Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

2.                   Approve Letters to Senators Chesbro and Burton and Assemblywoman Berg

RECOMMENDATION: SITTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC AUTHORITY, consider a request from the Advisory Board to sign letters to Senators Chesbro and Burton and Assemblywoman Berg regarding proposed cuts to the IHSS program.  Authorize the Advisory Board Chair to issue a Press Release related to the impacts of the proposed budget cuts on local IHSS recipients.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Code Enforcement Program Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a Code Enforcement Program Task Force with a representative from each of the following County departments:  Board of Supervisors; Sheriff; District Attorney; County Counsel; Health and Human Services--Environmental Health Division of the Public Health Branch; Community Development Services; and Public Works.

4.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

County Administrative Office/County Administrative Office

5.                   Appointment of Three City Representatives on the Humboldt County Indian Gaming Local Committee Benefit Committee, and Receipt of Recommendation for the Two Tribal Representative Members on the Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Reaffirm Supervisors Jill Geist and Jimmy Smith as the two County representatives to serve on said Committee.  Select three elected representatives from the recommendations from the Cities of Blue Lake, Trinidad, and Arcata.  Receive recommendations from the gaming tribes:  Blue Lake Rancheria, Hoopa Tribe, and the Trinidad Rancheria.


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).

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, 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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