TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2004

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.


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Standard Agreements with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards ($6,825 in State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 04-0142, providing funding to help determine compliance with Division 5 of the California Business and Professions Code (CBPC) related to enforcement of laws and regulations governing petroleum products and automotive products advertising and labeling.  Approve Agreement No. 00-0077, providing funding to help offset local costs for enforcement of specific sections of the CBPC, Division 5, which relate to verification of tare weights, follow-up inspections, undercover purchases/sales, and complaint investigations at licensed locations.

2.                   Standard Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture ($2,500 in State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 04-0043, providing funding to offset the local costs incurred in the enforcement of the California Organic Foods Act as related to registrations/renewals, spot inspections, soil and tissue sampling, and complaint investigations.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   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 June 15, 2004, allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

4.                   Annual Rodeo in the Redwoods Parade   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for John Tillery, Executive Director, Remi Vista, on His 30th Anniversary   (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the Resolution.

6.                   Resolution Honoring Carolyn Baker Walden, Executive Director of United Way of Humboldt County on Her Retirement   (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

7.                   Annual Old Timers Parade in Orleans   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 11, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approval.

Community Development Services



9.                   Request to Allocate and Fill a Permit Specialist and Planner Position, Authorize a Substitute Permit Specialist Appointment, and Exempt the Appointment from the Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Resolution Accepting Program Year 2004-05 Title I WIA Master Subgrant--No. R588723 (WIA Formula Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, providing $473,495 in WIA funding to provide services for adults and dislocated workers.

County Administrative Office

11.               Ordinance Consolidating Public Guardian/Veterans Services with Department of Health and Human Services (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive the first reading, and set the ordinance for adoption on June 8, 2004.  Set the minimum amount of the Public Guardian bond at $50,000, and direct that it be covered by the County's master bond.

12.               Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze (General Fund/Grant Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following vacant positions:  CDS-Building Inspection, Building Inspector II; CAO-Revenue Recovery, Revenue Recovery Officer I/II; H&HS-Health, Health Education Specialist I and Health Education Specialist I/II; H&HS-Social Services, three Social Worker IV, Eligibility Worker I, Eligibility Worker I/II, three Office Assistant I/II; General Services-Central Services, Mail Services Driver; and Probation, Probation Officer I/II.

County Clerk-Recorder



13.               Waiver of 960-Hour Limit for Drew Gleason, Extra-Help Employee

RECOMMENDATION: Extend hours up to 1920.

District Attorney

14.               First Amendment for Lease at 712 Fourth Street for the Victim Witness Office (General Fund/State Grant)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease with Jack Retzloff to June 30, 2005.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

15.               Pharmaceutical Medications Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Cloney's Pharmacy, Inc., dba Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy and Cloney's Red Cross Pharmacy through September 30, 2004.  Authorize MHB to engage in the RFP process to determine if other service providers are available in the community.

16.               Multi-Year Combined Negotiated Net Amount and Drug Medi-Cal Contract (State and Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs for $4,034,118 in multi-year funding through 2007.

17.               Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Pamela Banks and Kurt Pfohl.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

18.               Purchase of Two Computers for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (Federal Funding)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($5,000).


19.               Supplemental Budget for Department 254 to Cover Unanticipated Costs in Various Line Items (Probation Trust Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($7,533).

Public Works

20.               Supplemental Budget for Animal Shelter Construction Project (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($1,300,000), which is needed to provide funding for construction costs anticipated to be incurred from March 1 to June 30, 2004.

21.               Courthouse Remodel and Renovation; Project No. 219000 (Courthouse Construction Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order No. 8.0 for an additional $13,893, representing both additive and deductive changes.


22.               Ordinance Amending Sections 541-11 and 541-12 and Repealing Section 541-15 of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Animal Control

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

23.               Extension of Differential Pay as Acting Correctional Supervisor for Senior Correctional Officer Terri Bittner (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension through May 16, 2004.

24.               Agreement No. 2004-19 with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (Federal Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement, specifying that $80,000 in funding must be spent by December 31, 2004, for Deputies' overtime, salary and overtime of Reserve Officers during the time they are engaged in activities leading to controlled substance eradication (marijuana), as well as appropriate per diem, and some direct costs associated with the arrest of controlled substance violators.

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 of Commendation for Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society of College of the Redwoods for Their Outstanding Participation in CalTrans's Adopt-A-Highway Program (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Humboldt-Del Norte Medical Society Presentation of Certificates of "Accreditation with Special Recognition" for Health Services Provided in the Humboldt County Juvenile Hall (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item--Update on Proposed State Budget

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

2.                   Public Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2004-05 Humboldt County Budget, and for Those Special Districts in Which the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Serves as the Governing Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, receive the staff report, receive public comment, and continue the public hearing to the Board's afternoon session at 1:30 p.m.


1.                   Humboldt Taxpayers League to Present a Report They Prepared Regarding the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.

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

Community Development Services

1.                   Klamath River Aggregates Surface Mining Permit, Conditional Use Permit, and Reclamation Plan; Appeal of the Planning Commission Decision to Deny the Project; File No. APN 524-075-23; Case No. CUP-02-15/SMP-02-01/RP-02-01; Willow Creek Area

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the appeal, and approve the project.

County Administrative Office

2.                   Continued Public Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2004-05 Humboldt County Budget, and for Those Special Districts in Which the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Serves as the Governing Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Receive updated staff report (if required), receive public comment, and continue the public hearing to the Board's evening session at 6:00 p.m.

J.                   CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING--6:00 P.M.

1.                   Continued Public Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2004-05 Humboldt County Budget, and for Those Special Districts in Which the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Serves as the Governing Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Receive updated staff report (if required), receive public comment, close public hearing, and begin Board deliberation on proposed budget.

K.                  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, June 22, 2004

Special Assessment—Loleta Lighting District

Mathews Estates


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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