Humboldt County





Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisorsí Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.


PRESENT: Supervisors Dixon, Rodoni, Neely, and Kirk

ABSENT: Supervisor Woolley (attending State Coastal Commission meeting in San Diego)


All listed actions were taken by a unanimous vote, or by Order of the Chair.


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by Pastor Douglas Thompson of the Christ Episcopal Church of Eureka



Administrative Services

1. Subject: Elections Supplemental Budget ($130,955)

Action: Approve supplemental budget.


2. Subject: Special District Audit Requirements

Action: Adopt policy that Humboldt county special districts having less than $40,000 per year in revenues may, upon unanimous approval of districtís board and Board of Supervisors, elect to schedule their district audits on a 5-year interval in accordance with Government Code Section 26909(f). Adopt policy that said districts, regardless of revenues, may upon unanimous approval of districtís board and the Board of Supervisors adopt a biennial audit schedule in accordance with Government Code Section 26909(f).

Clerk of the Board

3. Subject: Request from Arcata-Mad River Ambulance, Inc. for an Increase in Rates Charged for Ambulance Services Within Zone No. 1

Action: Refer request to the Public Health Department for recommendation.

4. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 1, 2000

Action: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

5. Subject: Funding for an Audit of the Distribution of Court Fines and Forfeitures

Action: Fund audit by transferring $6,500 from General Fund Contingencies.

6. Subject: Grand Jury Request for Increased Per Diem Allowance

Action: Continue to February 29, 2000.

District Attorney--Child Support Enforcement Division

7. Subject: Purchase of a Vehicle for the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)

Action: Approve purchase by transferring $7,000 from CSED Contingency Fund.

8. Subject: Update of the CSEDís Computer Network

Action: Approve update by transferring $159,000 from CSED Contingency Fund.

Mental Health

9. Subject: Repayment to State Department of Mental Health for Initial Cost Report Settlement

Action: Repay by transferring $69,352 from Mental Health Contingency Fund.

10. Subject: Adoption of Departmental Information Systems Manager and Reallocation of Departmental Systems Analyst to Departmental Information Systems Manager

Action: Approve request.

11. Subject: Approval for Disproportionate Share Program Supplemental Budget ($150,818)

Action: Approve request.


12. Subject: Agreement for Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Exams

Action: Approve test use agreement with P.O.S.T. in Sacramento.


13. Subject: Extra-Help Extensions for Various Juvenile Corrections Officers

Action: Approve extensions.

14. Subject: Disallocate a Senior Probation Officer and Allocate a Senior Probation Officer

Action: Approve personnel allocation changes.

Public Health

15. Subject: Change in Personnel Allocations for Public Health Laboratory

Action: Approve change in personnel allocations.

16. Subject: Allocation of Full-Time Milk Laboratory Technician for Public Health Laboratory

Action: Approve allocation.

17. Subject: Disallocation of All Positions in Maternal and Child Health Program, and the Reallocation of All Existing Positions into the Appropriate Budget Units

Action: Approve requests.

18. Subject: Increase in Compensation for Willis Knapp, Department Information Systems Tech

Action: Approve increase through March 18, 2000.

Public Works

19. Subject: County Counsel and County Recorder Office Remodel

Action: Approve architectural agreement with Martha Jain.

20. Subject: Supplemental Budget ($70,313) for the Big Lagoon House Removal

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

21. Subject: Eckart Subdivision Final Map; File APN 510-091-24, McKinleyville Area

Action: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

22. Subject: Stodder Subdivision Final Map; File APN 510-091-56, McKinleyville Area

Action: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

23. Subject: Aniline & Bell Avigation Easement; APN 511-0061-08, McKinleyville Area

Action: Accept avigation easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

24. Subject: Acceptance of Easement Deed and Summary Vacation of a One-Foot Non-Vehicular Access Strip; Shelter Cove Subdivision

Action: Accept easement deed, and adopt Resolution No. 2000-19.

25. Subject: Rohnerville Airport--Clear Zone Property Purchase

Action: Receive and file report.

26. Subject: Acceptance of Easement Deed and Summary Vacation of a Portion of a County Public Service Easement--Cypress Hills Subdivision, McKinleyville

Action: Accept easement deed, and adopt Resolution No. 2000-20.

27. Subject: Summary Vacation of a Portion of Bryan Road, McKinleyville

Action: Approve summary vacation by adopting Resolution No. 2000-21.

28. Subject: Quitclaim Deed to Humboldt Community Services District

Action: Approve quitclaim deed.

29. Subject: Structural Modifications to Prairie Creek Bridge and Canyon Creek Bridge

Action: Award project to Kernen Construction.

30. Subject: Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road

Action: Accept completed contract with Danielson Construction.


31. Subject: Production of the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program Appraisal

Action: Approve memorandum of understanding with Humboldt State University Foundation, Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education.

32. Subject: License Agreement for Lease of Storage Space to County Drug Task Force

Action: Approve license agreement.

Social Services

33. Subject: Agreement with Census Office

Action: Approve Conditions for Donations of Services and Space.

34. Subject: Allocation of Deputy Director, Social Services Position

Action: Approve allocation.



Public Works

1. Subject: Declaring National Engineers Week in Humboldt County

Action: Adopt proclamation for week of February 20, 2000.


9:15 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1. Subject: Animal Control

Action: Authorize staff to formalize partnership with as many cities as are interested through a memorandum of understanding. Authorize staff to work with Eureka and Arcata to take necessary steps to locate a site, obtain permits, and report back to Board as appropriate. Direct staff to work with the Sequoia Humane Society on an interim solution.

9:30 a.m.--Employment Training Department

2. Subject: Appointment of Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Members

Action: Continue to the meeting of February 22, 2000.

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

3. Subject: Proposition 13: The Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Act (Supervisor Dixon)

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-22 in support of said proposition.

4. Subject: Proposition 12: The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond of 2000 (Supervisor Dixon)

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-23 in support of said proposition.

10:45 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

5. Subject: Area Agency on Aging Mid-Year Report of Activities (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of March 28, 2000, at 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

6. Subject: Update on Activities of the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Dixon)

Action: Hear report from Dave Ripple, Dan Opalach, and Max Bridges.


Public Works

1. Subject: Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2. Subject: Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)


1. Subject: Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

2. Subject: Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action)

3. Subject: Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2. Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6, Review Countyís Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to Countyís Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3. Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt.. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

Off-Agenda Item

4. Intervention in Public Utilities Commission Proceeding on Application No. 99-09-053 of PG&E to Market Value Hydroelectric Generating Plants and Related Assets (Authorize County Counsel to file motion to intervene in said application pursuant to Public Utilities Code Sections 367(b) and 851. Authorize contract with Power Economics to aid in preparation and presentation of testimony in said application to separate Potter Valley Project from other hydroelectric projects bundled together for auction in this application. Appropriate $6,000 from General Fund Contingency to finance contract with Power Economics.)