Humboldt County



TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2000


Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisorsí Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.


PRESENT: Supervisors Dixon, Rodoni (portion), Neely, and Kirk

ABSENT: Supervisor Woolley (at Coastal Commission meeting in Santa Rosa)

and Supervisor Rodoni (portion)

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


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by the Bob Atkinson of the Campton Heights Baptist Church in Fortuna



Administrative Services

1. Subject: Appointments to the Phillipsville Community Services District Board of Directors

Action: Appoint Tom Lasbury, Ragna Jensen, and Thomas "Red" Brabant.


2. Subject: Transfer from General Fund Contingencies to Office Expense Line Item

Action: Approve transfer of $6,000.

Board of Supervisors

3. Subject: Ratifying Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road for the 27th Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon and 10 K Run (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-44.

4. Subject: Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

Action: Extend declaration of emergency until May 23, 2000.

5. Subject: Resolution Commending Jim Boal (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Ratify resolution.

Clerk of the Board

6. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of April 25, 2000

Action: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

7. Subject: Transfer of $5,000 from Census Complete Count Committee Grant to Economic Development Division Extra-Help Line Item

Action: Approve transfer.

8. Subject: Assignment of New Fund Numbers for Economic Development Division Grants

Action: Approve the assignment of new fund numbers.

Coroner-Public Administrator

9. Subject: Transfer from Contingency Fund to Professional & Special Services Line Item

Action: Withdraw (may be brought back for reconsideration in the future).

County Administrative Officer

10. Subject: Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation Districtís Humboldt Bay Management Plan Task Force

Action: Appoint K. Girard to serve on committee with T. Hofweber as alternate.



11. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $4,844 from Friends of the Redwood Libraries

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

12. Subject: Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Sharon Ptaschek

Action: Approve extension to a maximum of 1592 hours.

Mental Health

13. Subject: Advanced Step Placement for Departmental Information Services Technician

Action: Approve advanced step placement for Pat Arrington.

14. Subject: Agreement for the Provision of Driving Under the Influence Programs

Action: Approve agreement with Fortuna Community Services, d.b.a. Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment.

Public Defender

15. Subject: Transfer of $1,120 from the Contingency Fund to the Purchase of a New Printer

Action: Approve transfer.

Public Guardian

16. Subject: Request to Establish Extra-Help Line Item ($2,000)

Action: Approve request.

Public Health

17. Subject: Subcontracts for Northcoast Project LEAN for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

Action: Approve subcontracts with Manila Community Services District, Red-wood Empire Food Bank, Del Norte Unified School District, Regents of University of Cali-fornia (Mendocino County Cooperative Extension), and Mendocino County WIC Program.

18. Subject: Transfer of Salary Savings from Salary Expense Account to Fixed Asset Accounts

Action: Approve transfer of $10,800.

19. Subject: Request to Establish a Workstations Line Item ($4,000), Budget Unit 411

Action: Approve request for Environmental Health Division.

20. Subject: Request to Establish a Workstations Line Item ($2,000), Budget Unit 432

Action: Approve request for Local Oversight Program.

21. Subject: Agreement for Clinical Placement of Students in the Health Occupations

Action: Approve agreements with the College of the Redwoods.

22. Subject: Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

Action: Approve contract with Redwoods Rural Health Center.

23. Subject: Request to Establish New Expenditure Account ($93,615) for Business and Health Services, Budget Unit 403

Action: Approve request.


Public Works

24. Subject: Consent to Sublease - Kyle Gable, Murray Field Fixed Based Operator

Action: Approve consent to sublease.

25. Subject: Construction of Floating Dock Replacement at Fields Landing Boat Launch Ramp

Action: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on May 30, 2000.

26. Subject: Request for Supplemental Budget ($30,750) for Aviation Enterprise Fund

Action: Approve request.

Risk Manager

27. Subject: Claims Report for the Months of October, November, and December 1999

Action: Review, receive, and file said report.


28. Subject: Request for Authorization for Sheriff to Sign and Submit Application for Financial Aid to Department of Boating and Waterways for Fiscal Year 2001

Action: Approve request.

29. Subject: Request to Declaration Generator as Surplus Property and Sell Same to Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District

Action: Approve request.

Social Services

30. Subject: TRENDS--March 2000

Action: Receive and file Trends report for quarter ending March 2000.


Mark Schaeffer reported on the amount of money he has expended on structural engineering and soils reports and permit applications so that he and his family can legally live in their 300-square-foot home. The plan checker said that a family of three (he, his wife, and child) could not legally live in a 300-square-foot home. His wife is pregnant, so they will soon be a family of four, which will increase the amount of square footage required. Kirk Girard, Director of Community Development Services, said at his administrative abatement hearing that his family could live in a 300-square-foot dwelling. He cannot get a loan from a bank because of the determinations made by the permitting agencies. His family is now homeless. He wife lives with in-laws in Fortuna. He lives in Big Lagoon. He has a degree from Humboldt State University in Environmental Technology, and he is trying to do everything socially-conscious for a new generation. Mr. Schaeffer stated that Paul Dalka of the Environmental Health Division is irresponsible, has cocaine addiction, and "has been screwing a lot of people around." He further stated that Mr. Dalka has lost his application for sewage disposal permit three times. He encouraged the Board to have Mr. Dalka investigated. In closing, he invited all of the Board members to visit his home. Supervisor Paul Kirk said that he will meet with the property owners and representatives of Community Development Services and Environmental Health to attempt closure to this matter. He acknowledged that Mr. Schaeffer has tried his best to comply.


1. Subject: Recognition of Retiring California Highway Patrol Officers and Staff (Supervisor Kirk)

Action: Adopt resolutions.


Public Works

1. Subject: Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

Action: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2. Subject: Request to Reject Bids for Project to Construct Arcata-Eureka Airport Taxiway A Overlay and Apron Extension; Project Nos. 911896 and 911901

Action: Approve request.

3. Subject: Funds to Cover Cost of Key Duplication and Distribution for South Spit Gate

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of May 16, 2000.

Community Development Services

4. Subject: Contracts for General Plan Update

Action: Approve contracts with Planwest, Jones and Stokes, and Dyett and Bhatia.

Social Services

5. Subject: Masters of Social Work Program

Action: Send a letter to the President of Humboldt State University in support of the Development of a Masters of Social Work Program that is inclusive of the issues raised in the submitted report from Social Services.

Administrative Services

6. Subject: Redistricting Time Lines

Action: Receive and file the report.

County Administrative Office

7. Subject: Animal Control Facility Update

Action: Direct County Administrative Officer to negotiate a new services contract with the Sequoia Humane Society.


1. Subject: Reports--Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2. Subject: Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)


9:30 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

1. Subject: Samoa Industrial Land Redevelopment Feasibility Study (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Direct Community Development Services to conduct project, approve release of submitted Request for Proposals, and approve contract with Simpson Samoa Company.

10:30 a.m.--Public Works

2. Subject: Potential Effects on Listed Species from County Regulated Activities on County Beaches

Action: Hear presentation by representatives from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Endangered Species Act as it relates to County-regulated activities on County beach-es. Direct staff to continue to meet and confer with representatives of the service to work towards resolution of conflicts between listed species and County-regulated activities.

11:30 a.m.--County Administrative Office

3. Subject: Court Facilities and Courthouse Improvements

Action: Approve concept the selection of an architect or a request for proposals and an enhanced budget request.



Community Assistant Unit

1. Subject: Humboldt County vs. Ivan W. Hinshaw; Assessorís Parcel No. 312-151-08

Action: Confirm the Findings and Order Confirming Account and Assessment.


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Appeal of the Planning Commissionís Action on Application Nos. CUP-99-06, SMP-99-01, and RP-99-01; File No. APN 316-061-11; Willow Creek Area; ROGER BROWN, Applicant

Action: Open public hearing and continue same to May 16, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.

2. Subject: Appeal of the Planning Commissionís Action on Applications Nos. CUP-19-94, SMP-03-94, and RP-03-94; Hydesville Area; JACK NOBLE, Applicant

Action: Open public hearing and continue same to May 16, 2000, at 3:00 p.m.





Clerk of the Board