Humboldt County


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2000


Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.

PRESENT: Supervisors Dixon, Rodoni, Woolley, Neely, and Kirk (All Present)

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


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by the Reverend Broese Van Groenou of the Harvest Church



Agricultural Commissioner

1. Subject: Contract for Supplemental Funding for Pesticide Enforcement Activities Related to the Issuance/Evaluation of Restricted Materials Permits, Follow-Up Review of Notices of Intent and Preapplication Site Inspections and Associated Pesticide Use Reporting

Action: Approve contract with California Department of Pesticide Regulation.


2. Subject: Allocation of State Property Rental Income

Action: Allocate as follows: City of Eureka--$3,999.45; City of Arcata--$.12; Road Fund--$4,071.56; and Prior Unsecured Taxes-Possessory Interest--$1,157.11

3. Subject: Ferndale Fire Protection District (FFPD) Audit Schedule

Action: Adopt the policy that the FFPD, having unanimous approval of that District's Board, may schedule their districts audits on a two-year interval.

4. Subject: Closure of Inactive Trust Funds

Action: Approve closure by transferring $5,172 from the Contingency Fund

Board of Supervisors

5. Subject: Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Controlled Traffic on Bull Creek Flats Road for Humboldt Redwoods Marathon/Half Marathon--October 15, 2000 (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action: Approve temporary closure by adopting Resolution No. 2000-56.

6. Subject: Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

Action: Continue local state of emergency until June 27, 2000.

Building Maintenance

7. Subject: Purchase of Three Buffers for Use in Maintaining the Floors in County Buildings

Action: Approve purchase ($4,023).

Community Development Services

8. Subject: Freeman/Campbell and Stelz Joint Timber Management Plan; Big Lagoon Area; File No. APN 518-013-14; Case No. CDP-99-58

Action: Approve coastal development permit and joint timber management plan and guide.

9. Subject: Retroactive Extension of Temporary Salary Increase of 7.5% for Permit Specialist Trainees from April 1, 2000, to Effective Date of Reclassification

Action: Approve request, and approve placement at Salary Step E for those employees in those positions affected by reallocations pursuant to the Board's action of June 6, 2000.

County Administrative Office

10. Subject: Amendment to Salary for Director of Social Services--Resolution No. 2000-57

Action: Adopt resolution, amending 1996-2000 compensation plans for management and confidential employees and elected and appointed County officials regarding compensation for additional workload/ staffing/program responsibilities, thus raising Director's salary by 10%.


Employment Training

11. Subject: Cost-Reimbursement Subagreement with the College of the Redwoods

Action: Approve cost-reimbursement subagreement.

Human Services Cabinet

12. Subject: Quarterly Report--Fiscal Year 1999-2000

Action: Receive and file report.

Information Services

13. Subject: Declaration of Mainframe Computer and UNIX Computer Systems as Surplus

Action: Approve declaration, and instruct Purchasing Agent to sell computers.

Mental Health

14. Subject: Agreement with Jerryl Lynn Rubin, M.D. for Psychiatric Services

Action: Approve agreement.

15. Subject: Placement of Nursing Students for Clinical Experience

Action: Approve agreement with the College of the Redwoods.

16. Subject: Mental Health Department Charge Rate Schedule

Action: Adopt schedule as required by the State Department of Mental Health.

17. Subject: Amendment to Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.

Action: Amend to increase compensation from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000.

18. Subject: Agreement with Irving Tessler, M.D. for Psychiatric Services

Action: Approve agreement.

19. Subject: Contract for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

Action: Approve contract with Nancy Borge-Riis, MFT.

20. Subject: Contract for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

Action: Approve contracts with: Catholic Charities; Loren Cronk, MFT; Thomas Harper, M.D.; Humboldt Family Service Center; Linda Lowe, MFT; Robert Micks, Ph.D., LCSW; Virginia Norling, LCSW; Diane Shaktman, M.D.; and Carmela Wenger, MFT.

21. Subject: Repayment to State Department of Mental Health--Fiscal Year 1997 ($272,747)

Action: Repay $272,747 for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment overpayment.


22. Subject: Temporary Increase in Compensation for Deborah Meador, Fiscal Assistant II

Action: Approve temporary increase.

23. Subject: Reallocation of Legal Office Assistant to Senior Legal Office Assistant

Action: Approve reallocation.


Public Health

24. Subject: Contract for Local Oversight Program/Underground Storage Tank Cleanup

Action: Approve contract with the State Water Resources Control Board.

25. Subject: Change in Workweek from 37.5 Hours to 40 Hours for Various Classes

Action: Approve change in workweek.

Public Works

26. Subject: Repairs to Price Creek Bridge on Blue Slide Road Near Weymouth Bluff

Action: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on July 11, 2000.

27. Subject: Status Report on Efforts to Protect the Western Snowy Plower

Action: Receive and file report.

28. Subject: Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. ER-3202 (008); Contract No. 971085

Action: Approve plans and specifications, and open bids on July 11, 2000.

29. Subject: Agreement with Al Castaldi for Air Charter Service at Murray Field

Action: Approve agreement.

30. Subject: License Agreement with Oakley Giffin--Caretaker Services on Rohnerville Airport

Action: Approve license agreement.

31. Subject: Construction of Floating Dock Replacement--Fields Landing Boat Launch Ramp

Action: Award project to West Coast Contractors.

32. Subject: Request to Purchase a New Portable Phone for the Bridge Crew Office ($950)

Action: Approve request.

33. Subject: Expansion of the Parking Facility at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

Action: Approve amendment to the lease agreement with Republic Parking.

34. Subject: Transfer to Cover Overdrafts in Three Contract Accounts in Roads Engineering

Action: Approve transfer of $18,698.

35. Subject: Request to Increase Two Landfill Scale Attendant Positions to 40-Hour Positions

Action: Approve request.

36. Subject: Request to Disallocate Office Assistant I/II and to Allocate Fiscal Assistant I/II

Action: Approve request.


37. Subject: Amending Sections 545-7 and 545-10 of Chapter 5, of Division 4, of Title V of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Regulation of Domestic Animals (Other than Dogs)

Action: Adopt Ordinance No. 2215.

Social Services

38. Subject: Temporary Increase in Pay for Cara Barnes, Social Worker IV

Action: Approve temporary increase in pay.


David Peltier said the Community Assistance Unit (CAU) is harassing him for $1,600 owed for an abatement proceeding. He will not pay. He alleged there is incompetence and harassment at the CAU. He urged the Board to reform the permit process. He demanded that the Board investigate Sheriff's Deputy Tim McCollister for an alleged assault on Mark Schafer during a Headwaters demonstration. He promised that he would file suit if he did not have a response to this demand within one week. Referring to Paul Dalka of the Environmental Health Division, he stated that Mr. Dalka is on administrative leave, that he did not return calls for three weeks, that he didn't show up for an appointment, and that he has a problem that must be addressed. He closed by saying: "Let's put the service back in public service."


1. Subject: Honoring Those Whose Lives Were Affected by the Korean War (Supervisor Kirk)

Action: Adopt proclamation.

2. Subject: Founding of Arcata United Methodist Church (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Adopt proclamation recognizing 150-year anniversary of founding.


Public Works

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

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


3. Subject: Transfer of $450,000 from Contingency Fund for General Fund Interest Expense

Action: Approve transfer.

Social Services

4. Subject: Human Services Cabinet AB 1259 Strategic Plan

Action: Approve plan.

Public Health

5. Subject: Status of the Public Health Department's Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Action: Receive verbal report from Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator.


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)


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

1. Subject: Presentation from the Blue Lake Rancheria (Supervisor Kirk)

Action: Receive information on the casino project that the Tribe is currently pursuing.

10:30 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

2. Subject: Upper Klamath Basin Water Quality Meeting Klamath Compact (Supervisor Kirk)

Action: Hear presentation from Jimmy Smith, and take appropriate action.

11:00 a.m.--Social Services

3. Subject: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program (CalWORKs)

Action: Approve CalWORKs Incentive Funds Expenditure Plan.


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (No Final Action Taken)

2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

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

4. Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Roger E. Smith, Inc., d.b.a. Resco Construction Company v. County of Humboldt et al; Superior Court Case No. 96DR0188 (No Final Action Taken)


County Administrative Office

1. Subject: Fiscal Year 2000-01 Preliminary Budget

Action: Referring to the document entitled One-Page Budget Synopsis, the Board established the following budget parameters for consideration during the public hearing process on the proposed Fiscal Year 2000-01 Proposed Humboldt County Budget: 1.

Under Potential Budget Adjustments, keep the fund balance forward at the current estimate of $500,000; use $350,000 as the figure for the General Fund deficit earnings (repayment to Headwaters), and keep the current estimate of $200,000 in additional State relief. 2. Under Funding Options, keep the Contingency Fund at $1.5 million; keep the reserve at $400,000; do not do the realignment transfers; keep the salary increases ($800,000); and keep the deferred maintenance ($200,000). 3. Took the position that any remaining amounts not yet "plugged in" should be put into the Contingency Fund for use in balancing the budget.



Clerk of the Board