Humboldt County




Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.

Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The BOARD OF SUPERVISORS will recess at NOON and RECONVENE at 1:30 p.m. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Moment of Silence


1. Subject: Request for Support of Assembly Bill 1396 and Senate Bill 163, the Passages of Which are Essential to the Provision of Continued Public Services in Humboldt

Action: Approve request.


Administrative Services

1. Subject: Ordinance Amending Title II, Division 6, Chapter 6, of the County Code, Relating to the Regulation of Skateboarding, Rollerskating, and In-Line Skating on County Property

Action: Adopt Ordinance No. 2221.

Board of Supervisors

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

Action: Extend local state of emergency until September 12, 2000.

3. Subject: Resolution Commending Michael McClimon's for His Twenty-Five Years Served as Director of the Scotia Band

Action: Adopt resolution.

County Administrative Office (CAO)

4. Subject: Resolution Approving Concept of Sale of Tobacco Settlement Revenues for Purposes of Securitizing Such Revenues and Participation in California Statewide Communities Tobacco Securitization Pool.

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-70.

County Counsel

5. Subject: Ordinance Amending Chapter 1 of Division 7 of Title V, of the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Local Children and Families Program

Action: Adopt Ordinance No. 2222.

District Attorney

6. Subject: Agreement with State Board of Control for Emergency Awards Funeral Burial/Domestic Violence (Victim Witness Program)

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-71, approve said agreement.

Employment Training

7. Subject: Agreement with Eureka Adult School to Provide Basic Educational Services to CalWORKs and CalWORKs-Eligible Residents

Action: Approve agreement.

Mental Health

8. Subject: Agreement with United Indian Health Services

Action: Approve agreement.

9. Subject: Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

Action: Appoint T. Doty, C. Ritter, T. Ostrow, K. Dutro, and D. Yokum, Jr.

10. Subject: Appointments to the Mental Health Board

Action: Appoint Rodney Thornton and Ginevra Blake.



11. Subject: Revised Class Descriptions for Mental Health Clinician I/II, Senior Mental Health Clinician, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, Mental Health Program Manager, and Senior Mental Health Program Manager

Action: Approve revised class descriptions.

12. Subject: Revised Class Descriptions for Correctional Officer I/II, Senior Correctional Officer, Correctional Supervisor, and Correctional Lieutenant

Action: Approve revised class descriptions.


13. Subject: Purchase of Two Computers ($4,688)

Action: Approve purchase.

Public Health

14. Subject: Supplemental Budget for Alternative Response Team ($2,500)

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

15. Subject: Grant Award for the Domestic Violence Prevention Program ($450,000)

Action: Accept grant award from the State Department of Health Services.

16. Subject: Increase Registered Nurse Position Occupied by Cassie Burgess to .60 FTE

Action: Approve increase.

17. Subject: Approval of Child Health and Disability Prevention and California Children's Services Program Plan for Fiscal Year 2000-01

Action: Approve plan.

18. Subject: Office of AIDS Youth Subcontract with Redwood Community Action/Youth Service Bureau/RAVEN Project Through June 30, 2001

Action: Approve subcontract.

19. Subject: Ambulance Permits

Action: Renew ambulance permits with Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Service, Hoopa Health Association, City Ambulance of Eureka, Fortuna/Garberville Rescue Service, and Southern Humboldt Area Rescue.

20. Subject: Service Agreement Award ($2,000) to Fund Travel and Medical Supplies

Action: Accept award from Area Agency on Aging.

21. Subject: Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program Contract Through June 30, 2001

Action: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

22. Subject: Chlamydia Awareness and Prevention Clinical Services Program Contract

Action: Approve contract with State Department of Health Services ($9,978).

23. Subject: Master Agreement and MOU for Various Health Programs--Fiscal Year 2000-01

Action: Approve master agreement and MOU with the State Department of Health Services.

24. Subject: Contracts for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act and the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program

Action: Approve contracts with St. Joseph Home Care Network, North Coast AIDS Project, and Redwoods Rural Health Center.


Public Works

25. Subject: Ordinance Amending Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Parking on Railroad Avenue (Loleta)

Action: Adopt Ordinance No. 2223.

26. Subject: Federal Airport Improvement Grants for Remainder of Current Federal Fiscal Year

Action: Authorize Airport Manager to sign said grants (when offered).

27. Subject: Purchase of Airport Rescue and Firefighting Fire Truck ($100,000)

Action: Approve purchase from Crash Rescue Equipment Services, Inc.


28. Subject: Purchase of FAX Machine ($830)

Action: Approve purchase.

29. Subject: Supplemental Budget ($22,000) to Pay for Upgrade of the West Facility

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

30. Subject: Additional Compensation of Ten Pay Ranges for Sheriff's Investigator Chris Thiel

Action: Approve additional compensation through September 4, 2000.

Social Services

31. Subject: Agreement with Humboldt/Del Norte Court Appointed Special Advocates

Action: Approve agreement.

32. Subject: MOU Between the County Departments of Social Services and Mental Health

Action: Approve MOU for coordinated services for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids recipients (CalWORKs).


Bill O'Neil expressed serious concerns that the policies and requirements of the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team may put him out of business.


Public Works

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

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

County Administrative Office

3. Subject: Department of Health and Human Services

Action: Assign, effective immediately, the following positions additional responsibilities and working titles during the organizational development period of the Department of Health and Human Services: A) Director of Social Services, Phillip Crandall, as the Director of Health and Human Services. B) Mental Health Director, Linda Hartman, as the Assistant Director - Administration, Health and Human Services. C) Staff Services Manager (DSS), Jeanne Vidad, as Deputy Director-Fiscal, Health, and Human Services. D) Deputy CAO-Budgets, Alexandra Wineland, as Deputy Director-Fiscal, Health, and Human Services. Assign, effective immediately, Public Health Director, Jeff Arnold, alternate responsibilities and the working title of Public Health Programs Manager of the Department of Health and Human Services. Authorize temporary additional compensation, effective September 3, 2000, pending salary recommendations from Personnel, commensurate with job descriptions to be developed for: A) Director, Health and Human Services, Phillip Crandall, 10%. B) Deputy Director-Fiscal, Health and Human Services, Jeanne Vidad, 20 ranges. Direct Personnel to develop job descriptions and recommended salaries for the new positions being created in the Department of Health and Human Services. Appoint Supervisors Neely and Woolley (with Supervisor Kirk as alternate) to an executive steering committee to guide the transition process. Disallocate the Health Services Business Manager position, effective October 14, 2000, and direct Personnel to begin the layoff process.

Public Works

4. Subject: Increase in Motor Pool Budget for Training and Education ($1,300)

Action: Approve increase.

County Counsel

5. Subject: Robert Schieberl v. County of Humboldt (CS980054); Robert & Margaret Ellis, Real Parties in Interest, Compliance with Court Order

Action: Reverse decision of February 23, 1998, finding that Robert and Margaret Ellis' use of the Hansen Ranch for a public stable is a valid, nonconforming use under Humboldt County Sections 312-52, 317-52, and 317-63.


6. Subject: Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Unit 7 (Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization), Law Enforcement Management

Action: Approve MOU by adopting No. 2000-72.

7. Subject: Approval of MOU with the County Attorney's Association for Unit 5

Action: Approve MOU by adopting Resolution No. 2000-73.

8. Subject: Approval of MOU with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 1684 (Units 1-4)

Action: Approve MOU by adopting Resolution No. 2000-74.

9. Subject: Adjustment in Compensation--Board of Supervisors

Action: directed that an ordinance be prepared giving the members of the Board of Supervisors the following: 1) a seven percent (7%) adjustment in compensation (with the Board members then paying their 7% PERS employee contribution); 2) a four percent (4%) adjustment in compensation effective October 1, 2000; and 3) an additional week of compensation.


1. Subject: Reports on 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)


Board of Supervisors

1. Subject: Unmet Transit Needs in Rural Area in Humboldt County (Supervisor Kirk) (No Action)

2. Subject: Strategic Five-Year Local Workforce Investment Plan (Supervisor Neely)

Action: Approve supplemental planning items.


Appoint Carolyn Stacey as County Librarian effective November 1, 2000.


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Rehearing of KD Investments, LLC, Lot Line Adjustment and Subdivision; Bayside Area (As Directed by the Order of the Humboldt County Superior Court Dated June 12, 2000; Case No. CV 990720; Case Nos. PMS-98-15/LLA-98-31; File No. APN 501-011-20

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-75, certifying compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration, and approve the subdivision and lot line adjustment.

2. Subject: Viet Nam Veterans of California; Appeal of County Planning Commission Approval of Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-99-12; File No. APN 018-223-09; Eureka Area

Action: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of October 3, 2000.