Humboldt County


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2001


Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.

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

With the exception of No. C-43, all listed actions were taken by a unanimous vote, or by Order of the Chair.


1. Salute to the Flag

2. Invocation by the Pastor Chuck Starnes of the Centerpointe Church in Eureka


1. Subject: Requesting Assistance with Mediation on Court Cases--Klamath River Allocation

Action: Send letter to Mary Nichols, State Secretary of Resources.


Administrative Services

1. Subject: Survey of County Public Facilities to Determine if the Programs and Services Delivered are Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and California's Title 24 Provisions and Other Specified Related Services.

Action: Approve services agreement and transfer $141,225 from Contingency.

Agricultural Commissioner

2. Subject: Funding Agreement for Pest Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping

Action: Approve agreement with State Department of Food and Agriculture.


3. Subject: Resolution Establishing the County Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 2001-02

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 01-__.

Board of Supervisors

4. Subject: Resignation of Gail Nickerson from Mental Health Board (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Authorize Chair to sign letter of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

5. Subject: Resolution from Peninsula Union School District Requesting Consolidation of the District's General Obligation Bond Election with the Election Occurring November 6, 2001

Action: Approve request as conditioned.

6. Subject: Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of June 5, 2001

Action: Approve the Board Orders.

Employment Training

7. Subject: Program Year 2001/2002 Title I WIA Master Subgrant Agreement No. R275839

Action: Approve agreement with the Employment Training Department to provide services to youth, adults, and dislocated workers residing in Humboldt County.

8. Subject: Subagreement with the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium

Action: Approve subagreement for caregiver training programs.

9. Subject: Employment Training to Unemployed and Underemployed County Residents

Action: Approve cost-reimbursement subagreement with College of the Redwoods.

Health and Human Services

10. Subject: Mental Health Branch Charge Rate Schedule

Action: Approve rate schedule.

11. Subject: Decrease Allocation of Psychiatric Nurse to .50 FTE for Managed Care Program

Action: Approve decrease in allocation.

12. Subject: Service Agreement with St. Joseph Hospital for Inpatient Services

Action: Approve service agreement.


Health and Human Services

13. Subject: Month-to-Month Lease for Modular Office Located at 529 I Street in Eureka

Action: Approve lease agreement with Johnson's Mobile Solutions.

14. Subject: North Coast Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN)

Action: Approve contract No. 01-15284 with State Dept. of Health Services.

15. Subject: Allocation of Two Position for No More Falls! Senior Injury Prevention Project

Action: Allocation a Community Health Outreach Worker I/II and a Public Health Nurse.

16. Subject: Corrections to Contract for the Medically-Vulnerable Infant Program, Budget Unit 405

Action: Authorize Chair to sign correction letter.

17. Subject: Purchase of Computer Systems for the California Childrens Services Program

Action: Approve supplemental budget for said purchase ($17,091).

18. Subject: Purchase of Computer Systems for the Maternal and Child Health Program

Action: Approve supplemental budget for said purchase.

19. Subject: Temporary Increase in Pay for Linda Hartman, Assistant Director-Administration

Action: Approve temporary increase as stipulated.

20. Subject: Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council Recommendation for Grants

Action: Approve recommendations provided by Children's Trust Fund Review Committee for North Coast Rape Crisis Team, Boys and Girls Club, and Court-Appointed Special Advocacy grants totaling $18,000 for child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment programs.

21. Subject: Contract for Providing Training to Eligibility and Employment Services Staff ($60,900)

Action: Approve contract with the University of California, Davis.

22. Subject: Reclassification of Four Homemaker Positions to Vocational Assistant

Action: Approve reclassification.

23. Subject: Donation of a 2001 Kia Sportage to Motor Pool for Capitalization and Maintenance

Action: Approve donation to motor pool.


24. Subject: Schedule of Open Hours for the McKinleyville and Fortuna Branch Libraries

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of June 19, 2001.

25. Subject: Fortuna Branch Library--Windows; Supplemental Budget of $950

Action: Approve supplemental budget.


26. Subject: Supplemental Budget of $92,170--From Juvenile Regional Facility Trust Account 3782

Action: Approve supplemental budget.


Public Works

27. Subject: Supplemental Budget Request for Motor Pool ($75,000)

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

28. Subject: Resolution to Apply for Grant Funds from the Per Capita Program Under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 01-__.

29. Subject: Resolution to Administer the Completion and Maintenance of a Bicycle Route Improvement Project on Airport Road Between Letz Road and Central Avenue

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 01-__.

30. Subject: Structural Modification to Three County Bridges; County Project No. 594006

Action: Accept completed contract with HSH Construction, Company, Contractor.

31. Subject: Request for Advanced Step Appointment to Step C for Dan Bylin, Park Caretaker

Action: Approve request retroactively to May 21, 2001.

32. Subject: Use of 22.5 Acres at North End of Kjer Road in McKinleyville for Riding and Rodeo Events

Action: Approve lease agreement with the McKinleyville Rodeo Association.

33. Subject: Purchase of Clear Zone Property at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

Action: Approve agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration, and adopt a supplemental budget of $220,000.

34. Subject: Proposed Acquisition of Property at 4412-4424 Kjer Road, McKinleyville; Arcata/Eureka Airport Departure Zone, Runway 32; Estate of Billie R. Dean, Property Owner

Action: Hold public hearing on July 10, 2001.

35. Subject: Construction of Culvert Replacement at Clear Creek on Mattole Road; Contract 200306

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of June 19, 2001.

36. Subject: Construction of Hammond Trail (Fischer Road Segment), Project No. RPL-5904 (043)

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of June 19, 2001.

37. Subject: Construction of Bear Canyon Bridge (4C129); County Project No. 940129

Action: Accept completed contract with MCM Construction, Inc., Contractor.

38. Subject: Assignment of Earl Ward, Bridge Maintenance Worker, as Bridge Crew Supervisor

Action: Approve assignment as stipulated.


39. Subject: Acceptance of Office of Justice Programs Needs Assessment Subgrant

Action: Accept subgrant, and adopt supplemental budget of $6,107.

40. Subject: Supplemental Budget ($4,890) to Reimburse for the Purchase of SCOP Uniforms

Action: Approve supplemental budget.

41. Subject: Authorization to Sign a Corrected Project Agreement (OR-437) from the State Department of Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Division, and Reverse Supplemental Budget of $12,000

Action: Grant authorization, and approve reverse supplemental budget.



42. Subject: Safety Headphones, Chairs, Scanners, and Vehicle Emergency Lights--Court Services

Action: Purchase said equipment by adoption supplemental budget of $1,850.

43. Subject: Acceptance of Office of Criminal Justice Planning Grant for Marijuana Suppression

Action: Accept grant of $250,000.

Vote: AYES: Supervisors Smith, Neely, and Kirk NAYS: Supervisors Rodoni and Woolley

44. Subject: Cooperative Patrol Agreement 05-10-85-01 for Campground Patrol

Action: Approve agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest.

45. Subject: Donation of Off-Highway Vehicle/Beach Patrol Vehicle to County Motor Pool

Action: Donate Jeep Wrangler to the County Motor Pool.

46. Subject: Renewal of Operating and Financial Plan for Controlled Substance

Action: Approve agreement with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

47. Subject: Agreement with Diamond Back Entertainment for Summerfest Event at Camp Kimtu

Action: Approve agreement for reimbursement of law enforcement services.


Ed Salsedo reported that the number of tourists at Freshwater Spit during the 2001 Memorial Day weekend was drastically down from previous years. He stated his grave concerns on how this impacts the economy of Orick. He submitted a petition which asked the Board of Supervisors to address issues surrounding this concerns and other issues affecting the economic vitality of the community of Orick. He also submitted a copy of a letter sent by the Save Orick Committee to President George W. Bush pertaining to their belief that the Federal Government's public land policies have had a negative impact on small lands in the U.S.A.


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: Cummings Road Water System

Action: Direct Public Works to: initiate process for rate increase equal to that of Humboldt Community Services District (HCSD) for sixteen houses on Cummings Road hooked up to the County's waterline; and begin process of turning over the County's waterline to the HCSD.

4. Subject: Request to Corps of Engineers for Study of Mad River/Clam Beach/Razor Clam Complex

Action: Send said letter.

Community Development Services

5. Subject: Final Reconciliation of Economic Development Division Accounts

Action: Approve final reconciliation as recommended in staff report (Nos. 1-8).


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 Report)


10:30 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1. Subject: Shively Bridge Insurance--Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Action: Reaffirm decision to require separate insurance policy to cover County's $150,000 self-insured retention for any loss involving said bridge or approaches. Reaffirm decision to require Shively Bridge Committee (community) to be responsible for insurance premium and deductible for separate policy. Require said committee/community to post $10,000 bond. Direct that committee/community pay $1,000 for insurance coverage costs, with balance paid by the County.

11:00 a.m.--Administrative Services

2. Subject: Report on the Redistricting of the Supervisorial Districts

Action: Adopt a minimalist approach, which would require moving about 75 people from the Second District to the First District.

11:30 a.m.--Board of Supervisors

3. Subject: Presentation from Garberville Chamber of Commerce (Supervisor Rodoni)

Action: Hear presentation on expenditure of transient occupancy tax


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

3. Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4. Conference with Legal Counsel--Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); (One Case) (Initiate Litigation)

5. Conference with Legal Counsel--Exiting Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a); Arcata Redimix v. County of Humboldt et al. Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CU00434 (Hire Bill Bragg to Defend County)

6. It is the Board of Supervisors' Intention to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Appointment for Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No Final Action Taken)

7. It is the Board of Supervisors' Intention to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Clerk of the Board Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54954.5

(No Final Action Taken)


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant Revolving Load Fund Reuse Plan

Action: Adopt the 2001/2002 Reuse Plan.

2. Subject: Appeal of the Planning Director's Determination that the Patricia Peterson Tentative Map for the Minor Subdivision of a Ten-Acre Parcel into Three Parcels has Expired Prior to Meeting all of the Conditions of Approval. Case No. PMS-36-94A; File No. APN 205-231-35; Stafford Area

Action: Uphold the Planning Director's decision, and deny the appeal. (Supervisor Rodoni did not participate in this public hearing due to a conflict of interest.)