Humboldt County


TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2001


Humboldt County Courthouse

Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

9:00 a.m.

PRESENT: Supervisors Smith (morning session), Rodoni, Woolley, Neely, and Sparks

ABSENT: Supervisor Smith (afternoon session)

With the exception of No. G-2, 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 Dan Price of the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka


Supplemental Item--Administrative Services

1. Subject: Letter of Understanding for Joining the Humboldt Energy Task Force

Action: Approve letter and contribution of $4,000 from Utilities line item.

Non-Agenda Item

2. Subject: Klamath River Flow Allocations and Effects to County Economies (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Send letter of position to Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee.


Board of Supervisors

1. Subject: Disease Transmission Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Extend local state of emergency until July 3, 2001.

2. Subject: In Memoriam--Former Supervisor William Landis, Sr. (Supervisor Woolley)

Action: Ratify resolution.

County Administrative Office

3. Subject: Professional Services Agreement for Revenue Recovery Services

Action: Approve agreement with California Services Bureau.

4. Subject: Increase in Salary for Karen Suiker, Assistant County Administrative Officer

Action: Continue to the meeting of June 26, 2001.

Health & Human Services (HHS)

5. Subject: Agreement with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. For Bridge House

Action: Approve agreement through June 30, 2002.

6. Subject: Agreement for Registered Dietitian Consultation for Sempervirens

Action: Approve agreement with Laurin Berta.

7. Subject: Supplemental Rate and Enhanced Supplemental Rate services

Action: Approve agreement with Double RR Care Home.

8. Subject: Ten-Range Compensation Increase for Greg Hooper, Healthy Moms Fiscal Assistant

Action: Approve increase until completion of HHS fiscal consolidation.

9. Subject: Contract with Calif. State University, Fullerton Foundation, Social Science Research Center

Action: Approve contract for conducting a telephone survey on tobacco issues.

10. Subject: Safe Consumption of Shellfish Grown Commercially in Humboldt Bay

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

11. Subject: Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program--Amend Contract 00-90995

Action: Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

12. Subject: Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program--Amend Contract 00-90159

Action: Approve amendment to reflect change in name of County department.

13. Subject: California State Association of Counties' (CSAC) Challenge Awards Competition

Action: Approve endorsement for Child Welfare Service Division's Wraparound Program.

14. Subject: Use of Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Act Funds

Action: Approve proposed agreement with the Children and Families Commission.

15. Subject: Supporting Full Funding of Adult Protective Services--Letters to Legislators

Action: Send letters to State Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Strom-Martin.


Information Services

16. Subject: Transfer of $9,450 from Communications, Maintenance of Equipment, and Utilities

Action: Approve transfer for ATM Wide Area Network implementation.


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

Action: Approve schedule effective June 26, 2001.

Public Works

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

Action: Withdraw from agenda.

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

Action: Withdraw from agenda.

20. Subject: Agreement for Staff Services for the Waste Management Authority Transfer Stations at Eureka and the Cummings Road Landfill; Allocation of General Manager-Waste Management Position

Action: Approve agreement and allocation of position.

21. Subject: Lease Agreement with Skywest Airlines for United Express Service at Arcata/Eureka Airport

Action: Approve lease agreement.

22. Subject: Beer Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-390-02; McKinleyville Area

Action: Accept overflight easement executed by Allan T. and Dawn M. Beer.

23. Subject: Director of Public Works or His Designee to Execute Right-of-Way Certifications

Action: Grant authorization for said execution by adopting Resolution No. 01-48.


24. Subject: Resolution and Letter of Support for State Off-Highway Vehicle Grant for Beach Patrol

Action: Adopt Resolution No. 01-49, and send letter of support to Lieut. Steve Cobine.

25. Subject: Transportation of Prisoners to San Quentin State Prison--Agreement No. 2001-204

Action: Approve agreement with Del Norte County Sheriff's Department.

26. Subject: Office Space for the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program--305 V Street, Eureka

Action: Approve lease agreement with Craig Hanson.


Sylvia Jutila gave an update on what the American Cancer Society has done with funding from the tobacco settlement. Tim Thomason reported on Tar Wars and Club Numa, tobacco cessation programs also funded from the tobacco settlement.


1. Subject: Status of Fish Passage Projects (Supervisor Smith)

Action: Hear report from Don Tuttle, Deputy Director of Public Works.

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

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


County Administrative Office

1. Subject: Meeting Schedule for July and August 2001

Action: Cancel the meetings of July 24, July 31, and August 7, 2001.


2. Subject: Library Automation System--Report on System Selection and Fundraising Activity

Action: Approve Innovative Interfaces contract, and $236,750 supplemental budget.

Community Development Services

3. Subject: Agreement to Provide County Staffing Services for the Local Agency Formation Commission

Action: Approve agreement by adopting Resolution No. 01-50.

4. Subject: David Harper's Request for a $675 Refund of Application Fees from Planning Division

Action: Reschedule for the meeting of July 3, 2001.

Public Works

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

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


10:30 a.m.--Public Works

1. Subject: Maintenance Options for Local Streets

Action: Continue to the meeting of Tuesday, July 3, 2001.

11:00 a.m.--County Administrative Office

2. Subject: Lease of Food Mart Building to House Health and Human Services Programs

Action: Authorize staff to negotiate lease for Food Mart building, and bring lease to Board for approval and execution by Chair. Said lease negotiations shall include clauses for landscaping/beautification as well as the County's option to terminate the lease. Conduct utilities cost evaluation on said building prior to executing a lease. Direct Health and Human Services to suggest a plan for hours of operation in order to mitigate any possible traffic impacts. Authorize Supervisors Smith and Neely to meet with the Eureka City Council in order to address parking and space needs in the city's downtown area.


1. Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2. Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6, Review County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (Reschedule for June 26, 2001)

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

4. Consider Public Employee Appointment for Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54954.5 (No final action taken. (Matter continued to June 25, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting was adjourned to the County Library for the purpose of holding this closed session.)

5. Conference with Legal Counsel; Initiate Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a); 1 Case

(No final action taken.)

6. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a). Vietnam Veterans of California v. County of Humboldt. Humboldt Superior Court Case #CV000962.

(Continue to June 25, 2001.)


Community Development Services

1. Subject: Central Estates Final Map Subdivision and Zone Reclassification; APN 508-251-21 (McKinleyville Area); Case Nos. FMS-04-94/ZR-24-94

Action: Open the public hearing, receive the staff report, and receive public testimony. Close the public hearing. Instruct the Director of Planning and Building to index the comments and concerns expressed at this public hearing for the purpose of clarifying and analyzing findings. Schedule the Board's deliberation on this matter for the meeting of July 3, 2001, at 1:30 p.m.