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Humboldt County





9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka


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

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

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Dino Cardelli, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Arcata

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS†† (None)

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until May 6, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

2.                   Letter Requesting Appointment of Supervisor Jill Geist as Alternate to the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

3.                   Appointment of Jill Geist as an Alternate Member to the Five-County Conservation Plan and Salmon Restoration Commission (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Send letter of support to Mr. Mark Lancaster, Trinity County Planning Department.

4.                   Appointment of Rex Rathbun as Commissioner for the Petrolia Fire Protection District (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Approve appointment.

5.                   Letter to the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees Urging Them to Reject the Governor's Proposal of Cuts to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Bio-Controls and Weed and Vertebrate Program's 2003-04 Budget (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

6.                   Letter in Support of the Whimsy Garden Project (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Children and Families Commission

7.                   Ordinance Amending Section 571-3 of Chapter 1, Division 7 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to the Establishment of the County Children and Families Commission

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2299.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of April 1, 2003

ACTION: Approve request.

9.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of March 25, 2003

ACTION: Approve Board Orders, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign Minute Book.

Community Development Services

10.               Request for Approval of the Creation of an Interest-Bearing Trust Fund No. 3959 for Payments Received from Loans Out of CalHome Grants; and Request for Approval of the Creation on an Interest-Bearing Trust Fund No. 3960 for the Payments Received from Loans Out of HCD HOME Grants

ACTION: Approve requests.

Community Development Services

11.               Revised Resolution Forwarding to the California Coastal Commission a Proposed Plan Amendment and Rezoning of APN 016-101-04; Case No. GPA 03-95 and ZR-03-96

ACTION: Adopt Resolution 03-40.

County Administrative Office

12.               Requests for Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions:† Appraisal Technician and Appraiser I (Assessor); Legal Office Assistant I/II (District Attorney); and Community Services Officer, Correctional Lieutenant, Sheriff's Lieutenant, and Senior Correctional Officer (Sheriff)

ACTION: Approve exemptions.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Supplemental Budget ($14,000) for Increased Revenue from Vital Statistic Fees

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

14.               Request for Approval of Combining Two Office Assistant Positions into One and a Reverse Supplemental Budget of $4,743

ACTION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Request to Disallocate a Vacant Supervising Integrated Case Worker Position and to Allocate an Eligibility Supervisor Position

ACTION: Approve request.




16.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Annie McQuaid, Juvenile Corrections Officer

ACTION: Approve extension to 1440 hours.

Public Works

17.               Request to Change the Length of Time Camping is Permitted at Big Lagoon County Park and Samoa Boat Ramp from Three Days to Seven Days, and the Total Within the County Park System to Ten Days in a 30-Day Period

ACTION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 03-41.

18.               Harger Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-081-71; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Accept the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by William Patrick Harger for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

19.               Raymond Shannon Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-122-30, McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Raymond Shannon for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

20.               Request to Set Hearing Date for Unmet Transportation Needs

ACTION: Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

21.               Supplemental Lease Agreement with the Transportation Security Administration for Break Room Space and Office Space at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign and initial the supplemental lease agreement.


22.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to Pay for Upgrade to Electronic Door in Correctional Facility

ACTION: Adopt a supplemental budget of $1,700.

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

Louie De Martin and Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.† William Timm addressed the Board on Falun Gong.


1.                   Resolution Commending Judge Wilson and the Teen Court Program (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the resolution.

2.                   Declaring May 2003 as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.

3.                   Declaring Waste Awareness Week (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt proclamation for week of April 20-26, 2003.

4.                   Progress Report on the Benefits of Recognizing Pay Equity Day (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Reschedule for the meeting of May 20, 2003.

5.                   Declaring April 13-19, 2003, as Infant Immunization Week (Supervisor Geist)

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.

6.                   Declaring April 19, 2003, as Samoa Peninsula Community Clean-Up and Beautification Day (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Project (not required)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (not required)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (no action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (not required)


10:00 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1.                   Animal Control Facility

ACTION:† Direct County staff to pursue the site at the Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville as the primary site.† Further direct staff to pursue permits for the site, and report back to the Board when appropriate.

I.                    CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (not required)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (no final action taken)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (not required)

4.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5†† (continue to April 22, 2003)

J.                   ADJOURNMENT