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Humboldt County







TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2003

9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

Present at the meeting were:  Supervisors Smith, Rodoni, Woolley, Neely, and Geist

All listed actions were taken by a unanimous vote.


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS    (none)

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.


Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Providing Funding for Pest-Detection Activities Related to Insect Trapping (Gypsy Moth and Japanese Beetle)

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. 03-0056.


2.                   Resolution to Permit County Participation in the State-County Property Tax Administration Grant Program for an Additional Five Years

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-61.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Letter of Appreciation to Kathy Stone for Serving on the Humboldt County Children and Families Commission. (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation Presented to Haven Howatt for His Years of Dedication and Service to the Citizens of Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Ratify the Resolution.

5.                   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 July 1, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

6.                   Support Letter for City of Eureka's Request for Time Extension in Completing Multiple Assistance Center (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

7.                   Declaring August 16, 2003, as Bridge-Fest Day in Bridgeville (Supervisor Rodoni)

ACTION: Adopt proclamation.

Community Development Services

8.                   Request to Create a Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Fund for the HOME Individual Development Account Match Payments Owed to Qualified Participants

ACTION: Approve request.

District Attorney

9.                   Grant for the Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Unit

ACTION: Accept $91,182 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

10.               Grant for Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

ACTION: Accept $238,070 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

11.               Supplemental Budget of $2,764 to Cover Overdraft for Purchase of Filing System

ACTION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Funding from the State Board of Control to Process Emergency Awards So the County Can Pay Verified Funeral/Burial Expenses Pending State Board of Control Approval, and Process Payments for Verified Domestic Violence Relocation Expenses

ACTION: Approve standard agreement with the Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board for $20,000 in funding.

13.               Grant for the Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Program

ACTION: Accept $130,500 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

14.               Request to Authorize the Director of the Mental Health Branch to Submit an Application to the California Rural Health Policy Council for Funding for the Treatment of Methamphetamine-Abusing Fathers and Training Needs

ACTION: Approve request.

15.               Disproportionate Share Program Supplemental Budget ($77,160)

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

16.               Approval of an Increase in FTE for the Senior Medical Office Assistant in Budget 416 from .8 FTE to 1.0 FTE

ACTION: Grant approval, and exempt said position (Willow Creek office), from hiring freeze.

17.               Request for Revised Class Description for Public Health Microbiologist I/II, and Allocation of One Full-Time and One Part-Time Public Health Microbiologist I/II Position in Budget Unit 435

ACTION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

18.               Transfer of $4,300 for the Purchase of Two Work Computers ($3,200) and One Laser Printer ($1,100) for the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

ACTION: Approve transfer.

19.               Disallocation of Office Services Supervisor Position and Allocation of Fiscal Services Supervisor Position in Department 511

ACTION: Approve personnel actions, and exempt newly-allocated position from hiring freeze.

20.               Agreement with Humboldt Community Switchboard for $20,000 of CalWORKs Fiscal-Incentive Funds

ACTION: Approve agreement.

21.               Report on the Fiscal Year 2002 Winter Shelter

ACTION: Receive and file.

22.               Amendment to the Cost-Reimbursement Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council

ACTION: Approve amendment, which extends contract through June 30, 2004.

Public Works

23.               Supplemental Lease Agreement No. 2 for Break Room Space and Office Space at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Approve supplemental lease agreement with the Transportation Security Administration.

24.               Adoption of 2003-04 Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

ACTION: Adopt DBE goal of 12.1% for DBE participation in federally-funded construction projects.

25.               Award of Contract for Construction of Painting of South Fork Eel River Bridge on Maple Hills Road; Project No. BHLPO 5904 (054); Contract No. 924025

ACTION: Award the project to F. D. Thomas, Inc.

26.               Award of Contract for Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Alderpoint Road; Project No.ER-3602(002); Contract No. 980012

ACTION: Award the project to John N. Petersen, Inc.

27.               Avigation Easement Executed by Kevin and Jeanne Jenkins for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept avigation easement.

28.               Overflight Easement Executed by Jon and Angela Mattos for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

ACTION: Accept the overflight easement.

29.               Request to Authorize the Director of Public Works, Per Section 271-13 of the County Code, to Temporarily Close Clam Beach to Vehicles from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2003, Through Monday, July 7, 2003, at 8:00 a.m.

ACTION: Approve request, and recommend that the Sheriff's Department provide support as needed to help enforce the temporary closure of the beach to vehicles, firework restrictions, and camping regulations at Clam Beach Park for the same period.

30.               Resolution Declaring Support for the Proposal of the Redding Municipal Airport to the United States Department of Transportation for a Grant Under the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program for Direct Air Service from Redding and Arcata/Eureka to Los Angeles

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-65.

31.               Request to Declare One Aviation 1994 Ford Truck as Surplus

ACTION: Approve request, and authorize Purchasing Agent to dispose of vehicle.


32.               Amendment to an Agreement with Craig Hansen for the Lease of Office Space at 305 V Street in Eureka for the Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program

ACTION: Extend lease to February 2004 at a monthly rent of $1,734.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

33.               Approval of the Investment Policy for the Treasurer of Humboldt County

ACTION: Grant approval.



34.               Request for Continuation of Temporary Increase in Compensation for Supervising Tax Collector, Velma Thiel, and Treasury and Tax Assistant, Lenora Viggers

ACTION: Approve request.

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

Daniel Pierce spoke on various issues.  William Timm spoke on persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item--Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects   (None)

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement and/or Award of Public Works Projects   (None)

ACTION: Approve advertisement and/or award (if required).

Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services

3.                   Transfer of $4,300 for the Purchase of Two Work Computers ($3,200) and One Laser Printer ($1,100)

ACTION: SITTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD for said Authority, approve said transfer.

Community Development Services

4.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of the Final Grant Application to the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program for $89,000 to Deliver Intensive Technical Assistance to Emerging Small Business Through the Prosperity Entrepreneurship Academy

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-62.

5.                   Resolution Approving the Prioritized List of Infrastructure Projects to be Included as an Update of the County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-63.


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance   (No Action)

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County   (No Action)


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

1.                   Presentation on Cell Tower Health Effects and Related Recommendations (Supervisor Woolley)

ACTION: Hear presentation from Susan Clarke, a public health scientist with the Institute of Media Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  County of Humboldt v. McKee, et al.  Superior Court Case No. DR 020825   (No Final Action Taken.)

I.                    PUBLIC HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing Submittal of a Grant Application to the State of California Community Development Block Grant Program for an Economic Development Planning & Technical Assistant Grant of $35,000 to Accomplish Two Projects:  1)  an Assessment for Living in a Networked World, Which Will Result in a Communications Element for the General Plan ($15,000); and 2)  a Study of High-Priority Infrastructure and Programs Needed to Stimulate Economic Development in High Poverty Rural Communities Under a County-Wide Redevelopment Plan ($20,000)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-64.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT