Tuesday, August 05, 2003



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

9:09 AM


Present at the meeting were: None.

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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

B.                  SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM--Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education to Increase Funding for Workforce Investment Act Programs in Fiscal Year 2004 (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

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.                   Standard Agreement with the U. S. Department of Agriculture--Animal and Plant Health Inspections Services--Wildlife Services Division for Providing Shared County/Federal/State Funding for Animal Damage Management Activities on Properties Within Humboldt County

ACTION: Approve Standard Agreement No. 04-73-06-0254-RA.


2.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 751-1 and 751-2 of Chapter 1 of Division 5 of Title VII of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Property Damaged by Misfortune or Calamity

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   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 August 26, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Reappointment/Appointment to the County Housing Authority Commission

ACTION: Reappoint Lora Canzoneri, and appoint Janice Price.

5.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of July 22, 2003

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of June 17, 2003

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Reappointments to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission

ACTION: Reappoint Reid Aiton, Gayle Hunter Fulton, Donna Pace, Willard A. Schmidt, and Leroy Murrell.

Community Development Services

8.                   Resolution Amending Resolution No. 03-30, Approving an Application for Five Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program Positions; and Approve of Five Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Redwood Community Action Agency for Volunteers in Projects Titled:  Individual Development Account Program; Redevelopment Program; Industry Cluster Program; Incumbent Worker Training Program; and Geographic Information Services Program

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and approve MOU.

9.                   Resolution Acknowledging and Accepting the Amended HOME Grant ($3,310,238), and Authorizing the Community Development Services Director or the County Administrative Officer to Sign Any Contracts or Subrecipient Agreements After Review by the County Risk Manager and County Counsel for Carrying Out the Activities of This Grant

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

10.               Disbursement Request:  McKinleyville Inland Parkland Trust Fund No. 3713

ACTION: Find that the funds will be used consistent with Quimby Act requirements.  Direct the Auditor-Controller to issue a warrant ($3,255.53) from County Trust Fund 3713 (McKinleyville Inland Parkland Dedication) to reimburse the McKinleyville Community Services District for the Midtown and Parkside Trail Project.

11.               Amendment to the Sublease Agreement with Redwood Region Economic Development Commission for Rental space at 520 E Street in Eureka

ACTION: Amend sublease, adding approximately 208 square feet of office space to the original sublease, bringing the monthly rent to $1,373.

12.               Resolution Approving Five WIA Youth Services Contracts Superseding and Extending the Five Previous Agreements Entered into by the Parties on August 25, 2002

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, and approve contracts with the Northern Humboldt Unified School District; Fortuna Union High School District; Southern Humboldt Unified School District; Klamath-Trinity Unified School District; and Eureka City Schools.

County Administrative Office

13.               Resolution Amending Resolution No. 91-75 to Discontinue Surcharges and Assessments Payable to the County-Automated Fingerprint Identification Fund, and Amending Resolution No. 97-87 to Increase Surcharges and Assessments Payable to the County Criminal Justice Facilities Construction Fund (1410)

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

14.               Ordinance Amending Section 2111-1 of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Grand Jurors' Fees and Mileage

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

15.               Hiring Freeze Exemptions

ACTION: Grant exemptions for the following positions:  Appraisal Technician (Assessor); Legal Office Assistant I (District Attorney); ; Senior Substance Abuse Counselor (Public Health); Mental Health Worker I/ii, Psychiatric Nurse--20 hours/week, and Psychiatric Nurse--32 hours/week (Mental Health).

16.               Recommendations of the Overnight Vehicle Committee

ACTION: Adopt recommendations.

District Attorney

17.               Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with the Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board of Control for Emergency Awards for Funeral Burial/Domestic Violence

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

General Services

18.               Transfer from General Fund Contingency ($28,837) for an Overdraft in Information Services' Cost-Applied Account in Budget Unit 1100-221

ACTION: Approve transfer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

19.               Agreements for Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Recovery, and Detoxification Services

ACTION: Approve agreements with North Coast Substance Abuse Council, Humboldt Recovery Center, and Alcohol/Drug Care Services.

20.               Request for Access to Drug Program Fee Trust Fund 3571 by Budget Unit 425 (Alcohol and Drugs); and Supplemental Budget ($68,000) for Budget Unit 425

ACTION: Approve request, and adopt supplemental budget.

21.               Amendment to Agreement with St. Helena Hospital, d.b.a. California Specialty Hospital, for the Provision of Inpatient Services for Acutely Mentally Ill Humboldt County Clients

ACTION: Approve amendment for Fiscal Year 2003 for ratifying a rate adjustment effective July 1, 2003.

22.               Resolution for Financing the Medical Records Imaging System for the Mental Health Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

23.               Contract No. 03-75130 with the California Department of Health Services for $109,482 in Immunization Services Funding for Fiscal Year 2003

ACTION: Approve contract.

24.               Agreement No. 02-26280 with the California Department of Health Services for $24,919 in Funding for Beach Act Monitoring and Notification Program Grant for Del Norte County Sampling

ACTION: Approve agreement.

25.               Request for Appropriation Transfer ($57,784) to Close Out Fiscal Year End in Fund 1175, Budget Unit 435, for Fiscal Year 2002

ACTION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

26.               Agreement to Collect, Analyze, and Disseminate Local Occupational Outlook Information

ACTION: Approve Agreement No. M278287, Amendment 2, with the Employment Development Department.

27.               Transfer of Funds ($1,000) to Cover Shortage in Kiosk Line Item

ACTION: Approve transfer.

28.               Request to Establish Extra-Help Line Item in Fund 1190, Department 597

ACTION: Approve request, and allocated $15,000 to newly-created line item.

Library Services

29.               Supplemental Budget ($7,420) for Books and Periodicals

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.


30.               Request for Dissolution of Eligibility List for the Class of Fiscal Services Supervisor

ACTION: Approve request effective upon the establishment of a new eligibility list.

31.               Resolution Approving the Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME), Providing a Voluntary Furlough Program

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

32.               Test Use Agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services for Board of Corrections Examinations

ACTION: Approve test use agreement.

Public Works

33.               Ordinance Amending Section 431-76 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to Parking on Myrtle Avenue

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

34.               Coast Glen Subdivision Final Map; Assessor's Parcel No. 510-181-10; McKinleyville Area

ACTION: Declare subdivision as complete, and accept the final map for recordation.

35.               Supplemental Budget ($22,000) for Motor Pool to Provide Funding for Fuel Purchases and Public Works Staff Working on Motor Pool vehicles and Underground Tank Issues

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

36.               Supplemental Budget ($265,000) for Courthouse Capital Projects to Provide Funding for Construction Done in Fiscal Year 2002 on the Courthouse Remodel Project

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

37.               Lease Amendment with Dell'Arte Inc. and License Agreement with Blue Lake Fire Protection District for the Blue Lake Maintenance Barn

ACTION: Approve lease amendment and license agreement.

38.               Construction of Rohnerville Road Overlay; Project No. 990703

ACTION: Accept completed contract with Mercer Fraser Construction Company, Contractor.

39.               Agreement to Provide Staff Services for Administration of the County Solid Waste Franchise Contracts and Rural Container Site System

ACTION: Approved contract with the Humboldt Waste Management Authority.

40.               Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Robert and Christine Johnson

ACTION: Accept Overflight Easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.


41.               Participation in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program

ACTION: Approve Federal Annual Certification Report.

42.               Supplemental Budget ($3,750) for the Purchase of Eight Additional Tasers and Holsters for Equipping the Patrol and Correctional Divisions

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget, and create Weapons<Lethal fixed-asset account.

43.               Supplemental Budget ($2,207) for Rebudgeting Grant Funds from Fiscal Year 2002 to Fiscal Year 2003--Community Emergency Response Team

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

44.               Request to Increase Allocation of Marked Sheriff's Emergency Response Vehicles by Two Additional Vehicles

ACTION: Approve request, and adopt associated supplemental budget ($9,910) for the purchase of office equipment ($3,260), two mobile radios (4,350). and two light bars ($2,300).

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

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Karen Frederickson on Her Retirement from the Probation Department(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

2.                   Proclaim August 2003 as Child Support Awareness Month(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Resolution of Commendation for Sylvia Jutila on Her Retirement from the Humboldt-Del Norte Unit of the American Cancer Society(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Resolution Commending Participants in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Humboldt County(Supervisors Smith and Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

5.                   Resolution Commending Simpson Loggers for Life for Their Contributions to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Humboldt County and the Fight Against Cancer(Supervisors Smith and Neely)

ACTION: Adopt the Resolution.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item--Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

ACTION: Approve change orders (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement and/or Award of Public Works Projects

ACTION: Approve advertisements and/or awards (if required).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Budget Update--Fiscal Year 2003

ACTION: Hear a report and update regarding the State Budget and how it could impact local funding, programs, and services.  Take appropriate action.


1.                   Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission's Recommendations of Project Recipients for the Commission's Grants(Supervisor Smith)

ACTION: Approve grant allocations as recommended by the Commission.


10:00 a.m.--Public Works

1.                   Animal Care and Shelter Facility

ACTION: Receive and file Phase I:  Programming/Site/Plan/Concept Design Phase of the new facility.  Authorize the Public Works Director to direct the Architects to proceed into Phase II portion of the project, which includes preparing the necessary construction documents required for bidding.  Direct the Public Works Director to periodically report back to the Board of Supervisors on the progress of the project.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

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


1.                   Tabulation of Ballots--Elections of All Property Owners Within County Service Area No. 4 to Consider Increasing a Special Assessment to Fund Fire Protection And Prevention (Trinidad Area)

ACTION: Tabulate ballots, and take other appropriate action.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

October 14, 2003

Vacation of Portion of 11th Street in Fieldbrook

October 21, 2003

HJK Enterprises Agricultural Preserve/Notice of Merger/Zone Reclassification

Palo Verde Volunteer Fire Department Subdivision/Use Permit/Zone Reclassification



There are no Board meetings on:

November 11, 2003
November 25, 2003
December 23, 2003
December 30, 2003


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