Humboldt County Supervisors to consider budget for new emergency notification system

EUREKA – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will vote to accept funds to continue a program that provides housing assistance for homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and the Sheriff’s Office may be getting new needed equipment.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering $39,000 in grants for Project HART – the HIV/AIDS Rehousing Team.

The program takes people from the streets living with HIV/AIDS and places them in apartments, in an effort to decrease transmissions and burden on the health care system.

This grant would allow the project to add four beds, nearly doubling their capacity.

Also on the agenda, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting a $17,000 supplemental budget adjustment for a new county wide emergency notification system, which would provide residents with direct updates through messages, texts and emails.

Supervisors will are also scheduled to approve a supplement budget adjustment for a new Sno-Cat all-terrain rescue vehicle.

A new Sno-Cat would help during rescues in the mountains over the winter months.

Community organizations have also donated to this cause.

The meeting starts Tuesday morning at 9 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the Humboldt County Court House.