9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Larry McCain of the Arcata Trinity Baptist Church


1.                   Appointments to the Riverside Community Services District (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint John Michel, Ernest Boynton and Dane Cowan to said Board.

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.

Administrative Services (CAO)

1.                   Services to the Humboldt County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report, approve agreement with RCAA and approve supplemental budget.

Agriculture Commissioner

2.                   Funding for High-Risk Pest Inspection Services (Not to exceed $32,077.55)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Dixon to attend during March 3-7, 2000.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 14, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

5.                   Complete Count Committee (For the 2000 Census) General Plan & Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plan and adopt Resolution No. 2000-7 supporting submittal of grant application for federal monies to facilitate creation and administration for Census 2000.

6.                   Sublease Agreement for Office of Economic Development

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sublease with Redwood Regional Economic Development Commission.

District Attorney

7.                   Child Abuse Services Team Supplemental Budget of $17,725

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in order to receive grant funding from National Children's Alliance.

Employment Training

8.                   Program Year 1999-2000 30%/8% Cooperative Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Education.

Library Services

9.                   Acceptance of Gates Library Initiative Grant ($139,047)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement with Gates Learning Foundation.

10.               Maintenance Agreement with Geac Computers Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Public Health

11.               Changes in FTEs for Business and Accounting Services Budget Unit 403

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes.

12.               FTE Addition in budget Unit 460 Maternal and Child Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve addition and supplemental budget of $23,244.

Public Works

13.               Renovating and Remodeling the Existing Juvenile Hall

RECOMMENDATION: Approve architectural agreement with LRS Architects Inc.


14.               Applicant's Agent Resolution and Project Application for Federal Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign said designation of applicant's agent resolution.


1.                   Commendation for Leonard J. Schaal Supervising Auditor-Appraiser

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 25, 2000.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)


1.                   Requests for or reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box Retail Development in the County (No action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6.Review the County's Position and instructing its designated representatives with respect to various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM-- Public Employee Appointment or Employment.Title:Administrative Secretary of the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Govt. Code Sects. 54957 and 54954.5 (Appoint Joseph Millwood)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 AM(NONE)

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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Gabriel; Assessor's Parcel No. 303-063-20; Walnut Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 18, 2000.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of Determination to Require Environmental Review Vroman Lot Line Adjustment Application; Perrot Ranch AP 308-216-09; Cases LLA-14-95 and CDP 77-95; Loleta

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-8 affirming Director's determination and denying appeal.

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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.