9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Bob Brazie of the Fortuna United Methodist Church


1.                   Agreement with the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council for Vehicle Repair Services

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

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

1.                   Request to Pay John Read Facility Maintenance Mechanic I/II at Step C

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by a four/fifths vote.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

RECOMMENDATION: Meet on February 29, 2000 and not meet on March 7, 2000.

3.                   Request to Establish a Contributions Line Item ($32,315) to Cover a Deficit Related to the Murrish Commercial Development in Redway

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


4.                   Increase Personnel by an Auditor-Accountant I/II and a Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel allocation increase.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Request to Establish an Extra-Help Line Item ($1,600) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 4, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Board and Commissions for 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments.

Community Development Services

8.                   Request for Fund Numbers for State Dept. of Trade and Commerce Job Creation Investment Fund Grant and College of the Redwoods Workforce Preparation Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for fund numbers.

Employment Training

9.                   Appointment of Public Assistance Member to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Phillip R. Crandall Director of Social Services


10.               Request for Adoption of Revised Internet Use Policy for Public Access

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Video Loan Policy and Minor's Application for Video Borrowing Privileges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve policy and application.

12.               Transfer of $42,000 from Library Contingency for Bookmobile Replacement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

13.               Grant of $10,108 from the State Library for Adult Literacy Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for accepting said grant.

Mental Health

14.               Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Judy DeGraff and Gail Nickerson to three-year terms.

15.               Supplemental Budget ($244,351) for Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

16.               Telephone Lease Agreement with Six Rivers National Bank ($16,359.84)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement.

17.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Medical Office Assistant/Mental Health Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Extend Aimee Thompson's hours to 1440 hours.


18.               Implementation of Internal Revenue Code Section 414(H)(2)

RECOMMENDATION: Implement said section by adopting Resolution No. 2000-9.

19.               Agreement with Area I Agency on Aging for Eldercare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and contingency transfer of $7,536.

20.               Amendment to Compensation Plan for Elected and Appointed County Officials Regarding Compensation for Added Workload/Staffing/Program Responsibilities

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-10 (Abstain: Supervisor Neely)

Public Health

21.               Funding for Chlamydia Prevention and Control Program ($9,978)

RECOMMENDATION: Accepting funding from the State Department of Health Services.

22.               Public Health Field Nursing Personnel Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised personnel allocations.

Public Works

23.               Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Goal of Ten Percent (10%) for 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt said goal of ten percent for Calendar Year 2000.


24.               Replacement of Printers and Computer Monitors in Sheriff's Civil Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve replacement by adopting supplemental budget ($11,295)

25.               Supplemental Budget ($1,000) for Equipment and Uniforms for SCOP Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol.

26.               Supplemental Budget ($1,700) for Transport Security Cage for Replacement Van

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

27.               Special Counsel for Drafting and Finalization of 1996 COP Annual Reports

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Hawkins, Delafield and Wood.


1.                   Recruitment Campaign--North Coast Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of support.

2.                   Proclamation for the week of January 17-23 as Preteen Vaccine Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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)

3.                   Request for Reconnaissance Study of Redwood Creek Levees

RECOMMENDATION: Request that Congressman Thompson work on securing funds for said study for possible modification of the Redwood Creek Levee Flood Control System.

Social Services

4.                   Assembly Bill 1682 In-Home Supportive Services Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   City of Eureka's Application to the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Establishment of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that any information regarding the FTZ be pursued and its benefits analyzed; Direct that joint grantee representation be pursued with a board that is multi-jurisdictional for the costs of administering and setting up an FTZ; Direct the review of zone boundaries and all possibilities on who the grantees will be; continue this item to the meeting of February 1, 2000.

6.                   Jail Operational Audit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Recommendation Nos. 1-6 as stated in submitted report, and direct the appropriate County staff to look at the costs of contracting out background checks as they pertain to the polygraph, medical and psychological components and report their findings back to the Board prior to Fiscal Year 2000 County budget hearings.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action)

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


Time Certain 19:30 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Slide Show Presentation on Redwood Creek (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: View slide show by Mark Anderson, Jim Able and Steve Horner.

Time Certain 210:30 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   Joining Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) (Supervisors Kirk and Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize John Woolley to go to next regular meeting in Sacramento.

Time Certain 310:45 AM Mental Health

3.                   Mental Health Board Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Time Certain 411:00 AM Social Services

4.                   General Relief (GR) Grant Levels

RECOMMENDATION: Found the Welfare & Institutions Code Section 17000.5 as it relates to adjustments in the General Relief standard of aid according to statutory increases (decreases or reductions in the maximum aid level of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) is discretionary on the part of the Board; Found that as the aforementioned adjustments are discretionary it may make all of the aforementioned increases, decreases, reductions or none of them; Direct that the maximum monthly General Relief allowance for a single individual effective Feb. 2000 shall be $294; Direct the maximum monthly General Relief allowance for a couple effective Feb. 2000 shall be $393; Direct the Dept. of Social Services to bring this matter before the Board annually regarding any statutory increases, decreases, or reductions in the maximum aid level of TANF that may affect the General Relief standard of aid for further direction; direct the Social Services staff to review the Housing issue, and report back to the Board with an analysis for a process.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a); Baker v. County of Humboldt Humboldt Co. Superior Court No. DR 980043

5.                   Conference with Legal; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a) Schiebert v. County of Humboldt Court of Appeal First Appellate Dist; Case No. A086965

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 AM

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.

1.                   Chairman Rodoni presented Supervisor Stan Dixon with a plaque in recognition of his being the Chairman of the Board in Calendar Year 1999.


Cost Recovery Assessment Hearing and Administrative Abatement Hearing

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Jeremiah McNally; Parcel No. 216-254-12, Alderpoint

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the findings and Order Confirming Account and Assessment.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Find that public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate within 90 days.


Community Development Services

1.                   Adoption of the 1999/2000 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 1999/2000 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

L.                   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.)

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