9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Edward Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church of Eureka


1.                   North Coast Railroad Authority's Environmental Impact Statement on the Use of Herbicides/Pesticides Along the Railroad Right of Way (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Request that public comment period be extended to Feb. 16, 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Regarding Execution of a Grant with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-11

2.                   Letter of Support for Honeydew Volunteer Fire Company to Apply for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) License (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to send letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 11, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

4.                   California Tobacco Settlement Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute documents and adopt Resolution No. 2000-12.

District Attorney

5.                   Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Program Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-13 for accepting grant funding.

Employment Training

6.                   Creation and Development of an Interactive Web Site for the Job Market

RECOMMENDATION: Approve service agreement with Interactive Inc.

7.                   Contract to Provide Basic Education Services to CalWORKs Recipients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cost-reimbursement subagreement with Eureka Adult School

Library Services

8.                   Contract with Humboldt Literacy Project for Basic Adult Literacy Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

Mental Health

9.                   Amendment to Combined Three-Year NNA/Drug Medi-Cal Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign amendment.

10.               Contract for Provision of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Humboldt Women for Shelter.

11.               Temporary Pay Increase for Kathryn Lee Medical Office Assistant II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until Administrative Secretary position is filled.


12.               Request to Purchase Folding Tables for Juvenile Hall ($2,400)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

13.               Establishment of New Expenditure Account for Budget Unit #440 Program Planning and Support

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations.

14.               Agreements with Office of Traffic Safety and California Department of Forestry

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements, MOU and adopt supplemental budget.


15.               Request to Purchase a Laser Jet 4050 Printer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

16.               Supplemental Budget ($8,000) for Special Circumstances Budget Unit 512

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Administration of Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Social Services.

18.               Welfare-to-work Car Loan Program--CalWORKs Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with Humboldt Bank (Eureka)

Supplemental Item Board of Supervisors

19.               Foreign Trade Zone (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the Eureka City Council.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Leonard J. Schaal Supervising Auditor-Appraiser (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Commend Mr. Schaal for 40 years of service to the County Assessor's Office.

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)

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Oral Report from Supervisor John Woolley on Regional Council of Rural Counties

RECOMMENDATION: Take no action at this time on concept of joining said council.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Qualitative Data as to Benefits of Concept of Humboldt County Human Rights Commissioners Attending Demonstrations as PeaceKeepers or Neutral Observers

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 21, 2000.

County Counsel

5.                   Legal Opinion on Concept of Humboldt County Human Rights Commissioners Attending Demonstrations as PeaceKeepers or Neutral Observers

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 21, 2000.

Supplemental Item Treasurer Tax Collector

6.                   Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data--Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file disclosure document form.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports and take appropriate action (if required)

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

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in the County (No Action Required)


Time Certain 1 10:00 AM Board of Supervisors

1.                   Fall 1999 Megram Fire in the Hoopa-Willow Creek Area; Report from Jeff Bryant Registered Professional Forester on The Consequences of the No-Action Alternative (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to the Forestry Review Committee for information.

Time Certain 210:30 AM Board of Supervisors

2.                   Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendations on Page IV of report and adopt Resolution No. 2000-14 declaring a state of emergency requiring a needle-exchange program.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

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.                   Chris Jensen voiced concerns regarding his beliefs that the County had spent excessive funds in acquiring the house at 2910 H Street in Eureka for the Healthy Moms Program and he alleged that he had been prevaricated to by County staff as to the length of time temporary buildings would be in place at the Clark Complex (Harris and H Streets in Eureka).Deborah Lake thanked the Board for acquiring a grant to maintain year-round, 24 hour per day, seven days per week staffing at the Weott Fire Station.


Code Enforcement Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Pauline and Shirley Clark; Parcel No. 15-094-31; Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Confirm the Findings and Order Confirming Account and Assessment.

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.