9:00 AM


A.                  OFF-AGENDA ITEM

1.                   Intervention in Public Utilities Commission Proceeding on Application No. 99-09-053 of PG&E to Market Value Hydroelectric Generating Plants and Related Assets

RECOMMENDATION: (Authorize County Counsel to file motion to intervene in said application pursuant to Public Utilities Code Sections 367(b) and 851.Authorize contract with Power Economics to aid in preparation and presentation of testimony in said application to separate Potter Valley Project from other hydroelectric projects bundled together for auction in this application.Appropriate $6,000 from General Fund Contingency to Finance contract with Power Economics.)

B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Douglas Thompson of the Christ Episcopal Church of Eureka

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.                   Elections Supplemental Budget ($130,955)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


2.                   Special District Audit Requirements

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt policy that Humboldt county special districts having less than $40,000 per year in revenues may, upon unanimous approval of district's board and Board of Supervisors, elect to schedule their district audits on a 5-year interval in accordance with Government Code Section 26909(f).Adopt policy that said districts, regardless of revenues, may upon unanimous approval of district's board and the Board of Supervisors adopt a biennial audit schedule in accordance with Government Code Section 26909(f).

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Request from Arcata-Mad River Ambulance Inc. for an Increase in Rates Charged for Ambulance Services Within Zone No. 1

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request to the Public Health Department for recommendation.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 1, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Funding for an Audit of the Distribution of Court Fines and Forfeitures

RECOMMENDATION: Fund audit by transferring $6,500 from General Fund Contingencies.

6.                   Grand Jury Request for Increased Per Diem Allowance

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to February 29, 2000.

District Attorney--Child Support Enforcement Division

7.                   Purchase of a Vehicle for the Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase by transferring $7,000 from CSED Contingency Fund.

8.                   Update of the CSED's Computer Network

RECOMMENDATION: Approve update by transferring $159,000 from CSED Contingency Fund.

Mental Health

9.                   Repayment to State Department of Mental Health for Initial Cost Report Settlement

RECOMMENDATION: Repay by transferring $69,352 from Mental Health Contingency Fund.

10.               Adoption of Departmental Information Systems Manager and Reallocation of Departmental Systems Analyst to Departmental Information Systems Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

11.               Approval for Disproportionate Share Program Supplemental Budget ($150,818)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


12.               Agreement for Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Exams

RECOMMENDATION: Approve test use agreement with P.O.S.T. in Sacramento.


13.               Extra-Help Extensions for Various Juvenile Corrections Officers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extensions.

14.               Disallocate a Senior Probation Officer and Allocate a Senior Probation Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel allocation changes.

Public Health

15.               Change in Personnel Allocations for Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change in personnel allocations.

16.               Allocation of Full-Time Milk Laboratory Technician for Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

17.               Disallocation of All Positions in Maternal and Child Health Program and the Reallocation of All Existing Positions into the Appropriate Budget Units

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

18.               Increase in Compensation for Willis Knapp, Department Information Systems Tech

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase through March 18, 2000.

Public Works

19.               County Counsel and County Recorder Office Remodel

RECOMMENDATION: Approve architectural agreement with Martha Jain.

20.               Supplemental Budget ($70,313) for the Big Lagoon House Removal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

21.               Eckart Subdivision Final Map; File APN 510-091-24, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Subdivision map for recordation.

22.               Stodder Subdivision Final Map; File APN 510-091-56, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

23.               Aniline & Bell Avigation Easement APN 511-061-08, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept avigation easement for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

24.               Acceptance of Easement Deed and Summary Vacation of a One-Foot Non-Vehicular Access Strip; Shelter Cove Subdivision

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed, and adopt Resolution No. 2000-19.

25.               Rohnerville Airport--Clear Zone Property Purchase

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

26.               Acceptance of Easement Deed and Summary Vacation of a Portion of a County Public Service Easement--Cypress Hills Subdivision, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept easement deed and adopt Resolution No. 2000-20.

27.               Summary Vacation of a Portion of Bryan Road, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Approve summary vacation by adopting Resolution No. 2000-21.

28.               Quitclaim Deed to Humboldt Community Services District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve quitclaim deed.

29.               Structural Modifications to Prairie Creek Bridge and Canyon Creek Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to Kernen Construction.

30.               Storm Damage Repairs to Mattole Road; Project No. 980022

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Danielson Construction.


31.               Production of the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Program Appraisal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding with Humboldt State University Foundation, Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education.

32.               License Agreement for Lease of Storage Space to County Drug Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement.

Social Services

33.               Agreement with Census Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Conditions for Donations of Services and Space.

34.               Allocation of Deputy Director Social Services Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.


1.                   Declaring National Engineers Week in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of February 20, 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.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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

3.                   Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)


Time Certain 19:15 A.M. County Administrative Office

1.                   Animal Control

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to formalize partnership with as many cities as are interested through MOU.Direct staff to work with Eureka and Arcata to take necessary steps to locate site, obtain permits and report staff to work with Eureka and Arcata to take necessary steps to locate site, obtain permits and report back to Board as appropriate.Direct staff to work with Sequoia Humane Society on interim solution.

Time Certain 29:30 A.M. Employment Training Department

2.                   Appointment of Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Members

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of February 22, 2000.

Time Certain 310:00 A.M. Board of Supervisors

3.                   Proposition 13:The Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-22 in support of said proposition.

4.                   Proposition 12: The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air and Coastal Protection Bond of 2000 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-23 in support of said proposition.

Time Certain 410:45 A.M. Board of Supervisors

5.                   Area Agency on Aging Mid-Year Report of Activities (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 28, 2000 at 10:30 a.m.

Time Certain 511:00 A.M. Board of Supervisors

6.                   Update on Activities of the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Dave Ripple, Dan Opalach and Max Bridges.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (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.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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.