9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Pastor Charles T. Smith of the First United Methodist Church


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.                   Lease Agreement for the Operation of the Courthouse Snack Bar

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Beverly Albert and June Fewell.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Quota International of Eureka's Quotarian of the Year and Person of Achievement (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt certificates for Dotty Maxwell and Nyle Henderson.

3.                   Honoring Les and Mid Westfall Republicans of the Year (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolutions presented on February 16, 2000.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February8, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 15, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Payment to Settle the Fixture Claim from James and Dora Kaliamos

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a new line item and transfer $27,606 from Contingencies.

County Counsel

7.                   Amending Chapter 10 of Division 2 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Emergency Organization and Functions of Humboldt County Disaster Council

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading, and schedule for adoption.

District Attorney

8.                   Allocate One Legal Office Assistant Position and Deallocate Two Office Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

Mental Health

9.                   Contract with Linda Lowe, MFT, Community-Based Specialty Mental Health Provider

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for managed mental health care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

10.               Extension of Temporary Increase in Pay for Supervising Mental Health Clinician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of temporary increase in pay for Jovonne Price.

Public Health

11.               Conference and Supplemental Budget; Clinic Services, Budget Unit 422

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a conference, Humboldt STD-Chlamydia Training and Community Forum at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and approve supplemental budget of $2,500.

12.               Request for Supplemental Budget and Purchase of New Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for HIV Testing Alternate Test Site.

13.               Allocation of Senior Fiscal Assistant Position in Business & Accounting Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

14.               Request for FTE Changes in Budget Unit 406, 411 and 432

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

15.               Agreement with County Medical Services Program Governing Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program funds.

Public Works

16.               Additions and Extensions to the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-24.

17.               Agreement with Hoopa Valley Tribal Council for Vehicle Repair Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

18.               Storm Damage Repairs to Jacoby Creek Road (C4K230) P.M. 1.20, Project #960503

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Figas Construction.

19.               Supplemental Budget--Funding for the Van Duzen Park Bank Stabilization Project

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $19,500.

20.               Storm Damage Repairs to Maple Creek Road (F3C010) P.M. 11.75, Project #980024

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Danielson Construction.


21.               Service, Repairs and Maintenance for Hand-Held Portable Radios and Related Radio Equipment Used in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve maintenance contract with Masterson Communications, Inc.

Social Services

22.               Disallocate Social Worker IV A/B Position and Allocate Two Vocational Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel actions.

23.               Reallocate Positions in Budget Unit 511 from 37-1/2 Hours to 40-hours Per Week

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation of positions.

Supplemental Item--Public Health

24.               Notification of Submittal of Application to California Integrated Waste Management (CIWMB) Board for Grant to Assist with Diversion of Waste from Louisiana Pacific

RECOMMENDATION: Acknowledge that receipt of grant funding, if awarded, will require adoption of resolution authorizing Environmental Health to enter into contract with CIWMB.


1.                   Proclamation declaring February 20-26, 2000 as Lose the Chew Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as required (if necessary)

Employment Training

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

RECOMMENDATION: Establish WIB and appoint members, certify that WIB meets mandatory composition and direct County Counsel to prepare resolution for responsibilities of WIB.

4.                   Strategic Five-Year Local Workforce Investment Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign said plan as amended.

Public Health

5.                   Transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B & C Through Contaminated Needles

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency for a two-week period.Direct County Counsel to report to Board on February 29, 2000 on how to address extension or termination of a local state of emergency when the Board of Supervisors is in recess for over a two week period.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

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

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (None)


Time Certain 110:00 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proposition 21--Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act(Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Take position in opposition to Proposition 21.

2.                   Proposition 22--The Limit on Marriage Initiative (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-25 opposing Proposition 22.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   COST RECOVERY ASSESSMENT HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Community Assistance Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Michael and Susan Speckman; Parcel No. 81-042-20Y

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

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers for Month of January 2000

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of January 2000.

L.                   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.