9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Rick McRostie of the First Covenant Church of Eureka


1.                   Consumers' Energy and Environmental Security Act (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-26 in support of AB 1956 (Keeley)

2.                   Proposed Actions to be Considered by North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) on March 24, 2000 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign a letter to NCRA recommending that Board take no action that deviates from its approved five-year plan and indicating our Board's support for the improved Project which is the Proposed Action in the Environmental Assessment.

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.                   Operation of Welcome Center in Arcata During Fiscal Year 1999-2000 ($5,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

2.                   Marketing and Exhibiting of Humboldt County Exhibit in Sacramento ($8,400)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Humboldt Arts Council for FY 1999-2000.

Agricultural Commissioner

3.                   Supplemental Budget for Pesticide Enforcement ($1,600)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

4.                   Assembly Bill 1786 (Maddox)--New Holding Requirements for Impounded Animals

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of March 28, 2000.


5.                   Temporary Pay Increases for Senior Fiscal Assistants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increases for Pat LaCasse and Letitia Bailey.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Letter of Support of the Arcata Endeavor/Arcata Service Center (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support.

7.                   Letters of Support of Senate Bill 1764--Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Parity Bill (Chesbro) (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send support letter to each state senator on the Insurance Committee.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Humboldt County Fair Association Operating Budget for 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve operating budget.

9.                   Roster for Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Make recommended corrections to said roster.

10.               Appointment to the Briceland Community Services District's Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment of Linda Feretto

11.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 22, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

12.               Creation of Fund for Administration of $500,000 CDBG Microenterprise Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Create Fund No. 3930

13.               Transfer of $6,000 to Economic Development Division Extra-Help Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer of $6,000 from Pacific Bell Foundation Grant Trust Fund.

14.               USDA Rural Development Joint Grant Application with Arcata Economic Development Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify CDS' submittal of Rural Business Enterprise grant application.

County Counsel

15.               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: Adopt Ordinance No. 2203

Employment Training

16.               Allocation of Labor Market Information Specialist Position in Budget Unit 598

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Library Services

17.               Memorandum of Understanding--McKinleyville Branch Library Future Expansion

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with the McKinleyville Community Services District

18.               Supplemental Budget of $36,978 (Library Donations)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

19.               Request to Apply for a $20,000 Grant to Replace Library Delivery Van

RECOMMENDATION: Approve grant application to the McLean Foundation of Fortuna.

Mental Health

20.               Providing Evaluation Services for Mentally-Disordered Persons

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-27.

21.               Contract for Managed Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Robert Micks, Ph.D., LCSW

22.               Transfer of One-Time Allocation to California Institute for Mental Health ($50,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

23.               Appointment of Jim Snow to the Mental Health Board (Family of Consumer)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on March 21, 2003.


24.               Temporary Pay Increase for Annie McQuaid, Juvenile Corrections Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increase.

25.               Request to Establish Daily Bed Rate for Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Establish daily bed rate of $78.03 per day.

Public Health

26.               Supplemental Budget for Early Intervention Program ($17,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

27.               Increase .2 FTE Health Education Specialist I/II in Budget Unit 407 to .8 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase.

28.               Supplemental Budget for the CMSP Wellness and Prevention Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

29.               Resolution of Support for Application to Receive State Funding for Costs Related to Operation of Humboldt County's Used Oil Recycling Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-28.

30.               Agreement for Tuberculosis Patient Referral Under Legal Orders of Detention

RECOMMENDATION: Approve inter-region cooperation agreement with Los Angeles County.

31.               Use of Cordilleras Mental Health Center for Non-Adherent TB Patients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with San Mateo County.

32.               Contract for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program ($72,962)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with North Coast Substance Abuse Council.

33.               Contract for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program ($7,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Alcohol and Drug Care Services.

34.               Contract for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program ($7,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Humboldt Recovery Center.

35.               Contract for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program ($20,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Probation Department for Juvenile Drug Court.

36.               Contract for Wellness and Prevention Grant Program ($7,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Mobile Medical Unit.

Public Works

37.               Temporary Pay Increase for Greg Melanson, Senior Engineering Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary pay increase.

38.               Cypress Hills Subdivision, Phase 2; APN 508-052-63; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

39.               Construction of Bear Canyon Bridge Replacement on Bear Canyon Road Project No. BRLO-5904; Contract No. 940129

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on April 18, 2000.

40.               Lease Agreement for Storage Space at the Arcata/Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Murphy's Market.

41.               Garberville Airport Improvements and Roadway Realignment of Old Briceland Road

RECOMMENDATION: Award project to John N. Petersen of Eureka.

42.               Storm Damage Repair Project on Mountain View Road, County Road No. 6H010

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Easement Deed executed by Sandra E. Klingel.

43.               Business Logo Signage Approval--Airport Road Exit, Highway 101, North and South

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to CalTrans requesting said approval.

44.               Storm Damage Repair Project on Maple Creek Road, County Road Number F5L100, at Post Mile 14.20, Maple Creek Ranch

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Easement Deed executed by Maple Creek Ranch ($372)


45.               Reverse Supplemental Budget in Budget Unit 229, Boat Safety Program ($74,441)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reverse supplemental budget.

46.               Purchase of Replacement Telephone System for the Sheriff's Hoopa Station

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,528)

Social Services

47.               Request to Disallocate Staff Services Manager I and Allocate Program Manager II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

48.               Supplemental Budget for Special Circumstances Program ($24,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

49.               Contract with Harmony Research Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract for providing a report of names and addresses for parties of interest for the public auction parcels.

50.               Resolution Approving Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-29


1.                   Proclamations Professional Social Work Month and Social Worker Appreciation Month (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation March 2000 as Women's History Month "An Extraordinary Century for Women--Now, Imagine the Future"(Supervisor Neely)

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)

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointments to the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint John Frederick as a Fifth District representative and reschedule the remaining appointments for the meeting of March 28, 2000.


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 19:15 A.M. Supervisor Bonnie Neely

1.                   Visit by the U.S.S. Stephen during the Jazz Festival

RECOMMENDATION: Hear Presentation from U.S. Navy representative.

Time Certain 29:30 A.M. County Administrative Office

2.                   Human Rights Commissioners Attending Demonstrations as Neutral Observers

RECOMMENDATION: Direct the development of a neutral observer program.

Time Certain 310:00 A.M. Supervisor Bonnie Neely

3.                   Report on First Workforce Investment Board meeting and Additional Appointments

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Supervisor Neely and Margaret Gainer as regular members and appoint Supervisor Woolley as an alternate member.Support emergency funding for summer youth employment under the Workforce Investment Act.

Time Certain 410:15 A.M. Supervisor Dixon

4.                   Gas Prices

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of invitation to Attorney General Lockyer and Energy Commission Chair Keese.

Time Certain 5 11:00 A.M. County Administrative Office

5.                   City of Arcata Request for Soil Remediation at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Give conditional approval to the request that would lead to the City of Arcata filing an application for a conditional use permit with the Humboldt County Department of Community Development Services (with the Humboldt County Division of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration being on the list of referral agencies).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session(None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review County's Position and Instruct its Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees(No Final Action)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section (None)

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

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.                   Ed Fitzgerald, Senior Appraiser at the County Assessor's Office, spoke in opposition to the Conflict of Interest Code adopted by the Board on February 8, 2000, which requires him to file the Fair Political Practices Commission's Form 700.He encouraged the Board to protect the County employees' privacy, reconsider the positions affected and require the Personnel Department to list the Form 700 filing requirement on job announcements.Kaye Strickland, speaking partly as the Chair for the Citizens for Port Development, asked the Board to send letters individually and as a Board to State Senator Chesbro in support of the railroad.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Appeal of County Planning Commission Denial of Application Nos. CDP-98-47 and SP-98-49; File No. APN 305-131-16; King Salmon Area; James M. Hoff Applicant/Appellant

RECOMMENDATION: Grant appeal as conditioned.Adopt findings of approval on March 28, 2000.

2.                   2000 State of California Housing and Community Development Block Grant General Allocation Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Select Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program to be submitted in the 2000 application and adopt 2000 Program Reuse Plan.

Public Works

3.                   Contract Extensions with City Garbage Company of Eureka for the Unincorporated Area Collection Franchises in Blue Lake/Fieldbrook, Garberville, and Holmes/Redcrest and an Amendment to the Franchise in Unincorporated Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Make a finding based on substantial evidence in the record, that the proposed ten-year extensions to the agreements are required for the public health, safety, and well being.Approve amendment to the franchise agreements with City Garbage Company of Eureka, extending existing agreements as recommended and amending the Eureka-area agreement to allow minor property-related cost increases to be included in future rate adjustments.

K.                  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.