TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2000

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Jerry Fox, United Methodist Church, Arcata


1.                   Comments on the Sale with PG&E's Hydropower Assets: Particularly the Potter Valley Project Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Authorized Chair to sign letter of response for hearing on June 1, 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.                   Reallocation of Sr. Data Entry Operator to System Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation of Sr. Data Entry Operator position (salary range 220, class 0194, position 001) in budget unit 118 to Systems Administrator (salary range 244, class 0120) effective the beginning of the biweekly pay period following approval.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution for Bridgeville Community Yard Sale on June 10, 2000 and declaring August 19, 2000 as "Bridge Fest Day" (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and send copy to Cal Trans.

3.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use(Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until June 6, 2000 allowing Public Health to continue a needle exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of May 9, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Grand Jury Transfer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,000.00 from General Fund Contingencies to supplement the Grand Jury budget for FY 1999-2000; and direct that in FY 2000-2001 County funds are restricted to a one-time per year publication of the Grand Jury Report and responses.

Coroner-Public Administrator

6.                   Request for Transfer from Contingencies to Cover Fund Shortage in Coroner's Account 2-118, Professional & Special Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

County Counsel

7.                   Supplemental Budget for Purchase of New Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Line Item 1100-121-8-066 (Computer Equipment) and approve transfer of $7,000.00 to that account.Approve purchase of four (4) new computers.

Environmental Health

8.                   Accelerated Step Increase- Judi Fox -Hazardous Materials Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve acceleration from Step B to Step C (Salary Range 281, Class 536, Position 1) effective beginning of biweekly pay period following approval.

9.                   Approval of Submittal of Funding Request to California Department of Conservation for Funding from Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report and adopt Resolution No. 2000-47.

Mental Health

10.               Temporary Pay Increase Per Section 7 of the Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in compensation for Donna Fletcher, Crisis Specialist of 10 salary ranges retroactive to April 10, 2000 and continuing until such time as the Supervising Psychiatric Nurse position has been filled or until August 5, 2000 whichever comes first.


11.               Revised Class Description for County Librarian

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised class description.

Public Health

12.               Change in Workweek from 37.5 Hours to 40 Hours for Various Classes in Health Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Closing of Program, Budget Adjustment and Disallocation of Vacant Positions, BU 3427, RIT, Fund 1175, Public Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

14.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for J. Ruyle

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of hours by 200 hours to a maximum of 1,160 hours for FY 1999-2000.

15.               Advanced Step for Mary Carolyn LaFleur, Fiscal Assistant I/II - Landfill

RECOMMENDATION: Direct payroll and personnel to establish Mary Carolyn LaFleur Fiscal Assistant I/II-Landfill, Job Class 277, Range 191 at the C Step retroactive to April 4, 2000.


16.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100-274 in the Amount of $12,260.00 to Cover a Payment to the California Department of Transportation for Assistance Provided to the County during the Megram Fire declared Emergency

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Supplemental Budget request.

Social Services

17.               Adoption of New Employee Classes into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt new classes into the Classification Plan.


1.                   Proclamation for May 2000 as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Resolution Commending Chester Pitman (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: No action needed.

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: No action needed.


3.                   Ordinance Amending Sections 545-7 and 545-10 of Chapter 5, Division 4, of Title V of the Humboldt County Code relating to the Regulation of Domestic Animals (Other than Dogs)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduced by title and waive the first reading of the Ordinance; set for adoption on June 6, 2000.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Heard reports.

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: No action needed.


Board of Supervisors9:30 A.M.

1.                   California Department of Forestry Quarterly Report on Amador Project "Traffic Safety and Rescue Pilot Project" (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Heard presentation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

RECOMMENDATION: No action needed.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Continued until May 31, 2000 at 10:00 A.M.

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

RECOMMENDATION: No action needed.

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.                   Sylvia Jutila, American Cancer Society, and various members of the public expressed concerns and suggested used of the Tobacco Funds.Kay Strickland, Committee member of citizens for Port Development, discussed costs and importance of restoration of rail service between South Fork and Samoa (provided handout)


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County vs. John and Kay Gabriel; AP #3313-063-020

RECOMMENDATION: Confirm findings and order confirming account and assessment.

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.