9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor John McDonald, Jr. of the Full Gospel Tabernacle


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 Office (CAO)

1.                   Transfer of $20,250 from General Fund Contingencies to Fund an Operational Audit of the Humboldt County Jail as Outlined in the Proposal Submitted by Harvey M. Rose Accountancy Corporation

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 9, 1999.


2.                   Purchase of Computer Hardware and Software Necessary to Collect and Transmit Pest Exclusion Data Directly to the State Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,500.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Approving Humboldt Arts Council's Execution of the 1999-2000 State-Local Partnership Program Grant Contract with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

4.                   Appointment of Joe C. Rice to the Humboldt Planning Commission (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Reappointments to the Petrolia Cemetery District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Ed Etter and Ben Walker (terms to expire on May 22, 2002).

6.                   Reappointment of Allen Ehlers to the McKinleyville Area Fund Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda (Mr. Ehlers has declined reappointment),

7.                   Reappointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint T. Harkins, J. Humble and C. Lopez to three year terms.

8.                   Reappointments to the Fortuna Cemetery District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint David Ansley and Robert Olsen to four year terms.

9.                   Appointment of First District Representative to Fish & Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Gordon L. Holt with term to expire on June 30, 2002.

10.               Approval of the Humboldt County Fair Association's 1999 Operating Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Board Chair and the County Clerk to sign said budget.

11.               Reappointments to the Resource Conservation District Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Jim Cook, James Renner, W. Otis Skaggs, John M. Vevoda and William E. Weaver with terms to expire on November 29, 2002.

12.               Appointment of Third District Member to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Harry Vaughn with term to expire on June 30, 2002.

District Attorney Family Support

13.               Lease Agreement for a Double-Car Garage at 324 First Street in Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Professional Property Management Co.

14.               Findings of Fact Concerning the Selection of the Final Proposer and Entering into Lease Negotiations with Humboldt Bank for a New Building for the Family Support Division

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of January 19, 1999 at 10 o'clock a.m.

Employment Training

15.               Supplemental Budget of $1,500 for Purchase of a Lateral File Cabinet

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Library Services

16.               Contract with the Humboldt Literacy Project for Basic Adult Literacy Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign said contract.

Mental Health

17.               Provision of Patients' Rights Advocacy Services--Fiscal Years 1998 through 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Samantha Everett.

18.               Performance Contract and Related Assurance of Compliance--Fiscal Year 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve execution of said documents with State Dept. of Mental Health.

19.               Purchase of Industrial Strength Shredder for $3,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

20.               Agreement with Laurin Berta for Registered Dietitian Consultant Services for Sempervirens

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Laurin Berta.


21.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Representation Unit 5

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 99-7 pertaining to the County Attorneys' Association.

22.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Representation Unit 7

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 99-8 pertaining to Law Enforcement Management.

23.               Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Units 1-4 (AFSCME), Providing for a Longevity Incentive Pay, Retirement Pickup and One-Year MOU Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to the MOU by adopting Resolution No. 99-9.


24.               Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (MAJJCC)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments and reappointments as listed in report.

25.               Supplemental Budget--Purchase of Computer for Legal Office Services Manager

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,670.

Public Health

26.               Service Agreement of $2,000 from Area on Agency to Fund Travel and Medical Supplies for Preventive Health Care for the Aging

RECOMMENDATION: Approve service agreement.

27.               Purchase of Computer for Hazardous Materials Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,403.

Public Works

28.               Request to Adopt a Disadvantaged Business Goal of Ten Percent for 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt request.

29.               Resolution for Correction of Deeds for Walford Avenue Right of Way

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-10.

30.               Addition to Motor Pool Vehicle Replacement Program for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the addition of two 3/4 ton, four-door trucks for $48,000.

31.               Amendment to the Agreement with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott for Pasturing Their Horses on Airport Property (Arcata-Eureka Airport)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment (changes description of the leased premises only).

32.               Contract for Architectural Services for the Courthouse Seismic Retrofit Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to contract with Matson Architect Inc. to include the work required for adding the fifth floor to the Courthouse.

33.               Reverse Supplemental Budget to Adjust Budget for Probation Regional Facility Project #443000 to Agree with June 30, 1998 Balances

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reverse supplemental budget.


34.               MOU Between Sheriff's Dept. and the Superior Court--Terms and Conditions by which Bailiff and Security Services shall be provided to the Court by the Sheriff

RECOMMENDATION: Review and receive information concerning MOU.

35.               Appropriation Transfer in Sheriff's Budget Unit 1100-241 in the Amount of $3,200 for the Purchase of a Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Social Services

36.               Temporary Increase in Pay for William Le Fils to Eligibility Supervisor Level

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase by a four/fifths vote.

37.               Agreement Permanency Planning Mediation Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Teamwork for Children.

Supplemental Item--Personnel

38.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing Salary Adjustments for Planner and Public Health Nursing Classifications and a Change in Working Hours for Public Health Nursing Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-11.

Supplemental Item--Board of Supervisors

39.               Proclamation Declaring January 18, 1999 as Martin Luther King Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Rich Brazil, Probation Department (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Proclamation declaring January 11-17, 1999 as Preteen Vaccine Week (Supervisor Dixon)

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)

3.                   County Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to prepare a resolution for formation of said Committee.

Mental Health

4.                   Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Blue Cross, Blue Shield and HealthNet

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign the MOU.

Public Health

5.                   Approval of Fundraising Efforts by North Coast Underwriter Association in Behalf of Healthy Moms BU#431 and Establishment of trust to receive donations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

6.                   Report on Public Health Department Spending Priorities for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Review and receive report.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Appointments to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Gerald L. Bronder and Larry Graebner as Fourth District representatives and continue Third District appointment to January 19, 1999.

8.                   Appointment of At-Large Member to the Humboldt County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Bruce Emad with term to expire on January 31, 2003.


1.                   Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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

G.                 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 (No Final Action Taken)

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

4.                   Anticipated Litigation--Conference with Legal Counsel.Significant Exposure to Litigation--Four Cases--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)(No Final Action Taken)

H.                  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.                   David Peltier spoke in opposition to his and his land partner, Mark Shaffer being denied two alternative-owner-builder permits on their property.Bob Martel of the Humboldt Watershed Council is concerned about incidents of violence that have occurred over the last 45 days.He suggested that a mediation council be formed.He requested that the Board schedule an agenda item to hear the Council's proposal.Bill Blazowtz, Sue Maloney, Jan Kraepelien and Earl Bootier informed the Board of violent events that have occurred recently in the Freshwater area.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County v. Grimsley; Assessor's Parcel No. 402-101-32Y

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 9, 1999.

2.                   County v. Davis; Assessor's Parcel No. 401-262-13

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists, and order property owner to abate by February 12, 1999.

3.                   County v. Hinshaw; Assessor's Parcel No. 312-151-08

RECOMMENDATION: Find that a public nuisance exists and order property owner to abate by March 1, 1999.

J.                   HUMAN SERVICES CABINET

1.                   Human Services Cabinet Quarterly Report--First Quarter of FY 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

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.