9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Youth Pastor Scott Pennington of the Grace Baptist 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to Gov. Davis in support of appointment of Ben Shepard to said Board.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 5, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

3.                   Appointment of Richard Hanger to the County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Richard Hanger as a Fifth District representative.

4.                   Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Gladys Strope, Paula Levine, Marianne Pennekamp, Lena Nicolson and Sara Turner with terms to expire on January 26, 2002.

Employment Training

5.                   Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative (Option 9) Project Solicitations

RECOMMENDATION: Forward proposals to State Community Economic Revitalization Team.


6.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Legal Office Assistant Pam Cone

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

7.                   Agreement with the Criminal Justice Research Foundation for the Preparation of the Juvenile Accountability Challenge 2 Planning Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

Public Health

8.                   Request to Purchase Communications Equipment and Carpet ($24,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Allocation of Office Assistant I/II and Supplemental Budget of $11,952

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

10.               Revenue Adjustment to Public Health Administration Budget Unit for Decrease in State Public Health Subvention Funds ($11,775)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revenue adjustment.

11.               Establishment of New Revenue Accounts and Supplemental Budget ($9,362) to Offset PERS Adjustments for Various Health Department Budget Units for FY 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

12.               Establishment of fixed asset expenditure accounts and the purchase of computers, a camera and a printer in the amount of $50,150 for various Health Department budget units for FY 1998/99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

13.               Establishment of fixed asset expenditure accounts and the purchase of two computers and two printers in the amount of $8,000 for BU#403, Business and Accounting Services, for FY 1998/99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Public Works

14.               Increase of Road Maintenance Division's Budget to Reflect Additional Costs for Work Performed Per Agreements with Humboldt Community Services and City of Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $31,000.

15.               Designation of Applicant Agent's Resolution for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Office of Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and approve the Designation of Applicants Agent Resolution.

16.               Percentage of Ownership of the Alex Brizard Surveys

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the final donation of ownership in the Alex Brizard survey maps.

17.               Ordinance Amending Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title IV of Humboldt County Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2186 relating to parking in McKinleyville.


18.               Memorandum of Understanding with State Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Relating to Oil-Spill-Incident Command & Management

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

19.               Request to Establish New Revenue Account ($31,500) and to Increase Existing Line Item Account in Sheriff's Jail Budget 243 for the Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction Planning Grant Funds Awarded by the California Board of Corrections

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

20.               Resolution Establishing the Oversight Committee for Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-12.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

21.               Legal Counsel Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Hawkins, Delafield and Wood in connection with the drafting and finalization of the annual report on the County's financial position.

Supplemental Item--Board of Supervisors

22.               Senate Budget Committee Hearing--State Local Fiscal Relationships; Placerville January 25, 1999 (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Dixon to represent Humboldt Co. at said Hearing on January 25, 1999 in Placerville and approve necessary out-of-County travel.

D.                  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.                   Airport Safety--Deer Depredation Permits

RECOMMENDATION: Request that the Eureka office of the State Department of Fish and Game issue said permits to the County Aviation Division for deer, which have become safety hazards on airport runways and taxiways.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment to the Big Lagoon Subdivision Design Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Barbara Olsson.

5.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission--District Three

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Erich Franz Schimps.


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

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


9:05 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Status Report on the North Coast Railroad Authority (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send a letter to Railways, Inc. thanking them for their support of the railroad.Directed that anything pertaining to the enhancement or improvement of the railroad be added to the County's legislative platform.

10:00 A.M. District Attorney (Family Support)

2.                   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: Adopt Findings of Fact, and enter into negotiations with Humboldt Bank.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (None)

H.                  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.


I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Proposed Jail Booking Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 2, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

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.