9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Youth Pastor Todd Maley of the First Covenant Church of Eureka


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.                   Resignation of Willard Foote from the Mental Health Board (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation and direct that vacancy be posted.

2.                   Request from North Coast Emergency Medical Services that the Board Endorse their Proposal to Replace Met-Net Radio Repeaters (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Resolution in Support of the North Coast Railroad Authority and Continued Rail Service Between Humboldt Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-13.

4.                   Two-Year Pilot Program for Funding the Amador Project at Weott California Department of Forestry Station (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Sponsor said project, submit grant application and direct the County's Economic Development Coordinator to be the liaison between County and Pilot Program.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 12, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 19, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Reappointment to the County Planning Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Jeff Smith as Fourth District representative.

District Attorney

8.                   Application for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies--U.S. Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign continuation Application for Federal Assistance.

Employment Training

9.                   Conflict of Interest Code for the Private Industry Council of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt said conflict of interest code.

10.               Conflict of Interest Code for the Employment Training Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and adopt said conflict of interest code.

Mental Health

11.               Allocation of New Positions for Children, Youth and Family Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of new positions.


12.               Change in County Employee Medical Plan Benefits

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to County of Humboldt Medical Plan.


13.               Application for Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-14 authorizing the Chief Probation Officer to apply for and execute the agreement for said funds.

Public Health

14.               Contract with State for Analysis of Shellfish Growing Areas and Meat Samples

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and associated supplemental budget of $5,580.

15.               Contract with State for Lowfat Eating for America Now (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and associated supplemental budget of $10,962.

Public Works

16.               Contract for the Design and Engineering of a Six-Unit T-Hangar Building

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Shutt-Moen Associates for Murray Field project.

Social Services

17.               Disallocation of Welfare Investigator Position and Allocation of Eligibility Worker III

RECOMMENDATION: Approve personnel allocation changes.

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)

Planning and Building

3.                   Planning Commission Letter Dated December 17, 1998 Concerning Marsh Road Access Limitations and Development Limitation Disclosure Options

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse Planning Director's approach for issuing a Planning Advisory to provide public disclosure of a development constraint that could affect one or more parcels or a particular geographic area when found appropriate by the Hearing officer.Direct the Planning Division to issue a Planning Advisory for parcels receiving primary access from Marsh Road and include this access constraint as a planning issue to be addressed through the next schedule amendment of the Humboldt Bay Area Plan.

Social Services

4.                   Requests to Establish CalWORKs Performance Incentive Revenue Account; Adopt a Supplemental Budget of $931,717; Receive a Report Regarding the State General Fund Incentive Dollars to be Spent by June 30, 1999, on CalWORKs Programs Providing Benefits to Recipients; Receive a Report on the Federal TANF Incentive Dollars to be Received in the Near Future; and Approve the First Amendment to the September 19, 1997, Memorandum of Understanding Between Social Services and Probation Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

5.                   Statement of Annual Financial Information and Operating Data--Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file disclosure document.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   1999 Board Appointments

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various boards and commissions for 1999.


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

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


10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update on the City of Eureka Forum Regarding Big Box Retail Development (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct there be a standing agenda item on the Board agenda pertaining to Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County. Approve concept of forming an ad hoc committee to study economic and other potential impacts of big box retail development in Humboldt County. Direct Supervisors Neely and Woolley to meet with the CAO for the purpose of developing a recommendation to the full Board on the composition of said ad hoc committee (to be considered at the meeting of February 2, 1999).

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

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

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