9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Matt McGill Director of the Eureka Rescue Mission


1.                   Adoption of Emergency Regulations by State Board of Forestry (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Motion to consider this as a non-agenda item failed (requires a 4/5 vote).

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.                   Services to the Humboldt County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency and approve supplemental budget of $1,720.

Administrative Services

2.                   Ordinance Amending Division 4 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Providing for Qualifications of the Office of Auditor of Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, and adopt same at a future Board meeting.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Support for Proposed Scenic Byway Project for Highway 96 (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council.

4.                   North Coastal Counties Supervisors Association Dues for 1998-99 ($850)

RECOMMENDATION: Pay dues by transferring $850 from the Contingency Fund.

5.                   Resignation from County Fish & Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of appreciation to Dennis McClelland.

6.                   Resolution Commending Patty Berg--Service to Area I Agency on Aging (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolution which was presented on January 30, 1999.

7.                   Letter of Support for City of Arcata's Grant Application to the California Coastal Conservancy for Developing a Wetlands Restoration Master Plan (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 26, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Appointment to Area I Developmental Disability Program Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Sue Prine with term to expire on June 30, 2001.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Gregory Moody with term to expire of June 30, 1999.

Employment Training

11.               Cost-Reimbursement Subagreement with Eureka Adult School

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subagreement (December 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999).

12.               Cost-Reimbursement with Eureka Adult School

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subagreement (April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999).

13.               Cost-Reimbursement with Northern Humboldt Union High School

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subagreement (December 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999).

Information Services

14.               Hiring Freeze for Budget Unit 118 Information Services Department

RECOMMENDATION: Remove the hiring freeze for Budget Unit 118.

Mental Health

15.               Consultation and Medication Services for Fiscal Years 1998-99 and 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve service contract with Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy.


16.               Request to Correct Personnel Allocations for Department 235

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

17.               Purchase of a Computer ($3,000) to Assist with STC Required Training

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Public Defender

18.               Reallocation of Office Assistant I/II Position to Legal Office Assistant I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

Public Health

19.               Disallocation of 1.0 Child Care Worker and Allocation of .8 Child Care Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation changes.

20.               Supplemental Budget and Revenue Adjustments for Budget 422 Adult Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and revenue adjustments.

21.               Contract and Supplemental Budget--Health & Safety 11550 Toxicology Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Department of Justice and approve a supplemental budget of $5,000.

22.               Supplemental Budget for Receiving Grant for the Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

23.               Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act Program Subcontracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with North Coast AIDS Project Redwoods Rural Health Center and Humboldt Open Door Clinic.

24.               Allocation of Medical Office Assistant I/II and Supplemental Budget of $5,019

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and supplemental budget.

25.               Request to Establish New Accounts and Transfer Funds ($922) from Women's Health Donation (Family Planning) Account to Women's Health (Family Planning)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

26.               Seelhoff Overflight Easement for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept said easement for Assessor's Parcel No. 509-240-06

27.               Structural Modifications to Price Creek Bridge and Bear River Bridge

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on March 9, 1999.


28.               Request for Reverse Supplemental Budget in Boat Safety Program ($79,812)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to adjust for a decrease in anticipated revenue.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring February 1999 Anemia Prevention Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proclamation.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Mickey Fleschner (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

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)

Employment Training

3.                   Appointment of Private Sector Members (4) to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Catherine Andrews, Andrea Lawrence, and Stephanie McCaleb to two-year terms and appoint Jeffrey A. Smoller.


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

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

3.                   Appointment to the Children and Families First Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Elaine Gray, Ken K. Nakamura, Nancy Frost, Sydney Fisher Larson, Kathy Stone and Brian Nunn.

4.                   Proposed Ad Hoc Committee to Study Economic and Other Potential Impacts of Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve composition of committee, and direct the posting of vacancies.

5.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instructing Designated Representatives with respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel, Pending Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9; Tony V. vs. Humboldt County; Department of Social Services of Humboldt County; Child Welfare Services of Humboldt County; Case No. DR9700349 (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Public Employee Performance Evaluation; County Administrative Officer; pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957 (To be Continued to a Future Date Yet to be Set)

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.                   Bill O'Neill stated that the gravel extraction report from the scientific review team was due on February 1, 1999 and that it had not yet been filed.He has heard rumors that a draft is being circulated.He believes that this was done intentionally.He is concerned that there may be a violation of the "LOP" with the Army Corps of Engineers.Aldo Bongio requested that there be some recycling accommodations at a proposed garbage transfer station.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Adoption of FEMA Revised Flood Map Panels for the County of Humboldt

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt said panels by adopting Resolution No. 99-15.

Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Consideration of Ordinance for 1999-00 Update of County Jail Booking Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increasing the jail booking fee (effective January 1, 2000) from $35.15 to $54.81 per booking and schedule updated ordinance for adoption at a future meeting.

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.)

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