9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Charles Smith of the First United Methodist 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.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Appointment of a Public Member to the Vehicle Use Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Elsebusch as recommended by the Taxpayers' League.

Administrative Services

2.                   Qualifications and Continuing Education for the Position of Auditor-Controller

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance 2190.


3.                   Transfer of $18,900 to Allow the Purchase of Furniture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution Commending KEET-TV for Thirty Years of Service (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolution of commendation.

5.                   National Association of Counties Conference in Wash., D.C. (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve travel to legislation conference.

6.                   Years of Service to Convention & Visitors Bureau (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation for Kathleen Gordon-Burke.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 2, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 9, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Counsel

9.                   Establishing the County Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-17.

District Attorney

10.               Continuing of Temporary Compensation Increase--Senior Family Support Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continuation by a four/fifths vote.

Employment Training

11.               Supplemental Budget ($297,805) as a Result of Title IIA Fund Expenditure Trends

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

12.               Designation of Private Industry Council as the Interim Lead Agency for Implementation of Transitional Needs as Mandated by the Workforce Investment Act (HR 1385) Prior to a Local Designation as a Workforce Investment Area

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 2, 1999.

Information Services

13.               Reclassification of Computer Operator I/II to Systems Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reclassification.

Mental Health

14.               Agreement with Diane Shaktman M.D. for Psychiatric Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Planning and Building

15.               Request to Purchase a Computer Monitor ($500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


16.               Supplemental Budget ($37,958) for Repeat Offender Prevention Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Supplemental Budget ($12,500) for Drug Court Mini-Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

18.               Agreement with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Service Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for professional services.

19.               Local Action Plan (LAP) and Application for Funding Through the Juvenile Crime Enforcement and Accountability Challenge Grant II Demonstration Project Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve LAP and application for funding by adopting Resolution No. 99-18.

Public Health

20.               Purchase of New Network Connection Equipment for Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($1,500).

21.               Budget Adjustment ($519) for the Hazardous Materials Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget adjustment.

22.               Contract for the Provision of Healthy Eating Classes

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the City of Eureka.

23.               Supplemental Budget ($92,833) for Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Public Works

24.               Storm Damage Repairs to Drake Hill Road; Project No. 971040

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Figas Construction Company.


25.               Purchase of a Commercial-Type Convection Oven for Courthouse Snack Bar

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,760).


26.               Allocation of Community Services Officer and Supplemental Budget ($7,285)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the Automated Fingerprint Program.

27.               Law Enforcement at the Eureka Dunes Riding Area

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with BLM and Eureka Police Department.

28.               Supplemental Budget ($26,400) for Purchase of Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the benefit of the Third Floor Dispatch Center.

Social Services

29.               Allowing Food Stamp Recipients Who are Subject to the Three-Month Eligibility ABAWD Rule an Opportunity to Continue Their Food Stamp Eligibility by Participating in the Department's General Relief Work-For-Relief Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

30.               California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program (CalWORKs)--First Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eureka Adult School

RECOMMENDATION: Extend MOU to January 22, 2000.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring February 22-26, 1999 as Lose the Chew Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

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)

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Appointment of Members--Oversight Committee for Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Bill Burke, Sonya Friedman, Anne Lesser, Karen Ross, Rebecca Stauffer, and Joanne Wightman, Joyce Lowrey, Kim Emerson and Susan Golledge-Rotwein.

4.                   Appointment of Members to Ad Hoc Committee on Big Box Retail Development

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint James Smith, John Van Etten, Clifford Chapman, Sr., Jim Rich, Keith Breskin, Daniel Ihara, Ph.D., Bruce Emad, Jeff Smith, Donald Swisher and Victor Taylor.


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

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

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


9:15 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   1999-2000 Budget Process

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Recommendations 1 through 4 as listed in submitted report.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation on Natural Resource Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Redwood Community Action Agency staff.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Actions Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

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

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c);

5.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM-- Pursuant to Government Code Section 95954.5 It is the Intention of the Board to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors

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.                   Bill O'Neill said that according to the Army Corps of Engineers the Mad River is not degraded.He stated that allegations by the County of Humboldt Extract Review Team that the Corps' determination is incorrect will cause problems with bank erosion.Aldo Bongio voiced concerns that the Board is adopting too many supplemental budgets on the Consent Calendar.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County of Humboldt v. Clarence E. and Kathy F. Day -Scotia (APN 205-211-14)

RECOMMENDATION: Order that all unpermitted activity or structures on property have permit applications filed with Planning Dept.If it is determined that trucking business cannot be conducted on property, then business shall be removed from said property by May 9, 1999.

K.                  PLANNING AND BUILDING

1.                   Halvorsen Properties General Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassification; File No. APN 501-294-04; Case No. GPA 04-97

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 16, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

L.                   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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