9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES (None)


1.                   Non-Agenda Item--Funding from State EMS Authority to Assist with Financing and Developing of a JPA-Member County-Directed Disaster Medical Preparedness Grant Proposal (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter to C. MacRae Contracts Manager at EMS Authority.

2.                   Non-Agenda Item--Conference with Legal Counsel to Discuss Significant Exposure to Litigation (Pursuant to Government Code Section 549596.9[b])

RECOMMENDATION: Since the California Coastal Commission is going to hear the CalTrans Issue of the Mad River Rock Slope Protection Project, the Board of Supervisors will decline to hear this matter since the CCC decision will supersede the Board's decision.

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.                   Resolution of Commendation for Gordon Schuler (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Support of Annual Redwood Region Logging Conference (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolution of support.

3.                   Resolution Commending Blanche Spittler on Her 90th Birthday (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution.

4.                   Resolutions of Achievement Soroptimist International of Eureka and Humboldt Bay (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolutions for 1999 Achievement Awards.

5.                   Resolutions of Achievement Soroptimist International of Eel Valley (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolutions for 1999 Achievement Awards.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 23, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

8.                   Supplemental Budget ($6,490)--Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for purchase of surveillance vest.

Employment Training

9.                   Collecting, Analyzing and Disseminating Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Amendment contract with the Employment Development Department.

Planning and Building

10.               Consolidated Minor General Plan Amendments and Zone Reclassifications

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to process amendments and zone reclassifications.

Public Health

11.               Purchase of Quanti-Tray Plate Sealer for the Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($2,000).

12.               Request to Establish Proposition 10 Budget Unit 439 ($17,256)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Purchase of Furniture Panel for Integrated Waste Management Budget Unit 430

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($650).

14.               Relocation of Three Programs Execution of Lease and Supplemental Budgets

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with PWM, Inc. for relocation of MCH-High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program Preventive Health Care for the Aging and Alternative Response Team and approve supplemental budget of $19,624.

Public Works

15.               Easement Deed for Portion of Newburg Road Fortuna Area; File 200-411-43

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Donald and Stacey Schoenhofer.

16.               Lease for the Air Freight Building Located on the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Ken Kretsinger d.b.a. Big Foot Transportation.

17.               Request to Declare Three Wrecked Motor Pool Vehicles as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


18.               Supplemental Budget for Upgrade to TFP Photo Imaging System for Year 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($16,582).

19.               Required Y2K Compliance for County CLETS Message Switching Computer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($13,425).

20.               Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign agreement and certification report.

21.               Jail Remediation and Remodel Projects and Y2K Upgrade for Correctional Management Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget ($63,199).

Social Services

22.               Request for Termination of the Citizens' Child Welfare Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and thank members for their service.

23.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Operation of a Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Extend MOU with Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc. to March 31, 1999.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Hosting Conference for State Association of County Treasurers & Tax Collectors

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file statement from Treasurer-Tax Collector.

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)

Employment Training

3.                   Appointment of Two Private Sector Members to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 16, 1999.

Information Services

4.                   Approval of Contract with Openware to Assist in the Migration of the Criminal Justice Application from the Mainframe and Approval of Supplemental Budget ($175,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Grant approvals.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (None)


9:30 a.m. Supervisor Woolley

1.                   Presentation by Judi Andersen of the Local Child Care Planning Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 16, 1999.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (See also No. B-2)

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 the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

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

4.                   Supplemental Item-- 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

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.                   Charlie Day had a complaint about the operations of the Environmental Health Department.It was requested that he put his complaint in writing.Aldo Bongio spoke in opposition to there being a Wal-Mart in Humboldt County.

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.