9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Mike Epinette of the Church of Christ in 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.                   Request from the Save-the-Redwoods League for Support of Their Grant Application to the State Coastal Conservancy to Assist in Their Efforts to Acquire Lands

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support.

2.                   Support for Appointments to State Fish & Game Commission (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter in support of appointment of Jimmy Smith to commission.

3.                   Reappointment of Steve Hackett to the Range Management Advisory Committee to the California Board of Forestry (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter in support of reappointment.

4.                   Resolution Approving County General Fund Allocation in Support of Multiple Assistance Center for the Homeless (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-20.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 15, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Officer

6.                   Request to Compensate Deann McCall, Court Supervisor at Salary Range 335 Until Orbie Rowland, Division Manager, Returns from Leave of Absence

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

District Attorney

7.                   Request to Pay Debbie McCracken, Data Entry Operator at Salary Range 210

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request until return of Senior Data Entry Operator from leave of absence.

8.                   Extra-Help Extension for Candy Roach Over and Above the 960 Hour Ceiling

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension as Superior Court Clerk.

9.                   Allocation of One Full Time Senior Family Support Officer Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

10.               Allocation of Superior Court Clerk Position in Budget Unit 206

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Employment Training

11.               Program Year 1998-99 50%/8% Cooperative Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Cooperative Agreement with State Department of Education.

12.               Program Year 1998-99 30%/8% Cooperative Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Cooperative Agreement with State Department of Education.

Information Services

13.               Y2K Project for District Attorney Family Support Division's Computer Application

RECOMMENDATION: Approve UNISYS contract for services and software license and maintenance fees.

Library Services

14.               Private Donations and Reimbursements from the State Library and North State Cooperative Library System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Mental Health

15.               Inpatient Care Agreement with Glenn County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for Fiscal Year 1998-99.


16.               Increase in Compensation for Senior Probation Officer of Twenty Salary Ranges Until Supervising Probation Officer returns to Her Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in compensation for Eric Olson.

17.               Agreement with the Arcata Police Department's Youth and Family Services Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement for early intervention services in the City of Arcata.

Public Health

18.               Amendment to Contract with the State Department of Health Services for Lead Poisoning Prevention for Funding Period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999 ($26,426)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the contract amendment.

19.               Contract with the State Department of Health Services for Women, Infants and Child Supplemental Nutrition Program for the Period of October 1, 1998 to Sept. 30, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and associated expenditure of $8,355.

20.               Adjustment of Fund 1100 Budget Unit 406 Environmental Health Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve adjustment of $12,000.

Public Works

21.               Parris Subdivision APN 303-210-01 Eureka Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the subdivision map for recordation.

22.               Agreement to Provide Map Checking for the City of Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with the City of Fortuna.

23.               Overflight Easement for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement executed by Charlotte A. Roush.

Social Services

24.               Disallocation of Office Assistant I/II Position and Allocation of Stock Clerk Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the disallocation and the allocation.

Supplemental Item--Board of Supervisors

25.               Revised Resolution in Support of the Eureka Police Department's Application to State Department of Boating and Waterways for Funding a Boating Officer and Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-21


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Social Worker Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for March 1999.

2.                   Proclamation Jazz Festival Appreciation Month/Commending 1999 Sponsors (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation and resolutions for the 1999 Jazz Festival.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

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

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint John Thomas and Gary L. Wyatt to two-year terms.

Public Works

2.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

3.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

4.                   Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to coordinate a mid-April date with Office of Emergency Services and FEMA to review project completion schedule and project costs.Direct staff to apply for supplemental Damage Survey Report reflecting additional costs and time extension to 7/31/99.Direct staff to work with M. Gearheart who has volunteered to provide landscaping and beautification advice for 5th St. side.Approve selected exterior color scheme.

Information Services

5.                   Report on Year 2000 Project and Request for Supplemental Budget and Transfer from Contingencies ($39,366) for Continued Work on Remediation Efforts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations 1 through 6 as stated in submitted report.


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

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

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


10:45 Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Child Care Needs Assessment.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Actions Taken)

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.                   Jimmy Smith of the Harbor District thanked the Board and County agencies for their cooperation and assistance with district projects.Aldo Bongio expressed concerns about over-regulation and Rachel Windsong stated her Y2K concerns.

J.                   PLANNING AND BUILDING 1:30 P.M.

Departmental Item

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 23, 1999.

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Humboldt Buggy and an ATV Association General Plan Amendment Petition

RECOMMENDATION: Deny the petition to initiate the amendment.

L.                   ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourned to Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. to receive a presentation from Governor Gray Davis pertaining to giving Humboldt County mitigation funds from the State for the acquisition of the Headwaters Forest.