9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Bob Atkinson of the Campton Heights Baptist Church


1.                   Non-Agenda Item-- Support for Appointment as Director of State Dept. of Aging (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support for Patty Berg.

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.                   Secretarial Services for the County Fish and Game (F & G) Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and transfer of $3,000 from F & G Contingencies.


2.                   Transfer of $16,365 to Allow the Purchase of Furniture

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 9, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

4.                   Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of Modular Furniture ($75,500)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget.

Employment Training

5.                   Accelerated Step Increase for Nancy Bay, Program Coordinator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve accelerated step increase.

Library Services

6.                   Grants from the State Library Totaling $26,000

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the grants.

7.                   Request to Remain Open on Selected Saturdays Before Monday Holidays

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

8.                   Amendment to Agreement with Public Health Department--Provision of Treatment and Education Services to Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Abuse Problems

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to adjust funding levels for Fiscal Year 1998-99.

9.                   Purchase of an Electronic Postage Meter ($1,275)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


10.               Amendment to the 1996-97 Through 1999-2000 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-22 providing for pay increase of approximately 15 % for management classes of Associate Engineer and Deputy Public Works Director.

11.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing a Salary Adjustment for Certain Engineering Classifications

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-23.

Public Guardian

12.               Provision of Services as the LPS Conservator for Del Norte County Residents

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Del Norte County for sum of $22,000.

Public Health

13.               Benefit Concert to be Held on Behalf of Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,000.

14.               Supplemental Budget and Establishment of a New Expenditure Line Items for Business and Accounting Services ($36,016)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

15.               Approve of Agreement Concerning Use of San Mateo County's Cordilleras Mental Health Center to Care for Non-Adherent Tuberculosis Patients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

16.               Public Hearing to Consider Closure of Women's Health Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on April 13, 1999.

Public Works

17.               Construction of Structural Modifications to Two Bridges; Project No. 594005

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Kernen Construction.

18.               Resolution to Accept Roads into the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-24.

19.               License Agreement for the Polasek Stockpile Site on Mattole Road

RECOMMENDATION: Execute License Agreement with Darrel and Carole Polasek.

20.               Construction of Davis Creek Bridge Project No. 940167

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with MCM Construction Inc.

21.               Storm Damage Repairs to Blue Slide Road Project No. 971022

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Parnum Paving Inc.


22.               Authorization to Sign Correspondence from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Office of Emergency Services for Big Lagoon Bluff Retreat

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization and approve $1,109,011 supplemental budget.

23.               Affirming a Regional Approach to Emergency Management Planning and Supporting a Regional Exercise with Del Norte Co., HSU, and Cities of Arcata and Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-25.

Social Services

24.               Humboldt County CalWORKs Plan Addendum

RECOMMENDATION: Submit addendum to the State Department for Social Services.

25.               Agreement with Humboldt Home Health Services Through June 30, 1999 to Provide Training for Eligible CalWORKs Participants Referred by Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.


1.                   Presentation by Cheryl Daniel of Big Brothers/Big Sisters

RECOMMENDATION: Commend County employees for their fundraising efforts.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 4-10 1999 as Public Health Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Presentation of 1999 Woman of Achievement Award (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Present award to Susie Van Kirk.

4.                   Commendation to Antoinette "Toni" Martin for Her Years of Service as the Chair of the Whole Child Interagency Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt and present commendation.

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 (ETD)

3.                   Designation of 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: 1) Designate ETD, in consultation with the Workforce Development Partnership (including representation from Social Services, County Office of Education, Eureka City Schools, College of the Redwoods, Employment Development Department, Institute of the North Coast and ETD), to respond to State and federal transitional WIA of 1998 directives.This authority will transition to Humboldt County's Workforce Investment Board, when appointed by the Board of Supervisors 2) Designate the ETD, in collaboration with the Workforce Development Partnership, to educate the community about roles and responsibilities under the WIA 3) Designate ETD, with PIC concurrence as interim lead agency charged with responsibility for developing and implementing a one-stop-system of service delivery for workforce development in the County, in accordance with WIA and regulations. 4) Authorize ETD with PIC concurrence to enter into an MOU with collaborative partners that identifies their respective roles and responsibilities within one-stop system.


4.                   Implementation of Inmate Medical Co-Pay Program

RECOMMENDATION: Implement said program and establish necessary budget line items.

5.                   Acceptance and Approval of the Mentally-Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) Local Plan and Approval to Submit/Sign the MIOCR Demonstration Grant Application to the Board of Corrections

RECOMMENDATION: Grant acceptance and approvals and adopt Resolution No. 99-26.

Public Health

6.                   Labor Code Section 6404.5 - Bar and Bar/Restaurant Compliance Survey

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report from Public Health concerning county bar and bar restaurant compliance with Labor Code Section 6404.5 Smoke Free Workplace Law.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Appointments to the County Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Extend application deadline to March 31, 1999 and make appointments on April 13, 1999.


1.                   Requests for, or 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. Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Impact of SB 1785 Mandates--Renewal of Animal Control Shelter Services Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Notify Sequoia Humane Society, Inc of County's intent to exercise option of renewing contract.Authorize staff to negotiate animal shelter services contract with Society, to return it to Board for execution within 90 days and to include: term not to exceed one year; and amount not to exceed $3,14,720.Work with incorporated cities to determine if a JPA can be negotiated to provide all necessary County animal shelter services for an annual cost less than $314,720.Authorize staff to solicit interested vendors from private sector to request their proposals to provide all necessary animal shelter services for the County on an annual contractual basis.Because it may offer some local financial relief to animal control agencies which contract for shelter services, authorize Chair to execute a letter of support for AB 1482 (Alquist) and forward copies to Senator Chesbro and Assembly Members Strom-Martin and Alquist.

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Presentation by the Mad River Levee Access Group Regarding Their Concerns About Public Access Issues at the Location of the Mad River Levee (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: It is premature for the Board to take a position on this matter because County Counsel will be meeting with a representative of the State Attorney General's Office on this subject during the week of March 29, 1999.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION11:45 A.M.

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instructing Designated Representatives with Respect to the 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.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Complaints or Charges Against a Public Employee Pursuant to Government Code 54954.5(No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Jon Fretland v. County of Humboldt et. al.Humboldt County Superior Court No. 950314 (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Public Employee Performance Evaluation for County Administrative Officer (Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54954.5 and 54957) (Rescheduled for April 13, 1999)

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Initiation of Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(c); One Case (Join ERAF litigation filed by Sonoma County)

8.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Appointment for Position of Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors (Hold Special Session on Friday, April 2, 1999 at 8:30 a.m.)

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.                   Aldo Bongio said that it is unreal to him that certain laws allow the authorities to forcibly stop private businesses.Bill O'Neil said that gravel operators have been blamed for the degradation of the Mad River.He asserted that it is not degraded, and that the County is responsible to get this situation straightened out.Marianne De Sobrino of Elk River Road spoke in opposition to the California Department of Forestry giving approval to Timber Harvest Plan 520 on 705 acres in the Elk River area.She urged the Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution requesting that the state and federal governments acquire the property associated with said harvest plan.Richard Dorn of the Humboldt County Association of Realtors introduced their president, Robin McKenny and Cathy Conkler, their government affairs liaison.He gave statistics on home sales in Humboldt County.

J.                   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 1:30 P.M.

Report from Voris Brumfield, Executive Director of Redwood Empire Association Regarding REA Regional Activities and Programs (Supervisor Dixon)

††††††††††† RECOMMENDATION: Receive report.

K.                  PLANNING AND BUILDING

Departmental Item

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

RECOMMENDATION: Motion to approve Option 4 failed due to not receiving a majority vote.

L.                   PUBLIC HEARING

1.                   SOCIAL SERVICESTransfer of State/Local Realignment Funds from Public Health Department Subaccount to Social Services Department Subaccount to Provide Funding for the County's Share of the Adoption Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Find that net Social Services caseload has increased beyond revenue growth in Social Services subaccount.Find that decision to make a change in its allocation of Public Health Realignment Trust Fund monies is based on most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes.Direct Auditor to transfer prior to close of Fiscal Year 1998-99 an amount which is within 20% limit.The transfer will be from Public Health subaccount to Social Services' Budget Unit 518.The transfer will provide funds for County's share of AFDC Foster Care/Adoption Assistance Program.

M.                 ADJOURNMENT (Adjourned to Monday, March 29, 1999 for a Closed Session on Meet and Confer.)

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