9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Charles McCann of the Arcata First Baptist Church


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.                   Proclamation Declaring April 22-28, 1999 as TV-Turnoff Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify proclamation presented on April 19, 1999.

2.                   Supporting Humboldt Transit Authority's Application for FTA Section 5311f Grant Funds for Providing Inter-City Bus Service Between Eureka and Redding (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Support application by adopting Resolution No. 99-28.

3.                   Resolution Commending Melvin R. McLean for Boy Scouts of America, Redwood Empire Council 1999 Distinguished Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

Court Executive Office

4.                   Effective Date Corrected for Temporary Pay Increase for Deann McCall

RECOMMENDATION: Change effective date to February 9, 1999.

District Attorney

5.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation for Senior Data Entry Operator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary for Debbie McCracken.


6.                   Purchase of Computer Printer for $1,700

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Public Works

7.                   Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Blue Slide Road

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on May 11, 1999.

8.                   Resolution in Support of an Application for Federal Funding for the Improvement of Bald Hills Road Through Redwood National Park

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-29.

9.                   Exchange of Construction Funds for Unrestricted Road Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Transportation.

10.               Annual Revisions in the Maintained Mileage System for Inclusion in the 1998-1999 Maintained Mileage Log

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-30.


11.               Request to Establish Judgments and Settlement Line Item ($672)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

12.               Letters to the State Senate and Assembly in Support of Full Funding for Adult Protective Services (Senate Bill 2199)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.


1.                   Resolution for Tenth Anniversary Humboldt State University Natural History Museum (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for tenth anniversary.

2.                   Proclamation for 4th Annual Peninsula Community Cleanup (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring April 25 thru May 1, 1999 as Safety Seat Checkup Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring April 18-24, 1999 as Infant Immunization Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   SOCIAL SERVICES Proclamation Designating the Fourth Friday in April 1999 as Children's Memorial Day

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and accept the flag.

6.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM Proclamation Declaring April 18-24, 1999 as California CASA Week (Supervisor Dixon)

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)

Employment Training

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

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Thomas Manfredi and George Williamson.

County Counsel

4.                   Funding for Environmental Cleanup Activities of the Community Assistance Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Refer this item to the Humboldt County Fiscal Year 1999-2000 budget process.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the State Lands Commission and authorize the Board's subcommittee on Port Development to continue to develop information for Board of Supervisors' approval, for delivery to the State Lands Commission.Send a letter to the Counsel for the California Coastal Commission (CCC) requesting an opinion on how a local initiative pertaining to Big Box development would affect an adopted Local Coastal Plan; and if successful, would be binding to the CCC.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Mid-Year Status Report Major Activities of Area Agency of Aging (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

9:45 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Annual Whole Child Committee Report (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation.

10:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Y2K Preparedness--Report from Alex Arago of PG&E

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report on the steps PG&E have taken and will take to insure power through the new year.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Special Presentation by Week of the Young Child Committee (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive special presentation.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Actions Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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 (If needed)

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

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Decision to Approve Alternative 2 for Subdivision Application No. PMS-07-96; File No. APN 206-331-08; Carlotta Area; Bill & Betty Coyle Applicants/Appellants

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the appeal and approve the project as proposed by the applicant.

2.                   Appeal of the Planning Commission's Decision to Approve Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-98-10; File No. APN 511-321-22; McKinleyville Area; Cypress Grove Chevre Applicant (Various Appellants)

RECOMMENDATION: Uphold the Planning Commission's decision and deny the appeal.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of January 1999

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of January 1999.

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.)

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.