9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Mr. Farrel Starr, a Parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church 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.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Contract Award for Manila Natural Gas Planning Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with SHN, Inc.

2.                   Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) Litigation

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $2,000 from Contingency Fund to Make payment to Sonoma County.

3.                   Services Contract for Overall Economic Development Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve services contract with Sherry Pavlich.


4.                   Audit Contract for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with David L. Moonie & Company CPAs.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Fortuna Chamber of Commerce 1999 Citizen of the Year (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution for Collis Mahan.

6.                   Transfer from General Fund Contingency to Salary Savings (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,383.

7.                   Resolution of Support for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Initiative (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-31.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of April 13, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Extension of Appointment of the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Extend Dennis Wood's appointment to June 30, 1999.

Mental Health

10.               Agreement with Irv Tessler M.D. for Psychiatric Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

11.               Monitoring/Evaluation Reports of Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Read and file reports.

12.               Agreement for Services of Otto Vanoni Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


13.               Representation Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Change in Working Hours for Community Health Outreach Worker I/II Classification

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-32, amending Memorandum of Understanding.


14.               Request for Revolving Fund ($1,000) and Rescinding Resolution 95-28

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 99-33.

15.               Resolution Establishing a Revolving Fund of $300 for the Juvenile Accountability Challenge Grant Program, Budget Department 247

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $300 revolving fund by adopting Resolution No. 99-34.

16.               Grant Funded Position Allocation for Budget Unit 254, Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate Supervising Juvenile Corrections Office position, and approve supplemental budget of $4,558.

Public Health

17.               Supplemental Budget for a Fund Raiser in Budget Unit #470, Public Health Department, Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act (CARES)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,000.

18.               Resolution Authorizing Environmental Health Director to Apply for Grant Funding from the California Integrated Waste Management Board

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-35.

19.               Supplemental budget for Fund 1100, Budget Unit #411, Hazardous Materials Program, FY 98/99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $23,893.

20.               Decrease in a Public Health Nurse Position from .80 FTE to .75 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Approve decrease effective the first pay period following approval.

21.               Purchase of fixed asset, Security Screen, for Fund 1100, Division of Environmental Health Budget Unit #406, Environmental Health, #411 Hazardous Materials Program and #430 Integrated Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Public Works

22.               Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the request from West Bay Builders to allow a substitution for the plumbing subcontractor listed in the original bid for the Seismic Retrofit Phase II.

23.               Request to Declare One Tar Pot (Equipment No. 94992) as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Purchasing Agent to dispose of the surplus equipment.

24.               Courthouse Seismic Retrofit Phase II--Change Orders 2 and 3

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign said change orders.

25.               Support for Assembly Bill 1612 (Florez)--Road Maintenance Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Governor Davis and other legislators.


26.               Request for Authorization for Sheriff to Sign and Submit Application for Financial Aid to Department of Boating and Waterways, State of California for Fiscal Year 2000/2001

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Sheriff to sign and submit application (FY 2000-2001).

27.               Board of Corrections Augmentation--Standards & Training for Corrections Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $23,050.

Social Services

28.               Supplemental Budget New Trust Fund and Revenue and Expenditure Line Items

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $2,000 for foster children camp programs.

29.               Disallocate Data Entry Operator Position and Allocate Fiscal Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve disallocation and allocation.


1.                   Proclamation declaring April 1999 as Occupational Therapy Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation declaring April 1999 as Arthritis Education Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation declaring May 1999 as Mental Health Month (Supervisor Woolley)

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)


3.                   Letter to Mayors and Special Districts Regarding Assessment Roll Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report and request that advance notification be provided.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

4.                   Sale of Arcata Elementary School District General Obligation Bonds, Elections of 1998; Series A, In Aggregate Principal Amount of Not-to-Exceed (Three Million Dollars)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-36.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Election Process

RECOMMENDATION: Add or delete from submitted list of steps to improve process, and authorize staff to take steps to achieve them.End contract with Election Systems & Software.Sign contract with Data Information Management Systems.Approve supplemental budget of $29,206.


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)


10:00 A.M. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Oral Report from John Campbell of the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCo)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report on PALCo's planned adjustments to live with the loss of old growth forests, the Habitat Conservation Plan, and other changes on the horizon.

11:00 A.M. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Report from Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation on the Chamber's current activities and promotions.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Patty Ohman presented the Board members with home-made chocolate chip cookies, baked by pre-school children in McKinleyville in honor of the Week of the Young Child.She also stated her support of expanding child care services programs.Aldo Bongio stated his support of bringing manufacturing jobs back to Humboldt County.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 PM

Public Works Land Use Division

1.                   Redway Underground Utility District; Redwood Dr. North of Briceland Thorne Rd.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend boundaries and schedule by adopting Resolution No. 99-37.

K.                  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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