TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Imam Emran Essa of the Islamic Center of Arcata


1.                   Supplemental Budget ($18,200) for Purchase of New Computer Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

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.                   Support for a State Grant to Purchase a New Humboldt County Bookmobile

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to various State legislators.

2.                   State Grant to Provide Matching Funds to Update the County's General Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support for various State legislators.

3.                   Expenses Related to Defense of Indigents Beyond Original Budget Expectations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $250,000 from the Contingency Fund.

Administrative Services

4.                   Acquisition of Property from Richard B. Norris--2910 H Street Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on June 15, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

Board of Supervisors

5.                   Sale of Approximately 1,000 Gallons of Aviation Fuel to the Collings Foundation at the County’s Cost, Plus the Fuel Flowage Fee of Six Cents Per Gallon (Supervisor Neely)


6.                   Support of Trinity County's Position Regarding Long-Term Service Contract Renewal Negotiations and Process for the Central Valley Project (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the Secretary of the Interior.

7.                   Redwood National and State Parks Joint Agency Trail Plan (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Designate Supervisor Paul Kirk as the Board's point of contact.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of May 11, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of Tuesday June 1, 1999.

9.                   Ratification of Actions Taken May 18, 1999 Pertaining to Waste Awareness Week

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify actions taken on May 18, 1999.

Court Executive Office

10.               New Classification Numbers in the Supervisor Court Budget Unit 216

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new classification numbers.

Library Services

11.               Supplemental Budget for the Receipt of $3,885 in Library Donations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Planning and Building

12.               Hidden Valley Homeowners Association (HVHA); APN 402-042-19 et al (Bayside Area); Case No. CDP-98-34

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Conveyances & Agreements for 20 parcels belonging to 18 HVHA members.

13.               Interim Salary Increase for On-the-Job Training (OJT) of Permit Specialists

RECOMMENDATION: Approve interim salary increase for OJT of Permit Specialists.

Public Guardian

14.               Supplemental Budget and Fixed Asset Account for Purchase of Computer System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $10,000.

Public Health

15.               Resolution Authorizing Application to the State Department of Health Services for Funding of the Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program Through June 30, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-40.

16.               Supplemental Budget of $7,148 for Perinatal Outreach and Education Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Supplemental Budget of $5,008 for Maternal and Child Health Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

18.               Purchase of Double-Door Incubator, Single Door Incubator, Upright Freezer and Milk Laboratory Refrigerator for Public Health Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchases and supplemental budget of $93,574.

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Accept overflight easement executed by Cindy and Mark Wilcox.

20.               Addition to Motor Pool Vehicle Replacement Program for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the addition of one four-door mid size car, and approve a supplemental budget of $16,000.

21.               Award of Contract for Storm Damage Repair to Blue Slide Road P.M. 3.15 & 3.23 Project No. 600180/971023

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Parnum Paving Company, Inc.

22.               Design Contract for Old Arcata Road/Myrtle Avenue Reconstruction Project

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

23.               Assembly Bill 1448 (Cox) Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 16 (Cox) and Initiative to Allow Contracting for Engineering Services

RECOMMENDATION: Support the subject legislation which would allow the State to contract out engineering services with qualified private engineers and architects.

24.               Purchase of Computers and Related Software for Engineering Land Use Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase ($5,000).

25.               Request to Establish an Extra-Help Line Item ($1,500)--Natural Resources Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


26.               Supplemental Budget ($7,000) for Abandoned Vehicle Program Towing Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

27.               Agreement for Statewide Transportation of Prisoners

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

28.               Schools Combined Request for Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS)

RECOMMENDATION: Notify the Eureka City Unified School, Bridgeville Elementary School District, Northern Humboldt Union High School District and Redwoods Community College District and their bond attorneys, Orick, Herrington and Sutcliffe that the Board of Supervisors will not act to authorize the above-named District to issue TRANS.


1.                   California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Program (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear a special presentation by Debbie Goodwin, Executive Director, Humboldt Arts Council, to recognize young arts scholars in CSSSA Program and approve proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation declaring May 31, 1999 as World No Tobacco Day (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) 

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Animal Control Report

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report from Agricultural Commissioner.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Direct County Counsel to draft a letter for the Chair's signature to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) inquiring as to:  1) the status of the feasibility study and the remedial action plan for the cleanup of the balloon track; 2) the parties responsible for the cleanup 3) if those responsibilities are transferred through a sale; 4) how the cleanup would be affected if the parcel were sold to Wal-Mart 5) having a staff member from the NCRWQCB presenting a status report on the cleanup to the Board of Supervisors; and 6) if a hearing on the remediation plan is to be held, that it be held in Eureka.


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Endorse Concept of Creating the Humboldt Botanical Gardens (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse concept by adopting Resolution No. 99-41.

10:15 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Annual Report of the Human Rights Commission (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report and take any appropriate action (if necessary).

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Human Rights Commission Presence at Demonstrations

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (No Final Action Taken)

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instruct 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)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Significant Exposure to Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(b); Two Cases 

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.                   Kevin Pinto spoke in support of keeping the Phillipsville motocross track open despite the appellate court's ruling that it could not operate.  Brian Elle, Frank Abena, Charles Ritter, Robin Welsh, Casey Schmidt, John Schmidt, David Courtney and Mary Duncan voiced their frustration that the construction continues on a cellular tower on Sawmill Road in Garberville.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Minor Plan and Zoning Map Amendments; Case No. 76-98-07

RECOMMENDATION: Continue public hearing to June 1, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.

K.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

1.                   Check Registers covering Disbursements made During the Month of March 1999

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