TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence


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.                   Adoption of 1999 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income Reuse Plan and 1999 CDBG Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for adoption.

2.                   Funding for a Business Development Analysis for a Barn Deconstruction Project

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency.

3.                   Contribution of Solid Waste Funds to County Waste Management Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contribution of $243,908.

Administrative Services

4.                   Supplemental Budget ($4,900)--Ferndale Unified School District Bond Election

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

5.                   Request to Purchase Two Computers (Total Cost of $5,800)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


6.                   Establishing the County's Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-59 establishing limit at $49,567,855.

Board of Supervisors

7.                   Resolution for Hot August Daze on August 14, 1999 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

8.                   Letter to Governor Davis in Support of Augmented Funding for Basic Communicable Disease Control and Local Surveillance Activities (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of June 1, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

10.               Supplemental Budget of $11,836 for the Anti-Drug Abuse Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the supplemental budget.

Employment Training

11.               Execution of Welfare-to-Work Local Plan Modification for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute modification.

Mental Health

12.               Request for Extra-Help Extension for Aimee Thompson, Mental Health Worker I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


13.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing a Salary Adjustment for Certain Mental Health Nursing Classifications and an Increase in Night Shift Differential in Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment by adopting Resolution No. 99-60.

Planning and Building

14.               Request for Appropriation Transfer ($5,500) for Staff Training Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

15.               Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Contract Extension

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contract with Recycling Research & Development Inc.

16.               Computer System for Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of computer system for $2,200.

Public Works

17.               Construction of a Six-Unit T-Hangar Building at Murray Field; Project 911849

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on July 20, 1999.

18.               Authorizing the County Planning Department or the State Department of Conservation to Use Funds Pledged by the Public Works Department to Complete Reclamation of Rock and Gravel Quarry Sites

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization by adopting Resolution No. 99-61.

Social Services

19.               Position Allocation Changes

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate an Office Assistant I/II position and a Fiscal Assistant I/II position and allocate two Screener positions.

20.               Request for Adoption of 40-Hour Classification into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for various classification in Social Services.

Veterans Service Office

21.               Request to Create a Fixed Asset (Photocopier) Account for $1,913

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and increase Revenue Account 524-000 by $9,000.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

District Attorney

3.                   Child Support Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Go on record as opposing State legislation which mandates removal of the Child Support Enforcement Program from the Office of the District Attorney and instruct the County's legislative advocate to take appropriate action with the Legislature.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Request for Economic Development and Promotion Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Listen to an oral report from Jody Hansen, Executive Director of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce defer request to the final budget process and refer request to the Board's subcommittee on Economic Development and Promotion.

5.                   Citizen's Petition for Review and Amendment of the Humboldt County Conflict of Interest Ordinance(s)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Woolley and County Counsel to arrange with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for having FPPC staff members conduct a seminar in Humboldt County on the filing of conflict of interest forms.Direct County Counsel to work with representatives of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program to determine how said committee can have a gravel industry representative on the committee (and report findings back to the Board of Supervisors).

County Counsel

6.                   Revision of Ordinance Setting Salaries of the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Consider revision to Ordinance setting County Supervisor salaries.


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

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

3.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development--Humboldt County (No Action)

F.                  CLOSED SESSION(None)

G.                 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.                   Bill Meagher of Myers Flat had a trailer stolen.The Sheriff's Department told him it was the California Highway Patrol's (CHP) jurisdiction.The CHP told him it was the Sheriff's jurisdiction.He and another person were held hostage for five hours by a "beserk" man.He would have been justified to kill him, but he did not want to.The Sheriff's Department did not arrest him but said that they would investigate the matter.The suspect has stated that he has a supportive friend in the District Attorney's Office.Mr. Meagher would like to know the name of that employee.The suspect has still not been arrested but there is a warrant out for his arrest.Mr. Meagher expressed his disappointment about the Phillipsville motocross track being closed.He believes that County Counsel should appeal the Court's decision on this matter.

H.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS†† 1:30 P.M.

Administrative Services

1.                   Acquisition of 2910 H Street, Eureka for the Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Closed public hearing, give direction to staff and deliberate on June 22, 1999.

I.                     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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