TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Pastor Chuck Starnes, Centerpointe Community 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.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Revenue Recovery Operation Including Contract with California Service Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file progress report.

2.                   Temporary increase in Pay for Marissa Garza, Revenue Recovery Officer II, as if She Had Been Promoted to Senior Revenue Recovery Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolutions of Appreciation for Women's Health Clinic Staff Members (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve resolutions.

4.                   Letter to Governor Davis Requesting the State of California Include a County or City Participation Agreement in Any Compact Agreement with Tribal Governments (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter to Governor Davis.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment and Reappointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Marilyn Buheit and Anthony Sanger to Animal Control Advisory Committee; Reappoint Lora Canzoneri and Ed Estes to Humboldt County Housing Authority Commission; Reappoint Richard G. Botzler, Jack Shaffer and Jennifer Shoffner to Human Rights Commission;Reappoint Mary Ann Murphy, Teralyn Gomez Prucha and Simone Taylor to Status of Women Commission; Reappoint James K. Olson, Reid Aiton, Donna Cobb, Jon Sapper and Leroy Murrell to Fish & Game Advisory Commission; Direct Board's Administrative Assistant to prepare letter of appreciation to Geoff Neely for service on Fish & Game Advisory Commission; Reappoint Antoinette Martin, Marianne Pennekamp, Carol Hill, Kathy Montagne, Ken Nakamura and Lloyd Throne to Whole Child Interagency Council;Appoint Julie Cruz, PHNC, as the Emergency Medicine Nursing representative on the Emergency Medical Care Committee.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Supervisors' Meeting of June 8, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Supervisors' Meeting of June 15, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

8.                   Purchase of an Executive Ergonomic Chair for $925

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

9.                   Contract for Domestic Violence Training for Law Enforcement Agencies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the City of Eureka.

10.               Lease Agreement for Rental Space at 2440 Fifth Street, Suite A, Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for July 13, 1999.

11.               Request to Purchase Twelve (12) New Computers at a Cost of $22,782

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Employment Training

12.               Contract for Payroll Services with John Fullerton CPA to Pay 1999 JTPA Summer Youth Clients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with John Fullerton CPA.

13.               Modification 2 to One-Stop Career Center Subgrant Agreement No. M900314

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for a six-month term.

Mental Health

14.               McKinney Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve renewal application for Fiscal Year 1999.

15.               Agreement with STAT Nursing Services Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and authorize Mental Health Director to request the services of STAT Nursing Services Inc. Nursing personnel as needed on a temporary basis for the safe and appropriate staffing of Sempervirens.


16.               Increase in Compensation for Three Mental Health Department Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 99-62 amending 1996-2000 compensation plans for management and confidential employees and elected and appointed officials.

Public Health

17.               Approval of Sublease for Crescent City WIC Clinic

RECOMMENDATION: Approve sublease with Rural Human Services.

18.               Supplemental Budget for BREATH Funds--Tobacco Education Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for $2,442.

19.               Letter to California Endowment for Obtaining Grant for Sexually Transmitted Disease Investigation and Outreach Program's Purchase of testing Equipment Medications Needed to Detect and Treat Chlamydia and Gonnorrhea Infections

RECOMMENDATION: Sign and submit Grant Award acceptance letter for $10,000 grant.

20.               Request for Supplemental Budget ($13,488) for Payment of Balance of Hazardous Materials Response Team Costs for Fiscal Year 1998-99

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

21.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Ridgewood Drive (F3J300) at PM 2.08, Federal Project No. ER-3602 (003), Contract No. 980013, at an Estimated Cost of $96,438

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on July 13, 1999.

22.               Courthouse Seismic Retrofit Phase II

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize that Expenditure 1420-170-8-840 be increased by $124,523 instead of $144,523 as requested on No. F-1 from meeting of June 1, 1999.

23.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Scenic Drive (4M310) at PM 1.08-1.21, FEMA 1044-DR, No. 023-92030, Contract No. 608124, at an Estimated Cost of $232,292.40

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on July 13, 1999.


24.               Contract for the Purchase of a Patrol Boat and Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with State Department of Boating & Waterways.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Kim Rodrigues (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of July 20, 1999.

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.                   Resolution Calling for an Election to Establish a Benefit Assessment for the Loleta Lighting District

RECOMMENDATION: Convene as the Board of Commissioners of the Loleta Lighting District and adopt Resolution No. 99-66 calling for a property owner's election to consider a special assessment for adequate street lighting in the Loleta Lighting District.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Appointment to the Big Lagoon Subdivision Design Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Robert Hiney.

5.                   Appointment of Public Sector Representative to the Citizen's Advisory Committee to the integrated Waste Management Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Tim Dellas.

Administrative Office (CAO)

6.                   Policy for Board-Appointed Committees and Commissions

RECOMMENDATION: Bring back for Board reconsideration by the end of September 1999.

7.                   Placement of Economic Development Function within the County Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Approve concept of transferring Economic Development Division of the CAO's Office to the Planning and Building Department, make changes in the final budget to reflect change.Direct Personnel Department to review anticipated impact on the Director of Planning and Building's salary should the change become effective.

County Counsel

8.                   Ordinance Amending Chapter 3 of Division 1 of Title II of the Humboldt County Code Relating to Compensation of the Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and adopt on July 6, 1999.

Agricultural Commissioner

9.                   Status Report on Animal Control Issue

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract with Sequoia Humane Society if Assembly Bill 1482 (Alquist) passes, pertaining to stray animal impounding requirements.


1.                   Presentation on Domestic Violence Prevention Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Sheri Johnson Program Coordinator.

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

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

4.                   Potential/Proposed Big Box Retail Development in the County (No Action)


9:15 A.M. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Approval of Proposed County Budget for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt CAO-recommended budget as the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 1999-00.

11:00 A.M. Administrative Services/Public Health/Treasurer-Tax Collector

2.                   Deliberation on Purchase of 2910 H. Street Eureka for Healthy Moms Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve acquisition of property from Richard B. Norris for the price of $255,000 by adopting Resolution Nos. 99-63 and 99-64 approve transfer of $50,724 from General Fund Contingency to fund down payment and adopt Resolution No. 99-65 for approving the financing plan for said acquisition.Approving fencing recommendations.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (No Final Action Taken)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a). Baker et al vs. Humboldt County et al Case #DR980043 (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9(a).Friends of Westhaven & Trinidad vs. Humboldt County; Case #AO085022 (No Final Action Taken)

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.



Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Lester Jake; Parcel No. 510-131-16; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed ($729.61).

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Administrative Services

1.                   Sale of 777 Ninth Street Fortuna Assessor's Parcel No. 40-081-08

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-67.

Planning and Building

2.                   Appeal of Planning Commission's Denial of Special Permit Application No. SP-29-97; File No. 509-151-28; McKinleyville; ARTHUR HUNTER Applicant/Appellant

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

3.                   Appeal of Denial of Application No. 13-97 for Operation of Existing Non-Profit Animal Sanctuary Known as BroDoFed Sanctuary; Honeydew Area; File 107-261-15

RECOMMENDATION: Deny appeal with prejudice.

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.)

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