TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Al Daw of the Arcata Assembly of God 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 Services

1.                   Extension of Door-to-Door Airporter License Agreement with Rosa Vitalie

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement for one year on the same terms and conditions.

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Subventions to Help Offset Local Enforcement Cost

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   North Coast Emergency Medical Services Joint Powers Agreement (John Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Amend joint powers agreement to allow a Public Health alternate.

4.                   Application to the California Transportation Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support for Councilor Jim Gupton's application.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Supervisors' Meeting of May 24, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney Family Support

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with Humboldt Bank for Family Support office space.

Employment Training

8.                   Budget Appropriation Transfer ($11,000) for the Purchase of a Copier

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of copier for the Job Market office at EED.


9.                   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Deputy Sheriff's Organization Unit 6

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt 1999-2001 MOU by adopting Resolution no. 99-71.

Planning and Building

10.               Subcontract for Public Safety and Enforcement Program Element of Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement No. 94-030

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


11.               Supplemental Budget for Implementation of Challenge Grant II

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chief Probation Officer to sign implementation documents, designate Doug Rasines as project Manager and Paula Dolf as Project Financial Manager, allocate requested positions, approve purchase of fixed assets, and approve supplemental budget.

Public Health

12.               Subcontract for State-Funded Immunization Project Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with NorthCountry Clinic.

13.               Contract for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

14.               Contract for Immunization Programs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

15.               Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition Program Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Health Services.

Public Works

16.               Structural Modifications to South Fork Eel River Bridge on Benbow Drive Contractor No. 954007

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on August 3, 1999.

17.               Operation of Local UNICOM Radio at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with IBEX Group Inc. for month-to-month operation.

18.               License Agreement for On-Site Seated Massage in Airport Terminal Building

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Janette Johnson, LMP.

19.               Award of Contract for Storm Damage Repair to Mattole Road; Project No. 971080

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Churn Creek Construction Inc. of Redding, Calif.

Social Services

20.               Amendment to Agreement to Build the Capacity of Child Care Providers

RECOMMENDATION: Extend agreement with Humboldt Child Care Council to new fiscal year.

21.               Transfer to Facilitate the Increased Cost Coverage of Ergonomic Work Stations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the transfer of $2,330.

Veterans Service Officer

22.               County Subvention Program and Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve State Dept. of Veterans Affairs' Certification of Compliance.


1.                   Resolution and Presentation to Rod Sandretto upon Retirement from Public Service (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

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.                   Overnight Vehicle Committee Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendations of said Committee, direct CAO to notify departments concerned of changes in vehicle assignments and request the Sheriff to report to the Board of Supervisors to justify transportation budget request for 1999-2000 fiscal year.

4.                   Jail Operational Audit

RECOMMENDATION: Direct responsible departments to return to the Board with action plans to implement recommendations or explain their reasons for not implementing them.Direct CAO and/or Personnel Department to bring back a report on the possibility of conducting internal recruiting services rather than using a consultant.As far as stated Goals are concerned, direct staff to calculate out "what is realistic" balanced with what is being invested and report their findings back to the Board.


1.                   Requests for, or 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)


11:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Accounting Review Engagement

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report from Smith & Newell, Certified Public Accounts, hear presentation by Marilee Smith, CPA and direct Auditor-Controller to report back with an action plan to implement recommendations as contained or explain reasons for not implementing them.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

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

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(a); County of Alameda et al vs. PG & E; Santa Clara Superior Court Case No. CV44037 (Rescheduled for the meeting of July 20, 1999)

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Complaints or Charges Against a Public Employee and/or Consider the Discipline, Dismissal or Release of a Public Employee Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (Chairman Stan Dixon announced that the Board accepted the resignation of John Frank, Director of Social Services effective December 31, 1999 (Supervisor Rodoni dissenting)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c).Initiation of Litigation (One Case) (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Chris Jensen of Eureka complained about inadequate parking in his neighborhood due to County offices in the vicinity.He alleged that County staff have not answered questions about possible impacts of County offices in that area.Jennifer Johnson of Eureka agreed with the statements made by Chris Jensen.She also alleged that County employees call the authorities when she uses her burn barrel to burn papers.

J.                   BUDGET REQUESTS 1:30 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Enhanced Budget Requests for Sheriff (Budget 221) Jail (Budget 243) and Office of Emergency Services (Budget 274) for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: No action required at this time.

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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