TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Mr. Farrel Starr, Director of the Employment Training Department and a Member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka


1.                   Re-Emphasis of Support for Trinity River flow Decision as Mandated by Congress and opposition to the Issue Tied to Cal-Fed Negotiations (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.

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.


1.                   1997-98 Audit Report of the County's Financial Statements

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the audit report of David L. Moonie & Co. CPAs.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of a Portion of the Avenue of the Giants and Road Control of a Portion of the Mattole Road for the Annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon and Half Marathon (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-72.

Employment Training

3.                   Increase in Compensation Until Fiscal Assistant Returns to Her Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for Michele Vagel, Office Assistant II.

Planning and Building

4.                   Extension of Coastal Conservancy Grant Agreement No. 94-030

RECOMMENDATION: Extend the contract for two additional years.

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with Aryay Kalaki and Time Ayres.

Public Health

6.                   Subcontract for HIV Street Outreach Neighborhood Intervention Geared to high-Risk Testing (NIGHT) Program for Fiscal Year 1999-2000, Budget Unit 442

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Service Bureau/Raven Project.

7.                   Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Contract Amendment

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract with the State Department of Health Services to reimburse the Public Health Department $152,287 for services performed.

8.                   Local Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Oversight Program Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Water Resources Control Board.

Public Works

9.                   Extension of the McKinleyville Rodeo Association Agreement for One Year

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

10.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Jacoby Creek Road (4K250) at PM 1.20, OES 96-05-002, DSR No. 003, Contract No. 960503, at an estimated cost of $175,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on August 10, 1999.

11.               Construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Shelter Cove Road (C4A010) at PM 7.65, OES 96-01-042, DSR. No. 008, Contract No. 960001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on August 10, 1999.

12.               Lease Modifications/Supplemental Amending Lease Agreement with Federal Aviation Administration (Amending Rental Amount and Extending Term of Lease)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease modification/supplemental.

Social Services

13.               Letters to State Legislators

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters sent by Dept. of Social Services on July 9, 1999 to Senator Vasconcellos and Assemblymember Alquist regarding Adult Protective Services.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

14.               Resolution Providing for Authorization and Sale of Pacific Union Elementary School District General Obligation Bonds, Election of 1999, Series 1999, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of Not-to-Exceed $2,500,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-73.

15.               Provide for Authorization and Sale of Ferndale Unified School District General Obligation Bonds of District in Aggregate Principal Amount of Not-to-Exceed $1,100,000

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-74.

Supplemental Item Probation

16.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Placement of Juvenile Court Wards in the Northern California Regional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Del Norte, Lake and Mendocino Counties.


1.                   Resolution Commending Kim Rodrigues for Her Years of Service to Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of July 18-24, 1999.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Change Order 8 for Courthouse Seismic Retrofit Phase II.

2.                   Award of Public Works Projects-- Storm Damage Repair to Ridgewood Drive PM 2.08 Federal Project No. ER-3602 (003), Contract No. 980013 and Scenic Drive PM 1.08 to 1.21, FEMA 1044-DR, PA No. 023-93030, Contract No. 608124

RECOMMENDATION: Award Ridgewood Drive project to Figas Construction and award Scenic Drive project to John N. Petersen Inc.

3.                   Ordinance Entitled Regulation of the Storage, Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Solid Waste and of Source-Separated Materials (Amending Ordinance 1339)

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on July 27, 1999.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Headwaters Monies

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the Board meeting of Monday, July 26, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.


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 the County (No Action)


10:00 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Proposed Decoupling Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support HR 2389, the Stabilization Act of 1999.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Final Report of the County Big Box Ad Hoc Committee (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the report.Direct report be incorporated into the Economic component of the Humboldt County General Plan Update.Direct the County Administrative Officer to determine the interest of the County's incorporated cities in pursuing tax-sharing agreements pursuant to Proposition 11 (passed by the State Electorate in November 1998).Authorize Supervisor Neely to represent the Board's position on this matter to the Board of Directors of the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (and to provide a copy of report to the Commission's board members).Direct the Clerk of the Board to send a copy of report to each incorporated city in the County.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); County of Alameda et al vs. PG&E; Santa Clara Superior Court Case No. CV44037 (Continue to July 26, 1999 at 1:15 p.m.)

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Acting Director of Social Services (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5) (Appointed Mr. Maurice McMorries to position effective July 21, 1999.)

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.                   Nelson Kass reminded the Board that Arthur Hunter's appeal of the Planning Commission's denial of his application for a special permit was denied by the Board on June 22, 1999.However, he stated that the soil in question has not been removed from the site.John Murray, County Administrative Officer, was directed to contact Mr. Kass to inform him on the current status of this issue.Dr. Denver Nelson gave an update on the Potter Valley Project.

J.                   ENHANCED BUDGET REQUESTS 1:30 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Enhanced Budget Requests for Juvenile Hall (Budget 234) and Probation (Budget 235) for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report (no action required at this time).

2.                   Enhanced Budget Requests for Agricultural Commissioner (Budget 261) and Animal Control (Budget 278) for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral report (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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