TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1999

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Moment of Silence

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS

1.                   Transfer of $482 from General Fund Contingency to Cover 1998-99 Overdrafts

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

2.                   Letter from League of Women Voters Regarding Two Programs Scheduled for KEET TV in August 1999 to Discuss Measure J. (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kirk Girard, Director of Planning and Building, to appear as requested at the August 9, 1999 meeting.

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.                   Contract Award for Manila Natural Gas Planning Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with SHN.

Administrative Services

2.                   Request for Supplemental Budget for Elections ($135,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and send letter to the County's legislative representatives seeking support for reimbursement of County costs resulting from SB 100.


3.                   1998-99 Supplemental Budget to Fund Payment of State Controller Audit Findings Relating to Trial Court Revenues for Three-Year-Period Ended June 30, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $120,000.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of July 13, 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

5.                   Transfer to Cover Overdrafts in Fiscal Year 1998-99 for Expenditures Associated with Autopsy Services, Toxicology, Medical Waste Disposal and Indigent Burial

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $9,417 from the Contingency Fund.

District Attorney

6.                   Request to Submit a Grant Application ($4,000) to the Humboldt Area Foundation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Child Abuse Services Team to submit grant application.

7.                   Resolution Authorizing a Grant Application for State Funds to Augment District Attorney Resources for the Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program (Fiscal Year 1999-2000)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 99-75.

Employment Training

8.                   1999-2000 Contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract to provide childcare services for clients participating in JTPA training programs.

9.                   Transfer of $330,798 from Budget Unit 598 to Budget Unit 589

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Mental Health

10.               Amendment to the Agreement Between the Mental Health and Public Health Department for the Provision of Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Services to Pregnant and Parenting Women

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to adjust funding level for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

11.               Replacement of Employment Agreement with Mental Health Psychiatrist

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize replacement employment agreement with Kate Bell M.D.

12.               Appointment Date for Physician/Psychiatrist Orm Aniline, M.D.

RECOMMENDATION: Change appointment date from August 16, 1999 to August 2, 1999.

Public Health

13.               Master Agreements for Early Intervention Program, Education and Prevention/AIDS Education and Prevention, HIV Testing Program, HIV Transmission Prevention Project, Neighborhood Intervention Geared to High-Risk Testing Outreach and AIDS Surveillance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memoranda of understanding with the State Department of Health Services and approve associated supplemental budgets.

14.               Budget Adjustments to Expenditure and Revenue Accounts for Various Public Health Budget Units

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget adjustments.

15.               Supplemental Budget ($395) for Tobacco Education Program BREATH Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

16.               Supplemental Budget ($1,663) for Tobacco Education Program BREATH Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Grant Funding Awarded to the Healthy Moms Program ($10,244)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant funding from State Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

Public Works

18.               Bryland Subdivision Final Map APN 510-361-59 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept subdivision map for recordation.

19.               Mathews Subdivision; APN 306-371-02, Humboldt Hill Area

RECOMMENDATION: Declare the subdivision as complete.

20.               Supplemental Budget ($40,000) to Provide Funding for Five Counties Conservation Plan Efforts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

21.               Ordinance Entitled Regulation of the Storage, Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Solid Waste and of Source-Separated Materials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2195.

22.               Award of Contract for Six Unit T-Hanger Building at Murray Field Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Award the project to Danco Builders.


23.               Request to Purchase a UHF Communications Repeater System as a Fixed Asset

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Request to Establish Budget Unit 224 for a Supplemental Budget of $497,466 and Allocation of a Program Coordinator and a Senior Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Social Services

25.               TRENDS June 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the TRENDS report for quarter ending June 1999.

26.               Redwood Community Action Agency/Youth Services Bureau Level 8 Group Home

RECOMMENDATION: Go on record in support of Social Services contracting with RCAA/YSB for services of a Group Home in Humboldt County.

27.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Thomas Gonzales, Eligibility Worker III, as Though He had Been Promoted to Eligibility Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve temporary increase.

28.               Boys Town National Resource and Training Center for Group Home Training of Child Welfare Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Go on record in support of Social Services contracting with Boys Town National Resource and Training Center for Group Home Training of all staff who work in Group Homes and Shelters in Humboldt County.

29.               Contract with Shasta County Department of Social Services for Funding of the Northern Regional Child Welfare Liaison

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

D.                  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.                   Response to the 1998-99 Interim Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve response and transmit response to Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

4.                   Humboldt County Waste Management Authority Representatives

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

5.                   Appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Ripple with term to expire on June 30, 2001.


1.                   Community Partnership on Local Legacies Project (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Endorse the Humboldt County Local Legacy and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support to Representative Mike Thompson requesting that this Board of Supervisor be added to the list of Community Partners.

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

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

4.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Refer proposed ordinance submitted by Larry Henderson to the Planning and Building Department for review and comment.


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Status Report by Susan Warner of the Regional Water Quality Control Board Regarding the Feasibility Study for Clean-Up of the Balloon Track (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive status report (no other action required).

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

2.                   Oral Report from State and County Office of Emergency Services Personnel

RECOMMENDATION: Receive report (no other action required).

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Reviewing 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.                   Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 to Consider the Public Employee Appointment for Position of Director of Social Services (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM†† Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Save-The-Redwoods-League v. Co. of Humboldt No. A083104, Humboldt County Case No. 9700778 (No Final Action Taken)

H.                  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.                   David Peltier thanked the Board for their support in getting $875,000 allocated for a multiple assistance center.Referring to the administrative abatement against his property in the Westhaven area, he stated that he had received a letter from the County's Community Assistance Unit (CAU) saying that workers assigned to the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program would "demolish" his home.He demanded that the Board investigate the "immoral tactics" of the CAU, which he stated are unconstitutional and comparable to the current situation in Kosovo.He wants an apology from Giny Chandler, Deputy County Counsel for the CAU.He also wants Sheriff's Deputy Tim McCollister investigated for an alleged assault on Mark Shaffer, his land partner during Headwaters Forest demonstrations.Nancy Black told of her frustrations in getting a law enforcement response at her residence in a trailer park, where she believes that two young boys are endangered and where an adult male resident was naked in the public area of the park.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:30 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Rei Zone Reclassification; Westhaven; File APN 515-161-12; Case No. ZR-98-05

RECOMMENDATION: Approve zone reclassification by adopting Ordinance No. 2196.

J.                   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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