9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Rick McRostie of the First Covenant Church of Eureka


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.                   Letter to Senator Boxer Pertaining to On-Going Problem with Shortfalls in the Payments-in-Lieu of Taxes for the Redwood National Park Creation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign said letter.

2.                   Correction to Appropriation for Film Commission to Equal 1996-97 Funding Level

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $3,000 from General Fund Contingencies.

3.                   Transfer of $118 from Office Expense Line Item to Fixed-Asset Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to cover shortage for replacement of tape recorders.

4.                   Request to provide Funds for Publication of the Grand Jury Response

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $1,300 from General Fund Contingencies.

5.                   Consideration of an Ordinance for the 1998-99 Update of the Jail Booking Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on March 3, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

6.                   Job Creation Investment Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to apply for and receive planning funds from Trade & Commerce Agency to facilitate local job creation activities.Authorize staff to organize a task force to create a plan which will fit the needs for job creation in the County.Direct representatives from ETD, Social Services and Economic Development to participate on task force.Encourage a representative from EDD, local economic development representatives, and business people from the community to be part of said task force.Adopt Resolution No. 98-1, designating CAO to act as local lead agency, apply for Job Creation Plan funding, create a task force and write a Job Creation Plan for the County.

7.                   Consideration of Adopting an Ordinance Updating the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

Administrative Services

8.                   First Amendment to Agreement with Irene and Ross Vitalie dba Door to Door Airporter at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to require Licensee's insurance company to issue waiver of subrogation.


9.                   Allocation of State Property Rental Income

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate $26,151.24 to the City of Eureka; $26,199.25 to the County Road Fund; and $7,071.29 to Prior Unsecured Taxes--Possessory Interest.

Board of Supervisors

10.               Adult Entertainment Ordinance (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

11.               Resolution Commending California Conservation Corps (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution presented on December 17, 1997.

12.               Regional Planning Consortium's Pre-Application to the Regional Economic Development Administration for Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative Grant Funding in the Amount of $50,000 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign letter of support.

13.               Resolutions of Commendation for Forrest Schafer, Fred Dutton and Dennis DeCarli on Their Retirement from the Sheriff's Department (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolutions.

14.               Certificate of Appreciation for Gary Bates in Recognition of His Retirement from the District Attorney's Office (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve certificate of appreciation.

Clerk of the Board

15.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of October 28, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

16.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 9, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

17.               Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of December 10, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

18.               Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of December 16, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

19.               Increase in Compensation for Edward A. Schrock, Deputy Public Defender I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase to Deputy Public Defender II Step C.

20.               Transfer of $370 to Cover Overdraft for the Purchase of Four Office Chairs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

County Counsel

21.               Annual Resolutions Appointing a New Chair and Vice Chair Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 98-2 through 98-5.

District Attorney

22.               Lease Agreement for Family Support Division Office Space at 317 Third Street

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Oscar Larson & Associates.

23.               Transfer of $5,000 for the Purchase of Five Electric Typewriters

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer from Family Support Enforcement Contingency Fund.

Employment Training

24.               Extra-Help Extension for Daniel Wilson Vocational Counselor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension (not to exceed a total of 1,440 hours).

25.               Purchase of Laser Printers in the Amount of $2,250

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

26.               Purchase of Facsimile Machine in the Amount of $1,600

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

Mental Health

27.               Grant Application for Drug Court-Related Substance Abuse Treatment Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Submit grant application to State Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

28.               Provision of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services at Fortuna High School

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding.

29.               Clarification of Respective Roles and Responsibilities in Cross Referrals for Psychiatric Nursing Services from Humboldt Home Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of understanding.


30.               Amendment to the 1996-97 and 1997-98 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-6.

Planning and Building

31.               Lambley Lot Line Adjustment and Joint Timber Management Plan; Garberville Area; File No. 222-154-01; Case No. LLA-01-97

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

Public Health

32.               Supplemental Budget ($20,000) for Project LEAN-USDA, Nutrition Network

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental through September 30, 1998.

33.               Personnel Allocation Changes in Budget Unit 408 Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve changes as requested in submitted report.

34.               Subcontracts for HIV Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 1997-98

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontracts with Humboldt Open Door Health Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

Public Works

35.               Request to Adopt a Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Goal of 10% for 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

36.               Purchase of Facsimile Machine in the Amount of $1,600

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.

37.               Storm Damage Repair on Shelter Cove Road, Co. Rd. No. C4A010, P.M. 7.65

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Grant Deed executed by William T. and Marie E. Christian.

38.               Right of Way Acquisition for Storm Damage Repair, Mattole Road F3C010, P.M. 4.91, Scarpulla Associates

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Easement Deed executed by Scarpulla Associates.

39.               Request to Create a Safety Expense Line Item in the Amount of $10, 665

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

40.               Allocation of Assistant Engineer I/II Position Effective Immediately

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation.

Risk Management

41.               Purchase of Three Computers in the Amount of $6,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


42.               Supplemental Budget ($3,650) for the Purchase of a Computer and Software

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

43.               Purchase of Three Light Bars for Replacement Patrol Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $4,000.

44.               Request to Establish Petty Cash Fund ($100) for Records Section

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-7.

45.               Conversion of Holiday Credits for Correctional Officer James Whaling

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $4,758.25.

Social Services

46.               First Amendment to Agreement for Operation of a 1998 Winter Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $11,745 through Contingencies to provide 30 rooms instead of 13 rooms.

47.               Status of Major Goals for Department of Social Services, Fiscal Year 1997-1998

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

48.               Request to Disallocate Social Worker III Position and to Allocate a Staff Services Analyst II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

49.               Contract to Provide Child Care Services to All CalWORKs Recipients

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

50.               Supplemental Budget and Allocation of Positions for CalWORKs Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve recommendations 1 through 15 in submitted report.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

51.               Legal Counsel Agreement and Disclosure Document

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in connection with the drafting and finalization of the Annual Report.


1.                   Resolution Commending Joe Ormond for His Years of Service with the Humboldt County Department of Social Services (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

2.                   Resolution Commending the St. Joseph Health System, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and the Community Needs Network for Their Generous Support and Assistance to Humboldt and Del Norte County Legal Immigrants (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 for Jail/Road/Bridge/Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Standing Item--Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

Administrative Office†† (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

Administrative Services

4.                   Sandbags

RECOMMENDATION: Read and file report.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report Prior Closed Session (if needed)

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 (if needed)

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

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Save the Redwoods League v. The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, Case No. CP970078

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation; (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).City of Arcata et al. Petitioner v. Ronald B. Slater et al, Respondent.Case No. 97-71015, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th District.

6.                   SUPPLEMENTALConference with Legal Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in its Corporate Capacity et al v. County of Alameda, Donald R. White Treasurer/Tax Collector for the County of Alameda et al; Case No. SACV 97-1000 LHM (EEX); U.S. District Court Central District

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Supervisor Kirk presented Supervisor Neely with a plaque in recognition of her serving as Board of Supervisors' Chair in 1997.County Administrative Office John Murray suggested that the Board schedule a date for the interviewing of candidates for the Coroner-Public Administrator position.He was directed to report to the Board on January 13, 1998 with a recommended format for the conducting of these interviews.Jim Perry, an employee of City Ambulance, said that the owner Fred Sundquist refuses to negotiate with his employees in good faith.He read from a prepared statement.Aldo Bongio said that the public should be told the total cost of the South Spit cleanup.He said that the County should clean up some of the creeks to allow the water to run freely so that residents don't have to buy sandbags.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

Planning and Building

1.                   Update of the County Schedule of Fees for the Planning and Building Department

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the new, increased or changed fees as shown in the Summary of Changes of Fees and Charges in the submitted Attachment 1; and introduce ordinance updating said schedule, waive first reading, and set for adoption on January 13, 1998. Approve the Current Planning and Revised Advance Planning and Automation Unspent Revenue Trust Account Narratives.

2.                   Appeal of a Minor Subdivision and Lot Line Adjustment; Case No. PMS-01-96 and LLA-05-96; VIRGINIA TUTCHER, Applicant; File No. APN 515-192-35, Trinidad Area

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing, and continue same to January 13, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

3.                   Appeal of the Planning Commissioner's Conditional Approval of a Four-Parcel Subdivision in the Trinidad Area; MICHAEL MOSS, Applicant; Case No. PMS 04-95/CDP-18-97; File No. APN 515-131-06; STEPHEN MADRONE, GLORY RALSTON and DICK and MARGI KIESELHORST, Appellants

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing to January 13, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

Public Works

4.                   Adoption of Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing to January 27, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

J.                   CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of November 1997.

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of November.

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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.