9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence


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.                   Amendment to County Ordinance--Regulation of the Use of County Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, and set for adoption on January 27, 1998.

2.                   Policy for Hosting Conferences, Conventions & Other Groups with County Forces

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proposed policy submitted by the CAO.

3.                   Master Annexation Agreement with City of Trinidad--Exchange of Property Taxes

RECOMMENDATION: Approve continued use of said agreement, and adopt Tax-Sharing Resolution No. 98-8 or the Berry Road annexation.

4.                   Reductions in the Criminal Justice Subvention Fund Budget Appropriations

RECOMMENDATION: Defer consideration of reductions to Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


5.                   Adjustments to Trial Court Revenues and Appropriations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted budget modifications effective January 1, 1998.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Requesting that Elections Division Conduct Municipal Election on April 7, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request from the City of Fortuna as conditioned.

7.                   Shelter Cove Sewer System Improvements Assessment District 98-1

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt boundary map and Resolution of Intention No. 98-9.

8.                   Cancellation of Board of Supervisors' Meetings in Calendar Year 1998

RECOMMENDATION: No meetings March 24, Aug. 4 & 11, Nov. 17 & 24 and Dec. 22 & 29.

District Attorney

9.                   Supplemental Budget ($10,341) for Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97.

Mental Health

10.               Performance Contract & Related Assurances of Compliance--Fiscal Year 97-98

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

11.               Request to Establish Revolving Fund ($250)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 98-10.

12.               Agreement with Michael Burleson M.D. for Non-Emergency Medical Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


13.               Extension of Employment Eligibility List for Data Entry Operator I for One Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

14.               Dissolution of Current Eligibility List for Senior Data Entry Operator

RECOMMENDATION: Approve dissolution upon establishment of a new eligibility list.

Planning and Building

15.               Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2147 The Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges for Permits and Services of the Planning Department

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2155.

Public Health

16.               Increase in Compensation for Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist Brian Cox

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase until Environmental Health Director position is filled.

17.               Maintenance Oversight--Non-Standard, Water-Carried Sewage Disposal Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and adopt on 02/10/98.

Public Works

18.               Request to Declare Road-Funded Equipment as Surplus

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as conditioned.


19.               Supplemental Budget ($3,200) for the Purchase of Floor Care Equipment

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

20.               Receiving of Portion of Fees Collected for Carry Concealed Weapon Permits

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request to establish trust account.

21.               Incentive Payment Agreement Whereby the County Can Receive Payment for Providing Information to Social Security Administration About Individuals Confined in Jail When that Information Results in Suspension of Supplemental Security Income

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Social Security Administration.

Social Services

22.               Supplemental Budget for the Purchase of an Alarm System ($16,100)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental Budget.

23.               Purchase of Carpet Extractor (Shampooer) for $1,900

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase.


1.                   Humboldt State University's Campus Recycling Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution for Ten-Year Anniversary.

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)

Social Services

3.                   Revenue Received in Fiscal Year 1996-1997 Due to Senate Bill 1472

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

5.                   Recruitment Process for the Office of Coroner-Public Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Hold open session on Friday, January 30, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment of Board Members to Various Boards and Commissions for 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Board members to various entities as shown on submitted list.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action Required)


10:30 a.m. Public Works

1.                   Management of Gravel Extraction Process and the Agreement for Professional Services Provided by the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of March 3, 1998.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

I.                     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.


1.                   Kay Escarda of the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County introduced Ms. Burma Radma, an electrical engineer from Mongolia who is an activist for democracy in her country and the co-founder of Women for Social Progress.Gary Holder stated that he is a candidate for the office of Humboldt County Sheriff and stated why he feels he is qualified to hold that office.Aldo Bongio suggested that the Board members go to Metropolitan and take notice of the Van Duzen and Eel Rivers and see how high the banks are above the rivers.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal by Stephen Madrone, Glory Ralston and Dick and Margi Kieselhorst of Planning Commission's Approval of Virginia Tutcher Lot Line Adjustment and Subdivision Applications LLA-05-96 and PMS-01-96; File No. APN 515-161-12; Trinidad

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

2.                   Appeal by Stephen Madrone, Glory Ralston and Dick and Margi Kieselhorst of Planning Commission's Conditional Approval of Michael Moss Four-Parcel Subdivision; Applications PMS-04-95 and CDP-18-97; File No. APN 515-131-06; Trinidad Area

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to Monday, January 26, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.

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.