9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute of the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Clayton Ford of the Arcata First Baptist 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.                   Request that the Board of Supervisors Adopt $600 as the Limit for Fixed Assets

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Lease with County Fair Association and State Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign lease.


3.                   Request that the Board of Supervisors Approve a List of Revenue Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the submitted list of revenue adjustments.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of December 8, 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 5, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 6, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Conflict Counsel

7.                   Increase in Compensation for Carolyn Ruth, Deputy Public Defender I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase to Deputy Public Defender III, Range 376, Step C.

District Attorney Victim Witness

8.                   Request for Allocation of Victim Witness Program Specialist Position (1/2 time)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and supplemental budget of $13, 090.

Employment Training

9.                   Request to Create Specific Asset Line Items Rather Than the General Fixed Asset Summary From Which No Purchases Can Be Made

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request in the amount of $147,800.

Mental Health

10.               Transfer from Computer Systems Line Item to Computer Software Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $45,459.

11.               Allocation of 1.0 Activity Therapist and Disallocation of 1.0 Mental Health Worker

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation and disallocation.

12.               Consent to Assignment of Agreement with Crestwood Hospitals, Inc. for 1996-97

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Consent to Assignment.

13.               Amendments to the Bylaws of the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Review and adopt amendments to the bylaws.


14.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME) Providing a Salary Adjustment for the Classification of Pharmacist

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-11.

15.               Dissolution of Probation Officer I Eligibility List

RECOMMENDATION: Approve dissolution as conditioned.

Public Health

16.               Supplemental Budget of $5,201 for the Alternative Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

17.               Medi-Cal Administrative Activities, Targeted Case Management and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Coordination for Targeted Case management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the County of Santa Cruz.

Public Works

18.               Ordinance Establishing a Stop Intersection at Wilson Street at Walford Avenue

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption at least one week away.

19.               Resolution Supporting Del Norte County's Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Proposal Application to Remove a Significant Migration Barrier in Jordan Creek for Anadromous Salmonid Fisheries

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-12.


1.                   Commendations for Eight Public Works Employees (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt commendations for Jim Burgess, Don Gordon, Glenn Graham, Rusty Griffin, Leon Hamilton, John Phillips, Doug Schuler and Pete Tomasini.

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

Administrative Office(CAO)

3.                   Standing Item for Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

4.                   Letter Requesting State Funding for Proposed Court Building East of the Jails

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the Director of the Judicial Council of California.


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

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


9:45 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Execution of a Grant Contract with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-13.

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

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.                   Al Decker announced his candidacy for Congress.Jan Kraepelien submitted a letter pertaining to timber and logging concerns.He also requested the rebroadcasting of Board of Supervisors meetings.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Services (CAO)

1.                   Adoption of an Ordinance 1998 Update of County Schedule of Fees & Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve portion of ordinance and set for adoption on Jan. 27, 1998.

2.                   1998 State of California Housing and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Initiative Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-14.

Planning & Building

3.                   Permit Revocation Hearing Regarding Tip Top RV Sales; Case Nos. CUP 39-90/CDP-48-91; File No. APN 306-121-45F

RECOMMENDATION: Revoke the permit.

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.