9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Pastor Ted Calkins, Seventh Day Adventist 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.                   Tax-Sharing Annexation Agreement for Golf Course Road Annexation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the City of Arcata, and adopt Resolution No. 98-15 for Assessor's Parcel No. 500-221-22.

Administrative Services

2.                   Transfer of Funds to Restore Administrative Services Director to Full-Time Status

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $11,120 from the Contingency Fund.

3.                   Emergency Management Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $33,324 Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

Alternate Conflict Counsel

4.                   Transfer to Provide Sufficient Funding in Office Supplies to Complete Fiscal Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $1,500.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of January 12, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 13, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Appointment of At-Large Member to the Status of Women Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Jennifer Van Der Heide with term to expire on June 30, 1999.

Employment Training

8.                   Supplemental Budget to incorporate Funds for Welfare-to-Work Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Modify Budget Unit 1190 598 by $343,105.

9.                   Agreement with the Private Industry Council on Roles and Responsibilities

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.

10.               Collect, Analyze and Disseminate Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement with EDD to extend agreement to March 31, 1998.


11.               Request to Disallocate a Half-Time Probation Officer Position, Allocate a Half-Time Probation Officer Position, and Transfer $6,699 from the Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

12.               Subcontract for Adolescent Family Life Program Case Management Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

13.               Exemption of Fire Districts from Hazardous Material Fees--Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $3,168 from the Contingency Fund.

14.               Tobacco Control Services Contract with the State Department of Health Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to make some minor changes to the contract language and revise the allocation to include funds for the 1997-98 fiscal year.

Public Works

15.               Storm Damage Repairs on Mattole Road--Agreement with Mr. Joe Russ IV

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement and accept easement deed with Mr. Russ.

16.               Bear Canyon/Bear Gulch Bridges Phase II Design Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Structure Type Selection Reports for Bear Canyon and Bear Gulch Bridges to complete Phase I portion of project.Approve contract amendment to increase compensation of contract with Winzler and Kelly/Quincy Engineers, by an amount not-to-exceed $575,088 to cover the costs of final (Phase II) plans, specifications and cost estimates for both the Bear Canyon and Bear Gulch Bridge Replacement projects.


17.               Purchase of Two Microfilm Storage Cabinets and One Microfiche Storage Cabinet

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $3,930 to facilitate said purchase.

18.               Replacement of Computer Damaged in the June 29, 1997 Courthouse Flood

RECOMMENDATION: Replace computer at a cost of $3,711.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

19.               Resolution for Sale of Properties Tax-Defaulted Subject to Sale

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-16.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Employment Training

1.                   Appointment of Education Representative to the Private Industry Council

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Dr. Cedric Sampson to a two-year term.

Public Health

2.                   Community Health Scorecard Project (Continued from January 27, 1998)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Payroll division to distribute pamphlet on said project with payroll warrants.

Public Works

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

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Courthouse Security Proposal

RECOMMENDATION: Approve physical security measures for courts and departments within Courthouse, direct staff to have recommended security devices and screening station for increased physical protection of courts and offices within Courthouse installed, direct County Counsel to draft contract for services for private security to staff first floor screening station and direct Administrative Services to put contract out to bid, and approve supplemental budget of $12,000.

6.                   South Spit Costs Relating to Health Officer's Order

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

7.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Support Assembly Bill 390 (Runner) the Joint Strike Fighter Jobs Bill.

8.                   Travel Budget for Board of Supervisors

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt procedure for utilization of joint travel account and transfer $1,000 from CAO travel funds to the Board's joint travel account.


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

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

F.                  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 Sect. 54956.9

4.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Assistant Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (Continue to February 10, 1998)

5.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Secretary Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (Continue to February 10, 1998)

G.                 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.                   Bob Martel gave an update on signature gathering for a soil conservation ordinance and violations by the Pacific Lumber Company of the Forest Practices Act.Jan Kraepelien submitted two letters pertaining to timber matters.


Community Assistance Unit

1.                   County v. Lester Jake; AP No. 510-131-16 McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn in order to seek voluntary compliance from the property owner.

2.                   Cost Recovery Assessment Hearing; County vs. Steven E. Schechia; File No. AP 509-071-03; 2209 Second Avenue, McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Order the account and proposed assessment confirmed.

I.                     CONTINUED ITEM FROM FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1998

Continued Item

1.                   Appointment of Coroner-Public Administrator

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Frank Jager.

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.)

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.