9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Al Daw of the Arcata Assembly of God 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 Office (CAO)

1.                   Declaration to Adjust Base Year for Trial Court Revenues and Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Summary of Declaration forms to adjust 1994-95 reported base year for Trial Court Funding expenditures and revenues.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Application--Orick School District 1998 Healthy Start Operational Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

3.                   Grant Proposal to Hire a .25 FTE Coordinator to be Located in Mad River

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the U.S. Forest Service.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 20, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   ByLaws of the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the bylaws.

Cooperative Extension

6.                   Supplemental Budget Request ($1,000)--Del Norte County Watershed Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

Library Services

7.                   Library Services and Construction Act Awards to Purchase Children's Materials and to Provide a Grandparents and Books Program in Fortuna and Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Accept awards of $5,000 each.

Mental Health

8.                   Appointments to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Luther Cobb, M.D. and Dennis Hanson to three-year terms.

9.                   Reappointments to the Mental Health Board

RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Barry Gerts, Tom Harkins, Kathy Kendall and Donald London to three year terms.


10.               Request for Dissolution of the Current Eligibility Lists for Executive Secretary and Assistant Engineer Effective Upon the Establishment of New Eligibility Lists

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

11.               Ordinance Relating to Maintenance Oversight of Non-Standard Water Carried Sewage Disposal Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2159.

12.               Reallocation of Two Full-Time Public Health Nurse Positions in Maternal and Child Health Administration

RECOMMENDATION: Reallocated positions to Senior Public Health Nurse.

Public Works

13.               Storm Damage Repairs to Maple Creek Road Project No. 971060

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Mercer Fraser Company.

14.               Percentage of Ownership of the Alex Brizard survey maps.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation of ownership in the Alex Brizard survey maps.

15.               Disallocation of Associate Civil Engineer, Allocation of Associate Civil Engineer and Disallocation of Assistant Engineer I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said personnel changes effective February 8, 1998.

16.               Storm Damage Repair on the Mattole Road (Cooks Gulch)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed executed by Darrel L. and Guiamar Lindley.

17.               Approval of a Rate Redistribution in Landfill/Transfer Station Solid Waste Tipping Fees and Establishment of a New Solid Waste Trust Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a redistribution of current landfill and transfer station tipping fee retroactively to February 1, 1998 as proposed in the submitted Attachment 1, and as support by the submitted Attachment 2.Authorize the establishment of a new solid waste trust fund account titled Solid Waste Obligations for the purpose of depositing excess tipping fee monies at $19.50 per ton per month.(These funds will be used to offset contract obligations.)

Risk Manager

18.               Supplemental Budget for Primary Workers' Compensation Program Payment

RECOMMENDATION: Increase the following line items:Excess Workers' Compensation Insurance by $49,261, Workers Compensation--Claims by $2,230 and Compensation Insurance by $2,279,261.


19.               Purchase of a Floor Covering for the Sergeants'Office and Civil Section

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in the amount of $3,000.

Social Services

20.               Transfer of $1,410 for the Purchase and Installation of a Suspended Gas Heater

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

21.               Request for a Temporary Increase in Pay for Senior Data Entry Operator Tami Hold as Though She Had Been Promoted to Data Entry Operator Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

22.               Disallocate Eligibility Worker II Position and Allocate Eligibility Supervisor Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

23.               Request to Reinstate Eligibility Worker II Vivian Moses at Range 201, Step C

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

24.               Disallocation of Full-Time Social Worker III Position and Half-Time Eligibility Worker I/II Position and Allocation of Two Full-Time Vocational Assistant Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Supplemental Item--Public Works

25.               Consideration of the Consistency of the Airport Business Park Subdivision, General Plan Amendments, Zoning Ordinance Addition, and Associated Projects Located on APN 511-042-08 with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) for the Arcata-Eureka Airport Along with a Minor Modification of the ALUCP-B1/C Zone Compatibility Boundary Line Within the Subdivision

RECOMMENDATION: Hold public hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Week of February 8-14, 1998 as Boy Scout Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring Humboldt County a Domestic Violence Free Zone (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Selection of Old Arcata Road/Myrtle Avenue Improvements as the County of Humboldt's Project for the Regional Transportation Improvement Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to file the submitted Project Study Report with the Technical Advisory Committee of the Humboldt County Association of Governments for Inclusion in the 1998 Regional Transportation Improvement Plan.

4.                   Various Solid Waste Franchise Collection and Container Operation Contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Various actions taken.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

6.                   Construction Industry Force Account Council Recommendation on Bidding Procedures

RECOMMENDATION: Direct CAO to prepare draft policy for Board consideration.

7.                   Agreements with Professional Credit Management and Britt Credit Service

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreements for collection services.

8.                   Parameters for 1998-99 General Fund Budget Units to Submit Net Budgets Equivalent to 1997-98 Adopted Net Budgets Adjusted for Changes in Salaries and Benefits

RECOMMENDATION: Approve parameters and budget schedule.

9.                   Consolidation of the Office of Emergency Services and Sheriff Functions

RECOMMENDATION: Direct consolidation, approve Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to day-to-day control of emergency management functions; introduce ordinance relating to same, and set for adoption at least one week away, disallocate .8 FTE vacant Administrative Analyst I/II position; approve concept of new allocation of 1.0 FTE clerical position to be allocated 70% toward OES functions with 30% funded through the County's Abandoned Vehicle Program; direct Merit System and/or the Personnel Department to conduct a classification review of the clerical position; and direct Merit System and/or the Personnel Department to conduct a classification review of the Senior Administrative Analyst currently occupied by Larry Clark.

County Counsel

10.               Options Regarding County Campaign Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Option 1 in submitted report.


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

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (None)

3.                   Report from Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


10:30 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Presentation from Northwestern Pacific Railroad/North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Hear oral presentation from Dan Hauser (no action taken).

Administrative Services

2.                   Declaration of Local Emergency as a Result of Storm Damage

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt declaration of local emergency.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from 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.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Assistant Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (Rescheduled for February 24, 1998)

5.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Secretary Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (Rescheduled for February 24, 1998)

6.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM Conference with Outside Counsel Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a); North Coast Journal Inc. et al v. County of Humboldt et al; Case No. DR97-00249 (No Final Action Taken)

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 by 1:25 p.m.



K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS--1:45 P.M.

Planning and Building

1.                   Appeal by Bruce Adams of Planning Commission Approval of Variance to Allow a Reduced Rear-Yard Setback for Development of a New Mini-Mart Building; Humboldt Petroleum, Applicant; Case No. VAR-02-97; File No. APN 032-071-23F; Garberville

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing to Monday, February 23, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

2.                   Appeal of Planning Director's Administrative Determination that the Appellant is Operating a Public Stable as Defined by the Humboldt County Code and that the Use is not Principally Permitted or Legal Non-Conforming; Indianola Area; File No. 401-011-12; Case No. VIO-28-92; Robert and Margaret Ellis, Appellants.

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing to Monday, February 23, 1998 at 9:00 a.m.

L.                   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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