9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Douglas Thompson of the Christ Episcopal 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.                   Amending Ordinance 961 Relating to Emergency Organization and Functions of Humboldt County Disaster Council and Related Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2160 and execute the MOU with the Sheriff.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request for Funding for the Eel River Stock Rescue Plan (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the California Department of Fish and Game.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Order from the Board Meeting of January 30, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Order.

4.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 2, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 3, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

6.                   Request for New Line Item ($901)--Clothing and Personal Supplies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Court Executive Officer

7.                   Compensation for Commissioner/Referee Joyce Hinrichs at Salary Range 458

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Compensation for Courtroom Clerk Virginia Strout at Senior Court Clerk Rate

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request through the completion of court consolidation.

9.                   Changes in Personnel Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocation Courtroom Clerk, Position 6; disallocate Court Reporter, Position 3; increase Courtroom Clerk, Positions 2 and 10 to 1.0 FTE; and increase Court Reporter, Position 11 to 1.0 FTE.

Emergency Services

10.               Supplemental Budget ($11,000) and Contract for Earthquake Retrofit Training

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget and contract with the State Department of insurance.

Employment Training

11.               Request to Allocate Employment and Training Program Coordinator Position and Five Vocational Counselor I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Mental Health

12.               Contract with Cloney's Prescription Pharmacy--Consultation/Medication Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign contract.

13.               Allocation of Mental Health Case Manager I/II Position and Disallocation of Senior Mental Health Worker Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the personnel changes.

Public Health

14.               Changes in Personnel Allocations for Women's Health Budget Unit 422

RECOMMENDATION: Allocate two .45 FTE Medical Office Assistant I/IIs. a .10 FTE Assistant County Physician, decrease Assistant County Physician Position to .52 FTE, decrease Medical Office Assistant I/II to .55 and approve supplemental budgets for various budget units.

15.               Extension of Extra-Help Hours for Five (5) Employees

RECOMMENDATION: Extend hours for C. Bauman, P. Case, S. Lewis, M. Pucillo and D. Wright.

16.               Request for Allocation of .5 FTE Office Assistant I/II Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

17.               Temporary Detour for Fulmor Road; County Road No. 2H040 (Manzi Property)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Mary Manzi.

18.               Murray Field Airport Improvement Project 911300

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Redwood Empire Aggregates.

19.               Supplemental Budget for Erosion Control Work at Samoa Boat Launch Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $4,000.

Risk Management

20.               Transfer of $1,000 for the Purchase of Computer Software

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


21.               Adoption of Correctional Programs Coordinator into the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and allocate position in the Sheriff's Department.

Social Services

22.               Amendment to Contract with Employment Development Department (CalWORKS)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign amendment.

23.               Transfer to Cover Purchase of Floor Covering in Annex and Emergency Shelter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $27,000.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Civil Engineers Week--February 22-28, 1998 (Public Works)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

3.                   Five-Year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Program

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


4.                   Serious Violent Offender Request for Proposals

RECOMMENDATION: No action taken regarding the application for grant funding at this time.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action)


1.                   Requests for, or Reports on, Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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

3.                   Request from Representatives of Concerned Citizens of Freshwater for the California Board of Forestry to Hold its Regular April 1998 Meeting in Humboldt County (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Request that the Board of Forestry hold its April 1998 meeting in Humboldt County.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Action Necessary)

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 (if needed)

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

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M. (None)

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.


I.                     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.