9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Jerry Fox of the United Methodist Church of Arcata


1.                   Resolution Proclaiming the Continued Existence of a Local Emergency

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-18.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Letter of Support for the Appointment of J.R. McCollister to the California Board of Forestry Range Management Advisory Committee (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to sign the letter of support.

Mental Health

2.                   Request for Extension of Extra-Help Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension of extra help hours for Randal Boatsman (MH Maintenance Custodian) to 1440 hours.

Public Health

3.                   Expansion of the Regional Immunization Tracking and Registry Project

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award ($44,217) and approve supplemental budget.

Social Services

4.                   TRENDS December 1997

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects (No Action)

2.                   Advertisement of Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (No Action)

3.                   1998 Road and Bridge Construction Priority Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Planning and Building

4.                   Arcata Readimix Plan Amendment Petition AP 507-381-04; Case No. GPA 02-97

RECOMMENDATION: Find an error exists in Section 1452.2(3) of the Framework Plan accept petition and allow application to amend current plan designation of Agriculture Exclusive.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action)

6.                   Department of Finance Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


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

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

3.                   Pursuit of Monies for Clean-up and Repair in Aftermath of Flood (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


Library 10:15 a.m.

1.                   Library Transaction and Use Tax

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2161.

Board of Supervisors 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Review of Department of Labor's Welfare-to-Work Grant (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Give staff direction for developing a Welfare-to-Work Plan.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (No Action Taken)

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

4.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Assistant Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957

5.                   Consider Public Employee Performance Evaluation for Position of Administrative Secretary Pursuant to government Code Section 54957

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (a), Baker v. County of Humboldt #980043

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel, Anticipated Litigation--Significant Exposure to Litigation (1 case), Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (b)

H.                  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.                   Linda Deanni spoke of the need to clean up the boat yard on Indian Island and possibly creating a memorial to those who lost their lives there.Jan Kraepelian and Ralph Kraus asked if the Freshwater Watershed Group could have assistance drafting an initiative.Jan Kraepelian again requested that the Board send a letter to the Board of Forestry asking that they have their April meeting in Humboldt County.

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Adoption of an Ordinance for the 1998 Update of the County Schedule of Fees and Charges--Hazardous Materials Response Team (Continued from Jan. 20, 1998)

RECOMMENDATION: Decline to approve the proposed business fees for support of the Hazardous Materials Response Team.

Public Works

2.                   Consistency of Airport Business Park Subdivision and Associated Projects with Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt recommendations 1 through 9 in submitted staff report.

Planning and Building

3.                   General Plan Amendments and Zone Reclassification; Case Nos. GPA-01-96, ZR-08-95; STEVE MOSER, Applicant; File No. AP 511-042-08; McKinleyville

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 98-17a, 98-17b, and 98-17c.

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.