9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Moment of Silence


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.                   1998 Humboldt County Legislative Platform

RECOMMENDATION: Approve platform.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   1998 Operating Budget for the Humboldt County Fair Association

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget and authorize the Chair to sign.

3.                   Request for Loleta Fire Protection District to Place a Measure on the June Ballot to Allow Voters to Vote on a Special Tax for the Fire District

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 10, 1998.

4.                   Release of FEMA and OES Funds Due the North Coast Railroad Authority

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chairman to sign the letters.

Coroner-Public Administrator

5.                   Transfer of Fixed Asset Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $2,500 from Fixed Asset Account to Special Coroner Supplies Account.

District Attorney

6.                   Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution Program Grant Application for March 1, 1998--February 28, 2001

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-19 and authorize the Chair to execute grant application.

Employment Training

7.                   Supplemental Budget for Employment Training Budget Unit #1190-591

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget and allocate one grant status (10 month) Employment Training Program Coordinator position.


8.                   Household Hazardous Waste Education Outreach Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign contract with California Conservation Corps.

9.                   Supplemental Budget for FY 1997-98, Budget Unit 406, Environmental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

10.               Approval of Payment of HMRT Fee and Supplemental Budget, Budget 422

RECOMMENDATION: Approve payment and supplemental budget.

11.               Purchase of Fixed Asset, Computer System, and a Supplemental Budget, Budget Unit #414, Health Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of computer system.

12.               Request to Increase Compensation for Brian Cox, Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist, Under Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increased compensation.

13.               Purchase of Fixed Assets, Computer System, for Budget Unit #422, Health, Regional Immunization Tracking Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of computer system.

14.               Acceptance of Grant From the Community Needs Network Committee St. Joseph Health System, and Approval of a New Revenue Account, Expenditure Line Item and a Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit #422, Health

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant of $10,000 and direct Auditor to take necessary action.

15.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit #405, High Risk Infant Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98.

16.               Supplemental Budget for FY 1997-98, Budget Unit #422, Health for Communications Equipment and Carpet

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from the agenda.

Mental Health

17.               Amendment #6 to Contract #NNA12-94 Between the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and Humboldt County and Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and authorize Mental Health Director or designee to sign amendment and approve supplemental budget.

Planning and Building

18.               Conveyance and Agreement Form for Lot 12 of Camino Way Subdivision; JL Furtado Inc. McKinleyville Area; Case No. FMS 07-94; File No. APN 511-421-06

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign Conveyance and Agreement.


19.               Request to Disallocate Half-Time Legal Office Assistant Position in Dept. 245 and Allocate Half-Time Legal Office Assistant Position in Dept 216

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Works

20.               CHERT Contract and Gravel Management on the Mad and Eel Rivers

RECOMMENDATION: Continue this item to the meeting of April 21, 1998.

21.               Management of Gravel Extraction Process and the Agreement for Professional Services Provided by the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team (CHERT)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required (duplication of No. C-20).

22.               Establishment of Trust Fund for Collection of Passenger Facility Charges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve establishment of interest bearing trust fund for depositing passenger facility charges and expending same.

23.               CalTrans/Mad River Vista Point Protection Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to execute right-of-way contract and easement deed.

24.               Pay Differential for Ilene Poindexter

RECOMMENDATION: Approve pay differential.

25.               Revised Agreement With Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kings Peak Road

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Public Works Director to sign the agreement on behalf of the County.

Social Services

26.               Request for Temporary Increase in Pay for Senior Fiscal Assistant Yvonne Winter to Pay of Fiscal Services Supervisor Pursuant to Section 7 of the Humboldt County Salary Resolution (4/5 Vote Required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

27.               Extend Winter Shelter Agreement with Alcohol and Drug Care Services Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept extending operation for additional 15 days beyond March 15, 1998 and if necessary prepare a second amendment for Chair's signature; approve transfer of funds and authorize Director of Social Services to notify ADCS of County's intent to extend shelter for 15 days.

28.               Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Department of Social Services and Mental Health

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director and Social Services Director to sign MOU.

29.               Temporary Increase in Pay for Social Worker IV, Eda Bachrach, to Pay of Social Worker Supervisor II, Pursuant to Section 12.4.1 of the AFSCME MOU

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

30.               Contract for Services--Harmony Research Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract and authorize the Chair to execute.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring March 1998 as Women's History Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Recognizing March 7, 1998 as Humboldt County Arbor Day and Commending the Forest Industry and Women in Timber (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000-Jail, Road, Bridge & Airport Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order as recommended by Public Works.

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

3.                   United Express--Ninety Day Notice of Suspension of Service

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of opposition to Department of transportation regarding suspension of service at Arcata/Eureka Airport and send letter to United Airlines concerning this situation.

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Report Required)

5.                   1997-98 Mid Year Budget Review

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Report.

6.                   Forestry Review Committee (FRC)

RECOMMENDATION: Meet with the FRC on Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.


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

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

3.                   Request by Supervisor Woolley for Transfer of Funds to Pay for Travel Expenses for the CSAC Legislative Conference--March 25, 26, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of funds.

4.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEM--Request from Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association for Letter of Support to Corps of Engineers for Assistance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


Board of Supervisors 10:00 a.m.

1.                   Area I agency on Aging's Mid Year Report (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

Board of Supervisors 10:30 a.m.

2.                   Possible Soil Conservation Initiative (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to prepare a procedure outline on how initiatives are processed by the County and report back on March 17, 1998.

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 Gov. Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) Significant Exposure to Litigation, 1 case (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Off agenda item to hold Public Works Director interviews on 03/04/1998

I.                     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.


J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Amending Ordinance 2147 by Adopting Revised Fee Schedule--Jail Booking Fee

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

Planning & Building

2.                   Redwood Care Homes Project; Case Nos. CDP-19-97, CUP-09-97, OR-01-97 and ZR-03-97; APNs 016-011-57, 016-241-42, 306-232-29 & 306-232-30 (Eureka area)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution Nos. 98-20 through 98-22 and Ordinance Nos. 2161 and 2162.

3.                   T.G. Razooly, Field's Landing Area; a Coastal Development Permit to Allow Change of Use to a Nightclub in the Former Caddy's Restaurant Building; Case No. CDP-15-97; File No. APN-306-121-45F

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing and continue same to Monday, March 16, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

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.