9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Pastor Mark Reed of the Little Country Church in Fieldbrook


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.                   Agreement for the Film Commission for Fiscal Year 1997-98 for $3,000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment with Eureka/Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

2.                   Jail Phase II Contract--Project Inspection/Testing Services/Owner's Representative

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Contract Amendment No. 2.


3.                   Request to Increase Compensation for Senior Fiscal Assistant Cynthia Delahunt

RECOMMENDATION: Increase compensation until the return of the Executive Secretary.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of Avenue of the Giants and Bull Creek Flats Road for the Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-23.

5.                   Appointment to the Fish and Game Advisory Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint James K. Olson to said commission.

6.                   Request for Election on Measure for Special Tax for Loleta Fire Protection District

RECOMMENDATION: Refer to Elections for placement on the June 1998 ballot.

7.                   Reauthorization of Trinity River Basin Fish & Wildlife Management Program (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letters sent to Congressman Riggs and Senator Boxer on March 4.

8.                   Request from City of Rio Dell for County Elections to Conduct a Special Election on June 2, 1998 to Consider a Local Measure for Renewal of Utility Tax (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request and refer to Elections.

9.                   1998 Achievement Awards Presented by Soroptimist International of Eureka and Humboldt Bay (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolutions.

County Counsel

10.               Ordinance Adding Division 1 to Title VII of the Humboldt County Code to Impose a Transactions and Use Tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2163.

Court Executive Office

11.               Additional Homicide Investigative Costs Incurred by Alternate Counsel's Office

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $2,000 to cover said additional costs.

Emergency Services

12.               Twenty-One Day Extension of Resolution Proclaiming Existence of Local Emergency as a Result of Series of Winter Storms Starting on or About January 27, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-24.

Mental Health

13.               Increase in Compensation for Crisis Specialist Sean Egan by 20 Ranges

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request until classification work on crisis program is done.

14.               Phase II Consolidation (Managed Care) Contracts/Agreements

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mental Health Director as signator for clinical and technical service contracts/agreements necessary to implement the Phase II Consolidation System of Specialty Mental Health Services.

15.               Physician Recruitment Agreement and Reimbursement of Relocation Expenses

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to sign agreement with PsychSource for recruitment and placement services for Jennifer K. Wilson, M.D. for $18,000 effective completion of hiring, and authorize negotiation of reimbursement of relocation expenses of up to $2,000 for Dr. Wilson to be reimbursed effective first day of work.

16.               Extra-Help Extension for Patricia Bangsund, Mental Health Cook, to 1440 Hours

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.


17.               Deletion of Classes from the Classification Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Delete the following:Accounting Technician-MSS, Clerk Stenographer III, Senior Investigator (Public Defender) and Health Officer-Medical Director.

18.               Contract for Employee Assistance Program Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Foundation Health Psychcare Services, Inc.

Planning and Building

19.               Airport Business Park; McKinleyville Area; File No. 511-042-08; Case Nos. GPA 01-96 and ZR 08-95

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 98-25 and 98-26 and adopt Ordinance 2164 and 2165.

Public Health

20.               Approve Grant Amendment A1 to State Grant and a Supplemental Budget for the Domestic Violence Prevention Program for Fiscal Year 1997-98--Health Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment and supplemental budget of $15,000.

Public Works

21.               Disallocation of Accountant/Auditor I-II and Allocation of Senior Fiscal Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve said personnel requests.

22.               Intent to Terminate Maintenance of South Jetty Road and Portion of Table Bluff Road

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 98-27 and hold public hearing on March 31, 1998.


23.               Purchase of Equipment Needed to Put Two Ford Expeditions into Service

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,150.

24.               Renewal of Contract--California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

RECOMMENDATION: Renew contract with the Pelican Bay State Prison.

25.               Purchase of One Video Camera and One TV/VCR Combination

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,050.

26.               Reimbursement for Travel and Shipping Expenses for Participation in Counter Drug Procurement Program and Payment of Motor Vehicles Use Fee for Seized Pickup

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,800.

27.               Upgrades for Computers Located in Sheriff's Outstation and Dispatch Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,000.

Social Services

28.               Transfer of $14,500 from Contingencies to General Relief Settlement Account

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring Employ the Older Worker Week in Humboldt County (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for March 8-14, 1998.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Mental Health Director to contact State legislators to voice support for increasing the proposed Governor's budget as it pertains to funding CalWorks in the area of the Employment Plan for mental health and substance abuse.

Information Services

4.                   Contract with Megabyte Systems, Inc. Establishment of Capital Project Line Item and Allocation of Application Programmer/Analyst I/II Senior Position for Implementation of New Secured/Unsecured/Delinquent Tax System for Assessor, Auditor, and Tax Collector

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests as outlined in Nos. 1-5 of submitted staff report.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

5.                   Resolution for Financing the Humboldt County Property Tax System

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-28.


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

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


9:30 a.m. Court Executive Officer

1.                   Transfer to Various Court Line Items--County Funded Budget Unit 250

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $175,000 from the General Fund Contingency.

10:00 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Letter Committing $200,000/Year in Support to the Multiple Assistance Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of commitment for three years.

10:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors (Supplemental Item Posted on March 6, 1998 at 4:10 p.m.)

3.                   Request for Hearing on Gasoline Prices in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of invitation and hold public forum on April 7, 1998 at 1:45 p.m.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for Purpose of Reviewing County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Sect. 54956.9

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.(a); Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt; CS980031

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation; Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Sherwood Forest Motel Inc. v. County of Humboldt et al; Humboldt Superior Court Case No. 95DR0343

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.


1.                   Aldo Bongio requested that the Planning Department's budget be put on the agenda before the budget hearings begin.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   1998 State of California Housing and Community Development Block Grant General Allocation Grant--Over the County Application

RECOMMENDATION: Continue the public hearing on March 17, 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.)

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