9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to Flag and Invocation by Reverend Father Mike Cloney of Saint Bernard Catholic 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.                   Jail Phase II Notice of Completion

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize CAO to sign all copies of Notice, after contractor has completed conditions established in contract documents for final acceptance and authorize CAO to sign and issue necessary letter(s) allowing release of Construction Retention held in escrow after conditions for Notice are complete.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution for Camp Fire Boys and Girls 85th Anniversary (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify resolution which was presented on March 10, 1998.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 3, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Court Executive Officer

4.                   Reallocation of Senior Office Assistant Position to Court Supervisor (Betty Finley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reallocation.

District Attorney

5.                   Transfer of $7,000 to Fund the Purchase of Thirteen (13) File Cabinets

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

Mental Health

6.                   Request to Allocate a Supervising Psychiatric Nurse Position and to Disallocate a Psychiatric Nurse Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

7.                   Supplemental Budget of $1,800 for Child Passenger Restraint Systems

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

8.                   New Revenue Accounts and Supplemental Budget--Alternate Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Approve new accounts and supplemental budget ($470,922).

Public Works

9.                   First Amendment of Agreement with the McKinleyville Rodeo Association, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to require the association to establish procedures which will allow general public usage of the facilities under the auspices of the association.

10.               Storm Damage Erosion Control Work at the Samoa Boat Launch Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $35,000.

11.               Agreement to Provide Map Checking for the City of Fortuna

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign agreement.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring March 16-27, 1998 as Smoke-Free Kids Week (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring March 15-21, 1998 as Mediation Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Declaring March 15-21, 1998 as California Nonprofits Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclamation Declaring March 1998 as Jazz Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and resolutions for the 1998 Jazz Festival.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

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

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation

RECOMMENDATION: Continue discussion on Assembly Bill 2147 to March 31, 1998 and hold meeting with the County Fish and Game Advisory Commission on March 31, 1998.

Social Services

4.                   In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)--Supplemental Budget of $450,000

RECOMMENDATION: Establish new expenditure and new revenue account; approve supplemental budget and receive status report on Social Services concerns of how IHSS expenditure has affected and will continue to affect, the General Fund (as well as possible solutions).

Administrative Services

5.                   Possible Soil Conservation Initiative

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a procedural outline on how initiatives are processed by the County (no further action taken at this time).

Clerk of the Board

6.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission--Second District Representative

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Diana Livingston.


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

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


10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   BLM Resolution (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of March 31, 1998.

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

2.                   Railroad Presentation from the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-29.

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.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Public Works Director (Appointed Mr. Allen Campbell)

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 said the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery should have been kept open.Cynthia Noel asked how she could get involved in the drafting of an adult entertainment ordinance.Supervisor Stan Dixon introduced the new police chief for the City of Ferndale.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS 1:45 P.M.


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

RECOMMENDATION: Keep the current fee of $35.15.


2.                   1998 State of California Housing and Community Development Block Grant General Allocation Grant--Over the Counter Application

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Citizen Participation Plan, Employment Agreement, Income Reuse Plan and Resolution 98-30.


3.                   1998 State of California Housing and Community Development Block Grant General Allocation Grant Application

RECOMMENDATION: Select Orick Housing Rehabilitation, Southern Humboldt Senior Housing Infrastructure and CASA projects to be submitted in the 1998 application; authorize staff to prepare the application; authorize and direct the CAO to act on the County's behalf in all matters pertaining to this application; authorize the CAO to enter into and sign the grant agreement and any amendments thereto with the State of California for the purposes of this grant; and adopt Resolution No. 98-31.

K.                  CHECK REGISTERS

1.                   Check Registers Covering Disbursements Made During the Month of February 1998

RECOMMENDATION: In accordance with Resolution #1024 there are herewith submitted check registers covering disbursements made during the month of February 1998.

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.)

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.