9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by Farrel Starr, a Parishioner of Sacred Heart 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.


1.                   Classification Review and Salary Adjustment--Position of Payroll/Position Control

RECOMMENDATION: Reallocate Payroll/Position Control Supervisor position occupied by Rochelle Martin to Payroll/Position Control Manager.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request from Rick Storre, Owner of the Freshwater Farms Nursery, for a Letter of Support from the Board for His Application for a Loan from the Community Development Bank Division of the Bank of America (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Pull from the agenda.

3.                   Welcoming China Exchange Students to Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter to Mr. Bill Schauser of Eureka Senior High School.

4.                   Resignation from the Humboldt County Planning Commission (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resignation of Jim Sorensen and send letter of thanks.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 10, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

6.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 16, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 17, 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

District Attorney

8.                   Grant Award Face Sheet--Child Abuse Vertical Prosecution Program Application

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chairman to execute grant award face sheet for $150,000.

Emergency Services

9.                   Resolution Extending Local Emergency as a Result of a Series of Winter Storms

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution extending the local emergency.

Employment Training

10.               Additional Expenditures Required for the New 1998 Disaster Relief JTPA Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt amendment budget of $797,678 for Department 581.

Employment Training--Supplemental Item

11.               Grant Application for One-Stop Career Center System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the grant application.


12.               Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding for Units 1-4 (AFSCME)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 98-32 providing for vacation conversion to sick leave.

Planning & Building

13.               Alta Gault Final Map Subdivision; File No. 529-171-30; Case No. FMS 07-92

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Conveyance and Agreement for Development Restrictions.

Public Health

14.               File Server in Miscellaneous Budget Units in Maternal and Child Health Division

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of fixed assets and transfer of $8,366.

15.               Health Education Seminar on Behalf of the Domestic Violence Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $2,500.

16.               Purchase of Single Pedestal Wood Desk for Integrated Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase for $327.

17.               Transfer of $1,200 for Travel Expenses for Vital Statistics Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

18.               Contract with State Department of Health Services for Family Planning Services

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to increase revenues by $4,380.

19.               Grant Application--Preventive Health Care for the Aging Senior Citizens Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-33 authorizing application for funding.

Public Works

20.               Waterline and Fire Hydrant Replacement at the Arcata-Eureka Airport Project No. 94-02-C-00 ACV

RECOMMENDATION: Approve plans and specifications and open bids on April 21, 1998.

21.               Additions and Extensions to the County-Maintained Road System

RECOMMENDATION: Accept additions and extensions by adopting Resolution No. 98-34.


22.               Acceptance of Agreement for Funding the Eradication of Marijuana ($45,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 14, 1998.

23.               Supplemental Budget ($30,000) for the Purchase of an Audio Logging System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Social Services

24.               Request to Disallocate Two Social Worker I/II Positions and to Allocate Two Full-Time Vocational Counselor I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

25.               Request to Reallocate a Secretary Position to Executive Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for position currently held by Sheila Darling.

Supplemental Item--Board of Supervisors

26.               Augmentation of Medi-Cal Budget for Ambulance Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Support augmentation by adopting Resolution No. 98-35.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation for Curtis Johnson (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution in honor of his retirement from Public Works.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring April 1, 1998 as Take a Step Day (Supervisor Dixon)

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)

Administrative Office (CAO)

3.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (None)

4.                   Assembly Bill 2147 (B. Thompson), Deletion of the Revenue Neutrality Provision of the Annexation Law That Would Then Allow an Area to Incorporate and Leave the County to Continue to Provide its Function Without Providing Sufficient Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of opposition to Mike Thompson and Virginia Strom-Martin with copies to CSAC, Legislative Advocate Don Peterson, and Sacramento County.


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

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

3.                   Use of Office Space at Garberville Health Department (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: No action required.

4.                   Adult Entertainment Ordinance (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Request that County Counsel and Planning and Building bring back an ordinance that reasonably regulates adult entertainment within unincorporated areas of Humboldt Co. as the law allows.

5.                   BLM Resolution (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 21, 1998.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Presentation by Eureka Natural Foods on Organic Standards (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of concern to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

10:00 a.m. Social Services

2.                   Report on Implementation of CalWORKS

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if needed)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Sect. 54957.6 Review County's Position and Instructing Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to 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.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); One Case (Join Other Counties in Filing of Mandate Claims for ERAF Shifts)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation--Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b); One Case (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a); Friends of Westhaven and Trinidad v. County of Humboldt, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Michael Moss et al. Humboldt Case No. CS980031 (No Final Action Taken)

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.                   Bonnie Neely reported on the attendance figures for the 8th Annual Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival.Aldo Bongio said he has attended the jazz festival several times and it is "exceptionally good."Alec Arago, representing the Pacific Gas & Electric Company presented franchise fee checks for 1997 totaling about $340,000.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Works

1.                   Intention to Terminate Maintenance of South Jetty Road, County Road No. 3H015, and a Portion of Table Bluff Road, County Road No. 3H015

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 98-36 for approving said termination.

Planning and Building

2.                   Appeal of Conditional Use Permit Approval for Development of Large, Multi-Unit Commercial Building; Piercy Area; KEITH BOWMAN, Appellant; DAN BALEME, Applicant

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and continue same to the meeting of April 14, 1998.

K.                  COMMISSIONS

1.                   Discussion with the Humboldt County Forestry Review Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Do not change the role, composition and responsibilities of committee at this time.

2.                   Discussion with the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Refer request for funding to the 1998-99 budget process.

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.